The Falcon Report

School District of Flambeau

Friday, December 4, 2015

Welcome!

Please enjoy this edition of the bi-weekly Falcon Report. If you know someone who would like to subscribe to this, please direct them to the Flambeau website to sign up.

From the District Administrator's Office

December is a time many of the talents of our students will be featured. December is concert month. All of our students will be featuring their musical talents at our Christmas concerts. Every grade level along with the band and choir will be performing at various concerts. Check our website for the dates and times of the individual concerts.


Speaking of our website, check out our new and improved website. We have redesigned it to make it more user friendly and easier to find important information. Many of the pictures are courtesy of our photography class students. This is another wonderful example of the talents of our kids.


Our students are developing our entrepreneurial skills with the official opening of the Falcon Nest school store. Come and visit us on Tuesday, December 8 during the basketball games to not only select some Flambeau wear, but see Christmas present ideas produced by our Technology Education department.


-- Mr. Hanson

From the Elementary Principal's Office

While paging through a special edition of one of my professional magazines, which revolved around the arts in education, I stumbled across an article that caught my interest. It was titled “Teaching by Design.” Design Thinking is a problem-solving strategy that helps build students’ 21st Century skills and prepares students to be collaborative, inventive, and entrepreneurial. The process of design thinking is cyclical and iterative, which requires ideation, visualization, experimentation, discovery, and assesses students in real-life problems. It is about students being experimental, curious empathetic and collaborative and it gets teachers thinking about how to shift students to learn, create, evaluate and deeply understand in context to become decision-makers needed for the future.

After reading the article and walking the halls of our elementary, I saw examples of design thinking everywhere and was quite excited! Just one example of this type of thinking was taken from Mrs. vanDoorn’s fifth grade science classes when they performed a Carbon Dioxide Experiment (pictures shown below). Children at Flambeau are design thinkers who are capable of making important decisions—it’s great to see each and every day!


"Art has the role in education of helping children become like themselves instead of more like everybody else." - Sydney Gurewitz Clemens


--Mrs. Schley

From the Middle School/High School Principal's Office

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” - Thomas Morton


The Flambeau High School art department received the great honor of restoring the Sheldon area painted mural, which was originally completed by the Flambeau School art department! Nancy Kraft presented Mrs. Linse (Flambeau’s current High School art teacher) with the mural and a wonderful donation to cover all the needed art supplies to bring this beautiful painting back to its original state. The Flambeau School is proud and excited to witness the restoration of the mural and seeing it placed back in the Sheldon community. A BIG thank you goes out to Nancy and Mrs. Linse and her art students.


--Mrs. Dieckman

From The Athletic Director's Office

As much as some of us don't want to acknowledge it, winter is upon us! Along with the colder weather, winter is bringing us a whole new exciting set of sports seasons. Our basketball and wrestling teams have already been hard at work to train and be ready for the new season. We have some strong senior leaders this year that should make for some exciting games and matches. Please come show your support for our Flambeau Falcons!


Our next games are:

December 4th: Girls and Boys Basketball Double-Header in Birchwood at 5:45 p.m.

December 8th: Boys Middle School Basketball in Birchwood at 5 p.m.

December 12th: Wrestling in Spooner at 10:30 a.m.


--Mr. Alberson

Check Out Our Website Updates!

If you haven't already noticed, the Flambeau website has a new look! We hope that by making a few adjustments, it helps this to become a more useful tool for our students, parents, and community. You may also notice some new graphics featured on our website. These come courtesy from Mrs. Linse, who loves highlighting her students' work! Here's a description from Mrs. Linse about what you can look forward to seeing:


The artwork shown is work from the photography class students. They are given different photo shooting assignments, for example sunrises and sunsets, patterns found in nature, doors and windows. Their next assignment is to take photos of reflections. Students then took their first 2 photo assignments and created a landscape collage using Photoshop from the first 2 photo assignments.

If you would like to donate to the purchase of our new camera fund, our students would truly appreciate it.

Thanks,

Mrs. Marion Linse

Middle/High School Art Teacher

Arts & Crafts Classes

For the crafters, or aspiring artists, don't forget that we are hosting some very fun community education classes this winter! Contact Sharalyn Overhagen at 715-532-5559 to sign up for any or all of our classes, which include stained glass, upholstery, painted table, and painted chair!

Helpful Links, Tricks, and Videos

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

Next Week's Schedule:

Double Header Basketball Game @ Birchwood

Friday, Dec. 4th, 5:45pm

300 South Wilson Street

Birchwood, WI

Boys Middle School Basketball @ Birchwood

Tuesday, Dec. 8th, 5pm

300 South Wilson Street

Birchwood, WI

Double Header Basketball VS New Auburn

Tuesday, Dec. 8th, 5:45pm

Flambeau High School, Tony, WI, United States

Tony, WI

Pep Band Performs!

FFA Meeting & Cookie Baking

Thursday, Dec. 10th, 3:30pm

Flambeau High School, Tony, WI, United States

Tony, WI

Boys Middle School Basketball VS Bruce

Thursday, Dec. 10th, 5:30pm

Flambeau High School, Tony, WI, United States

Tony, WI

Kindergarten Gingerbread House Decorating

Friday, Dec. 11th, 2pm

N4540 County Road I

Tony, WI

Boys Middle School Basketball VS Prentice

Friday, Dec. 11th, 5:30pm

Flambeau High School, Tony, WI, United States

Tony, WI

Double Header Basketball Game @ Lake Holcombe

Friday, Dec. 11th, 5:45pm

27331 Spooner Avenue

Holcombe, WI

Boys Middle School Basketball @ Lake Holcombe

Monday, Dec. 14th, 5pm

27331 Spooner Avenue

Holcombe, WI

Girls Basketball VS Ladysmith

Monday, Dec. 14th, 5:45pm

Flambeau High School, Tony, WI, United States

Tony, WI

Pep Band Performs!

Boys Basketball VS Luck

Tuesday, Dec. 15th, 5:45pm

Flambeau High School, Tony, WI, United States

Tony, WI

Board of Education Meeting

Wednesday, Dec. 16th, 7:30pm

N4540 County Road I

Tony, WI

Double Header Basketball Game @ Cornell

Thursday, Dec. 17th, 5:45pm

111 South 4th Street

Cornell, WI

Grades 5-12 Band Christmas Concert

Thursday, Dec. 17th, 7:30pm

Flambeau High School, Tony, WI, United States

Tony, WI

Grades 2-5 Christmas Concert

Friday, Dec. 18th, 7pm

Flambeau High School, Tony, WI, United States

Tony, WI