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Advanced Coursework Growing in MPSD

Did you know MPSD continues to be a leader in participation in advance coursework completed by high school students? 

This past year, students in grades 10-12 enrolled in 212 Advanced Placement classes and 162 International Baccalaureate courses.

MPSD students also earned more than 376 college credits and 512 advanced standing credits while attending Lincoln or McKinley Academy.

MPSD had 33 students in the Youth Apprentice program, 30 students in the Youth Options program and 21 students served as student assistants.

The Manitowoc Public School District is small enough to provide personal attention and large enough to provide a variety of programs, including a significant amount of career or college preparation before graduation.

Come Back and See Rubick at Homecoming

Our alumni and the community are warmly invited to our Homecoming week activities!

The Homecoming Committee has planned a week of fun student events. After-school events include volleyball on Tuesday, the annual powder puff game Wednesday, boys' soccer Thursday, homecoming parade and tailgate Friday, Rubick Run at 8 a.m. Saturday and Lincoln Ships vs. Sheboygan South football game at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The homecoming parade will start at 6 p.m. Friday at the JFK parking lot and will conclude at Ron Rubick Municipal Field. After the parade, there will be a tailgate party, carnival games, competitions, food and free fun! We hope to see you there!

Many of the homecoming events are at Rubick Field, whose renovations were unveiled during a recognition night Aug. 23. Come see the changes! Our student athletes are enjoying the new, safer turf, bleachers, lights and more.

Renovating our historic Rubick Field would not have been possible without the generous support of community donors and volunteers who privately raised more than $900,000. Thank you, Manitowoc, for helping us continue the tradition!

Wallen Creates Hometown Landmark


A new landmark showcasing Manitowoc's heritage will be enjoyed for generations to come and residents have 1960 Lincoln High School alumnus R.T. ("Skip") Wallen to thank for it.

Wallen, an internationally known sculptor and wildlife artist, created the "Spirit of the Rivers" bronze monument installed in the past month at 4815 Memorial Drive, Two Rivers near the Manitowoc-Two Rivers border. The 30-ton sculpture features a 10-foot tall Native American couple foraging a 20-foot tall birch bark canoe and being greeted ashore by an elder. The monument is lit at night and surrounded by commemorative bricks listing private donors who helped make the nine-year, $1 million project a reality. A dedication ceremony was held Sunday, Sept. 16.

Wallen, 76, was born and raised in Manitowoc and his mother was a secretary for the School Board. After graduating from Lincoln and UW-Madison, Wallen moved to Alaska where he worked as a wildlife biologist and famous artist.

Manitowoc Lincoln is grateful and proud that R.T. Wallen is one of our alumni!! 

See great photos and a Herald Times Reporter story from Sunday's dedication ceremony. Learn more on the Spirit of the Rivers Facebook page and in this HTR cover story and videos. Photos are courtesy of the Spirit of the Rivers Facebook page.


Monument at night; Joe Metzen (left) congratulates R.T. Wallen on his legacy hometown project.

Rubick Field Recognition Night

Come see the NEW Rubick Field on Thursday, August 23 as we honor and recognize the key donors who made this historic renovation project possible. One Community, One Field!

We are deeply grateful for the local businesses, organizations and individuals who stepped forward in our community to privately support this project and raise more than $750,000. See all donors here. A special thanks goes to Aurora Health Care and Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Baycare Clinic; West Foundation; and Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Our student athletes, marching band, cheerleaders and dance team are excited to use the new turf field and improvements such as new east side bleachers, new lights and a refurbished track.

We invite you to join us for our Rubick Field Recognition Night and related events:

  • 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.         Soccer - Ships vs. Green Bay West
  • 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.         For Key Donors: BBQ Style Dinner & Refreshments, Field Tours
  • 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.         Thank You Plaque Distribution
  • 6:45 p.m.                    Speakers, National Anthem
  • 7:00 p.m.                    Football – Ships vs. Green Bay Preble

Let's fill the stands and be proud of this first-class venue for the Lakeshore and our community! We look forward to seeing you there.