“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!


Lake Mills Elementary featured in video

Lake Mills Elementary School is featured in this video –¬†“Embracing Change: Innovative Learning Design”.

You’ll hear from Principal Amanda Thompson, staff, and students about the great educational opportunities available to our students because of the design of the building

Spending on Wisconsin’s private school voucher program has increased 77% since 2011, while funding for local public schools has increased by 11%.

There is a teacher shortage in the United States. In this video clip, teachers talk about issues that have created that shortage and what they love about their jobs.