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Volume 05 September 14
Here (Not) Comes The Bus
Team Together+
As you may know, our bus company is struggling to get drivers for athletic events. From experience, I know the older kids have always been good about driving the younger kids. I didn’t realize it until now, that this was just one of those little things we do for each other. And the kids don’t do it because they “have to” or only because of “Team Together”. They do it because we’re Raising Good Humans who love and support each other. THANK YOU parents, families and friends for your hard work raising those amazing humans! (credit to Alex Ridgway for the Raise Good Humans quote). The bus contract is managed by MTSD’s Executive Director of Business Services (I call her CFO) Sarah Viera. Her e-mail is if you want to give her an attagirl for working hard on this!

Use the Force Parents
Collect your humans and spouses for 5 minutes tonight – Deadline ASAP
Collect your humans and spouses for 5 minutes tonight – Deadline ASAP
Collect your humans and spouses for 5 minutes tonight – Deadline ASAP
  1. Does anyone want to wear the Angus costume for a game? 1,000% anonymous. Run around for 10 minutes, be fun, rejoin your friends. Then say, “c’mon, you totally should do it! I will let you have dinner tonight.” Text 262-389-5221 with “Hi, this is your new Angus.”
  1. Let’s brainstorm on what they should call the Concessions stands at Homestead. If we come up with something cool, we’ll get street cred forever. C’mon… what could it be. Then tell your little human who has their phone in their hand to text 262-389-5221 with the names.
Membership Echo
Let Others Know, KnowKnowKnow

Boosters is giving $1,000 cold hard cash (actually a check to your team’s activity fund) to teams who have massive membership (actually just 65%) in Boosters! There is tremendous prestige (actually it’s pretty cool) that comes with Membership. Imagine saying, “I am a Booster Member” to someone and observing their look of admiration coupled with shame for they have not partaken. Fear Not. You can invite them to be just like you! Immediately and post haste (or when you can) forward this message and link to your teams, demanding (politely asking) them to conform (join) because it pays for itself and well, it’s the right thing to do (that’s all true!).

For extra credit, Follow Boosters on Facebook!

A huge thank you to Director of Membership, 
Erin Oberndorfer << who you should call/text with questions and arrange passes pickup.
Retail Therapy
Don’t you love helping others look good?

Call/Text Katie Kobs, Master Designer and CEO of the Highlander Hut 773-456-8783 and tell her you have something she needs (ideas, energy, a few hours here and there maybe).
It takes a City and Village. Call Katie. 773-456-8783. Meet people, tell them, “that looks amazing on you,” and take their money. Hey, those Homestead t-shirts aren’t going to sell themselves. That number again: 773-456-8783. Katie with a K! Get trained by the best! Shout out to her partner, our illustrious Vice President, Carrie Beaulieu < a fount of knowledge too!
Talk about your all-time no brainer. Just join quick 

Co-Presidents Liz Klug and Karen Fargo thank you!

Master Blaster
Shout out to John Yang for this weekly newsletter! You do an amazing job and we love you for it .
Football Concessions Volunteers
To our football parents who work the games. Thank you for your tireless efforts, great ideas and take-charge attitude. Your little bit (or lotta bit) is essential to make it work for the enjoyment of our fans.

Lisa Perelshtein and Ann Miller you are the dynamic duo of organization. Thank you!
Erich Hinterstocker and John Krueger.. .wow, have you been helpful! Readers, you don’t even know how essential these 2 have been to make things work!!
Andrew Hinterstocker… you are a concessions MACHINE! Well, not like the nacho machine, but an integral part of making sure we’re ready for Prime Time!
Howard Schumacher… Concessions Czar << thank you for taking the reigns. You are an unsung hero!

Zoom In

Monthly Booster meetings are on Zoom and are open to you
For the agenda, times and locations, go to:

Color Run

Angus was spotted at Saturday's MTEF Color Run, along with Superintendent Joynt and School Board Members Wendy Francour and Akram Khan.
Thank you Booster Members who joined in the fun!
Fall Sports
Girls Swim and Dive
On Saturday September 11th the Varsity Swim team competed in the Spartan Invitational against 12 other schools. Homestead came in 11th with 34 points. It was an extremely competitive meet. Here are a few highlights:

  • Lauren VanVooren placed 3rd in diving
  • Maggie Pokorny placed 11th in diving
  • Allie Paredes swam a personal best in the 50 m Freestyle
  • 200 m Medley relay placed 16th
  • 400 m Freestyle placed 14th
Boys Cross Country
Congratulations on a dominant third consecutive win for the Boys Varsity Cross Country Mighty Highlanders at the Arrowhead Invitational last Thursday!

The team won with 67 points in a competitive field of 18 schools; Middleton coming in 2nd with 108 points. Four runners finished in the top 8: Owen Bosley 15:07, Dominic Silhol 15:50, Kyle Knutson 15:57, Cullen Boyle 16:02. Nathan Gruenwald was our 5th scoring runner with a time of 17:06 (despite running 4 kilometers without one shoe!) Connor Rathe ran a time of 17:20, Colby Sehnert 17:29, and unfortunately Logan Kluck was out with an injury.

Amazing performances with personal records for all runners! Excited for the team’s next meet at the Midwest Invitational in Janesville on September 25!
Boys Soccer
Varsity -

Boys varsity soccer found themselves in a scoring rut last week. Homestead took on Nicolet Thursday. Our defense was solid with outstanding play by Jake Schmidman, Jack Boegel, Gabe Zelazoski and Bryce Schneider, and on offense the team had opportunities but just couldn't break through Nicolet's wall, ending in a 0-0 tie. Saturday was another tough match. Highlanders came on strong in the first few minutes with a beautiful passing game but unfortunately the momentum didn't last. Despite 12 shots on goal and an amazing header by Y Khaled that went just wide, the opposition capitalized on one of their few scoring opportunities and claimed the 1-0 win. 

Next game: Tuesday September 14 7:00 pm vs Slinger @ Homestead
JV1 -

JV1 soccer continues to shine with two more wins in the book. Thursday the boys took on Nicolet at Uihlein soccer park. Just 10 minutes in, defender Charlie Fargo assisted Moises to take the lead. Max Krayzman fired a rocket from the top of the box to bring the Highlanders up 2-0 followed by Praise with a beautiful header off a corner kick for a 3-0 lead. 
 M. Khaled, Cody, and George contributed goals for an amazing 6-0 win and shutout for keeper J. Lockman. Saturday, back on home turf the team won 4-1 against Oshkosh West with two goals for Moises and a goal each by M Khaled and Alex Faber.

Next game Tuesday, Sept 14 5:00pm vs Slinger

The JV2 team had another successful week winning both of their games this week, with solid team play and contributions from everyone on the team. The team won against St. Thomas Moore 2-1, dominating play and keeping possession of the ball throughout the game. Jack Bremenkamp scored the first goal with Samuel Frets assisting. Samuel Frets scored the second goal from the top of the box.  

In the second game of the week, JV2 beat Oshkosh West 7-0, dominating possession of the ball and play throughout the game. Jacob Armstrong had a hat trick with the first and last 2 goals of the game. The remaining goals came from all over the field with defenders, midfielders and forwards all contributing one goal each--Rob Whittaker, Andres Mehta, Lucas Mersky, and Samuel Frets. Assists came from Ried Gruen and Luckas Mersky. Luke Lockman had the shutout, for his second clean sheet of the season! This brings the team record to 4 wins - 0 losses - 0 ties.  

Up Next:  
TONIGHT, September 14th @ 5pm @ Home vs. Slinger
Week of Homecoming
Monday, September 20th @ 5pm @ Home vs. Grafton
Thursday, September 23rd @ 5pm @ Home vs. Kenosha Tremper

Varsity -
The Varsity Football Team returned to Highlander Stadium to host their second conference game of the season vs. the Slinger Owls. After a controversial call on a first down reception by the Highlanders and two converted onside pooch kicks by Slinger later, the Highlanders found themselves down 20-0 with :39 seconds left in the first quarter after running only 3 offensive plays.

After the second successful pooch kick, the Homestead defense would take control and concede no more points for the remainder of the contest. However the stage was set - Homestead needed to erase that 20 point lead if they were to remain undefeated and stay atop the conference standings.

Showing incredible resilience the offense took the field and marched to their first score. Highlighted by some hard fought runs by Joe Ollman and Sal Balistrieri. Balistrieri then completed a 32 yard touchdown pass to Aidan Reis to finally get Homestead on the board to close the Slinger lead to 20-7.

Slinger then took possession and was quickly dismissed with tackles by Drew Wilson, Brendan Long and Alec Perelshtein. Homestead would head into half to remain down 20-7.  

As the second half started it appeared the comeback was in full force when Ollman took the first play from scrimmage 65 yards down the right sideline to the Slinger 1. Ollman would take it in the following play to make it 20-14 Slinger. The offensive line of Brady Buttermore, Edgar Prunskus, Drew Baranko, Mac Kobs and Terrance Reeves had to contend with Slinger's massive defensive line but managed to help the Highlanders continue to move the chains and rack up 215 yards on the ground led by Ollman who had 172 of his own.

The teams continued to trade punches throughout the remainder of the 3rd quarter and into the 4th quarter with neither team able to get anything going. The Highlander defense continued to keep Slinger from getting any more points. The defense stopped two drives led by a sack by Cole Elsebree, and later with an interception from Jack Crowley that set up Homestead's final drive down 20-14 and only 3:51 left in the game.  

The offense took the field and marched down to inside the Slinger 10 yard line. After a few stops the clock ran down to 3 seconds left in the game. On 4th down from the Slinger 8 with one play left to secure the incredible comeback victory, a blitz by Slinger led to a sack and the Highlander comeback was stopped. After the crazy start the Highlanders almost pulled off yet another incredible finish, which shows how much character this team really has.

The Highlanders are now 3-1 and 1-1 in conference with a pivotal North Shore Conference game up next at Whitefish Bay. 
Homestead JV football had their 4th game of the season this Thursday at Homestead. They played against Slinger. Homestead’s defense held Slinger back from scoring a multiple times. Unfortunately Slinger’s offense was too tough to hold back on a few drives. Homestead had a long offensive drive with help from Kentrel Evan’s, Dominic Bruno, and more. At the end of the drive Dominic Bruno scored the first touchdown for Homestead. Later in the game, Will Vanlaanen had a long put to give slinger the ball on their 20 yard line, which resulted in a turnover for Slinger. The game ended with a Homestead JV football loss 6 to 20. Homestead JV footballs next game is this Tuesday (today) at 4:30 at Whitefish Bay.
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