America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grants support math and science education Pierz Public Schools received a $25,000 grant from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The district will use the money to construct a greenhouse and bee apiary demonstration lab to facilitate student learning through hands-on instruction. The greenhouse will benefit [...]
By Lorae Vardas, Correspondent It appears the Pierz School District will be scrapping the block schedule currently in use at the high school in favor of an eight-hour day next fall. “We had a teacher vote last week regarding the change to an eight-period day and the result was 30 in favor and seven against,” Supt. [...]
By Lorae Vardas, Correspondent Unless there is another full day of school lost to inclement weather, students in the Pierz School District will not have to make up the time. Superintendent George Weber made the recommendation to the Pierz School Board at the Feb. 28 meeting. Instead, teachers will use the day to work on curricular [...]
By Lorae Vardas, Correspondent After conducting the state mandated Truth In Taxation public hearing Dec. 18, Pierz school officials adopted the final 2013 levy resolution for property taxes payable in 2014 at $1.191 million. That’s a $22,000 or 1.8 percent decrease over the previous year that local property taxpayers are being assessed, Earl Athman, district [...]
The Pierz and Pillager School Districts will start two hours late today, Thursday, Dec. 5.