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The DeForest Area School District hosted a Developmental Expo on March 5-6 for families with children who will be enrolling in the four-year-old kindergarten program in Fall 2020. The event was held at the DeForest Area Public Library. Parents and guardians were able to receive online enroll…

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FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) students at DeForest Area High School worked with the DeForest Police Department a few weeks ago to provide the police department with some handmade tie blankets for children who have experienced trauma and have been taken out of poten…

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Rob Allen of DeForest sits alone in the stands in McFarland during the WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinal on March 12. The number of tickets for the game between DeForest and Stoughton was limited by restrictions set by the WIAA due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Norskies claimed a 66-57 vic…

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Door Creek Church partnered with Numana, Inc. to host a meal-packing event at Windsor Elementary school on March 4. Windsor staff and all students had the opportunity to pack meals throughout the day. Multiple events took place the first week of March in area elementary schools in Madison, S…

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Gov. Tony Evers today directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue an agency order mandating the statewide closure of all K-12 schools, public and private, as part of the state’s efforts to respond to and contain the spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin. 

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DeForest Area High School science teacher Kristyn Joyes, has been awarded a fellowship from Field Day Lab at UW-Madison. This award recognizes Ms. Joyes’s excellence in teaching and commitment to innovation in the classroom.

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Senior Whitney Weisensel, member of the FFA Chapter of DeForest Area High School, was presented the Louis M. Sasman Award by John Esser, president of the Kiwanis Club of Downtown Madison. They were joined by FFA Chapter Advisor Gwen Boettcher. The Sasman Award is given annually to an outstan…

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DeForest Area High School teacher Colleen Kollasch has been offered a place in The National WWII Museum’s 2020 Summer Teacher Seminar: “The War in the Pacific.” Over 300 teachers in the United States applied to participate in this new initiative.

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David Haas, accounting teacher at DeForest Area High School, has been awarded a 2019 Accounting Career Awareness Grant from the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA) Educational Foundation Inc.

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On Dec. 11, Mike Bertram, Arlington Research Station UW — Madison, Manager reported the first snowy owl sighting for the winter on Badger Lane at the station. On Jan. 16, Madison Audubon owl volunteers assembled with high hopes of locating and trapping a snowy owl.

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Finn Sullivan, a 10-year-old from DeForest, met with the Madison Fire Department on Tuesday, March 3, after inspiring the Madison Fire Department to purchase oxygen masks designed for animals by writing to Madison Fire Chief Steven Davis.

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Students in Lisa Marek’s fourth grade class at Eagle Point Elementary School participated in a treasure hunt through the hallway of posters to learn about people who have contributed to society through their inventions and accomplishments. They learned about the inventors of the astronaut tr…

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The Academic High Honor and Honor lists (Dean’s lists) for the past fall semester at Minnesota State University, Mankato have been announced by interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Matt Cecil, and DeForest’s Hunter Toppel made the honor list.

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As part of a Martin Luther King & Community Leaders unit in Social Science, the entire Eagle Point Elementary third-grade class completed a service project to benefit the community. Each classroom made fleece tie blankets as a donation to the American Family Children’s Hospital. The scho…

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The DeForest Area High School cheerleaders competed in the Wisconsin State Cheer Championship Series Feb. 21-22 in All Girl Small and Cheer Dance divisions. The team took 13th out of 16 teams in All Girl Small. For the Cheer Dance division, the team took eighth out of 19 teams and qualified …

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The DeForest Area High School DeFortes Show Choir were crowed Grand Champions in its division after competing Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Monona Grove Silver Stage Invitational at Monona Grove High School. It was the first time in school history for the accomplishment. The title of this year’s…

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In an article titled “Area students receive UW-Green Bay semester honors” in the Feb. 13 issue, Abby Miller was inadvertently left off the list of those receiving high honors from the school. Miller is a Windsor resident who graduated from DeForest Area High School.

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The Windsor Elementary School community participated in an all-school Windsor Reads extravaganza, which started right after winter break and culminated on Jan. 28 with a Literacy Night. During the all-school read, each classroom read the book “Wishtree” by Katherine Applegate. “Wishtree” is …

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Students in third and fourth grade at Windsor Elementary School displayed their scientific skills at the school’s annual Science Fair on Feb. 11. A total of 43 students participated, having prepared displays showing how they completed a scientific process. Students presented on a wide range …

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The DeForest Area School District will be represented among those the selection committee for the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Student Scholarship, Teacher Fellowship and Principal Leadership program announced as recipients of the 312 Herb Kohl Foundation awards for Wisconsin students, t…

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The three finalists of the DeForest Area School District’s Geography Bee were: third-place finisher Ruby Muniz, seventh grade; second-place Miles Kuluvar, seventh grade; and first-place Brett Harsh, sixth grade. Harsh will take a computer test from the National Geography Bee to determine if …

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Mary Sherrick, author of “Tales from a Lucky Shepherd,” conducted the Read Aloud Celebration Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Yahara Elementary School, speaking here to first graders. A technical writer, Sherrick has also spent 30 years writing IEPs, or individualized education programs for school chil…

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DeForest’s Kyle Cass made the President’s List at Drake University. To be eligible for the President’s List, students must have earned a perfect 4.0 GPA during the Fall 2019 semester at Drake.