September 21 Newsletter
Thursday, September 21
Last week, SDB had the opportunity to celebrate the Class of 2036 at Beloit Memorial High School’s Jacobsen Field, Home of the Purple Knights. More than 500 kindergarten students participated, and we are so excited to welcome each of them to our Purple Knight family. Seeing our kindergarten students with smiles and waving pom-poms with such excitement brightened our day. These students are the future of our district and community.
Just as we celebrate our kindergarten students, we also celebrate all our students with the same passion and commitment to their academic success and social and emotional well-being. The work we are doing in our district to prepare and inspire every student to succeed in school and life is rewarding and possible because of you. Thank you for entrusting the School District of Beloit to be your educational partner in your child(ren)’s education. We take pride in knowing that our community is filled with Purple Knights carrying on our legacy.
As the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu stated, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” That step for our kindergarten students has begun, and the journey continues long after they walk across the stage and graduate as a Proud Purple Knight. To all who made this day possible, including our teachers, staff, administrators, and bus drivers, a special thank you for your support on this day.
We hope to share the final photo in an upcoming newsletter.
Dr. Willie E. Garrison II
School District of Beloit Superintendent
Coffee and Connecting with the Superintendent
I invite you to attend my upcoming Coffee and Connecting with the Superintendent. This will be an opportunity for us to connect and get to know each other better. If you are interested in attending please RSVP below. Hope to see you there.
Coffee and Connecting with the Superintendent
Thursday, Oct 5, 2023, 05:30 PM
Beloit Public Library, Eclipse Boulevard, Beloit, WI, USA
We are ready for our Homecoming festivities and an exciting week of fun for all our students.
Powder Puff Football Game: Monday, September 25th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Homecoming Parade: Friday, September 29th at 1:00 p.m. The parade will start on Middle Street, turn right on Sixth Street, turn right on Maple Avenue and turn right to return to the high school on Fourth Street. These streets will be closed for the parade. Suggested parking is at Wootton Park. Please arrive before 1:00 p.m., as the Henry Avenue bridge will be closed for the parade.
Football Game: BMHS vs. Burlington on Friday, September 29th at 7:00 p.m.
Homecoming Dance: Saturday, September 30th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated every year from September 15 to October 15. It is a month to honor the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we reached out to our students and asked them what Hispanic Heritage Month means to them. We are excited to elevate the voices of our students and share their comments during this important month. Make sure to follow our Facebook page to see our students being highlighted.
We invite everyone to join us at our 2nd Annual Stateline Area Multicultural Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Saturday, September 23rd from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Riverside Park in Beloit. The event will include live music, face painting, food trucks, vendors, community partners, an art showcase and more.
Did You Know? Campaign
Our Did You Know? Campaign ran throughout the summer on Big Radio. We have since turned these radio ads into 30 second videos. These videos highlight our district, students, staff, programs, and opportunities. Each week we share a new video on our website and social media platforms. Currently, there are seven videos posted on our website with 10 more to be released in the following weeks.
Through the Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile program, all SDB students will have access to free high-quality, school-based oral health prevention services provided by HealthNet of Rock County.
Dental sealants are quick and easy. Applying sealants in our schools saves your child time away from class and prevents your child from developing cavities.
Podcast - SDB in the Spotlight
On Mondays we post a 2-3 minute podcast that is shared out on our Facebook page and several podcast platforms with district top news of the week. Listen to this week's update.
Every Friday, we post a podcasts interview highlighting staff, students, and community partners. It's a great way to listen to all the #GoodThingsHappening in our district and community. Listen to the latest episode highlighting Anthony Bosco and our upcoming 2nd Annual Stateline Area Multicultural Hispanic Heritage Celebration.
Welcome Back to School Video
We asked our families to submit their back-to-school photos to us, we took those photos and created this video for everyone to enjoy.
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.