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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 on April 5. A Jello 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.

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Students from the DeForest Future Farmers of America chapter pitched in to pack 28,000 meals for the needy March 19 at its annual DeFo Fights Hunger event, done in conjunction with Food For Kidz. This is the third year for the program. About 5,000 of the meals will be kept in DeForest for lo…

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Students from the DeForest Future Farmers of America chapter pitched in to pack 28,000 meals for the needy March 19 at its annual DeFo Fights Hunger event, done in conjunction with Food For Kidz. This is the third year for the program. About 5,000 of the meals will be kept in DeForest for lo…

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Augustana College's 2018-19 winter term Dean's List

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Dave Haas, accounting teacher at DeForest High School in DeForest, has been awarded a 2019 Accounting Career Awareness Grant in the amount of $1,276 from the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA) Educational Foundation, Inc.

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Two incumbents will return to the DeForest Village Board. They’ll be joined by a newcomer.

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When voters head to the polls next week, those in the DeForest Area School District will have choices to make about the proposed $125 million facility referendum and the $2.5 million operational recurring referendum.

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When visitors head into schools within the DeForest Area School District in the future, they’ll be required to participate in a new visitor management system when they check in at a front desk.

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When all is said and done, if the DeForest Area School District’s referendum plans are approved by the public, local seventh and eighth graders will have more room to move about their school and renovations will benefit them in various ways, according to DeForest Area Middle School Principal Kurt Becker.

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DeForest Area School Board members received information about what the school district offers in terms of mental health aid and other student services during its Feb. 25 meeting.

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After the cancelation of five and a half school days this year due to weather and road conditions so far (as of Tuesday), DeForest Area School District students will be returning to class for a few extra days in June.

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Open enrollment spaces will be limited in the DeForest Area School District for the 2019-20 school year after the DeForest Area School Board unanimously approved the administration’s recommended seat numbers at a brief Jan. 31 meeting.

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Although multiple speakers from different organizations stepped up to the podium during the DeForest Windsor Area Chamber of Commerce’s State of the Chamber breakfast last week, there was one theme central in the presentations: growth.

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After the DeForest Area School Board recently approved two referendum questions for voters to consider in April, the school district is working to start getting information about the potential projects and building needs out to residents.

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After reviewing information from a student achievement and staffing task force, as well as hearing administration’s recommendation on referendum projects during a work session on Monday, the DeForest Area School Board may soon approve two referendum questions to be included on April ballots.

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While it’s currently unknown how much money will be included in the ask, the DeForest Area School Board encouraged district administration last week to draft resolutions for referendum question options to be included on April ballots.

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With a number of seats up for grabs across various local boards, some candidates have already filed the necessary paperwork to appear on the spring ballots.

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The DeForest Area School District overall made the largest gains in Dane County when it came to the 2017-18 Department of Public Instruction (DPI) report cards issued last month. The district’s score jumped by 4.3 points from the previous year’s score, pushing it into the four-star, “exceeds expectation” range.