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Reality Store

Reality Store

On March 13th, Spencer 8th grade students were shocked with a dose of reality.

The Reality Store is an interactive financial simulation where middle school students learn how their education, life choices and finances are all interrelated and impact their future.  During this hands-on experience students are given a hypothetical family situation. Based on that information they make spending decisions for their household. Their goal was to balance a monthly budget which included paying taxes, saving/investing, health and car insurance costs, and paying monthly bills (such as rent, utilities, phone, cable, childcare, groceries, car, clothing, etc.). Balancing their budget wasn’t easy, especially with unexpected financial fates along the way.

Spencer 8th grade students definitely got a glimpse of the future.

Spencer Math Students Celebrate Pi Day

Math Students

The past couple weeks Spencer 7th graders have been examining the circumference and areas of circles. Therefore, it seemed fitting to celebrate something as infinite as the value of pi.

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi is used in mathematics to represent a constant (the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter) which is approximately 3.14159. If you haven’t figured it out, Pi Day is observed on March 14 since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three digits of pi.

On this special day the 7th graders became a little “irrational” when sharing their "Pi" projects. They also listened to some "Pi" tunes and played "Pi" cards, but the best part was eating some delicious "Pi" food.​- Submitted by Mrs. Barton

Social Studies Students Interact With Dr. Nyseth Brehm From Ohio State University

Students Learning About Rwanda


Part of the learning experience for me in the social studies field is giving students interactive learning opportunities. One of those experiences was hearing from Dr. Hollie Nyseth Brehm from Ohio State University. The class did a Skype call with her, where she talked about her experiences during her nine trips to Rwanda, and her extensive research regarding the Rwandan genocide, which we learned about in class. Dr. Brehm talked about interviews she conducted with those involved with the Rwandan genocide, the past, and the current state of Rwanda. Students truly enjoyed this experience and hearing first hand accounts regarding what they learned in class. -Ryan Sprenger 

History Speaks

Historical Speaker


On Monday March 12th the Marathon County Historical Society came to Spencer and brought Harlan Grinde to talk about the role China plays in the world today. Harlan talked in the LuCille Tack center in front of community members from Spencer, Wausau, Stratford, and other communities in Central Wisconsin. Thanks to the Marathon County Historical Society, Diane Veale, and the Spencer History Club for helping out with the event. - Submitted by Mr. Wagner, and Mr. Sprenger 

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