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200 S. Depot Street | Fox Lake, WI  53933 | Phone: (920) 928-3136


The vision of SAGES is the creation of culture that actively and thoughtfully conserves and sustains the land, flora and fauna that comprise our environment and food sources.

Our mission is to produce responsible, productive citizens who have both a local
and global perspective and are committed to preserving and sustaining national
and world environments, food sources and other natural resources.



    SAGES’ Pontoon Classroom
Fox Lake v Wednesday, June 1st

SAGES’ students (K-8) will get to participate in a unique educational adventure on June 1st! Experienced volunteer pontoon boat drivers will take students and teachers in small groups from Clausen Park boat landing onto Fox Lake and along the north shoreline of the lake. Topics to be covered include: how to maintain a healthy lake, managing aquatic invasive species, etc.

Important Notes for “Pontoon Classroom” Day:

  • Students must wear a life jacket to participate. If they own one, please send it from home by Tuesday, May 31. (Please put your student’s name on his/her life jacket.)
  • Note: A limited number of jackets are available at SAGES.
  • Lunch: Students will each lunch at school that day as usual. Times will be a bit earlier.
  • Dress: Watch the weather and be sure to dress your child(ren) for being on the lake.
  • Sunscreen: If you’re providing sunscreen for your child, you must have an “Over-the-Counter-Medication” form in the office. Forms can be downloaded from our website.
  • CHAPERONES: Volunteers still needed. Call if you can help (Must already have Volunteer Form in office).
  • Questions: Call the school at 920-928-3136. Thank you!


SAGES’ to host…

     Author Suzi Parron                                                                                

When: Tuesday, June 14 6:30 pm

Where: School for Agricultural & Environmental Studies (SAGES’) Gym 200 S. Depot Street - Fox Lake, Wisconsin 53933

Why: As part of the 2015-16 SAGES’ 2nd Graders “Barn Quilt” Project, they’ll host author, Suzi Parron, at SAGES to inform others of the barn quilt trail movement.

Suzi Parron discovered barn quilts on a trip through Kentucky in 2008. She documented over one thousand barn quilts in the process of writing her 2012 book, Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement;” her second book, “Following the Barn Quilt Trail,” was published in 2016. It features a twenty-page chapter on the barn quilts of Wisconsin, including six photos from the Shawano County project.

In her talk, Suzi will take us on a journey along the quilt trail, beginning with the very first barn quilt, which stemmed from Donna Sue Groves and her wish to honor her mother's quilting art. Suzi's hour-long presentation features over one hundred stunning photographs of barn quilts, some of which rival cloth quilts in their intricacy. You will hear stories of some of the individuals who have painted quilt blocks to honor loved ones or their local culture, along with a few humorous anecdotes.

The program is both informative and entertaining, as Suzi explores the way in which our quilting heritage takes on new meaning as this movement continues to expand. Suzi will have books on hand for sale and signing — be sure to bring your checkbook!

200 South Depot Street

Fox Lake, WI 53933

PHONE:  920-928-3136

FAX:  920-928-2284