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Family Fun Night
Date: May 1
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Place: Jack Young Middle School
Note: This FREE family event is open to students and their families from GLW, West and BELC

Baraboo High School Prom
Date: May 5
Time: 7-11 p.m.
Place: Baraboo High School

GLW Kindergarten Concert
Date: May 7
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Place: GLW

BHS Scholarship Awards Ceremony Night
Date: May 10
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
Place: BHS

JYMS Spring Band Concerts
Date: May 17
Time: 5:30 p.m. 6th grade; 6:30 p.m. 7th grade; 7:30 p.m. 8th grade
Place: JYMS Big Gym

School Volunteer Appreciation Event
Date: Thursday, May 17
Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Place: West School ( 707 Center St.) 

NF Pastries for Parents
Date: May 18
Time: 7:15-7:45 a.m.
Place: North Freedom Elementary School

JYMS Spring Choir Concerts
Date: May 22
Time: 5:30 p.m. (WIN & 6th grade); 6:30 p.m. (7th and 8th)
Place: JYMS Big Gym

T-Bird Mini-Tri
Date: May 24
Time - Registration: 4:30-5:45 p.m.
Time - Briefing: 5:45 p.m.
Start time: 6 p.m.
Place: Jack Young Middle School Indoor Pool
Notes: Ages 4-12. Students must register in advance; no race day registration.

East School Picnic
Date: May 25
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Place: East Elementary School

BHS Senior Graduation
Date: June 1
Time: 8-9:30 p.m.
Place: BHS

Last Day of School
Date: June 5
Place: all schools!

Baraboo Music Support Group Meeting
Date: June 4 
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: BHS Choir Room
Agenda: Elect new officers for 2018-2019
All parents of music students are welcome.


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
April 19, 2018

#BARABOOPROUD of ABE and Principal Blosenski!
Congratulations, Al Behrman Elementary!  ABE received the 2017-18 Title One School of Recognition Award for the SIXTH consecutive year!

Schools from around the state learned this week that they are among 135 being recognized for their success in educating students. All of the schools receive federal Title I funding to provide services
to high numbers or high percentages of economically disadvantaged families.

"The state's Title I Schools of Recognition awards recognize the efforts of students, their families,
teachers, school administrators, and school staff members to break the link between poverty and low academic achievement," said State Superintendent Tony Evers. "Their success is something to celebrate."

The schools will be honored during a May 21 ceremony at the State Capitol. At last year's ceremony, ABE received a plaque and a commemorative flag for earning the award for five consecutive years. This year, ABE will receive another plaque denoting the achievement.

The 2018 Title I Schools of Recognition include 24 High-Achieving schools, 40 High-Progress schools, and 87 Beating-the-Odds schools. Sixteen schools have earned honors in two categories. This year's 135 Title I School of Recognition Award recipients include 111 elementary schools serving K-8 students, 18 middle or junior high schools, and six high schools.

In addition to Al Behrman's Title One School of Recognition Award, ABE principal  John Blosenski was one of only 16 principals in Wisconsin selected for the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Leadership Program for 2018.

Leadership Award recipients are school principals who are being recognized for setting high standards for instruction, achievement, and character, and creating a climate to best serve students, families, staff, and community. Recipients are selected by a statewide committe e composed of civic leaders and representatives of education-related associations.

Congratulations, Prom Court 2018!
Congratulations to the following Baraboo High School students on being elected to the 2018 Junior Class Prom Court! Prom is set for May 5, 2018.

Pictured are:
Front Row from left to right: Hailey Hinz, Eva Frank, Abby Moon, Hope Brandhagen, Haley Hannagan, Abi Gibbs, and Katie Kargel. 
Second row from left to right: Jordan Blue, Ethan Agren, Matt Lane, Caden Carpenter, Joe Stout, and Charlie Stack. Missing from picture: Jack Rath. 
Happy 20th Birthday, Baraboo Indoor Pool!
The Baraboo Indoor Pool held a 20th anniversary celebration on Monday, April 16, 2018, followed be a FREE open swim and a FREE Aqua Jog class!

The Baraboo Indoor Pool is a staple in the Baraboo Community.  B u i l t   i n   1 9 9 7 ,   t h e   p o o l   i s   2 5   y a r d s ,   e i g h t   l a n e s ,   a n d   h o m e   t o :  
Happy birthday, Baraboo Indoor Pool, and thank you for 20 years of aquatic excellence, Heather Wood!

See the slideshow tribute made by lifeguard Allison Warming here!
4th and 5th Graders Attend Career Fair
Fourth and fifth grade students across the district attended a Career Fair on Thursday, April 12th, at UW Sauk County/Baraboo Campus. 

Community workers volunteered to talk with the students about their areas of expertise and the education necessary to pursue a particular career. The students chose three different careers to learn about on that day and then listened to the speakers.

This event was organized and sponsored by the local Kiwanis Club and the Guidance Department.
North Freedom Students Enjoy Lovely Spring Weather
Students at North Freedom Elementary enjoy the April snow, building snow forts and snowmen and even play soccer!
Littlegeorge Named FFA Member of the Month
Tuscania Memorial Selected for 100 Cities / 100 Memorials Program
We are #Barabooproud to announce that the Tuscania Memorial has been selected as an awardee for the 100 Cities / 100 Memorials program by the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission and the Pritzker Military Museum and Library

Baraboo High School social studies teacher Steve Argo and the Baraboo 21 Club have been fundraising for a WWI memorial in honor of the Tuscania, a cargo ship carrying 2,000 American soldiers to battle in World War I. The Tuscania was attacked by a German U-boat off the coast of Scotland. The ship was hit by one torpedo and sank, but before it did British warships rescued all but 200 of the U.S. soldiers. On board the Tuscania were 21 soldiers from Baraboo. All 21 escaped the sinking ship by climbing across ropes to the British warship.

All 100 memorials, in all 100 cities have now been designated including such national landmarks as: Chicago's "Soldier Field", LA's "Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum", San Francisco's "War Memorial Veterans Building and Opera House", Honolulu's "Natatorium" and Washington, D.C.'s "National World War I Memorial at Pershing Park".

In addition, many smaller local community projects are being recognized such as: Scranton Pennsylvania's "Col. Frank Duffy Memorial Bridge and Park", Cape May, New Jersey's "Soldier and Sailors Monument", Ocean Springs, Mississippi's "Emile Ladnier WWI Memorial," and North Carolina's NC State University "Memorial Belltower", and our very own.

The newly-designated memorials are in 37 different states and each will receive a $2,000 matching grant, towards the restoration, conservation and maintenance of these local historical treasures.
Students Earn BEE Great Award for Following Cool Tools
Annie Christensen, Wazoni Cloud, Paige Dorow, and McKenna Griffith (pictured on left) and  Aliya Attwood, Precious Jenson, and Phoenix Powell (pictured on right)  were recognized with the  BEE Great Award at West Kindergarten Center!

These students have truly exemplified the West Cool Tools of "BEEing Respectful, BEEing Responsible, and BEEing Resourceful." Each week, West staff recognizes a different student from each classroom for this awesome recognition. 

Thank you to our families for all of their continued positive support at West.
Sign Up For ASVAB at BHS Student Services
The ASVAB Career Exploration Program will be offered at BHS on Wednesday April 25th.  

This will begin with a test that day beginning at 8:00AM.  

The ASVAB Career Exploration Program can put you on the right path toward a satisfying career.  Understanding your skills, abilities, and interests will help you make the best decisions about your future.  You can sign up to participate in Student Services.
JYMS Students Travel to Engineering, Math & Science Expo
Eighth grade students from Jack Young Middle School traveled to UW-Platteville on April 12 for the Engineering, Mathematics, and Science Expo. At the Expo, students had the chance to explore various exhibits hosted by UWP students and faculty. Students also ate in the campus dining halls and went on a campus tour. In addition, the group met with a UWP Admissions counselor to learn about applying to college and preparing for their future career goals in high school. 
Baraboo School District Volunteer Appreciation
The Baraboo School District continues to welcome volunteers within each of our schools.  

Any and all volunteers at any of our district schools are welcome to attend a district-wide school volunteer appreciation event at West School (707 Center St.) on Thursday, May 17 from 12:30-1:30 PM.  

Thank you to our many school volunteers and community partners for all of the many ways that they support and impact each of our Baraboo schools.
Teams That Sled Together Stay Together!
The Baraboo High School Girl's Track & Field Team had an interesting practice! The track meet was canceled this week the track is covered in snow. So the team went sledding and had relay races instead!
Online Registration Open for Girls Basketball
Online registration is now open for girls who will be in 3rd-8th grade during the 2018-19 school year. There are discounts for early-bird registrations. Girls who participate in club basketball play in weekend tournaments and practice about twice per week during winter.  Visit our website for more information and registration.
The Baraboo School District is Hiring!
The School District of Baraboo has an immediate opening for an educational assistant.  Compensation for this position will be a minimum of $10.01/hour. 

The successful candidate will have demonstrated the following skills: excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and in a team setting, ability to multi-task and problem solve and interact in a positive, constructive manner with students, district employees, and parent and community members. 

District Superintendent Reads to Head Start
Baraboo School District Superintendent Dr. Lori Mueller visited the students at Head Start on April 17 to read the story " Turtle Splash!: Countdown at the Pond" by Cathryn Falwell. Each student then received a copy of the book!
BHS Holds Second Annual Fine Arts Night
Baraboo High School held the second annual Fine Arts Night on Monday, April 16 with awards and a BHS Jazz Band performance.

The night consisted of music, live demonstrations, delicious food and more, including: 
-Performances by Solo and Ensemble state-bound BHS choral and instrumental musicians- including the Jazz Band
-Fine  Arts Display from all BHS  Art Classes
-A BHS  Art Club fundraiser- Better Way Imports
-Culinary  Arts demo
-Dramatic  Arts- Forensics performers
-Live "open  artist mini studios" - a student ceramic wheel potter, graphic designer, and painter will demo
-Community Artwork Display
-Community Fine  Art Group/organization information booths 
- Art Awards (including people's choice)
-a sneak peek at the brand new Art classrooms

This event wa a partnership between the BHS  Art Department, the BHS Forensics Team, the BHS FCE Department and the BHS Music Department.

4K Schedules Make Up Days
Dear BELC (4K) Parents and Guardians:

We have certainly had some challenging weather in the last couple of months, especially this week.  I am hoping this will be our last communication to 4K parents regarding adding 4K minutes or days.

The Baraboo School District always includes two additional 4K days of instruction within our annual calendar.  Due to two school cancellations, three early dismissals, and five late starts this year, the District needs to add two more days to the 4K calendar to meet required Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction instructional minutes for 4K for the 2017-18 school year.  Here is a summary of the upcoming 4K schedule/calendar changes:
  • Starting on Monday, April 30, the AM 4K schedule will be 7:45-11:05 AM (instead of 7:55-11:05 AM) and will run up until our last day on Friday, June 1 (to makeup for April 16).
  • We are adding only AM 4K on Wednesday, May 16 (to makeup for April 19).
  • We have already added Wednesday, May 30 for both the AM and PM 4K classes .   
The 4K calendar operates under a different set of rules compared to our K-12 classrooms with regard to instructional minutes.  Thank you all of your flexibility with these schedule changes and please do not hesitate to contact me if any questions should arise.

Yours in Education,

Dr. Chris Olson, BELC/West Principal or 608-355-3906
Congrats, JYMS T-Birds of the Month!
Now Hiring Summer Custodial Workers!
GLW to Have Culver's Fundraiser to Earn Money for Playground

Baraboo Volleyball to Host Youth Volleyball Camp
Summer Kid Stop Program Information
Summer Swimming Lessons Schedule Now Available
The 2018-19 School Calendar is Now Available!
The calendar for the 2018-19 school year has been finalized and is now available.

Please take a look and note the dates of winter break 2018 and spring break 2019 as you make travel and vacation plans!

Online Registration for the 2018-19 School Year Opens April 1
County to Host Free Active Shooter Trainings
Sauk County Emergency Management will have several upcoming  ALICE trainings. 

These trainings are designed for residents of Sauk County to attend and learn response techniques during "active on-going violence" situations. Residents can attend any one of the dates within the County.
All sessions will be the same. It is only necessary to attend one. This is open to children as well.

For more information, contact Tracy Hameau at or call 608-355-4417.
Reserve Your Meeting Space Today!
Is your group looking for a place to meet, hold a training session or have a conference? Host your next meeting at one of the available spaces with the Baraboo School District! 

Available spaces include:
Two conference areas at our District Office, 423 Linn Street
A computer lab for business trainings
Professional Development room at East Elementary
Indoor Pool open swim and birthday parties
Commercial kitchen 
JYMS Auditorium

Upon reserving a space, please specify your needs, such as:
  • Do you need tables?
  • Do you need a microphone?
  • Do you need a projector?
  • Do you need the bleachers pulled out in the gym?
If you would like to reserve any of these spaces please contact Executive Administrative Assistant to the District Administrator and School Board, Ellen Weiland at (608) 355-3950 ext. 1020 or

TRANSforming Our Understanding: Standing with LGBTQ Youth
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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