Schools

At a special meeting of their school board last Wednesday, the Arcadia School District unveiled their plans for reopening this fall.  Highlights of the plan included a mask mandate for students and staff while on school grounds or in school-provided transportation, an expectation that students...
Families who are comfortable with sending their children to school at Blair-Taylor during the COVID-19 pandemic can do so, but the educational opportunities will also be available for those who want to follow live online and to those who have to follow a different schedule. That was a part of the...
Independence School District  is one of  the first high schools in the country to receive the Gold Standard Challenge Grant from Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF), a Palo Alto, Calif. non-profit committed to ensuring that all students leave high school with the skills needed to thrive in an...
At their regular meeting last week, the Independence school board unveiled their plans for in-person and remote learning options this fall. The plan features a mask mandate for 4K-through-12th-grade students and staff attending in person or on school-provided transportation, sanitization and...
The Whitehall School District has released its plan for education in the fall with a focus on parental choice. However, superintendent Mike Beighley warned the board and the public that plans could change over time.  As it stands, Whitehall schools will open at the end of August for face-to-face...
The Dairyland Conference will be looking to play a conference-only sports schedule this fall after finalizing tentative plans in meetings the past two weeks. The Coulee Conference meanwhile is attempting to navigate the logistical challenges of schools located in four separate counties while the...

Carl McKeeth handed over the keys to the Arcadia High School art room to his daughter, Taryn McKeeth.            (Submitted photo)

For Taryn McKeeth, taking over her father Carl McKeeth’s art room has been a dream since it was her after-school sanctuary as a child. It became a dream realized this past month, as she was hired to assume her father’s role for 22 years as Arcadia High School art teacher. “I have wanted to be an...
The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau school board heard back-to-school proposals for the coming school year, including specific plans for elementary, middle school and high school buildings at a special meeting Monday night. District superintendent Michele Butler explained that the district plan aligns...
Blair-Taylor School District survey indicates many are in favor of school re-entry this fall.  The district school board discussed data from a district-wide survey designed to assess feelings surrounding opening schools.  “While the data isn’t perfect, it does give us a good look as to where people...
  An in-person graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 is no longer scheduled for Aug. 7 after the Arcadia School Board voted 4-3 to cancel amid COVID-19 concerns at their regular board meeting last Monday. The board had considered in-person ceremonies held in either the Wanek Center or at the...

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