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Random Lake Schools Recognized as 2023 Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence
Random Lake Schools have earned honors from an non-profit organization that helps schools improve performance and connections to students and the community. 

Study to determine best site for Waunakee softball field lights
The Waunakee Board of Education has agreed to conduct an engineering assessment of the district’s softball fields before installing lights.

Emergency licensing spikes as Wisconsin grapples with systemic teacher shortage
The number of emergency teaching licenses issued in Wisconsin has nearly tripled during the past decade, according to a new report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum, as schools everywhere struggle to find and retain teachers.

MMSD Signing Day aims to ease the pressure of teacher shortages
Student teachers from the Madison Metropolitan School District are signing contracts for the upcoming school year. MMSD staff says they're excited about the new energy coming to a field that's been struggling to fill positions. 

From attic basketball to community-based learning; Kaukauna school celebrates 125 years
When the principal of Park Community Charter School in Kaukauna meets with parents, he says he explains that the building's bones are old, but everything else is new.

UW-Green Bay program creates opportunity for rural students
High school students in participating rural districts in northeast Wisconsin will have access to a new program this fall, one that will see many graduating with a college degree at the same time they receive their high school diploma.

New offer to purchase the Shattuck Middle School property
Another offer to purchase Shattuck Middle School has been made by Lakeside Development Company, but it doesn’t mean the school district is in a position to consider it as Northpointe Development remains the primary offer.

Gibraltar, Sevastopol Add Target-Shooting Teams
The neighboring Door County school boards of Sevastopol and Gibraltar considered combining forces to start one clay-target-shooting team, but both districts had enough interest to start their own teams.

School leaders share budget concerns with Sen. Tomczyk
State Sen. Cory Tomczyk came to Medford on Friday afternoon to hear what area residents had to say about budget priorities. The listening session was held at the Frances L. Simek Memorial Library.

Meet Green Bay Area Public School’s next superintendent
At the March 13 meeting of the Green Bay Area Public School District Board of Education, board members unanimously approved a motion to offer a contract to Dr. Claude J. Tiller, Jr. as the district’s new superintendent.

Hartford Joint 1 Administrator Smits to retire
Mark Smits, the leader of the Hartford Joint 1 School District, has announced his retirement from the district administrator position.

Onalaska introduces construction plans for remodeled middle school
Designs for a completely remodeled Onalaska Middle School, including expanded classroom size, a more secure front office and space for a Boys & Girls Club, are nearing completion, with construction slated to begin as soon as July.

Fund for Beaver Dam schools chalks up $21,000 in donations
The Beaver Dam Unified School District Educational Fund is in its second year and has already brought $21,000 to classrooms of Beaver Dam schools.

Madison West High hosts candidate forums for mayor, School Board
The first public forum for Madison School Board candidates Blair Feltham and Badri Lankella had them sitting in front of hundreds of people, many of whom won’t be able to vote April 4. The candidates answered questions from West High School students in the school’s auditorium Wednesday morning as part of a forum organized by the school’s Sifting and Winnowing Club.

Cedar Grove - Belgium Schools Land State Tech Equipment Grant
A grant from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development will help the Cedar Grove-Belgium School District prepare students to connect to high-wage, high-demand, and high-skill careers. 

Farm to School program grows students' love for food
If you ever had mystery meat in the school cafeteria, you likely wish you could've known where your food came from. A Farm to School program, through Americorps, is in its first year in the Monona Grove School District.

Consistency important for GPA calculations
A decision on how to handle student Grade Point Average (GPA) calculations, moving forward, was decided at a regular Cadott School Board meeting March 13.

For 58 years, "Mr. Peanuts" has made difference on the land his family once farmed
Long-time custodian at Park Elementary School, Rodney “Mr. Peanuts” Esser is one of ten finalists in the 2023 Cintas Custodian of the Year contest, but for Esser, the job is about more than cleaning up. For 58 years Mr. Peanuts has been cleaning the halls of the school and making friends along the way.

DWD Announces Advanced Manufacturing Technical Education Equipment Grants to Serve More Than 2,200 Students
The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) today announced the award of more than $473,000 in Technical Education Equipment Grants to 14 school districts.

Parkview School District seeks support for referendum
The Parkview School District has one remaining referendum meeting on the calendar as voters prepare to decide if they will support the additional funding the district is requesting.

Hand dryer fire causes evacuation, early dismissal at Hadfield Elementary School
An electrical fire in a hand dryer at Hadfield Elementary School caused the school to evacuate and send students home early on Wednesday.

Suring School District Active Shooter Training March 20th
The March regular meeting of the Suring School Board was held on March 8, at 5:30 pm in room #300. In action items, the Board approved the Feb. 8, and March 1, meeting minutes and the financial, lunch and transportation reports.

Peshtigo 3rd Graders Grow Lettuce, Have Salad Party
Third grade students recently celebrated their successful FlexFarm harvest with a salad party. Thanks to a grant from the Provident Health Foundation, the Peshtigo School District purchased two hydroponic growing stations called Flex Farms from a company in Green Bay called Fork Farms. One is shared among the high school science classes and one rotates among elementary classrooms.

Tours Reveal Gibraltar School Building Flaws
Touring the Gibraltar Area Schools creates a better understanding of the problems in the heart of the buildings that are prompting the district to ask voters to pass a $29.8 million building referendum during the April 4 election.

Wild Rose School Board approves Senior Class trip to Brewers game
The Wild Rose School Board approved a Senior Class trip to a Milwaukee Brewers Game at the March 9 meeting. The board also received a request from a student athlete to establish a co-op for the sport of lacrosse.

Loyal School District Asking Residents to Approve Referendum on April 4th
On April 4th, the Loyal School District is, again, asking residents to vote on renewal of the District’s existing operational referendum, which expires this year.

Antigo School Board president presents updates on building task force
Antigo School Board President Danny Payette told the Building and Grounds Committee on Monday that several people are interested in serving on a task force that will look at all district buildings and how they fit in long-term district plans.

Growing team of IT professionals volunteering to help communities, school districts respond to cyberattacks
Franco coordinates WEM's Cyber Response Team, a group of volunteer IT professionals from local and county government, other public entities like school districts and some private businesses that share information on attempted cyberattacks. The team originally launched in 2015 and over the last two years, participation has more than doubled in size to over 400 members.

Cameron School referendum ‘community talks and tours’
Two “community talks and tours” are set later this month, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 20 and at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, both at the Cameron Middle School auditorium, to introduce the public to a proposed $6.1 million general obligation bond referendum that will be on the ballot in the Spring Election Tuesday, April 4.

Altoona students experience Ellis Island through simulation
Students at Altoona Intermediate Middle School participated in the early Ellis Island simulation Wednesday. 

New Tech Ed Addition and Renovations to Begin Soon at New Glarus High School
New Glarus High School is looking forward to beginning construction on the Tech Ed addition and renovations to its Ag, Art, Tech Ed and Family and Consumer Science spaces. Construction is set to begin in April, and will provide students at New Glarus High School with the opportunity to learn and explore in a modern and updated environment.

Financial struggles lead Spooner schools to seek operating referendum
School district funding is under crisis across Wisconsin, and the Spooner Area School District is placing an operating referendum on the Tuesday, April 4 general election ballot seeking help in funds to alleviate this pressure.

Wisconsin high school students compete in cooking competition at FVTC
High school students ‘whisked’ it all at Fox Valley Technical College for the ProStart culinary competition.

GOP lawmakers vote to require police in schools with history of incidents
Schools with repeated reports of crimes and arrests would be required to hire police officers under a Republican bill that passed the state Assembly Tuesday.

Marathon County schools and community team up to combat teen mental health crisis
A community-wide effort is underway to help the growing mental heath crisis amongst youth.

Sauk Prairie School District receives grant to support mental health services
The Sauk Prairie School District will use a big grant to help students and others deal with mental health issues.

Dodgeland School District selects mental health services
Dodgeland School District selects Care Solace, an organization determined to calm the chaos of mental health care coordination, to expand access to community mental health and substance use treatment providers for students, staff, and their families.

Despite governor's budget, Waunakee school district budgets modestly
While Gov. Tony Evers biennial budget includes increases in state aid to Wisconsin school districts, The Waunakee school district is using conservative estimates as the budget committee continues to plan for the 2023-24 school year.

Colby School Board Approves New Superintendent
The Colby School Board has selected Dr. Patrick Galligan to become the next Superintendent of the Colby School District.

MMSD holds first virtual learning day of '22-'23 school year
Significant snowfall inspired several school districts to shift to virtual learning Friday, including the Madison Metropolitan School District. This marked the district’s first virtual learning day of the 2022-2023 school year.

3-10-23 fdl school district administrator hires
The Fond du Lac School District has announced the hiring of several new administrators for the 2023-24 school year  including two elementary school principals  and a new director of pupil services. 

$60 million La Crosse school district referendum goes on April 4 ballot
The La Crosse School District's $60 million referendum will be on the ballot in April.

Policy for library and educational materials complaints approved
The School District of Waukesha Board of Education unanimously approved a policy outlining procedures for complaints concerning library and educational materials Wednesday.

Waukesha school board approves Gennerman as next deputy superintendent
The Board of Education approved hiring Jennifer Gennerman as the next deputy superintendent in the School District of Waukesha.

Roosevelt students and staff bid a final farewell to the school
Roosevelt Elementary School in Neenah is saying farewell to the old and hello to the new.

Debt not in the vocabulary at Lake Holcombe School
It was a day of celebration at Lake Holcombe School March 1, as the final payment was complete to the Unfunded Pension Loan that all school districts are responsible for. What does that mean for Lake Holcombe?

Hustisford School District Officials Talk Spring Referendum
The Hustisford School District will be having a referendum on the upcoming April ballot asking residents if they can spend the money on facility upgrades.

'A break from the monotony': Some La Crosse parents upset by end of year-round calendar at elementary school
The School District of La Crosse has decided to end the year-round calendar at one of its elementary schools after nearly a decade.

MMSD using virtual options to avoid added school days as snow persists
Continued snow storms in March are creating problems for schools across the Madison area, as educators try to meet hour requirements while contending with the weather.

$60 million referendum goes on April 4th ballot"
The La Crosse School District's $60 million referendum will be on the ballot in April.

Snow days bringing an extended school year to the Fox Valley
Snow days can make for shorter summers for many school-aged children and families.

To snow day or not to snow day: What's behind school districts' decisions
Snow in the forecast means parents and students are likely checking their phones for snow day updates. For school districts, there are a lot of different factors that go into making the call and whether it comes the day before or the morning of.

Oshkosh school board votes to add Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Director to district staff
The Oshkosh Area School Board unanimously voted to add a Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion position to the school district's organization.

Milwaukee Public Schools committee to consider study on revising instructional model
A committee of school board directors at Milwaukee Public Schools will consider a proposal to explore revising the instructional model to address the needs of students and educators.

VASD extends Clardy’s contract through June 2025
When Tremayne Clardy was a student, he probably got lots of good grades. Now that he’s running schools instead of studying in them, that hasn’t changed.

OASD officials share details on this spring’s two-question $75.45 million referendum
As the clock ticks on the upcoming spring election, officials in the Oconomowoc Area School District are sharing details on the rationale behind a two-part referendum that, if approved, would infuse a combined $75.45 million into funding school facilities in the years ahead.

Rebel Roasters serve up hot coffee at Horlick High School, program teaches students with disabilities vocational skills
The Rebel Roasters can be found making their way through the halls of Horlick High School,  2119 Rapids Drive, serving refreshments and light snacks via a new mobile coffee cart.

Wisconsin schools working toward accessible internet
After the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual learning became a common tool for school districts when in-person classes could not meet. But for some school districts, that isn’t an option.

Green Bay district releases 2 more school options; 1 retains West as a high school
The committee studying facility options for the Green Bay Area School District released two more possibilities, bringing the total to nine.

Suggested changes to school dress code, other policies rejected
A proposal by an anonymous Antigo School Board member to modify the district’s dress and grooming code to add an entire section drafted by this member to ban many types of clothing was rejected by a board committee Monday.

MMSD eliminates attendance requirement for summer school invite
The Madison Metropolitan School District will no longer consider attendance as a factor in which students are invited for summer school.

School District of Waukesha encourages parents to enroll children in dual language program
In an increasingly connected global society, learning a language beyond English is more important than ever.

What to know about the 9 proposed Green Bay School District building proposals, including closures, consolidations
As the Green Bay School District adjusts to declining enrollment, aging buildings and a $32 million projected budget deficit, the district is looking to downsize and reduce its operational expenses.

Osseo-Fairchild students competing in energy conservation challenge
A local high school is hoping to win some money by competing in a statewide energy conservation challenge.

Wisconsin Republicans block vaccine mandate for meningitis, chickenpox
Wisconsin Republicans blocked on Thursday, March 9 Gov. Tony Evers' plan to require student vaccinations against meningitis.

Sanders introduces bill to raise minimum teacher pay to $60,000 a year
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced legislation on Thursday that would make the minimum pay for public school teachers in the U.S. $60,000 a year, following calls from President Biden to give teachers a raise last month.

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