Author: Warren Bluhm

Child Wellness Project on Algoma Schools agenda

Cooperative Education Service Agency 7 and the Algoma School District are poised to enter a memorandum of understanding over a program called the Child Wellness Project. Approval of the agreement with CESA 7 is on the agenda when the Algoma School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the TV Room of the school district office, 1715 Division St., Algoma. Other items on the agenda include approval of revisions to the Teacher Employee Handbook/Support Staff Employee Handbook and approval of the calendar for the 2017-18 school...

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L-C School Board to be introduced to virtual reality

The Luxemburg-Casco School Board is scheduled Monday to receive a presentation from a company that markets learning in a virtual reality environment. Board members will hear about the immersive hardware and software available through Z-Space. The board is also scheduled to consider a limited contract with Initiative One, a leadership development firm based in Green Bay. Other agenda items include a decision on the location of this year’s L-C junior prom and an update on discussions with health-care providers regarding a possible on-site clinic at Luxemburg-Casco schools. The board is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the conference room at Luxemburg-Casco Intermediate School, 318 N. Main St.,...

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Luxemburg-Casco placed on College Board AP District Honor Roll

Luxemburg-Casco School District news Luxemburg-Casco is one of 433 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 7th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. To be included on the 7th Annual Honor Roll, L-C had to, since 2014, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher. Reaching these goals shows that this district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for AP. National data from 2016 show that among black/African American, Hispanic, and Native American students with a high degree of readiness for AP, only about half are participating. The first step to getting more of these students to participate is to give them access. Courses must be made available, gatekeeping must stop, and doors must be equitably opened. Luxemburg-Casco is committed to expanding the availability of AP courses among prepared and motivated students of all backgrounds. “Congratulations to all the teachers and administrators in this district who have worked so tirelessly to both expand access to AP and also to help students succeed on the AP Exams,” said Trevor Packer, the College Board’s head of AP and Instruction. “These teachers and administrators are delivering real opportunity in their schools and classrooms, and students are rising to the challenge.” Helping more...

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Daily summary for Friday, Dec. 16

You can get a summary of Kewaunee County news in your mailbox every weekday morning with the stories that have been shared here and on the KCA Facebook page. Here is the one for today. It’s also pasted below. To sign up, just click over there on the top of the right sidebar or even right here. 8-12 inches of snow predicted The National Weather Service office in Green Bay is now talking about a winter storm warning from 3 p.m. Friday through midnight Saturday. Snow could start as early as Friday morning and get heavier as the day progresses. Here’s more. A pair of Algoma High School students hope to create an art project that represents the whole community. More about their request here. Kewaunee County Supervisor Lee Luft went to the state Natural Resources Board to urge faster action on the county’s water quality issues, as Wisconsin Public Radio reports. Kevin Wilson joins the investment department at the Bank of Luxemburg. The Luxemburg Speedway has announced details of its Jan. 21...

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The National Weather Service office in Green Bay is now talking about a winter storm warning from 3 p.m. Friday through midnight Saturday. Kewaunee County is expected to get 8-12 inches. From the NWS: “Snow is expected to spread across the area Friday and continue into Saturday afternoon, then diminish late in the day. Lake effect snow will continue across north-central Wisconsin Saturday night into Sunday morning. A 6-12 inch snowfall is likely across much of Wisconsin. Poor travel conditions are likely Friday afternoon into Saturday, so consider changing travel plans, if possible. North winds will pick up on Saturday, increasing the potential for blowing and drifting snow. Prepare now for the upcoming winter...

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