Principal's Message

Ryan Bargender

Ryan Bargender
HS/MS Principal


Welcome to the Middle/Senior High School!

Welcome to the Abbotsford Middle/Senior High webpage!  My name is Ryan Bargender, I am fortunate to be the Abbotsford Middle/Senior High principal.  I received my bachelor's degree from St. Cloud State University in Technology Education (2001) and my master's degree from Marian University in Educational Leadership in (2014).  I completed my superintendent licensure program through Marian University (2019).  I am beginning my 7th year as principal of Abbotsford Middle/Senior High.  I have previously taught Technology and Engineering Education (TEE) in the Kimberly and Athens school districts. 

My wife and I have three children.  Blake is in 9th grade at Abbotsford High School, Tatum is in 8th grade at Abbotsford Middle School and Gabriela is in 4K at Abbotsford Elementary School.  Abbotsford is a great place to raise a family!

Abbotsford Middle/Senior High has many opportunities for students.  Whether it be one of our many clubs, music programs, or athletic teams, there is something for every student.  I always encourage our students to get involved!  We have a tremendous staff that are committed to doing what is best for kids.  We are constantly evolving and looking to improve the way we do business.  The school year is about to begin and we look to build upon successes of 2019-20.  For the past 15 years we have been named a Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition (see link of district homepage).

This certainly will not be a normal year.  We will see many changes.  We will all need to be flexible and work together during these pandemic times.  Please check our "Reopening Plans" tab on the website.

If you are into social media, please follow our Facebook page for updates and photos of what's going on at Abbotsford Middle/Senior High. 


Ryan Bargender


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