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Welcome to Rusch Elementary!

A Great Place to Be

Every Student, Every Chance, Every Day



Join us this Friday before our Early Release

for our 1st Family Lunch Day of the year!


Please send in your RSVP so we can save you a seat in your child's classroom.

 Thank you for attending our

P.B.I.S. Family Art Night.

It was a great success!



Families made banners together.

Using QR Codes with iPads, families watched the expectation videos around the school.

Families experienced a "Rusch Rally" as they learned about Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports (PBIS).

QR Codes took them all around the school and even outside.

Pizza, popcorn and punch awaited families in the Dining Room.

It was a great night to be a family at Rusch!

Famiies received a Scavenger Hunt sheet to complete around the school for prizes.



Families checked out the Rusch website and learned about our upcoming events.

The Scavenger Hunt was filled with clues to solve together.

Families put a sticker on their name brick for attending.



Congratulations to our

Rusch Elementary Students

for earning

Renaissance National Honor Roll

for Accelerated Reader

in 2015!

Principal Nikki Schoenborn and Dean Kellie Kilde presenting the new banner to students at Rusch Rally.

Congratulations Ruschie Readers for the 2014-2015 school year!

The caption reads, "For outstanding committment to optizmizing student growth with an effective implementation of Accelerated Reader while bringing new energy to teachers and students, facilitating data-driven instruction, and sharing resources, ideas and strategies with fellow educators".


Rusch students and families earned the 

Portage Public Library

Summer Reading Challenge trophy

for the 3rd time!



Sheila Scholz, Angie Zarecki, Ann Ostrowski, Laurie Hartman, Nikki Schoenborn and Kellie Kilde

Rusch Teachers had the honor to present

at the State Inclusion Conference

in Wausau in July.  

The team shared best practices in education

and success stories.  

Congratulations, Rusch!




Check out our Daily Rusch Rally

events and announcements 

under the "Rusch Rally" heading.



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