Wausaukee School "Bring Parents Day" March 29 Issue Date: March 21, 2019
Wausaukee-The Wausaukee School Board approved the 2019 Summer School Course Guide and preliminary work available for the Early Childhood through 12th grades for the 2019/2020 school year. The Board also approved the resignation of speech/language pathology assistant Miranda Martin who has been accepted in the Master's program in North Dakota. A total of 27 Start College Now applications were also approved for the fall semester of the 2019/2020 school year. Student are required to meet a GPA of 2.75 to be enrolled.
The Wausaukee School Board Regular meeting was Wednesday, March 13th at 6 PM in the media center which was called to order by President Sandy Wojcik. Roger Lanich during public comment expressed his gratitude for the girls basketball team. He congratulated the players and coaches on a very successful year and went on to compliment the team on their kindness towards others, including to him.
Junior High/High School Principal, Jared Deschane reported Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences were Thursday, March 7th with better turn out than in fall. The Academic Bowl in Suring on Monday, March 18th students that represented Wausaukee includeds: Allison Versaskas and Danny Gottbeheut in Math, Andrew Schroeder and Callie Orlando in Social Studies, Kyle Struve and Averie Menger in Science, and Maggy Deschane and Madelyn Schlies in ELA. M&O Conference Honors banquet is Monday, March 25th in Kelly Lake for the top 5 or 10% of the graduating class. The Physics Club honored Pi Day on Thursday, March 14th by serving a slice of pie to students. Deschane gave an update from the Ranger Booster Club which raised $4,800 at their fundraising in February. He added winner of the grand prize donated half of the winnings back to the club. Following behind Lanich's statement during public comment, Deschane provided the WIAA Bulletin including an article about the Wausaukee girls basketball team sportsmanship. Deschane thanked the Wausaukee Bowl and Roger Jicha for hosting an end of the season party for the athletes that included pizza and bowling.
Elementary Principal, Katey Ambrose began with her report to thank everyone involved in Read Across America Week Feb. 25th through March 1st. The week was celebrated with dress up days including end with Read Across Wausaukee where volunteers signed up to read books to students. Inservice held Friday, March 8th included trauma sensitive training and curriculum review.
Ambrose concluded with upcoming events of Friday, March 29th, the elementary will host "Bring Your Parent to School Day" following by a Spring Fling Dance from 4 to 6PM. Tuesday, April 2nd, Opera for the Young will perform, "Super Storm". Opera for the Young is a professional touring opera company that will perform an opera for elementary while incorporating students from Wausaukee.The 4 year old kindergarten registration is Thursday, April 4th.
District Administrator Bob Berndt provided an article from the, "Wisconsin State Journal" that outlined some of Governor Evers plans for funding K-12 education. In the budget, is a formula revision that delivers more money to high poverty and rural school districts. In the March edition of "Wisconsin School News", two of Wausaukee High School art students placed in the top 10 and had their artwork displayed at the Wisconsin School Board Convention. They were Haley Piontek and Courtney Peterson. Art teacher is Mrs. Leiphart.
Committee Chair, Ryanne Deschane on behalf of the Early Literacy Committee said they are committed to working together to understand the effectiveness of the resources Wausaukee currently has, while looking to find the resources that best fit the needs of students and staff. A survey was created for pre-kindergarten through third grade to help determine resources the current staff uses. The overall feeling gathered from the survey was that participants were in favor of continued professional development for resources the District currently has.
Committee Chair, Jon Betts on behalf of the Math Committee elaborated how members worked with administration to help define clear goals. The committee decided to focus on performance gaps in students. To help detect the gaps, the committee is in the process of working with EduClimber which doesn't
just give you the score of the STAR testing, but rather gives defined areas within the subjects the students are struggling with.
Grade level report began with the 6th grade presented by teachers Sue Zahorik and Beth Meyers. The Class of 2025 shared the field trips and classroom experiences including: wildlife sanctuary, TOAD program, reading, role play based in Rome, and combined classroom work to name a few. The class year end will go to Camp Bird and Mackinac Island.
Continuing with grade level reports, lower elementary special education teacher Kim Marsolek said the Board participated in a quick activity before giving a tour of her classroom. She explained the importance of the arrangement and layout of the room is for the best interest of students. She created a life-size "Candy Land" on her classroom floor which she is using as a learning tool for reading.
The meeting was wrapped up with bylaw and policy updating and the addition of new policy 620 on the Annual Operating Budget and form 723.2 on Violence Drill Evacuation Report.
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