a group of students ski past the school

Horizon Elementary School students learn to Nordic ski on school grounds

We value wellness

Posted February 19, 2018

Horizon Elementary School students are getting to embrace our Wisconsin winter by learning to Nordic ski.

Thirty sets of skis were purchased from funds donated by Horizon PATH, Plymouth School District Community Education & Recreation, and the Kettle Moraine Nordic Ski Club. Horizon Principal Dena Budrecki, Plymouth High School teacher Tina Henriksen and other volunteers run the program.

Students meet after school for eight sessions on Wednesdays between January and March. They initially skied in the Horizon hallways and on school grounds, and now are hoping to go further now that snow conditions have improved.

Students said they welcome the chance to stay healthy, enjoy winter, play in the snow, and have fun while going fast. One said she was excited to learn to ski so she could ski with her grandmother.

The new ski club is just one of many ways in which the Plymouth School District emphasizes and enhances the health and well-being of the whole child. Other examples of our emphasis on wellness include:
• Every school has a garden classroom.
• Food Service ingredients are grown on site and purchased locally.
• Community Education & Recreation offers many fitness and wellness opportunities for people of all ages.


Open Enrollment

Families exploring their options through open enrollment are encouraged to consider the Plymouth School District, which is just the right size to offer personal attention along with a wealth of opportunities. Our mission is to encourage everyone to see and be his/her personal best through successful learning experiences. Become your best!

About Open Enrollment

Wisconsin's inter-district public school open enrollment program allows parents of children in kindergarten through 12th grade to apply for their children to attend school districts other than the one in which they reside. There is no tuition cost to parents who opt for open enrollment, though families may be charged the same fees as resident students. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from school.

The enrollment period in 2018 is from Monday, Feb. 5 to Monday, April 30. The state encourages online applications at http://dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment. Paper applications, available in the Plymouth School District office, must be returned to the office by April 30.

Learn more:

• Read about the value we place on a comprehensive education.
• Read about the value we place on innovation and collaboration.
• Visit our Why Plymouth? section to further explore what the Plymouth School District offers.
• Explore our interactive District Report Card to see how an exciting mix of academics, extracurriculars, and other enriching experiences allow our students to truly thrive.
• Contact the district office at (920) 892-2661 to schedule a visit.
• Visit the state’s open enrollment web site at http://dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment.