Total enrollment in Wisconsin schools declined for the fifth straight year in 2018-19, while the student population is becoming more diverse due largely to steady growth in the number of Hispanic students, according to findings of the Wisconsin Policy Forum’s 2019 School DataTool.
Looking for a self-directed project this semester that can lead to prizes, mentoring and live connections to the business world? The 17th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest will accept entries online for the 2020 competition until 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31.
State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor announced her decision Monday not to run in the 2021 election for state superintendent of public instruction. Gov. Tony Evers appointed Stanford Taylor to the office in January 2019, and her term ends July 2021.
Three candidates will appear on the ballot for the Lake Mills Board of Education in February for the primary election, but one of the candidates does not plan to run.
You know the phrase, ‘Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,’ but do you and especially your kids actually eat it? According to a survey of moms done by Kellogg’s, 40% reported their school age child does not eat breakfast daily.
Lakeside Lutheran High School will host a formal/semi-formal dress resale open to the public on campus Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Most of the proceeds will go to support the school’s upcoming spring and summer Operation GO mission trips.
Olivia Olson of Lake Mills, has been named the Wisconsin state winner of the 2020 GROWMARK essay contest for FFA members. The theme of this year’s contest was “Describe the ‘Farmer of the Future.’ What tools or skills will he or she need to be successful?”
Madison College-Fort Atkinson is now accepting new student registrations for spring semester classes. Spring offerings include training in several specialized healthcare areas, including Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Phlebotomist and Specimen Processor and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).
School property taxes across Wisconsin are rising by more than $220 million on December 2019 tax bills, which suggests—when combined with increases in county and technical college district levies—that Wisconsin residents could see their largest property tax increase in a decade, according to…
The Lake Mills Area School District Board of Education has received 22 applications for the district administrator vacancy the board reported at its regular meeting Dec. 9.
Landmark Services Cooperative (LSC) is looking forward to hosting interns again for the summer of 2020. The internships will run from May until August and will be within several divisions throughout LSC’s trade territory.
The Lake Mills Area School District Board of Education asked the public to weigh in Nov. 20 on what they would like to see in the next district administrator of Lake Mills public schools.
David Klein, son of Angela Hobbs and Paul Klein, has been selected as Lake Mills High School’s “Good Citizen”. This contest is sponsored annually by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The Fort Atkinson-Eli Pier…
The Lake Mills Area School District received an exceeds expectations rating according to school district report card data released by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction on Tuesday. The district’s overall score was 80.5 or four out of five stars for the 2018-19 school year.
Lake Mills Elementary School held their annual Veterans Day Appreciation Assembly. After the assembly, Clarence Bean Warren George American Legion Post 67 Commander, Ron Zambriski, center, presented a check for an annual donation of $1,000 to Theresa Schroeder, right, Lake Mills Elementary S…
State Sen. Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, participated in Lakeside Lutheran’s program honoring veterans in Lake Mills Wednesday morning. Fitzgerald delivered remarks to the audience and spoke with veterans in attendance. “Serving my country in the United States Army Reserve was the greatest hon…
Due to the upcoming retirement of the current District Administrator, Pamela A. Streich, the Lake Mills Area School District Board of Education is conducting a search for its next district administrator.
Wisconsin’s results on the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card, remained statistically unchanged for public school students in tested subjects and grade levels, in a year when the nation saw significant declines on three out of four…
The Lake Mills Area School District Board of Education approved the district’s budget Monday night and a lower tax levy than was originally anticipated at the annual meeting in July for the current school year.
Teachers’ salaries in Wisconsin averaged $51,469 for the 2017-2018 school year, the 33rd highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).
MADISON — For the first time since the Department of Public Instruction has been conducting the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), comparable, county-level data is now available across the state.
Online applications for the 2020 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Excellence Scholarship can now be submitted at www.kohleducation.org. A total of 100 students will be chosen to receive $10,000 scholarships from among all applicants throughout the state.
The Lake Mills Area School District Board of Education has started its search for a new superintendent. The board hired Wisconsin School Consulting for $8,000, Monday to perform the search that should be wrapped up by the end of February 2020.
New data shows energy use in Wisconsin schools, including those in the Lake Mills Area School District, is decreasing and school district collaboration with FOCUS ON ENERGY® is helping drive that decrease. That relationship has also given districts the data they need to save more energy and …
Lakeside Lutheran High School announces its Homecoming activities and events for 2019, beginning with all-school activities on Monday, Sept. 23 and ending with a dance on campus the evening of Saturday, Sept. 28.
Above, employees of ACT Global work on the lettering on the turf of the new football field at Lake Mills High School Wednesday. Below, the L-Cat was placed on the field Friday.
Pamela Streich, district administrator for the Lake Mills Area School District, announced to her staff Monday she plans to retire at the end of the 2019-20 school year. Streich shared the news as the entire staff of 230 employees gathered for the annual Welcome Back Breakfast Monday, Aug. 26.
Possessing a knowledge well beyond her 15 years Kaitlyn Twesme of Lake Mills spoke earlier this summer at the International Space Station Research and Development Conference in Atlanta.
Lakeside Lutheran High School will open its doors to incoming freshmen on Friday, August 16. Freshmen begin their school year a day early to orient and learn schedules, meet other incoming freshmen and explore co-curricular opportunities. Classes begin for students on Monday, August 19.
The Lake Mills Area School District Board of Education approved the contract for the new Lake Mills Middle School assistant principal and summer school director Monday night.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service updated the income eligibility guidelines for meals served at schools and day care programs based on federal poverty levels.
Following a timeline required by state law, the Department of Public Instruction released an estimate July 1 of the general school aids each public school district will receive for the 2019-20 school year.
Quick & Painless, a band made up of students from Lake Mills, Waunakee and Verona high schools, took home the top honors winning the ROCKONSIN Award over the weekend, taking home the crown for the second year in a row.
Four Lake Mills students were recently awarded for their work on the musical last fall, “Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang.” Cooper Buckhholtz and Ellie Laws received Spirit Awards and Nadiya Hajcak and Annalis Goeschko received Outstanding Youth Performer Awards for their roles as Jemima and Jenny…
Three Madison College students from the Fort Atkinson Campus earned medals at the 2019 Wisconsin SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference held April 30 and May 1 in Madison.