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Mount Horeb DECA held a socially distanced “Trick or Can” event during the week of Halloween. Instead of trick or treating for canned goods this year, members asked the community to drop non-perishable food items and toiletries in bins at the High School and Primary Center. The event was...
The Mount Horeb Area School District recently recognized Ella Bell as this month’s Student Spotlight recipient. Mrs. Patricia Fish, 2nd grade teacher, nominated Ella for this special recognition.  Mrs. Fish wrote, “Ella comes to virtual learning everyday prepared and ready to go, like most of her...
Zoë Munson is “Someone You Should Know.” Munson was chosen as the Optimist Club’s high school recipient of the “Someone You Should Know” award for outstanding community service for the month of November. She is a senior at Mt. Horeb High School.  She has been involved in DECA, National Honor...
The Mount Horeb Area School Board on October 26 approved the 2020-2021 revenue budget totaling $38,298,540 and the expenditure budget totaling $40,188,170 (including all funds).* The board also approved the Mt. Horeb Area School District levy in the amount of $13,996,644, which is an increase of $...
In a move that superintendent Dr. Steve Salerno said is linked to the Mount Horeb Area School District’s desire to stay “as transparent and communicative as possible with our community,” the district has unveiled a new COVID-19 dashboard that provides up to date information about local cases.  “It’...
The Mount Horeb Area School District Board of Education last week held the first reading of an anti-racism statement that the superintendent said is “the next evolutionary step in the district’s efforts to advance equity for all.” While the board appeared supportive of the overall message, it did...
A recent vote by the Mount Horeb Area Board of Education gave local families the option of sending their young children to school two days per week, and a subsequent survey of families shows the majority will choose to do so.  An estimated 60 percent of students in grades K-2 will utilize the...
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...

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