April 26th Newsletter
Wednesday, April 26
Today we celebrate Administrative Professional Day. I thank our administrative assistants, who are an integral part of our school district team. Multi-tasking, juggling schedules, handling the unexpected, organizing events, and going above and beyond every day is appreciated and acknowledged by our district. Their resourcefulness, can-do spirit, dedication, and passion for our students, families, district, and community have a positive and lasting impact on everyone. We are grateful to them for keeping our district running strong with a focus on the success and well-being of our students. Today it is an honor to celebrate them.
This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending An Evening with BMJO Concert and Fundraiser. It was a wonderful event to raise money for our BMJO students invited to compete in the prestigious Essentially Ellington Jazz Festival and Competition in New York City this May. I want to recognize Mr. Chris Behrens and our Jazz Orchestra for sharing and providing everyone with an exceptional evening of music. When talent meets hard work, nothing is impossible. Along with our high school students, seven young musicians from Fruzen and Aldrich, who call themselves The Blackbird Septets, performed. This student-led group gave the audience a glimpse into the future talent awaiting Mr. Behrens and our Beloit Memorial Jazz Orchestra. A special thank you to everyone who attended this event and to the sponsors who made this all possible.
Dr. Willie E. Garrison II
Superintendent, School District of Beloit
Follow Us on Facebook
If you are on Facebook, make sure to follow our School District of Beloit page to see all the #GreatThingsHappening in our District. We share pictures, stories, community events, flyers, articles, and more about our students, staff, and community at least three times a day.
If you do not have a facebook page, you can access our Stay Connected tab on our website to view all our posts.
Online and in-person registration for our Summer School program begins on Friday, April 28.
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)
You can access our Summer School website for the link to register your student on Skyward and view the summer school guide on Friday, April 28. If you need assistance to register your student, you can visit our Central Enrollment office at the Kolak Education Center (1500 Fourth St.).
Teacher Appreciation Week
Monday, May 8th kicks-off Teacher Appreciation Week. If you would like to give a shout-out to your child’s or teen’s teacher, you can fill out this nomination form. All nominations will be shared on our Facebook page and posted to our website during the week of May 8th.
Access our SDB News to read an article about our recent Rotary Teacher of the Month, Ms. Anya Ramsey-Martinez and listen to an interview with our Executive Director of Pupil Services, Melissa Beavers on Spectrum News 1.
Tune in to our upcoming podcast on Friday, April 28 to listen to BMHS teacher Deborah Somerville talk about how she engages her English students in written and spoken word.
Our early dismissal days continue on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Early dismissals for the month of May are May 3rd and 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.
This week we have information about our BMHS sponsored Volleyball and Soccer camps, Merrill Community Day, Juneteenth events, Beloit City-Wide Youth Softball League, and City of Beloit summer seasonal jobs.
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.