Schools

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...
Monday’s meeting of the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau school board served to close the book on both the 2019-20 school year, and the tenure of their administrator. Aaron Engel, who assumed the role of district administrator at G-E-T on July 1, 2015, oversaw his final regular meeting of the school board...
Mark Anderson, a 1990 graduate of Blair-Taylor High School, was recently named the Administrator of the Year by the Wisconsin Association of School Councils (WASC).  Anderson, the son of Jerome and Belinda Anderson of Blair, has served as the assistant principal at Menomonie Middle School since...
The Blair-Taylor School Board has decided that a special meeting is the next step in moving ahead with its proposed Nov. 3 referendum.  The board further discussed the district’s desire for a daycare after a money talks session with public financier Jeff Belongia in which a clearer picture of the...
The Whitehall Area Youth Association will not have a softball or baseball season this summer because of concerns about the COVID-19 virus. President of the Whitehall association, Melissa Pientock, said the seasons were cancelled after the sports’ leagues, Chippewa Valley Baseball League and...
Although original plans for Whitehall’s class of 2020 commencement ceremony have been interrupted due to COVID-19, the district is putting together plans to have an in-person ceremony on July 25. Meanwhile, the district is tentatively planning for effects in the fall. The district planned to have a...
  Through a series of motions at their regular meeting Monday night, the Arcadia School Board voted to freeze teacher salaries for the coming school year. In separate motions Monday night, the board voted to forgo Consumer Price Index (CPI) wage increases and revisit other wage increases for...
Gale-Ettrick Trempealeau High School has announced its top honor students for the third term of the 2019-2020 school year. Students making the “A” honor roll were: Seniors: Hunter Andersen, Annaleece Anibas, Alivia Beaman, Avery Beirne, Grant Beirne, Mitchel Bergmann, Brendan Bishop, Brandon Boos,...

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