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10/06/2022 - WASBO Foundation Fall Conference - Elkhart Lake
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Wisconsin Education News

An astronaut landed at a Green Bay school. Here's what to know about space, according to kids.
How did it feel landing back on Earth? What was your favorite space food? Do you sleep in space? These were the burning questions a group of students at McAuliffe Elementary School in the Green Bay school district had to ask NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei when he visited them on Monday. 

How three Madison charter schools are changing the classroom
This, in a way, encapsulates the secret recipe that many Madison charter schools use to create environments that don’t fit a traditional educational model. To explore what that looks like, photographers Hedi Rudd and Ruthie Hauge recently visited three local charter schools. 

School Districts Report Some Progress In Filling Open Positions
School districts in Northeast Wisconsin are making progress filling positions that have been open since the summer.

Counselors seeing increase in students struggling with school anxiety, social skills
One month into the school year, it seems students are struggling more than usual. Parents, teachers, and medical professionals are noticing school burnout, indicating that a return to "normalcy" hasn't been easy.

Milwaukee Public Schools requiring seniors to file FAFSA before graduation
There's a new requirement for students at Milwaukee Public Schools. For the first time, the senior class must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before they graduate. 

Kaukauna teacher wins national prize, awarded $50,000
Amidst the hammering and clamoring of automotive technology class, a surprise was brewing at Kaukauna High School. Longtime teacher Dan Von Boxtel won the 2022 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence and the big reveal was Tuesday morning.

DC Everest moves forward with $35M athletic complex
It’s a first-of-its-kind building for the Wausau Metro Area. DC Everest school board has voted to move forward with a $35 million athletic complex.

McNeel Intermediate in Beloit introduces Action Based Learning Labs
New this year at McNeel Intermediate School is the Action Based Learning Lab which allows students to physically move and keep their brain moving, too, all at one station.

Local high schools are learning about working in Dodge County factories
Students from Beaver Dam High School visited Apache Stainless Equipment Corporation on Tuesday as tours of factories returned for the first time since prior to the pandemic.

Wausau Director of School Nutrition Services Concerned Over Affordability of Meals for Students
Karen Fochs spends a lot of her work week visiting kitchens and cafeterias in the Wausau School District. According to Jenny Peek with Wisconsin Public Radio, as the director of School Nutrition Services in the central Wisconsin district, she likes to make sure the meals the school is providing are well received.

Land O’Lakes donates sign to School District
Kiel Area School District Board members approved to accept the donation of an electronic sign from Land O’Lakes during the School Board meeting on Sept. 21.

SASD enrollment down slightly for 2022-23
The Stoughton Area School District will continue to see slightly declining enrollment for the next few years, but then a recent increase in area housing development will begin to stabilize those numbers by the middle of the decade.

De Pere School District raising money for two new therapy dogs
The Unified School District of De Pere is raising funds to buy two new therapy dogs.

ECASD answers questions on proposed referendum seen on November ballots
Voters across the Chippewa Valley will see a question on the ballot come November proposing a referendum for the Eau Claire Area School District. 

Northeast Wisconsin teachers walk the red carpet at math, science video premiere
Some Northeast Wisconsin teachers walked the red carpet Tuesday night.


Some Madison high school classes shifting to online due to teacher shortage
The Madison School District has shifted some high school classes online to compensate for the ongoing teacher shortage.

Appleton Schools On The Stump Ahead Of Referendum Vote
Just a month before the November elections, school officials in Appleton are trying to prepare the public for a vote worth over $130 million.

New Reedsburg Area School District program fights food insecurity
The Reedsburg Area School District is launching its own program to help out families in the area who may suffer from food insecurity. On Monday, the district opened its new food pantry and food delivery service — The Den. 

EC School Board settles on $188M preliminary budget for 2022-2023
The Eau Claire School board voted Monday to adopt a roughly $187.6 million preliminary budget for the 2022-2023 school year.

Wausasu School Board Signs Letter Opposing Historic Designation for John Marshall School
The Wausau School Board voted Monday to sign off on a letter opposing the designation of John Marshall Elementary School at 1918 Lamont Street as a historic site by the city.

Wheatland School District tax levy decreases, Wilmot Union School's increases at annual meetings
Wheatland School District will see a decrease in its tax levy for the 2022-23 school year after a $3,718,079 proposed levy was approved in the district’s annual meeting last week.

10-4-22 fdl school board approves creation of long-term capital improvement trust fund
The Fond du Lac School Board has approved the establishment of a long-term Capital  Improvement Trust Fund.

Westby celebrates completion of building projects
The Westby Area School District celebrated the completion of district-wide school improvement projects with ribbon-cutting ceremonies at Coon Valley Elementary School and Westby Middle/High School, Friday.

Loyal School Board Discusses Employment Matters
The Loyal School Board discussed employment matters at the Loyal School Board meeting.

School Spotlight: Visitors from Mexico explore Madison's schools
Valeria Lopez, a high school senior visiting from Madison’s sister city in Mexico, said she was struck by how much she has in common with students in Madison.

Romo dedicates new turf field at BHS
At halftime during Burlington High School’s Homecoming game on Friday, September 30, Tony Romo will visit his alma mater to dedicate the high school’s new synthetic turf field.

Augusta Area School District receives donation for early learning facility
As parents throughout western Wisconsin are struggling to find child care, school districts are looking to help fill the gap.

Monona Grove School District plans 5.6% drop in tax rate
An increase in state equalization aid is expected to result in lower tax rates in the 2022-23 fiscal year for Monona Grove School District residents.

Cadott School Board; Extra hands help get students into the swing of school year
“We’ve had a little bit of a unique start to the school year,” said superintendent Jenny Starck, during a Cadott School Board Committee of the Whole meeting Sept. 26.

Big Foot School District 100% back to normal after COVID; sets homecoming, annual meeting dates
The Big Foot Board of Education on Sept. 19 announced the date for the Grades 9-12 union high school district’s annual meeting.

Loyal And Greenwood Approve Football Co-op
The Loyal School Board approved a football co-op with Greenwood at their monthly meeting this week.

Cudahy varsity football holds intra-squad charity scrimmage instead of homecoming game
Cudahy High School’s big homecoming game turned into an intra-squad scrimmage after over a dozen injuries took out too many upperclassmen and canceled the rest of the season.

Wisconsin standardized testing scores are up
The scores are in, students statewide have improved in math and English.

Lien renovation plans revealed
Last Monday evening the Amery Board of Education was presented with the final design for the Lien Elementary School redesign and addition.

More high school athletes are returning to sports, WIAA says
Participation in Wisconsin high school sports remained below pre-pandemic levels last year, according to newly released figures from an industry group.

Menominee charter school works to preserve culture through language learning
In 2017, the Menominee Nation started a language immersion classroom at its daycare center. Then this year, the Menominee Indian School District created a pre-K and kindergarten charter school. The new school is called Kaehkēnawapatāēq, which means, "We learn by observing."

Milwaukee Public Schools celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Milwaukee Public Schools celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month at South Division High School on Saturday.

Head counts in county school districts fluctuate between districts
Numbers from the 2022 Third Friday head counts reflect differences in enrollment between districts west of I-94.

Sun Prairie School Board seeks policy definition on OE10, OE11
The Sun Prairie Area School District Board of Education reviewed and approved that Operational Expectations OE10 and OE11 were in compliance at the board meeting Monday, Sept. 26 at Central Heights Middle School.

Webster School annual meeting notes ultra low mill rate
The Webster School District budget hearing and annual meetings were both relatively short and without much discussion on Monday, Sept.26, and while there was little discussion on the proposed coming budget, it was once again noted that the district is among the lowest tax mill rate in the state.

Baraboo School District starts 2022-23 with blue ribbons and donations
The Baraboo School District is in full swing as the 2022-23 school year has commenced.

Professional cartoonist works with students at Brookfield Academy
Art is Brookfield Academy sophomore Brook Ihlenfeld’s favorite pastime. 

Manitowoc school board members are one step closer to receiving key fobs to district buildings. Here's what to know.
Manitowoc School Board is one step closer to receiving key fobs that would allow them to have employee-level access to school buildings.

Without universal free lunch, Wisconsin school districts see some students skipping meals
Karen Fochs spends a lot of her work week visiting kitchens and cafeterias in the Wausau School District. As the director of School Nutrition Services in the central Wisconsin district, she likes to make sure the meals the school is providing are well received.

Appleton Kids Accept The Challenge To Stay In Shape
The Appleton School District held its 7th annual Fox Valley Tough Kid Challenge Saturday at Highlands Elementary School.

Janesville schools show improved test scores
The results are in, and Janesville district students have improved their test scores from the previous year.

Tomorrow River School District names new STEAM Center
The Tomorrow River School District has granted naming rights for their new STEAM Center addition, in recognition of “the Wolding family’s generous contributions to the school over the course of many years.”

As northeast Wisconsin diversifies, students of color use tools like code-switching to navigate their own identity and community
When she was young, Celaisha Pipes would just talk how she talks. She didn’t think too deeply about her tone, word choice or inflection.  She would just talk. Until a Black friend told her she sounded “too white.” Pipes, who graduated from Appleton North High School last spring, didn’t realize it at that young age, but that was when she started code-switching.

State law now requires schools teach about the Holocaust. Here's how it's affecting Racine teachers and students
In classes at Park High School, Cohen assigns students literature related to the Holocaust, and she can tell a book hits home when they silently engage with the text.

Superior High School's new periodic tables will feature element named by graduate
A graduate with an elemental claim to fame visited the Superior High School science classrooms Friday, Sept. 30.

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