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Thunderbird Thursday Update
Jan. 5, 2017
Business Advisory Council Meeting Jan. 11
Are you a  business leader in the greater Baraboo community? Would you like to engage with other  business leaders and our School District Administrator on how to collaborate for the benefit and strength of the Baraboo community?

If interested, please attend our next Baraboo School District  Business  Advisory  Council meeting scheduled for  Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 7:45 a.m. at the new District Office located at 423 Linn Street.

This will be an one-hour gathering of  business leaders to hear some strategies the Baraboo School District is working on to better prepare students for the workforce and an opportunity for  businessleaders to provide feedback and focus on next steps to address their local needs. The focus for our January meeting is on academic and career planning. Gene Dalhoff, Vice President -Talent and Education of Madison Region Economic Partnership, will be present to help local  businesses engage with our high school students.

A light breakfast will be provided. No need to RSVP.  

Future Baraboo School District  Business  Advisory  Council meetings will take place  March 15 and  May 17.
BSD Archival Photos on Flickr
The Baraboo School District is now archiving photos on Flickr!

They are organized by album and date and anyone can browse and download the images for personal use.
Many more photos to come... have fun exploring!
 
CLICK HERE to see our albums.


Academic & Career Planning Parent Night
Join us for a Parent Night centered around Academic and Career Planning for your students on Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. in the Jack Young Middle School auditorium. Learn how to help your student set goals and get on the path to success after high school. 


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Sensitivity Workshop brings cultural awareness
K iana Beaudin, Physician Assistant at the House of Wellness, provided Native American sensitivity training this week to more than 25 of the school district's instructional coaches and teacher leaders. One of the district's strategic plan pillars is to Maximize the Potential of all Learners and Educators. This workshop was one step toward helping to ensure that our educators do the best possible job of meeting the needs of our Native students by growing their cultural awareness.  

"Learning about the cultural norms was so interesting," said Sarah Roth. "And understanding the roles of different family figures gave me such insight."   

Susan Grogan added, "It was enlightening to understand differences between cultures regarding things like eye contact and mannerisms. It makes us better educators when we are aware of the cultural differences of the students in our classrooms."

The district hopes to be able to offer this training again to a wider audience in the future.
Youth Basketball starts soon!

West fundraising for new playground equipment

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