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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.


Kindergarten Registration Dates Set
 
 
Dates have been set for parents to enroll their children in 4-Year-Old and 5-Year-Old Kindergarten for the 2015-16 school year. The registration dates are Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Friday, February 6, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please plan to bring along your child’s certified birth certificate, baptismal certificate, passport, or immigration certificate and immunization record. Find out more information about the location and requirements for registration, and to download forms that you can complete before arriving by clicking here.
 
 
 

Applying for 2015-16 Open Enrollment

 

The open enrollment application period for the 2015-16 school year is active from February 2 through April 30, 2015. The open enrollment program allows parents to apply for their children to attend school districts other than the one in which they live. The open enrollment application period is very specific in terms of when you may apply. Late applications will not be accepted for any reason. Please click here to read more about the open enrollment process, and how to apply. Students who are currently attending WRPS under open enrollment do not need to reapply. If you have any questions related to open enrollment, please call Candy Blakeslee at 715-424-6710.


Apply for a 2015-16 Boundary Exception in February

 

The boundary exception program allows parents residing within the Wisconsin Rapids Public School district boundaries to apply for their children Kindergarten through Grade 5 to attend a different school in the WRPS district which is outside of their regular attendance area. Approved boundary exceptions are good for one year, and applicants must reapply each school year. The boundary exception application period for the 2015-16 school year runs from February 2-27, 2015. Click here for an application. Any applications received after the February 27th deadline will be placed on a waiting list and will not be reviewed until August. If you have any questions related to the boundary exception program, please call Missy Bouchard at 715-424-6710.


Students Learn About Locally Grown Foods

 

Kindergarten students at Washington Elementary School learned about how foods from local farmers grow and are used in the District’s school nutrition program. Sue Anderson, Wood County Farm to School Coordinator; Julie Marie, WRPS Director of Food Service; and “Mrs. Carrot” showed the students various fruits and vegetables that have been purchased from local farmers and asked students to identify them. Students were given a demonstration of how carrots grow, learned a song about carrots, and watched a video featuring how local carrots have been harvested, cleaned, and served in the WRPS school lunch program. At the end of the presentation, “Mrs. Carrot” gave each student a carrot slice to enjoy!


LHS Building Construction Application Process for 2015-16

 

The Building Construction class at Lincoln High School has a history of building one fully functional residential home per year for an applicant. The goal of the class is to provide students the opportunity to get real life experience related to residential building. It is now time for the selection process to begin for the 2015-2016 school year. Are you planning to build a home soon? Click here to find out more about the timelines and where you can send your application to have your home building project considered.


East Jr. High Team Wins 2014 ASE AstroSat Challenge
 
 
 
Under the guidance of Jeanne Grant, Science Teacher at East Jr. High, the East Eagles student team was one of 15 selected from across the country as winners of the 2014 ASE AstroSat Challenge. The Association of Space Explorers (ASE) partnered with Ardusat, an education company, to challenge students and spark their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) related fields. Teams learned about the Ardusat satellite, and then brainstormed ideas to develop an experiment to conduct over a one-week period in orbit. Criteria used in selection of the winning experiments included originality, technical feasibility, and proper use of the scientific method. Winning teams will now have the privilege of collecting one week of data from a real satellite in orbit!
 
 
 

WRPS Placed on College Board’s 5th Annual AP District Honor Roll

 

Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools and Lincoln High School are one of 547 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 5th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for increasing access to Advanced Placement (AP) course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. Reaching these goals indicates that the District is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for the opportunity of AP. Since 2012, Lincoln High School has increased the number of students participating in AP while improving the number of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher. Read more...


Be Prepared For Inclement Weather

 

Snowflakes will be flying soon! When winter storms cause questionable travel conditions, the potential for school closures due to inclement weather will be on the rise. Local television and radio stations will broadcast school closure information, and our District webpage as well as Facebook and Twitter accounts will have up-to-date weather posts as well. Click here to learn more about how to be fully prepared to watch and listen for important weather related announcements.


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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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