Developing the Whole Child
Through Movement, Art & Nature!
Students will be prepared to become stewards of the earth, graduating with the skills to create and change the world around them. The Tomorrow River Community Charter School (TRCCS) offers a collaborative and non-competitive learning environment that integrates the arts and offers hands-on experiences related to the natural environment for Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade. TRCCS is growing strong, sustainable communities of creative, independent, compassionate thinkers, empowered to envision their future. Located at the Central Wisconsin Environmental Station (CWES) TRCCS is a public charter school partnering with the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. Please visit our website to learn more.
• Inspired by Waldorf: Waldorf education, established in 1919, is one of the fastest growing educational philosophies in the world today. The whole-child approach meets the children’s needs as they grow and develop. Technology is de-emphasized until fifth grade in order to preserve students’ imagination, and build a foundation of learning connected to their natural attraction to the wonders of nature.
• Environment and Sustainability: Students form a relationship with the environment as they learn to care for the earth’s plants and animals. Academic standards are infused into real-life hands-on projects like growing organic food for school lunches, as well as field experiences related to the local environment and natural resources.
• Community: Companies, local colleges, organizations and individuals partner with the school to offer opportunities and experiences that help students develop skills and community values. Students learn to look at the world from a broad, holistic perspective, as innovative, community minded, and well-rounded individuals.
Some highlights of the Charter School’s non-traditional educational model:
- Music, art, and movement are greatly employed in the learning process. Those emphasized are dance/eurhythmy, water colors, flute/recorder and in later years violin/cello, songs in the round, knitting and crocheting, wood carving and nature crafts.
- Story-telling is used to awaken imagination, retain attention and teach subjects such as math, history, geography, social studies, writing and reading.
- Emphasis is put on nature and environmental stewardship. Children will spend much time outside exploring the world around them gaining a deeper understanding of science and nature studies.
- Children are taught real-life tasks such as housekeeping, cooking, fiber arts and gardening.
- Technology is de-emphasized in the early years at school and at home. Parents of enrolled children will be expected to greatly limit their children’s exposure to computers, TV, and video games.
- Immersion style Foreign Language begins for students in first grade.
- Teachers follow their students from first grade until middle school. This allows teachers to develop a stronger relationship with their students, giving them the knowledge to create curriculum based on their students’ needs and strengths.
- Main lessons (which include all traditional subjects) are typically taught in 4-6 week sessions. Children gain a deep and personal relationship with the material therefore retaining it longer.
- Seasonal studies and festivals are taught and celebrated throughout the year.
Join the TRCCS float for the Amherst Portage County Fair Parade on July 19th. The parade begins at noon and travels down Main Street and up to the Portage County Fair Grounds. The float will arrive for line up around 11 am in the Amherst Public School parking lot. Wear your TRCCS T-Shirt; children should also wear capes and crowns if they have them. We ask that all children be accompanied by an adult. It does not need to be their parent, but they must have an adult walking along with the float who is responsible for them.We look forward to having you!
Celebrate Plover: Saturday July 26th from 9 am to 5 pm. Please join us at the TRCCS booth where we will have children's activities and TRCCS T-Shirts and recycled glass pendents for sale.
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.