Students at Morrisonville Elementary School recently made about 75 cards for local Korean War veterans who will soon be going on a Badger Honor Flight to Washington DC.
Elementary school students have the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning activities at the school district’s school forest, the Big Hill Environmental Learning Center. The Big Hill Environmental Learning Center, located on Hwy 19, is an area rich in diverse plant and animal communities and habitat: wetland, prairie, oak savanna, and woodland, owned jointly by the DeForest Area School District and the Town of Windsor. Since 2004 it has been a Wisconsin School Forest. Environmental Interventionists Steve and Sandy Kahl facilitate activities for the classes.
Eagle Point Elementary School
Students in Ashley Nowak’s 1st/2nd grade class at Eagle Point Elementary School recently visited the Big Hill as culmination of their study of land forms and habitats, including prairies like Big Hill.
Morrisonville Elementary School
Students in Julie Harrier’s 1st/2nd grade class at Morrisonville Elementary School also participated in hands-on learning activities at Big Hill.
Congratulations to DAHS Wrestlers who have been named to the Academic All-State Wrestling Team
This year’s prom court has been announced. With “Shine Bright Like a Diamond” as a theme, the night promises fun for the Class of 2014.
Dance is Saturday, May 11, 7:30-11:30 pm at DAHS.
Grand March: 8:00 pm
Pictured: (L-R) Top Row – Lukas Harding, Bryce Bellefeuille, Reuben Herschleb, Mich Hickman, James Kolonko
Middle – Isabelle Renteria, Lyndsie Kahl, Lara Ganz
Kneeling – Eli Liebenow, Katie Klein, Maddisen Long-Pero, Asha Frederick, Brock Allen
Bottom Row – Betsy Baker, Will Peters
More photos are available on the DeForest Times-Tribune website.
Director: Jan Williams
Student Director: Erica Vorpahl
Tech. Director: Brett Price
Scenic & Lighting Directors: Brian Hatfield, MadHatter Design
Music Director: Claire Ma
Pit Conductor: Brandon Bautz
Accompanist: Shawn Werner
Costume Designers: Suellen Kurt & Lori Kvalheim
Master Carpenter: David Evans
Choreography: Tara Williams
Maria: Emily Nelson & Rileigh Hawk
Mother Abbess: Jocelyn Marks
Sister Berthe: Taylor Seeley
Sister Margaretta: Jessie Brandmeier
Sister Sophia: Kimmy Neve
New Postulant: Sarah Statz
Capt. Von Trapp: Brad Urban
Franz: Aaron Eisler
Frau Schmidt: Nicole Stewart
Leisl: Lauren Bayer & Erika Nelson
Friedrich: Travis Nelson
Kurt: Owen Chambers & Nolan Hawk
Louisa: Josie Brandmeier
Brigitta: Sydney Thompson
Marta: Delaney Lokken Gretl: Mackenzie Wiegel
Rolf: Orrie Walsvik
Elsa Schrader: Jacy Gnacinski
Max Detweiler: Brad Sheffer & Kyle Samuel
Admiral Von Schreiber: Steve Bertelsen
Herr Zeller: Carson McCann
Baron Elberfeld/Lieutenant: Marcus Kenney
Fraulein Schweiger: Suellen Kurt & Julia Webster
Soldiers: Blaze Kein & Kyle Pluemer
Pope Jon I: Jon Bales, Brad Sheffer & Kyle Samuel
Apostulants: Carson McCann & Steve Bertelsen
Winning Trio: Sophie LeGore, Anna Barton & Lauren Fischer
Josh Marineau & Cameron Soat
Alex Van Der Wielen
Tim Hopping, retired Yahara and Morrisonville Elementary School guidance counselor, and his certified therapy dog, Chloe, visited Camp Norski at YES on April 24.
Chloe is a five year old mixed lab that has gone through training and certification through Therapy Dogs, Inc. She regularly visits Waunakee Manor, St. Mary’s Hospital, and has recently added Camp Norski as a regular stop.
She was at Yahara Elementary School for an hour on the morning of April 24 and has four more dates scheduled on her busy calendar. Students took turns reading to Chloe one-on-one. According to reading teacher Kathy Williams, “They (students) were so excited! They begged to read more books and everyone asked when she would be back.”
According to Williams, there are many benefits for students reading to therapy dogs. The main one is that they are very good listeners. “Chloe was patient and didn’t interrupt when a student came to a tricky word,” said Williams. The Camp Norski readers are looking forward to Chloe’s next visit!