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04/06/2022- Telephone Outage

We are currently experiencing issues with our telephone system.  We will let you know when lines are back up.


Parent Teacher Conferences Spring 2022

Parent Teacher Conferences are on March 24th from 1:00-8:00 PM for grades 4K-5 and also on March 25th from 9:00-12:00 PM for 4K only.  Conferences will be in-person this spring. Parents have reported that it is easier to access and sign-up using a computer versus a smartphone.  Please access the links on the next page to sign-up.

Spencer Vote 2022

Spencer Vote 2022

New Fitness Center Hours

With the new semester comes new Fitness Center hours.  The Fitness Center will be CLOSED the following times for class use:


7-9 am

9:45-10:30 am

2:30-4;45 pm



Youth Baseball Signups

Spencer Community Booster Youth Baseball/Softball Signups

Area Parents!!! If you have boys age 5years- 9th grade (currently in 9th grade) and girls age 5 - 14 years old pre register for summer leagues!!! Registration paperwork will be collected on Feb 21st at registration night or we will email forms for those that can’t attend.

Fee is $50 which includes league fees, hat and jersey. Fees increase to $100 after Feb 28th and May not be accepted later than March.

It is really important that we have accurate numbers so we can enter age appropriate leagues and not have teams that are too large! This is the reason we are asking everyone to sign up early.

Click HERE to sign up!

Covid-19 Plan Updates

School District of Spencer Covid 19  Guidelines


The District will monitor (and post) active cases  of staff and students in the school district.  If the number of active cases as a percent of total Individuals remains below 5%, we plan to maintain the “Return to Normal” planning....

Free Meals for ALL Students

Great News....breakfast and lunch will be free for all School District of Spencer students for the entirety of the 2021-2022 school year! This is a continuation of the COVID program that was started by the USDA last year. PLEASE still fill-out the free and reduced lunch forms that were sent last week; a number of different funding and grant options are based on this data. Free Meals

Meet Your Teacher - Elementary Sign-up!

Meet Your Teacher




ELEMENTARY FAMILIES: Meet Your Teacher is right around the corner!  Sign up here to sign-up for a time for you and your 4K-5th grade child to meet your child's teacher for the 2021-2022 school year.  Each time slot is 10 minutes long and will give you time to meet your teacher and drop off school supplies.  You are welcome to explore the classroom for longer than the 10 minute slot but we wanted to make sure to give everyone a little of their own time to touch base with their teacher!  We look forward to seeing you on August 26th!

Sign-up Genius Link for Meet Your Teacher, click here.  

School Board Opening

The School District of Spencer is looking for individuals that reside in the Village of Spencer to apply for a vacant seat to represent the Village on the school board.  If interested in being part of the decision making process for the future of our school please mail or email a letter of interest to:

Michael Endreas

District Administrator

School District of Spencer

300 North School St.

Spencer WI, 54479



Letters of interest are due by 4:00 p.m. Wednesday May 12, 2021.  An interview with the board will then take place at the regular board meeting on Wednesday May 19, 2021.

February Student of the Month

It is with great pleasure that we introduce Dakota as Student of the Month for the month of February!

Student of the MonthDakota was first nominated by Mrs. Weier, “Congratulations Dakota! She totally deserves to be recognized for the great things she does every day while at school. Dakota is always the first one to follow directions and show her classmates she is ready to go for the next activity. She is a great example of what a Spencer Rocket should be doing. She is responsible for her daily and virtual assignments, she is respectful to everyone she interacts with, and she always has a safe body. She works hard at every subject in school, making growth in math and reading! She stepped up as a leader in our recent social studies projects and on the playground, she includes others in games and is a good sport. I'm so glad I have the privilege of getting to know you this year!”


February Citizens of the Month!

Congratulations to our February Citizens of the Month at Spencer Elementary School!  These students demonstrate leadership, respect, and responsibility daily.  

Citizens of the Month  Citizens of the Month

January Student of the Month


Student of the MonthIt is with great pleasure that we introduce Ava as our Student of the Month for the month of January!

Ava was first nominated by Mr. Schmitt, “Ava would be a great candidate for Student of the Month because everyday she demonstrates the Rocket Way. She always tries her best and is kind to everyone.  Ava is very responsible and is always willing to go the extra mile to help her peers. She shows great respect for teachers as well as her classmates.  Ava also volunteers to help around the classroom and shows great leadership amongst her peers.”


Open Enrollment is Happening NOW!

rocket's "S" logo

Open enrollment for the Spencer School District is open now through April 29th.  You can apply online or via mail.  Contact Kathryn at 715-659-4211 with questions or to get your paper copy of the necessary forms.

To apply online, click HERE.

December Student of the Month


It is with great pleasure that we introduce Vander as Student of the Month for the month of December!

Student of the MonthVander  was first nominated by Mrs. Wolf, “Vander is one of the sweetest and nicest boys I've ever met.  He is always polite, helpful and encourages his peers to do their best no matter what.  Vander works well with all of my students and often helps me be a teacher in small groups to others when they don't understand something we are working on.  I can count on Vander to follow the rules and show everyone the Rocket Way everyday.  Vander is a friend to all and my entire class enjoys his company.  Vander is an incredible student and has exceeded many kindergarten goals already.  Vander knows all of his letters, numbers, sounds and the entire first quarter of sight words.  Vander is a hard worker everyday at school.  I am proud to nominate Vander Krause as the student of the month”


Community Update
Football Playoff Tickets

The Spencer/Columbus Football team is traveling to face the Cumberland Beavers on November 13th. Pre-sale tickets will be on sale starting on Tuesday, November 10th, and will go to Wednesday, November 11th in the high school office. Tickets are $6 and we will only have 200 available. Please pay at the window outside of the office as you come into the building. There will be no tickets available at the door, you must buy a ticket ahead of time to attend the game. Please contact the Athletic Director Ryan Sprenger at rsprenger@spencer.k12.wi.us with any questions.

Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conference Sign-Up is being done online for PreKindergarten-5th grade again this fall. Conferences will either be done over the phone or with a Zoom virtual conference. When you sign-up, make sure to indicate whether you would like a phone or Zoom conference.

Parents have reported that it is easier to access and sign-up using a computer versus a smartphone.

Please access these sign-ups and choose your time by Monday, November 2nd.

Click on the time slot you desire with your child's homeroom teacher only and then you will enter your child's first and last name in the "My Comment" section to sign-up for the conference. You must also indicate whether you would like this conference to be done over the phone or with a Zoom video conference.

Each slot is 15 minutes in length. You will have to sign-up for each child individually.

Links to sign-up:

4K https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0449abad2ea6f94-2020

K-2 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0449abad2ea6f94-2020fall

3-5 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0449abad2ea6f94-20201

BIG NEWS for School Breakfast & Lunch

Lunch bags

The USDA has announced that as of September 1, 2020, all students in the Spencer School District will receive FREE breakfast and lunch through December 31, 2020 or until funds run out. We will keep you updated on the status as the school year progresses. 

2020-2021 Food Service Update

A message from our Food Service Director, Frankie Soto:

Reopening Updates 8-21-20
School Supply List for 2020-2021

The most up-to-date school supply list is found on this website.  You can reach this list by going to the elementary page of this website and, under 'Quick Links' on the left margin, click on 'School Forms'.  We are asking that all students have a water bottle as the bubbler portion of the drinking fountain will be disabled and only the water bottle filler portion will be on.   

We do have many donated supplies, please contact either Jill Schulz, elementary principal, or Melanie Lorentz, school counselor, if your family would benefit from these supplies.  

Contact information: Jill Schulz jschulz@spencer.k12.wi.us  715-659-4642 ext 1221

Melanie Lorentz mlorentz@spencer.k12.wi.us 715-659-4642 ext 2031


School Transportation Announcement

School Bus

IMPORTANT: Transportation Applications were mailed to each student’s family on July 31. The form must be filled out and returned by AUGUST 14th EVEN IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO HAVE YOUR CHILD RIDE THE BUS! Forms received after August 14 will be processed the first week of school which means those students will be allowed to begin riding the bus the SECOND week of school. Understand that a single late arrival may mean large changes to a school bus route and families already knowing their pick up time may all have to be contacted with new times as well as mapping and other related changes required. Your cooperation in meeting the August 14 deadline truly is crucial to our staff creating routes on time for you.

With all the changes going on, your information is critical to the development of school bus routes, timing of routes, and efficient routes. If you have NOT received a Transportation Application in the mail, please contact Jon Burnett at Burnett Transit or the school immediately! Thanks for your help as we work to create a safe, healthy, and efficient bus route for each of your families. Jon Burnett / 715-659-4391

Meet Your Teacher

We are excited to welcome our students back into the building for the 2020-2021 school year!  Meet Your Teacher will be on August 27th from 1:00-6:30.  Please sigh-up for a 15 minute time slot to bring your child in to meet their teacher. 

We will have one student (with their parents) p/classroom in our building so the parents and child can meet their teacher for the upcoming school year. We have gotten approval for this plan from the Marathon County Health Department. Each meeting will be kept to 10 minutes with physical distancing and face masks in-place. Common surfaces will also be cleaned throughout the event.

If conditions locally reach a point where this amount of contact wouldn’t be recommended we would cancel in-person Meet Your Teacher and do a virtual meeting between the teacher and each individual student.

You will need to sign-up for each of your children separately.  Please bring all labeled school supplies and plan to wear a face mask while in the building.

Please use the links below to sign up for a time:

4K https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0449ABAD2EA6F94-meet 

K-2 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0449ABAD2EA6F94-meet1 

3-5 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0449ABAD2EA6F94-meet2

Graduation Streaming Link

Please click HERE to view a live stream of our graduation today.  Thank you to OnFocus for providing the stream!

Spencer Elementary Reopening Plan
Please click HERE for the plan. 
School District Reopening Plan
Please click HERE for the slideshow.
Community Updates June 24

Please click on the following link for updates.



Material Drop-off and Student Supply Pick-up

Please use the link to sign-up for a time slot to bring back school materials - Chromebook, internet hotspot, library books, and classroom books.  

When: May 28, 12:00 PM-6:00 PM and May 29, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

What: Bring back school materials and pick-up student materials

Who: One adult p/family, as much as we would love to see our students it is not recommended at this time.  

Click here to sign up.  

Updated Grading Procedures Offer Flexibility


 As the School District of Spencer continues the transition in a virtual learning environment for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, we are making some changes to our grading procedures to allow more flexibility for students and families during this difficult time. After receiving guidance from the State of Wisconsin, meeting as a staff, and consulting with other school districts, we have decided to create the following options for our students and their families. 






Please click HERE for the updated grading procedures



04/17/2020 Closure Updates




School District of Spencer 

Safer at Home Order

Covid-19 Closure Announcement

Hello All,

I want to thank you for your efforts in supporting your child through the mandated closure.  At this point, due to the Governor's mandated Safer at Home Mandate,  we will not be returning to school prior to April 24th.  Once more information is provided we will update you accordingly.   

Michael Endreas

District Administrator

School District of Spencer

April SEL Word of the Month-RESPONSIBILITY



Spencer’s Social and Emotional Learning word for April is RESPONSIBILITY.

Help To Do Your Part-Social Distancing

Social Distancing

Covid-19 Closure Update 3/17/2020



School District of Spencer Parent Update:


We are off and running!


Food Services During Covid-19 Closure

Our dedicated Food Service employees are offering meals for ALL KIDS 18 & UNDER in the district for FREE beginning Tuesday, March 17th!!!! 


-Cold meals are available following the school calendar. (i.e. Friday, March 20th is a scheduled day off, so no meals available.)

-ONLY LUNCH will be available on Tuesday, March 17th.  Breakfast & lunch will be available all other days.

-Pick up at the school for both breakfast and lunch is available from 7AM-7:30AM and again from 11:30AM-Noon at Door 1.  Please DO NOT come in. Wait at the curb and someone will be out to assist you.

-There will be a Meals on Wheels service option available to kids in the Village and rural areas of Spencer via bus stops. Village dropoffs are based on bus route stops in the village from 11AM-11:30AM. Rural routes will deliver to bus stops from 11AM-Noon. Times may vary based on need. 


Please email Darla ASAP at dfleischman@spencer.k12.wi.us for the number of meals needed for drop off or for alternate pickup arrangements.

For any ideas on how to make improvements to the program or concerns, please contact Frankie at fsoto@spencer.k12.wi.us.  

Spencer Elementary School Information for Covid 19 Closure

Please click here to hear information regarding our closure.


School Cancelled starting Monday March 16th. Virtual Learning to begin Tuesday March 17th

The School District of Spencer will be closed for students starting Monday March 16th, 2020. Staff will report for a morning meeting. Rookie Rockets will remain open at this time. Virtual learning will begin on Tuesday March 17th. Information will continue to be released via Facebook, email, and our website.




Spencer Elementary Student of the Month for November

Student of the MonthIt is with great pleasure that we introduce Jakob as our Student of the Month for the month of November!!

Jakob was nominated by both Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Eckes, Mrs. Miller said,  “Jakob is KIND and helpful to his peers and teachers. I like how very willing he is to do the job needed regardless of what the job is to be done.  Jakob will often politely remind others by holding up the voice-level sign or encouraging others around him.”

Mrs. Eckes added, “I have been so impressed with Jakob. He consistently demonstrates the Rocket Way through his positive attitude, kind heart and dedicated approach to always put forth his best effort. He pays careful attention to detail and does well demonstrating and sharing his thinking and ideas in class.  He is also always willing to lend a helping hand wherever and whenever it is needed. Combine that with his awesome sense of humor and you have an all around great student and kid. Way to start 4th grade off on such a GREAT note Jake!! Keep it up!”


Citizens of the Month for November

These students have went above and beyond during the month of November to help our school, classroom, and classmates.  We are so proud of our Citizens of the Month!Good Citizens

Reading is a real Tweet!

October Winners

Online Sign-up for Parent Teacher Conferences

We look forward to seeing all of our parents at conferences on March 20th.  Your conference time from fall automatically rolls over for  the spring conferences on March 20th.  Please use the links below to change the time for your conference if your fall time no longer works for you. 

  • Click on the link and sign up for your conference with your child's homeroom teacher
  • Click on the time slot you desire with your child's homeroom teacher only and then you will enter your child's first and last name in the "My Comment" section to sign-up for the conference.

 Each slot is 15 minutes in length. You will have to sign-up for each child individually.

Spencer Schools Welcome International Speaker

The Human Connection

We encourage all parents and invite all community members to attend this gratifying experience working in conjunction with our Social Emotional Learning movement.  Please contact Katrina Rotar with any questions at krotar@spencer.k12.wi.ua or 715-659-4211.    

Crystal Apple Award Nominations now Open!

This morning representatives from the Chamber of Commerce went into all of our classrooms to kick-off the Crystal Apple awards program. As many of you know, this is an opportunity to acknowledge all of the great teachers we have here in Spencer. This year you are able to nominate teachers online using this link: https://forms.gle/AbppJjoAdhsZX9rU6

A Letter from our SEL Team


It’s a new school year…SEL is the word….And September’s word of the month is OPTIMISM.   Trust us when we say good things will happen.

Will you be a part of it?

Awards for our Rocket Staff

WeMarathon County Special Education awards had a great night at the Marathon County Special Education Banquet. Three of our Rockets received awards:

Kristy Ehlers - regular education teacher of the year. Mrs. Ehlers is our 4K teacher.

Brittany Oblak - professional of the year. Miss Oblak is our school psychologist.

Mike Endreas- Administrator of the Year. Mr. Endreas is our district administrator.

Congratulations Mrs. Ehlers, Miss Oblak, and Mr. Endreas!! We are lucky to have you all as part of our Rocket family!!

Spencer Elementary Student of the Month

Student of the Month

It is with great pleasure that we introduce Betzy Navarro as our April Student of the Month!!

Betzy was first nominated by Mrs. Bissonette... last year! She had this to say about Betzy, “I looked forward to Betzy walking in the classroom every day when she was in second grade. She is such a happy girl which makes those around her happy too. Betsy was a ray of sunshine and she was always looking for ways to help her classmates.  Betzy was always very helpful in the classroom, doing things for us before we even realized it needed to be done. She always put forth her best effort on her work.”

Mrs. Malone also nominated Betzy, “I would like to nominate Betzy for student of the month.  I have had the pleasure of working with Betzy and I see how her positive attitude and perseverance help her become a stronger vocabulary whiz.  She takes a "I can do it" approach to her learning and uses new strategies to help her grow as academic learner. I also observe Betzy in the hallways, classroom, and other areas of the school.  She is frequently doing her job and following the rules of our school. I see her as being a role model for our younger students and her smile and bubbly personality are a joy to see each day. Please consider Betzy a worthwhile choice for student of the month.”


Ms. Oblak is Spencer Elementary School's Staff Person of the Month

Ms. Oblak

It is  my pleasure to introduce Ms. Oblak as our Staff Person of the Month for the the month of April at Spencer Elementary School!

Ms. Oblak was first nominated by Mrs. Malone, she states, "Ms. Oblak truly deserves to be staff member of the month.  I believe she has been an incredible asset to our staff since becoming a member of the Rocket Family. Words I use to describe Ms. Oblak include knowledgeable, professional, and irreplaceable. She has played an instrumental role in implementing and improving the RTI referral process in the elementary and middle schools so as a staff we are better able to monitor and serve our students throughout this process.  She is willing to collaborate and problem solve to best meet the needs of our students and she ensures that no steps are being missed or overlooked. She is a true perfectionist when it comes to paperwork and ensuring all of her t's are crossed and i's are dotted. Her hard work and dedication should not be overlooked and I am so glad that she is being recognized as April's staff member of the month. Congratulations!


Good Citizenship Awards in the Elementary School

Spencer Elementary has a huge shout out to Spencer Elementary School students receiving the Good Citizenship Award! These students have worked diligently in class and have exhibited the Rocket Way throughout our school!Spencer Elementary Citizenship Awards

FFA Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Student of the Month

Student of the MonthIt is with great pleasure that we introduce Danica Weber as our March Student of the Month!! Danica was nominated by Mrs. Bissonette. She had this to say about Danica, “Danica is a quiet student who can get overlooked for an award. But Danica is quietly being a wonderful Spencer Rocket every day. She always has a bright happy face and works hard on all she does. She is polite to her classmates and group partners. Her work area is always neat and tidy.”

Mrs. Stuttgen also added, “I am nominating Danica Weber for student of the month because she is very respectful to her peers and her classmates.  She is responsible, friendly, and polite. On the playground she plays with many friends, "The Rocket Way". Whether in school or on the playground, Danica is doing her job. Danica is just a great kid, one we surely can be proud of.”


Staff Person of the Month - Mrs. Shannon Malone

It is  my pleasure to introduce Mrs. Malone as our Staff Person of the Month for the the month of March at SpenShannon Malonecer Elementary School!

    Mrs. Malone was first nominated by Mrs. Wolf, she states, "I nominate Mrs. Malone as staff member of the month because of her willingness to dig in and help me with strategies and activities for my kindergartners. If Mrs. Malone doesn't have an answer for me, she is always willing to research and investigate to help me solve a problem.    Mrs. Malone is knowledgeable and efficient in her teaching which reflects onto the students she is working with. Mrs. Malone is also a dear friend of mine and I don't think that school would be quite the same without her or her flawless dance moves! I think that Mrs. Malone would be a wonderful choice for staff of the month."

    Another nomination came from Mrs. Eckes, saying, “I am nominating Mrs.  Malone for her willingness to go above and beyond for our students. Her excitement and dedication to teaching is inspiring as she truly embraces every aspect of her profession. Through talking with Mrs. Malone, it is evident that she loves her role with our students and wears her heart on her sleeve. Through this passion and dedication, she views our students successes as her successes. If students struggle, she reassures them that they are in this together and she readily seeks out new ideas and approaches to help overcome any obstacles in their way. Her willingness to try new things and easy-going personality make collaborating with her easy and enjoyable. Pair that with her contagious laugh, and she is just an awesome person to be around.”

Spencer Elementary Student of the Month for February

Student of the monthIt is with great pleasure that we introduce Camdyn Vogel as our February Student of the Month!!  Camdyn was nominated by his fifth grade teachers, Mrs. Abel, Mrs. Buss, and Mrs. Jennings.  They all had this to say about Camdyn, “Camdyn is an all around joy to teach. Camdyn monitors and reflects on his own learning. He takes all the necessary steps to further his knowledge by asking some critical questions. He is cooperative and willing to do whatever we ask. Camdyn is a quiet hero with great integrity. We definitely enjoy seeing his smiling face every morning. He is always up for any challenge that is offered to him. We can count on him ALWAYS to be kind to others. Camdyn is a true leader and a wonderful fifth grade student!”


February Staff Member of the Month

Staff Member of the MonthIt is  my pleasure to introduce Mrs. Schmidt as our Staff Person of the Month for the the month of February at Spencer Elementary School!

    Mrs. Schmidt was first nominated by Mrs.Abel all the way back in September, she states, "Mrs. Schmidt is always willing to take on whatever challenge we throw at her. There have been COUNTLESS times that I believe she read my mind and knew exactly what I wanted before I even had to ask. Her drive and willingness to help is easily seen and transferred to students as she works with them in our classroom. Also, bless her heart, she is always ready for the job of keeping our kids safe at recess- even if its nearly 0 degrees!  I know I can count on Mrs. Schmidt within all aspects here at school whether that is helping with students, helping me with classroom tasks, or offering a listening ear when I need it. I feel I can trust her as a coworker and friend."




The School District of Spencer will be going to Referendum on April 2, 2019.  

The purpose of the referendum will be to pay for the cost of:

  • renovating the school building to improve safety and security;
  • maintaining, upgrading and equipping facilities; and
  • constructing and equipping an addition to the school building for education, music and athletics.


For more information about the referendum please click HERE


There will be informational meetings held on March 21st and March 26th in the Lucille Tack Center for the Arts at 6:30 pm.  The referendum question will be on the April 2nd ballot.



The Book Fair is coming to town!


The Scholastic Book Fair will be at school March 4th-8th.  We all remember how excited we were when the Book Fair made an appearance.  Let's keep that excitement alive by building strong readers and students who love to learn!  Check out the interactive book flier and even order online by clicking here!

Open Enrollment Window


The open enrollment window is now open!  You may consider open enrolling your child from February 4th to April 30th at 4 PM.  The online application is available here.  Please contact Katheryn Green in the High School office at 715-659-4211 with any questions or click here for more information.  

Spring Parent Teacher Sign-up Are Available

Please use the following links to sign-up for or check your time for Parent Teacher Conferences.  For our K-5th grade students the times from the Fall Conference were automatically rolled over to March 7.  4K parents, please use the link below to sign-up for your conference time.  If you would like to change this time, please do so by March 1.  

4K Conference Link 

K – 2nd grade Conference Link 

3rd – 5th Grade Conference Link      

Adding Minutes to the Day

This crazy winter has caused us to have 6 snow days already. Two days are built into our calendar, this leaves 4 to be made up. Please note the following changes:
*School day will be lengthened starting Monday, Feb. 18, this will make up 2 of the days. Middle and High school hours will be 8:07-3:22 and elementary will be 8:10-3:15. Buses will arrive 5 minutes earlier with this new schedule. 
*Students WILL be in school on March 8
*Last day for students will be in JUNE 7
Keep your fingers crossed that the ground hog was right and we have an early spring!!


Here is the MS/HS Bell Schedule 

Bell Schedule

Spencer Elementary Student of the Month is Kaden!

student of the monthIt is with great pleasure that we introduce Kaden  as our January Student of the Month!!

Kaden was nominated by Mrs. Wolf.  Mrs. Wolf had this to say about Kaden, “I nominate Kaden Schillinger as student of the month because of his positive attitude, willingness to try, his kind heart, and his enthusiasm for school.  Kaden is always willing to challenge himself on a new task. He often says, "I'm not sure, but I'll give it a try!" Kaden comes to school each day ready and willing to conquer anything that the day brings.  He works hard on his daily lessons and loves to think outside the box. Kaden always encourages his peers and is a great helper in the classroom when someone needs a hand. Kaden has a positive outlook on life in general and seems to always see the sunny side of things!  Kaden is a great example of the Rocket Way! I am very proud of him and so happy that he is in my class this year!”


Mrs. Bezlyk is our Newest Staff Person of the Month!

staff person of the monthIt is  my pleasure to introduce Mrs. Bezylk as our Staff Person of the Month for the the month of January at Spencer Elementary School!

    Mrs. Bezylk was nominated by Mrs.Miller, she states, "How is it Logan Bezlyk has not been our Staff member of the month? When I think of amazing teachers, she is one of the first to come to mind.  She is so creative, loving, kind, hard working, and positive in our school! What else describes the ROCKET WAY any better?!! She makes everyone around her feel special and loved. She works hard so her students get everything they need and walk out of kindergarten thinking School is Cool!   She truly LOVES her students and works hard to meet their needs every single day. We are so blessed to have her in our Rocket family."


School Cancelled Wednesday January 30th

Due to low temperatures school will be cancelled on Wednesday January 30th.  

Spencer Crowns School Spelling Bee Champion


Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Champion Nathan Kieffer (7th grade) and our Runner-Up Abby Cherek (8th Grade)

The Spencer District Spelling Bee participants included 24 of the top spellers from fifth through eighth grades. Back (L to R): Abigail Wilke, Aubrey Loveland, Abbie Leichtman, Abby Cherek, Brooke Cherek, Alyssa Kobs, Savana Weyer, Nathan Kieffer, and Peyton Brookhart. Middle (L to R): Austyn Widmann, Carson Kilty, Alexis Mlsna, Oliver Schweiger, Magnus Schweiger, Samuel Helgestad, Rachel Nieman, and Austin Lalicata. Front (L to R): Yasmin Gonzalez-Garcia, Emily Justman, Tyler Peterson, Ema Schultz, Gavin Andrew, Alexa Weber, and Kolton Liss.

Submitted by Mrs. Much

Students of the Month - Brooklyn and Charlotte
Students of the MonthIt is with great pleasure that we introduce Brooklyn and Charlotte Wilke as our December Students of the Month!! 
Staff Member of the Month for December - Mrs. Eckes

Staff of the MonthIt is our pleasure to introduce Mrs. Eckes as our Staff Person of the Month for the the month of December at Spencer Elementary School (She is dressed as a Rockstar after a reading challenge won by her students!)
Mrs. Eckes was first nominated by Mrs.Bodendorfer, she states, "Mrs. Eckes goes above and beyond in very creative ways to share her love of reading with her students. She makes reading fun and engaging. The energy and excitement she has with her students is outstanding. From her reading cafe's and her AR challenges the students are excited to come to the library to choose new books. Thank you Mrs. Eckes for all you do!!!"

Student of the Month - Dylan

DylanIt is with great pleasure that we introduce Dylan Lang as our November Student of the Month!!

Dylan was nominated by Mrs. Fischer.  Mrs. Fischer had this to say about Dylan, “Dylan is a role model in the fourth grade. He is always kind and courteous to students and staff members. He is willing to help anyone in the classroom and genuinely cares about the learning of himself and others.”

Mrs. Eckes also added, “I can always count on him to have a positive, upbeat attitude and to be a kind and respectful friend and student.   Dylan also demonstrates Rocket Way behavior in and outside of the classroom and has some of the best manners. He works hard and puts forth great effort in his assignments.  I appreciate the thought and care he shows towards his classmates and teachers on a daily basis. When those around him are sad or frustrated, he is quick to offer positive advice, reassurance or a team pep talk of “We got this guys! Come on!” When others are deserving of a shout out or celebration, Dylan is there to cheer them on.  Without a doubt, our class is a happier place because of Dylan.”


Staff Member of the Month for October - Mrs. Reckner

Mrs. RecknerIt is  my pleasure to introduce Mrs. Reckner as our Staff Person of the Month for the the month of November at Spencer Elementary School!

    Mrs. Reckner was first nominated by Mrs.Guenther, she states, "Sandy forms strong personal relationships with students: playing "saw you first" with students (my 23 yr old daughter, Heidi, still does it and it started in 4K! ), telling jokes, speaking with an Irish accent, etc.  Mrs. Reckner jumps in and works with other staff members creating promethean charts, troubleshooting issues with the promethean board, and tackling new curriculum. She leads by example and her students adore her. Sandy can be found right down on the floor with the students discovering things, playing games, dying T-shirts etc!"


Family Fun Fest

Spencer’s ScFamily Fun Fest Face Paintinghoolwide Title I Family Fun Fest 2018 was another successful event.  As part of the Title I program, the school provided its annual informational night on the programs and services available to our school ‘families’.  For the last few years, Spencer Title I has incorporated family fun activities with the informational aspect. 

The event was held for our Spencer Rocket students and their parents / guardians on Thursday November 8th. Teachers from every grade level (PreK – Grade 5) set up a booth with a game everyone could participate in. Sub sandwiches / chips / cookies were also served. Attendance has gone up every year since its inception. Last year’s attendance was estimated at 230+. This year’s approximate attendance was over 255 people. A great time was had by all!

Student of the Month - Emma


Student of the MonthIt is with great pleasure that we introduce Miss Emma Garton as our October Student of the Month for the 2018-2019 school year!!

Emma was nominated by Mrs. Bissonette.  Mrs. Bissonette had this to say about Emma, “Emma is always right there to give a helping hand. She doesn't even think about it - it just comes naturally.  She recognizes when a student could use guidance. She is always cleaning the room! The students go for recess and there is Emma pushing in chairs!.”

Mrs. Anderson also added, “Emma is so deserving of the Student of the Month nomination!  She is always respectful of others and is often caught helping out without being asked. Emma is always a conscientious worker and works hard to be the best she can be.  She participates in class discussions and listens to others. She always has a smile on her face and is polite and friendly to all. You can count on Emma to do things the Rocket Way!   She works with peers in a respectful way and encourages others to be their best. A true Spencer Rocket!”


Staff Member of the Month for October - Mrs. Schweiger

Staff Person of the MonthIt is  my pleasure to introduce Mrs. Schweiger as our Staff Person of the Month for the month of October at Spencer Elementary School!

Mrs. Schweiger was first nominated by Mrs. Boyd, she states, "Mrs. Schweiger goes out of her way to collaborate with staff to make sure all students needs are met in her classroom. She is always looking for innovative ways to meet students at their level so all have meaningful experiences in her classroom. She welcomes all students with open arms and Spencer Schools is blessed to have such a caring, hard-working, supportive art teacher."

Mrs. Punke  also nominated Mrs. Schweiger, she had this to say, “My first thought is the impact she had on my daughter in second grade. She looks forward to going to art class! Mrs. Schweiger has also offered to let her doing things after school if she would like! With my daughter being new to the school this year this was a great to hear! Mrs. Schweiger is also very helpful while I am in her class with various students, letting me know what's going on and where things are in her room!”


Student of the Month - Lucas Davel

Lucas DavelIt is with great pleasure that we introduce Mr. Lucas Davel as our first Spencer Elementary Student of the Month for the 2018-2019 school year!!

Lucas was nominated by Mrs. Abel.  Mrs. Abel had this to say about Lucas, “Lucas always is prepared for school each day. He follows procedures and I can always count on him to do his job, whether that means academically or behaviorally. Lucas has always been respectful to me; done what I have asked, and much more. In turn, I have the greatest amount of respect for him.”


Staff Person of the Month - Deb Hein

Deb HeinIt is  my pleasure to introduce Mrs. Hein as our Staff Person of the Month for the 2018-2019 school year at Spencer Elementary School!

 Mrs. Hein was first nominated by Mrs. Miller, she states, "Deb a pillar in our Elementary!  If someone has a question, we call Deb! She helps absolutely EVERYONE! On top of this amazing feat, she has had many added duties put upon her job, such as watching cameras, handing out prizes, entering kids into Educlimber, etc. Regardless, you walk in the office and she has a smile and bright Hello for you!  Deb Hein IS our Rocket Way example!!"

    Mrs. Bissonette  also nominated Mrs. Hein, she had this to say, “Deb is incredible. She always helps with anything we need. She knows the workings of the school so we know we can go to her with any questions. No matter how busy she is she will drop what she is doing and help us. She has great communication with parents which keeps us in the loop. She is the glue that holds us all together!!”

Our First Graders Love Exploring Numbers

The studen1st Grade mathts in Mrs. Kolstad's first grade class are having a lot of fun and learning so much about math. They are using their math "work places" and number racks to learn number quantities. They are also developing a deeper understanding of measurement using popsicle sticks and unifix cubes

Author Julia Cook Visits Spencer Elementary School

This week on Tuesday the elementary school hosted nationally known author Julia Cook. Our students were able to experience her books, expertise, and sense of humor throughout the day and in the evening Julia Cook hosted a parent event and shared her books and advice for raising a child in the 21st Century. Thank you to Connie Schroedel, Emily Bissonette, and Logan Bezlyk for making the arrangements for Julia Cook to be with us for the day!! Students can order her books through Monday.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Sign-ups are now available.  Please click "read more" to access the links and sign up by Oct. 1st.  

NED Show Visits Spencer Elementary School

NED ShowThe NED Show visited our elementary school todayto share a great message about having a "Go Brain" - a brain that is always ready for learning! We followed Ned on a journey to Mount Everest, a Caribbean Island, and finally to outer space.

Agriscience Camp sign up - grades 2-6
Safe Schools Grant Recipient Spencer Receives Safe Schools Grant

Spencer Recieves Safe Schools Grant

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.

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

McTeacher Night Earns $500!!

 Recently the Spencer PTA and staff of Spencer Elementary school spent a night "working" at McDonald's!  McDonald's donates a portion of sales from the 3 hour period back to our school.  This year we raised just over $500 for Spencer Elementary School. Staff Working at McDonald's

Missoula Children's Theatre At The LTCA

Jack and the Beanstalk

School Closing

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

WSAW Channel 7 visits Spencer El to Capture a Heartwarming Story!
February Student of the Month

It is with great pleasure that we introduce Miss Brooklyn as our Spencer Elementary Student of the Month for February!!

Student of the MonthBrooklyn was nominated by Mrs. Tomke and she had this to say about Brooklyn, “Brooklyn always has a smile on her face and completes her work as soon as she is asked.  She goes above and beyond in the classroom putting things away and helping whenever she can; many times without even being asked. She shows respect and good manners to everyone.  She holds the door for people, helps friends when they are struggling with a situation. She makes sure things in the classroom are straightened up and often wipes the tables whenever she sees a mess.  She puts her best effort into her work and cooperates with her friends to help them learn. When there is a substitute teacher, I know I can count on Brooklyn to assist in helping with the routines of the day.”


February Staff Member of the Month

Mrs. PayantIt is  my pleasure to introduce Mrs. Payant as our Staff Person of the Month for February at Spencer Elementary School!

Mrs. Pankratz  nominated Mrs. Payant and she had this to say, “ She is so creative with her classroom projects and fun hallway displays.  Many younger siblings of her students can't wait to get into her classroom.  She invites them in for treats as soon as they are old enough to walk. This generous act helps to create a relationship that helps students to know our school is a good place to be.”  

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.  

Spencer PTA night at Applebees

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




We are very excited to have all of our students back in the building for our first day of school on Sept. 1.  Students should plan to arrive at 8:00 AM and school is done each day at 3:10 PM.  Thank you to all of our parents that have stopped in to pay registration fees and add money to their children's lunch account.  If you haven't had a chance to stop in to pay fees please send your child's $10 registration fee by Sept. 8.  

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Welcome to the Spencer Public School New Website. 

Please continue to check back as we will be adding new information.

October Student of the Month!

October Student of the MonthIt is with great pleasure that we introduce Liam as our first Student of the Month for the 2021-2022 school year!!

Liam was nominated by all 3 of his fifth grade teachers!  They had this to say, “It is our pleasure to nominate Liam for this month’s Student of the Month Award.  This young man is a joy to work with.  He is dependable and trustworthy.  His work ethic is one that will lead him to success in whatever challenges he takes on.  It is evident to all in our 5th grade world that he lives by the Rocket Way.  He treats others with understanding and compassion.  He is helpful in our classrooms and shows a sincere desire to get along with everyone.  Liam is a very conscientious student who sets his goals high and works diligently to meet them.  He has inner motivation to do the best he can do.  We can count on him to do the right thing whether someone is watching or not.  He is a quiet student, but his approach to learning screams to all that he is a true leader by example." 


April Student of the Month

It is with great plStudent of the Montheasure that we introduce Kameron as Student of the Month for the month of April!
Kameron was first nominated by Mrs. Bezlyk, “OH MY GOODNESS!!  I am so very proud of Kameron!  He most definitely deserves the award of Student of the Month!   He helps his friends, takes turns so nicely, and has many times let someone go first or given of himself to be kind.  Kameron puts so much pride into his work and goes the extra mile to learn something and extends his learning when he is at home.  He comes to school EVERY DAY ready to learn and he is a super friend!    WOW Kameron, "YOU ROCK!

Virtual Learning in Spencer

Virtual Learning

Sprencer Elementary School's Student of the Month for January

Student of the MonthIt is with great pleasure that we introduce Maveric Kleinschmidt as our Student of the Month for the month of January!!

Maveric was nominated by Mrs. Weier and she had this to say,  “Maveric is always at the top of his game. He is on task, he is kind and helpful to others, and he lives the Rocket Way constantly. He makes good choices in class, with his friends, and at specials. He is a positive leader in our classroom as someone who can be counted on to make respectful, responsible, and safe choices. I have really enjoyed seeing Maveric exceed Rocket Way expectations!”


Spencer Elementary Student of the Month for October

It is with great pleasure that we introduce Kellie  as our Student of the Month for the month of October!!

Kellie wasStudent of the Month nominated by Mrs. Bissonette, she said,  “Kellie is always focused on the task in class. She puts forth her best effort on all of her work. Kellie is polite and helpful to her friends. She has a positive attitude!”

Kellie was also nominated by Mrs. Anderson.  Mrs. Anderson stated, “In the first few short weeks of school  Kellie really stood out in our Rocket Community. She is always following the Rocket Way.  Respectful to friends and always willing to help out a friend who needs help. She patiently works with them without giving them the answer. She is an example for everyone when working on our classroom rules.  She follows the rules no matter the situation she is in. Waiting patiently for her turn and listening to others when it is their turn. She is a wonderful asset to our second grade community. I can not wait to watch her grow throughout the year!!”

INTEGRITY-The Word of the Month


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The Social and Emotional Learning Committee at Spencer Schools is bringing you the word for the month of October….INTEGRITY.

Start With Hello

SpencKindness in Chalker Elementary kicked off our Start with Hello week on Sept. 24th.  From the Start with Hello/Sandy Hook Promise website:  “During the week of September 24–28th, 2018, hundreds of schools and youth organizations across the United States will participate in Start With Hello Week and teach students  the skills they need to create a culture of inclusion and connectedness, and encourage them to reach out to and include those who may be dealing with chronic social isolation.”  We kicked off our week with our annual Kindness in Chalk event and will follow this up with additional events throughout this week.  Of course, the ideals set in motion this week will not end when the week is done.  We will continue to work with our elementary Rockets in developing habits of inclusiveness throughout the school year.  

Video WSAW Chooses Mrs. Bezlyk as a Teacher to Salute!!


One of our own was nominated and chosen to be a "Teacher to Salute" on Channel 7, WSAW! Her nomination stated, "Mrs. Bezlyk goes above and beyond every day to make education in her kindergarten classroom engaging and fun for her students. The activities she plans are both educationally sound and based on best practice for kindergarten. Her creativity shines and her students truly benefit from the time she takes to plan every minute of their day. Finally, the students in Mrs. B's class all hold a huge piece of her heart, each of her students truly feel special and valued in her classroom." This ad will run from Wednesday through the end of the week during the newscasts as well as periodically throughout the day. Congrats Mrs. B!!


January Student of the Month

January Student of the Month - Chloe MachtanIt is with great pleasure that we introduce Miss Chloe Machtan as our Spencer Elementary Student of the Month for January!!

Chloe was nominated by Mrs. Schweiger and she had this to say about Chloe, “Chloe comes to art with a terrific attitude. She does a great job listening and asking appropriate questions. She spends her entire art class time focusing on the task at hand and always puts amazing effort into what she is doing. She is friendly and polite with her peers and me. It is always a pleasure having her in art.”

Mrs. Payant had this to add about Chloe, “My choice for Student of the Month is Chloe Machtan for several reasons. First of all, she has a good attitude about school. She works hard and is very cooperative. She sets a very good example for her classmates to follow. She also accepts responsibility beautifully. I can always depend on Chloe to bring in her work completed, on time, and done to the best of her ability. Chloe is also very polite. I always hear a "please" and a "thank you" from her. Finally, Chloe is very respectful of others. When she knows others are still working, she sits quietly. With her friendly, sincere way, I am a lucky teacher to have her in my classroom.”

I would also like to say that Chloe Machtan brings a smile to my face each and every day. I appreciate that Chloe always does her very best on all of her school work and treats everyone with respect. I am very thankful that Chloe Machtan is part of our Rocket Family!

Ema Schultz - October Student of the Month Ema Schultz is our Student of the Month for October!!!

We are thrilled to announce our first Student of the Month at Spencer Elementary School; Miss Ema Schultz!

Here are a few of the things the staff of the elementary had to say about Ema:

"She has a positive attitude about being Rocket student and that is infectious to her peers. She is a good friend, works hard and shows great academic achievement."

"She is an excellent model for all elementary students of the Rocket Way! She is also one of the most kind, helpful students I have ever had!”

"She has a HUGE heart and is a kind friend to everyone around her. She has a bubbly personality and is eager to take on any activity with a positive attitude and smile on her face. Our classroom wouldn't be the same without her!"

Congratulations, Ema! We are so glad that you are part of our Rocket Family!

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences

November 4, 2021 from 1-8 PM

Representative Rozar Visits Spencer Elementary School

Rep. RozarWe had a special visitor at school today to speak to our 4th and 5th grade students. Representative Donna Rozar took time away from her duties in Madison to talk with our students about our state capitol building and the job of a legislator. The fourth grade field trip to Madison has been a long time favorite for our students and for the last 2 years our students have not been able to visit. We are thankful that we were able to bring a little of Madison to Spencer for our students. Our goal is for the students who missed this field trip to get to go during the 2021-2022 school year.

FEMA Awards $2.9 Million Grant to Village of Spencer


Hazard mitigation funds will be used to build a community safe room

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $2,926,153 in Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) funds to the Village of Spencer, for the construction of a safe room at the Village of Spencer High School.

“The Pre-Disaster Mitigation grant program enables communities to implement critical mitigation measures to reduce or eliminate the risk of loss of life and property,” said James K. Joseph, regional administrator, FEMA Region V. “This project will give the community a safe room that can be used to protect residents in Spencer during times of severe weather.”

“We are excited about these funds and the support it will provide,” said Dr. Darrell L. Williams, Wisconsin Emergency Management administrator. “We are grateful to FEMA for their continued support!”

HMGP provides grants to state and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures. Through PDM, FEMA will pay 90 percent of the $3,251,281 eligible project cost.  The remaining 10 percent of the funds, $325,128 will be provided by the Spencer School District.


January Citizens of the Month

Citizens of the monthEach month Spencer Elementary School honors students nominated and selected as citizens of the month.  These students demonstrate the Rocket Way on a daily basis, often going above and beyond to help out their classmates and teachers.  Congratulations to these students on their selection as citizens of the month.  

Citizens of the Month for October

We are so proud of all the great citizens we have at Spencer Elementary School.  Here are the Citizens of the Month for October!Citizens of the Month

New Inclusive Play Equipment on the Playground

New Inclusive Play EquipmentWe are thrilled to have added inclusive play equipment on our playground.  This has been a priority for us over the past couple of years.  We are thrilled at this first stage of our playground renovation and do hope to add additional inclusive equipment in the upcoming years.  We have installed 'Sway Fun' which is one of the only pieces of equipment on the market that all students can access.  It was important to have a piece of equipment that our students who are in wheelchairs can access without needing to be lifted out of their chair.  The students LOVE this new piece of equipment!  We also added a drum and xylophone that will be accessible to all of our Rockets.  This project was made possible by several members of our school community as this was a "community build" so we built this from the ground up with the help of one playground rep.  Thank you to ALL who helped this project become a reality!

Mrs. Wolf's Kindergarten Class Makes a Donation to Clark County Humane Society

Donation to Clark County Humane SocietyOn Friday Mrs. Wolf's kindergarten class celebrated the letter Qq by bringing in quarters to donate to the Clark County Humane Society for items on their wishlist.  They were able to buy 16 items from the wishlist which included: two boxes of dog treats, six cans of cat food, four rolls of paper towel, Pine-sol, bleach and two gallons of distilled water.  We are pretty proud of our donations and happy to help our furry friends!

January Staff Member of the Month

January Staff Member of the Month - Sue HarnIt is my pleasure to introduce Mrs. Harn as our Staff Person of the Month for January at Spencer Elementary School!
Mrs. Harn was first nominated by Mrs. Bodendorfer, she states, "I am nominating Sue Harn because of her vast amount of knowledge in our Tech Department. She is always willing to learn a new program and help with existing programs when we run into problems; she does all of this with a smile on her face! She cares deeply about our staff and students and has a willingness to go above and beyond. Her dedication to the School District of Spencer is outstanding. Not only is she a great coworker she is an awesome friend to all."
Mrs. Payant, Mrs. Reckner, and Mrs. Farrell also nominated Mrs. Harn, they had this to say, “Sue always gives 110%. She is always there to help us solve our technology questions. She goes above and beyond. The number of hours that she works here at school far exceeds what is expected of her. She is always willing to come into the classroom and assist teachers who are experiencing difficulties with implementing various aspects of technology. Mrs. Harn is very upbeat as she goes about her job.”
Mrs. Harn is a true professional. Everything that she does behind the scenes truly help our students go above and beyond. Our teachers are willing to try new ventures in the technology world because they know that Mrs. Harn will be right there learning and helping out along the way. Thank you Mrs. Harn, we are so happy that you are part of our Rocket Family!!

December Student of the Month - Asher Doro


Student of the Month for December

Asher was nominated by Mrs. Mary Zuelke, “Asher is new to our district this year. Since day one Asher has been showing the Rocket Way to both staff and students.  He is very polite, he works hard on all daily assignments and is extremely respectful.  Since the beginning of the year, Asher has earned 5 Rocket Way tickets with only one of them from myself.  Asher  is a great role model for his peers and I feel he will be a great role model in years to come.”

Mr. Dillenburg had this to add about Asher, “Asher is a terrific choice. He is always such a respectful kid.   He's never pulled in by others and stays true to what he knows is good and right. I have personally given him a Rocket Way Club ticket and it does not surprise me that he continues to receive them from others as well.  I'm SO GLAD that Asher and his brother Ayden are students at Spencer because they are both awesome! They epitomize The Rocket Way!

Mrs. Abel Staff Person of the Month for November Tara Abel is our October Staff Member of the Month!!

We are proud to introduce Mrs. Tara Abel as our Spencer Elementary Staff Person of the Month for October!  Here are a few things Mrs. Abel's co-workers had to say about her:

“Mrs. Abel CONNECTS with kids!  She leads in whatever endeavor she takes on.

“She is consistently positive and upbeat and I value her opinions on things. Mrs. Abel is definitely someone I go to for advice or thoughts on things.”


“Mrs. Abel is inspirational.  She is a knowledgeable resource, a "go-getter" and extremely passionate about teaching. After talking with her I walk away feeling more motivated and inspired to dig deeper and accomplish more within my own teaching.”

She exemplifies what it means to have a growth mindset and be a team player.  Congrats Mrs. Abel, we are so fortunate to have you as part of our Rocket Family.  We can’t wait to see what you are up to next!   



Parent Teacher Conferences

It is hard to believe but Parent-Teacher Conferences are right around the corner.  Conferences are on Oct. 2nd from 4:00-8:00 and on Oct. 5th from 1:00-4:00.  Please use the websites below to sign-up for a time to meet with your child's homeroom teacher.

Please click on the appropriate link below for your sign-up:

K-2nd Grade       3rd-5th Grade

4 Year Old Kindergarten and Early Childhood - please watch for information coming home with your child from Mrs. Ehlers and Mrs. Strey.

May 13, 2021 Mask Update

Mask update

5/14/2020 Community Updates 5/14/2020 Community Updates

Safer At Home Orders, FEMA Grant, End of the Year Announcements

Open Enrollment is Happening NOW!

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Open enrollment for the Spencer School District is open now through April 30th.  You can apply online or via mail.  Contact Kathryn at 715-659-4211 with questions or to get your paper copy of the necessary forms.

To apply online, click HERE.

2019 Scholastic Book Fair

Book Fair

Student and Staff Member of the Month

ideasStudent and Staff Member of the Month nominations are now open.  Please consider nominating someone who makes us all proud to be a Spencer Rocket! Please click on the links below!

Student of the Month

Staff Member of the Month

Kyler-Student of the Month

Student of the MonthMeet our newest Student of the Month at Spencer Elementary School!! 
It is with great pleasure that we introduce Kyler  as our Spencer Elementary Student of the Month!!
Kyler was nominated his second grade teachers and they had this to say about Kyler, “We are very excited to nominate Kyler  for Student of the Month. He always follows the Rocket Way. He works diligently to finish all of his must dos for the week and then is always enthusiastically asking for more things to do. He is always willing to help others especially with technology issues. We can count on Kyler to be responsible with our community environment picking up his area and items left behind by others. He waits respectfully to speak to others without interrupting and is a patient listener in class. He watches out for other students who are in need of a partner during group activities. These are a few of the many reasons why the second grade team chose to nominate Kyler as the student of the month.”
Mrs. Guenther went on to say, “Kyler shows excellent leadership in the second grade environment. He is an awesome example of the Rocket Way, being sure to do his work, often ahead of time, and looking to help his peers. If there is a chair or pencil out of place he just takes care of it on his way by without seeking attention for his good deeds.”

Staff Member for the Month of December - Mr. Andrew Dillenburg


Mr. D is Staff Person of the Month for December

It is  my pleasure to introduce Mr. Dillenburg as our Staff Person of the Month for December at Spencer Elementary School!

Mr. Dillenburg was first nominated by Mrs. Malone, she states, "I witness the actions of Andrew from a distance; however, I can hear the impact of his work in the comments of our students.  Students are excited to go to music and he is always outside his classroom door welcoming them in with a high five or a hug.  I hear the joy of music as students are singing or practicing ukulele when his door is ajar.   Andrew's passion for his work is evident when he receives new instruments or  in the classroom activities he incorporates into his lessons. This then carries over to the students as they are having fun engaging with music learning the necessary skills required for each grade level.  It is my belief that Andrew and his love of music has offered the students of Spencer Elementary a unique opportunity to learn to love the arts and also the joy that a simple upbeat song or the thrill of learning a new instrument can bring to your soul."

Spencer Elementary is Exceeding Expectations!!


           School Report Card Score Exceeding Expectations!    

Spencer Elementary is EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS according to the Wisconsin Department of Instruction school report cards.  Our staff and students continue to work diligently to grow as learners and this is evident by our score which actually rose 3 points over last year's score.  Both our overall student achievement and closing gaps scores well exceed the state average!!  Great job to our students and staff!!

Informational Meeting on the Elementary Report Card

Reminder:  Informational Meeting for Parents on the New Report Card

When: Thursday, Oct. 26

Time: 6:00 PM (should last around 30 minutes)

Where: Elementary Library

What:  Our report card for kindergarten-5th grade will look different this year.  For kindergarten-2nd grade the changes will be minimal; for 3rd-5th grade the changes will be more noticeable.  We will be showing examples and explaining how to interpret this new report card at this meeting.

Welcome to the Spencer Elementary Webpage!

Please take time to look around our webpage to learn what we are all about at Spencer Elementary School.  We take pride in offering the children of our community an education that will allow them to develop the skills and aptitudes to be successful not only in their school career but in life.

 To explore all our elementary school has to offer please visit the "Teacher Websites" on the left menu bar, all of our grade level teachers have joint grade level pages.   For a full staff directory, click on the "School Staff" link also in the left menu bar.  Finally, check out the School District of Spencer Facebook page to see a complete view of all we do at Spencer School District.    

Rookie Rockets is hiring!

Now hiring

District Update 03/19/2021

Community Resources

We know that during these uncertain times, we are all finding difficulty in our lives in one form or another.  Please consider these resources that might help you and your family out:

Sprencer Elementary School's Student of the Month for September

Student of the MonthIt is with great pleasure that we introduce Adryan as our first Student of the Month for the 2019-2020 school year!!

Denise Bodendorfer- Staff Member of the Month Denise

Denise BodendorferIt is my pleasure to introduce Mrs. Bodendorfer as our Staff Person of the Month at Spencer Elementary School!
Mrs. Bodendorfer was first nominated by Mr. Dillenburg, he wrote, “Denise is a wonderful asset to our school. She loves each of our students and provides them with a wonderful learning environment, keeps the library SPOTLESS, monitors and helps outside with the school buses, and helps anyone who needs a hand. Any TIME I need help with anyTHING, Denise is willing to do it.
Mrs. Bodendorfer was also nominated by Mrs. Anderson, she states, "Denise always has a positive attitude! She is so willing to help out anytime I run down there on the spur of the moment looking for books for our classroom. They are excited about library day when they get to go down to get new books and listen to the stories she reads. She is always willing to help out whenever needed.”
Mrs. Miller also nominated Mrs. Bodendorfer and she had this to say, “Denise is a wonderful help in our Rocket library. She loves our students and is always so very willing to help any and all. I love how she is more than glad to assist teachers finding materials. I especially LOVE when she slips kids just the right book they've been looking for or offers, "Here, try this one. You'll love it!"

Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher sign-Up is being done online for PreKindergarten-5th grade again this spring. Typically for our spring conferences the times are rolled over from fall and this is the case this year for 3rd-5th grade; however, we did experience a computer glitch so for the PreK and K-2 you will have to sign-up for your spot as no times rolled over.  Also, people have reported that it is easier to access and sign-up using a computer versus a smart phone. 

Please access these sign-ups and choose your time by Monday, February 12 (if you do not have computer access please call the number below).

To access links click "Read More" below.  

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.  

SC Rockets at Amherst

Cheer on the SC Rockets this friday night

4K Registration Happening Now

4K registration for the 2021-2022 school year was sent out in February. If you, or someone you know with a 4K eligible child, did not receive this registration packet, please call the elementary office at (715)659-4642 to request one. Thank you!

May SEL Word of the Month-TOLERANCE


Word of the Month-EMPATHY


Second Grade In Outer Space!

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Our 2nd grade class is wrapping up their study of outer space and got to make a trip to the planetarium at the UWSP campus.  What an amazing experience to view our galaxy up close!

Hanging Baskets Greenhouse Plant Sale
Cold vs Flu
Quick Glance COVID-19 Quarantine Guidelines

Covid-19 Quarantine Guidelines



Cooperation-Working Together


The Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) word for January is COOPERATION.


Kindness Week

It has been an amazing week full of inspiring moments.  Our students have been discussing and exploring the beauty of kindness!  Spread the word...KIND IS THE NEW COOL!

Bring People UpKindness in chalk

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Elementary Food Drive Brings in Over 3,000 Items!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of our students, families, and staff members for another very successful food drive! Our elementary school collected over 3,000 items for our local food pantry!!! A special thank you to our 5th grade students and teachers for organizing the gym for our collection day.5th Graders with our 3000 items!!

Kindness in Chalk

We celebrate kindness each and every day at Spencer Elementary School but once a year we like to spread that kindness to the sidewalks with our annual Kindness in Chalk event. All of students from our 4 year olds, all the way up to our seniors, worked together to fill our sidewalks with kind words and pictures. Our hope, to brighten everyone's day as they walk past our school!

Kindness in Chalk

2020 Sports Spectator Policy

Spectator Policy


Respect Word Cloud

Spencer’s Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Word of the Month is RESPECT.

In other words….The Golden Rule…Treat others as you want to be treated.

Johnny Appleseed Day

Mrs. tomke's class

Mrs. Tomke's Kindergarten class learned about Johnny Appleseed, then learned to make applesauce!  

"Tree-Mendous" Readers

This year's reading incentive theme is to promote "tree-mendous" readers.  To kick off this event we paired our older elementary Rockets with our younger elementary Rockets to read together.  The students were so engaged and seemed to really enjoy this time together!  reading together

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Construction Has Started!



Click HERE for time lapse video of progress on the dome construction project.  A picture is taken every 10-12 minutes.  For this and other updates, click Referendum Updates in the left hand navigation menu.  

COVID-19 Health Screening Checklist

Please review the following checklist of questions we will be using to assess student health concerning COVID-19.

COVID-19 Screener

Science Is Cool!

One of the awesome things we love about being a 4K-12 grade building is being able to bring our learning full circle by involving different departments into the learning process. This was the case this past week with our 4th grade science unit on cells. 4th graders have been reading and learning about cells for the past couple weeks. This week we applied our reading of cells to a hands-on learning experience by visiting the high school lab where Mrs. Roehrborn's AP Biology class prepared cell slides and activities for us. THANK YOU to Mrs. Roehborn and her students for helping get our students excited about science and help their learning come alive.Science Lab

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