The anniversary passed quietly, with little acknowledgement that one year ago Monday (Nov. 11) a photo thrust Baraboo into the international spotlight, bringing scrutiny, condemnation and threats.
Baraboo and Portage school districts retained ratings of meets expectations on their report cards released Tuesday by the state Department of Public Instruction.
Like most high schools in the U.S., Baraboo High School dedicates space on its walls and fills trophy cases to recognize students and alumni who have made notable athletic or academic achievements, but there are other “Baraboo Notables” who deserve the same recognition.
Baraboo School Board members got a slight raise after a district employee moved for each member to be paid $3,000 and the board president to be paid $4,000 this year during the October annual meeting.
In a symbolic move, two unions representing Baraboo School District employees have opted not to sign employment agreements offered by the district this year, leading the school board to declare an impasse in negotiations.
A downward trend has brought teen smoking rates to their lowest point since at least the early 1990s, according to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, but the emergence of electronic cigarettes is a new concern — and one that can be easier for teens to conceal.
Madison College students shop for free interview and work-appropriate clothing at the new Pop-Up Career Closet on the Portage and Reedsburg campuses.
State aid, private school voucher costs and school-related property taxes have increased this year for the Baraboo School District.
Teachers and child care professionals explored the woods on Baraboo’s college campus Saturday, observing the sights, smells and sounds as a child might.
Leaders at Baraboo’s college campus expect the institution to add more programs to meet local needs, cater to adult students and connect with Sauk County schools over the next several years under its new strategic plan, which will inform the upcoming master planning process.
Property owners in the Baraboo School District will see their school-related tax rate rise by 3.4% this year, thanks to the middle school referendum, but that’s still lower than what the average taxpayer in Wisconsin pays toward schools.
Educators at Baraboo's Gordon L. Willson Elementary School are hoping to use grant funds to create a small amphitheater and outdoor learning space for students.
College-bound students in the Portage and Reedsburg areas can receive free help with their financial aid applications this month, thanks to local Madison Area Technical College campuses hosting the workshops for the first time.
State test results released earlier this month show Baraboo and Portage students remained above the state average in most areas, making gains in elementary math and science but dipping at the middle school level in several subjects.
Teachers leaving the Baraboo School District over the last few years has turned into an “exodus” that other nearby schools aren’t experiencing, a former Baraboo teacher told the school board Monday.
The panel that oversees Baraboo’s college campus will keep a bylaw requiring one of its members to reside outside of the city, at least for the next year.
Two candidates interested in the vacancy on the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County Campus Commission will be invited to an October meeting for introductions and questions.
The Wisconsin Department of Public Education named Baraboo High School instructional coach Karen Olson among the finalists for the 2019 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in an announcement Wednesday.
After its renovation, Baraboo’s middle school will feature a wall of windows looking into its commons and a circular stairwell to replace the current ramp, according to schematic designs presented to the school board Monday.