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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
VOLUME LXXI, NO. 18
Pulaski Roundabout Complete
The roundabout was constructed throughout July and August. The Pulaski Roundabout was completed on Friday, September 2.
For most of the summer, visitors and residents of the Pulaski area traveling to the community using Highway 32 have had to bypass routes to many of the village’s main businesses and attractions. That all ended on Friday, September 2, however, when Pulaski’s new roundabout opened. The intersection of Highway 32 and County Road B closed on July 25. However, officials at the Department of Transportation worked with local businesses owners to ensure that customers had access to area restaurants and shops while the roundabout was constructed. Gravel driveways leading from northbound Highway 32 to Super Ron’s, the Trailside Convience Center, McDonalds, and one leading into the Mountain Bay plaza were constructed for customer use while the roundabout was being completed. The regular access road into the Mountain Bay Plaza off of Crest Drive remained open, as did the driveway into Super Ron’s off of County Highway B. According to Doug Egnarski, businesses in the Mountain Bay Plaza were likely affected, but Egnarski believes they did better than they expected thanks to the addition of the entrances into the plaza.
For some businesses, however, the timing of the roundabout’s construction was likely what hurt business the most. Both Jill Coppersmith, manager of McDonalds, and Christine Richter, believe they may have lost customers as travelers made their way “upnorth” on Highway 29 throughout the summer. Both Richter and Coppersmith said regulars still came to the shops throughout the summer regardless of the road-work, though. Now that construction in the area is complete, businesses owners are expecting businesses to return to normal. McDonald’s actually expects business to increase, now that customers will be able to use multiple entrances to access the restaurant, Coppersmith said. The construction also affected students, staff and teachers returning to Pulaski as the school year began on Thursday, September 1. For students arriving to school on a bus, approximate pick-ups and drop-off times were adjusted to accommodate the detours. School district officials also sent out numerous ‘AlertNow’ emails to ensure that students and Continued on back page
Construction workers continued to work through various weather conditions to ensure the roundabout was completed on time.
Construction of the roundabout caused the closure of area roads.
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Pulaski Community School District to host grant-seeking workshop The Pulaski Community School District is hosting a skillbuilding workshop for -, scheduled from 9a.m. until 1:30p.m. on Tuesday, September 27, 2011, at Pulaski High School. Community residents who represent municipal, non-profit and civic organizations wishing to seek government and foundation funding are welcome to join school district administrators and staff to learn grant researching strategies and writing techniques. Regional grant-seeking consulatant Joe Gaunt from Green Bay will demonstrate online exploration of grant-makers at federal, state and local government levels, as well as private foundations and other funding sources. Participants will draft a short grant application during the workshop, and then exchange proposals with others for editing and recommendations. In this way participants will leave the workshop with a grant application ready for submission to a suitable funder. Role-plays will portray strategies for building relationships with foundation executives and program officers at government agencies. Participants will be encouraged to discover potential partnerships for grant-seeking among representatives of agencies similar to their own, enabling them to submit consortium-based funding proposals. “Grants can help municipal governments, non-profit and civic organizations to obtain funds to improve the lives of people in the community. We are proud to host this workshop,” said Dr. Mel Lightner, Superintendent of Schools. A meal will be provided for a working lunch. Registration for the workshop, to be conducted in LGI 1 at Pulaski High School, is free of charge; the event is sponsored by the Pulaski Community School District. To register call or email Dr. Lightner’s administrative assistant, Trudy Wied at 8226001 or tlwied@pulaskischools. org.
District construction Access between County Road J and State Highway 29 in Hobart will remin closed until November 2011. At that time, an overpass across the highway is expected to be completed.
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P-News Point of View Safety first by Sam Schwartz
An estimated 1.6-3.8 million concussions occur in the United States each year solely from sports and recreation activities, many of which cause serious related complications. Society continues to ignore the serious effects a concussion or multiple concussions can impose on a life. It is clear that concussions are often improperly dealt with by athletes and little is being done to prevent, treat and recover from these injuries. While playing hard is important, often playing hard can lead to serious injury. In the case of a minor concussion, many dedicated athletes choose to wait out the headaches and dizziness and return to athletics immediately after they feel they have recovered. Although this may seem like the right move for the athlete, it most certainly is not. Often, concussions continue to be carelessly treated by the illinformed. According to The Concussion Blog, a website that covers anything and everything concussion, a total of 108 concussions occurred in the 2010-11 National Football League (NFL) season. Each week an average of 9.0 concussions were reported among the 32 teams in the league. These numbers are extremely frightening considering the endless possibilities of complications that accompany a concussion. Epilepsy development risk doubles post concussion, second impact syndrome, caused by a second concussion occurring before the first has healed, can cause rapid and typically fatal brain swelling and above all, cumulative effects of multiple brain injuries can cause lasting, and even progressive, cognitive impairment that limits functional ability. Concussions are proven to be a common head injury in contact sports, but yet seem so often mistreated. According to the Center for Disease Control, concussions can have serious and long-term health effects, and even a seemingly mild ‘ding’ or a simple bump on the head can be serious, causing the brain to move rapidly inside the skull. The overall effect of a concussion changes how the brain normally functions. Between 2001-2005, 135,000 concussion cases brought patients to the emergency department due to sports-related causes. Concussions are more common in contact sports such as basketball, football, and soccer, but all precautions should be taken for any small blow or gash to the head. First and foremost, wearing appropriate gear during sports and other recreational activities is particularly important in protecting against concussions. Examples of such gear could be a helmet and shoulder pads in football, both obvious precautions to take. The equipment should be fitted properly as well as worn correctly in order to utilize the protection factor fully. A simple examination by a doctor or even an athletic trainer can help to easily determine whether or not a concussion has occurred and, if so, what the severity of that concussion is. In addition to a medical examination, it is clear that an athlete should not be admitted back into the current game as it is risky to chance any sort of further head injury. In general, agree on this simple set of guidelines. In some cases, athletes choose to ignore the suggested guidelines post-concussion because they feel they are healthy. However, coaches and officials need to ‘take the reigns’ and enforce post concussion safety measures in order to protect the well-being of all young, old and professional athletes. According to Pulaski High School Athletic Trainer Kyle Rabuck, concussions are not preventable. However, simple guidelines, like the ones listed above, can help to decrease the risk of concussions occurring. Typically, after a concussion injury, an athlete goes through a four to five day recovery period. “Here at Pulaski High School we enforce Total Impact concussion testing for all athletes. These tests are done online and are then used for comparison after a concussion has occurred,” said Rabuck. “In order for an athlete to return to the sport he or she plays, he or she must take the test again and score in comparison with the original test to make sure all is functioning correctly.” It is extremely important to for athletes, coaches and officials to take precautious measures against concussions in order to help stress the severity of what a concussion may cause. A concussion is no minor injury, even the slightest blow to the head can cause a minor concussion in which requires about a week recovery period and the recovery time only lengthens from there on out. So next time you receive or hear about a concussion, take the necessary precautious measures to help the well being of youth, collegiate and adult athletes alike.
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Pulaski News debuts new website Throughout the summer, the Pulaski News staff has been hard at working making changes and updates to the bi-weekly edition of the paper. Behind the scenes, however, we’ve also been working to improve the Pulaski News website, which can be found by visiting www.pulaskinews.org. With the help of the district’s technology staff, Pulaski News recently unveiled a brand new website to increase multimedia content, such as videos and photo albums, while also providing our readers and subscribers new ways to read about all of the area’s latest news and developments. BLOGS: Pulaski News will feature a variety of blogs that will updated a few times a week. PHS seniors will write a ‘Final Countdown’ blog about their adventures as they navigate the last year of high school and plan for their future. Similarly, high school freshmen will write for a blog about their lives as first year PHS students. The Pulaski News blog will provide readers with information about what is going on within our newsroom. Lastly, our new teacher blog will highlight the challenges faced by many of the new district employees who recently moved to the Pulaski community. MULTIMEDIA: As Pulaski News increases its online presence, we will also increase the types of media that we offer our readers, subscribers and fans. In addition to publishing pictures in the paper, we will now post complete photo albums online, featuring countless pictures from area events. We will also post videos, including highlights from football games, band concerts and more. All of these can be found under the ‘Multimedia’ tab on the site. LONGER STORIES: While stories in the Pulaski News are often limited by our physical, paper limitations, our website allows us to expand on our stories, proving a longer, in-depth view into issues and happenings in the Pulaski area. If a more complete version of a story is posted online, a note will be included in the physical paper as well. ONLINE ADVERTISEMENTS: While area businesses have always been able to reach Pulaski area consumers by advertising in the Pulaski News, businesses will now be able to place their ads on our website as well. With thousands of hits each month, the web will broaden businesses reach while providing the opportunity for more colorful and animated ads as well. For more information about advertising online, email email@example.com. Throughout the school year, Pulaski News staff will continue to make improvements to the website. If you have any comments or suggestions about items that should be included online, please email us.
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Shadow tour draws band fans by Adam Styczynski The shadow tour for the Pasadena Tournament of Roses trip is making its final preparation for a fun-filled experience. The shadow tour offers friends, family members and fans of the Pulaski Red Raider Marching band the opportunity to experience what band members will. Currently, shadow tour Coordinators Rhonda Matuszak and Mary Brunner have had 190 people signed up for the tour, but there is still plenty of space available to be a part of this experience. “The Shadow Tour is for the people who want to go on the trip but are not in the band,” said Matuszak, “anyone can go.” The group will be leaving on Thursday, December 29, one day after the Pulaski High School Red Raider Marching Band departs. The Shadow Tour will be flying out of Chicago, but members of the group will be taking separate planes. Upon landing, they will all be staying at the Embassy Suites in Brea, California. Once in California, the Shadow Tour will go to view the float decorating, BandFest, Disney Land, the parade and much more. Transportation to and from the airport will be provided by Lamers and will cost $50 a person. September 15 is the last day to sign up for the tour. For more information, contact Rhonda Matuszak at 920-609-0584.
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Citizens Update 08/09/2011 5:39 am - Traffic Citation – Corporate Way 08/09/2011 8:10 am - Assist Citizen – Pulaski Police Dept. 08/09/2011 9:31 am - Traffic Warning – Corporate Way 08/09/2011 10:29 am - Traffic Warning – Corporate Way 08/09/2011 11:35 am - Traffic Direction - E. Pulaski Street 08/09/2011 11:51 am - Traffic Warning - E. Glenbrook Drive 08/09/2011 4:36 pm - Traffic Direction – Trailside Convenience Store Officer requested for a semitractor / trailer that was blocking the road that detours around construction area. Trailer had gone off the roadway and was leaning to the point of tipping over. Officer stood by until the semi was pulled out by another truck from the construction crew. No damage. 08/09/2011 6:55 pm - Warrant Pickup – Highview Road 08/09/2011 8:29 pm - Open Door/Window – Pulaski Community Middle School 08/10/2011 12:22 am - Traffic Citation - S. Wisconsin Street Observed vehicle drive around construction barricades, into the
grass, and out of the parking lot of McKeffrey’s. Driver admitted to intentionally going around barriers. Citation issued for failure to obey signs. 08/10/2011 3:00 am - Assist Shawano County Sheriff - STH 32 HWY 08/10/2011 5:22 am - Traffic Citation – Corporate Way 08/10/2011 5:45 pm - Burglary – Residential - W. Pulaski Street Burglary to residence. LED TV missing from living room of residence. 08/10/2011 5:55 pm - Keep the Peace - W. Pulaski Street 08/10/2011 8:50 pm - Vehicle Equipment Violation – Third Ave 08/10/2011 9:20 pm - Juvenile Problem – Johnson Street 08/10/2011 9:55 pm - Extra Patrol Request – Third Ave 08/11/2011 4:30 am - Assist Motorist - E. Cedar Street 08/11/2011 10:11 am - Theft - All Other- Gas Drive Off – Pulaski Food & Gas Theft of gasoline, intentional act. 08/11/2011 11:30 am - Criminal Damage To Property – Glenbrook Elementary School 08/11/2011 1:17 pm - Child Custody Dispute - E. Glenbrook Drive 08/11/2011 7:50 pm - Traffic Warning – Corporate Way 08/12/2011 7:42 am - Theft From a Motor Vehicle – Patrick Lane 08/12/2011 8:48 am - Parking Violation – Third Ave 08/12/2011 9:14 am - Assist Child Protection – Colonial Court Apts 08/12/2011 1:25 pm - Extra Patrol Request – Summit Street 08/13/2011 5:19 am - Traffic Citation – Corporate Way 08/13/2011 7:00 am - Parking
We are in community each time we find a place where we belong. -Peter Block
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Violation – Third Ave 08/13/2011 11:05 am - Traffic Warning – Corporate Way 08/13/2011 11:23 am - Alarm – Business – Parker Freeze Dry 08/13/2011 11:50 am - Traffic Warning - E. Cedar Street 08/13/2011 12:18 pm - Suspicious Person/Activity – Camelot Park 08/13/2011 8:20 pm - Welfare Check – Chicago Street 08/13/2011 9:28 pm - Noise Complaint – Chicago Street 08/13/2011 9:50 pm - Assist - Law Enforcement Agency - W. Cedar Street 08/14/2011 - Traffic Warning – Corporate Way 08/14/2011 1:36 am - Assist Shawano County Sheriff – Crest Drive 08/14/2011 1:54 pm - Reckless Driving - STH 32 HWY 08/15/2011 12:51 am – Disturbance - CTH B , PULASKI 08/15/2011 4:59 am - Traffic Citation – Corporate Way Citation given to a 32 year old male from Green Bay for illegal speed. 58 mph in a 25mph zone. 08/15/2011 2:30 pm - Assist Other Agency- Shawano – Main Lane Road 08/15/2011 4:30 pm - Welfare Check - E. Glenbrook Drive 08/15/2011 5:45 pm - Information-general – Memorial Park 08/16/2011 3:22 am - Assist EMS – Highview Road 08/16/2011 2:30 pm - Assist Law Enforcement Agency - S. St. Augustine Street 08/16/2011 2:30 pm - Assist Law Enforcement Agency - STH 160 08/16/2011 4:00 pm - Parking Violation - James Court 08/16/2011 4:40 pm - Parking Violation - E. Pulaski Street 08/16/2011 5:22 pm - Traffic Warning – Corporate Way 08/16/2011 8:21 pm – Harassment – Memorial Park 08/16/2011 9:12 pm - Traffic Warning – Corporate Way 08/16/2011 9:31 pm - Traffic Warning - E. Glenbrook Drive 08/17/2011 9:18 am - Disturbance (Verbal) – Colonial Court Apts 08/17/2011 12:20 pm - Road Hazard – Trailside Convenience Store 08/17/2011 12:34 pm - Information-general - E. Glenbrook Drive 08/17/2011 4:55 pm - Alarm – Business – North Shore Bank 08/17/2011 7:34 pm - Suspicious Person/Activity – Pulaski Dairy Queen
Green Corner by Jack FitzGerald As a year long member of Pulaski News, as well as an Advanced Placement Environmental Science student, I have been selected as the columnist for this year’s ‘Green Corner’ column. Since Pulaski News has not run the Green Corner for a few years, I would like to start off the school year with something basic: being informed. While this is the most generic aspect of environmental improvements, it is also the most important. The best thing anyone can do to improve their community environment is staying informed by staying on top of ‘green’ news developments, inventions and scientific findings. It is difficult to genuinely care about something as massive as the environment, if one doesn’t fully understand the consequences of their actions. Luckily, there are many options for those who want to help ‘green-ify’ the planet. International publications, like CNN, are a great place to check in for news about scientific findings and new inventions that can affect areas around the world. This year, in Pulaski News, I will try and take many of these findings and help area residents apply them to their everyday lives in local, unique ways. Being informed takes very little effort and it can really make a difference. By picking up a few green tips along the way, and sharing them with those around you, we can all start making small changes that can ultimately help improve the environment in big ways. I’m not saying that by reading about being green you’re going to change the world, but it may motivate you to try. Or at least influence your way of living a bit. Give it a try, you may find something you didn’t expect.
Stephanie Skinkis and Aaron Tauscher are engaged to be married on September 29, 2012, at Heritage Hill State Park in DePere. Both Stephanie and Aaron graduated from Pulaski High School in 2007. Stephanie is the eldest daughter of Cathy and Kelly Skinkis of Sobieski, and went on to receive her degree in business at the University of Platteville-Wisconsin. Stephanie currently works at National Guardian life in Madison, Wisconsin. Aaron is the son of Gail and Ron Tauscher of Sobieski. Aaron graduated from Michigan Technological University in 2011 with a degree in biomedical engineering Aaron currently works at Epic as a biomedical engineer in Verona, Wisconsin. Jenna Oskey, Katie Neshek, Erin Arndt, Sadie Sime, Katie Tauscher, Carrie Tauscher, and Jessica Skinkis will serve as bridesmaids. Lauren Skinkis will be the maid of honor. Danny Young, Ty Lung, Andy Tulgetske, Zach Daul, Brody Skinkis, Barry Tauscher, Greg White will be groomsmen, while Kurt Breitenbuch will be best man.
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SING-ALONG at Pulaski Senior Center on Friday, September 9 at 10:00. ENERGY ASSISTANCE appointments on Mondays, September 12, October 10 & November 14 from 1:00-4:00. Please call 822-8100 for an appointment. FOOT CARE CLINIC at Pulaski Senior Center on Tuesdays, September 13 & 27, starting at 9:00 a.m. Call 822-8100 to set up an appointment. Cost: $17.00 BENEFIT SPECIALIST, Mary Kay Norman from the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Brown County, Green Bay office, will be at the Pulaski Senior Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13. Do you have questions about benefits for seniors that she may help you with? Call Kitty at 8228100 or Mary Kay at 448-4308. BOOK GROUP at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesday, September 14 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Light supper will be served. September’s book is Tara Road by Maeve Binchy. Books are available at the Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. All ages welcome. WHEEL OF FORTUNE on Thursday, September 15 at 12:30. Prizes awarded for all participants. MOVIE MONDAY on September 19 at Pulaski Senior Center. We will be watching “Mrs. Doubtfire”. Show starts at 12:15 p.m. Snacks provided.
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BACK TO SCHOOL PARTY at the Pulaski Senior Center on Thursday, September 29 from 11:30- 2:00. Entertainment by Sky-lite Players. Call 822-8100 for a reservation. CARDS (sheephead and pinocle) every Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the Pulaski Senior Center. If you are interested in playing CRIBBAGE, call the Pulaski Senior Center at 822-8100. BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING at Pulaski Senior Center on Mondays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Sponsored by N.E.W. Rescue Service. SIT & BE FIT CHAIR EXERCISES on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. All ages welcome. Sponsored by Prevea Health. BINGO at Pulaski Senior Center Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. ZUMBA GOLD (chair exercise dancing) on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. RED CROSS VAN will take senior citizens to Super Ron’s, bank, etc. on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., to hair appointments on Friday mornings, and to church on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. If interested, call Kitty at 822-8100.
AGENDA Call Meeting to Order – Board President Election of Chairperson Acknowledge Preparation and Distribution of Minutes of the 2010 Annual Meeting Presentation of the Budget Hearing on the Budget Resolution 11-1
Adoption of Tax Levy
Authorizing Capital Expansion Fund
Adoption of Book Rental Fees
Authorizing Sale of Personal Property
Resolution 11-5 Property or Space
Authorizing the Board to Rent or Lease
Resolution 11-6 Salaries
Authorizing (and setting) School Board
Resolution 11-7 Board Members
Authorizing Reimbursement of School
Resolution 11-8 2011 Annual Meeting
Authorizing the Board to Schedule the
Resolution 11-9 District Breakfast and Lunch Program
Authorizing the Board to Operate a
Resolution 11-10 Lease/Purchase of
Authorizing the Board to Enter into a Transportation Equipment
Conduct any other School Business as Authorized under chapter 120.10 of the Wisconsin Statutes – Powers of the Annual District Meeting Citizens’ Forum Adjournment
SEWING SIMPLE QUILT TOPS at Pulaski Senior Center Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PULASKI SENIOR CENTER MEALS FOR September 9 – September 23. Meals served at 11:30 a.m. Suggested donation of $3.50 per day. Meals are available for delivery to the homebound. Reservations required by 11:00 a.m. of the previous day. Friday, September 9 – Salisbury steak Monday, September 12– Baked chicken Tuesday, September 13 – Pork chop suey Wednesday, September 14 – Turkey breast Thursday, September 15 – Meatloaf Friday, September 16 – Lasagna Monday, September 19 – Beef stroganoff Tuesday, September 20 – Swedish meatballs Wednesday, September 21 – BBQ pork on bun Thursday, September 22 – Mostaccoli Friday, September 23 – Pea soup with egg salad sandwich
Pulaski High School alumni Leala Cyr performs with her husband Ricardo Vogt at Green Bay’s Chefusion on Thursday, August 25. Cyr recently released her first music album.
QUILTING WORKSHOP at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
PULASKI COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Budget Hearing and Annual Meeting Wednesday, September 21, 2011 ‑‑ 7:30 p.m. Ripley Performing Arts Center (Pulaski High School Auditorium)
Wii BOWLING at Pulaski Senior Center on Thursdays from 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. All ages welcome. Call 822-8100 for more information.
Pupil Nondiscrimination Self Evaluation Wis. Stats. 118.13 & PI 9 Wisconsin Administrative Code LEGAL NOTICE (Opportunity for residents to provide input for the self evaluation) The Pulaski Community School District provides assurance that no student is discriminated against because of the student’s sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability. The District is currently conducting a self evaluation of its status of pupil nondiscrimination. Residents of the school district have an opportunity to provide comments in regard to the following areas of student activity: Methods, practices, curriculum and materials used in school counseling. Participation trends and patterns in athletic, extracurricular and recreational activities. School district support of athletic, extracurricular and recreational activities. Trends and patterns in awarding scholarships and other forms of recognition and achievement provided or administered by the district. Comments on the status of pupil nondiscrimination in these areas can be sent prior to September 22, 2011 to: Lisa Misco, Director of Student Services Pulaski Community School District PO Box 36 143 W Green Bay Street Pulaski, WI 54162
The Pulaski Pacesetters met at Pulaski High School for a luncheon on August 18. Pacesetters is an organization for active senior citizens in the community.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
NOTICE FOR ANNUAL DISTRICT MEETING Pulaski Community School District [Sec. 120.08 (1)] Notice is hereby given to qualified electors of the Pulaski Community School District, that the budget hearing and annual meeting of said district for the transaction of business will be held in the Ripley Performing Arts Center at Pulaski High School on the third Wednesday of September, being September 21, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Dated this 17th day of August 2011. Signed Barb McKeefry/ District Clerk
Dynamic Designs hosts kids’s coloring contest
Pulaski Community School Distrct to present budget The Annual Meeting of the Pulaski Community School District will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, at 7:30 pm in the Ripley Performing Arts Center at Pulaski High School. All citizens of the district are invited and encouraged to attend. The district has been honing the budget for several months. The state has mandated that districts reduce their per pupil expenditures by 5.5 percent. The Pulaski Community School District will spend $531 less per student in the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Overall, this equates to a decrease of $2,004,432 in the general fund. To make up for the revenue decrease, district employees will contribute half of the cost of the pension contribution and pay 12 percent of health insurance premium costs. In addition, salaries for union employees have been frozen for the upcoming year. Because of an abnormally large number of retirements, the district also has realized savings, as most of the employees have been replaced by employees with lower salaries.
Along with mandating less revenue for school districts, the state has also given less aid to most districts. The Pulaski Community School District received 68 percent of its revenue from the state in 2010-2011. This year, the share of state aid will be reduced to 64 percent. The two major funding sources for school districts are state aid and local property taxes. Due to the state aid level reduction, there will be a slight tax levy increase. Current projections show that the tax rate will increase by 20¢. This means a property owner with property valued at $100,000 would see a $20 tax increase. “It is somewhat illogical that with the $2,004,432 reduction in revenue that there would be a small tax increase,” said Dr. Mel Lightner, Superintendent of Schools. “It is important to remember that the State of Wisconsin made the reductions in order to balance their books, not to reduce local property taxes. Other districts have much higher tax rate increases. We are fortunate to have only a slight increase.” For example, The Howard Suamico District is proposing
a 90¢ tax rate increase and the DePere School District will experience an 85¢ tax rate increase. The Pulaski Community School District is a low spending district compared to others in the state. Pulaski’s comparative per pupil expenditure ranks in the bottom 20 percent of all school districts. “We are a low spending yet high achieving district”, said Lightner. “Our state test scores are significantly above the state average and our spending is far below the state average. We are proud of that.” This year, the district is allocating more money to its capital improvement budget. The district has budgeted $515,000 to fix roofs, improve HVAC controls, replace flooring and other building maintenance projects. During the 2010-11 school year, the district budgeted $265,000. “We have a tremendous responsibility to the citizens and taxpayers of the district to keep the buildings in fine working conditions. The people have invested millions of dollars to build buildings for the educational needs of our children and to serve the com-
munity. The Board of Education realizes it’s obligation to keep up the buildings,” said Lightner In addition, the district has budgeted more for technology and will pilot five model classrooms equipped with sate of the art technology for student and teacher use. The district is also implementing an early world language program. Students in kindergarten, first, and second grades will receive 90 minutes of instruction in Spanish. Plans are to expand the program to grades three, four and five during 2012-2013 school year. “We want to give our students every competitive advantage. Learning a second language will, among other things, help our children become more employable,” Lightner added. All district residents are encouraged to attend the annual meeting. It is a great way for citizens to learn about their district.
submitted by Amber Christian For the fourth year, Dynamic Designs Unlimited, LLC is sponsoring a fun Halloween Coloring Contest for kids of all ages. “Each year we fill the coloring entries in our front window and throughout our showroom, it’s really special,” said Tammy Brzeczkowski of Dynamic Designs. “It’s great community involvement.” Coloring forms will be delivered to all grade schools in the Pulaski School District in grades pre-k through third grade. The contest doesn’t limit children from the area nor does it limit the age of who can participate. Forms will also be available at the business location and online at www. dynamicdesignspulaski.com Entries are due by October 28, 2011 and will be displayed at Dynamic Designs in Pulaski. Three Winners will be picked on October 29, 2011 in a random drawing. The first place winner will receive a Gift Basket valued at $50, second place a $40 value and third place $30 value.
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-Thursday, September 8, 2011
New teachers attend welcome breakfast
New teachers to the Pulaski Community School District wait to recieve their welcome bag at staff orientation. The bags were put together and sponsored by the Pulaski Area Chamber of Commerce and contained information and gifts from area businesses.
The Pulaski Area Chamber of Commerce representatives Karen Welcing and Gloria Morgan presented the Pulaski Community School District new teachers Jessica Berger, Ashley Hendricks, Kyle Christiansen, Natasha Kempen, and Lindsey Wilcox with their bag.
Quilting at the Senior Center
Pulaski area senior citizens enjoy quilting at the Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesday, August 24.
Firefighter training advanced greatly since 9/11 In the 10 years that have passed since September 11, 2011, first responder training has come a long way for firefighters in the Pulaski area. The biggest change has been the addition of mandated National Incident Management Training. According to FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency), the trainings were introduced in 2008, and will follow a five year plan to ensure all necessary personnel are trained to better respond to domestic incidents. For Pulaski Tri-County firefighters, this has meant an increase in classes that provide leaders and other fire department members with training to deal with a variety of situations. While officers and chiefs are required to attend the training, other fire department members can chose to do so as well. According to Bruce Brzeczkowski, who has been a member of the department for 20 years, the classes give firefighters information about how to deal with everything from a tornado, to a largescale fire and even a gunman situation at a school. It also alerts the department and other first responders about who to call if any of these situations occur. “There are a lot of different scenarios that they put you through,” Brezczkowski said. “It’s the way of the times, I guess.” For Pulaski High School senior Adam Styczynski, who plans to become a firefighter after graduating from PHS in May, the extra trainings seem like a reasonable expectation. As a member of the “9/11 generation,” Styczynski has grown up with the threat of terrorist attacks. “I believe that any type of training can only benefit firefighters,” Styczynski said. “Growing up with September 11, all of these trainings make sense.”
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The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. -Sydney J. Harris
Thursday, September 8, 2011
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING Wednesday, August 3, 2011 Pulaski High School Library 6 P.M.
Official Minutes CALL TO ORDER Board President Townsend called the meeting to order at 6:08 p.m. in the Library at the Pulaski High School. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present. ROLL CALL Board members present: Mark Wernicke (7:00 pm), Pam Denzer, Trina Townsend, and Bob Skalitzky Board members absent: Chris Vandenhouten, Jeff Rasmussen and Barb McKeefry Administrators present: Dr. Mel Lightner, Pam Kercheval, Darlene Godfrey, Lisa Misco, Amy Jerad Marsh, Marc Klawiter, Erik Olson, Eric Vanden Heuvel, Jenny Gracyalny, Kurtis Sufka, Niki Disterhaft, Nicole Borley
Guests attending: Jackie Baumann, Joanne Hagedorn, Beth Babik, Kevin Bahr, Teresa Wargo, Tracey Szymanski, Donna Watermolen, Alan Wood CITIZENS’ FORUM Mike Shilling addressed the board about registration fees – what are the fees specified for? How does the district collect from those who don’t pay? These come at a time when finances are tight for people. DISCUSSION AND / OR ACTION ITEMS
Brylski visits China
by Matt Zey Pulaski High School social studies teacher Joan Brylski went on an 11 day venture in China this July. Brylski and nine other educators from the United States went to China through the US-China Education Council (USCEC). USCEC’s mission is to promote educational and cultural exchanges, in multiple venues, between the United States and China, such that educators, students, scholars and colleagues in other professions from both sides can learn from each other. Professor Lu, from New York, New York chaperoned the trip. “I learned a lot just from talking to other teachers in the U.S. We shared ideas with each other. It was nice to sit down and compare what we teach,” Brylski said. The trip will benefit Brylski’s world history classes and geography class which covers a unit on Modern Chinese History. Brylski now has visuals, resources and even contacts in China to ask questions. Students will be able to get the Chinese perspective on things. The tour made stops in five Chinese cities: Beijing, Xi’an, Nanjing, Suzhou and Shanghai. Of the many encounters and attractions the tour stopped at, Brylski particularly enjoyed strolling through the Forbidden City, home to generations of Chinese emperors and their dynasties. “In our world today these types of cultural exchanges have become even more important and are an integral part of learning in the 21st century,” Brylski said. Also, she took enjoyed meeting students from a Chinese elementary school. At the school Brylski and her group met the teachers and students, exchanged gifts and spoke English. For Chinese students at the school, learning English was a requirement. Brylski also had the opportunity to enjoy delicious Asian cuisine, experience the foreign language, admire oriental art and discover the city life of China. She hopes to incorporate and share her experiences with her students to help them better understand Asia and its culture, history and economies. This was Brylski’s third trip to Asia. She first travelled to Korea in 2005 on a fellowship from the Korea Society then to Japan in 2009 on a fellowship from the Keizei Koho Foundation. “It’s great that teachers have opportunities to travel abroad, especially in areas relating to their courses. To experience other cultures can only add to the courses they teach,” said John Matczak, PHS Co-Principal. Brylski plans to seek out future opportunities and someday make a return trip to Asia.
BOARD REPORT- The District-wide in-service is August 29th. Trina Townsend encouraged all the board members to attend. SUPERINTENDENT REPORT – changing the August 17th meeting to August 24th 3. PAY BILLS-- Wernicke moved, Skalitzky seconded, to approve and pay the bills as presented. 4 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 4. MINUTES - Denzer moved, Skalitzky seconded, to approve Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting (open and closed sessions) held on July 20, 2011 4 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 5. PERSONNEL REPORT – RESIGNATIONS Name Reason Position Location Bridgette Flasch Resignation English Teacher (.487 FTE) PHS Steve Masanz Resignation Teacher (.83 FTE) PHS
Wernicke moved, Denzer seconded, to accept the Resignations as presented. 4 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. CONTRACTS Name Reason Position Location Salary LeLony Michlig-Radtke Replacement Learning Support Teacher Lannoye $26,094 (.50 FTE)(Limited-term) Eric Schwister Replacement Tech Ed Teacher PCMS $34,783 Valerie Yost Replacement Instrumental Music Teacher PCMS $26,158 (Contingent upon release from DC Everest School District) Wernicke moved, Skalitzky seconded, to accept the Contracts as presented. 4 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. BEGINNING TEACHER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM – 41 new teachers in the district. Mel Lightner and Darlene Godfrey presented the New Teacher Education Program -how the district will be assisting the new teachers in the district. SUNNYSIDE WELL UPDATE – Kevin Bahr gave an update on the well at Sunnyside. DNR feels it is our system and not the ground water. (The information shared at the board meeting can be found on the website under board meetings and agendas.) PSLO PROGRAMMING – Hobart would like to provide part time Police School Liaison Officer service to Hillcrest. Mel Lightner suggests 120 hours for $5,800 to 150 for $7,100. Board would like to know if the Hobart officer can be in other buildings with Jim. This program would be monitored and evaluated during the year to see if the program would continue 2011-2012 BUDGET – Dr. Lightner requested that the board allocate an additional $150,000 in the capital improvement fund, $60,000 for the purchase of an above ground fuel tank, $50,000 for technology and $25,000 to update our transportation communication system. Wernicke moved, Skalitzky seconded, to approve the 20112012 budget to be published for the annual meeting as presented. 4 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. ADJOURNMENT- Skalitzky moved, Denzer seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 P.M. 4 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried.
Alumni Profile: Dr. Emily A. Litt, RN, DNP
Where do you live? Alexandria, Virginia Where do you work? The District of Columbia, Department of Health. I’m the Chief of Staff for the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Administration. Do you have any kids? No What did you do after high school? I went to Marquette University, got my bachelors degree in nursing, got my first nursing job in pediatric oncology in Little Rock, Arkansas, moved back to the Midwest, moved to Minneapolis, received my Master’s in Nursing in 2004 and received my Doctorate in Nursing in 2008. I moved to the west in 2008 and then came back east in 2010 to work in DC. How were your grades in high school? Good. Did a certain teacher have a positive impact on your life? Kathy Gerds. As the Editor in 1994 and my father’s friend, she guided me and provided much needed advice. Mike Berken was also a wonderful role model. Both Kathy and Mike left me with amazing examples of hard work, dedication, and integrity that I have with me today. Do you still talk to this teacher? Yes on and off. What is your favorite TV show? Mad Men What activities did you participate in during high school? I was in pom, soccer, basketball, Student Council and Pulaski News. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Bubblegum How did you use what you learned in Pulaski outside of school? What didn’t I use?! Pulaski set a solid and core foundation for me to go forward. I learned about being myself, working hard, striving to succeed even if that meant you weren’t number one. I learned to critically think and, most importantly, I learned about community. What, if anything, do you miss about the Pulaski area? I miss my family that is still there. I miss my friends and seeing their kids grow up. I miss coming “home.”
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2011-2012 New School Year Teachers
by Jordan Stiede he Glenbrook staff is excited T to welcome Amy Muller as their new speech teacher. Muller graduated from Lanchester High School before attending the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire with a bachelors and a Masters degree. “I chose the Pulaski School District because of its great tradition with excellent education and community involvement,” said Muller. This is Muller’s first year as an educator and she is looking forward to meeting all the Kindergarten through 5th grade students at Glenbrook this upcoming school year. She feels like parent involvement is essential to serving the needs of the students. “I feel like I can bring a new knowledge and a passion for working with the students to the Pulaski School District,” said Muller, “I can do this with various strengths and challenges. Some of Muller’s hobbies are sports, music and cooking/ baking.
Danielle Schreiner by Jordan Stiede Danielle Schreiner will be the new Early World Language teacher at Sunnyside and Fairview Elementary. She graduated from Rochdale High School in Texas and attended the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay for college. Previously, Schreiner student taught in Denmark, Wisconsin as a 4K, 5K and 6th through 8th grade teacher. Also, she taught Spanish II and Spanish III at West De Pere High School. “I chose the Pulaski School District because the district cares about their students and has a great vision for the future of world language,” said Schreiner. She is looking forward to getting to know all the students this upcoming school year and she can’t wait to see them learn and grow. Also, Schreiner feels like she brings global awareness and a love for language learning to the school district. She hopes that parents will ask questions and stay interested in what their kids are doing in school. Schreiner has a three year old son named Jacoby and she is interested in traveling, podcasts and spending time with her family.
Brandon Stremkowski The Pulaski High School math department welcomes Brandon Stremkowski as a new teacher for the 2011-2012 school year.
Stremkowski is from Stevens Point, Wisconsin, and earned his degree from the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point. While at UWSP, Stremkoski played four years of college football, and plans to get involved in extra-curricular activities during his time as a PHS teacher. This is Stremkoski’s first fulltime teaching job, but he did student teach in Oshkosh during the Spring of 2011. Ultimately, Stremkowski chose the Pulaski Community School District because of the people, and believes he is bringing dedication to the school and its community to his classroom.
By Jessica Skinkis Erin McClure is joining Pulaski High School as the new coir teacher. McClure’s home town is Green Bay, and she went to Green Bay Preble High Schoo before graduating from the University of Wisconsin- Green Bay. Her hobbies include: cooking, making music, listening to music, and kayaking. McClure said she chose the Pulaski district because she likes the whole community’s vibe, and hopes to bring enthusiasm to the district. While McClure is looking foward to meeting all of her students, she also believes that parent involvement is an important part of the music department. “You can’t have a successful music program without parent involvement,” said McClure. Prior to getting hired at Pulaski, McClure student taught last spring at four different Green Bay schools, and was selected to perform at UWGB Honors Recital.
Jeff Waggoner by Matt Zey Pulaski High School welcomes Jeff Waggoner, an experienced school counselor. Waggoner is from Menomonee Falls and attended Menomonee Falls High School before going to college at the University of WisconsinMadison. Pulaski’s radition, pride and excellence influenced Waggoners decision to come to Pulaski. Waggoner is excited to sell his house and move into the district. Also, he is excited to bring his experience and passion for helping kids to PHS. Waggoner feels parent involvement is crucial to the success of students. Waggoner’s hobbies include family time, golf and coaching football. “I am truly excited to be part of the Pulaski Community and can’t wait for the school year to start,” said Waggoner.
by Matt Zey Andrew LaFave, a fist year teacher, will be teaching physical education at Fairview and Lannoye elementary schools. LaFave grew up in Green Bay and graduated from Green Bay East High School, and went to college at the University of WisconsinOshkosh. LaFave intends to bring a commitment to educational excellence and a positive atmosphere to Pulaski. He chose the Pulaski Community School District because of its commitment to high educational standards. LaFave believes parent involvement is very important to the success of students. When asked what he looks forward to most during the upcoming school year, LaFave replied, “building positive connections with my students and the community.” LaFave’s hobbies include sports and music.
Jessica Vanden Huevel by Jessica Skinkis Jessica Vanden Huevel’s will be Hillcrest’s newest third grade teacher. Vanden Huevel is from Green Bay, and attended Green Bay Preble High School before graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with her undergraduate degree, and Marian University for her graduate degree. Prior to coming to Pulaski, Vanden Heuvel taught for six years at Anne Sullivan Elementary School in Green Bay and was nominated for a Golden Apple Award. She chose the Pulaski Community School District because of its sense of community and dedication to excellence. Vanden Huevel believes she will bring enthusiam for learnign, compassion and patience for all learners to Hillcrest. When she is not teaching, Vanden Huevel enjoys cooking, readign, spending time with her husband and family, travel and eating at local restaurants.
Leah Grant Pulaski High School will welcome Leah Grant as its newest guidance counselor. Grant is from New Berlin, Wisconsin, but attended college at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater for her
bachlor’s degree and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for her master’s in educational psychology. Prior to coming to Pulaski, Grant worked in the Milwaukee Public School District for one year and at Bay Port High School for six years. She believes she I bringing a passion for education and an opportunity to learn something from every person she meets. Grant and her husband, John, have two daughters. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exercising, sports, reading, music, being outdoors, camping and hanging out with her new puppy, Ruby. “Pulaski has a great reputation for a strong community and excellent schools,” Grant said. “I feel fortunate that I have the opportunity to contribute in such a positive space.”
by Jessica Skinkis Jessica Ullmer will be a new kindergarten teache rat Hillcrest Elementary school for the 20112012 school year. Ullmer grew up in Pulaski, graduating from Pulaski High School before going on to get her degree from St. Norbert College. Ullmer chose to work at Pulaski because she grew up in the area, but previously taught for eight years at in the Kaukauna School District. “I am looking forward to their smiling faces,” Ullmer said of her students. In her free time, Ullmer enjoys scrapbooking and is engaged to Adam Gwit.
Glenbrook Elementary will welcome Jessica Berger as its newest first grade teacher for the 2011-12 school year. Berger is from Bonduel, and attended Bonduel High School before graudating from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Berger chose Pulaski because of the district’s great community support and welcoming environment. She hopes to bring enthusiam and her passion for education to Glenbrook. “I am looking forward to getting to know the students and the people in the community,” Berger said. Prior to coming to Pulaski, Berger was a long-term substitute 8th grade teacher in Ripon, Wisconsin. In her free time, she enjoys sports, mostly baseball and softball, reading and spending tmie with her family.
Emily Arrick will be Glenbrook Elementary’s newest Special Education teacher. Arrick is from Suring, Wisconsin, and earned her degree from the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point. Prior to coming to being hired as a full-time teacher, Arrick served as a long-term substitute in Stevens Point, Seymour and Pulaski districts. “I feel that I am bringing new ideas and excitement to education,” Arrick said. “As a past substitute in the district I’m looking forward to working with the amazing staff and students.” Arrick, who grew up on a hobby farm, enjoys horse back riding in her free time. She also recently began running and competed in the Belin Run in May. “I love this area and working with staff, so I’m very excited to become apart of this great community,” Arrick said.
The Pulaski Community School District is happy to welcome Kathy Denk. She is originally from Dousman, Wisconsin, and attended UW- Platteville. Denk will be teaching at Pulaski High School as an English Teacher. Denk’s family moved to the area after her husband became the general manager of WFRVTV. She has also taught in Rockford, Illinois and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. “I feel like I am bring experience and enthusiasm to the Pulaski School District,” said Denk. Denk is looking forward to all the school spirit and building relationships, and enjoys reading, sewing and biking in her spare time.
he Pulaski Community T Middle School music department will welcome Valerie Yost this year. Yost is from Oshkosh and earned her degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Before coming to Pulaski, Yost worked as a general music teacher in the D.C. Everest School District. Yost moved to Pulaski because of the reputation of the district’s music department, and believes she is bringing a passion for music and a love for band to the middle school energy level. “I am excited to be back in a band room and am also looking forward to rehearsals and being involved in the school community,” Yost said. In her free time, Yost enjoys playing instruments and singing, being outdoors, playing volleyball, coaching and reading.
Thursday, September 8, 2011 munity, and is excited to share a love of math with his students. In his free time, Kinate enjoys reading, sports and movies. He loves the Green Bay Packers and enjoys tennis, basketball and baseball as well.
by Jordan Stiede In the upcoming 2011-2012 school year, Jon McCarthy will work at Pulaski Community Middle School as a 6th grade long-term sub for the first semester of the 2011-2012 school year. “I chose the Pulaski School District because it is amazing here and my wife works here,” said McCarthy. McCarthy’s hometown is Greenville, Wisconsin but he attended Hortonville High School before graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He feels that he can bring energy and a passion for teaching to the Pulaski Community School District. He likes the parent involvement in the Pulaski Schools and is looking forward to meet all of the incoming 6th grade students this upcoming school year. Last Fall, McCarthy worked at Appleton West High School. One of McCarthy’s hobbies is playing Wayne Gretzky 3D Hockey. He resides in Appleton with his wife Rachel, the school psychologist, and the couple is expecting a child in early December.
by Jessica Skinkis ari Kropp will be Glenbrook K Elementary School’s newest third grade teacher. Kropp, who graduated from Pulaski High School, recieved her degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and is excited to be back in the area. Besides teaching third grade, Kropp will also be coaching freshmen volleyball at Pulaski High School. Prior to coming to Pulaski, Kropp student taught in second grade at Heritage Elementary School in DePere, and believes she is bringing excitment and passion for learning to the district. “I am excited to get to know my students, their parents, and the Pulaski Community staff,” Kropp said. While at UWGB, Kropp was the recipient of the Chancellor’s Leadership Medallion and the Alumni Association Outstanding Senior Award. “I am proud and excited to be back in Pulaski,” Kropp said. “It is going to be a great year.”
The Pulaski Community School District is happy to welcome Nicole Beschta. She is originally from Fennimore, Wisconsin, and attended UWStevens Point. Beschta will be teaching at Pulaski High School in the Special Education department. “I chose the Pulaski School District because of its community atmosphere and great family feeling,” said Beschta. She has also taught at Cesa 8 in Wausaukee and Crivitz. “I feel like I am bring a positive attitude and a willingness to do what it takes to help our students be successful,” said Beschta. Beschta enjoys being outdoors, hunting, fishing, and hanging out with friends and family.
Ross Kinate will be Pulaski High School’s newest math teacher. Kinate graduated from Ashwaubenon High School before going on to college at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and the University of Wisconsin- Green Bay. This is Kinate’s first teaching job but prior to coming to Pulaski, he was a substitute teacher for the Green Bay and DePere school districts this spring. Ultimately, it was the district’s reputation that brought Kinate to the district. Kinate is excited to get to know the students, staff and com-
Randi Snowberry by Jessica Skinkis Randi Snowberry will be a new fourth grade teacher at Hillcrest Elementary during the 20112012 school year. Snowberry is from Plattevillle, Wisconsin, and attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa before going on to get her masters degree at Viterbo University. Snowberry, who previously worked at Pulaski Community Middle School for five years and Green Bay West High school, chose the Pulaski Community School District because of its dedicated staff, students and family, and believes it is a great community to work for. “I look most forward to working with my students, using the daily 5 and working with the awesome stauff at Hillcrest,” Snowberry said. Snowberry and her husband, Mike, have two children with another due in September. In her spare time, Snowberry enjoys watching her husband’s football team, playing with her kids, camping, running and reading.
The Pulaski Community School District is happy to welcome Lindsey Mathys. She is originally from Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, and attended the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and Cardinal Stritch University. Mathys will be a new teacher at Pulaski High School. “It seemed like a great community of professionals and students to work with. I’m very excited to be a part of it,” said Mathys. Prior to coming to Pulaski, Mathys worked as a teacher in Milwaukee for three years. “I feel like I am bringing experience and enthusiasm to the Pulaski School District,” said Mathys. Mathys is looking forward to becoming involved in school and extracurricular activities, and enjoys reading, walking, spending time with friends and family, watching movies, and playing with her puppy in her spare time.
by Jordan Stiede arah Baye will join the GlenS brook and Fairview Elementary School staffs as the new Early Childhood Special Education teacher. Baye graduated from Green Bay Southwest High School before attending the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Previously, Baye worked in Howard/Suamico as a 4K sub. Also, she student taught in De Pere and in A.C. Kiefer in Wausau. “I chose the Pulaski School District because I live in the district and my family is from the area,” said Baye, “I love the feel of a family-oriented community.” She is looking forward to meeting all the outstanding little kids this upcoming school year. Also, Baye feels like she brings enthusiasm and dedication to learning to the Pulaski School District. She feels that parent involvement shows the children that school and education are valuable. Baye just got married on August 5th to Rick Baye. She enjoys reading, camping, trying new foods and cooking. She has received President’s community service awards and academic honors.
Shannon Minzlaff Shannon Minzlaff will be a new first grade teacher at Hillcrest Elementary for the 2011-2012 school year. Minzlaff is from Oconto Falls, Wisconsin, and earned her degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. This is Minzlaff’s first year teacher, and she is excited to get
to know her students, co-workers, and members of the community. She chose Pulaski because of its strong ties with the community and excellent academic standards. Minzlaff believes she is bringing dedication to students and a love of learning to Hillcrest, and welcomes parent and family involvement in her class. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, biking, camping, reading and hanging out with her friends and family.
Conference Award, made the AllConference Team and the Division III Pre-Season Wisconsin All Conference Team. Besides these athletic honors, Sulentic was also on the Dean’s List.
by Laura Dahms Fairview Elementary welcomes Lisa Richmond as its new special education teacher. Prior to moving to Pulaski, Richmond taught at Oconot Falls High School, as well as at schools in Michigan and Colorado. While in Colorado, Richmond won the “Parter of the Year” honor for her work as a youth mentor and advocate. She was also given the Daughter of American Revolution Award in Michigan, where she grew up in Sparta. Richmond is looking forward to meeting her students and bringing a positive attitude and new ideas to the classroom. The Pulaski School District particularly drew her attention for its positive, progressive and respected reputation. When she’s not teaching at Fairview this year, she will be spending her time participating in her favorite hobbies. She enjoys swimming, listening to live music, spending time with her family and friends and enjoying the many wonders of nature. Richmond is married to her husband, Loren, and they have five children: Matt, Tim, Ryan, Cory and Nick.
Sarah Sulentic by Laura Dahms lenbrook Elementary School G will welcome new first grade teacher Sarah Sulentic to its team for the 2011-2012 school year. Sulentic is not entirely new to the district, however, as she has previously student-taught fifth grade at Sunnyside Elementary School, and also taught summer school at Glenbrook. “I loved the atmosphere and the community feel of the whole district,” said Sulentic. Previously of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, Sulentic attended St. Norbert College in De Pere. Now, she looks forward to meeting and working with new staff members, parents and students, and hopes to bring a new excitement and motivation to the staff. She also looks forward to bringing parent involvement to a new level in her classroom. “Parent involvement is very important to see the success of the students. I think it’s great to see teachers, parents and students collaborating with one another,” said Sulentic. During her off-time, she loves to be active and play sports. In St. Norbert College Volleyball, Sulentic won the Academic All-
by Jordan Stiede he Pulaski High School T is happy to welcome Natasha Kempen as its new Physical Education teacher. Kempen graduated from Denmark High School before attending the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. “I feel like I will bring energy and a positive attitude to the Pulaski School District,” said Kempen. Before coming to Pulaski, Kempen taught in the Neenah School District for one year. She chose the Pulaski Community School District because she loves the community and the reputation that Pulaski has. Kempen said that parent feedback is always appreciated and she looks forward to getting to know all the families. She is looking forward to working towards a healthier student body and staff this upcoming school year. Kempen has finished with excellent times in half marathons, triathlons and duathlons. She also played on the Wisconsin Women’s Select Side Rugby Team. Kempen is married to Corey Kempen and is the middle child of 13 children. In addition, she has lived in Mexico. Some of Kempen’s interests are running, biking, strength training, playing with her Great Dane and spending time with family and friends.
Steven Seamandel The Pulaski Community School District English Department is happy to welcome Steven Seamandel. He is originally from Brown Deer, Wisconsin and attended UW-Stevens Point. Seamandel will be teaching at Pulaski High School as an English and Journalism teacher and also as a Pulaski News advisor. “It seemed like a great opportunity for me, involving two of my passions- English and Journalism. So far, it’s been great and everyone’s been so friendly,” said Seamandel. He has also student taught at Amherst High School and DC Everest Middle School. “I feel like I am bringing passion, energy, and dedication to helping students get more interested in writing,” said Seamandel. Seamandel is also looking forward to going to sporting events, following the Pulaski High School Red Raider Band, and just being involved in the school. When he’s not working, Seamandel enjoys sports, the Brewers, the Packers, disc golfing, fishing, travel, media, pop culture, cooking, and being a TV junkie.
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2011-2012 School year begins
Pulaski High School students make their way into the building for the first day of school on September 1.
2011 Pulaski Street Market comes to an end
Customers enjoy kettlecorn at the last farmers market of the year.
These girls show their stained blue tongues during the Pulaski Street Market on August 30th.
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Pulaski High School students entering school on the first day of school.
Amanda Laine (A Piece of Our Mind), Debbie Laine, and Judy Laine pose for a photo during the Pulaski Street Market.
Neighborhood Kitchen restaurant robbed On Thursday, September 1, between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 5:00a.m. the Neighborhood Kitchen Restaurant located on State Highway 32 at E. Glenbrook Drive was burglarized. Entry into the building was made by throwing a large rock through the glass entry doors. Once inside the cash register was forced open and an undetermined amount of money was taken. The business surveillance camera did capture the crime in progress and police need your help in identifying the perpetrator. We believe the subject has been in the establishment before. The suspect is a white male approximately 35 to 45 years of age, approximately 5’6 to 5’8, 200 to 225lbs, bald or shaved head, wearing a light colored baseball cap with lettering on the front and a black adjustable strap, white or light colored long sleeve shirt on the sleeves, dress slacks and casual shoes. Subject was wearing socks over his hands during the crime. Please click on the link below which will be posted on the Village of Pulaski Website www. villageofpulaski.org as well as the Green Bay Crime Stoppers Website. If you think you know this individual we ask that you contact Pulaski Police directly (920)822-5613. or contact Crime Stoppers www.432stop. com or 920-432-STOP(7867), or text GBTIP plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES), all callers will remain anonymous and if information leads to an arrest you will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.00. The video can also be viewed by going to http://vimeo. com/28467111.
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Samantha Watermolen by Laura Dahms lenbrook Elementary will G welcome a former Pulaski student, Samantha Watermolen, as its newest first grade teacher. Watermolen grew up in the district and has always had a desire to work in Pulaski. “Working with children has always been a strong passion of mine. I feel that my Pulaski experiences in education and cocurriculars have driven me to become the teacher I am today,” said Watermolen. After graduating from Pulaski High School in 2006, Watermolen went on to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and now looks forward to working with individuals in the community. Watermolen will be a familiar face to the district because she has student-taught first and fifth grades at Glenbrook Elementary School, and also taught six weeks of “Getting Ready for Kindergarten” for the PACE summer school program. In her spare time, Watermolen loves spoiling her dog, Sydney. She also loves to spend her free time with her family and friends. “I am very excited to start this new teaching adventure!” said Watermolen.
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She chose the Pulaski Community School District because she, her husband Aaron, and daughters Aliyah and Miranda live in the area and have heard only great things about the district. “I feel I am bringing a positive outlook in life and education to the district,” said Rettler. When she’s not teaching, Rettler enjoys walking, camping and swimming. She also loves being a Big Sister to a “little” through the Big Brothers/ Big Sisters program.
Kyle Christiansen by Adam Styczynski The Pulaski Community School District is happy to welcome Kyle Christiansen to the district. He is originally from Sobieski, Wisconsin and attended the University of WisconsinOshkosh and Viterbo University after graduating from high school Christiansen will be joining the staff at Pulaski Community Middle School as a teacher. “I wanted to come home and make a difference in our community,” said Christiansen.“I feel like I’m bringing great training and experience in teaching as well as a passion for helping our youth and community to the district.” He has also taught at Kaukauna and Kimberly area school districts. While there, Christiansen received the Outagamie Pre-Action Exemplary Service Award for outstanding commitment for community alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse prevention. Christiansen also served in the Marine Corps and participated in Operation Desert Storm.
Dori Rettler by Laura Dahms ori Rettler will be the newest D Special Education teacher at Glenrbook Elementary School. Prior to coming to Pulaski, Rettler taught in the Shawano School District for five years. In her new position, Rettler is looking forward to seeing growth in the children that she teaches.
Eric Schwister by Matt Zey Eric Schwister is Pulaski Community Middle School’s new Technology Education teacher. Schwister is a first year
teacher out of the University of Wisconsin-Stout. As a student, he received the Richard V. Johnson scholarship. Pulaski’s small town setting, great administrators and great technology education program drew Schwister into the Pulaski Community School District. “I feel I bring an enthusiastic approach to Tech Ed. I am always looking to make my classroom more like the 21st century workplace,” said Schwister. Schwister spent more than three years as a welder before returning to college to earn his teaching degree. He chose middle school education because of the energy and excitement the kids bring to the classroom. Schwister is excited to meet all of the wonderful students at PCMS as well as the people in the Pulaski community. “I enjoy feedback from parents on possible project ideas and possible skills their children should acquire to prepare them for high school and beyond.” Outside of school Schwister likes to hunt, fish and hike. Additionally, he likes football, baseball and car shows.
Jessica Stock by Laura Dahms J essica Stock will be Glenbrook Elementary’s newest kindergarten teacher. Stock, who graduated from Pulaski High School in 2007, earned her degree from St. Norbert College. While in school, Stock made the Dean’s List every year, graduated Summa Cum Laude and received the L.E.A.D. Award for Education. Prior to her position at Glenbrook, she student taught at Seymour for fourth grade, as well as at St. Bernard’s Catholic School for Kindergarten. “I absolutely love the district! I went through the Pulaski District and always loved the wonderful community and staff. I just couldn’t wait to join,” said Stock. Stock feels that she is bringing her positive attitude and bubbly personality, ans is most looking forward to meeting her new students and getting to know the staff at Glenbrook. While Stock hopes to encourage, motivate and engage the students in the classroom as much
as possible, she also understands that parents are an essential part of students’ learning processes. “I strongly believe that an education continues through the home, and, with the guidance of parents, we can help better the child,” said Stock. Stock recently got engaged to Adam DeCleene and will be married next year. In her free time, she loves to go swimming, to go up north with her family and to relax.
consin, and attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Olsen will be teaching at Glenbrook Elementary as a K-2 Early World Language Teacher. “I chose the Pulaski School District so I can start up an early world language program and it’s a supportive community,” said Olsen.“I am looking forward to meeting all of the students and seeing them become multicultural learners,” Before coming to Pulaski, Olsen also taught for two years in Mishicot, Wisconsin. In her free time, Olsen enjoys running, being outdoors, rollerblading, hockey, and shopping. Previously, she played played hockey for 12 years, traveled to Peru, and studied abroad in Spain for a semester.
Kelly Koller by Jack FitzGerald ulaski Community Middle P School is happy to welcome Kelly Koller as a new technology education teacher for the 2011-2012 school year. Koller grew up in New London and graduated New London Senior High before going onto the University of WisconsinStout for her degree. Prior to coming to Pulaski, Koller taught for seven years at Manawa Middle School and High School. She also has experience in graphic arts, electronics, robotics and drafting, and is looking forward to working with Eric Schwisler, who will also be teaching technology education. “I wanted to teach middle school PLTW (project lead the way) and heard great things about the Pulaski Community and district,” Koller said of her new position. Koller is married and she and her husbad, Allen, have 2 kids, 3 year old Chloe and 1 year old Kyle. She enjoys running, spending time outdoors with her family camping, hiking and relaxing.
Emma Schmitz by Matt Zey Emma Schmitz is Pulaski Community Middle School’s new eighth grade special education teacher. Schmitz grew up in Sparta, Wisconsin, and is a Sparta High School graduate. Schmitz chose the Pulaski Community School District because she heard it was a great district with amazing staff and community support. She feels that she is bringing her upbeat spirit and compassion for teaching kids to the district. “I am looking forward to meeting all the staff and getting to know the students as well as bringing my passion for teaching to the district,” said Schmitz. Before coming to Pulaski, Schmitz taught early childhood special education in the NorwalkOntario-Wilton School District. From her past experience, Schmitz has come to feel very highly about parent involvement in the schools. Golf is one of Schmitz’s hobbies and talents. She was Academic All-American in college where she played for 4 years. Besides golf, she also enjoys shopping, scrapbooking, reading and going for walks.
by Adam Styczynski The Pulaski Community School District is happy to welcome Melissa Olsen. She is originally from Onalaska, Wis-
Gary Westerman by Laura Dahms ary Westerman will be a G new physical education teacher at Pulaski for the 2011-2012 school year. Westerman will also serve as the varsity football head coach. Westerman has 11 years of previous teaching experience at three different high schools: Cedarburg High School, Oshkosh North High School and Kimberly High School. Now, he is looking forward to getting to know the students, staff and community in Pulaski. Ultimately, Westerman chose the Pulaski Community School District because he believes it is a great small town community. (Continued on the next page)
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“I feel that I am bringing energy to the school district; I love what I do,” said Westerman. Westerman and his wife, Jennifer, have a daughter, Libby Joy, who is eight and a half years old. He enjoys sports, hunting, fishing and hanging out with friends.
Kayla Koch by Laura Dahms ulaski’s nationally renowed P music program welcomes Kayla Koch to their staff. Koch will be the Assistant Band Director and the Director of Jazz Studies at Pulaski High School. Originally from Brussels, Wisconsin, Koch attended University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She chose the Pulaski School District because she loves the community and the reputation of the music program. “I feel I am bringing an energized, fun approach to teaching life skills as well as musical skills,” said Koch. During her time at UW-Stevens Point, she was one of two students in the university’s history to conduct, rehearse, and perform a musical piece with the Concert Band while still an undergrad. Koch believes the Pulaski School District is very blessed to have such a supportive community, and she welcomes any positive parental involvement to better the students’ education. Koch’s interests include riding motorcylcles, fishing, reading, shopping, snowmobiling, cooking and practicing music. “I am so excited to travel with the PHS Red Raider Marching Band to Pasadena this January! Go Band,” said Koch.
by Matt Zey Katie Rheingans is being welcomed to Pulaski High School as a new English teacher. Rheingans earned her degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point after graduating from Kimberley High School. Rheingans chose the Pulaski Community School District because it is a great school district and has great principals and colleagues. Before coming to Pulaski, Rheingans taught at Baraboo High School during the 2010-2011 school year. “I feel like I hit the lottery to be able to be here in Pulaski!” said Rheingans. Rheingans looks forward to getting to know students, staff and parents, and is excited to teach her classes. Besides student involvement in the classroom, Rheingans believes parent involvement in school is very important as well. “It’s key to student success, it’s very welcome and needed in a student’s education,” Rheingans said. In her free time, Rheingans enjoys reading, running, music, movies and spending time with friends, family and her dog.
Ashley Hendricks by Laura Dahms unnyside Elementary School S welcomes new fifth grade teacher, Ashley Hendricks, to its staff. Before joining the staff at Sunnyside, Hendricks taught for five
years at Bonduel Elementary School. Hendricks chose the Pulaski Community School District because she really respects the students, staff and community. “I hope to bring a positive attitude and enthusiasm to Sunnyside. I also believe that parent involvement is crucial in the success of the students,” said Hendricks. Most of all, Hendricks is looking forward to working with the staff and students. Hendricks is married to fellow Pulaski School District teacher Chris Hendricks, and they have a daughter, Margaret. In her free time, Hendricks enjoys walking and hanging out with her family and friends. “I am looking forward to the school year, and I feel fortunate to be a part of such an awesome community,” said Hendricks.
FBLA leaders Mackenzie Nickerson, Megan Coenen, Amy Boerst and Alison Blackford attended a FBLA leadership conference in the Wisconsin Dells.
Pulaski High School FBLA Leaders stand with Corey Flounoy, a national renowed speaker, who addressed the crowd at the FBLA concerence.
FBLA leaders Lindsey Wilcox attend conference
by Jack FitzGerald he Pulaski High School T social studies department is welcoming Lindsey Wilcox to their staff for the 2011-2012 school year. Wilcox grew up in Pulaski and graduated from Pulaski High School. She went on to earn her degree from St. Norbert College. “I went to Pulaski and grew up here loving the school district and community. I’m thankful for the opportunity to give back to a community that has given me so much,” Wilcox said of her new position. Ultimately, she believes PHS will benefit from the energy she will be bringing to the school as well as her passion for education. Before being hired, Wilcox student taught at Ashwaubenon High School, Edison Middle School, and was also a long term substitute teacher at PHS and Ashwaubenon High School. When she is not at school, Wilcox enjoys spending time with her family, playing sports, and coaching sports. Besides teaching, she will be coaching freshman volleyball this fall.
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Submitted by Bob Coenen, FBLA Advisor n July 25 and 26 Pulaski High School FBLA (Future Business O Leaders of America) officers traveled to Wisconsin Dells to attend the summer leadership conference. The conference was held at the Chula Vista Resort. The officers in attendance were: Mackenzie Nickerson, President, Megan Coenen, Vice President, Amy Boerst, Secretary, and Alison Blackford, Treasurer. Upon their arrival on July 25, members took some time to bond as a group and take in the Wisconsin Dells attractions which included water parks and a boat tour. The following day, Corey Flournoy, a nationally renowned speaker and trainer led the leadership conference. Topics included teambuilding, communication, recruitment, and chapter management. Members enjoyed listening to Flournoy because he was relatable and kept everyone interested. Throughout the conference, the FBLA officers took part in various activities that challenged them to think and plan like real business leaders. For example, the officers learned how to manage/focus a group of students, deliver essential information in a short period of time, and plan for incoming events. They learned valuable information that will help make the 2011-2012 FBLA organization a real success. We walked away with great experiences, we networked with members of other schools and we continued to grow in leadership qualities,” FBLA president Mackenzie Nickerson, said.
PHS students join book club For the third year, Pulaski High School students will have an opportunity to earn extra credit in their classes by participating in the Reading Raiders Book Club. Students that read the selected book will be given extra credit after responding to three questions on Moodle. They will also need to attend a “bag lunch” session in the PHS library near the end of the quarter to discuss the book with their peers and parents. The goal of the Reading Raiders Book Club is to increase students’ love of reading and discussing quality books.
To earn extra credit, students must be enrolled in a class with one of the following teachers: any English teacher, Mr. Rodal, Mr. Nickerson, Mr. Zavernik, Mrs. Krause, Ms. McCumber, Mrs. Dowell, Mrs. Last, Mr. Gosse, Mr. Goodness and Mr. Rusk. Ms. Moehr and Ms. Powers will also participate but with modifications. Students in these classes should see Ms. Moehr and Ms. Powers for more information. Students enrolled in a foreign language class can also earn extra credit if they fulfill the foreign language modifications and should see a foreign language teacher for more details. During the first quat1st quarter, students will be reading ‘The House of the Scorpion’ by Nancy Farm. For second quarter, club members will be reading ‘The Runner’ by Carl Deuker.
Sports Senior Profile
Position: number 1 doubles
Years played: 1
Years played: 4
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite food: Fruit Hobbies: Playing soccer, tennis, wake boarding, shopping, and hanging out with my friends. Funniest thing that has ever happened at practice: When I volleyed the ball a little too far, and ended up hitting coach. Favorite movie: Harry Potter Goals for the season: Improve as a doubles team Rival: Southwest
Post high school plans: Madison
Pulaski High School’s girl tennis team celebrated a milestone on August 30 with their 100th team win after defeating Green Bay Preble 5-2. The accomplishment comes after more than a decade of dedicated players raising the bar each year. Currently, Pulaski tennis is 12-1.
Favorite High School Memory: Freshman year spirit day volleyball team Favorite Food: Steak Favorite Band: Lil Wayne Hobbies: Sports, hunting, fishing Favorite movie: Tommy Boy Favorite TV show: J-Shore Goals for the season: Win Conference Rivals: Bay Port
A day in the life of a soccer player
Girl’s tennis celebrates 100th win Name: Jacob Syndergard
Post high school plans: Four year degree
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Name: Grace Kaiser
Favorite subject: English
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. -John Wooden
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by Sam Schwartz Almost every night this fall, a different Pulaski High School sports team takes the field, or court, and to compete. Particularly this fall, the PHS boy’s soccer team has worked extremely hard in preparation for the season in hopes to top the conference and work towards an even larger goal: state. When practice began in August, the boys had two-a-day practices: one early in the morning and a second in the evening. night session. Morning sessions focus solely on conditioning development. Each morning at 6:30 a.m. the team is expected to be on the practice field fully geared-up and ready to start a dynamic warm-up led by the team captains. Although a dynamic warm-up is mainly stretching and loosening up muscles, this is not taken lightly. During this warm-up the team walks through multiple stretches, switching stretches halfway across the field. After the team focuses on a few dynamic jogs and finishes up with two progressive sprints. Once finishing the warm-up, and the practice atmosphere intensifies. For the next hour, the team works on building endurance both with and without a ball. Using the ball allows the players to keep practice as gamelike as possible. During this hour the boys endure sprints, longruns, ball control endurance drills and what seem like endless amounts of “40’s.” At night, the team meets again at approximately 6:30 p.m. But this time, ready to play. During the next hour and a half of practice the boys work on shooting, passing, communication and once again endurance. Shooting drills typically start off the practice to warm the team up and prepare them for a few light scrimmages focusing mainly on communication and endurance. Since school has started, the team has gone down to just one practice each night after school, but may begin two-a-days again in the coming weeks. Thus far, the team’s hard-work has paid off. Currently, Pulaski soccer has 9 wins, 1 tie and 0 losses. It is clear for fans watching a game that the team has truly come together for quite an exciting run this season.
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PCMS sports preview
by Jessica Skinkis The fall sports season kicked off at Pulaski Community Middle School on August 22, 2011, with grades 7 and 8 football practice, held daily from 9:00a.m until 11:30a.m. The other fall sports, including volleyball, soccer and cross country, began practice on the first day of school, Thursday, September 1. Once school started, all PCMS sports began practicing after school, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:15 p.m. There are three football teams total, there are two seventh grade teams consisting of 61 students, and one eighth grade team consisting of 35 students. “I think the [football] teams will develop a better skill set, and enjoy the season,” Jeff Miller, PCMS Athletics/Activities leader said. Miller also added he believes that the teams will be victorious throughout the fall. About 115 7th and 8th grade girls will be playing volleyball this fall, 45 6th grade students will be playing soccer and 37 students from 6th, 7th, and 8th grades will be participating in cross country, according to Miller. Valerie Yost, who will coach 8th grade volleyball this fall, said she hopes to develop the athlete’s skills and fundamentals throughout the fall. “With the 8th graders, we really just want to make sure they have some experience playing the game,” Yost said. “We want to prepare those who want to go onto play in high school.” To help with this, Yost will also align her coaching philosophy to that it matches with the high school volleyball philosophy as well, she added. More information about PCMS athletics can be found at the middle school’s website,http://connect.pulaski.k12.wi.us/middle/index.cfm. Schedules for the sports teams, information about phsyicals and atheletic fee information can be found on the site as well. Information about PCMS winter sports, including girl’s and boy’s basketball, wrestling, cheer team and the dance team, will be posted on the site near the end of September.
Red Raider football starts strong
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Pulaski High School football players participate in warm-ups. Red Raider football is off to a 3-0 start after beating Sheyboygan South, Sheboygan North and rivals Bay Port during their first three games of the season.
Business Life events drive need for financial guidance
submitted by James Lonick Financial professionals see it every day. A person who has never felt the need for financial guidance walks in their door right after a significant life event – maybe the birth of a child, marriage, or an unexpected inheritance. Life events like these and others may turn professional financial assistance from a nice-to-have into a need-to-have situation. What life events often drive this need? Financial professionals say that retirement issues are among the main reason people visit them – and this need is becoming more palpable as the 76 million baby boomers enter retirement. This transition to retirement can be a trying one. Retirement often means leaving behind the identity one formed through work and a routine that developed over years on the job. It may also mean added opportunity – and possibly challenges – in filling one’s time. Beyond the personal lifestyle issues, outliving assets in retirement is increasingly becoming one of the concerns among boomers – and a key driver to get financial guidance now rather than later. But retirement questions affect boomers and non-boomers alike – for some it’s managing a nest egg; for others it’s learning strategies to build enough wealth to be ready for retirement.
Other life events
Retirement, however, is not the only life event that drives a need for guidance. Many other life events require attention when it comes to finances, including: An inheritance. Many people devote time and attention to devising plans in the event of their own death but often forget that they might also find themselves as beneficiaries during the course of their lives. Financial services professionals provide valuable input in helping during these life events, too. Education. During the past 20 years, tuition costs have increased dramatically, and financial aid for secondary education has not kept pace. Thus, paying for a child’s college education is an even larger lifechanging event for parents than ever before. Change in marital status. Getting married introduces new challenges. A May 2010 American Express Spending & Saving Tracker survey found that three out of 10 (30 percent) couples said their finances caused the most stress in their relationship. The survey also found that 56 percent of couples felt they had made a financial mistake in their relationship. A good way to lessen the stress is to make financial decisions together and reassess those decisions over time with the help of a financial professional. A birth or adoption of a child. This life event is a whopper, and usually requires some additional financial guidance. Making room for the new addition into one’s budget is critical. It’s also a time to evaluate the need for additional disability and life insurance coverage. Life events are inevitable, so are financial needs as they evolve and change over time. Moving with life events – and seeking guidance as they arise – can help create the financial balance whenever change occurs. • NOT A DEPOSIT • NOT FDIC INSURED • NOT INSURED BY ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY • NOT GUARANTEED BY THRIVENT FINANCIAL BANK • MAY LOSE VALUE James Lonick, FIC is a Financial Consultant with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans in Pulaski. He can be reached at 920-822-4177. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is a Fortune 500 financial services membership organization helping nearly 3 million members achieve their financial goals and give back to their communities. This column was prepared by Thrivent Financial for use by this representative. Insurance products issued or offered by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Appleton, WI. Not all products are available in all states. Securities and investment advisory services are offered through Thrivent Investment Management Inc., 625 Fourth Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55415, 800-847-4836, a FINRA and SIPC member and a wholly owned subsidiary of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Thrivent Financial representatives are registered representatives of Thrivent Investment Management Inc. They are also licensed insurance agents of Thrivent Financial.
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Dynamic Designs to host website seminars Dynamic Designs Unlimited, LLC will be hosting a series of website information seminars geared toward businesses and organizations interested in websites. The first seminar, “Why Your Business Needs a Website” will be offered on Wednesday, October 5th. This is an informational class on reasons why your business or organization should have a website. Learn statistics on how important a website is for the success of your organization. In addition, one attendee will have the chance to win a free website design and 3 months of hosting, a value of over $500. “Driving Customers to Your Website”, the second seminar, will be held October 26, will discuss the importance of advertising websites. Attendees will be educated on how to get customers to your website using different types of media, including social media; like Facebook. Participants will have the chance to win a free full color business card design and 100 printed business cards. The final seminar; will be held on November 16th. The topic, “Search Engine Optimization”, will help individuals learn and become familiar with SEO and how to get your website ranked at the top of organic web searches. Attendees will have a chance to win a free website consulation, a $65 value. All the classes will be held in Shawano, Wisconsin at the Shawano Community Middle School, room 146. The cost for each seminar is $22. To register for a seminar; go to http://www. sgsd.k12.wi.us. View on-line magazine for information, or contact Sandi Kane at 715-5262192 (x3102) For additional information on the website seminars, contact Amber at marketing@dynamicdesignspulaski. com, or call 920-822-4450.
Births and Deaths Births Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 LUDWIG, Sarah and Ronald, Hobart, son. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2011 KURZYNSKI, Brian & Sarah, daughter. Grandparents: John and Mary Kurzynski, Pulaski.
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Alice May (Koski) Goodwin On Saturday afternoon, August 27, 2011, Alice Goodwin succumbed to liver cancer after a lengthy battle. She was in the care of Lake Superior Hospice and being treated at home. At the time of her death, she was surrounded by her husband of sixty-nine years, C. Lester Goodwin, her son, Allen Goodwin and daughter, Cheryl Ademino and husband, Peter. Also at her side were Annette and Amy from hospice. Alice was born on December 2, 1925, to Mattius and Mae (Cobb) Koski of Ewen, Michigan. On February 23, 1942, she married C. Lester Goodwin in Detroit, MI. Gordon Koski was Alice’s brother, whom she loved very much, along with his wife, Rosemarie and they reside in Ironwood, MI. She was also very close to Margaret Gingery of Hurley, WI. Her son, Allen, has three children; Anne, Phil and Mike (Becky) Goodwin. Cheryl and Pete have three children; Gina (Theron Sorgatz) Ademino and a daughter, Clara, Monica (Simon Amos) Ademino and Peter Joseph Ademino. Alice’s great-granddaughter, Clara, put the twinkle in Alice’s eyes. She loved her dearly. For many years, Alice & Les owned The Crossroads Bar and Lounge. They made many friends over the years, working at their establishment. Alice was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Albert Koski, sister, Donna (Jussila) Pittsley, niece Darlene (Jussila) Brusario, brother-in-law, Heino Jussila and nephew, David Jussila. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thank-you to Alice’s nurse, Annette Chaperon. They spent time together for over a year, and Alice looked forward to her visits and the quality of care she gave her. Les, Allen and Cheryl truly felt she was like family. Alice was very beloved by not only her family, but many friends. She will be sadly missed.
Riopelle, Delores Delores M. Riopelle, 80, of the Town of Porterfield, passed away Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at the Luther Home in Marinette. She was born June 7, 1931, in Pulaski, Wis., to Edward and Mary Preslaski. She spent her early life in Pulaski and was a graduate of Pulaski High School. Delores married William Riopelle in 1953. They resided in Milwaukee for 15 years and later spent five years in Green Bay, before moving to the Marinette-Menominee area in 1970. Delores was a member of SS Joseph and Edward Parish. She is survived by her husband; four children, Jeffrey Riopelle (Brenda), Porterfield; Gary (Stephanie) Riopelle, Greenville, S.C.; Dawn Noel, Oshkosh; and Todd (Sue) Riopelle, Marinette; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother and two sisters, Robert Preslaski, Milwaukee; Mary Preslaski, Green Bay; and Connie (Dennis) Mueller, Hartford, Wis. She was preceded in death by her parents. Delores’s family extends their deep appreciation to the staff of the Luther Home for their years of care and support.
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Pulaski’s own work for green and gold
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(Continued from Front Page) parents were driving to the area were aware of the road closures in the area. While the construction of the roundabout may have temporarily strained local businesses, DOT officials believe it will greatly increase safety for those driving through Pulaski. Roundabouts are one of the safest types of intersections, and have a proven track record of reducing fatal crashes by about 90 percent, reducing injury crashes by 75 percent and reducing overall crashes by 35 percent. When driving through a roundabout, motorists are advised that traffic travels counterclockwise through the circle, and all vehicles must yield to the car or truck on their left. Upon exiting, drivers should single to others in the roundabout using a blinker. It is also important to be aware that traffic travels in a counterclockwise direction, and all drivers should maintain a low speed. For more information on how to properly navigate a roundabout, visit http://www.dot.state.wi.us/safety/motorist/roaddesign/roundabout-works.html.
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by Jordan Stiede The Super Bowl XLV champion Green Bay Packers have many people working for their organization. Within those employees some of them are former students, teacher and administrators from the Pulaski School District. Some of the graduates from Pulaski High School who now work for the Packers include: Joan Malcheski, Duke Bobber, Amanda Wery, Tyler Gajeski, Travis Conard and Ryan Nowak. Malcheski, the director of Packers media group, graduated from Pulaski in the 1990’s. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh before working for the Packers, and she has been working there for seven months. “My favorite thing about working for the Packers is the people,” said Malcheski, “It is always a great day at Lambeau Field with the great group of people.” Bobber works with Malcheski as the Internet coordinator, and Gajeski also works in the Packers Media Group as the Internet/ Packers Media Group Intern. Nowak works in the Information Technology Department as a Computer Services Analyst along with Conard who is an IT Support Speacialist. Wery, who works in Marketing Department as a Partnership Services Coordinator, graduated from Pulaski in 2003. This is her sixth season with the team, and she even recieved a Super Bowl XLV ring. “I feel very fortunate to get a ring,” said Wery, “Every organization doesn’t give their employees a ring. The Green Bay Packers are a great organization.”
Besides students, four people in Pulaski’s former and current staff that work as tour guides for the Packers. Don Tolkacz, former Athletic Director of Pulaski High School, is now in charge of giving Lambeau Field tours. Ron Baldini, a former PHS business teacher, and Mike Berken, currently a part-time math teacher at the the high school, are both tour guides. Former Superintendent of Pulaski Schools John Wigman has worked as a tour guide for the last eight years. “I enjoy meeting people from all over the world,” said Wigman, “I like to share some of my experiences with them.” In addition, Wigman said that the Packers winning the Super Bowl has really affected the number of people attending tours. The number of people at the tours from this June and July has doubled from last year. Some of the key points that the guides show during the tour include: the statues outside of the stadium, informing guests about what is on each floor of Lambeau Field, bringing the tourists to the largest suite in the stadium, telling them the prices of various things around the stadium and, the highlight, giving guests the opportunity to walk onto the field using the same tunnel that the Packers come out of on game day. The busiest times for tours are the days before home games and during training camp in August. Clearly, former students and staff of the Pulaski School District have made an impact on the Green Bay Packer’s Organization.