School District of Altoona Ambassador Program
Profile: To identify opportunities to be visible and establish our presence in and around the community, build relationships with all stakeholder groups and grow partnerships. Team members will work with the Communications Coordinator, and will individually and collectively represent the School District of Altoona, further setting our place at the table as a school of choice.
When stakeholders become partners, educators are motivated, and most importantly, students experience success!
|Ambassador Team Job Description|
|February - March 2020||Accept Interest Applications|
|April 2020||Appoint Ambassador Team|
|May 2020||Meet with Ambassador Team to organize
& identify next steps
2021 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Principal Leadership Award
AIS principal, Andrea Steffen is one of 12 public school principals statewide to receive the Principal Leadership Award from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation! Leadership Award recipients are recognized for setting high standards for instruction, achievement and character, and creating a climate to best serve students, families, staff and community.
2020 National Blue Ribbon School
Altoona Intermediate School is one of eight schools in Wisconsin, and one of 367 schools nationally selected for this honor! The U.S. Education Department recognizes the award-winning schools in one of two performance categories, based on all student scores, student subgroup scores and graduation rates: Exemplary High Performing Schools, and Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools, the category of the AIS award.
2019 Magna First Place Award
We are one of five US school districts and the only Wisconsin school district, with enrollments under 5,000 to receive this award for equity programs. The Magna Awards, honor districts across the country for programs that break down barriers for underserved students. A panel of school board members, administrators, and other educators selected the winners from 200 submissions!
2018 Spectrum Award of Merit in School Communications
WSPRA Spectrum Awards recognize high-quality public relations efforts produced by or on behalf of Wisconsin school districts. This year, this statewide competition honored 42 school districts with awards.
Best High School 2019
US News High School Ranking
- AHS ranks #60 out of 517 High Schools in Wisconsin & #1939 in the National Ranking out of 17,245 Schools
- AHS was also recognized as a Silver "BEST High School" in 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013
January 11, 2021
Student Lead Project Recognizes Teachers
December 10, 2020
Computer Science Education Week / A Call to Action
September 4, 2020
'Altoona Rocks' Scavenger Hunt
July 24, 2020
Railroader Return-to-School Plan Released
July 10, 2020
Graduation Plans Finalized
June 18, 2020
Graduation Plans Uncapped
April 20, 2020
Next Superintendent Named
April 18, 2020
Superintendent Finalists Named
February 28, 2020
February 24, 2020
February 20, 2020
December 13, 2019
Board Leader Passing the Baton with Gratitude and Optimism
November 6, 2019
Veteran's Day Program & Recognition
October 22, 2019
Happening Today! Surprise for our Principals
September 24, 2019
August 29, 2019
Grand Opening Celebration OakLeaf Stadium
May 3, 2019
Daeja Loew Takes a Win at Nationals
April 9, 2019
Maker Movement Continues
April 5, 2019
Principal Finalists Announced
March 12, 2019
2019 Teacher Fellowship Award
March 11, 2019
AHS Junior, Daeja Loew, State Champion POETRY OUT LOUD
March 7, 2019
2019 Magna Awards for Equity Programs
January 8, 2019
Leap into Welcoming LeRoy Butler
November 12, 2018
Altoona School District Earns Specturm Award in School Communications
October 31, 2018
School Board Appointment
October 28, 2018
Fab Lab Open House
October 3, 2018
Partnership Announced: Athletic Complex Project
Back to School 2020
(Please note: The Care Closet will be closed on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - see page 4)
Back to School 2019
Back to School 2018
Back to School 2017
Back to School 2016
Back to School 2015
Special Edition Summer 2015
Back to School 2014
Back to School 2013
District Social Media Guidelines
The School District of Altoona and school social media accounts provide a family friendly open forum, focused on celebrating and supporting our schools, students, and staff. As such, please express your thoughts courteously. In addition to keeping it family friendly, we ask that you follow our posting guidelines. If you do not comply, your message will be removed from public viewing:
--We do not allow graphic, obscene, explicit, political or racial comments or submissions, nor do we allow comments that are abusive, hateful, or intended to defame anyone or any organization.
--We do not allow solicitations or advertisements. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial, or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency.
--We do not allow comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity.
--As a form of government, all comments are considered public comment and therefore retained and archived.
--You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username, and any information provided.
--Appearance of external links do not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the School District of Altoona nor do they represent our views.
The School District of Altoona realizes that adapting to the changing methods of communication is part of 21st century learning. As such, it is important that teachers, students and parents engage, collaborate, learn and share in these digital environments as part of of 21st century learning. To this aim, the Altoona School District has developed the following guideline to provide direction for instructional employees, and the school district community when participating in online social media activities. Whether or not an employee chooses to participate in a blog, wiki, online social network or any other form of online publishing or discussion is his or her own decision. Free speech protects educators who want to participate in social media, but the laws and courts have ruled that schools can discipline teachers if their speech, including online postings, disrupt school operations.
The School District of Altoona social media guidelines encourage employees to participate in online social activities. But in doing so, it is important to create an atmosphere of trust and individual accountability, keeping in mind that information produced by Altoona School District teachers is a reflection on the entire district and is subject to the district's Acceptable Use Policy and Policy 522.71 - Electronic Media & Social Media. By accessing, creating or contributing to any blogs, wikis, or other social media for classroom or district use, you agree to abide by these guidelines. Please read them carefully before posting or commenting on any blog or creating any classroom blog, wiki and/or podcast.