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Thanksgiving Break
- No School
Date: November 21-23

Baraboo Talks: Community Reflection and Listening
Date: November 29
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: City Hall, 101 South Blvd., Baraboo

ACT Prep
Date: December 1
Place: Baraboo High School
Notes: This is optional for all juniors at Baraboo High School

BHS Self-Guided
Holiday Tour
Date: December 21
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: Baraboo High School
Note: If you haven't seen the newly renovated Baraboo High School, here's your chance!

Winter Break - No School
Date: Dec. 24 - Jan. 1

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Date: February 21, 2019
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Place: Baraboo High School
Note: Preregistration required. Contact  Cathy Hlavacek to register or for more information.

Elementary Winter
P/T Conferences
Date: March 13 / March 14
Time: 1:30-4 p.m. / 4-7 p.m.

Second Annual
Food for Kidz Event
Date: March 30
Place: Baraboo High School gym

No School
Date: January 25

Spring Break - No School
Date: April 15 - 19

Memorial Day - No School
Date: May 27

Last Day of School
Date: June 6
Note: This will be a full day of school

Food for Kidz
Date: March 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.

Online registration now open. Ages 6-18. Certified, trained coaches. Spring and Fall seasons. Email BarabooSoccerClub@gmail.
com with questions.

Ages 9 and older. For more information, contact Ginger Clark at   608 963-8127.

Baraboo School District E-Newsletter
November 29, 2018
Attendance Matters: Every Student. Every Day. Every Grade.
It's that time of year, Thunderbirds: COLD & FLU SEASON!

With winter comes stuffy noses, runny noses, coughs and sore throats, aches and pains, fatigue and more. Sometimes it's hard to decide if you should send your student to school or keep them home to recover.

Our students learn important skills in class each and every day, and missing one day of school can set them behind. So when considering if today is a sick day or a school day, take a look at these  Sick Day VS. School Day guidelines.

Avoid pre-planned absences whenever possible. Scheduling doctor and dentist appointments outside of school hours will minimize the time your student is absent from school and help prevent a disruption in their learning.

The school can also be an excellent resource 
on deciding if your student should attend  school or stay home. If you have further questions, call your student's school!

If your student is too sick to attend school, please call or email your school's administrative assistant to let them know your student will not be attending. Your student can be excused by a parent or guardian up to 10 days per school year. Provide a professional note any time your student visits the doctor, as these absences are excused differently and do not count towards that 10-day total. Professional notes need to be provided within 3 days.

Click here for the Attendance Matters Infographic.
GLW Receives $1,000 for Fuel Up to Play 60
This fall, Gordon L. Willson Elementary was chosen to receive $1,000 to support its Fuel Up to Play 60 initiative. GLW was selected from schools that applied for funding across the state to help them jump-start and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements. 

GLW student leaders ran the all-school assembly in which a larger-than-life check was presented to the school. The student leaders used megaphones to ask questions of their classmates and gave away Green Bay Packer-themed prizes for correct answers! At the end of the assembly, the student leaders led the rest of their school in dance as a way to show how being active is fun. 

Student leaders were chosen through a selection process in which they had to submit answers to questions about what they do to stay active, why they think it is important to be active, how they might help others be active, and if they are fans of the Green Bay Packers!

Funding for this competitive program is provided by the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin. Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Dairy Council (NDC) and the National Football League (NFL), with additional partnership support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods (low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains) and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin is helping combat the increase of childhood obesity by providing funding and support for the Fuel Up to Play 60 Program. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity now affects 1 in 6 children and adolescents in the
United States.

Fuel Up to Play 60 is a national, in-school health and wellness program created by America's dairy farmers, the National Dairy Council and the National Football League. Not getting enough physical activity and consuming high-caloric foods and beverages are a few of the leading behaviors influencing excess weight gain in today's youth. The program encourages students to "fuel up" with nutrient-rich
foods and to "get active and play" for at least 60 minutes daily.

CLICK HERE for more information about Fuel Up to Play 60.
Help Keep Our Students Safe: Become A Crossing Guard
The Village of West Baraboo is currently hiring for crossing-guard positions. Applicants must be 18 years of age. Compensation is $10.00 per shift ($20 per day). If interested, please contact the Village of West Baraboo at 500 Cedar Street, West Baraboo, Wisconsin or call 608-356-2516.
Click Here to be directed to the Village of West Baraboo's Website

JYMS Students Share Their Love of Literature
Sixth graders at Jack Young Middle School are participating in "Speed Booking" rounds in language arts class with Ms. Van Enkenvort. Each month the sixth graders write a book talk on a book they've recently finished. This month they shared what they've been reading with their peers through four-minute rounds. They wrote scripts sharing summaries of the book, and enticing others to read it. At the end of the day they voted for the book they would want to read most. 

Congrats to the Newest NHS Members!
Congratulations to the following Baraboo High School students, inducted into National Honor Society in mid-October!

Row 1 (from left to right): Rachel Lichte (Secretary), Rosemary Philip (Vice President), Carley Frey (President), Alexis Johnson (Treasurer)

Row 2: Ashley Cornwell, Paige Crowl, Grace Stuckey, Kirby Tock, Shelby Marquardt, Bethany Hotzel, Laura Smidl, Signe Squire, Molly Stewart, Eva Nielsen, Ryan Lawrence, Noah Tiber, Caitlin Hause, Ellie Hennessy, Isabella Stanley

Row 3: Lia Kieck, Ashley Vorndran, Quinn Chambas, Jamie Runnels, Victoria Patten, Jayda Lochner, Chloe Uphoff, Adele Griffin, Liberty Paske, Wren Benson, Danna Klicko, Ariana Macias, Danielle Bulock, Jillian Shanks, Mason Weirich, Mychal Hainz, Lara Justus

Row 4: Preston Bellini, Hope Brandhagen, Charlie Stack, Caroline Schick, Ryan Gehin, John Goeckermann, Garrett Exo, Benjamin Beal, Jacob Carignan, Achali Cochrane, Alec Schmelzer, Jennifer Shanks

Not Pictured: Kaylee Castleberry, Maria Fadeyeva, Benjamin Florencio, Joshua Hackbarth, Trenton Nickel, Cecilia Oettinger, Brayden Turner, Charlie Watson, Philip Zolper
School Perceptions Survey Results Are In

East Students Eat Their  Lesson
Students in special education teacher Ms. Moldenhauer's class at East Elementary work on cooking and baking skills!  Cooking and baking offer a fun opportunity for science and math. Students can compare fractions or convert measurements, whether it's reinforcing a ½ cup is twice the size of ¼ cup, or that one tablespoon is the same as three teaspoons. In addition, cooking works on such skills as planning, following directions, patience and fine motor skills, and reinforces lessons on safety. 

Best of all, the lesson tasted great!

JYMS Kids Get Creative in WIN
Jack Young Middle Schoolers switch WIN (What I Need) groups, and as an icebreaker activity Mrs. Zick's group designed and made shoes using only newspaper, scissors, and tape. The class  invited Mrs. Joy Lumsden to judge their shoes in a special fashion show. Bunny slippers, rainbow Crocs, sandals, and "Sully" boots made it on the runway.  The kids were very creative with their designs and had a blast!

Get Trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid
We're Hiring!
Looking for part-time work? Need flexible hours? Look no further!!

The Baraboo School District is seeking candidates for substitute custodial positions for the 2018-19 school year.  The starting rate is $11.09/hr. 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.

Baraboo School District Offers Volunteer Training
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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