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Respectful. Responsible. Safe. September 8, 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

Welcome to the 2020-21 School Year! We are so happy to have all of you join us for what will be an amazing year filled with lots of learning, even when we have to be at a distance! Our staff views our school as a #MarshallFamily and we are happy to have you as a part of it!

We are excited to continue to learn how we can better meet student needs this year in this new format. Teachers and staff have worked to build schedules and routines that support the needs you identified last spring so we can help students meet learning targets for their grade level. Soon, your child will be participating in our fall universal assessments. We’ll be asking families to support their child by encouraging them to do their best and ensuring their child has a quiet workspace to complete the assessments on-line.

We look forward to working with you and your family throughout the year to make it the best year yet!

Marshall Family goes Gold!

Our Marshall family goes gold for Claire and all other children battling childhood cancer. We invite you to go gold with us during the month of September. #MarshallFamily

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.

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.

Help us welcome the following staff to the Panther Family:

John Marshall Updates!

During the summer, our school had a few exciting changes! Click on the images below to read all about the exciting changes at John Marshall!

Picture Day on Hold

Please disregard the email that went out from Payne Photography regarding picture day. Right now, picture day is on hold and all families will be updated once that is rescheduled.

Important Paperwork and Information:

Free & Reduced Lunches

John Marshall families can apply for free & reduced breakfast & 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.

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:

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.