Preble High School
|Green Bay Preble High School|
|Motto||Where Learning Never Ends|
|Location||2222 Deckner Avenue,
Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
|District||Green Bay Area Public Schools|
|Colors||Green, Black and Gold|
Preble High School is a public high school in the Green Bay, Wisconsin School District. The school draws students from Green Bay, Bellevue, and New Franken. The name comes from the former town of Preble, which is now part of northeastern Green Bay and New Franken, Wisconsin.
Curricular activities focus on the arts and technology, with programs in computer-assisted design, and mathematical analysis. Preble's fine arts department is popular, with strong band, orchestra, and choir programs. The school's annual musical is in November and annual play is in May. The school choirs stage a cabaret show every spring, which includes a dinner show, where the dinner is prepared by the school's culinary arts program. There are also prominent jazz band and vocal jazz/madrigal groups.
In 2004-05, Preble celebrated its 50th year. The entire school year was documented on video in a project called "Preble All Access: 2004-05 Video Diary".
Music and drama
Preble's music and drama department has produced the musicals Guys and Dolls, West Side Story, and many others. Most recently however, the school's musical theatre program has flourished with productions such as Beauty and the Beast (under the direction of Sue McAllister), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and All Shook Up (under the direction of Kevin Flogel). The 2009-2010 musical was Les Misérables. The 2010-2011 musical was White Christmas. The 2011-2012 musical was How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (under the direction of Jesse Baumgart). The musical for the 2012-2013 school year was Godspell and the musical for the 2013-2014 school year was Legally Blonde (both under the direction of Michael Schuh). The 2014-2015 musical will be "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" (under the direction of Jesse Baumgart).
Preble's boys' soccer, boys' and girls' cross country, boys' and girls' track and field, and boys' and girls' golf have all advanced to the WIAA state tournaments or meets. The girls' golf team made it to the state tournament three consecutive years (2005, 2006, and 2007).
Preble's boys' soccer team advanced to the state championship game in the fall of 2013. This is a first in school and district history.
Preble High School, which was designed for roughly 1700 students, currently holds more than 2200. A referendum to create a new school in northeastern Brown County, Wisconsin to alleviate overcrowding was defeated by a 2-to-1 margin on November 6, 2006.
- Tony Bennett, men's basketball coach at the University of Virginia and former NBA player. Bennett also participated in the 1991 Pan American Games.
- Bob Kroll, former NFL player for the Green Bay Packers.
- Kevin Stemke, former NFL player.
- Ron Vander Kelen. former NFL player.
- "'No' vote on school forces Green Bay district to review options". Green Bay Press-Gazette. May 21, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-21.