MADISON — Two Wisconsin public schools and one school district will be considered for awards from the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools program. The awards program recognizes schools and districts that act to reduce their environmental impact and costs, improve health and wellness, and provide effective environmental and sustainability education. Wisconsin’s 2017 nominees are Houlton Elementary School, Hudson School District, and Kromrey Middle School, Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District. In addition, Washburn School District was nominated for a District Sustainability Award. “Meeting the requirements to be considered a Green Ribbon school means taking a hard look at day-to-day practices to make improvements,” said State Superintendent Tony Evers. “The ‘green teams’ in these schools are a collaborative group that includes parents and students, the food service and transportation director, student services staff members, and faculty and custodial staff members, all working together to move the school and community toward a healthier, more ecological and sustainable future.” Winners at the federal level will be announced on April 24. Each of the nominees will also receive Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin “Sugar Maple” certification and be recognized nationally through Project Learning Tree’s “Green Schools” program and the National Wildlife Federation’s “Eco-Schools USA” program.
Public School Open Enrollment Begins on Feb. 6th
Public school open enrollment application period begins in February Online application period runs from Feb. 6 to April 28 MADISON — Public school open enrollment, Wisconsin’s public school choice program, continues its steady growth since it began in the 1998-99 school year with a new application period beginning Feb. 6 and running through April 28 for the 2017-18 school year. Traditionally, children in Wisconsin are assigned to public school districts based on the location of their parents’ home. Open enrollment is a tuition-free opportunity for parents to apply for their children to attend a public school in a school district other than the one in which they live. The state’s public school open enrollment program is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. For more information and details on applying visit this website: http://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/news-release/dpinr2017_10.pdf
First Lady Michelle Obama Harvested White House Kitchen Garden with Washburn Students
Monday, June 6th
The White House * 11:10AM ET - First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed students from across the country to harvest the White House Kitchen Garden and prepare a fresh, healthy meal with ingredients straight from the garden. Mrs. Obama was joined by Author, Daytime Host and Child Nutrition Advocate, Rachael Ray, who is also a member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, and Tastemade's, Frankie Celenza. In 2009, Mrs. Obama planted a vegetable garden on the South Lawn to initiate a national conversation around the health and wellbeing of our nation-a conversation that evolved into her Let's Move! http:/www.letsmove.gov/ initiative. FULL STORY
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The open enrollment option is still available for students to enroll in the Washburn Public Schools. The best way to apply is online (a link to the online application is at the top of this page during the application period). Additional information on the regular open enrollment application season can be found on our applications page
WITC Promises FREE Tuition for Area High School Graduates
The WITC Promise Scholarship will pay the balance of tuition and fees for eligible students after federal and state grants are applied. Tuition will be covered up to four terms (pending eligibility requirements each term).
"The WITC Foundation Board is pleased to support and fund this important college initiative. We know the college's graduates are in high demand and the WITC Promise will give the opportunity to more individuals to attend WITC who otherwise might not have been able to afford to enroll,” said Charlie Singler, WITC Foundation Board President. (Link here for the flyer)