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Viking Elementary students harvest apples from school orchard
For the first time, Viking Elementary School students in Holmen were able to pick apples Wednesday from the school’s orchard that was planted four years ago.

Neillsville District Administrator Discusses Updates From September School Board Meeting
The Neillsville School Board met for their monthly meeting on Monday.

Kenosha County judge rules in favor of KUSD, school board in board member's lawsuit
Kenosha County Judge Chad Kerkman has ruled in favor of the Kenosha Unified School District and the School Board in a lawsuit filed against the district by Eric Meadows after his board seat was vacated earlier this year.

Low Ropes Course opening in school forest
The Wittenberg-Birnamwood School Forest has a new addition, ready to challenge participants of all ages.

4k-5th grade levels in School District of Waukesha will no longer be trimesters but semesters
The School District of Waukesha has made a new change this school year to align with the grading and reporting timeline to the 6th-12th grade level. Beginning the 2023-24 school year the 4K- 5th level will no longer be on a trimester schedule; rather, semesters will be implemented.

Merrill schools to be featured at Harvard during emerging schools conference
Bridges Virtual Academy and Merrill Area Public Schools will be featured Sept. 28 and 29 at the Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, Mass. as part of a conference on emerging school models.

Sheboygan school board approves stipend, base wage settlement, and more news in weekly dose
Sheboygan Area School District Board of Education, at its Sept. 12 Committee of the Whole meeting, ratified the collective bargaining agreement and base wage settlement with the Sheboygan Education Association with a base wage settlement of 4% in the aggregate.

Monona Grove School District sets tax levy at $33 million, expected mill rate increase to $10.94
The Monona Grove School District held its annual meeting and budget hearing on Monday, Sept. 11, setting the 2023-24 tax levy at $32,926,414, and an expected mill rate of $10.94.

Board briefed on new structure of organization
Several members of the newly formed New Holstein Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) briefed Board of Education members about the group at the board’s meeting Monday evening.

Nationwide substitute teacher shortage reaches Chippewa Valley
As children return to the classroom, some local school districts are still trying to find substitute teachers.

Commission targets Kenosha Unified in recommendation to expand district-specific school voucher program
An advisory panel charged with examining racial and ethnic equity issues is calling on Kenosha County elected officials to recommend the governor and Legislature expand the school voucher program to the Kenosha Unified School District.

Luxemburg-Casco Middle School introduces new policy removing access to smart devices during school
A new pilot initiative has been implemented at Luxemburg-Casco Middle School students are not allowed to access their smart devices during the school day.

B-W in the running for best football field
Wisconsin Sports Network (WSN) and Midwest Sport & Turf Systems (MWSTS) announce the return of a partnership that will put a spotlight on some of the incredible high school athletic facilities provided and installed by MWSTS in the state of Wisconsin, and give schools the chance to compete for a $1,000 cash donation to their football program.

De Pere's schools are getting full. The district plans to build a new high school.
As other Wisconsin school districts grapple with declining enrollment, the De Pere School District is no longer accepting students from outside the district. Why?

One Wisconsin school district opens its own day care, Montessori program to meet growing need for child care
The Palmyra-Eagle School District, which is about an hour southwest of Milwaukee, saw a need in its community and took action. It turned a school building that was sitting empty into a Montessori program for young kids, and a day care for babies and toddlers.

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