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 By Marie Perry    Sports    January 26, 2023 

Belleville's Boys and Girls Basketball Teams Dribble Against Lofty Goals This Season

What makes any team great is their collective spirit and determination, and that's what coaches in Belleville see in both their high school boys and...

 
 By Marie Perry    Sports    January 19, 2023

A Look at Mid-Season From the Mat

The Raiders' wrestling journey is going strong as athletes get set for the second half of their season hoping to finish at state! Coach Pete Swenson...

 

Honoring MLK Jr.'s Vision Offers a Chance to Support Our Community's Needs

As Martin Luther King Jr. accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, he shared this vision: "I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can...

 

Jazzing Up the Holidays

We are all given gifts – but real gifts rarely come in boxes with bows tied on top – they come from within. Some people are handy, some are...

 

Pausing to Give the Gift of Time this Holiday Season

Author Deepak Chopra notes, "Treat every moment as a gift, that is why it is called the present." Families in Belleville recently received a very...

 

Packers Foundation Gift Will Help the School District of Belleville Foster Community Engagement

'Tis the season for giving, and the Green Bay Packers Foundation is no different! This organization has readily given back to Wisconsin communities...

 

FutureQuest Reunites Belleville High School Alumni With Eighth Grade Students Looking to Shape Their Futures

On November 29th, Belleville eighth grade students participated in FutureQuest, a hands-on event at the Alliant Energy Center to give students...

 

Writing for a Good Cause – There is Nothing More Inspirational for Seventh Grade English Language Arts Students!

Picture this: you are about 12 or 13 years old and have been assigned to write a "persuasive argument" in your seventh grade English class. I love...

 

Under the Direction of Meredith Smith, Science Olympiad Competition Continues to Foster Key STEM-Related Events for "Intelletes" in Wisconsin and Beyond

There are many things to be thankful for this time of year, but in Belleville, educational opportunities that embrace the sciences are one of them!...

 

Veterans Day and the Importance of Educating Our Youth About the "Gift of Sacrifice"

Red, white and blue - the colors of our nation - come out in bold as parades and fireworks remind many of our love of country as we celebrate our...

 

Carter Scholey Goes the Distance

What does it mean to push yourself as a high school student athlete? Carter Scholey knows first-hand after training for five months to run the race...

 

Sixty Pairs of Helping Hands Stand Ready to Honor Young Samaritans Club's Goals This Fall

The word "Samaritan'' is synonymous for a person who is generous in helping those in need. A living example of this is the Young Samaritans Club at...

 

When School Connects With Community, it's Something Special

With the onset of Homecoming activities in Belleville last week the school year is truly in full swing, which means there will be many opportunities...

 

Looking Ahead to November – School District of Belleville Prepares for Operating Referendum

As November approaches, the School District of Belleville's administrative team, in conjunction with the Belleville Board of Education, have been on...

 
 By Marie Perry    Schools    October 6, 2022

A Book Can Teach a Reader So Much

The month of October is World Bullying Prevention Month and the Belleville Public Library and the School District of Belleville have partnered...

 

"Organic" is a Key Ingredient in Belleville's School Lunches

When farm meets table in the school lunch menu, you know your kids are getting something special as part of their school experience. In a time when...

 

CERN Program Offers New Mathematics Teacher the Catalyst for Change in How She Approaches STEM Teaching

In March of 2020, teacher Erin Treder was selected as 1 of 48 teachers from 34 different countries to participate in the International High School...

 

Two of Belleville's Finest Honored With the 2022-23 Outstanding PLTW Teacher Award

The American poet Mark Van Doren once noted, "The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery." To be innovative in the classroom, teachers...

 

The "Joy" in Learning: New Staff Prepare for a Wonderful Start to the 2022-23 School Year

"Welcome" and "thank you" are the words of the day as the School District of Belleville joyously kicks off its in-service week in preparation for the...

 
 By Marie Perry    Schools    August 18, 2022

Lovenberg Prepares to Lead the BMS-BHS Wildcat Learning Community

"August is like the Sunday of summer." – anonymous August often causes a mental shift in our focus from the leisure of summer activities, kids' spor...

 
 By Marie Perry    Schools    August 4, 2022

Thole Wins College-Sponsored National Merit Scholarship

As August starts to unfold, Belleville High School's recent grads are beginning to have their next chapters top of mind. As some prepare to start...

 
 By Marie Perry    Schools    July 14, 2022

Grant Makes Huge Impact Through Offering Summer Reading Opportunities

When Shelley Lentz learned she had received the Impact Grant she had applied for from the Alliant Energy Foundation, she knew she could make a huge...

 
 By Marie Perry    Community    July 7, 2022

The School District of Belleville Offers Future Community Space to Splash Around and Feel the Warmth of Community

On the heels of the 4th of July celebrations we just commemorated, the School District of Belleville has some exciting news to strengthen the...

 
 By Marie Perry    News    June 9, 2022

The World Needs More Empathy

As Belleville High School (BHS) graduates made their way to loved ones to give out flowers in acknowledgement of their special relationships of love,...

 
 By Marie Perry    Community    June 2, 2022

Showing a Tradition of Commitment to One's Community

The School District of Belleville invites the public to join in celebrating the induction of the fifth class of the Wildcat Wall of Fame in a 10:00 a....

 

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