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Schools

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.
Wed
18
Aug

Kimberly school board officially makes masks optional in 2021-22


Andrew Hanlon photo/An almost even number of people appealing for mandatory masking and mask choice spoke to the Kimberly school board last week at Kimberly High School. The board ultimately votes to make masks optional for grades 4K-6 and encouraged for grades 7-12 if unvaccinated.
A meeting that saw bouts of raised voices, arguing, and passionate speeches from community members ended with a 5-2 vote by the Kimberly Area School District Board of Education to start the 2021-22 school year with optional masking.
Wed
18
Aug

Kaukauna students can go unmasked to start school year


Brian Roebke photo/With the timer running out, Kaukauna school board member Chad Berken listens to an audience member at last week’s board meeting. Berken and fellow board member Josh Karl later chastised some members of the audience for poor behavior.
Most of the people at last week’s Kaukauna board of education meeting went home happy after the board voted 7-0 to approve the district’s “Return to School Take Force” recommendation to largely return to pre-pandemic conditions when school reopens on Sept. 1.
Wed
04
Aug

Werner approved as new Kaukauna School District Activities Director


Andrew Hanlon photo/Kaukauna Area School District Board of Education President Kathy Breitzman introduces Nate Werner as Kaukauna’s new Activities Director after former AD Chris McDaniel became the principal at Kaukauna High School.
The Kaukauna Area School District is pleased to announce the selection of Nate Werner to the role of Activities Director for Kaukauna Area School District. 

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