Elk Mound Board of Education views drawings for referendum projects

By Editor | November 3, 2020

ELK MOUND — the Board of Education for the Elk mound Area School District held its October meeting on October 26, 2020, at 7 p.m. Afterwards, school principals Eric Hanson, Chris Hahn, and Paul Kling provided updates about their respective buildings. District superintendent Eric Wright also updated the board and district residents in attendance on…

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Trump Administration invests $1 million in education access expansion in 39 rural Wisconsin School districts, including Colfax and Elk Mound

By Editor | October 13, 2020

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director Frank Frassetto announced that USDA is investing $72 million in grants to help rural residents gain access to health care and educational opportunities. These investments will benefit more than 12 million rural residents. “Access to distance learning makes it easier for thousands of rural residents and…

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Elk Mound netters corral Mondovi Buffaloes

By Editor | September 29, 2020

ELK MOUND – Following an opening week split against rival Colfax, the Elk Mound volleyball team, playing at home and away this past week, secured a pair of victories over Mondovi to improve to 3-1 this season. Playing on their home court last Tuesday, September 22, the Lady Mounders roped in a three-sets-to-one conference win…

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

By Editor | September 29, 2020

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 Editor | September 29, 2020

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

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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