Baraboo School News
Box Out Bullying May 2
Parents concerned about bullying have the opportunity to attend a special assembly on Monday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. offered by Box Out Bullying.
Students in grades 5-10 will be attending anti-bullying presentations in school that day by the nationally award-winning company, which specializes in combining research-based bullying prevention with dynamic live theater.
The parent assembly will take place in the high school gym and is a great opportunity to get on the same page as your kids when it comes to how to address bullying. We hope you can join us!
District Art Show through May 3
The Baraboo School District Art Department’s Annual Spring Art Show will be in the High School Commons during regular school hours through May 3. Any Baraboo High School student may enter artwork, while seniors will have their own portfolio section. Elementary and JYMS students also will be exhibiting their work. The show will include two and three dimensional artwork, photography, computer design and illustration of our Baraboo School District students.
A closing awards reception will take place Tuesday, May 3 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Lifelong Learning Begins in Baraboo
Fourth Graders Go to Madison
Fourth graders from Al Behrman recently toured the State Capitol and met with Representative Dave Considine there (can you spot him?). We bet we have some future leaders in this group.
BHS Top Scholars
On Sunday, April 3rd, the Badger Conference celebrated its Top Scholars Banquet at Chula Vista Resort. At this annual banquet, each of the Badger Conference schools recognize their top senior scholars for their academic accomplishments. Students who earn this recognition have done so by achieving the highest laude scores after 7 semesters of academic coursework. Congratulations to Baraboo High School's 2016 Top Scholars:
Front Row (left to right): Bradley Nordin, Ben Bildsten, and Owen Seymour
Back Row (left to right): Annika Swallen, Ben Kinzer, Austin Castleberry, Jackson Snow, Cooper Kohlman, Grace Korthals, and Madeline Gehin
Special Olympian shares bowling fun with classmates
East Elementary fifth grader Hayden Ramsey is proud to be an active participant in the local Special Olympics bowling team. Last week his friends from Jaclyn Beall's class joined him at Thunderbird Lanes to bowl with the rest of the Special Olympians and coach Helen Ziegler as part of the Baraboo Community Classroom Connections program, which pairs local groups and businesses with elementary classrooms.
Hayden bowled his best game ever at 127 with his classmates cheering him on, and his friends from school learned more about the Special Olympics program and met the athletes who participate in it, who range in age from elementary school to into their 80s.
For more photos from this special event, CLICK HERE.
Legion donates $10k to 21 Club
Congratulations to the Baraboo 21 Club, which received a $10,000 gift from American Legion Post 26 to use toward a Tuscania memorial.
The Tuscania was a WWI ship that was torpedoed and sank off the coast of Scotland. More than 200 people died and 21 soldiers from Baraboo survived.
Baraboo civics teacher Steve Argo is organizing an effort to build a memorial to the Tuscania, which would be the first of its kind in the world.
Plans for the memorial call for a bronze relief depicting the sinking, as well as a plaque describing the disaster and listing the victims, to be affixed to a boulder and placed at Mary Rountree Evans Park alongside the Riverwalk.
Read the full article about this generous gift here.
This summer give your child the chance to learn, grow and explore — while staying anchored in the math and literacy skills they built this school year — in the Summer Academy.
Kids currently in grades K-5 in the Baraboo School District can choose up to three enrichment courses where they can learn a foreign language, have fun with math and science, or discover the cultures and world around them.
These popular, free courses will take place at Al Behrman Elementary from June 6-July 1, Monday-Friday, between 8 and 11:30 a.m. All students are eligible to receive a free breakfast and lunch each day, and shuttle bus service will be available from GLW and East schools before the start of the first class, adn to GLW/KidStop, East and the Boys & Girls Club at noon.
Registration is first-come, first-serve and classes DO fill up. CLICK HERE to sign up now.
#Barabooproud at Solo & Ensemble
We don't need to tell you that Baraboo is overflowing with musical talent! This past weekend the Baraboo music program had 93 Band/Choir events perform at Solo & Ensemble in Wisconsin Dells. It can be scary to put yourself and your talent out in the spotlight to be judged, and we want to commend every single kid who participated. Kudos! And congratulations to the 18 solo performers and ensembles who will be moving on to the State Level at UW-Platteville on .
For more parent-submitted photos from Solo & Ensemble, CLICK HERE.
JYMS Students Shine at National History Day
JYMS sent 21 students to the National History Day Regional Competition in Madison last weekend. Congratulations to all 21 students who participated, and special congratulations to Jacob Carignan, Alyiah Whitrock, Paige Splinter, Arianna Macias, Kyra Hess, Charlie Cochrane, and Lara Justus, who will advance on the State Competition on .
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