Baraboo School News
Family Technology Night
Gordon L. Willson Elementary School (GLW) had over 70 families in attendance for their annual GLW/West Family Technology Night. Students were able to show off their tech skills by utilizing many of the devices they have access to during the school day. Participants had access to smartboards, chromebooks, iPads, mini iPads, and laptops. This event was made possible because of the extra effort from many GLW and West teachers as well as assistance from the West Willison Parent Association (WWPA).
Holiday Bread Baking
The Baraboo High School Family, Community and Career Leaders of America (FCCLA) completed their 36th year of the traditional Holiday Bread Baking project. A record high of 1355 breads were produced this year by the students of the food service class and 1100 of those were sold to community members, businesses and school staff and students. This year they baked extra batches in order to make a donation to the local food bank before Thanksgiving.
Art Club Fund Raisers
Baraboo High School (BHS) Art Club students are painting chairs with an artistic theme to donate to the "Sweet Seats" fund raiser for the Sauk County Art Association benefit to benefit the Al Ringling Theatre. The Sett Seats auction will be held February 15th.
The BHS Art Club is also making fused glass pendants which will be sold during lunches in the multi purpose room and by contacting Art Club members or Art teachers, M. Greenhalgh, B. Crook, A.Bachinski. The money will be used to support art activities. The slider pendants are available ready to string or on a stringer.
JYMS Builders Club Donation
The Jack Young Middle School (JYMS) Builders Club organized a school wide collection for food to make a Thanksgiving meal. Each JYMS TA was responsible for creating one Thanksgiving Box that included the items necessary for a delicious meal. As a school, JYMS donated two full carloads worth of food to the Baraboo Food Pantry.
Builders Club is a community service organization that is sponsored by Kiwanis. Builders Club is responsible for planning school wide and community events.
JYMS Student Presents at the Wisconsin Transition Academy
Calvin C, 7th grader at Jack Young Middle School, presented at the Wisconsin Transition Academy at the Glacier Canyon Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells on November 13th. Calvin presented with Mr. Timothy Fandek who represents the Department of Public Instruction in the area of youth entrepreneurship. Calvin and Mr. Fandek presented on the importance of fostering entrepreneurial skills. Calvin currently manages a student run coffee shop at the middle school. Calvin was selected as a finalist for the Wisconsin Entrepreneur of the Year.
Family Trivia Night
Last Friday night, JYMS teachers hosted the first ever Family Trivia Night. Prizes were awarded to the top team (The Hess family). Fun was had by all. Mr. Gile even broke out his tuxedo to play host.
The JYMS teachers will be hosting another Family Trivia Night in the spring.
Spooktacular Math Family Fun Night
There were many families in attendance for Al Behrman's annual math family fun night on Tuesday, October 29. Participants spent their time playing math games, making a candy corn collage, and eating Oreo spiders. Each child constructed the math games they played and took the supplies home to play again. The math coaches sponsored a parent session to explain the Everyday Math website and answer math related questions. Fun was had by all! Join them again next year!
Members of the North Freedom American Legion joined the students and staff at North Freedom Elementary School for a Veteran's Day observance on Monday, November 11th. Everyone met at the flag pole in front of the school at 11:00 a.m. Students and staff proceeded to the gymnasium with the veterans to share a meal in the cafeteria.
- French Department Fruit Sale
- Weather Closings and Delays
- Community Survey Results
- School Report Cards
- Standards Based Grading Videos
- 2013-14 School Calendar
- Facility Planning Discussion
- Hall of Fame
- School Safety Resources
- BYOD-Bring Your Own Device
- New Gifted and Talented Guide
- New WI School Report Cards
- Statewide Assessment Scoring Changes
- Track and Field Renovation