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Show-and-tell mishap evacuates school

Show-and-tell mishap evacuates school

An elementary school was evacuated Friday morning due to a show-and-tell mishap, the district spokesman said.

Stoughton Area School District spokesman Derek Spellman said a Sandhill elementary first-grader brought a baby shark preserved in a jar of solution to a class for a show-and-tell-type presentation Friday. At about 10 a.m., the jar fell and broke, spilling the liquid in the classroom.

The school said it wasn't known what the solution in the jar was, and per policy, the school called an environmental consultant who suggested the building be evacuated as a precaution. It is suspected the solution could be formaldehyde, a toxic preservative.

"Whenever it comes to the safety of our students and staff, we always err on the side of caution," Spellman said in an email Friday afternoon.

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Stoughton high schoolers detailed cars for seniors

Stoughton High School's Student Senate hosted a car detailing clinic for local seniors last Saturday, according to the Stoughton Area School District.

This month the students are focusing on multigenerational collaboration with the senior center. Community members 55 or older registered for a time slot, and the students worked in teams to detail their cars.

The students cleaned car windows, washed interiors and got the winter grime out of vehicles. From 9 a.m. to noon, students washed 27 vehicles.

Norwegian female choir to sing 'Frozen' at high school

The Norwegian choir Cantus will perform at the Stoughton High School PAC at 7 p.m. April 24.

Fans of the animated Disney film “Frozen” will have a chance to see the opening number of the movie performed live in Stoughton by the Norwegian female choir Cantus, the Stoughton Courier Hub reported. 

Tickets are $10 and are available online by searching "Cantus" at showtix4u.com... Read More

School district to cut, add teaching positions at some schools

With enrollment continuing to decline, the Stoughton Area School Board approved several staffing cuts for next school year, while also approving several additions.

The Stoughton Courier Hub reported that the net increase will save the district around $72,000... Read More

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Stoughton Mayor and other county leaders to highlight impact of national service

Stoughton Mayor Donna Olsen and other county leaders will recognize the impact of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps at an event at Chávez Elementary School, according to a release.

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and County Executive Joe Parisi will join Olsen in the Mayors and County Day of Recognition starting at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Stoughton student wins Madison Mallards jersey design contest

Stoughton student wins Madison Mallards jersey design contest

The Madison Mallards announced a Stoughton student as this year's jersey contest winner.

According to the Mallards, they have been working with Madison Area Middle School students to find an artistic design for the 2015 jersey, receiving over 125 submissions from eight schools.

Hannah Wirag from River Bluff Middle School in Stoughton is the winner, and will work with the mallards to design a final product.

Pre-show event offers Q&A with 'Master Builder' cast

As part of Destination Weekend, the Sons of Norway Mandt Lodge will host a pre-show meeting and Q&A for “An Evening with the Ibsen ‘The Master Builder’ Commonweal Theatre Cast” from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, at 317 S. Page St, according to the Stoughton Courier Hub. ... Read More