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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.

BHS Fitness Classroom Grand Reveal
Date: May 25
Time: 2:55 p.m.
Place: BHS

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
May 24, 2018

EL Students Attend Annual Potluck 
The Baraboo School District's annual end of the year EL Picnic was held on May 18th at Ochsner Park. Students and families enjoyed games, free books, a potluck supper and cake to celebrate our EL graduating seniors!

Thank you to our EL teachers Brenda Barahona, Emily Arendsee, Alex Paulson and Jori Ruff for organizing this fun event!


Blosenski, Everts Attend Capitol School of Recognition Ceremony
Al Berhman Elementary received a Title 1 School of Recognition award at the Madison State Capitol building on May 21 for the 6th consecutive year! 

At the Capitol to accept the award was ABE school psychologist Marcia Everts. Also in attendance were ABE principal John Blosenski and Baraboo School District Superintendent Dr. Lori Mueller.

BSD Facebook Page Reaches 3,000 Likes!
We at the Baraboo School District want to say THANK YOU to all of our 3,000+ followers on Facebook.  We like you, too! We have nearly doubled our Facebook following in the last year. 

If you haven't followed us on Facebook yet, please click here to get updates on student and staff achievements, important dates, school closings and more.  Don't forget to also follow us on Twitter and Instagram @BarabooSD!
Fire Dept. Presents On Fire Safety to Health Careers Class 
The Baraboo Fire Department recently visited Julie Jensen's Health Careers class presenting on fire safety. Kevin Stieve and Tom Clark provided instruction about different aspects of smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Students had the opportunity to practice using a fire extinguisher to put out a simulated fire. They also practiced how to exit a room filled with smoke using the fire department's fire house. The BFD has been giving presentations like this to the Health Careers class for many years and is a great resource for the Baraboo School District. Thank you, Kevin and Tom!

Auditions Set for May 30 for BHS Fall Play

Five JYMS Students Chosen as National NHD Finalists
Twenty-two eighth grade students from Jack Young Middle School took part in the National History Day State competition in Madison on April 23rd, 2018. These students presented nine historical research based projects at the State event. Of those nine projects, four were chosen to move on to the final round, which means they were in the top six in their category in the state. After the final round, two state finalists were chosen in each category. From JYMS, Alice Davies, Katie Gruber and Trinity Sobojinski were chosen to represent Wisconsin at the National competition with their Junior Group Performance, entitled The Fight for Women's Suffrage: Conflict Inside the Movement. Also, Eric Gumz and Jason Justus were asked to represent Wisconsin at the National competition with their Junior Group Website, entitled Hamilton vs. Jefferson: The Conflict that Created the Political Party System in America.

National History Day is an academic enrichment program for students in grades 6-12. Students select topics connected to an annual theme and complete their own in-depth research on the topic. This year, the annual theme is "Conflict and Compromise in History." Students present their conclusions by creating museum-style exhibits, media documentaries, research papers, interactive websites, and dramatic performances.

The state event is the third step in a competition cycle that can take students from the school level to regional, state, and national competitions. At each level of competition students share their work with their peers, historians, educators, and professionals in related fields as they complete for special awards and the opportunity to advance to the next level of competition.

In addition to our National Finalists, here are the other projects who represented Baraboo at the State Competition:  
  • Maylee Elliott, Nyah Culberston, and Ethan Grunewald - Birth of a Nation Group Performance
  • Ethan Witthun, Matilda Lund, Josiah Stevens, Joe Bullock - Hamilton Performance
  • Hailey Hardin, Jordanna WhiteEagle - Trail of Tears Exhibit
  • Amanda Dent, Megan Faivre and Kylie Sprecher - Little Rock None Exhibit
  • Maggie Cleary and Claire Bildsten - Watergate Website
  • Chris Shanks and Nick Ball - Cuban Missile Crisis Documentary
  • Yvette Courchane - Salem Witch Trials Documentary
Participation in the program continues to grow with more than 500,000 students participating annually across the nation. The National History Day program in Wisconsin is coordinated by the Wisconsin Historical Society.

4K Students Visit Ochsner Park Zoo
Our youngest learners from our Baraboo Early Learning Cooperative 4K sites met at Ochsner Park on Tuesday to visit the zoo and playground, as well as a view an interactive presentation from Upham Woods with some furry friends and crawly creatures. Upham Woods came into classrooms throughout the year to show the students different animals, and on Tuesday she reviewed the animals with the students. In addition, the students learned dog safety tips and techniques.

Proud of our district, proud of our schools and proud of our students, the North Freedom staff got together to show school spirit this week with #NorthFreedomProud t-shirts!
150 Attend East Science and Social Studies Fair
All students at East school were proud to display their science or social studies project at the school-wide fair on Thursday, May 17.  Nearly 150 parents, family members and adults joined us at East to view these displays that ranged from dioramas showing our community treasures like Devil's Lake, The AL Ringling Theatre, Circus World Museum and some of our area businesses. Other reports were sharing details about our environment, the life cycle of butterflies, and biographical details on historical individuals from our United States past.  There have been many learning opportunities happening at East during the last month from our social studies and science curriculum, students had a vast array of knowledge displayed at the annual Science and Social Studies Fair. 

GLW Gets Groovin' and Movin' During the Annual Family Fun Run
Gordon L. Willson Elementary held its annual Family Fun Run yesterday, May 23. This year's theme was Get Groovin', Get Movin'! Students were able to purchase shirts and bring them to art class, where they tye-dyed the shirts with art teacher Mrs. Danielle Nolden. 

The classes took turns running around the track. 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.

Class of 2031
Miss Emma's Baraboo Early Learning Cooperative Class at Bear-A-Boo Daycare is ready for a 4K graduation and celebration!

$263,000 Awarded in Scholarships to Baraboo High School Students
The Baraboo School District honored Baraboo High School students during the Academic Awards Ceremony on May 10, in which 89 BHS students received  $ 2 6 3 , 0 0 0 from community donors.  We are #Barabooproud of our high school seniors! 

Congratulations to the following students, and thank you to the following donors. (To view larger versions of these images, please click here).

Wieczorek Named FFA Member of the Month

Baraboo Masters Swimmers Take First at Nationals
Masters swim team coach Tim Capps took five Baraboo Swimmers to represent Wisconsin at the  National Masters Swim Meet held May 10-13 in Indianapolis, IN. The team assisted the Wisconsin Masters Aquatic Club become national champion out of the more than 200 teams that competed! The team practices at the Baraboo Indoor Pool, located in Jack Young Middle School.

Congrats to  Coach Tim Capps, and swimmers Nora Capps, Kara McCarty, Katy Mering, Doug Mering and Anne Berres-Olivutti.

All of the Baraboo swimmers set new personal records in each of their respective events at the meet. Doug Meering swam the 100 butterfly (14th, 1:19.34); the 50 fly (20th, 31.27); and the 200 fly (13th, 3:08.6). Kara McCarty swam the 1,000 free (19th, 17:33.73); the 200 free (23rd, 3:01.86); and the 100 free (30th, 1:14.84). Nora Capps swam the 200 free (23rd, 3:00.34); the 100 free (35th, 1:22.39); and the 50 free (29th, 36.53). Tim Capps swam the 100 free (50th, 1:21.72); and the 50 free (32nd, 38.28).

Sign Up for Summer Tumbling Classes!
Baraboo Cheerleading is thrilled to offer summer tumbling classes!  The dates for the summer session will be on Tuesdays: 6/5, 6/12, 6/19 and 7/10.  The classes will be held at Jack Young Middle School in the big gym.  T he cost is $20 for the whole session (4 weeks of practice).   The times for each session are:

Youth Group 1:  5:30pm - 6:30pm
Youth Group 2:  6:30pm - 7:30pm
Middle School and High School:  7:30pm - 8:30pm

Youth is for students going into 1st through 5th grade.  Middle School and High School is for students going into 6th through 12th grade.

If you are interesting in registering for a class, please email with which class you would like to sign up for.
Intro to Aviation Summer Course Now Open for Enrollment
The Baraboo School District is offering a Summer Enrichment Course: Introduction to Aviation (Not for credit) for all 2017-18 Baraboo High School or Wisconsin Dells students. 

In this course, Students will study the details of how to control the flight of an airplane. Students will then use this information by practicing on simulators. They will learn basic flight maneuvers such as takeoff, landing, turns, climbs and descents. In addition, students will learn about career opportunities related to aviation.

Dates: June 11th - July 11th (Not including July 4rd - 6th)
Time: 9:00 - 11:30
Location: Baraboo - Dells Airport
S3440 County Rd. BD
Baraboo, WI 53913
Cost: Free

Students must be able to secure your own transportation to and from the course.

District Offers Free Summer Breakfast and Lunch
Any questions, please call Mary Loveless, Food Service Director at 355-3980.

Volunteer with the Baraboo School District
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.
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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