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Students Try to Tip the Balance Against Invasive Gobies

By Winifred Bird – On a recent Thursday morning between spring storms, six Washington Island Middle School students huddled excitedly around a dock at Shipyard Island Marina, preparing to launch a real-world experiment with the potential to benefit not just their Island home but the entire Great Lakes ecosystem.   “Who wants the honor?” asked […]

Island School wins national award

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that the Washington Island School District is among the 2022 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees.  The Island School District was nominated by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  School Principal, Michelle Kanipes said, “We are so humbled […]

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