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EM schools now able to use new gym, weight room and band room

By Editor | January 25, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  —  Students and staff in the Elk Mound school district are now able to use the new middle school gymnasium and the new high school weight room and band room. Construction on the referendum projects is now entering Phase 2, said Eric Wright, district administrator, during his report on…

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EM school district waiting for start date to begin on-site COVID-19 testing

By Editor | November 19, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  —  Although the Elk Mound Board of Education approved contracting with the Accelerated Diagnostic Laboratory in October to conduct on-site COVID-19 testing, a start date has not yet been determined. An employee from the company will be on-site in the Elk Mound school district to conduct the COVID-19 testing,…

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EM School Board updates coronavirus policy and finalizes budget numbers

By Editor | November 2, 2021

By Cara L. Dempski ELK MOUND – On October 25, the Elk Mound Board of Education decided to alter the district’s Covid-19 quarantine policies, according to district administrator Eric Wright, “The EMASD will be working to secure an on-site vendor to administer testing with parent consent. The close contact of a positive school contact will…

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2021 ELK MOUND HOMECOMING COURT — In front, seniors Olivia Schindler (left) and Avery Kaanta were chosen as this year’s Elk Mound homecoming queen and king. The court also included (in no particular order), seniors Ethan Johnson, McKenna Diermeier, Carson Steinhorst, Kayla Brantner, Walker Banaszak, Kyra Hadenfeldt, Will King, and Isabella Hollister; juniors Aiden Bartholomew, Stella Rhude, Jackson Gehweiler, Aleya Hadenfeldt, Alex Woodford, and Lauren Garnett; sophomores Kaden Russo, Lydia Levra, Evan Lauer, Madisyn Mohr, Carter Vieth, and Marley King; and freshmen Logan Jerome, Jaidynn Sarauer, Nels Tanula, Ellie Schiszik, Sam Hemenway, and Alivia Baskin. —photo submitted

2021 Elk Mound Homecoming court photo

By Editor | October 5, 2021
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Elk Mound School Board hears quarantine updates

By Editor | October 5, 2021

By Cara L. Dempski ELK MOUND — On September 20, the Elk Mound School Board heard from district administrators that there are fewer than five active cases of COVID-19 per building, with approximately 15 students per building in quarantine. The information was presented after a group of district parents led by Shannon Todd, who spoke…

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Elk Mound School Board approves preliminary budget

By Editor | August 31, 2021

By Cara L. Dempski ELK MOUND – The Board of Education for the Elk Mound Area School District approved a preliminary budget for the coming school year during its August 23 budget hearing and annual meeting. The preliminary budget indicates total expenditures of $25,502,140 across all expense funds, with the proposed property tax levy of…

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Elk Mound School Board approves virus mitigation plans for upcoming school year

By Editor | August 3, 2021

By Cara L. Dempski ELK MOUND – On July 26 the Elk Mound School Board approved starting the school year with several measures in place intended to mitigate the spread of the virus known as COVID – 19. Students and families should be aware masks or facial coverings will be optional on school property, but…

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EM High School Alumni Scholarship Fund awards three students

By Editor | July 13, 2021

ELK MOUND — The Elk Mound High School Alumni Scholarship Fund awarded scholarships to three spring graduates this year. To be considered for the scholarship, the students were required to write an essay and also participated in a virtual interview. Wensel Sydney Wensel, daughter of Travis and Cindy Wensel, received a $1,000 scholarship. Sydney plans…

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Mayo Clinic Health System awards scholarships to high school graduates in Northwest Wisconsin

By Editor | June 15, 2021

EAU CLAIRE — Graduating seniors from high schools in Northwest Wisconsin recently received $1,000 scholarships from Mayo Clinic Health System to pursue education in a health care-related field. This program is supported by the Northwest Wisconsin Community Giving Committee as part of the organization’s commitment to the community and healthcare workforce development. The recipients are:…

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2021 Elk Mound Graduation Nate Lew

EM Class of 2021 Salutatorian: Nate Lew

By Editor | May 18, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND — The salutatorian of the Elk Mound High School Class of 2021 is Nate Lew, the son of David and Susan Lew of Eau Claire. Nate says being named salutatorian is a meaningful way for his academic efforts to be acknowledged. “It means a lot to me because it…

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