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No Summer School
Date: July 3-5
Notes: There will be no summer school for all grade levels from July 3-5.

Last Day 
of Summer School
Date: July 12
Place: Al Behrman Elementary, BHS
Notes: Last day for all grades.

Last Day of Strength and Condiioning
Date: July 27
Notes: Last day of summer strength and conditioning for MS and HS.

School Registration
Date: Aug. 8
Place: JYMS
Notes: Registration for all schools and all grade levels will take place at JYMS for students who are not yet registered.  Online registration available here.

6th Grade Orientation
Date: Aug. 23
Time: 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Place: JYMS

5th Grade 
Parent Night
Date: Aug. 23
Time: 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Place: JYMS

BELC Open House
Date: Aug. 29
Time: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Notes: This open house is for the following BELC sessions: St. Clare AM, CDC AM, Bear-A-Boo AM

BELC Open House
Date: Aug. 30
Time: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Notes: This open house is for the following BELC sessions: West AM/PM, East PM, Bear-A-Boo PM

Open House
Date: Aug. 30
Time: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Place: Elementary Schools

BHS Open House
Date: Aug. 30
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Place: BHS

Freshman Orientation
Date: Aug. 31
Time: 8:30-11:50 a.m.
Place: BHS
Notes: For freshmen only

First Day of School
Date: Sept. 1

No School
for Labor Day
Date: Sept. 4

Elementary School Picture Day
Date: Sept. 20
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.
Thunderbird Thursday Update
June 15, 2017
Congratulations, Class of 2017
Baraboo High School held a graduation ceremony for the class of 2017 on Friday, June 2, 2017. We are #Barabooproud of our seniors and as they go on to the next chapters of their lives they can do so knowing they will always have a home at Baraboo High School. Once a T-Bird, always a T-Bird!

Phase II: Revitalize BHS Breaks Ground!
The Baraboo School District held a Baraboo High School Groundbreaking Ceremony on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Baraboo High School. 
We appreciate the support of the Baraboo community as we strive to create the best learning environment possible at Baraboo High School. BHS is the final destination for every student in the Baraboo School District, and a space where every student will engage, learn and grow before setting out to succeed in the world beyond our school walls. Thank you for your continued support. We are  #Barabooproud  to live in a community that values our schools, our students, and the future of Baraboo.

Weilands Go Back to Their Roots at North Freedom
Ten years ago, 2017 Baraboo High School graduates Kyle Weiland and Kody Weiland were third graders at North Freedom Elementary.
On Thursday, June 1st, just a day before heading to the State Track and Field Championships to compete in four events each and graduating om BHS, the talented two spent some time visiting their old elementary school and their former teacher, Mrs. Rochelle Van Den Heuvel (Ms. Call at that time).
Kody and Kyle shared academic tips, spoke with students, signed autographs, demonstrated long jumps, and raced students across the playground at recess, all while encouraging students to work hard and practice.
North Freedom staff and students wish the best to Kyle, Kody, and all our 2017 BHS graduates. 

Summer Academy Under Way
Baraboo School District's summer school program, Summer Academy, started Monday, June 12. 
Today second and third grader student in the Future Engineers class taught by North Freedom fifth grade teacher Mr. King learned about changing variables during experiments to get the desired results. 
Given just one sheet of tinfoil and four straws, students were challenged to build a boat strong enough to float on water while holding a cup of 5, 10 and 15 marbles. Students cheered as their boats held 5 marbles, then groaned as the boats sank under the weight of 10 or 15 marbles and headed back to their desks to alter their designs.

East Ends the School Year in Style
East Elementary held its annual field day the last week of school, sponsored by the East School Parent Support Group (ESPSG). The students enjoyed a bounce house, relay races, sun and fun!
Baraboo Schools Recognized for Being Culturally Responsive
Wisconsin RtI (Response to Intervention) Center has recognized several schools within the Baraboo School District for  implementing and sustaining a culturally responsive multi level system of support within our schools. 

We are #Barabooproud to congratulate the following schools that were recognized at the Silver Level for Behavior:

Al Behrman Elementary
North Freedom Elementary
West Kindergarten Center
Gordon L. Willson Elementary 

For more information about the Wisconsin RtI Center Recognized Schools Program, click here
GLW's Got Talent!
As part of the last day of school celebration, Gordon L. Willson Elementary held its first annual GLW's Got Talent talent show.
Students showed off a multitude of talents, including dancing, singing, playing the piano, demonstrating hunting calls, juggling and acrobatics. 
The teachers also showed off their talent - and in some cases, their lack of talent. Nine brave teachers volunteered without knowing what they were volunteering for, and were called up on stage by threes to perform Minute-to-Win-It style challenges, including putting an oreo on their foreheads and getting it into their mouths without using their hands, keeping three balloons in the air at all times for an entire minute (it was harder than it sounds!) and blowing up a balloon then letting the air out of the balloon in order to knock over plastic cups lined up on a table. 
We are #Barabooproud of the students at GLW for braving a crowd of their peers and showing everyone that GLW's got talent!

Youth Cheer and Stunt Team Coming to Baraboo in Fall
Baraboo Cheer & Stunt will be starting two youth teams this coming fall!  There will be a youth recreational team as well as a youth competitive team.  These teams will be open for anyone entering first through 8 th grade.  Practices will be held once a week starting in September.  Summer tumbling classes will also be offered.  The tumbling classes will be held on Wednesdays: June 14 th , June 21 st , June 28 th , and July 12 th from 6-7p.m.  The cost for the tumbling class is $20 for the set of 4 practices. For more information on either programs, or to sign up, please e-mail Coach Krystal at
What Does Summer Clothing Have to Do with Respect?
For many teens, summer is a time of ice cream, time at the beach, and long days spent hanging out with friends. There's often more freedom than during the school year. And in Wisconsin, summer gets HOT. This means that people are often wearing shorts, tank tops, and other clothing that covers less skin. What I often hear from young people is that the motivations behind what we put on in the morning usually fall into the following categories:
  • It's comfortable - in the summer, this means COOL
  • It's convenient - I know some people who only do laundry once a month, so by the end of the month your options can become more limited...
  • It makes you feel good about yourself - many people using clothing to express their personality and individual style
While what we wear is a very personal decision, pretty much everyone knows someone who has spent some time and energy worrying about how others will react to what they're wearing. In addition, in our culture it's often acceptable to treat people differently based on what they're wearing, especially if it's revealing. 

As summer heats up, we at Hope House would like to remind everyone that all people, regardless of their fashion choices, deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. Moreover, what someone's wearing is never an excuse to harass or hurt them in any way. Going to the waterpark or hanging out at Devil's Lake is a lot more fun if you don't have to worry about comments or judgments about your body or clothing. If you're a parent/guardian of a kid or teen, summer is a great time to start or continue a conversation about respecting others' feelings and boundaries. 

Let's all remember to value others for what's on the inside, and let's have each other's backs if we see others being harassed. And on that note, happy summer and stay cool!
Project Homeless Connect to have Open House July 27
Central Wisconsin Community Action Council will host an Project Homeless Connect Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at First United Methodist Church, located at 615 Broadway Street, Baraboo.

There will be information for housing, employment services, health and medical services, mental health services, financial options, head start, K-12 education, substance abuse treatment, veteran services and more.

There will also be a free noon meal, free haircuts, free health screenings and free vision checks.

The updated flyer has information on how to receive free transportation to and from the event (available in Sauk County only). Individuals and families in need of transportation can contact Wendy from CWCAC at 608-254-8353 July 14  to arrange to be picked up by an ADRC van. 

All in need are welcome to attend, regardless of their housing status.

Summer Food Program Available
This summer, the Baraboo School District will again take part in the federally funded Summer Food Service Program.  We will serve breakfast and lunch in three sites, plus we will be delivering meals to the Boys and Girls Club.  The meals are free to all children 18 years and younger.  Any adults accompanying the children need only pay $2 for breakfast and $3 for lunch.  Individuals do not have to attend Summer School to take part in this food service program.  The program will run from June 12, 2017 to July 21, 2017 (except the ABE site, which will end on July 12, 2017), Monday thru Friday.  All sites will be closed on July 3, 4 and 5, 2017 for the holiday.
Here are the sites and hours of operation:
GLW - Open only to students participating in the Kid Stop Program - breakfast and lunch
BHS - Breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM/Lunch daily from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
ABE - Breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM/Lunch daily from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Any questions, please call Mary Loveless, Food Service Director at 355-3980.
"This Institution is an equal opportunity provider"
Instructions for Kid Stop Parking on June 12
Sign Up for Baraboo Boys Basketball Summer Camp
The Baraboo High School Boys  Basketball program will be running a  youth  basketball camp again for boys entering grades 3-8. The camp will run on the following days/times (note time change from original release):
  • June 12, 13 & 14 @ JYMS Main Gym - 12p-1p
  • June 26, 27 & 28 @ JYMS Main Gym - 12p-1p
  • July 10, 11 & 12 @ JYMS Main Gym - 12p-1p
The registration form can be found online at: or by emailing Coach Darrin Berger at
Baraboo Wrestling Mini Youth Camp Set for June 26-28
There will be a Baraboo Youth Wrestling Camp from June 26-28, designed for grade-school kids who are interested in learning basic wrestling moves, or to brush up on skills taught during a regular youth wrestling season.

The camp will be held in the Baraboo High School Auxiliary gym. Cost is $25 for pre-registration by June 7, or $30 after June 7. Students who pre-register will receive a T-shirt!

Please c ontact John Young Middle School's Baraboo Youth Wrestling Head Coach at 68-963-3275 or or email Heidi Hanson at for more information or for the below registration form.

Calling All Volunteers!
The Baraboo School District welcomes parents and community members to contact any of our schools to volunteer or to become involved in order to support learning for all of our students.  

Please consider filling out the attached Google Form if you would like to volunteer at West School in classrooms of 4-year-old kindergarten, Early Childhood, and/or kindergarten students.  

Feel free to call Principal Olson at 608-355-3906 with any volunteer questions.  Thank you for considering this invitation to make a positive contribution within our community and school district.

Kid Stop Summer Info - Get the Scoop
  • Summer Kid Stop registration is going on now!  Sign up today!!
  • Sign up for a week or for an entire month.  No daily rates.
  • If your child attends Kid Stop during the school year, you will still need to register and pay the listed fees.
  • Children must be registered with registration fee and tuition paid in full prior to your child/children attending.
  • All overdue Kid Stop fees must be paid in full prior to attending.
  • For more information, check out the Baraboo School District website and click on "Kid Stop" or contact Pat Gavin, Kid Stop Coordinator, at 355-3925, ext. 7150.
6th Grade Orientation Set For Aug. 23

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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