EMHS Alumni Scholarship Fund awards 6 scholarships

By Editor | September 22, 2020

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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Elk Mound school district planning to proceed with fall sports

By Editor | September 1, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND —  At least for the time being — and if there are no spikes in COVID-19 cases —  the Elk Mound school district is planning to proceed with fall sports. The Elk Mound Board of Education approved proceeding with fall sports at the August 24 meeting with the condition…

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UW Health offers guidance for parents with children returning to school

By Editor | August 28, 2020

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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Elk Mound school board approves 5 day in-person instruction, masks required

By Editor | August 18, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK  MOUND  — The Elk Mound Board of Education has approved five-day per week in-person instruction, masks required, with virtual options for parents who do not want to send their children to school.    The school board approved the risk mitigation re-entry plan for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic  at a…

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EM school board reviews preliminary $13.6 million budget for 2020-2021 school year

By Editor | July 28, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  —  The Elk Mound Board of Education has reviewed a preliminary $13.58 revenue and expenditure budget for the 2020-2021 school year, representing a 2.9 percent increase over last year. The emphasis is on “preliminary,” said Eric Wright, district administrator, in reference to the budget reviewed by the school board…

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EM school district will save $2.9 million in interest on first round of referendum borrowing

By Editor | July 28, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  — The Elk Mound school district will save $2.9 million on the first round of referendum borrowing in the amount of $9.6 million. Brian Brewer, director of Baird Public Finance, provided an update on the referendum financing at the Elk Mound Board of Education’s July 20 meeting. Considerable cost…

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EM school district prepared to offer 3 options for students to start the 2020-2021 school year

By Editor | July 28, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, parents and students in the Elk Mound school district will have three options from which to choose to start the 2020-2021 school year. Eric Wright, district administrator, said he had sent a letter to parents July 22 outlining the options. The options include…

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WIAA approves fall sports season with dramatic changes

By Editor | July 24, 2020

For the many student athletes, coaches, parents, school administrators and fans that were holding their collective breath, they can all breathe a sigh of relief after the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Board of Directors approved conducting the 2020 fall sports season following a special business meeting Thursday, July 23. But there are significant changes and…

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Elk Mound schools staff re-opening committee to start meeting mid-July

By Editor | June 30, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND — A committee comprised of Elk Mound school district staff members will begin meeting in mid-July to start planning for the fall semester in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. The district intends for school to start September 1, said Eric Wright, district administrator, at the Elk Mound Board of…

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EMHS Class of 2020 valedictorian: Elizabeth Lindquist

By Editor | May 26, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  — The Elk Mound High School Class of 2020 valedictorian is Elizabeth Lindquist, daughter of Karl Lindquist and Sandy Lindquist of Eau Claire. Elizabeth — or Lizzy as she is known to family and friends — says that being valedictorian of her graduating class has always been a goal.…

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