Friday, January 30, 2015

Support for Savannah

Students, players, and the Wildcat came out on Thursday, January 22nd, to support senior Savannah Grindle  and her fight against bone cancer at the boys' basketball game against Wisconsin Heights. Savannah was able to join the crowd for the home girls' game against New Glarus on Thursday, January, 29. This followed a Scoopie Night at the New Glarus Culver's on January 12th. A food drive for the family will continue until the end of the month. Members of the Raider wrestling team have also volunteered their time to help raise money and collect food donations for Savannah and her family at Burresons.

Savannah with the Wildcat girls' basketball team

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Teens for Jeans

Britney Markhardt, Clarice Loeffelholz, and Rachel Uebelacker have organized a Teens for Jeans Campaign for the high school this year. It began on January 19th with a collection in the main office. The photo below shows the three collecting jeans at the January 29th girls' basketball game versus New Glarus. Students who donate their used jeans receive a $5 coupon from Aeropostale. The jeans are then donated to teens at local homeless shelters. The girls will be collecting again at the home boys' basketball game on February 5th against Marshall. The collection in the main office will continue in the meantime.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

FFA Speaking Contest

On Monday, January 26, Clarice Loeffelholz, Whitney Brown, and Denise Rankin competed at the FFA District speaking contest in New Glarus. Denise competed in the Job Interview contest, Clarice competed in the Extemporaneous contest, and Whitney competed in both Extemporaneous and Discussion meet competitions. The highlight of the night was Whitney making it to the final round for the Discussion meet. She also earned 2nd place and will be moving on to sectionals for Extemporaneous speaking.

AB Block Schedule Proposal

After last night's school board meeting, we have been given the go-ahead to present the proposed AB Block Schedule for the high school to parents. Two meetings are now scheduled, one on Tuesday, February 3rd from 4-5pm in the high school library and another on Thursday, February 5th from 5-6pm in the high school library. The two meetings will be the same, providing an overview of the proposed schedule and an opportunity to ask any questions. We will be making the rounds through the RtI groups to give more information to students in the meantime. Your students are welcome to attend these after-school meetings with you. Our scheduling procedures are designed to fit both the current or AB schedule for next year. If you are unable to make one of these meetings, please feel free to call (424-1902 Ext. 440) or e-mail me ( We hope to see you there!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Wildcat Pride Day

After an Early Release Schedule on Friday, January 23, students met for class meetings after lunch. The seniors began preparing for their final semester and graduation. The underclassmen met to begin scheduling for next year. Once those meetings concluded, students with two or less disciplinary referrals since the holiday break (ALL THE STUDENTS IN THE HIGH SCHOOL!) participated in Wildcat Pride Day. Twelve stations were set up for the remainder of the afternoon. Students played table tennis and basketball in the gym. They played board games and chess in classrooms. Mrs. Gartley also hosted a "Make-it & Take-it" baking session in her classroom. Mrs. Norton was available all afternoon as well for scheduling questions. It was successful enough that we will consider holding another Wildcat Pride Day next year (with improvements)!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

December Students of the Month

On Monday, January 19th, December Students of the Month were recognized with a pizza lunch. They also received a certificate from the nominating teacher and movie passes (donated by Marcus Theaters).

Front (Left to Right): Greer Gillam, Musica Perez, Emily Flick, Emma Veeneman, Kaitlin Whitish
Back (Left to Right): Marissa Atkins, Rhett Cisler, Danny Enloe, Jaydon Winkers
Not Pictured: Amber Alme, Tyler Gilbertson, Phoenix Richards, and Heidi Wegehaupt

Monday, January 19, 2015

MLK Soup Supper

Once again the community came out to support the Martin Luther King Soup Supper at the high school held on January 19th. The dining crowd was treated to student-designed soup bowls, beautiful piano playing by freshmen Eve Palmer (and her mother), and of course, delicious soup. National Honor Society members covered tables and greeted guests. Organizer Susette Alsteens noted, "The same people come back year after year for this."
Maddie Knox, Chantel Roberts, Miranda O'Rourke, and Mrs. Norton greet Soup Supper guests.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Middle School Spelling Bee

Eighth grader Ryan Posthuma won the Middle School Spelling Bee on Wednesday, January 14 in the auditorium. The competition lasted 11 rounds. Ryan correctly spelled his last word as well as the championship word "cinnamon." He has qualified for the upcoming CESA 2 Spelling Bee in Stoughton. Cierra Hayes placed second for the Middle School as a 7th grader!

Middle School Forensics (Submitted by Theresa Schultz)

On Thursday, January 22nd, Belleville Middle School will be host to five schools for Level 1 Middle School Forensics. Participating schools include Rio, Sauk Prairie, Willow Brook (South Beloit, IL), St. Dennis, and Belleville. Combined, we will have 107 students participating in the contest.  The meet will start at 4pm and will be held in both Middle School and High School rooms. Rounds will begin every hour at 4, 5, and 6pm. Concessions will be sold by FBLA in the Middle School Commons and will include pizza, beverages, and other snacks.  

Monday, January 12, 2015

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Adviser Susette Alsteens welcomed fifteen new members into the Belleville Chapter of the National Honor Society on Monday, January 12th.  This group included five seniors and ten juniors who joined seven current members of NHS.  A staff panel selected students based on character, leadership, service, and scholarship. Congratulations to all of our National Honor Society members!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Soup Supper

The MLK Jr. Soup Supper will be held on January 19, from 5-7 pm in the High School Commons.  Ticket prices are as follows:
$7.00 for Adults IN ADVANCE (with ticket sales in the Main Office).
$8.00 for Adults AT THE DOOR.
$5.00 for Senior Citizens (60 years of age and older) and K-12 students.
Those children not yet in kindergarten are free with an adult.

Soup choices this year will include:
1) Chicken Noodle.
2) Broccoli Cheese.
3) Beef Barley with Mushroom.

A dinner includes a choice of soup, bread sticks, a dessert, and beverage (milk, coffee, or water).
Take-out orders are available upon request.
The MLK Jr. Soup Supper is sponsored by the BHS National Honor Society.
For any questions, please contact Mrs. Alsteens at