Glenwood City Schools

GCHS hosts clinic with US Marine Band musician

Members of the Glenwood City High School Band had the opportunity to work with a musician from the famed United States Marine Corps Band via Zoom. The Marine Band offered this unique outreach program to Mr. Lamb, Director of Bands. Lamb stated “We were so excited to work with Master Gunnery Sergeant Gotcher. It was…

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GC Schools welcome a dozen new staff members for 2020-21

GLENWOOD CITY — The Glenwood City School District has added a dozen new members to its teaching and support staff for the 2020-2021 academic year. Joining the district’s teaching staff are Cassandra Jasper (middle school language arts), Nanette Goodman (marketing and business) and Kelsie Ashleson (kindergarten) along with new support staff members Mandy Kohler (elementary…

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11 new teachers and staff at Elk Mound for 2020-2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND —  New teachers and staff in the Elk Mound school district this fall include Kinsey Bodenburg, Megan Bonnell, Kenzie Brantner, Briana Kiesler, Breanna Larson, Mike Miller, Madeline Russell and JB Rykal — and familiar faces in new positions, Katie Auth, Sally Bartig and Annie Kongshaug. The Colfax Messenger sent…

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Glenwood City school board hears reports, gives approval

GLENWOOD CITY — With clear plastic barriers placed between each board and administrative team member, the Glenwood City Board of Education returned to its regular meeting space in room 404 this past Monday, September 14 for the first time since early March and the COVID-19 outbreak. Meeting there for its first round of September’s slate…

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GC hosts music education clinic

Glenwood City hosted a beginning band clinic for music educators on Tuesday, September 1st with world-renowned educator Dr. Bruce Pearson. The virtual event was coordinated by Glenwood City band director Mr. Matt Lamb and sponsored by Kjos Publications. Area band directors from Boyceville, Spring Valley, Glenwood City, Baldwin-Woodville, River Falls, St. Croix Central, and Hillsboro…

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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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Lyra Ketola selected for Middle School State Honors Band

Each year, around 1100 auditions occur for the 311 available positions in the Middle Level Honors State Music Project. Every student that auditions should be very proud of his/her accomplishment, as preparation for the audition is an honor in itself. The audition consists of a prepared solo, four memorized scales, sight reading etude, and participating…

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$2.73 million tax levy approved at Glenwood schools annual meeting

GLENWOOD CITY — Taxpayers in the Glenwood City School District will see a slight increase in their mill rate following the approval of a tax levy of $2,730, 903 to support the proposed budget for the 2020-2021 school year at the annual meeting held Monday evening, August 17 in the high school commons area. The…

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Glenwood City issues school re-entry plan

By LeAnn R. Ralph GLENWOOD CITY —  Tim Johnson, Glenwood City school superintendent, says if there is one thing he wants people to know about school starting this fall during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is that there are still just as many questions as answers. Be that as it may, “the school district will continue…

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