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Jun 27

Williams named Educator of the Year by local American Legion post

Kathy Williams, reading specialist and literacy coach at Yahara Elementary School in DeForest, has been selected Educator of the Year by Olson-Grinde Post 348, The American Legion.  Williams was presented a certificate of commendation on June 21 for outstanding public service as a teacher.  According to Post 348 Commander, Bill Ridgely, Williams was selected for the award for "demonstrating exceptional evidence of highly accomplished teaching, exceptional history of participation within the school district, dedication to self-improvement, and community service benefiting our community, state and nation."

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Jun 13

Construction projects continue throughout the summer

Three of the five building projects approved by DASD residents in the April 2015 referendum are in the construction phase.

  • DeForest Area High School: addition and remodeling of the technology education and agri-science areas to accommodate improvements to current programming and the addition of STEM curriculum. The new and remodeled facilities will be ready for students and staff this fall.
  • Eagle Point Elementary School: new school on existing site that will open in fall 2017.
  • Windsor Elementary School: remodel of existing school and new addition that will also open in fall 2017.

The construction contractor for all three projects, J.H. Findorff, provides updates every two weeks. Follow these updates, plus view photos and time lapse videos, during construction at You can sign up to receive email updates, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. 

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Thank you, community members, for your commitment to the DeForest Area School District. Continue learning about the design and construction process here.

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New Superintendent named

Information about the superintendent search process and selection.

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District & State Assessments

Information and schedules for state required accountability assessments and district instructional planning tools.

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