Panama Trip Opportunity for SHS Students!

posted Feb 13, 2018, 1:39 PM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Abbie Schmidt, Co Editor-in-Chief

Posted February 13th, 2018

In June of 2019, students have the opportunity to travel to Panama as a Slinger group. The trip is 8 days long and includes snorkeling, touring ruins, a trip to a biomuseum and a pineapple farm, a visit to Monkey Island and the Panama Canal, and much more! A meeting will be held in the IMC at the high school at 6:00pm this Thursday, February 15th. The meeting will give many details about the trip, including cost! As someone who has traveled on a trip like this before, I believe it is definitely an unforgettable experience.

World’s Most Powerful Operational Rocket Launches from KSC

posted Feb 12, 2018, 5:06 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Korey Alder, Co Editor-in-Chief

Posted February 12th, 2018

Last Tuesday, the second most powerful rocket ever built was launched from Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral. The mission was a test flight of SpaceX’s long-awaited Falcon Heavy launch vehicle. The rocket is capable of lifting 70.3 tons of payload to LEO, more than twice the max payload to LEO of the runner-up, the Delta IV Heavy. This makes it the most powerful rocket operational in the world and is second in thrust only to the now-unused Saturn V, which took the Apollo missions to the moon. What makes this vehicle even more impressive, however, is its ability to return all three first-stage boosters to the ground under their own power, landing them upright back at the launch site or on a barge in the ocean. With this launch, both side boosters returned safely to the landing site, though the center booster failed in its landing. The rocket received much attention because of its unusual payload: a Tesla Roadster. SpaceX founder Elon Musk decided to use the Tesla for the test flight, avoiding the risk of damaging an expensive satellite or research payload. The car is currently traveling on a course past Mars and out towards the asteroid belt. SpaceX hopes this launch will be the first of many of its Falcon Heavy platform, eventually paving the way for routine manned flights to the Moon and Mars. See some beautiful photos and videos of the launch here:

SHS Forensics Team Takes 4th Place at Home Meet

posted Feb 8, 2018, 5:18 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Katelyn Dano, Staff Writer
Posted February 8th, 2018

The forensics team had a very busy Saturday this past weekend. All the students and coaches had set up Friday after school. Then the following morning, the students rolled out of bed before the sun came up, and arrived at school at 7 am. They had a very successful meet taking 4th out of big schools. Many schools participated including both West Bends, James Madison Memorial, and Milwaukee School of the Arts. Many students managed to take home a trophy. Katie Jaques, senior, took 4th in her Demonstration speaking of painting with pastels. Autumn Morrow, senior, took 4th in Extemporaneous Speaking. In OIL speaking (poetry and prose), Hannah Ritger, senior, took 3rd and Phillip Steenbakers took 1st place with an almost  perfect score of 1 2 1 (1 being the highest ranking, evaluated by 3 judges). John Loff, sophomore, took 6th in Oratorical Declamation. In Play Acting, Jordan Lee and Jenna Fredericks, both freshmen, took 2nd overall. There was a powerhouse in Radio speaking, with Vincent Damato, junior, taking 6th, Joey Neumann, senior, taking 4th, and last year's state winner, Joe Skubal, taking 2nd. Finally, in Storytelling, Izzy Draxler, freshman, took 6th and Abby Kalina, sophomore, took 5th. Various students were points away from powering. So in this Saturday’s meet at West Bend West, hopefully more people will take home a trophy.

Snowball 2018 (Photo Essay)

posted Feb 7, 2018, 6:34 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Abbie Schmidt, Co Editor-In-Chief
Posted February 7th, 2018

Freshmen and Seniors alike enjoyed a night of laughter and dancing. (Anthony Soto, Darius Miller, Katie Jacques, Anna Hill-Hernandez)

Evan Sievers flashes a thumbs up to the camera while everyone around him dances along to the Cupid Shuffle.

Freshmen friends at their first Snowball! (Sarah Kaminski, Ariel Kohler)

Juniors, Nathan Rasimus and Kealani Laudolff, enjoying their Snowball dance together.

Emcee’s Tyler Evans and Melanie Pitrof prepare to read off the court list.

Avery Simays and Bea Ebeid react to finding out they’re king and queen!

2018 Snowball Court, complete with some crazy suits. Back row: Jake Neu, Emily Roethenhoefer, Matt Shea, Kasha Kapal, Shawn Volesky, Lexi Bullis. Middle row: Phillip Steenbekkers, Alex DuPont, Tyler Wagar, Charmaine Dee, Mitchell McCreedy, Renee Wagner. Front row: Avery Simays, Bea Ebeid, Tyler Evans, Melanie Pitrof.

Preview of the 2018 Talent Show

posted Feb 2, 2018, 4:32 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By:Codi Frey, Staff Writer

Posted February 2nd, 2018

Come one Come all! Come to the Slinger High School talent show where you can watch the acts and see a person win 100 dollars. There will also be a favorite contestant prize as well, where the contestant with the most votes can win $25. Tickets will go on sale for $3 February 1st and 2nd and $4 at the door. We have acts such as:

-Kylah Schmidt and Taylor Schultz (singing)

- Matthew Mehl (piano)

- Brady Hattori and Mackenzie Schmidt (gymnastics)

- Asher Neu (marimba)

-Libby Steinbach (dance)

-. Kiara Young (art)

-Phillip Steenbekkers (singing)

- Spencer Gruendemann and Andrew Davis (piano and marimba)

- Alex DuPont (singing)

- Graham Thomas (singing)

We also have 2 special guests! Jacob Olson and the Backstreet Boys!

All the money is going to Teresa's Closet.

Student council and FCA are sponsoring this event, and it is planned to be put on next year as well.

Snowball 2018: Review

posted Feb 1, 2018, 4:44 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Abbie Schmidt, Co Editor-in-Chief

Posted February 1st, 2018

Saturday, January 27th marked the most recent Snowball dance for SHS. Despite many advertising efforts from Class Officers, it was one of the smallest dances yet.

The theme was Winter Under the Northern Lights and decorations included a huge blow up, glowing arch. The new DJ seemed to be a hit among the students. Thanks for a great night, everyone!

Bots IQ are back in 2018

posted Jan 29, 2018, 4:41 AM by Jeffrey Wolf   [ updated Jan 30, 2018, 4:59 AM ]

By: Korey Alder, Co Editor-in-Chief

Posted January 29th, 2018

The BotsIQ teams are going strong with around three months left until the competition. Back in December, last year's three teams (Nebula, Samaritan, and Omega) took their bots head to head in a

friendly match against West Bend, the only other school participating in the winter competition. While Slinger suffered a fairly decisive defeat, the experience taught the bot teams some valuable

lessons for the Spring competition. Due to work and other projects, some of the members have had to take on a somewhat secondary role, but this gives newer members a good opportunity to

gain experience with the design and machining processes for the bots. Currently, plans are still to take multiple bots to the spring competition, much like last year. The teams are hoping to top the

excellent successes of last year, including 2nd place in competition and 1st place in engineering documentation.

How to pick a new schedule

posted Jan 19, 2018, 4:41 AM by Jeffrey Wolf   [ updated Jan 24, 2018, 4:50 AM ]

By: Chloe Schmidt, Staff Writer

Posted January 19th, 2018

Choosing classes for the next year can be a fun, but stressful process. Mostly stressful. Should you take another year of Spanish?

Or maybe start getting into business classes? Or maybe you should see what everyone likes about art…

Choosing classes can be hard, especially when you don’t know what you’re going to do with your life. I’m one of the lucky ones, I do know what to do with my life.

That gives me a better idea of what courses to take next year. I have a few classes I know I want to take, but after those three, I get completely lost and don’t have a clue what to take.

Career Cruising, the website the guidance counselors have us use when they come in for the day, is helping to give me an idea of what classes to choose.

I decided to take two of the three classes it recommends me to take. That way, I know I won’t hate my schedule, but colleges will still look at me like I’m a good student.

Choose harder classes for each grade. This year I’m taking two AP classes and next year I’m planning to take three CAPP classes.

It’ll also help because I’m getting closer to college and taking advanced classes and improving grades impresses colleges.

Also, look into who the teacher of your classes are going to be. The teacher could make or break the class for you.

Those are my tips! And hey, you can always change your schedule if you need to!

Exams and the Brain

posted Jan 17, 2018, 4:41 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Katie Dano, Staff Writer

Posted January 17th, 2018

As exams are approaching, people tend to stress about them. This also may cause lack of sleep, headaches, spacing out etc. However, the stress can be a good thing. According to Yerkes-Dodson law, increased stress level will increase your performance level, but to a certain point. With too much stress, your cognitive effort gets disarranged. It also is important not to cram and spread your studying out ensuring your brain completely recalls information in context. It also is proven studying will be more effective in the same environment you learned the information in. So by getting help after school can ease some of your worry for exams. The most important thing about exams is making sure you get sleep. As we sleep, the brain processes information learned that day and repairs any damages. Getting the right amount of sleep is the best study effort. So in conclusion, sleep a lot, stress a little, and good luck in exams.

Citation: “The Psychology of Exams: What Happens to Your Brain.” University of Wollongong's The Stand, 25 Sept. 2017,

A Special Nite Crier "Christmas Memories" Video

posted Dec 22, 2017, 5:19 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Korey Alder, Katie Dano, and Robby Timmler
Posted December 22nd, 2017

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