Baraboo School News

2014-2015 Student Registration

Mark your calendars for Student Registration for the 2014-2015 school year! All students from 4k-12th grade must attend one of the registration days at the Baraboo High School, either on Thursday, August 7 from 11am-6pm or Tuesday, August 12 from 7:30am-1pm. For more information please call 355-3950. HS and MS students will have school pictures taken at registration; elementary students will have pictures taken at school in September. 

Looking for forms or fee details for the upcoming school year? Look no further than the Student Forms & Fees page of the District website! You'll also find the link to Infinite Campus on this page to pay all your fees online! If you have not used Infinite Campus before, please call 355-3943 and ask for your campus portal activation key.


Police Chief Visits Kid Stop

Last week at the Baraboo School District Summer Kid Stop Program, Baraboo Police Department Chief of Police Mark Schauf spoke to the 3rd-6th grade Kid Stop kids about what it takes to be a good citizen, including being respectful, responsible, and safe. Thanks Chief Schauf!


Summer School Science Experiments

Reading Specialist Michele Bradley's Writer's Workshop summer school students conducted a science experiment in collaboration with Ms. Dequaine's Earth Science Enrichment summer school students. Looks like fun!


Summer School Science Experiments

Reading Specialist Michele Bradley's Writer's Workshop summer school students conducted a science experiment in collaboration with Ms. Dequaine's Earth Science Enrichment summer school students. Looks like fun!


District Meeting Announcements

On Monday, July 28, the District will hold its Annual Meeting and Budget Hearing. We have posted these meetings to begin at 7:15pm for the Budget Hearing, and 8pm for the Annual Meeting. Both meetings will take place in the High School Media Center. 

Prior to those two meetings will be the regular board meeting and finance committee meeting. However, the start times have been set back 1/2 hour: 

6:00pm – Finance Committee (in the HS Conference Room) 

6:30pm – Regular Board Meeting (in HS Media) 

7:15pm – Budget Hearing (HS Media Center)

8:00pm – Annual Meeting (HS Media Center) 


BHS Fall Sports Meeting

The Baraboo High School Fall Sports Parent Meetings will be held on Monday, August 4. Parents and students who need to fill out and submit forms can do that from 5-5:45pm. Parent meetings will start at 6pm in the BHS Gymnasium. The participation fee for the 2014-15 school year is $60 per sport, and can be paid online starting August 1. Fees are waived for families who qualify for free/reduced lunch. If you have any questions, please call BHS Activities Director Jim Langkamp at 355-3945.


Nation's Teachers of the Year go to Space Camp!

Jane McMahon, Middle School English Teacher and reigning Wisconsin Teacher of the Year, is at Space Camp! She's joining other TOY's in Huntsville, AL and representing #BarabooProud. Here she is with moon rock!


Author Study

Students in the enrichment class "Author Study" have been studying Mo Willems. This week they worked on "Elephant and Piggie" and made sculptures.


Baraboo Public Library Visits Summer School

Ms Carey Kipp from the Baraboo Public Library came to summer school to read stories by Eric Carle during the Author Study session. Students enjoyed hearing more stories by this famous author and learned more about the reading program at the library where students can check out more Eric Carle stores (and other books too)!


Mini-course Day

The 6th graders at Jack Young Middle School participated in Mini-Course Day on June 10th. Students participated in courses such as Zumba, Doodle Day, Spanish, Trivia, Make-your-own Ice Cream, Basketball Bananza, Yard Games, Curl Up and Read, Spa Treatments, Cow Eye Dissection, and Fun Science Experiments. The picture is from Zumba. Volunteer Zumba instructors Michael Etzweiler and Erika Obois are seen here with the 6th graders!


Science Team Honored at the School Board Meeting

A 6th grade team from Jack Young Middle School is a First-Place State Winner of the ECybermission competition. The ECYBERMISSION competition is a national science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiative that is offered by the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) and administered by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).

The winning 6th grade team includes Ben B, Dane H, Will G and Noah T. The team used scientific inquiry using scientific practices to perform their experiment at the middle school. They recognized a problem with student incidents on the ramps at the middle school. Their experiment included obtaining background data by recording interactions between students on the ramps during passing time. After obtaining the initial data, the team installed a yellow line down the middle of the ramps and recorded student interactions. The results of their study indicated that the installation of the yellow line reduced the number of "incidents" on the ramps by 50 percent.

Each member of the team will be awarded a $1,000 U.S. Series EE Savings Bond.

Congratulations to 6th grade science teacher Mrs. Scheller and team.


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