The Falcon Report

School District of Flambeau

Friday, March 18, 2016


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From the District Administrator's Office

We Are On A Mission

Over the last several months our school board has been holding work sessions with the intent of building a stronger school district. One of the tasks we identified we need to establish is a school district Strategic Roadmap.

You may be wondering what a Strategic Roadmap is. As the name implies, it is a plan of where we want to go, what we want to accomplish, and what values we follow and instill as a school district. There are four major components of a strategic roadmap. They are:

· Our Mission Statement

· Our Core Values

· Our Vision Statement

· Our Strategic Directions

Our Mission Statement represents commitment, promise and focus of our school district. It is used to guide our daily decisions. The Mission Statement is our purpose that drives us.

Our Core Values are intended to influence us and provide guidance for what we should stand for. Some examples of core values include accountability, respect, responsibility, and integrity.

The Vision Statement is a statement of what we want to accomplish in the next three to four years. It is our “vision” of where we want to go.

Strategic Directions define our focus of how we get to where we want to go.

Once we have our Strategic Roadmap in place, we will use it to guide all of our decisions within the school district. Everyone will have a clear understanding of what we value, what we stand for, and how we plan to go about achieving our vision.

This is not just the school’s Strategic Roadmap, however. Our school is a significant part of our communities. We need your involvement to develop a Roadmap that represents us all. We are going to be conducting listening sessions over the next month to gather input from community members. We value your thoughts and ideas. As we set exact times and locations for the listening sessions, we will share those so we can get your input.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at or call 532-3183.

-- Mr. Hanson

From the Principal's Office

What an exciting week for our elementary students participating in the "Camping" theme Reading Week! It was wonderful to see students earning points for their classroom each day for dress up days and solving daily rhymes. As I walked through classrooms, I was able to listen to the Cat in the Hat while he was visiting rooms, mystery readers read aloud books, and students shared with me their campfire stories they wrote. Another very exciting visit to elementary classrooms was Doug Dahms, who made it to state for forensics—he shared his speaking piece with the elementary and did a fabulous job—all listened enthusiastically. Good luck at state Doug, we’re cheering for you!

Our first graders cleverly built leprechaun traps for St. Patty’s Day. They created pots of gold to lure them in, and decorated their traps so nicely, what leprechaun wouldn't want to check them out!? I was hoping they would have caught that leprechaun darting through our school, but had no luck. Maybe we'll have a little more luck of the Irish next year!

--Mrs. Schley

4YK-2 STAR Students

Here are our STAR students for March!
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3-6 STAR Students:

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From The Athletic Director's Office

While our athletics often sees great success, we are also seeing some great things happen with our clubs and activities.

We had several students achieve great things in Forensics, and are moving on to the next level: State! Check out this list of students that qualified for state:

Chase Groothousen, Alexis Severson, Katlynn Hibbard, Justine Manglos, Courtney Krell, Jaycee Wise, Hannah Ludescher, Kelsey Schwaller, Doug Dahms, Mercedes Stewart, Alyssa Baselt

We also have had some really great things happen in Solo & Ensemble. These students are going to state to perform as well:

Vocal Soloists: Isabel Schaefer, Sadie Groothousen, Mercedes Stewart, Chase Groothousen, Ben Schaefer, Madison Fenske.
Duet: Kylee Opelt & Madison Fenske.

We can't wait to see our Forensics and Solo & Ensemble groups perform at their best at their state events. Good luck to you all, and a special thank you to Mrs. Griesbach, Mr. Slembarski, and Mrs. Leonhard who are coaching these kids.

--Mr. Alberson

Leprechaun Traps!

The entire first grade participated in their annual leprechaun trap building this last Thursday. They use a variety of materials and methods to see if they can catch one of those sneaky little creatures. Here are some pictures from their activities.

Congratulations Solo & Ensemble!

On Saturday, March 5th, we hosted the local Solo & Ensemble event here at Flambeau. Our students have worked so hard on their performances, and many even qualified for the state event. Mrs. Leonhard, Mrs. Johnson, and Mrs. Jerry even assisted some of the performers to show their work at the Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, March 16th. They did a wonderful job, and congratulations to all of those who have put in so much time and effort into their performances! Below are our performers.
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Helpful Links, Tricks, and Videos

Check out the links below for some information we think that you'll find to be valuable and interesting!

Upcoming Schedule:

Middle School / High School Show Choir Jazz Fest

Tuesday, March 22nd, 12pm

750 South 1st Street

Cameron, WI

Boys Basketball Banquet

Thursday, March 24th, 6:30pm

Flambeau High School, Tony, WI, United States

Tony, WI

No School - Easter Break

Friday, March 25th, 8:30am-3:30pm

Flambeau High School, Tony, WI, United States

Tony, WI

In-Service Day - No School

Monday, March 28th, 8:30am

N4540 County Road I

Tony, WI

Child Development Day

Wednesday, March 30th, 8am

Flambeau Large Gym

Track @ UW-Eau Claire

Thursday, March 31st, 4pm

105 Garfield Avenue

Eau Claire, WI

Softball VS Phillips @ HOME

Thursday, March 31st, 4:30pm

Flambeau High School, Tony, WI, United States

Tony, WI