2001-2002 - Wausau School Foundation


Fall 2001 Telescope

Student-Published Franklin School Community Newspaper
Franklin Elementary School

Monthly newsletter was written and published by students  in grades Kindergarten - 5 and distributed to Wausau community members  in the Franklin attendance area.

Literacy Lunches
Lincoln Elementary School

Lunch time - once a month for grades 2 - 5 created the opportunity for  reading and discussing books outside of the classroom and facilitated by community and parent members.

Curators of Art
Horace Mann Middle School
Career Exploration of an art curator and hands-on experience in the field for middle school students.  Area businesses and the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum lent behind-the-scenes tours and instruction.

Painting for Education
Horace Mann Middle School

Special Needs students partnered with community businesses to paint and landscape the home for the Cognitive Life Skills High School program of the WSD.
Team work and increased cooperative group skills would
be the benchmark of success.

Read Aloud Classroom Libraries
Maine Elementary School
Students in K-2 grades participated in read-aloud libraries consisting of 30 books per classroom that could be read and reread throughout the school year.

Distance Learning Without the Distance
Wausau West High School
Internet based learning to enhance the German program,  allowed students to work on fluency-building, speaking and listening skills. 

Wildcats Book Clubs
Stettin Elementary School
Reading skills increased when small clusters of students gather to discuss a pre-selected book in an informal atmosphere.  Small groups provided a setting in which all
children contributed and quickly discovered that good
writing makes readers think and feel different ways.

Physical Best
District Elementary Physical Education

Fitnessgram, a computer program provided individual health and activity assessment guides for 4th and 5th grade students and how to live a healthy lifestyle. 

Sneaker Moves
All District Elementary Schools
Innovative program that blended dance and athletics.

A Better You, A Better Me
Thomas Jefferson and Stettin Elementary Schools

Through music, 4th and 5th grade students learn about positive self-esteem, mutual respect between individuals and groups, and compassionate behavior.

The Courage to Teach
Wausau East High School

Mid-career secondary teachers and counselors explored the concepts of educational philosophy and revitalization identified in The Courage to Teach.

Cycling for Fitness & Fun
Horace Mann Middle School

8th grade students participated in a cycling unit to experience distance riding, technical course riding, safety, maintenance, and techniques for touring long distance and technical riding on off-road trails.

The Magic of Science in a Pak!
Horace Mann Middle School
Backpack Pak Labs (PL), equipped with a specifically designed science experiment for performing the experiment at home with or without adult assistance enhanced science learning and interest.

Creating a Land Ethic
John Muir Middle School

Students learn the global environmental problem of invasive weeds and the balance of native plants through a special land study.  Students become active stewards in protecting
our respective natural resources and as Aldo Leopold would say, "make strides towards a land ethic."

Rib Mountain Elementary School
A year long adventure studying the concepts of vermicomposting and worm cultures used to recycle food and paper wastes.  This project became a sustainable part of the science curriculum for 5th grade students.

Courtyard Peace Garden
Riverview Elementary School

The Courtyard Peace Garden is an outdoor learning area which through its unique design uses a variety of plant material, a learning circle, Native American directional poles, Chinese love symbol stone, and a tranquil setting in which to learn.  Students learn about other customs and cultures.
We are all different, but have much in common.  We must
respect each other's differences, seek common ground, and work together to find solutions.  

Project Galileo
Wausau West High School
The Meade LX200 telescope enhanced the space science program throughout the District.  Students would participate in the variable star research program using current technology and techniques - the first Wisconsin high school to do so as a partner with Apollo High School in
St Cloud, MN.

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