Saturday, June 6, 2020

Senior Goodbyes

The West parking lot had a few visitors yesterday on the last "virtual" day of school. The Class of 2020 said goodbye in chalk messages in a few parking stalls. "That class" has certainly shown its humor and creativity despite the negativity that the COVID-19 pandemic brought on. Now that is the Wildcat Way!

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Middle School Awards

At a virtual awards ceremony held on June 4, Belleville Middle School staff recognized 7th and 8th grade students for the President's Academic Excellence Award, honor roll, and perfect attendance. In addition, teachers recognized students in each grade for both improvement and excellence.

7th Grade Most Improved
Dylan Norton
Kevin Vega

7th Grade Excellence Awards
Lillian Hanna
Mallory Thompson

8th Grade Most Improved
Jordan Babler
Royce Ranguette
Nicholas Wescott

8th Grade Excellence Awards
Aidan Cook
Carter Scholey

Finally, Pastor George Kaminski represented the Kiwanis Club and distributed Academic Excellence Awards for 8th grade students by subject area. Recipients included:

English Language Arts: Alora Spiegel
Fine Arts: Savannah Meland
Mathematics: Isaac Erb
Science: Emily Swanson
Social Studies: Benjamin Johnson

Mr. Gentilli and Mrs. Schultz hand-delivered Kiwanis certificates and $40 gift cards to recipients on June 5.

Congratulations to all these Wildcats for their academic success during the 2019-20 school year.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Friday Announcements for 5-29-20

Check out the final video announcements of 2019-20 school year with the latest information on student-choice in grading, the last week of the school, and graduation, along with remaining shout-outs and the Masked Wildcat finale! 

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Wisconsin PLTW EDD Competition Results

For the third consecutive year, a Belleville High School team, under the direction of Master Teacher Ed Neumann, made it to the state for Project Lead the Way's Engineering Development and Design (EDD) competition. EDD is PLTW's capstone course for its Engineering Program.

The Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) had 36 judges from across the United States evaluating 12 different projects from Wisconsin students. Elizabeth Taylor, Director of STEM at MSOE stated, "We were thrilled by how many students were able to still participate in the competition given the abrupt and sudden change during one of the most important parts of the project process...The ability to do so during all the changes the pandemic brought to your school year shows the highest levels of commitment and scholastic achievement."

Juniors Raina Nicholson and Anthony Pollen created a heated stress ball prototype that can be used by active outdoors people. This year the students presented and were recorded online. In the past, the presentations took place in front of a panel of judges as part of the STEAM Open House. Once the results were released, Raina and Anthony took second place in the state, earning a $2,000 team prize (or $1,000 apiece).

This finish matches Belleville High School's highest placement in the state EDD competition and solidifies the School District of Belleville's recent Distinguished District designation. Congratulations to Raina and Anthony on their tremendous work!

Friday, May 22, 2020

Friday Announcements for 5-22-20

As we enter Memorial Day weekend and the final two shortened weeks of the school year, this week's video announcements include a special tribute to seniors, with Monday's and Tuesday's home visits for yard signs and scholarships. Let's finish the year strong, Wildcats!

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Final Round of Students-of-the-Month

While the school building has been closed since March 13, Belleville Middle and High Schools continue to recognize students who have excelled in the new Safer at Home setting. Without being able to acknowledge these students in-person, teachers created individualized videos to send their nominees, and the selected students received gift cards in the mail. Congratulations to these Wildcats who are overcoming educational adversity!

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Belleville High School staff surprises seniors with door-to-door scholarships

After not being able to seeing students on any regular basis since March 13, delivery of senior yard signs and scholarships this Monday and Tuesday was truly a fulfilling experience. Alec Ausmus from WKOW contacted me several weeks back, and I cannot thank him enough for his coverage spotlighting our seniors.

Our staff could not wait to participate, and the Francois family and other scholarship donors, along with high school counselor Melanie Norton, made a final push to have scholarships and certificates prepared weeks earlier than normal. Thanks too to Lana Swenson and Janet VanBlarcom for the yard signs that they created for the Class of 2020.

We will continue to explore ways to honor this class so that they know, despite COVID-19, that we appreciate their hard work and effort in achieving this once-in-a-lifetime goal.

Belleville High School staff surprises seniors with door-to-door scholarships: The Belleville High School principal and staff members went door-to-door delivering yard signs and scholarships to the class of 2020.

Hansi Bartle Earns National Award for Community Service Impact

Back in February, Belleville High School National Honor Society Advisor Betsy Jenkins encouraged her NHS members to apply for potential scholarship opportunities through United Nations Association - USA. The program recognizes college and high school students making a local impact on United Nations global goals, including volunteering, tutoring, fundraising, and leading collection drives.

Belleville High School is proud to announce that senior Hansi Bartle is being recognized by the United Nations Association of the USA and InnerView in the 2nd Annual National Community Service Awards. Student award levels (for service from June 1, 2019 through April 15, 2020) include:
  • Ambassador: 100 hours of service across at least 12 activities this school year
  • Honor: 40 hours of service across at least 8 activities this school year
  • Merit: 20 hours of service across at least 4 activities this school year
Hansi Bartle has earned the Honor Award and invested the most effort and impact on quality education. You can see Hansi's contributions online at this opening page and a more detailed description of her service hours (with photos) with this link.

Congratulations to Hansi! Belleville High School commends her on her service to the school and community!

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Project Lead the Way Distinguished District Designation

On Monday, May 11, the School District of Belleville learned that Project Lead the Way (PLTW) had designated it as a Distinguished District. Since beginning to implement Project Lead the Way in 2015, this is the first Distinguished District award that Belleville has earned.

For the 2019-20 school year, the School District of Belleville joins just three other Wisconsin school districts with this distinction and is by far the smallest school district in this select group.

The Project Lead the Way recognition program is designed to honor districts and schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs.

In the School District of Belleville, students are empowered at a young age- as soon as they start school. Every 4K-5th grade student engages in the Project Lead the Way Launch biomedical, engineering, and computer science modules. All 6th graders participate in the Medical Detectives biomedical course and App Creators computer science course. Julia Xistris, Project Lead the Way Launch Master Teacher and Belleville Elementary School STEM Coordinator, teaches the PLTW computer science modules to students in grades K-5. “We are proud of the work that is being done by the students and teachers to experience a project-based learning curriculum. Project Lead the Way is inquiry-based, and our students are engaged as they collaborate, make connections, and take ownership of their learning.” All 4K-6th educators teach biomedical, engineering, or computer science modules throughout the year. Launch modules and teacher resources are available in both English and Spanish and are fully aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.

Second grade teacher Kristi Miller enjoys the excitement the curriculum brings to the classroom. “Project Lead the Way was the best part of our day. My students are so engaged and really learn to communicate and problem-solve together. They are able to follow the design process and overcome the challenges they face. I witnessed a lot of perseverance and resilience, which are the keys to 21st-Century learning.  As they continue to grow, these skills will strengthen and encourage them to be lifelong learners.”

What better testimonials than the words from second-graders! “I like going through the design process and working together with my friends. I get to hear my friends’ ideas and combine them with my ideas to try and make something awesome!  Sometimes we fail, but we keep on trying.” - Hazel 
"It was really nice because I could learn how to make things. It is really important to ask people for multiple ideas because one idea may not work." - Aaron

Belleville Middle School students are engaged in Computer Science for Innovators & Makers and PLTW8. High school course offerings include Computer Science Principles, Principles of Engineering (POE), Introduction to Engineering Design (IED), Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM), and Engineering Design and Development (EDD). Ed Neumann, the Project Lead the Way Coordinator for the district and an EDD Master Teacher, responded to the recognition, "There are many skills that are present in all PLTW courses: students collaborate, learn from failure, use STEM principles to solve real-world problems and develop soft skills that better prepare them for post-high school careers and education. The School District of Belleville has students working on these skills from ages 4 to 18 in PLTW courses! It is a tremendous honor that we have earned the designation of a distinguished district. A huge thank you to our community, parents, students, industry partners, and staff for all of their support; without it, this would not have been possible."

Jared Schulting, a 2019 Belleville High School graduate now attending UW-Platteville, noted, "After taking multiple PLTW courses in high school, I realized how greatly each one impacted my life. Not only did they prepare me for my future in college, but they gave me the knowledge and confidence to work on projects around the house. PLTW opened up many different opportunities, from constructing with my hands to writing CNC code, I was able to complete many different projects. I would like to thank the PLTW instructors and the School District of Belleville. Because of their support, knowledge, and dedication toward the program, I have been able to succeed in my work and college experiences.”

Another 2019 BHS grad, Dylan Gratz, added, "Project Lead the Way helped me find my future in STEM as soon as I began high school. Though I had always had an interest in this field, PLTW classes were the first time I got true exposure and experience. These classes in high school, along with Mr. Neumann's guidance, paved the way for my future."

Project Lead the Way President and CEO Vince Bertram had this message for Distinguished Districts.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Friday Announcements for 5-15-20

As we begin to wind down the 2019-20 school virtually, please continue to tune into the weekly video announcements to stay current with the latest news. Check out Mr. Farrar's and Mr. Gentilli's latest shout-outs!

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Wisconsin Advanced Placement Advisory Council Honor

On May 6, 2020, the Wisconsin Advanced Placement Advisory Council recognized Belleville High School for the third consecutive year and the second year in-a-row as a Level II Pacesetter School. The benchmarks for each of the three levels are explained below.
Level 1: At least 30% of students testing and a passing rate of at least 70%
Level 2: At least 20% of students testing and a passing rate of at least 65%
Level 3: At least 10% of students testing and a passing rate of at least 60%

In 2019, BHS students took 143 Advanced Placement exams. Wildcat passing rates were an astounding 81.1%. That would have clearly qualified Belleville High School has a Level I school. However, only 28.4% of students at BHS took an AP exam last spring, narrowly missing the 30% participation benchmark for Level I. Belleville High School staff will continue to encourage students to challenge themselves with Advanced Placement courses. With just 4-5 additional students taking an AP exam, Level I is once again within our reach!

Friday, May 8, 2020

Friday Announcements for 5-8-20

With just a few weeks remaining in the school year, check out this week's announcements with some new twists. Stay in the know at both Belleville Middle and Belleville High Schools!

Belleville High School's Academic Top 10 for 2020

Each year, the Capitol Conference honors its member schools' top academic graduating seniors. This banquet has usually been held at the Sheraton Madison Hotel on the second Monday in May. However, due to the Safer at Home order and COVID-19 pandemic, the annual banquet to recognize these students, scheduled for May 11, was cancelled this year. Belleville High School staff still wishes to honor these students for all of their hard work and accomplishments. The ten featured students will finish their high school careers with cumulative grade point averages of 3.88 or higher. We are proud of these Wildcats!

Friday, May 1, 2020

Friday Announcements for 5-1-20

As we enter the month of May, we have now completed four weeks of online learning. Check out this week's announcements for information on student choice in grading. Have a wonderful weekend, Wildcats!

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Belleville Students Receive 1st Place in Problem-solving Competition

Prior to the school closure, Mrs. Killerlain’s P.R.I.D.E. block of Belleville Middle School 7th and 8th graders had been researching, collaborating, problem-solving, and creating plans to implement a garden and to educate younger students on healthy eating habits. The students submitted a plan to the Wisconsin Future Problem Solving (FPS) organization. On Monday, April 27, the team won 1st place in the Community Problem Solving competition. FPS is a team or individual event in which students identify real problems in their school or community and develop potential solutions by thinking critically and creatively, while utilizing a six-step problem-solving process. You can find more information about this program and see a list of all the winning teams at https://www.wisfps.org/.

The following students participated in the Community Problem Solving competition: Isaac Erb, Lily Hanna, Kariya Harris, Kylie Humke, Ben Johnson, Blake Johnson, Brennan Keyes, Carson Loshaw, Savannah Meland, Niles Monroe, Brady Mousseau, Reid Nolden, Zella Palmer, Ethan Rolfe, Nolan Saeger, Dane Schwersenska, Alora Spiegel, Megan Stone, Ryker Swenson, Evan Thomas, and Mallory Thompson.

Check the announcement 8:10 into this Facebook Live event.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Yahara River Writers' Competition

On Friday, March 6, Mrs. Schultz announced the winners from her 8th grade ELA Yahara River Writers contest entries. She shared the results as part of the middle school Student-of-the-Month recognition. Those students listed below were invited to an awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 12, originally scheduled at the Memorial Union in Madison, but instead held virtually. The results can be viewed at this link. Congratulations to these outstanding Wildcat artists and writers who were recognized for their cartoons, editorials, and short stories!

[Note: The time next to each student's name corresponds to the video time where their award is announced.]

Ben Johnson - "School Curriculum" [11:10]
Dawson Schlueter - "The Force That Pulls" (2nd place) [11:30]
Kariya Harris - "Friends Come in All Shapes and Sizes" [13:05]
Emily Gomez - "Social Media Leads to Isolation" [23:30]
Charlotte Fox - "Eighteen" [43:40]
Alora Spiegel - "Seabirds" (1st place) [45:40]
Lexy Cardoso Reyes - "Coraz√≥n Roto" (1st place) [50:15]


Friday, April 24, 2020

Friday Announcements for 4-24-20

We have some new twists for this week's announcements.Thanks to our staff for their creativity and for the feedback that we receive from students and parents on this video format for the announcements. We want them to be both informative and entertaining in this online learning environment. Enjoy!

Friday, April 17, 2020

Friday Announcments for 4-17-20

With the announcement yesterday that students will not be returning to school buildings this year, we will do all that we can to maintain some routine and some humor in our lives by continuing traditions like our Friday announcements.

(Virtual) Students-of-the-Month for March

Selecting and celebrating Students-of-the-Month for both Belleville Middle and High Schools has shifted now that students are at home learning online with the school closure. Students and their parents will receive a personalized video message from their nominating teacher and gift certificates will be mailed home. It is not as much fun to celebrate without the students and their classmates, but we are trying to make the best of a tough situation. Congratulations to these Wildcats who have successfully made the transition to online learning!

Monday, April 13, 2020

BHS Receives Seven Jerry Award Nominations!

Despite barely being able to perform all four shows before Governor Evers's Safer at Home order, Belleville High School's March 12-14 production of "My Fair Lady" was recently nominated for seven Jerry Awards! This was the first time that BHS had submitted a production to be reviewed.

The Jerry Awards recognize excellence in the state's high school musical productions. The Jerry Awards began as the Tommy Awards during the 2009-10 school year but were renamed three years ago after philanthropist Jerome Frautschi. Productions at over 85 high schools in 30 counties throughout Wisconsin are reviewed and provided with feedback. The goal of The Jerrys is to elevate musical theater in Wisconsin high schools.

Belleville High School's Jerry Award nominations included:
  • Outstanding Lead Performance: Jacob Kean (Henry Higgins)
  • Outstanding Lead Performance: Hunter Lindstrom (Alfred P. Doolittle)
  • Outstanding Supporting Performance: Jenna Blask
  • Outstanding Supporting Performance: Josh Kean
  • Outstanding Stage Management: Zachary Thole
  • Outstanding Scenic Design: Emma and Michael Vogel
  • Outstanding Lighting Design: Ben Smith
Jordyn Thomas received the Spirit Award from her own cast.

In addition to the nominations, the directors received feedback on the ensemble, choreography, technical elements, music, and overall theater program, as well as on individual performances.

Under normal circumstances, The Jerry Awards Show is held at the Overture Center and broadcast on Wisconsin Public Television.

For more information on the Jerry Awards visit this website.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Belleville Car Parade

Next year's Belleville Elementary School Principal, Kelsey Schmit, along with Transportation Director, Jannan Kosak, organized a car parade through the Belleville School District on Saturday, April 11. Educators were able to see their students while still observing social distancing. The turnout from staff and the community was stunning. All I can say is, “Wow!” I feel lucky and blessed to be a part of this community. It is a special place to be! After 2 1/2 hours, I think we traveled down nearly every street in the district.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

End-of-the-Week Announcments

At Belleville Middle and High Schools, we try to end each week with our PBIS drawing with a student from each grade who showed the Wildcat Way. This includes student-selected music and student and staff shout-outs. Even though we are not in the building physically today, we still wanted to continue our end-of the-week announcements. There is a little surprise at the end...maybe a start to a new tradition during the school closure?

Youth Apprenticeship Senior Banner

Although our seniors have lost opportunities for potential life-long memories with the school closure, some are continuing with their Youth Apprenticeship and will work (where allowed) through the summer. The new banner arrived today spotlighting our youth apprentices and their employers.

Belleville High School has 13 seniors in six different career pathways who will finish the program, earning Department of Workforce Development Occupational Proficiency Certification for their units of study. Several seniors have taken advanced coursework and earned additional industry certifications and high school credit.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Reminder; Online Learning Starts on Monday, April 6

Online learning for students at Belleville Middle and High Schools starts on Monday. Students should be checking their school GMail and Google Classrooms beginning on April 6. Please contact Mr. Perry or Mrs. Schmitz if you have questions or concerns, as we launch into this new platform. It will be an adventure for all of us, but one that I am confident will produce long-term benefits.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Comic Relief From Your Principals

The Friday before Spring Break is usually one filled with excitememt and anticipation. Today certainly feels different- now two weeks without students. Mrs. Schmitz and I put together a video that hopefully makes you laugh. We can't wait to have our students back in the building!

Friday, March 13, 2020

"My Fair Lady"

Belleville Middle and High School staff and students are in the midst of their spring musical production- "My Fair Lady." Nearly 30 students have a role in this year's production. A Thursday evening show was introduced for 2020, along with another on Friday night and two shows on Saturday. The show directed by Emma and Michael Vogel, with musical direction from Sara Krueger, was choreographed this year by Whitney Andersen. They brought "My Fair Lady" to new audiences, who saw it in the splendor of the renovated auditorium with updated lights, sound, and digital backdrops. Congratulations to all involved!
Photos courtesy of Mya Enerson

Thursday, March 12, 2020

DECA State Career Development Conference

From March 10-12, DECA held their State Career Development Conference at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva. Four students from the Belleville High School DECA Chapter attended and competed in a variety of business and marketing-related events. Ogden York, Ceci Grefsheim, and Ella Campbell competed in the Sports and Entertainment Marketing event, while Alex Grignano competed in Human Resource Management. Even though we did not have any first place medals, these students performed at a high level and ranked among the top students in the state of Wisconsin. [Submitted by Erik Farrar]

High School Students-of-the-Month for February

On Thursday, March 12, Belleville High School staff recognized their students-of-the-month from February. Staff from each department nominated one student. Teachers commented not only on students' contributions to the school but their personalities that help make class brighter each day. Students received a personalized certificate from their nominating teacher, a pizza lunch, and movie passes donated by Marcus Theatres. Congratulations to these Wildcats on their efforts entering the Spring season!
(L-R): Alison Thompson, Hailey Butenhoff, Katherine Wescott, Jordyn Thomas, Cole Monroe, and Jordan Wilder
Not Pictured: Alex Grignano

Boys' Basketball All-Conference

On March 10, the Capitol Conference released its all-conference selections for boys' basketball. In the South Division, the Belleville Wildcats placed four players on the team. Senior Kody Fahey led the way as a 1st Team selection. Sophomores Carson Syse and Trevor Syse were both named to the 2nd Team. Junior Sawyer Fahey was named Honorable Mention.

Congratulations to Coach Noll and the team's 16-8 finish. According to https://www.wissports.net/page/show/5101876-belleville, that is the Wildcats' most wins since at least 2002-03 when they were a member of the Six Rivers Conference. Way to go Cats!

Monday, March 9, 2020

Math Team wins the Capitol South

On Monday, March 2, the Belleville High School Math Team competed at the Capitol Conference Math Meet in New Glarus. The Wildcat varsity team won the South division! The team took second overall in the conference to Lakeside Lutheran in the North division. Jack Nolden led all Wildcats by medaling in the varsity competition. 

The Belleville JV Math team also won the South and placed third overall! They were paced by medal winner Jordyn Roberts.

Congratulations to these Wildcat Mathletes for this outstanding academic performance!

Girls' Basketball All-Conference

On March 4, the Capitol Conference released its girls' basketball all-conference team selections. After their awards banquet on Sunday night, we can now reveal that the Wildcats were represented by two sophomores on the 2nd Team - Callie Smith and Ava Foley. Senior Jenna Shrader also received Honorable Mention recognition. Congratulations to these individuals and to Coach Pharo on his first season (14-10) in Belleville!

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Middle School Wrestling Team State

The Sugar River Middle School Wrestling Team participated in the WWF (no, not that WWF!) middle school team championship on Sunday, March 8, and came away with 3rd place! This tournament was a dual meet format where teams score points for each individual win, just like in high school. Congratulations to these Raiders!

Friday, March 6, 2020

Middle School Students-of-the-Month

On Friday, March 6, Belleville Middle School core staff, along with their Agriculture and World Languages teachers, recognized 7th and 8th grade Students-of-the-Month from February. Seventh grade students were recognized in front of their peers in Mr. Swenson's room, while eighth grade students were recognized with their classmates in Mrs. Schultz's classroom. Students received a certificate, Catty Shack bucks to the school store, and the opportunity to put their handprints up in the middle school's Literacy Lounge.

Congratulations to these Wildcats who are performing at high levels entering the Spring!
Front Row: Adam Cann, Ariana Meyer, Kortni Johnson
Back Row: Jordan Babler, Lucas Meyer, Bo Zantow, Jack Erickson, and Carter Scholey

Solo & Ensemble

On February 29, over 50 Belleville High School students participated in the Capitol Conference South District Solo and Ensemble Festival. The student performances ranged from vocal and instrumental solos, to duets, trios, and even large groups such as Jazz Ensemble, Vocal Jazz, Flute Choir, and Triple Trios. Students who received a rating of a starred first in Class A will be participating in State Solo Ensemble at UW-Platteville on April 25. Mrs. Meir and Mrs. Krueger were extremely proud of their students’ performances and wish to congratulate them on a job well done!

Belleville Bands
Class A - starred first rating: Heidi Wegehaupt, flute solo
Matthew Loshaw, piano solo
FLUTE CHOIR: Heidi Wegehaupt, Hansi Bartle, Jenna Shrader, Ellie Gentilli, and Destiny Sanabria.

Class A - first rating:
Jordyn Thomas, oboe solo
JAZZ ENSEMBLE: Alan Woller, Hunter Lindstrom, Roxana Grunenwald, Cole Monroe, Skyler Beyer, Gina Salmela, Matthew Loshaw, Christian Hakala, Josh Kean, Miles Fahey, Carol Rankin, Jordan Wilder, Holly Flick, Mason Schwoegler, Andy Lloyd, Tyler Stampfl, Maddie Saeger, Lauren Bartels, Carson Heller, Maddie Miller, Andrew Remy, Jacob Kean, Emma Veeneman, Heidi Wegehaupt, Gianna Diaz, Emma Erickson, Tyler Beyer, Alexa Lindstrom, Alison Zimmerman, Hansi Bartle, Tayler Yapp, Jenna Shrader, Katie Bowers, and Jordyn Thomas.

Class A - second rating:
Christian Hakala, alto sax solo

Class B - first rating:
Maddie Saeger, euphonium solo
Miles Fahey, trumpet solo
Averi Boyum, flute duet; Destiny Sanabria, flute duet
Alison Zimmerman, clarinet solo

Belleville Choirs
Class A - starred first rating:
Caitlin Johnson, musical theater solo
Jacob Kean, musical theater solo
Miles Fahey, musical theater solo
Alison Zimmerman, musical theater solo
Jenna Blask, musical theater solo
Alison Zimmerman, alto solo
Jacob Kean, baritone solo
GUYS TRIPLE TRIO: Jacob Kean, Andrew Remy, Justin Caputo, Miles Fahey, Josh Kean, Angelo Dohm, Aaron Arbuckle, Alan Woller, and Alex Grignano
LADIES TRIPLE TRIO: Erin Przybyl, Alexandra Steckelis, Gianna Diaz, Jenna Blask, Mya Enerson, Anna Wortman, Caitlin Johnson, Victoria Lancaster, and Jordyn Thomas

Class A - first rating:
Gianna Diaz, musical theater solo
Jordyn Roberts, musical theater solo
Erin Przybyl, musical theater solo
Miles Fahey, tenor solo
Alan Woller, musical theater solo
Erin Przybyl, soprano solo
Gianna Diaz, soprano solo
Caitlin Johnson, alto solo
Jenna Blask, soprano solo

Class A - second rating: 
Alan Woller, baritone solo
Jordyn Roberts, alto solo
Ali Zimmerman, Jenna Blask, duet
Miles Fahey, Erin Przybyl, duet.
MIXED VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE: Erin Przybyl, Alexandra Steckelis, Madi Winterburn, Gianna Diaz, Alexa Lindstrom, Brenna Meier, Jordyn Roberts, Caitlin Johnson, Ali Zimmerman, Callie Smith, Jenna Blask, Cierra Hayes, Hunter Lindstrom, Miles Fahey, Alex Grignano, Josh Kean, James Arndt, Jaxson Pier, Jacob Kean, Alan Woller, Andrew Remy, Aaron Arbuckle, Justin Caputo, and Matthew Loshaw
District Participants
State Qualifiers

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

ACT/Wildcat Pride Day

On Tuesday, March 3, juniors all across the state of Wisconsin took the ACT test. Our juniors at Belleville High School did the same. In addition, our freshmen and sophomores also engaged in ACT practice tests to gauge their current skills. Individual ACT results should begin filtering in by mid-April.

In order to unwind after a stressful morning, all Wildcats in grades 7-12 had the opportunity to take part in Wildcat Pride Day on Tuesday afternoon. Based on meeting behavior expectations in the last month, middle school students traveled to Sky Zone in Madison for an hour and a half of jump time. High school students had a choice of bowling, a movie, or ice skating offsite, or remaining back at school for a study hall or an open gym.

Check out the fun our students had in a celebration of their school experience!

Sunday, March 1, 2020

LifeSmarts Competition

On Friday, February 28, Belleville High School students Jacob Kean, Mitchell Mussehl, Jenna Shrader, Maddie Weber, and Ogden York competed at the state LifeSmarts competition. The Jeopardy-style competition was held at Edgewood College, with scholarship money available for those teams that placed first or second overall. After a well-fought battle, our Belleville High School students fell to Tomahawk High School on the final question of the competition. Each of the BHS students was awarded a $500 scholarship as a result of their efforts. Congratulations to these Wildcats!

Sports Boosters' Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser

Looking for a night off from cooking? Join the Belleville Sports Boosters at Buffalo Wild Wings (Fitchburg) on Monday, March 9. Present the Belleville Sports Boosters' "Eat Wings. Raise Funds" ticket (or mention the event) to your server between 11:00am and 11:30pm, and 10% of your total bill will be donated to Belleville Sports Boosters. We appreciate your support of the Belleville Sports Boosters and all of our student athletes. Check us out on Facebook for upcoming events and meeting dates.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

DECA Sports & Entertainment Marketing Conference

On Thursday, February 27, ten DECA students traveled to Green Bay to attend the DECA Sports and Entertainment Marketing Conference. The conference included tours of both Lambeau Field and the Resch Center. The students also had the opportunity to listen to many industry leaders talk about their roles and how to break into the sports and entertainment marketing field.

Mr. Farrar continues to find opportunities to engage his Business Education students in real-world applications and scenarios!