Open Enrollment and Registration
The open enrollment application season for 2015-16 school year is February 2, 2015 – April 30, 2015. For more information regarding open enrollment procedure, including how to enroll, please review the online Parent Brochure from the DPI (Department of Public Instruction) website.
Kindergarten registration is just around the corner. Marshfield School District provides an all day, every day program offered in all of our elementary schools. We have an excellent curriculum and staff who are anxious to get your child off to a great start in school. During the week of February 16th, parents can stop in at any elementary school to pick up registration forms. All registration forms should be turned into your area school office or the Board of Education Office located at 1010 E. Fourth Street, Marshfield, WI 54449 by Thursday, February 19, 2015.
January 25, 2015
District Spelling Bee
On Thursday, January 22, 2015, students participated in the District Spelling Bee. Peg Geegan, Principal at Washington Elementary, welcomed all the parents, family members, friends and staff who came to show their support for each student participant. “I’d like to congratulate each and every one of you for your hard work, diligence and courage to stand up here and compete. Congratulations on making it this far,” Ms. Geegan announced to begin the Bee.
After 42 competitive rounds, Nikita Gonugunta was named the District Spelling Bee Champion. The six finalists, Nikita Gonugunta, Suhaas Bhat, Macy Perrine, Josh Grissman, Zach Iniguez, and Devin Dieringer, will now represent the Unified School District of Marshfield at the CESA 5 Regional Spelling Bee to be held on February 10, 2015 at Washington Elementary School in Wisconsin Rapids. One winner from each Regional Bee will participate in the Badger State Spelling Bee.
The Kiwanis Club of Marshfield is a co-sponsor of the Spelling Bee and provides the awards that are given to the Spelling Bee finalists. Members of the Kiwanis Club who assisted at the event are: Peg Davis, Thom Gerretsen, Jim Bartelt and James Alexander.
Below is a list of the winners from their respective schools who were able to compete at the District Spelling Bee.
Grant Elementary School:
Lincoln Elementary School:
Madison Elementary School:
Nasonville Elementary School:
Washington Elementary School:
Marshfield Middle School:
Pictured left to right: Macy Perrine (Middle School, Grade 7), Josh Grissman (Washington, Grade 5), Nikita Gonugunta (Middle School, Grade 8), Suhaas Bhat (Middle School, Grade 8), Zach Iniguez (Middle School, Grade 8) and Devin Dieringer (Grant, Grade 6).
January 22, 2015
Project Lead the Way
Project Lead the Way’s Mission: Prepare Students for the Global Economy
Marshfield High School currently participates in a four-year Project Lead the Way (PLTW) program, specifically Biomedical Science. The four-year program consists of three foundation courses: Principles of Biomedical Science, Human Body Systems, and Medical Interventions. The fourth year PLTW students then complete a capstone course: Biomedical Innovation.
On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, students in the Biomedical Innovation course presented projects to community members in a mock “Sharktank” setting. These community members have a background in insurance, investments, medical administration or a healthcare related field. Students were assigned a medical device out of the set curriculum and had to improve it based on flaws with the current models. In the presentations, the students were looking for investors to launch their new innovation and take it to market.
Project Lead the Way is a nation wide program designed to give students the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The U.S. Department of Commerce estimates that jobs in these fields will grow 17% by 2018.
Pictured: 4th year PLTW students, Jacob Draves and Charlotte Urban presenting an Insulin Pump Implant
January 15, 2015
On January 14, 2015, the Board of Education approved a new 7-12 Music Curriculum with 5-6 grade orchestra and band and 7-12 Art Curriculum.
The Board approved curriculum is the primary instrument of instruction. All curriculum is reviewed on a cycle to assess any necessary changes or improvements to ensure Marshfield Schools continually provide the best, most up-to-date education for the students. The approved curriculums are composed of developmentally appropriate learning targets and a pacing guide specified in the form of course syllabi. A curriculum team plans for several months prior to presenting the first reading to the Curriculum and Instruction Committee of the Board of Education. Each team is comprised of department teachers representing different grade levels.
The intent of the Art Education program in the School District of Marshfield is to develop skilled visual thinkers and to encourage creative problem solving in Art and across all content areas. The Art program promotes visual literacy through history, art appreciation, criticism, and the process of creating original artwork. In reviewing the curriculum, the Art Team utilizes Wisconsin’s Model Academic Standards for Art and Design Education, National Visual Arts Standards and the curriculum being used for the current school year.
The Unified School District of Marshfield’s Music Curriculum is designed to develop the unique mental capabilities that foster higher levels of thought and enhance learning throughout all subject areas. The 7-12 Music Curriculum, including 5th and 6th grade orchestra and band, is vertically aligned to allow students the opportunity to successfully advance musical talent as well as prepare students for post-secondary education and career skills. Similar to the Art Team, the Music Curriculum Team uses Wisconsin’s Model Academic Standards for Music Education, National Standards for Music Education and the current school year’s Music curriculum when reviewing and developing the new curriculum.
The proposed budget for curriculum provides new and/or replacement resources. During a curriculum review, the team conducts a comprehensive inventory of resources and equipment to assure students and teachers are supported for the entire curriculum cycle.