Monday, January 15, 2018

Martin Luther King, Jr. Soup Supper

On Monday, January 15, the Belleville High School Student Council hosted its Soup Supper in the high school cafeteria. Students, led by advisor Mr. Ziehr, served on the ticket and soup lines. Community members and parents came out in strong support of this fundraising event, despite the snowy weather. Everyone left with a student- or staff-crafted ceramic bowl as part of the cost for their meal. Thank you to the Student Council, Miller and Sons, Taher, and Mr. Benash & the BHS Ceramics classes for continuing these efforts on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

Sign Creation on CNC Router

Mr. Neumann's Technology Education classes have access to several new pieces equipment this year. Take a look this video showing the creation of a sign from start to finish. This is the type of project that led to the adoption of a new STEAM (Science Technology Engineering ART and Mathematics) course for next year!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Spirit Club Junior/Senior Lock-in

Beginning on Friday, January 12th after the home girls' basketball victory against Waterloo and ending at 5am the next morning, the Belleville High School Spirit Club hosted its 3rd annual lock-in for upperclassmen this weekend.

The night began with pizza and snacks in the cafeteria followed by a Barb Funseth-designed scavenger hunt through the hallways. Sixty juniors and seniors then spent the rest of the the night and early morning hours shooting hoops, riding scooters, and playing kickball in the gym, playing flashlight tag and hide-and-go seek in the middle school, library, and hallways, playing ping pong and human foosball, and watching a movie. 

It's a good thing that students do not have school on Monday so that they can rest up! 

Friday, January 12, 2018

High School Students-of-the-Month for December

On Friday, January 12, Belleville High School staff recognized their Students-of-the-Month for December. Students were treated to a Tano's pizza lunch and received a personal certificate from the nominating teacher, along with movie passes donated by Marcus Theaters. With all of these students, teachers noted that they showed a strong work ethic and a positive attitude. That's the Wildcat Way!
From left to right: Brianna Halverson, Jaxon Pier, Royce Clark, Tyler Fahey, Tim Jelle, Daniel Covarrubias, Jenna Blask, and Delia Fullbright

Saturday, January 6, 2018

DECA Regional Competition

On Saturday, January 6, twenty students from the Belleville High School DECA chapter competed at the district DECA competition at Sun Prairie High School. The students competed in a variety of business events and met many local area business leaders. Six students medaled in their events, doubling the number of medals from last year. This included Jenna Banfield, Ella Campbell, Caden O'Rourke, Drew Shrader, Jacob Shrader, and Ogden York. Mr. Farrar would like to give special mention to Evan Reifert and Alex Grignano for their outstanding performance in their respective events. He is very proud of the all of the students' accomplishments at the competition.

Friday, January 5, 2018


Mr. and Mrs. Swenson's 7th grade Science classes were excited to begin dissecting frogs today (on Friday, January 5th). Their other experience came earlier in the year with worms. Along with being a talented teacher, Mrs. Swenson is also a fantastic photographer, as she captured the students' reactions below.

Middle School Students-of-the-Month

Belleville Middle School teachers recognized Students-of-the-Month for December at an assembly on Friday, January 5. Nominating teachers acknowledged students personally in front of the assembled 7th and 8th graders. Students received a certificate, Catty Shack bucks to the school store, and a blue or gold 3D-printed Wildcat by Mrs. Swenson, along with the chance to add their handprints to the walls of the commons. Teachers pointed out that this month's students showed academic improvement or consistent performance and a willingness to assist others in the classroom. Congratulations to these fantastic Wildcats!
From left to right: Alison Thompson, Kaydence Baxter, Haven Hatleberg, Madysen Herritz, Lauren Bartels, Morgan Bagley, Demarcus Conner, Joe Graves, Jake Fahey, Jordan Wilder, Carter Doyle, Jakob Shemanski, and Seth Dettwiler
Not Pictured: Herioli Fraire

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Robotic Arms in Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Mr. Neumann's 3rd block Computer Integrated Manufacturing students began working with Lynx robotic arms today (Wednesday, January 3rd). The students utilize a software program called FlowArm from Project Lead the Way that acts like a video interface in which students "record" a movement of the arm and then the arm acts this out once the command is sent. Students were asked to move or stack a certain number of blocks to a specific location, with an obstacle added for the arm to work around. Similar types of basic robotic arm activities will be integrated into the 8th grade Project Lead the Way class next year.