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Parent/Teacher Conferences
Date: Jan. 18
Time: 4-7 p.m.
Place: Elementary schools

No School for Students
Date: Jan. 19

JYMS Literacy Night
Date: Feb. 5
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Place: JYMS commons
Notes: There will be an Author Talk with Ben Michaelson at 5 p.m. in the Auditorium, followed by a book signing.

District Solo
& Ensemble Festival
Date: Feb. 24
Time: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Place: Baraboo High School

5th Grade 
District-Wide Concert
Date: March 5
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Place: Jack Young Middle School

8th Grade Music 
Showcase Concert
Date: March 13
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Place: JYMS Big Gym

GLW 2nd Grade Concert
Date: April 10
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Place: GLW

GLW Kindergarten Concert
Date: May 7
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Place: GLW

JYMS Spring Band Concerts
Date: May 17
Time: 5:30 p.m. 6th grade; 6:30 p.m. 7th grade; 7:30 p.m. 8th grade
Place: JYMS Big Gym

JYMS Spring Choir Concerts
Date: May 22
Time: 5:30 p.m. (WIN & 6th grade); 6:30 p.m. (7th and 8th)
Place: JYMS Big Gym

District Spring Break
Date: March 26-30

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
January 11, 2018

Winter Weather Updates
It's January, which means it's Winter Weather Time in Wisconsin!

All the schools in the Baraboo School District were dismissed early due to Winter Weather today, Thursday, Jan. 11. Elementary Schools were dismissed at 1 pm. BHS and JYMS were dismissed at and 1:15pm. The will be no afternoon 4K classes. All after school activities are cancelled. 

To stay up-to-date on the latest weather-related early dismissals, delays or closings, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
ABE Has a Super Time Reviewing Cool Tools
Al Behrman Elementary School principal Mr. Blosenski and ABE students flew through their Cool Tools review week, finishing last Friday by showing their super Cool Tool powers while dressing as their favorite superhero!
Facebook Live: "Grading for Learning," Brought to you by Visger and Brickl!
The Baraboo School District went live!

On Monday, Jan. 8, Baraboo High School associate principals Mr. Visger and Mr. Brickl presented on Grading for Learning in a Facebook Live event. 

In an effort to help our graduates be more college and career ready, Baraboo High School has been taking measures to improve communication about student performance and increase rigor experienced by students in the classroom. These measures are already in application in many classes. You can expect this to be building-wide and reflected on report for the 2018-19 school year.

Couldn't watch it live? No problem; the video is on our Facebook page for you to reference at your convenience.
Oak Park Place Becomes a Work of Art
Oak Park Place has a new art gallery! Student artwork from Al Behrman Elementary is on display for Oak Park Place residents and guests to enjoy. 

To see the full gallery of pictures, visit our Facebook page here!
CG Schmidt and EUA Career Pathway and Apprenticeship Partnership with BHS
In order to capitalize on the vast expertise of the contractors, laborers, and other professionals including architects, engineers, and project managers currently involved in the BHS Revitalization project, we are looking to do a series of informational sessions for our BHS students on career pathways in these areas and also to provide apprenticeship opportunities for certain students to go deeper in their learning. To accomplish this, building contractor CG Schmidt and architectural firm EUA have enthusiastically agreed to work with BHS administration and teachers in order to coordinate these sessions and opportunities for our students!

Informational Sessions:
We will be targeting Enrichment (9:20-10:00) to conduct the informational sessions for BHS students. Students will be informed ahead of time about these sessions through direct communication from BHS technology education teachers and other forms of announcements at BHS. BHS teachers will also select certain students to attend these sessions who they identify ahead of time as being especially suited for the opportunity. The following are dates that could be targeted for these sessions, but are subject to change depending on speaker availability. The topics also need to be identified with the help of CG Schmidt and EUA:

Friday, January 12    Topic:  EUA Design to Present

We will also be targeting certain students who have demonstrated strong aptitude and interest beyond what is typical in these trade and professional career pathways in order to provide them an opportunity to go deeper in their learning and to shadow laborers and/or professionals who are directly involved in the BHS Revitalization Project.
Crossing Guard Appreciation Week is Next Week 
Baraboo Harmonix Show Case set for Jan. 12-14
The Harmonix Show Choir, a competition show choir for Baraboo area high school students, will have its Show Case 2018 from Jan. 12th through the 14th.

This showcase will feature individual performers, as well as a preview of the group's new competition show, Heart of New York.

Tickets are $8 for students/seniors and $10 for general admission. Baraboo elementary students will receive a coupon for $3 off their admission fee in Friday Folders - be on the lookout! Middle and High School students can receive $3 off admission by showing their student IDs.

Tickets are available at the door or for presale at Corner Drug, Pizza Ranch, and Little Village Cafe! See you at the show!!
New Year's Resolution: Join the Baraboo Indoor Pool!
New sessions will begin soon at the Baraboo Indoor Pool! Visit our website here for more information on:

Annual memberships
Swimming lessons
Aqua Zumba
Aqua Jog
Water Aerobics
Masters Adult Stroke Clinic
JYMS Literacy Night set for Feb. 5
The Baraboo School District is Hiring!
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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