A Day at the Laona School Forest
On Friday, April 29th, students from the Laona Elementary and Laona High School spent part of their day at the Laona School Forest planting trees and celebrating Arbor Day. The 4-6 grade students began planting White Pine trees at 8:30 a.m. and were joined by the younger students at 9:30 a.m. for an Arbor Day presentation. Students from Mr. Chrisman's 6th grade class did a great job preparing and reading selections explaining the importance and history of Arbor Day. The older students planted two ceremonial White Pine trees for Arbor Day and they be will marked with a sign at a later date. The junior high and high school students from Mr. Kircher's science classes and a volunteer group of older students came out in shifts to plant trees for the rest of the day. It was great to see the students have a vested interest in their school forest. Many of their parents and grandparents may have actually planted trees and used the school forest as an outdoor classroom over the years and it is great to see that continue. The kids worked hard all day and learned a lot about planting from the the DNR Rangers. With the help of the Rangers and volunteers from the Lions Club, the students planted over 500 trees. Thanks to everyone who helped make this a successful day at the Laona School Forest!
A special thanks goes out to DNR Rangers Craig Williams, Liz Woods, Chuck Abitz, and Hillary Grabner for all their help throughout the day. Thanks to Liz also for ordering the trees earlier this year so they were ready for planting. A big thanks also goes out to Mr. Dan Bobbe for helping with the planting preparation and helping with the kids throughout the day! During the week of May 2, 2016 a company will be planting the remainder of the school forest with a total of 11,000 trees. We hope to see these grow to a healthy size over the years to provide an outdoor classroom for all of our students! Thanks again to all who helped make this possible! Enjoy the photos from last week's day at the school forest.
Nicolet College Welding Competition
Congratulations to Josh Chitko, Jordan Belland, Jake Chitko, Fletcher Cleereman, and Mr. Kelley for winning the team competition at the Nicolet College Welding Competition last Friday. Josh got 1st, Jordan 2nd, Jake 7th, and Fletcher 9th. The competition started with 175 student welders from the northwoods. Each of the boys won some nice prizes and for winning the team competition with 59 points they won a new TIG/Stick welder for the school shop.
Congratulations to the Rebels' Girls Basketball Team for earning a share of the Northern Lakes Conference championship this year! The girls will start tournament play on Tuesday, February 23 when they host Spencer at 7:00 p.m. in Laona. Good luck in tournament play ladies!
Congratulations to the Rebels' Boys Basketball Team for going undefeated in Northern Lakes Conference play this year and for winning the NLC Championship this year! The boys will begin tournament play on Tuesday, March 1, when they host Menominee Indian at 7:00 p.m. in Wabeno. Good luck boys!
Student Academic Standards
As stipulated in 2015 Wisconsin Act 55, parents are hereby notified that the School District of Laona will be using the Wisconsin Standards for all content areas except Science. We will be using the Natinoal Science Standards in this area.
Breakfast and Lunch Program
All kids need a nutritious breakfast as a good start to the day. The Laona School District offers free breakfast to all students from 7:30-8:00 a.m. every school day. Please encourage your child to participate!