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.
Golden Needle Embroidery Speaks to Students
Mrs. Lynn Zimmerman, owner and operator of Golden Needle Embroidery in North Freedom, spoke to Mr. King's North Freedom 4th graders as part of the Baraboo Community Classroom Connection. Mrs. Zimmerman demonstrated the process of creating a t-shirt design. After a short question and answer period, the 4th graders were given, courtesy of Mrs. Zimmerman, a North Freedom School t-shirt with the school logo.
More on the Memory Project
This is a follow-up to an archived posted back in February 2013 on " The Memory Project".
Baraboo High School Advanced Art Students of Marlys Greenhalgh drew portraits of orphaned children in Rwanda coordinating with The Memory Project. The Memory Project is an organization based in Middleton, WI that matches student artists with specific orphaned children throughout the world. The Memory Project group then organizes delivery of the portraits and sends a video link of the children receiving their portrait gifts and a photograph of the orphan with the donated portrait back to the student artist donors. The photo shows an orphan child in Rwanda receiving his portrait donated by BHS Student Advanced Artists.
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which is funded by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, provides nutritious meals to children during the summer, when free and reduced-priced school meals are typically unavailable. Free meals will be made available to all children 18 years of age and under. Persons over 18 years of age who are determined by a state or local public educational agency to be mentally or physically disabled and who also participate in a public or private non-profit school program during the regular school year may receive free meals as well.
Yahara River Writers' Top-Ten Workshop
Two 6th-grade students from Jack Young Middle School were recognized at the Yahara River Writers' Top-Ten Workshop this month. Hundreds of students in southern Wisconsin enter this event in four different categories: short stories, editorials, cartoons and poetry. Liam finished in the top ten in editorials, and John took top honors in cartoons with a first place showing.
Angleman Pledge War
Nic Lemke and Mr. Lotze had a pledge war for the AngleMan Run that took place on May 18th. If Lotze lost, his beard was to be shaved and if Nic lost he would lose his hair! Nic won and had the honor of shaving Mr. Lotze's beard and mustache! Lizzie, a student with Angleman Syndrome thought the event was great and greeted them at the finish line during the May 18 run!!!!
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.
- 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