Friday, June 24, 2016

Summer Trips Abroad

Belleville High School students have the opportunity to participate in trips abroad every two years as part of the German and Spanish Clubs. Starting the week after school ended, Frau Brown took 18 students to Germany in a trip that includes home stays. The German trip runs through the end of the month. Senoras Vesperman and Olson took 10 students on an 8-day trip to the Dominican Republic, including a day spent at an orphanage.

You can access highlights of the German trip at:

You can access highlights of the Spanish trip at:

Can you guess which trip is which?

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Badger Boys' State

Three Belleville seniors-to-be spent last week on the Ripon College campus with over 800 other young men from around the state. The Badger Boys' State program is sponsored by the American Legion and teaches students about leadership and the role of government by simulating the creation of a 51st state and all that goes along with it.

Belleville was represented by Cash Hoffman, Patrick Schwoegler, and Joey Sokol. They were selected by the high school's Leadership Committee, under the direction of Gifted & Talented Coordinator Sandy Walejko. Dave Eustice and American Legion Post 460 worked to sponsor the boys.

Patrick won a seat as a municipal judge and also ran for circuit court judge and state Supreme Court justice. Joey ran for city and county treasurer.  All three boys had the opportunity to meet Governor Walker.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

D3 Girls' Soccer State Runner-up!

The Sugar River Raider girls' soccer team is the WIAA Division 3 state runner-up. We are so proud of Coach Ziperski and these girls! Thank you to all of the positive fan support in this run to Milwaukee!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

2015 Dane County Youth Assessment

Please click on the link below for information on Belleville Middle and High School's Youth Assessment from last year:

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Sectional Champs!

With a heat index in the 90s and several key injuries taking their toll, the Sugar River Raiders Girls' Soccer Team preserved and defeated West Salem 2-0 at Mount Horeb on Saturday (6-11). Belleville's Kalin O'Rourke and Taylor Legler scored goals.  The Raiders advance to the state tournament and semifinal play for the first time since 2004. Congratulations to Coach Ziperski and his team!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Track & Field Banquet

The Sugar River Raider Track & Field Team held its year-end banquet on Monday night (6-6). The team celebrated its success at last week's state meet. Krista Diaz took 4th in the 100m hurdles. Landon Zimmerman also placed 4th in the discus and 6th in the shot put. Noelle Maire placed 7th in the 3200m and 9th in the 1600m. The 4x100m girls' relay team of Krista Diaz, Logan Fahey, Kiara Donnell, and Maddie Macht placed 8th and broke the school record at the meet with a time of 50.54. These results were all for Division 2. Congratulations to Coach Johnson and these performers on another successful season!

Monday, June 6, 2016


Congratulations to the Class of 2016! Sunday's ceremony was a beautiful day to celebrate. One spectator noted, "I just wanted to let you know how impressed I was with the graduation ceremony...This was the first Belleville High School graduation I have been to; and I must say that it was the nicest, most personal, and well-run high school graduation ceremony that I have ever attended. So many aspects were absolutely fantastic: the seating arrangement, the wonderful speeches by all...the flower distribution, the tributes to Maridian, the band and choral performances, and especially the focus on each individual graduate (with not only the reading of their names, but also where they were headed and who they wished to thank)."
It was a great day to be a Wildcat!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

BMS and BHS Awards

On Friday morning (6-3), Belleville Middle and High Schools recognized students to conclude the year. The BMS Excellence Awards went to Regyn Jelle and Ellie Gentilli. The BMS Most Improved Awards went to Sam Deery and Ogden York. At the high school, $32,475 in scholarships were distributed to our students, most to our graduating seniors. This included the Academic Excellence Scholarship to Nicole Sanders, the valedictorian of the Class of 2016. Thank you to all of our donors for supporting the School District of Belleville!

Introduction to Engineering Design College Credit

Mr. Neumann's Introduction to Engineering Design classes recently took their final exam for the course, and fifteen of the sixteen students scored high enough to earn high enough to earn college credit for their scores. Fourteen of the sixteen met all of the criteria (including completing a portfolio and maintaining a "B" in the class) for credit. Eight students can earn credit through the Milwaukee School of Engineering or St. Cloud State University. Five more can get credit through St. Cloud. The average stanine score was 6.5 out of 9 for the Belleville High School classes. What a great start to the program!
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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Senior Trip

Fifty-eight seniors participated in this year's senior trip Thursday to Devil's Lake State Park. Thanks to Mr. Benash, Mrs. Tretow, and Mr. Ziehr for chaperoning the trip today. The seniors have the Awards Ceremony Friday morning at 10am and commencement on Sunday at 1pm- both in the high school gym. This group of Wildcats will be sorely missed in the halls of BHS!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

MS High Ropes Course Field Trip

On Tuesday, May 31st, Belleville Middle School students traveled to the Bethel High Ropes Course Challenge to participate in the Stationary Log, Swinging Log, Multi-vine, Tension Traverse, Crossover, Power Pole, and Zip Line (at 35 feet in the air). This is a great final bonding event for this group. This was followed by a dinner together, the last dance of the year, and a lock-in at the school. Thank you to Mr. Gentilli for the photos and nighttime supervision!