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Students compete in Mathematics Contest

On November 16th, 15 “Mathletes” from Sauk Prairie Middle School traveled to Wisconsin Dells to participate in the Math Matters Mathematics Contest.  Students from 15 area schools solved math questions ranging from geometry, measurement, and logical thinking, to probability, problem solving, and estimation, both individually and as teams

Above the Line


The November Above The Line theme was “Respect.” The students listed below received awards on Friday, November 19th, from their classroom teacher who felt that they are an individual that is respectful of others. Congratulations to these students! Pictured: Bottom Row (L-R): Andrew Price, Molly Hanna, Teagan Quinn, Graham Roloff, Lyle Opie, Mona Balistreri, Reagan Cantwell, Blake Von Haden, Waylon Taylor, Hallie Ballweg. 2nd Row (L-R): Lyra Goetz, Milo Donaldson, John Brennan, Izabel Brickl, Grace Smith, Cooper Rennicke, Esmeralda Sebastian, Logan Meyer, Keaton Schmidt, Olivia Erickson. 3rd Row (L-R): Rylee Bussan, Colton Hicks, Grayson Campbell, Jonathon Bromley, Stella Murphy, Alex Reible, Bryce Jacobs, Rosalynn Troxel. Top Row (L-R): Will Prohaska, Kellen Ryan, Katryn Good, Kevin Vasquez, Anna Pagel, Eva Sutherland, Caprina Keiser, McKenzie Ambler. Not Pictured: Addi Litscher & Brooklyn Divine.

The November Above The Line theme was “Respect.”  The students listed below received awards on Friday, November 19th, from their classroom teacher who felt that they are an individual that is respectful of others.  Congratulations to these students!

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Heights adjusts to expiring mask order from Public Health

With Public Health Madison and Dane County pledging to not issue any more public masking orders after its current one expires in a few days, the Wisconsin Heights School District was left looking for guidance on its mask policy going forward.

Heights welcomes National Honor Society students


The Wisconsin Heights National Honor Society is proud to welcome new members. NHS student membership goes beyond academic achievement. NHS elevates a school’s commitment to the values of the four pillars of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. New members were inducted into the NHS during a candle lighting ceremony on Thursday, November 4th. These students are pictured with their certificates (left to right): Sydney G., Daryn S., Jacob B., Abigail W., Taylor H., and Keera P.

The Wisconsin Heights National Honor Society is proud to welcome new members.

NHS student membership goes beyond academic achievement. NHS elevates a school’s commitment to the values of the four pillars of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. 

Sauk Prairie students inducted into National Honor Society


Students from Sauk Prairie High School were inducted into membership of the Jacob Barth Chapter of the National Honor Society on Monday, October 18th. Members were selected by the faculty and approved by a faculty council for meeting high standards of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. To be eligible for membership consideration, students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50. The inductees were: Abby Ballweg, child of Matt and Lola Ballweg, Connor Ballweg, child of Derrick and Carrie Ballweg, Jack Boerger, child of Jim and Maren Boerger, Elizabeth Breunig, child of Val Breunig and Christine Lasavage, Hannah Breunig, child of Theresa and Frank Breunig, Dennis Brickl, child of Eric And Beth Brickl, Callie Brings, child of Sarah and Brian Brings, Natalie Curtis, child of Joy and Tom Curtis, Molly Fabian, child of Mary Grogan and Andy Fabian, Alexa Ganser, child of Al and Ginger Ganser, Elijah Green, child of Joel and Karen Green, Maggie Hartwig, child of Nick and Melissa Hartwig, Marissa Haselwander, child of Kari and Doug Haselwander, Alexis Klemm, child of Travis and Melissa Klemm, Gabrielle Kolmorgen, child of Brett and Ashley Kolmorgen , Charlotte Larson, child of Paul and Erika Larson, Kyra Manning, child of Dobie and Chanda Manning, Luke Mast, child of Jeff and Meredith Mast, Emilia Pape, child of Bruce and Jen Pape, Thomas Pethan, child of Daniel and Katherine Pethan , Jenna Pistono, child of Mary and Scott Pistono, Jonah Richard, child of Carrie and Rob Richard, Ashley Sparrow, child of Jennifer and Kevin Kennon, Riley Talmage, child of Kippie and Richard Talmage, Henry Watson child of Marc and Margie Watson, Alyssa Wenzel, child of Steven and Lisa Wenzel, Kaya Wilson, child of Chad and Jodi Wilson. Pictured: Front Row: Kyra Manning, Elizabeth Breunig, Alyssa Wenzel, Natalie Curtis, Magdalene Hartwig, Jenna Pistono, Alexis Klemm, Kaya Wilson, Abigail Ballweg, Gabrielle Kolmorgen, Emilia Pape, Riley Talmage Middle Row: Callie Brings, Charlotte Larson, Molly Fabian, Elijah Green, Lucas Mast, Thomas Pethan, Connor Ballweg, Henry Watson, Dennis Brickl, Jonah Richard, Jack Boerger Back Row: Alexa Ganser, Hannah Breunig, Ashley Sparrow, Marissa Haselwander.

Students from Sauk Prairie High School were inducted into membership of the Jacob Barth Chapter of the National Honor Society on Monday, October 18th. Members were selected by the faculty and approved by a faculty council for meeting high standards of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

Grand Avenue Above the Line is ‘Fairness’


The October Above The Line theme at Grand Avenue School was “Fairness.” These students received awards on Friday, October 22nd from their classroom teacher who felt that they are an individual that is fair to others. Congratulations to these students! Pictured: bottom row, left to right: Hallie Ballweg, Peter Smith, Peyton Schmidt, Mya Goodman, Quinn Goetsch, Rowdy Smith, Helena Olson, Chase Beckwith, and Bennett Rhode. Second row, left ro right: Caleeah McGuire, Allana Ortegren, Karly Kepler, Khloe Walker, Kaylin Dederich, Lucas Muehrer, Marisol Reyes Guethlein, and Tate Bindl. Third row, left to right: Aria Kraemer, Kendra Frey, August Olson, Maelee Boda, Sophie Keller, Brady Ullmann, Basil Welch. Top row, left to right: Emerson Calvo, Danica Baxter, Drew Brickl, Michael Paul, Henry Dean, and Violet Richard Not pictured: Cora Sivam, Dylann Fisher, Michael Palmer, and Reid Hart.

The October Above The Line theme at Grand Avenue School was “Fairness.” These students received awards on Friday, October 22nd from their classroom teacher who felt that they are an individual that is fair to others. Congratulations to these students!

Sauk Prairie crowns court at Homecoming


Sauk Prairie High School crowned its Homecoming Court a few weeks ago. Those on the court include: Faith Holler, Angel Galvan, Katelyn Fishnick, Dylan Breunig, Malea Niesen, Mason Barsness, Rose Eilertson, Brad Breunig, Ellie Lankey,Quinn Baier, Alia Schlimgen, and Damien Wright-Rodriquez. King: Angel Galvan, Queen: Rose Eilertson, Prince: Damien Wright-Rodriguez, Princess: Malea Niesen.

Sauk Prairie High School crowned its Homecoming Court a few weeks ago. Those on the court include: Faith Holler, Angel Galvan, Katelyn Fishnick, Dylan Breunig, Malea Niesen, Mason Barsness, Rose Eilertson,  Brad Breunig, Ellie Lankey,Quinn Baier, Alia Schlimgen, and Damien Wright-Rodriquez.

Sauk Prairie schools Gifted and Talented Department recognizes students, treats them to breakfast, pizza

On October 11, the Sauk Prairie Schools Gifted and Talented Department honored students who had been selected by previous teachers as showing strong leadership skills.  

St. Aloysius’ students practice archery thanks to national program


St. Aloysius School in Sauk City is participating in the NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) this year. The instructor, Nick Ringelstetter is a certified NASP Basic Archery Instructor. St. Aloysius School is providing all equipment through funds raised by the Home & School Association, allowing up 12 archers to shoot at one time. NASP is an activity that doesn’t discriminate based on popularity, athletic skill, gender, size, or academic ability. It’s a different kind of team sport. It’s open to any student and is currently being taught to 3rd through 5th graders at St. Aloysius School. The National Archery in the Schools Program is an in-school program aimed at improving educational performance among students. And through it, students are learning focus, self-control, discipline, patience, and the life lessons required to be successful in the classroom and in life. According to statistics, this archery program is noted to have the greatest safety record. All participating students have learned the Eleven Steps to Archery Success and have memorized and are now proficient in the process. Students look forward to the twice weekly classes as part of the physical education curriculum. Daniela Saldana, principle shared, “I am so happy that our pastor, Fr. Miguel Galvez, had the forethought and vision to add archery to our physical education program! It has helped our students improve their hand-eye coordination, strength-building, physical endurance, socialization and patience.We are immensely grateful to our generous Home & School Association for supporting the start-up of this program and for our volunteer teacher, Mr. Nick Ringelstetter, for his professionalism and devotion to both the sport and our beloved school!”

St. Aloysius School in Sauk City is participating in the NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) this year. The instructor, Nick Ringelstetter is a certified NASP Basic Archery Instructor. St.

Wisconsin Heights budget to increase by 6 percent, mill rate drops

Wisconsin Heights will see their budget grow from $9.2 million this year to a projected $9.9 million for the 2021-22 school year. This will lead to a 6.64 percent increase in the levy and consequently for taxpayers. Between 2019 and 2020 the levy increased by 14 percent.

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