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Black River Falls showcases, dedicates new elementary school

Jackson County Chronicle: The Black River Falls School District dedicated is new elementary school during a special ceremony Monday evening.

Hundreds of people attended the open house for Red Creek Elementary, which has been serving students since the start of the 2016-17 school year earlier this month.

Tours were available before the ceremony, which included remarks from local and state school officials and those involved in the design and construction of the building. John Ashley, executive director of the Wisconsin Association of School Boards, complimented both the building and the community support that allowed it to come to fruition.

“It took my breath away,” Ashley said of his tour of the building. “You were thinking about kids. I have never seen a more kid-friendly environment.

“This is really a testament to the people of this community believing in your kids.”

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Marshfield students compete at health conference

Marshfield News-Herald: Four students from Marshfield High School competed at the Health Occupations Student of America International Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, from June 22 to 25.  More than 9,000 students across the nation and several countries competed at the event that focused on health care careers, according to a news release from the Marshfield School District.

Roma Shah competed in an epidemiology event, which was part of the emergency preparedness category. Maddy Schiebe competed in the sports medicine event, where she needed to take a knowledge test and be prepared to demonstrate her skill set.  Nikita Gonugunta competed in the human growth and development knowledge test event. Aman Bassi competed in the medical photography event. Bassi’s presentation of three photos he took of medical professionals and their job descriptions earned him placement among the top 10 students at the international convention.

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Rosholt students raise money for Honor Flights

Stevens Point Journal: Rosholt Elementary School students and Rosholt Middle School sixth-graders recently took part in a Never Forgotten Honor Flight assembly in the Rosholt School District auditorium. During the program, 12 veterans who have either been on an Honor Flight or who are on the Honor Flight Waiting List were honored. Many of the veterans spoke about the time they spent serving the country and about the Honor Flight.

With a variety of fundraisers for the Honor Flight during the school year, students were able to raise more than $1,000, which will send two more veterans on the Honor Flight.

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Wausau students raise $6,000 to help disabled racers John Muir Middle School students in Wausau have spent months raising money for a race chair for children with disabilities, and on Tuesday, it was revealed.

The school teamed up with myTeam Triumph, a nonprofit that lets people with disabilities use specifically made race chairs in Wisconsin for 5Ks, marathons, triathlons, and more.

The chair cost $5,000, but the students raised $6,000 through fundraisers and incentives, even collecting pennies to add to the total.

“It’s amazing, and it’s so rare to see that students that want to benefit others and give back in that way, and so we’re just blown away and so thankful of the students at John Muir Middle School,” myTeam Triumph executive director Christian Jensen said.

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Wausau educator recognized by police department

Wausau School District Director of Pupil Services Dr. Jeff Lindell received The Educator Award from the Wausau Police Department ​at its first-ever Awards Banquet held on March 1. 

This award is presented to an educator who best represents the Wausau School District and exemplifies excellence in their profession. This individual has made outstanding contributions to academic achievement and works hand-in-hand with the police department and other community organizations to keep our schools safe while educating youth and families. 

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Williams said, “Jeff is amazing at what he does and how he does it. His affable, thoughtful, empathetic, and collegial nature helps to contribute to our District and its students’ success.”