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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.


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!

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.


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

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.


Friday, March 10, 2017

Mustang Locker Room

by: Natalie O'Brien

It is now the month of March, and Mr. LaVigne enjoys having the Mustang Locker Room open during events such as sports happening after school, spirit week, or if there is a big sale happening. The Mustang Locker Room is also open during lunch, from 11:14-11:45, and after school from 3:25-3:45. He has students who enjoy running the Mustang Locker Room. The students really enjoy working the in the store because it is giving them a chance to meet new people while helping out with the business. Another large portion of sales come from the website. Mr. LaVigne welcomes the students, adults, and staff to the locker room showing them the cool items we are selling at our school. The kind of items they sell are shirts, pants, hats, sweatshirts, and chairs for the bleachers. Check out the link to purchase some new items!
If you want something that they do not have in the locker room, you can always contact Mr. LaVigne to make a special order. With spring coming around the corner soon,spring sports are going to start, and Mr. LaVigne and his students are selling new products and creating new apparel in his classroom. The days when his students make the apparel are on days when their custom order comes in, or when they are running low on merchandise in the store. Students works on the products during fourth block.  

Monday, March 6, 2017

Wrestling State Qualifiers

by: Logan Collison

Webster’s defines the word champion as “a person who has defeated or surpassed all rivals in a competition, especially in sports”, but what does champion really mean? Although two of Little Chute High School’s wrestlers may have had disappointing ends to an amazing wrestling season, they are champions not just by definition, but in their actions, both on and off the mat.
Looking at senior Logan VanHandel first, he has been a part of wrestling since he could wrestle. I have seen him mature both as a wrestler and a person, which contributed to his state appearance his senior year. As a freshman he struggled with listening to authority, but this year he shined as one of the three captains on the team. He finished the regular season with a 22-10 record and took first place at the conference tournament and won his way to a state spot. He has worked with the middle and elementary school program putting in work before and after to make sure that Little Chute will have a successful wrestling program.
Our other state qualifier was sophomore Bryce Schumacher, who was wrestling before he

could walk. Bryce comes from a wrestling family, making it to state in middle school. But

this is his first time as a high schooler. Only being a sophomore, he shows promise to

become a very successful wrestler. Bryce’s season looked grim when on the first dual meet

of the year, he hurt his shoulder, which took him out for much of the year, making his state

appearance that much more impressive. His regular season record was 12-5, with a first

place finish at the conference meet in the 160 pound weight class, showing that even after

injury it is still possible to be successful. Even though their state run was cut short, these

two young men have shown what is capable for the Little Chute Mustang Wrestlers.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Positive Role Models

by: Kara Morgan

There are so many positive role models at Little Chute High School that it’s hard to pick a couple out of all the bright smiley faces you see when you walk into our school. Little Chute High School has many great leaders and positive people. The students at Little Chute that go 110% above and beyond to make our school a warm and welcoming environment are Morgan Plueger, Corinne Schroeder, Kyra Hietpas and Jules Joosten. I interviewed each of them, and this is what they had to say.

IMG_4228.JPGJules Joosten is our freshman  positive role model, proving that you don’t just have to be an upper classman to show leadership and good qualities. Jules says that friends and family makes her most happy. She was most proud of making the varsity volleyball team as a freshman. Her friends would describe her as athletic, humble and kind. And she enjoys soccer and volleyball, and she does all this while maintaining a high GPA. She also likes to spend her time helping out friends and peers. She likes to make others feel important by reminding them that they are amazing and loved. She plans on continuing her positiveness by becoming a pediatric nurse practitioner.
IMG_4178.JPGKyra Hietpas is our sophomore positive role model. She shows the way for others and makes everyone feel wanted and important. Singing makes her most happy. She spends her free time doing music related activities. She was most proud of herself when she got the lead in the middle school play Xanadu. Three words that describe her are energetic, positive and carefree. She helps others by making sure they know she is always there to listen. Kyra makes others feel wanted and important by making people laugh when they are sad or depressed. She plans to continue spreading her positiveness by becoming an English teacher for either middle or high school.
Corinne Schroeder is our junior positive role model. Corinne is most happy when she is drawing, writing or hanging out with friends. She spends her free time doing anything to do with the arts. She is most proud of herself because of her artwork and maintaining a high GPA over her high school years despite personal challenges she has faced. Corinne is also proud of how loyal she is to her friendships. Three words that describe Corinne are creative, caring and optimistic. Corinne always looks or the positive and bright light in every dark tunnel. She helps others by listening and giving advice to them. She helps others feel important and wanted by letting them know she is there for them and that she cares. She plans to carry on her positivity by doing something with arts and creativity in the future.

IMG_4176.JPGMorgan Pluger is our senior positive role model.Morgan is most happy when she is  bringing smiles to people and making them happy just puts a smile on her face. She spends her free time enjoying soccer. She is most proud of herself for getting accepted into every single college she applied for because she worked her butt off in high school. Three words to describe her are funny, determined and unique. She plans to spread her positivity by doing something in the medical field when she is done with high school.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Texting and Driving

By: Enrique Gonzalez
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According to the National Safety Council, nearly 1.6 million crashes happen each year due to cell phone use while driving. To this day, texting and driving has been one of the reasons that car accidents have happened nationwide. At least one out four car accidents are caused by cell phone use. Technology has improved tremendously and social communication is just in the palm of people's hand for everyone to access. Now there's no need to meet in real life with people in order to communicate instead people can video chat or just text each other with a smartphone. Since we as humans have the power to communicate whenever we want, using a cell phone is involved with our daily activities and things we do. And one of the things we do is driving a car since we can communicate with others at any time we are used to doing it even while we are driving, which is a big impact because it can take lives or even critically wound someone and change their life forever. Statistics shows that texting and driving is 6 times more likely to cause a car accident than drunk driving; this a high chance of someone getting into a car accident. Statistics show that in 2013 about 3,154 people were killed in distraction accidents such as texting and driving. The kinds of actions that we take can affect everyone around us. Teenagers are in danger of possibly getting into an accident if they are not taking precaution such as texting and driving. People at a younger age seem to not understand right away what is right or wrong until they face the consequences. For example, let's say a student is driving home from school and gets a message. The student decided to see the message but didn't know that he wasn't paying attention to the road. This caused him to collide with another car and the student ended up in the hospital. He knew that nothing would've happened because he always checks his phone while heading home, but this time he faced the consequences and knows that they shouldn't be doing that next time. About one-fourth of teenagers actually check their messages and respond to at least one while driving, and about 11 teenagers each day die as a result of texting and driving. There are many facts about texting and driving so that it serves as a warning to others so that no one tries to text and drive.

These are some facts that everyone should know about texting and driving because everyone would be aware of the things that could happen if they text and drive. About 43 states including D.C prohibit drivers from texting while driving. This means that even if you think you won't get caught, you are breaking a rule. It's better to not touch your phone while driving because you are putting your own life and other people's lives in danger. Another thing that people should know is that nine in ten teens expect a reply or a message every five minutes or less which causes distraction and pressure. Everyone should know that texting and driving puts pressure on people and even more pressure on those who are driving because they are focusing more on the road than anything else. This means that if a person receives a text message, they are being distracted and more pressure is put on them. It’s best to drive safe by not looking at messages that you receive while you are driving. Finally, according to AT&T's Teen Driver Survey, about 97 percent of teens agree that texting while driving is dangerous, but 43 percent of them do it anyways. This percentage might not be big to you, but 97 percent is a big number because it means that almost 100 percent of the teens who took the survey agree with texting and driving being dangerous. Meanwhile, 43 percent is still a big number for those who still do it even though they know the consequences because people in that 43 percent could lose their lives due to texting and driving. This means that people are aware of the consequences but they decide to continue to do it which means that they don't care about their own safety or others safety. Those who care about their safety and others lives, don't join the 43 percent who still text and drive even though they know that it's dangerous. These were some facts that people should know about because they would serve as a way for them to stop texting and driving. Why? Because they will now be informed about what could happen or how many states have banned it but they still do it. There are also many different ways to prevent texting while driving.
If a person were to ask someone who constantly texts about putting the phone away and not looking at messages for a few minutes, they would say it would be difficult. That's the same with not looking at messages while you are driving. People say it's difficult to not look at a message while they’re driving, but there are some ways that will help people stop texting and driving. One way would be to turn your phone on silent which is a great way to stop looking at your phone while you are driving because you don't realize that you have received a message since it's on silent. This means that there will be no more distraction unless your phone's screen lights up when you receive a message which this following tip would help with that. The second way would be to completely turn off your phone so that you don't see it light up or constantly look at it to see if you received a message. This will prevent any distractions coming from your phone so that it doesn't make a notification sound or light up. This would be a great way to just your eyes on the road and not focus on anything else. The third way would be to keep your phone out of reach so that it doesn't distract you nor will you try to reach it if you put it somewhere where you wouldn't see it. These are some things that people could do to help them stop texting while driving because once someone starts doing one of these daily, it would turn into a habit and it will help them stop texting and driving. Although these ways could help you stop texting while driving, the most important thing is to find a technique that suits you and that you will adapt to. Therefore, people should use some of these tips so that it prevents them from texting and driving.

In conclusion, these were some facts about texting and driving that people should know that will help them realize that their lives are in danger and some tips that will help them stop from texting while driving. People should not text and drive due to many deaths that have occurred due to texting while driving and because you are putting yourself in danger and others as well. They should realize that it's better to not text and drive because it's better to drive safe than putting yourself in danger due to the actions they decided to take. Cell phones are beginning to be more involved in people's lives, but they shouldn't let cell phones distract them from doing their everyday tasks and also while driving. Teenagers are also in danger of getting into a car accident because they seem like they get distracted easy and their phone usage is higher than an adult's. The facts above show that about 43 states prohibiting drivers from texting and driving because of all of the accidents that have happened and how many were due to texting and driving. This was one of the facts that should help people realize that maybe you are breaking a rule if you are driving and using your phone due to the 43 states that have prohibited drivers from doing that. One way to not get distracted by your phone while driving is to completely turn it off, but there's are many different ways stop from using your phone while driving. These were some facts about texting while driving and some tips to stop texting while driving so that the phone doesn't distract you.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Choosing Classes

by: Libby Anderson
As the end of the school year approaches, students have begun choosing their classes for the 2017-2018 school year, but there is a small situation going around. Students are choosing classes that they don’t want to take. As Mrs. Van De Yacht said to our Media Publications class, “Why take a creative writing class if you don’t want to write?” As a student I understand the struggle of choosing a class but being forced into another because they no longer offer that specific period anymore, or because there is not enough room for you to be in a class. What some parents and teachers don’t understand is why students are choosing classes that they know they won’t enjoy. What is the reasoning behind this constant struggle?
I believe one reason for this is because they don’t care or weren’t paying enough attention. Many students often choose not to look through the student handbook that is specifically located on Little Chute’s student website, which is where teachers give you brief introductions of what you will be doing in those classes. Another thing is for the students that do not particularly care about the classes that they are in; they choose the requirements, and after that they just go for whatever. That causes headaches for both students and teachers.Not only do these students usually not participate in class, but because they don’t enjoy the class they are not learning anything.
Another reason could be that students take the class because they wish to pursue a career in a particular field. It might be required for them to take a class they may not be fond of it, but they know that by taking that class it will help them further advance in their career goals. This is yet another complication for teachers. Although students may have chosen and need to take that class, many students fail to do tasks properly, and then they are doing things that do not appeal to them. These situations can lead to both late or even missing assignments that cause stress throughout the individual's small community.
Overall there are many reasons for this common mistake amongst the student population, but we together need to work at fixing this. If you do not want to take a class then don’t take it, and if you feel you have to take it GET YOUR WORK IN. It’s not an excuse to not do your work because you don’t like a class, it is your job to suck it up and work hard at being better. As Dalai Lama once said “Our prime purpose in life is to help others, and if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” Help our teachers, students, and parents by putting in some effort, and if you can’t do that don’t hurt them by not getting your stuff in.

High School Seniors Sign!

by: Leighton Myers

All parents want to see their children succeed after they graduate high school, whether that be going into the work force, the military or some type of schooling. For three athletes in particular they have done what their parents expected of them and then some. Tess Keyzers, Kyle Hietpas and myself, Leighton Myers, have all accepted athletic scholarships to play a sport at the next level. Their hard work in their sport as well as in the classrooms have given them the opportunity to do what they love at the next level.
Tess Keyzers accepted a scholarship from the University of Minnesota for Track and Field. Tess also participated in varsity volleyball and basketball, where she was a stand out as well. Track and Field was the sport that she stood out in the most. She has reached the WIAA State Track and Field Meet her first three years of high school and plans on reaching it again her senior year. She has even left with some hardware. Tess currently holds the state record for girls shot put with a throw of 47’ 3.00. That record won her her second 1st place medal in girls shot put, as she had also won the previous year. Congratulations Tess and good luck in your future!
Kyle Hietpas has accepted a scholarship from the University of North Dakota to play football. While playing basketball and participating in track and field, Kyle decided football would be the sport he plays at the next level. Kyle has excelled on the football field, earning first team all conference as a junior and senior at wide receiver and also receiving second team all conference as a defensive back. He led the conference in many receiving categories. Kyle plans on redshirting his first year then playing defensive back and returning kicks and punts the following year.
I, Leighton Myers, have accepted a scholarship from Kankakee Community College to play baseball. Going to a community college means that it is a two year school and that I will transfer out after the second year and hopefully continue my baseball career. While playing football and baseball I was able to earn second team all conference as a catcher junior year. I have also been a captain since my sophomore year. This past season I led the team in just about every offensive category. I am excited to develop some more these next two years and hopefully transfer to a school where I can continue playing baseball!

Good luck to all the other seniors whether you know what you are doing after graduation or not. Make sure you find the right fit for you and that there are no doubts about it. Enjoy the last semester of high school and congratulations to the three student athletes for signing!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Dress-Up Days are Coming!

by: Ryan Romenekso

During the week of Winterfest, March 13-17, many students show off their school spirit by participating in the various dress up days. Dressing up is a fun experience that everyone can enjoy during the school days. “Winterfest” is approaching at Little Chute high school, which means it's time to check throughout your house to find the freshest outfits for the dress up days. The dress up days are listed below.

Monday- Pajama Day

Tuesday- Salad Dressing Day
*Ranch-Cowboy, Thousand Island- Beach, Caesar- Toga, Be creative

Wednesday- What Not to Wear Day
*Funny trends that never caught on(wearing your pants backward) or looks that just don’t work

Thursday- Jersey Day

Friday- Disney Day
*This day is subject to change, depending on the boys’ basketball team

It is highly recommended that everyone participates in these dress up days because it is a very fun experience.

Poms Team Earns Two State Championships!

by: Madison VerBust

The Little Chute Dance Team recently attended Regionals at Kimberly High School the weekend of January 28th. They got Regional Champions in D4 pom, and Runner-up in D2 Kick. This team was very happy with their placements and advanced to State the following weekend. Each day of the week the girls all wore the same thing to match; this was leading up to State. The team left Friday, February 3rd right after school. Metro police escorted the team along with friends and family cheering them on their way. Saturday was a long day but also so exciting for the team. This team became D4 Pom State Champions and D2 Kick State Champions. Included with that, their two routines received the two highest scores of the whole entire session. The team celebrated their victory on Sunday when they arrived back to Little Chute. The dance team rode around on the wagon being pulled around town to celebrate their two State Championships.
I asked each senior to explain to me in one sentence how this year and state experience feels for them.
Anna Verbruggen: “The girls beside me have been the definition of a dream team. We worked hard and accomplished our goals. We also made friendships that will last a lifetime.”
Carlie Huss: “Our team had a really fun and successful season. I’m proud of all our accomplishments.”
Madison Driessen: “This season was definitely one to remember. We were very successful and we all became best friends!”
Bailey Wheeler: “ This season our team created a really strong bond with each other and we had a lot of fun. I couldn’t be anymore prouder of our accomplishments.”

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Getting Ready for Graduation

by: Clayton Franke

Now the clock begins to tick down, slips are being handed out for graduation robes and caps, and meetings are beginning for students wanting to go to college.  Yup it’s time for Senior Graduation, where many students get ready for college or for real life. I sent a quiz to some seniors for their opinion on graduation.
I asked Seniors Logan VanHandel, Dora Gomm, and Ryan Romenesko. These are the questions I asked each of them and here’s their response.

First Question: What are your thoughts on graduation this year?
Logan V: “It's kinda scary knowing we'll be adults.”
Dora G: “Counting down the days, can't come soon enough!!”
Ryan R: “It should be exciting!”

Second Question: What are your plans after graduation?
Logan V: “I plan to attend Wisconsin Lutheran College and go on my path to become a firefighter.”
Dora G: “Attend Minnesota State University and run track.”
Ryan R: “Attend UW-Oshkosh for accounting.”

So overall most seniors either have a plan for college or are excited to graduate. So as a last ho-rah-rah, let's get through the rest of the year so we can become honorable members of society.