Developing the Whole Child
Through Movement, Art & Nature!
Preparing for the 2014/15 School Year
In just over a month we will be welcoming back the past TRCCS students and opening our arms to the new 48 students that will be joining the TRCCS family. We are busy preparing for the upcoming school year and can't believe the summer is coming to and end.
We have welcomed 3 new classroom teachers who have all finished their summer intensive Waldorf Teacher training's and are ready for the school year. We would now like to introduce you to a few more new faces at TRCCS.
Special Education Teacher: Elizabeth Schrader will be joining us this year bringing her expertise with a masters in Special Education and specializing in Music Therapy. We are excited by her spirit and positive energy and feel she will be an amazing fit here at TRCCS.
Woodworking Teacher: Kristy Stacy will be working with the upper grades in woodworking. She is DPI certified in Elementary Art education and we are excited to have her on our team. She will also serve as the Faculty Support and Resource staff working to strengthen our school as teacher led.
Implementation Renewal Grant Development Coordinator: Maud Mangin will be working on three initiatives during the 2014/15 school year: school wide Behavior Plan, Compassionate School initiative and Volunteer program. We are very excited to have her continue in this grant funded position growing our school foundation and programming.
We have three experts who are coming to our school as Artists in Residence. These folks have amazing talent in a specific field and will be working under the instructional leadership of the classroom teachers. We are thrilled to offer this opportunity for our students and teachers to be inspired by professionals with exceptional talents.
Jeffrey Bakken will be joining us as our Music Artist in Residence working with the students in voice. He comes to us as a professional musician in voice and is currently working to complete his teaching degree in Music Education.
Pamela Luedtke will be joining us as our Movement Artist in Residence, she is a professional dancer, trained in Brain Gym, teaches at UWSP in the Dance Department and is finishing her training in Pilates.
Brianna Cabral will be joining us as our Handwork Artist in Residence, she has home-schooled her children utilizing the Waldorf pedagogy and has owned a business that sells "handwork" fair making handwork not just her hobby but profession.
TRCCS is still looking for a Custodian for the upcoming school year. As custodian, duties include
promoting and ensuring cleanliness of buildings, safety and security, compliance with applicable laws and standards, cleaning and sanitation needs, as well as indoor and outdoor maintenance needs. This person will work 3 hours a day either prior to school beginning in the morning or after school making $13.71 an hour. Please click on the title to learn more and spread the word!
Join us for the TRCCS Governance Board meeting on Monday August 4th, 6:30 pm at CWES. All of our meetings are open to the public.
Waupaca Arts on the Square: Saturday August 16th from 10 am to 4 pm. TRCCS will be providing the children's activities and sharing info about our school. Join us for a wonderful day with many artists, music, food and more!
Rosholt Portage County Fair Parade: Saturday August 29th.
TRCCS has been national recognized as a Green Ribbon School because of our commitment to the environment and our student health. Four representatives from TRCCS traveled to Washington DC to receive this reward July 22-25th. The trip was incredibly successful and all four participants brought the spirit of TRCCS to the capitol. There were many opportunities to network with other Green Schools around the country. We met with Senator Tammy Baldwin and her education staff. We also met with Representative Ron Kind's staff. All were very impressed and excited to hear about the innovative things happening here at our school. We also met with the Department of Energy who had wonderful information on funding and educational opportunities for TRCCS. Again they were impressed with what we are doing and the presenter is planning a trip to WI to visit our school and participate in the Midwest Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair next June. We are grateful for this opportunity to showcase our school and the amazing things happening here in our little corner of the world.