Sturgeon Bay Defuses Dangerous Situation By Student

With recent shootings at schools in Wisconsin fresh on everyone’s minds, the Sturgeon Bay school district acted quickly to defuse a situation that arose out of a post on social media Tuesday morning. A 17-year old student posted an angry and threatening message that was seen by other students who reported its content to the administration. The student was supervised by the school resource officer … Continue reading

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New Construction at Sevastopol School Will Pay Tribute to Past

As the Sevastopol School District gets ready for a complete makeover of its facility in Institute, the work is being done with the realization that the two oldest sections of the school building will be razed. Superintendent Kyle Luedtke says, while the additions from 1924 and 1946 will be dismantled, the new school that rises from the demolition will pay tribute to the past… Luedtke … Continue reading

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Survey Results Support Investment in School Upgrades in Sturgeon Bay

The results of a survey into facilities needs for the Sturgeon Bay School District indicates that a significant majority is willing to support investment to make changes at the elementary schools as well as upgrade the high school. The surveys returned to the district noted that likely voters will support a referendum(79%) and making changes to the elementary schools(75%). Two possible elementary options presented to … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay School District Sending Surveys

Homes located within the Sturgeon Bay school district will soon receive a survey in their mailboxes. The survey is the next step in a lengthy process to evaluate the district’s facilities and identify potential solutions to building challenges and opportunities. During the last several months, the school district has explored a number of potential solutions to address the district’s aging facilities, the oldest of which … Continue reading

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Volunteers Help Make Haunted Mansion Possible

The Haunted Mansion returns for its 14th season in less than two weeks and, as always, volunteers are needed. The major fundraiser for the Southern Door School District operates every Friday and Saturday during the month of October at the Quietwoods South Camping Resort. Over the past 13 years, nearly $325,000 has been donated to support student groups, clubs and activities related to academics, arts … Continue reading

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Southern Door Elementary Awarded STEAM Grant

Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Bayer Fund, has awarded the Southern Door elementary STEAM program a $10,000 grant. The funding is intended to enhance science, technology, engineering and math programming. Southern Door’s elementary STEAM program also includes a component for the arts and will use the grant to conduct outdoor investigations and help students become better team members and increase their growth mindset. To … Continue reading

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School Begins for Resource Officers

Three Door County Sheriff’s Department Deputies began their first day in school Tuesday. They weren’t training for a job, they were doing their job as school resource officers. Deputy Heather Bemmann is working at Gibraltar School, Officer Mark Hilsabeck is handling the duties at Sevastopol, and, Deputy Greg Medlen is on the job at Southern Door. In statements on the department’s web site, all three … Continue reading

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Community Carnival in Memory of Paula Symons Monday

A community-wide benefit carnival, in memory of Paula Symons, former Elementary Secretary at Sevastopol School, will be held Monday, at the Sevastopol Town Park from 12-7:30PM. Paula, who passed away last month, devoted her life and career to children, investing countless hours of time for the betterment of others. The carnival is an opportunity for the children and adults she mentored over the years to … Continue reading

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Student Home Building Project Comes to An End

The completion of a new home built by students in Sturgeon Bay was celebrated with a dedication ceremony last week. The single story, 1,825 square foot ranch style home was sponsored by the Door County Economic Development Corporation in partnership with the Door County Home Builders Association and the Sturgeon Bay and Sevastopol School Districts. It was the tenth home constructed by students over a … Continue reading

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Southern Door Elementary Awarded 21st Century Learning Grant

The Southern Door Elementary School recently learned that it was awarded a grant through the 21st Century Community Learning Center program. During his visit to WDOR this week, High School Principal Steve Bousley talked about the value of the grant… Bousley praised Elementary Principal Cory Vandertie for the work put in to obtain the grant funding… The federal program was created to provide academic opportunities … Continue reading

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