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UPCOMING EVENTS
For a complete calendar listing, please visit us here:

GLW Fall Fundraiser 
Kick-off
Date: Sept. 14
Notes: Ends Sept. 28, Pick up on Oct. 25.

East Spirit Week
Date: Sept. 18-22

East Parent Flower Fundraiser
Date: Sept. 18-29

Homecoming  Powder Buff Volleyball Game
Date: Sept. 17
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: BHS gym

Homecoming Powder Puff Football Game
Date: Sept. 18
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: Flambeau Field

Homecoming Steak Feed
Date: Sept. 20
Time: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Place: Fresh Express Market, 935 8th Street, Baraboo
Notes: This fundraiser will benefit Baraboo High School Athletics.

Elementary School 
Picture Day
Date: Sept. 20 

BHS Homecoming Parade
Date: Sept. 22
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Place: On the Square, downtown Baraboo

BHS Homecoming Game
Date: Sept. 22
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Flambeau Field

BHS Homecoming Dance
Date: Sept. 23
Time: 7:30-11:30 p.m.
Place: BHS gym
Notes: Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for one or $15 for two.

Bully Awareness Day
Date: Sept. 27

WI School Board Week
Date: Oct. 1-7

East Parent Support Group
Date: Oct. 3
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: East Elementary

ABE Parent Support Group
Date: Oct. 3
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Place: ABE gym

West Willson Parent Association Meeting
Date: Oct. 10
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: West Kindergarten Center

Picture Retakes Day
Date: Oct. 23
Place: ABE, East, GLW, North Freedom

BHS P/T Conferences
Date: Oct. 23/24
Notes: High School

JYMS P/T Conferences
Dated: Oct. 24/25
Notes: Middle School

North Freedom Parent Group Meeting
Date: Oct. 24
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: North Freedom Elementary

Elementary P/T Conferences
Date: Oct. 25/26
Notes: Elementary Schools
 
Picture Retakes Day
Date: Oct. 25
Place: West and BELC

ABE Parent Support Group
Date: Nov. 7
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Place: ABE gym

East Parent Support Group
Date: Nov. 7
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: East Elementary

West Willson Parent Association Meeting
Date: Nov. 14
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: GLW library

GLW Literacy Night
Date: Nov. 16
Place: GLW

Fall Break
Date: Nov. 22-24

ABE Parent Support Group
Date: Dec. 5
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Place: ABE gym

East Parent Support Group
Date: Dec. 5
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: East Elementary

North Freedom Parent Group Meeting
Date: Dec. 5
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: North Freedom Elementary

West Willson Parent Association Meeting
Date: Dec. 12
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: West Kindergarten Center
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.

Thunderbird Thursday Update
September 14, 2017
TAKE THE T-BIRD POLL!
Last week our T-Bird Poll questions was: Do you know what a Groutfit is?

The results are in! It turns out that 53.2% of those who responded do know what a groutfit is, while 46.8% had no idea.

Of the 109 people who responded, 41.3% were students in the Baraboo School District, 23.9% were staff in the Baraboo School District and 34.9% were T-Bird fans who like to answer poll questions!

So what is a groutfit? Answer: an all-gray outfit. It is also the theme for the BHS Homecoming Dress Up Day on Wednesday, Sept. 19!

We asked you what you thought a groutfit was, and here are some of the responses:
  • "Those little plastic pieces you place to align your tiles?!
  • Dressing up the same as a group of friends? 
  • Something one wears while grouting tile!
  • A tool that makes sure that the grout in your bath tub is applied in a straight line.
  • Some new piece of technology to measure fitness
  • A phase. "He'll 'groutfit' (grow out of it) eventually." ;P
  • Like a fitbit??
  • Exercise Program that involves grouting tile while you get fit!!
  • I have no idea without googling it!
INTRODUCING THE 2017 BARABOO HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING COURT! #BARABOOPROUD



THE BSD'S GUIDE TO TRUANCY
TRUANCY Q&A
When is my child considered tardy?
*          A tardy at the elementary level means the child arrives late but before 8:05 a.m.
*          A tardy at the middle school or high school level means the child arrives late but before 7:55 a.m.
When is my child considered absent?
*          If a student arrives to school more than 10 minutes late (after 8:05 at the elementary level or after 7:55 at the middle and high school level), it is considered an unexcused absence, if an acceptable excuse is not given by the parent. For more information on what is an "acceptable excuse," please see (put link to 431-Rule here)
How long do I have to give the school a reason for my child's absence?
*          Parent/guardian must provide the school an acceptable excuse no later than 3 days after the absence. For example, if the child is absent on Monday, an acceptable excuse must be provided by Thursday. If no acceptable excuse is received, the absence is count as unexcused.
*          If an acceptable excuse is provided after the three day window has expired, the absence will remain unexcused.
When is my child considered truant?
*          A child is considered truant when he/she misses all or part of a school day in a trimester or semester without an acceptable excuse. If a child is truant, he/she may be disciplined by the school (detention, suspension, etc.) in addition to being referred to the Baraboo Police Department.
When can the school district file a truancy charge on my child?
*          When a student has three unexcused absences for all or part of a school day ,  a referral will be made to the School Resource Office to file truancy charges. If a citation is issued, you and your child will need to appear in court. The sentence of the court can include, but is not limited to, an order for your child to not miss any more school without being excused and/or a forfeiture (up to $100 plus costs).
When is my child considered habitually truant?
*          A child is considered habitually truant when he/she misses all or part of five school days in a trimester or semester without an acceptable excuse.
When can the school district file habitual truancy charge on my child?
*          When a student has five unexcused absences, you will be asked to attend a meeting with the school to discuss your child's truancy and your child can receive education counseling, learning problems and social problems, after which a referral will be made to the School Resource Office to file habitual truancy charges. If a citation is issued you and your child will need to appear in court. The sentence for habitual truancy can include, but is not limited to, a court order for your child to not miss any more school without being excused, a forfeiture (up to $500 plus cots), community service, suspension of the child's driving privileges, revocation of the child's work permit, etc.    
When is a professional note required for my child's absence?
*          A parent is allowed to excuse their child from school with an acceptable excuse for up to 10 days in a year. A professional note , such as from a doctor or nurse practitioner, will be required for all subsequent absences.
GLW HOLDS FAMILY FOLD DANCE NIGHT
Gordon L. Willson Elementary held a Family Folk Dance Night on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

Students, parents, grandparents and GLW staff gathered to learn group dances led by GLW music teacher Mrs. Hiel. 
 
CHECK OUT THIS WEEK'S BHS HOMECOMING EVENTS!





BHS HOMECOMING STEAK FEED
Baraboo High School Athletics Department will hold a BHS Homecoming Steak Feed on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at Fresh Express Market, 935 8th Street, Baraboo, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Meals for adults will be $9 and include a steak or chicken sandwich, coleslaw, beans and a drink. There will also be a $5 hot dog kids meal available.

All proceeds will benefit the Baraboo High School Athletic Department.

To see a larger version of this flyer, please click here. 
THANK YOU, KIWANIS!
The Baraboo School District would like to give a big "Thank You!" to the Baraboo Kiwanis Club for another wonderful annual picnic to welcome the new Baraboo teachers to our district. We appreciate all of the support the club gives to our students, staff and community!
JOIN THE EMPOWER BARABOO ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Help Make BHS a Healthy, Happy School - Join the Empower Baraboo Advisory Committee!
 
The Empower Baraboo Advisory Committee is for any Baraboo High School student, staff member, or interested community member who wants to contribute to  education and awareness-raising about topics like respect, consent, inclusivity, and nonviolence. Our aim is to help stop sexual violence before it starts by creating positive culture change.
 
Students -  The first meeting of the school year will be held during Enrichment next Monday, September 18th in the large conference room. Make sure to sign up if you're interested!  
 
Everyone  Our first evening meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 26th at 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the BHS library.
 
All are welcome - hope to see you there!
 
Questions or comments? Contact Nola, Prevention Project Coordinator at Hope House, at 608-356-9123 or preventcoord@hopehousescw.org. 
POOL TO HOLD MASTERS ADULT STROKE CLINIC
The Baraboo Indoor Pool will have a Masters Adult Stroke Clinic beginning Oct. 2 and running through Dec. 11. 

In addition, the indoor pool is still taking registration for Aqua Zumba and has started the first session of Water Aerobics and Aqua Jog.

For more information on the indoor pool and the classes and open swim schedules  , please click here.
HURRICANE HARVEY SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
The Baraboo School District is collecting school supplies and new/gently used children's books to donate to the Clear Creek Independent School District in Southeastern Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Collection will begin on Monday, Sept. 11 and go through Wednesday, Sept. 27th. There will be a box for donations located at each of our seven schools, as well as at the District Office located at 423 Linn Street, Baraboo.

We are #Barabooproud to help another district in need!

For a printable version of this flyer, please  click here.

DRIVE 4 UR SCHOOL EVENT SET FOR SEPT. 30
Glacier Valley Ford will have a Drive 4 Ur School fundraising event on Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Baraboo High School. The fundraiser will benefit the Baraboo High School Athletic Department.

Ford Motor Company will donate $20 for every test drive to raise up to $6,000 for BHS athletics!

DATE OF PROM IS CHANGING!
Traditionally prom has been held the first Saturday in May at Baraboo High School. 

Going forward, prom will be held the last Saturday in April. That makes the date for the 2018 prom April 28th. Please save the date!
THUNDERBIRD ROCKS: THE HUNT CONTINUES
Baraboo School District is joining the #BarabooRocks fun. 

We painted nearly 70 rocks and hid them outside of each of our seven schools. If you find a rock, bring it into the District Office (423 Linn Street) to receive a certificate for FREE ADMISSION to any Baraboo home athletic event during the regular 2017-18 season!

Five rocks have been preselected to receive a special prize, but you won't know if it is your rock until you turn it in!

Look below to see which rocks have been found. Click here for a larger image!
SAVE THE DATE: T-BIRD MINI TRI
JYMS ATHLETICS FUNDRAISING NIGHT
Jack Young Middle School Athletics will have a Culver's Fundraising Night on Sept. 19 from 4-8 p.m. Please join us in raising funds for the athletic department, including new uniforms for the Boys and Girls Track & Field teams!
FUN FACT: The flavor of the day on Sept. 19 is CARAMEL TURTLE!
BARABOO GIRLS CLUB BASKETBALL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Registration for the Baraboo Girls Club Basketball is now open for girls in grades 3-8. The season kickoff is Sunday, Oct. 1 at Jack Young Middle School.  There will be a m andatory parent/player team meeting at  6 p.m. followed by open gym until 7:30 p.m.
 
Go to www.baraboogirlshoops.org  for information and registration.

Fees due by the  Oct. 1 kickoff.
GIRLS BASKETBALL REGISTRATION FORM
Girls Basketball Registration form for grades 3-8. To download a copy of this form,  click here.

ORDER YOUR BARABOO HOCKEY APPAREL
Calling all hockey fans!

Below is a link to the Boys Hockey Team store.  The store opens today 9/3 & closes on 9/18

All orders will be shipped to Baraboo High School and you will be notified when the orders are available for you to pick up. 

You will notice that some of the UA shirts will be decorated with a TPW text logo on the left sleeve (this logo will be vegas gold on the garments, not navy as the logo appears in the preview).  TPW stands for Tough People Win and is a mindset that student athletes competing in hockey, football, baseball & basketball are challenged to accept and demonstrate. TPW is an attitude that we want to also share with our fans!  

If you have any questions you can email Coach Waldvogel at awaldvogel@barabooschools.net. Thank you for supporting Boys Hockey and see you at the rink!

GET YOUR HALL OF FAME RAFFLE TIX NOW!
The Baraboo High School Athletic Hall of Fame will hold its annual NFL Raffle starting Sept. 1.

Each raffle ticket is $20. $1,000 is awarded in weekly prizes! 

The raffle begins Sept. 8. Raffle tickets can be purchased anywhere you see the below sign!

All proceeds benefit the BHS Athletic Hall of Fame.


#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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