2017-2018

  • Wausau West senior Grace Schuler was named a 2018 Kohl Excellence Scholar through the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation and received a $10,000 scholarship.
  • Wausau West Social Studies teacher Christine Kadonsky was named a 2018 Kohl Fellow through the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation. Ms. Kadonsky and West High School received a $6,000 award.
  • Wausau East senior Jacob Schroeder won First Place/Best in Show at the Design and Welding Competition held at Northcentral Technical College and he won a new Miller Welder. 
  • Wausau West students Ben Brown, Zach Becker, Mark Raasch, Drew Schoch, and Bennett Baumann, and their teacher Theran Peterson, were invited to the Wisconsin State Capitol to present their Project Lead the Way project, an inflatable rescue device for use in guarded aquatic facilities.
  • Wausau West Associate Principal Cale Bushman received the 2018 Educator Award at the Wausau Police Department's Annual Banquet. 
  • Wausau West teacher Christine Kadonsky named Distinguished High School Teacher of the Year by the Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies. 
  • Wausau West senior Max Techel named to the first team for the Wisconsin Hockey Coaches Association. 
  • Wausau West Jazz Ensemble students took 1st place in their division at the Shawano Jazz Festival and Tate Rauman was named outstanding soloist.
  • Wausau West senior Mikahla Klug received the 2018 National DECA Emerging Leader Honor Award.
  • District Groundskeeper Rex Zemke appointed to serve a two-year term on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Turf Managers Association (WSTMA). WSTMA is the Wisconsin chapter of the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA), the professional association that manages sports turf worldwide. Mr. Zemke joins the diverse 13-member board that is represented by the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, and UW-Whitewater, among others. 
  • Wausau West's school store, West Side Connection, earned Gold Level Re-Certification and will be recognized at DECA's International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, in April.  
  • Wausau West senior Hannah DeYoung awarded the Voice Bethel Music and the Bethel Royal Merit Scholarships totaling $48,600 over four years at Bethel University. 
  • Wausau West's fall musical, The Addams Family, nominated for several Tommy Awards for high school theatre: Outstanding Lead Performance, Outstanding Supporting Performance, Outstanding Dance Performance, Outstanding Youth Performance, Outstanding Orchestra, Outstanding Scenic Design, Outstanding Costume Design, and Outstanding Musical Direction. 
  • Wausau West senior Jarod Maxon received the Chick Evans Scholarship for Caddies to attend UW-Madison, a full tuition housing scholarship renewable up to four years and valued at more than $100,000.
  • Wausau East Social Studies teacher Brent Zinkel recognized at the State Education Convention for being named High School Teacher of the Year.
  • John Muir Middle School students Grace Albee and Leah Rakes were selected to participate in the National Band Association - Wisconsin Chapter All-State Junior Band for 2018.
  • Franklin Elementary School teachers Amber Bronsteatter and Heather Trollop earned national board certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and are National Board Certified Teachers. 
  • Wausau West High School Concert Chorale was one of only two schools in the state accepted to perform at the 2018 Wisconsin Choral Directors Association State Convention. West's Concert Chorale was also selected as the demonstrator choir for a Conducting Competition for undergraduate conducting students from around the state. 
  • Wausau West French teacher Kara Torkelson became President-Elect of the American Association of Teachers for French (AATF) - Wisconsin Chapter. Her 3-year term began January 1, 2018.
  • Wausau West High School senior Arial Everett took first place in the Meme contest for the state of Wisconsin through the American Association of Teachers of French.  
  • Wausau East High School awarded a Next Gen Personal Finance Gold Standard distinction for educating all students in 21st Century personal finance skills. East High was one of only 600 high schools nationwide to deliver the Gold Standard of a required, standalone, semester+ personal finance course. 
  • Christian Kiepke of Wausau West High School named Wisconsin DECA’s December Member of the Month.
  • Wausau School District, one of 447 school districts in the United States and Canada, honored by the College Board with placement on the 8th Annual AP (Advanced Placement) District Honor Roll for significant gains in student access and success.
  • Wausau School District received an "Exceeds Expectations" rating on the District Report Card issued by the state of Wisconsin. 
  • Wausau East High School student Siam Rezwan presented at the 2017 Conference on Child Rights and Sight at Yale University hosted by Distressed Children and Infants International.
  • William Wendling, senior at West High, named a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program for exceptional academic promise and outstanding performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
  • John Muir Middle School received a Silver level Wisconsin School Health Award for it's commitment to providing students with the knowledge and skills to make healthy decisions that contribute to their academic success.
  • The girls locker room at Wausau East High School received new graphics with positive messaging thanks to physical education teacher Dina Rasmussen-Spear who received a grant from the Marathon County Retired Educators Association.
  • John Kozlovich, Wausau West High School social studies teacher, chosen to participate in a seminar on Thomas Jefferson and the European Enlightenment at the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Christine Kadonsky, Wausau West Social Studies teacher, participated in the National Endowment for the Humanities Workshop "Manifest Destiny Reconsidered: The Utah Experience" at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.