Cadott schools looking for strategic plan feedback

Posted 6/2/21

Courier Sentinel The Cadott School District is seeking feedback on its draft strategic plan’s pillars and goals, for the 2021- 26 school years. The strategic plan helps the school board make …

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Cadott schools looking for strategic plan feedback


Courier Sentinel

The Cadott School District is seeking feedback on its draft strategic plan’s pillars and goals, for the 2021- 26 school years.

The strategic plan helps the school board make decisions over the five-year period. Several parts of the plan include increasing the

students participating in at least one athletic or extra-curricular activity from the current 75% to 85%, increasing the current attendance rate from 88.9% to above 91%, and increasing enrollment from 754 to 850 students. +++ The Cadott Lions Golf Tournament held on May 20, was a great success and the Lions are hoping to make it an annual event. +++ Coming out of the pandemic, a survey of Cornell High School students indicates that 66 % had significant problems feeling anxious and 73% of

middle school students admit the same. The district is exploring mental health grants to help deal with such problems. +++ A proposal to establish a campgrounds has the Cornell City Council buzzing with concerns and issues, as it would be just off Main Street.

The Thorp Courier

The Thorp Public Library planted a sugar maple tree in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the building, that was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Francis Conway. +++ The Thorp FFA recently hosted its 80th Annual FFA Banquet at Swiderski’s Equipment. A cookout, featuring brats and burgers, was provided attendees and also served was a decorated cake with this year’s motto, "All In … All Together … All Year." The 2021-22 officers

were installed and many awards were presented. +++ On Friday, May 21, like other schools in the area, Thorp students took part in a “Drive Your Tractor to School Day.”

Bloomer Advance

To provide a better work flow, greater efficiency and a safer

work environment Glass Insulators of Bloomer has nearly completed an expansion project of the old Applegate Insulation building. The new owners, Stacy and Mandl Marik completely gutted the building to remodel and update it for their needs. With the additions and remodeling there is now more than 47,000 sq. ft. of space. +++ St. Paul’s Catholic School in Bloomer had double reason to celebrate, as two of its students recently were named contest winners. Rylee Olson, a 5th grader, placed 3rd in the Wisconsin 2021 Aviation Art Contest and Archer Nyhus,

a kindergartner, placed 2nd in the Chippewa County Emergency Management Tornado/Severe Weather 2021 Coloring Contest.

The Sentinel & Rural News

Likened to taking a Bar Exam, 12 members of the Owen-Withee-Curtiss Fire and EMS are moving toward their advanced

certification, that comes after taking a state-certified exam. Five

have already passed and the other seven are moving along and will be allowed to take the exam three times if needed. State

certification will allow the department to provide emergency

medical services including IV’s, administering advanced pharmaceuticals, and more intense aid without interception from more distant districts. Starting in June, this training will allow the O-W-C Department to provide these Advanced EMT services.


Clark County will develop an ordinance regarding potential wind and solar energy farms, but its zoning administrator cautioned not to expect that such a rule will prevent 500 foot wind turbines towering over the landscape in the future.

O-W Enterprise Helen Pagel, a resident of Withee, celebrates her 100th birthday on Thursday, June 3. (Helen was employed at the hospital in Stanley for many years.) +++ The initial investment of training 12 members of the Owen-Withee-Curtiss EMS force, to the Advanced EMT level, was between $4,000 and $8,000.

+++ Owen Mayor Charlie Milliren reported on an unusual call the local fire department received recently. The first ever call

came from a Withee woman who needed help getting her cat out of a tree, as it had been there for over a day and a half.

The Clark County Press

In an attempt to provide some sense of normalcy, Neillsville

Administrator John Gaier and High School Principal Craig Anderson planned a cookout at Schuster Park for seniors. This replaced the normal senior banquet that wasn’t held because of COVID. The administrators cooked brats and hot dogs and some other staff assisted with the beverages and snacks. +++ The mask mandate has been eliminated at Neillsville schools, but wearing

one is still highly recommended. +++ The County Highway G bridge, over the Black River in Greenwood, will be replaced.

The 83 year old bridge has structural concerns, after being hit repeatedly by farm equipment and other vehicles.+++ Breakfast on the farm by local FFA Chapters is back across Clark County.

+++ At an awards ceremony, Neillsville High School Seniors

received nearly $150,000 in scholarships.