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Schools

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22
Sep

Little Chute stadium field fund at 32 percent of goal

The Little Chute School Board at last week’s meeting accepted donations for the multi-purpose field project totaling $274,619.77, bringing the fundraising total to date to 32 percent of the goal.
Wed
22
Sep

Kimberly School Board hears presentation on INCubator program

The Kimberly Area School District Board of Education received a presentation on the district’s new INCubator program at its most recent meeting last Monday.
Wed
22
Sep

Kaukauna school board chooses status quo with COVID-19 mitigation


Brian Roebke photo/Kaukauna school board members Sally Feistel and Joe Huss (background) listen to speakers at last week’s meeting. The board heard from 11 people before voting to keep current mitigaton strategies in place, including masks optional.
Eleven speakers, some for mandated masking and some for choice, gave their opinions on the subject at last week’s Kaukauna school board meeting but the board voted to remain mask optional at all levels for all schools in the district.
Wed
01
Sep

Booster club presents donations to Little Chute School Board

The Little Chute School Board last week acknowledged receipt of more than $12,000 in donations from school clubs and organizations since May.
Wed
01
Sep

Kaukauna school board reaffirms face coverings optional


Brian Roebke photo/Mary Van Wychen told Kaukauna school board members she believes face coverings are harmful for children.
The Kaukauna school board last week reaffirmed its decision it had made earlier in the month to not require any students to wear face coverings.
Wed
01
Sep

Kimberly school board switches gears, will require masks to start 2021-22


Brian Roebke photo/The Kimberly Area School District Board of Education listened to more than 50 passionate speeches by community members and parents at last Monday night’s meeting.
After having voted 5-2 in favor of optional masking at its Aug. 9 meeting, the Kimberly Area School District Board of Education flipped and voted 5-2 in favor of a mask mandate to begin the 2021-22 school year.
Wed
25
Aug

Private school enrollment fell during pandemic; homeschool, virtual charters grew

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, a historic drop in Wisconsin public school enrollment in the 2020-21 school year was accompanied by a smaller but still notable decline in private school enrollment, with both concentrated at the lowest grade levels. Meanwhile, homeschool and virtual charter school enrollment rose substantially.
Wed
25
Aug

Little Chute School Board completes hiring for 2021-22

In a special meeting last week, the Little Chute School Board completed hires for the 2021-22 school year with the approval of four new staff members.
Wed
25
Aug

Bishop Ricken blesses and dedicates St. Ignatius Chesterton Academy


Brian Roebke photo/Led around the school by Headmaster Nathan Vande Hey, Bishop David Ricken blesses classrooms at St. Ignatius Chesterton Academy in Kaukauna, which opens for classes today.
“If you build it, they will come,” was a line from the popular baseball movie, “Field of Dreams.”
Kaukauna now has its own field of dreams inside St. Ignatius School, formerly Holy Cross School, in Kaukauna.

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