AnnMarie Hilton, Post-Crescent Media

AnnMarie Hilton

Post-Crescent Media

Appleton, WI, United States

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Recent articles by AnnMarie:

Kimberly High School teacher placed on leave after allegations of inappropriate conduct at another school district

The release doesn't name the other district but it does say there's no evidence that any students in Kimberly were involved. → Read More

Fox Cities, Oshkosh schools improve on test scores, but still trail pre-pandemic scores

There was some improvement last spring, but overall, Wisconsin students are still scoring below pre-pandemic levels on state tests. → Read More

Kaukauna school district approves purchase of 144 acres of land southwest of Kaukauna High School

The property could be used to build a new school, according to the district's contract. → Read More

Appleton hasn't had a formal complaint about books since 2010. Here's a closer look at how complaints are handled.

In the Appleton Area School District, a formal objection to material hasn't reached the district level since 2010. → Read More

Houdini Elementary School honors its own magical Mark Vivoda with dedication of gymnasium for his 40-year career

Mark Vivoda, who recently retired after 30 years as building engineer at Houdini Elementary, is remembered for making the school "a better place" and his connection with students. → Read More

Lawrence University adds new welcome arch to campus

With the new arch, Lawrence will add new campus traditions for new students. → Read More

Appleton-area school districts will get an extra $4 million in federal funds from Gov. Tony Evers

Districts in the Fox Cities will get anywhere from $371,000 to $1.5 million for staffing challenges, rising costs and student mental health services. → Read More

As Fox Valley schools scramble to fill open teaching positions, fears of the substitute shortage still loom

Some call it a teacher shortage, some don't, but either way, filling open spots can be a challenge for schools in the Fox Valley. → Read More

Menasha school district residents will vote on $99.7 million referendum in November

Menasha wants to build a new school on the Maplewood Middle School campus for grades five through eight and demolish the existing building there. → Read More

Voters in the Appleton school district will see two referendum questions this November

If approved, referendum would be used to build a new elementary school, expand STEM offerings and lower class sizes. → Read More

Which Appleton-area school district pays teachers the most, on average?

Across Appleton, Neenah, Menasha, Kaukauna, Kimberly, Little Chute and Hortonville school districts, the average teacher salary is $57,603. → Read More

A stowaway cat, space exploration and Wisconsin female pilots: Here are highlights from EAA AirVenture 2022

As of the end of the day Friday, there were over 15,500 take-offs and landings just on-site in Oshkosh for the EAA AirVenture. → Read More

Appleton school district projects $5.5 million surplus, but it came at the cost of staffing challenges

The anticipated increase comes from fewer special education expenses, savings from unfilled staff positions and the substitute shortage. → Read More

Neenah school board approved the sale of Shattuck Middle School, but not everyone is happy about it

Nine Neenah residents spoke during the public comment period of the meeting; most of whom asked the board to vote against selling the property. → Read More

Appleton school board's YouTube stats are revealing. Here's what we've learned

The issues and challenges of the pandemic drew “intense interest” in what the school board was deciding, board president Kay Eggert said. → Read More

Menasha's Fox Valley Virtual School is here to stay, and ready to grow with a recent $650,000 grant

Thanks to recent grant money, the school is expanding its environmental education, getting new curriculum materials and trying to reach new families. → Read More

Kaukauna school board approves budget with a 4% staff salary increase, but a $700,000 shortfall looms in 2023-24

The Kaukauna school board voted to unanimously approve the $60.5 million preliminary budget for the 2022-23 school year Monday night. → Read More

Appleton Area School District gets $40,000 grant for student mental health services

Appleton was chosen not only for its services but for the existing community partnerships and track record of support in the Fox Valley → Read More

Captain America actor Anthony Mackie charged Lawrence University class of 2022 to write their own story

The Captain America actor addressed the class of 2022 filled with stories about his own life and told graduate to write their own story. → Read More

Kiel is swept up in a cultural war from a Title IX investigation, but residents are trying to carry on

The six bomb threats have been unfounded so far, but Kiel has seen schools closed, a parade canceled and graduation on hold. → Read More