Red Hawk Pride
Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School - "Friday Night Lights”
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.
2019 RedHawk Pride underclassmen awards pictures
Accounting Career Awareness Grant
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!
English 9 "Book Tasting"
Biology classes - DNA extraction
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"
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.
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
Celebrating William Shakespeare's Birthday!
Tech Math class on the CNC router
Forensics 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:
Making it to state but not able to attend:
Personal Finance awarded Gold Standard
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!
Anatomy & Physiology class
Pete Peterson named coach of the year
WSMA State Honors Music
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.
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!
2019 Prom Court (alphabetical order)
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.
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)
Construction Class - Tiny House Video
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
2-time state qualifying Titian wrestlers
WSMA District Solo and Ensemble Contest
Titan wrestlers onto the individual state tournament.
Road to the Future Day
- 8th Grade
These students then had time to visit booths of various co-curricular offerings at the high school run by high school students.
- 9th grade
- 10th grade
- 11th and 12th Grades
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
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.
Hat Day for Spencer Wera
over $400 at the high school which also included selling bracelets.
Annual Student and Staff Caroling Before School
Holiday Door Decorating Contest
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:
- Take a tag of a wish you’d like to grant
- Purchase the item or donate money for the item to be purchased
- 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
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.
Dana letter of intent to Iowa State
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!
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!
Alexis Wagner letter of intent
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
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
Field Science Class
CC ON TO STATE!
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
Caleb Oliver - BMX racing
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.
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
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.
Tech I class
Family, Food and Society Culinary Arts Class
Article featuring band graduates, Katie Schuth and Nic Petersen.
College and Career Ready 2018
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.
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.