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Community Engagement Sessions Plan for the Future of Neenah Schools

Community Engagement Sessions Plan for the Future of Neenah Schools

Paris Schafer and Oli Balke

November 4, 2019

The N.J.S.D. Administration building displays classroom-like offices and a floor that replicates a gymnasium. Built in 1907, Kimberly High School was one of the first in the district to undergo a referendum. In the 1920s, the district decided to build a new high school south of Division street, which...

Vote Determines Future of Neenah Buildings

Vote Determines Future of Neenah Buildings

Ty Cianciolo and Noelle Schumacher

November 3, 2019

The Neenah Joint School District is looking to develop itself and its infrastructure. This April, residents will have the opportunity to decide if a new high school is warranted. Last spring, voters in Neenah and surrounding communities rejected a $130 million referendum that planned to build a new...

Neenah’s Debate Between Pathways

Neenah’s Debate Between Pathways

Jordon Van Domelen, Student of Journalism

November 3, 2019

Listen to a podcast that shares her voice.   As many are aware, the Neenah Joint School District is seeking to undergo a large long-term change. It has posted all the possible pathways, or possible changes, that the district could see. The most popular pathways shown on the Neenah website thro...

Referendum Failure Brings New Ideas to the Table

Referendum Failure Brings New Ideas to the Table

Garrett Luepke and Josh Brazee

October 28, 2019

Referendums cause change. Last year N.J.S.D. proposed a referendum in which the current Shattuck Middle School would be demolished and a new middle school would be built on the same property. The plan was also going to update areas in need of work and expansion at the current high school. In the end, ...

Neenah Referendum: Vote Yes or Vote No

Neenah Referendum: Vote Yes or Vote No

Maddie Nail, Student of Journalism

April 1, 2019

The Neenah Referendum has been the talk of the town, as many changes to the city and its schools are about to be made. The grand total for the renovations is $129.5 million, which includes a new middle school, updated infrastructure and security, and other upgrades. On April 2, voters will have to make a choic...

Referendum View: Look into Shattuck Middle School

Referendum View:  Look into Shattuck Middle School

Olivia Widmer, Student of Journalism

March 17, 2019

  Walking around the halls of Shattuck Middle School, taxpayers may start to notice things about the school that make it unique. Whether these traits are desirable or not, it is what numerous people are wondering.  In terms of the referendum, people are questioning:  What will the referendum...

Referendum: Students Encouraged to Vote

Referendum:  Students Encouraged to Vote

Claire Bruder, Student of Journalism

March 11, 2019

While Neenah has always displayed a strong sense of community, a referendum proposed for the April 2 ballot entices the community to unite even closer. The referendum seems long overdue according to N.J.S.D. Superintendent Dr. Mary Pfeiffer, who has been an active member of the district since 1998....

Referendum Impacts Elementary Schools

Kaitlyn Nelson, Student of Journalism

March 10, 2019

The Board of Education proposed a new referendum that will create changes to all levels of schooling within the district.  With focus on the elementary level, insight begins with a historical perspective.  1858 marks the year that Neenah’s first elementary school, Lakeview, opened to students. The school h...

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