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WWPA Playground 
Culver's Fundraiser
Date: Nov. 7
Time 5-9 p.m.
Place: Culver's, Baraboo
Notes: Proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward the third and final phase of new playground equipment at GLW.

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

Baraboo 21 Salutes 
Korean War Veterans
Date: Nov. 10
Time: 10 a.m.
Place: Baraboo Civic Center

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

GLW Literacy Night
Date: Nov. 16
Place: GLW

JYMS Community Impact Literacy Night Fundraiser
Date: Nov. 20
Time: 4:30-8:30 p.m.
Place: Pizza Ranch, Baraboo
Notes: Help JYMS support adolescent literacy! Proceeds will help build classroom libraries and will fund JYMS Literacy Night in February, featuring Ben Mikaelson, author of Touching Spirit Bear.

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

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:
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
November 2 , 2017
BHS Team Takes 2nd in IT Contest
We are  #Barabooproud of the Baraboo High School information technology team for taking 2nd place in the IT contest, Project Boolean, named after a concept in computer science and mathematics.
The event, held Oct. 28 at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at UW-Madison, included 66 students from nine different schools, forming 21 teams of two to four students per team.
BHS student Khrystyna Yadvinska was quoted in the Oct. 30th Wisconsin State Journal article: "Khrystyna Yadvinska, a junior at Baraboo High School, said she and her team members were encouraged by their computer science teacher, Dan Rhode, to take part in the competition. It appealed to her because it's up to the team to decide what programming would be the most effective for solving the problems.
Each team received 19 problems that varied in difficulty and required implementing algorithms and using computational thinking and math to arrive at a solution. Points were awarded according to the difficulty of the problem during the 2½ hours of the contest."
Thank you Mr. Rhode  for encouraging our CS kids!
(Photo courtesy of Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District)

Brownell Organizes Second Annual Prairie Luminary Walk at North Freedom Elementary
Mrs. Leah Brownell, North Freedom Phy Ed teacher, hosted North Freedom Elementary's 2nd Annual Prairie Luminary Walk on Thursday, October 19th.
Families enjoyed was a warm, moon-lit evening with a one-mile luminary walk through the prairie.
During the week of the event, students brought in 275 lbs. of canned goods and a $20 donation to benefit the Baraboo Food Pantry.
Thank you to everyone who attended this event and participated in the food drive.  #Barabooproud

Congratulations, JYMS T-Birds of the Month!
Each month, teachers at Jack Young Middle School nominate a student who shows the  characteristics of John B. (Jack) Young. Characteristics include adaptability, compassion, contemplation, courage, honesty, initiative, loyalty, optimism, perseverance, respect, responsibility and trustworthiness. Nominees will be put into a drawing, and two students per grade will be selected randomly. 
The winners get their name read on the announcements and spotlighted on the JYMS website. They will receive a picture certificate after it is displayed in the commons display case, a T-bird of the month t-shirt, and a positive call home from Principal Gunnell!
Congratulations to the September T-Birds of the Month! Eighth graders Jenna and Elijah; Seventh graders Vlora and Nelson; and Sixth graders Michael and Karsen! #Barabooproud

BHS Students Attend United Nations Anniversary Luncheon
Three students from the model United Nations at Baraboo High School attended the United Nations Anniversary Luncheon at The Monona Terrace in Madison on Oct. 29. 
Dr. David Kuter, father of BHS teacher Mr. Chris Kuter, sponsored Kuter and the three students.  Dr. Kuter was the president of the United Nations Association of Dane County for several years and the Dane County UNA has been in existence for more than 40 years.
The keynote speaker was Thierry Cruvelilier, who  has recently written a book, "The Master of Confessions," describing his experiences reporting on a war crimes trial in Cambodia. He has also been a guest professor at UW Madison for the past year.
Students in attendance were Miles Statz, Jasper Swallen, and Liam Taber.  #Barabooproud!

YCIA To Meet On Nov. 16
The first meeting of the Jack Young Middle School's Young Community in Action (YCIA) group will be held Thursday, Nov. 16 from 6-8 p.m. at Jack Young Middle School. 
The YCIA will work together to build on the strengths of our adolescent youth and find opportunities to increase resiliency for our students.
For more information, please contact BSD Marketing and Communications Specialist Holly Henderson at
Eleven BHS Athletes Named to All-Badger North Conference Teams
Last week, the All-Badger North Conference teams were released for boys soccer, girls volleyball and football. Baraboo High School had eleven students named to the teams, with six All-Badger North honorees on the Baraboo boys soccer team.

Baraboo placed 11 athletes on those teams, led by six All-Badger North honorees on the Baraboo boys soccer team.

Named first-team all-conference defender for the second year in a row was BHS senior Jack Macdonald; with BHS senior Noah Kappel named to the second team as a forward, sophomore Oscar Fernandez-Hydzik as a midfielder and Erik Eilertson as goalkeeper. Senior Jacob Lawrence and junior Joe Stud earned honorable mention recognition. The BHS Boys Soccer Team had a #Barabooproud stellar season with a 12-6-2 record!

The girls volleyball team is #Barabooproud of its three all-conference honorees: Junior middle blocker Lia Kieck represented the T-Birds on the first team, with j unior middle blocker Megan Horstman and junior outside hitter Abby Haseley earning honorable mention recognition. 

The Baraboo football team celebrated s enior linebacker Alex Statz, named to the second team, and junior linebacker Gabe Larson, who earned honorable mention recognition. 
GLW Bulletin Boards Boast Positive Messages
Check out two of the many great messages at GLW! These  #Barabooproud bulletin boards boast "I can, I can, I can" and "We love who we are!"

DQ Supports West & BELC Programs
Mr. Bob Thompson, Baraboo Dairy Queen Owner, is pictured presenting two checks totaling $580 in support of BELC and West programs in the Baraboo School District.  
These funds were raised from recent fundraisers and will be used to support future literacy, technology and playground needs.  A big thank you to Mr. Thompson for supporting West and BELC programs for the past 5 years for all of his support.
Key Clubbers Rake In the Fun
T h e  Baraboo High School Key Club  held its first of two   l e a f   r a k i n g   s e r v i c e   p r o j e c ts  o n   t h e   m o r n i n g   o f   F r i d a y ,   O c t .   2 7. The second day of leaf raking will be held this  S a t u r d a y ,   N o v .   4 ,   w e a t h e r   p e r m i t t i n g .  
T h o s e   w h o   n e e d   a s s i s t a n c e   r a k i n g   l e a v e s ,   c o n t a c t   t h e   K e y   C l u b   b y   e m a i l   a t   k e y c l u b @ b a r a b o o s c h o o l s . n e t   o r   c a l l   6 0 8 - 5 7 1 - 7 5 3 9 .
We are #Barabooproud of our Key Clubbers and their acts of service!

Board of Ed Members Tour BHS Construction
The members of the Baraboo School Board of Education took a tour of the progress of Phase II: Revitalize Baraboo High School on Monday. Board members were treated to steel beams in the BHS west addition and newly remodeled locker rooms, complete with lockers! We are #Barabooproud to live in a community that voted to provide modern spaces for generations to come. Thank you for voting 'yes,' Baraboo!
GLW To Have Culver's Share Night to Raise Money for Playground Equipment
The Baraboo School District is Hiring!
Now hiring guest (substitute) teachers for all levels (4K-12)! Pay is between $100-$115/day.
For more information, contact Colleen Bradley in Human Resources at or 608-355-3950, extension 1025.
Baraboo 21 to Salute Korean War Vets on Nov. 10
Place Your Orders Today!
The Baraboo FFA is holding a Fruit, Wreath and Poinsettia sale from now through Nov. 10, with a selection of door swags, roping/garland, candy cane and cross-shaped wreaths, larger wreaths ranging from 24" - 48", Holiday Mixed Fruit Boxes, Texas Red Grapefruit, California Navel Oranges, Washington Apples and Pears, and more!

If interested please contact an FFA member or Mrs. Shultz or stop into the Ag Room. You can also print off the FFA Holiday Sale order form give it to Mrs. Shultz with payment.

Updated Date for Prom 2018: May 5th
The Baraboo High School 2017-'18 Prom will be held on May 5, 2018 .

It was previously announced that the Prom would take place on April 28, 2018 , but this date causes conflicts with other events and activities.  Prom has typically been held on the first Saturday  in May, and BHS will continue with that tradition.
JYMS To Have Literacy Fundraiser on Nov. 20

Thunderbird Sweatshirts are IN!
If you ordered a Thunderbird Sweatshirt, please pick them up at the District Office, located at 423 Linn Street, Baraboo, during regular business hours. 

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

Sweatshirts not picked up by Nov. 3 will be available for purchase to the general public.

#BarabooProud and Always Onward Thunderbirds!
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.


The Baraboo School District 
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