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JYMS Choir Concert
Date: May 25
Time: 6th Grade and WIN - 5:30 p.m.; 7th & 8th Grades - 6:30 p.m.

Memorial Day
- No School
Date: May 29

High School Graduation
Date: June 2
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: BHS Gym

GLW Field Day
Date: June 7
Time: all day
Place: GLW

Last Day of School
for Students
Date: June 7
PLEASE NOTE: This is a FULL DAY of school. There will be no early release.

Last Day of School 
for Teachers
Date: June 8

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.
Thunderbird Thursday Update
June 1, 2017
BHS Grads Greeted with Cheers and High-Fives
Baraboo High School's graduating seniors had an opportunity to practice their Grand March on Tuesday morning.

The seniors donned their caps and graduation gowns and boarded a bus to tour the elementary schools and middle school during the second annual Senior Grad Walk. 

Grads were greeted with cheering and high-fives as they paraded through GLW, North Freedom, West, ABE, East and finished up at Jack Young Middle School.

This tradition has a duel purpose. The seniors have the opportunity to take a grand march down memory lane, reminiscing with former teachers and seeing their old classrooms and the schools that brought them to where they are today, while also being celebrated by the younger students. Seeing the graduates, the younger students have a real-life example of what they are working toward as they go through their own educational journey toward graduation. Bonus: everyone had fun!

Congratulations, Baraboo High School Seniors, and good luck at tomorrow's graduation and your future beyond Baraboo High School! We are #Barabooproud of all you have accomplished during your Baraboo School District careers and look forward to seeing all you will accomplish in the years to come.

Want to see a video of the Senior Grad Walk? Check it out on our Baraboo School District Facebook Page here!

Mr. Beth Named Secondary Teacher of the Year!
Please join the Baraboo School District in congratulating Damion Beth as the recipient of the 2017 EIEA (Excellence In Education Award)!

Damion Beth, Baraboo High School math educator, has been recognized by his colleagues and other peers as our District's teacher of the year at the secondary level. Mr.  Beth is completing his 17th year as an educator with the Baraboo School District.  Damion was one of 11 secondary (JYMS and HS) certified staff nominated for this annual Baraboo award. A surprise school celebration was held at BHS yesterday with staff, family and friends in his honor. 

During the gathering, Mr.  Beth received a plaque to proudly display and a monetary award, to be used in connection with his classroom. This honor is sponsored by the Baraboo High School Class of 1956 and is managed by the Greater Sauk Co Community Foundation. 

Congratulations, Mr.  Beth! We are #Barabooproud to have you in our district!

BHS Holds Assembly for State-Bound Track & Field Athletes
Congratulations to our Baraboo High School State-Bound Track & Field athletes! These students will compete in La Crosse on Friday and Saturday in the State Track & Field meet. We are #Barabooproud of your amazing season!
Hannah Braun, Senior: shot put
Hannah Crowe, Senior: 300 hurdles
Jamie Runnels, Sophomore: 400 relay
Emily Kieck, Senior: 400 relay
Kaylee Mueller, Senior: 400 relay
Kelsey Judge, Senior: shot put and disc
Josie Schaefer, Senior: shot put and disc

Conor Grogan, Junior: 800 relay
Evan Vodak, Junior: 800 relay
Kyle Weiland, Senior: long jump, triple jump, 300 hurdles, 800 relay
Kody Weiland, Senior: long jump, triple jump, 200, 800 relay

Instructions for Kid Stop Parking on June 12
Project Homeless Connect to have Open House July 27
Central Wisconsin Community Action Council will host an Project Homeless Connect Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at First United Methodist Church, located at 615 Broadway Street, Baraboo.

There will be information for housing, employment services, health and medical services, mental health services, financial options, head start, K-12 education, substance abuse treatment, veteran services and more.

There will also be a free noon meal, free haircuts, free health screenings and free vision checks.

The updated flyer has information on how to receive free transportation to and from the event (available in Sauk County only). Individuals and families in need of transportation can contact Wendy from CWCAC at 608-254-8353 July 14  to arrange to be picked up by an ADRC van. 

All in need are welcome to attend, regardless of their housing status.

ATTENTION: last day of school is a FULL DAY

Breaking Ground at BHS
Construction on the Phase II: Revitalize Baraboo High School referendum passed in November 2016 will begin on the last day of school, Wednesday, June 7, 2017, with a Groundbreaking Ceremony at 2:30 p.m. in front of the high school. Construction will continue throughout the 2017-18 school year with a scheduled completion of August 2018.
We appreciate the support of the Baraboo community as we strive to create the best learning environment possible at Baraboo High School. BHS is the final destination for every student in the Baraboo School District, and a space where every student will engage, learn and grow before setting out to succeed in the world outside our school walls. Thank you for your continued support and contributions to our schools and our students!
To stay updated on projects throughout the summer, visit the district website, "Like" the district Facebook page, and read the Thunderbird Thursday district e-newsletter.

Unable to attend the Groundbreaking Ceremony? Watch it streaming live on The Cube!

Sign Up for Baraboo Boys Basketball Summer Camp
The Baraboo High School Boys  Basketball program will be running a  youth  basketball camp again for boys entering grades 3-8. The camp will run on the following days/times (note time change from original release):
  • June 12, 13 & 14 @ JYMS Main Gym - 12p-1p
  • June 26, 27 & 28 @ JYMS Main Gym - 12p-1p
  • July 10, 11 & 12 @ JYMS Main Gym - 12p-1p
The registration form can be found online at: or by emailing Coach Darrin Berger at
Baraboo Wrestling Mini Youth Camp Set for June 26-28
There will be a Baraboo Youth Wrestling Camp from June 26-28, designed for grade-school kids who are interested in learning basic wrestling moves, or to brush up on skills taught during a regular youth wrestling season.

The camp will be held in the Baraboo High School Auxiliary gym. Cost is $25 for pre-registration by June 7, or $30 after June 7. Students who pre-register will receive a T-shirt!

Please c ontact John Young Middle School's Baraboo Youth Wrestling Head Coach at 68-963-3275 or or email Heidi Hanson at for more information or for the below registration form.

Have You Registered for the 2017-18 School Year Yet?
The Baraboo School District is excited to announce that registration for the upcoming school year (2017-18) can be completed online starting now.    

This process takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.   
Parents of returning students can log into the Infinite Campus parent portal and find a link on the left side for registration.  

*If having troubles logging in, please contact district registrar Kristine Snow at 608-355-3955.
Fly-In Breakfast "Eat-2-AV8" Will Help Fund Aviation Summer Course
The Fly-In-Breakfast "Eat-2-AV8" will be held Sunday, June 4 from 7 a.m. to noon at the Baraboo-Dells Regional Airport (KDLL.) 

All proceeds will help to fund the Students in Aviation (SIA) summer program at Baraboo High School.

The SIA program is a collaborative effort between the Baraboo School district and Ryte Byte, Inc. for high school students. It's main goal is to share aviation with and provide career paths to students at the high school level.

Pre-event discounted ticket pricing
Adults: $6.00
Children under 10: $3.00
Discounted tickets on sale May 18-June 2.  Tickets are limited so get yours early!

Regular ticket pricing:
Adults: $6.50
Children under 10: $4.00 

FREE breakfast for PIC of fly-in aircraft!
Cash, check or credit cards accepted.

Make checks payable to:
Baraboo School District EAT2AV8 Fund

Tickets on sale at:
Baraboo-Dells Flight Center 608-356-2270
Baraboo School District

For credit card purchases call Ryte Byte at 608-356-6822. Your tickets will be held for you.
The Baraboo-Dells Regional Airport is located just south of the Ho Chunk casino
S3440 County Rd. BD
Baraboo, WI 53913
Parking available for people with disabilities.
General parking available near serving area at the airport.
For more information or to volunteer call Joe Canepa at (608)356-6822

Major Sponsors:
Baraboo-Dells Flight Center
Ryte Byte, Inc.
Sysco Baraboo  
Thank you to:
Don Ripp
Dan Rhode
Marcie Gratz
Jim Cabaj
Mary Loveless
Bill Johnsen
Bill Murphy
Jim Langkamp
Lori Mueller
Glenn Bildsten
Cheryl Giese
Waunakee Airport Pilots Association
Captain Jeff Munz, Civil Air Patrol
Civil Air Patrol, ColSac Squadron WI-196
Baraboo-Dells Regional Airport Commission
Baraboo School District
This event is run exclusively by volunteers! Check it out on Facebook HERE!
Summer Basketball Camp Opportunities for Current JYMS Students

Registration Open for Critter Camp
Spend a week immersed in animal learning and fun! Join the Sauk County Humane Society for an animal-themed summer day camp at the Sauk County Humane Society. Each week includes animal-related educational activities, animal interactions, visits from special guests, field trips, and more. Campers also complete service projects to benefit shelter animals. Space is limited, and sessions fill up quickly. Register early to guarantee your child's space!

Summer Food Program Available
This summer, the Baraboo School District will again take part in the federally funded Summer Food Service Program.  We will serve breakfast and lunch in three sites, plus we will be delivering meals to the Boys and Girls Club.  The meals are free to all children 18 years and younger.  Any adults accompanying the children need only pay $2 for breakfast and $3 for lunch.  Individuals do not have to attend Summer School to take part in this food service program.  The program will run from June 12, 2017 to July 21, 2017 (except the ABE site, which will end on July 12, 2017), Monday thru Friday.  All sites will be closed on July 3, 4 and 5, 2017 for the holiday.
Here are the sites and hours of operation:
GLW - Open only to students participating in the Kid Stop Program - breakfast and lunch
BHS - Breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM/Lunch daily from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
ABE - Breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM/Lunch daily from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Any questions, please call Mary Loveless, Food Service Director at 355-3980.
"This Institution is an equal opportunity provider"
Calling All Volunteers!
The Baraboo School District welcomes parents and community members to contact any of our schools to volunteer or to become involved in order to support learning for all of our students.  

Please consider filling out the attached Google Form if you would like to volunteer at West School in classrooms of 4-year-old kindergarten, Early Childhood, and/or kindergarten students.  

Feel free to call Principal Olson at 608-355-3906 with any volunteer questions.  Thank you for considering this invitation to make a positive contribution within our community and school district.

Kid Stop Summer Info - Get the Scoop
  • Summer Kid Stop registration is going on now!  Sign up today!!
  • Sign up for a week or for an entire month.  No daily rates.
  • If your child attends Kid Stop during the school year, you will still need to register and pay the listed fees.
  • Children must be registered with registration fee and tuition paid in full prior to your child/children attending.
  • All overdue Kid Stop fees must be paid in full prior to attending.
  • For more information, check out the Baraboo School District website and click on "Kid Stop" or contact Pat Gavin, Kid Stop Coordinator, at 355-3925, ext. 7150.
Summer Kid Stop Program

6th Grade Orientation Set For Aug. 23

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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