Saturday, October 31, 2015

Fun Run Community Service

Despite temperatures in the mid-40s, a steady wind, and rainy conditions, 20 Belleville High School students volunteered their time this morning (10-31) for the UFO Day Fun Run. They helped with registration, timing, and, of course, threw color on the runners. The Senior Center appreciated their help, and the students earned time toward their Wildcat Service Cord.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Lifelong skills in PE

Students in Belleville are given the chance to explore new games and sports as well as learn activities that they can remain active in for a lifetime. For example, many students had never played lacrosse before a recent unit in PE class this fall. The photo below shows Mrs. Tretow's PE class playing golf last week at the Argue-Ment Golf Course.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Distracted/Impaired Driving Simulator

As part of Red Ribbon Week, Belleville police officer Jeremy Larson and district nurse Wendy Fahey presented to students on distracted and impaired driving with the use of a simulator developed by AAA. The video below shows a student using the simulator on the "impaired" setting. Students will have access to the simulator throughout the week.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week began with students dressing in red to support our theme: "Respect Yourself- Be Drug Free." For the rest of the week, students should:
Tuesday - Wear Boots to "stomp out drugs."
Wednesday - Wear Sweats: "Being drug-free is no sweat."
Thursday - Wear Costumes: "Drug-free is not scary."

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch

Thursday, Oct. 22nd was the Great Apple Crunch to promote healthy, happy, and strong lifestyles. Mrs. Fahey captured dozens of students participating in this promotion at lunch including:

State Journal Article on Belleville's Noelle Maire

Check out this Wisconsin State Journal article on Belleville's Noelle Maire as the Cross Country team prepares for Sectionals at Darlington on Saturday:

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

AP Physics Balloon Launching

Advanced Placement Physics students successfully calculated where Mrs. Smith should stand in order to get hit with a water balloon. If the wind had not been such a factor today (10-21), they probably would have been directly on target. As odd as it might seem, Mrs. Smith was very proud that her students had made accurate calculations!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Freshmen Learn CPR in Health Class

Ninth grade students in Mrs. Tretow's Heath class are learning and practicing CPR methods. When they complete this program, they will have their Student CPR certification. This certification can be required for certain jobs including lifeguards and child care providers. The link below shows students practicing their new skills:

Friday, October 16, 2015

You have to see this!

Mr. Bussey and Mrs. Smith's Physical Science and Physics classes combined today for an experiment with dry ice and Cheetos' Puffs. Take a look at the effect temperature has on this porous solid...SCIENCE IS FUN!

Fall Fest

On Wednesday night (10-14), Mrs. Tretow and the Spirit Club sold Wildcat merchandise to help raise funds for the activities that they have planned this year, including a volleyball tournament, movie night, and lock-in for students. Their biggest seller was a Belleville Wildcat megaphone filled with popcorn. The club had a face paint station for kids as well. The turnout was tremendous!

Boys' Soccer: Conference Champs!

Congratulations to the Sugar River Raiders Soccer team on their #1 seed for the playoffs and sharing the Capitol Conference title. Below is a link to profile of each senior on team.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Speech Presentations

Our students in Mrs. Alsteens's Speech class are lucky enough to have the Forensics coach as their teacher. For this round of speeches, students had to read a children's book to the rest of the class. In the photos below, David and Ryley "perform" their books for their classmates.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Spanish V Translations

Senora Vesperman's Spanish V classes recently translated information on the holiday Giving Tree program into Spanish for the school district and community. The students put their foreign languages skills to practical use and enjoyed the experience, so much so that they are looking for other opportunities to translate in the future. Thank you for your efforts!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Parent-Teacher Conferences

We had a great turnout for our first round of Parent-Teacher Conferences at the Middle and High Schools tonight (10-7). Thank you to all those you came to discuss their students' progress with our staff. Term 1 (progress grades only) ends on November 4th. Our next round of conferences will be held on Wednesday, December 9.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

September Students-of-the-Month

Belleville High School staff (from each department) nominated eight students to recognize for the first month of the school year. Students received a certficate from their nominating teacher, a pizza lunch, and will have their photo in the next Post Messenger Recorder. Marcus Theaters has also donated movie passes as part of their Student Motivation Program. Congratulations these BHS students for a great start to the school year!
Bottom (left to right): Hannah Jones, Kira Elmer, and Rachel Markhardt
Top (left to right): Dan Meier, Cody McMillan, Nick Smith
Not Pictured: Liz Ortgiesen and Grace Schulting

Thursday, October 1, 2015

FFA State Officers' Conference

Last night (9-30), Denise Rankin and Clarice Loeffelholz represented the Belleville FFA chapter by attending the Sectional Leadership Workshop in Juda. This event is facilitated by the State FFA Officers and a special guest, a National FFA Officer from Colorado! These students experienced different workshops where they learned more about their responsibilities as officers and other ideas to bring back to our chapter. They also got to meet many other FFA members from Dane, Green, Rock, and Lafayette counties.