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Susie C. Altmayer Elementary School

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Principal's Message


We, Altmayer parents, students, and staff are devoted to making Altmayer Elementary a second home for all involved.  We are a school family with so much to celebrate!


One goal we have at Altmayer is to establish a socially and emotionally safe learning environment where each child and their family belong. We focus on bringing families together in an inclusive way in order to support and enrich our school’s mission and goals. Our parent group’s philosophy also reinforces building a positive and inclusive culture through what we call “friend-raising” & community building rather than fundraising. It is their purpose to create a closer connection to school & home by enhancing academic and enrichment activities.


In lieu of student/family sales, the Parent Group seeks financial support through family donations and the Knowledge Olympics. Here are some past donation examples that have enhanced the learning environment.  Trailblazer t-shirts are provided for every student annually.  A Free Book is given to every student during the Book Fair.  The annual Friendship Book is created and given to all Altmayer students at the end of a school year. Family Fun Nights occur throughout the year, such as Under the Big Top and the Winter Dance and every family event is free, including food and prizes. The Climbing Wall, Chromebooks. Smartboards, Coding Lab Resources, African Drums, and a Sound System for the gym were some of the items purchased over the years.


What sets us apart? As children and teachers we promise to grow in mind, body, and spirit.  Results are important to us.  Altmayer students consistently perform at a high level on local and state assessments.  We also pledge to be safe, helpful, kind, and to make a positive difference with our words and actions. As a former student of Miss Altmayer once said, “Miss Altmayer wasn't preparing us for report cards, she was preparing us for life.” Susie C. Altmayer, a trailblazer and woman of integrity, continues to inspire and motivate us to live up to her legacy of preparing students for life.


My wish for each child at Altmayer Elementary is that they find their gifts and what makes them unique. I also want them to have the courage to live their uniqueness and the INTEGRITY to let others live theirs. I am proud to be a part of such an incredible school.


Mr. Kirst - Principal


Blaze Your OWN Trail!


AltmayerInteresting Facts About Our Trailblazer Namesake

Ms. Altmayer grew up in De Pere and graduated from the high school in 1915. After graduating from Oshkosh State Teacher’s College she began her teaching career in Ripon. She also taught for two years in the Green Bay school system, before beginning her career with the De Pere School District in 1922. When Irwin Elementary School opened in 1925, Susie Altmayer was named Principal. Upon her death on September 12, 1989, she willed part of her estate to a college scholarship fund for De Pere High School graduates. To this day, scholarships are given in her name.