Wendy Rae Hayes

1st Grade

Wendy Hayes

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Distance Learning

Today in 1st Grade

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Welcome to Ms. Hayes Virtual Classroom 



About the Teacher/Welcome Msg


I attended the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. I graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Kindergarten-6th and a minor in Early Childhood Education. I hold a WI teaching license and a MS teaching license.


This will be my 21st year teaching. I have taught 4 year old kindergarten-3rd grade; 2 years in 4 year old kindergarten, 8 years in kindergarten, 2 years in 1st grade, 1 year in 2nd grade, 2 years in 3rd grade, and 4 years K/1 transition. I absolutely love early elementary, especially kindergarten.


I am originally from Wisconsin, born and bred a Cheesehead!!! I have 2 amazing children, Elizabeth married to Tim and Clayton married to Sarah.  Elizabeth received her masters degree in Occupational Therapy at UT- Health and Science Center. Clayton is in the United States Air Force and is an aerospace propulsion engineer. My daughter-in-law is a stay at home mom for my beautiful granddaughter Brooklyn. Brooklyn turned 2 in June 2020 and is my ray of sunshine! 

I am engaged to Calvin and together we have enjoyed blending our families. He has a daughter, Leslie, and twin sons, Caleb and Josh. We work hard to build each other up, build our children up, and to make this world a better place. On our walk as Christians we want to be the best servants that we can be.

I am the baby of 4 children. I have a sister, Debbie, and 2 brothers, Mark and Mike. I have an absolutely wonderful mother who taught me how to be an independent lady. My father passed away 6 years ago and I miss him dearly. He was my strength and foundation, the one I called when I needed to talk. I know he is in heaven and I know one day I will see him again. 

I moved down south in 2001 leaving my amazing family behind. It was hard but I have learned to adjust to the south. I am still a die hard Packer and Badgers fan, carrying on the Schmitt tradition. I love life and live by the quote, "Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much!"

Our assistant is Roberta Whited and this is her fifth year at OBES. She is absolutely fabulous. Her background is strong in working with children, especially special needs children. She has 2 wonderful children and a grandson, whom she adores!  We are so excited to have her in our room. She has a heart of gold!!! She has been a Godsend to my classroom.

Class Schedule

Please refer to Schoology for our class schedule.