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Welcome to the Spencer School District!


Spencer Public School empowers students to achieve their greatest academic, emotional, social, and civic potential.


The vision of Spencer Public schools is to provide a foundation for all students to be actively engaged in a positive, safe, and inclusive learning environment utilizing 21st Century Skills.

Spencer Public School Values:

  1. Individuals have a right to a safe, welcoming environment

  2. Individuals have value and deserve to be treated with respect

  3. Individuals are responsible for their actions

  4. Mistakes are opportunities for learning

  5. Individuals have unique strengths and abilities

  6. Character Education leads to personal and academic growth

  7. Community, parents/guardians and schools inspire student growth

  8. Knowing all students by name enhances personal connections and student learning

  9. Providing a strong foundation for continuous learning includes critical and creative thinking

Infant Care Center Bid Announcement
Spencer Family Night in Literacy


Spencer Family Night in Literacy



04/06/2022- Telephone Outage

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


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.  

Middle School Concert Link

Please click HERE to view the stream of the concert at 7:30 tonight

Graduation Streaming Link

Please click HERE shortly before our NOON graduation on Saturday. 

Spring Concert Link

Please click HERE

Senior Awards Night Live Stream

Please click HERE to view our live stream on May 16th at 7:00 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.

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!

May 13, 2021 Mask Update

Mask update

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.

Cabaret XLIII

Please click HERE for the live stream. 

MS/HS returns to five days of in person learning on April 6th

Please click HERE for details. 

District Update 03/19/2021

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

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!

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
Quick Glance COVID-19 Quarantine Guidelines

Covid-19 Quarantine Guidelines

NEW Student Athlete Programs!

Starting Monday, November 23rd we are excited to offer two new programs to help enhance the experience of our students! 


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.

MS/HS Parent Teacher Conferences

There will be an adjustment to the calendar.  Parent teacher conferences are being moved to November 4th from 1:00-8:00 PM.  Parents may sign up for a phone call, zoom meeting, or email from various teachers by clicking this link. https://forms.gle/dmRSw8jArutrA7aA7


Thursday October 29th, will now be a full day of school.  This has been done to maximize the amount of time students are in the building.  Virtual Wednesdays are more conducive to our virtual conferences.  

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

Notice of Positive Covid Case in MS/HS

Please click HERE for more information. 

2020 Sports Spectator Policy

Spectator Policy

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.  

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. 

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

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!

Fall Sports Sign Up

While there is a lot up in the air in regards to reopening in the fall, we will continue to do our due diligence and plan for multiple scenarios. Any students in middle school or high school that are interested in signing up for cross country, football or volleyball should fill out this form so that the coaches can contact the parents about tentative plans.


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.  

Congratulations Class of 2020!

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!  Please click on this article to view videos that celebrate this years' seniors!




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

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

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



Board Seat Opening

The School District of Spencer is taking applications for a vacant position on the Board of Education.  Any adult community member residing in a Township in the Spencer School District is encouraged to apply.  Please send an email or letter of interest by no later than 4:00 p.m. Thursday May 14, 2020 to:

Michael Endreas

District Administrator

School District of Spencer

300 N. School St.

Spencer, WI 54479


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.

Law Enforcement Memorial

Law Enforcement Flyer

Spencer Police Department will be hosting a Law Enforcement Memorial Service on Friday morning at 10 am in the Lucille Tack Center for the Arts.  We would like to inform the community of the mass attendance of law enforcement officers and a gun solute happening during the service.

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!!

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!


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.”


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

SHS Drama Club Presents: Silent Sky

Silent Sky PromoComing soon:  Spencer High School Drama Club presents Silent Sky, a play by Lauren Gunderson, Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th at 7:30 PM in the LuCille Tack Center for the Arts.  The play tells the saga of Henrietta Leavitt, from Beloit, Wisconsin, who discovered the standard for measuring the distance between stars and planets.   Tickets are $5.00 at the door.  

FFA Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Cloverbelt Scholar Athletes

Cloverbelt Scholar Athletes

Congratulations to Carson Hildebrandt and Tiffany Meinders on their selection as Spencer's Cloverbelt Scholar Athletes for 2019.  Carson participated in Football, Wrestling and Baseball.  His honored educator is Mrs. Rotar.  Tiffany participated in Softball,  Basketball and Cross Country.  Her honored coach is Coach Canfield.  

Eighth Grade Students Face "Reality"

Savings & charityReality Store

This years Reality Store was yet again a success and a challenge for many 8th grade students. When calculating their monthly budgets, students were quick to realize there are many different expenses that add up quickly. Many students fell into debt and had to either make sacrifices, find assistance, or go and get a part time job, which is reality for many families in our community. It was also nice to hear a couple of students, who were a little more fortunate, offer to help some of those who were not. Even though that was not an option, it was nice to hear our students offering to give back to our community. Thank you to our surrounding area schools for joining us, Karen Isaacson from Marshfield Chamber of Commerce, and the local volunteers for your continued support to help Spencer students become career ready. 

Spencer Senior Musicians take on NYC!

Seniors in Times SquareEarlier this month, the class of 2019 musicians traveled to NYC for their senior music trip. During their time in New York, students toured the United Nations, NBC Studios, attended broadways shows and saw the New York Philharmonic and world renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma perform.



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.



Missoula Children's Theatre auditions
Technology Education at Spencer High School

Tech Ed

From time to time we will be highlighting the various courses offered at Spencer High School. We will start with our Technology Education Department. Along with listing the name of the class, the course description is included. Spencer High School offers a wide variety of classes in the field of technical education to help prepare our students for a number of career pathways.

School Cancelled Wednesday January 30th

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

8th Graders Learn About Chemical Reactions

Students watch chemical reactions

Spencer 8th grade science classes have been learning about physical and chemical reactions. We have completed many labs from combining baking soda with vinegar to test how temperature impacts glow sticks. But the most exciting lab by far was Elephant’s Toothpaste.

This experiment is called Elephant’s Toothpaste because the chemical reaction produces a large foamy mess that looks like toothpaste squirting out of a tube. The foam is actually filled with oxygen that came from the hydrogen peroxide. We used yeast as a catalyst to remove the oxygen and to increase the reaction rate.  The expressions on the student’s faces were priceless as the thick foam oozed or shot out of the bottle!

Submitted by Mrs. Barton



Special Visitors at Spencer

UWSP Wind Ensemble

The School District of Spencer was proud to host the UWSP Woodwind Ensemble last Friday. With two past members of the Rocket Family , Courtney Buss and Elijah Schuh, the ensemble stopped off on their way to a performance to work with our kids. Thank you Mr. Veale for setting up this outstanding experience for our students.
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

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!

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.  

Spencer Rocket Pep Band

Pep BandThe High School Pep Band is made up of SEVENTY-SIX talented musicians!  You can hear them rocking out before many Rocket sporting events and at homecoming in a few weeks.  This morning they were rehearsing "Burning Heart" which is the traditional song that Rocket athletes have run out of the locker room to before games. 

Military Appreciation Event

American Flag

The Spencer School District would like to inform the community of our "Military Appreciation Event" being held tonight September 7th at the football game. During this event soldiers from 1st Battalion 120th Field Artillery unit will be firing off their M119 Howitzer cannon after every Rocket touchdown! Thank you! 

August mailing
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.

Now Hiring: High School English Teacher


Spencer High School is in search a a full time teacher to primarily teach 9th and 10th grade English.  Candidates should possess the ability to foster positive relationships with students and colleagues, strong knowledge of English curriculum and a desire to help students become the best versions of themselves.  The school district also has needs in the area of ELL programming, Foreign Language (Spanish), and alternative education.  Applicants with additional licences in any of those areas will be given strong consideration.  Other coaching and advising opportunities will be available.  Questions may be directed to Principal Jason Gorst at jgorst@spencer.k12.wi.us or 715-659-4211 ext 106.  Applicants should apply on WECAN

Project Search Graduation

Project Search GraduationOne of our students graduated from Project Search on May 18, 2018.  Alex Mowbray completed this 9 month program.  The School District of Spencer is so proud of all of Alex's hardwork during this past 9 months.  Alex participated in 3 unpaid internships and these all enhanced his communication and employability skills.   Alex completed this program with a total of 8 students from area schools.  

Transitioning in High School

Wisconsin DVROur lives are full of transitions.  People are constantly faced with changes from being a small child going into kindergarten to an aging adult going into an assisted living facility.  At the high school level, a big transition for students is leaving high school to either continue their education at a college or join the workforce full time.  This is a big decision and involves some preparation. Now consider how having a disability can add to that challenge. That is why transitional services are provided for students with a disability.  (READ MORE)

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!!


Hanging Baskets Greenhouse Plant Sale
History Club Field Trip

History Club Field TripOn Wednesday May 9th the history club took a field trip to the EAA (Experimental Aviation Museum) in Oshkosh. While there, students were introduced to various forms of aviation since the Wright brothers first flight in 1903. Planes ranged from the beginning of aviation through World War Two and into the modern SpaceShipOne missions. Submitted by-Mr. Cole, Mr. Wagner, and Mr. Sprenger

Honoring Excellence in Education Banquet

Honoring Excellence BanquetCongratulations to Lukas Ellefson and his Honored Educator Mr. Veale along with Lexi Baehr and her Honored Educator Mrs. Rotar on their recognition at the Marathon County Honoring Excellence in Education Banquet.

Vote for Hannah

High JumpSpencer track athlete Hannah Zastrow has been nominated for the WDLB-WOSQ
Radio & MarshfieldAreaSports.com April High School Athlete of the Month

Voting begins at midnight Monday night and runs through midnight May 7 at

Voting is limited to one vote, per 24-hour period, per IP address. Please
help spread the word.

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

Cloverbelt Scholar Recipients Honoroed

Cloverbelt Scholars

Congratulations to Hayley Scheppler and Leah Higgins for their recognition as Cloverbelt Scholar Recipients. Also, congratulations to Mrs. Roehrborn and Mrs. Pickett for being selected as their Honored Educators.

EF Global Education Excellence Award 

Foreign Exchange Students

Spencer High School has received national recognition for excellence in global education from EF High School Exchange Year, the leader in high school exchange. 

The EF High School Exchange Year Global Education Excellence Award is presented annually to high schools that demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to international understanding and global awareness. Spencer High School was one of a select group of high schools and districts recognized across the United States for the 2017-18 school year.  Please click "Read More" for more details. 



Microbiology and Parasitology Course Offered by Spencer High School

MicrobiologyStudents from several high schools enrolled in Spencer's distance-learning Microbiology & Parasitology class met at Spencer High School on April 9th & 10th to experience hands-on learning with biotechnology equipment related to molecular biology, genetics, and immunology. Biochemist Ryan Olson from the Promega Corporation's BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute was present to help with the labs. The students this year also had two days of lab time in December, as well as field trips to learn about waste water treatment and to study medical laboratory procedures. - Submitted by Mr. Benton

8th Grade FACE Sewing Projects


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

Cloverbelt Scholar-Athlete Banquet

Scholar AthletesCongratulations to Lukas Ellefson and Sadie Mercier as they were honored at the Cloverbelt Scholar-Athlete Banquet

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


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

High School Science Classes Continue to Implement New Technology

High School Science

One of the great things about high school students is that they are often very knowledgeable about new technology. Many of the high school science courses use Vernier sensors as a large component of the lab work. Digital sensors allow students to gather and analyze data in real time. A new type of technology that we tried this year in Biology 2 is using cell phones with microscopes to take videos of the organisms being observed. Not surprisingly, many of the students were excited to try this and took almost no time to master the process. - 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

Five Spencer Students To Participate In Health Career Connections

HCC Students

Rachel Busse, Shelbi Hoefs, Lindsey Loos, Hope Ngirwe and Shaelee Neitzel will particpate in the Health Career Connections program next year. 

Health Career Connections is a sequential program for high school students interested in health careers. The program provides students with an understanding of skills needed for a variety of careers within health services. Health Career Connections offers internships designed to familiarize students with the various careers in the medical profession. Students will learn skills necessary for their health care career pathway, in addition to working with others, legal and ethical responsibilities cultural considerations in the health care industry, problem solving, decision making, accepting personal responsibility and self-management.

More information can be found by clicking on this LINK. 

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 

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!

AP Calculus Taught via Distance Learning as a Dual Credit Course

AP Calculus

Students have been working hard in our AP Calculus class with Mr. Oestreich.  This class is also a Dual Credit course affiliated with Northcentral Technical College which allows students multiple pathways to earn college credit. This is one of our many classes that is taught via distance learning allowing our students to collaborate with area students while also providing the opportunity for students from other schools the chance to take a class that is not offered at their school.

SC Rocket State Wrestlers

State Wrestlers

Congratulations to our State Wrestlers: Carson Hildebrandt, Dominick Wichlacz, Hunter Luepke, and Logan Zschernitz.  Hunter and Logan captured state championships!

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!!

Rocket Newsletter
Open Enrollment
Formal Dress Consignment Sale

Spencer Kids Group

UW-Green Bay MS/HS Summer Camps 2018
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.  

Parents guide to cold, flu, pertussis
Holiday Choral & Handbell Concert


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

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.  

Cold vs Flu
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.  

Wisconsin School Board Association Appreciation Week Oct. 1 - 7

The Wisconsin Association of School Boards has set Oct. 1-7 as WASB Appreciation Week as a time to build awareness and understanding of the vital function our elected board of education plays in our communities.  The School District of Spencer is joining public school districts across the state to celebrate the Wisconsin School Board Association and honoring our local school board members for their commitment to the community of Spencer and its children.

Assembly WAOW 9 Assembly
Website Tip - Events Calendar

Many of the calendar events are now school specific (Elementary, Middle School, High School).  You can either select the school you wish to view or select multiple schools when on the calendar page.


Parent Links
New Staff Welcome our New staff

Front Row L-R

Saydi Stewart, MS/HS Choral Director

Nicole Polka. FACE

Melanie Lorentz, PK-7 School Counselor

Brittany Oblak, School Psychologist

Back Row L-R

Bobbie Bunge, Elementary LD Teacher

Kristy Ehlers, 4 year old KIndergarten

Holly Strey, Ealry Childhood

Whitney Eckes, Grade 4



Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences

November 4, 2021 from 1-8 PM

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.

School District Reopening Plan
Please click HERE for the slideshow.
Virtual Learning in Spencer

Virtual Learning

04/17/2020 Closure Updates




School District of Spencer 

Safer at Home Order

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!!”

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.    

INTEGRITY-The Word of the Month


Integrity word cloud

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

SHS Students Prepare For Life After High School

Student has article publishedStudent testing robotEnglish 4 prepares students for college rigor, the workforce, and community involvement.  After writing a college-level research paper in the fall,  students work with an adult mentor to complete a project based on their research topic.  Pictured are Jade Hubbel who researched the dairy crisis in Wisconsin with her project, an interview of local dairy farmers published in the 2/27/2019 issue of the TRG; and Mason Barth who is testing out the robot he designed and programmed after researching robotics in the workplace.

Where Are They Now?

AlumniStacy Springob Class of 2012

News Producer

Nashville, Tennessee

logo Welcome to our new site

Welcome to the Spencer Public School New Website. 

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

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



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." 


Spencer Elementary Reopening Plan
Please click HERE for the plan. 
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!


Virtual Learning Day Schedule (Grades 6-12)

**We have updated our Digital Office Hours for Canvas Chat**


Students work on periods 1-4

10:00-10:30 Canvas Chat for Periods 1-2


Canvas Chat for Periods 3-4


Independent work time


Students work on periods 5-8


Canvas Chat for Periods 5-6

3:30-4:00 Canvas Chat for Periods 7-8


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 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

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!!

Spencer Music Department

Fall Concert

The leaves are falling and the temperature is dropping! We hope that you will spend your chilly fall evening supporting Spencer's 7-12 musicians as they present their first concert of the 2019-2020 school year! Performances will include Junior High Band and Chorus, High School Concert Band and Concert Choir, The Spencer High School Handbell Ensemble and Oriana Madrigal. Admission is free of charge and open to the public

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.  

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

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!

Rookie Rockets is hiring!

Now hiring

Spencer MS/HS Reopening Plan
Please click HERE for the slideshow.
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:

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.


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

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?

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      

Spencer Music Department Recognized

Music Award

Spencer High School has met the Wisconsin School Music Association's criteria for Accreditation. The honor recognizes the school's outstanding participation in WSMA programming and distinguishes our music program for the valuable music education opportunities we create for our students. Thank you to Mr. Veale, Ms. Stewart and all of our student musicians for their hard work and dedication.

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....

Graduation Is Set For August 1st at Noon
Please CLICK HERE for the plan
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.




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!”


STEAM Comes to SMS



All kids are naturally inquisitive and every classroom should be filled with creativity and wonder. In order to unleash the creative potential in all students, Spencer Middle School is implementing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) courses this year in the 7th and 8th grades. 

In the next couple months, 8th-graders will be creating podcasts. Podcasts are kind of like a radio show in your pocket. The goal is for students to gather as much information as possible so they can produce a podcast that you, the listener, would like to hear.  Launching their final product out to the real world can be scary, but also rewarding. 

The second half of the year, robotics will come to life for the 8th graders. Robots are programmable machines or gadgets that can perform a range of tasks by executing input commands. The goal is for the students to learn the principles of design, construction, and programming of robots.

Spencer MS/HS Exceeds Expectations

Report Card Score

For the second consecutive year the Spencer MS/HS has exceeded expectations on the school report card.  More detailed information can be found at this website

Meet Mr. Buchberger

Mr. Buchberger

Mr. Buchberger-Middle School

May SEL Word of the Month-TOLERANCE


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.  

Course Description Book

Course Description BookPlease click HERE to view our course description book. 

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 PTA Annual Craft Sale

Saturday, November 24, 2018


Meet Mr. Klimmer!

Mr. Klimmer

Mr. Klimmer- MS/HS Tech Ed

Spencer Spelling Bee Champion Crowned!

Spelling Bee Winners

Pictured at right is the champion, Nathan Kieffer, an 8th-grade student. He is the son of Shawn and Kristy Kieffer of Spencer.

Pictured at left is the runner up, Oliver Schweiger, a 7th-grade student. He is the son of Jeff and Carmen Schweiger of Loyal.

Nathan will compete in the CESA 10 Regional Spelling Bee at Stanley Public Schools on Thursday, February 6, at 9:00 am.

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

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!”


Meet Mrs. Derfus!


Mrs. Derfus

Mrs. Derfus-Middle School

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.


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.

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."


Meet Mrs. Hoheisel!

Mrs. Hoheisel

Mrs. Hoheisel- Middle school

Promise Ngirwe wins 19-20 Xello/Method Test Prep High School Scholarship

Promise Ngirwe

Promise Ngirwe, a High School student at Spencer High School, has been recognized as one of the 2020 recipients of the Xello/Method Test Prep High School Student Scholarship presented by the Wisconsin School Counselor Association.



Meet Ms. Daley!

Ms. Daley

Ms. Daley-Middle & High School

Word of the Month-EMPATHY



Price is $50 until January 20th!  Price increase to $55.



Cooperation-Working Together


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



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.