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Sauk Prairie Graduation section inside

See the graduates’ photos as well as pictures from the ceremony.

(See the special e-edition on the website)

Saying goodbye to Black Earth and Mazomanie Elementary Schools

The text of all four speeches and photos on page 7.

 

 

The Wisconsin Heights School District held Closing Ceremonies for Black Earth and Mazomanie Elementary Schools last week. There were short speeches by board members and administration at each ceremony. Here are the speeches:

 

Wisconsin Heights Vanguards Class of 2022

The Class of 2022 celebrates moments after turning their tassels, as Bailey Wolf, Class President, rises his hat, above. At right, everyone was all smiles as their received their diplomas.

Optimists honor SPSD retirees


On May 18, the Sauk Prairie Optimist Club honored Sauk Prairie School District retirees at a breakfast held at the River Arts Center Gallery at Sauk Prairie High School. After a tasty breakfast compliments of the District’s Food Service department was served, a welcome was given by Sauk Prairie Optimist President Bart Mauch, and a slide show presentation with narration by Superintendent Jeff Wright and building administrators at Bridges, Jamie Breunig, and Tower Rock, Kelly Petroski, as well as Chad Harnisch, High School Principal, were given. Melissa Sumwalt, Administrative Assistant to Wright, created the slide show with the assistance of Optimist member Ellen Paul, decorations were provided by Optimist member Diane Shaw and the event was organized by Paul. Certificates and gifts from the Club were awarded as well. Look for more on the retirees in future issues. Pictured: front row, left to right: Martha Allan, SPHS Nurse; Angie Schmidt, SPMS Mathematics teacher; Cheryl Schneller, SPHS Special Education Teaching Assistant; Rita Henn, SPHS Administrative Assistant; Kelly Miller, MS World Language Teacher. Back row (left to right) Jim Jackson, SPHS Technical Education Teacher; Mike Bennett, SPSD Maintenance; Mike Rauls, SPHS Chemistry/Science Teacher; Patricia Brandt, SPSD Project SEARCH Teacher. Retirees not pictured: Laurie Martin, ESL Teacher at Tower Rock, Bridges, and Merrimac Community Schools; Hans Fester, SPMS Physical Education Teacher; Heidi Liverseed, K-5 Virtual Teacher; Joyce Marr, Bridges and Grand Avenue Reading Interventionist; Tammy Diehl, Bridges Secretary; Marilyn Bongard, SPSD Health Secretary; Renee Frey, Tower Rock Food Service: Darlene Hacker; SPHS Food Service.

On May 18, the Sauk Prairie Optimist Club honored Sauk Prairie School District retirees at a breakfast held at the River Arts Center Gallery at Sauk Prairie High School.

Above the Line


The May Above The Line theme was “Citizenship.” The students listed below received awards on Friday, May 13, from their classroom teacher or staff who felt that they are an individual that demonstrates citizenship in and out of the classroom. Congratulations to these students! Pictured above: Bottom row (left to right): Paige Wood, Chloe Maly, Dexter Kehrli, Lily Stucki, Cameron Wilson, Darwin Ausman, Addi Litscher, Lyle Opie, Keaton Schmidt. 2nd Row (left to right): Gracie Smith, Ryette Smith, Spencer Davis, John Brennan, Nadya Khodakivska, Sylvan Hansen, Makenna Getgen, Brock Wipperfurth, Domenico Sylvester. 3rd Row (left to right): Ayden Quinn, Danica Baxter, Jasmine Walls, Yamilet Vega, Linea Keiser, Lyra Goetz, Sophie Keller, Brody Walch. Top Row (left to right): Isabel Barba, Jayden Teague, Leah Kruchten, Ellie Reinart, Blake Fitzpatrick, Drew Brickl, Ryder Falkenstein Not Pictured: Rylie Anen.

The May Above The Line theme was “Citizenship.” The students listed below received awards on Friday, May 13, from their classroom teacher or staff who felt that they are an individual that demonstrates citizenship in and out of the classroom.  Congratulations to these students!

Pictured above:

Merrimac trout taste sweet, sweet, freedom


Students at Merrimac Community School released their 100 trout into a local stream as part of a project that’s been going on since January. Their mission was to leave no trout left behind! Since January students have solved water quality problems, cared for, and learned about trout.

Students at Merrimac Community School released their 100 trout into a local stream as part of a project that’s been going on since January. Their mission was to leave no trout left behind! Since January students have solved water quality problems, cared for, and learned about trout.

Merrimac teacher wins award for garden

Merrimac Community School and First Grade Teacher Jamie Christianson, have been awarded $2,000 by the Wisconsin Retired Educators’ Association (WREA) Foundation. The award was given for the school’s “MCS Community Garden” project.

Heights students make it to Nationals in National History Day contest

Students in Kathy Haig’s sophomore research class at Wisconsin Heights Middle and High School recently competed in the National History Day® (NHD) Contest. The regional and state events were held virtually in Madison, WI in February and April, and the national event will be held virtually from June 12-18 in College Park, Maryland.

Sauk Prairie to host teacher from China to teach Mandarin or Arabic

Through a competitive application process, the Sauk Prairie School District has been selected for the 2022-2023 Teachers of Critical Languages Program. The Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) is designed to increase and strengthen the study and acquisition of Mandarin Chinese and Arabic language in U.S. schools.

Sauk Prairie High School’s Prom Court celebrates their reign


Sauk Prairie High School crowned its Prom Court recently. Pictured here are the royalty, top row left to right: Lord Parker Hooper, Lady Kyra Manning, Princess Carly Coy, Prince Marcus Larson, Duchess Charlotte Larson, Duke Nick Basken. Bottom row left to right: Luke Mast and Queen Molly Fabian.

Sauk Prairie High School crowned its Prom Court recently. Pictured here are the royalty, top row left to right: Lord Parker Hooper, Lady Kyra Manning, Princess Carly Coy, Prince Marcus Larson, Duchess Charlotte Larson, Duke Nick Basken. Bottom row left to right: Luke Mast and Queen Molly Fabian.

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