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Annual EL Family Potluck
Date: May 17
Time: 5:30-7:30
Place: Ochsner Park and Zoo, 903 Park Place

ABE Drive 4 UR School Fundraiser
Date: May 18
Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Place: ABE

East School Parent Group Pizza Ranch Tip Night
Date: May 20
Time: 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Place: Pizza Ranch, Baraboo

AM 4K Make-Up Day
Date: May 22
Time: 7:40-11:05
Note: The PM 4K classes will not meet on May 22; only the AM classes.

Winter Weather
Make-up Day K-12
Date: May 22 (Wednesday)
Note: No early release. This applies to all students in K-12.

Memorial Day - No School
Date: May 27

Winter Weather
Make-up Day K-12
Date: May 29 (Wednesday)
Note: No early release. This applies to all students in K-12.

T-Bird Mini Tri
Date: May 30
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: Jack Young Middle School
Note: Registration due by May 29. Rain Date of June 1 @ 10 a.m. 

Winter Weather
Make-up Day for 4K
Date: June 5
Note: 4K students will attend school during their regular class hours.

Winter Weather
Make-up Day K-12
Date: June 5 (Wednesday)
Note: No early release. This applies to all students in K-12.

Last Day of School
Date: June 7
Note: This will be a half day of school. BHS/JYMS: 7:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Elementary: 7:55 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

6th Grade Orientation
Date: August 22
Time: 8-11:45 a.m.
Place: Jack Young Middle School large gym

6th Grade Informational Parent Meeting
Date: August 22
Time: 5-6 p.m.
Place: Jack Young Middle School
Note: this meeting is for parents of students who will be in 6th grade during the 2019-20 school year.

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.

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: I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Author:  Erika L. S├ínchez
For: Teen readers
Summary:  After the death of her dutiful older sister, Olga, rebellious Julia deals with her family's grief and the discovery of her sister's secret double life.

Baraboo School District E-Newsletter
May 9, 2019
Baraboo's Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year 2019
Each year, the Baraboo  High School Class of 1956 sponsors a Teacher of the Year award at the primary and secondary levels. The 
awards are managed  by the Greater Sauk Co Community  Foundation.

At the primary level, the Distinguished Elementary Teacher Award is presented annually to an outstanding elementary teacher in the School District of Baraboo.  The purpose of the award is to recognize and honor educators who have distinguished themselves by their instructional skills, their leadership and their dedication to the young people of the community.  

This year's recipient of the Distinguished Elementary Teacher Award is Gordon L Willson Elementary fifth grade teacher, Ms. Anna Grogan! 

At the secondary level, the Excellence in Education Award (EIEA) is  based on mastery of sound classroom instructional skills; use of initiative, creativity and innovation in teaching techniques; motivational and leadership skills with students and colleagues; involvement in school organizations and activities; involvement in professional organizations, seminars and continuing education; and positive relationships with superiors, colleagues, students and parents.

This years EIEA recipient is Jack Young Middle School social studies - language arts teacher Ms. Linda Garcia, nominated by Baraboo High School junior Lara Justus, a former student of Ms. Garcia and her first student to be selected for National History Day at the National level. 

Nominations for DETA and EIEA are made by a teacher colleague, an administrator, a parent of a student or a current or former student and include a letter in support of the nominee. 

Both teachers received a certificate to proudly display and a monetary award, to be used in connection with her classroom. 

Please join us in congratulating Ms. Grogan and Ms. Garcia!
Baraboo High School Prom 2019
Baraboo High School's Class of 2020 held prom on May 4, 2019. This year's prom court included Ellie Hennessy, Lara Justus, Adele Griffin, Wren Benson, Caitlin Hause, Carly Moon, Ellie Goethel and Ben Florencio, Will Gunnell, Calvin Petersen, Jack Hyland, Garret Exo, Cameron Logan, and Jacob Carignan.

Congratulations to Lara Justus and Ben Florencio, the class of 2020 Prom Queen and King!

Teacher Appreciation Week
The Baraboo School District is proud to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6-10. Thank you to the many parents/guardians who brought treats for the teachers, the local businesses that honored our teachers with specials, and thank you to our teachers for their dedication to our students, schools and community!

Check out this video of teachers celebrating 5, 10, 15, 20, 25-29, and 30+ years with the Baraboo School District. 
Teacher Appreciation Week 2019
Baraboo School District Volunteer Appreciation
The Baraboo School District continues to welcome volunteers within each of our schools. The District held a volunteer appreciation event at West School (707 Center St.) on Monday, May 6 to thank our volunteers and see how we can better help them to help us.

Thank you to our many school volunteers and community partners for all of the many ways you support and impact each of our Baraboo schools!

JYMS Rewarded with Fun Run
On Friday, April 26th, all students at Jack Young Middle School participated in a Fun Run event created by numerous staff at JYMS. This school-wide reward was an opportunity for students to engage in a fun, social activity while focusing on personal wellness. The outdoor course utilized the high school track and also all of the fields between Jack Young Middle School, Baraboo High School and Gordon L Willson Elementary School. 

Community volunteers from Pulse Fitness and the Baraboo Fire Department also created a few "physical challenges" throughout the course to test their physical skills and abilities. A Punt, Pass and Kick activity added another challenge for students. Students certainly enjoyed the weather and the day!

A Celebration of Scholars
On Sunday, April 28th, the Badger Conference celebrated its Top Scholars Banquet at Waunakee High School.  

At this banquet, each of the Badger Conference's schools recognize their top senior scholars for their academic accomplishments.  Students who earn this recognition have done so by achieving the highest Laude scores after 7 semesters.  

We congratulate the 2019 Baraboo High School Top Scholars for all of their hard work and dedication.   
  • Gabriel Barahona Maldonado
  • Kaylee Castleberry
  • Ashley Cornwell
  • Joshua Hackbarth
  • Kaden Montpas
  • Victoria Patten
  • Rosemary Philip
  • Jurrien Romberg
  • Laura Smidl
  • Joseph Zech

Six Participate in SkillsUSA National Signing Day
In order to help close the skills gap and raise awareness of career options in the skilled trades, Baraboo High School participated today in SkillsUSA National Signing Day Sponsored by Klein Tools, celebrating thousands of high school seniors across the country pursuing a career in the skilled trades. Baraboo was one of approximately 300 schools across the U.S. participating in National Signing Day, which recognized more than 2,500 students nationwide.

"We are thrilled we were able to partner with SkillsUSA and Klein Tools' for the first-ever National Signing Day," said Aric Hanusa, Baraboo High School (BHS) Technology Education Teacher and SkillsUSA advisor. "As the shortage of skilled workers worsens, we at BHS encourage students to enter this rewarding industry upon graduation. Our seniors should be very proud of everything they have accomplished at Baraboo High School as they continue to further their education and training post-graduation. We wish them all the best as they prepare for their lifelong careers."

In a style similar to "National Signing Day" events for high school student athletes, 6 high school seniors at BHS were recognized as they signed their "letters of intent" for a job offer, apprenticeship or advanced technical training. Students were celebrated among school administrators, teachers, SkillsUSA advisors, family and friends, as they take the next step in their education in residential wiring, building trades and renovations, HVAC or plumbing. High school seniors also received a Klein Tools Signing Kit, which included a hat, t-shirt, and their first pair of Klein Tools pliers to begin their lifelong careers.

"This was an exciting day for our students as they committed to careers in the skilled trades," said Hanusa. "These seniors have worked hard over the years to prepare for this next chapter of their life. Through their education at Baraboo High School, our seniors understand the hard work needed to be successful in the trades. This recognition is very well deserved to each and every one of them."
"The first National Signing Day was a success thanks to Baraboo High School and its students," says Mark Klein, co-president of Klein Tools. "Best of luck to these students as they enter the skilled trades to start their careers with their first pair of Klein Tools pliers."

Congratulations to the following students who participated in SkillsUSA National Signing Day:
Nick Freed
Jayden Parchem
Noah Thomte
John Phelps
Traton Winecke
Christian Ruefer

Masters Adult Stroke Clinic Registration Opens May 20

West Celebrates Community with May Day Baskets
West Education Assistant, Sharon Prochnow, continued the long-standing May Day basket delivery to West School neighbors on Friday, May 3. Each class delivered flower decorations within the West neighborhood to continue to strengthen school and community relationships while also helping students to think of others before thinking of themselves. Well done, Mrs. Prochnow & West School team!

Blue Awarded 4-H Scholarship
Congratulations to Baraboo High School senior Jordan Blue, recipient of the 2019  T. L. Bewick Scholarship, awarded by the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation!

Wisconsin 4-H Foundation scholarships are awarded to students based on demonstrated personal growth, development and leadership, academic performance and future educational goals.

To be eligible for Wisconsin 4-H Foundation scholarships, students must have been a Wisconsin 4-H member for at least one year; have a grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and be enrolled or planning to enroll at a university, college or technical school during the 2019-2020 academic school year.

Save the Date: 6th Grade Orientation
There will be an orientation for all incoming sixth grade students from 8-11:45 a.m. on August 22 at Jack Young Middle School in the large gym.

The purpose of this orientation is to make the transition from elementary school to middle school a positive one. Eighth graders will serve as leaders and mentors to the sixth graders. The day will include large and small group activities, designed to address students' needs and concerns in an enjoyable manner. 

This orientation is for students only.  Students should wear comfortable shoes. Parents can drop their child off at the circular drive and have their student wait in the Commons.   If you have questions over the summer, please email Christina Olson at  

There will be an informational meeting for parents of students going into 6th grade from 5-6 p.m. on August 22 at Jack Young Middle School.

Help FBLA Go to Nationals!
The FBLA chapter at the high school was fortunate enough to have 11 kids qualify for Nationals in San Antonio, TX this year. As a way to raise money, FLBA is partnering up with U.S. Cellular. 

Please consider clicking here and taking a few minutes to complete one or all of the 8 action items, including watching a short video or liking US Cellular on Facebook. We hope to help our kids raise $1,000 for travel expenses so that each student can participate in this great experience!

Help Raise $$ for ABE with Drive 4 Ur School Fundraiser

Eat Pizza, Support East School!

REMINDER: Winter Weather Make-up Days

FFA Holds Spring Plant Sale
Stage 3 to Present "Number the Stars"

Sophomores and Juniors - Learn More About NHS on May 15!
National Honor Society officers are offering an informational meeting about how to submit an application to NHS - Thunderbird Chapter  for Sophomore and Junior students and their parents on May 15, 2019 from 4-5 p.m. in the Leopold Room at Baraboo High School. 

To be admitted into NHS you will need a 3.5 GPA or higher and show evidence of leadership and community involvement. If you have additional questions please contact Shelley Mordini,  or Kim Biehl, .  

Free Community Bootcamps to Benefit Boys and Girls Club

Agrace Offers Summer Grief Camps

What's Going On at the Baraboo Public Library?
Get Your Summer Swim On!
Time to Register for 2019-20!
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 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. 

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.

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.

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 Bara boo School District's Elementary Summer Academy is g oing 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.
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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