Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Orientation Night

We had a great turnout for 7th and 9th grade orientation tonight (8-24). Our upperclassmen gave tours to the new middle schoolers, and the Ethics Club ran the incoming freshmen through a dilemma in two smaller groups. We hope the students (and parents) left feeling better prepared for the start of school next Thursday!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Preparing for September 1st

Mrs. Tretow and the Spirit Club worked on re-painting the Wildcat paws leading into the building this morning (8-15). They also helped to film a PBIS video about behavior expectations for the start of the year, focusing on electronics use, tardiness, and the dress code. Thank you to this group in helping to prepare for a great 2016-17 school year!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Project Lead the Way Teacher Training

Belleville Middle and High School has three teachers at Project Lead the Way training at the Milwaukee School of Engineering this summer. Ed Neumann, who will teach the new Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) course, is a master teacher of Engineering Design & Development (EDD)- teaching other teachers about the course.  Lana Swenson is in training to teach the Gateway class for Middle School students, and Meredith Smith is participating in a different training to teach Principles of Engineering. Project Lead the Way is one of the School District of Belleville's three initiatives.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Middle School Field Trip Information

Field Trip Form and Payment: Please make sure to have a field trip form signed have paid the field trip fee prior to September 9th.  Field trip forms and schedules will be available at registration.

High Ropes and Service Learning Field Trip at Bethel: This field trip will take place on Friday, September 9, from 7:30 am-5:00 pm. The bus will leave the middle school at 7:30am. Please make arrangements for drop-off and pick-up. Students will spend half the day on the new high ropes course and the other half on mulching the trails at Bethel. Both activities concentrate on team building and collaboration.  

You will need: A sack lunch, water, snacks, work gloves, sturdy shoes (no sandals), comfortable clothing (no short-shorts are allowed - must be at least mid-thigh), sunscreen, bug spray, and a working attitude!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

More student summer travel!

Britney Markhardt landed in Bucharest, Romania at 7am this morning (8-3).  She is headed to her host home in Craiova. You can follow her time there at:

Monday, August 1, 2016

World Affairs Seminar

Britney Markhardt and Grace Schulting, seniors-to-be at BHS, attended the World Affairs Seminar at Carroll University in Waukesha from June 25 through July 1. This year's theme was "Water: Global Resource to Share and Protect." The seminar's goal is to develop global leaders and citizens with an innovative, rigorous academic program. Britney and Grace were selected to participate in the World Affairs Seminar by Belleville High School's (Student) Leadership Committee, led Mrs. Walejko. Grace noted, "I loved the fact that we were exposed to numerous cultures- not only from other states, but other countries as well.  Having the opportunity to [experience] each other's lifestyles allowed me to better understand a different way of living that is new from the 'small town' life I'm used to...I was able to create relationships with people who I am still in touch with currently!" THANK YOU TO THE KIWANIS FOR FUNDING THIS OPPORTUNITY!