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Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School - "Friday Night Lights”
G-E-T Receives 2020 Wisconsin Advanced Placement Advisory Council Pacesetter Award
Our school placed at Level 3 with more than 10% of our student body taking the exams and more than 60% of those passing the exams with a score of 3. A score of 3 or higher typically equates to earning college credit. Congratulations to all students and staff involved in earning this award!
2021 Graduates College & Career Ready
AP Lit March Madness
GALE-ETTRICK-TREMPEALEAU HONOR ROLL TERM 3 2020-2021
A HONOR ROLL
Ivey Wadman Vehrenkamp
Obi Chavolla Barrera
Nova Leigh Eternity Wilson-Stenslien
Pa Dao Xiong
B HONOR ROLL
Jessica Moen Aysia Moore
Pa Da Xiong
Congratulations, Forensics Team!
The entire Forensics Team had success at the State Competition! We took home 3 Silver medals and 3 Bronze medals this year. Well done, team!
Reflection on the programs and opportunities at the High School
We often forget to take the time to reflect and celebrate our accomplishments. We felt it would be appropriate to highlight some of the programs and opportunities that have been added over the past five years.
FCCLA will have a State Executive Council Officer!
Congratulations to Lucy Jumbeck!
G-E-T students accepted into the Fastenal Sponsorship Program
Congratulations to Ivey Verhenkamp and Brad Bishop who have been awarded the Fastenal Sponsorship Program. Fastenal has been offering a Sponsorship Program for multiples years. They usually take on 6-10 high school graduating students pursuing a career in CNC machining within the Mississippi Coulee Region. This sponsorship equates to about $11,900 in reimbursement funds for Minnesota State College Southeast per student.
Galesville - Aleah Hunter, alternate Lucy Jumbeck
Ettrick - Keegan Schorbahn
Trempealeau - Rylie Tourtellott, alternate Katie Stevens
Galesville - Lance Jumbeck
Ettrick - Gabe Lamberty
Trempealeau - Caleb Lightfoot
Dance team Regional Champs
High School State Honors Music
Freshmen Take On Romeo & Juliet
2021 G-E-T WIAA Scholar Athletes
Concert Prep in the PAC
Frankenstein Black Out Poems
National Honor Society Blood Drive - February 5, 2021
There were 26 donors present with 18 of them being first time Versiti donors.
Here is the break-down:
20 whole blood collections (can possibly save up to 60 lives)
4 dual red cell collections (8 blood products)
1 single red cell collection (1 blood product)
1 plasma collection (1 blood product)
70 potential lives saved over the course of 5 hours at G-E-T. AWESOME!!
In addition to sponsoring the event, National Honor Society also volunteered their time and donated snacks.
Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau Honor Roll Term 2 2020/2021
A HONOR ROLL
Wadman, Vehrenkamp, Ivey
Chavolla Barrera, Obi
B Honor Roll
Xiong, Pa Da
Xiong, Pa Dao
National Honor Society Induction Ceremony - January 6, 2021
Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens, every day can end beautifully." - Kristen Butler
Holiday Wishes from your GET HS Staff
Scenic Rivers AHEC Guest Speaker
G-E-T Performing Arts Center Tour!
The G-E-T Performing Art Center is Complete!
The PAC In Use!
NHS seniors spent two hours Saturday cleaning up part of highway 53.
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
School Opens 2020
Summer Recovery School
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
Badger Boy State and Badger Girl State
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)
Trempealeau County Robotics team
Co-Serving in Math
AP Literature & Composition students
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!!!
Vocal Point & Out of the Blue
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.
GET girls swimming
- 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!!
Anatamony & Physiology
College Prep students
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.
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:
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
8th-grade students attend 6 rotations to high school classrooms of their choice
8th-grade students explored extra-curricular booths of their choice
NHS Blood Drive
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!
Tech I students completing cutting boards and wall clock on 3D modeling software
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
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.
- 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
Performing Arts Center - groundbreaking!
English classes - Book Tasting!
Mini Monkey Day Care
Athletic Team Banners!
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.
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.
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.
Alexis "Lexie" Kiedrowski