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Submitted photoRhinelander High School students participating in the work experience program are learning valuable skills that will help them gain employment in the future.
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Rhinelander High School students participating in the work experience program are learning valuable skills that will help them gain employment in the future.
1/24/2013 7:30:00 AM
Get your referendum questions answered at community meetings

Kim Swisher
School District of Rhinelander Community Education Coordinator

Do you have questions about the upcoming referendum? Do you have factual information, including the list of budget cuts that will be made if the referendum fails to pass? The School District of Rhinelander is hosting several informational meetings about the referendum. During the meetings, staff will be available to answer questions and provide valuable information.

We invite you to join us at one of these upcoming sessions:

Feb. 5 - Northwoods Community Elementary School from 5 to 6 p.m. (9086 County Highway K, Harshaw).

Feb. 6 - Central School from 5 to 6 p.m. (418 North Pelham, Rhinelander). Snacks and beverages will be offered.

Feb. 7 - Information will be available at the Crescent and Pelican Family Nights.

Feb. 11 - Rhinelander High School from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (665 Coolidge Avenue, Rhinelander). Snacks and beverages will be offered.

The handouts and other information are available on our website ( Click on the Vote link.

Concert for CAVOC

On Saturday, Feb. 16, students and local musicians will come together to raise funds for CAVOC (the Cedric A. Vig Outdoor Classroom).

While the expansion is complete, the School Forest Committee continues to raise funds for the project. Please mark your calendar for this very special evening of entertainment. More information will follow shortly.

If you are a local musician and would like to participate, please email me ( or call (715) 365-9745.

Work Experience Class

Anna Moore is a senior that works at Rouman Cinema for two class periods a day as part of a Work Experience class. "It feels good to work with others and help," Anna says.

Ms. Shelley Lehman and Mrs. Tracy Hoffhein each teach a two-hour class called Work Experience. In addition to the Work Experience class, these teachers are also part of the "Let's Get to Work Grant." Both programs are intended to get students with disabilities out into the community working. Students are able to gain valuable work experience, pre-employability skills, and the opportunity to find out what they are interested in for graduation.

Businesses often end up hiring students as they find out how much they can offer and really do for their business. "It is a great way for us to show what we can do and it feels great to work," said student Jason Barlowski.

In addition to the Rouman Cinema, this semester students are also working at the Rhinelander District Library, Slumberland, Goodwill, the Oneida County Humane Society, Mel's Trading Post (in the "Changing Gears Program") and at the Days Inn. Jenna Laska loves working at the library helping to arrange books. Each semester students explore a vocation they are interested in and the teachers try to work with the community in finding the right fit. Having a strong relationship with the community is beneficial to both our community and the school. It has been a positive relationship for all of us.

If you are interested in providing a work experience, tour, job shadow or to support the Rhinelander High School work experience program and "Let's Get to Work Grant," contact Shelley Lehman at Rhinelander High School at (715) 365-9500, extension 8135.

Dental Health for Students

Upcoming dates for dental health education and exams include:

Feb. 5 and Feb. 14 at Pelican Elementary

Feb. 13 and Feb. 22 at Crescent Elementary

Feb. 21, 28 and March 1 at James Williams Middle School

You may receive a permission slip at your school office.

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