Rhinelander School District

Creative Learning Opportunity
4:41 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Students Pitch Products, Sales Ideas at 'Mini Business World'

High schoolers got some hands-on experience pitching businesses and products this week.  An event called Mini Business World lets kids put to work the concepts they’ve learned in class. 

Donning their finest professional attire, students from Three Lakes and Rhinelander High Schools spent the day creating sales pitches for catchy products they invented: like an edible vaccine called Vaxilicious, the “candy that cures”.  Rhinelander Senior Dominic Littleton says his group came up with the idea of a protein bar for athletes they call Panther Energy. 

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Cooperating with Oneida County Sheriff's Office
4:55 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Rhinelander Schools Investigate Photo-Sharing Incident

The Rhinelander School District and the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office are investigating some inappropriate photo sharing that may have occurred between students using cell phones or other personal electronic devices.

According to a joint press release issued by the two authorities, the majority of the sharing occurred outside of school.

Rhinelander Schools Superintendent Kelli Jacobi says the situation calls for more than reprimand, and is an opportunity to educate youth about the dangers of this type of social media use. 

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Joint project
4:39 pm
Sun September 14, 2014

Habitat For Humanity/Rhinelander SD Break Ground

(l-r) HFHN Director Bob Davis, RSD Superintendent Kelli Jacobi, Greg, Jennifer and Owen Bohn break ground on the Bohn's new home.
Credit WXPR

A family will be getting a new house next year as Habitat for Humanity Northwoods broke ground on it's 19th house Sunday(9/14) afternoon.

Greg and Jennifer Bohn and their two children will have a home on Rhinelander's west side. But this home has a twist. Routinely the homes are constructed by Habitat volunteers. But a collaboration with the Rhinelander School District means Building Trades students will build the house for  Habitat.

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Healthy Choices All Day
1:00 pm
Sun August 10, 2014

School Snacks Will Look Different This Year

School districts are preparing for changes in some of their menus…thanks to new federal nutrition guidelines for snacks that take effect this school year. 

Rhinelander Food Service Director Pat Karaba says the new rules mean less sodium and more whole grain ingredients.  And snacks must also be limited in their portion sizes and calories. 

“Say we sold Doritos or snacks along those lines or cheetos.  Those would no longer fall into that category.  So we could not sell them this coming school year.”

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Replacing former Assistant Superintendent
4:31 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Rhinelander Schools Hire Director of Special Education and Pupil Services

The Rhinelander School District has filled the position vacated when administrator Dave Wall retired at the end of last school year. Maggie Peterson has been hired as new Director of Special Education/Pupil Services. Peterson recently worked in the Northland Pines School District in Eagle River where she was a special education teacher and Director of Pupil Services. She also was principal at St. Germain Elementary School and Director of Instruction at Northland Pines.

Helping Keeping Athletes Safe
3:46 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Rhinelander Schools Will Have Athletic Trainer On Staff

Ministry Medical Group and Aspirus each donated $15,000 to Rhinelander school athletics.
Credit Natalie Jablonski / WXPR News

Rhinelander School District has landed two sizable grants to help pay for a new athletics trainer position at the high school. 

Ministry Medical Group and the Aspirus Clinic have each donated $15,000 to the school district’s athletic program. 

Athletics Trainer is a role that Rhinelander native Eric Prom has been filling for a few years now, but until now he’s been employed by Marshfield Clinic.  Now he’ll be an employee of the school district.              

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More than half of Rhinelander students take part
1:00 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

Kids May Qualify for Free Lunch, Breakfast Under New Federal Guidelines

Parents can make a little more money this year, and their kids can still eat for free at school. 

Updated federal income guidelines allow a family of four, for example, to earn about $400 more each year, and still qualify for the free lunch and breakfast program. 

Rhinelander school district Food Service Director Pat Karaba says she hopes the stigma of the program is disappearing. 

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Terms Not Disclosed
2:56 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

District Reaches Settlement With Assistant Superintendent

A civil suit filed by Rhinelander School District Assistant Superintendent
David Wall against the school district has ended with a joint announcement
of a settlement.

Wall filed the suit in Oneida County Circuit Court in February, saying he
was owed money from raises that did not receive dating back to a 2007 contract.

No settlement terms were announced, but Wall did say he would retire from
the district when his contract ends June 30. He worked for the district for
17 years.

$139,500
6:55 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Electors, School Board Approve Sale Of South Park School

South Park School in Rhinelander
Credit WXPR

Bethesda Lutheran Communities won unanimous approval of Rhinelander School District electors and the school board last night and will purchase the closed South Park School.

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Wanting Community Input
5:21 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

School District Seeks Feedback on Strategic Plan

The Rhinelander School District is working on a new strategic plan.
Credit Basheer Tome

The School District of Rhinelander is looking for input on a new strategic plan.

It will help set goals and priorities for the next few years. 

Superintendent Kelli Jacobi is inviting the public to a series of meetings Wednesday and Thursday…to offer feedback and suggestions.

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