Weston School District, Cazenovia, WI
Sue Louis, Student/Family and Community Relations Coordinator;
Randi Osborne, Agriculture Educator
The Weston School District, in beautiful Sauk and Richland counties, is situated on 60 acres in the midst of cornfields and woodlands. Even though the district is small, Weston’s 300 preK -12 grade students experience a challenging academic environment with a wide array of athletic, artistic, technical, vocational, exploratory, and college level course offerings. Our “hands-on” curriculum keeps students excited about learning.
The school boasts of a 1.5-acre school garden and apple, pear, and plum orchard, which supports a CSA and supplements the lunch program, 13 acres of school forest that sustains annual maple syrup production, student-built barn housing dairy sheep, greenhouse, chicken coop, aquaculture tank, and a disc golf course. Students learn about plants by helping in the garden and greenhouse, identify plants and trees in the school forest, milk sheep, make sheep milk soap and sell it, care for a flock of chickens and sell eggs, and play disc golf for recreation!
There are very few evenings that the school parking lot is empty as it is the center of the community. Athletics, community nights, concerts, art festivals, and after school programs bring our families together and support students of all ages. Weston’s staff motto is #committed2learning4all and they work hard to build relationships, encourage acceptance, provide opportunities, and inspire all students to succeed.
We invite you to come see rural education at its finest. Visit the sheep barn, see how sheep milk soap is made and purchase our unique soap product, hike through the school forest and take home student-made maple syrup, tour our greenhouse and fish room, pet a chicken, and enjoy a challenging game of disc golf!