District Radio Program

Stay Connected! Meet a new guest each week! Hear about the great things happening in our district!

Tune into Homeroomthe Sun Prairie Area School Districts radio program on 103.5 The Sun. Superintendent Brad Saron will give an update and bring along a special guest to introduce to you. This program is a great way to stay connected to the School District. Homeroom is hosted by Sun Prairie Resident, Todd Milewski and is brought to you in partnership with the Sun Prairie Media Center.

Listen to 103.5 The Sun on Wednesday's at 10:30 am or Sunday's at 5:30 pm. If you were not able to catch the show, click on the dates below to hear the program recording.

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Special Feature: Ollie's Stories

Ollie Berge was the Superintendent for the Sun Prairie Area School District from 1962 to 1975. During Ollie’s time as Superintendent, he helped transform several aspects of our school district, ranging from school construction all the way to homecoming. In the following video series, Ollie shares some of his memories as Superintendent with our current Superintendent, Brad Saron. Click the link above to find this video series!

Recently Featured:

October 2, 2019: Court Mould, our Director of Digital Media, Innovation, & Strategy as he talks more about Academies, Academic Career Planning and opportunities available for our students.

September 18, 2019: Nancy Everson and Katie Boos join the show to talk about the Sun Prairie Education Foundation (SPEF). With their upcoming fundraiser, The Keys Event, they want to make sure our community knows all of the initiatives that they have recently funded and how to get involved.

2019-2020 Radio Shows

September 4, 2019: Listen in as the Communications Department joins the show. Learn about how the district communicates with families and hear about some upcoming district events.

August 21, 2019: Tune it to meet Brian Incitti, the principal at Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School. Mr. Incitti welcomes families back to the 2019-2020 school year. He talks through the C Heights Cares (Community, Accountability, Respect, Empathy, &Safety) model. 

Listen to Past Radio Shows

2016-2017 Shows

August 23, 2017: Sun Prairie Police Officer and High School Liaison, Jack Wilkinson will share some important back to school safety tips related to traffic and keeping our kids safe.

August 9, 2017: High School Teacher and Boys Baseball Coach, Rob Hamilton joins the show to talk about highlights from the baseball season.

July 26, 2017: School Board President Tom Weber will join the program to give an overall update on the high school solution process and school board governance. 

June 28, 2017: Kevin Sukow, our new Director of Facilities and Grounds will join the show to introduce himself. He will talk about all of the work that is being done in the schools this summer to get them ready for fall. Many capital maintenance projects are being done as a result of the referendum.

June 14, 2017: Shelley Weiss, Summer School Director, and Melissa Paynter, Summer School Elementary Principal joins us to talk about summer school programming.       

May 31, 2017: School Board Member, Steve Schroeder will fill in for Dr. Saron and share updates from the School Board.

May 17, 2017: Ann Williams, Our English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructional Coach will join to talk about the districts efforts to support our learners.

May 3, 2017: School Board Vice President and Boundary Task Force Co-Chair, Steve Schroeder will join the program and update the community about the boundary progress and the work of the Task Force.

April 19, 2017: Community Schools Director, Sarah Smith, will join to talk about the work Community Schools is doing to make a huge impact in the community and for our kids and families.

April 5, 2017: Shelly Weiss and Sun Prairie Police Officer and Cardinal Heights School Liaison, Damien Verhalen, will join to talk about ALICE training for staff and kids.

March 22, 2017: Director of School Nutrition, Kathy Walker joins the program to talk about new initiatives she is bringing to the program and how she is engaging kids and families along the way.

March 8, 2017:: Tracey Caradine, Employee Relations Manager joins the program to talk about Workforce Development and hiring at SPASD. 

February 22, 2017: Chris Gleason, WI Teacher of the Year and Patrick Marsh Band Teacher joins the program to talk about his recent nomination as National Teacher of the Year and hear about next steps in the process.

February 8, 2017:  Homeroom kicks off as Superintendent Brad Saron shares his background, gives an update on the budget, the new schools and more. 

2017-2018 Shows

July 25, 2018: The Secondary School Space Planning Committee (SSSPC) has been meeting since February. School Board liaison Paul Barribeau will join the program to talk about the progress of the committee.

July 11, 2018: Aloy Pien and Mary Andrew join us to talk about all of the staff development taking place this summer and in preparation for the upcoming school year

June 13, 2018: Kathy Walker, School Nutrition Director joins the show to talk about the food program during Summer School as well as some exiting initiatives this fall.

May 30, 2018: Keith Nerby, our High School Principal will join the show to talk about graduation preparation as we transition to the Coliseum. 

May 16, 2018: Ann Sederquist, our Sound of Sun Prairie Director and Band Teacher from Prairie View will join us to talk about summer plans for the Sound. Hear more about the work these students put in each day to perfect their performance.

May 2, 2018: Kathy Enstad our AVID and ALPS Coordinator will be in the studio to talk about all of the great work in these programs and how her teams helps to support student success.

April 18, 2018: High School Youth Advocate and Varsity Softball Coach, Jamie Olson will join the program to talk about the success of the program last year and what we can look forward to this year with the team.

March 7, 2018: Learn more about the BEP (Business Education Partnership) as BEP President and Royal Oaks Principal James Ackley joins the show to talk more about the collaboration and how it is supporting Sun Prairie kids.

February 21, 2018: Meet Teran Peterson, Community member and parent, coordinating Black History events throughout the month of February in collaboration with the School District. Hear more about all of the great events and activities that have been planned for our students and families.

February 7, 2018: Tune in to hear more from School Board President Tom Weber about the Secondary School Space Planning Process as that work begins with a committee.

January 24, 2018: Meet the new elementary school planning principals Cynthia Jimenez and Clark Luessman. Hear more about what they are doing to get the new schools ready for kids this fall.

January 10, 2018: Meet Nate Rosin. an Instructional Math Coach for our schools. He will talk about the new math curriculum and how he is helping parents support their students and what this looks like in our schools.

December 13, 2017: Meet Matt Roe, Patrick Marsh Math teacher and the Girls Cross Country Coach recently selected as Coach of the Year.

November 29, 2017: Meet Reggie McGee, our new Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School principal. Reggie transitioned from the High School this year. He will tell us about all of the great things happening at Cardinal Heights this year so far and the great things we can expect.

November 1, 2017: Meet Marsha Heuer, a High School Social Studies Teacher and director of the Seussical the High School Musical coming in November. She will tell you more about the performance and how the community can purchase tickets to this event.

October 18, 2017: Meet our Cardinal Heights and High School Youth Advocates, Curtrell Robinson and LaRon Ragsdale. Learn what a Youth Advocate does and how they support student success. 

October 4, 2017: Football Coach and High School teacher, Brian Kaminski gets us pumped up for Homecoming week as he highlights the football season.

September 20, 2017: Our District Health Nurses, Deb Brown and Elizabeth Feisthammel will join to discuss their great team of Health Care Assistants at each school and how they help keep our students safe as well some of the great programming being offered at our schools.

September 6, 2017: Rhonda Page, our District Business Manager joins the show to talk about the logistics of school busing, crossing guards and safe routes to school. (Technical problems occurred and this program is unavailable for download)

2018-2019 SHOWS

July 10, 2019: The show will be live from a summer school site. Hear from the students and staff what they enjoy most about summer school. You will be able to hear the excitement and learn more about our robust summer program. 

June 29, 2019: Tune in to the show to learn more from Kathy Walker, School Nutrition Director. Learn about the summer school nutrition program, the community lunch being served at a variety of sites across the district and about new initiatives in store for the program that will our students should enjoy. 

June 12, 2019: Tune in to the show to hear from Kevin Sukow, Facilities & Grounds Director. Kevin will share all of the capital maintenance projects happening this summer at our schools. He will also recap the many projects that his team completed this year. 

May 14, 2019: Tune in to the show to hear from students that are a part of the Home Construction Class at the High School. They get hands on learning in the field as we partnered with Habitat for Humanity this year to build homes for residents.

April 30, 2019: We were live at Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School in the E House. Listen to the show to hear from students and staff what their experience looks like in a more personalized learning classroom space.

April 2, 2019: We were joined by Shelley Weiss our District Safety Manager and Summer School Coordinator. April is the Month of the Military Child and Shelley will be talking more about how our district supports military students. Since she wears many hats, Shelley will also talk about 2019 Summer School.

March 20, 2019: Learn more about the upcoming referendum. We will be joined in the studio by Matt Wolfert from Bray Architects and School Board President Steve Schroeder. Ensure you are an informed voter on April 2nd.

March 6, 2019: March is Middle Level Education Month. Listen in as we are joined by Chris Gleason and Sandra Kowalczyk from Patrick Marsh Middle School

February 20, 2019: The show was live on location inside Ms. Johnson's 3rd grade classroom at Northside Elementary School. Listen to the excitement in the classroom.

February 6, 2019: The show was live at Patrick Marsh Middle School where Mindfulness Hip Hop Artist JusTme was working with the students. Hear from JusTme, some students that were big fans and also from members of the Sun Prairie Education Foundation (SPEF) who funded JusTme in our district for eleven weeks.

January 9, 2019: Royal Oaks Principal James Ackley joins the show to kickoff the Kindness Retreats at all nine elementary schools.

December 12, 2018: School Board President Steve Schroeder will join the show to give updates from the School Board. 

November 28, 2018: Elizabeth Knudten, our 4K Program Manager will be on the show to talk about our 4K program and the the partnerships across the community that allow us to have such an excellent program for kids.

November 14, 2018: Curt Mould, our Director of Digital Media, Innovation and Strategy will be on the show to tell us more about digital literacy, what personalization looks like in our classrooms.

October 31, 2018: Marsha Heurer will come talk about the High School Production of the Pajama Game showing November 8-10.

October 3, 2018: Nancy Everson, our Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator will be on the show to tell us more about the program and how our students are thriving.

September 19, 2018: The show will be "live on location" at Meadow View Elementary School to hear from students and staff in their learning environment.

September 5, 2018: Rhonda Page, Business Services Manager and Busing Director will join the show to talk about bussing for the 2018-19 school year.

August 22, 2018: Kevin Sukow, our Facilities and Grounds Director will join the show to talk about Capital Maintenance projects that happened over the summer.