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Sizzling Chili Bowl Throwdown

 

Lincoln High School ProStart students are teaming up with a local business to collaboratively create the best chili possible and raise funds for the ProStart Education Foundation. They will be taking their chili to Wisconsin Dells to compete with other high school teams on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at the Sizzlin Chili Bowl Throwdown! The public is invited to the event from noon to 3:00 p.m. Advance tickets may be purchased through instructor Lynn Borski (lynn.borski@wrps.net) at Lincoln, or you can register online by clicking on the link above. Participants will have the opportunity to sample lots of chili and all the fixings, and vote for their favorite. Come sample some of the best chili bowls around, show your support for Lincoln culinary arts students, and help them to win the People's Choice award!


Winter Clothing Needed

 

Winter will be here soon! The “Keep Kids Warm” program is now accepting new or gently used winter clothing in bins located at the front lobby of each building (including Central Office located at 510 Peach Street). Items will be distributed to WRPS students in need. We are collecting coats, boots, snow pants, hats, gloves/mittens, and scarves through October 31. Our partnership with the WR Fire Department's Operation Warm program continues this year as well! The clothing will be distributed to those in need on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at East Jr. High School from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Read more...


High School Students Recognized For High Achievement

 

Twenty-nine students at Lincoln High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the 2013-14 AP examinations! The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP exams. Only about 22% of all students who take AP exams are named as AP Scholars.


THINK Academy Receives Funds For Fuel Up To Play 60

 

THINK Academy has been chosen to receive $1,000 to support its Fuel Up to Play 60 initiative! THINK Academy was selected from several schools that applied for funding across the state to help them jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements. Physical Education Instructor Kevin Mlodik is spear-heading the Fuel Up to Play 60 movement with a team of student leaders at THINK Academy. Read more...


Local WRPS Artists Featured in Central Wisconsin Art Educator Exhibition

 

UW-Marshfield/Wood County is sponsoring an Artist Reception on Sunday, 9/28 from 2-4 p.m. at Gallery 450, 2000 West 5th Street, in Marshfield. The work of Central Wisconsin's finest K-12 teaching artists from public schools and universities will be celebrated and recognized! The event is free and open to the public. The Central Wisconsin Art Educator Exhibition will be on display all throughout October at Gallery 450. Questions about the exhibit may be directed to 715-389-6530. Come out to enjoy the fine work of some of our very own WRPS teaching artists!


Students Excited to Participate in Fuel Up to Play 60 Program

 

In an effort to motivate and encourage students to exercise and be active, children from Grant, Howe, and Washington Elementary had the opportunity to interact with former Green Bay Packer football player Johnathan Franklin through the “Fuel Up to Play 60” program. Founded by the National Dairy Council and National Football League in collaboration with the USDA, the Fuel Up to Play 60 program helps children learn to actively engage in healthy eating habits and physical activity. Students were excited to punt, pass, and kick the football with an actual former Green Bay player! WRPS physical education teachers were enthused about this program which integrates well with their classes, and sparks an energy in kids that makes them want to be active.

 


USDA Smart Snacks In Schools Nutrition Guidelines Being Implemented

 

Effective July 1, 2014, federal regulations implemented Smart Snack nutrition standards in all schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program. These standards apply to all foods sold to students on the school campus during the school day. This includes student vending machines, a la carte sales, school stores, snack carts and fundraising. The school day is defined as midnight the night before until 30 minutes after school ends. Smart Snack standards do not apply to foods sent from home (i.e., birthday treats, classroom parties) or events that occur on the school campus more than 30 minutes after school ends, on evenings or weekends.

Is your snack a Smart Snack? Take the guesswork out of the USDA nutrition guidelines using the Smart Snack Calculator. Enter the nutrient information to determine if the food item meets the guidelines. Questions concerning the new guidelines may be directed to Director of Food Service, Julie Marie at 715-424-6703 or julie.marie@wrps.net.


School Nursing Staff Are Closely Monitoring Student Health
 
As you may have heard through national news, there have been some cases of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) popping up in several states. This is a virus that causes respiratory illness. As of right now (9/10/14), there are no confirmed cases in Wisconsin. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is watching this situation closely and helping states with testing. WRPS nursing staff continues to work collaboratively with local Health Department officials to monitor and assess the threat of this virus locally. Read more...
 
 
 

Three District Schools Named Wisconsin Title I Schools of Recognition

 

State Superintendent Tony Evers recently announced that Grove Elementary, Howe Elementary, and Mead Elementary Charter School will be among 173 schools in Wisconsin to receive the Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition Award. Supt. Evers stated, “I want to congratulate these schools as examples of the success we need in all of our schools to close achievement gaps. These awards recognize the work by students and their parents along with teachers, school administrators, and school staff members to break the link between poverty and low academic achievement.”  Read more...


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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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