The walls of room 204 in the Stoughton Area School District’s administrative building are lined with hundreds of colorful sticky notes – “Someone poured chocolate milk inside my fleece jacket,” or “Mr. Johnson, I don’t want her in my group,” the notes read.

Fox Prairie Elementary School students, parents, staff and donors raised $13,000 during the Oct. 4 “Fox Trot” fundraiser organized by Fox Prairie Working for Kids. The event raised $13,400 for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities at the school.

When it comes to operating a school district, school board president Frank Sullivan said it comes down to communication. That was the focus of a special board learning session Monday Nov. 4 that gave some individual attention to all five district schools.

Kegonsa Elementary School fifth graders had a chance to learn more about the cultures of indigenous people on Wednesday, Oct. 2, using Google Expeditions Virtual Reality kits. Using the technology, students can explore historical sites and take virtual field trips with their classmates.

Every summer, hundreds of “Vikings,” from preschool to high school, are unleashed at the end of the school year, but not all of them are able to get the same nutrition as they do with school lunches.

While a trending issue opposing the use of Native American wording and images wouldn’t affect Stoughton schools, it’s raised a broader question about what sort of political discussions the school board should get involved in.

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