Claire Area School District
The mission of the Eau Claire Area School District is to educate our children in partnership with the family and community to live responsible, creative, and fulfilling lives in a rapidly changing world.
Public School Open Enrollment: February 1 - 19, 2010
Wisconsin residents in grades 5K -12 may apply to attend school in a school district other than the one in which they live. For example: a child that lives in the Altoona School District could apply to attend the Eau Claire Area School District (ECASD). Students in pre-kindergarten may participate in limited circumstances; parents should call Sandy LaValley at 852-3003 to find out if their preschool-aged children qualify. Students who are currently attending the ECASD through open enrollment do not need to reapply unless they are entering 9th grade (Board Policy #424).
The open enrollment application for the 2010-11 school year is February 1-19, 2010. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will no longer provide paper application forms to school districts. An on-line application will be available to the public beginning Monday, February 1, and closing at 4:00 pm on Friday, February 19. The website is at: http://dpi.wi.gov/sms/psctoc.html.
A computer will be available at the Eau Claire Area School District Office for families who do not have access to a computer or would like assistance in completing the on-line application. It will be located in the office of the Executive Director of Administration, Room 134, 500 Main Street, Eau Claire, and available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (Feb. 1 – 19, 2010).
Have you moved outside of the Eau Claire School District this year? If so, you need to complete a Tuition Waiver form. Contact Sandy LaValley for more information at 852-3003.
Please join members of the Eau Claire Area School Board along with Superintendent Ron Heilmann for coffee the first Friday of each month from 8:00-9:00 am, at the Acoustic Café in downtown Eau Claire.
We’ll provide the coffee and you provide the questions in a casual and informal atmosphere!
Please call Teri Piper Thompson at 852-4907 for more information. (Printable Flyer)
Thirty-nine students were featured in the Reflections Art Show sponsored by the Sam Davey PTA. This year the Reflections Contest challenged students to create art inspired by the theme, “Beauty is…!” During the Art Show, 5th grade musicians performed for those in attendance.
Northwoods 5th grade students under the supervision of teacher Mrs. Cheryl Schmitt, recently completed their district service learning project. The project was aimed at their peers and was both a message and activities about food, nutrition and exercise. The 5th graders brainstormed how they would do this project. All 5th graders were involved: some chose to do skits, while others chose to organize healthy exercise games at recess with a learning segment about burning calories. They then presented the skits to nine classrooms and played healthy games outside. They were inspired by their Food and Nutrition unit in the Science curriculum.
On December 3, 2009, Locust Lane students and families joined staff members to learn about “The Warmth of Shared Reading.” Students and families visited reading stations to learn how phonemic awareness, phonics/word study, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension can be supported through shared reading at home. Everyone enjoyed a soup and sub sandwich meal together. The Locust Lane PTO sponsored a free book for each student in attendance. Thank you to all who attended!