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Caught in the Act Award

The Wausau School Foundation is pleased to annually acknowledge outstanding Wausau School District staff for “going above and beyond” for the students, the schools and community at large. The only awards of this kind in the school district, the Caught in the Act recognize dedication, compassion and commitment to the children in our schools, be they teachers, counselors, aides, custodians, kitchen staff, office staff, nurses, administrators, liaison officers or anyone else who contribute to youth success. The Caught in the Act is awarded in the Spring Semester.

Nomination Information:

Who Can Nominate:
Parents, students, district staff and community members are welcome to nominate a recipient for the award. That person should have firsthand knowledge of the actions of the person(s) they wish to nominate. A person/group may only be nominated once for the same program or project.

The nominee has done something above and beyond their normal job duties or curriculum to make an impact on the school and/or students and possibly into the community.

To Make a Nomination:
Please scroll down for an electronic form to email. You may also download a pdf document and mail it. Please be closely aware of the nomination deadlines for each award.

Nominations for Caught in the Act due no later than April 10 each year.


  • The Wausau School Foundation will review and make all decisions regarding awards.
  • All who submit nominations will be notified of the outcome.
  • Those who submit nominations will remain anonymous to the recipients, but may personally let them know on their own.
  • The winning nominees will receive:
    • A certificate that becomes part of their permanent work record
    • A gift from the Wausau School Foundation
    • Recognition on a school plaque

If you have any questions, please contact:

Debi Traeder, Executive Director
715-261-0510 (School ext. #21510)

Submit CITA Nomination - Online

Nomination Form

o SPARK Award – Due November 10

o Caught in the Act Award – Due April 10

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