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She always says, ‘It’s a great day to be an L-Cat,’ and she means it through and through. Pamela Streich grew up an L-Cat and finished her career as one too, though she never really stopped being an L-Cat. In fact, she dressed up as the L-Cat a few times this summer on some pretty hot days.

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WEA Member Benefits has announce the finalists of this year’s Student Art Contest sponsored by the WEA Member Benefits Foundation, Inc., and WEA Member Benefits. Finalists from Lake Mills include; Emma Silva, fifth grade and Emma Koltanowski, ninth grade.

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Lakeside Lutheran High School announces 35 students in the class of 2020 report over $684,076 in scholarship money for the 2020-21 school year from individuals, foundations, organizations and the schools they applied to attend. Of the 92 graduates, 84 have indicated plans to continue their e…

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Graduation at Lake Mills High School has been rescheduled to July 19. Lake Mills High School Principal Cale Vogel made the announcement during the Lake Mills Area School District Board of Education meeting Monday night.

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One of the most talented marching bands in the state won’t have a summer band season this year due to the continued regulation on mass gatherings due to COVID-19. The Lakeside Lutheran High School Warrior Marching Band announced the cancellation of its summer marching season this week in a l…

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For the second year in a row Lake Mills High School has been ranked by the U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools ranking.

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The Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of Compeer Financial, has awarded 120 graduating high school seniors with a $1,500 educational scholarship, including Erin Strauss of Lake Mills. Recipients were chosen from across Compeer Financial’s three-state terr…

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Dr. Richard Mason presided over his last Lake Mills Area School District Board of Education meeting on Monday.

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Amy Litscher is the newest member of the Lake Mills Area School District Board of Education, after the results of the April 7 election were reported Monday night.

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The Lake Mills Area School District Board of Education met for its first virtual meeting Monday and authorized the administration to request the Department of Public Instruction waive the minimum number of instruction hours set in state statutes for this school year due to COVID-19 related s…

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Lake Mills High School has announced the valedictorians for the Class of 2020 are Anastacia Dressel, Magen Polzin, Henry Popowski, Grace Schopf and Ellyn Werner; the salutatorian is Camden Schultz.

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Students in Wisconsin are adjusting to a new kind of norm when it comes to school work. Whether students go back to school or not this school year is unknown, but that doesn’t mean they can’t go on a few virtual field trips while doing school work at home.

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The Lake Mills Area School District will officially start online learning on March 30. Llast week all students in the district had the opportunity to pick up needed materials and the technology they will need for the foreseeable future.

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Gerilynn Rohrer, educator in the Lake Mills Transition Program and Nate Sievert, teacher at Lakeside Lutheran High School were selected by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction in collaboration with the Wisconsin Army National Guard, and the Wisconsin Association for Middle Level Ed…

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The Lake Mills Board of Education removed a resolution from the table and approved the laude system at Lake Mills High School to replace the current class rank system starting with the class of 2024 at a meeting Monday.

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Citizen Advocates for Public Education will be holding a School Board Candidate Forum on Wednesday, April 1 at the Lake Mills High School library from 7-8 p.m. The forum will be moderated by Steve Bower.

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Read Across America was started in 1997 by the National Education Assoiation. It is a day to celebrate the joys or reading and promote reading in many different places. The event is celebrated March 2, Dr. Seuss's birthday. Dr. Seuss authored and illustrated over 60 children's books.

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Lakeside Lutheran High School is pleased to announce that senior Gilbert Haw, son of Steve and Heidi Haw, Lake Mills, has been named a Finalist in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. This distinction places him in the top 1% of participants in a process sponsored by the National Mer…

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A $10,000 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation 2020 Student Initiative Scholarship was presented to Katelyn McGurk, senior at Lakeside Lutheran, at a recognition luncheon hosted by Herb Kohl, Wisconsin philanthropist and businessman. McGurk plans to attend Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., …

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Celebration was in the air at Lake Mills High School over the weekend as the new facilities were dedicated and shown to the public for the first time Saturday.

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Tech Savvy 2020 will be held Saturday, March 14, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the UW-Whitewater campus. Girls in grades 6–9 will experience the excitement of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers through hands-on workshops led by professional women in STEM fields. Tech Savvy is…

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The Lake Mills Area School District will be holding a Developmental Screening on Friday March 6, from 8-9 a.m. at the Lake Mills Elementary School. Developmental Screenings provide a free developmental check for children ages 3 to 5 years old.

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Lakeside Lutheran High School became the first private high school to have its own FFA chapter in 2014 when they started the organization.

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Lakeside Lutheran High School has announced its 2020 Badger Boys and Girls State representatives. The boys selected to represent Lakeside Lutheran at the 79th session of Badger Boys State at Ripon College from June 13-20 are Will Jorgensen, son of Mark and Nancy, McFarland, and Devin Splinte…

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The Lake Mills Board of Education tabled a proposal by the administration of Lake Mills High School to approve a laude system at the school until the full board is present at the next meeting in March.

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The Lake Mills Area School District has evacuated students from all schools after receiving a concerning phone call late this morning. All students and staff are safe.

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Total enrollment in Wisconsin schools declined for the fifth straight year in 2018-19, while the student population is becoming more diverse due largely to steady growth in the number of Hispanic students, according to findings of the Wisconsin Policy Forum’s 2019 School DataTool.

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Looking for a self-directed project this semester that can lead to prizes, mentoring and live connections to the business world? The 17th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest will accept entries online for the 2020 competition until 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31.

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State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor announced her decision Monday not to run in the 2021 election for state superintendent of public instruction. Gov. Tony Evers appointed Stanford Taylor to the office in January 2019, and her term ends July 2021.

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Three candidates will appear on the ballot for the Lake Mills Board of Education in February for the primary election, but one of the candidates does not plan to run.

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You know the phrase, ‘Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,’ but do you and especially your kids actually eat it? According to a survey of moms done by Kellogg’s, 40% reported their school age child does not eat breakfast daily.

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Lakeside Lutheran High School will host a formal/semi-formal dress resale open to the public on campus Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Most of the proceeds will go to support the school’s upcoming spring and summer Operation GO mission trips.

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Lake Mills Board of Education President Richard Mason will not run for reelection in April.

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Olivia Olson of Lake Mills, has been named the Wisconsin state winner of the 2020 GROWMARK essay contest for FFA members. The theme of this year’s contest was “Describe the ‘Farmer of the Future.’ What tools or skills will he or she need to be successful?”

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Madison College-Fort Atkinson is now accepting new student registrations for spring semester classes. Spring offerings include training in several specialized healthcare areas, including Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Phlebotomist and Specimen Processor and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).

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School property taxes across Wisconsin are rising by more than $220 million on December 2019 tax bills, which suggests—when combined with increases in county and technical college district levies—that Wisconsin residents could see their largest property tax increase in a decade, according to…

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The Lake Mills Area School District Board of Education has received 22 applications for the district administrator vacancy the board reported at its regular meeting Dec. 9.