Forensics Team takes 2nd place at West Bend East Tournament.

posted Feb 15, 2017, 4:28 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

Congratulations to the Slinger High School Forensics Team on their 2nd place finish at this weekend’s West Bend East Forensics Tournament.

History of Valentine’s Day

posted Feb 15, 2017, 4:23 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Abbie Schmidt, Co Editor-in-Chief

Posted February 15th, 2017

The history of Valentine’s Day is pretty fuzzy but this is how we think it came about:

In the third century AD, there was a man called Saint Valentine. He was a Roman priest during a time when the Emperor banned the marriage of soldiers. Saint Valentine thought the ban was unfair and married soldiers anyways. When the Emperor found out, Saint Valentine was sentenced to death. While in prison, he fell in love with the jailer’s daughter. Before he died on February 14th, he wrote her a letter and signed it “Your Valentine”.

It’s said that giving chocolates, flowers, and cards on Valentine’s Day didn’t become popular until around 300 years ago, after the holiday became a symbolism for love. The holiday became a “love holiday” after being romanticized by Shakespeare and other writers.

All the details surrounding Valentine’s Day are pretty unclear but this is what we think happened to create the day that Americans are expected to pay over $19 billion this year alone.

Your Picture with a Nite Crier Pen Winners

posted Feb 14, 2017, 6:17 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

Congratulations to Mr. Dummer, Mr. Olson, Chloe Schmidt and Joe Skubal/Mrs. Stolaski for their awesome photo submissions. Please see Mr. Wolf for your prize.

New technology on the market for 2017

posted Feb 9, 2017, 4:57 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Korey Alder, Media Editor

Posted February 9th, 2017

We're now more than a month into 2017, and it's time to take a look at what new tech is going to be coming out this year.

Smartphones seem to be taking the center stage, with many companies planning to come up with some inventive new models and designs. This year is the tenth anniversary of the release of the iPhone, so it's likely that Apple will come up with something interesting for the iPhone 8. Rumors indicate that the phone might have a display that curves around all edges, similar to Samsung's S7 Edge. Samsung is also looking to update their line with the Galaxy S8, which may feature a 4K screen and camera improvements (again, this is based on rumor, as is usual for pre-release information on smartphones). Google is also likely to release an updated version of their Pixel smartphone after a fairly good reception.

Other possible new products include a second version of the HTC Vive - the VR headset that along with the Oculus Rift, started the VR trend - as well as new smartwatches featuring Google's Android Wear 2.0 OS.

Slinger Students Awarded for Great Writing

posted Feb 9, 2017, 4:50 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Abbie Schmidt, Co Editor-in-Chief

Posted February 9th, 2017

Last December, a group of authors worked feverishly to finish editing pieces they wrote to send off to the Scholastic Art and Writing competition. Mr. Walter, a Slinger Middle School Social Studies and English teacher, helped the students to perfect their works. On February 3rd, 2017, this grading scale was released along with the results.

  • Gold Keys are awarded to the top 5-7% of all entries;

  • Silver Keys are awarded to the top 7-10% of all entries;

  • Honorable Mention is awarded to the top 10-15% of all entries.

The Slinger School District can claim responsibility for 13 award winners (10 honorable mentions, 2 silvers, and one gold) throughout six categories!

Flash Fiction

Lucia Breuer, 7th grade (Honorable Mention)

Lukas Schmidt, 7th grade (Honorable Mention)


Abigael Walter, 6th grade (Honorable Mention)

Personal Essay/Memoir

Adam Wojtasiak, 7th grade (Silver)


Abbie Schmidt, 11th grade (Honorable Mention)

Madisyn Wolf, 8th grade (Honorable Mention)

Chloe Schmidt, 10th grade (Silver)

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Katherine Alder, 9th grade (Honorable Mention)

Sarah Labinski, 8th grade (Honorable Mention)

Scarlet Macha, 8th grade (Honorable Mention)

Short Story

Nicole Carlson, 11th grade (Honorable Mention)

Julia Gueller, 12th grade (Honorable Mention) (entered with Mr. Acker of the high school, not Mr. Walter)

Korey Alder, 11th grade (Gold)

Those who won awards are invited to attend a ceremony at the University of Iowa on March 11th. Korey Alder’s piece will now be judged on a national level. Congratulations authors!

Snowball 2017: A beautiful experience!

posted Feb 9, 2017, 4:46 AM by Jeffrey Wolf   [ updated Feb 9, 2017, 4:59 AM ]

By: Madeline Hoitink, Co Editor-in-Chief

Posted February 9th, 2017

On January 28, 2017, Slinger High School hosted their annual Snowball dance.  The theme of Rooftop Garden was beautiful and included multiple locations for couples and groups of friends to take photos. With the help of the Snowball Court and Slinger High School’s Student Council, the decorations were a great addition to the night. In the week prior to the dance, tickets were sold at lunch. Students who bought their tickets before Friday were entered in a drawing for a limo ride. Ethan Kivela won this contest and took his date and some of this other friends on the best ride to the dance. About 300 students attended the dance, with 100 couple tickets sold and 100 single’s tickets sold. All students attending the dance were allowed to vote for a couple on Court as King and Queen. Congratulations to all of the Court members who represented their sports and organizations!

King Jacob Amidon & Queen Claire Breitenbach

Deven Mason & Alea Marecek

Todd Prange & Nicole Wendelberger

Nikolas Rasimus & Shania Martinez

Brian Jasperson & Renee Wagner

Mitch Duley & Hannah Strachan

Adam Grudzinski & Lindsey Retzer

Cade Miller & Abigail Verhunce

Brady Tamborino & Emma Ney

Jacob Storrs & Jenny Boehlke

Nicholas Storrs & Erin Keliher

Alex Jordan & Alexandrea DuPont

The Slinger Forensics team placed 3rd at their own home tournament.

posted Feb 6, 2017, 4:16 PM by Jeffrey Wolf

Congratulations to the Slinger Forensics team for placing 3rd overall at their own home tournament this past weekend!

SHS Students of the Semester

posted Feb 6, 2017, 4:11 PM by Jeffrey Wolf   [ updated Feb 9, 2017, 5:03 AM ]

Congratulations to the following Students of the Semester at Slinger High School for the first semester of the 2016-2017 school year!

Students of the Semester - December 2016

Foreign Languages

Veda Inchaurregui


Chase Lowen



Kira King


Luke Peterson



Shaylynn Schwark

Technology & Engineering

Jacob Kreilkamp

Social Studies

Megan Retzlaff

Jason Boeldt

PE & Health

Maria Koch

Matt Shea

Agri Sciences

Eric Scharfenberg

Business ED

Jacob Weiss


Amber Kasten

Kelly Cope


Jacob Storrs

Rachel Hau


Madeline Hoitink

Computer Science

Jacob Bunzel


Alecia Evraets

Erica Horst

Your Picture with a Nite Crier pen contest: Voting begins today!

posted Feb 6, 2017, 4:36 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

Go to the following link below to vote for the best "Your Picture with a Nite Crier Pen" submission.  The top 4 vote getters will win a $25 gift card to the Rookery.  Please remember only one vote per person and please vote for only one submission.  Votes will be taken until 3pm on Friday, February 10th

Good luck and thank you for all the submissions to our contest! 

Nite Crier Pen Picture Submission: Ben Benard

posted Feb 3, 2017, 12:52 PM by Jeffrey Wolf

Filling out college paperwork with the Nite Crier pen

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