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 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....

 
 By Marie Perry    Schools    May 26, 2022

Feeling Fabulous

STEAM-related education is central for college and career readiness these days and Belleville is capitalizing on both its resources and educational...

 
 By Marie Perry    Schools    May 12, 2022

Everything is Coming up Roses with Prom This Year in Wildcat Country!

Prom traditionally marks a time in the school calendar when there is a palpable shift in energy levels. Teachers can feel it with their students...

 
 By Marie Perry    Sports    May 5, 2022

Annual Raider Invite Prepares to Welcome Alumni of 50 Years

The Sugar River and Wildcats Track and Field is preparing to host the 25th Annual Raider Invite in a special way this year by hosting an alumni...

 
 By Marie Perry    Schools    May 5, 2022

Mock Crash Encourages Sober-Mindedness in Belleville Teens

Belleville teens got a close-up view of what a car accident looks and feels like in real time last Wednesday as they played witness to the efforts...

 
 By Marie Perry    Schools    April 28, 2022

Earth Day Grants Opportunity to Teach Life Long Lessons as Belleville Students Put their Own Dent in the Universe!

Learning to care for our earth takes more than just a day out of the year to cement in the minds of our youth and remind adults of this age - old...

 
 By Marie Perry    Schools    April 21, 2022

Finding Joy in Education – A Walk in Someone Else's Shoes

What does a "GoFundMe" page and a brand new pair of trendy shoes have to do with a high school science class? Well...a lot if you want to take a...

 
 By Marie Perry    News    April 14, 2022

Modeling Excellence in Education – Belleville Principal Heather Schmitz Selected as 2022 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Principal Leader

Famed American Basketball coach John Wooden is known for his words: "Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating." He spoke the truth!...

 

Barb's Wheels Were Always Turning

Thucydides once said, "What you leave behind is not engraved in stone monuments but what is woven in the lives of others." As we approach springtime...

 
 By Marie Perry    Sports    March 24, 2022

As the Wildcat Basketball Season Wraps, Students Earn Capitol South All-Conference Honors and More!

Congratulations to the 2021-22 Belleville boys and girls basketball players earning Capitol South All-Conference honors! Callie Smith, Ava Foley,...

 

Remembering Eric

"Every blade in the field, every leaf in the forest, lays down its life in its season as beautifully as it was taken up." - Henry David Thoreau...

 
 By Marie Perry    Schools    March 3, 2022

What Would YOU Do With a Cold Winter's Day – a Little Art With a 3-D Printer, or Create a Portrait With Some Charcoal?

A cold winter's day, time before or after school – as well as the weekends, offer uninterrupted time outside of the classroom to explore and develop...

 

"Rebounders" Inspire Teammates and Provide Second Chances for the WIN – Smith Sets New Record as All-Time Leading Rebounder

Rebounders inspire their teammates to play well. They breathe life into the game and offer second chances and hope when things get tense and the heat...

 

ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING When Wrestling with COVID

American Poet Maya Angelou aptly summed up how to cope with hard times when she wrote: "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change...

 

Senior Ava Foley Shoots for the Moon...and Scores – 1,000 Points!

Motivational speaker and writer Les Brown understood how important setting goals is in planning one's strategy for success when he said, "Shoot for...

 

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