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Platteville enrollment dips slightly

The unofficial enrollment numbers are in. During its regular meeting on Monday evening, the Platteville School Board was presented with the preliminary enrollment numbers by Connie Valenza, superintendent. The enrollment in the district is 1,466 full-time equivalent students, down from five students at this time last year. The official enrollment count is taken on the third Friday of the school year, which will be this Friday, Sept. 16. The number isn't expected to change drastically.

September 13, 2011 | Dan Wackershauser | Education


Enrollment, state budget affect Shullsburg schools

SHULLSBURG - The Shullsburg School District faces uncharted waters as student enrollment declines and the state's biennial budget creates the perfect storm.

September 08, 2011 | Dena Harris | Education


Still building character

Pep rallies, motivational speakers, posters, chants and high fives - all things you would see in a school in Grant County in the fall during football season. But in Potosi and Cassville the first day of school last week, none of those things had to do with any sports team or upcoming game - they were all part of the character education initiatives taking place to help students have a positive attitude, be considerate to their peers, and to continue to make the school a better place.

September 08, 2011 | David Timmerman | Education


Teacher terminated over lapsed license

When in school, teachers often tell students that completing homework on time is a valuable lesson to learn and that there are consequences of a lower or failing grade for not doing so. For one teacher, a delay on getting his recertification has cost him his job as the Lancaster Community School District Board voted the night before the first day of school last Wednesday to terminate instrumental music teacher Rob Shepherd.

September 08, 2011 | David Timmerman | Education


Students welcomed

Incoming University of Wisconsin-Platteville students were welcomed to the city on Friday. The Platteville Area Chamber of Commerce and UW-P held the annual New Student Welcome, which included a scavenger hunt at businesses in the downtown area.

September 07, 2011 | | Education


Several local schools gain recognition for success with low-income students

"Let's start the 2011-12 school year celebrating what's right in education," said State Superintendent Tony Evers as he announced the names of 116 schools receiving recognition for their success in educating students from low-income families.

September 07, 2011 | Charley Preusser | Education


School year guaranteed

Given the uncertainty of the last year's events at St. Mary School in Platteville, recent news by Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, will likely provide some relief. In a letter dated Aug. 25 to St. Mary's parishioners and friends of St. Mary School, Morlino guaranteed that the school will be open for the complete 2011-2012 academic year. "It is my hope that this guarantee will provide every assurance to enroll students, so that they may hear the Gospel Word, receive the sacraments, and be formed to have the mind and heart of Christ," Morlino outlined ...

September 06, 2011 | Dan Wackershauser | Education


Southwestern School board approves budget at annual meeting

The Southwestern School Board approved the district's 2011-2012 budget Monday night. The budget and annual meeting was held in the multi-media room at Southwestern High School.

September 01, 2011 | Stephanie Pitzen | Education


Riverdale balances budget despite state aid cuts

At a sparsely attended annual meeting on Monday, approval was given for a 2011-12 tax levy of $3,144,552 for the Riverdale School District.

August 31, 2011 | Peter Lindblad | Education


Boscobel adds 10 new teachers

Embarking on a brave new adventure in the Boscobel School District are 10 new teachers.

August 31, 2011 | Peter Lindblad | Education


School district budget comes into focus

With the beginning of the school year on the verge of starting, the Platteville School Board was made aware of the district's financial situation, among other issues, during its regular meeting Monday evening. Art Beaulieu, director of business and auxiliary services, presented the board with the district's proposed budget and tax levy for the 2011-2012 school year.

August 09, 2011 | Dan Wackershauser | Education


New co-curricular program at FHS focuses on healthy lifestyle

By Correne L. Morgan

August 04, 2011 | Correne Martin | Education


Southwest Tech dedicates memorial to Hollmann

By Correne L. Morgan

August 04, 2011 | Correne Martin | Education


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Five chosen as UW-R Outstanding Alumni

Read about them in the August 16, 2018 issue of The Richland Observer.

August 15, 2018 | | Education


Wally Byrne hired as new BHS principal

Starting about half an hour late from closed session, the Boscobel School Board met for a special board meeting on Monday.

August 09, 2018 | Emily Schendel | Education


American Legion Auxiliary names essay contest winners

Read about it in the July 12, 2018 issue of The Richland Observer.

July 11, 2018 | | Education


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