Oshkosh Gathers to Celebrate Menominee Elementary Groundbreaking

Celebrating our community’s commitment to investing in our students, in our schools, and in our future.

On Tuesday, August 22, the Oshkosh community joined together to celebrate the Groundbreaking Ceremony for Menominee Elementary School. The event featured comments school and district leaders, as well as a representative from the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. Students, staff, current and past members of the Board of Education, members of the District’s Facilities Advisory Committee, tribal representatives, and local dignitaries participated in ceremonial shovel turns.

"Menominee Elementary School represents our commitment to our students' well-being and future success," said Beth Wyman, OASD Board of Education President. "It's a declaration that we believe in them, that we are invested in their growth, and that we are determined to provide them with the best opportunities to thrive."

Menominee Elementary School is one component of the first phase of the District’s long-range facilities plan, which received voter support through the success of the District’s 2020 capital referendum. Slated to open for the 2024-2025 school year, it will become home to students currently enrolled at Merrill, Washington, and Webster Stanley Elementary schools. Beth Galeazzi, current principal of Webster Stanley Elementary School, was named principal of the new elementary school in May 2022. Middle school students from Merrill and Webster Stanley will move to the new Vel Phillips Middle School which will open for the start of the 2023-2024 school year. Webster Stanley Elementary School students will attend school at the former Merrill Middle School building while the new elementary school is constructed. To learn more visit www.oshkosh.k12.wi.us/facilities. 

"As a school district, we are so grateful to be a part of a community that values education and the well-being of its children," said Bryan Davis, OASD Superintendent of Schools. "Menominee Elementary School is a testament to what it means to put students first, it prioritizes our District’s commitment to equitable resources and it is another milestone as we build our future together." 

Menominee Elementary Groundbreaking Photo Gallery

Visit the Building Our Future webpage for a complete event photo gallery and additional construction project updates.

Menominee Elementary Groundbreaking Recording