Wakefield-Marenisco School District






W-M Collectibles for Sale

The Wakefield-Marenisco School District is selling red and white football jerseys that have been used in competitions in the last few years. Each jersey is priced at $20.00 and can be picked up in the school office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Wakefield-Marenisco School District Class of 2009 Graduation Pictures are now available in the school office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.


Wakefield-Marenisco Band
Prepares for Fourth of July

above - Sam and Mike W-M Band Members.  Sam (L) is band trumpet player. Mike (R) percussionist

Wakefield - June 18, 2009

While the Wakefield Marenisco School Board was in session Monday evening another meeting was also being conducted in the building.

Monday evening new Band Director Sandra Genisot was begining her new school year by meeting with the students that will make up her band membership. Mrs. Genisot met with students again Tuesday evening. Since there is so litle time between now and the Fourth of July Parade the band director met with the students to determine if enough students would be available for the parade.
above- Eighth Grade Band members. Hannah (L) plays Clarinet and Megan (L) is an Oboe player. Both are looking forward to band class next school year
As a result of the two meetings a decision was made to perform in the parade. However, instead of marching the young musicians will play while riding on a float in the parade.

Next week the band members will attend rehearsals preparing for the parade.
 W-M Elementary 2009 Spring Program
Wakefield - May 21, 2009

Following a most successful band concert Sunday, Ms.Louann Ditmyer produced and directed another wonderful show. Monday afternoon she brought the young vocalists from grades Pre-K through grade Four in front of a packed house to perform the "Elementary Spring Program"

The show was outstanding and the kids had as much fun performing as the audience had watching and listening.  While we've been to much larger concerts we've been to none better.


Wakefield-Marenisco 2009 Spring Concert
Wakefield - May 20, 2009

The Wakefield- Marenisco School presented its annual "Spring Concert"  Monday evening. The concert showcased the great improvement of the school's bands under the direction of Ms. Louann K. Ditmyer. 

Under Ms. Ditmyer's tutorage, the school music students have shown great sight-reading improvement at the Music Ensemble/Solo competitions.

The planning, practice and execution all came together in a concert that certainly pleased its audience. The bands are small as W-M  is a small school. To the credit of Ms. Ditmyer, the bands were presented as one large group as opposed to several smaller bands. To the credit of the school board and the administration W-M still has a music program. To both their credit, the music program is on the rise! 

The 7-12th grade band had a total of 19 musicians. The 6th grade band II had a total of 16  musicians and the 5th grade band I has a total of 32 musicians. There is also a "Festival Band" which is a combination of players from 6th to 12th grade.

The 5th graders did a terrific job and provided a great deal of encouragement for next years 5th grade students.


Wakefield-Marenisco Students Learn

 Techniques From Master Gardeners

Wakefield - May 14, 2009

Range Master Gardeners visited Elementary  Students at Wakefield-Marenisco School yesterday. The Master Gardeners were on hand to instruct the students on how to plant and care for tomato plants. Each student received a plant and a garden journal provided through the Gogebic 4-H program. Viki Nelson, 4-H director received funding for the project through a Science and Technology Grant.

The 5th grade students were told by their teacher that maintaining the tomato plant and the journal over the summer would result in additional credit in next year's science class.
The master gardeners were on hand to help Lynn Adams (pictured above) with the planting class attended by 74 students, from Jackie Charles 3rd grade class, Stella Niemi's 4th grade class and Katy Makela's 5th grade class. On Tuesday Lynn, held a similar class for over thirty Watersmeet students She also did a class for the members of Bessemer Boy Scout Troop 337 on Monday afternoon. 

Lynn is a Michigan Master Gardener as well as a Wisconsin Master Gardener. She is also the Horticultural contact person at the Iron County Extension Office.



Singing Along With Skip

Wakefield - March 19, 2009

Students, faculty, administrators and friends gathered in the Wakefield Marenisco Gymnasium tonight, to hear the songs of Skip Jones. Skip brought his "Be a Hero Program" to the school this evening to everyone's delight. Skip brings his songs and message of respect to schools all over the mid-west. The Wisconsin native brings an anti-bullying message along with stories about getting along with others.

Aside from the message of the performance, the show is simply great. Skip sings folk and Americana songs that not only appeals to children, but to discriminating adult listeners alike.  You could spend fifty or more bucks on a show and not be entertained any better for it.  The only bad thing about this show is that it had to end.


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