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School Board Appointment

The Monona Grove School District Board of Education has appointed by a majority vote Loreen Gage of Cottage Grove for the vacant seat on the School Board.  Gage has been appointed to serve until April 2020, when an election will be held to complete the remaining year of a three-year term. The seat became available upon the death of School Board member Jeff Simpson.  Sixteen applicants sent in materials for consideration; fourteen applicants were interviewed (the remaining two withdrew their names from consideration).  “Ms. Gage was an impressive candidate and is highly qualified. I’m confident she will make an excellent addition to our Board,” said Monona Grove School Board president Andrew McKinney.  Gage is the Client Service Director at Housing Initiatives Incorporated, which provides housing and services for persons in Dane County who have a severe and persistent mental illness and are experiencing homelessness because of the illness. She was formerly a special education teacher in both Milwaukee and Chicago. Her three daughters attend Monona Grove schools. “I am thrilled to accept this appointment and am eager to begin," Gage said. "As a former educator for 15 years, I hope to be an advocate and a resource for our students, our teachers, and our district."  “We are very grateful for the interest shown in this position,” said Superintendent Dan Olson. “Our community has always been supportive of our schools and this was no different. Ms. Gage brings a wealth of experience and perspective. I believe the community will find her to be an effective and knowledgeable addition to our School Board,” he said.  Gage will take the oath of office and begin her term immediately.  

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Seeking Committee Members

Monona Grove School District is seeking parents and community members to serve on the School Board’s Teaching, Learning, and Equity Committee. Committee information and the complete application can be found here. Applications are due by Monday, September 23. Once applications are reviewed, committee members will be selected and notified in October. The proposed meeting schedule will be determined after committee members are selected. If you have any questions, please contact the Superintendent’s office at 608-316-1917.

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MGEF Annual Celebration

The Monona Grove Education Foundation values the quality of education provided in our district by enabling all students access to unique and well-rounded opportunities throughout their education at MGSD. The MGEF aids these educational opportunities through its Innovation Grants. The Innovation Grants are awarded via an application process to those teachers who are willing to push the boundaries of education. Over the last 10 years MGEF has awarded grants in the amounts of $11,000+ to Monona Elementaries, $13,000+ to Cottage Grove Elementaries, $21,000+ to Glacial Drumlin and $26,000+ to MG High School. That’s a total of over $71,000. Specifically, these grants have been used for additional training (teacher seminars), new equipment (Osmos Learning System for iPads), school awareness (button maker for Gay Straight Alliance and speakers for Black Student Union) and enhanced Makerspaces (for trial & error learning). The MGEF is able to provide these Innovation Grants via its Annual Celebration. This year’s Celebration takes place on November 2nd at the Eastside Club. In addition to being a fundraiser for future grant applicants the Celebration will honor the 10 Grant recipients from 2018-19. We will have an on-line auction (starting 10/18), a short program highlighting the recipients, a silent auction and a dinner buffet. We welcome you to join us and support the MGEF as it supports the MGSD. Tickets and Sponsorships can be purchased here.

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  • Monona Grove School District
  • 5301 Monona Drive
  • Monona, WI 53716
  • Phone: (608) 221-7660
  • Fax: (608) 221-7688
  • Monona Grove School District
  • 5301 Monona Drive
  • Monona, WI 53716
  • Phone: (608) 221-7660
  • Fax: (608) 221-7688

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