Thursday, December 8, 2016

Winter Choir Concert

Mrs. Krueger, accompanied by Ms. Garrow, led 150 middle and high school students in tonight's (12-8) Winter Choir Concert. Four choirs (the Middle School Choir, Treble Choir, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and High School Choir) performed a dozen pieces. The number of students involved represents more than a third of our student population. As usual, they performed to a packed house. The music certainly got the audience in the holiday spirit!

Hour of Code

All 7th grade students at Belleville Middle School are participating in the Hour of Code today, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week, during their English-Language Arts block with Mrs. Miller. On Thursday (12-8), they were learning about computer science/computer programming while writing/designing a postcard using HTLM and CSS from the website:

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

WIAA Sportsmanship Conference

Mrs. Tretow took five students to the WIAA Sportsmanship Summit in Stevens Point today. The purpose of the summit was to assist schools in developing citizenship and sportsmanship with their students, student-athletes, adult fans, and parents. Belleville High School's Spirit Club, led by Mrs. Tretow, works on promoting good sportsmanship with our fans throughout the year. We hope that these sophomores and juniors provide leadership with their peers in the future with their experiences today.
From left to right: Rylee Hubbard, Anna Nolden, Brock Kelly, Skylar Butenhoff, Otto Anson, and Mrs. Tretow

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Science Olympiad Success!

The Belleville High School Science Olympiad team placed second out of 29 teams today (12-3) at the 10th Annual Boyceville Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament. Congratulations to Coach Smith and her team!

Their 5 gold medals included:
Otto Anson and Joey Sokol - Ecology
Britney Markhardt and Trevor Thole - Hydrogeology
Grace Przybyl and Jaden Kieler - Mystery Design
Otto Anson and Mikayla Cann - Invasive Species
Joey Sokol and Trevor Thole - Remote Sensing

Their 2 silver medals included:
Jaden Kieler, Grace Przybyl, and Emma Veeneman - Experimental Design
Hansi Bartle and Connor Theis - Materials Science

Their 5 Bronze medals included:
Otto Anson and Grace Przybyl - Chemistry Lab
Hansi Bartle and Mikayla Cann - Food Science
Isaac Brummel and Noah Niesen - Fly
Bryson Jelle and Michael Viney - Ecology
Gianna Diaz and Michael Viney - Rocks and Minerals

Their 2 4th place medals included:
Jaden Kieler and Gary Salmela - Astronomy
Drayton Kieler and Chase Messner - Fly

Friday, December 2, 2016

Agricultural College Preview Day

Today (12-2), 15 high school students attended the Agricultural College Preview Day hosted by Blackhawk Technical College in Monroe.  There were representatives from 7 different agricultural colleges from across the state there for students to talk to and discuss future college opportunities with.  The event also held workshops for students relating to topics such as career goals and admission processes.  After lunch, the group toured the local Roth Kase cheese factory and witnessed the cheese-making process.  The students enjoyed the day and thinking about the future! [Submitted by Mrs. Knudson]

Career Exploration at the Kalahri Resort

Today (12-2) students in our Foundations of Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts course visited the Kalahri Resort & Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells. The Director of Recruitment/Education and Manager of Food/Beverage took time to share the history of the resort, their diverse career backgrounds, and what job responsibilities fill their day. Students then went on a behind-the-scenes resort tour. Students were quick to note that hospitality careers offer far more opportunities than they realized, and it is one career pathway you can work your way up to good paying jobs by having passion for the work and solid employment skills.

In the Fall of 2017, our current Hospitality course will be offered as a  dual-college credit course through Madison College. This course will be open to Freshman through Seniors.​ [Submitted by Mrs. Gartley]

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Computer Integrated Manufacturing

The Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Computer Integrated Manufacturing course is designing, documenting, constructing, and programming transfer systems. These transfer systems simulate, on a much smaller scale, an assembly line. In addition to the design process, students must calculate the cost of materials, labor, and equipment usage. Four teams are working on accomplishing this goal, and they compete to build the assembly line that is the fatest and the most efficient (cost) system. These are the types of skills taught in PLTW that can easily transfer to the workforce! [Submitted by Mr. Neumann]


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

8th Grade ELA Presentations

Mrs. Schultz's 8th grade classes engaged in multimedia group presentations today on the topic of utopian societies. Mrs. Schultz videotaped the presentations for students to view and critique. The project incorporated Common Core State Standards for literacy, 21st Century Standards, and technology (ISTE) standards.  Students were encouraged to dress professionally and to use a power stance. At the end of each presentation, students in the audience provided group members with a positive comment on a post-it note. You would have been proud of our Wildcats today!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Digital Citizenship Day

Belleville High School held its second Digital Citizenship Day since it began its 1:1 mobile device initiative last school year. The middle school has already taught a lesson and will continue with them in December and January.  High school teachers, like Mr. Bussey below, spent time discussing technology issues with their classes on our early release day. We hope students came away with lessons on how to use technology appropriately and how to treat one another with respect while online.