Welcome to the Elcho School District

Welcome! The Elcho School District is a small school in rural Wisconsin. Our vision is to provide one million global opportunities for our students and to be a leader in innovation, lifelong learning, literacy, and individual learning plans. Some of the district highlights are:

  • Reading Best Practice Model School Site
  • Progressive Use of Technology
  • Post-secondary Credit Options & Programming Opportunities
  • Active School Environment Focused on Nutrition & Fitness
  • Recognized Comprehensive School Forest & Environmental Center
  • Year Round Student & Community Programming
  • Innovative Alternative Learning Programs
  • Early Childhood Collaborative Model Site
  • Early Learning Center for Ages 6 Weeks to 4 Years

Our low pupil to teacher ratio allows us to develop the uniqueness of every child and prepare them for an ever changing world.  Involvement and support of our community is critical to our success. Working together we shape the future one child at a time.

Recent News

Important Announcement Regarding Construction Starting Monday, April 17, 2017 until the construction project is complete:
Owano Street in front of the school will be CLOSED during times of bus drop-off and pick-up.  Cars that are temporarily parked on Owano Street will not be allowed to leave the street when buses are present:

  • CLOSED – Only Bus Traffic Allowed 7:30 a.m. to 7:50 a.m.
  • CLOSED – Only Bus Traffic Allowed 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • DO NOT attempt to drive up to the main entrance during bus times.  Student drop off during those times will require parents to park in Lot A (see below) and walk their child(ren) to the school or to the crossing guard that will be on the corner of Antigo Street (HWY 45/47) and Owano Street.

Map of Elcho area
All parking will need to occur in the town lots east of the post office located between Elcho, Owano, Dorr and Elmo Streets.  (Noted as Lot A and Lot B)

  • No access or parking on the north side of the building – where Elcho Street and Antigo Street meet - due to construction vehicles.  Public Library parking on Owano Street.  (See above for times it is closed.)
  • No parking near the tennis courts on Owano Street.
  • The entire area behind the building will be fenced off for construction purposes.
  • After hours parking could still occur in the limited-term slots on the one-way section of Owano Street.  However, buses for events will still need to travel through that street for drop off and pick up.  Parking should not occur in non-designated areas, regardless of the time of day.

The playground will be CLOSED throughout the construction project.  Please talk to your students/children about the safety concerns related to a construction project and make sure they know that they should never try to go inside of the fenced-off areas to play. 

Please be aware of your surroundings while driving near our school.
Thank you for helping us keep our children safe.

REFERENDUM INFORMATION Building Project Updates: April 21, 2017 Ground Breaking Ceremony.pdf Date of Referendum: November 8th, 2016 Baird Financial Presentation.pdf Preliminary Floor Plans.pdf Springsted Inc. Community Survey Conclusions.pdf Community Task Force Members.pdf Upcoming Informational Meetings.pdf New Building Drawings and Referendum Information.pdf
On March 9th the 8th graders took a tour of the Golden Harvest facility and learned about the health benefits of shopping organic. Afterwards they went to Nicolet College to hear about the Culinary Arts program and how to apply. It was a great day full of eating! Golden Harvest Facility Thanks to the Healthy Kids Grant from the Community Health Foundation, Ms. Schoepke's K-2 Multiage classroom was able to purchase yoga/stability ball chairs, 2 desk pedals, a mini trampoline, and "bouncy bands" for 6 of our chairs.  Schoepke Ball Chair 2 Schoepke Desk Pedals Schoepke Ball Chairs

The Elcho wrestling team sent six competitors to the WIAA Division 3 Regional hosted by Crivitz on Saturday.  I would consider it a very successful day when you send almost your entire team to the next level.  Five Hornets wrestlers will be competing at the Division 3 Sectional at Shawano next Saturday, led by Regional champions Austin Greenhaw at 220 and Austin Becker at 285. We had really good tournament, even though we were short guys from throughout the season.  It worked out to be a fun day and I can't wait to see what we can do Saturday. Wrestling Regional Champs On Tuesday, November 1st, the Elcho 10th grade class went on a field trip to the Antigo Daily Journal. After recently completing their own newspaper, the students had the opportunity to see the production process of a real newspaper. The students also got to listen to journalists of the Antigo Daily Journal talk about their passion for writing and how they got started in the business. The sophomores left with their own copy of the newspaper and a new found understanding of what it takes to produce a daily paper.Anitgo Daily Journal Field Trip Antigo Daily Journal Field Trip 2016-2017 On October 27th Seniors had the chance to fill out college applications during the school day with the help of Elcho school staff members, parents, Great Lakes Higher Ed. Corporation, Nicolet College Career Coaches, UW Colleges, and the Elcho School Scholarship Committee. Twenty five members of the senior class submitted a college application and 22 submitted applications to Nicolet College.  Applying for College Applying for College 2016-2017 Thursday night's match was a definite nail biter but one that will go down in school history. With it being our last home game during regular season, we got a chance to recognize the seniors before the ladies took on Laona/Wabeno. The match that night was a tough battle against the 3 time reigning Conference Champs, but a battle that the ladies fought through and won. Last night's victory meant that Elcho has won the conference title for the first time in school History.  Elcho Volleyball makes history! WJFW TV-12 Volleyball Conference Champions 2016-2017 Volleyball Conference Champions 2016-2017 The Elcho School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, marital status or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability. as required by Section 118.13 of the statutes.  This policy also prohibits discrimination as defined by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (sex), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race and national origin) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (handicap).


Locate Us

N11268 Antigo Street, Elcho WI 54428
Phone: 715-275-3205
Fax: 715-275-4388