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Friday, November 17, 2017

Clean Sweep to Kick Off the Dance Season!

by Lexington Halase

On November 4, 2017, both the Little Chute Varsity Dance Team and the Little Chute Middle School Chute-ing Stars Dance Team competed at the 5th Annual Hortonville Invitational. This was the first competition of the year for both teams, and routines were brought out in the categories of Pom, Kick, Jazz, and soloists brought their own routines to show-off. Both teams have been competing at this competition the past four years and have become more successful there as the years have passed. The teams were very successful, and six trophies were brought home between the two teams. It was a great start to the season, and the teams are continuing to work hard throughout practices in order to be just as successful, if not more, at future competitions.
The varsity team had a clean sweep with their routines in both Division 4 Pom and Division 2 Jazz. Taking home two first place trophies and being only one point away from being the highest score of Panel B, the team was able to experience a feeling of success and gratefulness for their great placement. Aside from the team routines, three underclassmen soloists competed their routines in the Division 2 solo division. Quinn Van Schyndel, freshman, took 5th place; Makenze Van De Leygraaf, sophomore, took 4th place; and Jordan Mars, sophomore, took 2nd place. The varsity team will be competing at the Wauwatosa West Invite on November, 18, 2017, to continue their drive for success with their winning routines.
The middle school team brought home 1st place in both Middle School Pom and Middle School Kick, 2nd place in Middle School Jazz, highest score of Panel B with their Pom routine, and were also awarded a candy gift basket for bringing in the most canned food items for the food drive. The middle school’s success paid off as they were awarded a spotlight dance performance for having the highest scoring routine of Panel B. After awards, the floor was cleared, and the team was able to re-perform their Pom routine under a single spotlight in the middle of the gym. Having learned the feeling of winning and success, the team is currently working hard to prepare themselves for the Wauwatosa Dance Invite to continue their successful streak.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Coenen Scores Again

by Hunter Tangwall
This was a record-breaking year for LCHS Senior Charlie Coenen. Not only was he able to break the record for most career goals with 82, but he scored 33 this season alone to take the single season goal-scoring record. The career goal record was previously held by his older brother Tyler Coenen who graduated in 2013. When asked about how he feels taking his brother´s record Charlie had this to say: “It feels very rewarding. It feels like all of my hard work over the years of playing soccer have paid off. It’s bittersweet because I really like my brother, but I know he’s proud of me. I hope someone comes along and breaks my record because that would mean Little Chute has good soccer players.”
The Coenen family is no newcomer to soccer success here at LCHS. Charlie’s older brothers Tyler and Ben both had great careers here playing for the Mustangs, as well as at Carroll University where they were both able to have great careers there. When ask about his future soccer and school plans Coenen had the following to say: “ Yes, I am going to play at Carroll University in college. Hopefully that’s not the end of my career, though. I want to play soccer for as long as I am physically able to.”
It was a rebuilding year for the Mustangs as they only had 4 seniors and a total of 6 returning players from the previous year. With the young team Coenen had around him, it is hard to believe the success he was able to achieve. “Firstly, my coaches and teammates,” Coenen said when asked who he contributes his success to. “From my first soccer team, my coaches and teammates have been there to push me to be better. My coaches have taught me so much about the game, especially Coach JJ this past season and my club coach Quinn Ross from the past two years,” said Coenen. But with a young team comes somes struggles as the Mustangs were 1-11 at the end of the season. Going into their regional play in game not knowing much about their opponents the Mustangs went in with a must win mentality. Despite their effort they came up short losing five to seven, with Coenen scoring all five goals, three of which were before halftime.

It was a season to remember for Charlie and his family. As he moves on in his academic and soccer career his family and coaches know he will be successful. Future Mustang soccer players will have Charlie’s accomplishments to look up to as they come through the school. His accomplishments will be permanently enshrined in the LCHS history books.  

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Growing and Changing

By Nicole Plutz
Four years may seem like a long period of time, but if you ask any of the seniors they will tell you that the four years in high school go by a lot quicker than one may think. As many would have thought the senior class was nervous but excited to start their freshman year of high school. We knew some of the aspects that would be popping into our lives, such as Friday night football games and a larger amount of school work to do, but what we didn’t know was how each of these things would impact who we have grown into being today. In the midst of all of the craziness of high school, many forget to take a step back and look at how their time in high school has shaped them into who they are today. It has been proven that the way one changes in high school impacts who they will become later in life. This couldn’t be more true for the class of 2018.
Over the past four years, all of the seniors have changed in one way or another through their experiences. All of us have not only grown academically, but also in many different aspects of our lives.
We have pushed ourselves to take our learning to the next level and take it into our own hands in order to prepare ourselves for what we will take on as we leave high school. Now, we will hear from four fellow seniors that shared how their time at LCHS has changed them and also helped to develop them into who they are today.
Lexi HalaseWe all need to grow into our own person in order to find out who we are and what we want to be. Lexi Halase has done just this throughout her time in high school. She has grown as an individual and has prepared herself for life after high school. By taking high level classes, such as AP and college courses offered through the high school as well as local colleges, Lexi has been able to get ahead of the game from the beginning of high school to end of her time as a high school student. This has allowed her to feel prepared for the next step of college because of how she has challenged herself to take her learning into her own hands. As she looks back on her time in high school Lexi states that she is very happy with what she has accomplished these last four years.  
Olivia HermsenOlivia Hermsen has grown as a leader during her four years of high school which helped her to also become more outgoing. She stated that she owes all of this to being involved in sports and clubs within our school. Olivia is involved in three sports as well as many different clubs which have played a vital role in allowing her to become a great leader in all of her activities. Her advice to the freshman class is, “If I could recommend one thing to incoming freshman, it would be to join extracurricular activities because they are fun and a great way to get involved.”
Megan Lonigro“Thanks to sports, clubs, and Little Chute High School in general, I have gained leadership skills and confidence.” Megan Lonigro is another senior that feels that the four years in high school go by a lot faster than you think, so all of us need to make sure we make the most of that time. She has also grown as a person from her freshman year to her senior year as result of her elaborating in many different clubs and sports.
Charlie Coenen’s high school career has been a roller coaster ride. He has learned just as much in the classroom as he has outside of it about himself. “Over the years here, I have really matured, grown as a person, learned more about myself, and learned some values,” Charlie explained when asked what he thought the most important part of his time in high school was. His freshman year, Charlie was terrified to do things such as volunteer and take on foreign situations that he didn’t know much about. Now, he is more than willing to volunteer and put himself into new situations that will allow him to gain experience in order to learn more about the field of study his wishes to pursue in college. One of the most important changes that Charlie has made during his time here at LCHS is that he has allowed himself to grow into a hard worker who is responsible in all aspects of his life. He states that he gives LCASD credit for making him into the person that he is today.

Charlie Coenen
All of the seniors have changed in one way or another as we traveled through LCHS. Our growth included challenging ourselves to be the best we could, finding who we truly are, and learning to celebrate our accomplishments along the way. One thing that has alway stuck in the minds of many of us seniors is to try new things while in high school and to get out of our comfort zones, so that we don’t have the “I wish I would’ve done that” moments after we begin the rest of our lives. We sure didn’t expect our time in high school to fly by as quickly as did, but we enjoyed the ride that it took us on.

Unity Day

by: Eli Sanchez and Sharron Archambault

October is national Anti-bullying prevention month. Students and teachers around Little Chute School on October 25th the students with be wearing orange because it is the color of Anti-bullying color for the month. In a 2016 study more than 1 out of every 5 (20.8 percent) students report being bullied (National Center for Educational Statistics, 2016). The goal is to inspire students to support one another by wearing orange.  Most bullying happens in middle school. The most common types are verbal and social bullying.  The community came together on  this day and  helped  to support and stop bullying because no person should ever feel like they aren't good enough. We should always think before we speak because how we say things or what we say might affect people, and maybe help the bully rates go down!

Monday, October 30, 2017

2017 Homecoming Pep Assembly

by: Hannah Robinson and Breanna Fritsch
Homecoming week is an exciting time for Little Chute High School.  From Powderpuff to Boys Volleyball, there are a variety of events for everyone to take part in.  However, out of all of these Homecoming activities, the students really show their school spirit at the long-awaited pep assembly.
The LCHS pep assembly is held on the Friday of Homecoming week, which is always full of energy because the students are hyped up for the Homecoming dance the next day.  The pep assembly is planned by the school’s Student Council, which is a group of responsible, creative individuals who take charge of Homecoming week and lead the students throughout it.  The pep assembly’s popularity is due to its inclusion of informative sports biographies and silly games.  While LCHS has had some great pep assemblies over the years, this year’s pep assembly is now the one to beat.
The pep assembly began at 2:00 p.m. on the afternoon of October 6th, which meant an early dismissal from school for the students.  Sporting blue and white clothes for Mustang Day, the bleachers were jam-packed with students from all grades.  While sports teams do get recognition throughout the afternoon, the real showstoppers are the entertaining games that are unique only to the Homecoming pep assembly.  With seniors Will Berens and Matt Reynebeau as our MC’s, the event began with student cheers and funny jokes.
The first event at the pep assembly was the “Minute to Win it” game. Each grade had two players compete, and two staff members represented the faculty team.  The game consisted of four events.  In the first round, one member of each team smeared vaseline over his or her face.  Their partner threw cotton balls at the vasoline in an attempt to make it stick.  Once it did, the players moved on to the next round.  In the second round, players attached Kleenex boxes filled with ping pong balls to their waists.  The goal of the game was to shake the box and get all the ping pong balls out of it.  Wheelbarrowing to the finish line, the faculty won the game!
     The second and perhaps most highly anticipated event was bubble ball.  We’ve been playing this game for the past couple of years, and it has been a fan favorite since its introduction at LCHS pep assemblies.  The game consists of ten players, all of which wear inflatable, clear balls as their “armor” and compete in a soccer match.  Bubble ball is exciting to watch because the spherical players, not used to their large size, often bump into each other and tip over.  The inflatable ball protects the player’s fall, making it not only entertaining for the viewers, but fun for the participants.  Several minutes and several scores later, the game came to a close.
Following bubble ball was the second session of “Minute to Win it”.  The first round was cleverly called “Elephant Dance.”  First, both players for each team put a pair of nylons on their head.  The catch was that each pair of nylons had tennis balls inside.  The goal of the game was for the player to swing the nylons and successfully knock down four water bottles to move onto the next round.  Round two was called “Cookie Face”.  In this game, each player placed an Oreo cookie on their forehead and then wiggled his or her face to get the cookie into their mouth.  This proved difficult to the players, especially considering the fact that they were not allowed to use their hands.  In the final round, each team had two bowls in front of them.  One bowl had five ping pong balls in it and the other was empty.  The goal of the game was for the players to use spoons, held in their moves, to pick up the ping pong balls and move them to the empty bowl.  Once they had finished, the last step was to wheelbarrow to the finish line.  This time, the seniors played well and got the win.
The last and arguably most exciting event this year was the first annual senior versus faculty dance off.  The two teams battled it out to see who could better impress the judges, high school principal Mr. Bird and senior Jake VanderWyst.  Each team had three rounds of 30-second dances including styles ranging from hip hop to jazz.  Both the seniors and the faculty gave great performances, clearly demonstrating to us that they put in lots of hard work over the past few weeks practicing and perfecting their routines.  By the third round, the teams were becoming more competitive and the routines more impressive.  Because of this, the judges were having a hard time deciding who was the best.  Naturally, the problem was resolved with a rap battle between teacher Mr. Rankin and senior Matt Reynebeau.  Both rappers amazed us all with their improvisation, quick words, and funny dances moves.  However, in the end, Mr. Rankin wasn’t able to keep up with Matt’s killer talent.  Mr. Rankin dropped the microphone in defeat and the seniors won the battle.  The senior section exploded with applause, and the faculty did their best to deal with the loss.  The senior versus faculty dance off definitely proved to be an entertaining event and will undoubtedly be included in future pep assemblies.

This year’s LCHS Homecoming pep assembly was an improvement from last year’s.  Combing hilarious events, random rap battles, and incredible amounts of school spirit, this pep assembly is undeniably going to go down in Little Chute High School history.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Mustang Locker Room

by: Lexington Halase

Located in the Little Chute High School commons area, The Mustang Locker Room is the go-to shopping center for all Little Chute Mustang gear! Do you need a Mustangs hat and gloves for those cold outdoor football games and cross country meets? They have it! Do you need a customized Little Chute athletics shirt to support your favorite Little Chute sports teams? They have that, too! Run by Little Chute’s Future Business Leaders of America organization, the Entrepreneurship class, and their advisor, Jason Lavigne, the Mustang Locker Room is booming with business! Even though business was slower at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year, business really picked up after just a few weeks! According to advisor Jason Lavigne, he believes that with the help of our sports teams’ success this fall and with special group sale orders, business has been continuously increasing. All proceeds from the Mustang Locker Room are put towards the FBLA organization to help students who can’t afford to attend the various trips and competitions the organization goes on. With the increasing proceeds, more students are able to be actively involved in these trips and compete in these competitions.
With the new school year here and sports seasons getting started, there are new products in the store, such as new tie-dye long sleeves, sleeveless hoodies, and personalized Little Chute Mustang jerseys with an all-new design! Aside from these, there many product ideas soon to come, such as LC baseball caps and a new version of the winter hats already sold in the store! With these new products, business is sure to continue increasing as it is and promote more popularity for the Mustang Locker Room! With the holiday season fast approaching, the Mustang Locker Room will be having CRAZY promotions and deals for all your gift-giving needs for the holiday season! With the help from these sales, even more students will be able to benefit from the proceeds and will be able to attend the trips and competitions to come in the 2017-2018 school year.
For more information about the Mustang Locker Room and to get updates on promotions and deals offered, follow the store page on twitter @lc_locker_room, or follow the link to the Mustang Locker Room website homepage: http://lc3.littlechute.k12.wi.us/High%20School/Activities/FBLA/schoolstore.htm


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Mustangs Look to Make a run in the Postseason

by: Mack Hooyman and Lucas Montag

The high school Mustang football regular season came to an end last week. The Mustangs finished the regular season with a record of 6-3, which was good enough to get the Mustangs a three seed heading into the postseason. The Mustangs hosted the Omro Foxes on Friday night and won by a score of 28-6. After a slow start in the first half, the Mustangs came out ready to play in the second half scoring 21 unanswered points. Next week the Mustangs will play on the road at Freedom, a team the Mustangs fell to back in week one. That game went to overtime, but the Mustangs couldn’t come out on top. The Mustangs will be looking to utilize their strong line and running back Charlie Hietpas this Friday. With a win on Friday, the Mustangs will either host Xavier or travel to Wrightstown for the level three playoff game. Right now the Mustangs only focus is taking the season one week at a time and are only concerned about beating Freedom. For anyone interested in supporting the Mustangs this weekend, the level two playoff game will be played at 7 o’clock on Friday night at Freedom High School.

Monday, October 23, 2017

One Game at Time

by Olivia Hermsen
The Mustang Volleyball team is focused on playing one game at time and making a long playoff run.  After finishing the regular season 31-4,the Mustangs clinched the 1 seed in their region.  Their playoff run began with a first round bye, letting them jump right into the second game of Regionals, playing Waupun at home on Thursday, October 19.  The student section did an excellent job of embracing the home field advantage, by cheering loudly and dressing up in the bright theme: neon out.  The Mustangs swiftly took care of business and swept the Waupun Warriors in 3 sets.  After coming together for a great team win, the Mustangs became focused on their next target, the Chilton Tigers.  
The much anticipated Regional Final took place on Saturday, October 22  at Little Chute High School, where the visiting Tigers and the Mustangs battled to stay alive in the play offs.  A tightly contested first set resulted in a close Mustang win.  Carrying their momentum from the first set, the Mustangs took the second set as well.  However, Chilton refused to go down without a fight and won the third set, forcing the match to continue.  Little Chute quickly took care of business and finished off the match with a victory after going 3-1 with the Tigers.
The Mustangs will continue their playoff run by hosting the Fox Valley Lutheran volleyball team on Thursday, October 26 at 7 p.m.  for the Sectional Semifinal game.IMG_0662.JPG

Behind the Scenes

by: Megan Lonigro
Homecoming week is a crazy, exciting week preparing for the big dance on Saturday. The students come to school dressed up to help boost the school spirit for the week. A couple nights of the week, there are also after school events that the students are encouraged to attend such as Girls Powder Puff, Boys Volleyball, Homecoming Court Coronation, the parade, and the football game. Most of the planning and behind the scenes work is done by a school club known as Student Council. Student Council, some may know it as Student Government, is a student led club who votes, makes decisions, and plans upcoming events. It is supervised by Mrs. Scheeler, who keeps everyone on track and helps tremendously with everything the club needs to accomplish. Student Council, with the help of others such as the staff, put on the entire homecoming week. That includes picking the dress up days, planning and putting on the outside events, advertising all of the events/days, and putting on the school’s pep assembly. Without Student Council, homecoming week would not be possible. Thank you, Student Council!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Homecoming Dance

By: Natalie O’Brien

dance3.jpgdance2.jpg On October 7th, 2017, our homecoming dance was held in the middle school gym. Once you walked into the gym, you  got to see the decorations students made for the dance. This year’s theme was Empire State of Mind. We had a couple of DJ’s  that were cranking up the music to jam to and got into the music too. As hours passed,  we had songs that everyone would get into, like “Cotton Eye Joe” and “Cha Cha Slide”. As the night was coming to an end, eventually they did the grand entry of the homecoming court.  First came the junior marshals, Hannah Roth and Logan Plate. Then our Homecoming court girls and boys walked down the aisle and did a pose. First came Cassie Bevers and Jacob VanderWyst, then came Olivia Gloudemans and Matt Reynebeau, Megan Lonigro and Charlie Hietpas, Olivia Scheeler and Max Schommer, Gracie Woelfel and Ethan Vander Zanden. Then finally our King Connor Weigman and Queen Jana VanVooren walked down the aisle doing an epic pose. As the night came to an end,the students enjoyed their last song of the night: “Jump Around”.dance.jpgdance4.jpg

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Mustang Locker Room

ATTENTION!! The Mustang Locker Room is looking for more help in the store during lunch and after school. It would be great if you could help out. We are getting new products soon with new designs. Look forward to seeing them and maybe purchasing them! We have a lot of items on the clearance racks that are cool and affordable. Come down and look at the Mustang apparel and show your school spirit!!


Monday, September 11, 2017

Mustang Locker Room

by Madison VerBust
ATTENTION!!!!! The Mustang Locker Room has officially opened on September 11th. Come on down and see our sweet, amazing new clearance rack! Get anything from t-shirts, long sleeves, sweatshirts, hats, water bottles, and even your own custom jersey. Also teachers go ahead and buy your children some youth apparel to support your very own MUSTANGS!!! Our prices range from $3-$35, and if it’s not in store, fill out a special custom order form and we can get you just that! We have new; we have old. Come down and buy some of the latest, coolest fashion at LCHS. We have a SUPER fun team of students during lunch or after school that are excited to be selling our school apparel to you guys! So come on down and get yourself some mustang gear that will bring out your school spirit! #GoMustangs

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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boys.PNGBesides the waterpark, there were so many options of activities for students to choose from.  In the indoor arcade, there were go-karts, laser tag, a ropes course, rock climbing walls, 4D rides/games, a merry go round, and so much more.  Many students chose to ride the spinny ride in the arcade which either left them with a thrill or feeling sick to their stomachs. insta.PNG

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

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.