Wisconsin Education News

May 20, 2019

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


Boundary decisions loom as groundbreaking for Fitchburg K-6 building is June 6

With site work underway on a new elementary school in Fitchburg’s Terravessa neighborhood, next up for the Oregon School District is figuring out the new boundaries for its elementary schools.

SHS hockey in D2 playoffs next season

The Superior High School boys hockey team will officially play in the WIAA Division 2 playoffs in the 2019-20 season.

Handle With Care program looks to aid children experiencing trauma

The La Crosse police department is teaming up with the School district to learn how to best accomodate students dealing with trauma

Making students work ready

Utilizing a $25,000 grant from Bosch Community Fund Grant, the New Richmond High School metals/manufacturing shop was able to add another piece to its workshop that will allow students to push their education even farther during their high school careers.

Verona High School seeks security, procedural changes after series of fights

Several changes to security practices will be implemented at Verona High School after three interrelated fights broke out across the building last week, the district superintendent said in a letter to families and staff members Friday.

Plan Commission approves school site plans

City of Burlington plan commissioners passed a series of site plans related to capital improvement projects, including a new middle school, for the Burlington Area School District at Tuesday’s meeting. 

Something special from Waupun: Warrior Fab Lab co-champs in statewide contest

That is why the Wisconsin Economic Development Council sponsored a contest challenging all of the fabrication laboratories in Wisconsin schools to come up with something more permanent in the form of a beverage coaster. 

Sennett Middle School celebrates 50 years

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- A local middle school celebrated 50 years on Madison's east side Friday.

Marshall students face ethical dilemmas

With assistance from Madison’s Rotary Club, the high school leaders held a mini-rotary ethics symposium in which more than 30 students participated.

Class wants Native American youths to learn rich heritage

MILWAUKEE (AP) — In the back of the classroom on the second floor of the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center, a "Native American Nations Map" poster hangs on the wall. 

Tomah High School auto shop students embrace classic vehicles

THS auto shop teacher Ted Schultz welcomed the chance to bring in cars manufactured decades before his students were born. 

Immunizations high for Unified students

In Kenosha, state records indicate that the measles, mumps and rubella immunization — MMR — is not as strong in the county as it is in the city, specifically for the Kenosha Unified School district, according to local health officials.

Concert, ceremony christen Reuther auditorium in Houghton's name

The auditorium at Reuther High School now has a new name — the Ralph J. Houghton Performance Center.

No progress apparent between Tony Evers, GOP lawmakers as state budget nears key juncture

As the Legislature nears a crossroads in crafting the next state budget, Republicans who control the chamber and Gov. Tony Evers don’t appear close to a consensus on how to fund K-12 schools.

Fort school board approves various personnel matters

The School District of Fort Atkinson Board of Education on Thursday approved a number of personnel items during its regular monthly meeting.

Local school sees benefits of Amazon computer science course

By this fall, Amazon says it will be funding beginner and AP Computer Science classes in 1,000 school across the country. Is your child interested in computer science? Maybe they haven't opportunity to find out because of limited resources at his or her school. Online retail giant, Amazon, wants to change that. By this fall, Amazon says it will be funding beginner and AP Computer Science classes in 1,000 school across the country. It wants to add 1,000 more schools, specifically in under-served communities.

Special-needs prom, now in its sixth year, transitions into new era

RACINE — After Saturday’s Post Prom ended in the wee hours of Sunday morning, and nearly 1,100 high school students and their dates returned home, cleanup quickly began inside Festival Hall. Outside, the red carpet stayed put for the second prom of the weekend.