On January 28 a public meeting was held to discuss the idea of exploring a possible cooperative agreement for high school football with Phillips. The purpose of the meeting was to seek input from parents and the community as to whether further exploration of such a cooperative agreement was something to consider. At the conclusion of the meeting there was a survey shared with those in attendance in the hope of ascertaining public sentiment. A copy of the survey is here. You are invited to print this out, fill it out and return it to the high school office in the near future. We will be reviewing responses on or before February 15. Thank you for your input.
As we consider creation of the school calendar for next year we would like to seek input from staff, students and parents. For that purpose we have created a short survey for you. It is located here as well as elsewhere on the District Home Page. Please take the time to review it and respond. WE will give all responses strong consideration and it will help us determine priorities. Feel free to contact me with any questions as well. Thank you for taking
On Thursday, January 24, the Chequamegon High School Band performed at the Wisconsin Education Convention before an audience of between 1,500 and 2,000 in Milwaukee! Of the three selections played by the band, one was especially noteworthy. When long time Park Falls band director, John Hinkley passed away, the family gifted memorial money to the band. The band decided to use that gift to create a lasting memorial to Mr. Hinkley. They commissioned a Wisconsin composer, Rick Kirby, to create a piece, "As Summer Flowers Fade" which is dedicated to his memory. The premier performance of that piece at the convention is here. Following the performance I had a number of school board members and superintendents comment on how well the band performed! Thank you Mr. Pollock and students! Your performance did the school district, and northern Wisconsin, proud! The other two pieces performed were American Barn Dance by Richard Suacedo and Gallop from First Suite for Band by Alfred Reed.
Our band was one of three school music groups from the 424 school districts in the state selected to perform at the convention. Our band was also the only concert band selected to perform. The band was selected after submitting an audition recording last spring. The convention is sponsored annually by the Wisconsin Association of School Boards, The Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators and The Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials.