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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…

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Lake Mills High School held it’s 137th annual commencement exercises Sunday.

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Lakeside Lutheran High School held its Class of 2019 graduation ceremony Sunday. Diplomas were handed out to 110 graduates.

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The Lake Mills High School Class of 2019 scholarship and academic awards night was held Sunday, May 19. Students were awarded over $500,000 in scholarships.

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Members of the Lake Mills High School Class of 2019 were honored at the 13th annual Capital Conference Academic Honors Banquet on May 13.

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The Lake Mills Middle School started a SkillsUSA chapter three years ago. Skills USA is an organization for technology and engineering students to join to further their technical and professional skills and compete against other students in the state and nation.

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Anastacia Dressel, junior at Lake Mills High School, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36. She is the daughter of Mark Dressel and Susan White

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After a ceremonious groundbreaking at Lake Mills High School last week the Lake Mills Area School District Board of Education told the public Monday night preliminary construction work will begin May 13.

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Music teacher Chris Shanafelt leads students in a volunteer appreciation song Friday, May 10.

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Students from Lake Mills High School were among those who competed in the Capitol Conference Art Show on display at the UW-Madison Pyle Center last month. Eight pieces of art from each of 11 conference schools competed. From left are Lake Mills students: Zoe Quinn, Lake Mills High School Bes…

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The Lake Mills community has lots to be proud of, according the Lake Mills High School Business Instructor Jennifer Iverson. The ‘Together We Rise’ decorating and assembling bags event on Saturday, April 20 at the school to help children transitioning in the foster care system was a huge success.

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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…