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UPCOMING EVENTS
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East Spirit Week
Date: Sept. 18-22

East Parent Flower Fundraiser
Date: Sept. 18-29

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 21, 2017
TAKE THE T-BIRD POLL!
Last week our T-Bird Poll questions was: Will you attend the 2017-18 Homecoming Parade on Friday, Sept. 22 at 3:30 p.m. in downtown Baraboo?

The results are in! It turns out that 63.3% of those who responded will attend the parade, while 36.6% cannot.

For those of you who can, we will see you downtown tomorrow to celebrate Homecoming and support the Thunderbirds! #Barabooproud!
The 2017 Powder Buff Winners: THE SENIORS!
Congrats to the 2017 Homecoming Powder Buff Champs - the SENIORS! Great job to the Class of 2018, and great job to everyone who participated.

 
 
North Freedom Fills Up in STYLE
North Freedom Elementary has a new way to stay hydrated - a water bottle filling station, courtesy of the North Freedom Parent Group!
Along with fundraising for the purchase and installation of a filling station, the NFPG also gifted each student with a new water bottle.
Water is a necessity for students to be drinking throughout the day. The water bottle filling station is hygienic, fast and an environmentally friendly way to fill up empty water bottles. The unit is hands-free and is quick filling vs. the standard drinking founta in. A fun thing with this unit is the bottle counter which shows how many bottles have been saved with each fill!
 
Thank you to the NFPG for providing our students with a fun and safe way to stay hydrated!
Thunderbird Sweatshirts are IN!
Thunderbird Sweatshirts have arrived and are now available for pick up at the District Office, located at 423 Linn Street, Baraboo today, Thursday, until 5 p.m.; tomorrow, Friday, from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.; and next week during our regular business hours.

We can accept check or cash for payment. Checks can be made payable to Baraboo School District. 

#BarabooProud and Always Onward Thunderbirds!
The 2017 Powder Puff Winners: THE JUNIORS!
Congrats to the 2017 Homecoming Powder Puff Champs - the JUNIORS! Great job, Class of 2019, and great job to everyone who participated.

 
 
8th Graders Attend "Career Fair at the Fair"
The Baraboo Agricultural Education Advisory Council sponsored a "Career Fair at the Fair" for all eighth grade students in the Baraboo School District on Thursday, September 14.
Students moved from learning station to learning station throughout the day. FFA members assisted as group leaders and introduced the presenters for each session. Presenters spoke on job possibilities related to their career area, salary, internship possibilities, and educational requirements.

Some career clusters that were represented include :
  1. Agriculture Finance
  2. Global Positioning Systems
  3. Forestry Management
  4. Dog Grooming & Training
  5. Large equipment/ Agriculture Innovations
  6. Welding
  7. Beekeeping
  8. Dairy Goat productions
  9. Veterinary Science
  10. Landscaping
  11. DNR Warden/K9 Officer
Buy Your BHS Yearbook Before Oct. 13!
Capture the memories of this school year by purchasing a Baraboo High School Yearbook today!  Visit the Walsworth website at yearbookforever.com and search for Baraboo.  Next, choose your yearbook preferences and optional add ons.   Yearbooks are only $45 until October 13th , which is the lowest price of the year.  Paper order forms are also available at the student information station.

All students who purchase a yearbook before October 13th will be put in a drawing for a $30 gift card to the BHS School Store!

If you have photographs that you would like to contribute to the BHS yearbook, visit yearbookforever.com, search for Baraboo High School, and click on the Community Upload icon to share your photos with us!
Say Cheese!
The Baraboo School District Elementary Schools had picture day on Wednesday, Sept. 20. Students got dolled up and decked out to say "cheese" for the camera!
DRIVE 4 UR SCHOOL EVENT SET FOR SEPT. 30
On Saturday, Sept. 30th, a simple test drive can raise funds for the Baraboo High School Sophomore Student Council and Baraboo 21.
 
A Drive 4 UR School event, sponsored by Glacier Valley Ford, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the High School parking lot.

For every test drive taken by adults 18 and older, the clubs will earn $20. Ford launched the Drive 4 UR School test-drive program in 2007, and the program has raised more than $35 million for schools since then. Here is a link that will take you to a form where you can book your drive time!


Field Trip To BOO-U
Mr. Kuter's GEDO classes took a field trip to the University of Wisconsin - Baraboo/Sauk County on Sept. 15. The students toured the building, including the science lab and library, as well as taking a tour of the dorms.
CHECK OUT THIS WEEK'S BHS HOMECOMING EVENTS!



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.
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.

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
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.
#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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