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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.

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

Several area businesses have come together once again to offer Sun Prairie residents the opportunity to support local students as they head to school for the 2014-15 school year... Read More

Former citizen rep appointed to school board

Jessica Moehr was selected Monday by a majority of the the Sun Prairie School Board members to replace John Welke, who announced his resignation June 25, citing time and time management as his reasons for stepping down... Read More

2014 seniors receive scholarships

Sun Prairie High School (SPHS) senior Samantha Johnson has been named a recipient of Summit Credit Union’s $1,500 continuing-education tuition scholarship... Read More

Sun Prairie shocks West in girls soccer 1-0

Sun Prairie shocks West in girls soccer 1-0

The Sun Prairie girls soccer team scored in the third minute to hand Madison West its first Big Eight conference loss Thursday night, 1-0 at Mansfield Stadium.

Hannah Zacher got the early goal to put the Cardinals in front and it held up as Sun Prairie goalkeeper Courtney Craighead got the shutout for Sun Prairie

West is now 6-1-2 in the Big Eight. Sun Prairie improves to 5-3 in the conference.

Friday night, Madison Memorial (6-0-2) plays at Middleton (6-1). The winner gets the Big Eight conference championship.

Ducks take annual walk through elementary school

The six ducks caught on video inside a Sun Prairie elementary school aren't lost, they're taking an annual trip to the outdoor world.

Sun Prairie Area School spokeswoman Sarah Heck said that every year, a new family of ducks hatches in the Westside Elementary School's courtyard. The ducklings and the mother live in the courtyard until sometime in May. Then the group is escorted out into the world through the school.

This year five ducklings stayed near the mother ducks side as they hustled through Westside over the carpet and through the hallway. In the video, one of the ducklings loses its footing and takes a couple tumbles in the hallway. 

Near the exit, the videographer had to help the mother get outside.