State Superintendent Tony Evers recognized 10 projects with his “Standing Up for Rural Wisconsin Schools, Libraries, and Communities” awards, March 7 in Madison:
* Bringing Community Library Service to Rural Wisconsin, a project of the Melrose-Mindoro Area School District and communities in Jackson, La Crosse, and Monroe counties.
* Darlington Community Hispanic Outreach Project, a collaboration to raise the awareness of Hispanic culture and create an inclusive community.
* Goodman-Armstrong Creek School Forest and Community Learning Partnership, involving PK-12 and postsecondary education, businesses, agencies, organizations, and community members.
* Marketplace for Kids, an entrepreneurship education partnership in Southwestern Wisconsin.
* Northland Pines School District and YMCA of the Northwoods Eagle River Branch Partnership, providing healthy living classes and programs for the community.
* Palmyra-Eagle Area School District’s Prevention and Wellness Service (PAWS), a collaborative effort with local agencies and organizations.
* RUSTIC Initiative: Rural Schools Training and Instruction Consortium, in which high school seniors in five districts take courses through Northcentral Technical College, Wausau.
* Summer PACK: Positive Adventures Creating Knowledge, an educational opportunity for students in the Tomah Area School District.
* We Are More than a Flesh Colored Crayon, a social-action-infused curriculum on diversity, community, and social issues, developed by first-grade teachers in the Berlin Area School District.
* Youth Sports Unlimited, supporting youth-based programs and activities in northern Polk County.
More about each program is available in the DPI news release.