Barneveld Schools Newsletter

A community striving toward excellence in education.

Eagle Flyer November

Click the document below to read the HS publication, The Eagle Flyer.

The Literacy Lowdown

"A child who reads will be an adult who thinks." -Unknown

Mr. Sturnick incorporates literacy in his high school science classes. In his ecology class, he is having kids read fiction about science to teach them how to read and understand science topics In his astronomy class, he is using the children’s story Goldilocks to help the kids understand why Venus is too hot and Mars is too cold for life, the Goldilocks Effect. In his Advanced Physical Science, they are learning mathematical and scientific literacy by doing hands-on activities and backing it up with calculations and research. In these activities the mathematics influence the science and the science influences mathematics. “I like to use excerpts of the texts I read and teach them in class,” said Mr. Sturnick. Some of Mr. Sturnick favorite texts to teach with are Moby Dick, The Big Friendly Giant, The Little Prince, and various books written by Farley Mowat.

By: Alexander Ignatius

Big picture

Technology Tidbits

"We are changing the world with technology." -Bill Gates

On Thursday, November 1, I got the chance to talk to fourth-grade teacher Mr. Gabel about how his class uses technology every day to help further their learning. He stated, “We use our iPads for research and skill enhancement through programs like Moby Max and Khan Academy.” Mr. Gabel likes the opportunities that technology brings to learning in his classroom. He also notes that the iPads are used for presentations, where students can take pictures to enhance their projects. Students have a fun time getting to use the iPads, but they also get the chance to expand their knowledge.

I also talked to fifth-grade teacher Mrs. Carden about how her class uses technology in the classroom every day. She stated, “We use Schoology to complete all of our Science and Social Studies coursework. We use technology to do apps such as MobyMax for reading and math, as well Epic for reading stories and taking quizzes on them.” Schoology has been used at all grade levels throughout the school, and it is used very much every day by the high school. Starting these programs with kids at a young age will help them become experts for high school. Technology is continuing to improve here at Barneveld, and all of the students are enjoying the development of new programs and apps that they get to use.

By: Dayne Evans

Edited by: Audrey Hendrickson

Big picture

Academic Excellence Earful

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. " -Aristotle

I got the opportunity to talk to Ms. Vieau about the middle school carnival, which is on December 14th this year. The middle school has been holding this carnival for many years, and Ms. Vieau is one of the main people running the event. The first carnival was after 9/11 to raise money for the fire departments in New York City, and they raised $1,200 that year.

To organize the carnival, the middle school students get in small groups and create a game. After the students are done designing the game, the elementary students contribute to play the games. During the carnival, the middle school also holds a bake sale which is open to all the students. The money that the students raise goes to the food pantry and usually makes between $2000 and $3000. This event teaches the middle school students how to work with others, but also have fun at the same time. The funds are donated to local charities.

By: Alex Johnson

MS After school Study Hall

Friday, Nov. 16th, 3pm to Friday, Dec. 21st, 5pm

304 South Jones Street

Barneveld, WI

There is after-school study hall Tuesday and Thursdays at 3:15 and is open to all middle school students. Talk with your MS teachers for more details.

Early Release 1:05

Wednesday, Dec. 5th, 1pm

304 South Jones Street

Barneveld, WI

K-12 Dismissal 1:05

MS/HS Excellence Assembly

Friday, Dec. 7th, 9:15am

304 South Jones Street

Barneveld, WI

Families are welcome to attend.

Held in the wood gym.


Thursday, Dec. 13th, 7:30am to Sunday, Dec. 16th, 2pm

107 West Orbison Street

Barneveld, WI

This event will be held that the public library due to the school construction.

Thursday, December 13th 7:30-7:30

Friday, December 14th 7:30-7:30

Sunday, December 16th 10:30-2:00.

MS/HS Band & Choir Winter Program & Art Show

Thursday, Dec. 13th, 7pm

304 South Jones Street

Barneveld, WI

Winter Carnival

Friday, Dec. 14th, 9am

304 South Jones Street

Barneveld, WI

Ran by MS students

Elementary students attend during the school day.

Early Release 1:05

Friday, Dec. 21st, 1pm

304 South Jones Street

Barneveld, WI

Winter Break Begins

Classes Resume January 2, 2019.