Washington Elementary

  • 2911 Washington Street
  • Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
  • Phone: (715) 424-6788
  • Fax: (715) 422-6315
  • Principal
    Kelly Schaeffer

Welcome to Washington Elementary

Washington Families honor our Veteran's.  


No School -  January 19th & 20th


Our Washington students and staff welcome you to our school.  Washington is a Kindergarten through 5th grade building in the Wisconsin Rapids School District.  We strive to make school a safe, welcoming, and great place to learn each day.  

Mission Statement:

Working together with home and community, we are dedicated to providing the best education for every student, enabling each to be a thoughtful, responsible, contributor to a changing world.

Governing Values:

  • We Believe each student is the first consideration of the education process.

  • We Believe all students can learn.

  • We Believe learning is a life-long process.

  • We Believe in a safe, caring, and respectful learning environment.                    

  • We Believe all students should become effective citizens of the community, state, nation, and the world.

  • We Believe meaningful home, school, and community involvement is vital to continuous improvement.

Respectful, Responsible, and Safe Washington.

We strive to develop the child as a whole.  We hold our students to high expectations and practice being respectful, responsible, and safe in our school and the community.  We have a Leader of the Pack focus point that includes a goal in each classroom on a monthly basis that reinforces these beliefs.  We encourage families to talk with their child about ways they can be respectful, responsible, and safe at home as well.


The 3rd graders from Washington Elementary went to see the Birds In Art Show at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau.  One student got to see how his wingspan measured up to the Shoebill painted by artist Brian Jarvis.

Students created their own bird art after the tour. Every picture tells a story and students are encouraged to write about their artwork in class.

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Field Trip
5th Grade Egg Drop

Students in 5th Grade have been working on an engineering unit in science class. They have been focusing on the five steps of the engineering design process; Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, and Improve. 


As a part of the unit, students were asked to put this design process into action at home by creating an apparatus that would protect and egg from a 13 foot drop. Students used the honor system to follow the rules and to ensure a fair competition. 


They were only allowed to use materials that they had around their house, no going to the store to purchase materials; the apparatus had to be made by them, not their parents; and it had to be small enough to fit inside a milk crate. 


Some projects were more successful than others, but each student enjoyed designing and dropping their apparatus! Eggs away!


National Farm to School Month

National Farm to School Month

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  • Washington Elementary
  • 2911 Washington St, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
  • Phone: 715-424-6788