Wisconsin Education News

December 2, 2022

The Wisconsin Education News is a daily update of education news and events that are taking place around Wisconsin.

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State report cards offer roadmap for DeForest schools

The principals from the six schools in the district gathered Monday, Nov. 28, to share with the DeForest Area School District Board of Education the individual district state report cards for their schools.

Walworth County schools pass report card test

As the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction released its school report cards in the past two weeks, Walworth County schools passed the test.

Milton school district hopes to start early in 2023-24

School in Milton might be in session a little bit sooner than normal next school year.

A blueprint to safety: Holmen Schools receive grant for critical incident mapping data

HOLMEN (WKBT) — Schools statewide received a total of $2 million in grant money from the Wisconsin Department of Justice. The money will be used for a tool called Critical Incident Mapping Data. The School District of Holmen received $21,000 to implement it in their buildings.

Beloit School District ad hoc referendum committee name chair, co-chair in first meeting

BELOIT- The first Beloit School District ad hoc referendum committee meeting was held Wednesday when the chair and co-chair of the committee was named.

Wisconsin schools receive $2 million for critical incident mapping data, Green Bay School District gets state’s largest fund

(WFRV) – A grant program has awarded 96 schools and school districts throughout Wisconsin with $2 million in funds for critical incident mapping that will provide a clear layout of a school for law enforcement when a quick response is necessary.

Waterloo School District makes budget cuts, prepares for spring referendum

The Waterloo School District plans at least $146,600 in budget cuts for the 2022-23 school year.

Deerfield Community School District threat behavior response policies reviewed, updated

The Deerfield Community School District has modified its behavior response policy after a Sept. 29 incident involving a threat.

B-W District exceeds expectations in latest report card

The report cards for the 2021-22 school year were released this month and at last week’s meeting, the Baldwin-Woodville School Board heard about the District’s scores.

Gibraltar Preparing for April Building Referendum

On the heels of the successful passage in November of the $14.9 million building referendum for the Southern Door School District, the Gibraltar School District is now preparing a multimillion-dollar building referendum for the April ballot.

No-school Day Planned for Gibraltar Teacher Training

The Gibraltar school board this week approved not having classes for elementary-school students on Jan. 10, 2023, to allow for a lengthy training day for their teachers.

Suring School Board Airs COVID Policy Changes

At its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, Suring School Board discussed nursing services, a school Resource Officer and removing close contact quarantine requirements from the school’s COVID policy.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Releases School Report Cards; Neillsville's Scores Not Accurate

The Wisconsin Department of Instruction recently released the School Report Cards.

School Board discusses Plan of Finance for $4.5M borrowing Approved by referendum

NORTH CRAWFORD - After tasting the sweet success of two successful referendums on the November 8 ballot, the North Crawford School Board moved into the implementation phase at their November 16 meeting.

Medford seeks to improve security at high school entrance

The main office of the Medford Area Senior High School could get a face lift along with security upgrades under a plan presented at Monday’s school board meeting.

Seeking funding

Medford school district leaders are hoping a federal storm shelter grant program may be able to help address security and provide additional space for technical education and physical education at the high school.

Writing for a Good Cause - There is Nothing More Inspirational for Seventh Grade English Language Arts Students!

District Administrator Nate Perry highlights the importance of what Balbach is doing in her classroom as reflective of the school district's work as a whole, "Mrs. Balbach is emulating the type of writing lesson that the Belleville staff strives to incorporate into their courses. It has application to most students' everyday lives.

Coleman School Board Approves 2025 Trip To Dominican Republic

At its meeting on Monday, Nov. 14, Coleman  School Board approved a trip for Coleman students to the Dominican Republic in 2025 as proposed by Spanish teacher Katherine Schermer, as well as the traditional Washington DC trip from Saturday, Oct. 28 to Thursday, Nov. 2 of 2023.

Leadership group gives a voice to students

Where do you want to go? That’s an open question that motivational speaker/author Craig Hillier asked of upperclassmen at a sportsmanship workshop at Lake Holcombe last school year. Now, after attending Hillier’s conference and group-building exercises, student-athletes at Lake Holcombe School are exploring that question.

Attorney General, Packers finish distributing Child ID kits through schools

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Each year, more than 800,000 children go missing in the U.S., according to the Department of Justice. To help parents protect their kids, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul, Green Bay Packers, and other sponsors teamed up to distribute a new tool to every student in the state. Thursday, a ceremony was held at Lambeau Field to celebrate the distribution of the last Child ID kits.

Area students building a home for Wisconsin Rapids family

(WAOW) -- “I’m definitely interested in the trades one hundred percent," said Payton Crocker, a Senior in the Building Construction class.

Bridges Virtual Academy earns top virtual charter school in state

MERRILL, Wis. (WSAW) - Bridges Virtual Academy, a K4-12 Virtual Charter School of the Merrill Area Public Schools, earned a School Report Card rating of 81.4, which “exceeds expectations” by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

MPS Using Remote and Virtual Education

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Milwaukee was doing remote education longer than any other Wisconsin district. Now most students in Milwaukee and across Wisconsin have returned to in-person learning, but remote and virtual education continue and are likely to increase.

Burlington students apply trade skills to help Veterans Terrace with building addition

BURLINGTON — Students enrolled in the Building Trades class, at Burlington High School (BHS), applied what they’ve learned in the classroom to help Veterans Terrace add an addition to their building.