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Spencer Pride Pump

Pride Pump

The School District is proud to announce a generous donation from Baltus Oil company.  They have installed a Rocket’s Pride Pump at the gas pumps near our Great Lakes store. Two cents of every gallon sold through the Rocket’s Pride Pump will be donated to the Spencer School District on a quarterly basis.  The proceeds from this will go to support our School programs. I am very thankful to John Baltus for his support of our school and kids.

Hanging Baskets Greenhouse Plant Sale
Employment Opportunities

Rockets LogoThe Spencer School District is in search of candidates in the following areas:

Middle School Special Education Teacher (Cross- Categorical)

Physical Education Teacher (Two Positions)

Athletic Director

Drivers Education Teacher

Varsity Girls Head Basketball Coach

More information can be found on our Employment Tab

Choir Festival

Choir FestOn Thursday, April 19 both Spencer Junior High Choir and Spencer High School Concert Choir participated in the Southern Marawood Conference Large Group Choir Festival held at Stratford High School. Adjudicators awarded each ensemble first (excellent) ratings in Class A (high school) and Middle School Class (junior high). Congratulations to ALL musicians on your hard work and dedication!  You make Spencer SO proud!- Submitted by Ms. Stewart

Middle School Physical Education

Middle School Phy Ed

Spring is here, and with the warm weather the Middle School Physical Education program is heating up. Students have spent the winter months performing strength and conditioning activities to enhance strength, build flexibility, and help their overall fitness levels. Along the way, students have also learned many new games and activities. The Middle School students are all excited to take their new skills to outdoor activities as we near the end of the school year and into the summer. GO ROCKETS- Submitted by Mr. Thomas

8th Grade FACE Sewing Projects

Emojis

The 8th grade students in Ms. Polka’s FACE class completed their sewing unit by making emoji pillows. Students learned about sewing safety, identifying tools and equipment, hand sewing, and constructing a pillow. Each student selected their own emoji and created a pattern to cut out their fabric. Students then sewed their pillows by hand. They began by assembling facial features, sewing the fabric with right sides together, stuffing the pillow, and finishing it with some more hand sewing. The finished product was a 12 inch pillow. Students learned consistency, time, and patience were important during this process. They all enjoyed this experience as they  wanted to make a second one! - Submitted by Ms. Polka

 

 

Missoula Children's Theatre At The LTCA

Jack and the Beanstalk

6th Graders Explore Canada

Social Studies Presentation

6th graders in Mrs. Weisenberger's Social Studies class explored the physical and political features of Canada.  Students were assigned a province or territory in Canada and created Google Slide presentations for the class.  Students conducted research, documented important information, and created a visual slideshow they presented to their peers. - Submitted by Mrs. Weisenberger

Middle School Language Arts is “In Sync” with Today’s Learners

Middle School ELA

 

Three years ago Spencer Middle School adopted a new English Language Arts curriculum called StudySync.  This curriculum was one of the first fully electronic programs used in our district. After also adopting one-to-one student Chromebooks last year, the curriculum started to become a seamless way to complete reading, writing, speaking, and listening assignments that students truly enjoy.  The classroom looks very different at times compared to the traditional teaching of the past which included very large reading anthologies and a good number of supplemental workbooks and novels. Now, everything the students need is available in a virtual and weightless space--the Chromebook.  Students also don’t have to remember to bring homework to class (nor can one say they forgot it) because it is nearly always stored in a virtual space! Interactive elements like videos, virtual flashcards, and annotation storage make the program both convenient and thorough to a point that we could never have achieved in a 42-minute class period in the past.  The students are benefiting greatly and they are engaging more because they like the platform of the class. It is as second-nature for a student today to hear “log in” as to the past when a teacher said “turn to page…” - Submitted by Mrs. Much

School Closing

Spencer School District will be closed on Tuesday April 3, 2018 due to inclement weather.

Business and Information Technology Teacher

Business and Information Technology

The Spencer School District is in search of a dynamic teacher to lead the growth of a Business and Information Technology Program. The District is committed to offering a wide variety of opportunities to the students of Spencer in all areas, including Career and Technical Education (CTE). This position would include middle school survey courses in grades 6-8 designed to build student interest in business education and informational technology. Providing our students with personal finance, digital citizenship and digital literacy skills is a priority of ours. Our students have expressed a strong interest in business and informational technology courses, especially in the area of coding. This position may include, but is not limited to the following courses: Introduction to Business, Personal Finance, Marketing, Coding, and Accounting. We will work with Northcentral Technical College to provide dual credit opportunities for our students. 

Interested candidates should apply on WECAN. Questions may be directed to Principal Jason Gorst 715-659-4211 ext 106 jgorst@spencer.k12.wi.us

Middle School Girls Attend UWSP STEM Career Exploration Day

UWSP STEM

The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point sponsors three STEM (Science, Engineering, Math, and Technology) events for junior high students each year. Sponsored by the Spencer Science Club, four girls from Spencer Middle School attended a day designed for girls to explore STEM careers on Friday, February 23. This one-day conference is designed to get them fired up and excited about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  The event showcased STEM career professionals from throughout Wisconsin and faculty from UW-System. The girls engaged in hands-on workshops and learned the many career paths available with an education in STEM.- Submitted by Mrs. Roehrborn

7th Grade Combines Social Studies, Science and Art Concepts

The 7th grade students in Mrs. Rogney's World History class are wrapping up their unit on Ancient Greece.  Topics covered in the unit included geography, government, wars, and Athens vs. Sparta. Students were asked to combine content from all topics and create a shield that would represent themselves and their beliefs if they were to live during this era.  

 

The class also explored a new art technique called patina, that they could add to their shields.  Students used a small piece of copper to create a crest that would be displayed on their finished piece.  Liver of Sulfur was then used on the copper to help iodize it and create this cool old look.  The students were excited to try something new and their finished pieces turned out fantastic. Middle School Social Studies

Cupcake Wars

Cupcake WarsStudents in the 8th grade Family and Consumer Science Survey course competed with eachother in Cupcake Wars.

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

Student Council Visits Stoney River

Student VolunteersMiddle School student council members went with Mrs. Wilke to visit our friends at Stoney River last week and together, they made St Patrick’s day crafts! They also brought them toasty warm blankets!

6th Grade Technology Skills

Students Integrating Technology and MusicIn Technology Skills, 6th grade students are creating parodies to their favorite songs!  The process includes analyzing lyrics and formulating ideas to express their feelings about a particular subject.  They then use different devices to record their voice and make a music video to correlate with their thoughts.  - Mrs. Wilke

School Closing at 1:30 PM

The School District of Spencer will be closing at 1:30 PM today, Thursday, Jan. 11.  All after school activities are cancelled.  Spencer Kid's Group will be open at 1:30 PM.  

SC Rockets at Amherst

Cheer on the SC Rockets this friday night

Spencer PTA night at Applebees

Join us for an Applebee's Fundraiser Benefitting Spencer PTA on Oct. 15.  

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6th Grade Music

For the first time this school year, the 6th Grade students at Spencer Middle School are following a survey rotation like 7th and 8th grade students have for years. Currently in music class with Mr. Dillenburg, 6th graders are working on "Ukulele Karate" where they learn new chords and strumming patterns on the ukulele as they advance from belt to belt. Ukulele is new to the music curriculum this year, and this group of kids is lighting it up! 

Ukulele Picture

Holiday Choral & Handbell Concert

LTCA

The December 18th concert begins at 7:30 in the Lucille Tack Center for the Arts

Nine Middle School Students Earn College Tuition Rewards

Ecology Students

 

Some Spencer Middle School students (and their parents) have reason to be excited about earning tuition rewards points towards college tuition.  The students earned their rewards while selling items for the fall 2017 Forest Ecology Fundraiser, which included magazines and many other items.  Over 350 private colleges and universities participate in this program, and the Ecology Club plans to give students the opportunity to earn tuition rewards again with next year's fundraiser in support of our school forests.  The students who earned the tuition rewards shown in the picture (left to right) in the front are Kylie Egner, Laycee Glover, Tanner Hamer, Clayton Petras, & Mariah Seagren, and in the back are Ruby Semenchuk, Carson Schmidt, & Jordan Boe.  (Not shown is Jorie Meyer)  Submitted by Mr. Benton

Middle School Science

 

Middle school science students started off the school year by diving into the scientific method. This is a fundamental process taught in science but the benefits of teaching this process to students will go beyond their science classes.  The process teaches students to logically examine and analyze information he or she is receiving and then make a logical decision based off the information present.  Students in Mrs. Busse and Ms. Kundinger's science classes created towers out of cups and popsicle sticks to learn about the scientific method.  More images of student towers can be found on the Spencer Middle School Facebook page.

 

 

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Spencer Middle/High School Exceeds Expectations

School Report Card Score

The Spencer Middle/High School received its first score in the "Exceeds Expectations" category since the advent of the School Report Card.  The school showed improvement in the areas of student achievement, school growth and in closing the gaps.  More information about school report cards can be found at this link

School District of Spencer Staff Happy Holidays!

On behalf of the Staff and Students of the School District of Spencer I would like to wish you each and Happy and Joyous Holiday season.  

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