Schools

The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau School District announced they will present their plans for reopening in the fall at a special open meeting of their school board on July 27. The announcement came Monday night at the district’s regular board meeting, at which two school board members were vocal on...
  The cancellation of the spring high school athletic season has left many area student-athletes feeling lethargic, frustrated and anxious. According to a recent survey of 3,243 high schoolers in Wisconsin by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 65 percent reported at...
  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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