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A machine to cut metal and mold minds

Raising money can sometimes be difficult. Raising $31,000 might seem impossible to some but to Zach Woodworth, it's a goal that is not far out of reach.

January 20, 2017 | Kayla Barnes | Education


Chancellors make case for more UW funding

The chancellors of UW–Platteville and UW–Madison came to UWP Jan. 11 to argue that the UW System, and their campuses specifically, need more money from the state in its next budget.

January 20, 2017 | Steve Prestegard | Education


Community member concerned about tax increase

The Darlington School Board of Education heard from a community member at the Tuesday, Jan. 3 meeting, who was concerned about the amount his taxes had gone up.

January 12, 2017 | Kayla Barnes | Education


Riverdale to seek voter approval to exceed revenue cap

In a unanimous vote, the Riverdale School Board approved pursuing a non-recurring, five-year operational referendum on the spring ballot. If approved by voters, the referendum will allow the school district to exceed the state imposed revenue limit by $600,000 each year.

January 12, 2017 | Erin Martin | Education


Storer accepted in NYC’s Brown dance company

Read about his exciting opportunity in the January 12 edition of The Richland Observer.

January 11, 2017 | Dawn Kiefer | Education


Boscobel School Board OKs 2017-18 calendar

The Boscobel School Board approved the school calendar for 2017-2018 as recommended by the district's calendar committee Tuesday night.

December 26, 2016 | Erin Martin | Education


Crowd gathers to save DHS librarian position

The room was full at the Darlington Community School's Board of Education meeting, Monday, Dec. 19, hoping to convince the board to keep the District Social Media/DHS Library Assistant position. The board has posted the position for several months and do have applicants. This position was cut to save money when the referendum failed. The board had to decide whether to bring the position back during second semester or wait until next school year. The position is in the budget.

December 22, 2016 | Kayla Barnes | Education


Track and Field records being sold

At the Darlington School Board meeting on Monday, Dec. 5, the school board members discussed selling the track and field records on the current board. The records will be sold to the individuals and/or family members of those record holders for $50. The funds will be used to offset the new replacement board.

December 08, 2016 | Kayla Barnes | Education


Senior helps fellow student

Read all about it in the December 8, 2016 issue of The Richland Observer.

December 07, 2016 | | Education


Chancellor Shields visits Richland County

Read all about it in the December 8 issue of The Richland Observer.

December 07, 2016 | | Education


Signage for auditorium discussed

Board members on the Darlington School Board discussed on where to put a sign for the high school auditorium and what it would look like. The school board approved having the auditorium named Leona M. Havens Theatre in May 2016. The Pop Factory Players said they would be donating the signage for the theatre. They came to the board asking if they would like a sign to be inside the building or outside.

December 02, 2016 | Kayla Barnes | Education


UW-Richland Smart Farm & year-round global research

Read about it in the December 2, 2016 issue of the Richland Observer.

November 30, 2016 | | Education


Report card shows Boscobel Schools ‘Exceed Expectations’

It was good news for the Boscobel School District with the recent release of the K-12 school and district report cards by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The report card shows a 2015-2016 school year overall score for the district of 76.3, which is an "Exceeds Expectation" score.

November 28, 2016 | Erin Martin | Education


School Board eyes increase in bullying

More than twice as many occurrences this quarter than same time last year. Read about the District's concerns in the November 24 issue of the Richland Observer.

November 22, 2016 | | Education


School Board hears update on Bulldog Coffeehouse project

Much of Tuesday night's meeting of the Boscobel School Board was used to hear presentations – first on the growing success of the Bulldog Coffeehouse run by students of the Special Education's transition classes and then on immersive trips being planned by the high school Spanish and Biology teachers.

November 21, 2016 | Erin Martin | Education


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Remaining technology funds, $164,794, used for purchases

The Darlington Community School Board of Education discussed the remaining funds in the technology budget and approved purchases for several items in both the high ...

March 23, 2017 | Kayla Barnes | Education


Colouring the world, one wall at a time

To keep the students of the Black Hawk School District safe, the school built a wall when entering the school.

March 23, 2017 | Kayla Barnes | Education


Richland Middle School Science Fair

See more photos of the RMS science fair in the March 16, 2017 issue of The Richland Observer.

March 15, 2017 | | Education


St. Mary’s school may reopen

Five years after St. Mary's School in Platteville closed, efforts are under way to reopen the school, possibly as early as this coming school ...

March 10, 2017 | Steve Prestegard | Education


Night or afternoon?

Platteville Middle School eighth-graders and their parents should find out by the time their spring break starts next week when their eighth-grade completion ceremony will ...

March 10, 2017 | Steve Prestegard | Education


Possible new signs for bus stops

The Darlington Community School Board of Education heard a presentation from Brad Willborn and Ole Olson on their signs that alert other vehicles of slow ...

March 08, 2017 | Kayla Barnes | Education


Newspapers in Education

Mrs. Schroeder's Jefferson fifth graders wrote articles for the March 9, 2017 Richland Observer special Newspapers in Education pages.

March 08, 2017 | | Education


RCHS dominates robotics challenge

Read all about it in the March 9, 2017 issue of The Richland Observer.

March 08, 2017 | | Education


Are you sick of being sick? Make changes with CHIP

It is said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Dr. Jillian Scherer couldn't agree more.

March 01, 2017 | Dawn Kiefer | Education


Adams, Fischer earn top scholastic honors at BHS

Classes at Boscobel High School have entered their second semester. Thoughts of summer are perhaps flitting through a few minds already. But for the seniors ...

February 27, 2017 | | Education


District adjusts remaining school calendar in light of ‘snow days’

Interest in the regional girls' basketball competition in the Boscobel High School gym spilled over into the Boscobel School Board regular meeting Tuesday evening. The ...

February 23, 2017 | Erin Martin | Education


Pancake Breakfast and Toy Show a success

DARLINGTON FFA & FFA Alumni Toy Show and Pancake Breakfast held Sunday, Feb. 19 at the Darlington High School drew large crowds to both events. Many ...

February 22, 2017 | | Education


Board approves Energy Efficiency Contractor

By Kayla Barnes

February 22, 2017 | Kayla Barnes | Education


Riverdale Board discusses referendum communications

The pending referendum vote was again a major topic for the Riverdale School Board at their regular monthly meeting Tuesday.

February 20, 2017 | Erin Martin | Education


UW–Platteville chancellor withdraws from Wright State presidential search

UW–Platteville chancellor Dennis Shields will not become the next president of Wright State University.

February 17, 2017 | Steve Prestegard | Education


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