Monday, September 24, 2018

Powderpuff 2018

While many schools have cancelled or refused to sanction girls' Powderpuff football games in recent years due to poor sportsmanship, Belleville High School's game on the Monday night of Homecoming Week is still competitive but fun! The football players serve as coaches, and staff members referee the contests. It is a great way to begin the week.
Seniors
Juniors
Sophomores
Freshmen

Homecoming Rocks and Walls

To begin Homecoming Week 2018, each class presents a rock and wall to be judged. The opponent for both football and volleyball this week is Cambridge, so the themes are geared toward the Blue Jays. Overall, the judges were impressed with the students' spirit!
Senior Wall
Junior Wall
Sophomore Wall
Freshman Wall
Senior Rock
Junior Rock
Sophomore Rock
Freshman Rock

Friday, September 21, 2018

Wildcat Welding

Look at these Wildcats!

Mr. Neumann's Advanced Trades class started its first welding unit this past week. They are practicing GMAW, Gas Metal Arc Welding, in the new metals area of the STEAM lab.

Sparks are flying, and the fun is beginning!

2018 Homecoming Court

Congratulations to the 2018 Belleville High School Homecoming Court. They were chosen to represent their classes by their peers earlier in the week. We are looking forward to an exciting, spirited Homecoming Week next week!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Scoopie Night

On Wednesday, September 26, Belleville Middle and High Schools will host their annual Homecoming Scoopie Night at the New Glarus Culvers from 5-8pm. This is part of the Homecoming games, with classes competing for the most participants. So, please check-in with Mrs. Tretow to get counted. While in New Glarus, this has been a fantastic Belleville community event for the last few years. Please join us for this fundraiser, with proceeds going back to the Spirit Club and their endeavors to increase Wildcat pride!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

7th Grade Low Ropes Course Field Trip

Similar to the 8th grade field trip to Bethel Horizons on Wednesday, the 7th grade traveled there today to participate in the Low Ropes Challenge. Bethel's team takes the students through warm-ups, icebreakers, and team- & trust-building activities designed for students to work and think together through beams, cables, and ropes. Once again, the weather was spectacular for this 7th grade bonding experience! 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Bethel Horizons High Ropes Course

Eighth graders from Belleville Middle School took their annual trip to Bethel Horizons High Ropes Challenge Course on Wednesday, September 12. This trip encourages cooperation and teamwork- two skills we like to emphasize to start each school year. Participants had wonderful weather for the activities which included the:
  • Stationary Log
  • Swinging Log
  • Multi-Vine
  • Tension Traverse
  • Crossover
  • Power Pole Zip Line
All challenges take place 35 feet in the air!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

STEAM Lab

The STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Art-Math) Lab is now complete! This includes an area for metals and welding that all of Mr. Neumann's courses can utilize. He took it one step further by "Wildcat-ifying" the new welding masks. The students are excited to get started in this new area!

Perfect Attendance Award

Congratulations to Jackson Sies! He was one of only two returning high school students with perfect attendance for last year's spring semester. That means no absences (besides field trips) and no tardies! Jackson also had perfect attendance for the fall semester too! There is a direct correlation between attendance and grades (https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2009/attendancedata/chapter1a.asp ) that we hope more of our students understand and strive for! 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

1st Day PBIS Videos

To start the school year, Spirit Club and middle school volunteers helped to create videos in August to play on the first day of school to address proper behavior. Some of these behavior issues were issues from last year that we want to address and correct to launch the 2018-19 school year on a positive note!


Monday, September 3, 2018

First Day of School

Middle and high school students will be be welcomed back to school with a free breakfast on Tuesday, September 4. Mrs. Jenkins and the National Honor Society worked on a few new bulletin boards for them and got creative with "In My Feelings" lyrics by Drake. At the end of the day on Tuesday, all 7th-12th grade students will attend an assembly by Rise Together, a Wisconsin based organization that addresses a variety of teen issues including mental health, bullying, and addiction. What they do with students on the first day will tie into their return during Red Ribbon Week with students, staff, and parents. Have a wonderful Labor Day! We will see you all tomorrow!

Monday, August 27, 2018

Students Welcome Teachers Back to School

All staff reported back to school on Monday, August 27. After breakfast, teachers, custodians, and bus drivers were welcomed back by four seniors, singing a solo, duet, and in a trio. Thank you to Mili Julian, Peyton Morgan, Anna Nolden, and Mikaela Steckelis. The crowd was wowed, and it was a great tribute to Mrs. Krueger and the Choir program! Thanks too to Kris Penniston for accompanying our students on the piano. 

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Spirit Club Prepares for the Start of a New School Year

In the weeks leading up to the 2018-19 school year, Mrs. Tretow and the Spirit Club have been preparing to welcome students back to school. They repainted the Wildcat paws leading to the entrances and decorated the stadium fences with cups to form a Wildcat paw and Raiders' logo.

Spirit Club also purchased a flag in the hopes of starting a new tradition. At the first home football game on August 24, students used the flag to energize the crowd after each score. It could also be used for other sports and to lead teams out to the court or field. 

Monday, July 30, 2018

Boundary Waters Trip

The Belleville High School Outdoors Club, led by Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Houser, departed this morning (July 30) for their annual trip to the Boundary Waters. This year, five 2018 graduates and one senior are participating on this canoeing adventure. Mrs. Smith always updates her website (http://smithersscience.weebly.com/boundary-waters.html) with photos from the trip.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Summer Trip to Spain

Ms. Olson's and Mrs. Smith's student trip to Spain departed today (Monday, June 18). Updates from their trip can be viewed at: http://smithersscience.weebly.com/spain-2018.html
AdiĆ³s y viajes seguros!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Sectional Champs!

The Sugar River Raiders Girls Soccer Team defeated Edgewood 1-0 in the sectional final on Saturday evening at Mount Horeb and have earned a trip to the state tournament for the second time in three years. Belleville senior Sam Trainor scored on a corner kick for the only goal of the game. Congratulations to Coach Ziperski and the Raiders! They will play Friday evening at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Senior Trip

On Wednesday, June 6, the Class of 2018 took their senior trip to Devil's Lake State Park in Baraboo. Thank you to Mr. Benash, Mrs. Knudson, Mrs. Norton, and Mrs. Smith for chaperoning. Although the weather was not ideal, the trip gave them one last opportunity to bond as a class before their last day of school on June 7 and the graduation ceremony on June 10.

All-Conference Baseball Selections

On Tuesday, June 5, the Capitol Conference released their all-conference selections for this spring's season. Derek Baumgartner (Pitcher), Drew Shrader (Infielder), Jaydon Winkers (Outfielder), and Jackson Richter (Outfielder) were named to the South Division's 2nd Team. Austin Fahey (Infielder) and Dylan Gratz (Outfielder) were named Honorable Mention. Congratulations to these Wildcat ballplayers!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

8th Grade Trip to Yellowstone Lake State Park

Eighth grade students travelled to Yellowstone Lake State Park in Blanchardville for their class trip on Tuesday, June 5.  Students spent the morning participating in team-building, cooperative games.  In the afternoon, they fished, swam, and hiked.  Thank you to Connor and Mitchell DeLorme for serving as lifeguards for our students.  The weather was about as good as it could be.  We hope that the Class of 2022 built some memories on this trip!

Friday, June 1, 2018

Final Middle School Students-of-the-Month

On Friday, June 1, Belleville Middle School teachers celebrated their last round of Students-of-the-Month for the 2017-18 school year. Students were recognized in the commons by their nominating teachers with a brief speech and a certificate. Students also received Catty Shack (school store) bucks and a 3-D printed Wildcat paw from Mrs. Swenson. Congratulations to these Wildcats who have finished the year strong!
Front Row: Cortney Ehlert, Jacob Engstad, and Carmen Schubert
Back Row: Jenna McKnight, Avery Lettman, Natasha Derke, and Devin Campbell

Softball Awards

The BHS softball team held its awards banquet on Thursday (5-31) night.

Cassidy Heller was named to First Team All-Conference. Ella Campbell, Bailey Legler, and Jillian Michaels were named Second Team All-Conference. 

The team awards went to:
  • Cassidy Heller - MVP and Highest Batting Average
  • Ella Campbell - Miss Hustle
  • Kori Rogers - Golden Glove
  • Jenna Shrader - Most Improved
Congratulations to these Wildcats!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

More PLTW Success

At the end of every Project Lead the Way course, students take an exam scored out of 9 stanine points. In order to receive credit from St. Cloud State University, students must score 4 or higher on the end-of-course test. That score must be a 7 or higher to receive credit from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. In the first year that Computer Science was offered at Belleville High School, Mr. Farrar's students averaged 7.5 on the test, and every student in the class earned a score of 4 or higher and will receive college credit. Five students earned the top score of 9 on this test. Congratulations to Mr. Farrar and his students for reaching such a high rate of achievement!