Annual Meeting, Wed Oct 18

posted by David Boland

The school has scheduled the annual meeting and budget hearing for Wednesday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school band room.  Interested community members are encouraged to attend.  

Elementary, Middle, and High Schools Receive School of Recognition Awards!

posted May 12, 2017, 5:30 AM by Sarah Sime   [ updated May 12, 2017, 5:30 AM ]

For the twenty-fourth time in thirteen years, the Seneca Area School District has been recognized by the state of Wisconsin’s School of Recognition award program. This year, the District has been recognized at the elementary, middle, and high school levels as a Wisconsin School of Recognition by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. This is the seventh consecutive year the elementary has received that recognition! Teachers Alex Osterkamp and Diane Yager from our school community will receive the award from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers, at the State Capitol on May 1, 2017. “These schools stand out for their efforts to educate our kids,” Evers said. “They are staffed by dedicated educators who work with parents, families, and the school community to support the needs of all kids through rigorous programming and attention to student needs.” Congratulations to everyone who is a part of our school community! These awards reflect the dedication of the students and parents, the quality of the staff, and the commitment of the community towards our school district. Our school has now received this award at the elementary level in 2004, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016; at the middle school level in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016; and at the high school level in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2015, and 2016. We are honored to have been recognized as a School of Recognition so many times in the last thirteen years. For more information on the School of Recognition award program, check out the Wisconsin DPI website at

Sub School Bus Driver Vacancy

posted Jan 5, 2017, 11:31 AM by David Boland   [ updated Aug 4, 2017, 5:56 AM ]

The Seneca Area School District is taking applications for the following part-time position for the current school year:

 Substitute School Bus Drivers

 If interested, send credentials and references to: Seneca School District, Administrator, 202 Main St, Hwy 27, Seneca, WI 54654

 Application Deadline: Open until position is filled.

Pay rate is $28.34 per route, and $13.32 per hour for extracurricular trips.  Some benefits (holidays, sick days, personal days) paid, with a stipend for insurance. 

See District website for details.



Seneca Area School District Non-Discrimination Statement

It is the policy of the Seneca Area School District not to discriminate on the basis of creed, religion, race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, 

political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices in accordance with state and federal civil rights law, regulations, and policies.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for information should contact the District Administrator at:  608-734-3411, ext 151; or



Seneca Area School District Earns High Rating on Report Card!

posted Nov 21, 2016, 11:41 AM by David Boland   [ updated Nov 21, 2016, 11:44 AM ]

     According to the 2015-16 school report cards released by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction on November 17, the Seneca Area School District earned a score of 86.2, and a rating of 5 stars, which is the highest rating possible. Based on the star rating, the Seneca Area School District significantly exceeds expectations for educating students.  The score our District received was the highest of all the school districts in CESA #3. Report cards are issued based on four priority areas: student achievement in English language arts and mathematics, student growth, closing gaps between student populations, and measures of readiness for graduation and postsecondary success. 

     The District score is a composite of the three schools making up the District.  Breaking the District scores down by grade levels: The elementary received a score of 87.7, “significantly exceeds expectations” (5 stars). The middle school received a score of 81.5, “exceeds expectations” (4 stars). The high school received a rating of “Alternate Rating, Satisfactory Progress” (the high school rating is different, due to the small number of total students in the high school).

     While school and district report cards provide information to the community, they do not represent a full picture of the work happening at a school. Our school continues to provide the best possible educational opportunities for our students by promoting a balance of academics, extra-curricular activities, vocational opportunities, and values. We will continue to emphasize character traits like leadership, self-esteem, achievement, accountability, and strong work ethics in our young people. This report card reflects the dedication of the students and parents, the quality of the staff, and the commitment of the community towards our school district.

     The 2015-16 report cards underwent major changes that were part of Wisconsin Act 55, the 2015-17 state budget. Those changes include variable weighting to address the impacts of poverty on student achievement, a new model for measuring student growth based on value-added methodology developed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the legislative requirement to change from the Badger Exam offered through the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium to the Forward Exam. Because report cards rely on multiple years of data, the 2015-16 report cards are based on one year each of Badger and Forward exams for grades three through eight and the ACT Plus Writing as well as Dynamic Learning Maps assessments in grades three through eight and grade 11. The third year of data came from the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exam and Wisconsin Alternate Assessment for Students with Disabilities. Using data from three different assessments in calculations, along with other legislated changes, makes comparisons of school and district performance to prior report card ratings inaccurate and inadvisable.

The school report card can be found on the school website at:

The report cards can also be found on the Department of Public Instruction’s Office of Accountability School and District Report Card webpage:

Don't receive our text messages yet?

posted Nov 30, 2015, 5:27 AM by Sarah Sime   [ updated Nov 30, 2015, 5:28 AM ]

Send a text to 81010 with the message, @senecasc, to begin receiving reminders, cancellations and announcements today! 

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