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BHS Senior Graduation
Date: June 1
Time: 8-9:30 p.m.
Place: BHS

Last Day of School
Date: June 5
Place: all schools!

Baraboo Music Support Group Meeting
Date: June 4 
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: BHS Choir Room
Agenda: Elect new officers for 2018-2019
All parents of music students are welcome.
COMMUNITY LINKS

The mission of Hope House is to prevent abuse and provide support to victims of domestic and sexual violence.
Toll-free 24-Hour Confidential Helpline:
1-800-584-6790
Street Address:
720 Ash Street
Baraboo, WI 53913
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00AM to 4:30PM

The Baraboo Public Library offers a safe and welcoming environment, providing area residents and visitors with confidential access to cutting edge, high quality resources.    

Riptide is a summer swim program for ages 5 to 18. Registration is open for the spring stroke clinic and summer season.

All players interested in being placed on a team for the 2017 season must register and participate in evaluations.  

Online registration now open. Ages 6-18. Certified, trained coaches. Spring and Fall seasons. Email BarabooSoccerClub@gmail.
com with questions.

BALA is open for registration Sunday, Feb. 19 and Sunday. Feb. 26 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the JYMS gym. Registration and throw around; bring your sticks. Ages 9 and older. For more information, contact Ginger Clark at   608 963-8127.

Baraboo School District E-Newsletter
May 31, 2018

BHS Grads Greeted with Cheers and High-Fives
Baraboo High School's graduating seniors had an opportunity to practice their Grand March this morning.
The seniors donned their caps and graduation gowns and boarded a bus to tour the elementary schools and middle school during the third annual Senior Grad Walk. 

Grads were greeted with cheering and high-fives as they paraded through Jack Young Middle School, Gordon L. Willson Elementary, North Freedom Elementary, West Kindergarten Center, Al Behrman Elementary, and East Elementary.

This tradition has a duel purpose. The seniors have the opportunity to take a grand march down memory lane, reminiscing with former teachers and seeing their old classrooms and the schools that brought them to where they are today, while also being celebrated by the younger students. Seeing the graduates, the younger students have a real-life example of what they are working toward as they go through their own educational journey toward graduation. Bonus: everyone had fun!

Congratulations, Baraboo High School Seniors, and good luck at tomorrow's graduation and your future beyond Baraboo High School! We are #Barabooproud of all you have accomplished during your Baraboo School District careers and look forward to seeing all you will accomplish in the years to come.

Want to see a video of the Senior Grad Walk? Check it out on our Baraboo School District Facebook Page here!

DATES TO NOTE: BHS GRADUATION

Argo Named Secondary Teacher of the Year
Please join the Baraboo School District in congratulating Stephan Argo as the recipient of the 2018 Excellence In Education Award (EIEA))!

Steve Argo, Baraboo High School social studies educator, has been recognized by his colleagues and other peers as our District's teacher of the year at the secondary level. Mr.  Argo is completing his 18th year as an educator with the Baraboo School District. A surprise school celebration was held at BHS yesterday with staff, family and friends in his honor. 

During the gathering, Mr.   Argo received a plaque to proudly display and a monetary award, to be used in connection with his classroom. This honor is sponsored by the Baraboo High School Class of 1956 and is managed by the Greater Sauk Co Community Foundation. 

Congratulations, Mr.  Argo! We are #Barabooproud to have you in our district!


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Welcome to the Muellers' - BHS Building Trades Open House
The 2017-18 Building Trades Open House was held yesterday, Wednesday, May 30th, from  4-7 p.m.  

This year's house was built for Andi and Marc Mueller and is a farm style house designed with a mother-in-laws quarters for Marc's mother, Donna Mueller. The house is built on the Mueller farm and is located on Terrytown Road.

This is the largest house that the high school building trades program has ever built, measuring more than 5,000 finished square feet.  Due to it's size, the class isn't quite done yet -  though they're getting close!  

#Barabooproud of this talented and hard working group of students.

This year's crew:
Ashley Adams                      
Brandan Barbour                  
Mason Brown
Isaac Gordon
Jacob Kimpfbeck
Richard Mora-Rivas
Josh Pate
Pavan Patel
Nick Pfaff
Caleb Porter
Malaki Ringelstetter
Braydon Scarborough
Chase Simonds
Zach Smith
Hurdy Travis
Tom Bode:       On-site Carpenter/Teacher
Mike McGann:  Building Trades Supervisor/Teacher

Elementary Summer Academy Letter to Parents/Guardians

Dear Summer Academy Parents/Guardians:

We look forward to working with your family within our Elementary Summer Academy classes for K-5 students from June 11-July 11 (no class July 4-6) at Al Behrman Elementary (ABE) School (400 Mulberry Street, Baraboo).  


For more information, contact:
Dr. Chris Olson, West/BELC Principal and Summer Academy Principal
cdolson@barabooschools.net or 608-469-3998
Mrs. Georgine Erickson, ABE & Summer Academy Administrative Assistant
BHS Fitness Classroom Grand Reveal
On May 25th, Baraboo High School revealed the new Fitness Classroom, built as part of the Phase II: Revitalize Baraboo High School referendum passed in November 2016.

Students lined up to enter the state-of-the-art classroom after rousing tunes from the BHS Marching Band and an introduction from BHS principal Mr. Glenn Bildsten and District Administrator Dr. Lori Mueller.

In 2012, the Baraboo School Board members worked with the community to decide what the needs of the district were. In the 2014 referendum, the focus was on school safety. When the committee met again, they agreed that the next focus needed to be on Baraboo High School.

Dr. Mueller addressed the students before the reveal, telling them, "A lot of your teachers and a lot of your coaches said 'This fitness room has to happen;' that we have gone too many years, too many decades, as a school community competing in the Badger Conference without an appropriate fitness space. ...In 2016, the Baraboo Community made a huge investment on [the students] and the school. They voted to pay more taxes so that you can have something that you can cherish for years to come.

So, when you come into this space today, and when you are in this space throughout your years here at Baraboo High School, my request is this: treat it as a gift, because this is an amazing gift from your community. We want to take care of it so that it continues to be a place of Baraboo pride."

To see the video of the live reveal, visit us on Facebook here.

We are #Barabooproud to live in a community that supports our schools, our students, and education! Thank you, Baraboo!

North Freedom Salutes Graduates
North Freedom Elementary School had a surprise waiting for graduates as they toured the elementary and middle schools today during the 3rd annual Grad Walk. The students who graduated fifth grade from North Freedom were greeted with a special "congratulations" showing the graduates' pictures now and their pictures as 5th graders when they attended North Freedom Elementary! North Freedom is #Barabooproud of their graduates, then and now!

West Holds Spring Sing and Picnic
West Kindergarten Center held its end of the year Spring Sing and Family Picnic event yesterday. West  appreciates all of the many efforts from Bruce Clawson and Sue Lappin to help prepare the students for the  Spring   Sing .  The students did a wonderful job!
End-of-the-Year Picnic Excitement at East
A sure sign that the school is coming to a close is the very popular school picnic at East Elementary.  Students, families and family friends were invited to a mid day picnic school lunch on Friday, May 25.  Our students, staff and guests were patient as our 350 students and an additional 100 individuals participated in the popular social event. We were grateful we did not have any raindrops, though several dozen uninvited mosquitoes also attended. 

A special thank you to our families who continue to support our students, staff and school. We are a better school with all of this support and special event participation.  (Our food service Director, Mary Loveless. and our kitchen staff are also a key members to this picnic success. We extend our thanks to them , too.)

A Class of Published Authors at GLW!
Students in Mrs. Laux's first grade classroom at Gordon L. Willson Elementary wrote and published their own class book. They each wrote and drew about their favorite animal and a poem about themselves. Mrs. Laux sent the "manuscript" into a publishing company. The company bound and published the books. 

On May 23, the class had a publishing party where the kids got to "walk the red carpet" and share their writing with family members. They also got to use the photo booth that was set up in the classroom to take some fun pictures to celebrate this awesome occasion. 

Sign Up for Summer Tumbling Classes!
Baraboo Cheerleading is thrilled to offer summer tumbling classes!  The dates for the summer session will be on Tuesdays: 6/5, 6/12, 6/19 and 7/10.  The classes will be held at Jack Young Middle School in the big gym.  T he cost is $20 for the whole session (4 weeks of practice).   The times for each session are:

Youth Group 1:  5:30pm - 6:30pm
Youth Group 2:  6:30pm - 7:30pm
Middle School and High School:  7:30pm - 8:30pm

Youth is for students going into 1st through 5th grade.  Middle School and High School is for students going into 6th through 12th grade.

If you are interested in registering for a class, please email  kflores@barabooschools.net with which class you would like to sign up for.
Intro to Aviation Summer Course Now Open for Enrollment
The Baraboo School District is offering a Summer Enrichment Course: Introduction to Aviation (Not for credit) for all 2017-18 Baraboo High School or Wisconsin Dells students. 

In this course, Students will study the details of how to control the flight of an airplane. Students will then use this information by practicing on simulators. They will learn basic flight maneuvers such as takeoff, landing, turns, climbs and descents. In addition, students will learn about career opportunities related to aviation.

Dates: June 11th - July 11th (Not including July 4rd - 6th)
Time: 9:00 - 11:30
Location: Baraboo - Dells Airport
S3440 County Rd. BD
Baraboo, WI 53913
Cost: Free

Students must be able to secure your own transportation to and from the course.

CLICK HERE TO ENROLL
District Offers Free Summer Breakfast and Lunch
Any questions, please call Mary Loveless, Food Service Director at 355-3980.

Volunteer with the Baraboo School District
The Baraboo School District continues to welcome volunteers within each of our schools.  

Thank you to our many school volunteers and community partners for all of the ways in which you support and impact each of our Baraboo schools.

For more information on volunteering in our District, please click here.
#BarabooProud
Dear Members of the Baraboo Community,

We want you to know that we are dedicated to all students.

We are committed to upholding a community that values differences of identities, beliefs and perspectives. We are proud to support students, families and staff of different races, faiths, national origins, immigration status, political viewpoints, abilities, sexual orientation and gender identity. Every student and family is a valued member of our community. We continue to be dedicated to supporting the maximum growth of each student, enabling each to succeed in and contribute positively to a continuously evolving world.

Ultimately, we believe that diversity and inclusion makes us stronger as a school community.

Sincerely,

The Baraboo School District 
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