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From the Wausau School District
Wausau Board of Education Vice President James Bouche receives award
Vice President Bouche was recognized for achieving a Level 2 in the Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) Member Recognition Program. WASB recognizes its members for their efforts in leadership and board development through its Member Recognition Program.
Wausau West High School General and AP Physics Teacher receives recertification
Krista Gates, Wausau West High School General and AP Physics teacher, has received the Board Resolution of Commendation. She was nominated by Wausau West Principal Jeb Steckbauer for receiving Recertification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS.)
According to its website, the NBPTS is recognized as the gold standard in teaching certification, with a mission to advance accomplished teaching for all students. The Recommendation of Commendation Committee reviewed her nomination and selected it for presentation and approval by the Board of Education.
Wausau East’s Rob Hughes raises over $12K
Rob Hughes broke records this year with his annual Food for Hope Turkey Drive. On Nov. 18, he distributed all of the turkeys and hams at Trig’s on Wausau’s west side. They went to 22 different schools and organizations.
On the list were several Wausau School District schools, as well as some D.C. Everest schools,
and other organizations such as: Women’s Community, the Salvation Army, and the Neighbors’ Place.
For years, Hughes has been championing this turkey drive because he wants to help others who are struggling.
“I know this motivation comes from the memories of strangers who helped my family when I was growing up, with food, clothes, and even Christmas presents,” he said.
John Muir associate principal named 2021 Associate Principal of the Year
Matt Raduechell has been named the 2022 Wisconsin Associate Principal of the Year by the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators.
He will be formally recognized at the Associate Principals Conference in January in Green Bay and will receive $1,000 for use on a project of his choice at John Muir. Then, Raduechel will also get to represent the state of Wisconsin at the National Principals Conference.
Wausau School District to distribute $1M in stipends to staff
The Wausau School District will distribute $1 million worth of stipends to all district staff. The proposal was unanimously approved by the Board of Education.
The stipends are a thank you; a way to recognize staff for all of the extra work they’re putting in this school year to ensure students continue to receive a high-quality education amid the current environment.