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UPCOMING EVENTS

BASCO Community Book Club
Date: Jan. 27
Time: 9:15 a.m.
Place: BHS Library

Easter Seals Fundraiser
Date: Jan. 28
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Place: BHS Cafeteria 
Notes:  Students are traveling to Switzerland and Italy in the summer of 2018 and as a fundraiser they are collecting donations of any soft goods (clothes, shoes, purses, hats, coats, jewelry, etc.) for Easter Seals  

Poms Squad 
Dance Clinic
Date: Jan. 28
Time: 9 a.m. - noon
Place: BHS cafeteria
Cost: $20
Contact: Jordyn  Denzer at jdenzer @barabooschools.net
Notes: for grades K-5; students will perform during basketball game

FFA District 18 Leadership Development Event
Date: Jan. 30
Time: 3-8 p.m.
Place: BHS
Contact: Jenna Schultz,
Agriculture Education Teacher and FFA Advisor,

Academic and Career Planning Parent Night
Date: Jan. 30
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: JYMS auditorium
Cost: Free
Notes: Learn more about preparing your child for college/career

West Fundraiser 
@ Dairy Queen 
Dates: Jan. 31, Feb. 7, 
Feb. 14
Time: 4-8 p.m.
Place: Dairy Queen, Baraboo
Contact: Principal Olson, 355-3906,  cdolson@
Notes: Funds raised will go toward new playground equipment at West

BELC 4K 
Family Math Night
Date: Feb. 8
Time: 5 p.m.
Place: West Kindergarten Center

100th Day of School!
Date: Feb. 9
Time: All Day
Place: Baraboo School District

BHS Madrigal Dinner
Date: Feb. 10, 11
Place: Al. Ringling Mansion
Contact: Lynn Gunnell, 355-3947
Notes: R eservations must be made by  Feb. 3   

GLW/West Math 
& Technology Night
Date: Feb. 16
Time: 5-6 p.m.
Place: GLW

CPR Certification
Date: Feb. 22
Time: 1:15-3:15
Place: BHS, Room E123
Cost: $30/person
Notes: Register with Dr. Bartman; 24 spots available

WSMA District 
Solo & Ensemble
Date: Feb. 25
Time: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Place: BHS

Family 
Literacy Night
Date: March 2
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Place: GLW
Notes: For BELC, West and GLW students

BHS Musical  Little Shop of Horrors
Dates: March 16-18
Times:  Friday & Saturday: 7:30 p.m.; Sunday: 2 p.m.
Place: Al. Ringling Theatre

8th Annual
Fifth Grade Concert
Date: March 20
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Place: JYMS Big Gym
Notes: fifth-grade students from  ABE, East, GLW & NF

JYMS 8th Grade Showcase Concert
Date: March 21
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Place: JYMS Big Gym
Notes:  8th Grade Choirs,  8th Grade Bands,  Jazz WIN

BHS Spring Showcase Concert
Date: March 23
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: BHS Gym
Notes: All Bands & Choirs

Thunderbird Thursday Update
Jan. 26, 2017
Thank You, BSD Crossing Guards!
The Baraboo School District would like to take this opportunity to thank our Crossing Guards for keeping our students safe on their way to and from school. 

We celebrated National Crossing Guard Appreciation Week by inviting our guards to a Crossing Guard Breakfast. If you see one of the following guards, please take a moment to tell them you appreciate them.

Allison Goetz, Community Service Officer 
Gordon Ringelstetter, Community Service Officer 
Sheri Koedinger, 8th Street and Barker 
Sandy Naquin, 8th Street and Jefferson
Penny Becker, Draper and 9th Street
Michael Anstett, 8th Avenue and Wood 
Dan Wech, South Blvd and Parkway
John Lange, Linn Street and Willow Street
John Fox, Linn Street and Hill Street
John Ellington, Connie Road and  Berkeley Blvd.
Terry Christian, Berkeley Blvd and Hill Street 

JYMS Students Present at National History Day
JYMS teacher Mrs. Garcia's eighth grade U.S. History class participated in a National History Day research project on Jan. 20.

She asked her students to choose any topic related to an annual theme. This year's theme was Taking a Stand in History
        
Once a topic was chosen, students watched instructional videos made by Mrs. Garcia that walked them through the steps of the research process, such as how to come up with a good search term in Google, how to determine if their source is credible, how to summarize and paraphrase information instead of plagiarizing, and how to correctly cite sources.        

Students presented to a panel of judges, including teachers from the Baraboo School District and members of the Sauk County Historical Society, Wisconsin Historical Society, Badger Ordnance Historical Society, and Circus World Museum.

Participating students included:

Cassidie Allard
Lindsey Arnold
Madelyn Beal
Mackenna Belter
Hannah Block
Mabelle Boehlke
Kayly Bratland
Isaac Brewer
Emily Brooks
Jordan Buelow
Emma Crary
Mitchell Hamm
Eva Hasse
Macy Henry
Cennedy Hoppe
Emily Kleczek
Campbell Koseor
Kirsten Lanman
Madeleine Letendre
Seth Martin
Dalton Mueller
Ashley Palecek
Naomi Pelland
Makayla Sefkar
Julie Zech  

GLW's Kindergarten Classes Visited by Kangaroo

The Timbavati Wildlife Park of Wisconsin Dells visited the GLW kindergarten students in Ms. Nelson's and Mrs. Gulden's classes on Jan. 19th.

The presenter brought a baby kangaroo named Jasmine for the students to observe. As the kangaroo hopped across the classroom, the presenter noted differences in the way a kangaroo moves compared to the way a person moves and the way the kangaroo uses its tail for balance while hopping and standing still.

The students were delighted at the opportunity to pet the baby kangaroo!

Baraboo FFA to host District Leadership Development Event Jan. 30
The Baraboo FFA will host the eight area FFA Chapters during the FFA District 18 Leadership Development Event from 3-8 p.m. Jan. 30, 2017.

There will be more than 75 community members and Baraboo School District staff volunteering their time to judge the seven competitions.

The event will begin in the high school cafeteria and will be spread out through the BHS math wing.

The seven competitions include Creed Speaking, Prepared Public Speaking, Extemporaneous Public Speaking, Parliamentary Procedure, Discussion Meet, Quiz Bowl and Employment Skills.

The Baraboo FFA would like to thank everyone who volunteered to help with this event. We are #BarabooProud of our students dressed in the FFA blue jackets on Jan. 30!
Ready to Rock and Roll-erblade

Thirty-two second-grade students signed up for the after-school rollerblading club at GLW, run by physical education teacher Mr. Ames.

This club is offered to first- through fifth-grade students from December through April at GLW.


Students Fundraise for Trip to Italy & Switzerland

   
Academic and Career Planning Parent Night on Jan. 30!
Parents wanting to learn more about supporting their students' career and college goals are welcome to join us for a Parent Night on Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. in the Jack Young Middle School Auditorium. 

This action-packed evening will include:

* D efining academic and career planning for a 21st Century student;
 
* Career Cruising Tool and how parents can engage with the tool;
 
* BHS Options: Youth Apprenticeships & Work-Based  Opportunities, Online Learning, Youth Options & Course Options;
 
* A presentation by UW-Baraboo/Sauk County staff about what they look for in incoming students; and
 
* A panel of local business leaders ready to talk about the skills, qualifications and personal traits they are looking for in future employees.

This free event will leave parents with the tools and knowledge to engage with their students as they prepare for life beyond high school. Hope you can join us!
Tickets On Sale for BHS Madrigal Dinner!
 
Kids Dance Clinic on Jan. 28
The Poms Squad will host a dance clinic for kids on grades K-5 on  Jan. 28, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Baraboo High School cafeteria. The cost is $20.

The kids will get to learn a dance created by the Poms Squad. After the morning session, the kids will return to the hig   h school to perform their cool routine at halftime of the basketball game (game begins at 2:30 p.m.). The kids will receive a t-shirt to wear for the performance, which they get to keep.

Contact dance coach Jordyn Denzer at jdenzer@barabooschools.net for registration information. 
The State of Wisconsin has declared the week between Monday, February 13 th and

Friday, February 17 th as School Bus Drivers Recognition Week. This week is highlighted

each year to recognize the commitment to safety excellence of over 15,000 Wisconsin

school bus drivers, who drive over 82 million miles each year and transport over 600,000

students on any given school day.
Kids Dance Clinic on Jan. 28
The Poms Squad will host a dance clinic for kids on grades K-5 on  Jan. 28, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Baraboo High School cafeteria. The cost is $20.

The kids will get to learn a dance created by the Poms Squad. After the morning session, the kids will return to the hig   h school to perform their cool routine at halftime of the basketball game (game begins at 2:30 p.m.). The kids will receive a t-shirt to wear for the performance, which they get to keep.

Contact dance coach Jordyn Denzer at jdenzer@barabooschools.net for registration information. 
Call for Proposals for Former Admin Building
 
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