THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Wausaukee School Board Elects Wojcik President
Issue Date: May 17, 2018
Wausaukee-The Wausaukee School Board held their Reorganizational/Regular Meeting on Tuesday, May 8th in the media center. The Board welcomed Bill Orlando as the newly elected position replacing the seat vacated by Mary Marquis.
Officers elected are Board President - Sandy Wojcik, Vice President - Joe Lanich, Treasurer - Sherri Schlies, Clerk - Greg Schroeder and Board Members Bill Orlando, Eric Van Laanen and Elmer Busick. The Board voted to continue to meet on the second Wednesday of every month at 6 PM and at 5:30 PM for the summer months of June, July and August.
Principal Jared Deschane reported on a successful Prom on April 28th, great attendance and the students enjoyed the live band Daze2Nights. The music department participated in their music festivals at Gillett. Both the High School and Middle School Bands received a 1st rating. The Spring play was provided by our theater arts students. This group performed on Tuesday, May 8th and Wednesday, May 9th. They put on two short plays titled Big Bad and Attention Detention. Testing is complete for all middle and high school students. Deschane concluded his update with end of the year events, including Senior Banquet Night on Wednesday, May 16th and graduation on Sunday, May 20th. Last day for students is June 1st.
Principal Katey Ambrose reported to the Board on the Opera for the Young presentation of "Rusalka, A Mermaid's Tale" including some students from Wausaukee on Monday, April 23rd. The Science and Interests Fair along with the "Empty Bowl Event" sponsored by the Wausaukee Art Club and the Wausaukee Excellence in Education Foundation was held on Wednesday, April 25th. She reported that all testing was complete except for a few students who were absent. Tree planting was provided to four classrooms sponsored by Wisconsin Public Service. The 6th grade went on their annual trip to Camp Bird May 2nd through May 4th. The literacy and math committee hosted a Kindness Counts Family Night, Thursday May 17th.
Bob Berndt, Superintendent updated the Board on the school safety initiative to local schools in Wisconsin to support projects designed to improve K-12 school safety. A total of one-hundred million is available and will be divided into two categories primary and advanced. The goal for Wausaukee is to receive funding for security cameras and shatter-resistant film for glass on exterior doors. With school safety on topic, the Board also approved the school safety plan for District staff. The plan is to give guidance in various emergency situations. In addition, policy 723.2 was adopted regarding threats of school violence. This policy provides for the mandatory reporting of threats of school violence as required by law. All school employees are included in the statutory list of mandatory reporters.
Teacher appreciation week was the week of May 7-11. Berndt extended his appreciation for the entire staff as a whole. The District provided staff with a breakfast, lunch and a special gift from the School Board. On the topic of staff appreciation, Berndt congratulated Business Manager, Kelly Stumbris for completing the WASBO School Risk Managers Program and thanked her for her dedication to the District.
A school-wide rummage sale is Friday, May 18th from 4 to 7 PM and Saturday, May 19th from 8 AM to 4 PM. Items for sale includes desks, chairs, file cabinets and much more. Building and Grounds Director, Rollie Benzow gave an update the Board on summer projects which includes the continuing of the replacement of carpet. The locations that will be replaced over the summer will be in three classrooms, the sports entrance and offices.The bid was awarded to JW Flooring out of Green Bay. The high school gym floor will also be refinished this summer and will have a new look for the 2018/2019 school year.
Under new business, the Board approved a purchase of a 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan from Chrysler World to transport students with special needs. Funds for the new van would flow through the special education account. A new storage area network as also approved for purchase which holds data for the servers. The current SAN is approaching the space limitations.