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Amid the rising number of nationwide concerns about having police officers in schools, the Marshall School Board heard the annual update during its June 12 meeting from outgoing school resource officer (SRO) Joe Nickel. According to Nickel, from the start of the 2019-2020 until buildings clo…

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To graduate from Marshall High School, a student must earn 27 credits, but this may change in the future. The Marshall School District is looking at possibly lowering the required number of credits to graduate from high school.

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Members of the Waterloo fitness center only had a limited amount of time to enjoy the new space before it needed to shut down due to COVID-19. However, pool and fitness center director Janessa Henning is eyeing July 6 as the reopening date for both facilities.

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The school year may just be getting over, but the Marshall School District is already looking at what the 2020-2021 academic year may look like in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The Marshall School Board met as a committee of the whole on June 3 to take part in a workshop about plans for…

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The Waterloo High School Class of 2020 chose “Stole the Show” by Kygo as its class song, but people watching the livestream of Sunday’s three-hour event may not have known this. As each student approached the outdoor stage, placed in front of the elementary school entrance, a song of their c…

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Waterloo High School has announced its honor roll students for the fourth term of the 2019-2020 academic year. Students with a GPA of 4.0 are on the principal’s honor roll. Those with a GPA between 3.75 and 3.99 are on high honors and those with a GPA of 3.30 to 3.749 are on honors.

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FFA members and agriculture students at Marshall High School wanted to help their local community during these challenging times. They decided providing nutritious food for the community was one of the best ways to lend a hand, and Vita Plus employee owners were happy to support the effort b…

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Thirteen students from Waterloo were named to the 2019-20 third-quarter honor roll at Lakeside Lutheran High School in Lake Mills.

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While coronavirus has disrupted people’s lives and businesses, it may also cause problems with next school year’s budget. During the May 20 Marshall School Board meeting, business director Bob Chady said, “we are living in extraordinary times, which nobody would doubt or challenge. To set th…

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It may be more than a month later than the original graduation date, but the Marshall High School Class of 2020 will accept their diplomas – hopefully in person – Saturday, July 25. District administrator Dan Grady announced the date of the ceremony during the May 20 Marshall School Board meeting.

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The Waterloo and Marshall school districts along with local first responders will be receiving a portion of a $20,000 grant provided to Farmers & Merchants State Bank. The funds are part of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago’s (FHLBank Chicago) COVID-19 Relief Program.

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When it comes to risky behavior, there are a few areas where the Waterloo School District can grow, particularly when it comes to how it compares to the state results of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey numbers.

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The Waterloo High School class of 2020 won’t be graduating in July; instead, district administration decided to have the event shifted back to June 7. But, it will not look like any commencement ceremony seen by the district before.

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In an effort to attract and retain talented staff and be competitive with nearby school districts, the Marshall School Board voted April 22 to increase staff wages across the board.

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While the coronavirus has impacted many of the school district’s operations, the Waterloo School Board still had annual work to complete. During the April 27 meetings, which most members attended virtually, the group approved contracts to certified teaching staff in addition voting for board…

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For more than five weeks, Wisconsin students in grades PreK-12 have needed to trade the traditional classroom in for distance learning. As a way to decrease exposure to coronavirus, Gov. Tony Evers initially ordered all public and private schools to close beginning Wednesday, March 18. Local…

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As school districts across the state determine how to best grade the final term of the 2019-2020 academic year, the Waterloo School Board chose to base the fourth quarter marks for students in fifth through 12th grade on the grades earned during third quarter.

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When Marshall middle and high school students see their report card for the second semester of the school year, they won’t be seeing As, Bs, Cs, Ds, or Fs. Instead, it will either be a pass or fail. The Marshall School Board approved the grading policy – as well as several other policies – a…

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It should be a time of celebration for high school seniors – their last prom, the final band or choir concert, an official countdown to graduation, and all of the activities they have been looking forward to in their final year.

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This spring was supposed to mark the last hurrah for senior athletes – one final opportunity to play for their high school team. Unfortunately, all sports contests were canceled as of Tuesday when the WIAA announced the decision.

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Waterloo High School has announced its honor roll students for the third term of the 2019-2020 academic year. Students with a grade point average of 4.0 are on the principal’s honor roll. Those with grade point averages between 3.75 and 3.99 are on high honors and those with grade point aver…

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The coronavirus has already impacted how instruction is delivered to students, but it may also change the grading system for the rest of the academic year. Marshall High School Principal Sharon Tebo announced during the April 1 school board committee of the whole meeting that the school may …

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The Waterloo School District staff will continue to be paid while the facilities remain closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The school board met via conference call Monday, March 23 to discuss matters pertaining to COVID-19.

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Voters in the Marshall School District will have the chance to determine who of four school board candidates will serve in the pair seats up for election. Newcomers Staci Abrahamson, Eric Armstrong, Eli Bauer and Justin Rodriguez are looking to represent the community as members of the board.

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In association with the Southern Lakes Advanced Learners Network, the regional Academic Bowl took place at Fort Atkinson Middle School on Thursday, bringing together top achievers from several area school districts.

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A threat against school property, personnel or students will result in stiffer consequences after the Waterloo School Board amended disciplinary policies in the intermediate/middle school and high school handbooks at the March 9 meeting.

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Waterloo and Marshall schools sent out notifications Sunday to let parents and caregivers know that classes would be suspended beginning Monday, March 16.

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Earlier today, the Marshall and Waterloo school districts sent out notifications to let parents and caregivers know that classes will be suspended beginning Monday, March 16.

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Voters who reside in area 3 of the Waterloo School District will have the chance to determine who of four school board candidates will serve in three seats up for election. Newcomer Kate Lewandowski will face incumbents Matt Schneider, who was appointed to fill the opening created in the fal…

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The Marshall School District will offer free busing for this year’s summer school sessions.

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With the number of United States residents has been rapidly increasing, the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention is reminding people to take precautions to prevent the illness from spreading.

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Eduardo Rodriguez, left, passes the ball to fellow senior Luis Sanchez during the staff vs. student basketball game Thursday at Waterloo High School. The game was the final event to mark National FFA Week, which was celebrated last week. During half-time, the results of the kiss the calf con…

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Waterloo High School sophomore Rylan Kohls prepares to heave a 20-pound bale of straw in the school gym during a Feb. 24 contest. The straw bale toss along with the utter toss was part of the district’s annual National FFA Week celebration. A male and female student from each grade were give…

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To celebrate National FFA Week, members of the Marshall High School FFA sold Sassy Cow ice cream during lunch hour. From left, FFA officers Aubrey Schlimgen, Gabriella Campos and Anna Lutz fill bowls with various flavors of the frozen treat. In addition to the ice cream sales, the organizati…

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Often times, teenagers in films are played by people who are in their 20s. But in the Marshall Middle School’s upcoming musical, the opposite is true as fifth through eighth grade students portray older students in a production of “High School Musical Jr.”

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Senior Mitchell Motl, left, and junior Davonte Holmes face-off as they circle the final seat during the last round of musical chairs. The Thursday lunch time activity was part of Marshall High School’s FFA Week celebration. In addition to musical chairs, the FFA held lunchtime karaoke and do…

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Waterloo High School concluded its celebration of National FFA Week on Thursday when Principal Brad Donner kissed a calf named Tater Tot. The students held a penny war during the week with each coin receptacle representing a staff member. The individual with the most money in their container…

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Joey Chiuchiolo plays Siciliano and Choral on tuba during Saturday’s Brunch of Music and Art Showcase at Marshall High School where The event is hosted by the Marshall Music Boosters. high school musicians had the opportunity to perform for an audience and artists had their pieces on display…

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Aubrey Schlimgen performs Johnny One Note from Babes in Arms during Saturday's Brunch of Music and Art Showcase at Marshall High School. The event is hosted by the Marshall Music Boosters, who provide food and beverages during the showcase. High school student musicians had the opportunity t…

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Angel Russell performs Polonaise during Saturday's Brunch of Music and Art Showcase at Marshall High School. The event is hosted by the Marshall Music Boosters, who provide food and beverages during the showcase. High school student musicians had the opportunity to perform for an audience an…

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Valan Bechtlod plays Serenade on flute during Saturday's Brunch of Music and Art Showcase at Marshall High School. The event is hosted by the Marshall Music Boosters, who provide food and beverages during the showcase. High school student musicians had the opportunity to perform for an audie…

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Marshall Middle School’s schedule may be shaken up in the fall. The Marshall School Board approval on Feb. 19 of the 2020-21 middle school course description handbook allows the school administration to move ahead with a plan to trim class lengths from 90 to about 65 minutes.

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Autumn Adams, 5, and her dad, Prentiss Adams, wait in line for a balloon creation at the Marshall PTA Sweetheart Dance, held the night after Valentine’s Day. Autumn said her mom gave her the flower from a bouquet she received. This was the seventh year of the popular event, where more than 5…