Wisconsin Education News

October 18, 2019

The Wisconsin Education News is a daily update of education news and events that are taking place around Wisconsin.


New RCI leader Jarstad-Krueger excited to work with tweens

As any parent can tell you, the lives of fifth- and sixth-graders might not be as simple as kindergartners, or as drama-filled as middle or high schoolers, but for Rome Corners Intermediate School principal Darci Jarstad-Krueger, the fit is just right.

DIGGING DEEPER: Taking on teen vaping

(WKOW) — It’s the new cigarettes.Vaping devices are finding their ways into the hands of teens across Southern Wisconsin, even though it’s illegal for teens to use them.

Kids across U.S. and in the Chippewa Valley could lose free lunch under proposed rule

EAU CLAIRE, Wi. (WEAU)-- Nearly half a million U.S. children could lose access to free lunches because of a Trump administration proposal to make changes to the National School Lunch Program.

Gordon 'Gordy' Clay

Gordon L. Clay, known to all as Gordy, passed away on October 14, 2019. He was born July 18, 1933, to Arthur and Ann (Bakken) Clay from Trego.

DC Everest students set to graduate college with welding degree

WAUSAU, Wis (WSAW) -- Several high school students with the D.C. Everest School District plan to graduate college with a degree in welding before earning their high school diploma.

Construction for Burlington's new Karcher Middle School underway

BURLINGTON — Almost a century ago, in 1925, Burlington High School was built at 225 Robert St.

Program helps students learn at Halmstead Elementary

A local elementary school is taking a new approach to create better learning methods for its students.

Arcadia school board to consider reversing transportation policy

The Arcadia school board could abandon a controversial transportation policy that left many young children to navigate busy streets on their way to school.

Students urge Menomonie schools to change bullying policies

Students of the School District of Menomonie Area urged the board of education to consider changes to its policies on bullying during public comments at the board's meeting on Monday.

Superior School Board policies incorporate city's conversion therapy ban

The Superior School Board on Oct. 7 approved changes to the policy limiting what personal information about students would be available upon request for things such as concert programs, team rosters, class birthday lists and school publications. The board voted to strike student addresses and telephone numbers from the list.

Senate committee backs bill that could expand full-day 4K in Wisconsin

A panel of state lawmakers Thursday overwhelmingly backed a bill that could encourage more Wisconsin school districts to offer full-day 4K programs.

Menomonee Falls holds community conversation on mascot; no final decision has been made

Teen suicide increasing in Wisconsin

One such program is Hope Squad, which teaches students how to recognize when their classmates are struggling. So far, at least one school district in Wisconsin has embraced the program.

With fewer high school grads to recruit, 21 of 26 UW campuses report enrollment drop

Many University of Wisconsin System campuses are struggling to enroll students amid a downward trend in the number of high school graduates.

Greenfield health officials target parents to warn of vaping dangers

GREENFIELD, Wis. — During parent-teacher conferences at Greenfield High School on Thursday, the city's health department set up a lesson for parents.

2020 Middle and High School Principals Convention - February 12-14, 2020

Keynote speaker Jimmy Casas will open the conference on importance of leadership in teaching and Colonel Art Athens will close the conference on The Power of Integrity. In addition, the conference features over twenty pre-conference, roundtable, and concurrent sessions on today’s most pressing issues.