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UPCOMING EVENTS
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Family Swim Night
Date: October 7
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Place: Baraboo Indoor Pool, JYMS
Note: $10 for the entire family every Sunday in October 

Family Swim Night
Date: October 14
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Place: Baraboo Indoor Pool, JYMS
Note: $10 for the entire family every Sunday in October 

3rd Annual Luminary Walk
Date: October 18
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Place: North Freedom Elementary School

Family Swim Night
Date: October 21
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Place: Baraboo Indoor Pool, JYMS
Note: $10 for the entire family every Sunday in October 

BHS Parent Teacher Conferences 
Date: October 23-24
Time: 1:30-5 p.m.

No School
Date: October 26

Harvest Hoedown Fundraiser
Date: October 27
Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Place: Wild Rose Ranch, Baraboo WI
Notes: Proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards the Baraboo River Equine Assisted Therapies, Inc.

T-Bird Terror
Haunted Corn Maze
Date: October 27
Time: 7-11 p.m.
Place: Leatherberry Acres
Notes: $12/person ($10 with student ID)

Family Swim Night
Date: October 28
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Place: Baraboo Indoor Pool, JYMS
Note: $10 for the entire family every Sunday in October 

Class of '22 Tip Night
at Pizza Ranch
Date: October 29
Time: 4:30-8:30 p.m.
Place: Pizza Ranch
Notes: Help the Freshman Class in fundraising!

Thanksgiving Break
- No School
Date: November 21-23

ACT Prep
Date: December 1
Place: Baraboo High School
Notes: This is optional for all juniors at Baraboo High School

Winter Break - No School
Date: Dec. 24 - Jan. 1

Elementary Winter
P/T Conferences
Date: March 13 / March 14
Time: 1:30-4 p.m. / 4-7 p.m.

Second Annual
Food for Kidz Event
Date: March 30
Place: Baraboo High School gym

No School
Date: January 25

Spring Break - No School
Date: April 15 - 19

Memorial Day - No School
Date: May 27

Last Day of School
Date: June 6
Note: This will be a full day of school

Food for Kidz
Date: March 30

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.

Baraboo School District E-Newsletter
October 4, 2018
Check out these Baraboo School District Homecoming events, followed by all of the wonderful things happening in each of our schools in our district this week! Go, T-Birds!

Having won the 2017 Homecoming Powder Puff game, the Class of 2019 came to Flambeau Field with something to prove last Monday for the 2018 Homecoming Powder Puff game. The seniors played the sophomores first with a shut out, then faced the juniors in the Finals where their defense once again shut down the opponents. Final score: 8 - seniors, 0 - juniors. 





Congratulations to Baraboo High School's sophomore class for winning the 2018 Homecoming Powder Buff game on Sunday! The sophomores defeated the seniors in the semi-finals and faced the juniors in the final match, ultimately coming out victorious. Congrats, Class of 2021!





Baraboo High School Alumni and friends were invited to tour the newly renovated Baraboo High School directly following the parade on Friday. The tour, led by BHS principal Mr. Glenn Bildsten, highlighted the newest spaces. 

Alumni shared stories about their tenure at BHS. (Did you know that w hen the gym was originally built, no one was allowed on it unless they had tennis shoes so that they wouldn't scuff the floors?) More than a few commented on how they wouldn't mind going back to high school now that the renovations are complete!

Once a T-Bird, always a T-Bird. Welcome home, Thunderbird Alumni!
T-Bird Tip of the Week: Social Media Awareness for Students
Parents, talk to your students about each weekly tip. Students, be mindful of your online identity. Let's start the conversation!

T-Bird Tip of the Week: Think "WWGD?"
Before you post it, text it or show it, think "What would Grandma do" if she knew I did/said this?

When using social media, students' target audiences are usually their friends and classmates. But the nature of social media is that it is accessible to everyone, even if your page is private. Because nothing - NOTHING - on social media is ever truly private.

While posts may be intended for friends and classmates, they are also visible to teachers, college admissions officers, future employers, parents/guardians, - yes, even Grandma!

Click here to see all T-Bird Tip of the Week posts  or search for previous posts on Facebook and Twitter using #TBirdTipTuesday. 
East Waves for Kindness
All staff and students at East Elementary celebrated Kindness Week last week.

The week focused on school spirit in conjunction with the High School's Homecoming, as well as being great friends and East citizens. Events and activities included learning how to give compliments, pledging to be kind to everyone, and building a school family with connectedness for everyone. In addition to these activities, the students were randomly shuffled and sorted for a mixed grade level lunch time. This allowed for students to meet new students during lunch and promote the theme "No Student Eats Alone."

Other activities included making book marks during recess, which was led by the Kindness Club created by two students last year. Motivational bracelets were shared with all staff and student imprinted with "East School: Kindness Matters." The excitement culminated at the end of the week with the wearing of East's school colors and the whole school participating in a kindness circle while doing the 'wave' in the hallway as students joined hands and celebrated the week!


Thank You, A&W!
On Friday, A&W of Baraboo, donated and served up 720 rootbeer floats for students at JYMS! The students were thrilled to enjoy the tasty "floats" on homecoming day!

The staff and students would like to thank A&W manager, Adam Moe and staff for providing such a fantastic treat! 

ATTENTION: Juniors and Seniors!
Attention all Juniors
On Wednesday October 10th the PSAT will be offered at BHS.  We will meet in the Library Media Center at 7:45.
This is excellent standardized test practice, with a chance to become eligible for the National Merit Scholarship.
You can sign up for the PSAT in Student Services.  Cost is $16

Attention all Seniors:
Baraboo High School would like to offer you an opportunity to send a free application to Madison College (MATC).  Please sign up for this opportunity in Student Services by Friday October 5th. More information about this free application opportunity will be shared out with those who choose to sign up.
East Students Learn About Safety
East Elementary School counselor Mr. Davies shows Ms. Valley's kindergarten class his office. The students learned about being a friend and how to stay safe. 

ABE Takes Walking Field Trip to Deppe Pond
Fifth-grade students in Mrs. Bromley's, Mrs. Anderson's and Mrs. Pfaff's classes at Al Behrman Elementary took a "walking field trip" to Deppe Pond last week. The students studied organism interactions!

GLW Celebrates 13th Annual Pee Wee Parade
Gordon L. Willson Elementary kindergarten students were welcomed to the Baraboo School District and their very first Baraboo Homecoming with the 13th Annual Pee Wee Parade. The students made floats and pompoms and, decked out in Baraboo's Blue and Gold, marched through the school to cheers and high-fives from the older students! Welcome to homecoming, kindergarteners!

Thank You, West & BELC Partners!
The West and BELC teams would like to thank the Baraboo Public Library for their monthly visits. Thank you for continuing to help instill a love of learning and literacy within all of the visits.  We appreciate our partnership with you!

In addition, West and BELC want to express appreciation for Fireman Tom Clark's fire prevention work with the kindergarten and 4K classrooms. Whether it is to the fire station or at the school, the students and staff look forward to these visits and the important information they receive!  Thank you for your continued partnership with our students and schools.

Families Swim for JUST $10 on Sundays in October!

North Freedom Celebrates Homecoming 
In honor of Baraboo Homecoming, students and staff got into the T-bird spirit all week by dressing up in various themes each day.    On Friday, September 28th, they wore their Baraboo or class colors and the entire student body had their picture taken in front of the North Freedom School sign.

Football Players Run to Raise Funds For BGC
On Saturday, Sept. 29, Baraboo High School football players ran with little students as a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club. #BarabooProud!

It's Almost Time for "Almost, Maine"
Baraboo High School will present "Almost, Maine" in the new BHS commons area! If you haven't seen the new space yet, this is a great opportunity to not only experience the revitalized high school, but also to enjoy the talented students who attend there!

Tickets are available at the BHS main office, Corner Drug Store (downtown) and at-the-door. The show is Friday and Saturday, October 12 & 13 @ 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 14 @ 2:00 p.m. at BHS in the new commons.  $10 adults;  $8 seniors & students;  $5 BHS staff & students

Kindergarteners Make Applesauce
On Friday, with the help of retired kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Carter, Mrs. Paige Baird's kindergarten class at West Kindergarten Center peeled, cored, and cooked up applesauce. Yum!

Friendly Neighbor Donates to West
West Kindergarten Center neighbor, George Buchanan, has developed a school garden at West over the last 3 years with kindergarten classes helping to plant and harvest a variety of plant species while also learning about the life cycle of plants. In addition to supporting West with meaningful learning opportunities with the school garden, Mr. Buchanan has recently donated $300 to West to support additional free take-home books for all of the kindergarten students later in the school year. 

Thank you, Mr. Buchanan, for all of your time, support and dedication to the West staff and students!
ABE Students Receive Books!
This week, the 4th grade students at Al Behrman Elementary School received free books from the Scholastic Book Club thanks to donations from the community, family, and friends.  Mr. Blosenski handed them out during our monthly PBIS assembly.
Baraboo School District Presents 'Paper Tigers'
The Baraboo School District will host a viewing of the film 'Paper Tigers' on October 9th, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at the UW-Baraboo Fine and Performing Arts Theatre, 1006 Connie Road, Baraboo.

This movie contains language and content that may not appropriate for young children. Families and youth, ages 14 & up are welcome to attend. Public Health and Sauk County Department of Human Services will be available for questions.

Thank You, Elks Club!
The 3rd graders at Al Behrman Elementary received free dictionaries from the Elks Club!

The 3rd graders love their new dictionaries and are doing different activities with them in class this week. One of the highlights of the visit from the Elks was that the students got to see what the longest word in the English language is! Thanks Elks!

(In case you're wondering what the longest word in the English language is, it's pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis!)

Look For ABE's #BarabooRocks!
Last week at Al Behrman Elementary School, Ms. Sonn's 2nd grade class learned about honesty, gratitude, empathy, and kindness. They read books such as " The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot"  and " Have You Filled a Bucket Today?" discussing the importance of being honest and how kind words and actions can fill someone's bucket. They also explored what mean vs kind words and actions can do to someone's feelings inside, using an analogy of a bruised apple. Students ended the week's lessons by painting #BarabooRocks using one of the four character traits. Students took their rocks home to keep or hide in the community, so be on the lookout!

JYMS Students Have Bright Future as Anthropologists!
Jack Young Middle School students in Mrs. Garcia's 8th grade history class were asked to use the information about eight Native American Cultural Regions to identify from which region a list of artifacts originated. They had their notes and they looked at the artifacts in pairs to see if they could figure out where the items were created. They did a nice job. Some might even have a future as an anthropologist or an archaeologist! 

We're Hiring!
Looking for part-time work? Need flexible hours? Look no further!!

The Baraboo School District is seeking candidates for substitute custodial positions for the 2018-19 school year.  The starting rate is $11.09/hr. Applications can be found online at www.baraboo.k12.wi.us/district/jobs.cfm . Applications can also be picked up and submitted to: District's Maintenance Shop;  1210 Berkley Blvd;  Baraboo, WI  53913

Questions should be directed to Dan O'Brien, Director of Buildings and Grounds at 608-355-3985.

The Baraboo Girls Club Basketball Registration Now Open
The Baraboo Girls Basketball Club is now open for the 2018-19 basketball season. 

The club is for students in 3rd through 8th grade and teaches the fundamentals of basketball, as well as sportsmanship and game play. 

Baraboo Girls Club Basketball works hand in hand with the Baraboo High School Girls Basketball program to introduce and teach a playing style that will transition the girls into the high school program. By integrating these groups, the club ensures a bright future for girls basketball in Baraboo!

For more information or to register, click here.

To see a larger version of the flyer, click here.
Baraboo School District Offers Volunteer Training
The Baraboo School District continues to welcome volunteers within each of our schools. 

Thank you to our many school volunteers and community partners for all of the ways in which you support and impact each of our Baraboo schools.

For more information on volunteering in our District, please click here.
#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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