Wisconsin School Board Week October 6-12, 2019
This special week is a time to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected board of education plays in our communities. If you see the following community members that serve as school board members for the School District of Laona, please tell them thank you for the great job they do for the students, staff, and community!
Melissa McLaughlin: Treasurer
Samantha Hoffman: Clerk
Scott Reeves: President
James Aschinger: Vice President
Frank Shepard Jr.: Deputy Clerk
LHS is Proud of our Welding/Fabrication Program
Northern Lakes Conference Champions 2018
Congratulations to the Rebels Girls’ Cross Country Team and the Rebels’ Volleyball Team!
Laona’s Robinson Elementary School Named One of the Best in the Nation
U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, announced Laona’s Robinson Elementary School in Laona, WI has been named a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School. It is one of 9 Wisconsin schools to receive this honor along with 342 schools nationwide.The National Blue Ribbon School Award affirms the hard work of Laona students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content. Schools are nominated by their state department of education and then complete a comprehensive application about school practices. Schools may be nominated as an Exemplary High Performing School, the top schools in a state, or an Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing School, schools making the fastest progress in their state in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Laona’s Robinson Elementary received the award as an Exemplary High Performing School.
“National Blue Ribbon Schools are active demonstrations of preparing every child for a bright future,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the honorees. “Nationwide, only a few schools achieve Blue Ribbon status each year,” Wisconsin State Superintendent, Tony Evers, said in commending the schools.
School officials will represent Laona’s Robinson Elementary at a two-day awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., where they will hear from John King, former United States Secretary of Education, and other esteemed educators, share best practices with other educators, and celebrate their hard-won achievements.
For more information please contact the school office or the National Blue Ribbon Schools program website at http://nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov/.
Student Academic Standards
As stipulated in 2015 Wisconsin Act 55, parents are hereby notified that the School District of Laona will be using the Wisconsin Standards for all content areas except Science. We will be using the National Science Standards in this area.
Breakfast and Lunch Program
All kids need a nutritious breakfast as a good start to the day. The Laona School District offers free breakfast to all students from 7:30-8:00 a.m. every school day. Please encourage your child to participate!
Anyone who would like to join the “What’s Right for Kids” nutrition committee, please contact the district office.
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