Cumberland High School
Phone: (715) 822-5121 - Fax (715) 822-5138
Student Records Requests and Information:
Phone: 715-822-5104 Fax: 715-822-5139
1000 8th Avenue, Cumberland, WI 54829
Cumberland High School, grades 9 through 12, is designed to meet the needs of all students through a wide variety of academic opportunities. Students receive personalized assistance from a dedicated staff in a variety of academic courses that enable them to achieve their academic and future career goals. The high school's focus is on providing a strong academic curriculum with high expectations for all students. All core subjects are offered to meet the standard requirements for graduation. The music and drama departments provide other excellent opportunities in band, chorus and theatre. The high school has multiple pathways to assure literacy in computer technology. Many extra-curricular activities in sports, service clubs, academics, art and the performing arts are also offered.
Varsity Boys and Girls Basketball Games start earlier this year
Please note that varsity basketball games will start at 7:15 this year, rather than 7:30 as they have in past years.
Hockey Team Looking for Solid Season
The Cumberland/Barron/Chetek/Spooner Coop Hockey team, known as the Northwest Icemen, opened up their season last Saturday against Eau Claire Regis. They also traveled to Amery on Tuesday. The team’s next game is this Saturday in Barron against Stevens Point Pacelli. The JV starts at 11:00 am, with the varsity contest to start at 1:00 pm.
Optimism is high with over 30 players out for the team. The squad’s Head Coach is Phil Sykes, who lives with his wife Amanda and three kids in Cumberland. Sykes had a great college career at North Dakota and played 10-years in the NHL. He has a good staff of other coaches with solid hockey backgrounds.
The team is focused on creating a respectful culture around the game and to promote hockey throughout the local associations and area. The team will not only play a varsity schedule, but also an extensive JV set of games.
The Icemen will play two home games in Cumberland and the rest in Barron and Spooner. Practices are also shared between the three rinks. Cumberland is represented by 11 players on the squad.
The team's website is www.nwicemen.com/
Saturday, December 7 Stevens Point Pacelli (Barron game)
Tuesday, December 10 Hayward (Spooner Game)
Thursday, December 12 at Park Falls (6:00)
Friday, December 13 Black River Falls (Cumberland Game)
December 26-28 Team Tournament-3 Games (Spooner)
Yearbook Staff looking for Yearbook photos!
Do you have pictures you want to see in the yearbook? Submit them here: community.lifetouch.com and use the Code: JICHWT
We would love to see what photos you have - they might just make it in this year's yearbook!
Golf coach Carol Schell honors the girls golf team
Athletic Department Honors Fall Athletes
Nearly 100 student athletes honored
Athletic Director Mark Fuller welcomed a full high school gymnasium of student athletes, their coaches, parents, and extended families to the 2013 Fall Athletic Banquet. Cook Gary Puig and his staff served an outstanding meal before the athletes were honored.
Fuller first honored Mary Miller, Patty Blaskowski, and Joan Naessen for their tireless efforts with concessions, programs, busses, and all of the other behind the scenes jobs that nobody notices but is very much dependent on.
Cross-country senior Natasha Rodriguez began the ceremony with a new "life lessons" component that a senior from each sport spoke about before their sports were introduced. Natasha said, "Cross country is a unique sport because it is very individual yet we still push each other on because it is also a team sport. It teaches perserverance and endurance. We learn to do the extra mile, literally." Junior Micah Weltzin followed up with a "Memory of Seniors." "In cross-country, the seniors are always the ones that pushed us to go the extra mile." He added how Rodriguez gave her pink sweater to him on a cold and rainy day in Barron, which elicited laughter from the crowd.
Coach Phil Flottum thanked the administration, school board, staff, and parents for their support. Flottum said the coop program we run with Turtle Lake has been very succesful, as the runners from each school have become good friends. "Cross-country is as much physical as it is mental. Whether its a 90 degree day in August or cold and rainy in October, they always had to push themselves to fight through."
Lettering in cross-country were Juliana Braml, Natasha Rodgriguez, Shanna Frasier, and Micah Weltzin. New runners included Timmy Callow, Cassie Callow, Joey Carlson, and Emma Ratzlaff. The two MVPs for the cross-country team were Natasha Rodriguez and Micah Weltzin.
Senior volleyball Jocelyn Olson said, "Volleyball has taught me that it is easy to manage success and failure as a team. We communicated and worked better as a team. We took something away from each game. Thank you to the coaches and all the fans who came out to support us." Junior Aaliyah Williams shared favorirte memories about her senior teammates. "Without volleyball I would have never met some of my dearest friends." Aaliyah shared special memories about her five senior teammates.
Head coach Erin Miller thanked her assistants Kali Knutson and Courtney Jensen along with other CSD staff who helped her run their program. Coach Miller reviewed the "Play for a Cure" campaign. Cumberland fall athletes raised and donated over $1200 to the Cumberland Rehab Center on behalf of the Play for a Cure program. The C team was then introduced. Jenna Green received Most Improved, Heart of the Team of the Award went to Brook Chafer, and Most Valuable Player went to Paige Spychalla. Junior Varsity awards were Most Improved to Hannah Urbanski, Killer Award to Amber Avery, Heart of the Team went to Alexis Van Erp, while Kyla Bergstrom won the MVP award.
The Varsity started the Conference season at 2-0 but then went through some struggles. They rallied to finish the season strong. Varsity Awards were Most Improved to Katie Balko, Hustle Award to Aaliyah Williams, Heart of the Team to Carissa McClain, who also won team MVP. Shyyanne Mattson received Honorable Mention All-Conference while Williams was named 1st Team All Heart O'North.
Senior football player AJ Ricci shared football life lessons he learned from his career. "Drive in the weight room, cooperation...who have to trust the guy on your left and your right, failure...we had to learn to deal with failure and success. You have to appreciate your opponents too because they worked as hard as we did. We were fortunate that we were usually more successful than they were." Junior AJ Becker said, "You could tell the seniors would take a win over individual stats any day of the week. The thing that will be missed the most will be their leadership. It has been an amazing year."
Head football coach Jared McGranahan thanked his players for perservering after a 1-2 start. "To see the young men to fight through adversity shows the kind of kids that we had here," he said. The Beavers won three out of their last four games including some tough wins against tough opponents. He thanked his assistant coaches David Olson, Brandon Olufs, Spike Gideo, and Barry Zappa. "These guys work played a huge part in our success," he said.
Twenty-one football players earned a Varsity Letter. All-Conference selections included Logan Narges (Honorable Mention DE), AJ Ricci (2nd Team All-Conference DE), Damen Feiertag (2nd Team LB), Zach Nyhus (2nd Team RB), Travis Miller (1st Team WR, 1st Team KR), Jaylen Lansin (1st Team LB, 1st Team All-Region LB), and Colin Elfers (1st Team OT). Elfers also received the Team's Leadership Award who displays dignity and a positive attitude.
Senior soccer player KC Larson shared life lessons he learned from his soccer career. "My team learned resiliency and to never give up. We got beat 5-1 last year by Regis. This year, we manhandled them, beating them 2-1. We dreamed big. We got to Sectionals for the first time in school history. We had fun. When it was game time, it was all business, but it was our relaxed attitude that helped allow us to be successful."
Layton Nosbush shared memories of the soccer season. "Thank you to the seniors for the great season that you led us to. They persevered all season to keep our team where it should have been."
Head coach Larry Ruetz spoke about the season and how exciting it was to bring most of last year's team back intact. A highlight of the season was a 1-1 double over time tie against Amery who had traditionally clobbered Cumberland. They went on to beat McDonnel-Regis, and finished 9-5-2 in Conference. Coach Ruetz and his assistant Martin Ortiz brought the 16 member soccer team to the front of the gym to honor the entire team and handed out team letters. Jenna Romanowski won Junior Varsity MVP, Most Improved Player went to Peyton Johnson, Good On and Off the Field went to Josh Dorn. Team MVP went to Luis DeHoyos. Seven seniors will be graduating from this outstanding team. Gaining All Conference honors were Peyton Johnson, Honorable Mention (F), Josh Dorn, Honorable Mention (D), David Stone, 2nd Team (D), Paul Sellent, 2nd Team (D).
Senior golfer Tianna Olson finished the night kicking off Girl's Golf. "Golf is a sport you can play your entire life. It has taught me how to set personal goals and make friendships with girls from other schools. Coach Carol has made golf such a great experience for all of us." Freshman Makenna Olson talked about how Tia and fellow senior Emily Anderson taught her and the other girls so much about golf. "These two girls were fantastic teachers and friends and we are going to miss them very much," she added.
Coach Carol Schell introduced his 10 member golf team. Coach Schell talked about the integrity of the team, saying that was a big reason why this squad won the Heart O’North Sportsmanship Award. There were many improvements made by team members. Emily Anderson had a great year and was honored for receiving 1st Team All-Conference honors. She was also Medalist in two different tournaments.
Fuller finished by awarding four awards from the Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association. Service awards went to Tim Heffernen, Bob Nugent, Richie Narges, and Barry Rose for the their dedication to athletics.
Blood Drive 2013
Student Council Sponsored Event to happen on November 4th
On November 4th Student Council will be hosting a blood drive in the Middle School gym. The blood drive will take place in the MS Gym from 9AM-2:30PM. It is for students 16-18 at the high school along with staff members. Students who are 16 must have a parent consent form in order to donate. To determine if someone is eligible to donate the Red Cross staff will ask questions about a student’s health, take their blood pressure, temperature and pulse and take a small blood sample to make sure they are not anemic. To “ramp up” for the blood drive and improve the hemoglobin number it is important to eat iron-enriched foods prior to the blood drive. Meats, eggs, seafood, fruits and vegetables are all good things to eat the days leading up to the blood drive. A picture ID is required to donate and a sixteen year old must have the Red Cross Parental Consent form signed also. For an appointment students need to sign up in homeroom or contact Mrs. Olson or Mrs. Jackson.
La Vent du Nord entertains High Schoolers and Middle Schoolers
Quebéc Band shares history and culture through traditional music
Nicolas Boulerice, one of the four members of La Vent du Nord explained to the faculty and staff of CMS and CHS about his life and the lives of all francophiles growing up in Canada. After playing several traditional tunes and explained some of their musical traditions as it related to the both English speaking peoples and French speaking peoples in historical and modern day Canada.
The program, sponsored by UWBCC, 3M, and several other large corporations donated money to bring four bands from all over the world to the small communities of northwestern Wisconsin. La Vent du Nord was first in the series. Bands from Brazil, Israel, and China will also visit during the next two years. For more information on the Arts Midwest Worldfest, click here.
It is a wonderful opportunity for the students of Cumberland to have world cultures come to them.
Listen to samples of La Vent du Nord's music and learn more about the band by going to their website by clicking here.
Soccer Team Wins Regional Championship
Headed to Sectionals for the 1st Time in School History
For the first time since it became a WIAA sport, the Cumberland Soccer program has made it to the Sectional Tournament. The spot came after an exciting 1-0 victory over Phillips, last Thursday, gave the Beavers the Regional plaque. Cumberland will now host the Barron Bears this Thursday in a 4:30 contest, with the winner headed to Marshfield on Saturday to play for a spot in the State Tournament.
Cumberland qualified for the contest against Phillips with a 2-1 overtime win over Baldwin-Woodville on Tuesday. The Beavers came within 40 seconds of winning the contest in regulation as the game wound down with Cumberland holding a 1-0 lead. Unfortunately a frantic B/W rally led to a goal and a tie game.
The overtime didn’t last long as Senior Peyton Johnson scored the winner, his second of the game, approximately five minutes in. It was the Beavers fourth overtime victory of the season.
Johnson had scored earlier on a nice pass from Paul Sellent. Patrick Ritchie was solid in goal the whole game, while defenders like Josh Dorn, David Stone, and Max Sykes kept the Blackhawk defenders from more than a couple good scoring opportunities.
Now it was a game against Phillips, a team Cumberland had lost to by a 2-1 score back in August. It was a great defensive match-up, which left onlookers thinking one goal would be enough to win. They would be right.
The goal came again from Johnson on a good pass by Jesus Delgado. It came at the 12-minute mark of the second half. The rest of the contest saw a determined Cumberland group hold on for the victory.
“It was a great effort by the kids. We have a super senior class and they wanted the win badly,” said a Gatorade drenched Larry Ruetz following the contest.
Cumberland has defeated Barron once and tied them another time. It would to be another close contest that will likely go down to a single goal. The game will cost $5.00 as set by the WIAA.
The winner travels to Marshfield, where the Sectional Championship is scheduled for 1:00 Saturday.
Band Director Dan Hopkins "Celebrates" with Drum Majors Josh Dorn and Micah Weltzin.
Band Captures 12th State Title
The Cumberland High School Marching Band captured their twelfth State Marching Band Championship last Saturday in Whitewater. Cumberland students faced bitter cold temperatures and held off a late surge by Baldwin-Woodville to claim the victory by a half of point. Cumberland also won the Best Colorguad and Best Visual Presentation Award while Baldwin-Woodville took home the Best Percussion and Best Musical Presentation Awards.
The Marching Band will have their final performance of the year next Tuesday at 7:30 in the High school Gymnasium. Admission is free and the public is invited.
Class “A” Results
West De Pere 76.90
CHS Athletes Play for a Cure
Athletes Raise $1200 for Breast Cancer Research
Cumberland Fall Athletic Teams supported Breast Cancer Awareness by selling shirts. These teams include Volleyball, Girls Golf, Football, Soccer and Cross Country. Together they sold over 300 breast cancer shirts. For each shirt sold, $3.00 was donated to the Rehabilitation Center at Cumberland Healthcare. Uniquely Yours, business operated by Don and Nicole Donatell, generously credited their account $150 in support of the Breast Cancer Awareness Drive. In the end, fall athletes were able to donate over $1200 from their shirt sales.
Director of Rehabilitation Services, B.J. Brenna thanked the student athletes for their hard work along with the donation in support of October being Breast Cancer Awareness and National Physical Therapy Month, "You are helping make possible important services following breast cancer treatment occur right here in Cumberland as part of our future oncology program." With the help of this donation, Cumberland Healthcare is able to send Amy Brenna, MSPT through an extensive certification program for lymphedema therapy. "Lymphedema often affects women and men after breast cancer surgery and involves swelling in the arm or other parts of the body. Lymphedema can be severe and really affect quality of life," explains Amy. If you would like more information about lymphedema or the rehabilitation services provided by Cumberland Healthcare please contact them at 715-822-6167.
With the help of many, the Cumberland Fall Athletes are excited and proud to give a total of $1218 to the Rehabilitation Center at Cumberland Healthcare! A special “Thank You” to everyone who supported this great cause!
Band Heads to State in Whitewater
Takes 1st in last three competitons
The High School Marching Band will be competing in the State Marching Band Championships on Saturday October 19th at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. This will mark the last performance of a very busy year for the high school marching band.
On October 5th, CHS took first place, the Best Colorguard and Best Percussion Awards. On October 6th the band also took first place with the Best Colorguard and Percussion Awards. On October 12th the band received first place and the Best Colorguard Award; Baldwin-Woodville took the Best Percussion Award.
Heading into Whitewater the Beavers will face some tough competition from the South including Columbus HS, Cudahy H, Whitewater HS, and Wisconsin Lutheran. If you would like to see their 2013 Show entitled “Origami” the band will be performing a send-off show on Friday October 18th at 12:00 noon.
Seven Attend World Dairy Expo
Seven members of the Cumberland FFA joined hundreds of students from Wisconsin and bordering states in competing at the World Dairy Expo in Madison on October 1st. Monica Stager participated in the FFA Dairy Showmanship Contest. Devon Snowbank, Tenley Hofer, and Christine Bischoff were involved in the FFA Dairy Cattle Evaluation Competition. Alec Koser, Casi Stager, and Carl Grenquist competed in the World Forage Cup Contest.
Back Row (L-R): Devon Snowbank, Monica Stager, and Tenley Hofer
Front Row (L-R): Alec Koser, Carl Grenquist, Christine Bischoff, and Casi Stager
Cumberland FFA Wins Spirit Award at Leadership Workshop
The Cumberland FFA Chapter recently won the Spirit Award at the Sectional FFA Leadership Workshop held September 17th at Clear Lake High School. Approximately 200 students from over 25 schools attended the event. One Spirit Award is awarded each year to the chapter in attendance that best demonstrated positive attitudes, enthusiasm, and active participation. Those attending the event included Seth Abner, Mykayla Anderson, Christine Bischoff, Leah Brunberg, Gaby Carlson, Baylie DeMontigny, Tommy Erickson, Shanna Frasier, Carl Grenquist, Dwight Griffith, Alec Koser, Taylor Larson, Rylee Riewestahl, Charlotte Shanahan, Devon Snowbank, Casi Stager, Monica Stager, Kela Vicich, and Mrs. Arlaina Meyer.
Beavers Rip Northwestern 42-0 for Homecoming Victory
The Cumberland Beavers took advantage of a couple of early Northwestern Tiger turnovers to gain momentum enroute to a 42-0 victory in front of a large crowd at Endeavor Stadium.
The Tigers, who fell to 4-2 overall never knew what hit them. Junior Travis Miller scored once on a pass and twice on the ground, while seniors Zach Nyhus and Jaylen Lansin each rushed for a score. Fellow senior A.J. Ricci recovered a fumble in the end zone for an early touchdown as well.
Meanwhile, the defense pitched a shutout and kept Northwestern from even touching the endzones.
The Beavers, evening their record to 3-3, celebrated Homecoming with the Homecoming Dance after the game.
Pictured are members of the team singing the school song after the game to the student body.
First Annual Fun Run/Walk
The start of an annual Homecoming Tradition
On Saturday, September 28th, about 200 students, families, alumni and community members participated in Cumberland High School's First Annual Homecoming Fun Run and Walk. Runners completed a 5K course and walkers completed a 2-mile course which began and ended at Endeavor Stadium. The Class of 2017 would like to thank all who participated, including local business sponsors, participants and volunteers, helping to make this event a success!
CHS Students and Staff celebrate this annual tradition!
CHS is in the midst of Homecoming Week, which will be capped off by the boys taking on Northwestern Friday night at Endeavor Stadium and the homecoming dance being held immediatly after.
Students and staff have been dressing up during the annual dress up days. Principal Richie Narges and math teacher Wendy Larson got in to the fun on Crazy Day earlier this week.
Homecoming Tailgate a Big Success
Volunteers cooked and catered to hundreds of fans before the Beaver football team's big win against Northwestern last Friday night. It was the first ever tailgate at Endeavor Field! Some photos (Tami Alberg) are shown below.
CHS Athletes Playing for A Cure
Selling Tee-Shirts for donations to American Cancer Society
This year all fall athletes are participating in "Play For A Cure". We are selling t-shirts to raise money for cancer awareness. Each sport has designated a night to promote this cause. Girls Golf has already had their night but here are the other dates:
Cross Country: Sept. 30th
Volleyball: Oct. 8th
Soccer: Oct. 10th
Football: Oct. 11th
Below is shirt order form. I need to have the orders in by tomorrow after school. Sorry about the short notice! Anyway, if you would like a shirt, just shoot me (Coach Erin Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org) an email and let me know which design and what size. I can collect the money when the shirts come in.
On a Roll!
Volleyball Team wins 2nd Straight Conference Game
It took a couple of years, but the Cumberland Girls Volleyball team got a conference win at Northwestern last Thursday night in an exciting five set match. Last night, the Beavers stayed hot by sweeping Chetek in three straight sets, winning the final game by a score of 25-9, capturing their second Heart O'North win in a row.
It was hard to tell that several of the girls were suffering from cold and flu like symptoms as they played their best volleyball in years. Seniors Emily Delfosse, Carly Green, Carissa McClain, Jocelyn Olson, Monica Waite, juniors Katie Balko, Bri, Johnson, Shy Mattson, Morgan Weaver, Aaliyah Williams, and sophomore Annie Larson played as a team, communicating and hustling throughout the match.
The team has benefitted greatly from the play of Williams, who moved back to Cumberland this fall.
Check the CHS Athletics tab on the left for Cumberland sports fall schedules and support the Beavers!
photos by Kala Green
Shy Mattson and Jocelyn Olson go up for a block.
Cumberland Health Care to Pass out Free Rally Towels at Endeavor Opener
Cumberland Healthcare will handing out free rally towels in honor the opening of Endeavor Stadium on Friday, September 6th football game vs. Chetek.
Please stop by their table to get your free rally towel. They will be handing out the towels starting at 6:00 PM.
First Ever Homecoming 5K Run/Walk!
Join us for this first time event to benefit the Class of 2017. It is a non-timed event and we suggest self-timing for those that are interested in knowing their finish time.
Registration forms can be picked up at the Cumberland High School Office.
Click below for more details!
Cumberland School District
2013-2014 Athletic Code Information
This year the Cumberland School District is providing all the information needed for athletes competing in the 2013-2014 sports seasons on our website. Click here for a copy of the CHS Athletic Code Handbook.
Please click on the following link to view the CHS Athletic Code Presentation. After reviewing the presentation, there are 5 forms that need to be completed before an athlete is eligible to practice and compete. Four of these forms are available for you in the links below to download, print and complete. The fifth form will be coming to you in a mailing from the high school office. All required forms must be in the high school office BEFORE ANY ATHLETE WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THEIR SPORT. The forms are as follows:
1. CHS Athletic Code Agreement
2. Parent Code of Commitment
3. WIAA Physical Card or Alternate Year Card
Student-Athlete Physical Card
Student-Athlete Physical Alternate Card
4. Concussion Acknowledgement
5. **CHS Emergency Information Card.
**This card will be sent to you in the mail. Please make sure the information is
updated and included with the other athletic paperwork.
Please return all required forms completed and signed to the high school office before the beginning of the sports season. All forms are also available in the high school office for those that are not able to print this information. Remember, without the appropriate paperwork, athletes WILL NOT be able to participate in practice or compete.
Thank you for your cooperation, and let's make the CHS 2013-2014 season enjoyable for all involved.
Football in the Island City, by Mark Fuller: Click this link to read this article as posted in the Cumberland Advocate.
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Stetler Headed to State Track Meet
Stetler breaks two CHS Records at Sectionals
CHS Senior Quinn Stetler not only qualified for State with his performance in the 100M and 200M dashes, he broke two school records in the process. His time of 10.90 tied a school record in the 100 and his time of 22.25 in the 200 broke the school record outright. Those times were good enought for a fourth place finish in both events and a ticket to La Crosse to compete in the State Meet held on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1.
Sophomore Shyyanne Mattson qualified for the Sectional Meet in the high jump while freshman Sara Behling joined her with a fine performance in the 300M hurdles.
Note: State Results: Quinn finished 4th in the 200M finals with a time of 22.53 for a great finish. He didn't fair as well in the 100, where his prelim time of 12.09 was just short of qualifying for the finals.
Congratulations to Quinn and his coaches for a great run during the season!