“Walk-In” to Lake Mills Schools on Nov. 15

kids-at-tableWhat does a great beginning to a child’s education include? What innovations motivate and challenge Middle Schoolers? What opportunities are available for High Schoolers?

You are invited to learn the answers to these questions and more during American Education Week, Nov. 13-19, a week in which public education is celebrated across America. The Lake Mills Area School District and Citizen Advocates for Public Education (CAPE) invite you to celebrate American Education Week this year by joining us on Tuesday, November 15, for a Walk-In Reception at Lake Mills Elementary School, followed by a tour of the school building of your choice.

The morning will begin by gathering on the playground at Lake Mills Elementary School and walking in to the building with students at 8:00 a.m. Refreshments will be served in the cafeteria from 8:00 to 8:45. District Administrator Pam Streich will share information and answer questions you may have about our district. Then you’re invited to take a tour of the Elementary School, the Middle School, or the High School from 9:00 to 10:00 to observe the innovative learning experiences and variety of opportunities available to all students every day.

“Operation Recess” a success

teachers_rule“Operation Recess” provided Lake Mills Elementary teachers with a special treat on Monday, the first day of Teacher Appreciation Week. CAPE and Rotary Club members supervised an extra recess for students at Lake Mills Elementary School while teachers were given the gift of time to collaborate and work in a quiet environment. Students, volunteers, and staff had a great time!


About CAPE

Formed in 2013, CAPE continues to change and grow in response to community concerns and interests. Currently, CAPE has grown its membership to more than 70 people representing all facets of the Lake Mills community, including business leaders, educators, professionals, retirees and parents. CAPE’s 2016 goals:

  • Increase community support for high quality public education, teachers, facilities and programs in Lake Mills
  • Increase state funding for public education
  • Increase community awareness and support of the importance of a high quality school board

Fall Festival boosts interest in CAPE

Thank you to all cookie bakers and CAPE table assistants for the Fall Festival of Color yesterday! The cookies were delicious and very popular, as you can see from the attached picture.

Many people stopped by the table, expressing their appreciation for the work CAPE is doing to advocate for public education and to express their support for our great public schools. Twenty two people added their names to our e-mail list!

American Education Week is November 16-20, 2015. Watch for e-mails about CAPE activities to celebrate our public schools during this week!