Prescott Student Feature
Celebrating our students - because they deserve it!
May 10, 2019
Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Essay Winner
Karlee Wall, fourth grade student at Malone Intermediate School, was presented with a 2nd place award on Friday, May 10, 2019 for her submission in the 2019 Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Essay contest. Karlee wrote a winning narrative about a day at a Farmer’s Market. Fourth Grade students in Cardinal Time Reading Extensions worked for about a month crafting their 100-300 word essay entries for the annual contest. Representatives from the Wisconsin and Pierce County Farm Bureaus came to Malone Intermediate School to honor Karlee and share cheese sticks with her classmates. Karlee’s family joined the celebration. Congratulations Karlee!
April 29, 2019
National Current Events League
The 5th grade National Current Events League team received an award for being 3rd in the Nation!
Students were chosen for this team to represent Malone Intermediate School by scoring in the top ten at the beginning of the school year on the National Current Events League test. Their scores for 4 quizzes throughout the year were combined and compiled into a team score. Out of several teams across the entire nation, our team scored 3rd! Congratulations!
April 26, 2019
5th Grade Math Masters 2019
On Friday, April 26, 2019, sixteen 5th grade students 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 104 students from Lakeside, Barron, E.P.Rock, Durand/Arkansaw, River Crest, Willow River, St. Mary, north Hudson, Riverview, Osceola, and Amery. 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.
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.
Jackson Matzek received a ribbon for coming in 8th place (out of 104) in the Fact Drill! Congratulations Jackson and congratulations to all of the contestants!
April 16, 2019
The Prescott High School Forensics team had an excellent showing at the state tournament this team with 13 gold medals and 6 silver medals. In terms of overall team production this would be like taking home a gold ball in Basketball.
In addition, the team learned that they earned the State Excellence in Speech Award.
(an expert from the offical press release from the Wisconsin High School Forensics Association)
"Nineteen Wisconsin high schools received the highest recognition at the recent State Speech Festival in Madison. The Wisconsin High School Forensic Association held its 124th annual event on the campus of UW-Madison. This past weekend, approximately 4,200 students from 340 high schools across the state participated. Students had to advance from two qualifying level contests to perform at the State contest, which is one of the largest in the country.
Judges rated each student or performing group, and the top five percent of schools are recognized with Excellence in Speech Awards, with the school and teacher each presented with a plaque. This year, 19 schools earned this honor.
“Students in our academic sport practice long hours to hone their skills and meet expectations upon which they will be judged,” said WHSFA Executive Director Adam Jacobi. “These schools represent consistent performance across a variety of contest events at our festival and should be lauded for their performance.”
April 5, 2019The best and the brightest of the Middle Border Conference were showcased at the annual Middle Border Conference Scholar-Athlete banquet this week. Each of the eight MBC member schools selects a top senior male and female scholar-athlete to be recognized at this banquet. The keynote speaker for the banquet was former Prescott School Board president, Mark Helmer.
Prescott's honorees for the MBC Scholar Athlete award were Carson Stenroos and Allie Murphy. "Carson and Allie are both proven, positive leaders in our school and we are extremely proud of their accomplishments", comments Prescott Athletic Director, Matt Smith.
March 30, 2019
Destination Imagination 2019 - Three Teams Qualify for State
Prescott sent seven talented Destination Imagination teams to the Regional Tournament in Hudson on Saturday, March 30, 2019. 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 36 students ranging in age from Kindergarten to Eighth grade this year who competed with a total of 80 teams from 15 different school districts.
The Kindergarten and 1st Grade students created and presented a story that combined elements of both fiction and nonfiction. They created in interactive, life-size pop-up book to help tell their story for the Rising Stars Challenge. Team Managers for Rising Stars were Mille Kiefer and Annika Meyer.
“The Video Gamers”, a first and second grade group coached by Sarah Markert, performed in the Technical Challenge as well as in an Instant Challenge. Their task was to design and build an aircraft that takes off, flies, lands, and delivers a team-created payload. They also created and presented a story about one or more characters exploring a remote place.
There were two Prescott teams in the Service Learning category, titled “Escape Artists.” They participated in a their Service Learning Challenge as well as an Instant Challenge. Each team identified, designed, and carried out a project that addressed a need in a real community. They created and theatrically presented a story that builds suspense about characters who attempt an escape. They were required to integrate information about the project through clues that helped the characters attempt to escape. The “K9 Dream Team” coached by Penny Peterson raised money and awareness for the proposed canine unit in the Prescott Police Department. Chris Lamb and Woodson Lynes helped their team “KAGAM” to raise funds for bee and pollinator gardens at Freedom Park.
The “K9 Dream Team” had success in their Instant Challenge and finished the competition in 1st place! Their competitors, “KAGAM” came in as a strong 2nd place. Both teams will be competing in the State DI Competition on April 13 in Green Bay!
The “Eiatlea” team, managed by Jeff Berg and Mandy Haessly participated in the Scientific Medical Mystery Challenge and in an Instant Challenge. They researched the human body and medical conditions that affect it. They also created and presented a story, and designed and built a representation that shows the medical mystery and at least one symptom. With a strong Instant Challenge score and a great performance, Team “Eiatlea” tied for 2nd place in their category. They will compete again at the State DI Competition on April 13 in Green Bay.
Team Eiatlea: Si Hanson, Matt Haessly, Nora Boles, Talli Roth, Zachariah Ogren, Cayden Johnson, and Emelia Berg
One Middle School team took on the Improvisational Challenge from Prescott this year. The “Da Dino Mite (Goes Boom!!)” team, coached by Kjurstin Langer and Susan Herr, made audience laugh as they incorporated their research on historical figures found on coins from around the world in an improvisational skit that included a tale and changes between comedy and tragedy. They also participated in an Instant Challenge.
Da Dino Mite (Goes Boom!!) Team:
Caden Peterson, William Markert, Cooper Langer, Jocelyn Billeter, Sydney Herr, and Caroline Foy
The DI Middle School Team, “Game of Arts”, coached by Jessica Tromberg and Kathy Licht used their Fine Arts skills as they created and presented a story that integrated research of a team-selected game. They also created and presented a game gizmo that caused an action or event to occur and a container that went through a transformation, including a technical element. In addition, they were given an Instant Challenge.
The Game of Arts Team: Ken Ryan, Isabelle Metz, Brianna Tromberg, Hailey Murphy, and Jordan Mann
March 29, 2019
Future Problem Solvers Scenario Writing
Creative writers in 5th - 7th grade students worked hard to create a Scenario Writing piece that met the requirements of the Future Problem Solvers of Wisconsin criteria. By choosing one of 5 topics and writing a futuristic scenario in under 1500 words, students enthralled judges with their detailed and intriguing stories in the WI Future Problem Solvers Scenario Writing Competition. Seventh grade students Mikayla Anderson, Rebecca Heinze, and fifth grade student Makaria Haas were chosen to represent Prescott in the written competition.
Writer Makaria Haas was then chosen by the judges to move on to the FPS State Bowl Team Scenario Writing Competition for her story titled “Broken and Lost.” She will be honored at the State Bowl by carrying a banner in the opening ceremonies, participating in writing workshops, and meeting with other talented writers in a three day conference April 11-13, 2019 in Green Lake, Wisconsin. Congratulations to Makaria!
Friday, March 29
2019 State Literary Competition
Malone Intermediate School students took part in Mary Jo Nettesheim State Literary Competition sponsored by the Psi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society recently. To enter, they submitted an original personal narrative or fictional story that was under 600 words. They were judged on Story Elements, Creativity, Originality, and Mechanics. In a tight competition of very talented writers, two 5th grade student were chosen to represent Malone Intermediate School at the state level by attending a banquet in Barron, WI on April 2, 2019. Nora Boles delighted readers with her story titled “In the Spotlight” and Makaria Haas showed her writing abilities in her story titled “Broken”. Congratulations to these talented writers!
Friday, March 15, 2019
Prescott Senior Receives President’s Volunteer Service Award
Prescott, WI- Jena Heinsch, 17, of Prescott, a student at Prescott High School, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.
The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. Prescott High School nominated Jena for national honors this fall in recognition of her volunteer service. While Jena volunteered for several different organizations, one of the highlights of her application was the many hours she spent tutoring other students at the high school. She has volunteered at the school for the past three years, helping numerous students.
“Jena’s willingness to give up her time to help others students played a significant role in the success of those students, but also helped those students gain confidence in themselves,” said Prescott School Counselor Steve Peterson. “”Her empathy, as well as her encouraging, positive attitude really stand out.”
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), recognizes middle level and high school students across America for outstanding volunteer service.
“Across the United States, young volunteers are doing remarkable things to contribute to the well-being of the people and communities around them,” said Prudential CEO Charles Lowrey. “Prudential is honored to celebrate the contributions of these students, and we hope their stories inspire other to volunteer, too.”
“Demonstrating civic responsibility through volunteerism is an important part of life,” said NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti. “These honorees practice a lesson we hope all young people, as well as adults, will emulate.”
Prudential Spirit of Community Award application details were distributed nationwide last September through middle level and high schools, Girl Scout councils, county 4-H organizations, American Red Cross chapters, YMCAs and Affiliates of Points of Light’s HandsOn Network. These schools and officially-designated local organizations nominated Local Honorees, whose applications were advanced for state-level judging. In addition to granting President’s Volunteer Service Awards, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards selected State Honorees, Distinguished Finalists and Certificate of Excellence recipients. Volunteer activities were judged on criteria including initiative, effort, impact and personal growth.
March 13, 2019
Following a tight competition, 3 students pulled ahead in the Final Round of the Geography Bee at Malone Intermediate School on February 6, 2019. Miles Malm (4th grade) took 3rd place and Braden Willmarth (3rd grade) came in 2nd place. Fifth grader, Jackson Matzek is the new Malone Intermediate School Champion! Congratulations!