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Respectful. Responsible. Safe. October 9, 2020

John Marshall Elementary


To create and maintain an environment that ensures all students reach their highest level of achievement in academics, fine arts, physical fitness and social behavior as determined by the common core standards. We commit to a comprehensive system of support to ensure these outcomes.

Principal: Ms. Patterson

Secretary: Mrs. Aderholdt

Notes from Ms. Patterson

Happy October Panther Families!

We are happy to be looking forward to the opportunity of having in person learning in the near future! Thank you to everyone who has responded to our survey and/or phone calls to clarify your family’s choice of in person or virtual.

As we plan, we want to continue to update you on the routines and procedures you can expect your child to experience during in person learning. Below, you will see some photos of classroom set-ups. You will see each room has desks that are facing the same direction and are spaced 6 feet apart.

Also, we ask that you begin to talk and work with your child so they are prepared to wear a mask all day at school. This is a School Board policy and will be important for maintaining the health and safety of all students and staff at John Marshall.

Our community is currently seeing a surge of COVID-19 cases. We are committed to the safety and well-being of all of our students and staff. Please join us in helping to keep ourselves, our families, our students, and our staff safe by following best practices both at school or work and in the community by avoiding large gatherings, wearing a mask, maintaining 6 feet of distancing, and regularly washing your hands. This will be an essential piece that gets us back to in person learning and keeps us there.

We look forward to continuing to partner with you to support our students!

Ms. Patterson

Ms. Her's 5th Grade Classroom

Mrs. Her's 5th Grade Classroom

Virtual Learning Information

  • Students are expected to be signed in and begin the virtual school day at 8:30 AM.
  • Attendance will be taken each day (Monday - Thursday) between 8:30 - 10:00 AM by the homeroom teachers.
  • If a child does not appear virtually during this time period, they will be marked absent. If a child is marked absent, a communication will be sent from the school office to the parent/guardian to confirm when the student will access content and complete learning.
  • If communication is received from the parent/guardian, the child will be marked present.
  • If no communication is received from the parent/guardian, the child will be marked absent.
  • If you are having technology issues, please contact your child's teacher or the help desk.

Parents can email doctor notes/other notes to Mrs. Aderholdt.

Reminder that there are no classes on Fridays during this virtual learning time. Fridays will be used for students to catch up on any work they still need to complete and for teachers to have a planning day for the following week.

Technology Support

Our technology help desk can be reached at: 715-261-0833.

To submit an online form, please click here. This is the fastest way for any student or parent to obtain technology support. A team is constantly reviewing and responding to submissions. Any student in need of device repair or exchange will be required to complete this form.

If you need to request a hotspot, please call our front office.

October Encore Rotation Calendar

See the below calendar for information on what day and rotation it is for Encore classes. For specific class log-in information, please reference the following document:
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Important Paperwork and Information:

Curbside Library Books!

Library books are available for students to pick up from the school during the week 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Please have your child contact Mrs. Strandberg-Bauer, our Librarian, if interested. For more information, please click here.

G2M After School Program:

Drop-in for some time to talk, learn a new activity, or perhaps read a book with a live instructor. Come join our after school G2M class. Tuesdays and Thursdays will be a variety of topics with Ms. Schroeder and Ms. V.

Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays (October 20-November 20) from 3:45 - 4:45 PM

For questions, contact Mrs. W.

Stay At Home Care Package

Looking for some activities to get your children moving? Check out this document from Mrs. Ehlert with indoor & outdoor activities! The document also has additional resources for this virtual learning time.

Blessings in a Backpack

Every Friday the Blessings in a Backpack program will be available at John Marshall Elementary. Distribution will be done as a drive up every Friday from 11:00am-1:00pm. Parents/Guardians can drive up and receive one Blessings in a Backpack bag per child. Numbers may be limited per school building, so it will be based on first come first serve. Blessings in a Backpack is a program that is offered in the Wausau School District and DC Everest School District to provide weekend meals for school age children.

Any questions about the program at John Marshall School, please contact Jen Graf, School Social Worker, at 715-261-0207.

Nutrition Services: Breakfast & Lunches

John Marshall families can apply for free breakfast and lunch! To pick-up lunch and breakfasts from the Wausau School District, you must sign your family up on the Paypams site. Families will order food for the week and will choose the pick-up location for this food. There are drop down menus on PayPams for ordering and choosing your site location.

Meal pickup is every Monday from 11 AM to 12 PM in the John Marshall Parking Lot.

For meal questions, please contact our Nutrition Services team: Mrs. Paul and Mrs. Schelke. If you need help ordering meals, please use the following document:

Referendum - John Marshall

For more information on the referendum and how it impacts John Marshall, please visit this link.

Infinite Campus Portal

Make sure that you are set up for your Infinite Campus Portal to get all of your student's information. You can login/set up your account here. If you have any questions, please contact our school office.

Ipad Insurance & Agreement

Please remember, if you have indicated that you wish to accept the WSD iPad insurance, but have not sent the $10 (per device) payment, please send cash or check (made out to WSD) to the school office. Payment can also be made on the student's portal online. If payment is not received or insurance is declined, families assume the full cost of any and all repairs to devices. For the WSD handbook, click here.

For iPad Insurance questions or to submit payment, please contact the school office.

John Marshall Staff

Pupil Services Team:

School Psychologist: Mr. Susa

School Counselor: Mrs. Ehlert

Social Worker: Mrs. Graf

Regular Education Teachers:

Kindergarten: Mrs. Ekiss & Mrs. Thimm

1st Grade: Mrs. Frame & Mrs. Bartz

2nd Grade: Mrs. Derfus & Mrs. Knoke

3rd Grade: Mrs. Euting & Mrs. Brown

4th Grade: Mrs. Martin & Mrs. Wonders

5th Grade: Ms. Her & Mr. Reiche

Encore Teachers:

Art: Ms. Anderson

Music: Ms. Monahan

Physical Education: Mr. Whalen

Gifted & Talented: Ms. Hahner

Library: Mrs. Strandberg-Bauer

Science: Mrs. Selby

Special Education Teachers:

Mr. Brotz

Ms. Delong

Ms. Nelson

Ms. Schroeder

Speech: Mr. Kennedy

English Learner/Bilingual Teacher:

Mrs. Schaefer-Edwards

Title Teacher:

Mrs. Stadler


Mrs. Barthel - Health Aide

Mrs. Felver- Title 1 Para

Ms. Leffin - Special Education

Mrs. Marten - Special Education

Mrs. Petit - Special Education

Mrs. Pergolski - Title 1 Para & Building Aide

Mrs. Vang - English Learners

Ms. Wawrzaszek - Building Para

Mrs. Wawrzaszek - G2M & Family Enrichment Coordinator

Mrs. Wolff - Special Education

Nutritional Services:

Mrs. Paul

Mrs. Schelke

Custodial Staff:

Mrs. Larson

Mr. Kuehl

Click on any teacher name above to send an email to that teacher.