Schools

23 retire from Sauk Prairie School District

Retirees from the Sauk Prairie School District this year number 23 staff members.

Sauk Prairie School District refuses to hand over public documents

The Sauk Prairie School District is refusing to release a copy of its Crisis Manual, or Continuity of Organizational Operations Plan, to the Star News. The manual was approved by the board at their May 8 meeting. The manual is a public document, and the public and press are entitled to a copy, per state statute.

Grand Avenue “Above The Line”

The May “Above The Line” theme at Grand Avenue School was “Citizenship.”  The students listed below received awards from their classroom teacher or staff who felt that they are an individual that demonstrates citizenship in and out of the classroom.  Congratulations to these students!

May Award Winners for Citizenship:

Wisconsin Heights to hold virtual listening sessions about campus options

The Wisconsin Heights School District has been developing a facilities plan that will address all school buildings. Both Black Earth and Mazomanie Elementary Schools are in need of significant renovation. The Middle/High School needs heating and ventilation repair.

SPSD Learning Team mobilizes in time of COVID-19


Brandon and Gavin Krueger working on the computer.

Schooling, teaching and learning in a virtual environment is a new experience in the Sauk Prairie School District (SPSD) for students and their families, teachers and staff, and administrators.

Over 50 percent of Wisconsin Heights residents prefer a single campus

The Wisconsin Heights School District reviewed the results of their community survey at April’s meeting. There was a response rate of 28 percent. The survey’s purpose was the evaluate the District’s residents’ feelings about a referendum to fix the schools aging infrastructure, and whether to move to a one-campus District.

Sauk Prairie High School announces 2020 Badger Conference Top Scholars


We are proud to announce the Sauk Prairie High School Class of 2020 Badger Conference Top Scholars! After two semesters and eight trimesters, these ten SPHS seniors have achieved the highest grade point averages in their graduating class. In alphabetical order, they are: Summer Acker, Grace Breunig, Elise Dietman, Olivia Flanagan, Paige Hooper, Hunter Kent, Joshua Ripp, Ella Schad, Molly Tierney, Lauren Wideen. The Badger Conference Top Scholars program recognizes each school’s top senior scholars for their academic accomplishments. Each spring, the Badger Conference holds a Dessert Reception to recognize these students’ academic accomplishments. This year’s reception, originally scheduled for Sunday, April 26, was canceled due to the Safer at Home order. All Top Scholars will receive a plaque recognizing their accomplishments, hard work and dedication to excellence. Please join us in congratulating these seniors! #TogetherWeSoar

We are proud to announce the Sauk Prairie High School Class of 2020 Badger Conference Top Scholars! 

SP School District Breaks ground on Merrimac expansion


The Sauk Prairie School District broke ground on its $65 school improvement project last Wednesday. While most of the funds will be utilized for an expansion and renovation of Sauk Prairie High School, the referendum also authorized the expansion of Merrimac Community Charter School. In the past 12 years, the student population of Merrimac Community Charter School has tripled. This expansion will bring all students back under one roof and provide wonderful new learning and community spaces for students and families. An addition to the north includes four new classrooms. An addition to the south includes a gymnasium, new student restrooms, and an expanded kitchen.

The Sauk Prairie School District broke ground on its $65 million school improvement project last Wednesday. While most of the funds will be utilized for an expansion and renovation of Sauk Prairie High School, the referendum also authorized the expansion of Merrimac Community Charter School.

Sauk Prairie seniors to get drive-in graduation ceremony next week

Sauk Prairie High School seniors will get a graduation ceremony this year after all--on the original date of May 29. On Monday night, the school board unanimously approved a drive-in ceremony plan engineered by Superintendent Jeff Wright and High School Principal Chad Harnisch.

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