Baraboo School District
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BHS Homecoming Assembly
Date: October 4
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Place: BHS gym

GLW PeeWee Parade
Date: October 4
Time: 2:40 p.m.
Place: GLW

BHS Homecoming Parade
Date: October 4
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Place: Downtown Baraboo on the Square

BHS Homecoming
Football Game
Date: October 4
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: BHS Football Field
Note: The football game will feature a half-time performance by the BHS Marching Band and the BHS Choir

BHS Homecoming Dance
Date: October 5
Place: BHS

Financial Aid Meeting 
Date: October 9
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Place:  BHS Commons 
Note: If your senior son/daughter has applied or plans to apply to college, this will be an important meeting to attend! This event will cover financial aid information as well as the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form.

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

No School
Date: Oct. 25

College Goal Wisconsin 
Date: October 30
Time: 6 p.m.
Place UW-Baraboo campus in the Lange Center 

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
October 3, 2019
HoCo Week 2019
Baraboo High School's Homecoming Week 2019 kicked off Sunday night with the Powder Buff game, followed by the Powder Puff on Monday night and the annual Steak Feed fundraiser at Pierce's Express Market yesterday. 

The final showdown of the Powder Buff game was between the Juniors, who were the 2018 champs, and the Seniors. This year's W went to the Seniors! Congrats, Class of 2020!

The finale of the Powder Puff game came down to the oldest and youngest students at BHS: Seniors VS Freshmen! This win also went to the seniors, making the Class of 2020 undefeated in the Powder Games this year! Hundreds more photos coming to Facebook soon!

A little rain couldn't keep Thunderbird Nation from attending the annual Steak Feed fundraiser for the Baraboo Athletics Department! Thank you to all who volunteered, ordered food and purchased T-shirts!

JYMS September T-Birds of the Month
Congratulations to our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade September T-Bird Students of the Month at Jack Young Middle School!
These students have been nominated by staff members because they have shown to be respectful, responsible and kind to others.
Great job, JYMS T-Birds!

Nominate for Senior Spotlight
New this year, the Baraboo School District is featuring Baraboo High School seniors who are acting as leaders in our community and within our schools.  We will showcase each Senior Spotlight on our Facebook page!

TO NOMINATE: please email a brief write-up with the student's first and last name and an explanation of why you are nominating the senior to   Submissions must include at least one photograph. Please use SENIOR SPOTLIGHT in the subject field of the email. 
Paula Kuth Invited to Speak on Co-Teaching
On Monday the Baraboo School District had teams of teachers from all buildings learning about co-teaching within their building. The professional development was given by Paula Kluth, author of "30 Days to the Co-taught Classroom."

Crane Foundation Visits East
Visitors from the Crane Foundation visited Mrs. Martin's class at East Elementary School to teach fifth graders about cranes and their habitats. 

Students learned that there are 15 crane species in the world with only two species living in North America; the Whooping and Sandhill Cranes. They practiced counting cranes like volunteers do in the wild, discussed the importance of wetlands to crane populations, and practiced crane behavior and "dances." One lucky student even modeled the crane costume that field workers wear when interacting with young cranes.

2019 JYMS Boys Winter Athletics Registration Information
The parents meeting for Jack Young Middle School students intending to participate in winter sports will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in the JYMS Auditorium.

If you cannot attend the meeting you must contact one of the coaches (see attachment)  AND Kevin Catterson ( to get the information you need before the first day of practice.

ACT Test Prep Sessions
The Baraboo High School is committed to college and career readiness for all students as they plan for their futures.  One way to determine your junior's preparedness is through the ACT with Writing assessment. This assessment is state-mandated and offered at no cost to your junior on March 3, 2020 at Baraboo High School. 

To prepare for this high-stakes assessment, your junior will have multiple opportunities for practice on Mondays during our scheduled homerooms.  Students will access free lessons and quizzes using Method Test Prep, a program that is built into their academic and career planning curriculum. Additionally, we would like to offer these practice opportunities:
  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - required multiple choice tests
  • Monday, November 18, 2019 - required writing
  • Saturday, December 7, 2019 - optional
The October 9th practice will be administered during our regular Wednesday schedule and will include a computer-based test for English, Math, Reading, and Science.  Your junior can access his/her results through the Method Test Prep/Xello login.  

The November 18th practice will be administered during our regular Monday homeroom and will include a paper-based practice focused on writing.  Your junior will receive feedback on this assessment to understand current skill level and suggestions for improvement.

The December 7th practice will mimic the full-length ACT. This paper-based test will include English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing. Registration for the December 7th ACT practice will be open for students from October 14 to November 8, 2019.  Results will be shared with your junior at school upon our return from Winter Break.

Additional study materials, accessible at home, can be found at: .  We look forward to working with your junior to support college and career readiness after high school.

UW Platteville/Baraboo Sauk County Campus will also be offering two ACT Test prep sessions.

Saturday, Oct; 19 from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Scholarship Opportunities Available to BHS Students
November 5 is the due date for Baraboo High School students graduating in 2020 to apply for a Herb Kohl Student Excellence Scholarship. Find more information here.

Also check out this scholarship from the Wisconsin School Counselor Association (WSCA) in partnership with Xello and Method Test Prep!
Attendance Matters Poster Contest
Lamers Bus Lines is Seeking Additional School Bus Drivers!
Lamers Bus Lines is seeking additional school bus drivers!  

This is a great opportunity for individuals looking for work before or after school. 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 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. 

WERQout For Hope House

Save the Date: Indigenous People's Day

Free Camp for Families Coping with Grief

Thunderbird Boys Basketball League

Strengthening Families and Systems Training

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 a month ago and we are already at 675+ likes. 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.

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!
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