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Picture Day:
Date: September 13

Parent Resource Group Picnic
Date: September 17
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Place: Max Hill Park, 625 Connie Road, West Baraboo
Note: This meet and greet is for families of students who have an IEP

8th Grade Career/Ag Day
Date: September 17

BSD Volunteer Training
Date: September 25
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Place: West School, 707 Center St.

JYMS P/T Conferences
Dates: Oct. 22 and 23

No School
Date: Oct. 25

JYMS Choir Concert
Date: November 5

No School 
Dates: Nov. 27-29

JYMS Band Concert
Date: December 9

Winter Break - No School
Dates: Dec. 23 - January 1

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: The Night Diary
Author:  by Veera Hiranandani (Dial)
For: Middle School Readers
Summary:  In her diary, Nisha writes letters to her late mother about having to leave their home after the partition of India creates the country of Pakistan.


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.

Baraboo School District E-Newsletter
September 12, 2019
Baraboo School District Introduces New Math Curriculum
Ms. Grogan's 5th grade class at Gordon L. Willson Elementary has their new math program in full swing, and they are loving it! Students enjoyed a math workplace activity to build their understanding of factors and multiples and built rectangular prisms for a math forum to represent boxing baseballs.
Also  doing work places with our new math curriculum this week is Mrs. Williams first graders at East Elementary School #AlwaysOnwardBSD

GLW Takes Purple Hands Pledge
The students at Gordon L Wilson Elementary took the Purple Hands Pledge during an all-school assembly, l ed by the 2019-20 GLW Student Council.  Student Council members were selected to explain what it means to take a pledge, citing examples such as the pledge law enforcement officers take to keep others safe.  The Purple Hands Pledge states "I will not use my hands or my words for hurting myself or others." The students at GLW will continue to take this pledge throughout the school year!

Our Goal: 2020 by 2020!
We have a goal for our new Facebook page - 2020 by 2020!

We want to reach 2,020 likes by the start of the year 2020! We officially launched our new FB page @OnwardBSD less than two weeks ago and we are already at 450+ likes - nearly a quarter of the way there. Help us reach 2020 by clicking here, liking us on Facebook, and sharing this post and/or inviting your friends to like our page! 

We value communication with our families, staff, business partners and community members and social media is a great way to keep you up-to-date on what's happening in the District.

363 Students Participate in JYMS Band This Year!
From August 19-23 the newest Baraboo Thunderbird band members made their first wonderful sounds during Jack Young Middle Schools 6th Grade Summer Band Camp!

This year we welcome 151 new 6th grade band students to our rich musical culture in Baraboo. The 7th grade band is 112 members strong and 8th grade an even 100! 8th grade jazz swings in at 30! Here's to a marvelous year of more music-making together!

New Sportsmanship Award at BHS!
Baraboo High School student Will Gunnell has initiated a new Sportsmanship Award, which is presented to one student from each team (both Home and Visitor) at every home varsity soccer match. 

Each team selects a player from the opposing team that displays Character, Leadership and Good Sportsmanship. The players are announced following the game and are awarded a T-Shirt and a Sportsmanship Medal.

He is hoping that this award will be adopted by other varsity sports at Baraboo High School so that Baraboo can be recognized as a school district that publicly recognizes and rewards students that demonstrate outstanding Character, Leadership and Good Sportsmanship. 

Please contact Baraboo High School Athletic Director Jim Langkamp and/or Baraboo High School Soccer coach Tyler Lang for more information. #AlwaysOnwardBSD
BHS Yearbooks - Order Yours Now and Save!
The Baraboo High School Yearbook Staff is hard at work creating a beautiful hardcover, full color yearbook to capture the 2019-2020 school year. 

BHS Yearbooks can be ordered at Until October 3rd, yearbooks will be only $45!  Additionally, if you order a book before 10/3, your student will be entered into a drawing for prizes at the Homecoming Assembly! After 10/3 yearbooks will cost $50. 

Please contact Sarah Znidarsich at with ordering questions.

GLW Introduces Student of the Day
Gordon L. Willson Elementary third grader Delilah Cappaert is the "Student of the Day" at GLW for Thursday, Sept 12. 

Every day GLW principal Mrs. Fassbender is randomly picking one student that is on time and at school for the "Student of the Day!" Then Mrs. Fassbender and the student call home and share great things that student is doing in school. Congrats, Delilah! 
NF Goes Oranges!
Today North Freedom Elementary School staff joined  NBC15 Madison and Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin in "Go Orange Day" to fight hunger in Southern WI. #Orange4SHFB  #AlwaysOnwardBSD

"NBC15 and Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin invite people to take action by wearing orange on Thursday, Sept. 12. People are asked to take a picture, individually or with a group, and then post photos on NBC15's Facebook page or on Instagram using #Orange4SHFB .

For every photo submitted, local sponsors will donate 31 meals to Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin.

September is Hunger Action Month. Orange is the symbolic color for hunger.

According to Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, one in six children in southwestern Wisconsin face hunger. They receive nearly one million requests for service each year. 57 percent of households served have someone working at least 30 hours per week."

BSD Volunteer Training Set for Sept. 25
The Baraboo School District continues to welcome volunteers within each of our schools. In order to best support our numerous school volunteers, we are offering another volunteer training at West School (707 Center St.) on Wednesday, September 25 from 3:30-4:00 PM.  

School volunteers from any of our schools are welcome to attend this training to better understand the role and dynamics of a school volunteer along with receiving some information about school district volunteer expectations. The volunteer training is completely optional and open to all school district volunteers. 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.  

Please contact Principal Chris Olson at 608-355-3906 or  with any questions.
ABE First Graders Practice Building Reading Stamina!
Mrs. Culbertson's First Grade class at Al Behrman Elementary is building stamina to read to themselves each day at school. They read the pictures, they read the words, and they retell the story. This week they read to themselves for five minutes! Way to be readers First Graders! 

Neat Fact!
Tuesday marked the beginning of the final palindrome week until 2021. 

For 10 consecutive days, the date - written in the m-dd-yy format - will be the same forwards and backwards! 

What's a palindrome? 
A palindrome is a word, phrase or sequence that reads the same backwards as forwards.
Picnic for Families of Students Who Have an IEP
The Baraboo School District Parent Resource Group will host a fall "meet and greet" picnic for families of students identified with a special education need and requiring an IEP. This meet and greet is planned for Sept. 17 from 4-6 p.m. at Max Hill Park, 625 Connie Road, West Baraboo. A light meal will be provided. 

Please RSVP if you plan on attending by calling 608-355-3918. Come with questions and ideas on how to best support you and your children in the coming years.  Parent Liaisons and special education staff will be present to answer any questions you may have. 

In the meantime, if you have questions please call 608-355-3918. Hope to see you there!

Save the Date: Indigenous Peoples' Day Oct. 12-14

Register Now for South Central Cyclones!

WE ARE LIVE - Join Us on Social Media!

The Baraboo School District is up and running with our NEW social media and the NEW District hashtag #AlwaysOnwardBSD!

Be the first to get weather delays and cancellations! View events LIVE! See our community partnerships in action! Be in-the-know about picture day, yearbooks, events and the great things happening at our schools each and every day!  Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to make sure you stay up-to-date on everything happening at your students' schools!

Our goal is to get to 2,020 likes/followers on Facebook by January 1, 2020! At the start of last week we had 150. We are up to 550. Let's keep going!

We're Hiring!

Are you interested in a part-time position that makes a positive contribution to the community by helping students learn and grow?  We have several  Kid   Stop  Assistant positions available. 

Kid   Stop  is a childcare program designed for elementary school students entering grades K-5.  Weekly hours for these part-time positions vary, but may be up to 25 hours a week. The starting rate for these positions begins at $11.75/hour. Any early child education is preferred, but not required

View more details about the position and application instructions at
Registration for Fall Swim Classes Now Open!

For information on rates, class times and dates, please click the links below.

For information on Fall Pool Passes (September - December), please click here!
Rainbow T-Birds Denote Safe Space

If you see a rainbow T-Bird displayed on the glass of a classroom door or window this year, it is to let students and peers know that the teacher is open to offering a listening ear and that their space is a safe space for our LGBTQ community. #AlwaysOnwardBSD
Find Your Pulse 5K Set for Sept. 14
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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