Friday, November 30, 2018

Signing Day

On Thursday, November 29, Rachael Heittola signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the Bemidji State University Beavers. Bemidji State in Bemidji, Minnesota, is a Division II school in athletics. Congratulations to Rachael on her scholarship and the opportunity to extend her playing career to the college level! 

Sunday, November 25, 2018

8th Grade Public Service Announcements

Mrs. Schultz's 8th grade English Language Arts classes recently completed public service announcement projects. Check out this compilation of posters and videos ranging from littering to alcohol abuse.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Youth Apprenticeship Spotlight: Hayden Askey

Making an Investment in her Future!

Congratulations to Junior Youth Apprentice Adriana Gomez who successfully completed the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) evening course that she began in early September. Adriana and her classmates will take the state certification test on Saturday (11-17).

Adriana has been employed at Heartsong Assisted Living in Belleville since early August, putting to use the skills she has gained in her CNA course, as well as learning from her experienced workplace mentors on how to provide for the needs of the senior citizens living at center.

Juniors or Seniors interested in taking the CNA course and the state test during second semester or next summer should see Mrs. Gartley before the end of November to apply.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

NHS Induction

On Wednesday, November 14, the Belleville Chapter of the National Honor Society welcomed in eight new members, including two seniors and six juniors. New NHS members include Hansi Bartle, Ella Campbell, Eleanor Gentilli, Dylan Gratz, Mitchell Mussehl, Jenna Shrader, Abigail Winterburn, and Ogden York. They joined eight other current NHS members inducted last year. Students apply to become a member of National Honor Society and must demonstrate the organization's four pillars: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Congratulations to this exemplary, well-rounded group of Wildcats!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

School Report Card Scores: Exceeds Expectations

On Tuesday, November 13, the Department of Public Instruction released school report card scores for 2017-18. Both Belleville Middle and High Schools received "exceeds expectations" scores. BHS remained competitive in the local area, while BMS had one of the highest scores in Dane County. Check out comparison scores as reported in the Wisconsin State Journal this morning. Thank you to our staff and students for all of their hard work in making us proud to be Wildcats!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Home Science Olympiad Meet

Mrs. Smith and the Belleville Science Olympiad Teams hosted a home meet on Saturday, November, 10. Thirty-five high school and eleven middle school teams participated in the event. BHS's "Platinum" team took 7th overall and 3rd in Division 2, behind perennial powers Boyceville and Prairie School. This was highlighted by two 3rd places finishes in Codebuster and Herpetology. BMS's team took 5th place overall and 3rd in Division 2, including 2nd place finishes in Geocaching and Amazing Mechatronic.

Medal Winners
Division C:
1st Place Codebusters: Gianna, Jacob, and Jack 
1st Place Geologic Mapping: Gary and Zach
1st Place Herpetology: Katie and Gianna
1st Place Amazing Mechatronics: James and Matthew

2nd Place Thermodynamics: Jack and Gary

3rd Place Astronomy: Tyler B. and Mason
3rd Place Circuit Lab: Josh and Gary
3rd Place Disease Detectives: Emma A. and Emma V.
3rd Place Experimental Design: Emma A., Hansi, and Elise
3rd Place Mission Possible: Carson and Dray
3rd Place Mousetrap Vehicle: Logan
3rd Place Protein Modeling: Roxana and Gary
3rd Place Sounds of Music: Gianna and Jacob
3rd Place Code Analysis: Jack and Zach

Division B:
1st Place Heredity: Isaac E and Annika
1st Place Geocaching: Holly and Ali
1st Place Amazing Mechatronics: Carson and Brady

2nd Place Crime Busters: Brady and Ali
2nd Place Dynamic Planet: Holly and Reid
2nd Place Picture This: Josh, Carson and Alexis
2nd Place Codebusters: Holly, Elizabeth, and Isaac R.

Friday, November 9, 2018

High School Honors Band

Mrs. Meir and select Belleville High School Band members participated in the Honors Band conference at New Glarus High School on Thursday, November 8. Students practiced with a guest conductor and then put on a concert that same night. Mrs. Meir reports that, "They did GREAT! It was a long day, but rewarding."

Thursday, November 8, 2018

High School Students-of-the-Month for October

On Thursday, November 8, Belleville High School staff recognized their Students-of-the-Month for October. Students were treated to a pizza lunch from Tano's and received a personalized certificate from their nominating teacher, along with movies passes donated by Marcus Theaters. In their nominations, teachers remarked that these students lead by example and take on challenges. Congratulations to these Wildcats! 
Matteo Latorre, Ogden York, Nate Mabis, Bryson Jelle,
Connor DeLorme, Hayley VandeBerg, Melanie Humke, and Megan Mahlkuch

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

All-Conference Football Players

The Capitol Conference recently released its all-conference football teams for 2018. Danny Enloe was named the conference's Offense AND Defensive Lineman of the Year for 2018. In addition, eight other Wildcats were selected. Congratulations to this group of players who have led the team to back-to-back playoff appearances! The Wildcats finished with a record of 6-4.

1st Team Offense
Luke Kelly - Running Back
Danny Enloe - Offensive Lineman
1st Team Defense
Luke Kelly - Defensive Back
Jackson Richter - Defensive Back
Jared Schulting - Inside Linebacker
Danny Enloe - Interior Defensive Lineman
Special Teams
Trevor Syse - Kicker

2nd Team Offense
Nate Mabis - Quarterback
Ogden York - Offensive Lineman
2nd Team Defense
Ogden York - Inside Linebacker
Isaac Morrick - Outside Linebacker
Dylan Gratz - Defensive End
Special Teams
Luke Kelly - Punter

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Capitol Conference Academic Bowl Results

At last night's Capitol Conference Academic Bowl held at Wisconsin Heights High School, senior Gary Salmela and sophomore Jacob Kean placed 1st in their individual events, facing the toughest grade-level competition from the conference. Gary won in United States History, and Jacob triumphed in English 10. We are still waiting official team results. Congratulations to these two Wildcats on their outstanding academic achievement!

Monday, November 5, 2018

All-Conference Soccer Players

The Capitol Conference recently released its all-conference boys' soccer teams for 2018. Jack Gentilli was named the conference's Player of the Year for 2018. In addition, four other Belleville students were selected. Congratulations to this group of five outstanding seniors! The Raiders finished with a record of 14-2-1.

1st Team
Jack Gentilli - Midfielder
Justin Knoebl - Midfielder
Connor DeLorme - Defender

2nd Team
Cole Kleiboer - Defender

Honorable Mention
Logan Winklepleck - Forward
Not pictured: Justin Knoebl

AP Government Poll Workers

Advanced Placement United States Government students Jasmyne Roberts, Mikaela Steckelis, Michael Viney, and Lexi Walker have been studying the electoral process in Mr. Hodgson's class. To demonstrate their political efficacy, they volunteered to assist Exeter Township for Election Day on Tuesday, November 6, serving as election inspectors. That is democracy in action!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Middle School Students-of-the-Month for October

Belleville Middle School staff recognized Students-of-the-Month from October on Friday, November 2nd. In a gathering with 7th and 8th graders in the commons, teachers explained their selections for all to hear. Nominated students received a 3-D printed paw from Mrs. Swenson, Catty Shack bucks to the school store, and a certificate from their teachers. Congratulations to this group of Wildcats who have impressed their teachers so far this year!
Front Row: Daniel Judd, Gabe Nass, Brady Mousseau, Reid Nold, Alex Shrader
Back Row: Kaitlyn Schoenike, Alison Zimmerman, Lainey Winkers, Madysen Herritz

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Fall One Act Plays

On Thursday, November 1, Belleville High School students performed three short plays for the middle school students. These plays included:

  • "The Battle of Bull Run Always Makes Me Cry"
  • "The Bear"
  • "A Playwright's Dilemma"
These same plays will be performed for the public on Friday and Saturday night at 7pm in the auditorium. Tickets are available at the door. They are $10 for adults and $6 for students and seniors.

We hope that you can make it to one of these performances, as the fall play returns for the first time in a number of years!

Wildcat Wall of Fame Nominations

Last Spring, the School District of Belleville inducted its first class into the Wildcat Wall of Fame.  This first class included Nancy Fahey, LeRoy Freitag, and Barb Funseth.  These three were preceded on the wall by John Becker; he was the first to go up on the wall in August of 2017.

On November 1st, the Wildcat Wall of Fame Committee will begin accepting nominations for 2019.  This 11-member committee is made up of school staff, school board members, students, alumni, and community members. The committee will accept nominations through January 14, 2019.

While promoting the Wildcat Wall of Fame in its first year, the number of nominees did not reach the committee's hopeful expectations. In conversations in public and on social media, many names were proposed. However, to be considered, the committee must receive a formal nomination with an application. Please take the time to nominate a worthy alumnus, staff member, or community member who has had a significant impact on the school district or village!