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Paw Prints 2008
Why Enroll Your Child at Pittsville?

 

At Pittsville we have:

*     Caring, dedicated, professional staff
*     Ranked on US News and World Report as a “Bronze” level Best High Schools in the Nation, 2008
*     Recipient of the New Wisconsin Promise School of Recognition award
*     Small class sizes (Pittsville Elementary is a SAGE school)
*   EDUSS Integrated Multi-Dimensional Teaching Assistant computer program
*     Jolly Phonics program in kindergarten to improve reading readiness
*     Jolly Grammar program in 1st & 2nd grades to improve language skills
*     Guided Reading throughout grades K-3 to ensure students are reading at their personal reading level
*     Fast ForWord computerized reading intervention programs
*     Participation in Wisconsin's Responsive Education for All Children (REACh) initiative
*     Participation in Wisconsin's Response to Intervention (RtI) program
*   Utilize PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention & Strategies)
*     Multiage Classroom option for grades 1-3
*     Early childhood program
*     4 year old kindergarten program
*     HIGH Graduation rates – over 99%*
*     HIGH Attendance rates – over 95%*
*     Very LOW suspension rates – less than 1%*
*     Extremely LOW drop-out rate – less than 1%*
*     Almost NONEXISTENT expulsion rate – only .1%*
*     ACT Scores at or near the state averages*
*     HIGH numbers of students placing proficient & advanced in WKCE testing*
*     Committed, supportive School Board
*     Strong community support/school involvement & partnerships
*     Open houses 
*   Parent Teacher Organization
*    Community use of facilities 
*  Adult sports activities
*  Youth sports programs (volunteer/community run)
*  Boy Scouts
*  Girl Scouts
*  4H
*  FFA
*  Community walking programs in our buildings
*  Be Healthy in Pittsville (BeHIP) activities
*     New sports facilities funded through business/community donations 
*   Partnerships with the Pittsville Public Library
*   Pajama Party - a program to encourage parents to read to children
*     Strong staff/community volunteerism 
*      Community access to District information through our website 
*      State of the Art Technology
*     On-going staff training in technology
*     Four conventional computer labs
*     Mobile wireless labs
*     Digital video production lab & broadcast studio
*     Internal video broadcast network in the Elementary School
*     Student & Teacher computers in every classroom
*     Fast, robust network & up-to-date infrastructure
*     Wireless access
*     High bandwidth Internet access with filters in place
*     LCD Projectors
*     SMARTBoards
*     STI software for electronic grading & recordkeeping
*     Cafe Enterprise electronic lunch accounting software & online payments
*     Comprehensive Technology Plan
*      Excellent facilities
*     New, modern varsity gymnasium
*     500 seat auditorium & performing arts center
*     Modern, well equipped classrooms
*     New, efficient district offices
*     New sports facilities funded through business/community donations
*  Football field & stadium
*  Field events area
*  Rubberized track
*  Press box
*  Concessions & bathrooms building
*     Clean, well maintained buildings
*      Wide-ranging curriculum & class offerings
*      Strong Advanced Placement programs
*      100% certified staff, many with multiple certifications
*      Dynamic Special Education staff & programs
*      Superior guidance & career support
*      Committed Paraprofessionals who work with our students
*      Consultant/Cooperative services through CESA5
*      Member of the Wisconsin State Transition Initiative through the Wood County Transition Advisory Council
*      Exceptional Tech Ed programs
*     Full range of Family & Consumer Science programs
*     The ONLY high school Cranberry Science Class in the Nation!
*     Advanced Industrial Arts/shop programs using:
*  PlasmaCAM technology
*  CNC machine technology
*  SawStop safety table saw technology
*      Youth Apprenticeship opportunities:
*     Health Services
*     Information Technology
*     Manufacturing
*     Production Ag/ both Animal Science and Crop Science
*     Welding
*      Health Career Connection - a program offering numerous job shadowing and work experience opportunities for students
*      Outstanding extra-curricular programs:
*     Forensics
*     FBLA
*     FFA
*     Drama
*      Strong Band & Chorus programs
*      Progressive art program
*      Quality junior high sports programs:
*     Cross Country
*     Volleyball
*     Football
*     Basketball
*     Wrestling
*     Track
*      Quality high school sports programs:
*     Cross Country
*     Volleyball
*     Football
*     Basketball
*     Wrestling
*     Track
*     Softball
*     Baseball
*     Cheerleading
*      Great food service with delicious breakfasts & lunches served
*      Low per pupil costs (vs. state averages)*
*      High per pupil revenue (vs. state averages)*
*      Low property taxes (vs. state averages)*
*      Low district debt
 
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*Based on data from Pittsville School District’s 2008 Annual Performance Report (.pdf file)

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