Boyceville educators pass out books at Picklefest Parade

“The books were a big hit! It was so fun to see the smiles on those children’s faces and see students before school starts in a couple of weeks,” said teacher Deb Bell. “This was a fun/easy way to show our community we are here and we care about our students!”

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Watertown School District recognizes “Discipline with Dignity’ work by WEAC members Pam and Tim Suski

The Watertown School District is recognizing WEAC members Pam and Tim Suski for their work with the “Discipline with Dignity” program that has demonstrated success through compassion and high expectations. “We want to provide positive support and high expectations for both academics and behavior,” the Suskis say. “Through this program we show that we believe in them and expect excellent behavior — because they are capable of it.”

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Every Teacher a Leader Summit held

The Every Teacher a Leader Northwest Regional Summit was held this month in Trego. Seven teams of educators attended the Summit, each creating a plan to address an issue in their own school, district or region.

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Bayfield Education Association steps up to help federal employees

In the northern Wisconsin Bayfield community, the impact of the federal shutdown was felt everywhere – including the classrooms. Through the Bayfield Education Association, teachers banded together to take steps to help. While the shutdown showdown has ended, the opportunity to help others has brought members of the local union even closer together.

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WEAC Spotlight on Locals – Elmbrook Education Association

Through the Elmbrook Education Association, teachers have voice on issues that matter, say members who spoke with WEAC Vice President Peggy Wirtz-Olsen for the latest Spotlight on Locals column. “We are a strong local because we have a strong network,” explained fourth grade teacher Rick Ziolkowski.

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Baraboo educators send strong message: There is no room for hate

WEAC Region 5’s Baraboo Education Association members knew they wanted to send a strong message after a widely criticized photo of students who appeared to make a Nazi salute went viral in November. The BEA Executive Board sprang into action, promoting a “No Room for Hate” T-shirt fundraiser to benefit the Auschwitz Memorial Museum, the first of many groups to condemn the photo.

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