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10/14/2017 7:29:00 AM
RHS building trades class seeks partner for next project

Mike Cheslock
Community Education Coordinator

Rhinelander High School is seeking an individual, family or other group that will contract with the school to have a 10 x 16 utility shed constructed by the high school building trades program during the 2017 - 2018 school year. The utility shed will be built at the school and then moved to its final location at the expense of the new owner. It will be completed by June 7, 2018.

If you are interested, stop by the Administration Center located on the second level of the Rhinelander High School Building, 665 Coolidge Avenue, Rhinelander (go to the back of the building - Door #13) to pick up a contract form and an explanation of the contract requirements. The deadline for submitting a proposal is Friday, Dec. 2, 2017. If you have questions, call the Director of Business Services Marta Kwiatkowski at 715-365-9700 ext. 5741, or instructor Ryan Paszek at 715-365-9700 ext. 8304 or email

Central Students Participate in 'International Walk or Bike to School Day'

Wednesday, Oct. 4 was International Walk or Bike to School Day 2017. Many students from Central Intermediate School walked or rode their bikes to school that day. A few students had their parents drop them off a couple blocks from school so they could make the healthy and environmentally conscious walk to school.

Why Walk or Bike?

It's fun! There's a feeling of joy and independence - a sense of adventure that doesn't fade. When walking or biking, parents and children get to appreciate things they don't notice while driving such as listening to the sounds of the neighborhood, seeing friends and neighbors and feeling connected with their community. Parents, children and friends can enjoy one another's company without the usual distractions.

Walking and bicycling to school enables children to incorporate the regular physical activity they need each day while also forming healthy habits that can last a lifetime. Regular physical activity helps children build strong bones, muscles and joints, and it decreases the risk of obesity.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that children and adolescents get one hour or more of physical activity each day. Research suggests that physically active kids are more likely to become healthy, physically active adults, and that as fitness levels increase in children so does academic performance.

Central staff hope to keep this healthy and emissions-free trend going.

National School Lunch Week

Last week, Oct. 9-13, was National School Lunch Week. The National School Lunch Program plays an important role in helping to ensure that every child in the nation starts school ready to learn, because a hungry or undernourished child is less likely to be an eager and attentive student.

The National School Lunch Program has demonstrated a national commitment to the promotion of our children's health and well-being, allowing children to concentrate on graduating with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in the workplace or toward further studies, a primary goal of Every Child a Graduate.

In Wisconsin, over 2,400 public and private schools serve 485,000 lunches each day

The success of this effort is due largely to resourceful and creative local food service administrators, managers, and staff working in cooperation with parents, teachers, community groups, government personnel and students.

In recognition of the contribution of the National School Lunch Program, Congress has designated the week beginning with the second Sunday in October of each year as National School Lunch Week. Please thank the food service workers for their hard work and dedication.

Mass flu vaccine clinics offered at RHS and JWMS

A mass flu vaccine clinic will be Thursday, Oct. 19 from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rhinelander High School cafeteria. A second clinic is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at James William Middle School chorus room. The Oneida County Health Department is offering the clinic.

Flu vaccine is free for children 18 and under. Parent/guardian(s) must be present with their child at the time of vaccination.

Flu vaccine is available for adults 19 years and up at the prices listed below.

($40) Fluzone Quadrivalent, Injectable Vaccine:

($73.82) Fluzone High-Dose Influenza Vaccine

• This is available for people 65 years of age and older. It is intended to create a stronger immune response (more antibodies equals more protection) in the person getting the vaccine. The Oneida County Health Department accepts cash, check, or some credit cards and will bill Medicaid, BadgerCare, Medicare, and some Medicare Replacements. Please have card available.

Anyone who wants to reduce their chances of getting the flu should get vaccinated. It is recommended that all people 6 months and older get a flu shot. Certain people are at higher risk of complications from the flu. Those people include: Children age 6 months to 18 years, pregnant women, people 50 years and older, anyone with chronic medical conditions, and people who live in nursing homes.

The best way to protect yourself from getting the flu is to practice good hand washing, get your flu shot each year, stay home when you are sick, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

For more information about 2016-17 Influenza visit:


Community invited to open house for Fab Lab on Oct. 21

The School District of Rhinelander welcomes all members of the Rhinelander community to an open house of the Rhinelander High School Fabrication Laboratory on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The RHS Fab Lab is a unique classroom laboratory that brings design and fabrication together. Cutting-edge equipment such as 3D printers, laser engravers and 3D milling machines are linked to computers. Design software allows a user to design and view a three-dimensional object. The fabrication tools allow the user to create the object that same day.

The Fab Lab uses materials such as plastics, metals, wood, and vinyl for all manner of fabrication.

The Fab Lab will be open to the community every Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m starting Monday, Oct. 23, 2017.

The public is encouraged to explore the lab.

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