Westside is undertaking a major renovation of the LMC. The first week of school 2 Prairie View students stopped by, curious...They stayed  and helped with books until 5:30 PM!

Then, a few days later in the early afternoon,  they asked if they could help again when they saw a staff member pull into the Westside parking lot with three big loads to carry in!  With efficiency, effectiveness and cheerfulness, they stayed until the end of the afternoon doing 100 tasks, small and large!

We are proud of these Prairie View students for giving a helping hand! 


College Application Submission Day!
September 17th was  College Application submission day in the Senior AVID class.There was a lot of excitement in the room as students submitted applications to their desired colleges! 

Congratulations to some of our AVID Seniors on their college acceptances!
UW Eau Claire & MN Duluth

UW - Milwaukee

What is AVID?
AVID is an elementary through post-secondary college readiness system designed to increase school-wide learning and performances for students.  AVID is a global program to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. Students are chosen for the program after an application and interview process. Traditionally, AVID students are academically in the middle, first generation college students, have desire and determination and with support will develop the skills to be successful at a post-secondary institution.


Students auditioned for Footloose back in May and officially starting rehearsing the first day of school. There are about 10 weeks of rehearsal with 14 hours of scheduled rehearsal per week - not including the outside time students spend practicing.  By the time the show finally opens, there has been about 175-200 hours of rehearsal, especially for the leads.

Footloose The Musical will be at the Sun Prairie Performing Arts Center on the following dates:

* Fri, Nov 8th, 2019 at 7:00 pm
* Sat, Nov 9th, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Interpreted in ASL)
* Sun, Nov 10th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
* Fri, Nov 15th, 2019 at 7:00 pm
* Sat, Nov 16th, 2019 at 7:00 pm
* Sun, Nov 17th, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Click  HERE   to buy tickets to Footloose!

Jamal, 12th Grade

With every role, I learn something new about myself and develop different techniques and skills. There have been lots of trial and error with analyzing and deconstructing this role, but it has been one of the best experiences for me. Because this is my last high school musical, the feeling of leaving it out on stage fuels my soul. I really enjoy the cast that I am surrounded by and the directors that give me so much guidance and so much freedom with every show. As stressful as it is, the musical is the BEST part of my day and the reason I get up every morning. I couldn't ask for a better opportunity. 

My BIGGEST takeaway from the SP music program would probably be my love for the arts. I want to do this for the rest of my life because I think it's pretty neat that someone can get up on stage or on TV and evoke emotion out of others and impact them in different ways. Every time I get on stage, I feel this rush that makes me remember that this is what I truly love to do. In college, I hope to pursue musical theater, but be involved in all forms of entertainment (film, stage, singer, etc). I really appreciate everything this program has done for me as a person and a performer. 

Madison, 12th Grade

It's been really fun! I really love the role of Rusty and think that she is very similar to me as a person. I find it easy to relate to her and am always finding new ways to express myself through that character. It has also been challenging. Trying to balance theater and school has been a little hard. Also, trying to maintain good health can be difficult but getting closer and closer to performances is exciting enough. 

My biggest takeaway is to never underestimate the people around you and be true to yourself. Not only has doing the productions been just a great experience performing wise, but the people you meet along the way have also impacted me. I've met some of my best friends through the program and the support everyone has for each other is amazing. And the best part, is that everyone is so real and their most raw self. With theater, you're often very vulnerable and trying new things with every role you take on, so being able to express yourself and act a bit goofy is so refreshing. The outstanding talent will always continue to amaze me.

Meet Andrew McKinney! Andrew serves as our Site Coordinator at C.H. Bird Elementary. He joined us this year after serving as a Youth Advocate at Sun Prairie High School. We are so excited to have Andrew at C.H. Bird. He brings his experience as the President of the Monona Grove School Board, a veteran of the US Army, and service in many roles in both higher and K-12 education. He is working on bringing after-school programming, parent education, and opportunities for families, students and school staff to build positive relationships. Thank you Andrew for all you do at C.H. Bird and all there is to come. 

"I believe that the school district, community partners and parents must work together to achieve our common goal of safely educating our children."
- Andrew McKinney, C.H. Bird Community Schools Site Coordinator


Construction on Ashley Field will begin in the next few weeks. This space is being transformed into a multipurpose stadium that will open in the fall of 2020. Keep up with post referendum updates and other information by going to:  


Meet Denetrice Sercye (Ms. Dee),  Lead Administrative Associate at Creekside! 

Tell Us About Yourself: My husband William and I have 3 girls Danaree, Adriana and Cierra. W e moved from Illinois in 2003 to Sun Prairie Wisconsin. Our family loves watching movies, going out to eat and VACATIONS! I have worked at Horizon, Royal Oaks and now Creekside.

What do you like to do, when you're not at school/work: I love to treat myself to a meal and a movie. Normally, it's the $5 movie and points I've earned going to TGIF. I love hanging with my family, girlfriends and my church family. I love puzzle books. 

Favorite Story from your job: It's always great to see students outside of work. I feel like a superstar when they run up to hug me or say "Hey Ms. Dee!" Most times I am with my family and my husband will introduce himself as "Mr. Dee". My girls will say "you know everyone" The awkward part is when I do not know the adult they might be with and you can see the confusion from their adult. 


The Sun Prairie Area School District staff  strive to maintain a learning environment that is safe and a culture that is respectful and conducive to effective learning.  Recent district data related to expulsions; behavioral referrals; student mental health; staff, student, parent satisfaction surveys; and parent feedback indicates that we have not yet achieved our goals and are not meeting the expectations we have for ourselves. To that end, we formed a District Taskforce on Student Behavior and Bullying. 

Here are the summaries from the past meetings:

To follow the work of the task force, visit: 

"I work at C.H. Bird as the Kitchen Supervisor. I have been working for Sun Prairie Schools for 3 years. My favorite part of the job is seeing smiles on a student's face each and every day as they line up for breakfast every morning, getting ready to start a day of learning with a full stomach! It is funny when they come and ask me if I can make them their favorite meal that they like to eat at home. They always say I am a great cook! When I am not working, I'm coaching basketball or doing something else that has to do with helping kids grow to be great, smart, and respectable. I love what I do and I will never stop helping kids Grow!" - Reggie

On November 11th, 30 of our students will be attending a Social Justice Seminar in Milwaukee. We are really excited and thankful to be able to provide such an amazing experience to our students. 

Stay tuned for photos!

4th:  District Taskforce on Student Behavior and Bullying
6-8:30 PM at the High School Library (888 Grove Street)
5th: End of 1st Quarter
6th: Second High School Neighbors & Community Event
5:30-7:00 PM at the District Support Center (501 S. Bird Street)
Presentation about the traffic impact study by Traffic Analysis & Design, Inc. begins at 5:30 PM  
8th-10th: High School Musical - Footloose |  Buy Tickets
11th:  School Board Meeting
5:30-7:00 PM at the District Support Center (501 S. Bird Street)
Board Workshop on Continuous Improvement of  Instruction
14th: Family/Teacher Conferences 4-8 PM
15th: NO SCHOOL - Family/Teacher Conferences
15th-17th: High School Musical - Footloose |  Buy Tickets  
18th: District Taskforce on Student Behavior and Bullying
6-8:30 PM at the High School Library (888 Grove Street) -  Public Comment
21st:  Showcase of the Art and Chili Cookoff  at the High School | Buy Tickets
25th: School Board Meeting
6 PM at City Hall (300 E. Main Street)
27th-29th: NO SCHOOL

We are seeking to diversify our workforce. Help us spread the word! 

Administrative and Certified Staff Positions
 Administrative and Certified Staff Position Postings on WECAN

 Examples: Food Service, Library Assistant, Groundskeeper, Special Education Assistant, Youth Advocate, Coaches, Custodian, and more!

The Sun Prairie Area School District is only able to accept applications through the WECAN (Wisconsin Education Career Access Network) Employment System. Please note the application deadline date for each position. 
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