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April 29, 2020
National Current Events League Winners!

The 4th grade National Current Events League team received an award for being 2nd in the Nation!  
Ten talented 4th grade students and ten terrific 5th grade students were chosen for this team to represent Malone Intermediate School in the national competition by scoring in the top ten at the beginning of the school year on the National Current Events League test. Their scores for 4 online quizzes throughout the year were combined and compiled into a team score for Malone Intermediate School. Out of several teams across the entire nation, our 4th grade team scored 2nd!  This is an amazing accomplishment! Congratulations!


April 28, 2020
The 2020 Middle Border Conference Scholar Athlete Recipients for PHS are Seniors Megan Gilles and Joe Schulte. We are honored to have them represent us and proud of all their accomplishments over their careers at Prescott. Both are outstanding student-athletes who put extraordinary time and effort into their studies and their activities, along with being highly motivated individuals who demonstrate what it takes to be successful. Both Joe and Megan were to be honored with all other MBC Scholar Athletes at a Banquet in April, though that was canceled due to COVID-19. 

Megan was active in Softball (freshman year), Cross Country and Track and Field during her time at PHS, lettering in all of them. She has multiple top three finishes in the MBC Track and Field meets in a plethora of events, along with qualifying for the WIAA state meet in numerous events in Track and Field her Sophomore and Junior seasons, all while being a part of five school record-setting events. Megan was MVP of both her Cross Country (Senior year) and Track and Field (Junior year) Squads and named Captain for Track and Field. Along with her athletics, Megan was also involved with Forensics her freshman and sophomore years, along with being selected to the National Honor Society. Megan plans to attend the University of MN-Duluth and be a member of their Track and Field Team. Megan's parents are Jayne Henderlite and Joel Gilles, with Megan also listing two of her Track and Field Coaches- Emily and Carl Calabrese has role models for her.
Coach Emily Calabrese on Megan- "Megan is one of the most selfless and dedicated student athletes I have ever met. She goes above and beyond to better herself and her teammates every day. Megan is a natural leader in the way she carries herself and is committed to maintaining a positive team and school culture."

Joe lettered in Football, Wrestling and Baseball at PHS. He was a three time MBC wrestling champ, along with WIAA regional champ twice and WIAA sectional champ and state participant his junior season. Joe was also a captain in wrestling and football, along with Honorable Mention all conference in football his senior year while being Academic All State. Choir, National Honor Society and being the Badger Boys State representative were also activities that Joe was active with. In the fall of 2020 Joe plans to attend the University of MN-Duluth to study Statistics and Actuarial Science. Joe's parents are Michelle and Jasson Schulte and he listed his friend and former teammate Ty Sanford along with his grandfather Eugene Flemming as two of his top role models.
Coach Poirier had this to say about Joe - "Joe dedicated himself on the wrestling mat, football field, and baseball diamond. Even more impressive was his dedication in the classroom. Joe embodied the true meaning of student-athlete with his multiple commitments. His work ethic was always on display by him striving to be the best at everything he did."

Congratulations and best of luck to both Megan and Joe- we are proud of all your accomplishments and dedication to PHS!


March 7, 2020
Five Prescott DI Teams Brought Home Medals


Prescott sent seven talented Destination Imagination teams to the Regional Tournament in Osceola on Saturday, March 7, 2020. The teams had spent several months preparing a presentation to challenge their problem solving skills, creativity, and teamwork for their Main Challenge as well as practicing improvisational skills for their Instant Challenge. Prescott was represented by 38 students ranging in age from Kindergarten to Eighth grade this year who competed with a total of 80 teams from 15 different school districts. All seven teams represented Prescott wonderfully!  

Five teams came home with medals and will participate in the State Affiliate Tournament in Green Bay on April 18. The 3rd and 4th grade ECKCM’s team coached by Sarah Markert tied for 3rd place in the Scientific Challenge. The Service Learning Projected presented by the 5th grade Obstacle Overtakers, and coached by Chris Lamb, earned a 1st place medal for their project which raised funds for local animal shelters.Three Prescott teams took part in the Improvisational challenge with stunning results! At the Elementary Level, the 4th and 5th grade team, The Unbelievable Ninja Kids, coached by Penny Peterson earned 2nd place at the tournament. Competing in the Middle Level, 6th grade team Scoota Gang, coached by Jessica Gale and Si Hanson, wowed the audience with a 3rd place performance. And, finally, 7th grade team Peanut Butter Grove, coached by Kjurstin Langer, had the audience laughing during their 2nd place performance. Please wish these teams luck as they continue to prepare for State!  

 
“Super SARAL” - 1st & 2nd Gr. team
Team Members: Rainer Haeg, Alexis Schultz, Shannon Lynes, Audrey Christianson, and Lauren Wall
Team Managers: Bethany Christianson and Sarah Moeri
The ECKCM’s - 3rd and 4th Gr. team
3rd Place at Regionals, going to State April 18!

Team Members: Manny Gale, Connor Anderson, Emmett Weise, Claire Schultz, and Kate Markert
Team Manager:  Sarah Markert
The Unbelievable Ninja Kids- 4th and 5th Gr. team
2nd place at Regionals, going to State April 18!

Team Members: Grayson Anderson, Ayla Peterson, Amelia Haeg, Josephine Gaunitz, Faith Marking, and Anne Markert
Team Manager:  Penny Peterson
BEDAAK - 5th Gr. team
Team Members): Dominic Weise, Amelia Schmidt, Karlee Wall, Abigail Brock, Brody West, and Emma Schmitz
Team Manager:  April Schmitz




 
 
Obstacle Overtakers - 5th Gr. team
1st Place at Regionals, going to State April 18!

Team Members: Maddie Middleton, Grace Foy, Kennedy Holub, Abbey Lamb, and Anya Lynes
Team Managers:  Chris Lamb & Courtney Lamb

 
Scoota Gang - 6th Gr. team
3rd place at Regionals, going to State April 18!

Team Members: Lucas Gale, Liam Haeg, Matt Haessly, Talli Roth, Si Hanson, and Cayden Johnson
Team Managers:  Jessica Gale and Si Hanson

 
Peanut Butter Grove - 7th Gr. team
2nd place at Regionals, going to State April 18!

Team Members: Cooper Langer, Cayden Peterson, Owen Nei, Will Markert, Ken Ryan
Team Manager:  Kjurstin Langer
 




March 3, 2020
Prescott Students Advance to State Bowl in the Future Problem Solvers of Wisconsin Scenario Writing Contest 


Prescott Middle Schools Alayna Allsop, Ken Ryan, and Makaria Haas have been invited to attend the Future Problem Solvers State Bowl for their awesome scenario writings! Students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Quarter 2 Extensions participated in the contest by challenging themselves to create a story about characters set at least twenty years in the future and facing one of five problems (De-Extinction, Gamefication, Sleep Patterns, International Travel, or Living in Poverty) as per the guidelines of the contest. Thirteen talented students completed the project. Their stories were judged by several teachers at Prescott Middle School and Alayna Allsop, Ken Ryan, Cooper Langer, and Makaria Haas were chosen to have their works sent to the regional level of the contest. Three students were chosen from Prescott to move on to State Bowl on April 23-25, 2020 in Green Lake, WI. Eighth grade student, Alayna Allsop, was chosen for her piece titled “Times Have Changed.”  Seventh grade student Ken Ryan, author of “Interrupted” and sixth grade student Makaria Haas, author of “Delusional”,  were also chosen to move on to the State Bowl. This unique honor will allow them to read their works in a public setting and join a team of teen writers from area schools to create an original piece of writing. Their winning stories may also be submitted for consideration at the national level of competition.  Congratulations on great writing!  

  











March 2, 2020
National Geographic Bee State Qualifier!

Prescott Middle School student, Alayna Allsop, has qualified for the State National Geographic Bee!  As an eighth grade student, Alayna took first place in the Final Round of the School National Geographic Bee and went on to complete the computerized State Qualifying Test.  In the Qualifying Test, she placed in the top 100 students for the state which qualifies her to compete in the State National Geographic Bee held at the American Family Insurance Corporate Headquarters Building in Madison, Wisconsin on March 27, 2020.  The State GeoBee is an oral competition where students receive questions in the practice round and eight preliminary rounds.  The top ten students will then move on to the final and championship rounds.  The prize for first place in the State GeoBee consists of $1,000 cash and a trip to Washington, D.C., for the National Championship! Students that come in second and third place will receive cash awards of $300 and $100, respectively.  Prescott is very proud of Alayna’s accomplishments and wishes her well on her adventure at the State GeoBee!  

March 28, 2020
6th Grade Math Master 2020


On Friday, February 28, 2020, eleven 6th grade students from Prescott Middle School represented Prescott in the Regional Math Masters Competition at St. Croix Central Middle School in Hammond. Students were chosen based on a preliminary test given in school and practiced in Extensions Class before going to the competition. The students showed excellent character, perseverance, and mathematical ability as they competed against 94 students from Somerset, River Falls, Baldwin/Woodville, New Richmond, and Osceola. The contest lasted the entire morning and consisted of eight rounds:  a Fact Drill Round, three Individual Rounds, a Tiebreaker Round, and 3 Team Rounds.  

Jackson Matzek received a ribbon for coming in 5th place in the Fact Drill! Congratulations Jackson and congratulations to all of the contestants!

Math Masters competitions are designed to promote excellence in critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities as well as provide recognition to students for academic effort and achievement. Contestants received prizes both individually and as a team.

Prescott Middle School 6th Grade Math Masters Team:  Zachariah Ogren, Isaac Akey, Emelia Berg, Logan Link, Jackson Matzek, Talli Roth, Jacob Barker, MaKenna Ogilvie, Makaria Haas, Zac Matzek, and Matt Haessly
 
2020 PRESCOTT HIGH SCHOOL TOP TEN
Valedictorian
NAME: Zachary Knee
PARENTS: Scott & Joni Knee    
COLLEGE: UW - Madison    
MAJOR: Biomedical Engineering

 
Salutatorian
NAME: Anna Mercord
PARENTS: Ron & Jennifer Mercord    
COLLEGE: UW - Madison    
MAJOR: Biomedical Engineering

 
NAME: Riley Anfinson
PARENTS: Jon & Laurel Anfinson    
COLLEGE: UW - River Falls    
MAJOR: Undecided    

 

NAME: Alexis Fredericks
PARENTS: Jason Fredericks & Wendy Niesl     
COLLEGE: University of Kansas    
MAJOR: Architectural Engineering  
 

NAME: Megan Gilles
PARENTS: Joel Gilles & Jayne Henderlite    
COLLEGE: U of M - Duluth    
MAJOR: Undecided

 
NAME: Mckenna Johnson
PARENTS: Brian & Rae Johnson    
COLLEGE: UW - Stout    
MAJOR: Graphic Design  
 
NAME: Lauran Korfhage
PARENTS: Scott & Joan Korfhage    
COLLEGE: Iowa State University    
MAJOR: Microbiology    
NAME: Emily Magee
PARENTS: Chris & ReAnna Magee    
COLLEGE: UW - Eau Claire    
MAJOR: Choral Music Education    
NAME: Faith Stiles
PARENTS: Jerry & Lisa Stiles    
COLLEGE: UW - La Crosse    
MAJOR: Exercise Sports Science     
NAME: Molly Thomley
PARENTS: Michael & Allison Thomley    
COLLEGE: UW - Madison    
MAJOR: Pre-Pharmacy    
         

 
January 30, 2020
2020 Pierce County Conservation and Environmental Awareness Speaking Contest Winner is from Prescott Middle School  

Prescott Students had a spectacular night at the 2020 Pierce County Conservation and Environmental Awareness Speaking Contest. Three students from Prescott Middle School expertly shared their knowledge of land and water conservation issues in front of an audience and in front of judges. The panel of judges expressed that the students educated the audience with great research on current conservation issues and personal passions. All competitors for the evening received a trophy, certificate, and passes to the Pierce County Fair courtesy of  the Pierce County Land Conservation Department.

Competitors in the Elementary category (5th and 6th grade) presented 3-5 minute speeches. Bailey Spencer educated the audience in her speech titled “A Slow Decline” about the problems that pollinators face.  She took 3rd place. Lucas Gale, in 2nd place, presented an enlightening speech titled “Pierce County Water Conservation Issues.”  “Get Your Well Well” by Nora Boles involved audience by helping to define and give solutions to contamination in our water wells in Pierce County.  Nora was awarded 1st place and will move on to represent Pierce County at the West Central Area Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association Speaking Contest in Eau Claire on Monday, February 3, 2020. Congratulations on a great night!


January 29, 2020
National Spelling Bee Oral Round


Prescott School District is proud to announce that Malone Intermediate School fourth grader Ella Brantner and Prescott Middle School eighth grader Grace Ryan are winners of the school Spelling Bees!  Mastering such words as “haughty,” “discrepancy,” and “fodder”, Ella and Grace pulled ahead in the tight competitions. They will now represent Malone Intermediate School and Prescott Middle School in the Regional Spelling Bee held in Baldwin, WI on February 12, 2020. 

At Malone Intermediate School, second place went to fifth grader Sophia Lazarenko, and third place was awarded to third grader Carter Franklin.  Top scorers at Prescott Middle School included eighth grader Alayna Allsop in second place and sixth grader Cole Powers in third place.  

All students in grades 3-8 were invited to participate in the first Written Preliminary Round at both schools.  Then, the top students from each grade were chosen to participate in the Oral Round.  Following the oral round, thirteen students were chosen from each school to participate in the Final Rounds.  The top three students at each school moved on to the Championship Round at the end of the Final Round, where students were awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places.  The first place winner at each school will now move on to the Regional competition.  If spellers score high at Regionals, they may be invited to State or National Bees (sponsored by SCRIPPS) with a chance to win college scholarships .  

Congratulations goes to all thirteen contestants at Malone Intermediate School and all thirteen contestants at Prescott Middle School in the Final Round!  


January 22, 2020
National Spelling Bee Oral Round


Students in 3rd - 8th grade that scored in the top for their grade on the preliminary written Spelling Bee were invited to take part in the Oral Round of the National Spelling Bee during the week of January 20th.  The top students from the double elimination oral round from each school will compete for the title of “school champ” on January 29, 2020.  Congratulations to these top students!










January 21, 2020
National Geography Bee 2019-2020


Following a a tight competition, 3 students pulled ahead in the Final Round of the Geography Bee at Malone Intermediate School on January 15, 2020.  Fifth grader Emmett Stoeckel took 3rd place, third grader Carter Franklin took 2nd place and fifth grader Brayden Sanford took 1st place and became the School Champ!  Brayden will represent Malone Intermediate School in the State Geo Bee on-line competition. 



The Final Round of the Geographic Bee was held at Prescott Middle School on January 21, 2020. Congratulations to sixth grade student Emelia Berg for winning 3rd place and seventh grade student, Will Markert for winning 2nd place. Eighth grader Alayna Allsop won the Geo Bee in first place!  She received a medal and award and will represent Prescott in the State Geo Bee online in a few weeks.  

Congratulations!

January 17, 2020
Prescott Students Compete in the Future Problem Solvers of Wisconsin Scenario Writing Contest 


Prescott is proud to send the writing of four students from Prescott Middle School to the Future Problem Solvers of Wisconsin Scenario Writing contest!  Students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Quarter 2 Extensions participated in the contest by challenging themselves to create a story about characters set at least twenty years in the future and facing one of five problems (De-Extinction, Gamefication, Sleep Patterns, International Travel, or Living in Poverty) as per the guidelines of the contest.  Thirteen talented students completed the project.  Their stories were judged by several teachers at Prescott Middle School and Alayna Allsop, Ken Ryan, Cooper Langer, and Makaria Haas were chosen to have their works sent to the regional level of the contest. Winners at the regional level may be chosen to move on the State Bowl in March and their works added to the WI FPS publication and/ or international levels. Congratulations on great writing!  



December 12, 2019
National Geography Bee Oral Round
Students in 3rd - 8th grade that scored in the top ten for their grade were invited to take part in the Oral Round of the National Geography Bee on December 11, 2019.  The top students from the double elimination Oral Round from each school will compete for the title of “School Champ” on January 15, 2020. The winner of the Final Round for each school will be invited to complete and on-line test to qualify for regional competitions. Congratulations to these top students!
November 12, 2019
Students at Malone Intermediate are off to a great start in National Current Events League!
Fourth and Fifth grade students have taken the first of four rounds for the National Current Events League (NCEL).  All interested students persevered through a 30 question test based on current events from the fall. The top ten students from 4th grade and the top ten students from 5th grade were chosen to represent Malone Intermediate School in the national competition.  Their scores will be compiled for four rounds throughout the school year. In addition, any interested students may continue to participate in rounds 2-4 to compete for the title of “School Champ.” The next round of the NCEL test will be given in January, 2020. 




 

 


November 12, 2019
Blue Ribbons for Prescott Students at Drama Rama
Students from Prescott School District participated in the Drama Rama Festival at Amery Middle School on Saturday, November 9, 2019.  The festival was comprised of students from Prescott, Oceola, Amery and Baldwin-Woodville.  Prescott brought 6 teams made up of 43 actors from grades 3 - 8, and participated in either the Published Manuscript or the Extemporaneous categories.  During their 6-10 minute performance, teams were judged on voice, character, stage movement, and overall interpretation of their play.  Each team was awarded points and either a Blue or Red Ribbon. They also received feedback from the judges on their performance.

The 3rd-grade team, coached by Mandy Bernick, showed great acting skills in their performance of “Bremen Town Musicians” which earned them a Blue Ribbon.  Talented team members were Nixie Knyphausen, Stella Lyden, Miah Smith, Rozzalynn Bernick, and Taylor Tromberg.  Two team members, Landen Williamson and Samantha Wilkens, earned the distinction of Actors of Merit.  

Coach Patsy Hove lead the 4th-grade team to 1st place and a Blue Ribbon for their performance of “The Care and Feeding of a Dragon.”  Team members were Madison Hove, Aubree Kellogg, Madelynn Klabis, Ella Brantner, Lyndi Helgeson and Actor of Merit Ayla Peterson.

“Hansel, Gretel, and Friends” was artfully performed by 5th graders Anya Lynes, Kassidy Hanson, Kennedy Holub, Violet Henderson, Maddie Middleton, Kaitlyn Flannigan, and Emma Schmitz.  They earned a Red Ribbon under the direction of coaches Jennifer Hanson and Jenny Lynes.  

The 5th-grade team consisting of Abbey Lamb, Brayden Sanford, Parker Skeesick, Andrew Schiller, Emma Stancer and Actors of Merit Kyra Dix, Karlee Wall, and Delaney Nelson won 1st place in their category and received Blue Ribbons.  Their performance, “The Miss Witch Contest” was led by coach Courtney Lamb.  
At the Middle School level, the 6th-grade team coached by Krista Barker won a Red Ribbon for their performance of “Montana Jones and the Gymnasium of Doom.”  Actors of Merit Emelyn Schulte and Abigail Stubbe were supported by their team members Jacob Barker, Cara Fiedler, Donavin Ward, Addison Kellogg, Brooklyn Threinen, and Bailey Spencer.  

The dramatic Middle School level team, led by coach Anne Kressly, explored the Extemporaneous category by receiving a fairy tale at the tournament and preparing a creative skit within an hour to be performed.   The team earned a Blue Ribbon for their efforts.  Actor of Merit Nora Boles performed along with teammates Kendra Ogilvie, MaKenna Ogilvie, Tynaeya Evans-Gray, Talli Roth, Emelia Berg, and Emilie Cook.  

Special thanks to our volunteer coaches as well as to Crystal Fiedler, Emma Fiedler, and Chris Lamb for helping to judge performances at the Drama Rama Festival.  Thanks to parents for supporting their young actors.  Congratulations to all actors from the Drama Rama Festival!  











October 22, 2019
Prewscott High School Honors Music

Hitting all the right notes! Congratulations to Hailee Winkler who auditioned, and was accepted into the High School State Honors Orchestra, she will be performing at the Overture Center for the Arts held in Madison. To be selected for State Honors is of the highest accomplishment for a high school student.

Additionally, congratulations to Prescott High School Choir members Rian Engeldinger, Madeline Johnson, Emily Magee, and Aiden Nespbor who were accepted into the 2019 Wisconsin State Honors Choir. All four choir students will represent Prescott in the honors choir during the Wisconsin State Music Convention in Madison in concerts on October 24 and 26. 

We are extremely proud to have so many students representing us in this statewide choir composed of the top choral musicians in Wisconsin!


August 23, 2019
Middle School Student Ambassadors Welcome Incoming 6th graders to Prescott Middle School


The Student Ambassadors from the middle school - a group made up of 8th grade student leaders - welcomed the incoming 6th grade students into school today for orientation.  The ambassadors met on Monday through Wednesday this week learning the games and coming up with the schedule so that today was 100% led by their group. The student ambassadors will also lead the 6th graders once a month during their Teacher Advisory period and are there to help throughout the year. #prescottproud