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 WASHBURN – Students in the Washburn School District will encounter some changes – some visible, some not – when they return to class this fall, all related to making schools as safe and secure as possible.

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WASHBURN – Graduation day can be bittersweet for students as well as teachers, especially if they are retiring from the Washburn School District, like Mrs. Kathleen Radtke, Mrs. Paula Eskola, and Mrs. Mary Skogen.

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BAYFIELD – Aquaculture, or fish farming, is the fastest growing food production system globally. In addition, aquaponics, or raising fish and plants in the same system, is becoming increasingly popular for both the commercial industry and hobbyists, including school districts. Aquaponics is …

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WASHBURN – After Christina Saur, Washburn School board president, and Joanne Katzmarek, vice-president, recently moved away, two school board positions suddenly opened up at the same time, a rare occurrence and a quandary that needed immediate resolution.

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The School District of Maple Board of Education and Administration will host a Community Advisory Committee Meeting on Sept. 6 in the Patricia Luostari Auditorium at Northwestern High School from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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WASHBURN — The Washburn High School celebrated the class of 2017 at its annual Awards Night on May 24. Students receiving awards and scholarships were:

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Several area high schools have recently made the list of the #BestHighSchools as ranked by U.S. News and World Report and have been nationally recognized and awarded bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments, graduation rates and college preparation.

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WASHBURN – By mid-June the monarch butterflies will be returning to the bay area looking for milkweed perches. Bees will be crawling out of their hidey-holes in search of sweet nectar and blossoms to pollinate. To help these creatures along, the Washburn Ecology Club has hatched 30 flats of …

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WASHBURN — As you relax in a sauna, breathing in the fresh smell of cedar, do you pause to consider its construction? The Washburn High School Technology Education students sure do!

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DRUMMOND — The LIFE (Leadership Initiative Future Encouragement) Team of Drummond High School worked with local volunteers to put on a mock car crash that involved drinking and driving on April 28 at the school.

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In snowboarding terms, Washburn Elementary School is ‘shreddin’ it’s way into history as the first school in the state of Wisconsin to bring a gym snowboarding curriculum into their Physical Education classes.

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WASHBURN – Some people are born with a name that truly suits their personality. Matthew Goodness, the new physical education teacher at Washburn Elementary and Middle School is one of them. Picking up where Becky Rathke left off (the former Phys. Ed teacher who retired last year), Goodness i…

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BAYFIELD – On Jan. 7, Ivan Curry, an alternative education student at Bayfield High School, placed third in the Wisconsin Junior Science & Humanities Symposium. Awarded a $1,000 scholarship, he was also given a free trip to the National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium on April …

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BAYFIELD — A grant from the National Park Foundation has helped the Bayfield School purchase a reverse osmosis machine to enhance student efforts to collect, process and study maple sap.

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BAYFIELD – On December 13, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction welcomed eight new National Board Certified Teachers to the state, among them Kathy Noteboom, a fifth grade teacher from the Bayfield School District. In addition, seventy-five Wisconsin educators renewed their nationa…