Colfax Schools

Colfax school district receives $10,000 Meemic/AAA grant

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX —  The Colfax school district has been awarded a $10,000 grant from Meemic/AAA for a make-over of the middle school and high school teachers’ lounge. Tracy Doucette and Amy DeRuyter, both representatives of Meemic/AAA, awarded the grant at a staff meeting on October 7. A small group of teachers formed…

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Trump Administration invests $1 million in education access expansion in 39 rural Wisconsin School districts, including Colfax and Elk Mound

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director Frank Frassetto announced that USDA is investing $72 million in grants to help rural residents gain access to health care and educational opportunities. These investments will benefit more than 12 million rural residents. “Access to distance learning makes it easier for thousands of rural residents and…

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UW Health offers guidance for parents with children returning to school

MADISON – UW Health is offering tips for parents to stay safe as their children go back to school or leave for college. Both scenarios present different challenges and risks of exposure to COVID-19. “We know these are difficult times for parents as they weigh the benefits of in person education for their children against…

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Colfax school board: 46 families enrolled in virtual learning

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX —  Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, 46 Colfax school district families have enrolled their students in a virtual learning option as of August 17 rather than sending their children to in-person five day per week instruction. The 46 families account for 76 students, said Polly Rudi, director of special education…

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Two more teachers retire from CSD

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX —  The Colfax Board of Education has accepted requests for retirement from two more teachers, Colleen Verdon, high school Spanish teacher, and Lori Halpin, middle school language arts teacher. At a special meeting August 5 held primarily to consider the back-to-school plan, the school board also approved transferring Dianna Dachel,…

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