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4K students at Thomas Jefferson enjoy an activity with shaving cream
Thomas Jefferson 4K students work with staff on an activity
4K student at Thomas Jefferson shows off her work
4K students at Thomas Jefferson enjoy an activity with their teacher, Ms. Wais
4K students at Thomas Jefferson enjoy an activity with their teacher, Ms. Wais

Welcome to the 4k & Early Childhood Program


The heart of the Wausau School District
Four-Year-Old Kindergarten Program is its strong
developmentally appropriate curriculum delivered
by caring, talented teachers specifically trained
to teach young children. The experiential instruction
prepares children for the opportunities and
challenges of kindergarten and beyond.

First Day of School:
Tuesday, September 3, 2024
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School News

Grace Stanke

It’s not often that you find an athlete, engineer, musician, and former Miss America all in one. Grace Stanke breaks misconceptions surrounding nuclear energy through social media, public engagements, and educational workshops. During her year as Miss America 2023, Grace was named the “New Face of Nuclear Energy” by the Wall Street Journal and was on the Forbes 30 under 30 list for Energy

Dr. Katie Colwell

"Dr. Colwell has done an incredible job as the Director of Learning and Student Achievement," said incoming Interim Superintendent Cale Bushman.  "Dr. Colwell is a very intelligent, skilled systems thinker and we are excited to have her expertise involved in the leadership of our secondary schools.  She is an extremely valuable asset to our district." 

Jon Euting

"Our school community is fortunate to have Mr. Euting working in the district," said Cale Bushman, incoming Interim Superintendent. "Jon is an experienced administrator and has a wealth of experience to draw upon in his new position.  It is clear that Mr. Euting is invested into, and has great passion for, the growth and improvement of our students.  With Mr. Euting as the Assistant Superintendent of Academics, our students, families, and staff are in great hands." 

This image shows the Citizen Elementary Facility Task Force meeting for the first time.

As a reminder, from earlier this year, this is part of a Wausau School District/Wausau School Board process to create a long-range elementary school facilities plan.  That plan will focus, in particular, on whether the number of elementary schools in the Wausau School District should be reduced and if so, then how, where, and when. 

Important Dates