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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.


Students Perform Well in SkillsUSA Competition

 

SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. Students from the Lincoln High School chapter recently competed at the 42nd annual SkillsUSA State Leadership & Skills Competition held in Madison, Wisconsin. The theme for this year’s competition was “50 Years of Champions at Work.” Read more…


Lincoln High School Features Student Artists in May
 
 
The Lincoln High School Art Show is in full swing at the McMillan Memorial Library located at 490 East Grand Avenue. Photography, drawing, digital art, sculpture, painting, jewelry and fibers work are on display from May 1-22. The opening reception and awards night will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, May 18. Stop in and check out the creativity and variety featured by our talented young artists!
 
 
 

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.


Students Enjoy Contest While Giving Back to Community
 
 
Jason Leow came out victorious, impressing a scrutinizing field of judges in the third annual East Junior High Maple Syrup Contest. Eighteen total contestants entered this year, interested in connecting to the great Wisconsin outdoors and keeping family traditions alive. Each contestant and judge enters the contest with a non-perishable food item which is donated to the community pantry. Bryan Radlinger, EJH Science Teacher and contest organizer, is impressed with student interest in the contest, their ability to produce a quality product and most importantly, their generosity in donating to those in need in the Wisconsin Rapids community. Way to go Jason Leow and this year's maple syrup contest participants!
 
 
 

Building Construction Class Schedules Open House

 

The Lincoln High School Building Construction class invites you to tour a home they have been working hard to build during the 2014-15 school year. The students would like to showcase the accomplishments and craftsmanship that they have invested in this house.

The open house tour will take place on Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the home located at 4420 Log Home Lane (just off 48th Street North). Please join these young carpenters along with Lincoln Technology and Engineering Education instructor, Terry Bores. Questions may be directed to Terry Bores at terry.bores@wrps.net. We hope to see you there!


Students Celebrate Earth Day

 

To celebrate Earth Day on April 22, teachers across the District planned some creative ways for students to learn about the importance of recycling, reusing, and keeping our planet clean. Student writings, readings, lab experiments and clean-up projects were some of the ways students learned to be good caretakers of our planet! Read more...


Students Compete in NASP State Tournament

 

A total of thirty-seven students in fourth and fifth grade from every elementary school across the district competed in the 2015 Wisconsin State NASP Tournament held recently in Rothschild, WI. NASP stands for "National Archery in the Schools Program." Students are introduced to NASP in physical education class in grades 4-5. Archery is a lifetime skill which students can learn that is safe, wholesome, and promotes responsibility, cooperation, and self-discipline. The students who expressed an interest in competing at the state tournament met after school to gain additional practice and prepare for the tournament. Coached by Tom Nolan and Andy Klemme, the students had fun and did a nice job representing Wisconsin Rapids as they competed against 1,400 students from all over the state.


Sign Up Is Coming For Summer Swimming And Tennis Lessons

 

Registration for summer swimming and tennis lessons will be held on Saturday, May 2nd, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Lincoln High School, 1801 – 16th Street South, Wisconsin Rapids, in the Performing Arts Center. Plan to enter through the Center’s main entry doors. The swim program will begin on June 8th, and operates in three-week sessions which meet Monday through Thursday. This program serves a variety of swim levels from pre-beginner to advanced stroke development. The “Tennis FUN-damentals” class is available to any student who is entering grades 3rd through 10th in the fall of 2015. The first session will run June 8-11, with a second session running in August. Students will have fun learning the basic skills of tennis. To learn more about the offerings, click here.


WRPS Awarded Grant to Expand Youth Apprenticeship Opportunities

 

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has announced the approval of a Wisconsin Fast Forward Blueprint for Prosperity High School Pupil Workforce Training grant to Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools for up to $33,555! The funds are available through the Youth and At-Risk Populations Section at the DWD. The grant will support a WRPS “Filling the Skills Gap in Central Wisconsin” high school pupil workforce training project. Up to 12 high school students will be trained for careers in STEM Engineering, STEM Bioscience, Information Technology, and Manufacturing Processes. The goal of the grant is to expand youth apprenticeships in high demand sectors, providing a future labor force with needed skills. Partners supporting the grant include Incourage Community Foundation, Pointe Precision, Verso Corporation, Ocean Spray Cranberries, Mariani Packing Company, Renaissance Learning, Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce, Port Edwards Public Schools, and Mid-State Technical College.


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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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