The National Merit Scholarship Program has determined the semi-finalists who have met all the requirements to advance to the “Finalist” standing in the competition...We are pleased to announce that Belleville High School has made history this year by having three National Merit Scholarship Finalists! (Until 2021, Belleville has never had more than two finalists.)
Sunday, February 14, 2021
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
(Pictured above: runner-up, Camryn Bublitz and school champion, Lucas Peterson)
Belleville Middle School students recently participated in a school Geography Bee. This year, as we all know, has been different and the Belleville Middle School Geography Bee would be as well. This year the National Geographic Geography Bee was cancelled, however, the Belleville Middle School was able to continue with the Geography Bee with permission from National Geographic to use their materials. The Belleville Middle School’s Geography Bee was held on Tuesday, December 22nd, with 19 classroom finalists in grades 7 and 8 competing. This year’s middle school contest was held virtually via Zoom and for the first time, live-streamed on the School District of Belleville live Youtube channel. The Geography Bee included geography questions on U.S. states, world rivers, animals around the world, odd one out, economic activities of countries around the world, and the ever-popular “Weird but True,” questions about geography that also explain an unusual aspect of a country or continent.
The school champion of the Middle School competition was 7th grader Lucas Peterson, with 7th grader Camryn Bublitz taking runner-up honors. This year there will be no advancing to the state qualifying test. Congratulations to all our participants!
(Finalists pictured below, top to bottom, left to right: Abraham Chavez, Valerie Covarrubias, Olivia Fox, Adrian Jenkins, Jacob Justeson, (2nd row) Brennan Keyes, Macy Lamboley, Faith Waefler, Caden Myers, Treyton Myers, (3rd row) Elijah Olson, Madalyn DeSmet, Isaac Patrow, Garrett Pauli, Henry Polega, (4th row) Chase Varney, and Christopher Weber)
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
This past Saturday, Belleville hosted the first Science Olympiad event of the year. In past years, several hundred students fill the halls of Belleville Middle and High School for this event. Belleville had three high school teams participating in this event. Unfortunately, there is not a middle school team this year. Students have been practicing their events after school hours both virtually and utilizing the science labs and gymnasium. This year students from each school logged in virtually from their own schools to partake in over 30 different events. There were 35 schools throughout the country participating in this first-ever satellite tournament. A satellite tournament is when students participate in the event from their high school. The December tournament Belleville will participate in will be a mini virtual tournament meaning students will participate from their homes.
Belleville Satellite Invite
Circuit Lab - James Gustafson and Matt Loshaw
Code Analysis - Jack Nolden and James Gustafson
Code Busters - Jack Nolden, Jacob Kean, and Tony Diaz
Designer Genes - Roxana Grunenwald and Tony Diaz
Detector Building - James Gustafson and Carson Heller
Experimental Design - Emma Anson, Elise Medenwald, Roxana Grunenwald
Forensics - Roxana Grunenwald and Alex Steckelis
Gravity Vehicle - Logan Niesen and Carson Heller
Horticulture - Jack Nolden and Zach Thole
Machines - Jack Nolden and Carson Heller
Protein Modeling - Roxana Grunenwald, Mason Schweogler, and Gina Salmela
Robot Tour - Logan Niesen and Carson Heller
Virtual Geocaching - Zach Thole and Gina Salmela
Write It Do It - Elise Medenwald and Gina Salmela
Astronomy - James Gustafson and Jacob Kean
Disease Detectives - Emma Anson and Alex Steckelis
Geologic Mapping - Zach Thole and Gina Salmela
Horticulture - Katie Bowers and Skyler Beyer
Mystery Build - Carson Heller and Logan Niesen
Ping Pong Parachute - Logan Niesen and Gina Salmela
Wright Stuff - Logan Niesen and Risandi Bartle
Anatomy and Physiology - Jordyn Thomas and Melanie Humke
Boomilever - Logan Niesen and Risandi Bartle
Dynamic Planet - Emma Anson and Zach Thole
Fossils - Emma Anson and Tony Diaz
Water Quality - Zach Thole and Tony Diaz
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
The show must go on. This year we were unable to induct our new National Honor Society members in person, however, Mrs. Jenkins put together a wonderful virtual ceremony. On Tuesday, November 10, the Belleville Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 13 new members. On Monday, November 16, Belleville High School staff members will make visits to student's homes to deliver their National Honor Society pins. The criteria to apply and become inducted as a National Honor Society member are
- Scholarship - a cumulative grade point average of 3.67 or higher
- Service - on pace for a Wildcat Service Cord (averaging 35 volunteer hours per year)
- Leadership - 3 positions or roles from a selected list
- Character - a 90% (or higher) rating on a 9-trait survey of current and former high school teachers
Sunday, November 8, 2020
The vision of the School District of Belleville states every student will achieve success and graduate as a lifelong learner, be globally competitive, and prepared for college, career, and life. As we continue to prepare our students for college and career, we offered the opportunity for our Juniors to take a practice, paper and pencil, ACT test this past Saturday. We had 42 students come to school for 3.5 hours in the morning to take all four academic sections that include English, Math, Science, and Reading.
Monday, November 2, 2020
There have been many changes this school year, but at least one thing remains the same, Belleville High School Wildcats remain the 2020 Capital Conference Academic Bowl Champs. This year a total of seven Capital Conference schools competed in this event on Monday, November 2. Generally students from schools all over the conference travel to a host school for this competition. This year Cambridge hosted a virtual event where students were in their school buildings but competed virtually with all the other schools. Fifteen Belleville high school students completed both written and oral tests in English, Social Studies, Science, and Current Events. Overall Belleville scored 727 points, this was an overall win of 7 points over Columbus. Congratulations!
We would like to congratulate the following students for taking first place in their event.
Roxana Grunenwald Andrew Remy Zach Thole Jacob Kean
Chemistry US History Geography English 12
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Today officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. For the first time in school history, Belleville High School has three finalists. We would like to congratulate Jacob Kean, Elise Medenwald, and Jackson Nolden.
Sunday, August 16, 2020
Friday, July 17, 2020
Advanced Placement (AP) Results
Belleville Pass Rate
State Pass Rate