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The McFarland School Board is considering how it can help the McFarland Youth Center plug the $7,000 funding gap it is facing in 2019. The board discussed the possible ways it can help prevent the center from altering its services due to decreased funding at the Nov. 19 meeting.

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A group of students stand at old-fashioned microphones in the band room, rehearsing a scene from “Annie.” The cast has been practicing for several weeks, memorizing the lines, songs and dance numbers. But, they have yet to make it to the stage.

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McFarland families are invited to attend Indian Mound Middle School’s Family Fun Night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8.

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The McFarland School District tax levy of $11.98 per $1,000 of property value was approved Monday by the school board.

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Conrad Elvehjem Primary School was put on lockdown for approximately 20 minutes the morning of Oct. 9 as a precautionary measure.

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Dedicated grade-level wings, a new library, a dedicated STEAM space and vast library with plenty of natural light. These are just some of the improvements residents were able to explore during the Oct. 4 community open house and dedication ceremony at Conrad Elvehjem Primary School.

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McFarland High School junior Freya Gilbertson was a bit skeptical when she received the email invitation sent by high school associate principal Anne Nichols to join a pair of authors for dinner.

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Members of the community will have the opportunity to check out Conrad Elevhjem Primary School and the renovations at Indian Mound Middle School first-hand when the McFarland School District hosts a Thursday, Oct. 4, open house and dedication ceremony at each school.

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Last school year, the staff and students at McFarland Primary School and Conrad Elvehjem Early Learning Center were in the midst of a construction zone. It meant regularly seeing and hearing equipment being used to create the corridor connecting the CEELC and new wing housing first and secon…

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The Monona Grove School District will apply for a share of $48 million in the second round of school safety grants, while the McFarland School District is still contemplating whether to do so.

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The story of how a man whose father was killed in a hate crime and a former white supremacist became allies will kick off the 2018-19 academic year at McFarland High School. It’s part of a yearlong program, called Walk a Mile In My Shoes, to teach empathy.

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A partnership between a local recreation program and Madison business is not only hoping to get more children on the trails but also serve as a model for recreation programs across the state.

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Members of the Indian Mound Middle School Science Bowl team entered the national competition at the end of April without any expectations on how well they would place among the nearly 50 middle school teams. And while they were able to only win a single round, the foursome enjoyed the opport…

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Spring sports teams are preparing for the end of the season in new locations as excavators and other construction equipment begin to dig up the current athletic areas behind the McFarland High School.

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When Spencer Phillips’ mom called him by his full name, his first thought was that he was in trouble. Instead, she passed along a message to the 12-year-old: “You’re in.”

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“Henry V” will be the final production in the McFarland High School auditorium before renovations at the school begin. Next year’s fall and spring shows will be performed elsewhere with the new auditorium set to be open for the 2019-20 school year.

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The works of William Shakespeare, especially his histories, can sometimes be a bit dry. But, the McFarland High School rendition of “Henry V” tosses aside the ruffled collars and puts the play in the middle of a post-apocalyptic world. In other words, the story of the English king has never …

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Ask an elementary school student what her or his favorite part of the school day is, and you’re bound to hear plenty of children say recess.

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There won’t be any new faces on the McFarland Village Board as the trio of incumbents were all re-elected to another two-year term in the April 3 election.

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Polls across the area will be open Tuesday for local elections as well as a few regional and statewide races and a referendum question.

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Seventeen people stood before the crowd made up of primarily high school and middle school students. Fourteen McFarland High School students and three adults, including two high school teachers, held up the photos of the individuals killed Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in P…

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The McFarland Education Foundation has been instrumental in assisting high school seniors fund post-secondary education. Now, the organization is partnering with a local couple to help McFarland School District staff fund projects.

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When it comes to education, there has always been a partnership between the schools and parents. Whether strengthening relationships between parents and staff members or raising money for schools, parent teacher organizations are a cornerstone in many school districts.

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Emily Sprang wasn’t quite sure what to expect when choosing to join the Indian Mound Middle School Robotic Club this school year.

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The students stood on the blue line, with their arrows aimed at the target waiting for the whistle to blow, signaling that they could release the bowstring.

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In the last several years, there has been more focus on the mental health of teenagers as the number of students dealing with depression, anxiety and stress has increased.

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With the expansion of the McFarland High School auditorium, pool, technology education department and the moderate configurations to the athletic fields, the storage shed located directly behind the building will need to be removed.

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The sixth-grade hallway at Indian Mound Middle School looked like a frosty wonderland last week with paper snowflakes posted on the lockers. Just a few days earlier, the building was bustling with students giving out high fives and fist bumps.

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Progress continues on the McFarland School District facility renovations after the McFarland Plan Commission voted Nov. 20 to recommend the high school site plan and conditional use permit for the school’s outdoor athletic space.