La Crosse Tribune: A Sparta School District art teacher has received the highest honor from the Council of Art Education for her work as the chairwoman of the Wisconsin Youth Art Month program.
Tiffany Beltz, a teacher at Maplewood and Southside Elementary schools, received the Claire Flanagan Memorial Award. Beltz led the annual art month program from 2014 to 2016 and is president-elect of the Wisconsin Art Education Association.
Awards will be presented to the recipients March 2-4 at the 2017 National Art Education Association Convention in New York. Sponsored nationally by The Council for Art Education, Youth Art Month is an annual observance, typically in March, designed to emphasize the value of art education for all youth and to encourage support for quality school art programs.
The Tomah Journal: April is the Month of the Military Child.
To celebrate military children and recognize the challenges they face and sacrifices they have made, the Tomah Area School District and the Sparta Area School District co-sponsored a luncheon Thursday at Fort McCoy.
John Hendricks, SASD superintendent, said the luncheon is a way to show appreciation and understanding for families of military personnel.
“We just can’t do enough to recognize how special these students are,” he said. “This is just a little opportunity to do that … to hear from students, to understand them better. It’s an opportunity to meet parents and recognize the sacrifices that they make.”