High School Extracurricular Activities

 

 

Art Club

Advisor: Mrs. Ulman
 

Art Club is for students interested in art and its many subjects; painting, drawing, digital art, sculpture, costume design, murals, set design, photography.  We will make special projects, participate in community outreach and help other school groups with their artistic endeavors. Art Club will take trips to museums and also hold some make and take art creation meetings here at the high school.  

 

 

Baseball – Boys

Coaches:
Varsity: Boyd Zastrow
Junior Varsity: Shawn Rotzenberg

 

Baseball is a spring sport that starts in mid-March and goes until the state tournament in the middle of June.  We have a varsity and JV team.  We have been averaging about 23 players out for both teams so that means between both teams there are only about 5 extra players.  With that number of players that means everyone out for baseball gets a lot of playing time.  We are the two time defending conference champions and have won the conference title three times in the last six years.  We have a very competitive program.  We also have summer teams that involve kids from six years old up to 19 year olds.  Along with spring and summer baseball we have some high school players that play in the fall and also play indoors during the winter.  If baseball is a sport that someone takes seriously there are ample opportunities to play almost year round.

 

 

Basketball - Boys

Coaches:

Varsity: Coach Cory Haese

Junior Varsity 1: Coach Jeremy Rotzenberg

Junior Varsity 2: Coach Terry Schaeuble

The boys basketball season runs from mid-November to the end of February.  We have 3 squads consisting of a freshmen, Junior Varsity, and Varsity team. Each team carries approximately 15 players.  We have numerous opportunities to play and improve your basketball skills outside of the season in the Summer and Fall with open gyms, Camps, Contact Days, and Skill Clinics.

Future boys basketball players can sign up with Coach Haese in early October.  We will have numerous announcements about sign up meeting. If interested, contact Coach Haese this Spring and he will get potential players set for summer basketball opportunities.

 

Basketball - Girls

Coaches:

Varsity: Mike Froehlke

Junior Varsity 1: Kelly Mierow

Junior Varsity 2: Ty Myers

 

The girls basketball program consists of a Freshmen, Junior Varsity and a Varsity Team.  The high school season starts in mid- November.  Practices alternate from week to week with the boys basketball (one week you have practice right after school, the following week you would have it from 5:15 to 7:00).  The freshmen play a 20-game schedule with games being played mainly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Friday nights.  The freshman season is finished in early March.  During the summer, there are 5 days in the summer in which the high school coaches are able to work with you prior to entering high school.  In addition, the freshmen play in a summer league that allows you to improve your skills and work with your teammates.  The league is held at Ashwaubenon High School and runs for 6 consecutive weeks starting in early June. 

 

 

Battle of the Books

Advisor: Mrs. Kobussen

 

Battle of the Books is a state wide reading competition.  It is open to all high school students.  Battle of the Books meets twice a month during reading block from September to March.  Students will be divided into teams of four and the teams are expected to read 20 books that the state has pre-selected.  Points are earned during each meetings activities and the team with the most amount of points will represent WHS for the state competition.  The state competition is the last week in February is done locally using computers in the WHS library.  Join this fun academic team based reading competition.  Over the past 5 years, WHS had a team place third at state and two teams finish in the top 10!  Tiger Pride is strong in Battle of the Books!

 

 

 

BRIDGE (Building Respect in Diversity Generates Equality)

Advisor: Mrs. Sauberlich

 

Students who join BRIDGE are concerned with awareness, understanding, and tolerance of diversity in our student body.  Some activities that BRIDGE members participate in include a Sweetest Day event to promote kindness among peers and raise money for children at a domestic violence center; dinner events featuring cuisine from different cultures; and a bullying awareness week to focus on understanding and prevention of bullying.

 

 

Color Guard

Advisor: Mrs. Sauberlich

 

The WHS Color Guard is a group that complements the high school Band with skilled flag routines for sporting event audiences and parades. Main events throughout the year include the Homecoming performance, Christmas parade, Winter Guard (basketball games), and Memorial Day parade. Guard members learn and master the coordination and endurance skills needed to maneuver poles and silks (flags) as part of creative, spirited, synchronized, and visually appealing routines.

 

 

Cross Country

Coach: Mr. Patrick Boyd (HS Social Studies Instructor)

 

Cross-Country (Boys and Girls) is a fall sport (August to October).  The season begins the last two weeks of August.  A participant is expected to train during the summer (run at least 3 miles a day- 4 or 5 days a week, more would be preferable).  There will be a sign-up sheet in the Middle School office during the last two weeks of the school year.  Otherwise, I can be reached by the school e-mail.  There are a total of ten meets throughout the season.  A Varsity team consists of 8 runners, of which 5 are counted in the scoring.  The rest of the runners would be on the Junior Varsity.  Success is based upon the effort put forth.  The runners want to improve throughout the season, but, at the same time, have a good experience and take part in a life-time activity.

 

 

Dance

Coach: Crystal Pischke

wrightstowndanceteam@gmail.com

 

The Wrightstown dance team is a fall and winter sport where the objective is to entertain and perform to its highest potential and representing the Wrightstown community and district it serves. Tryouts for the team are typically in late March and the season begins in early June. Some highlights include a summer camp, intensive workshops, team bonding activities, football games and basketball games.  A huge part of the dance season is competing at local and statewide competitions. We will perform anywhere between six or seven competitions throughout November into February. We compete at the WACPC Regionals held at the end of January, and all qualified teams perform at the state level held in Lacrosse, WI the following weekend. 

 

 

Eco Club

Advisor: Mrs. Kuhn

 

The WHS ECO club is our school's environmental club.  Students who are concerned about the environment in our school, our community and in our world should join our club.  We are active in recycling paper, aluminum, old cell phones, ink cartridges, batteries.  Students in our club are also involved in maintaining the high school's Outdoor Classroom including its gardens, benches, stepping stones and birdbaths.  Students may join our club at any time; there is no fee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Football

Coaches:

Varsity: Coach Steve Klister

Junior Varsity 1: Coach Terry Schaeuble

Junior Varsity 2: Coach Cory Haese

 

The high school football season starts in early August.  Practices are right after school once school is in session and you practice every night.  Freshman games are on Thursday nights at 5:00.  The freshmen generally play 7-8 games.  The freshman season ends the middle of October.  There is a camp run by the high school coaches in late July that will help you prepare for the upcoming season and to improve your skills.  It is highly recommended that all incoming freshmen attend.

 

 

 

Forensics

Advisor: Dave Winkler

 

Forensics provides students with an opportunity to improve and refine their public speaking and performance skills.  Participants in forensics choose to participate in one of fifteen performance categories including demonstration speaking, extemporaneous speaking, farrago, four minute speaking, group interpretive reading, moments in history, oratory, play acting, poetry reading, prose reading, public address, radio speaking, solo acting, special occasion speech, and storytelling.

A benefit of forensics is the relatively small time commitment required, though some categories require more preparation than others.  The season consists of only four meets, one per month from January through April; however, participants must meet minimum score requirements to advance to subsequent meets.  The final State meet involves an overnight trip to Madison for those who qualify.

 

 

 

FFA

Advisor: Mr. Pinchart

 

Wrightstown FFA is part of the largest national youth organization that helps prepare future generations for the challenges of feeding a growing population. Agriculture is more than planting and harvesting-- it's a science, it's a business and it's an art.

FFA continues to help the next generation rise up to meet those challenges by helping its members to develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of career pathways. Future agricultural production specialists, veterinarians, engineers, biologists, chemists, entrepreneurs and leaders are part of FFA.

Wrightstown FFA members can choose from a variety of activities and competitions to enhance their leadership development, academic success and career exploration. National FFA Convention, Wisconsin Agriscience Fair, Career Development Events, Community Projects, Ag Summer Tour/Brewer Trip, Brown County & Wisconsin State Fair and Leadership Conferences are a few examples of events that members may participate in. Wrightstown FFA members have advanced to state and national competitions. 

Students interested in the Wrightstown FFA can attend any meeting or can come down to the Ag. room to talk with Mr. Pinchart and/or an FFA member. Meetings are held throughout the year during both lunch periods.   Wrightstown FFA events are listed on the school’s web page and are part of daily announcements.

 

 

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

Advisor: Mr. Doell

 

Wrightstown Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a national educational association that prepares students for careers in business and business-related fields. Wrightstown’s FBLA club boasts 108 members (1/4 of thehigh school student body). This group provides opportunities for students in leadership, community events, social events, and competitive events. Our club is very successful in competitions.  It has won regionals 7 years in a row, advanced 40+ members to state competition last year, the club placed 5th at state, and advanced 7 members to compete at the National level where 3 placed in the top 10! Our club also runs an annual Senior Citizen/Grandparents holiday party and holds a freshman college students panel of former Wrightstown FBLA members just to name a few things that our club is involved with.  Additional information about the club can be found on its webpage at http://www.wrightstown.k12.wi.us/high/fbla.cfm or the club’s facebook page. Interested students can talk to Mr. Doell and/or listen to morning announcements and attend the meetings held at the start of the school year.

 

Future Problem Solvers

Advisor: Mrs. Stellmacher

 

Future Problem Solvers or FPS are groups of students who read and research information about topics of importance to our world both now and into the future. Students are invited to participate in the program during middle school. Typically students who are asked to participate in middle school continue with the program at the high which meets approximately 15 Saturday mornings during the school year.  The high school FPS program is similar to the middle school program both of which have a limit of 32 members.    At times, however, students decide not to continue with FPS at the high school.  Any student interested in filling potential openings should contact Mrs. Stellmacher at the high school or via e-mail stellmacher@wrightstown.k12.wi.us   More information about the program is available at www.wisfps.org.

 

Golf – Boys and Girls

Coaches: Mr. Steve Elsner and Mr. Otto Sukow

The girls golf season runs from the beginning of August to the middle of October.  The boys season runs from the end of March to the end of May. We have two teams consisting of five varsity players and five junior varsity players.  We don't have a set number on either of our rosters so if you come out you will get an opportunity to play either varsity or junior varsity at some point during the season. 

Our golf program runs a Junior Golf League in the summer at Eagle Links Golf Course.  It is a program that provides brief lessons and an opportunity to play six nine hole rounds during the course of the summer.  Both boys and girls interested in participating in the Wrightstown Junior Golf League can sign up in May at the Middle School or contact Andy Benson for information.  There are also opportunities to get lessons and play in organized lesson groups and leagues by contacting Hilly Haven, Royal St. Patrick's, and Mid Vallee.   

 

Jazz Band

Advisor: Ms. Graber

Open to all faculty and students. Meeting time TBA depending on the availability of those interested, possibly including before school, after school, and/or lunch time once or twice a week. Requirements for membership include the ability to play a musical instrument, functional music reading ability and a willingness to show up really early in the morning and improvise!

 

WHS Music Theatre

Director:    -   Assistant Director: Mrs. Ludtke

Pit Director:    -   Technical Director: Mr. Kabat

 

WHS Music Theatre productions are open to all students in grades 9 – 12.  Students can be a part of the onstage cast, which includes singers, actors, and dancers. We also run technical crews, which include set construction and prep, painters, prop building, lighting, sound, publicity and promotions, and the run crew members that work backstage during the show.  The pit orchestra needs are dependent on the musical score for the show, but often include drum kit, aux percussion, woodwinds, brass and keyboards to cover the musical accompaniment for the production.

 

Audition information available and a student meeting will be help with schedule, performance and participation details.  In addition, all students who participate in musical theatre must attend a parent meeting scheduled at the start of rehearsals and tech work.

 

 

National Honor Society

Advisors: Mrs. Hubbard and Mrs. Grovogel

 

The four pillars of the National Honor Society are Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character.  Students can qualify for NHS during the first semester of their sophomore year.  Students must have a 3.6 cumulative GPA from their freshman year to be nominated.  Once nominated, students must write an essay of application and have letters of recommendation and maintain the cumulative GPA of 3.6 through the first semester of their sophomore year. Once a student becomes a member of the NHS, he/she must complete ten hours of approved community service hours each year.  There is an induction ceremony for new members in the winter each year to welcome new members and a senior banquet held in the spring each year to say farewell and to celebrate the graduating members. Students remain eligible for membership nomination during their junior and senior year as long as they continue to abide by the contract requirements: complete service work, attend monthly meetings, uphold the academic integrity policy, and maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA (to accommodate for and encourage the taking of AP courses).

 

 

 

 

WHS One-Act Play

Director: Mrs. Ludtke

Assistant Director:

 

The WHS One-Act Play is a theatre group open to students in grades 9-12.  Cast member auditions are held in May and there will be several scheduled practices in May and June to prepare for the fall competition season.  One-Act cast & crew performs as a part of the Wisconsin Forensics program, with district, regional, and state competitions.  A public performance is given in fall.

 

 

Pep Band

Advisor:

 

Open to faculty and students. Individual practice is required, and one to two brief "lessons" are required before you are allowed to play at games. The Pep Band plays at all home football games, select home basketball games and pep assemblies. Requirements for membership include the ability to play a band instrument, functional music reading ability and at least a little school spirit!

 

 

 

Science Club & Robotics

Advisors: Mr. Hanneman

Science Club is a group of students who are interested in learning more about science.  Science Club takes field trips and hosts a Science Extravaganza in which community members can watch and participate in science demonstrations.  A big part of Science Club is participating in the VEX robotics leagues in the area.  The students are given a game to compete in with other schools that requires them to build a robot. 

Students can sign up for Science Club at the beginning of the year when the first meeting is held or they can contact Mr. Sabor or Mr. Hanneman.

 

Soccer (Girls)

Coach: Dustin Harry

 

Girls Soccer is an outdoor spring activity that runs from March to the end of May. It is a highly competitive and physical sport where 11 players work towards a common goal. It provides lasting memories both on and off the field for players. Practices and games run throughout the school week, with a few seasonal tournaments on the weekends. We always host at least one tournament each year. At the JV level we work towards learning the fundamentals and skill needed to excel at the Varsity level. On JV, each player is guaranteed minutes in games in order to develop those game skills. Once a players moves to the Varsity level, the game becomes quicker and much more competitive, requiring players to always challenge themselves.

 

In the off-season, players often play on summer leagues and indoor leagues in the winter in order to refine and hone in particular skills. Girls will start getting numbers of incoming players in the late fall in order to get the girls working together in indoor leagues as well as providing some open gyms, but officially meet in early March to begin the official season.

 

 

 

Soccer (Boys)

Coach: Dustin Harry

 

Boys Soccer is an outdoor fall activity that runs from August through October. It is a highly competitive and physical sport where 11 players work towards a common goal. It provides lasting memories both on and off the field for players. Practices and games run throughout the school week, with a few seasonal tournaments on the weekends. We always host at least one tournament each year. At the JV level we work towards learning the fundamentals and skill needed to excel at the Varsity level. On JV, each player is guaranteed minutes in games in order to develop those game skills. Once a players moves to the Varsity level, the game becomes quicker and much more competitive, requiring players to always challenge themselves.

 

In the off-season, players often play on summer leagues and indoor leagues in the winter in order to refine and hone in on particular skills. Boys utilize contact days towards the end of summer vacation, officially coming together in the beginning of August. We will look to get an idea of numbers towards the end of the spring, before students leave for vacation in order to update players on contact days and practice times.

 

 

 

Softball – Girls

Coaches:

Varsity Head coach: Brad Linzmeier (bradlinz@centurylink.net)  920-288-9947

Varsity Assistant: Chuck Verbeten

Junior Varsity coach: Brianna Linzmeier and Wrenn Tanck

 

Softball is the ultimate team sport that requires commitment, accountability and teamwork of all players in order for the team to meet its goals and succeed. There are summer opportunities for middle school aged girls to get involved in softball through the Wrightstown Youth Girls Softball Association (wrightstowngirlssoftball.com). There are also more highly competitive traveling tournament teams in the area for girls with accelerated skills including Fox River Rush (Wrightstown- foxriverrush.com), Jr Phoenix ( Players Choice-Appleton-pcappleton.com/softball) as well as Wisconsin Elite (Appleton-wisconsinelitesoftball.webs.com). The Wrightstown High School Softball program begins practice the 2nd week of March (starting 2013) with practices being held right after school. The high school program currently has participants to support JV and Varsity teams, if numbers would support a freshman team we will add that to the program. High school softball games typically start the first week of April and run through the third week of May when regional’s start, with two games a week average.  We play an Olympian Conference schedule with a few non-conference games and typically one or two multi-game days or tournaments mixed in. The Wrightstown High School team also participates in a summer high school league at Bayport High School. That summer league typically runs through the months of June and July, playing games on Monday nights. Sign up and preseason meetings for high school softball are announced and held at the high school in the month of January.

 

 

Spanish Club

Advisor: Mrs. Barnes

 

The Spanish Club promotes enthusiasm for learning the Spanish language and culture.  This club is open to all High School Spanish students.  The club meets every Tuesday in Room 312 at 7:40 a.m.  Members are required to attend at least ONE meeting per month. The students decide the projects and activities for the year.  We usually go bowling and to November Folk Fair in Milwaukee.  We go to authentic Mexican restaurants to experience the Mexican cuisine.  Also, we have dinner and movie nights with the B.R.I.D.G.E. Club to celebrate Hispanic month in September.  Every other June, students from the Spanish Club go to a Spanish-speaking country such as Mexico or Costa Rica. 

In June 2017, we are travelling to Costa Rica.  We sell Seroogy Easter candy in the spring to raise money for the trip.  We sell VandeWalle’s candy bars throughout the year.  Also, we run concession stands for sporting events to raise money as well.  Furthermore, we collect money to purchase school supplies at a store in Costa Rica for an impoverished school.  During our trip, we visit the school and do a volunteer project to improve the school grounds.  It is a way to give back to those less fortunate.   If you are interested in joining Spanish Club, please attend a meeting or email Mrs. Barnes at Barnes@Wrightstown.k12.wi.us.  Additional information about the Spanish Club can be found on its webpage at http://www.wrightstown.k12.wi.us/faculty/barnes/spanish_club.cfm or the club’s Facebook page.

StingCancer

Advisors: Mrs. Kabat, Mrs. Barnes and Mrs. Ludtke

 

StingCancer focuses on bringing awareness and support to the fight against cancer. The groups’ main fundraiser is “wear yellow day”. The money raised helps to provide care packages for local families who are struggling with the fight against cancer. The meetings for StingCancer generally take place from 7:35-8am on Mondays or Wednesdays a few times each quarter. The meetings begin a few weeks into school so listen for the announcement and come join StingCancer!    

 

 

Student Council

Advisors: Brian Pinchart and Mrs. Hubbard

 

The Wrightstown High School Student Council is a made up of representatives from each grade level.  Officers are voted into their positions by their peers.  Members are responsible for planning the Homecoming week activities, pep rally and dance.  Student Council is a great opportunity to meet new people and get actively involved at Wrightstown High School and the community!

 

 

 

 

Teen Outreach

Advisors: Mrs. Hubbard and Mrs. Van Asten

Teen Outreach is a social club that provides reasonably priced, chaperoned, fun activities for all WHS students to participate in outside of school.  Activities have included pizza and movie nights, cosmic bowling, laser tag, haunted houses, snow tubing, Gambler games, and day trips including Ski Brule, Wisconsin Dells, and Great America.  Our main fundraiser is selling Entertainment Books, which has afforded us the opportunity to provide these activities to students at awesome discounted rates! All students are welcome to attend Teen Outreach events, but they would pay full price if they have no earned fundraising credit.

 

Track & Field

Coaches: Mr. Boyd & Brad Klister

 

Track season for the high school starts in early March.  The meets start in April as the weather hopefully cooperates.  Track is a sport where you really work to improve yourself and try to improve your times and distances from meet to meet.  Track is a great way to stay in shape and increase you speed and jumping ability for other sports.  Practices are right after school.  The state track meet is the first weekend in June in La Crosse.

 

 

 

WHS Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Director:

 

WHS Vocal Jazz Ensemble is a small vocal group open by audition or placement of the director. The ensemble performs a variety of music with an emphasis on jazz, pop, and blues styles.  Singers learn the basics of jazz style, improve/scat singing, and some of the vocal technique used as a jazz singer and performer.  Piano and/or jazz combo accompanies the vocal jazz ensemble – students with acoustic bass, drum set or piano skills are invited to be a part of the group.

 

Performances include the Green Bay “Festival of Lights,” WSMA Solo & Ensemble, and concert performances.  In addition, we are planning to attend the Acapocalypse Vocal Festival in Spring 2017!  Interested students should contact Mrs. Tjoflat in spring or by September 9th to be considered for a placement in WHS Vocal Jazz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volleyball

Coaches:
Varsity: Rocky Koenig
 

(wesharethenet@gmail.com/920-242-2503) 

Junior Varsity 1: Courtney Seitz

Junior Varsity 2: Kris Baeten

 

Volleyball is a great team sport that teaches many life lessons such as commitment, time management, and character.  All players must work together in order for the team to meet its goals and succeed. There are off season opportunities for middle school aged girls to get involved in volleyball through a couple in-house volleyball leagues. We will run an early bird league beginning in November and finishing in December. There will also be a spring bird league in April and May. Both leagues will be run as a satellite through Wisconsin Volleyball Academy. Our intention is to provide an opportunity for players that is not too far away, too costly, or too demanding of time to take away from girls studies or ability to contribute in multiple sports all year long. There are also more highly competitive traveling tournament teams in the area for girls with accelerated skills including Wisconsin Volleyball Academy WVA wivbacademy.com, Fox Cities Elite fcelite.org, De Pere Diggers deperediggers.com, and WI Power Green Bay wisconsinpower.net/gb Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions as to what might be the most worthwhile investment of time and resources and tryout deadlines. There are also many parents in the Wrightstown volleyball community that may be great resources for information as well. The Tiger Volleyball program begins practice the 3rd week of August starting with tryouts on Monday and Tuesday.  Practice times may vary before school starts with practices being held right after school in September and October.  Our high school program currently has participants to support Freshman, JV, and Varsity teams. We support 2 teams at both the 7th and 8th grade levels for middle school. Returning and incoming high school volleyball players are able to participate in 5 summer contact coaching days between the end of school and July 31st. Those dates will be posted on school calendar and emailed out to the Tiger Volleyball Program. There are also 2 summer leagues that our JV and Varsity level will participate in.  The developmental league will consist of 3 dates beginning at 10 am and finishing by 2 pm. The girls of summer league will be 4 Fridays, 2 in June and 2 in July), beginning at 9 am and finishing by 3 pm. These are non contact days for players to get 6 on 6 play opportunities versus stronger teams in our region. The rest of the summer we encourage volleyball players to play doubles, triples, or quads in the sand. Less people promotes more contacts and more fun while building skills, speed, and strength.

 

 

Wrestling

Coaches: Matt Verbeten (mmverbeten@gmail.com)

Junior Varsity: Chuck Verbeten

 

If you have questions, information can be found at http://www.wrightstown.k12.wi.us/high/hs_wrestling.cfm

 

 

Yearbook
Advisor: Mrs. Ulman

 

The purpose of yearbook is to tell the story of the school year in a published document to be preserved for years to come. 

At the most basic level, those involved in yearbook are reporters who write summaries of various events as they occur throughout the school year. 

Those who wish to be more involved are encouraged to apply for editor and photographer positions.  Editors are responsible for designing and laying out the yearbook, while photographers attend and photograph events to provide yearbook with its visual content.  Editors and photographers are selected on the basis of their work ethic, integrity, and dependability and are expected to take yearbook as an independent study class in which they learn basic design and/or photo theory and earn class credit.  No previous experience is necessary.

 

 

Last updated  9/7/16