Tuesday, July 16, 2019

BHS Puerto Rico Trip

Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Houser, leading a group of 10 Belleville High School students, departed for Puerto Rico this morning at 4am. They will be in the American territory for 15 days. Their trip will include culture, history, science, and of course, some fun in the sun. You can follow their travels at this website. Safe travels!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Release of Advanced Placement Test Scores

Teachers and administrators could access Advanced Placement test scores on July 5. Students in Wisconsin then learned of their scores on July 9. Recently designated as a Level 2 Pacesetter School by the Wisconsin Advanced Placement Advisory Council (WAPAC), students at Belleville High School once again achieved remarkable results! These accomplishments include:
  • All 17 students taking the AP Calculus AB and BC exams earned qualifying scores. Mr. Cryderman stated, "I had talked to this group about the opportunity to have a 100% pass rate. They had no real weak spots. However, I didn't think it would actually happen!"
  • All 12 students taking the AP U.S. History exam also earned qualifying scores. Mr. Hodgson remarked, "I'm really proud of the APUSH kids. We had six weather days and ACT prep, and they really came through, given the circumstances."
  • AP Environmental Science scores and AP U.S. Government and Politics scores were both 30% above the national average for 2019.
  • The 92% passing rate for the AP Psychology exam was the highest rate in school history.
For the first time, the College Board also released average scores and passing rates from the state. As with most standardized tests, Wisconsin typically scores higher than the national average. Comparing Belleville against the state creates a more rigorous standard. Even by these measures, Belleville High School's achievement shone through clearly, regularly topping the state average by at least 20%.

Congratulations to the Belleville students on their Advanced Placement accolades, and thank you to our six AP teachers for their commitment and dedication in preparing our students for these exams! To see how top colleges like the University of Wisconsin-Madison award credit for AP scores visit this link. Keep in mind that one credit at UW-Madison for 2018 cost $461.48.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Little Library Check-up

On Thursday, June 20, soon-to-be seniors Ella Campbell and Sage Mullen visited each of Belleville's Free Little Libraries. They cleaned them up and then added new used books at each location. Check out some new books for summer reading! #WildcatWay

Mrs. Vogel in "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"

Belleville Middle School English Language Arts teacher and fall play and & musical director Mrs. Vogel is showing her students how it is done! She will star as Truly Scrumptious in the upcoming Verona Area Theater Production of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" over the next two weekends. Congratulations and thanks to Mrs. Vogel for modeling for her students!

Watch her promotional appearance on Wednesday's "Wake Up Wisconsin" on WKOW.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Engineering Design & Development Competition

On Tuesday, June 11, Matteo Latorre and Jakson Trainor were invited to the Milwaukee School of Engineering for Project Lead the Way's state Engineering Design and Development Competition. Of the 25 submissions statewide, the students' archery backstop project was selected as a finalist, placing it within the top eight in the state of Wisconsin. Although they ultimately did not place in the top three to earn scholarship money for their project, Matteo and Jakson represented Belleville High School well, even earning praise and encouragement from one of the judges who sought them out after the results were announced. It also continues a trend of two consecutive invitations to this prestigious event which Mr. Neumann hopes to carry forward with next year's students.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Graduation Ceremony

The 2018-19 school year officially concluded today with graduation of the Class of 2019. The rain held off as a large crowd gathered in the gym to recognize 63 new Belleville High School graduates. Valedictorian Kori Rogers and Salutatorian Luke Kelly sent their class off with excellent speeches. Mrs. Krueger and the graduates gave a final, heart-warming performance of Bruno Mars's "Count On Me." Thank you to Hunter Carr for this hard work on this senior video, celebrating all the graduates.
Congratulations and good luck!

Friday, June 7, 2019

Awards Ceremonies

On May 7, the last day of school, the middle and high school staff celebrated the 2018-19 school year with awards programs. The Kiwanis attended the middle school ceremony and presented their subject area excellence awards. They later treated the students to a celebration at the conclusion of the program. The 7th and 8th grade staff also distributed excellence and most improved awards by class.

At the high school awards program, soon-to-be graduates took home 115 scholarships worth about $125,000. This is more than $60,000 given out out last year. These are all local scholarships with real cash from area donors. Congratulations to the scholarship winners, and thank you for all the donations from local businesses and community members!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

8th and 12th Grade Trips

As the 2018-19 school year comes to a close, the 8th graders are wrapping up their last few days in middle school and the seniors are finishing their last days in high school. On Thursday, May 6, the Class of 2023 ventured to Yellowstone Lake State Park, while the Class of 2019 traveled to Devil's Lake State Park. Both groups enjoyed warm weather (with temperatures nearing 80 degrees) and time near the water to hang out with the classmates. These are the types of activities that the middle and high school staff hope create bonds and lasting memories for our students!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

All-Conference Baseball Selections

On Tuesday, May 4, the Capitol Conference released its all-conference baseball team selections for 2019. The Wildcats were led by Jaydon Winkers who was a 1st Team infielder and the South Division's Player-of-the-Year. Luke Kelly was a unanimous choice for 1st Team catcher. Austin Fahey (pitcher) and Jackson Richter (outfielder) were also selected to the 1st Team.

Dylan Gratz (outfielder) and Kody Fahey (utility player) were selected to the 2nd Team. In addition, freshman Trevor Syse was chosen as an Honorable Mention outfielder. Congratulations to these Wildcat baseball players and their successful season, finishing as co-champions of the South with an 8-2 conference record!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Connor DeLorme: Academic All-State Honors

The Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association recently announced its Boys Academic All-State Team for 2018-19. Belleville senior Connor DeLorme met the following criteria and was chosen as an Honorable Mention selection.

Criteria
  • 3.85 (or higher) cumulative GPA
  • A minimum of a 29 composite score on the ACT test
  • Exhibiting exemplary sportsmanship
  • For selection, 80% weight is placed on academics, 10% weight for service, and 10% for accomplishments on the soccer field.
A link to the entire site and team can be reached at this link.

Congratulations to Connor on this achievement for showing the Wildcat Way on and off the field!