Baraboo School News

2014 Homecoming

It's Homecoming Week! Check out the "Homecoming Headquarters" page on the High School website, including photos from various events throughout the week.

2014 Homecoming Powderpuff Football Champs: Senior Class

2014 Homecoming Powderbuff Volleyball Champs: Senior Class

Share your photos with us on social media using #barabooproud. We want to see your school spirit!


Fire Prevention Week for Elementary Schools

It's Fire Prevention Week for our elementary schools! Students are learning how to stay safe from fires, and visiting the Baraboo Fire Department.


Elk Club Donates Dictionaries

The Elks Club of Baraboo donated dictionaries to all of the third grade students in Baraboo. Gary and Ruth Baker of the Elks Club delivered these books to Mrs. Van Den Heuvel’s classroom at North Freedom Elementary on Monday, September 22nd. Thanks Elks Club!


September 24th is Bullying Awareness Day!


North Freedom Elementary Shelter Dedication

North Freedom Elementary School held a dedication ceremony for their new playground shelter on Saturday, September 20 in conjunction with their first Family Fun Day of the school year! 

Thanks to the following groups/people for making the shelter possible: North Freedom students and staff; North Freedom Parent Group; St. Clare Health Care Foundation; and Mr. & Mrs. Ed Mortimer.

Click on the photo to see more images from the shelter dedication and Family Fun Day!


PBIS Rewards at North Freedom Elementary

For their very first PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) classroom reward of 2014-15, the third graders at North Freedom Elementary School decided they would like some time to explore the Chromebooks.  Students were excited to have some choice time in return for their hard work at starting the school year off right with "Cool Tools"!


East 5th Graders Learn About School Counselors, Geography

Students in Ms. Beckord's fifth grade class at East Elementary recently enjoyed their first guidance class with Mrs. Kowalke. Students learned about the school counselor's role in addition to their own personal role in school.

Students also spent time using social studies geography books to sharpen skills on their knowledge of the Midwest Region.

Click on the photo to see more images from Ms. Beckord's classroom!


School Report Cards Released, Baraboo "Exceeds Expectations" Two Years in a Row

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has released their 2013-14 District and School Report Cards, and for the second year in a row the Baraboo School District has earned a score of "Exceeds Expectations"! The 13-14 school year was only the second year district report cards were produced.

These Report Cards provide data on multiple indicators for four Priority Areas:

  • Student Achievement – performance on the WKCE and WAA-SwD in reading and mathematics
  • Student Growth – improvement over time on the WKCE in reading and mathematics
  • Closing Gaps – progress of student subgroups in closing gaps in reading and mathematics performance and/or graduation rates
  • On-track and Postsecondary Readiness – performance on key indicators of readiness for graduation and postsecondary pursuits, whether college or career

Baraboo School District's overall score was 74.0. Al Behrman Elementary received the highest individual score in the district with 80.4.

Each school report card. along with the district report card, is saved on the Curriculum and Instruction webpage here.

Congratulations Baraboo School District students, staff and community!


Baraboo Teachers Honored as Unsung Heroes

Voya Financial, Inc., a provider of retirement plans for educators, recently awarded Baraboo High School teachers Jacalyn Amant, Lawrence Gillick, Erin Verhagen, Maggie Schumacher, Alyse Karls, William Schliewe, Marlys Greenhalgh, Gary Frisch and Emily Arendsee a $2,000 grant as part of the company’s 2014 Unsung Heroes awards competition.

Through the program, Voya Financial awards grants to K-12 educators nationwide to honor innovative teaching methods, creative educational projects, and the ability to positively influence the children they teach.

Selected from a group of more than 1,000 applicants, the team is one of 100 winners across the country who will receive this award to help fund and bring to life their idea, Write Now! In addition, they will now compete with other winners for one of the top three prizes, an additional $5,000, $10,000 or $25,000 from Voya Financial.

Read the full press release here. Congratulations teachers!


BHS Athletic Hall of Fame Announces Inductees

The Baraboo High School Athletic Hall of Fame has announced the inductees into the 2014 Class. The newest members of the Hall of Fame include: Al Adams; Kim Kropp-Blum; Ben Pederson; Marcia Peterson; Ken Ritzenthaler; Bob Scharnke; Darin Schubring; and Tom Steinhorst.

Congratulations to the inductees! A ceremony will take place at 6pm on Saturday, October 4 at the Baraboo Arts Banquet Hall in conjunction with Homecoming weekend. Tickets are $15 each, and include hors d'oeuvres from Monks. Several high-end raffle items will be available, including a Bo Ryan basketball and Brett Favre football. Print and mail a ticket order form here or buy tickets in person at the High School or District Administration building (101 2nd Ave). For more information, please contact Activities Director Jim Langkamp at 355-3940 or 

East Elementary Earns PBIS School of Merit Award

East Elementary School has joined several other Baraboo School District schools in being named by the state as a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) School of Merit! Recognized schools implement elements of the Wisconsin Response to Intervention frameworks with integrity.

Congratulations East staff and students! Learn more about what the recognition means and how it was achieved here.


ABE Earns Title I School of Recognition Award

This morning, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction announced Al Behrman Elementary is once again the recipient of a Title I School of Recognition award! For the third year in a row, ABE is a "Beating the Odds School", which means they are in the top 25% of high-poverty schools in the state AND have above-average student achievement in reading and mathematics when compared to schools from similarly sized districts, schools, grade configurations, and poverty levels. This is a huge accomplishment - congratulations ABE students and staff! See State

Superintendent Tony Evers' full press release here


GLW Recognized as PBIS School of Merit

GLW Elementary was recently recognized by the state as a Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) School of Merit. The staff at GLW focus on teaching students to be Respectful, Responsible, and Safe. Congratulations GLW!


West Kindergarten Center Recognized as PBIS School of Merit

West Kindergarten Center has been named by the state as a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) School of Merit. Recognized schools implement elements of the Wisconsin Response to Intervention frameworks with integrity.

Congratulations West staff and students! Learn more about what the recognition means and how it was achieved here.


BHS Alumni Golf Outing

Join fellow BHS Alumni at the Baraboo Country Club on Saturday, October 4th for the Alumni Golf Outing. Held in conjunction with Homecoming weekend, the outing precedes the BHS Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony held that evening at the Baraboo Arts Banquet Hall. To register for the outing, fill out this form, or call Greg Manson at 608-852-3274. For more information on the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, please call Jim Langkamp at 355-3940. 


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