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Thirteen WI Schools Named “America’s Healthiest”

Thirteen schools in Chipppewa Falls, Green Bay, Tomahawk, Neenah, Oregon and Verona were named by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation as “America’s Healthiest Schools” along with more than 400 schools in 26 states.

All of the award-winning, America’s Healthiest Schools:


  • Meet or exceed federal nutrition standards for school meals and snacks
  • Offer breakfast daily
  • Implement district wellness policies and update progress annually
  • Provide students with at least 60 minutes of physical education per week and ensure physical activity throughout the school day

Banker offers free 2-year tuition to every senior at Luck High School

Luck High School principal Brad Werner talks to students on their first day of school. He announced a scholarship for every graduating senior to go to technical school.

Students at a Wisconsin high school got a huge surprise on their first day of school: An area businessman offered to pay for every graduating senior to attend a two-year technical college.

Luck High School principal Brad Werner announced the offer on Tuesday at the school’s welcome back assembly in the school gym. The school’s 34 seniors were sitting in the front.
“It was a fun experience for me to share this experience with the seniors and watch their faces and their eyeballs get big,” he said. It was almost as big a shock for Werner.
He said Dennis Frandsen, who owns companies around the region and one of Luck’s two banks, called last month and asked to meet with Werner and the school superintendent.
Werner said Frandsen’s bank has been very supportive of the school in the six years he has been the principal, but they’d never met. “He just showed up and set the offer on the table for us. It’s almost mind boggling to think that that’s just come through, out of the blue, and is an opportunity for our kids,” Werner said. “It’s a little bit hard to wrap your mind around.”

Logan High School students design and build industrial exo arm

Logan High School students design and build industrial exo arm

Students in Logan High School’s Project Lead the Way digital electronics class demonstrated their finished exo arm on Thursday. The arm, funded by a number of local partnerships and grants, including $1,750 from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation, is designed to help workers operate a metal grinding tool by reducing the amount of force and stress on the body as well as increasing productivity.

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DePere Middle School named winner of Verizon Innovative Learning app challenge national Fan Favorite award

Nine middle and high school teams from across the country were awarded top prizes in the fifth annual Verizon Innovative Learning app challenge, a nationwide contest that encourages students to design mobile app concepts aimed at creating solutions for societal issues in their schools and communities. DePere Middle School students were named the winner of the national app challenge Fan Favorite award after its Pass It On app concept garnered 11,269 public votes.


  • Pass It On – an app that allows students to report not only bullying but also positive behaviors through their mobile device to school staff. (DePere Middle School, DePere, WI). see video *Fan Favorite Winner


MPS, Burlington and Edgerton School Districts Featured in Video

A video featuring innovative programs at Escuela Vieau School in Milwaukee, Burlington High School and Edgerton Community Elementary School was shown to a group of about 60 legislators and their staff members during an “Education Academy,” hosted by the Wisconsin Association of School Boards, the Wisconsin School Administrators Alliance, Southeastern Wisconsin Schools Alliance and the Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance.

New Auburn High School Awarded for Technology and Engineering Program

A Milwaukee-area manufacturing company awarded a local high school for excelling in engineering.

New Auburn High School received a check to help fund its award-winning technology and engineering program.

The school will be donating their award winning Rube Goldberg Machine to Inpro, a Milwaukee-area manufacturing company, for their upcoming trade show. Read more. Watch New Auburn Rube Goldberg Machine in action.

Collaboration, Personalized Learning Add Up to Engaged Students

Imagine if you will two classrooms combined into one while two teachers teach approximately 40 students in one large room. No rows of desks fill the room, just tables, chairs and even a couch or two. Imagine the chaos that must ensue.

But at Greenfield Elementary in Baldwin, that’s not what is happening. In fact, when teachers introduced personalized learning models in team-taught and multi-age classrooms, substituting tables for desks, there was no chaos; in its place were plenty of engaged learners and should anyone doubt that, visit one of those classrooms—you will be amazed. Read more.