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Spring Break - No School
Date: April 15 - 19

District Volunteer Appreciation
Date: May 6
Time: 3:30-4:15 p.m.
Place: West School (707 Center St.) 

Memorial Day - No School
Date: May 27

Last Day of School
Date: June 7
Note: This will be a half day of school
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.


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:  Us, in Progress: Short Stories About Young Latinos
Author: Lulu Delacre
For: Middle grade readers
Summary: Short stories drawn from true accounts offer moving portraits of the hardships and victories of the diverse Latinos who live in the United States.

Baraboo School District E-Newsletter
April 4, 2019
Phase III: Revitalize Jack Young Middle School Referendum Passes
On April 2, 2019 Baraboo School District voters passed a $41.7 million facilities referendum to revitalize Jack Young Middle School. Passage of the referendum will allow the District to complete important infrastructure improvements, modernize learning spaces and expand common areas at the aging middle school.
 
"We sincerely thank the community for their ongoing involvement in our schools and support of this important referendum," said School Board President Kevin Vodak. "I feel fortunate to live in a community that invests in education.  The passage of the referendum on April 2 is just the latest example of how deeply our community values high quality public schools."
 
Passage of the referendum allows the District to begin design and construction work at Jack Young Middle School. Design of the renovated and expanded school will likely be completed in Winter 2020, at which point public bidding and construction can begin. The project is scheduled to be completed in time for the Fall 2021 school year.
 
"The Board is excited to begin the next phase of this project. We look forward to transforming Jack Young Middle School into a modern learning environment where all our students can thrive," said Board member Sean McNevin. "As we do so, the Board will be watching closely to ensure the project comes in on-time and on-budget."
 
The Baraboo School District has a long-standing commitment to informing and engaging its stakeholders. The design and construction projects at Jack Young Middle School will be no different.
 
"Our positive outcome was a result of a good plan, a transparent planning process, and a commitment to informing the community of the needs we face," said District Administrator Dr. Lori Mueller. "As the design and construction process moves forward, we will continue to keep our community informed."

Board member Mike Kohlman said, "Our students are at the core of everything teachers, administrators, staff, and board members do, so I'm very happy for our students, and the improved educational environment that this project will create for them. I also appreciate the community support which is an affirmation of the good work done by our teachers and administrators."
 
Thank you for your continued support, Baraboo! We are proud to live in a community that values its students, teachers and the future of Baraboo.

To view information and stay up-to-date on the latest referendum news, visit the  Facilities Referendum page on our website. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue the design and construction process.

Food For Kidz Event Packs 80,000+ Meals
The 2nd Annual Baraboo Food For Kidz Drive, held March 30, was a success! More than 200 volunteers packaged 84,888 meals.

For this non-profit event, the Baraboo High School Interact Club raised $10,000 in an effort to help raise awareness to end childhood hunger around the world in third world countries, and in the U.S as well. 
 
The Interact Club would like to thank the sponsors of this event, and also to thank the many volunteers. We look forward to packing with you next year!


ABE Goes 'Round the World in One Night
Al Behrman Elementary held their annual Around the World Family Night on Thursday, March 28. Students and guests traveled the globe to countries like Cuba, Korea, India, Mexico, Japan, Madagascar, and Vietnam. There were also high school students leading an informal dance session in the gym focusing on Cumbia an Bachata.  Staff and current and former students shared about their culture and heritage through art, food, music, and language. It was an unforgettable evening!   

We're Hiring: Summer Custodial & Maintenance Positions!
Looking for a summer job? We are hiring  a number of summer custodial & maintenance positions! 

The minimum hourly compensation rates will be as follows:
Lawn Crew - $8.50 |  Maintenance Crew - $8.50 |  Cleaning Crew - $7.75

These positions will begin on or about June 10, 2019. The regular schedule will be 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Summer cleaning crew must be age 16 or older. Summer maintenance crew must be 18 or older and must possess a valid driver's license. Successful candidates will be able to perform medium-heavy work, exert force and lift up to 75 pounds and constantly stand and walk, with or without a reasonable accommodation.  

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. 

Game On!
Mr. Hamdan-Krause's Game Design class at Baraboo High School created board games to understand the concepts on how to design a basic game. Mr. Rhode's class volunteered to come in and play the games and fill out rubrics after playing the game. 

GLW Explores Science, Art Museums
Today, Gordon L Willson Elementary fifth graders visited the UW-Madison Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery and the Chazen Museum of Art.

The students were greeted by Rep. Dave Considine at the Institute for Discovery, then broke off into groups to explore the Institute and experience hands-on activities. 

At the Chazen Museum of Art, students were led on a tour of art ranging from oil paintings to photography to sculptures made from marble, bronze, steel and even a 3-foot tall skull carved out of a single tree stump.

Intramural Golf Offered for Middle School Students
Jack Young Middle School is offering intramural golf for students currently in 6th-8th grade. 

The program is offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-4:30 beginning this week through May 20. 

If you would like to join, please contact Jennifer Schoell at  jschoell@barabooschools.net .

Click here for more information.

Any student residing within the Baraboo School District boundaries who is currently in 6th-8th grade in a private school or homeschool is eligible to participate. 
North Freedom Rocks the Test
On Monday, April 1 st, North Freedom Elementary staff, parents and community members formed a human tunnel to welcome North Freedom students to school on the first day of the state Forward Exam testing window. As walkers, car riders, and bus riders arrived at school, they were greeted along the sidewalks with smiles, handshakes, high fives, and messages of affirmation with one simple message: 'We Believe In You!,"  followed by a Rock the Test assembly.

West Students Awarded for Bee-ing Great!
The West Kindergarten Center continues to reinforce positive student behavior with students in different ways each day.  

This week the school recognizes Connor Robieson, Kara Snyder, Elizabeth Vicicondi and Isaiah Peterson, as well as Liam Bortz, Yian Fuerte Vasquez, Emma Spaude and Kayden Garczyski for the BEE Great Award at West. These students have truly exemplified the West Cool Tools of "Being Respectful, Being Responsible, and Being Safe.

Each week, West staff recognizes a different student from each classroom for their stellar use of the Cool Tools. Thank you to West families for all of their continued positive support at West.

FFA Holds Spring Plant Sale
 
Check Mate! Baraboo Scores Big at State Chess Championships
The Baraboo High School Chess Club recently competed at the State Class Chess Championships on March 30th at the Kalahari in Wisconsin Dells, and as a team scored 11.5 points in the top division. 

Merek Johnson won the biggest upset award after beating someone who was rated more than 400 points higher. 

 b got an undefeated 4.5/5 and won the state title for the third consecutive year.

Pictured, from left: Merek Johnson, Brent Littlegeorge, Joseph Zech and Jedric Zech;  Picture taken by Julie Zech
ABE Celebrates Grandparents
Grandparents were invited into the classrooms at Al Behrman Elementary School on April 2. Students enjoyed leading their grandparents through activities such as reading, math and games.

JYMS Students Get Inside Scoop on Software Development
Mr. Wunsch's 6th grade class was treated to guest speaker Mr. Smouter last week. Mr. Smouter spoke to students about his job as a software developer!

BHS Students Design Website for Baraboo Public Arts Association
Students in Mr. Hamdan-Krause's Web Publishing class at Baraboo High School are making a website for the Baraboo Public Arts Association. Mayor Mike Palm and Baraboo Public Arts Association board members Bekah Stelling and Judy Spring visited the class today to discuss the project with the students. 

NF Holds Annual Egg Hunt

Get Your Summer Swim On!
Team Baraboo's Italiano Burger Featured at Baraboo Burger Co!
We are very excited to announce that Baraboo Burger Company, located at  116 4th Ave. in Downtown Baraboo,will  be featuring "The Italiano Burger" as its Burger of the Month for April. 

This Burger was created by Baraboo High School Culinary Arts students and received first place at the 1st Annual Hunger Games competition. Baraboo Burger Company will be donating $1 to the BHS Culinary Arts Program for every Italiano Burger sold in the Month of April. 

The goal is to sell 700 of these delicious burgers. And if a mouth-watering burger isn't enough incentive, BHS is also raffling off a prime visitor parking spot for the duration of two weeks in May! 

Here's how to enter: when you order an Italiano Burger at the Baraboo Burger Company you can clearly write your name and email address at the bottom of the receipt and deposit the receipt into the designated box.  For every Italiano burger you buy, you will get three entries into the parking spot raffle.


Baraboo Reads Community Book Read
Eat Pizza. Support Freshmen!

2019 Summer Kid Stop Program
All elementary school children entering kindergarten through sixth grade in the fall will be eligible for the 2019 Summer Kid Stop Child Care Program. 

Summer Kid Stop is located at Gordon L. Willson Elementary School and is available weekdays from 7:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. starting Tuesday, June 11 through Friday, August 9th.

Egg Hunt with the Heroes
To view the event on Facebook, click here.

Middle School Summer School Registration Now Open
Registration for the Baraboo School District Middle School Summer School program is now open!

To view a list of courses, click here. To register or for more information,  please click here.

Summer Academy Registration Now Open
The Baraboo School District's Elementary Summer Academy is going into the 4th year of an enrichment focus for any current resident or school district K-5 students.  

Summer Academy will run in the mornings at Al Behrman Elementary on June 11-14, June 17-21, June 24-28, July 1-3 and July 8-10.  

The Summer Academy registration for current K-5 students is now open. Click here to register.  Please see our 2019 Summer Academy Course Descriptions & FAQ.

Support Youth Wellness in Baraboo!
It's T-Bird Mini Tri time! Save the date for the 14th Annual T-Bird Mini Tri on Thursday, May 30.  Click here for a printable registration form. 

Want to be a sponsor? Click here for more information.


#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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