Accomplishments & Awesome Activities

The Manitowoc Public School District is proud of their students and staff and would like to highlight a few of the accomplishments and awesome activities that make MPSD OUTSTANDING.  #shipspride

2016-2017 MPSD Accomplishments and Awesome Activities  

  • Franklin Elementary School’s PTA won the Judge’s Choice Award for their float in the 28th Annual Lakeshore Holiday Parade.
  • Jefferson Students in the Kindness Rocks Class created treat bags for the 64 members of the Manitowoc Police Department as a “thank you” for all they do to keep Manitowoc safe.
  • Lincoln High School Athletic Department inducted the following five new members to the Wall of Fame on February 10th:  James Boeldt (class of 1952), Dave Dorak (class of 1970), Jack Egan (class of 1954), Tom Herzog (class of 1955) and Lauren Lukas (class of 2008).  Here is a press release on their accomplishments.    

  • Lincoln High School 11th grade student Rebekah Lazzeroni was one of only 10 students out of more than 600 chosen to perform her cello solo at the Exemplary Soloist Recital at the Wisconsin State Music Conference on October 27, 2016. 

  • Lincoln High School 12th grade student Xang Hang was elected Superintendent of Public Instruction at Badger Boys State.  On September 15, 2016, he led the Pledge of Allegiance before Dr. Evers annual State of Education address. 

  • Lincoln High School athletic events are now able to be live-streamed through Eye in the Sky Sports by purchasing tickets/season passes at
  • Lincoln High School Family, Consurmer and Career Leaders of America (FCCLA) members Arianna Cookle, Chloe Meyer, Breanna Reinhart and Brynn Tackett earned a gold medal for their Interior Design STAR Event and advanced to State competition.
  • Lincoln High School Gymnastics team won Conference Championship with a season high score of 134.65.
  • Lincoln High School hosted the 2016 WIAA Cross Country Championships.
  • Lincoln High School IB Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) students “Be Kind, Live Kind” campaign included collecting winter coats for the community, a thank you card drive, creating a public idea space, painting positive MURALS around Lincoln.

  • Lincoln High School seniors Anton Chilinski and Samuel Schoepp received Letters of Commendation in the National Merit Scholarship Program. 

  • Lincoln High School students raised over $2,300 for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by selling t-shirts, chocolates and making donations.  The money was donated to Aurora Medical Center, Holy Family Memorial Hospital and the John Dixon Scholarship Fund.
  • Lincoln High School students went on a Heavy Metal Bus Tour which provided 10-12th graders with the opportunity to see career opportunities available in manufacturing at Eck Industries, Jagemann Stamping Company, Federal Mogul and Orion Energy Systems.  
  • Lincoln High School Foods Students enjoyed a hands-on experience at the Osthoff Resort where they worked with chefs to prepare signature dishes and practice safe skills in the kitchen.  
  • Lincoln High School students won the 2016 Project Mini-Chopper contest.
  • Lincoln High School students Ilyjah Arazate and Alex Wideman will compete at the State Future Business Leaders of America competition. 
  • Lincoln High School hosted the 2016 WIAA Cross Country Championships.
  • Lincoln High School Technical Reading and Writing class enjoyed a “family feast” together by contributing items for a potluck to celebrate how close the class has become over the semester.  Here is a PICTURE of the feast.

  • Lincoln High School’s football opener honored local police and firefighters by giving them a standing ovation, respecting them with a moment of silence for their fallen comrades, and donating the funds from the 50/50 raffle to an officer that was injured while on duty.

  • Lincoln Students Darren Kluczinske, Josh Sorge, Rebekah Lazzeroni, Lincoln Graduate Ethan Greening and Wilson Students Josie Geppert, Sarah Rezach, and Nylene Zabel participated in the UW-Whitewater Honors Orchestra in January. Here is a PICTURE of the musicians.
  • Manitowoc Education Association donated $725 to the Hope House homeless shelter in Manitowoc.

  • Manitowoc Public School District is first in the Midwest to introduce Angklung Instrument Program.   The Angklung Society in Washington DC donated 18 sets of bamboo Angklung, 3 ocatave sets each to Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe and Stangel Schools.  Enjoy this Angklung Instrument PICTURE.
  • McKinley Academy Students raised money to install vertical bars in local restaurants for disabled patrons.   
  • Monroe 6th Grade Teacher Chloe Cigler was adopted for the holidays by Amvets Post 99, Post 99 Ladies Auxiliary, Sons of Amvets Post 99 and was awarded $750 to use in her classroom and an additional $750 for Monroe School. 

  • MPSD educators nominated for the Kohl Teacher Fellowship Award:  Jefferson 5th Grade Teacher Courtney DeArmond, Jefferson Special Education Teacher Tara Foytik, Lincoln Science Teachers Andrew Evenson and Jennifer Pederson, Washington Special Education Teacher Carrie Ott, Wilson School Counselor Terri Augustine, Wilson Math Teacher Kristin Conrad and Wilson Special Education Teacher Mary Smith.
  • MPSD students, staff and Nurses partook in the Fuel Up to Play 60 campaign which is sponsored by the Wisconsin Dairy Council and Green Bay Packers.  The program empowers youth to increase their activity and healthy eating.   Keep on MOOVING MPSD!

  • Riverview School opened an outdoor classroom.  Look at the outdoorsy PICTURES!
  • Washington Junior High students Logan Jay Anderson, Yadira Fernandez-Hernandez and Ellen Lopez participated in Youth In Government in Appleton on January 29th.  Here is a link to a video to learn more about their experience.
  • Wilson Junior High 7th grade student Lia Haile was chosen as Shopko Kick-Off Kid for her work in creating “Hopeful Hearts.”  This club provides birthday parties, celebrations and meals for homeless children. 
  • Wilson Junior High 7th grader Lia Halle was named the 2016 Tom Drill/City of Manitowoc Volunteer of the Year by helping to raise $15,000 in cash and gift donations to the Hope House homeless shelter.  She was also one of two Wisconsin teens joining four other youth from around the country to ring the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange on December 22.

  • Wilson Junior High 9th grade student Nylene Zabel performed at Carnegie Hall.  She also was chosen along with 312 other students out of 1,200 to perform at the Wisconsin School Music Association’s Middle Level State Honors Music Project concert on October 29th

  • Wilson Junior High Lego Team S.O.A.R. members Zac Hemme, Annika Peters, McKenzie Schewe, Logan Reed, Lucas Smith, Brady Balaban, and Freddy (a 4th grade homeschool student) advanced to State Competition based on their high scores at Sectionals. Here is the LEGO team PICTURE

  • Wilson Junior High School Builders Club coordinated a Toy Drive competition among 4th hour classes collecting money or new toy for the Salvation Army Toy Shop for disadvantaged families.  They collected $400 in toy and $500 in monetary donations.  This is a PICTURE of the Builder's Club.
  • Wilson Junior High Teacher Amanda Hebert earned Nancy Hoefs Memorial Award for Outstanding First Year Teacher which was sponsored by the WI Council of Teachers of English. 

  • Wilson Family, Foods, and Friends students participated in Random Acts of Cupcakes.  They baked and frosted over 150 cupcakes and gave them out to unsuspecting peers in between classes to demonstrate kindness.  Enjoy a PICTURE of the deliciousness. 
  • Wilson Junior High’s swim team record is 140 and 5.  
Past Accomplishments & Awesome Activities