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UWSP student steps toward graduation, future as a wildlife researcher

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STEVENS POINT — On Dec. 15, Jacob Shurba will step across the stage at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point to accept his bachelor of science degree in wildlife ecology and management. Three years ago, the steps he took as a sophomore transfer student from Lombard, Illinois, led him to accepting a long-term undergraduate research opportunity at…

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EXCLUSIVE: Wausau elementary school parent files complaint on behalf of 5th grader faced with death threats, sexual harassment

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By Shereen Siewert WAUSAU — The parent of a Wausau elementary school fifth-grade student filed a complaint in November with the Wausau Police Department alleging that her daughter has been repeatedly subjected to sexual harassment and death threats by fellow students at the school. The parent, whose name Wausau Pilot and Review will not release…

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Spotlight on Education: Weston Elementary launches initiative to remove barriers to learning

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WESTON — Weston Elementary School has partnered with Discovery Education on a three-year program that will put the school at the forefront of trans-disciplinary STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/Design, Math) instruction, according to Weston Elementary School. The school hosts bi-weekly Maker Space time in each classroom and students work in small groups to solve a…

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East High student gets published

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WAUSAU — Wausau East High School student Autumn Drake-Dabler was chosen to have her poem entitled “Tears” published in the 2018 American Library of Poetry book, “Futures.” Drake-Dabler submitted her poem as part of an enrichment challenge offered in her accelerated class, according to the Wausau School District. Based in San Diego, California, and Houlton, Maine, The America Library of Poetry is…

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Cast your vote: Wausau crossing guard nominated as America’s Favorite

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By Shereen Siewert WAUSAU — A Wausau elementary school crossing guard has been nominated as America’s Favorite Crossing Guard, according to the Wausau School District. Clarence Blaskowski, a crossing guard at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, is one of this year’s nominees for the award, sponsored by Safe Kids Worldwide and FedEx. Blaskowski has been helping…

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Ed group and grocer raise $5,100 for high school kids, other organizations

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The Wausau Education Association and Trig’s in Schofield collected $5,100 to support students (and their families) attending Wausau East, Wausau West and D.C. Everest Senior high schools during a recent turkey drive. Other organizations that benefited from the drive include The Salvation Army, Covenant Community Church, The Neighbors’ Place and the Elks Lodge. Photo courtesy…

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UWSP at Wausau to host Preview Day

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WAUSAU — The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Wausau will hold its semi-annual event called Preview Day on Nov. 30. This event welcomes prospective students and their guests to campus and provides an opportunity for people to experience college firsthand. The program will begin at 9 a.m. in the Old Auditorium, in the main academic building.…

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East End Players to present Charles Dickens classic ‘A Tale of Two Cities’

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WAUSAU — The Wausau East End Players will present a drama based on the timeless story “A Tale of Two Cities” during three performances in November. “This exhilarating adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens novel tells an epic story of vengeance and sacrifice poetically described in the famous opening lines, “It was the best of…

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NTC announces President’s List for outstanding academic achievement

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WAUSAU – Northcentral Technical College has announced the President’s List for outstanding academic achievement for the summer 2018 term. The following students enrolled in a post-secondary program, earned a 3.75 grade point average or higher and successfully completed a minimum of six credits during the summer term. Amherst: Caleb Glennon Aniwa: Rachel Zahrt Antigo: Melissa…

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UWSP delays decision on program cuts until after November election

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STEVENS POINT, Wis. — University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point officials will wait until mid-November to announce possible program changes and offerings, according to a news release issued this week. Chancellor Bernie Patterson approved a request to extend the timeline for a workgroup focused on budget and curricular changes, according to the release. Provost and Vice Chancellor…

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Fab Labs Grants available to Wisconsin school districts

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MADISON — The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. is accepting applications for its Fabrication Laboratories, Fab Labs, Grant Program, which provides funding to help public schools build or expand fab labs. The grant program supports hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) education by assisting public school districts with equipment purchases for instructional and educational purposes…

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Documenters: Highlights from this week’s Wausau School Board meeting

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By Owen Reissmann for Wausau Pilot and Review Complete with free cookies for all in attendance, this month’s school board meeting celebrated national school lunch week (October 15-19). A proclamation from the governor’s office was read to observe the event and recount the state’s dedication to the 470,000 children served a school lunch each day,…

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