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WWPA Playground 
Culver's Fundraiser
Date: Nov. 14
Time 5-9 p.m.
Place: Culver's, Baraboo
Notes: Proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward the third and final phase of new playground equipment at GLW.

GLW Literacy Night
Date: Nov. 16
Place: GLW

JYMS Community Impact Literacy Night Fundraiser
Date: Nov. 20
Time: 4:30-8:30 p.m.
Place: Pizza Ranch, Baraboo
Notes: Help JYMS support adolescent literacy! Proceeds will help build classroom libraries and will fund JYMS Literacy Night in February, featuring Ben Mikaelson, author of Touching Spirit Bear.

Fall Break
Date: Nov. 22-24

ABE Parent Support Group
Date: Dec. 5
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Place: ABE gym

East Parent Support Group
Date: Dec. 5
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: East Elementary

North Freedom Parent Group Meeting
Date: Dec. 5
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: North Freedom Elementary

West Willson Parent Association Meeting
Date: Dec. 12
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: West Kindergarten Center

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
November 9 , 2017
Model United Nations Students Compete in MADMUN
Congratulations to the 23 Baraboo High School students who took part in the MADMUN on Saturday; four of whom took home awards!
Model UN is an international organization and Baraboo High School's newest club. Students were assigned different countries ranging from Canada and Belize to Nigeria and Djibouti. They researched their countries and wrote position papers on topics such as population growth, privacy and free speech, and poverty eradication. Students were then placed i n communities and tasked with debating and collaborating to propose and pass resolutions.
They had a lot of fun and made friends from many Madison area schools. Their next conference will be in Chicago at the end of the month where they will face international competition and be assigned new countries to research.
We are  #Barabooproud of Best Committee Position papers award recipients Maya Shay, Miles Statz, and Ryan Boukhankov; and Committee Debate Honorable Mention recipient Ashley Cornwell!

North Freedom Features Stellar Students
North Freedom Elementary announced their October "Students of the Month" at each grade level.
This recognition is based upon the student's work ethic, behavior and personal effort in class.  The students were recognized at an all-school assembly on Tuesday, November 7. They received a certificate, with a write-up by their teacher, and one free lunch coupon, courtesy of the North Freedom Parent Group, for a parent to join them in the lunchroom.  
#Barabooproud of our recipients:
Kindergarten: Ania   Zsurzs
1st: Colson Zimmerman
2nd:  Emily Hansen
3rd: Dylan Due
4th: Stella Cognac
5th: Colin Nachtigal
Baraboo 21 to Salute Korean War Vets on Nov. 10
District Wins 4 School Public Relations Awards
Congratulations to the Baraboo School District's Marketing and Communications Department for winning three Awards of Merit and one Award of Excellence at the Wisconsin School Public Relations Association Fall Conference in Elkhart Lake, WI today!

District Administrator Dr. Lori Mueller and Marketing, Communications and Project Specialist Holly Henderson attended the conference and received the awards.

Together they presented in a breakout session on "Social Equity: Communicating We Serve All" this morning and tomorrow they will present on the topic "Engaging Your Community to Live the District Strategic Plan."

We are #Barabooproud to share the school district's story with you through our marketing and communications department!
Celebrating American Education Week, TBird-Style!

Lion's Club, Pulse Fitness Partner with JYMS on Diabetes Awareness
The Baraboo Lion's Club partnered with Jack Young Middle School 6th grade WIN teachers, SSM Health and community members this week  to educate the 6th grade students to live a healthy lifestyle to reduce the risk of  diabetes
The five day curriculum was created by the JYMS Health & PE department with additional resources provided by the Lion's Club and SSM. The lessons include an introduction of  diabetes , risk factors for the disease and ways to prevent and treat  diabetes . The curriculum was aimed at promoting healthy eating, hydration, physical activity, stress management and how this will affect living a healthy lifestyle. Each 6th grade student was given a water bottle with a healthy message on it (5 fruits/veggies a day, 3 hours or less tv/screen time, 9 glasses of water a day, 1 hour of physical activity, 3 family/friend meals or events). Sugar displays were set up for viewing at lunches,  diabetes  awareness ribbons were worn by staff,  diabetes  prevention door hangers were visible. A 6th grade student will win a fitbit by completing optional review worksheets for the week's activities.
The week will culminate with an all-school healthy activities event. JYMS staff will provided activities for the students to engage in during the last 45 minutes of the day. Community member and owner of Pulse Fitness Brandon Green has volunteered his time to teach a functional fitness workout for students. 

NF Students Compete in Spelling Bee
The top twenty North Freedom Elementary students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade participated in an enrichment Spelling Bee on Tuesday, November 7th. The students competed in a spell-off in front of their friends and families to find out the overall winner.
The top two spellers from 5th grade will represent NF at the JYMS Spelling Bee on Friday, December 8 this year, with a bad weather date of December 11. The top 2 fourth graders will go on to the CWTAG Bee, date to be determine d. Mrs. Niki Shafer, Gifted and Talented Coordinator, spearheaded this event.
3rd Grade winners: Sean Sutfin and Emma Claire Prindle
4th Grade winners: Stella Cognac and Maddie Van Den Heuvel, alternate Brayden McLaughlin
5th Grade winners: Brady Jacome and Brooke Seiler, alternate Bailey Kimpfbeck
We are  #Barabooproud of all our young spellers from North Freedom. Congrats!

Baraboo Student Council Holds Toy Drive

YCIA To Meet On Nov. 16
The first meeting of the Jack Young Middle School's Young Community in Action (YCIA) group will be held Thursday, Nov. 16 from 6-8 p.m. at Jack Young Middle School. 
The YCIA will work together to build on the strengths of our adolescent youth and find opportunities to increase resiliency for our students.
For more information, please contact BSD Marketing and Communications Specialist Holly Henderson at
Calling All Water Warriors!

GLW To Have Culver's Share Night to Raise Money for Playground Equipment
The Baraboo School District is Hiring!
Now hiring guest (substitute) teachers for all levels (4K-12)! Pay is between $100-$115/day.
For more information, contact Colleen Bradley in Human Resources at or 608-355-3950, extension 1025.
Place Your Orders Today!
The Baraboo FFA is holding a Fruit, Wreath and Poinsettia sale from now through Nov. 10, with a selection of door swags, roping/garland, candy cane and cross-shaped wreaths, larger wreaths ranging from 24" - 48", Holiday Mixed Fruit Boxes, Texas Red Grapefruit, California Navel Oranges, Washington Apples and Pears, and more!

If interested please contact an FFA member or Mrs. Shultz or stop into the Ag Room. You can also print off the FFA Holiday Sale order form give it to Mrs. Shultz with payment.

Updated Date for Prom 2018: May 5th
The Baraboo High School 2017-'18 Prom will be held on May 5, 2018 .

It was previously announced that the Prom would take place on April 28, 2018 , but this date causes conflicts with other events and activities.  Prom has typically been held on the first Saturday  in May, and BHS will continue with that tradition.
JYMS To Have Literacy Fundraiser on Nov. 20

Thunderbird Sweatshirts are IN!
If you ordered a Thunderbird Sweatshirt, please pick them up at the District Office, located at 423 Linn Street, Baraboo, during regular business hours. 

We can accept check or cash for payment. Checks can be made payable to Baraboo School District. 

Sweatshirts not picked up by Nov. 3 will be available for purchase to the general public.

#BarabooProud and Always Onward Thunderbirds!
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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