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L-C Volleyball Pink Out

posted Sep 5, 2019, 9:04 AM by Cory Romdenne

Image may contain: 16 people, people smilingLux Casco Volleyball "Pink Out" deadlines are quickly approaching! This year we should be clearing the $100,000 mark for our donations for Ribbon of Hope. Please help us to meet our goals this year! 🌸

Save the date: Pink Out is Tues. Sept. 24th.
Pink Out T-shirt sponsors/business logos are due by Friday, Sept 6th.
Pink Out T-shirt orders are due by Friday, Sept. 6th as well.

D&S Machine Service donates CNC machines to Luxemburg-Casco Schools

posted Sep 4, 2019, 7:15 PM by Cory Romdenne   [ updated Sep 5, 2019, 5:31 AM ]

Vertical machining center, small lathe will impact students in technical education program
LUXEMBURG, Wis. – D&S Machine Service Inc. – a fabrication and machine shop located less than one mile from Luxemburg-Casco High School – has made an impactful equipment donation to the school. The two pieces of equipment, a vertical machining center (VMC) and a small lathe, began use by L-C students beginning with the 2019-20 school year.

Both machines were manufactured by Haas, a leading U.S. manufacturer of high-quality CNC equipment, and were delivered to the high school building in late May before it was closed off by the new gymnasium project.

The VF-2 model vertical machining center is a CNC machine with a moving table and a high-power, direct-drive spindle. A computer numerical control (CNC) machine is a high-precision tool that is computer-controlled and makes repeated, accurate movements based on the design produced by Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.

CNC StudentsThe ST-15 model is a small-footprint, big-bore lathe. It offers a high-performance turning center and setup flexibility.

“As the district further develops its technical education curriculum, the equipment donation by D&S Machine Service is a true game-changer for us,” says Mike Snowberry, director of learning services for the Luxemburg-Casco School District. “It will allow us to create new CNC manufacturing coursework for those students interested in a technical career path. We can’t thank D&S enough for being a tremendous partner.”

The two machines will be utilized primarily in Spartan Machining, open to juniors and seniors. This course provides students with a basic understanding of the precision machining processes used in industry, manufacturing, maintenance and repair, and it includes introductions to CNC machine centers and lathes.

Use of the machines also has been incorporated into prerequisite courses Metals I & II.

D&S Machine Service has worked closely with the Luxemburg-Casco School District since 2018. During its initial year of involvement with the district, D&S helped with existing manual machines and by having three rotating members of its staff go into the classroom to work directly with L-C students.

The company, which employs roughly 160 people, believes that the two machines it provided this year through a low six-figure donation will have an even bigger impact.

D&S Technology Education Wall
“Students need to have access to the equipment utilized in manufacturing today – to see, to run, to put their hands on it – in order to decide if machining is something they want as a career,” says Russ Nowak, D&S Machine Service president. “Our goal is to give students the tools to determine if this industry is something they want to go into. Without those tools, they never will know that.”

Three D&S machinists – a shop foreman and two programmers – have spent time with Luxemburg-Casco High School students, teaching them from their real-world experience. “Those were three of our most talented employees,” Nowak says.

Nowak estimates that his company has impacted between 70 and 100 students already, a number that will continue to grow on the heels of the recent equipment donation. He adds that a small group of past and current Luxemburg-Casco students work at D&S Machine Service, either full time or as summer employees.

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The Luxemburg-Casco School District serves nearly 2,000 Northeast Wisconsin students annually through four schools: the primary (4K-2) and intermediate (3-6) schools, both in Luxemburg; the middle school (7-8) in Casco; and the high school (9-12) in Luxemburg. The district maintains a strong tradition of academic and extracurricular excellence while preparing students to thrive in a global community. Located between Green Bay, Door County and Lake Michigan, the educational community has been in existence since the early 1900s, with Luxemburg and Casco operating as separate districts until they merged in 1968. More information may be found at http://www.luxcasco.k12.wi.us/home. “We Are Spartans”

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Luxemburg-Casco School District receives grant from Wisconsin DWD

posted Aug 29, 2019, 10:26 AM by Cory Romdenne   [ updated Aug 30, 2019, 10:34 AM ]

Largest award to a single district will go to advanced manufacturing technical equipment
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LUXEMBURG, Wis. – The Luxemburg-Casco School District has been awarded a $50,000 Advanced Manufacturing Technical Education Equipment grant by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD). Sixteen Wisconsin school districts received DWD grants this year, and L-C was one of two to be given the largest amount allocated to a single district.

Overall, DWD presented a total of $500,000 to the 16 districts to fund the acquisition of technical education equipment to prepare students for careers in advanced manufacturing.

Among the equipment that the L-C district will purchase with the grant is a CNC lathe, a CNC vertical mill, an ironworker and an air compressor. Approximately 40 Luxemburg-Casco High School students are expected to benefit from the new equipment through expanded CNC manufacturing coursework, beginning with the 2019-20 academic year, according to David Gordon, career and technical education coordinator for the district.

“We thank the State of Wisconsin and the Department of Workforce Development for seeing the available opportunities to further improve our technical education curriculum,” says Luxemburg-Casco School District Superintendent Glenn Schlender. “Our students will benefit greatly from programmatic exposure to the CNC equipment that the district is purchasing with the grant funds, and it will add to our strong program of studies.

“We have a number of tremendous community partners, D&S Machine Service and Olson Fabrication in particular, who wrote letters of support to the DWD and whose commitment to Luxemburg-Casco Schools helped to make this happen.”
D&S Machine logo
D&S Machine Service has partnered with the district through equipment donation and by having its personnel go into the classroom. During the 2018-19 academic year, three D&S employees helped to teach L-C students on a rotational basis.

“We want to continue to develop the workforce here in our local area,” says Russ Nowak, president of D&S Machine Service in Luxemburg, Wis. “The goal is for students to realize earlier that they want a career in manufacturing.”

Olson Fabrication logo
Olson Fabrication, a custom metal fabricator located in Algoma, Wis., has had a similar experience of engagement with the district. The company has made a financial contribution to the technical education department, along with holding classroom tours of its facility. This past summer, it hired a Luxemburg-Casco High School student as a welder and fitter; that student will continue with Olson on an every-other-day basis during the upcoming school year.

“There is a need to grow the next generation of welders,” says Shawn Olson, president of Olson Fabrication. “We need to teach them this profession. With an older workforce, it’s important to show students our business and let them know that these are good-paying jobs.”

According to DWD, the grants are intended to address Wisconsin's skilled worker shortage by increasing the number of high school students trained in advanced manufacturing fields, to accelerate student entry into the workforce and to prepare students for stable careers and success in a modern, global and competitive economy.

"At DWD, we strongly believe in a sound workforce investment strategy that includes advocating for careers in manufacturing, one of Wisconsin's strongest economic sectors," says DWD Secretary Caleb Frostman. "The equipment purchased from these grants, and students' interaction with it, will encourage consideration of and planning for careers in manufacturing."

Information on all of the 2019 DWD grants can be found at https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dwd/newsreleases/2019/190726_man_tech_ed_grants.htm.

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The Luxemburg-Casco School District serves nearly 2,000 Northeast Wisconsin students annually through four schools: the primary (4K-2) and intermediate (3-6) schools, both in Luxemburg; the middle school (7-8) in Casco; and the high school (9-12) in Luxemburg. The district maintains a strong tradition of academic and extracurricular excellence while preparing students to thrive in a global community. Located between Green Bay, Door County and Lake Michigan, the educational community has been in existence since the early 1900s, with Luxemburg and Casco operating as separate districts until they merged in 1968. More information may be found at http://www.luxcasco.k12.wi.us/home. “We Are Spartans”

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Luxemburg-Casco School District ranks among Top 20 percent in state

posted Aug 27, 2019, 1:41 PM by Cory Romdenne   [ updated Aug 27, 2019, 1:42 PM ]

District scores well across its four schools and multiple categories among Wisconsin schools

LUXEMBURG, Wis. – The Luxemburg-Casco School District is among the Top 20 percent of districts within Wisconsin, according to the 2020 Niche Best School Districts rankings. The L-C district came in 63rd amid 367 districts in the state, putting it inside the 18th percentile (17.2%). It also ranked 12th among the 38 CESA 7 school districts of Northeast Wisconsin.

The district was a top performer in Districts with the Best Teachers in Wisconsin, ranking 77th of 378 districts, standing within the 21st percentile (20.4%).

It also boasts a high ranking in the Best School Districts for Athletes in Wisconsin, coming in 39th of 367 districts measured, putting it within the top 11 percent (10.6%). Among the CESA 7 school districts of Northeast Wisconsin, Luxemburg-Casco had the fourth-best rating.

The district received an overall grade of A- from Niche and had similarly high grades in a number of areas, including Academics (A), Teachers (A), Health & Safety (A-), Sports (A), College Prep (B+), Food (B+), Administration (B), and Clubs & Activities (B).

Niche School Rankings GraphicAmong the three school districts in Kewaunee County, Luxemburg-Casco was the top-rated district in four categories: Best School District, Districts with the Best Teachers, Best School Districts for Athletes, and Safest School Districts.

“We believe that the Luxemburg-Casco School District is one of the highest-performing districts in our area, and the Niche rankings affirm that position,” says District Superintendent Glenn Schlender. “Much of the credit for the high scores of L-C goes to our teachers and educational staff, who also rated highly. We anticipate that the new facilities coming available through our referendum projects will provide an opportunity to score even higher in the future.”

Luxemburg-Casco High School was aligned in the top third of high schools in the state, according to Niche, ranking 140th of 483 (29.0 percentile). The high school also scored highly in Best High Schools for Athletes (118 of 598, 19.7 percentile) and in Best High Schools for STEM (93 of 235, 39.6 percentile). L-C High School was lauded for its average graduation rate of 95 percent, receiving an overall grade of B+.

Luxemburg-Casco Middle School (Grades 7-8) received an overall grade of A- from Niche. In specific areas, its Teachers (A+) and Academics (A-) also scored highly.

Luxemburg-Casco Intermediate School (Grades 3-6) was given an overall grade of A by Niche. It was ranked as the Best Elementary School in Kewaunee County, with high ratings for its Teachers (A+) and Academics (A).

Luxemburg-Casco Primary School (4K-Grade 2) received a grade of A- for its Teachers and an overall grade of B. Its Academics were not graded.

Niche, used by more than 50 million people in the last year, produces comprehensive rankings of U.S. colleges, schools, neighborhoods and companies, utilizing up-to-date data available from dozens of public data sources including the Department of Education, U.S. Census and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). It also analyzes more than 100 million reviews and survey responses.

The 2020 Niche Best School Districts ranking was based on analysis of key statistics, along with reviews from students and parents, using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district rankings, and more. Niche then produces rankings, report cards and profiles for every K-12 school in the country.

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The Luxemburg-Casco School District serves nearly 2,000 Northeast Wisconsin students annually through four schools: the primary (4K-2) and intermediate (3-6) schools, both in Luxemburg; the middle school (7-8) in Casco; and the high school (9-12) in Luxemburg. The district maintains a strong tradition of academic and extracurricular excellence while preparing students to thrive in a global community. Located between Green Bay, Door County and Lake Michigan, the educational community has been in existence since the early 1900s, with Luxemburg and Casco operating as separate districts until they merged in 1968. More information may be found at http://www.luxcasco.k12.wi.us/home. “We Are Spartans”


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Online Registration Now Open!

posted Jul 22, 2019, 5:10 AM by Scott Waldow

Online registration is now open! Please click on the link below to register your returning student(s).

If you registered a student last year and already have an account, please click on the "Continue Your Work" link and log in with the account you created. You will need the Snapcode contained in the letter that was sent home to begin registration process.

If you are new to the registration process, under the section labeled "Enter a Snapcode" please enter the code supplied in the parent letter that was sent home, you will then be asked to create an account and register your student.

If you have any questions or have any issues please send an email to lcsdregistration@luxcasco.k12.wi.us and we will respond as soon as possible.

HS/MS Co-Curricular Registration Now Open

posted Jul 17, 2019, 11:44 AM by Cory Romdenne   [ updated Aug 27, 2019, 9:56 AM ]

High School and Middle School Co-Curricular Registration (different than school registration) is now available by going to:
https://luxemburgcasco-ar.rschooltoday.com/

All students must be registered before their first practice in order to be eligible to practice and/or compete.

Group 1 (All WIAA Sports and Dance Team) Requirements
The following are required to be completed BEFORE the first practice of your sport in order to be eligible to practice and/or compete:
  1. Current Physical and/or Alternate Year card (please check with the office if you are not sure if you have a current physical)
  2. Complete Co-Curricular Registration by going to https://luxemburgcasco-ar.rschooltoday.com/
  3. Attend Code of Conduct Meeting on Sunday, August 4th at 7:00 or watch online version.

Group 2 and Group 3 Requirements
The following are required to be completed BEFORE participating in any Group 2 or Group 3 activity in order to be eligible to participate:
  1. Complete Co-Curricular Registration by going to https://luxemburgcasco-ar.rschooltoday.com/
  2. Watch online version of Code of Conduct.

Summer School Walking Path Closed

posted Jun 5, 2019, 11:44 AM by Cory Romdenne

Summer School students who need to transfer between buildings:

We were informed today that the sidewalk behind the Primary and Intermediate will be closed due to the construction projects. No students will be able to walk between these two buildings. Therefore, the district has arranged for a shuttle bus to transfer students between buildings for Summer School. All students must ride the shuttle to transfer between the Primary and Intermediate.

Students should be dropped off at the building where their first class is held. The shuttle bus will first pick up at the Intermediate at 9:55AM and drop off students at the Primary who need to attend class there. It will pick up students at the Primary at 10:00AM and bring them to the Intermediate School so students can attend their second class at the Intermediate or High School. Staff has been informed of this change and will allow time for transfers.

All students should be picked up at the building where their final class ends. If you have students to pick up at both buildings, please pick up at the Primary first and then the Intermediate.

Thank you for your patience as we move forward in our referendum plans.

Any questions, please email summer2019@luxcasco.k12.wi.us.

Luxemburg-Casco High School ranks in top 20 percent in U.S. and Wisconsin

posted May 30, 2019, 12:34 PM by Cory Romdenne

US News Best High Schools Badge
L-C is a top-performing high school in 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings

LUXEMBURG, Wis. – Luxemburg-Casco High School turned in a strong performance in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools Rankings. L-C finished in the top 20 percent of schools nationally and in the state of Wisconsin.

U.S. News & World Report evaluated 17,245 high schools across the country in 2019, and Luxemburg-Casco ranked 3,311. 

Among the 517 high schools in Wisconsin, L-C similarly landed within the top 20 percent, ranking 105th. 

Luxemburg-Casco High School also excelled within its local area, ranking 10th in CESA 7. CESA 7 is the Cooperative Educational Service Agency for Northeast Wisconsin, representing 38 school districts.

“As a small, rural district, we take great pride in the strength of our academic curriculum and student performance,” says Luxemburg-Casco School District Superintendent Glenn Schlender. “The U.S. News rankings affirm our belief that L-C High School is a top performer locally and beyond.

“We try to be responsive to every child, offering advanced placement and college preparatory coursework, along with the ability to gain skills that will translate into the work world.”

Luxemburg-Casco additionally was in the top 15 percent (rank of 2,568) in the College Readiness Index and in the top 9 percent (rank of 1,547) in the College Curriculum Breadth Index of U.S. News & World Report. L-C turned in a graduation rate of 96 percent in the 2019 rankings.

Luxemburg-Casco High graduates 143 students in its Class of 2019

posted May 28, 2019, 9:58 AM by Cory Romdenne

Carli Kollross named as this year’s valedictorian, Alexa Geniesse as salutatorian

LUXEMBURG, Wis. – The 2019 class of Luxemburg-Casco High School, comprised of 143 students, will receive their diplomas May 29 at 6:30 p.m. during a commencement ceremony in the school’s gymnasium.

Carli Kollross, daughter of Scott and Cami Kollross of Luxemburg, is the valedictorian of the Class of 2019. Alexa Geniesse, daughter of Bob and Lori Geniesse of New Franken, is the salutatorian. Geniesse will provide the ceremony’s Welcome message, while Kollross will offer the Farewell address.

Amanda Miceli, 2019 L-C Class President, will deliver a Class Review speech. The motto of the 2019 class is, “Aspire to inspire before we expire,” a published quote from author Eugene Bell, Jr.

Following an address by District Administrator Glenn Schlender and presentation of the Class of 2019 by Principal Troy Haws, the L-C Board of Education will award diplomas to this year’s graduates.

“There always is sadness in seeing our graduates leave, many of whom have been with us for the entirety of their academic careers,” says Haws, “but also excitement in what is ahead for them. Thanks to the outstanding work of our teachers and staff, we know they are prepared for success in their respective paths. Good luck to everyone in the years ahead, and know that they always will be Spartans!”

Forty-six percent (66 students) of this year’s graduating class plan to continue their education at a four-year post-secondary institution. Fifty-seven of those students will remain in the state for their college experience, including 45 at University of Wisconsin System universities. UW-Green Bay is the top choice among 2019 L-C graduates with 17 choosing the school.

Thirty-four percent (48 students) of the L-C Class of 2019 will be furthering their education at a state technical college. The majority of those students – 44 – have chosen to attend Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.

Ten 2019 students plan to enter the workforce upon graduation, while two have elected military service.

At the graduation ceremony, 16 Honor Students will be recognized for representing the Top 10% of their graduating class. They are:
Carli Kollross
Alexa Geniesse
Colton Koss
Allison Dart
Garrit Aissen
Megan Sternard
Kennsington DeGroot
Selina Conard
Laura Ledvina
Shannon Bukouricz
Brynn Holzwarth
Mackenzie Junio
Bryce Oysti
Madelyn Devoss
Alexis Paye
Esther Frontuto

Another honor to be bestowed at this year’s graduation is the Distinguished Alumni Award, given to 1956 Casco High graduate Al Breitlow.

Major scholarships received by the L-C Class of 2019 include the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Initiative Scholarship to Arabella Adams, the Academic Excellence Scholarship to Carli Kollross and Alex Geniesse, the Technical Excellence Scholarship to Dalton Kudick and Logan Theys, and an athletic scholarship to Cassie Schiltz to play Division I women’s basketball at UW-Green Bay.

Immel Construction of Green Bay, in a first-time award, is providing a full apprenticeship to 2019 graduate Jason Stahl.

The graduation ceremony also will feature music performed by the high school’s Concert Band and Chamber Choir.

Breitlow chosen as recipient of 2019 L-C Distinguished Alumni Award

posted May 22, 2019, 10:33 AM by Cory Romdenne   [ updated May 22, 2019, 10:34 AM ]

A 1956 Casco High graduate, he spent 49 years as an educator, mostly in Northeast Wis.

Al Breitlow portraitLUXEMBURG, Wis. – Al Breitlow, a 1956 graduate of Casco High School who went on to spend nearly a half-century as an educator, primarily in Northeast Wisconsin, is the recipient of the 2019 Luxemburg-Casco School District Distinguished Alumni Award.

Each year, the Luxemburg-Casco School District recognizes a past graduate at its graduation ceremony, with the award winner speaking briefly. Among the criterion utilized in selecting the Distinguished Alumni Award are achievement in high school or beyond, community service and the ability to serve as an inspiration to L-C students. The 2019 commencement will be held May 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.

“Al Breitlow is a shining example of what we hope our graduates will become,” says Luxemburg-Casco School District Superintendent Glenn Schlender. “After an exemplary academic and athletic career at Casco High, he went on to impact the community through almost 50 years in education. In retirement, he continues to do so as a sports official and through the telling of the story of the Green Bay Packers. We are proud to salute him with the Distinguished Alumni Award.”

Breitlow played four sports (football, basketball, track and baseball) at Casco (Wis.) High School. He also was a class officer and Homecoming King, along with president of Future Farmers of America.

“I am proud to say that I am a graduate of Casco High,” says Breitlow. “The only thing better would have been that I could say I was a graduate of Luxemburg-Casco High! The communities of Casco and Luxemburg should be commended for the support they give to the students and the programs they offer.”

After his high school graduation Breitlow studied agriculture at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, receiving his bachelor’s degree in 1960. He later earned a master’s degree in biology from St. Mary’s College in Winona, Minn. (1967), plus certifications in special education from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (1968) and educational administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1976).

Breitlow began a 49-year career in education at Lone Rock (Wis.) High School in 1960. He spent three years at the school, teaching biology and social studies, along with serving as head coach of the football, basketball and baseball teams. He moved to Southern Door High School in 1963, where he taught biology, advanced biology and coached sports for 13 years.

Beginning in 1975, Breitlow oversaw the Door County Handicapped Program, introducing Special Education into Southern Door High School. After getting the program off the ground, he moved into the Green Bay School District, serving as associate principal at Edison and Lombardi middle schools for the ensuing 24 years (1977-2000).

Breitlow concluded his career in education as the athletic director for all of the middle schools in the Green Bay School District from 2000-08.

He credits many individuals for having been instrumental in assisting him in earning the L-C Distinguished Alumni Award: his parents, his family, his wife and children, his teachers (specifically Mr. Majeski, Mr. Jilot, Mr. Sheffy and Mr. Giebel), and his college football coaches (John Barth and Butch Leitl).

Breitlow remains an active – and recognizable – member of the Northeast Wisconsin community. Breitlow has officiated football and basketball games at the high school and college levels. He also serves as a sideline official for practices of the Green Bay Packers.

His association with the Packers goes beyond the field. Breitlow has been a Lambeau Field tour guide for the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and also has given speeches about the Packers organization to area senior citizens and retired teachers.

In his free time, Breitlow enjoys reading sports autobiographies, fishing and spending time with family in Destin, Fla.

Breitlow and his wife, Karen, have two adult daughters, Laine Vigue (Paul) and Kyle Christopherson (Tyler), along with three grandchildren: Brady Vigue (13), Crosby Christopherson (11) and Harper Christopherson (9).

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