Sturgeon Bay Schools to honor retired principal with auditorium

Sturgeon Bay School District is looking to improve its auditorium in the coming year and hopes you help support the efforts in honor of a beloved principal. Auditorium upgrades including new seating and flooring, new lighting and sound systems, and improved storage and dressing room spaces were not included in the $16.84 million referenda approved by the city’s voters.


One person who advocated for the improvements was retired high school principal Bob Nickel. A talented musician himself, Nickel was among the first to help out as an accompanist for performances at the high school during his 15-year tenure. Shortly after his retirement, Nickel was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Superintendent Dan Tjernagel says it was shortly after that they began talking to the Nickel family about how to best honor his legacy at school as a constant supporter of the arts.

The district is taking donations for the project that will bear Nickel’s name upon completion and a performing arts scholarship in his honor. We have information on how you can support the cause below:


Donations for the SBHS Auditorium Project may be dropped off or mailed to 1230 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 or at a Nicolet Bank location. A school district activity account has also been established in Bob’s honor for this project.


For more information please contact our District Office at 920-746-2800.


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