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6th Grade Band Camp
Date: Aug. 6-10
Time: 8 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Place: Jack Young Middle School

8th Grade WEB Training
Date: August 22-23
Time: 8-11:30 a.m.
Place: Jack Young Middle School big gym

6th Grade Parent Meeting
Date: August 23
Time: 5-6 p.m.
Place: JYMS big gym

6th Grade Orientation
Date: August 24
Time: 8-11:45 a.m.
Place: JYMS

4K Open House
Date: August 28
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Place: 4K Open House for Renewal Unlimited AM, Bear-A-Boo Daycare AM & St. Clare AM

4K Open House
Date: August 29
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Place: 4K Open House for  East 4K PM, West 4K AM & PM, CDC 4K AM & PM, and Renewal Unlimited 4K PM 

GLW Playground
Ribbon Cutting
Date: August 29
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: GLW

Elementary Open Houses 
Date: August 29
Time: 4:30-6:30 pm.
Place: your child's school

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

JYMS & BHS Open Houses 
Date: August 29
Time: 5:30-7:30 pm.
Place: Baraboo High School and Jack Young Middle School

Link Crew:
Freshmen Orientation
Date: August 31
Time: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Place: Baraboo High School

First Day of School 
Date: Tuesday, September 4

First Full Day of Kindergarten
Date: September 5

First Day of 4K
Date: September 7

GLW Picture Day
Date: September 13
Place: GLW

JYMS Picture Day
Date: September 17
Place: JYMS

BHS Parent Teacher Conferences 
Date: October 23-24
Time: 1:30-5 p.m.

No School
Date: October 26

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
August 9 , 2018
Check Out the Newly Renovated BHS!
The Baraboo School District will hold a Phase II: Revitalize Baraboo High School Grand Opening for the newly renovated Baraboo High School on August 29 at 5 p.m., followed by Baraboo High School's Open House from 5:30-7:30 PM.  Please join us for refreshments, guided tours, and your first look at the new BHS!  #BarabooProud 

Registration Open for Fall Kid Stop
Kid Stop is a program offered to all students in the School District of Baraboo in  grades K-5. This program is a member of the YoungStar Program and has an 17:1  student to staff ratio. It is held in a handicapped accessible facility.

The Kid Stop is committed to:
- Provide a dependable, affordable, quality child care program.
- Plan a variety of options to enhance the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development of all children.
- Ensure a safe, supervised, and structured activity time.
- Nurture, support, and personally interact with children.
- Recognize and encourage the development of children's individual interests and talents.
- Provide homework assistance to those students that need this.
- Expand the use of school facilities to meet the growing needs of the community, including before school, after school, and during the summer.


We provide children with the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities that include: outdoor play, board games, Legos, arts/crafts projects, indoor gym games, and computer time. Children are also given the opportunity to work on homework with the support of staff. A snack and milk/juice are provided.


Gordon L Willson Elementary: Site for students attending GLW, West, or North Freedom
146 Berkley Blvd
Baraboo, WI 53913

East Elementary: Site for students attending East or ABE
815 Sixth Street
Baraboo WI 53913

Those students from ABE, North Freedom, and West who participate in the before school Kicl Stop program will take a shuttle bus to their respective schools prior to the start of the school day. Students at ABE, North Freedom, and West who participate in the after school Kid Stop program will take a shuttle bus to their program location after school.

More Than 100 Attend Haslanger 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser
Baraboo High School's Boys and Girls Cross Country hosted the annual  Haslanger  5K Run/Walk on Saturday, August 4th. The run is in honor of Coach Harry  Haslanger , BHS cross country coach from 1967-1977, and is a fundraiser for both the boys and girls teams. More than 100 people took part in the 5K and the 1/2 mile kids run at BHS. A big thank you to the race sponsor, Festival Foods, and to all of the runners and fans who came out to support BHS Cross Country!

The T-Birds will host one meet this year, the Thunderbird Challenge, at BHS on  Tuesday, September 18th

Following the  Haslanger Race  on Saturday, alumni gathered at Devil's Lake State Park to celebrate Coach Peter Arndt's retirement from coaching the Thunderbirds for an amazing 36 years. A big thank you to everyone who made it a very special day!

JYMS Fall Athletes: Get Your Registration Info Here!

Jack Young Middle School Athletics is available to all students, including homeschool and private school students, in the appropriate grade level who live within the boundaries of the School District of Baraboo.

Switaly or Bust!
Baraboo High School is proud to offer many travel opportunities to students. This summer, students from BHS traveled to Europe for the BHS Switaly trip, touring Switzerland and Italy!

This was an amazing opportunity for our students, but since we couldn't all go on the Switaly trip BHS teacher Jake Boll put together a video, condensing 12 days into 20 minutes, so that the rest of us could vacation vicariously!  Additionally, BHS senior Jayda Lochner compiled a video of her experience. 

BHS works to provide many travel opportunities for our students. The History Department offers trips in even numbered summers, the Art Department travels in odd numbered summers, French students every odd year during spring break, and the music department offers yearly student travel opportunities. By doing this, it is the hope of teachers and staff that students of all different interests will have an opportunity to expand their view of the world and travel. 

Students have worked on many fundraisers to prepare for the trip including brat stands, rummage sales, coffee sales, and more and wish to thank the Baraboo community for their continued support of these student opportunities. #Switaly2018 #Barabooproud 
Switaly 2018
Switaly 2018
Switzerland and Italy | EF TOURS
Switzerland and Italy | EF TOURS
GLW Phase III Ribbon Cutting 
Gordon L. Willson is thrilled to announce that with the West Willson Parent Association's support and family/staff fundraising efforts, Phase III (the final phase) of G.L.W.'s P layground Improvement Plan will be completed this summer!

To highlight these new additions, there will be a  ribbon  cutting in partnership with the Baraboo Chamber of Commerce on:
Wednesday, August 29th 
4:00 pm at G.L.W. Elementary 
Prior to Elementary Open House (which begins at 4:30)

The High School  ribbon  cutting will then follow at  5:00 pm. 

Circus World Holds "The Greatest Showman" Sing-Along

Now Hiring Kid Stop Assistants
Are you interested in a part-time position that makes a positive contribution to the community by helping students learn and grow?
The Baraboo School District has several Kid Stop Assistant positions available for the 2018-19 school year. Kid Stop is a childcare program designed for elementary school student entering grades K-5. Weekly hours for these part-time positions vary, but may be
up to 25 hours a week. The starting rate for these positions begins at $11.44/hour. Any early child education is preferred

View more details about the position and application instructions here. Interested candidates should complete the employment application and submit materials no later than Friday, August 17.

Calling All 3-Year-Olds!

Stay Connected with the Baraboo School District!

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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