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Reedsville celebrates success with fun

April 19, 2018

By David Nordby The Brillion News

REEDSVILLE – “We are number one. We are number one. We are number one.”

That chant by the Reedsville Elementary and Middle School students that started last Friday’s pep assembly was just the start of the fun.

The school was celebrating being named the top school in Manitowoc County by and did so in memorable fashion. (Niche is a website that tracks schools around the country) Teachers participated in lip-syncing battles in full costumes to popular music hits and mixed in some acting and dancing.

“Everyone laughed and had a good time,” Principal Michael Nate said. “[The students] have to see you as more than just the typical principal.”

Nate had a memorable performance in a dress lip-syncing “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen.

“It’s not something that I was taught in leadership school or when I went to get my admin degree,” Nate joked.

Other teachers performed popular songs that drew loud reactions from the students. The teachers often appeared to be the ones having the most fun.

Teachers Mary Zastrow, Melissa Zipperer and Sara Ebert put together a team of students that have recently worked on community service projects and other activities. Nate says that the team is modeled after what Ryan McCulley does with the high school leadership team. Zastrow, Zipperer and Ebert came to Nate with the idea for the lip-syncing assembly.

Emails were sent out; the kids were on board and the teachers began planning their performances.

Underneath the fun of Friday, Nate says is a lot of work that goes into making the students successful. He says the community of Reedsville and the teachers deserve the credit.

Please see the complete story in the April 19, 2018 edition of The Brillion News. 



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