Helen Mears Art Contest
Congratulations to John Long Middle School 8th Grader, Catherine Lundgren for earning 1st place at the Local Level and 2nd place at the District Level Helen Mears Art Contest. Her work advanced to the state level where she earned Honorable Mention.
JLMS National Junior Honor Society
The following students, by decision of the NJHS Faculty Council, have been selected as
the inaugural class of the John Long Middle School chapter of National Junior Honor Society. All have demonstrated scholarship (cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher) and service (minimum of 12 hours of community service) as well as other qualities including character, citizenship, and leadership and/or leadership potential. In addition to these characteristics, all students participated in numerous school and/or community activities. Please congratulate them on their achievement and encourage their development as student leaders and role models in our learning community.
W.T. Graham Youth Art Award
Congratulations go out to Woodview 3rd grader Sadie Monreal for winning one of the W.T. Graham Youth Art Awards handed out by the Wisconsin Department of Instruction and the Wisconsin Art Education Association. Sadie was one of only 42 winners from the state and will have her piece of art displayed at the State Fair Art Exhibit this August.
Sadie had her work displayed at the State Capitol Exhibit in March and was presented her award at that time. Way to go Sadie!
Ozaukee Humane Society Contest
Congratulations to Emanuel Castillo and Jacob Betla for award winning posters in the Ozaukee Humane Society BE KIND TO ANIMALS, poster, poetry and photography contest.
- Kindergarten Poster contest (first place winner - Emanuel Castillo)
- Kindergarten Poster contest (honorable mention - Jacob Betla)
John Long Middle School Destination Imagination State Qualifiers!
Congratulations to the Regional Finishers:
Congratulations to the Grafton High School Job Olympics team! They competed in a variety of events which tested their job skills at Concordia University on Friday, March 19. First place medals were awarded to: Ty Bajurny, Cody Hamilton, Rachel Hoffman, Kevin Korinek, and Benjamin Oberst. 2nd place winners were: Cody Bublitz and Nick Keefe. 3rd place winners were: David Stone and Jacob West. Honorable Mentions went to : Gabby DeStefano, Peter Grams and Katie Helm. Congratulations to all for hard work, school spirit and great representation of Grafton High School!
Wisconsin Young Entrepreneur of the Year
This year’s Wisconsin Young Entrepreneur of the Year is Christine O’Neil. Christine is a 10th grader at Grafton High School and owns Pumpkins with Perspective.
Christine’s grandparents inspired her to start Pumpkins with Perspective. Her mission is to go beyond what is tradition and create a better pumpkin product that is outside the expected. Over time she has expanded her product to include squash and decorative corn. She currently sells her pumpkins and displays both in wholesale and retail throughout southeast Wisconsin. Additionally, to promote her business she works to give back to the community through teaching classes and donating to DECA.
Christine prides her business on quality, unique products and excellent customer service. She will be recognized at the Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame, April 22nd and she has also been invited to the Ernst & Young U.S. Regional Reception in Minneapolis on June 10th.
Pennies for Peace Challenge
I just wanted to share a bit of success that we had over here at Woodview. Student Council sponsored the "Pennies for Peace Challenge" last week, with all money collected going to the Pennies for Peace organization, founded by Greg Mortenson (author of Three Cups of Tea), to build schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan. At the same time, we urged everyone in the school to read the story of Greg Mortenson (Student Council purchased a book for each grade/class: either the picture book Listen to the Wind or the young readers' version of Three Cups of Tea). When all was said and done, we collected a total of $1,291.00! ~Valerie Stuckens, Library Media Specialist
National Honor Society
Installation of NHS members will be Monday, March 15, 2010, at 7:00 PM in the high school auditorium. Everyone is welcome to attend. A reception (with cake!) will follow the ceremony.
New Junior Members
Current Senior (2 yr.) Members
About the selection process...
Since 1921, membership in the National Honor Society has been a mark of achievement. Appointment to the National Honor Society is the highest honor that can be awarded to a student by a high school. It signifies high standards of scholarship, leadership, character, and service.
A committee of five high school teachers made the final selection for National Honor Society just this week. The selection process began in September. High school teachers were notified of eligible candidates based on a minimum grade point average of 3.33. In January, the high school faculty was invited to view a copy of every candidates' Student Activity Form and evaluate the candidates based on specific Grafton High School National Honor Society criteria. The Faculty Council sets no minimum or maximum for the number of candidates to be selected. They strive to recognize the student who excels in all four areas of leadership, scholarship, character, and service.
Junior Achievement Business Challenge
Congratulations to teacher, Sandy Giuliani, and the GHS Junior Achievement Business Challenge Teams.
Two business teams represented GHS yesterday at the annual Junior Achievement Business Challenge. The competition was fierce with 35 teams from the metro Milwaukee area. Both Grafton teams put their entrepreneurship skills to work and pulled ahead early. Team JimMollontad (Molly McElligott, Jim Tillman, and Dillon Freeland) dominated the competition with a first place finish. Each team member walked away with a $500 college scholarship and Admirals tickets. Team Success (Anton Wagner, Ali Frankard, and Chris Peterson) pocketed a second and earned $100 Kohl’s gift cards and Admiral tickets. Both teams will advance to the statewide JA Business Challenge in April. Congratulations to both teams—you really mean BUSINESS!
Abby Cibulka, a fourth grade G.E.S.student, took second place in her division for her entry in the Soils poster contest sponsored by the Land & Water Management Department of Ozaukee County. Abby received a nice trophy and her picture will be in the Land and Water Management newsletter. Congratulations, Abby!
UW-Milwaukee Honors Band Festival
Seven (7) John Long students will be participating in the UW-Milwaukee Honors Band Festival (the festival serves about 600 students) on November 20-22nd. Two (2) students were selected as alternates. Congratulations to the students and Director Amanda Pound. The festival provides the region's top middle and high school students with an opportunity to work with each other and with nationally recognized wind band conductors. In addition, students participate in master classes with the UWM Department of Music’s performance faculty and they have the opportunity to hear performances by many UWM ensembles. Katie Miller - percussion, Alina Dillahunt - french horn, Jordan Schmitz - french horn, Eric Czucor - french horn, Killian Mielotz - alto saxophone, Paige Schommer - flute, and Monica Corner - flute Alternates: Anya Dillahunt - flute, Keegan Hollrith - percussion.
If you want to read more about the event, you can access information following this link: http://www4.uwm.edu/psoa/outreach/events/honors_band.cfm
The following 48 students and graduates were awarded honors by the College Board for their performance on AP tests through May of 2009. AP Scholars are the 22 students who receive a grade of 3 or higher on 3 or more AP exams. AP Scholars with Honor are the 11 students who average 3.25 on all AP exams and at least 3 on 4 exams. AP Scholars with Distinction are the 15 students who average 3.5 on all exams and at least 3 on 5 exams. I all, 48 students were honored by the College Board. Current students who take more AP exams this year will be eligible for awards based on exams taken thoughout high school. The following students and graduates have been named AP Scholars:
Rebecca Alt '09
Thomas Bate '09
Bryon Betts '09
David Burczyk '10
Lisa Chin '10
Claire Conard '10
Hillary Crusan '10
Ian Cummings '09
Jaquelyn Delfosse '09
Katherine Destafano '09
Eric Einerson '09
Emily Fischer '10
Michelle Kletzien '09
Jaqueline Koenig '09
Anthony Magestro '10
Brittany Mason '09
Ryan Rieboldt '10
Kristy Schmidt '09
Casey Stark '09
Darren Thomas '10
Anton Wagner '10
Dylan Wilmeth '09
Scholars with Honors
Karri Estel '09
Daniel Fisher '09
Alison Haischer '09
Todd Huberty '10
Kyle Mullens '09
Lauren Nolter '09
Christopher Peterson '10
Taylor Rafferty '09
Adam Schaenzer '09
Lindsay Wendtlandt '09
Adam Wollner '09
AP Scholars with Distinction
Rebekkah Bartz '09
Mark Bennett '09
Daniel Burgardt '09
Alexia Chopp '09
Emma Devens '09
Ashley Emery '09
Ian Gorecki '09
Jarrod Kotes '09
Greg Listopad '09
Alexis Lorge '10
Angus Moore '10
Ashley Noack '09
Eric Stolz '09
Rebecca Thorn '09
Jared West '09
National Merit - Commended Scholars
Deidre Marsh was named a Commended Scholar by the National Merit Scholarship Board for her scores on the PSAT test. She scored in the top 3.5% of the 1.4 million students who took the exam last October. Congratulations, Deidre!
2009 WASB Write and Illustrate Your Own Picture Book Contest
Congratulations Abby Cibulka, a fourth grade student at Grafton Elementary School. Abby's book, The Gymnast Who Had a Dream, was a third-place winner in the 2009 WASB Write and Illustrate Your Own Picture Book Contest. We are very proud of Abby for being judged one of the best among 254 entries.
Art Department Accomplishments
Outstanding student art work will be featured in an exhibition of the Scholastic Art Awards State Regional competition. The exhibit will be at the Milwaukee Art Museum from February 6th thru March 21 2010.
Grafton High School Art Department is proud to announce that this year we have 6 award winners! The following students have had their art juried from approximately 1300 pieces into the show of 365 pieces.
There are 290 Gold Key awards that will go on to national judging and 75 Silver Key awards that are state awards exhibited in the show this year.
Congratulations to all of the 30 GHS students that had work entered in the Scholastic Art Awards Show this year!
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YAM exhibit & ceremony
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Ozaukee County Art Show 2010
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