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The Lake Mills Area School District saw a bump in general aid for the current school year the Department of Public Instruction announced Oct. 15.

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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The Department of Public Instruction released results of the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS) exams given during the 2018-19 school year.

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Do you have vivid memories of your high school days, spending time at Friday night football games at Campus Field? If so the Lake Mills Leader would like to hear from you.

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The Lake Mills Board of Education will begin the search for a new district administrator after accepting the retirement of Pamela Streich Monday night.

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The Lake Mills Education Association asked the Lake Mills Board of Education to meet prior to them taking a vote on salary changes in October.

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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.

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The full 230 staff members of the Lake Mills Area School District were welcomed back for a new school year Monday.

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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.

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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.

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New teachers to the Lake Mills Area School District were welcomed at a luncheon Tuesday, Aug. 20 at the Franklin Else Bandstand in Commons Park.

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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.

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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.

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The Lake Mills Area School District Board of Education approved the hiring of a new assistant principal and athletic director at a meeting July 8.

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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.

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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.

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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.