In today's Ashland Daily Press the headline story describes the work being done by students in our Class ACT Charter School to track movements of the elk herd in the Butternut area. Congratulations to Paula Zwicke and the students involved: Bastian Bergemann-Menor, Abby Schmidt, Dan Warren, Emily Mader, Lizz Wirsing, Jake Kruzan, Zach Jordan and Regan Jacobson for this very positive story and the positive work they are doing for the elk herd and Wisconsin! It's a great example of how project based learning can allow students to learn with tasks that benefit the students as well as the greater community. Here is the link: http://www.ashlandwi.com/news/local/article_55303350-3f73-11e3-bce4-001a4bcf887a.html
Last Friday at Bruce our Boys and Girls Cross Country team both took first place in the Sectional Meet. It was exciting to see the efforts of these young people all season pay off with both teams moving on to the State Meet in Wisconsin Rapids this weekend. At left you see Jordan Koski and his brother Kevin during the race. Both brothers have been pushing each other throughout the season. Below you see the girls team getting ready to start. It was a very cold and windy afternoon as you can tell from the attire of people other than runners in the photo. The weather added to the challenges and our teams met the challenges and succeeded! Thanks to the team for their efforts and to Mary Patterson for her continuing positive influences on the lives of our students. Good luck at State!
As with any large organization, over time the school district has property that has served a useful purpose but is no longer needed. In an effort to properly dispose of surplus property while still recognizing the taxpayers of the district would want us to obtain the best possible price for such surplus property, the district is utilizing an online auction company, Wisconsin Surplus. Currently the district has an older snow plow blade, a basketball Shootaway machine and various weightlifting equipment that has been replaced by new equipment provided through the PEP Grant. In this way, the district will know it is obtaining the best market price for its surplus equipment. The web site is http://www.wisconsinsurplus.com/index.htm