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The Lake Mills Area School District and Recreation Department are making the process of finding before and after school child care much easier for working parents by starting a before and after school care program at Lake Mills Elementary School for the 2019-20 school year.

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The Lake Mills Area School District Board of Education met March 11 and discussed the status of the high school building project and approved the turf purchase for the multi-purpose outdoor athletic facility.

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The Lake Mills Area School District Board of Education recognized Jefferson County Youth Apprenticeship students at its meeting March 11.

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The selection committee for the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Student Scholarship, Teacher Fellowship, and Principal Leadership program has announced recipients of the 304 Herb Kohl Foundation awards for students, teachers and principals. Awards in the amount of $6,000 are being made to 1…

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National FFA Week 2019 is being celebrated Feb. 16-23. The week of George Washington’s birthday was formally designated as National FFA Week in 1947.

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Students in the class of 2018 graduated at higher rates than their predecessors. The overall graduation rate jumped a point from the 2016-17 school year to 89.6 percent. Four-year graduation rates improved from the prior year for most subgroups of students as well.

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The Lake Mills Area School District Board of Education approved the sale of $9.39 million in general obligation corporate purpose bonds to secure bonding for the high school referendum project at a rate of 2.99 percent from Piper Jaffray. The new tax rate will save the district about $1.8 mi…

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Wisconsin’s 2018 public school graduates took more than 71,000 Advanced Placement (AP) exams while in high school, with 66.4 percent of those exams scored three or higher on a five-point scale and eligible for college credit, advance standing, or both at many colleges and universities.

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Two hundred sixty-two private nonsectarian and religious schools and school systems registered with the Department of Public Instruction by the Jan. 10 deadline to accept students for the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) for the 2019-20 school year.

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The Lake Mills School District will hold 4- and 5-year-old kindergarten registration Friday, March 8 or Tuesday, March 12 at Lake Mills Elementary School for children turning 4 years old before Sept. 1 or those who are new to the district, including those who will enroll in 5-year-old kinder…

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Citizen Advocates for Public Education will hold a special event for “I love our Public Schools Week” at Sunshine Brewery on Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m.

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It’s preparing for the worst and hoping for the best. Teachers and staff at Lake Mills Elementary School had ‘Stop the Bleed’ and active shooter training Jan. 21 during a staff in-service day.

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The Fort Atkinson Regional Science Fair, Inc. offers a $1,000 award to be made at the end of the academic year. The number of awards each year will be dependent upon community financial support for the Fort Atkinson Regional Science Fair and also the availability of qualified applicants. The…

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Parents and guardians can apply to send their children to any public school in the state through the Wisconsin Public School Open Enrollment program.

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The Lake Mills Area School District has released its calendar for the 2019-20 school year. The official calendar is available on the district’s website.

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The Lake Mills Area School District is moving closer toward completing the plan for the referendum addition and renovations at Lake Mills High School.

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A local man’s entrepreneurial spirit bled blue and gold last week after setting up an L-Cat themed candy vending machine at Timber Creek Pizza Co., 134 E. Lake St.

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Students at Lake Mills Elementary enjoyed a presentation from the Figureheads on Friday, Dec. 7. Student danced and waved their arms to the beat of the music. 

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Students at Lake Mills Elementary enjoyed a presentation from the Figureheads on Friday, Dec. 7. Above, students jump and stretch to the music. The group discussed hip hop music, moving the body and choosing kindness, among other topics.

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Candidates for the Lake Mills Area School District Board of Education can now submit paperwork to be placed on the ballot for the April 2, 2019 election.

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The Lake Mills Area School District received an exceeds expectations rating according to school district report released by the Department of Public Instruction on Tuesday. The district’s overall score was 78.7 or four out of five stars for the 2017-18 school year.

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The Lake Mills Area School District Board of Education thanked the community on Monday at its regular meeting for supporting the two referendum questions for expansion and athletic fields at the high school.

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The Johnson Creek School District received a $750,000 state trust fund loan from the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands to finance phase two of their athletic field project.

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Student enrollment in Wisconsin’s three private school parental choice programs showed a one-year increase of about 8.7 percent according to numbers released last week by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

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An eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children, Jenny and Jemima. They soon discover the car has magical properties, including the ability to float and take flight. Trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst desir…

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Lake Mills Area School District teachers and staff were recognized by the Board of Education Oct. 8 for their longevity with the district.

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The Lake Mills Area School District will see slightly less state aid this school year according to numbers released Monday by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

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The Lake Mills FFA Chapter will be hosting a Field Day on Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., to recognize and thank the donors and supporters of their 2018 Lake Mills FFA Corn Test Plot. The event will be held at the site of the 5-acre Lake Mills FFA Test Plot, located on the Roger Wiedenfeld farm …

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The Lake Mills Area School District Board of Education heard an update on newly released Wisconsin Student Assessment System exams given in the district during the 2017-18 school year.

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The Lake Mills Area School District will hold a Referendum Open House Oct. 16 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the high school library for community members who have questions about the proposed referendum questions to be on the ballot Nov. 4. Above, the two questions are outlined. Tours will be given…

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Lake Mills High School’s 2018 Homecoming will be the week of Oct. 8-13. This year’s theme is “History Twister.”

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A member of the Lakeside Lutheran High School Warrior Band plays during the football game Sept. 26.

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Maya Heckmann rides in a car during the Lakeside Lutheran High School Homecoming parade on Friday. Heckmann, a sophomore, finished the year as the Rock Valley Conference golf Player of the Year.

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Senior class representatives Maddie Klug and Lucas Schneider wave to the crowd during the Lakeside Lutheran High School Homecoming parade on Friday. 

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A member of the Warrior Band Flag Squad marches during the Homecoming parade on Friday.

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The Lake Mills Area School District held the first of two open houses Monday night to give information to the community about the upcoming November referendum.

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At left the Lakeside Lutheran High School marching band leads the school’s homecoming parade on Friday. At right a member of the flag squad can be seen. More Lakeside Homecoming photos appear on page 3.

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Above, students celebrate the culmination of Spirit Week at Lakeside Lutheran High School on Friday. The senior class won the competition, raising the spirit stick in the air for all to see.