Our Journey

Our Journey Photo of Students

In 2011-2012, The Board of Education and the Winneconne Community School District Administrative team established its promise: Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow. We have been working hard to deliver on the promise and make WCSD a destination district in the region.


Here are some of our accomplishments on Our Journey:

EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT OUTCOMES

2016

A 4K program added along with a K-12 Spanish experience.

2016 & 2017

The District significantly exceeds expectations on State testing.

2016–17

Winneconne Middle School ranks among top five in the State of Wisconsin.

2017

100% graduation rate and 4th highest achieving public school district in Wisconsin!

STUDENTS CULTIVATE THEIR INTERESTS AND EXPLORE NEW DIRECTIONS

From one-to-one computing to drama, from powerlifting to equestrian competitions, literacy, STEAM, agriculture and environmental education, students can explore and achieve in the Winneconne Community School District.

BUILT FOR LEARNING with COMMUNITY SUPPORT

2012

Voters approved maintenance and elementary boiler replacement. New football field installed thanks to the Gridiron Club.

2014

Norbert Rich Outdoor Education Center and an upgraded concession stand near football field were both donated.

2015

Track/football field archway entrance and Wolf Run Marquee donated by Miron Construction.

2016  

Voters approved the new High School STEAM facility and Winneconne Community Arts Center (WCAC ) Auditorium.

2017

The WCSD Endowment fund was established

2017

The Emotional Health/Wellness Fund established at WACF with $10,000 from First Presbyterian Church, Winneconne

2017



2018

$100,000 donated to scholarships; over $100,000 raised for grand piano for new auditorium.


High School Weight room renovation completed; over $200,000 raised by the community.


Ongoing:  

Private donations to the Legacy Brick campaign and the donations to the Winneconne Area Community Foundation support education and athletic facilities.



CHAPTER TWO: The Road Ahead

Let’s continue this journey together and keep WCSD a destination district!

We recognize that in order to sustain this momentum, we need a continued commitment from the community through public funding and private/public partnerships. We have the momentum to move forward.

We need your continued financial support to keep the Winneconne Community School District one of the top in this region.

PUBLIC FUNDING - TWO FINANCIAL FACTS WILL AFFECT THE FUTURE OF THE WINNECONNE

• Voters approved a 5-year referendum for $240,000 per/year to operate the auditorium and STEAM. In 2021–2022 the District will likely return to the voters requesting to renew this operating referendum.

• In addition, the District projects an additional shortfall between $1.3 and $2.8 million in operating dollars for all aspects of District operations–lights, energy, maintenance, technology, and staffing by the 2021–2022 school year.

(Public school funding is difficult to project for longer than two years. It is determined by the State’s biennial budget. Projections are made based on information currently available and may change. The District’s intention is to keep the community informed.)

PRIVATE FUNDING - THE CREATION OF “WINNECONNE CHAMPIONS”

In an effort to be financially proactive, the Board of Education, the Winneconne Area Community Foundation (WACF) and local community members have teamed up to form Winneconne Champions. The Winneconne Champions are committed to exploring ways that private funding can enhance school programming, and provide long-term financial stability to WCSD. As their initial project, Winneconne Champions has established the WCSD Endowment Fund for private donations to support WCSD long-term.

Did you know you can give a tax-deductible donation any time to the Endowment Fund, and support WCSD for years to come? Did you know you can make a legacy gift to the Endowment Fund through your Will or Trust? Find out more at www.oshkoshareacf.org/partners/winneconne


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