The school year is approaching us more quickly than we can imagine. Fall high school sports are already in full swing and on Aug. 26 the schools will be full of excitement as school children file into classrooms and meet their new teachers.
Wautoma educators Kim Floeter, Pat Schmidt, and Sandi Jarvis recently were awarded a $5,000 National Education Association (NEA) Foundation grant to fund a project to improve student achievement. Floeter and Schmidt are members of the Wautoma Education Association and the Wisconsin Education Association Council.
With 73 percent of public and private high school graduates taking the ACT college admission exam, the state’s 2014 average composite score increased one-tenth of a point to 22.2, making Wisconsin second in the nation on the ACT assessment.
Prior to the Wautoma Area School District’s annual meeting, Chief Financial Officer Cindy Reilly presented the 2014-15 operating budget to the Wautoma School Board as well as those in attendance during the budget hearing on Aug. 25 in the Wautoma High School Library.
A boy, Tyberius Allen, was born on July 31, at 11:54 a.m. to Mark and Donnel Paulson, Wild Rose. Tyberius was 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and 21 inches. Siblings include Jordan and Dominik. Grandparents Lori McCloud, Wautoma, and Richard Paulson, Eureka.
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh football team and Head Coach Pat Cerroni visited the Boys & Girls Club during the final week of summer.
Cerroni gave a presentation to club members about leadership and what it takes to be a good person. Using examples from his football players, Cerroni described to the kids what being a Titan means and the standards that players have to achieve in order to play.