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BHS Class of 2019 Graduation
Date: May 31
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Baraboo High School
Note: Can't attend? Watch it on Facebook Live here!

Winter Weather
Make-up Day for 4K
Date: June 5
Note: 4K students will attend school during their regular class hours.

Winter Weather
Make-up Day K-12
Date: June 5 (Wednesday)
Note: No early release. This applies to all students in K-12.

Last Day of School
Date: June 7
Note: This will be a half day of school. BHS/JYMS: 7:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Elementary: 7:55 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

BHS Bandana Project 5K
Date: June 8
Time: 8 a.m.
Place: BHS
Note: entry fee is $10. Pre-register with Jim Langkamp and receive a shirt!)

6th Grade Orientation
Date: August 22
Time: 8-11:45 a.m.
Place: Jack Young Middle School large gym

6th Grade Informational Parent Meeting
Date: August 22
Time: 5-6 p.m.
Place: Jack Young Middle School
Note: this meeting is for parents of students who will be in 6th grade during the 2019-20 school year.

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.

Online registration. Ages 6-18. Certified, trained coaches. Spring and Fall seasons. Email BarabooSoccerClub@gmail.
com with questions.

Join us as we celebrate a nation of diverse readers with these recommended books, authors, and teaching resources that represent an array of experiences and cultures from the National Education Association.

Title: I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Author:  Erika L. S├ínchez
For: Teen readers
Summary:  After the death of her dutiful older sister, Olga, rebellious Julia deals with her family's grief and the discovery of her sister's secret double life.

Baraboo School District E-Newsletter
May 30, 2019
NF Students Attend In-house Career Fair
On Wednesday, May 22 nd , North Freedom Elementary held a Career Fair for students in third through fifth grade. Community members generously volunteered their time to come speak with students about various parts of their careers and then spent time answering questions. Students were able to try on military and firefighter gear, listen to each other's heartbeats with stethoscopes, check their oxygen levels with EMT equipment, and more!   

A huge thank you to our volunteers for making this event so successful:  
Mary Cognac, Education
John Hallis, Engineering
Dan Marenda, Military
Eric Van Den Heuvel, Police/Sheriff
Dr. Emily Dreher, Veterinarian
Ida Feine and Andy Klock, EMT
Joe Lehocky and Melissa Young, Firefighter
Chris Gabrielson, Building Trades
Dr. Aaron Carpiaux and Ashley Walsh, Medical

Watch BHS Graduation on FB LIVE
Can't attend graduation? You're in luck! Click here and follow/like our graduation Facebook page to view the heartfelt speeches, words of wisdom and the procession of graduates as they receive their diplomas! T he Class of 2019 Graduation Ceremony will broadcast live at 8 p.m. May 31, 2019

Seniors Practice Grand March During Annual Grad Walk
Baraboo High School's graduating seniors had an opportunity to practice their Grand March this morning.
The seniors donned their caps and graduation gowns and boarded a bus to tour the elementary schools, middle school and St. Clare Meadows Care Center during the annual Senior Grad Walk. 

Grads were greeted with cheering and high-fives as they paraded through Gordon L Willson Elementary, North Freedom, Elementary West Kindergarten Center, Al Behrman Elementary, East Elementary, Jack Young Middle School and St. Clare Meadows. 

This tradition has a duel purpose. The seniors have the opportunity to take a grand march down memory lane, reminiscing with former teachers and seeing their old classrooms and the schools that brought them to where they are today, while also being celebrated by the younger students. Seeing the graduates, the younger students have a real-life example of what they are working toward as they go through their own educational journey toward graduation. Bonus: everyone had fun!

Congratulations, Baraboo High School Seniors, and good luck at tomorrow's graduation and your future beyond Baraboo High School! We are proud of all you have accomplished during your Baraboo School District careers and look forward to seeing all you will accomplish in the years to come.

GLW Holds Annual Family Fun Run
Gordon L. Willson Elementary held its annual Family Fun Run on May 22. This year's theme was Into Sports and students dressed in sports-themed attire. 

The classes took turns running around the track next to GLW. The first to run were the kindergarten and first grade classes, followed by the second and third grade classes, and finishing up the fun run were the fourth and fifth grade classes. Parents and family members were invited to participate and run or walk around the track with their students, or cheer them on from the sidelines.

After the fun run, the school held a picnic. Families went through the lunch line with their students or brought their own cold lunches, then went outside to enjoy their picnic lunch.

BHS Bandana Project Sponsors 5K to Promote Mental Health
The Baraboo High School's Bandana Project is hosting a 5K Run/Walk to raise money and awareness to promote mental health and suicide prevention. The run will be held on Saturday, June 8 at Baraboo High School at 8 a.m. Entry fee for the run is $10, which includes a t-shirt if you pre-register by June 4. For more information or to pre-register, please call Jim Langkamp at 608-355-3945.

The Bandana Project  is a program designed to spread awareness of resources for those with mental illness. The lime green bandanas, to be distributed across a school campus, are attached to students' backpacks. This indicates that they are a safe individual to approach
with mental health-related issues and that they know where resources are.

Not only does the program give tangible resourcefulness to an individual, but provides invaluable unspoken support. If someone sees a lime green bandana on the backpack of a peer or stranger, it is a sign of a stigma-free, quiet solidarity. They will know that they are not alone in their struggle.

Third Graders Take a Trip to the Square
Last week, third graders across the district went on a walking tour of downtown Baraboo. Part of the third grade Social Studies curriculum is learning about the history of Baraboo.  We loved seeing and hearing about the Ringling Brothers and their contributions to our community!

NF Students Release Class-Raised Butterflies
North Freedom Third graders raised butterflies from tiny caterpillars as part of a science unit.  They set them free Tuesday, May 28th near our new school learning garden. Third grade teacher Mrs. Van Den Heuvel even made butterfly cookies for her students in honor of this special occasion. 
GLW Student Wins Coloring Contest
Congratulations to Gordon L. Willson Elementary student Scout Berry! 

Scout, a first-grade student in Mrs. Laux's class, won the  Greenwood Memorial Post No. 987 Flag Coloring Contest. 

The prize? A new bike! The bike was presented to her at GLW on  Friday, May 24! 
2019-20 Fall JYMS Athletics Registration Information
Parents Meetings
The football parent meeting will be held on Monday, August 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the JYMS cafeteria/auditorium.
Cross Country and Volleyball meetings will be held on Monday, August 26 at 5:30 pm in the JYMS Auditorium.
If you cannot attend the meeting you must contact one of the coaches listed below AND Kevin Catterson ( to get the information you need before the first day of practice.

  WIAA Physical Form - physicals taken after April 1 are good for the following two school years. Physicals performed before April 1 are good for the remainder of that school year plus one more school year. For the second year of a physical you will need to complete an Alternate Year Card .  

If you are in need of a physical there is an option to have a WIAA physical at Wilz Drug in Portage. They provide physicals at no charge on a first-come, first-serve basis from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday. No appointment is needed.

Online Registration
Beginning June 1st, registration will be open and available online. You must register online in the Parent Portal in Infinite Campus before the date of the parents meeting. You and your child will sign the Code of Conduct and Concussion forms electronically there. The participation fee of $30 can be paid at the parents meeting or in the JYMS main office. If you would like to pay online please contact Jim Langkamp at in advance to have the fee added to your child's account.

Jack Young Middle School Athletics uses Remind to communicate directly with parents. If you have a smartphone, you are strongly encouraged to sign up to receive timely and important information via text or email. You can sign up for an account at or download the Remind app. This is how coaches will communicate with parents.   Click here for instructions regarding how to register, how to download the app onto your phone, and how to join a sport page and begin receiving messages. Another way to join is to use your phone to text the corresponding message below from your sport to the number 81010.

Remind codes:
7/8th Grade Football: @b8fdbb
7th Grade Volleyball: @k734f84
8th Grade Volleyball: @4b26kf4
6/7/8th Cross Country: @e769kd

Additional Websites

Summer Strength and Conditioning Sign-Up:

First day of practice
Football: First day of practice is August 12th @ JYMS. Time to be determined. Afternoon practices
begin August 26th Mon - Thurs  from 3:30 - 5:30 pm with games on Tuesdays. Game schedules will be
handed out at the parent meeting and can be found at .
Cross Country & Volleyball:  Sept. 3 at 3:30 p.m. (First day of school);  Practice schedules and game schedules are found on or .

Coaches Contact Information
7/8th Grade Football:  John Scrabeck  
6/7/8th Cross Country: Terry Kieck
7th Grade Volleyball:  Melissa Van Enkenvort
Jo Fielitz
8th Grade Volleyball:  Kelsey Fish

2019-20 Fall Kid Stop Information
District Offering FREE Summer Breakfast & Lunch

Time to Register for 2019-20!
We're Hiring: Summer Custodial & Maintenance Positions!
Looking for a summer job? We are hiring  a number of summer custodial & maintenance positions! 

The minimum hourly compensation rates will be as follows:
Lawn Crew - $8.50 |  Maintenance Crew - $8.50 |  Cleaning Crew - $7.75

These positions will begin on or about June 10, 2019. The regular schedule will be 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Summer cleaning crew must be age 16 or older. Summer maintenance crew must be 18 or older and must possess a valid driver's license. Successful candidates will be able to perform medium-heavy work, exert force and lift up to 75 pounds and constantly stand and walk, with or without a reasonable accommodation.  

Applications can be found online at 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. 

2019 Summer Kid Stop Program
All elementary school children entering kindergarten through sixth grade in the fall will be eligible for the 2019 Summer Kid Stop Child Care Program. 

Summer Kid Stop is located at Gordon L. Willson Elementary School and is available weekdays from 7:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. starting Tuesday, June 11 through Friday, August 9th.

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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