Advanced Placement courses at the high school include up to eight classes that students can take to earn advanced standing or college credit. We also offer on-line opportunities through our ITV lab for students to take classes that are not offered on-site. This lab is also available to community members for ITV courses offered through the Nicolet Technical College or other schools. Learn More.
Band Trip to Orlando, FL in 2012. This will be the first prestigious band tour for the Northland Pines Band. They will perform at Disney’s Magic Kingdom and attend a clinic in the “Your Instrumental” Disney studio with a Disney clinician.
Community Garden broke ground on Oct. 30, 2010 on the Northland Pines School District property north of the baseball fields. This project is a joint effort between Vilas County Public Health Dept., UW-Extension, Seed-to-Seed Edible Garden Project, and the Master Gardeners of Vilas County. They held their first workshop in the spring of 2011 and built a hoop house next to the garden. The garden was also a learning ground for the 2011 YMCA Summer Camp program and continues to be an educational space for the science departments at Northland Pines. Learn More.
DPI “School of Recognition” Award was given to the Land O’Lakes Elementary School in the fall of 2010. Land O’Lakes was among 153 schools in the state that received this honor. The district contributes this achievement to our dedicated staff, hardworking students, and supportive community. Learn More.
Eighth grade students ranked 1st in the GNC in Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies on WKCE test scores in 2010-11. Fourth graders and sophomores also ranked 1st in the GNC for all the areas, fifth grade students ranked 1st in the GNC in Math, and third grade students ranked 1st in the GNC for Reading. We are proud of the improved test scores throughout the district and the fact that our sophomores also ranked 1st on WKCE test scores out of the 22 schools in CESA 9. Learn More.
Forensics team and the Fall One Act Play both had phenomenal performances in 2010-11. The HS Forensics team had 27 members advance onto State. Learn More. The Fall One Act Play earned Ensemble and All State awards at the State Theater Festival. Learn More.
GNC Coach of the Year recognition was given to Charlie DePuydt, Varsity Boys Hockey Head Coach. His team also won the Conference Championship in 2011. Learn More.
Hall of Fames: Northland Pines is proud to acknowledge our alumni’s accomplishments and we do this through our Athletic and Alumni Hall of Fames. The Athletic induction ceremony is held every fall and the Alumni ceremony is held in the spring. Learn More.
ImPact (Immediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) software program was implemented for our student athletes in 2011. This is an innovative program offered as part of the athletic training package provided by Marshfield Clinic to assist our athletic trainers in evaluating and treating head injuries (e.g., concussion). Learn More.
Junior Duck Stamp competition: Middle school art students received 20 out of a possible 60 awards in their age categories at the 2010 Wisconsin State Junior Duck Stamp Competition. Learn More.
Kohl Foundation Award Winners: In 2010-11 Northland Pines was proud to have two award recipients. Joshua Boehm, a high school student, received the Kohl Initiative Scholarship making him the third student in Northland Pines’ history to receive this award. Dave Strong, high school English teacher, was the recipient of the Kohl Teacher Fellowship Award making him the eighth teacher in Northland Pines history to be recognized with this award. In the past, we have also had nine high school students be awarded with the Herb Kohl Excellence Scholarship. Learn More.
LMC (Library Media Centers) are available in each of our buildings. We have two full-time Library Media Specialist and library aides to assist students in instructionally-related student activities which increase student performances on WKCE tests. They help students acquire unique skills not taught in the classroom and information and technology skills essential for students in the 21st century. Learn More.
Madrigal Singers has been added as a course for credit at the high school. The Madrigal Singers have been performing for the last few years as a voluntary group for a performance in early December with fine food, music, theater, and holiday cheer. Learn More.
Northland Pines School District was selected as a “Special Olympics WI Organization of the Year” in 2011. This award exemplifies organizations that support the mission of Special Olympics and is only present to 12 organizations/businesses in the state each year. Northland Pines is committed and proud to service all of our students. Learn More.
Open Enrollment students transferring into the Northland Pines School District has officially outnumbered the transferees out of our district. More families are realizing the exceptional education, co-curricular activities, and state-of-the-art facilities that our district offers and are choosing to have their children receive their education from us. Learn More.
Project Lead the Way Certification for the high school. On May 23, 2011, John Farrow from Project Lead The Way (PLTW) presented NPHS with a banner for being a Certified PLTW School. We also have a PLTW curriculum at the MS. Learn More.
Quiz Bowl team were quarterfinalists in 2010 and are looking forward to another exceptional season this year.
Robotics Teams competed at State for the first time in 2011. The Tech. Ed. department had two teams participate in the competition and Team I finished in the top three at State. Learn More.
Superintendent of the Year Semi-Finalist award was given to Dr. Richie in 2011 by the National Association of School Superintendents. Our district is extremely honored to have an innovative leader with stellar vision and proven results to guide our district. Learn More.
Tenth Anniversary of graduating students (116 total) through the Phoenix Center was acknowledged in 2010-11. Learn More. The Boys Track team also took the Title of Sectional Track Champions in 2011. They headed to the State Track meet for the 4th consecutive year in a row. They have had a presence at State in 10 out of the last 11 years and finished 13th out of 145 Division II Boys teams. Learn more.
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) retained its status as First LEED® Gold Public High School in the U.S. The high school was built in 2006 as a state-of-the-art facility that employees earth-friendly, environmental design concepts, and energy saving technologies. Learn More.
Videocasts: Dr. Richie has implemented a monthly videocast to apprise the public of important information regarding the district. Learn More.
Worldwide service project: Caitlyn Hook, NPHS 2011 Graduate, prior to graduation participated in “The Memory Project, A Portrait of Kindness”, which is a nationwide initiative where students create original portraits for children living in orphanages around the world. She was the first Northland Pines student to participate in this project and completed five portraits for children in an orphanage in Peru. Learn More.
X-tra Curricular offerings exceed 75 opportunities that students can participate in throughout the district. At the high school level there are at least 50 activities to become involved with, middle school has around 23, and the elementary levels have about 5 team activities but all students participate in various activities throughout the year. Learn More.
YMCA of the Northwoods-Eagle River Branch & the Northland Pines School District received the “Standing Up for Rural WI Schools, Libraries, & Communities” Award in 2011. We have a unique partnership with the Y which allows our students and community many opportunities to receive fitness expertise that would not normally be available. Learn More.
Zestful exhibition of school spirit is continuously displayed by students, parents, staff, and the community. Learn More.