Wisconsin State Superintendent to Visit Hudson High School on Monday

While in Hudson, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Tony Evers will attend a technology in education panel, hear about the "Raider Riders," local students' involvement with NASA and more.

Tony Evers, Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction, will visit Hudson High School from 11 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, during a swing to the northwestern part of the state.

Evers also will visit the Eleva-Strum and Baldwin-Woodville school districts during his trip, according to the following press release issued by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction:

In the first of a series of school visits for February’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month observance, State Superintendent Tony Evers will tour facilities in three northwestern Wisconsin high schools on Monday. Joining Evers for the day’s events will be Mark Tyler, president of the Wisconsin Technical College System Board (WTCS).

At 8:15 a.m., Evers and Tyler will visit Eleva-Strum High School to tour Cardinal Manufacturing and learn more about how the in-school business helps students put mathematics, problem-solving, team work, and technical skills into action. Juniors and seniors, who have previously taken manufacturing classes, gain machining and welding experiences as they produce high-precision, custom parts for clients. Graduates have gone on to Chippewa Valley Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville for machine tool, welding, and engineering programs. State and local businesses support Cardinal Manufacturing, with the largest support coming from MRS Machine in Augusta. The company has donated equipment, provided advice, hosted field trips, and employed both current and past graduates.

Hudson High School’s Career Center will be the starting point for an 11 a.m. CTE introduction to High School Learning for the Future. A technology in education panel will begin at 11:15 a.m. Evers and Tyler will hear about Girls in STEM, which encourages middle school youth to explore non-traditional careers; the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge that had the “Raider Riders” team encourage the use of bicycles and develop a bicycle exchange to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the local community; and the NASA project, which launched the school’s winning team to two trips to the Kennedy Space Center and a presentation at the World Algae and Biomass Summit for their project to purify space station waste water. Evers and Tyler also will hear presentations on business, community, and postsecondary partnerships that strengthen the school’s CTE program. At 11:50 a.m., they will tour the high school technology and engineering classrooms.

Following the Hudson school visit, Tyler will host a tour of OEM Fabricators in Woodville, where he is company president. OEM Fabricators’ partnership with the Baldwin-Woodville Area School District has provided equipment, welding supplies, textbooks, and employee expertise to help students gain state-of-the-art knowledge and experience in the manufacturing industry.

At 2:30 p.m., Evers and Tyler will tour the Baldwin-Woodville High School technology area, including the auto, wood, and metal shops, classrooms, and the new computer lab. At 3 p.m., students will gather in the auditorium for presentations on the importance of CTE programs. At 3:20 p.m., Evers and Tyler will resume tours of the business and information, agriculture, and family and consumer education classrooms. A 4 p.m. open house will include presentations from Evers and Tyler and opportunities for students and their parents to meet business and technical college representatives.

Evers is up for re-election this spring and faces Don Pridemore in the April 2 election. 



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Frank McGruber February 08, 2013 at 03:04 PM
Perhaps while you're here, Mr. Evers, would you please ask Mary B-E why she pushed so hard to buy land for a new high school that can't be used for a new high school? Perhaps, oh, i don't know...fire her for serving her own interests instead of the students, taxpayers, and community? She is simply trying to launch her career as a referendum consultant and is manipulating this community to do so. Please let her know that the community does not appreciate such things.
Vested Interest February 09, 2013 at 12:55 AM
This should be entertaining. I'll take "Superintendent Quizzes" for $1000 Alex. The answer is: "The decision point between children's safety and keeping school open to brown-nose your top boss." - Question: "What is the highest amount of snow and ice that has to fall before being forced to close school on Monday?
Colonel Mustard February 09, 2013 at 02:42 AM
The "haters" and "dissenters" hard at work as usual.
Hudsoner February 09, 2013 at 01:49 PM
Frank McGruber, the State Superintendent is in no position to fire Mary B-E. Our Hudson School District is her employer, and only the School Board can fire her. It is up to you during the next School Board elections to work towards your goal.concerning Mary B-E.
Dirk A. February 09, 2013 at 11:16 PM
Why not just show up at the next school board meeting and ask her to step down?
Vested Interest February 10, 2013 at 05:49 PM
Does Colonel Mustard have a problem with free speech? Or are they just another liberal who only thinks half-way through what other's see?
bblair February 10, 2013 at 07:48 PM
The Colonel has problems with anyone that does not agree with his way of thinking. The liberals are never wrong, can’t accept defeat and do not accept the Constitution. Now fall inline or fallout….


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