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Class of the Week 1/23: Wausau Area Montessori Charter School


by Natalie Sparacio & Jeannie Prescott

WAKE UP WISCONSIN (WAOW)-- This week's winner are the students at Wausau Area Montessori Charter School.

A big part of the students education is community service, and this year the kids and teachers were looking for an ongoing project.

So, this year, every week the kids visit the Colonial Manor Nursing home and Rehab Center to play games, read stories, or simply talk with the residents there.

The residents of the nursing home look so forward to the student's visit, and say it's always such a positive experience.

Each week, the students take one hour of their school day to either walk or take a bus to visit the residents.

They spend an hour of their time, and the teachers tell us both the senior citizens and the kids anxiously anticipate the visit every week.

In addition to this project, the students reach out to others by adopting a family from the Salvation Army Giving Tree, sending letters to service men and women over seas, and making tie blankets and donating them along with toys and clothing to children so they could have a special holiday.

This morning the students will play bingo with the residents!

We had the opportunity to go visit the students yesterday, and we had so much fun. This is a great example of students making a difference in the bridging the generation gap..and truly touching the lives of others.

If you would like your school to be on Wake Up Wisconsin be sure to email us at with all your nominations.

Every Friday at 6:30 on Wakeup...we recognize a different school for their accomplishments.

Online Reporters: Natalie Sparacio & Jeannie Prescott

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