Press Times News Briefs
Kuehn selected as next Preble High School principal
GREEN BAY – Courtney Kuehn has been selected as Preble High School’s next principal, effective July 1, pending School Board approval on April 11.
Kuehn has served as an associate principal at Preble since 2013.
Prior to that,she taught English Language Arts at East, Southwest and Preble from 2006-2013.
“Ms. Kuehn’s unwavering commitment and dedication to the Preble Community were factors that strongly contributed to the decision to select her to serve in this position,” Superintendent Steve Murley said. “She understands the challenges of leading a large, diverse high school and has demonstrated the ability to lead with integrity and purpose.”
Wilson Park feedback
DE PERE – Before considering improvements to Wilson Park, located at 335 College Ave., the City of De Pere is asking residents for feedback on potential changes.
Surveys will be accepted until April 18, and can be completed at loom.ly/Pby7-Ck.
EFSP grants awarded
BROWN COUNTY – Brown County United Way awarded a handful of Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP) and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grants with money made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
A breakdown of the allocations are as follows:
• Salvation Army – $9,000 (EFSP)
• Freedom House – $12,213 (EFSP), $36,093 (ARPA)
• Golden House – $12,213 (EFSP), $36,093 (ARPA)
• House of Hope – $12,213 (EFSP), $36,093 (ARPA)
• New Community Shelter – $12,213 (EFSP), $36,093 (ARPA)
• St. John’s Homeless Shelter: $12,213 (EFSP), $36,093 (ARPA)
• Newcap – $36,093 (ARPA)
• Brown County United Way – $1,429 (EFSP), $4,414 (ARPA for administrative costs)
NDA interim principal
GREEN BAY – After conducting a months-long search process and interviews for the next Notre Dame Academy (NDA) principal, President Thomas Kiely said none were an exact fit for what the school needs at this point in its journey.
Instead, Kiely announced current NDA teacher Andrea Hearden has agreed to assume the role of interim-principal for one year.
Kiely said Hearden’s work over the next year will help NDA construct a leadership structure positioned to meet the needs of its students, faculty and staff, as well as position NDA to achieve its strategic goals.
Rhythm and Wishes gala for Grace
DE PERE – St. Norbert College Wishmakers organization will hold a special fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at the Cassandra Voss Center, 311 Grant St. for Make-A-Wish recipient Grace, a 15-year-old girl from Green Bay with epilepsy.
Rhythm and Wishes is Wishmakers’ semi-formal gala, and the theme of this year’s event is Adventure Awaits.
The event includes musical performances by Knights on Broadway, Knightingales food, a silent auction and guest speakers.
Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students.
The purpose of Wishmakers on Campus is to carry out the mission of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The focus of SNC’s event is to make Grace’s dream of watching whales migrate the Atlantic Ocean come true.
The winning name is… Newton
GREEN BAY – Since the creation of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s (NWTC) eagle mascot in 2017, it has gone without a name – until now.
After weeks of nominations and voting in a March Madness-style tournament, the community selected Newton as the feathery mascot’s name.
The eight finalists included Newton, Easton, Aquila, Summit, Percy, Edge, Blue and Soren.
Lambeau photo contest
GREEN BAY – The Green Bay Packers are inviting fans to submit photos for a chance to have them featured in various locations around Lambeau Field for a 2022 regular-season home game.
The Packers Everywhere Fan Favorite Contest allows fans to enter photos of themselves, their friends or family by April 19.
Five finalists will be posted on packerseverywhere.com for fans to vote on April 25 to May 16.
The photo with the most votes will be named the grand prize winner and have their photo featured, as well as receive two tickets to the game, including airfare and hotel accommodations for two nights.
Complete contest rules can be found online at packerseverywhere.com/fan-favorite.
5th annual ‘I am for the Child Day’
GREEN BAY – The Wisconsin Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association invites the public to show its support once again to raise awareness about the need for more advocates by wearing blue on Wednesday, April 20 for the 5th annual “I am for the Child Day.”
“There are over 7,000 children in Wisconsin eligible for an advocate, however just under 1,000 children received an advocate in 2021, because we don’t have enough advocates to serve them,” State Director Sue Schwartz said.
Participants are encouraged to wear blue and post a photo with the hashtag #IamfortheChildDay.
To learn more about the organization, posts to share with friends and show off your blue, follow Wisconsin CASA on social media @WisconsinCASA.
Local students complete college-level course
GREEN BAY – Six West High School Serious About STEM students were highlighted Wednesday, April 6 for their recent completion of a 14-week research course through the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Typically a junior/senior-level college course for science majors, Jamayah Booth, Lanae Steele, Kiearra Hawkins, Jasmin Martinez-Hernandez, Yasmine Cruz and Maritza Lopezand, completed the research as juniors in high school.
As part of the celebration, students received white lab coats and a certificate.
CP opens new daycare location
SUAMICO – CP Early Education & Care, located at 2320 Lineville Rd in Suamico, officially opened its doors Monday, April 4.
The new site offers childcare for children six weeks to eight years old, but Kristen Paquet, director of Donor Engagement and Marketing, said there is space to possibly expand services in the future.
“Our first priority is to get the daycare up and running, to be successful and meet a community need,” Paquet said.
She said as many others, CP Early Education & Care is looking for staff.
“So we are somewhat limited as to how many children we can enroll at the moment,” Paquet said. “But once our staffing levels increase, so will the number of children we can accept into the daycare, and we are getting calls about enrollment everyday, which is great news.”
She said CP Early Education & Care’s “high demand and waitlist” prompted the second location, which was “always part of our plans.”
“We chose Suamico after doing our research and coming to the conclusion that there was a need for childcare services in the area,” she said. “Finding a space that worked for us was a factor in determining the location as well. We were originally supposed to open the summer of 2020, but you can guess what happened there. So, while plans were delayed, they were never canceled, and here we are today.”
Clean, Create & Educate
GREEN BAY – The Broadway District is hosting a special Earth Day event from 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, April 18 starting at Old Fort Square, 211 N Broadway.
The special edition of Neighborhood Wash #Trashtag will include information about plastic pollution and the creation of an art project out of ocean waste debris led by Creative Kids Rock.
The artwork will be donated back to the Washed Ashore organization to be sold.
Attendees can purchase their jellyfish to keep for $20.
Free pizza and soda from Glass Nickel Pizza, sponsored by Best Budz, will be provided.
Pre-registration is required and can be done through the Clean, Create & Educate event on Facebook.
Packers protect and serve award
GREEN BAY – The Green Bay Packers are accepting nominations for the “Packers Protect & Serve Award,” which recognizes law enforcement officers who go above and beyond the call of duty in the State of Wisconsin.
Nominees should be active, full- or part-time law enforcement officers who demonstrate leadership, dedication and a commitment to bettering their communities.
The award is funded by Packers and the NFL Foundation, with each award recipient receiving a $2,000 grant to benefit his or her department or a nonprofit with which they are involved.
Nominations will be accepted until April 30 at packers.formstack.com/forms/packers_protect_and_serve_award.