About Our School

Mission Statement  

WAKANDA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

The Wakanda School Community is committed to a caring, respectful,safe environment with high academic and behavioral expectations.  We emphasize and encourage involvement from all members of the community.

* We provide a safe learning environment for our students.

* We embrace a diverse population as an opportunity for learning to live in a global society.

* We focus on building the whole child by involving all staff in the learning process.

* We believe that our location provides for extended learning opportunities; museum, nature trail, water park, and Lake Menomin.

* We believe that students achieve more when parents and teachers work together as a team.

* We utilize technology throughout the building to enhance learning opportunities for students.

* We recognize the importance of special services and provide themwith permanent workspaces.  These areas include Guidance, EnglishLanguage Learners, Learning Disabilities, Speech and Language, Title I,Art, Music, Physical Education, Early Childhood.

* We believe that partnerships with the community are built throughpositive experiences such as; study night, Leadership Club, communityservice tutors, intergenerational connections, and parent/teacherorganizations.

About The School  

Welcome to Wakanda

Located on the North side of the City of Menomonie, along the beautiful shore of Lake Menomin, Wakanda Elementary (built in 1997) is the home of approximately 430 pre-kindergarten through fifth grade "Stars".  We are a three-section school with class sizes averaging between 20-25 students per regular education teacher.  Our facility also houses additional staff in guidance counseling, schoolwide Title I, speech and language, English language learners, instructional media, special education, autism, early childhood education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, educational support, gifted and talented, art, music, and physical education.

Wakanda Elementary's staff continue to be actively engaged in Professional Learning Communities (PLC), Response to Intervention (RtI), and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).  These initiatives work in conjunction with one another to ensure that all students can learn.  The school's common master schedule provides for weekly staff collaboration time and daily intervention/enrichment opportunities for students.  As a result, Wakanda students overall perform at or above the state average on standardized tests.

We operate under the sound principles of child development theory and on a commitment to teach the social skills of CARES.

Cooperation

Assertion

Responsibility

Empathy

Self-Control

Thank you for your interest in Wakanda Elementary School.  We welcome your inquiries, as well as visits, to our school during the normal business hours of 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, when school is in session.

Go Stars!

Susan Mommsen, Principal