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Disney musical takes Cardinal Heights group under the sea

Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School students will perform a Disney musical next week.

Performances of "The Little Mermaid, Jr." will begin April 25 and continue through April 27 with a total of four shows.

Tickets are available online or at the door at $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors... Read More

Officials to hold online safety session for grown-ups

Officials to hold online safety session for grown-ups

Local police will help host an adults-only presentation on online safety next week. 

Sun Prairie police Lt. Brian Teasdale said the department is working with the Dane County Sheriff's Office on an event scheduled Monday at 6 p.m. called "Internet and Technology Safety."

The event will be held at Sacred Hearts church, 221 Columbus St., on the lower level in the gathering room, organizers said.

The session will include discussion on topics like how to be safe online, dangers of apps kids commonly use, online predators, sexting and more. 

Deputies Josalyn Longley and John Nelson and Officer Jon Lothe will present, according to the police department. 


Westside students share hopes, dreams

During the month of March, third grade students at Westside Elementary School researched the stories, struggles and successes of some of the greatest Americans of all time... Read More

Sun Prairie Summer Youth Cardinal Basketball Camps

Sun Prairie Cardinal Basketball Camps will be offered this summer and are designed for individuals to improve their fundamental skill sets as well as their team offensive and defensive concepts... Read More

Sun Prairie preschool hopes to win Facebook contest

Sun Prairie preschool hopes to win Facebook contest

A nonprofit preschool in need is hoping to win a cash prize to update and build new play areas.

Students at the Sun Prairie Nursery School entered a contest that will award $7,500 to the school that gets the most likes on Facebook.

At more than 1,000 likes, they're now the front-runner for the preschool makeover.

School officials said a larger budget will go a long way.

"We do very well with what we've been so generously donated from our families, and what we've been able to piece together, but this opportunity would just be tremendous," Sun Prairie Nursery School Program Director Elizabeth Knudten said.

Voting will be open online until March 20.

Federal limits to school snacks could eat away at revenue

Federal limits to school snacks could eat away at revenue

A federal program aimed at getting kids to eat healthier snacks could force cuts in certain districts' lunchrooms.

Susan Peterson is in charge of nutrition for the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District. Peterson said the effects of the Smart Snacks In Schools program will have a much greater impact on her lunch line and her bottom line.

Peterson estimated the changes will lead to a $100,000 structural deficit for the food services sector, thanks to the impact they will have on her al a carte items.

"These programs are a rare opportunity to give kids a look at what a balanced meal looks like with fruits and vegetables and milk in an appropriate portion size for their age. But I can't provide that for them if I can't keep them in my lunch line," Peterson said.

Organization to hold school board candidate forum

Organization to hold school board candidate forum

The Sun Prairie Action Resource Coalition will be hosting a public forum to help voters get to know school board candidates and where they stand on issues that matter most to students and schools.

According to a release, all three candidates will be at the event scheduled for Sunday, March 16 from 2-4 p.m. in the Community Room of the Sun Prairie Public Library at 1350 Linnerud Drive.

The three candidates include Carol Albright, a retired SPASD educator, Jessica Moehr, a current citizen representative to the school board’s Performance and Operations Committee, and Tom Weber, the current board president.

Sun Prairie Area School District residents will be able to vote for two of the candidates on April 1, according to the release.