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The following area students have been named to the dean's list at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse for the fall semester of the 2019-20 academic year, ending December 2019.

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Increasing instructional minutes for English Language Arts (ELA) and math is a top priority, as DeForest Area School District officials look to establish core programming for the new intermediate school.

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Cadence Klaustermeier (right), an eighth grader at DeForest Area Middle School, won first place in the 2020 DeForest Area School District Spelling Bee. Justin Busch (left), an eighth grader, came in second place, and Vaira Mcmahon (middle), a sixth grader, took third place. Klaustermeier wil…

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Although still months away, the area’s spring elections may provide some changes for municipal and school boards.

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The November 2019 DeForest Area High School production of “Legally Blonde the musical” has received multiple nominations for the Jerry Awards, a Wisconsin program that honors excellence in high school musical theater. The recently announced nominations include:

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Above: The DeForest Norskies celebrate winning the WIAA Division 3 state football championship in a post-game rally Friday, after defeating Menasha 8-7 in a thriller to end the season at Camp Randall. Below: The DeForest student section shows its support for the Norskies during the state fin…

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In support of their reading unit “Mystery Book Clubs,” third graders at Yahara Elementary School were visited by special guests DeForest Police Chief Jim Olson and Officer Seth Wahl, who shared with the students how police officers solve mysteries and the importance of working as a team. Stu…

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Above: DeForest offensive coordinator Matt Kimmes jumps for joy after the Norskies clinched their first trip to the state title game since 2007 with a 14-9 victory over New Berlin Eisenhower in a Level 4 playoff game in Slinger last Friday. The 13-0 Norskies will take on 12-1 Menasha in the …

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The total money raised from the recent WE Run at Windsor Elementary School has been tallied. The total gross was $52,016.86 and net was $48,086.44. That’s around an $8,000 increase from last year. The prize assembly was last Friday, Nov. 8, and the students who raised $200 or more got to ‘co…

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First grade teacher Amy Williams and Instructional Coach Sharon Ganster at Eagle Point Elementary School, recently partnered to bring The Global Read Aloud to Williams’s first-grade students. The Global Read Aloud was established in 2010 by Pernille Ripp, who had one goal in mind: one book t…

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By a 5-0 vote on Thursday, Village of Windsor trustees approved a four-lot certified survey map and a conditional use permit for the new DeForest Area School District intermediate school, to be located at the northwest corner of Windsor Road and North Towne Road.

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DeForest Area High School history teacher and former Marine Tom August was the keynote speaker for the school’s annual Veterans Day Assembly, held Monday in the South Gym. Student Trevor Lerum spoke on behalf of the Student Council.

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Three DeForest Area Middle School students have been selected for the UW-Milwaukee Honor Band: Gavin Denning, seventh grade, trombone; Ian Fries, eighth grade, trumpet; and Kathryn Horner, eighth grade, bassoon. They will perform at UW-Milwaukee on Sunday, Nov. 24.

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Volunteers help remove snow Thursday night from the football playing surface at Stalder Field in advance of Friday’s Level 2 playoff game against Reedsburg.

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The annual Winter Clothing Giveaway will be held at the Windsor Elementary School Cafeteria (WES) Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is open to all those in need of winter clothing and is free of any charge.

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DeForest’s Sydney Hensen was among five high school students from Wisconsin recently returned from the Global Youth Institute (GYI) in Des Moines, Iowa, where they participated as the state’s youth delegates.

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The DeForest Area School District held its “Trick or Treat Community Night” at the high school on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Hosted by the National Honor Society, the event featured a number of stations kids in costumes could visit to get all kinds of goodies. Above: Superintendent Eric Runez hands o…

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In unanimously approving an operating budget of $44,846,305 for the 2019-20 school year, the DeForest Area School Board Monday also certified a $32,908,862 tax levy.

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With their 35-13 Badger North Conference win over Waunakee on Friday, the DeForest football team finished off a perfect regular season. The Norskies went 9-0 overall and 7-0 in conference play. Go to pg. B1 for more on the game and to find out why the win was historic.

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First graders at Eagle Point Elementary School visited with DeForest firefighters and ambulance workers on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The event was part Fire Safety Week for the students.

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DAHS junior Sydney Hensen has been accepted as one of 200 students nationwide to attend the three-day Global Youth Institute hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation. World Food Prize Global Youth Institute. She wrote an essay last March that qualified her to attend the institute as a Wisco…

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Since July’s annual meeting, when voters approved the tax levy for the 2019-20 school year, some changes have occurred. It’s good news for local taxpayers.

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Crowds gathered for an open house Saturday at Morrisonville Elementary School in Morrisonville. The school district decided to close the school following last spring’s referendum. The open house gave past students, locals and families a chance to wander through its halls one more time and sa…

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Madison Country Day School has named Dr. Tekakwitha Pernambuco-Wise as its next Head of School beginning July 2020. Dr. Pernambuco-Wise is currently Head of School at Sea Crest School in Half Moon Bay, California, where she has served the past seven years.