Big Buck Contest!

Gillett FFA will be sponsoring a Big Buck Contest!  All students and staff in Gillett Secondary School are invited to participate.  The contest is limited to bucks harvested from November 17 – 29.

Check the hallways for a poster or stop at the library for details on how to participate.  Students planning on going hunting next week, please pick up a permission slip at the main office.

Are you just a member?

Something to think about as a member of any organization, whether it be FFA, the FFA Alumni, or the multitude of other organizations…

Are you an active member,
the kind that wouldn’t be missed?
Or are you just content
to have your name among the list?
Do you attend the meetings
and mingle with the flock?

Or do you usually stay away
and criticize and knock?

Do you take an active part,
to help and work along?
Or are you satisfied
to be the kind that just belongs?
Do you pitch in, and do you share,
to really make things tick?
Or leave the work to just a few,
that you would call “the clique?”

There’s quite a program scheduled
that we’re sure you’ve heard about,
and we’ll appreciate it if you too,
will help us work things out.
So come to the meetings often,
and help with hand and heart.

Don’t just be a member,
but take an active part.
Think this over, friend,
because you know right from wrong,
Are you an “ACTIVE MEMBER”,
or do you just belong?

Author Unknown

Vet Science Anatomy & Physiology

Vet science students covered animal anatomy and physiology by putting together models of dogs, brains and doing matching activities as a way to apply their knowledge.

To demonstrate their understanding of the respiratory system, students re-wrote nursery rhymes:

Twinkle, twinkle little aveoli I wonder
what you do like some brochii in our
chest tell us what you do alveoli
you help us live by exchanging air


PALS, or Partners in Active Learning Support, pairs FFA members with Gillett 3rd graders to learn about agriculture. Gillett FFA PALS meet the second Thursday of every month in the ag room.

This month PALS learned about the diversity in agriculture and made trees of thanks. Next month they will be talking about the dairy industry!


Gillett FFA Alumni Shout-Out

Bethany Rieth, Section 8 Wisconsin FFA Officer, mentioned visting Gillett and attending the Gillett FFA Alumni meeting in her latest blog post.

From Beth’s blog:

“I also had the opportunity to join the Gillett FFA Alumni for their monthly
Alumni meeting on Thursday night. I was able to share what the State FFA has
progressed with, shared upcoming activities, and answer questions that the
Alumni had. It was really nice being able to interact with them, working with
them to plan activities and give input on their current events. The Gillett FFA
Alumni has done wonderful things for their FFA student members, and they have a
wonderful program in place. Thank you for all that you do, and for helping so
many FFA members progress toward successful futures! You are making a huge

Science Equivalent Courses Approved for 2012-2013 School Year

Students enrolled in Food Science and Veterinary Science for the 2012-2013 school year will receive science equivalent credit towards graduation. The equivalency will be documented on the student’s transcript by designating “ES’ (equivalent science) following the course title. University of Wisconsin System campuses have agreed to accept the certified agriculture/science courses towrad admission requirements in science.

“Congratulations on your hard work and efforts to obtain this equivalency for your students,” Dr. Tony Evers, State Superintendent, Department of Public Instruction.

To receive science equivalency Ms. Claflin crosswalked the agriculture course curriculum for Food Science and Vet Science with state agriculture and science standards. A committee consisting of Mr. Pach, Ms. Rauterkus, Ms. Brunette, Julie Yonker and Ms. Claflin met to review the crosswalks. The courses were then approved by the Gillett School Board and forwarded on to DPI.