Barneveld Schools Newsletter

A community striving toward excellence in education.

Literacy Lowdown

By: Grace Gordon

Because of schools throughout the country, children are learning literacy skills everyday. Working on close reading, writing, listening, and discussions are keys to success. These literacy skills are all things needed to pursue the future they choose. Close reading helps students to understand their materials, and find a deeper meaning behind the words on a page. Close reading can be beneficial by helping people to read harder texts and still comprehend them. Writing is another skill beneficial for future career paths. In order to get into college, one must draft a personal statement. To get a job, one needs to write a resume. Writing is a beneficial tool that will be necessary for a long time. Whatever future one pursues will require them to listen. Listening is a major life skill that everyone must practice to be successful in their future. Learning these skills young will help many children in the future to be prepared for the world ahead of them. Literacy also helps you with in discussion with individuals or groups of people. Throughout life you will have to talk, whether it be in a conference room, in a classroom, or maybe just in a doctor’s office. Discussion will be a major skill for success, if you know how to use it. Success for the future begins with solid literacy skills that will help for life and for an amazing future ahead.

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Transformational Technology

Transformational Technology

Tyler Bomkamp

“The success of your presentation will be judged not by the knowledge you send but by what the listener receives.” - Lilly Walters

With a new school comes a new way of doing things. The previous announcements, which were spoken over the intercom to the entire school, have been replaced with two separate announcements. The elementary students are treated to daily made videos by the high school publications class. These videos provide the lunch menu, rules, and other fun things to engage the children. They are more engaging to the children than a dull voice over the loudspeaker. As for the middle and high school students, announcements reach them through a slideshow presentation created by a senior, Jack Thompson. These slideshows contain a plethora of information for the students, including lunch, weather, sports, and news necessary for day to day life. These student-created announcements provide a unique opportunity for students to take part in something within the school that allows them to practice their public speaking abilities and provide a service for their fellow students. By placing the announcements in the hands of the students, they have a new sense of responsibility and accomplishment.

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Academic Excellence Earful

Academic Excellence: ACT Preparation

By: Claire Brindley

Edited By: Jacey Spring

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today” -Malcolm X

ACT preparation has been beneficial for improving the ACT scores of students for many years, but in more recent years, Barneveld High School has used the extra P.I.E. time to further prepare each student. This P.I.E. time provides small group time with each teacher of a specific subject so each student knows what to expect when the test comes around. Getting into college is a stressful situation for many high school students, and getting a higher score on the ACT lessens that stress. Juniors who have only taken a few of these ACT prep classes have already seen the beneficial factor of realizing their areas of struggle or weakness in each subject. As a senior, I agree that my test score was improved by being provided with one-on-one time with each teacher to fix any mistakes I made. As Malcom X says in the quote above, those who prepare are more likely to succeed. With the extra ACT preparation that Barneveld High School provides, every student will be able to achieve success.

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Outdoor Gear

With the wet, cold winter weather here in Wisconsin, please remember to send your child with appropriate outdoor gear. If students wear boots to school, please make sure to include shoes to change into.

Winter Weather- School Closing information

Once a decision is made about a closure or

delayed start time, this information is posted on our website, broadcast on local TV and

sent to parents using our district-wide messaging system. We will use the messaging

system to send each parent in our database a text message and phone call. If your contact

information has changed since you last reviewed it during the online summer registration

process, please call your school office to inform them of the changes.


Families, please help us reinforce appropriate bus behavior. Remain sitting in your seat, use kind words and pick up the area around you.

Lost and Found

Our lost and found collection is getting full! Please make sure to collect your things after team practices and games. Missing something? Check the main office for your item.
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Parent Resources

Get the PowerSchool App

If you don't already have the PowerSchool app, we encourage you to do so! The app allows you to get notifications on attendance, grades, and missing work. If you need help with logging in or set up, please give us a call.
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Download the Barneveld School District App

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E-Cigarette Resources

Earlier this month Governor Evers sent a message to schools regarding the growing dangers of e-cigarettes. In his letter, he provided resources for schools and families. Please see the links below for information.

Tobacco is Changing

E-Cigarettes- What Parents Should Know

American Lung Association- Parent Information

Early Dismissal/No School

Wednesday, Nov. 27th, 1pm

304 South Jones Street

Barneveld, WI

Early Dismissal

11/27 @ 1:05

No School 11/28 & 11/29

MS After School Study

Tuesday, Nov. 26th, 3:15pm to Thursday, Jan. 2nd 2020 at 4pm

304 South Jones Street

Barneveld, WI

Tuesday and Thursdays after school

Scholastic Book Fair

Thursday, Dec. 12th, 8am to Friday, Dec. 13th, 8:30pm

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Barneveld, WI

Held in the school library.

Winter Concerts

Sunday, Dec. 15th, 4pm

304 South Jones Street

Barneveld, WI

4 PM K-2 Winter Program

6 PM MS/HS Band and Choir Concert

Winter Carnival

Tuesday, Dec. 17th, 8:30am-3pm

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Barneveld, WI

Lower Gym

No School- Break

Monday, Dec. 23rd, 8am to Wednesday, Jan. 1st 2020 at 3:15pm

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Barneveld, WI

12/20 Dismissal at 3:15 pm

1/2 School Resumes 7:55 am