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At the recent Monona Grove High School orchestra online recognition program, Hannah Wendorf received the National School Orchestra Award (NSOA). The award is the highest honor given to a senior member of the orchestra to recognize contributions to the ensemble, outstanding dedication and sup…

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As teachers continue to plan engaging and interesting assignments for their students, the Monona Grove High School social studies and U.S. History team of Scott Gudgel, Brian Jefferson and Kate Ziegelemaier wanted their students to consider history in the making.

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Monona Grove School Board member Susan Manning would like to see the school district do more to honor the graduating seniors of the class of 2020.

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Monona Grove High School graduate Bronz Geissler admits he was fearful the day he decided to become his own entrepreneur in the summer months when he wasn’t attending classes at UW-Madison.

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Jane Danley has spent the past 38 years in education – from preschool to college – so she wasn’t going to let a virus get the best of her as she planned for retirement.

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Like many others, the once small food pantry operation at Nuestro Mundo Community School has ballooned since the safer-at-home order went into effect to help curtail the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Four years of academic study and leadership in several campus groups and activities paved the way for Hogan Veserat to earn one of the most significant awards presented at the UW-Whitewater 2020 campus awards ceremony.

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The Monona Grove School Board will meet in special session Wednesday, May 6, when members are expected to approve a contract for a new principal at Monona Grove High School.

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Monona Grove High School seniors will graduate through a virtual ceremony Sunday, June 7, while McFarland High School seniors are expected to have an in-person ceremony the weekend of July 25.

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Even before the new elementary school in Cottage Grove opens its doors in 2021, Reed Foster will lead the staff in preparing to welcome students.

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Andrew McKinney will continue for another year as president of the Monona Grove School Board, following a vote at the Monday, April 27, reorganizational meeting.

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Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) recently announced the 2020 WSMA Student Composition Project winners. Among the winners was Liam Kendziorski, a seventh-grade student at Glacial Drumlin School.

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Dean Bowles’ tenure on the Monona Grove School Board is at an end, following his decision not to seek a fourth term.

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The Monona Grove School Board voted Monday, April 20, to approve a developer’s agreement with the village of Cottage Grove that specifies the district’s obligations regarding infrastructure adjacent to the site for the new elementary school.

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Despite the turmoil of the COVID-19 pandemic, Monona Grove School District continue planning for a new elementary school to be built in Cottage Grove and ready for students in the fall of 2021.

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McFarland, Monona and Cottage Grove, as well as the school districts, will welcome new faces when they have organizational meetings later this spring, now that all votes for the Tuesday, April 7, spring election have been tallied.

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Monona Grove School Board members voted 6-0 Wednesday, April 8, to delay action on a developer’s agreement with the village Cottage Grove – an agreement that is necessary for the construction of a new elementary school.

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Nearly two dozen people applied for the Monona Grove High School principal’s job that will be open due to Paul Brost’s retirement July 1.

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After woefully underestimating and underbudgeting for improvements to Buss Road in front of the new elementary school, the Monona Grove School District is getting a reprieve – sort of.

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The Monona Grove Education Association (MGEA) executive board is endorsing Elizabeth Cook, Loreen Gage, and Susan Fox for the Monona Grove School Board election Tuesday, April 7.

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Even with the push to get residents to vote early and by absentee ballot, polls will be open Tuesday, April 7, for the spring election and presidential preference primary.

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Applications for the position of principal at Monona Grove High School will be accepted through Friday, March 20, two weeks beyond what was originally planned.

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Leena Rathgeber performs a piano solo at the solo and ensemble competition Monday, March 2, at Glacial Drumlin School.

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A trio of fourth graders from Winnequah School won first place in the Monona Grove School District Battle of the Books challenge Wednesday, March 4. Every year, fourth- and fifth-grade students have the chance to participate in the Battle of the Books.Students form teams and read books from …

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Residents are invited to potentially become a part of history by making suggestions for the name of the elementary school that will be built in Cottage Grove.

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Junior Violinist Natalie Condon (in the dragon costume) watches as Eva McDermott, 9, tries out her violin during the instrument “petting zoo” before the Monona Grove High School orchestra concert Sunday, March 1. “Pet Sounds” was the title of the concert, which featured songs about animals. …

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Master of ceremonies Rob Kahl announces some of the correct answers after one of the three trivia sessions Saturday. Sixteen teams of 10 competed for the top spot, and there were also games in between each of the three trivia sessions. This is one of the major fundraisers for the Winnequah S…

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(WMTV) – A new victim may have been identified in the case against a former Madison East High School teacher accused of placing recording devices into the hotel rooms of female students.

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Monona Grove High School principal Paul Brost announced his retirement at the end of the current school year.

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Sammi Guerten performs with the Monona Grove High School show choir Saturday, Feb. 15. MG hosted a show choir competition with 21 choirs from Wisconsin and Minnesota performing, with MG’s Silver Connection and Silver Dimension performing in exhibition. Winners in the unisex division were Mil…

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Monona Grove School Board member Susan Manning expressed frustration she wasn’t asked or chosen to be on the school district’s ad hoc naming committee.

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The Monona Grove School Board on Wednesday, Feb. 12, agreed to ask the WIAA to approve of Monona Grove High School’s involvement in a co-op wrestling team and a co-op girls hockey team.

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A longstanding agreement between the Monona Grove and Madison school districts was declared invalid by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), but local officials will seek a waiver of the law to resume to the agreement.

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The Optimist Club of Cottage Grove and Cottage Grove School presented first semester award winners in recognition of optimism, respectfulness, responsibility and being a good role model. Front row, from left, are Lamont Boyd, Carson Geib, Reina Schroeckenthaler, Jovi Frank, Grace Beyer, Emil…

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Monona Grove High School recently received two new sousaphones. MGHS band director Cara Collins showed off one of the new instruments right away. While a tuba sits on the musician’s lap, a sousaphone is a tuba that can be “worn” by the musician.

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Coaches and members of the Monona Grove High School dance team haves something add to the high school trophy case.

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Eight Monona Grove High School students were presented with Outstanding Young Person Awards at the 36th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Recognition Breakfast on Jan. 19. These students exemplify a commitment to academics, extracurricular activities and volunteerism. Front row, from left,…