Red Hawk Pride

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

Biology students

Biology students spent half the day out at the School Forest on Thursday for an Ecology Field Trip. They demonstrated "limited resources" and how it can affect a population, learned about Bioaccumulation and how it relates to fishing in Wisconsin and went on a Scavenger Hunt. It was a great day overall

Entrepreneurship class

This past week students currently in Mrs. Cogdill's Entrepreneurship class visited La Crosse to explore and learn about business development. The tour was guided by members of the La Crosse city and county development committees. Students visited the city administrative building and learned about the numerous programs available for new and existing businesses in La Crosse. Students were able to share and were given feedback on their own business plans that they developed during the 9-week Entrepreneurship class. The tour ended with visits to Full Circle Supply and Drift Mercantile. At both businesses, owners shared their own entrepreneur journey and how they have been supported by the numerous resources available to businesses in La Crosse.

Anatomy and Physiology students visit UWL Cadaver Lab & Viterbo medical simulation lab

Choir State participants

Band State Participants

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RedHawk LEAD

Red Hawk LEAD students did a reflection activity about their time as a Red Hawk in high school.
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Girls basketball 1st team academic all-state

The girls' basketball team was awarded the WBCA 1st team academic all-state for Division 3. They earned a 3.937 Cumulative Team GPA.

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2019 RedHawk Pride underclassmen awards pictures

Accounting Career Awareness Grant

Wisconsin High School accounting and business teachers who attended the High School Educators Accounting Symposium were eligible to apply for an accounting career awareness grant from the WICPA Educational Foundation. This grant funds programs, projects, and curriculum that promote accounting. For the second year in a row, Emalea Cogdill, G-E-T Business and Marketing teacher was awarded the grant and received $1906 to inspire students to choose a career in accounting. This year grant funds were used toward a visit to Milwaukee for 30 Accounting students and DECA members. First, at the Milwaukee Zoo, students were able to observe the animals and meet with Sue Rand, Milwaukee County Zoo Accounting Manager. Sue shared with students the financials of caring for the animals and costs of maintaining and improving the zoo. After the zoo visit, students received a behind the scenes tour of the new Milwaukee Bucks Fiserv Forum. The tour was led by the Bucks Group Sales Director, Carl Maneau. Carl shared with the student how the "experience" of attending an event at the Fiserv Forum is created. Students also met with the Bucks Accounting Manager, Grant Freitag, learning about the financing of the new arena and the uniqueness of a professional sports franchise. Students were provided a meal in the Milwaukee Downtown District at Rock Bottom. To cap off the eventful day, students got to enjoy the Milwaukee Bucks vs Houston Rockets game. The grant provided an amazing opportunity for students to explore learning outside of the classroom. GO BUCKS!

Accounting Class

The Accounting Class celebrates a successful semester! They have been hard working and determined students even as the school year is coming to an end. Great job students!

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English 9 "Book Tasting"

English 9 participated in a "Book Tasting" in order to choose a book to read for Literature Circles. This restaurant experience included menus, tablecloths, centerpieces, treats, and books as their "entrée."

Biology classes - DNA extraction

Biology classes did DNA extraction using bananas, dish soap, table salt, a coffee filter, and rubbing alcohol. Students were able to observe the DNA that looks like clear snot once collected.

Anatomy & Physiology Class

A & P classes have been learning how to do blood pressures and performed EKGs to learn about heart health and today two professional respiratory therapists came in from Mayo to teach us about lung health and respiratory therapy careers. The students were able to measure their lung capacity and learn what it is like to be a patient with cystic fibrosis.

G-E-T construction class completes the "Tiny House"

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Dana Feyen is an Academic All-State Athlete!

Dana was one 32 chosen from over 800 nominations (16 boys & 16 girls) and was one of 17 with a 4.0 g.p.a.

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Woods/Pre-Construction class builds cubbies for baseball dugouts

Skills USA State competition in Madison

G-E-T had a wonderful group of members compete in all trade competitions. Everyone competed very well and placed in the top 50% of their field. Sam Mattison and Torin Zigler just missed the podium by taking 4th and 5th. Leo Chavolla - Precision Machining and Bjorn Mortenson - Electronic Service placed first in the state and have the honor of representing Wisconsin at Nationals this June 24th-28th in Louisville, KY.

Bjorn Mortenson - Electronics

Leo Chavolla - Precision Machining Technology

Shoen Suchla - Precision Measuring

Torin Zigler- Tech Drafting

Sam Mattison - Woodworking Display and Volunteer

Logan Kwasniewski - Voting Delegate

Hannah Erickson - Automotive Service Repair

Andrew Dahl - Sheet Metal

Matt Stevens - Power Equipment

Clayton Solberg- First Aid

Katie Stevens - Voting Delegate


Senioritis is kicking in here at the high school! Less than 20 days left!
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Creative Writing

Creative Writing students wrote their own children's books. They shared them with Galesville Elementary first and second graders on Friday, April 26.
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Celebrating William Shakespeare's Birthday!

Tech Math class on the CNC router

The Tech Math class was able to work in the shop on the CNC router. They had to sketch out a word with angle measurements and equal spacing and then transferred their work to the computer and CNC router. Big thank you to Mr. Ottum for helping us out.

Forensics state competition

Congratulations to the Forensics Team on their incredible performance at the state competition!

Earning a Gold Medal with a perfect score of 25 was: Skyla McGrane - Poetry

Earning Silver Medals with scores of 24 or 23 were:

Madison Brady - Informative Speech

Alyssa Teske - Group Interp

Michaela Bergmann - Group Interp

Peyton Hale - Prose

Ellen Olson - Farrago

Grace Frost - Group Interp

Melana Brenengen - Group Interp

Rylie Tourtellot - Prose

Quinn Wenthe - Solo Acting

Earning Bronze Medals with scores of 22 or 21 were:

Regan Brawner - Farrago

Abby Braunreiter - Play Acting

Kim Cooper - Play Acting

Teagan Kratt - Solo Acting

Kai Shanley - Solo Acting

Earning a Small Bronze Medal with a score of 19-20 was:

Mitchell Whillock

Making it to state but not able to attend:

Mattalyn Shanley

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Personal Finance awarded Gold Standard

Next Gen Personal Finance, a non-profit on a mission to bring financial education to every high schooler in American has named Gale Ettrick Trempealeau as a Gold Standard School for its personal finance awareness. Every student that graduates from G-E-T is required to pass personal finance before they graduate. In the required course students are taught money management skills from opening a checking account to investing in a retirement plan. April is Financial Literacy Month, a nationwide public awareness event during which organizations like NGPF highlight teachers' efforts to prepare students for the real world.

Titan wrestling highlight video

We are fortunate to have such a great program, lead by a great coaching staff.

Update to our HS Entrance - Thanks to our CTE department!

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Anatomy & Physiology class

Students in the Anatomy & Physiology class had a visit from Viterbo nursing students. The nursing students taught a lesson on the musculoskeletal system, taught the students about reflexes and then gave them information on nursing school and the rural nursing student grant.

Pete Peterson named coach of the year

WSMA State Honors Music

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 a 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.

This year, the G-E-T High School Band program is proud to congratulate two of our members, Emily Cook and Emily Schrenkler, for going through the rigorous audition process and being accepted into the WSMA State Honors Band. These talented and disciplined young women put in many hours of work to prepare for the audition and will represent G-E-T at the highest level. They were selected as two of only 18 clarinets from throughout the state of Wisconsin to be in the band.

Congratulations to both Emily’s on this incredibly high achievement.

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Robotic Team

G-E-T robotic students competed at the annual WTC Robotics Challenge on Friday, March 22nd. Our 3 teams were very successful, place in 3 of the 4 events, against other local coulee schools: Sparta, Sparta STEM Academy, LaCrosse Logan, LaFarge, BRF, Mel-Min, and Holmen.

  • 1st place in Open Engineering Competition - Bjorn and Torin
  • 1st place in Dead Reckoning - Autumn, Dylan and Carter
  • 2nd place in Dead Reckoning - Ty and Aidan
  • 3rd place in Blind Navigation - Ty and Aidan

Congratulations Red Hawk Robotics!

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2019 Prom Court (alphabetical order)


Hunter Andersen

Grant Beirne

Brandon Boos

Bryce Burns

Ethan Burton

Tyler Hammond

Sam Johnson

Kohl Linberg

Kyle Scherr


Jordyn Andre

Irene Cline

Ciera Gunderson

Alexa Hammond

Emma Lanzel

Lillie Pohjola

Taylor Rahlf

Brooke Rolbiecki

Cassy Schmitz

Forensics Team

A huge CONGRATULATIONS to the Forensics Team for a phenomenal performance at UW-La Crosse on Saturday! The team will be advancing 17 of their members to State on April 12th! Mrs. McHugh and Ms. Rosendale are extremely proud of everyone for their outstanding performances!

State Qualifiers are:

Grace Frost and Melana Brenengen - Group Interp

Kim Cooper and Abby Braunreiter - Play Acting

Michaela Bergmann and Alyssa Teske - Group Interp

Ellen Olson - Farrago

Regan Brawner - Farrago

Mattalyn Shanley - Poetry

Skyla McGrane - Poetry

Rylie Tourtellott - Prose

Peyton Hale - Prose

Teagan Kratt - Solo Act

Mitch Whillock - Solo Act

Kai Shanley - Solo Act

Quinn Wenthe - Solo Act

Madison Brady - Informative Speech

Music can = Money!

Congratulations to G-E-T High School Band Senior, Maddie Tengel for receiving a $3,000.00 scholarship from Hamline. Maddie plans on majoring not in music but in Math with a language minor. That doesn’t mean she has to give up her music. She auditioned for and received a scholarship given to students who are continuing to play their instrument at the college level. All she is required to do is play in the band and the money is hers. It will only require 2 hour long rehearsals a week and 2 concerts during the semester. Congratulations, Maddie.

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High School Music WSMA Solo and Ensemble Contest

You work for months, sometimes almost a full year to prepare a piece of music. Then, you get one shot in front of one judge on one day to perform it. You are rated in five categories from Tone, Accuracy of notes and rhythms to Expression and Interpretation. Top that off with having to get together with a piano accompanist or 2 to 4 other people for duets, trios, quartets, etc. That is what the G-E-T High School music students have been preparing for. On Feb. 16 and March 11, 85 music students performed in 97 events as part of the District WSMA Solo and Ensemble Contest Festival. If a student performs a Class A solo or ensemble, (these are the most difficult pieces and include major musical works often performed by professionals), they have the opportunity to advance to the State Solo and Ensemble Contest in May.

The G-E-T music students earned 11 Firsts and 6 Seconds in Class B, 16 Firsts and 10 Seconds in Class A and have an additional 55 events advancing to the State competition. Congratulations to the G-E-T High School Music students on another great year of participation and achievement in the Wisconsin School Music Association Solo and Ensemble Contest, and good luck to our State qualifiers who will perform on May 4 at Viterbo University.

(State qualifiers pictured below)

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Construction Class - Tiny House Video

On Monday night at the Luther College Dorian Honor Band Festival, G-E-T HS Senior, Leo Chavolla was selected out of 505 students from WI, MN, ILL, and Iowa as a featured soloist on the festival concert. It is worth going through the download to watch his performance. What is even more remarkable is what an incredibly humble, outgoing and nice person he is. He is a role model for character in a student.

Term 2 Honor Roll

Term 2 “A” Honor Roll

* 42 – Seniors (40%)

* 32 – Juniors (32%)

* 38 – Sophomores (31%)

* 37 – Freshmen (34%)

* 149 – 9-12 (34%)

Term 2 “B” Honor Roll

* 21 – Seniors (20%)

* 33 – Juniors (32%)

* 35 – Sophomores (28%)

* 25 – Freshmen (23%)

* 114 – 9-12 (26%)

Term 2 Total “A & B” Honor Roll

* 63 – Seniors (59%)

* 65 – Juniors (64%)

* 73 – Sophomores (59%)

* 62 – Freshmen (57%)

* 263 – 9-12 (60%)

Sectional Champion Girls Basketball

Congrats, the G-E-T girls basketball team is State Bound!
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2-time state qualifying Titian wrestlers

We are proud of our 2-time state qualifying Titian wrestlers.
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Bjorn Mortenson

Congratulations to Bjorn Mortenson who has advanced to Finalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship Program by demonstrating through distinguished performance high potential for future academic performance. In September of 2018, over 2 million students from across the country began the National Merit Scholarship competition and today, Bjorn and 15,000 other (really smart students) are being recognized as a finalist. Next month half of these finalists will be awarded scholarships from Colleges, Universities and the National Merit Scholarship Committee, making them National Merit Scholars. Good luck and best wishes to Bjorn.
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WSMA District Solo and Ensemble Contest

Congratulations to the Music students for their outstanding performances at the WSMA District Solo and Ensemble Contest on Saturday. The G-E-T Music Department had 87 events for vocal and instrumental perform. On Saturday, they received 15 seconds, 25 firsts and 47 events advancing to the State Contest in May. Good luck to the additional 12 events that will be performing at the district level in March.


Out high school drama department's performance of "Clue" was great!
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Titan wrestlers onto the individual state tournament.

Sam Johnson, Trevor Daffenson, Bryce Burns, Julian Purney, Tanner Anderson & Colton Sime.



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Road to the Future Day

The high school guidance office coordinated our annual 8-12 Road to the Future Day! The following took place in various areas of the high school and community.

  • 8th Grade
Took a tour of the high school with 25-minute sessions in areas of their choice that included: English, Social Studies, Math, Science, Technology Education, Agriculture, Family and Consumer Education, Business, Art, Music, and Spanish.

These students then had time to visit booths of various co-curricular offerings at the high school run by high school students.

  • 9th grade
Toured Southeast Technical College or St. Mary’s University and Winona State.

  • 10th grade
Toured UW La Crosse and Western Technical College.

  • 11th and 12th Grades
Attended 25-minute career presentation in areas of their choice that included: Ashley Furniture, Fastenal, Viterbo- Rural Nurses Grant, Co-op Credit Union Banking- Room, Military, Law Enforcement, Salon Prof Academy, Kwik Trip- Distribution/Trucking, Human Resources/Management, Coulee Boutique: Fashion/Entrepreneur, Counseling- Winona State, Marketing- Co-op Credit Union, and IT- G-E-T School District.


A big thank you to Riley T., Gabe L., Sam M. & Mr. Ottum for all their work on our new nameplates.
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Congratulations to the Coulee Conference Champion Wrestling Team!
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Dance Team

Congratulations to the dance team on their 3rd place finish at State in Hip-Hop.
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FCCLA Regionals

Congratulations to our FCCLA members on their successful regional competition - we have 46 of 55 students heading to state in April! 29 Gold, 15 silver and 11 bronze medals.

Science Symposium

The students listened to 7 independent research projects completed by high school peers as well as 3 poster projects. They got to participate in several STEM activities and we were fortunate enough to have a presentation from the Wisconsin foremost expert on wolf ecology which included a demonstration on wolf howling. All of the students are now planning to complete projects for next year's symposium. There was also a little time for some recreational activities too.

Alanna Peters named to Trevecca Nazarene University Dean's List for Fall 2018 semester

Gale Ettrick Trempealeau High School graduate, Alanna Peters was named to Trevecca Nazarene University Dean's List. Alanna is pursuing a Bachelor of Business Admin.

To be named to the Dean's List, undergraduates must attain a semester grade point average of 3.50 or higher on a 4.00 grading scale. Traditional undergraduates must be enrolled full-time, while non-traditional undergraduates must have completed 12 or more hours between July 1 and December 31, 2018.

With a total enrollment of 3,927, Trevecca offers 15 associate degrees, 83 undergraduate majors, 20 master's programs, and two doctoral programs, as well as specialist and certificate programs. Founded in 1901, Trevecca is committed to holistic education, encouraging students to grow intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually. U.S. News & World Report ranked Trevecca as a national university in the annual "2019 America's Guide to Colleges," making the University the only Nazarene institution to receive the national ranking. In 2016, the Carnegie Foundation classified Trevecca as a doctoral university, ranking it among the top 7 percent of schools nationwide.

Branden Wilson and One Fair Angel

Branden Wilson and One Fair Angel, his mare, were named 2019 Champion for the United States Equestrian Federation in the Part-bred Friesian Junior Exhibitor division in a variety of different classes. This is a national award for Youth Exhibitors. The divisions he showed Angel in were In-Hand, Sport Horse In Hand, Training Level Dressage, Dressage Suitability and Hunter Under Saddle.
The awards consist of a tally of points. At the end of the show season, these points are added up, the highest point tally wins that division.
Branden and his mom Amanda were invited to the USEF awards banquet January 12th at the Hilton in West Palm Beach Florida.
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Hat Day for Spencer Wera

Hat Day for Spencer Wera was a huge success! $217 was raised from the middle school

over $400 at the high school which also included selling bracelets.

Annual Student and Staff Caroling Before School

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Holiday Celebrations

Student spent the afternoon watching Holiday movies, decorating cookies, making Santa Pancakes, being creative , playing games and making memories before heading home for winter break.

Holiday Door Decorating Contest

The theme this year was Holiday Treats.

Winter Wishes

Here at G-E-T we are starting a new program over the next few months called “Winter Wishes” to practice the powerful art of giving. Winter Wishes can be a powerful experience for all of us and It’s going to work a few different ways….

First and foremost, we will have every student, within the next week, make a wish! These wishes can be something very small or, if you have a bigger need, can be something larger. Wishes vary and are not just limited to monetary items. Students wishes will remain absolutely anonymous to the student body.

Second, If a student knows of someone that could use a little pick-me-up, they can make a wish for them. Students do not have to make a wish for themselves in order to make a wish for somebody else.

We know there are a lot of students with needs big and small, and we're hoping to fulfill as many wishes as possible. The last step in our Winter Wishes program can be the most powerful, Granting a Wish.

As you walk past the main lobby you will notice a display of tags on the tree. These tags are the anonymous wishes of our own G-E-T HS students. Some are small, some are silly, and some will make you emotional. If you feel at all inclined, please feel free to take a tag and grant that student's wish. Here is how the process works:

  1. Take a tag of a wish you’d like to grant
  2. Purchase the item or donate money for the item to be purchased
  3. Return the item/money with the tag to the high school or guidance office before 9:00 am.

We are hoping this is a positive experience for all involved and a little reminder of the true purpose of the holidays...GIVING.

High Quiz Bowl

Congratulations to the Varsity and Junior Varsity High Quiz Bowl team. Both team’s won the championship rounds and dominated the High Quiz Bowl circuit we compete in. To put into perspective, the Varsity team had a season point total of 1430 to their opponents 910 and the Junior Varsity had a total of 1020 to their opponents 630 points. Wow, great job!

Their season began in October and finished tonight with a decisive victory against Athens by our Varsity Seniors of Luke Sill, Coltan Franzen, Skyla McGrane, and Bjorn Mortenson. The Junior Varsity team consists of Kaylynn Weltzien, Reid Bakeberg, Andrew Fox, Madeleine Tengel and Ben Hirschboeck.

Congratulations to Lexi Wagner

Congratulations to Lexi Wagner who passed Annaleece Lamke as the all-time leading scorer in G-E-T Girls Basketball program. Lexi had 20 points on Tuesday to pass Annaleece who scored 1467 points in her career. Lexi has scored 1481 points.....and counting. Well done Lexi!!!! and congratulations to the Lady Redhawks for their convincing win on Tuesday.
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Tech Ed Students Gain Real World Experience with New CNC Mill

The Technical Education Department at Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau Schools recently obtained a CNC vertical mill funded through several grants.

Computer numerical controlled (CNC) machining is cutting edge technology used by many area employers. The machine drills and cuts on multiple axes and can create a variety of shapes, slots, and holes that would be nearly impossible using manual tooling methods. Most CNC milling machines also integrate a device for pumping cutting fluid to the cutting tool during machining.

Several grants and donations helped fund this opportunity. ALM Charities, Fastenal, the G-E-T Education Foundation, WXOW's Tools for Schools, and a state grant all contributed to help cover the cost, and GEA Farm Technologies has donated coolant and cutters to use.

Teachers will receive training and students will learn to use cutting-edge technology used by many area employers. Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau was commended by one of the donors for being one of the best technical education programs in the area.

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Dana letter of intent to Iowa State

Congratulations Dana on signing her national letter of intent to run cross country and track and field at Iowa State University.
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G-E-T High School Receives Madison Jazz Society 2018-19 Grant

CNC Mill Rigging

Eric from Cary Specialized Services set up the CNC Mill today. Eric is a graduate from the 2007 class at G-E-T. He donated his time to set up the machine at a value of $850 (This is what normal rigging cost would be.) He was also willing to load up scrap metal material we had that was too large for us to handle and deliver it to a company where we could get paid for it. This was also done for free.

Big shout out to Eric!

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John Deere Field Trip

Close to 30 members of FFA and SkillsUSA went to John Deere Engine Works in Waterloo IA. We were told from our tour guides that, "we were one of the best high school groups to tour the plant in over 15 years. They followed directions, paid attention and asked questions" Great job G-E-T students!

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College Prep

College Prep students acting out the witches scene in Shakespeare's Macbeth.

Alexis Wagner letter of intent

Alexis Wagner signed her national letter of intent to attend school at Youngstown State University where she will play basketball for the Youngstown State Penguins. Congratulations Lexi! Red Hawk nation is proud of your accomplishments.
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Construction class

The construction class toured Frenchville Trailer Sales where they learned about the wide variety of trailers and the purpose of the different trailers in the construction field. They also picked up the trailer that was specifically made for the tiny house.

The construction class also toured Coulee Region RV Center where they learned about designing in small spaces as well as the different types of utilities that can be installed.

Honors Band Festival

Maddie, T., Emily C. Julia S., Kaylynn W. and Leo C. were nominated and selected to participate in the WSU High School Honors Band Festival. After auditions, each G-E-T member was placed in either first or second chair in their section. The festival included students from all over the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. The next weekend, Leo C. and Julia S. were joined by James M. and Luke S. to perform in the WSU Honors Jazz Festival. Each student is placed in a band, works on 3 or 4 pieces over two days and performs on a concert. With one drummer leaving sick on day 2 of the festival, Luke had to learn two new pieces and have them ready for the concert that afternoon. The horn players had a chance to also try out for a solo spot on the evening performance with the jazz faculty quintet. Leo C. was chosen as a soloist. G-E-T was once again well represented by our band students.

Tools for Schools Grant

Congratulations to the G-E-T High School Technical Education department for receiving WXOW's Tools for Schools Grant this month. The grant will be used for accessories for their new CNC Lathe and Mill which they received with other grant money and collaborating with Fastenal.
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Exploring Business class

Over the last few weeks the 8th grade Exploring Business class has worked diligently on a Shark Tank project. Each group researched a new product to sell at the school store. The groups were judged by a group of high school sharks on their research, product knowledge, and sales skills. The winning group will have their project sold in the school store. All of the students, and sharks, did an amazing job. Congratulations to the team of Jayden, Shayna, and Cali. Look for their winning lanyards as well as all kinds of new products for sale at The Nest.

Exploratory Surgery Day

Emma is participating in Exploratory Surgery Day sponsored by Gundersen Health Systems and AHEC (Area Health Education Consortium). She was able to watch a live surgery and then complete simulations for intubating, laparoscopic stations, pre & post-op robotic rooms, suturing and anesthesia/mock OR. This is a rare opportunity only given twice a year to only a handful of students at a time.
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Biology classes

The Biology classes recently learned about different cellular processes, including fermentation. The class made root beer using yeast, which carbonated the root beer by doing fermentation. The students also discovered the high amount of carbon dioxide the yeast released, since every bottle exploded on us.

Field Science Class

The Field Science class took part in a DNR electro-survey with Dan Hatleli, a fish biologist from Black River Falls, in Ettrick after their Cap2020 Stream Habitat Restoration.

Exemplary Soloist

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In brutal conditions, 32 degrees, 25 mph winds on a wide open, snow-covered, muddy course G-E-T boyd won Sectionals in Colby, edging out LaCrosse Logan. G-E-T will compete in the State meet on Saturday!

Dana Feyen cruised to victory for her 4th straight Sectional victory and also qualified.

Doug Feyen placed 2nd, Josh Jumbeck 5th, Blake Johnson 18th, Carter Gold 19th, Riley Kirkey 21st, Ethan Burmeister 40th, Jake Jumbeck 55th.

G-E-T girls place 7th. 1st Dana Feyen, 34st Breeann Harris, 46nd Rachel Amoth, 53rd Hannah Seigler, 60th Amalie Salamonsen, 69th Claire Corcoran, 80th Quinn Wenthe.

WXOW News 19 visits Mr. Mendez's class

College Prep English

College Prep students read Frankenstein by Mary Shelly and then attended the production at Guthrie theater in Minneapolis on Thursday, October 11.

Women’s choir

Members of the Women’s choir had a fun time arranging a short chord progression and performing them for the class by singing them using solfege.

Caleb Oliver - BMX racing

Junior Caleb Oliver has been competitive BMX racing since he was in first grade and has traveled to many places like Kentucky and Oklahoma. He has competed at state in Oshkosh and Wisconsin Rapids. This year he took 2nd in the 16 expert age group. HIs bike is super light, only15 pounds, and is made out of aluminum and carbon fiber parts. Congrats, Caleb!

Homecoming Court

congratulations to the 2018 homecoming court!

Dylan J, Garret E, Gage J, Tyler B, Ben S, Coredell K & Keagn W.

Katie H, Lexie W, Jenna H, Allyson B, Sophie S, Elle M & MacKenzie O.

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Science trip to school forest

Science classes went to the school forest 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.

United States foods

Students in United States foods are learning about the Midwestern bread basket. Three sophomore students and one freshman made a beautiful bread braid, from scratch today in class.
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G-E-T Marching Red Hawks

Whether it is 4:30 AM or 90 degrees out, it doesn’t matter to the G-E-T Marching Red Hawks. After finishing our summer marching season, the G-E-T High School Band starts before school working on their fall marching season. This year, the band had two special days they were able to add to their schedule. Each year, the band receives an invitation to the

UW-La Crosse High School Band Day. What made this year’s extra special is that there are

4 G-E-T band alumni in the UW-L Screaming Eagles Marching Band, Ruben Cooksey, Nic Petersen, David Shimek, and Katie Schuth. So not only do we get to work and play with the college band and many high school bands from the area, we also get to see old friends.

The week before that, the Marching Red Hawks arrived at school at 4:15 am to head to Camp Randall where they were invited to be a part of the UW-Madison High School Band Day. Not every school in Wisconsin gets an invitation to this extra special event. For a high school to be invited to perform at Camp Randall, you must have an alum in the UW-Madison Marching Band. G-E-T alum, Isaac Brown made it into the band so G-E-T got an invitation. Thanks Isaac!

We got a chance to perform with over 30 other high school bands from all over Wisconsin. It was a day we will not soon forget.

Construction class

Construction class presents to Central Builders (Carl and Chris) about tiny house designs and floor plans for the next tiny house.

Tech I class

Bjorn presents to the Tech I class on bridge designs and testing.
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Family, Food and Society Culinary Arts Class

The third block, Family, Food and Society Culinary Arts Class, at the High School, has some very accomplished chefs! This kitchen group of Roger, Tyler, Riley, and Wyatt, has earned the "Silver Spoon" for the third time for outstanding collaboration, attention to detail, and dedication to their labs.
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Article featuring band graduates, Katie Schuth and Nic Petersen.


Twenty G-E-T students and parents traveled to Iceland, the land of fire and ice, in July with Education First Tours. They walked behind waterfalls, saw geysers burst, hiked a glacier, found street art, and so much more.

College and Career Ready 2018

The image below shows how ready our 2018 graduates are for the future.
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FCCLA Nationals

Congratulations to our FCCLA National competitors, who traveled to Atlanta, to represent Wisconsin in July.

  • Lindsey Bartels, representing Wisconsin as the Vice President of Community Service for the state of Wisconsin FCCLA.
  • Kate Kulas and Olivia Zielke in Sports Nutrition earned a silver medals
  • Dana Feyen in Career Investigation earned a gold medal.
  • Elle Lettner, Val Feyen, and Shelby Schuld, in Housing and Interior Design, earned gold medals.
  • Brooke Rolbiecki in Nutrition and Wellness earned a gold medal.
  • Ben Hirschboeck in Applied Math for Culinary Management earned a gold medal.

G-E-T FFA Members Receive State FFA Degree

The Wisconsin FFA Association honored Braeden Jacobs and Alex Stevens with the

State FFA Degree. The Wisconsin FFA degree is the highest degree

the Wisconsin FFA can bestow on a member, approximately 1.6% of the 21,000

members achieve this honor.

Nine members from the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau chapter participated at this year's State

FFA Convention. Sophia L. and Oliva C. were convention delegates and our chapter was recognized for increased membership.

Staff Spotlight

G-E-T high school attributes our students’ success to our parents, community support and dedicated staff. Our staff makes a huge impact on our school; it is time to turn the spotlight on them in our weekly FNL. We appreciate all the Staff at G-E-T and would like you to get to know them.

Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School

The mission of the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau School District is to provide an education based upon a strong academic foundation in order to equip all students with skills to be productive and responsible citizens.