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Students and parents had a chance to meet new Windsor Elementary School Principal Valerie Crowl on Monday. Jamie Anderson and his children Piper, age 8, and Kash, age 5, chatted with Crowl and Windsor Associate Principal Bill Huebsch at the meet-and-greet event.

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If you know someone who has been bullied or you’re curious about how to identity this abusive behavior, including cyber bullying, and what types of strategies may help, join the conversation at the DeForest Public Library, August 20, 6.p.m. for a special presentation.

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Since 1986, Windsor United Church of Christ in Windsor, has awarded scholarships to church members who are graduating from high school in the current year. The scholarships are funded as a memorial to three church families and are known as the Kinsey, Fix, Bass Scholarships. To qualify, stud…

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It’s back to school time again. School buses will be making their rounds and kids will be walking on the roads.

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Beverly Davis was always the quiet type. She never spoke up in class and “tried to fade into the woodwork,” she said.

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The DeForest Area High School Alumni Association is celebrating its 120th Anniversary. The DAHS Alumni Association was founded in 1899 and is one of the oldest high school alumni associations in Wisconsin. To commemorate and honor all DAHS Alumni, a tribute bench was donated to the DMB Stadi…

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This year’s STEAM camp was held from July 8-12 at the DeForest Area High School. During the first four days, students participated in team-building sessions in the morning and then spent 3.5 hours in one of their four choice sessions. Each day, students had a different session and probably l…

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The fourth annual STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) camp took place recently at DeForest Area High School. Although it started as a way to get more girls involved in STEAM classes and professions, it has continued to evolve. After the first year, it was opened it up to …

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This month the DeForest Area Middle School will be holding three different Summer Band Camps: Sixth Grade Beginning Band Camp; seventh/eighth (7/8) grade Summer Band; and seventh/eighth grade (7/8) Jazz Band. While the original registration date was Monday, July 29, students may still sign u…

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In addition to the gathering at the DeForest Alumni Association Banquet, the class also gathered at Rude’s Lanes in DeForest for an informal gathering on June 15, 2019. Those attending were: Sitting: Pat Henschel Pulokas; Row 1: Joe Towne, Carol Anderson Byrd, Sonja Fremo Heiser, Sue Norsman…

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The 55th class reunion for the members of the DeForest High School Class of 1964 was held at Rex’s Innkeeper in Waunakee in conjunction with the annual DeForest High School Alumni Banquet on June 14, 2009. Those attending from the Class of 64 were: Row 1: Dean Strander, Pat Steimke Rowe, Lar…

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Ziegler Ag Equipment has announced that a Columbia County student has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship for the 2018–19 FFA scholarship year. As an approved national FFA scholarship sponsor and in cooperation with AGCO, Ziegler Ag Equipment recently presented the scholarship to Taylor Baerwo…

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During the week of June 16-21, DeForest’s Madelyn Ebel participated in the 76th annual American Legion Auxiliary Badger Girls State held at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. The leadership conference participants learn about the structure of city, state and national government. And member…

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At the 2019 Camp Invention, these local students worked on engravings on the last day. All activities were inspired by the National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees. During the event, which took place June 24-28 at the DeForest Area Middle School, students learned about the importance of int…

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Local students entering grades K-6 took part in the 2019 Camp Invention at the DeForest Area Middle School the week of June 24-28. There were four programs, including “The Innovation Force,” “Deep Sea Mystery,” “Farm Tech” and “DIY Orbot.” On the last day, campers got to take part in robot r…

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A 2019 graduate of DeForest High School, Cassidy Schnell was recently announced as one of two southcentral Wisconsin recipients of scholarships from the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation.

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Director of Student Services, Dr. Sara Totten, introduced students who participated in the Dane County Youth Social Justice Forum on April 29 at American Family Insurance. Students present were (l-r): Caleb Ekezie, Hannah Lewis, Nolan McCann, Annike Grothaus, Grace Wilde, Sarah Stouffer-Lerc…

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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…