Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Computer Integrated Manufacturing

The Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Computer Integrated Manufacturing course is designing, documenting, constructing, and programming transfer systems. These transfer systems simulate, on a much smaller scale, an assembly line. In addition to the design process, students must calculate the cost of materials, labor, and equipment usage. Four teams are working on accomplishing this goal, and they compete to build the assembly line that is the fatest and the most efficient (cost) system. These are the types of skills taught in PLTW that can easily transfer to the workforce! [Submitted by Mr. Neumann]


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

8th Grade ELA Presentations

Mrs. Schultz's 8th grade classes engaged in multimedia group presentations today on the topic of utopian societies. Mrs. Schultz videotaped the presentations for students to view and critique. The project incorporated Common Core State Standards for literacy, 21st Century Standards, and technology (ISTE) standards.  Students were encouraged to dress professionally and to use a power stance. At the end of each presentation, students in the audience provided group members with a positive comment on a post-it note. You would have been proud of our Wildcats today!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Digital Citizenship Day

Belleville High School held its second Digital Citizenship Day since it began its 1:1 mobile device initiative last school year. The middle school has already taught a lesson and will continue with them in December and January.  High school teachers, like Mr. Bussey below, spent time discussing technology issues with their classes on our early release day. We hope students came away with lessons on how to use technology appropriately and how to treat one another with respect while online.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Middle School Students-of-the-Month for November

Congratulations to the Belleville Middle School Students-of-the-Month for November. Their teachers recognized them in a Homeroom ceremony this morning (11-18). The students received a certificate, a Catty Shack buck, and put their handprints up on the walls of the Middle School Commons. What a great group of Wildcats!
From Left to Right: Regyn Jelle, Adrianna Herritz, Megan Dyrhaug, Tyler Stampfl, Madeleansine Saeger,
Emma Anson, James Gustafson, Victoria Lancaster, Lauren Bartels, Roxana Grunenwald, and Karena Simmons

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Macgyver of Rocketry

Mr. Bussey's Physical Science classes began launching the rockets that they designed today (11-7). Utilizing one sheet of paper, leftover poster-board, and pieces of plastic Easter eggs, the students designed rockets that flew as far as 800ft. in the air. Mr. Bussey uses the lesson to teach Newton's Laws of Motion. It was a beautiful November day for this activity!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Math Team Success!

Belleville's Math Team recently placed 4th out of 13 teams at the UW-Platteville Math Contest in Division 3, narrowly missing a 3rd place finish. Riley Medenwald, Caden O'Rourke, and Markus Markiewicz all received individual honors with scores above 50. Congratulations to these students on a promising start to the competition season!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

High School Students-of-the-Month for October

Congratulations to our October Students-of-the-Month at Belleville High School. Each subject area nominated a student and provided a description about what sets him or her apart from other students. They celebrated with a pizza lunch on Thursday (11-10). Thank you to Marcus Theaters for providing the students with movie tickets! The students recognized this month include:
Starting on the left: Madalynn Weber, Owen Benash, Tim Jelle, Eric O'Connor,  Adriana Gomez, Devin Schramm, Brittany Kiefer, Bryson Jelle, and Mark Sharon

Capitol Conference Academic Bowl Individual Champs!

Belleville High School participated in the Capitol Conference's Academic Bowl in Waterloo on Monday night. The following students medaled for their written test with the highest score in the conference in a content area.  Our winners were:
Otto Anson in English 11
Grace Przybyl in Chemistry
Joey Sokol in U.S. History
BHS was leading the competition following the written round and ended in fourth place overall after the oral rounds. Congratulations to these bright students for representing the high school so well!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

DECA is busy!

This past weekend the Belleville DECA Board (Treise Langhammer, Kenzi O'Connor, Katie Stussey, Ella Campbell, and Issac Brummel) along with Mr. Farrar traveled to the Wilderness Resort in the Wisconsin Dells for DECA's Emerging Leadership Conference (ELC).  The experience started on the bus ride to the conference.  Sharing the bus to the Dells with the Oregon DECA students, both groups of students were able to network and share the unique things about each chapter.  When arriving at the conference,  we were greeted by a sea of DECA students.  Throughout the weekend, we were welcomed by guest speakers and attended multiple break-out sessions.  Wrapping up the conference, we were able to take back with us many ideas for the future.  We look forward to bringing many more students with us next year.  The ELC was a great way to start our year in DECA, and we can't wait to start expanding our chapter with more students, opportunities, and fundraising.  According to Belleville DECA Chapter President, "It was an amazing experience"

On Saturday, November 5, 2016, the Belleville DECA chapter boarded a bus to Chicago to experience the wonders of the Magnificent Mile.  The students were able to witness the electric atmosphere following the Cubs' World Series victory.  The students also were able to see many of the stores changing over to incorporate more of a holiday theme.  Overall, the students had a great time and made a few purchases along the way.

Sports' Marketing at the Kohl Center

On Tuesday, November 8, Mr Farrar's Sports Marketing class attended a tour of the Kohl Center. The Associate Director of Marketing, Adam Ahearn, talked exclusive on the way the UW Badgers approach their marketing and sponsorships.  After an informative question & answer session, the students received a personal, behind-the-scenes tour of the Kohl Center. There were many surprises on the tour which included seeing Nigel Hayes in the training room.  The students returned to Belleville High School eager to apply what they have learned to their Sports Marketing projects.
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Adam Ahearn, Associate Director of Marketing

Monday, November 7, 2016

Speech Classes Reading to 3rd Graders

Mrs. Alsteens's Speech class read to Mrs. Doyle's class at the Intermediate School today. They will go back to read to Mrs. Meier's class later in the week. What an awesome activity for our seniors to serve as role models for younger Wildcats!

Friday, November 4, 2016

AP Chemistry Friday Fun

I don't always know what I am going to find when I enter a classroom at BHS. Today, I was encouraged to participate in an AP Chemistry experiment on gas laws. Take a look:
Mrs. Smith noted, "Now that you've seen it, let's go learn about it."

Volleyball All-Conference

The Belleville Wildcat Volleyball Team placed five players on all-conference teams. Congratulations to:
1st Team: Krista Diaz
2nd Team: Grace Schulting
Honorable Mention: Sydney Gentilli, Rachael Heittola, and Allison Kowalski

What a season for Coach Schmit's team finishing 15-11-1 (7-3 in the conference) and advancing to the regional finals!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Automotive Tech Mock Interviews

Belleville and New Glarus juniors and seniors enrolled in the Dane County School Consortium's Automotive Tech I course held at Francois Ford every Wednesday from 6-9pm participated in mock interviews last evening. Belleville student participants included: Jordan Caputo, Delia Fullbright, Cash Hoffman, Daniel Meier, Tony O'Connor, and Tyler Varney. Employer participants included Mell Judd from Judd's Auto Body, Scott Dreger from Belleville Auto Body, Shane Wolford from Francois Ford, Jim Heisig from Meier Truck, and Jim Donahue or Jim's Auto Service. Thanks to the employers for donating their time, expertise, and useful feedback to our students. For more information about this course option contact Mrs. Gartley, the School-to-Career Coordinator.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

State Champion and All-Conference Selections

Congratulations to our tremendous student-athletes at Belleville High School and their accomplishments both in the classroom and through competition.

Noelle Maire became Belleville High School's first cross country state champion, winning the Division 3 race in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday, October 29. Noelle on her race:

The Sugar River Raider Boys' Soccer Team placed six Belleville players on all-conference teams, including:
1st Team: Connor DeLorme, Jack Gentilli, Brock Kelly, and Jared Widish
Honorable Mention: Cole Kleiboer and Cole Myers

The Belleville Wildcat Football Team placed eight players on all-conference teams, including:
1st Team: Cash Hoffman and Cade Martin (both offense and defense)
1st Team Specialists: Dalton Fahey and Cody McMillan
2nd Team: Dalton Fahey and Tony O'Connor (both offense and defense)
2nd Team Specialist: Luke Kelly
Honorable Mention: Dan Meier and Drew Shrader
Not pictured: Tony O'Connor

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Disc Golf in PE

Mrs. Tretow's Physical Education classes went disc golfing today (11-1) at Exeter Park in Dayton. The course was built as a memorial to a Belleville alumnus, Zach Luchsinger, who died suddenly in April of 2011 at age 20.