About CAPE

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CAPE is a local non-profit group advocating for quality public education in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. Formed in 2013, CAPE has more than 100 members representing all facets of the community, including business leaders, current and retired educators, parents and grandparents.

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Fall Education Forum on Oct. 9

On October 9, CAPE is sponsoring its first ever Fall Education Forum. The purpose of the forum is to give you an opportunity to learn your candidates’ views on public education prior to the November election. The candidates will respond to questions sent to them in advance by CAPE, and there will be a question and answer time following.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • What value do you see in our public schools?
  • Should the voucher program be expanded throughout Wisconsin?
  • How should adequate funding of our public schools be accomplished?

Where will the forum be held? Lake Mills Elementary School, 155 E. Pine Street, Lake Mills
When is the forum? Thursday, October 9, 2014, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Who has been invited? Candidates for the 13th Senate District – Scott Fitzgerald and Michelle Zahn – and candidates for the 38th Assembly District – Joel Kleefisch and Tom Chojnacki.

Please share this invitation with your friends, and neighbors, and put this event on your calendar.

CAPE has sponsored a successful School Board Candidates’ Forum and The ABC’s of School Vouchers Forum and is looking forward to another informative and educational event.

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Welcome back !

CAPE welcomes all staff to the 2014-2015 school year! During the past several weeks, staff have been working to organize new learning “neighborhoods,” set up classrooms, write new curriculum, set up student schedules, welcome new students to the district, and clean district buildings. Here’s to a great school year for everyone!


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The Smartest Kids in the World

Where are the smartest kids in the world, and how did they get that way?? Many studies show American students lagging behind their counterparts in both developed and undeveloped nations. Nearly everyone is worried, but a consensus needs to emerge on what needs to be done to regain competitiveness. Year-round education?  More technology?  Better teachers?  Better parents?

On Thursday February 6, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., CAPE is hosting a forum at the Lake Mills High School to look at the research and discuss how we can make our kids the smartest in the world.

We’ll begin with a keynote presentation, The One Best Way to Improve Education, by Carolyn Kelley, Associate Professor, Department Chair of Educational Leadership at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Next, a community panel featuring a school administrator, teacher, parent and a recent Lake Mills High School graduate will respond to audience questions.

Check out the program flyer and get your questions ready!

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