2/2/12 – Fox Lake Mayor Tom Bednarek says this falls expected opening of the SAGES Charter School will be a great benefit to the community. “SAGES” stands for “School for AGriculture and Environmental Science” and the charter school is being housed in the former Fox Lake Elementary School, which the Waupun School District closed in 2009 as part of a cost-saving move. Bednarek says having an elementary school in Fox Lake again will help attract and retain families in the community. So far, around 60 students have registered, more than the minimum of 50 needed to be able to open the doors. If more than 125 students register, all the students would be put into a lottery to determine who gets accepted. SAGES will teach all subject areas, with a focus on agriculture and environmental studies, and with emphasis on hands-on field work and learning through project-based learning. Families have until March 15th to register.