By Cynthia Germain
The Luxemburg/Casco School District received some good news about the academic strides being made in their district. The scores from the Forward exam, the state of Wisconsin’s standardized achievement test, have been released which compares regional academic assessment data. The state is divided into 12 regions known as CESAs, Cooperative Education Service Agencies. Luxemburg/Casco School District is in CESA7, a large region covering Door, Kewaunee, Brown and areas along the lakeshore into Sheboygan county and includes 37 school districts. Luxemburg/Casco moved up to 4th position out of the 37 in English language/arts and 5th in reading, a significant increase over previous years. Glen Schlender, Superintendent of the District, attributes the success to the teachers, principals and other district staff aligning better curriculum efforts.
Schlender now looks to the continued referendum planning, finalizing the scope of the project and pinning down the size and location of rooms and gym for main campus facilities. As a part of this endeavor, The Greater Green Bay YMCA is exploring the opportunity to put a facility in Luxemburg. A survey of district residents with demographics of school-age children will be conducted to gauge the level of interest in the programs provided by the YMCA. Schlender is hopeful of the YMCA presence and partnership on the referendum.