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Public Invited to Review Science Curriculum Resources on April 25

 

Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools invites you to review and leave comments and feedback on some new K-5 Science curriculum resources that are being considered for adoption next year. These new resources will be available for public viewing from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 25th at the WRPS District Office located at 510 Peach Street. Please check in with the receptionist upon your arrival and she will direct you to the appropriate room. Questions may be directed to K-12 Science Coordinator Dave Bergerson, at 715-424-6700, ext. 1054.


NOTE School Calendar Revision

 

Last Day of School for Students is Friday, June 6, 2014

The original 2013-14 school year calendar was set with a final release day for students on Thursday, June 5, 2014.  Due to the fact that four instructional days were lost because of inclement winter weather, the school year was then extended with a new release day for students set for Monday, June 9, 2014.

After reviewing building schedules and DPI requirements for instructional minutes, it has been determined that building schedules could be slightly modified in order to end the school year for students on Friday, June 6, 2014.  The modifications will occur within the daily schedule of each building as necessary, and will not cause any major disruption for students.  The end result means that students will be released for the school year after a full day of instruction on Friday, June 6, 2014.  Students will not need to attend school on Monday, June 9, 2014.

While spring has arrived, there is always a chance that April and May could bring some challenging weather days.  If we have another inclement weather day, students would be required to attend for a full day of instruction on Monday, June 9th.  Please keep this possibility in mind as you make summer vacation plans.

If you have any questions, please contact your school office.

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Important Update

 

Registration Dates Set For Summer Swimming and Tennis Lessons

 

Registration for summer swimming and tennis lessons will be held on Saturday, May 3rd, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Lincoln High School, 1801 – 16th Street South, Wisconsin Rapids, in the Performing Arts Center. Plan to enter through the Center’s main entry doors. The swim program will begin on June 10th, and operates in three-week sessions which meet Monday through Thursday. This program serves a variety of swim levels from pre-beginner to advanced stroke development. The “Tennis FUN-damentals” class is available to any student who is entering grades 3rd through 10th in the fall of 2014. The first session will run June 16-19, with a second session running in August. Students will have fun learning the basic skills of tennis. To learn more about the offerings, click here.


Be Aware of 6th Grade Vaccination Requirements

 

Wisconsin Student Immunization law requires a dose of Tdap vaccine in students entering the 6th grade. Tdap is the adolescent combination vaccine that protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). Only one dose is required. Parents are required to have their children vaccinated or claim a waiver. To learn more about this requirement, please click here.


Nest Boxes the Focus of a Hands-on Learning Project for Students

 

Kim Marshall's fourth grade students at Washington School will begin their 4th year of monitoring seven nest boxes that are located on school property. Four species of songbirds use the nest boxes: Eastern Bluebird, Tree Swallow, House Wren, and the Black Capped Chickadee. Data collected by students is particularly useful to the Bluebird Restoration Association Project which continues to work to increase the population of bluebirds in the state of Wisconsin. Dr. Kent Hall of the Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin and Audubon Society has been an important mentor through this process. To view the bluebirds nesting via live stream, click here.

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WRPS Elementary Students Excel in Contests

 

Students often enjoy entering contests where they use their academic and artistic abilities to showcase their talents. A couple of students from our district recently did just that, and were happy to be named the contest winners.

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Lincoln Student Council Members Make a Difference in the Community

 

Lincoln High School's Student Council is comprised of 43 dedicated 10-12th grade students whose goal is to gain or improve leadership skills, be engaged in their school and community through activity and service, and to strive for academic excellence. Much of their work is done at school; however, they certainly are making a difference in their community as well.

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Music Program Talents Showcased at Festival

 

Music education expands learning opportunities for students and offers many benefits in brain development and critical thinking. A number of talented high school music students recently participated in a solo & ensemble festival held in Marshfield. Out of 67 events registered, there were 42 First Division ratings, 17 Second Division ratings, and 5 Third Division ratings. Twenty-two events qualified for the State Festival coming up at UWSP in May. Best wishes to those participating at the next level!


ProStart Teacher of the Year

 

Congratulations go out to Lynn Borski who was awarded the Wisconsin ProStart Teacher of the Year Award in a surprise ceremony recently held at Lincoln High School! The award is given to one instructor in Wisconsin each year by the Wisconsin Restaurant Association Education Foundation to recognize exceptional educators who utilize the ProStart program in their classrooms.

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Activity by Students Promotes Anti-Bullying and Anti-Harassment Tactics

 

Three teams of students in the Lincoln High School junior class have been trained to present information on an anti-harassment/bullying concept called “Name It. Claim It. Stop It.” They performed role-play presentations and facilitated discussion during sophomore English classes this fall which tied directly to the local curriculum. As an extension of that activity, the students then created an additional service-learning project to benefit elementary students.

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Open Enrollment Application Period Announced

 

The open enrollment application period for the 2014-15 school year is active from February 3 through April 30, 2014. The open enrollment program allows parents to apply for their children to attend school districts other than the one in which they live. The open enrollment application period is very specific in terms of when you may apply. Late applications will not be accepted for any reason. Please click here to read more about the open enrollment process, and how to apply. Students who are currently attending WRPS under open enrollment do not need to reapply. If you have any questions related to open enrollment, please call Candy Blakeslee at 715-424-6710.

 


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Nixle is a FREE system that provides a quick, efficient, and secure way to get neighborhood-level information out to community members who subscribe to the system. Through www.nixle.com, agencies (including WRPS) will be able to send text message (SMS) and e-mail alerts to subscribers in a specific area, down to .25 miles. Click on the picture above to receive community safety alerts instantly by text message and email!  Registration is quick, easy and secure.  Read more...
 

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