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Recognition of the 2019 DECA International Career Development Conference student participants took place at the June 10 DeForest Area School Board meeting. Students (from left to right in the photo): Beau Blackdeer, Audrey Williams, Mason Hoffman and Gift Chujor (missing was Cole Bayer, who …

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Melody Leung, the DeForest Area School District’s ELL Program Coordinator, presented the Meemic Foundation’s Meemic Masterpieces Art Award & 2019 Wisconsin Teacher’s of English to Speakers of Other Languages Writing and Art Contest Awards art awards to Augusto de Freitas, who is a junior…

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600 painted lady butterflies, in the hands of students and staff, were released at Windsor Elementary School on Friday, June 7, as a culmination of their year-long Spectaculous Metamorphosis project where students learned about metamorphosis through a full arts-integrated approach. Said prin…

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600 painted lady butterflies, in the hands of students and staff, were released at Windsor Elementary School on Friday, June 7, as a culmination of their year-long Spectaculous Metamorphosis project, where students learned about metamorphosis through a full arts-integrated approach. Said pri…

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The DeForest Area Foundation recently presented a check to the DeForest Area High School Band in the sum of $10,410.99 for the purchase a baritone saxophone and marimba. At present, six students are sharing two baritone saxophones, which creates logistical issues at Solo and Ensemble and oth…

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Members of the DeForest Area High School class of 2019 celebrate at Saturday’s graduation ceremonies in the high school gymnasium. The class had 255 graduating seniors, including four foreign exchange students.

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Nathan Beyler recently received the Token Creek Lions scholarship from Faith Thomas during the Sun Prairie High School scholarship ceremony.

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Blessings in a Backpack recently partnered with the Windsor Elementary School, Morrisonville Elementary School, and the United in Christ Lutheran Church. The schools and church held food drives and then "stuffed" the Village of Windsor Police Department squad car with the food collected. The…

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Blessings in a Backpack recently partnered with the Windsor Elementary School, Morrisonville Elementary School, and the United in Christ Lutheran Church. The schools and church held food drives and “stuffed” the Village of Windsor Police Department squad car with the food collected. The kids…

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DeAnn Richards of the Columbia County 4-H presented Lakeside Lutheran senior Mira Parker with a $350 scholarship at the Academic Awards Night hosted by the school on May 8. Parker wrote an essay about how 4-H impacted her life and career goals, and how she will use the skills she learned in …

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Addressing one of the judges, Caleb Bendixen, Braylon Miles and JJ Railey talked about whether the death penalty was justified in their presentation at Thursday’s second annual Ideas For Change Showcase at the DeForest Area Middle School.

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The DeForest Area Middle School held its second annual Ideas For Change Showcase on Thursday. Loosely based on the TV show “Shark Tank,” the event had students group give persuasive pitches to judges, who then had to decide whether or not to support the students’ solutions to current problem…

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Tia Hardiman and Camryn Walsh give a presentation on animal testing at Thursday’s second annual Ideas For Change Showcase at the DeForest Area Middle School. Each group’s persuasive pitch was given to judges, who had to approval their solutions to current issues.

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Sarah Stouffer-Lerch has been a fan of “The Moth” podcast since middle school. She said that seeing it live in Madison changed her life.

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Still in high school, 15-year-old Sarah Hill envisions going into law enforcement someday. Even younger, at age 8, Natalie Spannknebel could see herself as a police officer when she grows up.

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Bennett Morrison, a sixth grader at DeForest Area Middle School, recently represented the DeForest Area School District at the State Geography Bee competition at the American Family Headquarters in Madison. Bennett became a state qualifier after winning the school’s competition in January an…

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For now, it appears that Morrisonville Elementary School is going to close in two years, and Yahara Elementary School will take in students from that attendance area.

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A mock crash exercise was held Thursday in the DeForest Area High School South parking lot to simulate the aftermath of a crash resulting from impaired or distracted driving. Police, fire and EMS personnel displayed how they respond to such calls and what actions they take during these traum…

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A mock crash exercise was held Thursday in the DeForest Area High School South parking lot to simulate the aftermath of a crash resulting from impaired or distracted driving. Police, fire and EMS personnel displayed how they respond to such calls and what actions they take during these traum…

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Members of the group DeForest And Windsor Now (DAWN) hosted its seventh annual Constitution Speech Contest on April 17 in the Little Theatre at DeForest Area High School.

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The DeForest Area High School held its 2019 Prom on Saturday. Henry Rohde was chosen as the Prom King and Chloe Bernards was picked as Prom Queen. Pictured here are (from left to right): Back: Austin Westra, 2018 Homecoming King; Rohde; Bernards; and Sopheea Mink, 2018 Homecoming Queen. Fron…

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Above: Participants in Saturday’s DeFo Dash at the DeForest Area Middle School do the “Macarena” while warming up for the 5K run. Around 150 people took part in the third annual event, according to organizers. That number is up over last year’s total. The event is sponsored by the DeForest A…

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An easement was granted April 22 by the DeForest Area School Board for a proposed Revere Trail Pedestrian Bridge in the Village of Windsor spanning Harbison Creek.

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On April 11, the Eagle Point Elementary School PTO sponsored an ice cream social for all EPES families. They partnered with the DeForest Area High School’s FFA program and the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board to provide ice cream sundaes for all participants. FFA members gave out stickers, col…

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Pictured above is the 2019 DeForest Area High School prom court, including the front row of (from left) prince and princess Dawson McMahan and Maddie Feldman, the middle row of Katy Worthman, Rachel Hawley, Darya Ellickson,Mandy Fitzgerald, Chloe Bernards,Alyssa Laufenberg, Leah Doucette, Ad…

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The DeForest Middle School held its Goofy Olympics earlier this month. A Jell-O eating contest was part of the festivities, and the competition drew an audience that had fun watching it.

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At the April 3 grandparents’ at Yahara Elementary School in DeForest, first graders Carter Gentilli and Grant Stanosz had a fun time with Joseph Haas (far right) and Joanne Stanosz (far left). Haas is Gentilli’s grandfather and Joanne Stanosz is Grant Stanosz’s grandmother.

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Russ and Jean Bass, of Stoughton, share a laugh with their nine-year-old granddaughter, Sophie Bass, during the grandparents’ lunch at Yahara Elementary School in DeForest on April 3.

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“Arsenic and Old Lace” is the kind of play Jan Williams loves. It seems appropriate that it could be her last DeForest Area High School theatrical production, as Williams is planning to retire as a teacher in the district after 30 years.

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The DeForest Show Choir & Show Band Defortes finished their season with their show titled “Freak Show!” They took second Place at Milton Rock the Rock competition and they competed at Sauk Prairie Invitational placing fourth. They went on to win second place at Monona Grove SilverStage. …

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“The school was built in DeForest, Wisconsin in 1894 and operated first by the Town of Windsor. The Alumni Association was founded in 1899 to promote unity among graduates and to provide a social occasion in honor of each graduating class.” (Norbert Manthe)

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Plans to close Morrisonville Elementary School are now expected to move forward after passage of the DeForest Area School District referendum questions in the April 2 elections.