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.
This honor roll, provided by the Poynette High School, recognizes students who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or above. Students who attained a 4.0 are noted with an *. They are listed in alphabetical order.
It’s 7 below zero in the middle of winter and a Poynette School District bus is involved in an accident at 6:50 a.m. Although it’s a scenario nobody wants to envision, a group of first-responders thought a lot about it recently.
This third term 2016-17 honor roll, provided by the Poynette High School, recognizes students who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or above. Students who attained a 4.0 are noted with an *. They are listed in alphabetical order.
Touching on the district’s history, a potential timeline leading up to a referendum and the creation of a community committee, the Poynette School Board continues to gather information on its facilities’ futures.
After a construction company spent months studying the district’s buildings, the Poynette School Board recently received the verdict on its facilities’ futures.
While some may think high school students are typically uninterested in government and community issues, a Columbia County program may be helping to change that perspective.
After the idea was proposed by a student, a Poynette fifth grade class launched a clothing and sports equipment drive during the month of March. Next week, community members are welcome to visit the Poynette Elementary School cafeteria to pick out items to take home with them at no charge.
Poynette students were recognized for their performance in several at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Region V Leadership Conference.