2016-2017

  • East High's Golf Team achieved All-State Honorable Mention in Division 1 for their academic accomplishments. The Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin recognized team members Matt Tuman, Michael LaPree, Sam Crispell, Melese Klinner, and Mitch Steinke for achieving at least a 3.25 team GPA.

  • Wisconsin RtI Center and the Department of Public Instruction recognized Wausau schools for implementing a culturally responsive multi-level system of support to meet the needs of all students. Silver Level for Behavior: East High; EEA Learning Academy; Horace Mann Middle School; and Grant, Hawthorn Hills, Hewitt-Texas, John Marshall, Lincoln, Maine, Rib Mountain, Riverview, South Mountain, Stettin, and Thomas Jefferson elementary schools. Bronze Level for Behavior: West High; John Muir Middle School; EGL Academy; Montessori Charter School; and Franklin Elementary School. Bronze Level for Reading: Horace Mann Middle School.

  • Wausau East ​High School ​Senior IB Art student Lena Brearley's oil painting, Morning Light, is the winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition.

  • Greg Harvey, Athletic/Activities Director at Wausau East High School was named Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association District 2 Athletic Director of the Year.
  • East High School Graphics teacher Elizabeth Kysely and librarian Paula Hase were named 2017 PBS Digital Innovators by Wisconsin Public Television. 
  • Wausau West Students Alexa Sheehan and Patrick Brandenburg landed in the Top 10 as finalists at DECA’s International Career Development Conference.

  • The Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association selected Greg Harvey, Athletic/Activities Director at Wausau East High School, as the 2017 recipient of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association State Award of Merit.

  • Cathy Wahl, Associate Principal at Wausau West High School, received a Certificate of Appreciation, signed by State Superintendent Tony Evers, for her dedication to Wausau School District students and for her interest and willingness to support Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Programs' (WEOP) college access programs. 

  • Brent Zinkel, Social Studies teacher at Wausau East High School, was named Wisconsin's 2018 High School Teacher of the Year. 

  • Brad Peck, East High principal, received the School Official Excellence Award for 2016-2017 at the State DECA Conference.
  • Ann Ross, East High DECA Advisor, received the Red Apple Advisor Award for 2016-2017 at the State DECA Conference. 
  • G.D. Jones and Thomas Jefferson elementary schools were named Wisconsin Title I Schools of Recognition for the 2016-2017 school year.
  • Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Williams, Riverview Elementary Principal Andy Place, and PBIS Coordinator Kathy Guthman presented at the National School Boards Association (NSBA) Convention in Denver, along with corporate representatives from First Student, on PBIS on the Bus.

  • Wausau East student Siam Rezwan was accepted to present on his work with VISION at the 2017 Harvard Global Health and Leadership Conference at Harvard University.

  • Brent Zinkel, Social Studies teacher at Wausau East High School, was named a 2017 Kohl Teacher Fellowship recipient. 

  • Olivia Rasmussen, a senior at Wausau East High School, received the 2017 DECA Emerging Leader Honor Award.

  • Wausau West High School was recognized by the Wisconsin Advanced Placement Advisory Council (WAPAC) as a Level 3 Pacesetter School in Advanced Placement during the 2015-2016 school year.

  • Wausau West and Wausau East school stores recognized by National DECA for Outstanding School-Based Enterprises. West High's, West Side Connection, achieved Gold Level Re-certification and East High's, The Jack Shack, achieved Gold Level Certification for the first time in the school's history.

  • Dr. Jeff Lindell, Director of Pupil Services, received the 2016 Advocate of the Year Award from the United Way of Marathon County. 

  • Cathy Hirn, long-serving ticket manager of West High athletic events, received the Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association Distinguished Service Award. 

  • Mike Erickson, Head Custodian at Horace Mann Middle School, was presented with the Wisconsin Athletic Directors Service Award by Lisa Peck, Horace Mann Activities and Athletic Director.

  • John Heiting, Head Custodian at John Muir Middle School, was presented with the Wisconsin Athletic Directors Service Award by Randy Erdman, John Muir Activities and Athletic Director.

  • Wausau East's Thomas Dunbar received the Win Brockmeyer Award for being the most outstanding senior football player in the greater Wausau area.  

  • Patricia (Patty) Zemke, John Muir Middle School teacher, received the Board Resolution of Commendation for being named Health Education Teacher of the Year by the Wisconsin Health and Physical Education Association. 

  • Wausau East High School librarian Paula Hase wins $100,000 from Farmers Insurance through Thank America's Teachers Dream Big Challenge to fund the proposal, "Plugged In, Engaged, and Informed: Ownership of Learning through Video Production and Journalism." The school's broadcasting studio will be upgraded to a state-of-the-art 21st Century digital broadcasting space. East High was one of six winners in the nation to receive $100,000.

  • Patricia (Patty) Zemke, John Muir Middle School teacher, named Health Education Teacher of the Year by the Wisconsin Health and Physical Education Association.  

  • Christine Kadonsky, Wausau West Social Studies teacher, is a 20 Under Forty honoree; a partnership between the Wausau Daily Herald and United Way of Marathon County that recognizes community leaders.

  • Grant Elementary School received the Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award for its outstanding efforts in creating an active school environment. Let's Move! Active Schools is part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative. Only 544 schools across the country achieved this prestigious honor this year.

  • Custodians Andy Seidler, Kevin Davisson, and Chris Raboin tied for first place in the Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials Safety Room Challenge at the association’s Custodial & Maintenance Conference.

  • Christine Kadonsky​,​ Wausau West ​S​ocial ​S​tudies teacher​,​ participated in the National Endowment for the Humanities "The Legacy of the Civil War: Changing Memories Over Time" workshop at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. ​S​he ​also ​studied "Martha Washington and the Women of the 18th Century" at Mount Vernon, home of George ​and Martha ​Washington. Kadonsky received a scholarship provided by Anne Neal Petri and Thomas E. Petri to attend th​e​ George Washington Teacher Institute Summer Residential Program.
    Kadonsky also participated in two sessions, Standard Setting and Exam Item Review​,​ for the new Tenth Grade Social Studies Forward Exam ​facilitated by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction​.​
     

  • Lincoln Elementary School won 1st place in the video of the year contest at the 2016 State PBIS Leadership Conference! This amazing "True Colors" anti-bullying video was created by Lincoln's students and staff as part of their Safe School Ambassadors family group project.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fh4wwMXVAU&feature=youtu.be