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Construction site turned classroom in Sun Prairie

Home construction students have been framing and roofing this year’s house and will be dry walling, painting and more before the house is completed by May 2015... Read More

Westside Elementary awarded Lowe’s grant

Last fall, several parents and faculty of Westside decided the much-neglected courtyard in the school would make an excellent place for a community school garden... Read More

District saves nearly $6 million in energy

Nearly $6 million has been saved in energy costs as of the end of June through the energy savings program the Sun Prairie Area School District has developed... Read More

Sun Prairie Area School District sees substitute teacher shortage

Having a shortage of substitute teachers isn’t a good thing, but Sun Prairie Area School District isn’t alone in this... Read More

Sun Prairie PBIS team wins best video

It started with kids running in the halls, to the dismay of teachers. It ended with a plaque on the school office’s wall. In between was where the fun happened... Read More

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.

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