On Thursday night (9-21), Belleville High School held its annual Homecoming Week Pep Rally. Sam Trainor and Cole Myers were announced as the King and Queen for 2017. It was a night of high spirits! We hope to see the entire community out tomorrow for the parade (at 2:30pm) and the football game against the Waterloo Pirates!
Seventh grade students put on their first Middle School Market of the year in coordination with Mr. Gentilli's and Mr. Swenson's Social Studies classes. The students will have two more opportunities to improve upon their products and service. The 8th grade and high school students supported their efforts!
For the first time in school history, two Belleville High School students have become National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. They are seniors Otto AnsonandRiley Medenwald. Both Otto and Riley earned the designation with a qualifying score on the Preliminary SAT. From the 1.6 million high school juniors at more than 22,000 high schools around the country who took the test, Otto and Riley are two of only 16,000 students nationwide to advance in the process. Both will take the SAT this fall. Approximately 90% of the semifinalists move on to become finalists in February.
Belleville High School's last qualifier was Michelle Chalupnik in 2013. Michelle was a National Merit Scholarship winner that year. The Wisconsin State Journal published a list of other semifinalists today (9-13):
For a high school of approximately 275, Belleville matched or exceeded the number of National Merit Scholarship semifinalists of schools in the area with student populations of over 1,800. We are small, but we are mighty.
Congratulations to Otto and Riley! Thank you for making us proud! It's a great day to be a Wildcat!
All students in grades 7-9 visited the school library during their English classes this week! Students were given time to browse through the many great books available to them, tour the library space, review the digital resources available for research, and finally select independent reading material. This has been a fabulous way to begin the new school year, focusing on literacy with student choice at the forefront! A huge thank you to the ELA teachers (Mrs. Schultz, Mrs. Vogel, Mrs. Alsteens, and Ms. Kallien) for their collaboration. [Submitted by Mrs. Ogodogu]
To start off the first day of school, teachers showed PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) videos to kick off the year and clarify our expectations for students. Thank you to both the middle and high school students who assisted in creating the videos. Their humor is always helpful in delivering our message!