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Sauk Prairie School District welcomes new teachers


The Sauk Prairie School District welcomed new teachers last week for the fall trimester. They are: Morgan Bettner, Kyle Blechner, Amanda Boatwright, Lindsey Deans, Laura Ese, Taylor Eveland, Melissa Frey, Shannon Fritz, Ryan Gahm, Ben Johnson, Eri Larson, Kristin Moen, Courtney Nash, Kaitlynn Nelson, Wendy Ripp, Niki Seth-Briggs, Sanda Steele, Jayda Wynn, Colleen Young.

The Sauk Prairie School District welcomed new teachers last week for the fall trimester.

Wisconsin Heights School Board votes 4-3 to go to referendum in the fall

The Wisconsin Heights School Board voted four to three in favor of a facilities referendum in the fall, asking residents if they’re willing to fund $27 million to make much-needed improvements to the District buildings. The board also voted unanimously to modify the sports season, by pushing back start dates and shortening seasons.

Despite in-person school closure, Heights has to think about possible referendum

In addition to wrestling with an online model for the fall, the Wisconsin Heights School Board talked about the tenability of putting a referendum question on the fall or spring ballot. The District has been looking at a roughly $30 million facilities upgrade.

Wisconsin Heights graduation ceremony 202: the speeches

Brooke Presny

Valedictorian

 

Sauk Prairie School District to use hybrid model, with virtual only option

The Sauk Prairie School District will return to classes with a hybrid model this fall. The board approved the model five to one at the end of a marathon three hour meeting Monday night. Parents will still have the option to opt in to virtual only.

Heights lays out plans for online only classes

“That’s what we’re hanging our hat on--safety.”

That’s what Wisconsin Heights District Administrator said drove the decision to open the school year online only for the district.

Sauk Prairie School District to vote on school model next week

The Sauk Prairie School District board will be voting on the model to be used for the fall at their next meeting. The meeting will be held on Monday, August 10, at 6:30 p.m. There will be a virtual attendance option.

Superintendent Jeff Wright wrote the following to parents:

Wisconsin Heights School District to start online only in the fall

The Wisconsin Heights School Board decided on Monday, July 27, to hold school online and virtual until at least November 4. The meeting was well attended by the public--for the COVID-19 era--and the board received email communications from parents both in support and against the measure.

Heights students to get drive-in graduation in August

Wisconsin Heights seniors will get a drive-in graduation this year, at Warner Park on August 7. Since Dane County will most likely progress to a less restrictive phase, current social distancing regulations will apply.

Minor changes and a new name for Merrimac Community Charter School

Merrimac Community Charter School will now be known as Merrimac Community School, in the wake of a few changes coming in the fall. Due to changes from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, the school will dissolve its charter with the State of Wisconsin and now enter in agreement with the Sauk Prairie School District.

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