If you are interested in listening to the audio recording of tonight's Board of Education Meeting, please go to westby-norse.org...click on menu...click on the documents icon...this will bring you to a list files. Open the School Board file and click on audio recordings.
about 1 month ago, Steve Michaels
NOTICE – WESTBY AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT Due to an error by our Official Newspaper, the April 6, 2021 Notice of Election was not published in the March 31, 2021 issue of the Vernon County Times. It will be included in the Saturday, April 3rd and Sunday, April 4th issue of the LaCrosse Tribune and the Vernon County Times (online version only). Please contact the District Office at 608-634-0101 if you have any questions. Notice of Election Of School Board Members [Sec. 120.06 (8) (c)] NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the qualified electors of the Westby Area School District that on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 an election of school board members will be held. For instructions to voters, see County Elections Notice elsewhere in this issue. Facsimile Westby Area School District Official School District Ballot NOTICE TO ELECTORS: This ballot may be invalid unless initialed by 2 election officials serving as ballot clerks. If cast as an absentee ballot, the ballot must bear the initials of the municipal clerk. To vote for a person whose name is printed on the ballot, make a cross (X) in the square at the RIGHT of the name of the person(s) for whom you desire to vote. To vote for a person whose name is not printed on the ballot, write the name in the blank space provided for that purpose. All residents should vote for ONE candidate for SEAT #3 and SEAT #5. SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER Three-Year Term Vote For One Seat #3 – Westby Attendance Area Craig E. Johnson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Three Year Term Vote For One Seat #5 – At-Large Representative Andrew Lipski. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . That each school district elector is directed to vote at the polling place or the municipal election of his municipality or precinct of residence. That the municipalities lying wholly or partially within the school district and the polling place for each are as follows: Municipality Polling Place City of Westby .............................................…………………Westby Community Center Village of Coon Valley.....................................………………Village Hall Village of Chaseburg................. .....…………………………Village Hall Town of Bergen...................................................................….Town Hall Town of Christiana...................................................…………Town Hall – Garage Town of Clinton......................................................…………..Clinton Town Hall Town of Coon.......................................................................…Town Hall Town of Hamburg................................................…………….Hamburg Town Hall Town of Harmony................................................…………….Harmony Town Shop Town of Jefferson..................................................……………Jefferson Town Hall Town of Viroqua......................................................………….Viroqua Town Shop Town of Webster..................................................... ………….Webster Town Hall Town of Portland.................................................................…..Town Hall Town of Greenfield....................................................................Town Hall Town of Washington.................................................................Town Hall Dated this 31st day of March, 2021 Robert Kerska, District Clerk
about 1 month ago, Steve Michaels
Please enjoy Spring Break starting Thursday, April 1. Classes resume on Tuesday, April 6.
about 1 month ago, Steve Michaels
Reminder: Friday, March 19 is a teacher in-service/work day.
about 2 months ago, Steve Michaels
Due to anticipated onset of winter weather, we will be releasing early (following our early release schedule) today, Monday 3/15.
about 2 months ago, Steve Michaels
If you are interested in listening to the audio recording of tonight's Board of Education Meeting, please go to westby-norse.org...click on menu...click on the documents icon...this will bring you to a list files. Open the School Board file and click on audio recordings. Also in the School Board File is a video update of referendum projects that was shared tonight.
2 months ago, Steve Michaels
Just a reminder that tomorrow, March 5, is a scheduled early release. Looking ahead, there is an in-service day on March 19.
2 months ago, Steve Michaels
There will be a 2 hour delay today, Monday, Feb. 15
3 months ago, Steve Michaels
Basketball Fans-Girls Basketball tonight on the District Facebook page @WestbyAreaSD 7:00..........Hopefully, girls will play again tomorrow and the game will be shown on the District Facebook page @WestbyAreaSD 7:00..........Sunday-Hearts for Heath shown on the District Facebook page @WestbyAreaSD 5:00
3 months ago, Steve Michaels
To view the board meeting this evening, please go to this link: https://youtu.be/JY8cpgs-rXk
3 months ago, Steve Michaels
Tonight's Basketball game against Black River Falls is cancelled. If this is rescheduled, we will keep you informed.
4 months ago, Steve Michaels
Classes are cancelled for today, January 15. Normally, we would have used a 2 hour late start due to road conditions. Today was a scheduled 2 hour early release, however. As such, we made the decision to cancel school for the day. Monday, January 18 is a staff development day. Classes resume on Tuesday, January 19.
4 months ago, Steve Michaels
Norse Basketball Fans, Today's games against G E T have been cancelled.
4 months ago, Steve Michaels
Support Norse Athletics today and tomorrow by watching: Boys Basketball VS Black River Falls on Friday Jan 8...JV at 6:00 and Varsity at 7:30 Girls Basketball VS G E T on Saturday, Jan 9...JV at 3:00 and Varsity at 4:30 You can view Norse Sports action on: 1. Westby Facebook 2. Channel 7 3. Channel 14 (tape delayed) 4. WWVP Youtube channel (tape delayed)
4 months ago, Steve Michaels
Free Community COVID Testing Ages 5 and up, asymptomatic or symptomatic November 25, December 1, and December 10...all 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Old County Highway Shop in Viroqua (across from the Coop)
6 months ago, Steve Michaels
Dear Families, Ever since March 13, the Westby Area School District has been monitoring COVID-19 in our schools, in our communities, and in our county. We feel very fortunate that until recently, we have been able to offer in-person learning for our students despite the increase in confirmed cases in our community. As cases in our communities have increased in the last two weeks, it has become exceptionally difficult to maintain staffing throughout our district. We will transition from our current in-person/hybrid model to virtual/remote learning for all grade levels for a few weeks. Since last spring, we have been planning for this scenario. As with any change, there will still be some obstacles to overcome in the transition. We will begin the virtual/remote learning model for all grade levels on Monday, November 16, 2020, with a plan to return to our preK-6 in-person and 7-12 hybrid model on Monday, December 7, 2020. Some Details: Special Education services will continue in-person based on individual needs starting after 11/16. Case managers will be reaching out with more information. Food delivery will resume starting Tuesday, November 17. Meals are available to all children under 18 at no cost. Please complete this survey if you are interested in signing up for this service. https://forms.gle/DVnFe4HDdxop9BhQ7 If you need internet service, please let us know. Please contact us at 608-634-0101. Sports (including club sports) will not meet from 11/16 - 11/30. On Monday, November 30, our administrative team will meet to determine when and how sports will resume. There are other programs that may offer in-person instruction here at school as well. Individual instructors will be in communication with those students as appropriate. We are taking this action to protect the health and safety of our students, staff, and families. We hope to be able to return to in-person learning in the near future. This will depend on the ability to safely staff our buildings, the status of COVID-19 in our communities, and any guidance we would receive from the County or State Health Departments. Thank you for your efforts to keep our communities safe. Please continue to practice good handwashing, social distancing, and mask wearing. If you know of anyone who is interested in becoming a substitute teacher, custodian, cook, or bus driver, please contact the district office and we will gladly give you more information. 608-634-0101 We look forward to welcoming our students back on December 7th.
6 months ago, Steve Michaels
Thank you!!! Thank you for the support you have shown our schools for so many years. Our operational referendum passed ensuring that staff and programs (the heart of our educational system) will be maintained. Further, the capital referendum passed allowing us to address safety, security, ADA compliance, and needed maintenance. We are grateful for the support of our communities!!
6 months ago, Steve Michaels
Fortunately, we have experienced another week with no active cases in our schools and very few close contacts. Our students and staff are doing an exceptional job with our mitigation strategies to make school as safe as possible. That being said, numbers in our state continue to rise. For the past several weeks Vernon County numbers have bounced back and forth from Orange to Red. This indicates that our case load in Vernon County is far less than our neighboring counties. If numbers in the state continue on their current trajectory, however, numbers in Vernon County will follow suit as the data has reflected all summer. So, my repeat message to everyone is to be prepared for a shift to a more restrictive educational setting. This could happen very quickly and I want our families to be thinking ahead in case that change comes with little notice. For now, we will continue to operate in our current instructional model. Stay safe, and please remember to vote on Tuesday!
6 months ago, Steve Michaels
Dear Families, Although COVID numbers in our county continue to steadily grow, our numbers at school remain low with 2 active cases currently. As we have seen, this can change quickly, but we will strive to give you as much notice as possible should we need to move to a more restrictive learning environment. I'd encourage you to prepare for such a change so that you are ready in case it would happen sooner rather than later. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: We are in need of substitute cooks (hours can be very flexible). We are in need of substitute custodians (hours can be very flexible). No prior experience or training is required for either of these positions. We are in need of substitute bus drivers and we will help you get necessary endorsements for your CDL. Please call the district office if you are interested and if you have any questions. 608-634-0101 Referendum Below is a link to a fact sheet that explains the referendum that will be on the ballot on November 3. In a nutshell: Question 1 - maintain people and programs so that we can continue the educational offerings in our district Question 2 - capital improvement projects including safety, security, ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act), HVAC, roofing, water run off, and improvements to our High School Career and Tech Ed learning spaces. Because of retirement of debt and historically low interest rates, we project minimal changes to the 2021 mill rate of $10.90 if these questions are approved. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DrgzOBaeBCCWu79p7_vyq4HqXImDme1B/view?usp=sharing Thank you all, and have a great weekend!
7 months ago, Steve Michaels
Our WHS Service Club students enjoyed helping out at the Community Hunger Solutions! #LikeANorse
9 months ago, Westby Area School District
WHS Service Club Student Posing with Vegetables
WHS Service Club Student
WHS Service Club Student Posing with Vegetables
WHS Service Club Student Posing with Vegetables