Wild Rose School Board approved student trips

The Wild Rose School Board approved student trips during an Oct. 10 meeting. Michael Etzwiler presented a proposed trip to St. Louis for the high school music department students. The trip will be from March 25-28, 2020. The three day trip keeps the cost low and the students will not miss much school time.

Another trip considered was the Trees for Tomorrow for Brett Brooks’ environmental science students. The Eagle River session will be Oct. 20-23, and Wild Rose students have participated in this trip for several years. The cost of the program will be taken care of by the school district’s school forest funds.

The Board approved a Memo of Understanding with the Town of Springwater in that the school’s auditorium will be used as an alternate polling place in the event that the Township’s regular polling place should need to be relocated.

The Board discussed and approved an application that Senior Emily Button filled out to take a course at Fox Valley Tech in Appleton during the Spring semester in 2020.

Leave of absence requests were approved for Rhonda Bartels, Jim Komp, and Lisa Wetzel.

Elementary Principal Matt Wilbert presented a safety report, with fire, safety, and tornado drills all having been run consecutively on Sept. 18.

District Administrator Craig Hayes presented the third Friday enrollment/student count to the Board. Discussion ensued on whether or not an aide should be hired. It was decided that an aide should be hired and can be rotated into different classrooms at the elementary school.

Goals for the elementary, Middle School/High School, and District for the current school year were reviewed and approved.

A number of items were brought up during the District Administrator’s report; among those were: the baseball dugouts will be worked on, a snow plowing issue, showings of the Pleasant View Elementary School, the choosing of 15 students out of 18 applicants for the Costa Rica trip next summer, and the fact that ThedaCare will be sending a number of volunteers for the National Day of Giving.

Upcoming events men-tioned during the Elementary Principal’s report included: A track walk for making good choices on Friday, Oct. 18, a pumpkin handout on Thursday, Oct. 24, a Make a Difference Day on Saturday, Oct. 26, and a math and reading night with costumes on Monday, Oct. 28.

Upcoming events men-tioned by the Middle School/High School Principal’s report included: The National Honor Society’s Blood Drive on Monday, Nov. 4, and the P.A.R.T.Y. at the PAC program for Sophomores.


A second Board meeting in October will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, the 24th. There will be a meeting held on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m.