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Thunderbird Thursday UpdateJanuary 22, 2015
Dear T-Bird Supporter:

Welcome to the Baraboo School District e-newsletter! There are so many wonderful things happening in our schools, with our co-curriculars, and in the community. Our weekly "Thunderbird Thursday" newsletters will give you a glimpse of the amazing things our students and staff are doing each and every day to provide the best experience for all our learners. #BarabooProud


Spelling Bee Winners Off to Regionals
On Thursday, January 15, approximately 40 fifth through eighth grade students participated in the district's Local SCRIPPS Spelling Bee. To be eligible for the Local Bee, students first had to participate in a grade-level Bee. Of the participating students, Eric Gumz (left), a fifth grader at East Elementary, took first place in the Bee. Max Statz (right), a sixth grader at Jack Young Middle School, took second place. These two students will advance to the Regional SCRIPPS Spelling Bee in Reedsburg on February 3


Way to go spellers!

Hope House Partners With School District

Jess Kaehny, the Community Education Coordinator for Hope House of South Central Wisconsin, visited Health classes at the Baraboo High School the first week of January to talk with the sophomores about healthy and unhealthy relationships, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and dating violence.

Kaehny, who has been supporting the school district for seven years, had discussions with the students around traits of a healthy relationship, what you can do to help someone in an abusive relationship, what constitutes consent, and what sexual harassment looks like and what to do if you see it happening, among many other topics.


During the second week of January, Kaehny also visited 3rd through 5th grades at East Elementary School. Third graders participate in a discussion on healthy relationships, and fourth and fifth graders participate in NetSmartz, a presentation on Internet safety.

Resources available at the Hope House include: a 24-hour hotline; counseling; support groups; legal help; 24-hour on-call support during sexual assault nurse exams; shelter; and community education. For more information on the Hope House, please call 356-9123.

Internet Safety Tips

The Baraboo School District takes many measures to try and safeguard your child(ren) from online issues while they are in our care. We feel it is important to help you to provide similar measures while they are at home, with friends, etc.  Please find the linked internet safety brochure. We created this document as a one page resource to help parents/guardians keep kids safe using the internet and mobile devices. This document contains eight best practice steps to keeping your family safe using these tools.

BHS Artists Advance to State Show
Three BHS Art students are headed to the Statewide Art Show after being selected at the Southwest Regional Youth Art Month Show Awards Ceremony held at UW-Baraboo last Saturday. The show was sponsored by the Wisconsin Art Education Association (WAEA). The Statewide Show will take place in the Capital Rotunda in Madison on Friday, March 6 from noon-1pm, followed by an Awards ReceptionBHS Junior Monica G.'s painting "The Real Brain" won both the Regional Award and a SAX Award. Also winning Regional Awards 
were Ryan S. (Senior) for her drawing "Campbell's Soup Can", and Hannah C. (Senior) for her painting "Spray Scape". Congratulations Artists!

Automated Messenger System Adds Texting Option
The Baraboo School District now has a text messaging option for its automated messenger system. This means you can have the Infinite Campus automated messenger send you a text message, in addition to the current options of emails and phone calls, for any type of automated notification coming from our school district. This could be an attendance, emergency, behavior, priority or general notification.

We have created a short video highlighting this new feature. Please contact your school office if you have any questions or need log-in information for the parent portal.
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