Baraboo School News

Class of 2016 Graduate Parade

More than 50 members of the Class of 2016 paraded through our elementary schools in their caps and gowns as a pre-graduation celebration.

Kindergarten through fifth graders cheered them on with high fives and homemade signs, and former teachers got to see their all-grown-up students as they're about the cross the threshold into life beyond our schools.

We are proud of each and every one of our graduates. Thank you for modeling your perseverance, hard work and joy of learning for our younger students.


Baraboo student leaders

Baraboo High School students attended the 81st annual Wisconsin Association of School Councils state conference in Madison on April 24 and 25, interacting with youth leaders from around the state and hearing high-impact speakers.


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. 


Summer Academy Registration is Open!

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.


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 April 23.


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