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Working together with home and community, we are dedicated to providing the best education for every student, enabling each to be a thoughtful, responsible contributor to a changing world.


The Lorax Project Promotes Learning for Students of All Ages

 

This year marks the second year that the unique Lorax Project has been in effect at WRPS. The Lorax Project began through the efforts of a Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce leadership class which included community member, Mary St. John.

The Lorax Project involves high school Science Teacher Scott Stankowski training junior and senior students in his Principles of the Environment class on the “tragedy of the commons.” Originally used by ecologist Garrett Hardin, tragedy of the commons is the notion that anything that does not have direct ownership does not get taken care of, and degrades as a result. Read more...

Lorax project

 

Superintendent Dickmann Expresses Concern Over Potential Harmful Effects of Proposed State Budget

 

As the Wisconsin State Legislature deliberates a budget proposal approved by the State Joint Finance Committee, Superintendent of Schools Colleen Dickmann would like parents/guardians to be aware of what the potential impact could be for our District students and schools.  Please click here to read more about why the proposed budget is so concerning and detrimental to public education.


 

 

Summer Feeding Program Offered
 
 
The Summer Food Service Program, which is funded by the USDA and is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, provides nutritious meals to children during the summer, when free and reduced-price school meals are unavailable. Free meals will be made available to any child 18 years of age and under. The meals will be offered at Lincoln High School and Mead Elementary Charter School. Read more...
 
 
 summer feeding program

Process Changing to Receive Free School Supplies

 

We’re already starting to think about next school year! School supplies will be collected throughout the summer to be given to area children in need. Are you interested in donating supplies? The WRPS District Office located at 510 Peach Street will again be accepting donations. Other drop-off locations are listed on the United Way website.

If you would like help in obtaining school supplies for the 2015-16 school year, we invite you to complete a registration form in order to get what you need. Please NOTE that the process is changing this year – you must fill out a Stuff the Desk registration form and mail or drop it off at the United Way office between May 1st and August 1st. In August, a letter will be sent to those who registered, informing them about what time they should plan to pick up school supplies at Lincoln High School. Learn more about the event and how to donate or register to receive supplies.

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Click here to register for additional Nixle Updates from our area.

 
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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