2004 - Wausau School Foundation


2004 PeaceJam Photo 1

Nonviolence Independent Study Program
Wausau West High School
After creating a “Peace Library, " students attend the "PeaceJam" confernece in Minnesota to gain insight in strategies for relationship building.  Pictured here with 1992 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Rigoberta Menchu Tum of Guatemala, students returned to participate in area service projects throughout the year applying those strategies.

“You Go, Hugo!  Chill With Will”
Wausau West High School

Focusing on the works of renowned author, Victor Hugo, Mr. David Daniel from the American Players Theatre spent a week as Artist in Residence to bring "literature to life."  After school, Mr. Daniels worked with students involved in the Central Wisonsin Theatre Allicance production of Les Miserables.

Together Under the Night Sky
South Mountain Elementary School
Students explored space through the use of telescopes.  Trips to the Wausau West Planetarium expanded the hands-on learning and the grant partnered with West High School students to design and build tripods for future telescope use.

Horace Mann Fitness Center
Horace Mann Middle School

A lounge area was converted into a fitness center that was available to all students and staff.  The new fitness center contributed to new curriculum concepts for physical education and was a step toward addressing the growing concern that students need to change the way they think about health and exercise.

Diving Into History
Horace Mann Middle School
During Team 7-2’s study of the Holocaust and World War II, this grant added two dimensions that bridged not only history and lessons of social tolerance and prejudice, but school and community as well.  A culminating trip to the Maritime Museum and USS COBIA in Manitowoc extended the opportunity for history to come to life.

Wausau West Literary Magazine
Wausau West High School
Students and staff submitted work that included writings, photography and artwork to be used by English, writing, art, computer art and graphic design students to create a magazine.   The Literary Magazine was successfully printed and distributed to every student and staff member of Wausau West.

Taking Turns Bags
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
As a goal to improve school climate, tote bags containing hands-on “tools” for developing positive social decision making skills were assembled and placed in all learning areas.  The project results affected the entire school by promoting a more peaceful learning environment and proved that less time spent arguing or in disagreement translated to more time learning or playing.

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