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Extending the Consolidated Elementary School boundary, providing transportation to daycares, and allowing transfer requests are among the compromises being made by the Milton School District.

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“Case of the Mondays,” a short film by Milton High School students (Red Hawk Media), was recognized for Best Use of Genre and received fifth place in The 10 Day Film Challenge. Three hundred schools participated.

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The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Monday issued Education Forward, a guidance document for Wisconsin district and school leaders to use as they plan for a safe, efficient, and equitable return to school for the 2020-21 school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Outdoor athletic facilities and swimming pools in the School District of Fort Atkinson will reopen for public use indefinitely, beginning July 1, with the provision that users submit signed waivers and have a COVID-19 mitigation plan in place.

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JEFFERSON — There will be no carnival, no midway, no exhibitors napping in the stalls with their beautifully groomed cows in between judging.

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On Monday Blackhawk reopened its campuses to students and employees. Face masks will continue to be required inside all college buildings; including in all classrooms and labs. Entrance to college buildings will no longer require health screenings.

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Abby Burke watches the graduation ceremony Sunday at home from her screen porch. She lives in the town of Harmony with her parents, Bob and Mary Burke, and three siblings. By Tuesday, the video on the Red Hawk Media YouTube channel had 1,648 views. See more photos on B5 and in the June 25 gr…

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Parents and child care providers are speaking out against enforcing new attendance area boundaries in the Milton School District that would impact not only where children go to school but where they would go before and after school.

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Through phone calls, emails and messages on social media, the School District of Milton has received many questions from community families regarding the recent refinement to attendance area administrative guidelines.

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Living during a pandemic teaches all of us lessons. We look at the world in new ways, we try new things. We remember what we forgot even though it was important. We learn many lessons and we’re not done learning.

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The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) and the Wisconsin Coalition on Student Debt (Coalition) awarded five Southwest Wisconsin graduating high school seniors with $1,000 Edvest, Wisconsin’s College Savings Plan, gift cards for their winning Money Smart Essay Contest submis…

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If it were any other year, students, parents, grandparents and anyone else going to Milton High School’s graduation would have had one question: What’s the weather going to be like on Sunday?

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Wisconsin Student Loan Help Hotline has been created to help student loan borrowers during the pandemic. The hotline is a partnership between the Wisconsin Coalition on Student Debt and Ascendium Education Solutions. The number is 833-589-0750.

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UW-Health Health and Sports Distinguished Psychologist Dr. Shilagh Mirgain suggests creating consistency this summer to help children find healthy ways to manage stress. Outdoor play is among strategies she suggests as children return to more predictable summertime patterns. Maintaining COVI…

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The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater announced that departments across both the Whitewater and Rock County campuses are planning for the return of students, faculty and staff for the Fall 2020 semester.

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The Milton Area Youth Center plans to reopen on June 8 and will remain open for the entirety of the summer rolling right into the next school year.

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When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Stacy Ellingen of Oshkosh lost two of the three caregivers she depends on to dress, shower, eat and use the bathroom. The helpers — all UW-Oshkosh students — returned to their parents’ homes when the university canceled in-person classes.

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When school buildings closed in Milton in March, Milton West Elementary School first-grade teacher Mackensie Wade, like all the district’s teachers, prepared to teach her students from home. Wade said tending to the emotional needs of young students was high on the list of priorities, and, s…

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The Milton School District will move forward with a virtual high school graduation ceremony. The school board unanimously approved the change Monday.

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School District of Milton Superintendent Rich Dahman has announced that Milton Middle School Assistant Principal Tara Czerwinski will become the new principal of the middle school effective July 1. Czerwinski will be replacing current Principal Matt Biederwolf, who had announced his planned …

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David Holterman of Milton was selected by the Milton School Board to fill the seat vacated by Mike Pierce, who resigned for personal reasons at the April 27 school board meeting. The vote Monday was 5-1 with Brian Kvapil voting no.

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Wisconsin school buildings are closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. School continues through virtual learning. Meal distribution and other essential services can take place on school grounds but social distancing is required.

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Milton High School senior Jakob Snow asked Congressman Bryan Steil, a Republican representing Wisconsin’s 1st District, about the economic side of the coronavirus pandemic. AP Gov students had the opportunity to ask questions of Steil on Monday during a video conference.

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If you want to keep the rain away, wear a hat like this. It worked for Susie Hooker, who was distributing lunches at Milton West Elementary School on April 22. Lunches during the pandemic are not based on income but are open to students 18 and younger. For more info, go to www.milton.k12.wi.…

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University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced today the creation of a new electronic application system, EApp, to be launched this fall for prospective students applying to attend a UW System university.

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The Admissions Team at Blackhawk Technical College is not letting a pandemic stop them from helping students. “We have prospective students who are interested in learning more about the many opportunities at the College. When this ends we will need a workforce to fuel the economy and help ou…

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With some restaurants closed and grocery store trips limited, I appreciate food: the traditional chicken and rice bake, tacos, the pre-Easter ham and even frozen ravioli. It’s been a long time (maybe never) since my family has enjoyed so many home-cooked meals.

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Four are competing for school board seats in the Milton School District. The top two vote-getters will serve a three-year term. Candidates include: