April 25: Social Media, Trends and Tips for Parents

Back by popular demand . . . School Resource Officer Brian Johnson is offering a repeat of his February 28th presentation for those who were unable to attend or want to get more information.

Flyer with information aboaut Social Media Presentation

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Larson accepted into UW-Madison Business Emerging Leaders Program

08703DAHS sophomore, Isabel Larson has been accepted into the Business Emerging Leaders Program at UW- Madison.  Only 20 students were accepted into the program, which begins this summer.
According to their website, the Business Emerging Leaders (BEL) Program is designed for promising students who come from diverse backgrounds and have strong academic records and demonstrated leadership skills. Program participation gives students a distinct competitive advantage when adjusting to college life, learning in classes, and applying for internship opportunities, ultimately preparing them for successful careers in business.
As part of the program Isabel will attend an all expense paid program every summer for three years, beginning the summer after tenth grade. BEL Program students who are admitted to UW–Madison and major in business are granted a full-tuition scholarship for four years of attendance.
High school social studies teacher, Brittany Brazzel encouraged Isabel to apply and provided support during the application process.
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Write on the EPES walls!

Do-not-write-on-the-walls. . . & tour the school one more time!  

The current Eagle Point Elementary School, built in 1951, will be torn down beginning in May.

Former students, staff and parents/guardians of Eagle Point Elementary School (previously named DeForest Grade School and DeForest Elementary School) are invited to visit EPES anytime between 3 and 5:30 pm (note extended time) on Wednesday, April 19 or Thursday, April 20, to write a farewell message or memory on the wall of the gym.  Visitors may also take a walk through the school.

Current students will be writing on the walls on Friday, April 21, and then photos of the walls will be taken and added to a video scrapbook that is being created.

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DAHS Forensics Team takes second in state tournament; several students earn top honors

The 2017 DAHS Forensics Team finished second in Division 2 of the State Tournament held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at UW-Whitwater.  Over 1,000 students representing 74 teams across Wisconsin competed.

Students compete in three preliminary rounds, and the best-ranking students in each category continue on to the semi-final and final rounds. An awards ceremony recognizes the scholarship winners, winners of coaching awards, the semi-finalists and finalists in each category, and the top-ranked teams. Individual semi-finialist and finalist honors from DAHS went to:

State Semi-finalists:

  • Jade Seeley and Margo Skolaski – Group Interpretation
  • Jenna Zimmerann and Noah Stewart – Play Acting
  • Olive Foster – Poetry Reading
  • Allison Durst – Prose Reading
  • Brynn Freitag – Solo Humorous Acting
  • Maggie Funk – Solo Serious Acting

State Finalists across all Divisions:

  • Cassidy Schnell – 3rd Place – Moments in Histroy
  • Josie Brandmeier  – 4th Place – Storytelling
  • Ashley Eisler and Emily Cone – 5th Place – Group Interpretation
  • Gillian Staeven  –  5th Place – Storytelling


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Middle school students host egg hunt at public library

Students in the middle school’s FACAS (Family and Consumer After School) Club hosted an egg hunt for children at the DeForest Area Public Library during their story time program.  The DAMS club advisor is Jessica Ceplina.

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DAHS grad named Best & Brightest in Business Undergrads

Steven Kelly in front of Poets & Quants for Undergrads sign

Congratulations to DAHS graduate, Steven Kelly, who was named to the “Nation’s 100 Best & Brightest Business Undergrads – Class of 2017.” 

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Students attend Government Youth Day thanks to local American Legion

Student who attended Youth Government DayOn April 5, 2017, twenty 8th graders from DeForest Area Middle School attended the 51st Annual Dane County Youth Government Day at the courthouse in Madison.  Rich Hankins and Wayne Noltemeyer from the DeForest American Legion also joined the students. Many other school districts from Dane County attended.

Students were welcomed by Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne.   Joe Parisi, Dane County Executive, also spoke to students.  Throughout the day, students learned about the history of Dane County, the organization of its government, and the current county officials.  Some of the offices students visited and learned about included:  Public Safety Building, Courthouses, District Attorney’s Office, Clerk of Courts, Treasurer, County Clerk, Medical Examiner, Sheriff, and Register of Deeds.  Students also learned about the process for jury selection.

The day concluded with a deputy from the Dane County K-9 unit, Keith Kelly, and his dog, Rico.  Mr. Kelly talked to the students about how Rico was trained and all the ways in which Rico helps the Dane County Sheriff’s Department provide safety to the citizens.  American Legion Representatives guided the tours and our local DeForest Legion made a contribution to cover a lunch from for all DeForest students attending. American Legion representatives all shared information about opportunities they provide for students in the future including scholarship opportunities.

Pictured above:  First row- left to right:  Koby Prellwitz, Tyler Susee, Jillian Starin, Brennan Biesel, Luna Thao, Anne Manzi.  Second row-left to right: Jeremiah Smith-Nelson, Jack Barske, Sam Fischer, Mallory Taylor, Lauren Armstrong, Isabella Polnow, LaTange Johnson, Hannah Lewis. Back row-left to right:  Dominic Marand-Rivers, Joe Wojcik, Joe Sommers, Hailey Sewell, Angelina Rios, Darah Deminter and Greg Vandehey.

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