2019 was a year of changes and growth for the Poynette area. Construction began on the new elementary school. The local True Value Hardware store closed after its owner retired. Student athletes garnered awards, annual traditions continued and voters marked ballots.
After discussing the options for the Arlington Early Learning Center at its Dec. 18 meeting, the Poynette School Board has opted to pursue selling the building and property.
Just over a year ago, voters approved a $28,385,000 facilities referendum in order for the Poynette School District to build a new school and complete upgrades and maintenance at other buildings. Last week, school board members and administrators visited the new elementary school construction site.
The Poynette School District is pleased to announce that the following students from Poynette High School have been named to this year’s first term honor Roll. These students have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or above. Students who attained a 4.0 are noted with an *. Listed in alpha…
The report cards released by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction shows the Poynette School District exceeds expectations, improving over last year.
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.
Do you know a teacher who does a great job educating students about agriculture? If so, encourage him or her to fill out an application for the Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom program’s Outstanding Teacher Award.
Incoming freshmen received scholarships from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for the 2019-20 academic year, with many students receiving multiple awards. Each award varies in amount and criteria. View scholarship details online.
The Wisconsin Pork Association announces four scholarships available to high school seniors and college students. Students with sincere interest in the swine industry are encouraged to apply for these scholarships.
Lodi High School senior Desmon Sachtjen signed his national letter of intent to swim for the University of Minnesota on Nov. 14. Joining Desmon at the signing were his parents Karl and Tracy Sachtjen and his grandparents Steve and Shari Sachtjen.
It’s a photo that has been seen across the world. The Baraboo School District is investigating the reasons why a group of more than 50 high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute.
Poynette 8th-grader Alli Ripp received quite the surprise last Friday at the a school-wide assembly. Principal Jerry Pritzl opened the presentation by describing one particular student who had been a particularly special student, who had volunteered just shy of 250 hours over a calendar year…
The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office teamed with the Lodi Police Department to host an active shooter preparedness presentation Oct. 17 in the Lodi High School auditorium.
Classmates from the Poynette High School Class of 1968 recently gathered to celebrate 50 years. This was the first class to attend four complete years in the (at that time) new high school building. Memories, current addresses, and favorite experiences were shared during dinner at Rex’s Innk…
Poynette High School 2018 Homecoming Court: Bottom Riser (L to R): Prince Dillon S & Princess Kat R.; King Corbin H. & Queen Casey S. Middle Riser (L to R): Senior Reps Trevor J. & Aubri K.; AFS Student Escort Garrett B. and AFS Student Sofia O.Top Riser (L to R): Freshman Reps G…
If the Poynette School District’s upcoming $28 million facilities referendum passes muster in November, a $200,000 home owner could pay about $280 in additional property tax, according to recent district estimates.
Grandparents and other special guests visited more than 60 fourth-graders at Poynette Elementary on Friday. Late in the afternoon, students welcomed in their special guests, where they asked them a number of questions about what life was like what they were young. Questions covered cost of l…
Twenty local volunteers donated over 665 hours to Poynette district students during the 2017-18 school year through the Buddy-Up program, positively impacting over a hundred children.
This spring, Karate America in Lodi announced an exciting fundraiser to help outfit Heritage park at the new elementary school in Lodi where every dollar raised would be donated to the fund. Shown here is Brenda West accepting a check for $345 from Chris Plumer, co-owner of Karate America.
The teachers pictured are working on summer professional development with a representative from CESA 5 in an effort to strengthen literary education in Poynette school classrooms, according to Poynette Middle School Principal Jerry Pritzl. Pictured: bottom left (clockwise): Jennifer Hecht, M…
Sarah Hagenow of rural Poynette, and a member of the Arlington Prairie Producers 4-H Club, recently participated in the State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest held on the Jackson County Fairgrounds near Black River Falls. While participating in the State contest, Sarah and the other Wisconsin 4-H y…
The School District of Poynette was recently awarded $82,665 by the Wisconsin Department of Justice School Safety Grant program. As part of a competitive grant process to pay for school safety improvements, the District partnered with local law enforcement agencies to review safety policies …
The Poynette Blessings in a Backpack continues to make a difference in the Poynette community. Recently, program volunteers, as well as representatives from the Monsanto – Arlington station, gathered for a volunteer appreciation night.
Two students from the Poynette High School Science Olympiad team won first place for their performances during an optics event at the State Science Olympaid Competition April 7.
Over the past 16 months, the School District of Poynette has been exploring the current and future use of facilities to develop a long-range master plan.
Residents opened their mailboxes to a Poynette School District survey asking for feedback on a fall referendum to pay for a $63 million long-range building and maintenance plan.
As Oscar Wilde, the playwright of 'The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People' would put it, "the truth is never pure and simple."
The Poynette School District is preparing to unveil a survey that will guide the district toward a likely referendum that includes building a new elementary school.
Darcy Miller’s favorite food to bake is bread. She said it’s a stress reliever for her, even though she spends her days helping her students perfect their own dishes.
The Poynette School District Board of Education approved the 2018-19 Wisconsin School Nutrition Purchasing Cooperative food service agreement Jan. 15 at its regular meeting.
Two organizations recently embraced holiday spirit and supported Poynette Blessings in a Backpack Program, which helps provide food to school-aged students who might not otherwise have enough weekend food.
Bloody political and religious conflicts around “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland may not be not typical high school fare, but Poynette High School students were up to the task.
Poynette School District resident Sally Stewart sees a long road ahead in planning the future of facilities in Poynette School District, she said at a meeting Oct. 4.