Loading
Search
NEWS STORIES

Eagle River Elementary School finishes its Great Kindness Challenge WeekSubmitted: 03/23/2018
Story By Mark Spillane

Eagle River Elementary School finishes its Great Kindness Challenge Week
EAGLE RIVER - Kids face bullying in schools all the time.

That's one reason why the Eagle River elementary school holds its annual Great Kindness Challenge Week.

It's part of a nationwide challenge involving nearly 10,000 schools.

This year's kindness week in Eagle River wrapped up Friday with a musical assembly with Dave Dall.

Throughout the week, students were challenged to do random acts of kindness.


Some of them made posters thanking teachers and other faculty.

Second grade teacher Brenda Saltenberger enjoys organizing the yearly challenge.

"It's been very positive. They're all excited, they're all happy. We are going on spring break next week so it was a good week to spread that kindness and have that very positive attitude," said Saltenberger.

Saltenberger says the school uses the week long challenge as part of a larger kindness initiative.

"We have an initiative in our school. We have PBIS, which is our behavior program, and really kindness is all year long. It is not a day, it is not a week. It is all year long," said Saltenberger.

Saltenberger says the school had dress-up days all week to keep the kids interested.

Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
| Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS

MADISON - The University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeing an increase in international graduate students, bucking the nationwide drop in international graduate students.

Wisconsin Public Radio reports that 725 new international graduate students enrolled at UW-Madison in 2017, up from about 670 students in 2016.

+ Read More

Play Video

TRIPOLI - On November 6, Oneida County residents will vote if they want a mining site built.

One side says it'd be beneficial and help the economy. Another side says building a mine would be bad for the environment.

+ Read More

Play Video

WAUSAU - A group of veterans from thirteen Wisconsin counties geared up Sunday for a trip to Washington D.C. Monday.

Tonight, a pre-flight dinner was held in their honor.

Bill Day has applied for this trip for several years, but wasn't accepted until now.

"I'm not wildly excited about the opportunity," said Day. "I'm more humbled by it because so many people have donated so much to make these trips happen. It's pretty special to me. "

Day and 104 veterans gathered to celebrate at the Hilton Garden Inn the before a trip of a lifetime.

+ Read More

Play Video

EAGLE RIVER - Gov. Scott Walker decided to stop in the Northwoods on Sunday as part of his campaign.

He arrived in Eagle River to meet people and encourage them to get out and vote. 

+ Read More

Play Video

LAKE TOMAHAWK - The New-Tom SnoFleas hosted their bi-annual chicken dinner Sunday at Shamrock Pub N' Eatery.

The funds are used to the support the club's efforts to prepare 120 miles of trails.

"We have three groomers and drags that we use to maintain the trails in the winter," said Snowflea President Kevin Krueger. "And then we collectively, we have a couple of real devoted members and volunteers that devote a ton of time trail brushing and mowing."

The club is excited for the upcoming snowmobile season.

They will host their next fundraiser in February. 

+ Read More

Play Video

WAUSAU - Republicans currently hold the majority in the U.S. Senate: 51 to 47, with two Independents voting in the Democratic caucus.

With midterm elections coming up in less than a month, Democrats are hoping to reclaim the majority, especially after Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's recent confirmation. 

Just over a week ago, the Senate was split into two sides: those who wanted Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be confirmed to the Supreme Court and those who didn't.

+ Read More

MADISON - Wisconsin voters will decide this fall if lawmakers should close the state's so-called "dark store" loophole.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: 





Click Here