Colfax Schools

Colfax Veterans Day program scheduled for November 9

COLFAX  —  The School District of Colfax will be hosting the annual Veterans Day program on Friday, November 9, at 10 a.m. in the Colfax High School gymnasium. The theme for this year’s Veterans Day program is “The War to End All Wars.” The program will be unique in that it will include a history…

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Colfax school district awarded $91,367 in Safe Schools grants

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  The Colfax school district has been awarded grants totaling $91,367 in Safe Schools grants from the Wisconsin Department of Justice. William C. Yingst Jr., district administrator, reported on the grant awards at the Colfax Board of Education’s October 29 meeting. Following the massacre of 17 people in a school…

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Colfax Board of Education approves combined tax levy of $2.8 million

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  The Colfax Board of Education has approved a combined tax levy of $2,806,655 for the 2018-2019 budget, which compares to a combined tax levy of $2,781,921 for the 2017-2018 budget. The Colfax Board of Education unanimously approved setting the tax levy as presented at the school board’s October 29…

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CHS transcript credit classes save Colfax school district $76,000

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  If students were to take the transcript credit classes somewhere else that are taught in-house by Colfax High School teachers, the cost would be $76,000. John Dachel, high school principal, presented the “contract for service” agreement from Chippewa Valley Technical College for the transcript credit classes at the Colfax…

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CHS implements new cell phone rules

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  Instead of texting someone who is sitting only a few feet away, students at Colfax High School are discovering they can actually talk to each other. That’s because of a new rule recently implemented at Colfax High School absolutely prohibiting cell phones in class. John Dachel, high school principal,…

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Tim Devine: Distance Learning, college credits, GED, RTI and more

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  Tim Devine is wearing many hats these days in the Colfax school district. “But wait,” you are thinking, “I thought Tim Devine retired last year.” He did retire from his position as a middle school language arts teacher, but now he is back in the Colfax school district working…

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LeRoy Butler: the journey from a wheelchair to the Super Bowl

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  Unbelievable as it may seem, LeRoy Butler, a member of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and recently nominated to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, started out life in a wheelchair. Butler spoke to elementary, middle school and high school students in the Colfax High School gymnasium…

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