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Volunteer Training
Date: January 15
Time: 3:30-4 p.m.
Place: West Kindergarten Center, 707 Center Street.

Winter Parent Teacher Conferences
Date: January 23

Flapjacks For Farmers
& Friends
Date: February 8
Time: 8 - 11 a.m.
Place: BHS Commons
Note: Hosted by BHS FFA, all proceeds will be donated to the Farmer Angel Network and Baraboo Fire Department to purchase a grain bin rescue device.

Statewide ACT Test
for Juniors
Date: March 3

Family Literacy Night
Date: March 12
Place: Baraboo High School

Spring Break
Date: March 23-27

West/GLW Family Math Night
Date: April 2
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Place: GLW

No School
Date: April 10

BHS Fine Arts Night
Date: April 22
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Place: BHS commons

West Stay and Play
Date: May 4
Time: 3-4 p.m. 
Place: West Kindergarten Center

Memorial Day - No School
Date: May 25

West Spring Sing
and Family Picnic
Date: May 27
Time: Spring Sing - 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Family Picnic - 11:45 a.m. -12:45 p.m. 
Place: West

BHS Graduation
Date: May 29


To nominate a student for the BHS Senior Spotlight, email a brief write-up with the student's first and last name and an explanation of why you are nominating the senior to Holly Henderson.

Submissions must include at least one photograph.

Please enter "SENIOR SPOTLIGHT" in the subject field of the email.


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
January 9, 2020
Van Den Heuvel Named North Freedom Mentor of the Year
Congratulations to North Freedom Elementary third grade teacher Mrs. Rochelle Van Den Heuvel for being named the 2019-20 North Freedom Mentor of the Year!

Each year the North Freedom Village Board presents an award to a staff member at North Freedom Elementary who has a positive impact on the students, staff and community. It was named the  Mentor of the  Year Award because that encompases all the wonderful people working in the school.

In a presentation ceremony on Dec. 20, North Freedom Village Board President Mr. Rick Hehenberger surprised Mrs. Van Den Heuvel with the award, citing a few the many reasons she was chosen for the honor. Mrs. Van Den Heuvel is the NF math coach in charge of the school's Math Night. For the past 10 years she has organized and scheduled individual classroom canoeing and snowboarding trips. This spring she single-handedly held a bike drive, where 50+ bikes were donated and sent to students in need of transportation to go back and forth to school and/or work.

One current and two former students of Mrs. Van Den Heuvel spoke during the ceremony, providing heartfelt examples of why they thought Mrs. Van Den Heuvel was the prefect recipient for the award.

"You can always find her with a smile on her face and a welcoming 'Good Morning' in her voice. She has high expectations for her students and pushes them to do their very best," said Hehenberger. 

FFA to Host Flapjacks For Farmers & Friends
Join the Baraboo High School FFA for Flapjacks for Farmers and Friends from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, February 8 in the Baraboo High School Commons!

Flapjacks for Farmers and Friends is a family-friendly community educational event geared toward showing local farmers our appreciation while educating consumers about the agricultural industry. We will be serving pancakes, eggs and sausage links.

All proceeds will be donated to the Farmer Angel Network and Baraboo Fire Department to p urchase a grain bin rescue device.

** Meat Raffle tickets will be drawn at the end of breakfast!

State FFA Officer Visits JYMS Intro to Ag Class
On Thursday, Dec. 19, Ms. Bonham's Introduction to Agriculture classes at Jack Young Middle School invited State FFA Officer Jared Mack to visit. He led the classes in leadership and teamwork activities. It was a great way to end the week before Winter Break!

Elementary Students Participate in Hour of Code
District Elementary School students participated in "Hour of Code" activities the week prior to Winter Break when Baraboo High School teachers Mr. Dan Rhode and Mrs. Shelly Gillmore and Baraboo High School students visited each of the schools.

As an introduction, Karen Nelson, Elementary Library Coordinator, spent time in each classroom on December 12th to introduce the students to coding. She spoke about the importance of knowing how to program a computer.

For more information, students are encouraged to log on and do activities at home at

Presenting the North Freedom Elementary Graduating Class of 2027!
Each year the North Freedom Parent Group at North Freedom Elementary School purchases t-shirts as a gift for the 5th grade class. The shirts are made even more special with each student's signature printed on the front.

ABE Celebrates Wheat Week
Mrs. Bromley's 5th Graders at Al Behrman Elementary School welcomed Justine Bula, Education Coordinator for Sauk County Land Resources and Environment, to work with the students during "Wheat Week!"

Social Justice Club Raises Funds For Homeless Shelter
In November, the Baraboo High School Social Justice Club did a Penny Wars fundraiser for the new Baraboo Area Homeless Shelter and raised more than $350. On Dec. 20  the club handed the check over to Dave Mowers, the president of the Homeless Shelter board. 

NF Book Drive Brings in 500+ Books!
More than 500 books were donated from the North Freedom community and staff during the North Freedom Elementary School Book Drive held in the fall. Mrs. Laura Rhode, Literacy Coach, encouraged students to choose books to take home to help build their own home libraries! 

Baraboo Public Library: Read with Shadow

Be Up-To-Date on School Closings
Winter weather is coming!

Stay up-to-date with the latest information on school delays or closures due to inclement weather conditions. If the decision is made to delay or close school, we will publish that information to our district social media sites. Make sure to follow the district on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for the latest updates.

Messages will also be sent directly from our Infinite Campus (IC) system. We develop school closing messages in three ways: email, text message, and automated phone calls using the parent and guardian contacts we have on file in our IC student  information  system. If you have not recently reviewed your IC contact preferences, we ask that you do so by following the directions at the end of this communication.

Delay and closure announcements will also be posted on our  district website.

Making a decision about weather-related school closures is always difficult. These decisions are made with the safety of our students, families, and staff as our primary priority. We appreciate your ongoing support as we work to keep everyone safe.

Keep your phone number and email address up-to-date to receive the latest news on weather-related school closings, delays and early releases! To edit your contact information  in infinite campus:
  1. Go to
  2. Under the "PARENTS" tab, click on "Parent Portal" and enter your log-in information for Infinite Campus (IC)
  3. Click on "Household Information" on the left-hand side of the screen to update your home address and phone number
  4. Click on "contact preferences" to update your email address.
  5. Need help? Call 608-355-3955

Volunteer Training Set for Jan. 15
The Baraboo School District welcomes volunteers to each of our schools.  

In order to best support our numerous school volunteers, we are offering a volunteer training from 3:30-4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15 at West School (707 Center St.). People who volunteer in 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 volunteers and community partners for all of the ways that they support and impact each of our Baraboo schools.  

Please contact West and BELC Principal Chris Olson at 608-355-3906 or with any questions.
Upcoming Indoor Pool Classes, Lessons and Open Swim Info
The Baraboo Indoor Pool is gearing up for a new run of classes, lessons, and open swim! 

  • Masters Adult Stroke Clinic
  • Water Aerobics
  • Aqua Jog
  • Aqua Zumba
  • Aqua Barre
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Pool Fees
Now Hiring Guest Teachers!
The School District of Baraboo is hiring guest (substitute) teachers for all levels (4K-12). The starting rate is $110 per day! 

Candidates must either be a teacher or substitute teacher licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). For information on how to apply for a substitute teaching license, visit the DPI website

Interested candidates should apply through the Wisconsin Education Career Access Network (WECAN) or by completing an employment application and submitting to Human Resources. More information can be found here:

Lamers Bus Lines Seeking Drivers and Bus Monitors!
Lamers Bus Lines is seeking additional school bus drivers and b us monitors. 

Becoming a driver is a great opportunity for individuals looking for work before or after school, and becoming a bus monitor is great for those looking for after-school work. It's also a great job for parents of students in the District because:
  1. There are no nights or weekends for route drivers
  2. Drivers get summer vacation and snow days, just like the students
  3. If your child is in any sports or activities, you can get paid to cheer them on and support the team by driving the team bus
Lamers Bus Lines will provide drivers with complete paid training and teach you everything you need to know about driving a school bus.  Please spread the word to anyone who may be interested to help us ensure that our students get to school, sports, and activities on time each day. 

Questions may be directed the Lamers School Bus Office in Baraboo at 608-448-4851 extension 2.  Apply online at
NOW HIRING: Substitute Custodial Positions
Looking for part-time work? Need flexible hours? Look no further!!

The district is seeking candidates for substitute custodial positions.  The starting rate is $12.50/hr!  Applications can be found online at . Applications can also be picked up and submitted to the District 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. 

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