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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
BHS Seniors Complete Senior Exit Interviews for Graduation
On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, the Baraboo High School Class of 2019 engaged in a Senior   Exit   Interview , after they completed a reflective portfolio. The portfolios provided examples of work that showed student growth, a personal statement, a career plan, a resume, and a final reflection paper.  

The Class of 2019 is our first group of students to participate in Senior Exit Interviews as part of a graduation requirement. The School District of Baraboo's District Strategic Plan has a focus on strengthening and deepening community partnerships. One goal for this focus area was to engage community members and staff in the Senior Exit Interview Process (SEIP). Community members and Baraboo School District staff reviewed the students' portfolios prior to the interviews, then served on a two-person interview team and spoke to graduating seniors 
about their educational journey and goals for the future. 

The Senior Exit Interview Process gave the graduating students an opportunity to reflect on their time in the Baraboo School District and the growth they have achieved. 

Thank you to the 100+ volunteers who aided our seniors in the interview process, and congratulations to our graduating class on the completion of this process, which brings them one step closer to graduation!

For all 175 photos of the 2019 Senior Exit Interviews, visit our Graduation 2019 Facebook page by clicking here (don't forget to "follow" the page to receive updates on all things Graduation 2019!) or click here to download HD photos for print.

District Offering FREE Summer Breakfast & Lunch

BELC Enjoys Spring Sing
The Baraboo Early Learning Cooperative came together last week for the annual Spring Sing concert! Our district's youngest learners practiced songs and choreography at their respective 4K sites, then came together to perform as one large group. We are #Barabooproud of these young learners and look forward to many, many accomplishments to come!

Follow BHS Graduation on Facebook to View Graduation LIVE!
Can't attend graduation? You're in luck! Click here and follow/like our graduation Facebook page to view the heartfelt speeches, words of wisdom and the procession of graduates as they receive their diplomas!

We have had many requests for a Facebook Live feed of the Class of 2019 Graduation Ceremony, to be held on May 31, 2019, at 8 p.m. in the Baraboo High School gymnasium. This is an important day for our graduates, our school and our district, and we want to share it with family and friends! 

Please click on this link and "follow" and "like" our Facebook page, or share this link with loved ones who are unable to attend the graduation ceremony and have them "follow" and "like" the Facebook page. By following the page, you can receive a notification when the ceremony goes live, as well as view the graduation photo album!

We will be celebrating our graduates by sharing photos from their senior year leading up to graduation. Powder Puff/Powder Buff, Homecoming parade and assembly, Blue & Gold assembly, Food for Kidz Event, Senior Exit Interviews and more!

May is Better Speech and Hearing Mont h
Since 1927,  The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has recognized May as Better Speech and Hearing Month. This month, we focus on raising awareness about communication disorders and promoting ways to improve the quality of life for those who experience problems with speaking, understanding, or hearing.

Common Experiences for Children Who May Have Speech/Language Disorders:
  • Problems with articulation of sounds or fluency, such as stuttering 
  • Difficulty with communicating, leading to frustration 
  • Social isolation: when a child becomes frustrated with not being able to speak properly or has a lack of understanding from peers, it can cause him or her to experience difficulty in social situations 
  • Academic challenges:  Language-based learning challenges such as reading, spelling and writing or difficulty expressing thoughts, wants and needs
If you have a child that is experiencing any or some of the above, talk to your child's teacher to  determine if a school Speech and Language Pathologist can help.

Mr. Buchanan Visits West Gardeners
West School Neighbor, George   Buchanan, visited West Kindergarten Center. 

In the fall of 2016, Mr. Buchanan helped West students build a community garden, planting flowers and vegetables. Students continue to learn about the needs of plants and the life cycle of animals and plants alike.  
A big thank you to Mr.   Buchanan for helping to create these wonderful hands-on learning opportunities for students at West. 

Alyce Dance Wins Yahara River Writers Award
The  Yahara  River  Writers   Anthology Project  is a writing and cartooning contest for students in grades 5-8. School districts/students must be a part of the Greater Dane County Advanced Learners Network to participate. Students may enter one piece in any one of these categories: Cartoons, Editorials, Poetry, Short Stories or one Cover or Divider Page. 

The top ten in each category were invited to attend a workshop at UW-Madison Union South. Students heard a keynote speaker, received their award, and attended a workshop in the category entered. Each student took home an anthology.

This year's sole winner from Jack Young Middle School is 6th grader Alyce Dance. She won FIRST PLACE in poetry! Congratulations, Alyce!
Ms. Emma's Class Is Ready to Graduate 4K!

FREE BOOKS at Upham Woods Event

What's Happening at the Baraboo Public Library?

Masters Adult Stroke Clinic Registration Opens May 20

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 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"

Free Community Bootcamps to Benefit Boys and Girls Club

Agrace Offers Summer Grief Camps

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.

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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