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Juggling lesson
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Kayla Breese/River News
Dan Kirk, the Juggler with the Yellow Shoes - a comedic juggler - paid a visit to Pelican and Central Intermediate schools Tuesday. He shared some facts about literacy, read a short book while juggling, and performed various tricks.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016


junior prom 2016
Preparations for the 2016 Junior Prom are well underway. Prom court members are busy decorating the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium to match the theme of "A Walk in Wonderland." At top is the prom court (from left to right, back row), Matt O'Melia, Logan Wild, Ethan Pequet, Tyler Kolasa, Max Holperin, Tyler Blomdahl and James Michniak. In the front row, left to right, are Anna Eckardt, Albiona Sabani, Gracie Linsmeyer, Miranda Koth, Shelby Kuehn, Sydney Zastrow and Ali Schickert. Below: Students needed the assistance of a lift to reach the gym's ceiling.
Friday, April 29, 2016

'Everyone loves James': RHS junior class nominates autistic youth for prom king
Being named to the prom court at Rhinelander High School is usually a matter of being popular, as seven boys and seven girls are selected for the court by a vote of their fellow classmates and then vie for the honor of king and queen.

This year, the class of 2017 did something school officials don't believe has ever been done before, they overwhelmingly selected an autistic student as one of the finalists for king. (subscriber access)

Friday, April 29, 2016

Principal explains Crescent's School-based 21st Century Learning Center (CLC) program
As we near the end of the third year of the Crescent Elementary School-based 21st Century Learning Center (CLC), or CHAMPS, Program, I want to highlight the work of Kris Michlig, Amanda Olson and Beth Westfahl, site coordinators, for their involvement in the program since the 2013-2014 school year. The beneficial programming they have thoughtfully planned for the children from Crescent Elementary School, Nativity Catholic School, Northwoods Community Elementary School (NCES) and Pelican Elementary School...
Friday, April 29, 2016

Crescent students participate in Author Inquiry Project
Crescent Elementary first-graders recently participated in an author inquiry project. After the students read books written by Tomie dePaola, Jan Brett, Angela Johnson, Eric Carle and Kevin Henkes, they chose a special author to research.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Officials to increase security at Rhinelander prom
In the wake of a shooting at the Antigo High School prom Saturday evening that left two students injured and the shooter dead, the School District of Rhinelander and Oneida County sheriff's department are taking steps to enhance security at this Saturday's "A Walk in Wonderland" prom at Rhinelander High School.

"We've always taken security measures for our prom and we are working with law enforcement to increase the level of security," said district superintendent Kelli Jacobi. "We're also increasing the number of chaperones." (subscriber access)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

NCES students show off science projects
Northwoods Community Elementary School students spent part of the day before Earth Day exhibiting a number of recycling-related science projects at the annual NCES Science Project Day event.

"The theme was science so each grade chose a topic under that," said second-grade teacher Kristin Guiette. "We chose landfills, plastic, recycling and compost." (subscriber access)

Friday, April 22, 2016

Local students impress at FBLA State Leadership Conference
Rhinelander High School recently sent 21 students to LaCrosse for the 62nd Annual Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Leadership Conference. They competed among 2,700 other Wisconsin high school students in several business-related events like Business Law or Business Math. Students took either a 60-minute test, or prepared a presentation or speech to present to judges.
Friday, April 22, 2016

Student historians head to state
This year, Northwoods Community Secondary School (NCSS) and James Williams Middle School (JWMS) sent over 45 students to the regional competition of National History Day.

Fifteen of those students advanced to state. As you read this article, there is a good chance they are in the midst of defending their thesis statements to a panel of judges in Madison. The state competition is being held on April 23 in Madison.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Savings from mild winter to be used to fund overdue SDR maintenance projects
Like many of the roads in the Rhinelander area, potholes and detoriation have a number of parking lots and sidewalks around School District of Rhinelander buildings resembling the dark side of the moon.

According to district officials, the problem has been made worse by a lack of funds in the maintenance budget for repairs. (subscriber access)

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Crescent students show off science projects
Crescent Elementary School students, parents and teachers displayed exhibits Monday at the third annual CHAMPS Science Fair/Family Night.

This was the first year parents and students could work on the exhibits together. Projects ranged from plants to weather experiments, probability and more.

"We're doing a thunderstorm in a cup and first you have to put water in a cup, then shaving cream for the clouds, then you put food coloring for the rain, then you bend a paper clip and put it in for the lightning," said second-grader Blake Klingen. (subscriber access)

Friday, April 15, 2016


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