Saturday, September 23, 2017

FRIDAY - Spirit Day

The Friday of Homecoming is usually one of the busiest, most fun days of the year. This year was no exception.

Friday included the Seniors taking their class photo.
The school day ended with the parade down Main Street.
The Middle School staff then held its Homecoming Picnic prior to the football game.

The night ended with a halftime show by the Belleville High School Band and a 28-0 victory over the Waterloo Pirates, making the Belleville Wildcats playoff-eligible for the first time since 1982!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Homecoming Pep Rally

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!


Middle School Market

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!


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

WEDNESDAY - America Day

As students dressed up in red, white, and blue and stars & stripes on Wednesday, the 7th and 8th graders competed in their annual shoe race. The 8th grade girls came out on top.
The high school students played perhaps  their favorite game of the week- Dodgeball! The Juniors won their first lunch game this week, defeating the Seniors in the finals.

Staff Spotlight - Jon Benash

Belleville High School's Art teacher Jon Benash applied and was accepted for a program between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Sports & The Arts (http://www.nba.com/bucks/release/milwaukee-bucks-looking-local-art-submissions-new-downtown-arena/). Mr. Benash was in Milwaukee on Tuesday (9-19), as the Bucks look for local artists to decorate their new arena. The arena is set to open for the 2018 NBA season. Hopefully, Mr. Benash's talents will be on display there!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

TUESDAY - Music Genre Day

Tuesday of Homecoming Week was Music Genre Day. We saw some rockers, some rappers, and a lot of Country! During the middle school lunch games, the 7th grade took on the 8th grade in dodgeball.
At the high school lunch games, the seniors prevailed for the second straight day, conquering the Maze before the other three classes!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Homecoming Week - COLOR DAY

Belleville Middle and High Schools kicked off Homecoming Week on Monday (9-18) with Color Day. Students wore their class t-shirts to school.
At the high school, each grade submitted their class wall and rock.
During the extended lunch period, the middle school competed in kickball, while the high school participated in volleyball.
The night was capped by the Powderpuff football tournament.
 

Friday, September 15, 2017

2017 Homecoming Court

In preparation of Homecoming next week, Belleville High School is proud to present its 2017 Homecoming Court:
Freshmen: Regyn Jelle and Jaxson Pier
Sophomores: Jenna Shrader and Ogden York
Juniors: Rylee Hubbard and Danny Enloe
Seniors:
Eve Palmer and Otton Anson
Grace Hicks and Brock Kelly
Sam Trainor and Cole Myers
Lily McMahan and Riley Medenwald
Kalin O'Rourke and Max Gerner

The MCs are last year's Prom King and Queen, Drew Shrader and Maya Severson

Congratulations to this fine group of Wildcats! We hope to see you all at the Powerpuff Football Game Monday night at 7pm.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

For the first time in school history, two Belleville High School students have become National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. They are seniors Otto Anson and Riley 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!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Library Visits

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]

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

First Day of School!

Our first day of school for the 2017-18 school year at Belleville Middle and High School was a success!

Corey the Dribbler started the day off with a message to students that anything is possible by setting goals and demonstrating perseverance.


Once classes began, Mrs. Tretow reviewed etiquette for equipment in the expanded Fitness Center.
Finally, Mr. Neumann received the last two pieces of equipment for the expanded and renovated STEM area.
It was a GREAT day to be a Wildcat!

Kickoff Videos

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! 
High School Video
Middle School Video