Monday, September 30, 2019

Medical Language & Playdoh!

The primary goal of the Medical Terminology course is for our students to accurately use the language of medicine when communicating verbally and in writing. We have spent time focused on the language rules, components and meanings, word division, and word analysis to create a definition of a term. Like a geographical map organizes land and locations, the map of the human body includes things like cells, tissues, organs, body systems, anatomical planes and positions, body cavities, and abdominal quadrants and regions, which allow the health care team to point to specific areas of the body.

On Friday (9-27), the students demonstrated understanding of the body's organization by making play-doh models, labeling them accurately, and answering questions related to them with their work partner and to the instructor during the table visit. 

Belleville High School maintains a dual-credit agreement with Madison College to offer their three credit course to juniors and seniors. Students considering a Medical/Health Career will want to seriously consider taking this course. It is especially beneficial if the student plans to take Anatomy & Physiology at the same time.
[Submitted by Mrs. Gartley]

Wednesday, September 25, 2019


Mrs. Tretow's freshmen Health classes traveled to Monroe High School this morning to be a part of the Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) presentation. Belleville 9th graders joined 13 other school districts from southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois in the event sponsored by the Monroe Clinic. P.A.R.T.Y. combines dramatizations along with personal stories in a clear message against drinking and distracted driving. Green County students, medical personnel, law enforcement officers, EMS, and firefighters, along with the judge and coroner, coordinated numerous scenes and narratives that made an impression on the students in attendance.

Students left with a "promise" key and life contract to avoid these situations and call a parent, sibling, or friend for a ride. This event pairs well with our own Mock Crash, held at Belleville High School every three years.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

2019-20 Staff Poster

The 4th Annual staff poster for Belleville Middle and High Schools is now here! Originally developed by Mrs. Alsteens and Mr. Bussey, this year's theme is courtesy of Mrs. Krueger. We really do believe that we have the "Greatest Show" on Earth. While truly professional, our staff still likes to have fun and always tries to engage students in learning. That is the Wildcat Way!
Thanks to Green Briar Photography for its work in putting this year's poster together!

Monday, September 23, 2019

Mark Your Calendars for Scoopie Night!

Belleville High School's Homecoming Week starts on October 7. As part of the week's events, we invite all Wildcats to the New Glarus Culver's restaurant on Wednesday, October 9, from 5-8pm, for a Scoopie Night fundraiser for the Spirit Club. This event enters its 4th year and includes a grade-level challenge to bring in the most diners, as part of the Homecoming games. Come out for a great meal that benefits the school, and show New Glarus the Wildcat Way!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Jostens Visit

Belleville High School's Jostens representative, Dale Komro, met with both freshmen and seniors this afternoon. The Class of 2020 was measured for caps and gowns today. Although graduation seems like a long way off, we have already started to prepare for Sunday, June 7th! On the other end of the high school spectrum, the Class of 2023 signed their graduation pledge banner today. Mr. Komro emphasized the financial importance of a high school diploma making a $500,000 difference in earnings over the course of a career. That banner will soon go up in the BHS hallways where the 2019 banner had once resided.

Friday, September 13, 2019

NBC15's Game-of-the-Week

Mike "Jocko" Jacques and NBC15 Sports were in Belleville tonight for the "Game-of-the-Week" against the Pardeeville Bulldogs. We appreciate Jocko spotlighting the Belleville High School Band and Dance Team live during the 5 o'clock newscast. Hopefully, the hype will produce a victory for the football Wildcats in front of the home crowd tonight!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Belleville Noted for Rise in English-Language Arts Scores

Despite the title of this morning's Wisconsin State Journal article "English, math skills slipping," the School District of Belleville was noted for huge gains in English-Language Arts (ELA) this past year. "Belleville posted some of the highest gains in English/language arts, increasing by about 22 and 23 percentage points in the fourth and eighth grades..."

As you can see in the tables below, Belleville had the second highest 7th grade ELA scores in the county, behind Deerfield. Belleville's 8th graders had the fourth highest ELA scores in Dane County, with proficiency scores rising over 20 percentage points from the previous year.

Belleville High School's ELA scores on the ACT ranked second in the county, trailing only Middleton-Cross Plains.

In addition, class average scores (for 7th, 8th, 10th, and 11th grades) for all content areas (ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies) were at least six points above the state average.

Congratulations to our students and staff! Our system-wide approach is working, and our focus on literacy is producing results! 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

CPR in Health 9

Mrs. Tretow's freshmen Health classes are in the midst of their CPR unit. Today's lesson focused on clearing blocked passageways. I have confidence that these Wildcat students have the skills to step up in a critical situation. It also looks like a pretty tough workout on those chest compressions for some!

Friday, September 6, 2019

Recognition for Belleville's Attendance Rate

As we begin the 2019-20 school year, we want to give a shout-out to our students and parents for getting our learners to school each day! We can do great things when we have our students in front of our awesome staff everyday. Please continue to communicate with the attendance offices as the year progresses. We appreciate it!
Check out our data at just over 2 minutes into this video clip!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

First Day PBIS Videos

The staff was excited to get our students back today for the start of the 2019-20 school year. After class meetings, students and staff watched our 4th annual PBIS videos with their 1st block classes. These videos serve two purposes:

  1. Celebrate our accomplishments from the previous school year.
  2. Clearly explain our behavior expectations for the new school year, based on pitfalls from the past.
As always, we try to showcase our students and staff and add a little humor to them when we can. Enjoy!

Monday, September 2, 2019

Spirit Club Welcome Students

The Spirit Club was out on Labor Day with their advisor, Mrs. Tretow, preparing the entrances at both buildings to welcome students back to school on Tuesday morning. Hopefully, the rain stays away so that this sidewalk chalk art will hold up for them to see. Keep your fingers crossed!