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12:05 PM, Sep. 17, 2013  |  Comments
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Wausau School District

5 schools earn awards for PBIS

Five schools in the Wausau School District earned School of Merit and School of Distinction awards from the Wisconsin PBIS Network, funded by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, for the work accomplished through the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. PBIS applies evidence-based programs and strategies to students to increase academic performance, improve safety and decrease problem behavior, and establish a positive school culture.

Franklin Elementary School, Grant Elementary School, Rib Mountain Elementary School and John Muir Middle School earned the School of Merit award. Thomas Jefferson Elementary School earned the School of Distinction award.

The schools each received a banner and were recognized Aug. 20 at the 2013 PBIS Network Leadership Conference.

Caps, labels, codes help schools

Families are encouraged to save the following items from packaging. These caps, box tops, labels and codes accumulate through everyone's efforts and add up to cash that helps provide "extras" for our students.

? Morning Glory's Kids, Caps and Cash caps needs to be turned as soon as possible as the program will be ending Oct. 1. Kwik Trip will continue to honor their caps and labels program.

? Collect specially marked box tops from cereal boxes, tissue boxes and assorted other items.

? Campbell Soup labels are also on a variety of items.

? Coke Rewards Codes where you enter your code through your account and donate it to your school, or send the caps, etc., to the school.

2014 National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists

Semifinalists were named in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program, and two Wausau West students are on the list: Aaditi Naik and Alison Oosterhuis.

These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth about $35 million that will be offered next spring.

Rib Mountain Elementary School

Intramural coaches needed

Intramural volleyball for grades four and five and intramural flag football for grades three through five are beginning in the Wausau School District, and teems are in need of coaches.

If you would be willing to coach a Rib Mountain team, call the school office as soon as possible at 715-261-0220. Coaches must be in place before teams can be organized.

Practices for both sports would be held after school on days convenient to the coach(es), culminating with the Football Jamboree at 4:15 p.m. Oct. 10 at South Mountain, and the Volleyball Jamboree at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Wausau West High School.

G.D. Jones Elementary

Walk Club begins at recess

Walking Club Wednesdays started Sept. 11 during the lunch recess. Students receive a punch on their card for every lap walked around the school yard. The completed stamped card will earn students a foot on a chain for five miles walked.

For every 10 miles walked (or two completed cards), the student will pick something from a treasure chest of items.

The student walking the most in the school year receives a prizes at the end-of-the-year awards ceremony.

What's your take on the Packers Family Night change?

Retrieving results.
Watching practice is fine.(Your vote)
15%
575 votes
I'd rather watch a scrimmage.(Your vote)
23%
856 votes
I don't want to pay to watch practice.(Your vote)
27%
1017 votes
It doesn't matter to me.(Your vote)
34%
1271 votes

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