ABOUT OUR DISTRICT
Welcome to the School District of Bloomer! The School District of Bloomer serves rural, residential, and farm communities across the Chippewa and Dunn County area. The community has three major public schools. Bloomer Elementary and High School are centrally located south off Hwy 40 and 53, and Bloomer Middle School, is located centrally in the city north off of Hwy 40 near the business district.
Public school student enrollment continues to grow. At the start of the 2016-2017 school year the district had an enrollment of 1230 students. For the youngest students, Bloomer Elementary School provides services spanning from preschool to grade 4. The Elementary School maintains small class sizes of fewer than 18 in each K-3 classroom, and offers a 4-year-old preschool program as well as Early Childhood services. Outstanding activities at the elementary include Mini-Hawk Singers, after school art program, peer mediation, mentor program, student council, and library assistants. The school maintains an outdoor learning classroom and nature trail on the property, and has a very active parent support group which is open to any interested parent.
The elementary school constructed in 2012 and opened in 2013, provides an up-dated and secure site for students to learn and grow. Bloomer Elementary School has a capacity of 600 students,with over 92,000 sq. ft. of quality learning spaces. The new site is handicapped accessible, has new technologies in each classroom, along with enough space to accommodate the growth of the community. In November of 2015, Bloomer Elementary School, in partnership with the local G.E. Bleskacek Library, were recognized for a Department of Public Instruction Rural Libraries Award for their work in partnership with the local library.
Bloomer Middle School, constructed in 2002,with an addition in 2016, has been named a Wisconsin Exemplary Middle School in 2008. This prestigious award given to under 100 schools in the state recognizes exemplary student achievement and test scores.Students participate in many extracurricular offerings including band, choir, art club, yearbook, student council, peer mediation, broadcasting, forensics, Destination Imagination, and a variety of interscholastic sports. Bloomer Middle School is a safe and caring place for middle school youth to develop into young scholars. The district football and track complex can be found just behind the Bloomer Middle School.
Bloomer High School is located centrally, close to the downtown area. The Bloomer High School has been recognized at the state level for quality character education as well as for a growing Career and Technical Education program. Class sizes are small with rigorous course offerings provided for the students. Curricular offerings include advanced placement courses, distance learning, on-line course options, outstanding vocational offerings, and individualized options for qualifying students. The Bloomer Blackhawks have competitive athletic teams, as well as a nationally recognized FFA program, choir, band, student council, National Honor Society, art club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, FBLA, FCCLA, SADD, HERO, ski club, drama club, and Iron Hawks. These programs are offered to any student in good academic standing. Bloomer High school also partners with Chippewa Valley Technical College and the area Universities for additional course offerings and expanded learning opportunities.
The district maintains state-of-the-art technology for student and faculty use. During the 2016-2017 school year,the district will launch a 1:1 pilot Chromebook initiative for students in grades 8 and 9. In addition to the newer technology inititiatives, each school has mobile and stationary computer labs, individual laptop computers, and Smartboard technologies. Both the high school and middle school have distance learning opportunities for students. Daily calendar activities posted on the webpage are up-dated each day through the rSchool scheduler. Parents also have access to their child’s progress reports through Student Access, an on-line reporting portal. In addition, the district has an automated caller which notifies families of weather days or special events throughout the district.
The Bloomer Board of Education is proud of the quality curriculum offerings, exceptional staff and strong athletic teams supported by the community. Bloomer supports a high graduation rate of over 95% as well as a strong career and college readiness for students exiting the district.
Among other things, the school district supports a vibrant summer school program open to all youth of the area. The summer program includes creative, artistic, physical, and remedial opportunities. The district also supports all area youth activities in collaboration with Bloomer City officials and the local Aquatic and Recreation Center. In 2015 the District opened 4 beautiful softball fields behind the elementary school. This areas is also home to a beautiful community garden, and a nature walking trail open to the community.
In partnership with the community and its students, the School District of Bloomer is committed to excellence by challenging and empowering all students to achieve their potential as life-long learners in an ever-changing global society. The District focuses on the development of character as well as academics in order to prepare youth through service to others for the betterment of society. Students set and articulate their learning goals throughout the year. Every child is encouraged to participate fully in the offerings provided.
In addition to the Bloomer Public Schools, there are several small private schools located in the community. These schools include St. Paul’s Catholic, St. John's Lutheran Pre-school, St. Paul’s Lutheran, as well as Sunny Meadow Amish School located north of Bloomer.
Learn more today about the Bloomer Public Schools by checking out current events as well as the school district on the web at http://www.bloomer.k12.wi.us