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USDA Smart Snacks In Schools Nutrition Guidelines Being Implemented

 

Effective July 1, 2014, federal regulations implemented Smart Snack nutrition standards in all schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program. These standards apply to all foods sold to students on the school campus during the school day. This includes student vending machines, a la carte sales, school stores, snack carts and fundraising. The school day is defined as midnight the night before until 30 minutes after school ends. Smart Snack standards do not apply to foods sent from home (i.e., birthday treats, classroom parties) or events that occur on the school campus more than 30 minutes after school ends, on evenings or weekends.

Is your snack a Smart Snack? Take the guesswork out of the USDA nutrition guidelines using the Smart Snack Calculator. Enter the nutrient information to determine if the food item meets the guidelines. Questions concerning the new guidelines may be directed to Director of Food Service, Julie Marie at 715-424-6703 or julie.marie@wrps.net.


School Nursing Staff Are Closely Monitoring Student Health
 
As you may have heard through national news, there have been some cases of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) popping up in several states. This is a virus that causes respiratory illness. As of right now (9/10/14), there are no confirmed cases in Wisconsin. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is watching this situation closely and helping states with testing. WRPS nursing staff continues to work collaboratively with local Health Department officials to monitor and assess the threat of this virus locally. Read more...
 
 
 

Three District Schools Named Wisconsin Title I Schools of Recognition

 

State Superintendent Tony Evers recently announced that Grove Elementary, Howe Elementary, and Mead Elementary Charter School will be among 173 schools in Wisconsin to receive the Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition Award. Supt. Evers stated, “I want to congratulate these schools as examples of the success we need in all of our schools to close achievement gaps. These awards recognize the work by students and their parents along with teachers, school administrators, and school staff members to break the link between poverty and low academic achievement.”  Read more...


Community Swim Program Has Many Offerings

 

A variety of swim lessons, parent-tot classes, open swim sessions, and adult water aerobics opportunities are again being offered during the 2014-15 year through the Lincoln Community Swim program. Participants should plan to utilize the main south doors at the Lincoln facility to access the pool for all programs. Find out more about these offerings by clicking here.


Student Represents Wisconsin at National SkillsUSA Competition

 

During the week of June 23rd, Lincoln High School student Daniel Weinfurter traveled to Kansas City, Missouri to attend the SkillsUSA 50th National Conference. He earned his way to the National level by placing first at the Wisconsin State SkillsUSA competition, which was held in Madison earlier this year. Dan competed at the National Convention representing not only Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School, but also the state of Wisconsin in the Carpentry competition. After two days of briefings and written exams, Dan tested his technical abilities against 44 other competitors from across the nation to determine who had the best skills and knowledge. He was required to apply Math skills as he calculated lengths, angles, and pitches of roof and wall framing. After all the sawdust cleared, Dan Weinfurter came out as the seventh best carpenter in the nation! Read more...


Parent Representative Needed

 

A three-year term of service is available for a Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools parent who is interested in serving on the District's Council for Instructional Improvement (CII). The CII meets to discuss and make recommendations related to curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Three parent representatives serve on the CII along with teachers, administrators, and a Board of Education member

If you have any questions or are interested in serving on the CII, contact Kathi Stebbins-Hintz, Director of Instruction, at 715-424-6721, x-1053, or kathi.stebbins@wrps.net, by Friday, September 19. The Board of Education will appoint the new parent representative to the CII at the October Educational Services Committee meeting.


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Nixle is a FREE system that provides a quick, efficient, and secure way to get neighborhood-level information out to community members who subscribe to the system. Through www.nixle.com, agencies (including WRPS) will be able to send text message (SMS) and e-mail alerts to subscribers in a specific area, down to .25 miles. Click on the picture above to receive community safety alerts instantly by text message and email!  Registration is quick, easy and secure.  Read more...
 

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