Saturday, May 19, 2018

Managing Fun!

Vitense Golfland owner and PGA Professional Joel Weitz told Exploring Hospitality Management students during a field trip Friday (5/18) that his grandfather, George Vitense, started the business in 1955 with a mini-golf course and driving range. From those humble beginnings, his family expanded the business to include multiple recreation activities, meeting rooms, an arcade, indoor mini-golf, catering, and in-house food services that draw around 3,000 customers a day during peak times throughout the year. Mr. Weitz is also an accountant, which has helped him with the management aspects of operating a profitable business. [Submitted Mrs. Gartley]
 Students attending included (l to r) Win Erskine, Christian Baxter, Spencer Grindle, Jordan Caputo, Owner Joel Weitz, Danny Enloe, Kristin Lowery, and Nick Fahey.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Middle School Homeroom Community-building

On Friday, May 18, Ms. Whitmore organized a community building activity called "Alligator Attack" for homeroom. Students held a "boat" as a team. They were given two commands. "Go" allowed teams to advance forward, holding their boat, at any speed, as long as all members were holding on. "Attack" forced teams to put their boat on the ground and get aboard. If one team member fell off the boat, the team was finished and had to sit down. The goal was to make it to the end of the parking lot first.

It was a great May day to get outside in mixed 7th and 8th grade groups!


Performer of the Year

Congratulations to Dalton Fahey. On Thursday, he was named the Capitol Conference South Division Boys Performer of the Year in Track & Field. Way to go Raiders!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Spring High School Concert

On Wednesday night, May 16, the Belleville High School Band and Choir performed in front of a full house. The high school's enrollment currently stands at 270 students. Of that total, there are 53 students who participate in Band and another 98 students who participate in Choir.

The Symphonic Band played three selections, including "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." The Women's Choir then sang five more songs, including "Landslide." The night concluded with the full Choir performing five additional songs, such as "Dixieland Delight."

Once again it was a tearful night, as Mrs. Krueger and Mrs. Meir said goodbye to the 36 seniors in one or both programs. Don't forget that there will be a final concert next Wednesday, May 23, with Jazz in the Park at Library Park at 6pm!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

2018 Wisconsin PLTW Engineering Design Competition

Dylan Gratz, Nate Mabis, and Jared Schulting have been selected as one of 5 finalists in the state of Wisconsin for their Multi-sport Target project. They submitted their project to the Wisconsin PLTW Engineering Design Competition. According to Elizabeth McLean, Associate Director of STEM at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, "It was a very competitive year, and you and your team should be proud of your efforts."

The students have been invited to an awards banquet at MSOE on May 30, at which time the winners will be announced. A first place showing would allow each team member to apply for a MSOE Presidential Scholarship, along with $4,000 and funding for a New Product Development Assessment.

Congratulations to this Belleville High School team! This is the first time that Mr. Neumann has had a team qualify for this award!

U.S. News & World Report Honor for Belleville High School

Belleville High School (BHS) was recently named a Silver Medal Winner by U.S. News & World Report in its ranking of high schools, both in the state and nationally.  BHS was ranked as the 37th best high school in the state out the 494 total in Wisconsin. Three of the schools ranked above Belleville High School are considered alternative or charter schools in the Milwaukee area.

Other high schools in the area ranked ahead of Belleville include Verona, Waunakee, Middleton, and Sun Prairie. Congratulations as well to New Glarus High School which placed just above Belleville at #35 in the state.

It is a great time to be a Wildcat! Thank you to all of the efforts of our staff and students for this prestigious recognition!

Wisconsin State Rankings
Belleville High School Profile

Monday, May 14, 2018

Capitol Conference Academic Honors Banquet

On Monday night, May 14, the Capitol Conference celebrated its Top 10 academic students from each school. The event was held at the Sheraton Inn in Madison. Lake Mills High School Principal Cale Vogel, the incoming Capitol Conference president, served as the Master of Ceremonies. John Leadholm, the retiring boys' basketball coach and Dean of Students at Cambridge High School, was the guest speaker at dinner.

Congratulations to these ten Wildcats! This event was the culmination of their hard work and dedication over the past four years.
Front Row:  Riley Medenwald, Otto Anson, Brock Kelly, and Noah Fahey
Back Row: Ellianna Peterson, Cheyenne Koeppel, Skylar Butenhoff, Kalin O'Rourke, Aimee Sies, and Eve Palmer

Friday, May 11, 2018

High School Students-of-the-Month

For the final time for the 2017-18 school year, Belleville High School teachers recognized Students-of-the-Month- this time from April. Students were treated to a Tano's Pizza lunch on Friday, May 11. Students also received an individualized certificate from their nominating teacher and movies passes donated by Marcus Theaters. Staff noted that this month's nominees were role models to others and showed enthusiasm in class. Congratulations to these students who show the Wildcat Way!
From Left to Right: Ariana McDermott, Brandon Graves, Max Gerner, Cassidy Heller, Connor Theis, Hunter Carr, Jenna Banfield, Jenna Shrader, and Maya Severson

Sixth-Eighth Grade Spring Band and Choir Concert

On Thursday night, May 10, Mrs. Krueger and Mrs. Meir held their annual Spring Band and Choir Concert. For the first time this year, the 6th grade joined the 7th and 8th grade for the concert. The Middle School Band, made up of more than 50 7th and 8th graders, played four pieces, including "Funkytown."  The nearly 70-member Middle School Choir played another four pieces, including "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Can't Stop the Feeling." The concert provided even more evidence of how strong of a 6-12 music program Belleville continues to assemble!
Thanks to Mr. Gentilli for videos and photos!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

7th Grade Math Integration

Mr. Holm's 7th Grade Pre-Algebra class has been using geometry concepts in the design of golf courses. Today (5-10), he brought his class down to the new STEM lab to collectively create a model for one of these courses. Students were able use some of the equipment to build their course. This was a great transitional activity, as these 7th graders will have Mr. Neumann next year in the STEM lab for Project Lead the Way in 8th grade.