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For the first month of the school year, the Millar children of rural Blue Mounds, Wisconsin, stayed home. “It wasn’t very much fun,” the oldest, 10-year-old Adara Millar, said of her virtual learning. “You’re looking at a computer screen for six and a half hours.” To break up the screen time, their...
The Mount Horeb Area School District’s recent debates about whether or not to allow some K-2 students to return to local classrooms covered vast terrain and encompassed myriad lines of thinking on both sides. There have been tears and impassioned speeches during meetings and barbed comments on...
A group of citizens in the Mount Horeb Area School District last week filed a statement of intent to recall Mount Horeb Area School District Board of Education member Leah Lipska.  The group filed open records requests and obtained transcripts that they say back up their allegations against the...
The Student Spotlight at the IC this month is on Esperanza Vargas, a fifth grader in Ms. Sadkovich’s class. Espi is an avid writer, is currently writing a novel, and regularly participates in extra writing challenges Ms. Parmley offers. She aspires to be a professional writer one day. She is also a...
Food coordinator Michelle Denk and her crew of workers have been busy putting together thousands of meals for local students. The food is free for any district families who want it. Photo contributed.
The Wisconsin Association of School Boards has designated Oct. 4-10 as Wisconsin School Board Week as “a time to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected board of education plays in our communities.” The Mount Horeb Area School District in a statement issued late last week...
The Mount Horeb Area Board of Education voted Monday night against a proposal that would have allowed some K-2 students to return to local classrooms. The decision came after hours of testimony and discussion, during which nearly every parent who spoke - some through tears - pleaded with the board...
At one point during last week’s meeting of the Mount Horeb Area School District, superintendent Steve Salerno stated something that is both inarguably true and applicable in nearly any situation in the year 2020: “I guarantee you this, mark my words, whatever we come up with is not going to be...
A staff member in the local school district has tested positive for COVID-19. According to an email sent to staff by the Mount Horeb Area School Monday morning, the case was at the Intermediate Center. “This email is to notify you that there has been someone at the Intermediate Center that has been...
“I sometimes joke that we’ve been wearing masks for so long that we don’t remember what smiles look like,” says Dr. Charles Moore, principal at High Point Christian Schools.  Moore, who oversees schools in Mount Horeb and on the Madison/Middleton border, says the past few months, weeks and days...

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