The Falcon Report
January 20, 2017
From the District Administrator's Office
Today is a very special in the Flambeau School District. Today we are coming together and joining forces to battle this terrible disease, cancer. For the tenth consecutive year, today is the culmination of our annual Cancer Benefit.
This is truly a coordinated effort by our entire school community. We have everything from door decoration competitions, silent auctions, and dress up days. These activities not only bring us together and build unity; they raise funds to help support families dealing with cancer. In addition to this being our tenth anniversary, we are also hopeful to eclipse the $100,000 mark in contributions since our first benefit in January of 2008.
The highlight of the evening is the double-header basketball games that will take place tonight between Flambeau and Birchwood boys and girls. As an added bonus, you will want to be here for the pie auctions and other raffles that take place throughout the course of the two games.
I would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone for his or her contributions and participation in this very special occasion. Events like this are an excellent example of how working together we can truly make a difference.
-- Mr. Hanson
From the Elementary Principal's Office
With all the focus this week at school about the cancer relief benefit, the song from Tim McGraw "Live Like You Were Dying" has been on my mind. I have always been impressed by the strength of individuals and the families when they find out that they have cancer. A few years ago I was able to be part of an All-Star Game that every player and coach was to raise money for the MACC Fund. On the night before the games, we had a dinner with all the players and coaches with a doctor that was a member of the MACC team. They shared that when the MACC Fund started only two out of every ten kids would survive, now the survival rate was eight out of ten. He said that we are not done and want to make the number 100%, so keep helping out the fund for research and to support the families. With the door decorating, hats, chain links, and dress-up days, the tradition of honoring the folks with cancer will be a fight that we will help out with at Flambeau.
We also had another successful reading night along with the Friends of the Rusk County Library giving students in the elementary a free used book from the The Booktique during school last Monday. I enjoyed watching the students looking for just the right book as they walked around the tables.
-- Mr. Ross
From the Middle/High School Principal's Office
Talk about another exciting week for all students PK-12 with activities for the 10th annual cancer benefit! I would like to extend a thank you to all students and families who contributed donations and time for this worthwhile cause. Each year it is an absolute pleasure to watch our small community unite and raise funds to support those in need during times when this horrible disease strikes families. As our annual t-shirt proclaims, “With Hope You Can Conquer Anything!”
-- Mrs. Schley
From the Athletic Director's Office
I know for a fact that the efforts put forth by students, adults, and community members has shaped our young people as they have grown into mothers and fathers as well as helped ease the pain for those who suffer this afliction for at least one night.
That's something to be proud of.
-- Mr. Alberson