Elementary School Art

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MS Language Arts

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MS Math

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MS Social Studies

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Guidance

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Language Arts

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Math

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Parent and Child Rights

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Federal law concerning the education of students with disabilities, requires schools to provide parents of a child with a disability with a notice containing a full explanation of the procedural safeguards available under the IDEA and U.S. Department of Education regulations. A copy of this notice must … Read More

ACT Results

The ACT test aims to measure how well students are prepared for college. Wisconsin students overall had a composite ACT score of 22.1, exactly matching last year’s performance. The state tied with Iowa for the No. 2 spot among states with 50 percent or more of their students taking the exams. Minnesota students posted the … Read More

New Initiatives in the District

Schools across Wisconsin have started implementation of SLO’s. The acronym SLO has dual meaning within Wisconsin’s Educator Effectiveness System. For teachers, the acronym refers to Student Learning Objectives, which are performance goals for entire classrooms or subsets of students. For principals, the acronym refers to School Learning Objectives, which are performance goals for an entire … Read More