Thursday, April 27, 2017

Sewing with Nancy

Today (4-27), some students involved in the 8th grade Quilts of Valor program at Belleville Middle School attended a taping session for the "Sewing with Nancy" show on Wisconsin Public Television. Jacob Keane, Adrianna Herritz, Erica Long, Raina Nicholson, along with Mr. Gentilli and Mrs. Schultz, went to the studio this morning. The teachers were allowed in the director's booth, while the students were in the studio. The episode airs on October 18. Stay tuned!

Dane County Dairy Promotion

Yogi Brown and the Dane County Dairy Promotion Committee invited the Belleville FFA to help with evening daycare in Madison last night (4-26). Mason Cribben, Kody Fahey, and Brian Hollis assisted but also enjoyed the face painting booth, interacting with the Madison Police Mounted Patrol, seeing draft horses up close.
"Batman" Kody Fahey

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Fine Arts Night

Belleville Middle & High School celebrated its artists, musicians, singers, and orators with Fine Arts Night on Wednesday (4-26). The event showcased our talented students as they wrapped up the year with State Forensics, the Capitol Conference Art Show, Spring concerts, and Jazz in the Park. Take a look at what our students have created! Can you guess which pieces came from our own Art teachers (Jon Benash and Abby Otteson)?

Isthmus Engineering & Federal Industries Field Trip

Mr. Neumann's Technology Education students toured Isthmus Engineering & Manufacturing and Federal Industries today. They were able to see and experience large, clean facilities with enormous robots manufacturing materials for companies like Mercury Marine and Tesla! Isthmus made the plaque below for the Belleville contingent on their visit. With the shop redesign over the summer, we hope to be able to duplicate some of these high-tech manufacturing processes.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Middle School Math Meet

On Tuesday, April 25, eight Belleville Middle School students participated in the regional Math Meet, sponsored by the Greater Dane County Advanced Learner Network (GDCALN). The Belleville Math Team, consisting of four 7th grade students and four 8th grade students, competed against nine other teams from area schools in the regional contest. The Belleville team placed fourth. Jack Nolden was the 2nd place overall individual winner, while Matthew Loshaw took 5th place overall.

Goals of the GDCALN Math Meet are to stimulate and encourage an interest in mathematics, identify and recognize exceptional mathematical talent, and provide a healthy, competitive academic activity.

Schools form teams that compete at regional meets. Winners from the regional meets advance to "Mega" meets. [Submitted by Sandy Walejko]
2016-17 7/8 Math Team
Front Row: Elise Medenwald, Lauren Bartels, Zach Thole, and Roxana Grunenwald
Back Row: Coach DuPree, Jackson Nolden, Jaxson Pier, Matthew Loshaw, and Melanie Humke

Wildcat Football Leadership Event

The Belleville Wildcat football team and the coaching staff attended a leadership event on Sunday that also served as a team-bonding activity. This was in coordination with the ROTC. The Wildcats are putting in time now for a successful season next fall!
Photo courtesy of John Remy

Monday, April 24, 2017

Campus Clean-up

With Earth Day landing on Saturday, April 22nd this year, students at Belleville High School put their Early Release Day to good use. Mr. Ziehr, the Student Council adviser, along with National Honor Society students, organized a campus clean-up of the Belleville schools this afternoon. Over 20 students assisted in this service time. By Mr. Ziehr's totals, they picked up nearly 25 pounds (24.8 lbs.) of trash in just a few hours. Thank you to these students for cleaning up our campuses. Mother Nature is shining down on you today!
The Start

The Finish

National Life Smarts Competition

The Belleville High School Life Smarts team competed in the national competition in Pittsburgh, PA, beginning on Friday, April 21, and ending today (4-24). The BHS squad took 27th in the nation as a team. Joey Sokol took 5th place in his individual Consumer Rights test. The Belleville team won the People's Choice award for their t-shirt design. Both Grace Przybyl and Grace Schulting won awards for their positive posts on Twitter at the conference.

Congratulations to Mr. Farrar and these Wildcats in the school's first-ever venture to this national competition!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Kiwanis Achievement Awards

Last night (4-20), the Kiwanis Club of Belleville held their Middle School Achievement Awards Banquet. This has been an annual event for the past 33 years. The Kiwanis presented awards in five different areas. This year's winners included:
Roxana Grunenwald - Language
Jackson Nolden - Mathematics
Regyn Jelle - Science
Emma Anson - Social Studies
Jacob Kean - Fine Arts
Congratulations to these top-notch students!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

High School Students-of-the-Month

Congratulations to the Belleville High School Students-of-the-Month for March. Staff members from each department recognized an outstanding student with a certificate detailing the positive contributions that he or she has made to BHS. On Wednesday (4-12), students were acknowledged with a pizza lunch and movie passes donated by the Marcus Theater Student Motivation program. The BHS staff is very proud of this group of Wildcats!
From left to right:  Isaac Brummel, Lukas Freidig, Molli Schwoegler, Leah Blask, Treise Langhammer, William DeJonge, Erin Kittleson, and Jenna Shrader
Not Pictured: Amber Sies, Heidi Wegehaupt