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UPCOMING EVENTS
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Family Resource Night
Date: November 8
Time: 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Place: West School, 707 Center Street, Baraboo

Tuscania Memorial Unveiling and Dedication
Date: November 10
Time: 10 a.m.
Place: Lower Ochsner Park

BHS Art Club 
Paint It Pottery
Date: November 10
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Place: NEW BHS Art Room W112
Notes: You may park and enter at the west doors. Items painted will be kiln-fired and ready for pick-up in time for the holidays!

Thanksgiving Break
- No School
Date: November 21-23

ACT Prep
Date: December 1
Place: Baraboo High School
Notes: This is optional for all juniors at Baraboo High School

Winter Break - No School
Date: Dec. 24 - Jan. 1

Elementary Winter
P/T Conferences
Date: March 13 / March 14
Time: 1:30-4 p.m. / 4-7 p.m.

Second Annual
Food for Kidz Event
Date: March 30
Place: Baraboo High School gym

No School
Date: January 25

Spring Break - No School
Date: April 15 - 19

Memorial Day - No School
Date: May 27

Last Day of School
Date: June 6
Note: This will be a full day of school

Food for Kidz
Date: March 30

COMMUNITY LINKS

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:
1-800-584-6790
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 now open. Ages 6-18. Certified, trained coaches. Spring and Fall seasons. Email BarabooSoccerClub@gmail.
com with questions.

Ages 9 and older. For more information, contact Ginger Clark at   608 963-8127.

Baraboo School District E-Newsletter
November 8, 2018
Join Us on Saturday for the Unveiling of the Tuscania Memorial 
 
T-Bird Tip of the Week: A Student's Guide to Social Media
Find time to UNPLUG

Social media has revolutionized the way teens interact. Communication is 24/7, 365 with access to smartphones, laptops, chromebooks, iPads, etc. In fact, most teens say they are more comfortable texting than talking face-to-face. Research shows, however, that unplugging is essential to the mental, social and emotional growth of adolescents.
  1. Disconnect to connect: turn off the electronics to foster real-life connections with family and friends.
  2. Set limits: limiting screen time or having a designated cut-off time (no screens after 7 p.m.; no screens before school) will help with time management and make more time for real-life connections.
  3. Play games, not apps: suggest a family game night instead of playing Candy Crush; play sports instead of playing FIFA on Playstation; play with toys instead of watching YouTube videos of other kids playing with toys!
  4. Switch off: give your brain a break from the 24/7 activity on social media. This will give you time for self reflection and relaxation.
  5. What's going on?: Being on devices distracts from things that are happening all around us. By unplugging, you can focus on your surroundings and be present in the moment.
Click here to see all T-Bird Tip of the Week posts or search for previous posts on Facebook and Twitter using #TBirdTipTuesday.  

East Students Become Investigators
All of the 4th grade students at East Elementary are officially "Sauk County Investigators," thanks to local historian Myrna Weickgenant! She taught two engaging and informative lessons in each classroom. 

In the first lesson, the students looked at various artifacts related to Sauk County. They used the clues to make educated guesses about who they might be about or what they might have been used for. In the second lesson, students viewed two Baraboo maps, one from 1872 and another from 1889. They were fascinated to see the changes over time and find out that some places are still around today! What a great way to kick off the year as they learn about Wisconsin's fascinating history! Our thanks to Mrs. Weickgenant for sharing her time and talent with us!

Students Spray Uplifting Messages
In October Ms.  Nolden 's fifth graders at North Freedom Elementary and Gordon L. Willson Elementary used spray chalk to complete their project of the month.  

Each student created a stencil with an uplifting message to inspire the other students of the school and sprayed the messages on the sidewalk in front of the school, as well as on a project to hang inside the school.  

We are excited for families and students to see their inspiring art outside and within the school!

ABE Families Locked in Classrooms (Don't Worry...They Got Out)
On Tuesday, October 30th, the world's most notorious super villains, The Mad Scientist and Zom-B, joined forces in order to capture some of the brightest math minds at Al Behrman Elementary School. 

ABE staff and high school volunteers "locked" 200 students and their families into classrooms. They had to figure out math clues to complete the tasks and beat the clock in order to ESCAPE the Classroom! We are proud to report that The Mad Scientist and Zom-B were no match for the talented mathematicians of Al Behrman Elementary!

Dr. Burkhalter Reads to GLW First Graders
Dr. Melanie Burkhalter, a chiropractor in the Baraboo area, visited Mrs. Laux's first grade classroom last week. She is part of GLW's classroom connection program.  

JYMS Holds First Quarter PBIS Celebration
Jack Young Middle School held its first quarter PBIS celebration last week. Teachers organized fun activities for students to engage in. Ms. Statz and Ms. Antoine had students make stencil crafts to either keep or donate to a local nursing home. Students in Ms. Reinhardt's class cracked the code to solve the escape room puzzle!

NF Lending Library Receives 300 Books!
Thanks to the generosity of our school community, North Freedom Elementary School received more than  300  books to start the North Freedom Lending Library!  

Twice a week children may choose a book to take home to read. They can either keep the book or return it to get another book. Thus far the students have been thrilled with this amazing opportunity to take a book home. Our ultimate goal is to support students reading at home!
BHS Art Club to Host Paint It Pottery Fundraiser
Saturday, Nov., 10th
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
NEW BHS Art Room W112
*You may park and enter at the west doors.
*Items painted will be kiln-fired and ready for pick-up in time for the holidays!

Attendance Matters: Every Student. Every Grade. Every Day. 
Since the new changes to city ordinances in fall of 2017, the School District of Baraboo has been working closely in collaboration with City of Baraboo officials for how unexcused absences are handled across the district.  

If a student is absent from school, it is the parent's responsibility to notify the school of their student's absence. Without an acceptable excuse, the absence will be recorded as unexcused. A student who has three unexcused absences will be referred to the Baraboo Police Department for truancy.

The City of Baraboo has adopted new city ordinances for both truancy and habitual truancy.  Our goal is that students attend school on a regular basis. Please help us by notifying your student's school of any absences.

Please take a look at the below information on truancy, designed by the Baraboo School District. To get a printable copy, please click here.

Para obtener una versión en español de la infografía Attendance Matters,  haga clic aquí.

This is part of the district's "Attendance Matters: Every Student. Every Grade. Every Day." campaign. Please view the infographic on why Attendance Matters here.  Para obtener una versión en español, haga clic aquí.
We're Hiring!
Looking for part-time work? Need flexible hours? Look no further!!

The Baraboo School District is seeking candidates for substitute custodial positions for the 2018-19 school year.  The starting rate is $11.09/hr. Applications can be found online at www.baraboo.k12.wi.us/district/jobs.cfm . 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.

Baraboo School District Offers Volunteer Training
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.
#BarabooProud
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.

Sincerely,

The Baraboo School District 
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