You may have heard about a request to public schools from a School Choice Organization for directory information. A School Choice Group asked for addresses and grade levels of students.
WHY? So they could send an advertising mailer to parents/guardians.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? It means you are going to get one additional piece of mail.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO? Whatever you would typically do with advertisements/mailers that come to your house.
Registration and Open Enrollment
Four-Year Old Kindergarten
Four-year old kindergarten (4K) is offered through the School District of Marshfield to all children free of charge who are four years old on or before September 1. 4K will meet Tuesday through Friday, half-day (AM or PM) sessions, and taught by a DPI licensed instructor. This is a one year program designed for children to attend the year prior to general kindergarten.
Registration will be held on Thursday, February 26, 2015, at Madison Elementary School from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Registering on this date will give your child a better chance of attending the 4K site in your neighborhood. Registering after this date will not guarantee the neighborhood location. Only parents need to attend registration, but please bring your child’s birth or baptismal certificate for verification.
For those who are unable to attend, please download the 4K Registration Packet and turn it into the Board of Education Office located at 1010 E. Fourth Street, Marshfield, WI 54449.
Kindergarten registration forms are here. 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. All registration forms should be turned into your area school office or the Board of Education Office.
Apply Today! 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.
February 27, 2015
Career Mentoring Program
Adam Hocking with the Hub City Times recently wrote about the Pathway Partners program at Marshfield High School, "Pathway partners currently has about 30 students in the mentoring program, and while flexible, the average is for students and mentors to meet for an hour per month. Students can sign up any time from their freshman through senior years." To read more visit Hub City Times.
February 23, 2015
Registration for Advanced Placement (AP) exams is underway at Marshfield High School. Students taking AP exams will only need to complete one registration form, regardless of how many exams they will take. Forms have been distributed by AP teachers, and must be turned in to the Marshfield High School Counseling Office with the appropriate fee by Friday, March 6. The fee for each exam is $91. Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch will have this fee waived per Wisconsin state law. Late registration forms will be accepted with a $20 additional fee by April 10, and a $50 additional fee by April 17. Checks should be made out to Marshfield High School. Exams will be administered from May 4, through May 15. A complete testing schedule and more information about AP are available on the Marshfield High School website under the Advanced Placement link. Questions should be directed to Jenessa Reid, AP Coordinator, at 715-387-8464.
February 20, 2015
Dr. Evers' Tour of CTE
The Unified School District of Marshfield was honored to have Dr. Tony Evers, State Superintendent of Schools, tour the Career and Technical Education (CTE) department at Marshfield High School on February 19, 2015.
Dr. Evers spent most of the morning visiting classrooms and interacting with the students. Students shared their experiences in the program and how they have gained valuable college and career readiness skills.
Career and Technical Education combines classroom instruction with work-based learning in the areas of Agriculture Education, Business Information and Technology, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Sciences, and Technology Education. Students are able to build partnerships, learn about programs of study, and gain knowledge of careers for when they graduate from high school. Career and Technical Education prepares students for life after high school, whether they are moving on to further education, training, or employment.
The first stop Dr. Tony Evers made was to the Metal Technology Capstone class. Students have been building trailers but the lesson of the day was focused on accountability, working together, quality control, and work ethic. The students cycled through four different roles on the job including Supervisor, Lead Welder, Fabricator, and Apprentice. Each role has specific duties and tasks to complete. This helps keep the student and the project organized and on task. This also provides the student with some real world experience in the different roles and strengthens their understanding of the importance of each role.
Students who have a passion for Agriculture shared knowledge and leadership skills that were acquired through involvement in student organizations, such as FFA, that have helped them with their jobs on the farm. The majority of the students who presented in the classroom have lived on family dairy farms and plan to utilize their education to further their agricultural careers.
Jenni Fredrick, Career and Technical Education Coordinator, provided Dr. Evers a tour of the Tiny Tiger Intergenerational Center. Tiny Tiger is a facility where students in Family and Consumer Sciences not only take courses but also apply their learning to prepare for careers with people of all ages. Students in the Connecting Generations course were implementing activities with their “friends” from multiple generations to develop and maintain fine motor skills.
In a High School Health Sciences classroom, Dr. Evers experienced students actively participating in hands on learning (as opposed to solely lecture and textbook). Some students were analyzing “blood” samples while others who are interested in the field of Sports Medicine were learning and practicing how to effectively and properly tape injuries.
After classroom tours were finished, Dr. Evers heard from a panel of students who experienced success in various areas of the CTE program. He asked the students, “When it comes to college and career readiness, do you feel that you have an advantage over your peers who have not had the privilege of taking courses or being a part of Career and Technical Education?” The students’ response – a resounding “Yes!”
Anna Herkert shared that she had always wanted to become a pharmacist however because of the experience she obtained after her involvement in the Health Career Connections program and Youth Apprenticeship she realized that career was not for her. She is now planning on attending UW-Eau Claire to study Nursing.
Another student shared her experience with the transcripted credit program. Tabitha Weister is currently taking 2 courses which is equivalent to 4 credits at Mid-State Technical College. She is planning on transferring these credits to either Madison Area Technical College or UW-River Falls. Not only are students able to get a jump start in their post secondary education, they are also able to save hundreds or thousands of dollars by earning transcripted credit in high school.
Dr. Evers concluded the morning by commending the students on their work ethic and dedication noting, “I think people that have your type of experiences in high school become better adults… they have made that transition already. It is a skill you can’t trade off. Have fun with it (the opportunity).”
February is dedicated as Career and Technical Education month with the Department of Public Instruction.