School News

Fri
25
Jul

No VASD referendum in November

Despite officials' hopes earlier in the year and a preliminary land purchase agreement, Verona Area School District voters will not vote on a land purchase referendum in November.

VASD superintendent Dean Gorrell told the Fitchburg Star Friday morning there was simply too much left in the process to ask the school board to pass a resolution in August to get a referendum on the ballot, which would be required by law.

Mon
14
Jul

Districts get preliminary state aid increases

All three school districts Fitchburg students attend can expect state aid increases for the 2014-15 school year, though for one district it’s a much lower increase than expected.

The Madison Metropolitan School District had passed a preliminary budget June 16 with state aid numbers expected at nearly $60 million.

Fri
27
Jun

MMSD: Cherokee, West, Leopold get new principals


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Three Madison schools hired new principals in June.

Fri
27
Jun

Madison West graduation photos

More than 500 Madison West seniors said goodbye to their high school careers Saturday, June 14, at the Kohl Center in Madison for the school's graduation ceremony. Photos by Evan Halpop, http://evanhalpopphotography.zenfolio.com.
Fri
20
Jun

OSD: Trade skill students construct a house each year


Photos by Scott De Laruelle. Students Jon Powers, Mitch Spierings, JJ Rodgers and Joey Miles work on the house the class built.

With demand for skilled trade workers soaring, some Oregon High School students are setting themselves up for success after they graduate.

Fri
20
Jun

VASD: Exploration Academy adjusts schedule

Exploration Academy students and advisers will have 18 days of even more flexibility next year.

On late start Mondays, EA students, which will number 80 for the 2014-15 school year, will not have to attend school.

Instead, they will develop a “Late Start Monday Learning Plan,” which will include community-based work experiences, time outside of the normal school day or regular project work.

Fri
13
Jun

West graduation ceremony set for Saturday

Madison West High School will officially say goodbye to the 501 members of the Class of 2014 Saturday, June 14, at the Kohl Center at the school’s annual graduation ceremony.

The ceremony will include speeches from U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., and students Ahn Le and Meredith Thompson.

The class includes 25 students with a 4.0 GPA, five with perfect ACT scores and 20 National Merit Semifinalists.

Thu
12
Jun

Oregon, Verona graduation photos


Photo by Scott De Laruelle. A student accepts his diploma at the Oregon High School graduation ceremony Sunday.

Verona Area and Oregon high school seniors celebrated the end of their educational careers in their districts Sunday on a beautiful afternoon.

To see photos from the OHS graduation, click here.

To see photos from the VAHS graduation, click here.

Thu
12
Jun

Oregon School Board, teachers make deal

With the last weeks of the school year ticking away, the Oregon School Board approved the 2013-14 Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Oregon Education Association (OEA) Monday night.

Fri
06
Jun

Verona Area School District changes retirement benefits

Verona Area School District officials revealed nearly a year-and-a-half of work to put an end to rising health care costs for retired employees, offering a change to the system through new “tiers.”

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