The Roadrunner Review

December 9th, 2022

Notes from the Principal

Thank you for your continued patience at the end of the day during parent pick-up on Carl Street. I am excited to announce that our front circle drive will be open starting Monday, December 12th. With that area opening, we will be changing our AFTER SCHOOL PICK-UP procedures ONLY.

Please carefully read the new procedures below. You will notice that drop-off procedures have not changed.

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December's Goal

During the month of December, our fourth graders wanted to set a goal based on School Spirit! Using what we have been learning about Leader in Me, we are following these four main components of goal setting:

Discipline 1 - Focus on the Wildly Important

  • Our goal is to have 50% of staff and student participate in dress-up days for the month of December.

Discipline 2 - Act on Lead Measures

  • Students will record updates and reminders on announcements and for newsletters

Discipline 3 - Keep a Compelling Scoreboard

  • At the end of each day, 4th graders will "collect" the total and calculate if the goal has been met for the day. Our scoreboard will be building a snowman on our bulletin board.

Discipline 4 - Create a Cadence of Accountability

  • Students will update their scoreboard and celebrate if we met our goal!

Frosty continues to grow as we are showing 50% school participation in our December to Remember Spirit Days!

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Important Dates

December 14th - 4th grade visits the School Forest

December 16th - Book Bowl Practice

December 21st - 3rd grade visits the LYWAM

December 23rd - January 1st - Winter Break

March 14th - Spring Concert

Notes from the Nurse

Wausau School District Covid-19 Testing Information:

We are reaching out to let you know that COVID-19 testing in the Wausau School District has expanded to include immediate family members of students and staff. We are offering both the antigen and PCR tests at no cost to you. That said, we do want you to know that only Rapid Antigen tests are currently available. PCR tests should be available by the end of the week or early next week.

There has also been a change to the testing sites. The Wausau School District will only have four site locations available.

We will not be using a mobile van site, but locations within our buildings. Please see the schedule below for instructions and availability.

Covid-19 Testing Schedule and Locations:

Wausau East High School (Monday-Thursday): 7:00 -10:30 a.m.

Testing on the east side of the building. Look for a COVID testing vehicle and

signs telling you which door to enter

Wausau West High School (Monday-Thursday): 11:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Testing is on the north side of the building. Look for a COVID testing vehicle

and signs telling you which door to enter

Rib Mountain Elementary School (Tuesday-Friday): 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Enter through the Front Door

Longfellow Administration Building (Tuesday-Friday): 11:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Testing is on the east side of the building. Look for a COVID testing vehicle and signs telling you which door to enter.

Just a reminder if your child is not feeling well to please keep them home until their symptoms have improved. With the Holidays approaching we would like to work together to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Email : or (715) 261-0035

It's Getting Cold out...

Please make sure you are sending your children to school with the MAGIC FIVE (jacket, hat, mittens, snowpants, and boots). Students will need snowpants and boots in order to play in the snow.

If you are in need of winter gear for your child(ren), please contact Mrs. Payant at 715-261-0038

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Riverview 2022/2023 Staff


Budny, Sarah -

Administrative Assistant

Knapp, Patty -

Regular Education


Hall, Kristin -

Szekeress, Danica -


Burnett, Amber -

Hiles, Chelsie -

Steinagel, Nathan -

1st grade

Lor, Baonhia -

Meyer, Ella -

Witt, Laura -

2nd grade

Burmeister, Michelle -

Differt, Kayla -

Heil, Kari -

3rd grade

Hoppenjan, Margaret -

Richardt, Cindy -

Smith, Chris -

4th grade

Brown, Courtney -

Helke, Casey -

Moe, Rebecca (Becky) -

5th grade

Kleczewski, Christine -

Soukup, Megan -

Widmar, Kristin -

GT Resource Teacher

Adams, Matt -

EL Teacher

David, Patty -

Vang, Chi Neng -

Special Education

Boller, Amy -

Connor, Kearsten -

Ermeling, Ashley -

Holdridge, Julie -

Hrdina, Jessica -

Husnick, Donna -

Kressel, Renee -

Persha, Morgan -

Puetz, Nancy -


Hau, Mackenzie -


Lodahl, Mia -

Pupil Services

Boulanger, Kris -

Morrow, Jenna -

Noltemeyer, Nicole -

Smith-Payant, Shelly -

Bridge Coordinator

Sturm, Taylor -

G2M Program Coordinator

Ramthun, Emily -


Allee, Jennifer -

Dienger, Victoria -

Koser, Andrea - akoser@wausauschools.orgf

Lenselink, Angela -

Rodziewicz, Kathy -

Sullivan, Christin -

Wais, Jeff -

Withers, Alicia -

Wressell, Sana -

Support Staff

Terri Kankelfitz, Jackie Keller, Tammy Kromrei, Sandy Wirkus, Dia Thao, Andrea Cordova, Tammy Davisson, Cher Her, Lynn Haucke, Cindy Schuster, Loretta Lazaroff, Tim Baumann, Breanna Bolssen, Leanne Matz, Caitlyn Sitte, Julia Radke, Kristy Durkes, Emily Walker

District Nurse/Health Paraprofessional

Glovinski, Jenny -

Hoerter, Emilee -

Nutrition Services

Huntington, Susan -

Leitch, Sara -

Rosso, Kay -


Cook, Angela -

Dotter-Begay, Beth -

Schilling, Tonia -

The Wausau School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability (“Protected Classes)”