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Last Day of Elementary Summer Academy
Date: June 22

First Day of Elementary Summer Academy
Date: June 25

No Summer Academy or Summer School
Date: July 4-6

Last Day of Elementary Summer Academy
Date: July 11

Phase II: Revitalize Baraboo High School Grand Opening
Date: August 29
Time: 5 p.m.
Place: BHS

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
June 21 , 2018

Do the Safety Dance!
The Baraboo School District is excited to announce that we have been awarded $145,038 through the Wisconsin Department of Justice School Safety Grant program.

The grant will be used on building safety improvements, as well as safety training for faculty and staff.  More specifically, the funds awarded to the Baraboo School District will be used for the installation of shatter-resistant film on glass in the main entries of each of the school buildings, trauma-informed care training, the addition of 47 security cameras in all of the school buildings, the purchase of 104 two-way digital radios, and printing of Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate (ALICE) posters for all classrooms and work spaces.

"School officials and law enforcement share the responsibility in keeping our kids safe when they leave their homes every day," said Attorney General Brad Schimel. "These grant funds will establish a meaningful way to improve school safety through physical improvements to school buildings, and a focus on mental health training for school faculty."

Baraboo School District Superintendent Dr. Lori Mueller, Baraboo Chief of Police Mark Schauf, and Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister attended a grant signing yesterday in McFarland, WI, where more than $1.9 million in school safety grant funding was awarded to 19 school districts.  We are proud of the strong collaboration and partnership the District has with local law enforcement and emergency management to keep our students safe.

See the Baraboo School District's Safety Dance video here!

GLW Reads 614,893 minutes in 2017-18
Students at Gordon L. Willson Elementary School celebrated the last day of school with an all-school assembly and the second annual GLW's Got Talent Show.

The school kicked off the assembly with an announcement from Gasser Construction, the school's business-education partner.

Each month students received a calendar to record the number of minutes they read at home each day. At the end of the month, students returned their calendar to school and the minutes were totaled. This year the GLW students read  614,893 minutes from September through April!

Gasser provided "hard hats" to every student and staff member, and in a sea of yellow heads they called up those students in each grade who had 100% participation.

We are #BarabooProud of our little readers and appreciative of the generous partnership between GLW and Gasser Construction!

Summer Academy Session 1 Coming to a Close
Dear Summer Academy Parents:

    Thank you for sharing your child with us for the Summer Academy.  Having your child actively engaged at ABE this summer will help your child to continue to grow socially, emotionally and academically.  We are off to a great start with the Summer Academy!

    We hope that your child is enjoying the variety of enrichment learning options at ABE this summer.  We hope that your family has benefitted from additional K-5 Summer Academy class offerings this year and also has found additional flexibility with scheduling within both of the 2-week sessions.  

    We have been continually working to enhance reading, writing and math skills within each of our Summer Academy offerings while also offering increased opportunities for student teamwork and creativity as well. Every K-5 student receives a free book each week of Summer Academy.  Lastly, students also have the opportunity to earn Culvers, Mobile One and Casey's Gift Certificates for being recognized for showing safe, respectful and responsible behavior at ABE this summer.

     Please keep in mind that we continue to offer free breakfast and lunch for any students, parents or community members at ABE through July 11.  Students may be dropped off between 7:30-7:50 AM on Mulberry Street and can go right to recess or to breakfast upon arrival each morning. All student pick-ups should happen between 11:30-11:50 AM by driving through the upper parking lot at ABE, or you can park on the street and walk in through the school's front entrance and pick up from the lunchroom/gym.

     Within this mailing, you will find curriculum highlights from each class within the Summer Academy.  You will receive a similar mailing on July 11th as well. The purpose of these mailings is to inform parents about the types of learning occurring within the Summer Academy and to give parents information about other classes that your child might want to join in the summer of 2019.  Please feel free to call ABE at 608-355-3910 or email your child's teacher directly before July 11th if you would like more information about your child's individual progress during Summer Academy.

     Thank you for all of your family's help with consistent attendance during the Summer Academy.   As mentioned in previous messages, students that miss 5 or more days may be dropped from their Summer Academy course(s).  We wish your family a great second half of our Summer Academy.  Please call us at any time with questions or needs.

Yours in Education,

Dr. Chris Olson,
Baraboo School District Elementary Summer Academy Principal & West/BELC Principal
608-355-3910- office, 608-469-3998-cell and

JYMS Student Co-hosts for 'Into the Outdoors'
Caylee Blosenski on location at the "Haag Family Farm" in Dane, Wi 

Caylee Blosenski  auditioned to be a co-host for an episode on a science educational kid's show called "Into the Outdoors." She got the part and a week later and was filming in four different Wisconsin cities. She enjoyed the experience and learning what happens behind the scenes on a TV set and on location.  

The episode she will appear in is about exploring careers in Agriculture.  It talks about being a vet for large animals, flying drones over fields, brokering commodities or selling and repairing farm equipment and various skill sets that a soybean farmer would have. 

Take a peek at her episode! It airs this  Sunday, June 24th  on ABC at  10:30 a.m.   

Caylee is heading into 7th grade at JYMS next year and loves acting and singing.  She is very thankful for the opportunity.  She hopes to have more adventures in acting some day!
Baraboo Bookmobile Returns for Summer!
The Baraboo Bookmobile is returning for summer! This labor of love, solely supported by donations,  has teamed up with Boys and Girls Club, Kid Stop and Summer Academy to gets books in the hands of kids all summer long! 

Do you have gently used books to donate? The Bookmobile will collect donations from 8-11 a.m. next week at Al Behrman Elementary, located at  400 Mulberry St, Baraboo.

Elementary Summer Academy Letter to Parents/Guardians

Dear Summer Academy Parents/Guardians:

We look forward to working with your family within our Elementary Summer Academy classes for K-5 students from June 11-July 11 (no class July 4-6) at Al Behrman Elementary (ABE) School (400 Mulberry Street, Baraboo).  

For more information, contact:
Dr. Chris Olson, West/BELC Principal and Summer Academy Principal or 608-469-3998
Mrs. Georgine Erickson, ABE & Summer Academy Administrative Assistant
District Offers Free Summer Breakfast and Lunch
Any questions, please call Mary Loveless, Food Service Director at 355-3980.

Feel the Thunder - Thunderbird Nation!
As we reflect on the 2017-18 school year, the Baraboo School District would like to say thank you to  our staff for your dedication. Thank you to our students for your perseverance. Thank you to our community and business-education partners for your support. Thank you to our administration for your guidance. Thank you to our school board for your commitment. 

Volunteer with the Baraboo School District
The Baraboo School District continues to welcome volunteers within each of our schools.  

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

For more information on volunteering in our District, please click here.
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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