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The total number of students enrolled in the Milton School District is 3,544, or 47 fewer students than the prior school year. That’s according to the third Friday in September enrollment reported to the Department of Public Instruction for funding purposes.

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The Milton Red Hawk Marching Band on Sunday in at Sauk Prairie High School earned its highest score in nine years of competitive marching. With 85.4 and less than a half point behind Waukesha West High School, Milton High School placed second. (Points are awarded on a 100-point scale.) The S…

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A groundbreaking ceremony for the Milton School District referendum projects will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Milton East Elementary School. Construction on the $59.9 million projects approved by voters in April will start with the elementary schools and East will be the very first. 

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To meet the needs of Milton students who prefer online learning, the Milton School District this year introduced a virtual school. In June the school board approved a consortium agreement with Jefferson-Eastern Dane Interactive (JEDI) Distance Education Network.

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The School District of Milton Board of Education at its last meeting talked about meeting as a whole board to look at recommendations made by Attorney Lori Lubinsky.

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Multiple students at Milton High School received disciplinary action for forming an “offensive symbol” on the gym floor the morning of Sept. 30, District Superintendent Rich Dahman said in a news release Thursday.

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Construction on additions and renovations at the School District of Milton’s four elementary schools is scheduled to begin this month and be completed in August 2020.

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The Milton High School Red Hawk Marching Band in its second weekend of competition this season placed second in its division and took home the caption award for best visual presentation for the class AAA and AAAA divisions.

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Manufacturing Days has become an annual event at Blackhawk Technical College. The event has grown so much since its inception that two days are now necessary to accommodate the number of participating high school students. This year’s celebration will take place on Oct. 3 and 4 with 18 schoo…

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By fall 2021, Milton High School will have a new swimming pool. The estimated $7.8 million cost was included in the $59.9 million referendum approved in April.

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Ryan Curless started the school year as the School District of Milton’s new director of technology and innovation.

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Final steps were approved by the City of Milton Common Council, clearing the way for the construction of a 13,000-square-foot addition at Milton East Elementary School. The three separate actions were approved Aug. 20 and included:

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Before school started this week, the Milton Courier checked in with interim Superintendent Rich Dahman. Since he began working in the Milton School District in July, the recently retired Winona Area (Minnesota) Public Schools superintendent said he has met a lot of people, many of whom look …

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The Blackhawk Technical College Board Appointment Committee has appointed Amy Kenyon to the board.Kenyon fills the unexpired term of Malik Surani, ending June 30, 2020. Surani resigned in May.

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A Baker Tilly financial audit looking at stipends in the School District of Milton found the use of 19 categories, though possibly excessive in number, is appropriate.

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Last week State Rep. Gordon Hintz, D-Oshkosh, tweeted: “Which is worse, a fictitious link btw the MMR vaccine & autism—now dismissed as fraudulent .....or exposing your child every day to the possibility of measles, w/all its potentially deadly or debilitating consequences?”

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The School District of Milton is looking to add two positions: a director of business services and a communications and community outreach coordinator. The director of administrative operations position added in August 2018 will not be filled.

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On Monday, the School District of Milton accepted a donation of $45,844 from the Friends of Milton Pool, Inc. The donation will be used to expand the bleacher capacity from 450 seats to 550 seats in the new pool.

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Twenty-five seventh-graders at Milton Middle School will be starting the new year with determination. Selected by teachers and administration in spring, they will be the first to participate in an AVID elective course. AVID stands for “Advancement Via Individual Determination.”

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The School District of Milton board of education unanimously approved the second design phase for the district’s four elementary schools and the first design phase for the middle school. The school board met Monday evening in the Milton High School library.

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School District of Milton students in 4K will be eligible to ride the bus this school year, even if their school is closer than 2 miles from their home.

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Several actions regarding the “land swap” between the City of Milton and the Milton school district were recommended by the city’s Plan Commission and approved by the city council. The commission and council both met on Aug. 6.

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GO Riteway has expanded its coverage territory over the summer months with additional school districts. Over the next 2 months,GO Riteway Transportation Group will be hiring new team members. To complement the expansion, GO Riteway will be offering a sign-on bonus for CDL driving and automot…

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The City of Milton Common Council has directed city staff to prepare a formal “land swap” agreement with the School District of Milton Board of Education and an “intent to purchase” letter. Council voted unanimously on July 16 to advance the proposed land swap process needed to facilitate ex…

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The July 15 school board meeting followed an open house at the district office for new interim Superintendent Rich Dahman.

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Milton High School Support for Success Teacher and Coordinator Mari Sroda described herself, over the span of her 32-year career, as having varying roles and responsibilities within the Milton school district.

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“I loved teaching in Milton, but now it is time to start a new chapter in my life,” said Milton High School math teacher John McNamara. The algebra, trigonometry, statistics and AP calculus teacher retired in June.

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Zasty’s Family Child Care, 731 Rivendell Drive, has earned national recognition as a certified nature explore classroom from the Nature Explore program, which is a division of nonprofit Dimensions Educational Research Foundation.

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School District of Milton taxpayers will pay $15.6 million less in interest cost than originally projected when the school board went to referendum in April for $59.9 million. The saving is a result of the district locking in a 2.88 percent interest rate on the bonds and coming in significan…

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The last school board meeting of the fiscal year was a busy one in the School District of Milton. In addition to approving a one-year interim superintendent, here are some of the topics and actions at the June 24 meeting at Milton High School.

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The last school board meeting of the fiscal year was a busy one in the School District of Milton. In addition to approving a one-year interim superintendent, here are some of the topics and actions taken June 24 at Milton High School.

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Rich Dahman, who is retiring as superintendent of Winona Area Public Schools in Minnesota this month, will be the interim superintendent for the School District of Milton. Dahman, who was in Winona for two years, will begin the 1-year position in Milton in July. The school board, following a…

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A new app to be rolled out in the 2019-2020 school year will help families and school district staff know where a specific child’s bus is.

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In the 2018-19 school year the 4K program in the School District of Milton moved from multiple community sites to just one at Small Wonders Learning Center, 880 McEwan Lane. Here, on the second floor, the school district had five classrooms and a shared space in the center. West Elementary a…

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The School District of Milton Friday announced two finalists for the position of interim superintendent. The human resources committee met with administration on Thursday, June 13, and reviewed a list of candidates interested in serving as the interim superintendent for the upcoming school year.