WCSD Facilities Planning - Our Journey to the Future

Mapping the future direction

Message from the District Administrator Peggy Larson

Peggy Larson

In 2011-2012, the Board of Education and the Winneconne Community School District Administrative team established its promise: Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow. We joined with a group of citizens who became known as the Collaborative Partners. They helped us map out a pathway for facilities and improvements.  This also was the very start of Our Journey to the Future.

Chapter 1 of Our Journey to the Future resulted in our Winneconne Area Community Arts Center (WCAC), STEAM facilities, and new business education classroom.  

We have named Chapter 2 of Our Journey to the Future The Road Ahead…Our District continues to grow, creating space and capacity challenges as well as the need to replace some of our aging building systems.  On April 5th, 2022, WCSD will ask our residents to support a $47.8 million referendum.  This referendum will address all three of our buildings.  However, the majority of work will consist of a renovation and addition of our middle school.  This building was built in 1975 with a very unique construction design.  The building has been well maintained, but many of the systems are simply worn out.  

Looking ahead ten or so years, we plan to begin our Chapter 3.  Chapter 3 will likely consist of planning for a new elementary school building.  

We’ve worked hard to provide schools where staff know the students by name and everyone works to meet individual student success. With focus and energy, we are moving forward. The Winneconne Community School District is recognized for top State test results and empowered graduates.

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


Peggy Larson

The Winneconne Community School District:

Journey to the Future



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

2016 & 2017

The District significantly exceeds expectations on State testing 


Middle School ranks among top five in the State 



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



District significantly exceeds expectations on State testing, ranking us 2 in State.


Middle School earns 2019 National Blue Ribbon Recognition


From one-to-one computing to drama; from powerlifting to equestrian competitions, literacy, STEAM, agriculture and environmental education.

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:    $100,000 donated to scholarships; over $100,000 raised for grand piano for new auditorium. 
Ongoing:     Private donations to the Legacy Brick campaign and the Winneconne Area Community Foundation support education and athletic facilities.
Strength of the Pack fundraiser for HS weight room.

The Winneconne Community School District:

The Road Ahead

Community Conversations

Please save the date and plan on attending these sessions:

October 6th, 2021
6:30pm Middle School Large Group Lecture
Youtube Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSwXi1a5olU

October 19th, 2021
9:00am Middle School Large Group Lecture
Youtube Link - https://youtu.be/5-yQITaniEk

October 20th, 2021
6:30 Middle School Large Group Lecture
Youtube Link - https://youtu.be/8yB8Q2CHQXI

Slide Presentation Link

Here is a summary of the November 7 Community Conversation.

Here are resources that were shared with the community on December 3, 2018, November 7, 2019, and January 16, 2020.