The Falcon Report
May 5, 2017
From the District Administrator's Office
As the school year begins to draw to a close, we are taking some time to thank those dedicated individuals that make the Flambeau School District what it is. Last week we honored our Administrative Professionals. Our receptionist, secretaries, bookkeeper, and administrative assistant do so many things behind the scenes to ensure our school functions well.
This week, we are thanking our bus drivers for their dedicated service picking up and delivering our children to and from school every day.
Next week we will be sharing a special surprise as a way to say thank you to our support staff and teachers. The impact they make on our children on a daily basis is incredible.
For a school district to function well, it takes the effort and dedication of many people. We are very fortunate to have many of those dedicated people here at Flambeau.
-- Mr. Hanson
From the Elementary Principal's Office
Looking at our event calendar for May it is going to be jam-packed until summer break with field trips, reward activities, classroom plays, and our spring concert.
I want to thank a few local groups for helping us at the school with grants and gifts. The Give 365 Rusk allowed two school groups to present for grants to use for our students. We will hear if we received the grants later in May. Thank you to the Flambeau Foundation for giving to the second grade class the opportunity to go to the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre for the production of "The True Story of The Three Little Pigs". Thank you to the Girls Scouts for the donation of jump ropes the students can use on the Playground. Also, special recognition goes to the Holcombe Lion’s Club for the fishing contest winner was Kassidy Bitler, a kindergarten student, that received $500 to be used at the school. Also thanks goes out to Hope and Friend’s Backpack Program that Don Bartig shared with 15 community members. In our community we are fortunate to have great support for our students.
The last reading night is May 15th so I hope to see you there.
Also, good luck if you are heading out for the fishing opener.
-- Mr. Ross
From the Middle/High School Principal's Office
Impressed is how I describe Wednesday’s Environmental Day with our high school students. Students cleaned ditches along Highway 8, painted the fencing at the Glen Flora Church, stained picnic tables in Ingram, cleared out brush at the Hawkins park, worked at the fairgrounds, got their hands dirty at the Tony Community Center, and much, much more! Thank you Sharalynn Overhagen for organizing this event. Thank you teachers and volunteers for working with students, and thank you students for making Environmental Day such a huge success for our local communities.
Today Mr. Roehl, several chaperones and seventh and eighth graders are heading to Minnesota to join in festivities and discover more about our wonderful world and cultural diversity at the Festival of Nations. The Festival of Nations offers cafes with more than 35 different food vendors. The bazaar will allow students to discover a diverse collection of ethnically-inspired crafts, toys, fabrics, and clothing. Performances this year include groups from Taiwan National University of Arts and the Cambodian Performers and Artists. Throughout the Festival more than 100 music and dance groups perform continuously. Demonstrations will provide opportunities for interactive and educational cultural products and practices from around the globe and exhibits highlight particular ethnic groups, and gives a peek into the lives of other people and discover how beautifully different world’s are within this single world. Have a great time!
-- Mrs. Schley
From the Athletic Director's Office
Thank a Bus Driver. You have heard me say it before, driving a school bus may be the toughest job in the district. The most precious cargo on Earth is entrusted to the person behind the wheel. We are fortunate to have a dedicated group of individuals who embrace that responsibility. This week has been bus driver appreciation week. While drivers are compensated financially a heart felt thank-you by the public would mean a lot. Nice Job Drivers!!
State solo and ensemble is this weekend at UW-Eau Claire. I want to wish them well, and after the fantastic performance by Cassie Freeman at the last school board meeting I have total confidence they will be fantastic.
-- Mr. Alberson
Students that participated this week were treated to ice cream with the Student Council.