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State’s report cards show Sun Prairie exceeds expectations

State education officials say the majority of Wisconsin public schools and school districts meet or exceed expectations for student achievement.

The Sun Prairie School District exceeds expectations.

The state report cards for about 2,100 public schools show approximately 88 percent met or exceeded expectations. About 98 percent of the state's 424 districts also achieved that mark.

It's the second year the state Department of Public Instruction has issued district report cards and the third year for schools.

Both are evaluated in four main areas; student achievement in reading and math on statewide assessments, student growth in those assessments, closing achievement and graduation gaps and readiness for college or careers.

If you would like to find out how your school district did, click here.

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School board eyes goals through 2020

Monday the Sun Prairie School Board took another step forward on its plan to sculpt the schools over the next five years. 

The board approved five goals for the district including to recruit and retain staff who will engage with the community; have students surpass academic growth targets; and build relationships with families. ... Read More

Stuff the Bus kicks off annual school supply drive

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Sun Prairie Library to host community event about bees

Sun Prairie Library to host community event about bees

On Wednesday, August 27 at 6:30 p.m., the Sun Prairie Library will be hosting a community event for people to learn all about bees.

Find out everything there is to know about honeybees, their wax, honey, and their role as pollinators. Learn about the historical development of honeybees, their lifecycle, and ways to work with them.

There will be an opportunity to taste honey and pollen, sniff beeswax candles, handle a real hive, smoker, and other beekeeping equipment.

This event will be presented by Jeanne Hansen from the Dane County Beekeeping Association.