Baraboo School News
As the next step in the District’s long-term facility planning, the Board of Education will be hosting two community workshops to engage the community in the Master Planning process, and to outline the critical building issues facing the District. Community members are encouraged to attend a workshop on Tuesday, May 21st at 10:30 a.m. at the Civic Center and Monday, June 3rd at 6:00 p.m. in the Jack Young Middle School Commons. The workshops will be identical, yet residents are welcome to attend both if interested.
The workshops will be interactive and encourage community conversation on key topics related to facility planning. For the last several years, the Board has been working intently on increasing student performance and fostering teacher engagement. It is now time to focus attention on our immediate and long-term facility needs and we need your help as District stakeholders to do so.
North Freedom Public Works Director Visits Classroom
As part of the School District's Strategic Plan, the Baraboo Community Classroom Connection (BCCC) was established to expand community engagement in schools. Mr. Tom Geitner, Public Works Director from The Village of North Freedom visited students in Ms. Call's third grade classroom at North Freedom Elementary School on Monday, May 13th. Testing the water in North Freedom is one of his many duties as Public Works Director, but Tom also told the 3rd graders about the equipment he uses on the job including snow plow, tractor and street sweeper. Through this opportunity the children's learning is enhanced and they are inspired with possible career options.
Food Service FCCLA Goes to State and Nationals
Baraboo High Food Service FCCLA sent 16 students to participate in the annual State Leadership Meeting for the Wisconsin Association of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). The conference was held at Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, April 15-17, 2013. This group of students brought home 7 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze medals as a result of the S.T.A.R. events. Emily K from Baraboo High will be advancing to the national Culinary Arts competition, which will be held at local Culinary Art Institute in Nashville in July!!
Baraboo Teacher/Students/Parent take the stage for Angelman Syndrome to promote their upcoming Be a Hero - Help an Angel Walk/Run 5K on May 18th. Click here to watch.
Lenore Zeller, Special Education Teacher from Baraboo High School, was recently highlighted on a powerful segment called Innovative Chromebook Teachers. She was selected from the U.S./Canada as an innovative user of Chromebooks, Google Apps for Education, and many other technology-related resources. She had the opportunity to share her innovative use of technology in her Special Education classroom via a Google Hangout along with other innovative users. You can watch the replay of this event at the following url.
You can also watch many of the other segments from this weeklong event which highlighted innovative use of technology in Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Foreign Language.
Pastries for Parents
North Freedom Elementary school sponsored a "Mother's Day and (early) Father's Day Celebration" on Friday, May 10th from 7:00 am to 8:00 am with "Pastries for Parents." Students and their parents enjoyed a treat in the gym early Friday morning. Cate Gasser and her Food Service students baked the pastries and Mary Loveless's Food Service Department provided the refreshments for this event.
Local Writers Meet with Students
Juniors in Ms. Kari Nelson's and Ms. Annemarie Schaefer's Literary Themes and Composition classes had the chance to conference with accomplished writers from the Baraboo area on Friday, May 3rd. Students have spent the past several weeks researching and writing a decades-themed paper on a topic of interest from the 1980s. Topic choices ranged from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster to the movies of John Hughes. Each student was asked to bring a rough draft of his/her paper to the session. "This was an invaluable opportunity for these young men and women--45 minutes of uninterrupted writing coaching from our community's best," said Ms. Nelson.
Writing guests pictured, from left to right, include: Erika Gerhardt Obois, David Cole, Roxanne Biffert, Keri Olson, Rob Nelson, Neal Lloyd, Mark Patton, Douglas Fauth, Jackie Amant, Kelly Dwyer-Wenzlow, Ben Bromley, Peter Vedro, and Pat Nash. Participants not pictured: Stephen Argo, Jamie Spagnolo, and Melissa Hanson.
- T-Bird Cookbook
- Facility Planning Discussion
- Nutrition Nuggets - May 2013
- Hall of Fame
- Technology Academy 2013
- NEW * 2013-14 School Calendar
- REVISED 2012-13 Calendar
- School Safety Resources
- Long-Term Facilities Planning
- BYOD-Bring Your Own Device
- New Gifted and Talented Guide
- New WI School Report Cards
- Statewide Assessment Scoring Changes
- Track and Field Renovation