GREEN BAY - It's time to kick-off the 21st annual Golden Apple Awards.
The Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce program highlights excellence in teaching.
On Tuesday, FOX 11’s Michelle Melby and Tom Milbourn visited some area classroom to promote the program.
It's why Catherine Derricks enjoys elementary students, like these fourth graders at King School in Green Bay.
"They're independent enough. They are able to come to you and ask for help if they need it," said Catherine Derricks, teacher.
Derricks says the students do ask questions.
"At first you don't know how to do them and all that. Then, when you start getting to do them more and more and it gets easier," said Marissa DeStaecke, student.
It's a habit that's important for later life, too.
"Because if we don't learn we won't get into college and have good jobs," said Taylor Pinkert, student.
The students were in the middle of their multiplication lesson, so basic addition was easy.
Meanwhile, Michelle had the chance to visit with some of the area's littlest learners.
This is the 4K class at the De Pere High School learning lab. The program just began this year.
The young students are just starting their journey of learning.
And though they were a little shy with the cameras in their classroom, they did share this with me.
"What do you like best about school?" asked Michelle.
"Recess and playtime," answered the student.
You have until Nov. 8 to nominate a teacher or teaching team in the Greater Green Bay area.
The forms can be found by clicking here.
The recipients will be recognized during a ceremony in April.
Area road crews are ready to get out and salt the roadways. However, they say, that can't be doing that Wednesday night.
Oneida Casino officials say they're not playing games when it comes to giving patrons what they want. Leaders detailed changes coming as a part of the casino's multi-million dollar renovation and expansion.
Green Bay Metro Fire Department crews are taking advantage of the closed Leo Frigo Bridge to get some training in Wednesday.
A panel of experts tasked with reviewing Outagamie County's response to a series of tornadoes that hit the county in August revealed its findings Wednesday.
The decision for whether or not Walmart can continue to investigate locating a store in Green Bay's Broadway District is now up to the city's redevelopment authority.
Explorers who removed a wooden slab from Lake Michigan this summer are taking an unusual step to determine whether it could have come from Le Griffon, a long-lost vessel from the 17th century.