We will be hosting an Open House on Thursday, August 28th from 1:00PM to 5:00PM. All parents of elementary students should have received a letter from their child’s teacher with Open House conference times. If you did not receive a letter, please call Heidi at 715/274-3601 ext. 400.
Middle school and High school students and their parents will be able to pick up schedules, locker information, etc ., outside the front office. Staff will be available to assist you, answer questions, and go over class information and expectations.
We do have some teachers with extra-curricular activities who may not be available for the entire Open House. If you are not able to meet with your child’s teacher, please make arrangements to meet at a later date. Appointments can be made at the front office.
Mrs. Powell, our school counselor will be available to cover graduation requirements, Youth Options courses, and ITV courses for high school students.
The student handbook will be available on our website. Please take the time to read through the handbook. We will need acknowledgement forms signed by both students and parents, but in an effort to reduce costs, we will not print out an entire handbook for each student. Here is a link to the student handbook.
Information regarding the 21st Century CLC 9th hour program will be available at the Open House. Permission forms will be available during the Open House. The first day for the After School Program will be September 22rd. The Before School Program will begin on the first day of school, September 2nd at 7:00AM.
This year we have four new teachers and one new support staff member:
Deb Peterson will be teaching one of our Kindergarten classes.
Rebecca Ristau will be teaching Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies.
Sara Armstrong will be our Band/Music teacher.
Justin Jordan will be teaching Middle School Math and Science.
Jessica Jordan will be our Title I aide.
Also new this year, the school day will go until 3:25. These extra minutes will help us avoid adding additional school days at the end of the school year.
We have two early release days this school year. On October 8 and February 11, school will be dismissed at 2:00 PM. Please note this is a later dismissal than in the past.
Please be mindful of the students’ safety around the school particularly before and after school around the bus drop off and pick-up area. Students may enter the building at 8:00AM. Breakfast will begin at 8:00 AM. Door A (at the bus drop off area) will be locked at 8:05AM. The first class period of the day begins at 8:10 AM.
Student parking is in the back of the school. High school students (grade 9-12) will continue to have open campus. Students must have a signed parent permission form to go off campus for lunch.
Once again, I would like to thank this great community for all the support given to the school in so many different ways, and I look forward to another great school year here in Mellen!
Kevin Buxton, Principal