Friday, August 30, 2019

Staff Camaraderie

Now in its fourth year, the staff of Belleville Middle and High Schools posed for their staff poster on Thursday. Mr. Bussey and Mrs. Alsteens hatched the original idea for the first poster, modeling it after the high school sports team posters. Mrs. Krueger devised this year's theme: "Come one. Come all, to the greatest show on earth." We can't wait to see what Green Briar Photography comes up with! Stay tuned...

Updates to the Middle School

In an effort to update the facilities in the middle school and provide a space for individual and small-group work, lockers from the middle school commons were moved to the adjoining middle-high school hallway. This created additional space for a new "Literacy Lounge." The early reviews from students and staff have been extremely positive. Thank you to Mrs. Schultz for her tireless efforts to find furniture to perfectly accommodate the space!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Time Lapse Auditorium Remodel

Belleville Middle and High Schools have been a busy place this summer. Since June, construction crews have:
  1. Updated the auditorium.
  2. Repaved the parking lots.
  3. Resurfaced the gym floor and the track.
  4. Added soundproofing panels to the Band room.
  5. Relocated middle school lockers (with updates to the Commons).
  6. Created a secure entrance for the district office.
These upgrades are an investment in our students. They have excelled in this environment. Thank you to the school board and community taxpayers for making our school a place that students look forward to coming to each day!

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Back-to-School Dance

On Friday (8-23) night, the Belleville Area Cares Coalition sponsored Jamie "DjViscious" Vega for a dance after the first home football game in the gym. The dance was offered to 7th-12th graders, and nearly of 100 of our students attended. It was a great time for those who participated, pumping up school spirit before the start of the year! Thank you to Doug McClain from Family Service Madison for providing the funding so that the dance was free of cost to students, and to Teresa Pelton and Mrs. Tretow for chaperoning!

Friday, August 23, 2019

New Trophy Case Installation

The long wait is almost over. Thanks to contributions from the Booster Club, and what I believe Bart Morrick refers to as the "Old Track Guys," the cabinets for a new trophy case at the high school entrance arrived yesterday and were assembled today. We are still waiting on glass, paint, and some finishing trim. However, we hope that it will be filled when visitors and spectators arrive yet this fall for home volleyball games.

Thank you to the Boosters, the alumni track athletes, and the school board for coming together on this project. Belleville High School had been restricted in what trophies and memorabilia could be display in the only trophy case in the building. Now BHS will be able to prominently display our well-deserved awards and introduce new and historic pieces currently in storage.

Finally, we owe a huge debt of gratitude and appreciation to Korey Trainor and Finish Systems for investing so much time, passion, and attention-to-detail into this project. He has set the standard so high with all of the Prom sets lately, but he again exceeded expectations on this new trophy case!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Spirit Club Prepares for the New School Year!

Mrs. Tretow and members of the high school Spirit Club began their preparations today for the upcoming 2019-20 school year. Students started the morning by helping out with the opening PBIS video that will debut on the first day of school. They then turned their attention to re-painting the Wildcat paws leading to the entrances at both buildings. Finally, they "cupped" the stadium fence as well for the start of the fall football and soccer seasons.

Although bothered by a bat at the Elementary School, their work today starts to get others in the right frame of mind to start the school year with excitement and enthusiasm! Thank you for your efforts!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Post-Football Game Dance

After the first home football game against New Holstein on Friday, August 23, the Belleville Area Cares Coalition (BACC) will host a dance in the high school gym. DJ Vicious will provide music courtesy of BACC. The dance will start approximately at 8:45pm (after the game) and will end at 11pm. This dance is open to both middle and high school students.
We hope to see our students that night and welcome them back for the upcoming school year!