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Friday, December 23, 2016

Ugly Sweater Day

by: Dora Gomm

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” is an understatement. Holiday cheers are being spread throughout the whole month of December, and it's clear that the students of LCHS are excited for the winter break. One way the students spread holiday cheer is by wearing ugly sweaters. No one can deny that ugly sweaters are one of the best parts of the season. Let's take a look at some of the students who showed off their ugly or cute holiday sweaters.

IMG_0117.JPG Ryan Jansen said that he loves wearing this sweater because it “Gets me in the Christmas spirit.”

Madison Driessen loves her Minnie and Mickey happy holidays sweater because it’s warm and comfy.  

Rachel Tessen just sang “O’ Christmas tree, O’ Christmas tree!”

“Have yourself a Merry little Christmas…. AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!” ~Kendra Schumacher

And the winner of the best-dressed of the day goes to...
High School Principal Mr. Bird!

Winter Break Plans

by: Raechel Tessen
Winter Break Plans

So we all know that the holidays are just right around the corner, and this is the best time to sit and relax and enjoy the long week ahead of us not worrying about any school or homework to do.  Most of us here are going to go spend time with family, open presents, and celebrate the new year upon us! Some of us lucky ducks are doing something even more fun so I decided to ask some people what they will be doing over break and if they have any big plans going on that they are excited about.

Dora Gomm- “Snowboarding with my friends and drink coffee and cuddle and watch Christmas movies. And bake cookies, I love to make cookies over the break!”

Tristan O’Rourke- “I am going to Florida to Disneyland and can't wait to ride all of the rides. I am going to be gone for about 11 days!”

Peace Gorell- “Be with family from Arkansas; they are coming to Wisconsin. And working!”

Rachel Tessen- “I will be working off the money that I spent on Black Friday!”

Kendra Schumacher- “I’m gonna go see my grandma more, snuggle in bed and watch some Netflix, probably do some shopping, see my sister, and go to a work wedding on New Year's Eve!”

Logan Collison- “Eating lots of food, sledding, hanging out with the fam, and going to Illinois.”

Jackson Heiting- “I plan to spend time with family members I have not seen in awhile and hang out with my niece and nephew.”

Ali Torbeck- “You probably don't want to know.”

Courtney Schaefer- “um..Christmas?”

Overall, whatever you do over break, you will get to enjoy a few days off of school and some days to sleep in. Happy Holidays everyone and be safe with your winter break! See you all in 2017!

LC Gives Back

by: Jackson Heiting
Around the holiday season, many LCHS students step up to do what they can to give back to the community this holiday season.  With many clubs and students volunteering this holiday season, it’s important that we recognize a few of these people for their work and acts of kindness throughout this holiday season.
Many clubs take this time of year as an opportunity to help others in the community. Diversity club had their annual hygiene drive this year. They were able to break their record with over 2,000 items!  “Students went above and beyond!  I am very proud of the students that participated,” said Mrs. Schmalz, leader of the Diversity Club.  Items like lotion, soap, feminine hygiene products, pillows, flip flops, pajamas, or even garbage bags and washcloths were accepted and donated to Homeless Connections and Harbor House on December 1st.  As a reward for the student body’s hard work, the top three classes that brought in the most products to donate received a free breakfast from the Diversity Club. unnamed.jpg
FBLA and the Mustang Locker Room hosted a drive that collected un-opened gifts for a 20% coupon for local children by the Salvation Army and Marine Corps. Reserves.  “The true reward is the feeling that they will receive by giving a toy to a needy child this Christmas!” said Mr. Lavigne, the FBLA advisor.  This promotion was able to bring in many different and useful toys for toys for tots.  
Finally, 29 people signed up to give blood for this fall’s blood drive at LCHS.  Headed by Student Council, this event was able to collect 13 units of blood.  The efforts helped to save 39 lives throughout the Fox Valley community.  “Donating blood is awesome; you get free cookies,” said Ashley Smith, who was the chairperson of the drive this year.  The next blood drive for LCHS is February 15th. See Ashley to sign up!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Turkey Legs 2016 Honors Mrs. Stangel

by: Logan Van Handel
Thanksgiving is a time for being generous, and that’s just what the middle schoolers were. Every year Little Chute Middle School does a turkey legs event. The teachers all take pictures of their legs and post them on a billboard in the school. Then the students bring in canned food items and put them by the legs they think is the teacher that they want to be the turkey. At the end of the week the teacher with the most cans under their name wins and has to dress up as a turkey. Once the teacher is all dressed up they have to go and stand on the street corner dancing and getting honked at. Sounds like a fun time to me.
This year the students went above and beyond on how much they donated. The school collected over 1000 cans from all four grades. Seventh grade placed 4th in the rankings with 130 cans donated. Fifth grade surpassed them for 3rd place with 331 cans. In 2nd place came 6th grade with 354 canned food items. Barely finishing 1st and earning the Golden Can Award was 8th grade, bringing in 372 cans. All of the students did a great job donating this year.
This year Mrs. Stangel won the honor of being the turkey. I asked Mrs. Stangel how it felt to be the tukey; she said, “It was very embarrassing, but I think I was a pretty good sport.” Mrs. Stangel figured since it is her last year at Little Chute it would be fitting to be turkey legs this year. Over all turkey legs was a great event that happened this year. We hope to see years like this to come.

Holiday Traditions

by: Logan Collison

As Thanksgiving and Black Friday festivities come to a close, that means Christmas is right around the corner, and with Christmas comes Christmas traditions. I asked some students from different grades and our very own tech master Demetrios Green what their favorite holiday festivities are.
IMG_9483.JPGThe first student I talked to, Matt Reynebeau, was asked what types of holiday traditions he and his family enjoy taking part in. One of his favorites is putting up a Christmas tree and decorating it with lots of ornaments and tinsel and putting on his ornament that he made in fourth grade. Baking sugar cookies with family and frosting them is another fam favorite, along with hanging lights outside the house, making it glow in the dark and frosty nights. I’ll leave you with this quote from Matt himself: “Christmas is about what you give, not what you receive.”
IMG_9484.JPGTaking it to the senior class, our very own Madison Driessen has a different spin on Christmas traditions. She and her family start off by going to her grandma’s house, and they enjoy spiral ham and other tasty dishes while opening presents. Staying on the food theme, Madison and her siblings enjoy their mom’s huge 16” pumpkin pie and eat it until they can’t eat anymore according to Maddie. Lastly, on Christmas Eve they all open one present before heading to bed to see what other goodies Santa brought them in the morning.
IMG_9482.JPGIn our tech department Demetrios Green loves Christmas time for some of the seasonal food items that only come around this time of the year. Starting with a spiral ham covered in a pineapple glaze that his mom makes, and to wash it all down he enjoys what he calls an Orange Julius, which is eggnog with orange juice in it. After eating is over, he and his family pop on their ugly Christmas sweaters and exchange white elephants and see what useless fun items this year brings about.
IMG_9490.JPG Freshman Joe Scheeler loves putting up Christmas lights and hanging up homemade decorations made by our very Mrs. Scheeler, the master of the glitter and glue gun. Before heading to church on Christmas Eve, he and his family open up one present to curb some of that pre Christmas excitement. As they unwrap presents they enjoy the tasty holiday treat of homemade peanut butter balls.     

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Little Chute Christmas Parade

by: Klaudia Lamers

IMG_0154.JPGImagine going to the Little Chute Christmas parade and getting to see Santa. This year's theme of the parade was "Just Believe", and the floats did a great job of showing that theme. Tons of families and friends all line the street just waiting for Santa. As they wait, the crowds watch other floats go by and catch candy. The night is very magical as people wait for the big grand float that Santa rides on. There’s usually tons of candy that is thrown out to the little kids who giggle in amusement. Then there are people who have horse carriages to show in the parade. In the end they see Santa Claus coming down the street in a Piggly Wiggly buggy.