May 5th Newsletter
Friday, May 5
"Every week, I see, hear, and experience the great things happening in our classrooms, schools, and community. I walk through our buildings, talk with staff and students, engage families, and collaborate with community partners who all share a similar sentiment as me – our students and staff are doing amazing things." - Superintendent Dr. Willie E. Garrison II
On any given day, many volunteers come into our schools making a difference by tutoring, interacting with students during lunchtime, reading books, helping in our after-school programs, providing classroom presentations, and more.
I would like to share some highlights from the last two weeks:
- Hackett students received recognition for showing outstanding character in the area of cooperation.
- Transition students volunteered with the City of Beloit to clean-up Riverside Park.
- Technical Education students built a cabinet for our career academy office.
- Beloit Memorial High School boys basketball team received the Drum Major for Justice Award from Blackhawk Technical College.
- Converse students helped to raise and donate $2,000 to the Welty Environmental Center.
- 13 staff members were inducted into the Quarter Century Club for serving our district for 25 years.
- Beloit Memorial High School students competed at a GLOBE science research symposium in Madison; two of our students received distinguished awards.
- Todd students celebrated increasing their reading engagement among students.
- Beloit Memorial High School students spoke at the YWCA Rock County Stand Against Racism event.
- We honored our Rotary Teacher of the month; Anya Ramsey-Martinez.
- 40 Beloit Memorial High students received college scholarships from the Stateline Community Foundation ranging from $500 to $20,000.
- Our elementary students’ artwork is on display at the Beloit Public Library.
- Our district secured a significant grant from the Department of Public Instruction to enhance our summer school program; and
- Beloit Memorial Jazz Orchestra students prepare for the Essentially Ellington Jazz Competition and Festival hosted on May 11-13.
We continue to make strides in our student academic achievement, and this past year we did see academic growth. This is a trend that will continue, as our district is committed to student academic achievement, continuous improvement, and service at the highest level. Working collaboratively with district staff, it is my goal that every child is fully engaged, academically challenged, and prepared for success in school and life.
Dr. Willie E. Garrison II
Superintendent, School District of Beloit
Online and in-person registration is open for our Summer School program.
Students in 4k-8th grade will attend Fruzen Intermediate and will have two, three-week sessions:
Session 1: June 20 to July 7 (no summer school July 3rd and 4th)
Session 2: July 11 to July 28 (no summer school on July 10th)
Students in 9th-12th grade will attend Aldrich Intermediate and will have a six-week session:
June 20 to July 28 (no classes on July 3rd, 4th, and 10th)
Summer School Transportation
If your student needs transportation, please sign up for summer school by May 16th to ensure your child(ren) will have busing for the first day of school.
If you need assistance to register your student, you can visit our Central Enrollment office at the Kolak Education Center (1500 Fourth St.). You can access our Summer School website for more details or access our Summer School Guide below.
Access our SDB News to read articles about our BMHS students who recently received scholarships from the Stateline Community Foundation, School Lunch Hero day, our new hockey co-op, and much more. Tune in to our latest podcast to listen to BMHS teacher Sha-Nita Davies talk about the Miss Beloit/Miss Beloit's Teen Scholarship Organization.
Important Year-End Dates
Our last early dismissal of the year is May 17th.
May 29th - No school
Last Day of School
June 7 - Last day of school for high school seniors.
June 8 – Last day of school for 4K-11 grade students.
Graduation is Saturday, June 10th at 10:00 am at Beloit Memorial High School - Jacobson Field.
2023-2024 School Year Calendar
Click on the button below to access our bilingual calendar. The English version is on page one and the Spanish version is on page two.
At the School District of Beloit, we enjoy sharing events, achievements, and recognitions highlighting our students, staff, and community partners. We provide transparent and up-to-date information and communication through our social media platforms, our SDB App, website, weekly school newsletters, and my weekly newsletter. We appreciate the positive engagement by everyone who follows us on on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn and stays connected with us by downloading our SDB App or accessing our News Tab.
We believe in respectful, truthful, and encouraging messaging and communication. We will continue to communicate in that manner with our students, staff, families, and community.