Grand Avenue end-of-year assembly

Grand Avenue had their end-of-the-year assembly on June 8th.  At right are photos of students who received various awards and recognition which included: Young Authors Contest, Chorus, Ukulele Club, Xylophone Ensemble, Safety Patrol, and Attendance.  The fifth graders also created a mural that will be added to the school’s cou

Wisconsin Heights, Sauk Prairie School Districts partner to “grow their own” teachers

Pictured are representatives from three of the four school districts with Governor Tony Evers at the award ceremony. From left to right: Liz Dostal -MS/HS principal from Wisconsin Heights, Vince Breunig - District Administrator from Lodi, Governor Tony Evers, Dr. Jordan Sinz -District Administrator from Wisconsin Heights, Dr. Chanda Kulow -Curriculum & Instruction Director from Sauk Prairie. Absent from photo: Cambridge School District.

The GROW Cooperative, which consists of the Cambridge, Lodi, Sauk Prairie, and Wisconsin Heights School Districts, were awarded a $264,000 Workforce Innovation Grant to foster a “grow your own” program to develop teachers using a multi-layered approach at a ceremony at Southwest Technical College in Fennimore on Thursday, June 23.

Sauk Prairie School District Retirees, Part II

By Ellen Paul


This is the second installment of articles on teachers and staff who have retired in the Sauk Prairie School District in 2022.

At Sauk Prairie Middle School teachers Hans Fester, Kelly Miller, and Angie Schmidt have retired.  

Bridges raises $37,000 for climbing wall

Students at Bridges Elementary in the Sauk Prairie School District have been busy lately, all working towards a common, tangible, goal. It would have been easy to miss the official action on their goal at last Monday’s school board meeting because it was just part of a routine meeting. 

But it must have meant everything to those kids.

Tower Rock ‘Outdoor Tuesdays’ let students explore Nature

By Angus Mossman


Sauk Prairie School District Retirees, part I

By Ellen Paul


Sauk Prairie Graduation section inside

See the graduates’ photos as well as pictures from the ceremony.

(See the special e-edition on the website)

Saying goodbye to Black Earth and Mazomanie Elementary Schools

The text of all four speeches and photos on page 7.



The Wisconsin Heights School District held Closing Ceremonies for Black Earth and Mazomanie Elementary Schools last week. There were short speeches by board members and administration at each ceremony. Here are the speeches:


Wisconsin Heights Vanguards Class of 2022

The Class of 2022 celebrates moments after turning their tassels, as Bailey Wolf, Class President, rises his hat, above. At right, everyone was all smiles as their received their diplomas.

Optimists honor SPSD retirees

On May 18, the Sauk Prairie Optimist Club honored Sauk Prairie School District retirees at a breakfast held at the River Arts Center Gallery at Sauk Prairie High School. After a tasty breakfast compliments of the District’s Food Service department was served, a welcome was given by Sauk Prairie Optimist President Bart Mauch, and a slide show presentation with narration by Superintendent Jeff Wright and building administrators at Bridges, Jamie Breunig, and Tower Rock, Kelly Petroski, as well as Chad Harnisch, High School Principal, were given. Melissa Sumwalt, Administrative Assistant to Wright, created the slide show with the assistance of Optimist member Ellen Paul, decorations were provided by Optimist member Diane Shaw and the event was organized by Paul. Certificates and gifts from the Club were awarded as well. Look for more on the retirees in future issues. Pictured: front row, left to right: Martha Allan, SPHS Nurse; Angie Schmidt, SPMS Mathematics teacher; Cheryl Schneller, SPHS Special Education Teaching Assistant; Rita Henn, SPHS Administrative Assistant; Kelly Miller, MS World Language Teacher. Back row (left to right) Jim Jackson, SPHS Technical Education Teacher; Mike Bennett, SPSD Maintenance; Mike Rauls, SPHS Chemistry/Science Teacher; Patricia Brandt, SPSD Project SEARCH Teacher. Retirees not pictured: Laurie Martin, ESL Teacher at Tower Rock, Bridges, and Merrimac Community Schools; Hans Fester, SPMS Physical Education Teacher; Heidi Liverseed, K-5 Virtual Teacher; Joyce Marr, Bridges and Grand Avenue Reading Interventionist; Tammy Diehl, Bridges Secretary; Marilyn Bongard, SPSD Health Secretary; Renee Frey, Tower Rock Food Service: Darlene Hacker; SPHS Food Service.

On May 18, the Sauk Prairie Optimist Club honored Sauk Prairie School District retirees at a breakfast held at the River Arts Center Gallery at Sauk Prairie High School.


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