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Craig Broeren resigns as superintendent of the Wisconsin Rapids Public School District effective June 30
Craig Broeren has resigned as superintendent of the Wisconsin Rapids Public School District effective June 30. The Board of Education accepted his resignation at its meeting Monday, according to a news release from the district. Broeren has accepted the position of superintendent of the St. Croix Falls School District and will begin his role there starting July 1, the release said.

The Appleton Area School District has chosen a host school for its new African- and Black-centered charter school
 The Ọmọladé Academy, a new charter school focused on Black history and culture, has found a host school and is open for enrollment for the next school year, according to Appleton Area School District superintendent Greg Hartjes.

Chippewa Falls School Board agrees to change policy on how district handles notifying parents of incidents
The Chippewa Falls School Board met with parents Tuesday night, after some in the community say it failed to notify them of a possible threat made toward Chippewa Falls Middle School.

Red Granite Charter School Will Be Available At Hewitt-Texas Elementary School This Fall
Beginning this fall, Red Granite Charter School will be located in Hewitt-Texas Elementary School for the first two years.

School District of Thorp asking voters to approve operational referendum
Voters in Thorp will be asked this April whether to approve a referendum for their school district. 

Greenwood School District Asking Residents to Approve 4-Year Operational Referendum
The Greenwood School District will be asking residents living within the School District to approve a 4-year operational referendum on the April 2nd ballot.

OSD considering adding staffing increases for 2024-25
The Oregon School District Board of Education talked about staffing for the upcoming 2024-25 school year during its Monday, Feb. 26 meeting, in preparation for making a decision next month.

Elmbrook Education Foundation" Presents $20,000 check to the Elmbrook LAUNCH program
At the February Elmbrook School Board meeting, Beth Dobrzynski, Executive Director of the EEF, presented a $20,000 check to Dr. Robert Hall, Director of LAUNCH. These funds will benefit LAUNCH and the over 400 students involved in the program.

$100K donation given to Onalaska School District for solar energy project
A big donation is helping Onalaska Middle School go green. In their last meeting, the Onalaska School Board approved a plan to incorporate solar energy into the middle school's renovation project. 

Cedarburg School District announces new director of business services
The Cedarburg School Board last week approved a contract for Kim Zabel to serve as the new director of business services next school year.

State Senate OKs Brooks’ and Stroebel’s school district bidding bill
On Feb. 20, a bill that would require school districts to use competitive bidding for construction projects worth $150,000 passed both chambers of Wisconsin’s Legislature.

Welding is for everyone: EHS sees increase in female students taking ‘shop’ classes
On Wednesday, Feb. 21, the Ellsworth High School career and technical education area was abuzz with sparks, not only from the oxyacetylene torches, but from the enthusiastic students themselves in Rob Heller’s Intro to Welding class.

Adding culture to everyday learning at Lombardi
The Oneida Youth Enrichment Services (YES) Program promotes the cultural, educational and social development of Native students at Lombardi Middle School.One of the program’s amazing attributes is the community that emerges between students who are excited to share and learn about their culture.

A proposed $140M rebuild of two Sheboygan middle schools is now open for community feedback. Here's what to know.
Sheboygan Area School District has announced a desire to rebuild Urban and Farnsworth middle schools, both of which are nearing a century old.

'It truly was amazing:' Sheboygan student leaders attend African heritage conference
Messages of empowerment, shared identity, historic accomplishments and a soul food feast were just some of the things Sheboygan high school students experienced during the African Heritage Emerging Student Leaders Institute conference Feb. 14 in the KI Convention Center in Green Bay.

Four Career Pathways added to Youth Apprenticeship program
Four new occupational pathways in Wisconsin’s Youth Apprenticeship program  have been added this academic year.

 

A parent challenged 444 books in Elkhorn. Here's how the district responded.
In November, a parent took a small Southeast Wisconsin school district by surprise when she called for 444 books to be removed from schools there. Before that day, Elkhorn Area School District Superintendent Jason Tadlock had seen only two books successfully challenged in his 11 years with the district. Turning to district policy, administrators removed all the titles from their shelves while they determined their fate.

$100K donation given to Onalaska School District for solar energy project
A big donation is helping Onalaska Middle School go green. In their last meeting, the Onalaska School Board approved a plan to incorporate solar energy into the middle school's renovation project. 

Menasha school board votes to close Jefferson Elementary School after this school year
Jefferson Elementary School will close after this school year, the Menasha school board unanimously decided during its meeting Monday.

Wittenberg-Birnamwood will take new steps to address bad behavior on school buses
Wittenberg-Birnamwood District Administrator Garret Rogowski says new steps will be taken over frustrations that students aren’t following the rules while riding the school bus.

Rhinelander School Board approved $26 million referendum
The Rhinelander School board approved a referendum for the Rhinelander High School and Middle School to create more space and opportunity. Superintendent of Rhinelander School District Eric Burke said, most of the equipment in the school is still the same from when it was built in 1958. The referendum is 26 million dollars with a goal of upgrading equipment and creating more space.

Wausau School District enters new phase as search for superintendent continues
The search for the Wausau School District’s next superintendent is now in a new phase.

Joe Gothard to lead as superintendent of Madison schools
Joe Gothard, a former Madison educator, will return to the Madison Metropolitan School District as its next superintendent. 

Owen-Withee School District Asking Residents to Approve $800,000 Operational Referendum
The Owen-Withee School District is asking residents living within the District to approve an operational referendum on the ballot.

School District of Abbotsford Asking Residents to Approve $17 Million Referendum
The School District of Abbotsford will ask voters within the District to approve a $17 million referendum on the April 2nd Election ballot.

Thorp School District Will Have Four-Year Operational Referendum on April 2nd Election Ballot
The Thorp School District will have a four-year operational referendum question on the April 2nd Election ballot.

Dan Olson leaves lasting legacy on Monona Grove School District
Monona Grove School District (MGSD) Superintendent Dan Olson announced last December his impending retirement, leaving a successful legacy that sets a high standard for Wisconsin superintendents.

Feel Good Friday: Locust Lane Elementary School is teaching kids about reducing waste by composting
Students across 6 Eau Claire Area School District elementary schools are working together to reduce waste by composting. First News at Nine’s Ellie Pomerleau and photojournalist Jeff Ralph have our Feel Good Friday story of the week. 

 

School District of Osseo-Fairchild Asking Residents to Approve Operational Referendum
The School District of Osseo-Fairchild will be asking residents living within the District to pass an operational referendum on the April 2nd ballot.

Rhinelander School Board approved $26 million referendum
The Rhinelander School board approved a referendum for the Rhinelander High School and Middle School to create more space and opportunity. Superintendent of Rhinelander School District Eric Burke said, most of the equipment in the school is still the same from when it was built in 1958. The referendum is 26 million dollars with a goal of upgrading equipment and creating more space.

Expansion of teacher apprenticeship program awaits Evers' decision
Expansion in the way Wisconsin prepares new teachers has passed the state Assembly and awaits a decision from second-term Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.

 

Community Conversation on Facilities: A look at site conditions and budget assumptions
The West Bend School District (WBSD) on Thursday night held the first of two Community Conversations on Facilities at the high school to receive feedback from district residents on what the community wants the district to prioritize regarding long-range facilities planning and updating several aspects of WBSD properties.

WHS Robotics Team Advocates for Program to Senators at the State Capitol
Members of the Whitewater High School FIRST Robotics Competition Team Ferradermis advocated for their program to state officials at the Wisconsin State Capitol in hopes of expanding the team and the opportunities available to students.

Should MPS close schools before asking to raise taxes? The district says savings wouldn't be significant
There are fewer kids in Wisconsin, and because of that, declining enrollment is an issue for numerous school districts across the state. Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) is among those districts with considerably fewer students.

Hintgen Elementary celebrates Read Your Heart Out Day
Hintgen Elementary commemorated Black History Month and National African American Parent Involvement Day all day on Friday. 

Question. Persuade. Refer.
The Tigerton School District is the first Shawano County school district to offer QPR suicide prevention training to all middle and high school students, as well as staff.

Appleton Area School District Hoping to Open Hmong American Immersion School
A new charter school could soon be coming to the Appleton Area School District.

How Hudson’s Virtual Charter Academy accommodates students
Hudson first opened its Virtual Charter Academy in the 2019-20 school year for its high school grades. Since then, the school has seen positive results: a pass rate higher than that of the in-person student body, according to Virtual Charter Academy’s Peter Jones in last week’s board meeting. Also, every senior who has gone through the program has graduated.

Siren School budget reviewed
It’s been said that schools are headed for a fiscal cliff as many federal and state funding programs that helped the schools through the pandemic have either expired or will soon expire. The Siren School Board continued discussing its finances on Monday, Feb. 19.

Edgewood College, Madison Metropolitan School District: Partner on teacher preparation
Edgewood College and the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) have forged a partnership to provide MMSD employees with an opportunity to obtain a teaching license and earn a Master of Arts degree in education.

Outstanding Educator: Corey Comero shares his passion for music with Independence students
A music teacher in Trempealeau County wants his students to feel the same passion for playing music as he does. First News at Nine’s Dashal Mentzel has more in this month’s edition of our Outstanding Educator series.

Case High School in Racine celebrates Black History with student pep rally
High school students in the City of Racine continued their celebration of Black History Month with a lively celebration on Friday, Feb. 23.

New Holstein Board finalizes pay increases for staff
New Holstein’s Board of Education approved items regarding staff compensation at their monthly meeting Monday evening.

Career fair at UWSP-Wausau helps students find the right career for them
Many of us have been through that part of life where we’re not quite sure what career path we want to take after high school. More than 400 students from nine area high schools had the chance to figure that out.

Wis. Afternoon News: Perspectives across the political spectrum on parental bill of rights
A Republican-led bill passed through the state legislature would set parental rights into state law. Assembly Bill 510 is also known as the Parents Bill of Rights. Taking inspiration from the original .. it would codify fundamental rights that parents have related to their kids’ education.

Bangor "B Club" Donates Care Baskets to Mayo Clinic Health System
The gift of giving flourished Friday morning at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse.

Battle of the Books highlights the power in shared connections
Battle of the Books is a statewide reading competition hosted annually by the Wisconsin Educational Media & Technology Association (WEMTA).

South Division High School fieldhouse renovations unveiled: video
Milwaukee Public Schools unveiled the renovated South Division High School Fieldhouse on Saturday, Feb. 24.

WHS Consumer Home & Auto Students Complete Wall Project
Whitewater High School (WHS) Consumer Home and Auto students have accomplished remarkable feats and built valuable skills during a lengthy, hands-on project.

Students compete in 10th annual SeaPerch event
The Ashwaubenon Community Pool served as the venue for 20 teams of middle schoolers from across the state to compete in SeaPerch — an underwater robotics competition. To prepare for the event, students put their STEM skills to the test to create a vehicle which can be remotely operated while underwater to complete various tasks.

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