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 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...

 

When it Comes to ACT Testing – Perfect Practice Makes Perfect

In your lifetime, you have probably heard the famous English proverb, "Practice makes perfect," but in Belleville, juniors are more closely following...

 

MLK Jr. Soup Supper Offers Chance to Teach Students About "Character"

In educating the whole child, there are many strategies to teach effectively, but making a life-long impact as an educator is what is more...

 

Doing, Learning, Teaching Belleville's Latest Youth Apprentice Learns to Educate Others

British adventurer and entrepreneur Richard Branson is noted for saying, "You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by...

 

Belleville Teacher Achieves Project Lead the Way (PLTW) "Master Teacher" Status

Erik Farrar, 7-12 Business & Marketing Educator in the School District of Belleville, was recently awarded the distinguished title of "Master Teac...

 

Learning the Art of Giving: Belleville Elementary Students Receive a Special Lesson in a Time of Adversity

When we are young, giving of ourselves is not something we often do naturally but once we learn to do it well, it's a hard thing to stop doing!...

 

Go Where There is No Path and Leave a Trail

Ralph Waldo Emerson's famous words, "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail", is living wisdom for...

 

Needs Being Filled by Belleville Youth as 10th Annual Turkey Drop Drive Kicks Off

American writer Ruth Stafford Peale once said, "Find a need and fill it." This is exactly what Belleville Middle and High School students are doing...

 

What's Cookin' Here in Belleville

"Love, love, love it!" says Justin Palmer about his job as the Belleville Middle and High School cook. Justin joined the School District of...

 

Students in Belleville Get "Lucky" With Teaching Staff: Niche Gives Rural Educators a Grade of A+

"But really, all I want to say is, when you get lucky with a teacher, you really get lucky." - the words of Perri Klass, MD, in a recent New York...

 

Belleville Teacher Ed Neumann is Recognized Nationally as "PLTW Outstanding Teacher"

This week, PLTW (Project Lead the Way) teacher Mr. Ed Neumann is delighted to see his students jump in and use the new laser engravers from the Fab...

 

Belleville High School is in the "Gold Zone" When it Comes to National Merit Scholar Success

What do William H. Gates III (Former Chairman, Microsoft Corporation), Mae Carol Jemison (former NASA astronaut, and first African-American Woman in...

 

BHS Student-Athletes Navigate COVID Terrain and Play Their Hearts Out on the Field of Their Dreams

As we transition back to school, it is a different landscape for our fall high school athletes from last year at this time with sport schedules...

 

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