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Thunderbird Thursday Update
Dec. 22, 2016
Happy Holidays!







Happy Holidays from the Baraboo School District! Thank you for sharing in our mission to help every child in our district engage, learn and grow. We are looking forward to a great 2017! 

We wanted to share this sweet moment from the holiday program in Mrs. Benson's 4K AM class at West. Mrs. Thomas is Mrs. Benson's assistant teacher, a sometimes unsung job that is so important in every one of our classrooms across the district. This little guy sensed Mrs. Thomas standing behind him, and leaned into her to get a little comfort and reassurance at the end of the performance, and of course she obliged.

We are 
#Barabooproud  that we can provide a space where every child feels celebrated and supported as they learn and grow. 
Winter Carnival at West
West Kindergarten Center had a great turnout at its annual Winter Carnival this week, with family meals and hands-on learning activities that multiple generations did together. 















Sharing the Love
The Baraboo High School Treble Choir went to Oak Park Place this week to sing to the residents there and help them with some fun card and ornament projects. Great work!















Double Header Night Tonight


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.
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. 

A Baraboo Citizens Police and Fire Academy will run Jan. 11-March 15.  S tudents 16 years and older are also welcome to join. To fill out an application, visit the Baraboo Police and Fire Department offices at 135 4th Street downtown. 
West fundraising for new playground equipment

Alumni Swimmers Wanted
Attention alumni T-Bird Swimmers! Join us for a fun night at the pool with old teammates and the new T-Bird Swimmers at the Alumni Meet on  Tuesday, Dec. 27. The meet starts at  6 p.m. at the Jack Young Middle School Pool.  Event line-up is Alumni-friendly with lots of 50's and short relays.

200 Medley Relay
100 IM 
50 Free
4x100 Free Relay
50 Fly
100 Free
4x200 Free Relay
50 Back
50 Breast
8x400 Free Relay

Post meet social after to share stories and advice for the current team.  Contact Chris Lemke at  clemke@barabooschools.net  or  608-393-3935  to sign-up or for more information.
Swim Registration has started
Registration for winter lessons at the indoor pool began this week, with offerings including:

* Aqua Zumba

* AM Aqua Jog

* Water Aerobics

* Swimming Lessons

* Parent-Tot Lessons

For registration information and flyers on each of these offerings, CLICK HERE.  
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