Nathan H. shows his cabbage. Last spring, Nathan, along with Spencer C. and Ellise M. at Rib Mountain Elementary School, participated in the third grade Cabbage Contest. In September, Nathan's photo was submitted for the $1,000 scholarship award. Good luck, Nathan!
Northcentral Technical College
Students explore 'Heavy Metal'
Almost 700 eighth-grade students from eight school districts including Wausau learned about manufacturing and toured area manufacturers during the Heavy Metal Tour Oct. 9 to celebrate Wisconsin's Manufacturing Month.
Students toured two manufacturing facilities, viewed state-of-the-art technology and learned about opportunities in the manufacturing industry. Students learned about training options at NTC and Gold Collar Careers, a regional effort to inspire students to consider manufacturing careers.
Many local companies offer high-tech manufacturing jobs that push the limits of technology and require a skilled workforce that understands the latest in machining, electronics, computers and other technologies and applies critical and creative thinking skills to solve problems.
The event is sponsored by Northcentral Technical College, the North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board, Northwoods Manufacturers Alliance and the Central Wisconsin Metal Manufacturers Alliance.
Wausau School District
Parenting class offered for families
A new class called Parenting the Love and Logic Way is open to all Wausau families with children in elementary school.
It will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. six Mondays, Oct. 28 through Dec. 2, in the lunchroom at G.D. Jones Elementary School, 1018 S. 12th Ave., Wausau, on the corner of Rosecrans and 12th Avenue.
Parents who attend will learn ways to avoid un-winnable power struggles and arguments, stay calm and empathic when kids do incredibly upsetting things, enforce limits, avoid enabling and empowering, help kids learn from their mistakes rather than repeating them and raise kids who are family team members.
Child care will be provided for ages 3 and older only. There will also be a light supper and beverage.
Families should attend all six sessions.
To register, contact Jenn Golbach at 715-261-0954 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A.C. Kiefer School
Teaching Pyramid develops social skills
A.C. Kiefer School, with the district-wide 4-year-old kindergarten program, has adopted a free center-wide model known as the Teaching Pyramid for helping children learn social skills, friendship skills and appropriate behavior.
Staff members will work together to teach children to make good choices through the following behavior expectations:
? Follow directions.
? Keep feet and hands to yourself.
? Use small voices inside, tall voices outside.
? Take care of your things.
? Work together, be kind and respect each other.
Teachers will send information to parents to help parents become partners with school staff in helping children learn these behaviors and use them at home as well as at school.