Colfax Schools

Vaping and CBD oil present challenges for enforcing Colfax school district athletic code

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX —  Electronic cigarettes and CBD oil are presenting some of the biggest challenges in enforcing the Colfax school district’s middle school and high school athletic code. Electronic cigarettes are also known as “vaping” devices because of the vapor that is inhaled, and CBD oil, described as “non-intoxicating,” refers to cannabidiol,…

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Students in Colfax to receive backpacks stocked with school supplies for fall

This summer, 25 students from Colfax will receive brand-new backpacks stuffed with essential school supplies through the Bremer Backpacks initiative. Made possible by Bremer Bank’s expanded partnership with United Way, this first-of-its-kind initiative ensures more than 5,000 children in need across the Upper Midwest will be well-equipped to tackle the upcoming new school year. During…

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Elk Mound school district ready for next step in facilities study

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  —  The Elk Mound Board of Education is ready to take the next step in preliminary work to determine what — if any — construction projects may be in the school district’s future. The school district is working on getting accurate costs for some possible projects, but “this is…

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CHS will offer 28 college credits this fall

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  Students at Colfax High School will have their choice this fall of 28 credits that can be applied toward a degree at a two-year or a four-year college. A speech class has already been added to the list for the 2019-2020 school year, and there is a possibility Computer…

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Longtime CESA 11 Head Start parent “sad to see it end”

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  Jane Sonnentag cannot say enough good about the CESA 11 Head Start program in Colfax. “I am in my fifteenth year in Head Start,” she said. This is also Sonnentag’s last year in Head Start. On the day of Sonnentag’s last “parent meeting” June 3, her oldest daughter, Annie,…

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Meyer awarded WCU Scholarship

MENOMONIE, WI — WESTconsin Credit Union, an advocate for education, has recently awarded twelve $1,000 scholarships to area high school seniors as part of the WESTconsin Scholarship Program. Recipients were selected based on a variety of criteria including community and school involvement, academic progress, financial need, career plans and goals. Taylor Meyer, Colfax High School…

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Colfax Elementary students passed 36,979 Accelerated Reader quizzes this year

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  Students at Colfax Elementary passed 36,979 Accelerated Reader quizzes this year and earned 30,598.8 points with an average comprehension score of 90.7 percent. All together, 385 Colfax Elementary students from kindergarten through sixth grade read books and took Accelerated Reader quizzes, according to a report by Trevor Hovde, Colfax…

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