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SASD Hosts Successful Legislative Day with City, State, and Federal Representatives

On Tuesday, January 30, the Stoughton Area School District welcomed more than 25 city, state, and federal representatives for a Legislative Day event. The event, led by building principals and District Administrator Dr. Dan Keyser, aimed to foster dialogue regarding the strengths and challenges faced by the education system.

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Stoughton Students Achieve Top Honors in VFW Essay Competition, Advancing to State Finals

Stoughton Area School District is proud to announce the exceptional performance of three students in the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) essay competitions. These talented individuals have demonstrated their outstanding skills and dedication, earning top honors at the district level and advancing to the state competition.

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FabLab Stoughton Celebrates a Decade of Innovation and Inspiration with Open House

FabLab Stoughton, a pioneer in digital fabrication and education, is thrilled to announce its upcoming 10th Anniversary Celebration. Over the past ten years, FabLab Stoughton has been a trailblazer in the world of education, providing cutting-edge learning opportunities and serving as an inspiration for FabLabs across the
nation. This milestone event is a testament to the lab's dedication to fostering innovation and creativity, and everyone is invited to join in the festivities.

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Jennifer Kolberg named Teacher of the Year by Stoughton's VFW Post 328

Stoughton's VFW Post 328 has named Jennifer Kolberg, 8th Grade Social Studies teacher at River Bluff Middle School, Teacher of the Year. The award recognizes the top classroom teachers who teach citizenship education topics regularly and promote America's history and traditions effectively. Teachers who promote civic responsibility, flag etiquette, and patriotism are prime candidates for this award.

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SASD Recognized for Student Performance by Wisconsin DPI

Stoughton Area School District is a district that values and prioritizes the education of its students. One of the many ways that the district demonstrates this commitment is through its achievement on Advanced Placement exams. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, in partnership with the Wisconsin Advanced Placement Advisory Council, has recognized the district's high participation and success rates on these exams.

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Fox Prairie 4th Grade Student Receives National Honor Roll in Semi-Annual Noetic Learning Math Contest

On April, 28 students from Fox Prairie Elementary competed in the semi-annual Noetic Learning Math
Contest. Noetic Learning Math Contest is a national mathematics contest for elementary and middle school
students. The goal of the competition is to encourage students' interest in math, to develop their
problem-solving skills, and to inspire them to excel in the STEM fields.

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Fox Prairie 4th Grade Student Receives National Honor Roll in Semi-Annual Noetic Learning Math Contest

In April, 28 students from Fox Prairie Elementary competed in the semi-annual Noetic Learning Math
Contest. Noetic Learning Math Contest is a national mathematics contest for elementary and middle school
students. The goal of the competition is to encourage students' interest in math, to develop their
problem-solving skills, and to inspire them to excel in the STEM fields.

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Stoughton Vikings bring life and versatility to Collins Field with the groundbreaking of the Anderson Complex

On Monday, May 9, 2022, the Stoughton Area School District (SASD) and construction management firm CG Schmidt hosted a groundbreaking event to mark the start of the renovation project of Collins Field and the introduction of the new Anderson Complex.

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SASD Is Proud to Partner with DiversityJobs.com

In our continuous effort to recruit highly-qualified staff who reflect and support our diverse student population, SASD is proud to announce that we have partnered with DiversityJobs.com.

Fab Lab Stoughton Selected to Host Televised Make48 Competition

Stoughton High School's Fab Lab was selected to host 2022's Make48 competition! The celebrated docuseries is once again bringing its 48-hour collaborative inventor and maker challenge to Madison after a successful run in 2021. The Fab Lab in Stoughton will host the event, scheduled for August 12-14, 2022. Team applications are open now nationwide.

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Stoughton High School's Fab Lab was selected to host 2022's Make48 competition! The celebrated docuseries is once again bringing its 48-hour collaborative inventor and maker challenge to Madison after a successful run in 2021. The Fab Lab in Stoughton will host the event, scheduled for August 12-14, 2022. Team applications are open now nationwide.

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Stoughton High School Hosts Badger Conference Art Show

Stoughton High School is fortunate to host the Badger Conference Art Show in the Performing Arts Center Gallery, April 4-23, 2022! On April 23, we will have an Open House, starting at 9:30 AM-noon, with Awards at 11 AM in the Performing Arts Center. Learn more here.

River Bluff band students selected to participate in UW-Eau Claire Honor Band

Congratulations to band students Morgan Luick and Jordyn Stein-Gaddy for representing River Bluff MS at the UW-Eau Claire Honor Band! They were 2 of 200 students selected from 35 different middle schools in Wisconsin and Minnesota. They rehearsed all day and put on a concert in just one day’s time! Bravo!

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As we renew our focus on safety protocols, we want to inform you of an important update to our layered risk mitigation strategy. This update comes after close consultation with our district nurse and medical advisor, and after consideration of revised guidelines for schools from Public Health Madison Dane County (PHMDC), Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, county mask mandates, and school COVID data, we continue in our efforts to “unwind” our mitigation strategies.

Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC)’s mask mandate is set to expire on January 3, the day we return from winter break. We do not know if the mandate will be extended.

Following are our next steps for SASD.

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We are always looking to improve the learning and belonging experience for students at the Stoughton Area School District and find ways to measure our growth.

Before the end of the calendar year, we’d like to reflect on some of the results of our growth and share those with you.

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Our goal remains: Consistent, in-person learning for all students.

On behalf of the Stoughton Area School District, we’d like to thank you for the support and grace you’ve shown us and each other for the past three school years. 

Once again we ask for your continued collaboration, patience and support as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic together and begin to take steps to “unwind” our mitigation strategies.

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On behalf of the Stoughton Area School District, we are excited for the start of the school year. We need your continued collaboration, patience and support as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic together.

Our work preparing for the new school year has been grounded in serving the needs of all of our students. A significant part of this work is revisiting and revising our COVID-19 Health & Safety practices.

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Award-winning equitable multi-level system of supports at Kegonsa, Fox Prairie and Sandhill

The Wisconsin DPI and Wisconsin RtI Center have recognized our equitable, multi-level system of supports designed to increase the consistency of effective instruction while building staff knowledge and skills to support all learners. Congratulations to our three elementary schools!

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Bob Johnson Named Principal of Sandhill

We are pleased to announce that Robert (Bob) Johnson will be our principal at Sandhill Elementary School after serving as Sandhill’s interim principal for the past year. Read Mr. Johnson's bio here.

Month of 'readalouds' help students learn about Black history

To help honor Black history and culture during Black History Month, every night we post a video of a student, staff member, community member or guest reading a book. Guests included City of Stoughton Mayor Tim Swadley, State Assembly Rep. LaKeshia Myers (D-Milwaukee) and state Attorney General Josh Kaul and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes.

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Kegonsa's holiday shoe drive: A Success!

Led by the Kegonsa Working for Kids group, staff, students and families are partnering with around a dozen community businesses and organizations to host used shoe drop-off locations. Read more in this Courier Hub article.

School libraries launch library curbside pickup & Little Libraries

The Stoughton High School LMC had its first curbside pickup during the first week of school. All five school libraries are offering curbside pickup or little free libraries in some form or fashion this year.

District nurse named Nurse of the Year by Wisconsin Association of School Nurses

The Wisconsin Association of School Nurses awards committee is happy to announce that the 2020 recipient of the Kathyrn Etter School Nurse of the Year Award is SASD's district nurse, Laurel Gretebeck!

Sandhill and Fox Prairie students become published artists at MMoCA

Congratulations to nine SASD students who have artwork featured in an online exhibition! The exhibit is part of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art's Art on Tour program. Three artworks from the museum were on display at Sandhill and Fox Prairie during the 2019-2020 school year. The students responded to the art and created their own art that reflected the theme Web of Life: Nature in Art. The online exhibition will remain on view through the 2020-2021 school year.

Board of Education adopts racial equity resolution

On July 20, the SASD Board of Education adopted a racial equity resolution. Read the resolution here.

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