A thank you to SHS!

posted Jun 4, 2019, 12:53 PM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Chloe Schmidt, Co Editor-in-Chief

Posted June 4th, 2019

I would like to take this chance to formally thank everyone. I would like to thank Mr. Wolf for giving me the chance to be a writer and even an editor for the Nite Crier. The Nite Crier has expanded my writing ability and I’ve made some new friends through this club. I would like to thank my fellow club members for inspiring me and pushing me to my full potential. I’ve created a lot of great memories with my new friends! I would also like to thank the readers of the Nite Crier because without readers, we would be writing for no one. I hope you’ve enjoyed at least a couple of my articles. Finally, I would like to thank my mentors for supporting me and carrying me throughout the years. It means a lot. Overall, just thank you to everyone!

2019 Senior Wills

posted Jun 4, 2019, 4:21 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

I Rachel Muhl will Everyone Who Wasn't Willed Anything the best of luck and success for a happy high school experience and future. I hope anyone who sees this has a great time during high school. Just remember to keep calm. The future is not as daunting as you might think.

I, Nick Poweleit, will Bobby Cleary the number 76, my football number. Have fun and good luck in the future Bobby.

I, Kiya Sinclair, will Kale Sinclair the title of The Coolest Sinclair Family Member. It is the legacy that I have begun for the Sinclair Family and it can finally be passed down to the next sibling in line. It entails being a role model for the siblings to come while also being awesome at the same time. It may seem like a daunting task and I doubt that you'll even read this, but the family name is in your hands now, so don't let us down (or you'll have to sleep outside again).

I, Evan Sievers, will Brady Krueger the Cross Country Meme Page, The location of the sauciest memes in relation to Slinger Cross Country. Big Brady, on behalf of Slinger Cross Country, I will you this meme page, the name of which I will not include in this message to you. I leave it to you, Big Brady, to take my creation and make it something beyond this world, beyond all possibility. It will be the dankest, sauciest, edgiest page that ever was. Use it and use it well, Big Brady. I know you will. <3 rawr XD ~Evan

I, Jane Shaub, will Taylor Loomans and Jack Summers, the Student Council Presidency, the role of leading our SHS Student Council. It has been so wonderful working with you both over the past 3 years, and I am so excited for your upcoming year as Co-Presidents! I know you will be amazing leaders and do so well! :)

I, Samuel Schodron, will Nolan Fehrman my superior programming skills. Do what I couldn't do pal.

I Aaron Simays will Brady Krueger my varsity spot. Keep running over the summer. Beat my times. Run fast.

I Eddie Inchaurregui  will Adella Knight my courage. In receiving this, you will have the courage to proceed through high school halls with enough confidence to continue forward in any form, whether that's making or completing a decision, keeping your head up high, or sharing a smile with a passerby in the hallway. How you use it is your choice. Actions speak louder than words. Have courage and faith to do your very best.

I, Michaela Carey, will Taylor Loomans my heart. It’s all yours, love ya girly.

I, Kortni Elliot, will Lexi Kossow Girls Golf Leadership/Captain to carry on the tradition of Slinger's Girls Golf Team and lead the team with honor. I remember meeting you your freshman year when you joined the girls golf team. Immediately the coaches and everyone else knew you were going to dominate the course, being the only freshman to play up on varsity. It's been an honor to play with you for my last two years of high school AND a great honor to call you my friend, all because of golf. So that being said, I am passing down the leadership position of Slinger's Girls Golf Team knowing that you'll lead and carry on the team that I was able to start. I know you are going to do amazing things with the team and I can't wait to come back to watch you and the team all play. Good luck!

I, Chloe Schmidt, will Lukas Schmidt the position as favorite child- oh wait, you already have that.

I Sophie Haugen will, Jonie Jagelski the French Horn Section. The power of the twisty trumpet will now in his hands. The whole section will rest on his capable shoulders. Jonie, you are a magnificent man that will lead the future french horns to victory. You’re my idol, and the only person that’s capable of leading the French horns. I love you.

I Alexis Warshall will Julian Johanson a creepy drawing of some ice cream. Add this to the gofundme.

I, Ethan Szamocki, will Bradley Brewer the King Owl passed on from last year. Have fun with the nickname.

I, Megan Michaelchuck, will Maddy Erdmann chamber pearls, a necklace known to be worn by choir students by Chamber Singers. Maddy Erdmann, last year I received Chamber Pearls from Katie Jaques who received them from Megan Cichon, and now I continue the tradition with you. Thank you for being such a wonderful light in my life, and inspiring me to try new things and be a better person. You are strong and beautiful. I hope you enjoy your senior year in choir! Until We Meet Again, Megan Michaelchuck.

I, Paige Fassbender, will Hannah Kurth pre-race prayers before each cross country race you run with the team. I've seen the incredible leadership you've developed on the girls team these past few years. I know you have the determination and character to bring this incoming team to great places! Love you, man!

We, Taylor Hopkins, Kate Hill, and Megan Horinek will Olivia Clark the Science Olympiad Presidency. This means you now reign over the science nerds. This includes the late night stress, early morning donuts, Marquette High School boys, the Twitter page, Gundrum's shenanigans, and a great thing to brag about on your college applications. Use it wisely, like we (sometimes) did.

I, Sabrina Rick, will Ezra Carlson Alliance, the social club promoting equality. I am sending this will to you (and to the rest of the members) in order to grant you all best wishes on your future journeys!

I Sabrina Rick, will Anthony George Anime Club.  A social club that bonds over our interest in Anime and other related topics. This goes to not just Anthony, but to every other member of our club. I hope you guys manage to be more active than Natalie and I ended up being. We wish you luck in finding a new teacher to host, and in making new bonds with future members!

I, Alyssa Koepke, will Katy Anderson SkillsUSA. I leave you SkillsUSA, the best club in Slinger High School. Take care of her and lead with pride. I've trained you well, now make me proud.

I, Rebekah Ash, will Rory Macha to be Mr. Graziano's Favorite Student. Being Mr. Graziano's favorite student, or his biggest annoyance.

I, Damek Whitewolf, will Tobias Hill Hernandez the title of leading tenor. The highest rank I can give... also the only rank I can give.

I, Carlene Konrath will Halle Wagner and Paige Pfeifer Bokath's disappointment. I leave you to Saturday morning practices scraping snow off the track, shin splints, Bokath’s never-ending remarks to run on your toes, and practices of doing absolutely nothing. You two will be great leaders to all incoming hurdlers. Make the best of your last years, run fast and break records.

I Allison Cleary will Jenna Fredericks the stage managing headset used for the musical. I will my stage manager headset to the amazing Jenna, I can’t wait to see all you talent for next years show, Mary Poppins, and how you run everything behind the scenes. I’m so proud of you already, you’re going to do amazing things lovely!!!

I Alexis Warshal will Adella Knight my will to live. A shred of my will to exist. Please take care of it, its a lil broken but still

Video Highlights from the 2019 Clash of the Classes

posted May 24, 2019, 1:09 PM by Jeffrey Wolf

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Nite Crier Poetry and Art Contest Winners

posted May 23, 2019, 4:18 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

Congratulations to Emmaleigh Girard and Luke Stoffel. They are the winners of the Nite Crier Poetry and Art Contest.  See their outstanding submission below.

Every time By: Emmaleigh Girard

Every time you smile it's like staring  into a beautiful sunset.

Rising out of the dark into the light,where I can see for a mile away.

Never looking back into the dark.

You bring the light in my eyes showing me the brighter way --

instead of leading me into the dark --

the whole world shines around you.

Everywhere you  go you lead a bright path

that follows in your footsteps.

Never be afraid to choose a different path--

never knowing where it may lead always

turning a bad decision into a good decision.

No matter what happens or where you go

always keep your light shining so I can

always find you.

The Washington Monument By: Luke Stoffel


BotsIQ Wins Big at WCTC Competition

posted May 15, 2019, 4:48 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Kelsey Alder, Staff Writer

Posted May 15th, 2019

BotsIQ, or just Bots is a club in which teams take aluminum bar stock, sheet aluminum or sheet steel, and electronic RC car components to make a fighting “bot” which competes in a competition held at Waukesha County Technical College. This year the Slinger Bots team five bots to the competition. The actual competition has a bracket that decides which bots fight each other. The actual fights are pretty simple, each bot is laid on either side of an arena (steel floor with clear plastic walls) and they fight for three minutes. If a bot is immobilized for 10 seconds they lose, and the driver can also tap out at any time, but none of the teams did so. For every match a team wins they get a blue plastic token. Then there is an acrylic trophy for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the competition as well as for the documentation the team provided for their bot. The documentation details the process of building the bot from the design phase through testing. Pillsbury Doughboi won 1st place for documentation, while Samaritan Mk. III got 3rd place as well as 1st place for the competition. But putting the victories aside, everyone had a lot of fun and it was a valuable experience as well. Since most people in BotsIQ are interested in doing something with engineering, manufacturing, electronics, etc. later in life it was very useful to get that experience and learn more about those topics. There were a couple people in the club that knew a lot about the RC car parts and the electrical aspect of the bot, most of the people in Bots had at least a basic understanding of the manufacturing and metal fabrication of the bot. for those members of the club that did not have as much experience or hadn't taken any tech ed classes yet, BotsIQ provided them an opportunity to quickly acquire those skills without having to do it in a classroom setting. Overall BotsIQ is great for people who want to have fun creating things and making them function. It is a great opportunity to learn various new skills and have a good time doing so.

Class Review: The Great Minds of the Western World

posted Apr 18, 2019, 10:54 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Chloe Schmidt, Co Editor-in-Chief

Posted April 18, 2019

The Great Minds of the Western World is a class that Mrs. Erdmann teaches for .5 credit. In this class you learn about popular artists, composers, and authors of earlier centuries.

I loved this class. Mrs. Erdmann is so passionate about what she teaches and that’s what causes the class to be so successful. She allows the class to have an open atmosphere where you can just speak out and talk without having to raise your hand or feel frightened.

The content of the class is interesting because it has such a large range. All of the class is on the artistic spectrum, so you must be interested in art, but it ranges from floral, girly art to dark, gory art.

The only flaw I would say that this class has it that Mrs. Erdmann uses scantrons so you don’t see what answers you get wrong on the tests, which means you don’t know what you got wrong.

Otherwise, I highly recommend this class to any artistic person or anyone interested in learning about art!

Washington County Haunted Series: The Goatman of Holy Hill

posted Apr 8, 2019, 6:16 PM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Chloe Schmidt, Co Editor-in-Chief

Posted April 8th, 2019

The haunted series is back and better than ever! My friends are just as into haunted, scary stuff as I am, and they brought to my attention a new figure to the horror scene: the Goatman.

The Goatman is exactly what he sounds like: his top half is that of a goat and his bottom half is the build of a man. He carries an axe that he uses to chop up teenagers. The legend goes that the Goatman is jealous of teenagers because of how attractive they are, whereas he’s just- well, he is half goat. The goatman was created because a scientist was doing experiments on animals and an experiment with a goat went terribly wrong.

The Goatman is said to live near Holy Hill in Hubertus. He’s claimed to be seen on Hogsback Road. Due to this information and our piercing curiosity, my friends and I decided to investigate. Around 8 o'clock on a Friday night we all hopped into my friend’s car and she drove us there. We drove down that cursed, icy road, and turned down several dangerous curves without guard rails.

I will admit, my friends were more into searching for Goatman than I was. Although I love haunted things, that road was just plain scary. There are deep drops on either side, and it keeps winding back and forth.

Obviously we didn’t see Goatman. I don’t think we expected to, but we expected something. Instead, all we saw was deer and a tunnel filled with graffiti.

Stay tuned for the next article!

Course Selections: AP Human Geography vs World Studies

posted Apr 2, 2019, 11:18 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Chloe Schmidt, Co Editor-in-Chief

Posted April 1st, 2019

Entering freshman year, no one is ever positive of the classes they want to take. A big choice is if you want to go into World Studies or AP Human Geography.

AP Human Geography is a harder class than World Studies, mostly because it’s an AP class. AP classes tend to have a lot more classwork, homework, and harder material. However, they do look better on college applications. Another upside to this, is if you take the AP exam in May you’ll be more adapted to AP testing when it comes to different AP classes. In this class you learn about curriculum relating to charts and graphs, so if you’re good at reading those, this is the class for you!

World Studies is the class that most incoming freshman take. The material is very interesting, and the workload isn’t heavy, yet it doesn’t look as good on college applications as an AP class. In this class you learn about, like the class name says, the history of the world. You study the history of various countries from South Africa to Spain.

That’s all for this article! If you have a request for a class you want me to review, email me at 19chlschmidt@slingerschools.org!

Students donate at the 2019 SHS Blood Drive

posted Mar 26, 2019, 4:32 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Eddie Inchaurregui, Staff Writer

Posted March 26th, 2019

I interviewed Chloe Schmidt about the Slinger High School 2019 Blood Drive. The following is how she felt it went.

E: Now tell me, how did the Blood Drive go?

C: “The blood drive was good! The process of checking in took a long time, about an hour, but the actual donation of blood took about 5-10 minutes and was mostly painless. The workers were helpful and it was nice to be surrounded by fellow students.”

E: What did you like about donating blood?

C: “I like the fact that I’m helping three people without even knowing them. I also like the fact that I get to find out my blood type! I’ve been wanting to know that for years.”

E: What did you not like?

C: “I didn’t like that it took an hour to fill out forms and I gave my consent two or three times. I understand why they do it that way, but in the end it just made me more nervous about donating.”

E:  What would you change about the blood drive if you could?

C: “I don’t know if it’s the school’s or the Blood Center of Wisconsin’s issue, but probably make the donations go through the whole day. I feel like they would get a lot more blood that way because a lot of people have afternoon study halls.”

According to Versiti, the BloodCenter of Wisconsin was founded 1947 and provides blood and its products to 56 hospitals in 29 counties. Their aiding resource provides for patients in need. Approximation of 800 donors are needed every day to balance the need for blood supply in our local hospitals.

For more information, visit: https://secure.versiti.org/bcw/bcw/about-bloodcenter/history/index.htm

Skills USA team shines at regionals

posted Mar 8, 2019, 4:24 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Eddie Inchaurregui, Staff Writer

Posted March 8th, 2019

SkillsUSA is a  group of 36 students that learn technical skills, leadership, and citizenship. Provided by Slinger High’s SkillsUSA site, “SkillsUSA is a great way for students to improve their skill level, build confidence, and achieve a high level of self-satisfaction by participating in community service projects. Competitions consists of a ‘District’ contest held at a high school in our region in the fall semester.  Regionals are at either UW-Stout or at a technical college typically in February. The State contest is in April, in Madison. Students finishing first at State can compete at Nationals in June in Louisville, KY.” I interviewed Alyssa Koepke, the 2018 - 2019 Slinger SkillsUSA President, about the current standing of SkillsUSA.  She told me “SkillsUSA is traveling to our regional competition that is held at the University of Wisconsin Stout. We have students competing in many areas such as photography, electrical, technical drafting, welding, carpentry, job skill demonstration, and advertising design.” I also asked Sam Schodron, Slinger’s competitor in Computer Programming at Regionals, how he managed to take first place. “We drove up to UW-Stout Thursday night and competed in our competitions Friday. Our team did very well taking home seven gold medals. I put in a good amount of work outside of class at school to make sure I was prepared for anything they had thrown my way. I felt confident coming out of the competition that I had adequately completed the program and had a chance to place.”

For more information about SkillsUSA, go to:  https://www.slinger.k12.wi.us/faculty/apeldua/skillsusa.cfm

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