Preble High School

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Green Bay Preble High School
Motto Where Learning Never Ends[1]
Established 1955
Type Public
Principal Natasha Rowell
Grades 9–12
Location 2222 Deckner Avenue,
Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
District Green Bay Area Public Schools
Colors Green, Black and Gold
Mascot Hornets
Newspaper The Buzz
Website http://www.gbaps.org/hs/preble/Pages/default.aspx

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.

Academics[edit]

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.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

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".[citation needed]

Extra-curricular activities[edit]

Music and drama[edit]

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).

In October 2010, Preble's show choir, Center Stage, also directed by Flogel, was voted by Parade Magazine as one of the top 3 show choirs in the country.[2]

Athletics[edit]

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).[citation needed]

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.

School referendum[edit]

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.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]

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