Category: Education

  • News Bulletin: Feb. 12 – 18

    The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has included Sevastopol Elementary School among 169 Title I Schools of Recognition. Sevastopol Elementary was recognized as a High-Progress School, meaning it falls within the top 10 percent of schools experiencing growth in reading and mathematics. The Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission has received a $100,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative […]

  • Seeking Nominees for Southern Door 2016 Alumni Hall of Fame

    The Southern Door County School District is seeking qualified nominees for its 2016 Alumni Hall of Fame. Nominees must be former students who graduated 25 or more years ago from Southern Door. Nominees should have distinguished themselves in their career and community and made significant contributions at the local, state or national level. Applications are […]

  • Sturgeon Bay High School Class of 2016 Honor Graduates

    The Class of 2016 honor graduates are: Valedictorian: Tina Guo Salutatorian: Levi Haight High Honors (top 10 percent GPA): Tina Guo, Levi Haight, Paige Frystak, Matthew Stawicki, Marissa Ehlers, Hannah Bremer, Cynthia Beckstrom, Lauren Gordon, Samuel Gruber, John Poh Honors (minimum 3.750 GPA): Jessamy Tremper, Emily Ash, Jacquelyn Hill, Hannah Abrahamson, Katie Mitoraj, Rachel Miller, […]

  • Free Device Workshop at Sturgeon Bay U.S. Cellular

    U.S. Cellular is hosting a free device workshop in Sturgeon Bay to show the many ways your wireless device can keep the entire family entertained when the weather outside keeps you indoors. The workshop is open to everyone, and you don’t need to be a U.S. Cellular customer to attend. “Whether you want to learn […]

  • Terry Moran to Return to Björklunden for 2016 Seminar

    Life-long learning opportunities will be offered at Björklunden in 2016 with a variety of engaging and thought-provoking seminars. Terry Moran, a 1982 Lawrence graduate and chief foreign correspondent for ABC News, and Dale Duesing, a 1967 Lawrence graduate and award-winning, world-renowned opera singer and actor, headline the list of featured instructors for the 2016 Björklunden […]

  • St. Norbert to Present Cooking Workshops in February

    St. Norbert College Community Outreach & Language Services will present a variety of workshops this February, highlighting various aspects of cultures and traditions from around the world and including several cooking classes. The workshops, which are open to the public, are: Soups Around the World Cooking Class, Feb. 16, 5:30 – 7:30 pm; Booyah Cooking […]

  • Fireside Restaurant to Hold Cornhole Tournament to Benefit FOG

    The Fireside Restaurant in Ellison Bay is having a Cornhole (Bean Bag) Tournament to benefit Friends of Gibraltar (FOG) on March 5. There will be a cash prize for the winning team. The doors open at 5 pm and the first round starts at 6 pm. Gibraltar High School students built and decorated the game […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Business Women’s Club Sponsoring $500 Scholarship

    The Sturgeon Bay Business Women’s Club is sponsoring a $500 scholarship for the 2016 fall term. The scholarship is for women 25 years or older, living in Door County with financial need and who are returning to an accredited higher education institution. Application deadline is April 15. For more information, contact RaeLynn Dalske at 920.495.6003 […]

  • Honor Roll: Sturgeon Bay High School, 2015-16

    A Honor Roll, Semester 1, 2015-16   Grade 9 Gracee Abeyta-DeDecker, Sydney Alger, Madison Cloutier, Taylor DuBois, Trent Ehlers, Anna Fischer, Taylor Goddard, Nathaniel Greenlaw, Ashley Hansen, MaKenzye Hasenjager, Nathaniel Hendrickson, Hope Herbst, Kole Mallien, Sophia May, Alexis McAllister, Alexis McCarthy, Katlyn Mirkes, Brynn Mitoraj, Madelyn Mogen, Josephine Morkin, Alysha Nelson, Sophie Patton, Kathleen Peterson, […]

  • Gibraltar Students to Share Work at Poetry Reading

    The UU Fellowship’s Dickinson Poetry Series in February will feature 14 student poets from Gibraltar High School. This is the seventh year the Dickinson series has dedicated a monthly reading to young poets. The audiences have been moved by the depth and poignancy of the student poems. Lauren Bremer, an English teacher at Gibraltar, teaches, […]

  • Girl Scout Brownie Troop Visits Ministry Clinic and Door County Humane Society

    Girl Scout Brownie Troop #4356, second graders from Gibraltar Elementary School, took advantage of a recent day off school to begin work on two badges. They worked with Lindsey Donohue, clinic supervisor at Ministry Health Care North Shore Clinic, on the First Aid Badge on Jan. 22. They then traveled to the Door County Humane […]

  • Wisconsin Historical Society Press Reissues Apps’ “One-Room Country Schools”

    Carrying a lard pail as a lunch bucket, two yellow pencils, and a five-cent pad of paper, five-year-old Jerry Apps took his seat in Chain O’Lake School in Waushara County, Wis., a one-room school where one teacher educated children spanning eight grades in a single classroom. Though his one-room educational experience may seem unusual in […]

  • Washington Island Art and Nature Center Receives $4,000 Grant

    Thanks to a generous $4,000 grant from the Clifford and Clara Herlache Heritage Foundation of the Door County Community Foundation, Inc., the nature room at The Art and Nature Center on Washington Island will receive a number of enhancements. A honey extractor was acquired from Dadant, a major bee equipment supplier, along with the other […]

  • Commentary: CTE Helps Students Get A Jumpstart on the Future

    by State Superintendent Tony Evers I have been an advocate for career and technical education programs since my first years of teaching. I couldn’t help but notice that the kids who were truly involved in these classes were driven; they connected their learning to their future and that motivated them to succeed. That’s why I’m […]

  • Applications Now Accepted for Excellence in Agriculture Scholarships

    Kinnard Farms is now accepting applications for its second annual Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship. Three scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded to graduating high school seniors in good standing from any of the following high schools: Kewaunee, Luxemburg-Casco, Algoma, Denmark, or Southern Door. Applicants must be interested in pursuing a career related to agriculture […]

  • Sturgeon Bay School Band to Host Pops Concert

    The Sturgeon Bay School Band will host its annual Pops Concert on Feb. 13 at 5:30 pm in the Sturgeon Bay High School gym. This a major fundraiser for the group in which all proceeds benefit scholarship programs to assist students who attend summer camps, accompanists for solo ensemble performances, private lessons, as well as […]

  • T.J. Walker DI Team’s Bowl-A-Thon Raises Funds for Habitat for Humanity

    The T.J. Walker Middle School sixth grade Destination Imagination (DI) team, the Tri-Cs, held a bowl-a-thon Jan. 23, where they hosted more than 40 bowlers and raised more than $2,500 for Door County Habitat for Humanity. The event was planned and managed by team members Phoebe Bissen, Maggie Stephens, Sam Parenteau, Rylie Nichols, Callie Kraemer, […]

  • The Hardy and PenArt Collaborate for Hamilton Press Workshop

    The Hardy Gallery and Peninsula School of Art are partnering to present an exciting opportunity for those interested in learning the art of printmaking from the experts: The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. The demonstration will showcase how a traditional letter wood type press works followed by a workshop, which is offered to anyone […]

  • Perform CPR and Learn to Use AED at Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department

    The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department is partnering with the American Safety & Health Institute to offer classes in the proper method of using an AED and performing CPR. The four-hour class will teach infant, child and adult CPR and offers a two-year certification. Classes will be offered at the Sister Bay Fire […]

  • More Winter Class Offerings in February at The Clearing

    The Clearing Folk School’s Winter Program classes continue with more than 36 new classes starting in February. Join your neighbors in snowshoeing protected lands with a naturalist guide, paint in watercolor or water-based oils, create a decorative gourd or weave a slim tote basket. Learn about the African American Experience 19th century America. Philosophy topics […]