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Family Literacy Night
Date: February 28
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Place: Baraboo High School

Vietnam War Era
Veterans Breakfast
Date: March 1
Time: Breakfast served from 6:15-7:45 a.m. followed by a brief ceremony
Place: Baraboo High School

Let's Talk Drugs
Panel Discussion
Date: March 5
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: Baraboo High School
Notes: Click here to register by Feb. 25; dinner will be provided

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

JYMS Referendum Open House & Tour
Date: March 19
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: JYMS commons
Note: Join us for a tour of JYMS to discuss facility needs and the April 2 referendum.

JYMS Referendum Open House & Tour
Date: March 27
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: JYMS commons
Note: Join us for a tour of JYMS to discuss facility needs and the April 2 referendum.

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

Transitions: Resource Fair
Date: April 3
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Place: BHS Commons
Note: This is for all middle and high school students with disabilities and their families. Dinner will be provided.

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

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.

Baraboo School District E-Newsletter
March 14, 2019
Learn More about the April 2 Referendum, PHASE III: Revitalize Jack Young Middle School
Phase III: Revitalize Jack Young Middle School - Overview
Phase III: Revitalize Jack Young Middle School - Overview
The Baraboo School District is working hard to keep the community informed on the District's upcoming April 2, 2019, referendum - PHASE III: Revitalize Jack Young Middle School.

Please watch this short video, which gives an overview of the Baraboo School District's April 2, 2019, referendum, and receive important information on the District's proposed solutions to repair, modernize and expand Jack Young Middle School. 

This will be the first in a series of videos, so stay tuned for more information!

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Happy PI Day from NF
March  14, 2019 marks the 31st anniversary of "Pi Day," so the North Freedom 5th graders decided to celebrate this national holiday in their classroom.  

First, they took a math adventure with the book  Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi  and created a "Pi City" using the digits of pi on a grid. With the hard work out of the way, they moved onto the most exciting part of the day: eating pie!

BHS Sophomore Awarded Rank of Eagle Scout
Photo cred:  SUSAN ENDRES_Baraboo News Republic
Baraboo High School sophomore, Carter Stapleton, was recently awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest and most honored rank in the Boy Scouts of America.

Carter first joined the Cub Scouts as a Bear Cub in September 2011 and became a Boy Scout in March 2014, and since that time has held numerous leadership positions, became a member of the Order of the Arrow in July 2017 and has completed 31 merit badge awards.

Carter's Eagle Scout Project consisted of building and placing picnic tables on the grounds of the Badger Steam and Gas Show in Sauk County, an annual event involving thousands of people.

Carter's dedication to teamwork is not just limited to the Boys Scouts, but he has also demonstrated a strong commitment to his school and education, and actively participated in youth karate, soccer, baseball and wrestling and is now a member of the Baraboo High School cross country, wrestling, and track teams.

On March 8, Representative Dave Considine presented him with a citation for his achievement. Congratulations, Carter!

JYMS Students Attend Anti-Bullying Conference
Check out what our 6th grade students did at Jack Young Middle School this week!

JYMS 6th graders joined area middle school students at Crystal Grand to attend the "Make it Stop" Anti-Bullying Conference, and NBC15 was there to get the scoop.

Watch the video to see how the students spent their day - and spot some of our very own students dancing in the background!
West Students Awarded for Bee-ing Great!
The West Kindergarten Center continues to reinforce positive student behavior with students in different ways each day.  

We recognize Aja Brickl, Thomas Milestone, Willa Stevenson and Ella Karg for this week's BEE Great Award at West. These students have truly exemplified the West Cool Tools of "Being Respectful, Being Responsible, and Being Safe"  

Each week, West staff will continue to recognize a different student from each classroom for this awesome recognition.  

Thank you to our families for all of their continued positive support at West.
NF Celebrates Winter Before Snow Melts
On Friday, March 8 th , North Freedom students spent part of the afternoon participating in "Winter Wonderment."  

For several weeks prior, students reviewed their PBIS Cool Tools and had a "Snowball Challenge." For every ten gold tickets students received, they earned a snowball that was displayed on the bulletin board in front of the school.  Kindergarten won the challenge and received an extra classroom reward!  

As a way to reward students for all of their efforts, students participated in "Winter Wonderment" where they rotated through fun stations including Snowman Bowling, a Marshmallow Challenge, a Prairie Run, an outdoor Survival Course, and a Bean Bag Toss.  It was a fun way to end the day on Friday and just in time before the snow started to melt!

East Holds March Madness Kindness Challenge
East School is holding a March Madness Kindness Challenge to encourage fun and kindness in school, home and out in the community. Grade levels are competing to earn Kindness Tickets each week in the month of March. Students are also independently working on a Kindness Bingo board at home and will return them to school for a Kindness Certificate. The March Madness Kindness Challenge is promoted through East School Kindness Club.
Summer Academy Registration Opens Tomorrow
The Baraboo School District's Elementary Summer Academy is going into the 4th year of an enrichment focus for any current resident or school district K-5 students.  

Summer Academy will run in the mornings at Al Behrman Elementary on June 11-14, June 17-21, June 24-28, July 1-3 and July 8-10.  

The Summer Academy registration for current K-5 students will begin online at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 15.  Please see our 2019 Summer Academy Course Descriptions & FAQ.

District Invited to Equity Consortium
District Administrator Dr. Lori Mueller and Baraboo High School students Phillip Zolper, Destina Warner and Jordan Blue were specially invited to attend the Dane County Equity Consortium in Monona Grove this week. The students, along with 14 other school districts, collaborated to create a student-led conference for student leaders on topics of equity and social justice. The conference is slated for April 29. Approximately 20-25 students from BHS will attend and participate. These students will return from the conference with a student-driven action plan to address issues of equity with their peers. 

Does Your Child Receive Free or Reduced Meals? Read on.
Attention parents/guardians ,

If your child gets free or reduced priced meals, many District fees can be waived. In order to have other fees waived please fill out this document, sign it and return it to your child's teacher or Baraboo High School, attention Mary Loveless. 

This document can be found on the District Website under Food Services, or call your child's school and one can be sent home.  

This needs to be filled out every school year.  It only applies to the school year it is filled out for. 
JYMS Dresses Up for Spring Fling Week
Jack Young Middle School's Student Council is sponsoring activities to help their classmates and teachers get through the last days of winter and welcome spring with a Spring Fling. 

Students have been participating in a series of dress-up days, including 80's Day, Twin Day and Favorite Sports Day.

There will also be a "March Madness" Dance and basketball shoot-out on Friday, March 22 from 5:30-8:00pm for JYMS students. Students may arrive from 5:30-6pm and leave from 7:30-8pm. Entry is $5 and concessions will be available.

NF Artist to be Featured at State Capitol
North Freedom 4th grade student Kessie Breitbach won 4th place in her age group in a state-wide art contest entitled "My Dream to Fly." In her painting, Kessie used watercolors and oil pastels, applying a technique she learned from Ms. Nolden in art class.  Her work will be displayed at the state capitol from June 21st - July 5th, 2019. 

GLW Holds STEAM Night
Gordon L Willson Elementary and West Kindergarten Center held its STEAM Night on Thursday, February 7th.  This year featured  STEAM  activities and challenges to promote science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.

Educators Rising Community Impact Night Set for March 25

Volunteer for the 2nd Annual Baraboo Food For Kidz Event!
The 2nd annual Baraboo Food For Kidz Event is set for March 30. For this non-profit event, the Baraboo High School Interact Club has raised $10,000 (as of a few days ago!) in an effort to help raise awareness to help end childhood hunger around the world in third world countries, and in the U.S as well. Food For Kidz is based in Steward MN, and partners with the American Red Cross when crises occur. 
The Interact Club would like to thank the sponsors of this event, and also to ask for volunteers - young and old! If someone is in 4th grade or older, they are welcome to come and help package the dried food; it's easy and fun with a DJ to keep momentum going. Please contact Rachel Lichte (608) 393-0971 or Brayden Turner (608) 350-6448 ASAP if you have any questions or want to sign up yourself or a group for the event, or click the above link.

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.

Spring Sports Meeting Set for March 18
There will be an informational meeting for students in grades 7 and 8 who would like to participate in Girls Softball or Co-ed Track & Field at Jack Young Middle School. 

The meeting will be held on Monday, March 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the JYMS Auditorium. Parents should register their child for the sport on the Parent Portal on the school district website prior to the meeting, or arrive by 5:00 to register that night. 

Private school and homeschool students living in the Baraboo School District boundaries are encouraged to participate in JYMS Athletics. The season begins on April 1. Please e-mail if you have any questions.

BHS Presents On The Town

The Baraboo Book Nook: March
The Baraboo Book Nook: 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:  Malala's Magic Pencil
Author: Malala Yousafzai
Illustrator:  Kerascoët (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
For: Elementary readers
Summary: As a child in Pakistan, Malala made a wish for a magic pencil. She would use it to make everyone happy, to erase the smell of garbage from her city, to sleep an extra hour in the morning. But as she grew older, Malala saw that there were more important things to wish for. She saw a world that needed fixing. And even if she never found a magic pencil, Malala realized that she could still work hard every day to make her wishes come true.

Baraboo Reads Community Book Read
Family Swim Nights in March

Indoor Pool is Now Accepting Applications

Got Sole? Donate to the BHS Shoe Drive!

District Plan for Instructional Minutes
The following instructional days/hours/minutes have been missed when school was closed due to inclement weather during the 2018/19 school year:
Full Day, Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Full Day, Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Full Day, Monday, January 28, 2019
Full Day, Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Full Day, Wednesday, January 30th,
Full Day, Thursday, January 31st,
Full Day, Thursday, February 7, 2019
Full Day, Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Full Day, Wednesday, February 13, 2019

In order to meet the minimum annual school year requirements of the State of Wisconsin to guarantee receipt of State aids, the Administration is implementing the following school calendar revisions for students (Click here for a printable version):

Baraboo's Backpack Project Now Accepting Applications
The Backpack Project is now accepting applications for this friendly, supportive and confidential program. 

Applications are available by clicking here.  Income guidelines are provided on the application, as well as other qualifiers such as severe debilitating illness, grandparents raising grandchildren and foster families.

Donations of school supplies, backpacks and monetary donations are being accepted. To donate or if you have questions, contact Becky at 608-963-8230 or email
Buy Pizza: Support the Class of 2020!

4K  (and new to Baraboo 5K students)  Registration for 2019-20
4K Registration for 2019-20
The 4-Year-Old Kindergarten (4K) Registration within the Baraboo School District for the 2019-20 school year will be any time between 7:00 am. and 4:00 pm. on Tuesday, April 2nd at East Elementary (815 6th Street, Baraboo) if your child turns 4-years-old by no later than Sept. 1, 2019.  (Please bring your child's birth certificate to 4K registration along with proof of residency). You may contact District Registrar, Kristine Snow, at 608-355-3955 or with registration questions or you can visit her at the district office at 423 Linn Street, Baraboo to register for 4K after April 2.  You are invited to discover more about 4K in Baraboo by accessing the 4K videos found at the following website: Baraboo 4K Curriculum & Instruction .

The 4-year-old kindergarten (4K) program also known as BELC (Baraboo Early Learning Cooperative) will be beginning it's 12th year of programming in the fall of 2019.  Please note that BELC is a half-day program for 3.17 hours on 4 days (M, T, Th & F) each week with many parent outreach opportunities. Our BELC AM session runs from 7:55-11:05 am., and our BELC PM session runs from 11:50 am. - 3:00 pm.  Any 4K student would need to qualify for transportation based on the location of their residence outside of the Baraboo city limits, and 4K transportation is only provided during our afternoon sessions. We do not typically offer a second year of BELC to an individual student as 4K is meant to be a one-year program for all of our students.  

Please contact Dr. Chris Olson, BELC/West Principal, at 608-355-3906 or at any time with 4K questions regarding the 2019-20 school year.  Thank you for working to give your child a great start with their educational career by registering him/her for 4K.  We look forward to working with your family!

5K Registration for 2019-20
If you have a child that will be 5 years of age before September 1, 2019 and your child is not currently enrolled in BELC (4K) in 2018-19, please register your child at East Elementary (815 6th Street) on Tuesday, April 2.  Please bring your child's birth certificate to 5K registration along with proof of residency. You may contact District Registrar, Kristine Snow, at 608-355-3955 or with registration questions or you can visit her at the district office at 423 Linn Street, Baraboo to register for 5K after April 2.

If you have a child that will be 5 years of age before September 1, 2019 and your child is currently enrolled within BELC (4K) in 2018-19, you do not need to attend the 5K registration at East on April 2.  Your family can register online for 5K any time after April 1 from the district website ( ).   Please call 608-355-3955 with any questions.

Now Hiring: Guest Teachers
The School District of Baraboo is hiring guest (substitute) teachers for all levels (4K-12). The starting rate is $110 per day! 

Candidates must either be a teacher or substitute teacher licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). For information on how to apply for a substitute teaching license, visit the DPI website. 

Interested candidates should apply through the Wisconsin Education Career Access Network (WECAN) or by completing an employment application and submitting to Human Resources. More information can be found 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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