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Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School - "Friday Night Lights”

The G-E-T Performing Art Center is Complete!

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The PAC In Use!

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NHS seniors spent two hours Saturday cleaning up part of highway 53.

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G-E-T High School Band Members Shine at State Honors

Each year in February, students from all over the state of Wisconsin convene on sites to audition for the Wisconsin State Music Association’s State Honors Project. The project consists of a State Honors Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band, Treble Choir and Mixed Choir. This project has been in place in the state for over 50 years. The level of performance needed to be accepted into these groups is of the highest caliber. Students begin working on audition material months in advance to prepare for an in person, one shot audition in front of some of the top music educators and adjudicators in the state. This year, G-E-T had 6 students audition for the project and 2 students were accepted as 1st alternates, meaning they were the first person to be asked to be in the group if someone was unable to participate. Congratulations to senior Caitlin H. on alto saxophone and sophomore Obi C. on bari saxophone for earning those positions. In the WSMA State Honors Band there are only 4 alto saxes and 1 bari sax in the group. To even earn the spot of 1st alternate is an incredible honor.

As for the other 4 G-E-T band students, they were all accepted into the State Honors Band and Orchestra. It is unheard of to have 4 students from one school accepted into this program. Most schools may have 1 student make it into the honors project. Some of the largest schools in the state may have 2 or 3 students accepted. For a school the size of G-E-T to have 4 students in the W.S.M.A. Band and Orchestra is unheard of. Congratulations goes to senior clarinet players Emily S., Ben H., Shelby S. and sophomore percussionist Elsie M.. Due to covid-19 restrictions, the students were able to participate in a virtual camp in June and also work towards a virtual performance that will be aired as part of the State Music Conference.

College & Career Readiness

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School Opens 2020

Summer Recovery School

Our high school summer recovery school has been a big success. Students who needed to earn recovery credits to stay on track to graduate were able to come to the building in small numbers to work with staff.


The high school weight room has undergone an upgraded. A big shout out to everyone who helped make this a reality including our custodians, Kirs Risch, Rick Schmidt, the athletic booster club, and the school board.
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Western Technical College Transcripted Credit.

2019-2020 Western Technical College Transcripted Credit.

Gale Ettrick Trempealeau High School stats:

Total Students Earning Transcripted Credit: 162

Total Transcripted Credits Earned: 501

Total Savings for your student/district: $71,816

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Badger Boy State and Badger Girl State

The following students were selected to attend this year's Badger Boy State and Badger Girl State. Due to COVID 19 the events were canceled.

Back row: Ryan Cooksey (Ettrick Alternate), Spencer Solberg (Galesville Alternate), River Rommel (Ettrick Delegate), Ben Hirschboeck (Trempealeau Alternate), Clare Corcoran (Ettrick Delegate), Sydney Stoner (Trempealeau Alternate) Front Row: Andrew Fox (Trempealeau Delegate), Spencer Sveen (Galesville Delegate), Brylee Erickson (Ettrick Alternate), Valerie Feyen (Trempealeau Delegate), Mikayla Wright (Galesville Delegate)

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G-E-T HS Staff Says Hi

Trempealeau County Robotics team

The Trempealeau County Robotics team traveled to Duluth, MN to compete in the Northern Lights Regional. TC Robotics finished 2nd out of 60 teams and won the Quality Award. They will be moving on to compete at the World Championships in Detroit, MI. Congratulate to team members, Carlie Baker, Lily Womack, Aidan Dungy, Lexi Walker, and Sammy McCabe.

Co-Serving in Math

Mrs. Brandau and Mrs. McHugh have been co-serving two classes this school year, Geometry and Algebra. We have seen great benefits to all students with this opportunity and are really enjoying working together.

Biology Classes

In Biology, we did a Genetics activity to show how traits are inherited by making Alien Babies! Feel free to check them all out on Mrs. Garcia's desk - it's an interesting bunch of alien babies!

AP Literature & Composition students

AP Literature & Composition students are filling out their brackets and making their predictions about which poem will make it all the way in this March Madness competition to see which poem is superior to the rest! The 1st round of brackets begins today in class!
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Housing and Interior Design Class

Housing and Interior Design took a field trip to Home Depot where they learned and practiced spackling drywall, laying the laminate flooring, and cutting and laying tile.

GMC co-op gymnastics - Sectional Champions and STATE BOUND!!!

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On Monday, the entire team advanced to the next level of competition as G-E-T hosted the SubDistrict tournament. Then on Saturday, the team competed at an invitational tournament at Eau Claire Memorial High School, and 4 students brought home awards!

Vocal Point & Out of the Blue

Congratulations to Vocal Point who placed 1st and Out of the Blue who placed 4th at their Quarterfinal on Saturday.

Vocal Point will be moving on the Semifinals at the Pabst Theatre in Milwaukee on March 21st.

Congratulations to Sam Schoonover as well who won the best soloists of the night.

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Students performing life and job skills, making pizzas in cooking class.

GET girls swimming

GET HS girls swam in the Minnesota YMCA State Championships at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center!
  • Elle Lettner, Johanna Rupple & Halie Eiken were part of the 200 Free Relay that earned the title of State Champions!
  • Elle, Johanna, and Claire Rolbiecki were part of a Medley Relay that placed 3rd.
  • Johanna earned a 3rd place finish in the 200 Backstroke.
  • Elle is the State Champion in the 200 Freestyle, 1000 Freestyle and the 200 Butterfly – where she also beat the state record!!
They will next be competing at the North Central Regional YMCA Championships in Des Moines, IA where they will compete against the best swimmers from the surrounding five states.

Congratulations ladies!!

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Anatamony & Physiology

The students had a visit from Bob Matysik of AHEC. He talked to students about careers in healthcare. Students learned about a variety of careers and then had time to work with equipment related to the medical field.

College Prep students

Hexagon activity with the novel Frankenstein.

College Prep students were given keywords/characters/settings etc. from the novel. They had to place each one adjacent to other words to make a connection explaining why.


SkillsUSA leadership team attended an Ashley Furniture facility tour and funding presentation. Six regional schools were present. G-E-T was awarded $3,000 to build their SkillsUSA Chapter and work on K-5 curriculum projects.

Road to the Future day

Our ACP (Academic and Career Planning) team conducted the “Road to the Future Day.” This day involved career and college exploration activities for high school students and high school exploration for our 8th-grade students including:

Reality Fair

  • Juniors and Seniors experienced real-life scenarios responding to adult problems managing money, making difficult choices and getting an idea of what “adulting” is really all about.

College field trips

  • Freshmen traveled to Winona State & Fastenal

  • Sophomores traveled to UW-La Crosse & Western Technical College

Transition Activities

  • 8th-grade students attend 6 rotations to high school classrooms of their choice

  • 8th-grade students explored extra-curricular booths of their choice

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Dance team

Congratulations to our Dance team that took third place at the State competition in La Crosse.

Swimming State

This past Saturday, Johanna Rupple, Elle Lettner, Halie Eiken, and Claire Rolbiecki all qualified for Minnesota Swimming State. Johanna is going to state for the 200 and 100 Back, and 100 free. Elle is going to state for the 200 free, 200 fly, and 1000 free. Claire is going to state in her 100 breast. Halie is going to state in her 50 and 100 free. Elle, Johanna, and Claire are going to state in their 200 Medley Relay. Elle, Johanna, and Halie are going to state for their 200 Free Relay. Halie and Claire are going to state for their 400 Free relay.

NHS Blood Drive

The National Honor Society wants to thank everyone who donated blood at the blood drive. We were able to collect 31 pints of much needed blood for the area.

Holiday Door Decorating

And the Winner is.................. The Grinch Stole Fitness (Jon Steffenhagen/PE)

It only took 25 years for Coach to join in on the fun and with his theme-matching his department the closest, he gets to proudly display the "Door" prize for the next year!

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Technology 1

Tech I students completing cutting boards and wall clock on 3D modeling software

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Our construction website


The SkillsUSA chapter competed at West Salem. All students represented G-E-T with a high level of class. The following students placed:

  • Haley Schuman - 1st in photography
  • Caleb Brudos - 1st in CO2 dragster
  • Jake Amoth - 1st in cabinetmaking
  • Mason Pedretti - 2nd in cabinetmaking
  • Matt Stevens & Andrew Rolbiecki - 2nd in carpentry
  • Alex Hovel - 1st in automotive

Tasha Schuh

We had the privilege of hosting speaker Tasha Schuh. After a tragic theater accident that left her paralyzed from the chest down. Since 2007, she has been traveling across the country inspiring and challenging her listeners to overcome and persevere, no matter what life throws their way.

Tasha focuses on who is in “your pit crew” because she believes that we all need a team to surround us and support us to be successful in our race of life. We can’t do life alone. She also uses the acronym PATH which focused on four things that have helped her in her race:

Purpose ... Attitude … Team … Hope

Tasha’s story of tragedy, transformation, and triumph inspired our students to know, no matter how difficult things can get, there is hope.

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Congratulations to the following football players on their accomplishments!

  • 1st Team All-State - Bryce Burns (RB)

  • All-Region - Wyatt Lee (OT), Davis Wenthe (DB), & Bryce Burns (RB & LB)

  • 1st Team All-Conference - Ethan Auer (C), Bryce Bruns (RB), Brandon Boos (O Sp), Wyatt Lee (OG), Mitchell Bergman (OT), Luke Vance (RB), Davis Wenthe (DB), Bryce Burns (LB) & Trent Harshmen (DL)

  • 2nd Team-All Conference - Sam Johnson (DB), Brandon Boos (LB) & Aiden Lee (OT)

  • SCC Defensive Player of the Year - Bryce Burns

2019 NHS

Congratulations to the 2019 National Honor Society inductees.
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Performing Arts Center - groundbreaking!

English classes - Book Tasting!


NHS members participated in roadside cleanup on Sunday, Nov. 3rd.
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Congratulations to Bryce Burns who has over 3,000 rushing yards in his career and Luke Vance who rushes for nearly 300 in Friday's playoff game
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Mini Monkey Day Care

Assistant Child Care Teacher students have had fun and learned a lot creating activities and lessons that teach children about animals and colors. Children have enjoyed going on a safari to search for animals, creating fruit loop worms, painting trees, and dancing to "baby shark".
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Athletic Team Banners!

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FCCLA Region 5 Representatives

Congratulations to Sarah Burken and Lucy Jumbeck on their selection to serve as Region 5 FCCLA Representatives! They will work to represent FCCLA members of Western Wisconsin over the 19-20 school year!

WSMA State Honors High School Band

Started in 1967, the WSMA State Honors Music Project provides musically talented students with an opportunity to rehearse and perform with the nation’s finest conductors in a professional, highly disciplined setting. Selected through the rigorous audition process, students are challenged to perform at their musical best throughout the short rehearsal period, which culminates with a performance in October at the Wisconsin State Music Conference held in Madison each year. For many of these young musicians, the WSMA State Honors Music Project offers the experience of a lifetime, creating friendships, memories and skills they take with them in whatever path they choose.

The G-E-T High School Band is extremely proud this year to have not one, not two, but three of its members selected to the WSMA State Honors Band. For the High School Honor Band, students attend a week-long camp at UW Green Bay to work with a guest conductor and sectional coaches to prepare for a “Work in Progress” Concert at the end of camp. Then, the students go home to be members of their individual school bands again. At the end of October, the High School and Middle School Honor Bands reconvene in Madison to rehearse and prepare for their final concert as part of the Wisconsin State Music Conference. The High School Band gets to do their final performance in the beautiful Overture Center in Madison. The Middle School Honor Band meets for the first time, rehearses for two days and performs a concert at the end of the convention. As an eighth-grader, freshman, Elsie Marley audition on percussion and was selected to be a member of the 2019 WSMA State Middle Honors Band. Junior Emily Schrenkler and senior, Emily Cook both auditioned on clarinet and were selected to the WSMA State High School Honor Band. Congratulations to these fine musicians and their accomplishment this year in representing

G-E-T at the State Honors level.

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Biology classes at the school forest

121 students in biology classes traveled to the school forest to learn and learned about resources, survival, population dynamics and the accumulation of pesticides and toxins in the food chain. Then they took the data they created and worked on graphing skills.

Robotics Competition

Congratulations to Julia Baker (recent graduate) and Carlie Baker who competed in the East Metro Collaborative Competition (EM-CC) in Woodbury, MN as part of Trempealeau County Robotics. They paired up with two other teams from Minnesota and came out in 1st place as the EM-CC Champion for 2019.

Students, who studied Macbeth, traveled to Spring Green, WI, to The American Players Theater, an outdoor venue. The play was canceled due to lightning, so some of the actors from the play led a drama workshop for our group. Despite the disappointment, the students had a great day.
The weather can't keep the High School Band down during Homecoming. The practice continues for Friday night's show, even if it is inside.

Homecoming Court

Congratulations to the 2019 homecoming court!

Alivia Beaman

Lorissa Bolte

Jordan Hein

Alexis "Lexie" Kiedrowski

Helen Peterson

Mara Quarne

Allison Redsten

Mitchel Bergmann

Trent Harshman

Wyatt Lee

Max Marley

Hogan Nichols

Andrew Rolbiecki

Sam Schoonover

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Student Collaboration!

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The LINK crew mentors welcomed our incoming freshmen to the building!