Schools

After conversation that ranged from discussion to debate, the Blair city council voted unanimously to purchase and hang a banner honoring Blair-Taylor High School graduates. The conversation came about because representatives from the school approached the council asking if the city could honor the...
A familiar face is returning to Trempealeau County as Michele Butler was tapped as the next district administrator of the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau School District at Monday night’s regular meeting of the district school board. Butler will serve out the conclusion of her first year as superintendent...
  All five area schools are expected to see an increase in general school aids for the 2020-21 school year. As required by law, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction last week released estimates of the general school aids each public school district will receive for the upcoming school...
  As area superintendents reviewed guidelines for the 2020-21 school year from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released last week Monday, the common reaction was that they will be taken under advisement. “June 22 is still very early to look at anything in terms of a formal plan...
  Despite continued uncertainty in regards to COVID-19, school districts across the country are reckoning with what school will look like in the future. For the Whitehall School District, plans are beginning to form for graduation and for the 2020-21 school year.  The district plans to conduct...
The Blair-Taylor School District has announced its top junior and high school honor students for the third term of the 2019-20 school year. Students making the “A” honor roll were: Seventh grade:  Aubrey Beaman, Yarelih Cecenas, Madalynn Frederixon, Jacob Kling, Jacob Olson, Brayden Paulson,...
  The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction on 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. “The next school year...
Incoming Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau superintendent Michele Butler enters the district in the midst of troubling times for many, but for Butler the opportunity has been a long time coming. Over the past 11 years while living in Arcadia, Michele and her husband Glenn have frequently found themselves...
The Arcadia school board approved hires of four staff members, as well as milk and bread contracts for the coming school year at their regular meeting Monday night. The hires of high school art teacher Taryn McKeeth, middle school and high school band teacher Danielle Sipos, seventh and eighth...

After not coaching for most of the last decade, Bärry Schmitt was re-hired as the Independence/Gilmanton football coach.             (Times photograph by Zac Bellman)

  Picking up the head coach’s whistle again was always in the post-retirement plans for Independence School District superintendent Bärry Schmitt. With the Independence/Gilmanton head position vacant headed into the fall, now seemed as good a time as any. “As I near that point in my administrative...

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