Welcome to Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools

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.


Summer Feeding Program Offered
 
 
The Summer Food Service Program, which is funded by the USDA and is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, provides nutritious meals to children during the summer, when free and reduced-price school meals are unavailable. Free meals will be made available to any child 18 years of age and under. The meals will be offered at Lincoln High School and Mead Elementary Charter School. Read more...
 
 
 

Lincoln Pro Cooks Team is Finalist in Madison Competition
 
 
Great job Team WR Pro Cooks! The team was a finalist in the "Whipping Up Wellness Student Chef" competition sponsored by the DPI Wisconsin Team Nutrition and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in May. A total of 150 teams submitted recipes, and their recipe for Chicken Cherry Salsa Flatbread Pizza was in the top five for creativity and met the nutrition analysis requirements. The team's recipe and photo will be published in the ?WI DPI Whipping Up Wellness 2015? cookbook! Read more...
 
 
 pro cooks team

Authentic Learning Through Projects

 

As part of a project on comparing and contrasting world communities, third grade students had this driving question: What is life like for a kid like me in a different country? Students were given a choice of which country to focus on, based on the availability of community experts in each of those countries. The options were: France, Germany, India, Mexico, and Nigeria. Read more…


District’s Farm to School Program Continues to Expand

 

The District continues to expand its Farm to School program in both the number of pounds of locally grown items purchased for school meals and the number of dollars spent. This year 12,676 pounds of local produce were purchased at a cost of $12,885, a 15% increase over last year’s total. Last summer the District purchased 360 pounds of fresh strawberries from Altenburg Farms. These were cleaned and frozen by the staff at the Opportunity Development Center (ODC) in Wisconsin Rapids and served to students with school meals in the fall. The District also purchased locally grown cranberry items from Rubi Reds and Ocean Spray, as well as other farmers throughout the state who provided both fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables. Purchasing locally supports and promotes local businesses and provides students with excellent quality produce. Read more…


Safety Patrol Cadets Travel to Washington, D.C.

 

Across the district, many students participate in the Safety Patrol Cadet program. According to the Wisconsin Safety Patrol website, the AAA Safety Patrol™ is a program for young people that promotes pedestrian and traffic safety awareness, while building character and leadership skills. This creates future leaders who are conscientious, responsible, and who will be productive members in our society. Wisconsin Safety Patrols, Inc. annually honors student safety patrol leaders selected by their schools with a reward trip to Washington, D.C. This year, Jacob Van Ert and Kyle Sturdy, both 5th grade students at Vesper Community Academy, along with their teacher, Mrs. Heather Friday, traveled with the group! Read more...


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…


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.


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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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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