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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wellness Day

by: Clayton Franzke
Wellness day is the one of the days where class periods are shorter. Everyone does a group event and a few electives that each student chose beforehand. The day starts like normal with the classes in the morning and the event in the other half of the school day. That is what this short article will be about and the experiences everyone had.






The first thing that happened was we went to the field to do the group event, The Great Mustang Outdoor Challenge, where each PAC from the same grade will compete for first place. The first stretch was a blindfold piggyback race, a piggyback race while the runner was blind, which led to a few crashes. The next stretch was a cup relay, to pour water into the cup behind you. The next part was to find a gummy worm in whip cream with only your mouth.

The second half of the race was a magic carpet ride, where four students carried a fifth person on a blanket to a checkpoint where they would switch into a different formation. Then a wheelbarrow race, into a relay race where you got dressed to get ready for the beach.Then you got to the checkpoint, where the next person would take the tube, pool noodle, hat, glasses, and other things and run to the next person.
 


Between events Mr. Bird, Mrs. Hietpas, and Mr. Van Eperen got their hair shaved for cancer research. After that the students went to their chosen classes which can be anything, such as drawing or yoga. After it all, at the end of the day most people had fun, except most seniors due to them staying up late the night before. I hope that this event happens every year and remains a school tradition.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Global Warming

by: Enrique Gonzalez

According to a 2007 report by the IPCC, the sea levels will rise from 7-23 inches by the end of the century due to global warming. There are many reasons why global warming is happening and why this Earth could be in danger. Global warming results in the Earth surface temperature increasing due to greenhouse gasses like carbon dioxide and methane. We need these gasses for the presence of humans, but the emittance of these gasses is what's causing global warming. The emissions of gasses such as methane, carbon dioxide, and many other greenhouse gasses will remain in our atmosphere making the temperature warmer for several decades. This is why it’s impossible for humans to get rid of global warming. Also, we can’t get gasses out of our atmosphere to prevent global warming. Since 1818, the temperature has increased 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit. If the temperature keeps rising, then ice glaciers will melt, and arctic animals will have nowhere to live and possibly become extinct. Ocean levels will increase because of the melting glaciers. The idea of global warming started in 1896 when a Swedish scientist claimed that fossil fuel combustion may eventually result in global warming. He proposed the relation between the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and how temperature might be increasing. This was the first time someone had ever thought of the idea of global warming and what might be causing it. Some say that the Arctic is one of the worst places to be affected by global warming because if glaciers melt then the water levels will rise. There are many places that are also being affected at this moment.

There are many places that are being affected by global warming, one of those places is the Montana Glacier Park. This park only has 25 glaciers instead of 150 that were there in the year 1910. Another place that is being affected is the Alps, which is one of the most famous mountain ranges in Europe, this place has been a tourist hotspot and is famous for their top-notch ski resorts. Temperatures in the Alps have been steadily rising since the 19th century from an average year temperature of 49.3 degrees F in the late 1800’s to today's average of 51.4 degrees F. These are just two of the many places that are targeted the most by global warming, not only places are being affected by global warming, but also animals are. Some of these animals are polar bears, snow leopards, tigers, and much more.These animals are in danger of becoming extinct and these animals would become rare to have on planet Earth if this keeps on happening. Sea levels will rise flooding the coastal areas of the United States or any country which will cause havoc and flood many of the coastal states. Sea levels have risen about 7 inches in the last 100 years and is more than the previous 2000 years combined which is a threat for the people living in the coastal areas. Scientists say that by 2040, the Arctic would be completely ice free due to the Arctic ice melting rapidly, this could even happen earlier. Global warming is something really bad that is harming the Earth in many ways such as, killing animals, endangering species, affecting our glacial areas, and much more. Not only are the coastal areas in danger but Europe is also in danger. Scientists say that global warming will alter the ocean conveyor belt which will cause a mini ice age in Europe. The ocean has also been affected by global warming over the years. The oceans have absorbed a lot of the increased heat which is causing glaciers to melt. Scientists say that about 700 meters of the ocean's temperature has increased by 0.302 degrees Fahrenheit in 1969. If this keeps continuing then the ocean temperatures will keep increasing thus causing more natural disasters because of the high temperatures and decreasing low-temperature disasters. All of these not only would affect the Earth but it would also affect everyone else on Earth, eventually, Earth would be a non living place for everyone living on this planet. In my opinion, I think that we should take care more of this planet because this is the only place we have to live in at this moment. If humans ever decide to move to other planets such as Mars, I think we would destroy that planet like we did with Earth. At this point we can't go back and do anything about global warming and we can't reverse it either, but we can slow it down if we do something about it.

Some solutions to this problem would be to drive a fuel efficient car like electric vehicles that save gas and money, buying better light bulbs like LED light bulbs that use up to 80% less energy, they are cheaper, and a 10 watt light bulb replaces the traditional 60 watt bulb and will save you about 125 dollars and conserve energy. Another way would be to eat all the food that you eat, about 40 percent of all the foods that are packaged and processed tend to end up in the landfill instead of being all eaten. These were some causes of global warming, some places that are being affected, and some ways that we can slow it down or possibly stop it. Next time you don't finish your food you buy and eat, think about how it will affect this planet  if you just throw it away.




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Good-bye, Mr. Frankenberg

by: Matt Reynebeau

Robert Frankenberg is and always will be one of the most-loved teachers in Little Chute High School. He taught here for 29 years, starting in 1988. Although he is most known for his teaching, he also helped out with many plays and musicals. Just to name a few, some shows he helped with include Cinderella (1996), The King and I (2004), Bye Bye Birdie (2007), Urinetown (2015), Stardust (2008) and Get Smart (2015). When asked what he would miss most about teaching at LCHS he said, “Nothing beats freely talking with students in the classroom. Real education comes through that unrestricted flow of communication. We wind up going beyond the clinical and into the empirical, the philosophical, and the inspirational.” And lastly, I asked the question that I think we were all wondering: what are you going to do with all the students artwork you’ve collected over the years? He responded with, “The art! Some goes to our theatre prop room, some pieces are given to students, and some will wind up in my geek cave.” Mr. Frankenberg will always be remembered here at LCHS. Anything from the teacher who would throw chairs across the classroom, to the coolest, most understanding English teacher in the building.

Thank you for all the memories, Frankie.

Friday, May 19, 2017

FBLA takes on Anaheim, California

by: Nicole Sanderfoot
Every year the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club, led by Mr. LaVigne, attend the regional FBLA conference. This year was much different than the past, however, in the sense that six individuals advanced to the state conference and then also placed high enough to make it to the national conference in Anaheim, California. In the past, the club was lucky to have a single person make it to the state conference, and this year to have six individuals advance to the national conference is extraordinary. The six individuals to advance to nationals include: Matthew Sanderfoot who placed third in Introduction to Financial Math, Carson Mara, who placed first in Journalism, the team of Noah Knudsen, Kyle Hietpas, and Chris Van Asten who placed third in their marketing presentation, and the team of Troy De Bruin, Matthew Sanderfoot, and Carson Mara who took first place in the state and third place in the nation in the virtual business challenge.  President Chris Van Asten says, “We’ve been putting in work behind the scenes for the past four years and now it’s finally paying off.” All of their hard work definitely did pay off, and they plan to make the trip to Anaheim from June 28th to July 3rd.
While in Anaheim, Mr. LaVigne has a fun packed schedule for the men. They will depart on the morning of June 28th and will spend the day exploring their new temporary home.  The next day is the marking preliminary test where Kyle Hietpas and Chris Van Asten will compete in hopes of making it to the finals.  On Friday, Matthew, Carson, and Troy will be competing in the preliminary round of the Virtual Business Challenge.  This round is a round robin tournament where the teams who earn the most profit will advance to the finals.  If either teams do well enough, they will compete in the finals which take place later in the week.  While in California, the guys plan to go to an Anaheim Angels game, go to the FBLA Disney day, go to different beaches, and head into Los Angeles and see the city and possibly tour the campus of UCLA.  They will be returning home on July 3rd.   This conference will be a great experience where they get to hear from important speakers and get to talk to high school students and teachers from all around the country.  The only underclassman of the group, Matthew Sanderfoot, has some very high goals for himself in his high school career, “This competition will be a great experience and it will be a lot of fun.  In my next three years, I plan on taking the nation by storm and bringing back a few national championships to Little Chute High School.”

Senior Class Trip 2017

by: Kendra Schumacher
This past Wednesday, May 10th, the LCHS senior class of 2017 took their class trip to the Kalahari Resort and Waterpark in Wisconsin Dells.  All students who are in good standing to graduate and had finished their portfolios on time were eligible to attend the trip.  This year we had a great turnout with many students!Capture.PNG

   To begin the trip, students boarded two coach buses at 7:45 to start their trip.  On the way down to the Kalahari students watched movies, sang to the radio, and socialized with their classmates.  We arrived at the resort at roughly 10, where we then had until 3 pm to explore the Kalahari.  

Many students chose to first go to the waterpark area of the resort where there were waterslides, a wave pool, hot tubs, a surfing area, and so much more.  A fan favorite of the trip was watching each other attempt the surfing area and laughing at all of the funny wipeouts.
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On the way out the door, a large group of students chose to get some ice cream to go before boarding the bus for the journey home.  Because of the rain, the ride home took slightly longer than planned, making it 5:45 before we returned to the school.  In all, the class trip was one to remember and a great way for the seniors to spend a fun day together before graduation.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Interview with a Local Youtuber

by:  Damien Villines

I interviewed Toxic Suffrage (Mataan Omar)

What kind of thinking goes into one of your videos?
“I get home and I think to myself what do the people want to see. Then it just clicks. A lot of editing and heart.”

How far would you go for your subscribers?
“I would go as far as the ocean. Sky is the limit, baby.”

Is there any reason you pick certain games? Are they just games you enjoy?
“It’s like half and half, some for the subs and some for me.”

Are you thinking about branching out and doing anything other than gaming?
“Yeah, I thought about doing reaction videos and skits which I think I’m gonna start doing.”

Do you have any sort of upload schedule?
“I used to but I’m pretty busy now.”

Are there any youtubers that inspired you?
Rusty Shackleford really got me going. Shoutout to Rusty Shackleford! I’ve been trying to play some Team Fortress 2, but it makes me kinda mad. Galaxyz also inspired me a lot.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Prom: A Night To Remember

by: Natalie O'Brien

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FullSizeRender.jpgWe’ll remember April 29, 2017 as the night where our juniors and seniors had the best night of their lives. Most of the juniors and some of the seniors went to Mass at St. Johns and took pictures with their dates and friends. The boys did their funky pose whereas the girls made sure they looked their best when it comes to posing for a picture. The night started off as everyone headed  to the Timber Rattlers Stadium.  When we arrived, people started taking pictures by the photo booth with props. We took our name tags and sat at a table with our friends and waited to be told to grab food. After dinner, they allowed the seniors to come in and start dancing with us juniors. Eventually later that night, they announced the prom court.  After they got everyone all lined up, they finally announced the prom king and prom queen: Gabe Dove, the new prom king, and Hannah Robinson, the new prom Queen. Mitchell Gut and Carlie Huss were the last year’s prom king and queen and handed Gabe and Hannah their crowns. As the night ended with everyone dancing with a couple of songs left, people started to leave to go to Rusch’s Bowling Alley. Everyone had a blast at prom and wished they could stay longer. FullSizeRender.jpg

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Girls' Soccer

by: Kylie Schultz
The girls soccer team's record so far is 2-4. We won against Central Wisconsin(0-5,Non-conference) and Waupun(3-5,Non-conference). We lost to Kaukauna(10-0,Non-conference), Clintonville(4-3,Conference), Fox Valley Lutheran(8-1,Conference) and Denmark(8-3,Conference). We have had a rough season so far, but we hope to get better as spring goes on.

Our team consists of 7 Seniors, 4 Juniors, 6 Sophomores, and 6 Freshmen. This year we started something a little different with captains. Normally we just have our 3 or 4 captains, but Coach Armstrong and Coach Jan wanted to switch things up. Our coaches now pick a random player on the team to make captain for one week. Once that person gets picked they can't get picked again.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Post Prom

by: Klaudia Lamers


On April 30, 2017 post prom took place. The night of post prom started at 12 AM and went until 3 AM. All of the juniors, along with their dates, went to Rusch’s. That night there were tons of prizes given away: gift cards to multiple places, tiny speakers, pop sockets, snacks, smart tvs, IPads. Gopros, and laptops. This event was mainly all about the juniors bowling and hanging out with their friends. They enjoyed  the food, and showing off their groovy skills. The juniors who all went were all happy because they had lots of fun.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Little Chute Senior Salutes

By: Madison VerBust
This year, the class of 2017 has three male students joining the service to help our country. The three are Samuel Craig, Dominic Johnson, and Steven Beyer. Dominic is joining the Navy, and the other two are joining the Marines. Not many people have the courage to join the service and defend our country. These three men will be looked up to by many people and need to be recognized and thanked many times for what they are doing. I have asked the three questions about joining the service.
-Was there a specific reason why you joined the service?
  • Sam- “Because I was interested in it, I can do cool things and go to cool places.”
  • Dominic- “I'm joining the military for the opportunity to travel and because I believe in doing a service to my country and my community. I didn't want to go to college straight out of high school because I wanted to think more about what I want to make a career out of.”
  • Steven- “Because my great grandpa was a Marine and I want to be the best.”
-When did you know for sure you wanted to join?
  • Sam- “Always have wanted to do it, but didn’t know for sure until last December.”
  • Dominic- “I thought about joining the military for a while, but it wasn't until I talked to a recruiter shortly after my 18th birthday that I decided I would go through with it. I enlisted on October 25th, 2016.”
  • Steven- “I knew just from coming out of elementary school.”

These three guys are going to be out and fighting for our country. They are going to travel the world and visit awesome places that some of us will never go. They are volunteering their time and life to help and serve our country. They deserve everything for what they are doing for us. That is called courage.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Baseball Spring Trip

by: Leighton Myers
As the weather has started to warm up, spring sports are in full swing. The baseball team took a special trip over spring break to Iowa with the hopes of finding some better weather to start off their season. Unfortunately, all games that were scheduled were cancelled to to poor field conditions. However, they were still able to have a successful trip.
It started off with a three and a half hour drive to Dubuque, Iowa on Thursday, March 30 where the team stayed in a hotel. The first night was relaxed as the team swam, ate some food, and watched the movie The Field of Dreams. The movie set them up for the next day as they practiced on the actual field of dreams and listened to a speaker from the original movie! After that they changed and headed to the University of Dubuque where they received lunch, a tour, and watched the baseball team play a game. Since the scheduled scrimmage was canceled on Saturday they were able to supplement a practice inside of the University of Dubuque's new indoor football facility. After that they watched another University of Dubuque baseball game before heading back to the hotel where they relaxed for the last night. The following morning they packed up, ate breakfast, and headed on the road for Little Chute.
Although the trip did not include playing any games, it was still a success! The team was able to grow closer, which will help them be a better team in the long run. They all had a great time and will remember it for the rest of their lives.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Wizards looking strong in playoffs

by: Logan Collison


To quote Big Sean, “Last night took an L, but tonight I bounce back.” Much like Big Sean, the Washington Wizards have bounced back from a rough beginning season to being fourth in the Eastern Conference three games behind the Toronto Raptors. Right now the Wizards are on a one game win streak with one remaining game in this season at Miami Heat. The Heat are currently fighting for the eight spot to try and nudge into the playoffs, so the Heat will be playing hard, with Wizards keeping their current playoff spot.
Let’s talk starter stats, John Wall has been looking unstoppable; he currently is sitting at 23.1 points per game and leads their teams in assists and steals. Washington’s other star, who is their best sniper on the team, is Bradley Beal. He is averaging 23.1 points per game this year. John Wall and Beal have been looking strong as partners and hope to continue this power combo into the playoffs. As a whole, however, the Wizards starting five is looking strong with Wall, Beal, Gortat, Porter Jr, and Morris, with young prospect Oubre Jr. getting lots of playing time.
The Wizards will be taking on their rivals in their own Southeast division, the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks finished 43-39 with a 1-3 record against Wizards, which bodes well for the Wizards. The Hawks star players are Dwight Howard, Paul Millsap and Dennis Schröder with Dwight Howard averaging 13.5 for a center, which is pretty good, and Dennis Schröder averaging 17.9 points per game, with only three years of experience. All in all this NBA series should be an excellent well matched couple of teams, with one goal in mind: the NBA champions.   

Monday, April 17, 2017

Bucks Push for Playoff Run

by: Ryan Romenesko

After the Milwaukee Bucks failed to make the playoffs in the 2015-2016 season, Giannis Antetokounmpo is taking the team to a playoffs this year. The Bucks will finish the season with a 42-40 record, coming off a loss to the Boston Celtics on April 12th. The team decided to rest star players Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Matthew Dellavedova and Tony Snell. With a patchy start to the season, the Bucks will come into the playoffs red hot!

In the month of March, Milwaukee managed to finish 14-4, the third most wins in a month in franchise history.  Despite their embarrassing loss to the Denver Nuggets in the first game of March, the Bucks turned their season around after a fatiguing practice the next day. Milwaukee went 14-3 the rest of the month, including a rigorous road trip on the west coast where they came out 4-2.  

Milwaukee will match up against the 3 seeded Toronto Raptors in a 7 game playoff series.  Toronto finished the season will very promising 51-31 record.  Toronto is lead by 2 all stars DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry. DeRozan averages 27 points a game and shoots 46 percent this season. Milwaukee will have a very difficult first round matching up against the Raptors.         

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Boys Volleyball

by: Keenan Stevens

Volleyball, a sport that when most people are asked about it, they think of girls playing, and that it’s a girls’ sport. Just like when you think of football, you think of a guy playing. But both sports can be played by both genders. Seven percent of people say that volleyball is designed for women because there are more men’s sports out there than women's sports. Other sources say, yes, more schools should have a boys volleyball team, which gives the school another shot at glory.

Boys volleyball has been becoming more popular over the years nationwide and is actually being well followed by the students and the school and other fans. I talked to Isaiah Ness from Kimberly High School who finished their Volleyball season at 10-4 in conference, I asked him if it feels any different being a boys volleyball player; he said “A little bit… You don't get as much attention as football or other big fall sports.” Then I asked him if anyone ever tries to tell him that it’s a girls sport, and he said. “I have had people tell me that, usually I just tell them to come watch and they gain more respect when they see guys 6 feet and taller jumping and getting their hand up to 11 feet high.”

Boys volleyball is very overlooked, but that doesn't stop the players from going out and competing and doing what they enjoy. Volleyball is a sport and whether it is  a boy or girl playing, the sport is played by people that love what they're doing so boys volleyball should also be accepted.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Winterfest Week--a Recap

by: Kylie Schultz

The week of March 13-17 was a week we like to call Winterfest. During this week we have all different kinds of activities during and after school. During the school days the students and faculty dress up as something different each day. It is a very fun and interesting time seeing what outfits people come up with for the week. On Monday there was a talent show that consisted of 7 acts. The people that performed in the talent show were Tristan O’Rourke who sang, Carrigan Hurst twirling, Kyra Hietpas and Janelle Fisher playing the piano and singing, Rheise Jackson singing, Olivia Hermsen playing the piano, Tyler Hietpas singing, and Logan Collison and Dalton Polomis rapping. It was also “pajama day” on Monday. The theme on Tuesday was “salad dressing day”. You could dress up as ranch (cowgirl/cowboy), thousand island (beach), or you can be as creative as you like. The theme on Wednesday was “what not to wear day” (crazy trends that never caught on.) The theme on Thursday was “jersey day”. On Friday there was a pep assembly during school. The theme on Friday was “Disney day.” On Friday there was a dance called Turnabout from 8-midnight. The theme of Turnabout was Disney. Turnabout is a special dance where the girls gets to ask the boys to the dance.











Friday, March 17, 2017

Basketball State


by: Mataan Omar
State is where it goes down. It is the best two teams in each division that play each other for the championship. Where the best passing, best shooting and best handles all come together in a hard fought battle for the sought after state championship title. One of the teams there that has made an impressive showing has been Xavier. Even though the Mustangs suffered a tough loss to the Hawks, they have won their semi final game against the once undefeated Ripon Tigers. With Hunter Plamann and Sam Ferris’s combined scores totaled 50 of Xavier’s 81 total. Another hard fought semi final battle was between Prescott (23-3) and Lake Mills (24-2) with Prescott coming out with a substantial win of 74-67. The last semifinal game that didn’t quite make the spotlight was a story of how sometimes not all underdogs can come out on top with Roncolli getting demolished by Destiny 71-54. With the following state games right around the corner, people wait anxiously to see who succeeds and who gets their hopes crushed in the most exciting stage of boys basketball. Xavier now has to take on Prescott to be crowned state champions.  

To the Moon and Back

by: Matt Reynebeau

Prom is right around the corner on April 29th.   This year, junior and senior students from Little Chute High School will be attending the dance at the Timber Rattlers stadium in Appleton. The theme for this year’s dance is “To the Moon and Back,” a theme made up of three colors, gold, black and blue. This year’s prom song is “Die A Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett. Prom court features Connor Mara, Will Berens, Soul Dorsey, Charlie Coenen, Gabe Dove, Mack Hooyman, Sawyer Huss, Taylor Grissman, Hannah Robinson, Olivia Hermsen, Olivia O’Connell, Olivia Kliner, Halie Hermsen and Abby Buchholz. Tickets will go on sale in the high school commons on April 3rd for $50 each person. Prom is a magical moment for many people around the country, so come and enjoy the dance in late April!

Spring Sports Preview

by: Connor Weigman

With winter gone and the snow melting, the sun peeking out, the rain falling, the flowers growing, temperature rising, and spring approaching, that means baseball, golf, track, and soccer are right around the corner.

This year’s baseball team consists of nine seniors: Leighton Meyers, Eric Hietpas,  Cory Diedrick, Carson Mara, Jacob Schmieder, Cole Wyngaard, Tyler Hietpas, Caleb Robinson, and Noah Manser. They are returning 7 of the 9 starters from last year’s team. The Mustangs finished with a 12-13 record last year. This year they are looking to win the conference and make it to state.


This year’s Golf team consists of Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshman. Junior Connor Mara will have to lead the team after making it to sectionals himself last year. He is looking to redeem himself and make it to state this year. The team seems to be coming together nicely. Last year they had a lot of sophomores and freshman on varsity so the experience should help them.

This year’s soccer team has only five seniors: Morgan Pluger, Nicole Sanderfoot, Ellie Mueller, Kendra Schumacher, and Kenia Gonzalez. They are looking to have a successful year after a not so good one last year. Kendra Schumacher led the team in goals last year and is hoping to do it again.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

This year’s track team is trying to repeat from the success that they had last year. They had a total of 31 athletes that went to state last year. Tess Keyzers broke the state record for shot put last year taking first at state. They are looking to win conference and send more athletes off to state and hopefully bring home some 1st place hardware.    

2017 Talent Show

by: Klaudia Lamers

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“You can win a talent show and be so famous that you can’t walk down the street, but no-one knows you next Monday.”- J.J. Field
Our annual talent show has just taken place. When the talent show takes place we have tons of people who try out and make it into the talent show ready to show us their talents. Those talents are singing, dancing, and playing instruments. The two judges Mr. Klein and Mr.Kruger decide who will win the talent show. There were many good contestants but... The winning student was Carrigan Hurst coming in first place with her drill team dance piece. Then in second place was Dalton Polomis and Logan Collison rapping  “Diablo” by Mac Miller. Finally the third winner was Tyler Hietpas singing “Waving Through a Window” by Evan Hansen. The talent show ended in everyone wanting an encore.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

DCON 2017

by: Kendra Schumacher

This past weekend the Little Chute Key Club took 26 students to DCON (district convention) at the KI Center in Green Bay. The weekend began Friday night when over 900 Key Clubbers from all over Wisconsin and Upper Michigan arrived at the hotel and began to decorate. The theme for DCON this year was Disney, so each division had decorated based on a different Disney movie.  Division 7, which includes Little Chute and Kimberly, was assigned the movie Monsters Inc. so we had tons of green, blue, and purple all around.  We also wore our green Monsters Inc. shirts that said “D7 is Scary Good at Service” on the front and “We Have a 2319” on the back.  Both Little Chute and Kimberly repped the shirts!  Next on the list was a funny keynote speaker who taught us E+R=O.  E+R=O mean an event plus your response equal the outcome.  This lesson can be used to help individuals make the best of their situations and get the most out of life.  Finally, we ended the night after an intense dance and cheer off.

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Saturday was full of workshops, caucus events, and unity between fellow Key Clubbers.  Everyone at convention learned how to be a more effective member.  Between each of the workshops D7 was sure to be loud and proud and cheer until we couldn’t anymore.  The dinner that evening is a fancy formal where many awards were given out.  This year Lucas Franck received Distinguished Treasurer award, while Kendra Schumacher received Distinguished President which is quite the honor!!! Our very own Carrigan Hurst won the talent show again this year and got to perform her upbeat baton twirling routine in front of everyone.  The night ended once again with the dance where D7 won jerseys and cheering against our competitors, Marquette all boys school!



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On Sunday morning we sadly had to clean up all of the decorations and pack our bags.  Closing ceremony was filled with heartfelt speeches from graduating district board members.  During this ceremony they also announced who had won district board positions for the upcoming year as well as who had won the weekend spirit awards.  Marquette, the all boys school, won “the jug” which is the award for the best club spirit while D7 won ‘the cow” which is given to the division with the most unity and spirit.  It was truly an honor to finally be awarded the cow after a weekend of cheer offs and making friends with Kimberly’s Key Club.  In all, the weekend was a blast and definitely one that won’t go forgotten.






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Monday, March 13, 2017

Ms. Stangel

by: Clayton Franzke

Not many students know that our Library Media Director, Mrs. Stangel will be retiring at the end of the year. So as a last hurrah, we'll recap the time that Mrs. Stangel has been with us at LCASD. I asked her a few questions to find some things about her.

How were your first years like? “My first few years were a learning experience. It took me awhile to get the hang of everything. Anyone starting out in a new job should know that it is OK to make mistakes, as long as you learn from them. And I think I did.”

My second question was, When did you start teaching? “I started teaching in 1981 in Catholic schools. I was a fifth grade teacher. In 1985, I worked as an aide in the 1st grade at Little Chute Elementary School. In 1986, I was hired as the middle school Library Media Specialist. In 2002, I took on the high school library, and in 2011, I was put in charge of the elementary library, too.”

Most memorable moments at LCASD? “My most memorable moments include so many moments with students.  I especially enjoyed Battle of the Books at the middle school (formerly called Reading Olympics.) I am really going to miss helping students and getting to chat with them every day.”

Finally, any advice or last words for students? “Advice: Make the most of your high school years by giving your best effort. Try different things and don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Make friends with people who are both like you, and also those who are different than you are. Be kind to everyone. No doubt there will be some disappointments and maybe even some hurt. Let this roll off of your back. High school flies by much more quickly than you realize and there will be so many more life experiences for you down the road. You have much to look forward to.”

So as me being a writer, Mrs. Stangel, we as LCASD students, teachers, janitors, and other professions, we thank you for being our Library Media Director, and I hope your retirement will be fun and relaxing.

Dance Team Heads to Disney

by: Madison VerBust

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A week away in Orlando, Florida is just what the Little Chute Dance team needed. We flew down to Florida on March 2 and stayed for a week in a resort, Pop Century. Each day the team was scheduled to attend each of the Disney parks and enjoy their time there. To start off the week we first went to Epcot to look around, go on rides, and at night watch the light show over the pond. The next day we headed down to Magic Kingdom and got lots and lots of pictures in front of the magical castle. After a long day in the sun we all headed back to the resort for a team practice, with a surprise from our head coach, Beth DeBruin. She didn’t plan on coming down due to having her first baby a month ago, but everyone was so excited to see her there with us. Instead of practice, we had a team dinner at Rainforest Cafe and all enjoyed a great meal before our big day on Saturday. Getting up at 4:45 was a struggle, but we all managed to do it. Heading back and forth from competition to the resort tired us out, but nothing can drag us down from competing our best. The following day we all were anxious to see how we placed with our 3 routines. We weren’t expecting first, considering all of these amazing teams performing, but we knew we did our best. Coming in 4th for pom, 6th in kick, and 9th in jazz, we thought that was pretty good for being a D4 school. After all the stress of competing from 8:30 AM to 11:30 PM we got to enjoy more time with the team in more Disney parks. The Monday after the competition and awards was a great day to head down to Universal Studios for some rides. It was super sunny and hot so a good time to go on a ride and get some air, or even hit the water rides. Some of the girls looked like they took a shower, they got so soaked. Some girls headed back to the resort to catch some sun and relax. Tuesday, there was a decision to make, to go Animal Kingdom for some more rides or sit back at the resort and spend your time doing whatever you would like to do. It was about half and half, but by the end of the day the whole team was spending their last day getting tan to show off when we got back to Wisconsin. At about 7.00 pm we all headed back down to Magical Kingdom for the Wishes firework show. Either spending it getting dessert, shopping, or meeting as many characters as we could. We all had a great last full day in Disney with each other and wouldn’t want to change any of it. The following morning, Wednesday was a difficult time for everyone to get up, pack, and leave the warm state of Florida. We arrived to Milwaukee around 11:00 and had to drive back to the school. Most of us were bundled up in sweatshirts not wanting to get out and face that we were finally home. This Disney trip was so Magical, it will be a trip to remember.
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