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Our commitment to the Rhinelander community reaches far beyond the District's buildings and regular school day. Scroll down to see the many things our Community Education Program offers to our students, families and community.
Community Education Classes
Our Community Education Program offers many evening and Saturday classes for our community. Click here to view our current class offerings.
Life After School - Intramurals Activities Program
Life After School is a series of programs open to all students in the District in 4th through 12th grades. There is no cost to participate. Snacks and beverages are provided. Students must register, and parents/guardians must sign a permission slip.
CHAMPS (Community Helping After-School to Mold Positive Students)
CHAMPS is an after school program that began in 2008 at James Williams Middle School. It is supported by a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant, which is a collaborative effort by the School District of Rhinelander, YMCA of the Northwoods, Oneida County UW-Extension, and Nicolet Area Technical College. In the 2009-2010 school year, we added a CHAMPS program at Central School, and programming is now offered at Northwoods Community Secondary School (NCSS) and at Crescent Elementary School.
MOCK (Mentoring Oneida County Kids)
Mentoring Oneida County Kids (MOCK) is a school-community partnership that matches caring adults with School District of Rhinelander students. Community members meet one-on-one during the school day to provide support and encouragement so that the youth of today become the leaders of tomorrow.
PIE (Partners in Education)
Rhinelander Partners in Education (PIE) is a formal relationship between Rhinelander schools, local businesses and community groups. Formed in 2009, this grassroots organization goes beyond partnering with a specific class or event to reach a higher level. Partners in Education is a collaboration of business leaders, community leaders and education leaders working together to meet the needs of our students, our community and our partners. All members have a common understanding that the success of our future workforce and community relies on the education students receive today.
Hodag Schools Foundation (HSF)
Believing an exceptional school district is vital to a strong community, the mission of the Hodag Schools Foundation is to provide financial support for quality programs and facilities, benefiting students and promoting excellence in the School District of Rhinelander and the entire community.
Athletic Booster Club (ABC)
ABC is a non-profit organization that supports Rhinelander High School and Rhinelander youth sports programs through monetary grants.
Mission:To support Rhinelander High School and Rhinelander Youth sports.
Company Overview: Founded in 1980 to help fund a weight room for RHS, since then the Rhinelander Athletic Booster Club has given back nearly $280,000. Progams supported include: RHS Football, Boys & Girls Soccer, Boys & Girls Tennis, Cross Country, Boys & Girls Swimming, Boys & Girls Basketball, Boys Hockey, Alpine Skiing, Gymnastics, Wrestling, Baseball, Softball, Golf and Track; JWMS Swimming; Rhinelander Pop Warner; Rhinelander Little League/Babe Ruth Baseball and the Rhinelander Ice Association.
We are proud to welcome the public to the Aspirus Community Fitness Center and Heck Family Community Pool. Click on the link above for open hours. Click here to take a quick tour of the facilities.
Parents in Partnership (PIP)
Parents in Partnership is a statewide program in which a group of parents and other caregivers who have children with special needs ages 6-14 meet together five times during the year to: share their family stories, challenges, joys and triumphs of raising their children. At PIP participants will learn about community and statewide resources for children with disabilities; explore issues around health, education, policy making, legislation, inclusion, self determination, family well-being and the IDEA Special Education Law. PIP is provided at no-cost to participants. Registration, food, overnight stay and resources are paid for by a DPI IDEA Discretionary Grant.
Kristin Ojaniemi created this Rhinelander High School orientation video for incoming freshman to get an overview of the RHS departments. The video premiered at the 2013 Taste of the Future orientation and career exploration event.
In July 2011, the District partnered with NorthPro Video. Owner Mike Michalak mentored two Rhinelander High School students, Braxton Hjelle and Sam Mueller, in the creation of a truancy video. Sam wrote the background music. Click here to view the video.
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You may reach the Community Education Program at 715-365-9745, or email Mike Cheslock.