Faculty and Staff Happenings
Ginger Verhulst, Business and Marketing teacher at McFarland High School, was recently awarded the Lorraine Missling award at the Wisconsin Business Education Association (WBEA) convention. Ginger Verhulst is in her fourth year of teaching. A graduate of UW-Stout, she is active in professional marketing and business organizations. She served as WBEA Marketing Director. As DECA advisor, she increased membership from 6 to over 50 members in three years. She also advises the MHS school store. Ginger states that she believes in hands-on learning where students can reach higher levels of learning. A student stated, "Being young and talented, she is able to relate the topics we are learning to a level easily understood by students. " An administrator stated, "She is the kind of instructor who takes the time to understand the big picture demands of 21st Century learning and skill development." Congratulations Ginger!
Barb Schuetz, accounting teacher, has been awarded a 2012 Accounting Careers Awareness Grant from the WI Institute of Certified Public Accountants Educational Foundation, Inc. Schuetz will use the grant money to take students on a field trip to UW-Whitewater to participate in Explore Accounting Day, where students will sit in on a mock accounting lecture, hear from a panel of CPAs and professors and tour campus. In addition, she will use funds toward purchasing a set of books for her class and purchasing computer software.
Barb Schuetz featured in the WICPA promo video
UW Center on Education and Work National Careers Conference 2012: Enhancing Learning and Career Development Through Student-Led Research Projects. In today's college majors, student success is linked to developing and using research skills. However, few high school courses introduce students to the research processes used in academic or professional fields (mathematics, business). High school CTE instructors and their students describe results from a series of student-led career pathway research projects. Pamela Hilleshiem-Setz, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Portage, WI; David Lynch, Technology and Engineering Instructor, Madison Memorial High School, Madison, WI; Arlene Welcher, Family and Consumer Science Instructor, McFarland High School, McFarland, WI; and Sue Ziegler, Business and Information Technology Instructor, Sauk Prairie High School, Sauk Prairie, WI.
Barb Schuetz awarded the WICPA Educational Foundation Accounting Careers Awareness Grant for 2010 and used it to further accounting education at MHS.
Dan Klecker, Travis Ray, and Ned Lease receive the International Technology Education Association's Program Excellence Award.
Robert Campbell is a winner of the 2009 Lawrence Award for Outstanding Teaching in Wisconsin.
Kevin Krinke, Dan Klecker and Travis Ray, teachers of the Technology & Engineering program have been selected for the High School Program of the Year Award presented annually by the Wisconsin Technology Education Association.
Coach John Feldner receives the Distinguished Service Award from the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association.
Arlene Welcher awarded with Wisconsin Association of Family and Consumer Sciences "New Achiever Award"
Dan Klecker takes on Death Valley to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Audrey Damon-Wynne learns about Activism in Birmingham, Alabama.
Sara (Schuetz) Stremlow, former Waubesa teacher, is being inducted into the Butler Hall of Fame for her accomplishments on the womens basketball team.