Messenger Schools

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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Elk Mound school board awards bids for roofs and pool unit

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  — The Elk Mound Board of Education has awarded bids for roofing projects and for the swimming pool unit that are part of the district’s $15 million referendum approved by voters in the April election. Three bids were received for roofing, and the bid was awarded to Muir Roofing,…

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EMHS Alumni Scholarship Fund awards 6 scholarships

ELK MOUND  —  The Elk Mound High School Alumni Scholarship Fund has awarded scholarships to six graduating seniors in the the Elk Mound High School Class of 2020. To be considered for a scholarship, the students had to write an essay, which was scored by a panel, and then they also participated in an interview,…

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Packers seek nominations for High School Coach of the Week Program

The Green Bay Packers High School Coach of the Week Program is now underway, and the team is currently accepting nominations from high schools across the state, regardless of whether the high school team is playing in the fall or spring this year. The program recognizes one outstanding Wisconsin high school coach on a weekly…

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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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