Schools

  Through a series of motions at their regular meeting Monday night, the Arcadia School Board voted to freeze teacher salaries for the coming school year. In separate motions Monday night, the board voted to forgo Consumer Price Index (CPI) wage increases and revisit other wage increases for...
Gale-Ettrick Trempealeau High School has announced its top honor students for the third term of the 2019-2020 school year. Students making the “A” honor roll were: Seniors: Hunter Andersen, Annaleece Anibas, Alivia Beaman, Avery Beirne, Grant Beirne, Mitchel Bergmann, Brendan Bishop, Brandon Boos,...
School is cancelled for the rest of the year, but Whitehall School District superintendent Mike Beighley said last Monday in the virtual school board meeting that the effects of COVID-19 on schools may last significantly longer. Most immediately, the Whitehall graduation ceremony was cancelled. The...
Citing low interest rates, the Blair-Taylor school board discussed a potential referendum for various improvements to district facilities last week Monday. Among the potential areas of improvement to district facilities discussed were the baseball field, renovations to support district daycare, a...

James Ziegewald(AHS) and Ariel Koxlien (WHS)

Students from Arcadia and Whitehall have been honored with the Good Citizen Award from the Eau Claire Chapter of the Duaghters of American Revolution (DAR).  The award is given to high school seniors who excel academically, participate in extracurricular activities and are active in the community...
The Arcadia school board discussed teacher wage increases at their regular meeting last Monday, though a final decision will not likely be made until their May 18 regular meeting. Several board members expressed reservations about providing an increase of up to 1.81 percent, as allowed by state...
The Arcadia and Whitehall school districts announced last week that Kwik Trip will now be the sole supplier of milk for the two districts during ongoing efforts to feed students during the closure of schools due to COVID-19. Whitehall superintendent Mike Beighley said the partnership would benefit...
Schools may have been closed for the year under last week’s extension of the Safer at Home order by Gov. Tony Evers, but district leaders provided some assurances in comments made Friday. Arcadia School District superintendent Lance Bagstad, speaking on behalf of his and the Trempealeau Valley Co-...
The Arcadia school board will remain the same for at least another year as the vote totals in Trempealeau and Buffalo counties showed incumbents Brian Steinlicht and Dana Conrad winning the two spots over challenger Julie Hurlburt. As reported in last week’s Times, Conrad and Steinlicht had...
The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau school board approved a motion to request a waiver of instructional hours from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction at their regular meeting Monday night. The request also included the waiving of educator effectiveness requirements and waiving of a civics exam...

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