Oconto Falls High School Musicians Excel at State Solo and Ensemble Festival

The Oconto Falls High School Choir and Band students recently participated in the State Solo and Ensemble Festival held at UW-Green Bay on May 5, 2018. 32 events received State Firsts and 7 events received State Seconds.

OFHS student musicians also received the honor of being selected as WSMA Exemplary Performers, recognizing them as one of the top exceptional performances in the entire State Festival! Congratulations to Chorale TTBB Ensemble members Gustav Frisack, Keith VanDornick, Camden Jackson, Alex Kamke, Colter McCormick, Connor Romandine, Hunter Ryczek, Aidan Spillane, Hunter Schaden and Ethan Winkler for their performance of BALLGAME and to Garrett Wons for this Alto Saxophone solo.

Congratulations to all of these fine musicians! Results were as follows:

STATE – FIRST
Hailey Ferfecki, vocal solo
Lyndsey Luebke, vocal solo
Laken Wall, vocal solo
Autumn Canavera, vocal solo
Mackenzie Staidl, vocal solo
Cedar Olson, vocal solo
Charis Wirtley, vocal solo
Camden Jackson, vocal solo
Alex Kamke, vocal solo
Keith VanDornick, vocal solo
Ethan Winkler, vocal solo
Gustav Frisack, vocal solo
Garrett Wons, alto saxophone solo – WSMA EXEMPLARY PERFORMANCE AWARD
Mackenzie Staidl, musical theater solo
Charis Wirtley, musical theater solo
Aliza Dickinson, musical theater solo
Camden Jackson, musical theater solo
Alex Kamke, musical theater solo
Autumn Canavera & Isabella Rennie, vocal duet
Charis Wirtley & Mackenzie Staidl, vocal duet
Andrea Waschbisch-Spang & Hailey Ferfecki, vocal duet
Camden Jackson & Ethan Winkler, vocal duet
Andrea Waschbisch-Spang & Camden Jackson, vocal duet
Delani Romback, Garrett Wons, saxophone duet
Natalie Olson, Delani Romback, Garrett Wons, saxophone trio

Chorale TTB Miscellaneous Vocal Ensemble: Gustav Frisack, Keith VanDornick, Camden Jackson, Alex Kamke, Colter McCormick, Connor Romandine, Hunter Ryczek, Aidan Spillane, Hunter Schaden, and Ethan Winkler – WSMA EXEMPLARY PERFORMANCE AWARD

SSATB Madrigal – Hunter Ryczek, Hailey Ferfecki, Andrea Waschbisch-Spang, Lyndsey Luebke, Haley Schwantes, Megan Zielinski, Cedar Olson, Isabella Rennie, Mackenzie Staidl, Charis Wirtley, Keith VanDornick, Alex Kamke, Connor Romandine, Ethan Winkler, Gustav Frisack, Camden Jackson, and Aidan Spillane

Cantabile SSA Madrigal: Lindsey Schuster, Emma Bliskey,Autumn Canavera, Madeline Dorn, Diomaris Ortiz, Hope Hujet,Caitrin Lonzo, Cedar Olson, Lydia Romback, Lauryn Slade, and Trinady Vorpahl

Chamber Singers SSA Miscellaneous Vocal Ensemble: Aliza Dickinson, Erin Effenberger, Hailey Ferfecki, Faith Hujet, Flor Martinez-Mora, Amber Proctor, Lydia Murphy-Hendricks, Mackenzie Staidl, Andrea Waschbisch-Spang, and Laken Wall

Cantabile SSA Miscellaneous Ensemble: Isabella Rennie, Hope Hujet, Lyndsey Luebke, Cedar Olson, Elizabeth Olson, Diomaris Ortiz, Paige Renier, Lydia Romback, Haley Schwantes, and Tavia Westcott

Chorale TTBB Miscellaneous Vocal Ensemble: Camden Jackson, Ethan Winkler, Aidan Spillane, Hunter Schaden, Hunter Ryczek, Connor Romandine, Colter McCormick, Alex Kamke, Gustav Frisack, and Keith VanDornick

Vocal Jazz Ensemble: Ethan Winkler, Megan Zielinski, Hunter Ryczek, Hailey Ferfecki, Andrea Waschbisch-Spang, Lyndsey Luebke, Haley Schwantes, Cedar Olson, Isabella Rennie, Mackenzie Staidl, Charis Wirtley, Keith VanDornick, Alex Kamke, Connor Romandine, Gustav Frisack, Camden Jackson, and Aidan Spillane

STATE – SECOND
Aliza Dickinson, vocal solo
Andrea Waschbisch-Spang, musical theater solo
Gustav Frisack, musical theater solo
Natalie Lubenske, alto saxophone solo
Sierra Seizyk, trombone solo
Chamber Singers SSAA Madrigal: Hailey Ferfecki, Aliza Dickinson, Faith Hujet, Lydia Murphy-Hendricks, Mackenzie Staidl, Tianna Rowell-Brown, Paige Stapleton, Andrea Waschbisch-Spang, and Megan Zielinski

Chamber Singers SSA Miscellaneous Vocal Ensemble: Paige Stapleton, Isabella Behnke, Calisa Reyes, Tianna Rowell-Brown, Grace Williams, Megan Zielinski, and Charis Wirtley

Dash O.F. Color 5K Color – Less than one week to register!

Dash O.F. Color: Sat May 26, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

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LOCATION: OCONTO FALLS, WI US 54154 DIRECTIONS
TYPE: 5K RUN OR WALK
Time to get your COLOR on! Early bird pricing ends May 14 for the Dash OF Color 5k fun run/walk! Hurry and register today to guarantee the best price PLUS your official Dash OF Color t-shirt and new this year… neon bandannas!
Don’t forget, there are family pricing discounts, group pricing discounts and prizes for costumes, the most colorful, largest team, etc. WIXX will be on-site providing the jams and of course we will cap the event off with the always exciting color explosion!
Be a part of covering Oconto Falls in neon color Sat. May 26! Register NOW!

Dash O.F. Color
Oconto Falls, WI
Sat. May 26 2018

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HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital Recognizes Hospital Volunteers During National Volunteer Week

Oconto Falls – In honor of National Volunteer Week, April 15 – 21, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital recognizes the hard work, dedication and compassion of its volunteers.
In 2017, 39 volunteers put in a total of 4,705 volunteer hours for HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital. They also coordinated eight fundraising projects and events to raise money to enhance services offered at the hospital. This included $10,000 for the purchase of new visitor chairs to be placed in patient rooms.
“We are incredibly blessed to have dedicated volunteers that partner with us to bring health, healing and hope to our patients at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital,” said Mary Ann Brunette, volunteer services manager for HSHS-Eastern Wisconsin Division. “Volunteers bring joy to our patients and to all of us daily!”
Those interested in becoming a volunteer at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital should contact Regina Boettcher, volunteer services facilitator, at (920) 838-6348 or regina.boettcher@hshs.org.

About HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital
HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital serves Oconto Falls and the surrounding communities as a federally-designated critical access hospital with a 24-hour emergency department, urgent care, general, vascular and orthopedic surgical services, inpatient and outpatient surgical and diagnostic services, rehabilitation, oncology outpatient clinic and women’s care. HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital, in affiliation with Prevea Health, has six regional health center locations in Gillett, Lena, Mountain, Oconto, Oconto Falls and Suring. HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital Pharmacies are located in Gillett and Oconto Falls. Founded in 1921 as Community Memorial Hospital, in 2014, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital became the fourteenth hospital in Hospital Sisters Health System. As an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, we draw on the history of St. Francis of Assisi as we move to continue serving the health care needs of our area in Christ’s healing ministry, caring for all people. For more information about St. Clare, visit www.stclarememorial.org.

About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 Local Systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.

Clothing Donations Needed to Help Stock St. Clare’s Closet

HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital is requesting donations of new or gently-used clean clothing to help stock the shelves of St. Clare’s Closet.

St. Clare’s Closet is located inside the hospital, and is stocked with clothing for people of all ages and sizes that can be provided to patients, free-of-charge in emergency situations.

“Patients don’t always have someone they can call to bring them clothing, and we want to be able to help in any way we can,” said Paula Bake, a Clinical Nurse Facilitator in the Emergency Department at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital. “St. Clare’s Closet is a wonderful resource and provides another opportunity for us to connect compassionately with our patients.”

Clothing donations are being accepted at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital through Friday, April 20. Donations of new or gently-used clean clothing can be placed in collection boxes located in the patient registration waiting room and outside the cafeteria. At this time, stretchy pants for men and women are most needed.

New Weight Loss Program Now Available in Oconto Falls

Prevea Health

 

Oconto Falls – Prevea Health is pleased to now offer Ideal Weigh at the Prevea Oconto Falls Health Center – Medical Services Building, located on the campus of HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls.
Ideal Weigh is a medically-supervised weight loss program that includes a diet low in carbohydrates and rich in healthy proteins. The Ideal Weigh program:
Uses Ideal Protein products, which promote fat loss while maintaining muscle mass.
Includes weekly weight checks, blood pressure, BMI and body measurement analysis.
Provides education to help you maintain your results.
Offers one-on-one personalized weight loss coaching.

“With the Ideal Weigh program, you also learn how to make better food choices for lifelong health, while also maintaining an optimal weight,” said Kari Jossart, APNP for the Ideal Weigh program. “I encourage those who are interested in learning about Ideal Weigh to attend one of our free workshops.”

Free, Ideal Weigh Workshops
April 16 and 23 at 1:00 p.m.
April 19 and 26 at 5:30 p.m.
HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital – Assisi Room, 855 Main St., Oconto Falls
Register by calling (920) 431-1880

Learn more about Ideal Weigh by clicking here.

About Prevea Health
Prevea Health’s mission is to care for people with passion, pride, and respect. Founded in 1996, Prevea Health partners with HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay, HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls, to provide access to more than 200 physicians in more than 60 specialty areas. Prevea has more than 80 locations throughout Northeast Wisconsin and Western Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley region. For more information, visit www.prevea.com.

Free Men’s Health Event at HSHS St. Clare – June 27

HSHS St. Clare Regional Surgery Center

Men’s Health Month Cookout and Ice Cream Social:
Tuesday, June 27 at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital

The community is invited to a free event focused on men’s health at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital, 855 S. Main St. in Oconto Falls on Tuesday, June 27.

The Men’s Health Cookout and June Dairy Month Ice Cream Social will be presented by Richard McNutt, MD, of HSHS St. Clare Regional Surgery Center. The presentation will feature a complimentary meal of healthy grilled food and ice cream in honor of June Dairy Month. Attendees can also register for a chance to win Wisconsin Timber Rattler tickets!

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, June 27
Location: HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital Dining Room
Time: 4:30 to 6 p.m.

  • 4:30 – Complimentary meal
  • 5:15 – Men’s health discussion

Pre-registration for this event is requested by calling (920) 965-7411. Space is limited.


About HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital

HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital serves Oconto Falls and the surrounding communities as a federally-designated critical access hospital with a 24-hour staffed emergency department, urgent care, general, vascular and orthopedic surgical services, inpatient and outpatient surgical and diagnostic services, rehabilitation, oncology outpatient clinic and women’s care. HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital, in affiliation with Prevea Health, has six regional health center locations in Gillett, Lena, Mountain, Oconto, Oconto Falls and Suring. Founded in 1921 as Community Memorial Hospital, in 2014, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital became the fourteenth hospital in Hospital Sisters Health System. As an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, we draw on the history of St. Francis of Assisi as we move to continue serving the health care needs of our area in Christ’s healing ministry, caring for all people. For more information about St. Clare, visit www.stclarememorial.org.

About Hospital Sisters Health System

Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 13 Local Systems and physician practices in Illinois (Belleville, Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Highland, Litchfield, and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.

pARTy ON!

This Falls Area Community Enrichment (FACE) event is sponsored in conjunction with pARTy ON! Participants will be able to choose a bird house, cookie jar, square plate, planter, or travel mug for their ceramic project The activity will take place in the Art room at Oconto Falls Elementary School.

DATE: Wednesday, April 19 OR Thursday, May 4th
TIME: 4:00 – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Oconto Falls Elementary School
COST: (price varies based on the project)
Bird House: $25
Cookie Jar: $25
Square Plate: $20
Planter with plate: $20
Travel Mug: $15

The fee will cover the cost of the ceramic piece, glazes, and firing. All projects will be ready for pick-up prior to Mother’s Day. Make it a date with your child or grandchild or just come for yourself!

All you need is an open mind and the desire to create while having fun with friends, both old and new!

registration link:
https://goo.gl/forms/C1Q9HiQx0wNIvH1l1

pARTy ON!
email: partyoncreate@gmail.com
website: http://getyourpartyoncreate.weebly.com/