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Eight Wisconsin public schools nominated for national Blue Ribbon honor

Mountain Bay Elementary School, D.C. Everest Area School District

DPI: State Superintendent Tony Evers nominated eight public elementary schools for the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, which recognizes overall academic excellence or progress in improving student achievement.

The 2017 nominees are:

  • Mountain Bay Elementary School, D. C. Everest Area School District, Weston;
  • Robinson Elementary School, Laona School District;
  • Shorewood Hills Elementary School, Madison Metropolitan School District;
  • Oriole Lane Elementary School, Mequon-Thiensville School District;
  • Elmwood Elementary School, New Berlin School District;
  • Phillips Elementary School, Phillips School District;
  • West Salem Elementary School, West Salem School District; and
  • Washington Elementary School, Whitewater Unified School District.

“The Blue Ribbon Schools program recognizes the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in striving for solid student academic achievement,” Evers said. “Our public school nominees provide a safe and supportive learning environment where young people can build a foundation for future academic and life success. I wish our nominees well in the next phase of the Blue Ribbon School process.”

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West Salem, Bangor teams win at Odyssey of the Mind state event

Coulee News: West Salem and Bangor students will participate in the Odyssey of the Mind international competition this May in Ames, Iowa, after teams from both schools took first in their divisions in the state competition last weekend.

Odyssey of the Mind is an organization that offers students opportunities for creative problem solving in a competitive environment. Teams are given a specific problem to prepare for, which often requires a significant amount of time and creative problem solving.

Some problems require problems require teams to find solutions through engineering, and others require teams to solve them using a thematic performance.

At the state competition, 16 teams from West Salem and seven from Bangor competed against schools from all over the state.

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West Salem robotics team recognized by school board

Lacrosse Tribune: West Salem High School’s FIRST robotics team received high praise from the West Salem School Board at Monday night’s meeting, where team members presented their robot.

The team recently competed at a regional tournament in Duluth, Minnesota, where they ranked forty-third out of more than 120 other teams at the competition.

This year’s robot was built entirely from scratch, rather than relying on the prefabricated components supplied by the competition organizers to aid rookie teams.

“This year we went with a custom chassis,” said team member Ted Tiber, one of the students who helped design and build the robot.

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West Salem students get taste of real-world finances

La Crosse Tribune: West Salem High School students got a taste of what they will face in their post-high school lives when they participated in the school’s first reality store last week.

A reality store is a simulation in which participants are assigned an income and lifestyle, and then expected to make financial decisions.

“It really helped me understand how hard it is to manage money and how easy it is to overspend,” junior Hayley Perry said.

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