Wisconsin Education News

May 20, 2022

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


Federal COVID relief continues to help students in the classroom.

STEVENS POINT, Wi. (WAOW)-- Federal dollars have been flowing into schools across Wisconsin since the pandemic.

Whitewater Police, schools participate in Kiwanis 'Cops ‘N Kids'

WHITEWATER — The Whitewater Police Department is participating in a program, Kiwanis “Cops ‘N Kids,” that promotes literacy and community trust in law enforcement with the goal of getting free books into the hands and homes of children.

Germantown School District superintendent submits resignation

Germantown School District Superintendent Brett Stousland (pictured) has submitted his resignation to the Germantown School Board, according to information from the packet for the May 23 Germantown School Board meeting.

Green Bay schools considering $92.6 million referendum

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- Residents of the Green Bay Area Public School District could be asked to approve a $92.6 million referendum to pay for maintenance projects and upgrades across the district.

Kevin Kitslaar named new Central HS principal

Central High School District of Westosha made the following announcement Thursday regarding the hiring of a new principal:

Hearty snack program fuels active learners at Kickapoo Valley Forest School

Forest Schooling is a new education option in the Driftless Region. The Kickapoo Valley Forest School (KVFS) opened in August of 2021 as a public charter school authorized by the La Farge School District and sited on the Kickapoo Valley Reserve.

Shullsburg moves forward with on-site daycare

SHULLSBURG – At their Wednesday, May 11 meeting, the Shullsburg School Board of Education approved moving forward with establishing an onsite daycare by advertising for a Daycare Director to start prior to the 2022-2023 school year.

Onalaska School District asks residents to take survey to plot future

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) — The Onalaska School District is asking residents to take a survey to evaluate and provide input on the district’s most pressing facility and operational needs.

Gilman Schools plans to update for incoming fiber optics

With the fiber optic cable becoming more prominent throughout the county, Gilman School District’s wiring will now become unusable if the wiring isn’t replaced soon.

339 COVID-19 cases in MMSD week of May 9

With just a few weeks left in the 2021-22 school year, COVID-19 cases among Madison Metropolitan School District students and staff continue to rise.

Deerfield picks Bray Architects for 2023 operating referendum outreach, community engagement

The Deerfield Community School District has hired Bray Architects to plan for and engage the community in preparation for a possible April 2023 referendum.

Mellen postpones CRT vote

The Mellen School District on Wednesday delayed formal adoption of new curriculum rules for students.

School Board learns about BRIC Grant option Boscobel Area

BOSCOBEL - The Boscobel School Board heard a presentation about FEMA’s ‘Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities’ (BRIC) grant program.

Portage School District to continue offering virtual learning for 2022-23 school year

The Portage Community School District will continue its partnership with a pair of online charter schools, offering all students a virtual learning option for the 2022-23 school year.

Report: Relief funds for Wisconsin schools are going to technology, health, safety and COVID-learning recovery

Wisconsin schools received $2.4 billion in federal relief aid over the past two years, and so far, that money has largely gone toward educational technology, responses to COVID-19 and addressing the effects of school closures, according to a new report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum.

WIAA locks up venue for state track and field meet through 2026

The WIAA state track and field meet will continue to be run in La Crosse.

Aspirus Wausau's Project SEARCH celebrates 2022 graduates

ROTHSCHILD, Wis. (WAOW) -- Project SEARCH of Aspirus Wausau is celebrating the newest graduates of its program Thursday.

Brillion fish team reels ‘em in

BRILLION – While others stayed bundled up inside for most of the winter, dozens of Brillion High School students were on the ice helping to grow the Brillion fishing team. The fishing has carried into the spring and summer competition season.

Peshtigo science students design model houses

PESHTIGO—Peshtigo High School juniors learned to design homes keeping the sun’s angle in mind. Solar energy can be harnessed to collect as much sunlight as possible in the winter and the home can be designed to reduce sun exposure in the summer.

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School celebrates 100% of students getting accepted into colleges

A joyful day for one of Milwaukee's newer high schools.

Cyberbullying expert to present at Marinette High

MARINETTE—Since the 1990s, kids and parents have dealt with cyberbullying. The problem hasn’t come close to going away, but has adapted as the internet has grown.

Wisconsin students recognized in first-ever signing day for apprenticeships

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Stateline Manufacturing Alliance held its first-ever signing day Thursday to recognize southern Wisconsin students choosing a pathway in the trades.

Brandon Jennings Attempting to Launch Milwaukee Voucher School

Former Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings is back in Milwaukee attempting to launch a private school.

Brookfield Academy offering students a chance to take flight with summer drone course

BROOKFIELD, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Middle and high school students looking for some summer school fun will have the chance to learn the rules of the sky at Brookfield Academy this summer.

La Crosse schools celebrate Wisconsin’s 4th School Garden Day

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)- Kids in La Crosse are getting their hands dirty while growing their knowledge of where their food comes from.

Loyal 4th Graders Visit the Spudmobile

Some lucky Loyal fourth graders were chosen to receive a Spudmobile visit and the rest of the Loyal Elementary was able to visit the spudmobile.

Over a quarter-million concrete blocks are being used to build the new Neenah High School. Here's the latest on the $171 million project.

FOX CROSSING - More than 250,000 concrete masonry units, or blocks, and 1,500 yards of grout are being used to construct the new Neenah High School scheduled to be complete in early July 2023.