Baraboo School News

Reminiscing about life in the 1940s

Community members from the Baraboo area spent the afternoon with Literary Themes and Composition students on April 17th, reminiscing about life in the 1940s, the theme of this year's research paper and project. Guests included, from left to right: Janice Eckhart, Audrey Christofferson, Kit Eilertson, Lorraine Kindschi, Geri Schoenoff, Donald Nelson, Dick Schoenoff, Chris Christofferson, Vi Tully, Bob Tully, and Eileen Cleveland. As this picture was taken, Mrs. Kindschi jokingly reminded the students to "look smart." Thank you, Baraboo Community, for giving the gift of your time to BHS!


Career Fair 2014

Each year the Baraboo Elementary School Counselors partner with the Kiwanis to organize and host a fourth and fifth grade Career Fair. This year the Career Fair was held at the University of Wisconsin Baraboo and featured Dean Thomas Pleger and speakers from eighteen local businesses and careers. The fourth and fifth graders listened to three speakers discuss and share information about their jobs. Follow up discussions took place in guidance classes when the students returned to their respective schools. It was a very successful and productive event


Baraboo Community Classroom Partner

Third grade had a fun and informational visit from their Baraboo Classroom Community Connection volunteer, Tom Geitner, who works for the Village of North Freedom.  Mr. Geitner went above and beyond for the students by bringing in several pieces of equipment and demonstrating how they work. He put road salt into the hopper of a snow plow with the front loader on a tractor, then spread the salt on the road, and finally swept it all up with a street sweeper.  The students told Mr. Geitner, "This was awesome!  We thought you were just going to talk to us today!" Third graders have a new friend in the community and plan on waving to Mr. Geitner when they see him out and about.  We look forward to him coming back for 2 more visits!


Summer Food Service Program

This summer the Baraboo School District will again take part in the federally funded Summer Food Service Program.  There will be 3 sites we will be serving in plus we will be delivering meals to the Boys and Girls Club.  The meals are free to all children 18 years and younger.  Any adults accompanying the children that choose to eat will be charged $1.50 for breakfast and $3.00 for lunch.  You do not have to be attending Summer School to take part in this program.  The program will run from June 16, 2014 to July 25, 2014, only being closed on July 4th.
Here are the sites and hours: 

Gordon L. Willson : Open only to Kid Stop Program Kids serving breakfast and lunch.

Baraboo High School: Breakfast daily from 7 to 8:30 AM/ Lunch daily from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Al Behrman Elementary: Breakfast from 7:30 - 8:30 AM only on Summer School days.
                                             Lunch daily from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM only on Summer School days.
                                             This site will be closed all Fridays and the week of July 21 - 25, 2014.

Any questions, please call Mary Loveless, Food Service Director at 355-3980.


Wisconsin Teacher of the Year Speaks to Teacher Candidates

University of Wisconsin-Platteville School of Education teacher candidates recently attended a workshop conducted by Jane McMahon, 2014 Wisconsin Kohl Foundation Teacher of the Year, and her teaching colleague, Rita Ehlert, at UW-Platteville. McMahon and Ehlert teach in the Baraboo School District.


Visual Arts Classic State

Baraboo High School Art Students compete at VAC STATE 2014.

Visual Arts Classic is a state wide Art Competition sponsored by the Wisconsin Art Education Association.  Regional events are held throughout the state where high school students bring a Long Term Project created in a specific media and prepared to answer a theme related problem.  During the day at the event students participate in On-Site projects also related to the theme.  The theme for 2014 was Art & Storytelling.

Congratulations to the Baraboo High School VAC team for their results at state 4/11/14.  Baraboo scored 5 Long Term 1st Place, 4 On-Site First Place Awards, 4 2nd Place Long Term Awards, an On-Site 3rd Place and an On-Site Honorable Mention.


Opera for the Young

Opera for the Young performed at North Freedom Elementary school, courtesy of the North Freedom Parent Group, on Tuesday, April 8th. The performance was "The Barber of Seville" and the fourth year they have come to North Freedom.

Youth Art Month Regional

Baraboo School District Art Students participated in the Youth Art Month Regional exhibit at UW Sauk County in March. This exhibit is sponsored by the Wisconsin Art Education Association. Students who are awarded 1st place for their Art work regionally will have their work displayed and a reception held at the Wisconsin State Capital on April 4th. Shown is high school student Lindsey, a senior with her digital self portrait created in Adobe Photoshop in Commercial Art class with instructor Marlys Greenhalgh and student teacher Kyle Martin.


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