Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Taylor County Transition Night on March 20 in Medford

Taylor County Transition Night
Tuesday March 20
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm 
Taylor County Education Center 

* RSVP to Joseph Greget at or 715-748-2316 ext 324 or dinner ordering purposes and planning preparations

  • To help support students on their Road to Success for post-secondary school planning, vocational opportunities, and independent living
  • To support parents in their understanding of what resources are available now, what is their in the future, and how to get there. 
  • Highlight our many local resources agencies and their services
  • Promote our quality transition and special education services while in high school and in our SOAR 18-21 year old program. 
  • Learn about financial options and planning for the future through Thrivent and Kelz Law Office
Recommended participants:
  • Students with an IEP age 14 and older
  • Parents of Special Needs Students
  • Special Education Staff of Students with Post-Secondary Transition Planning Needs or those who want to learn more
  • Area Transition Providers
  • Open to all school districts in Taylor County 
Transition Night Highlights:
  • Free Dinner for those in attendance
  • Raffle Prizes including free ticket to "An Evening of Illusions" at MAMS that evening starting at 7:00 pm. 
  • Learn about our SOAR 18-21 year old, Colby Schools, and Black River Industries new opportunities for students to spend overnight hours M-Th. 
  • Exhibits from local agencies set up throughout the building from 4-7 pm
  • Small group sectional presentations every 20 minutes between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm
  • Sectional topics - DVR Services, Long-Term Care Provider Supports, Special Needs Trust Planning, Financial Planning, Guardianship, Children's Support Waiver, and more 
Agencies in Attendance include, but not limited to: 
  • SOAR 18-21 year old program
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Kelz Law Office
  • Black River Industries
  • Northcentral Technical College
  • Aging and Disability Resource Center
  • Taylor County Human Services
  • Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Northwest CEP
  • Counseling Connection
  • Care Wisconsin
  • Opportunity Development Center
  • Midstate Independent Living Choices
  • Inclusa
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Northern Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
  • Medford Schools Job Coaching and Mentorship
  • and more! 

Friday, February 23, 2018

Taylor County Cultural Fair on March 3rd

It is with great recognition for Cultural Unity, Appreciation, and History of our local individuals, communities, and around the world that we present and invite you and your students to attend our Taylor County Cultural Fair. 

Taylor County Cultural Fair
Saturday March 3, 2018
10:00 am to 3:00 pm 
Medford Area Senior High School 

Taylor County Cultural Fair will include: 
+ Free Family Event
+ Many individuals representing multiple cultures and countries in our area
+ Free Food Samples Representing Multiple Countries
+ Children's Cultural Activities - Aboriginal Stones, Dreamcatchers, pinatas, and more
+ Native American Pow Wow Dance by Lac Du Flambeau Tribe
+ Mexican Salsa del Soul Band
+ 10:30 am Yoga and Meditation Class with Dr. Shailly Rishi 
+ Irish Dancing
+ Tonantzin Company - Crafts, Activities, Music, Dance, and Celebration of India
+ International Music all day long in the Red and White Theatre
+ Learn from local experts on the history of Medford and Lublin
+ Find out your own Ancestry by the Taylor County Genealogical Society
+ 10:30 am - Early African-American History here in Taylor County by the Kuse Sisters
+ Art Gallery of Children's Artwork from Medford Schools
+ Foreign Doll Collection
+ Cultural Face Painting
+ Performances of Significant Historical Figures by 4th grade students from MAES
+ Books from Around the World
+ Global Education Achievement Certificate and Seal of Biliteracy for HS students
+ Taylor County Historical Society will have a special exhibit
+ Educational Exhibits   

Countries represented through individuals and special exhibits will include: 
Mexico, Namibia, India, Thailand, France, Norway, Poland, Germany, France, Brazil, Hmong, Costa Rica, Nigeria, Turkey, Japan, Chili, Figi, Hmong, Belarus, Spain, and more
Table displays by: 
Taylor County Historical Society, Taylor County Genealogical Society, Medford Morning Rotary Club, Gilman Public Library, Frances Simek Public Library, Taylor County Literacy Council, and more

Special thank you and appreciation to everyone who is helping make this event possible: 
* Sponsors (Nestle, Hotel/Motel, Medford County Market, Enerquip, and Medford Schools),
* Individual initiative and collaborative efforts from many people in our community and schools,
* Scott Woller Productions and Donley Niskanen,
* Medford Schools ELL Department (Kelsie Drake and Nicole Hoppman),
* MASH International Club
* MASH Foreign Language Department
* MASH Rotary Interact Club,
* Art Teachers from Medford Schools,
* MAES 4th Grade Teachers, 
* Aviands Inc,
* Medford Chamber of Commerce, 
* Extraordinary efforts from ELL translator Michelle Mejia and MASH Assistant Principal Suann Schroeder.
* and many other volunteer individuals and organizations

We hope to see you on March 3rd!

Joseph A. Greget
Director of Student Services/Special Education
Medford Area Public School District
715-748-2316 ext 324

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

School Shooting Resources for Caregivers/Educators and Students

Another school shooting in the United States occurred today at a high school in Florida leaving multiple students killed.  Here are resources that may help in talking with students and providing care for families and yourselves as educators. 

National Association of School Psychologists Resources (Attached to Email): 
  • Care for the Caregiver - Tips for Families and Educators -
  • Talking to Children About Violence - Tips for Parents and Teachers -
American Psychological Association Resources: 
American School Counselor Association Resources: 
Child Care and Aware:
Thank you for all your efforts in caring about and keeping our students, families, and yourselves safe and well. 

Joseph A. Greget
Director of Special Education/Student Services
Medford Area Public School District