Gaenslen students celebrate Thanksgiving!
“Room 204 had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with our school family! This was our 4th annual Thanksgiving meal prepared by staff, family members, and students. We had close to 100% family participation. It was wonderful to share delicious food and an afternoon together!” – Ms. Renee Ludwig
F. J. Gaenslen K-8 School is located in a quiet, residential area on the west bank of the Milwaukee River known as the “Riverwest Community”. The school, named after Dr. Fredrick J. Gaenslen, first opened in December, 1939 as a school for children who were suffering with Polio. In 1988, Gaenslen, and their neighbor, Fratney School, merged and moved into our present site. F. J. Gaenslen School, a state of the art facility, was architecturally designed to meet the academic and physical needs of regular education students and children with physical and other special education needs.