The new school year set for Tuesday, Sept. 1 will start like the last one finished in the Stoughton Area School District – with schools closed and students and teachers working and learning from home.

Looking to get more local input, the Stoughton Area School District added four community members to school board committees last week, after several weeks of advertising for the openings.

If Dane County’s COVID-19 restrictions and predictions remain as planned, it could be the fall of 2021 before public schools return to their familiar full, in-person format.

Stoughton High School art teacher and forensic speech coach Ruth Phillips was recognized for excellence by the Wisconsin High School Forensic Association last month, and got a little bit of unexpected camera time in the process.

Stoughton High School senior Elizabeth (Lizzie) King was honored this month with a scholarship awarded annually to a Girl Scout who personally exemplifies the Girl Scouting mission to “make the world a better place.”

Stoughton High School held a virtual graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 7 on the district’s website,

After two months of an uncertain health crisis, which spawned an economic one, some Stoughton Area School District students are going into summer break losing their regular lunch schedule.