From the Desk of Jeannie Mayer, Elementary Princip
Welcome to another wonderful year of teaching and learning at Menahga Public School!! My name is Jeannie Mayer and I am honored to be the Elementary Principal, here at Menahga Elementary. I have lived in the Menahga school district since 2003! I have had the pleasure of working in many roles at Menahga Elementary, a few including teacher, dean of students, and now as my fourth year as principal. I strive to ensure every student achieves their highest potential by creating a school culture and climate where student excellence is fostered and achieved.
Menahga Elementary has approximately 450 students in Preschool through grade 4. We are a four-section school, with class sizes of 18-24 students. Our consistent data-driven instructional programs support differentiated learning and best first teaching practices. Foundational skills are established early in grades Pre-K through 3rd as students build strong comprehension, word attack skills, and reading fluency. Students in grade 4, continue building and applying literary skills and using technology for collaborative research and presentations. Our goal is to significantly increase literacy for all students through several strategic instructional and behavioral shifts. Technology is used in all grade levels to enhance student learning and engagement.
Menahga elementary is focused on building relationships, growing as individuals, and developing lifelong learners and thinkers. Together as a team, I am confident that our students can accomplish anything and everything they put their minds to!
Honoring the past, envisioning the future and charting a course, Menahga Elementary is educating tomorrow’s future, one child at a time. Come join us, take a tour, and see the future at a glance!
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Our faculty and staff are fully dedicated to the education of each and every child providing services and programs that meet every type of learner.
Title 1 and Special Ed Teams
Title 1 and Special Education services are available for students on one teaching. Our Title 1 team consists of Mrs. Shelly Hamblin, Mrs. Christy Henry, Mrs. Michelle Koch, and Mrs. Kerry White. Our special education team consists of Mrs. Nichole Christofferson-Weston, Ms. Karen Miska, Ms. Christin Mohr, Mrs. Chelsey Pederson, Ms. Ruth Rice, Mr. Brad Schultz,
Our specialists team consists of TBA on (music) and Mrs. Chris Lake PLTW (Project Lead the Way).
Physical and Health Education Team
Menahga offers both Preschool/Early Childhood classes and Head Start programs. Mrs. Jamie Etzler currently heads our programming.
Menahga Head Start offers a preschool program provided at no cost to qualifying families. We offer a quality learning environment for children ages 3-5 using an Individualized Curriculum geared towards Kindergarten Readiness. Head Start provides opportunities for parent/family involvement through Family Events, Parent Meetings, and leadership roles in our Regional Policy Council. We accept children with disabilities.
For more information, contact the elementary office at 564-4141 ext 1.
Your kindergarten teaching team is dedicated to giving your students a caring and safe environment as they begin their life-long journey of learning. They are:
Ms. Kayla Huhtunen, Mr. Nick Jasmer, Mrs. Emily Peterson, and Ms. Ashley Walvatne.
First Grade Team
The first grade teaching team consists of: Mrs. Pam Allebach, Mrs.Lisa Novak, Mrs. Cassy Smith, and Ms. Elyssa Blaha.
Second Grade Team
The second grade teaching team consists of: Mrs. Diana Jettman, Ms. Alana Ludwig, and Mr. Josh Roiko.
Third Grade Team
The third grade teaching team consists of Mrs. MaryJo Brockpahler, Ms. Amy Malikowski, Ms. Megan Porta, and Mrs. Darcie Orlando.
Fourth Grade Team
The fourth grade team consists of Ms. Karly Cobb, Mr. Cory Kapphahn, Mr. Hunter Schroeder, and Mrs. Keylee Sommers.
Fifth Grade Team
The fifth grade teaching team consists of Mr. Dan Besonen, Ms. Megan Huus, Mrs. Rebecca Nemeth, and Ms. Molly Peterson.
Sixth Grade Team
The sixth grade team consists of Ms. Nicole Fedie, Mr. Cody Pulju, and Mr. Tyler Butler.
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