School News

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OSD: OHS seniors to graduate on Sunday

Oregon High School will sadly but proudly say farewell to 255 seniors on Sunday, as the students move on in their lives to the “real world.” Here, two of those students (selected by OHS administrators) answer some questions about their high school careers and futures.

Thu
11
Jun

OSD: Oregon High School shuffles administrators for 15-16

The 2014-15 school year is winding down at the Oregon School District, but future planning is always moving forward. 

Thu
11
Jun

OSD: Busy summer of building

Voters in the Oregon School District approved around $55 million in building referendums in November, after an all-out public relations effort by district officials leery of another failed referendum.

Thu
11
Jun

OSD retirements: the Brooklyn kid


Photo by Scott De Laruelle. Brooklyn Elementary School teacher Dale Schulz points to an Observer story from 1981 announcing his student teaching assignment at the school, where he once attended as a child. Schulz is retiring later this month after teaching 34 years in the district.

The famous 1970s TV sitcom “Welcome Back Kotter” told the story of young man from Brooklyn who returned to his old high school to teach a new generation of students. Of course, that was set in Brooklyn, N.Y., not Wisconsin. 

Thu
11
Jun

OSD retirements: the Brooklyn kid


Photo by Scott De Laruelle. Brooklyn Elementary School teacher Dale Schulz points to an Observer story from 1981 announcing his student teaching assignment at the school, where he once attended as a child. Schulz is retiring later this month after teaching 34 years in the district.

The famous 1970s TV sitcom “Welcome Back Kotter” told the story of young man from Brooklyn who returned to his old high school to teach a new generation of students. Of course, that was set in Brooklyn, N.Y., not Wisconsin. 

Thu
11
Jun

OSD retirements: coda for the maestro


Photo submitted. Longtime Oregon School District strings instructor Leyla Sanyer works recently on the cello with junior Brianna Schwanbeck.

When Leyla Sanyer came to Oregon High School, there were about a dozen students enrolled in orchestra in all four grades. 

For next fall, registration in the strings programs alone at OHS is 125, part of a district program of nearly 600 students, supported by more than five full-time teachers. 

Thu
11
Jun

VASD: Discipline reporting a work in progress

Numbers don’t always tell the whole story.

In the Verona Area School District’s new recording system, Sugar Creek Elementary School has nearly 500 “major” behavior incidents this year. Country View has 57.

Thu
11
Jun

VASD: Lifelong lessons for VAHS graduates


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In the four school blood drives since the Verona Area High School Class of 2015 arrived, they collected 707 pints of blood.

For some of the students – both donors and organizers of one of the state’s largest high school blood drives – graduating this weekend at Epic’s Epicenter, it was the beginning of what they hope becomes a lifelong habit.

Thu
11
Jun

VASD: Board increases open enrollment spots

The Verona Area School Board increased the number of open enrollment spots again this year after there were more openings at elementary schools than initially expected.

Thu
11
Jun

VASD: ‘Little things’ at VAHS


Photo by Scott Girard. Teacher Mindy Grant, right, works with Cora Little Soldier to find Soldier’s interests for a research paper.

Students today live in a different world from the one teachers grew up in, and that calls for a new way of teaching.

That’s why English teacher Mindy Grant, in her third year at Verona Area High School, has embraced personalized learning.

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