About our Schools

Located 20 miles southwest of Madison, Belleville is a charming village that boasts a strong educational system along with a strong sense of family within the community. For a small city of just under 2,500 people, Belleville offers “big-school” opportunities in a small-school atmosphere. Belleville Elementary School hosts 4K through 1st grade with just over 190 students while the Intermediate School hosts 2nd through 6th grade serving just over 350 students. Our schools provide big-school opportunities in a safe, student-centered, welcoming environment that one would expect in a small town. This is one of the many reasons Belleville was voted one of Madison’s best suburbs!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Early Release Tomorrow!

Just a reminder that tomorrow is an Early Release day.  Schools will dismiss at 12:30.  Have an amazing Spring Break!


IS Indoor Olympics

🔦On your mark...get set...GO! 🔦

This afternoon was an exciting one here at the Belleville Intermediate School! Hosted by our own, Mrs. Houser, and refereed by Mr. Schmitz, Mrs. Putnam, Ms. Olson, Mr. Webber, and Mrs. Berg, this year's Indoor Olympics proved to be a blast! "Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success." ~MUHAMMAD ALI                                 Relay Video


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A Busy Day in 4K!

In Belleville, we believe that children are the future of our community. Our innovative 4K program is designed in alignment to the Department of Public Instruction's philosophy of Early Childhood Education.  As a result, we are deeply committed to:

  •    providing our youngest learners with an environment surrounded by caring and responsible adults who help students develop self-confidence as well as the ability to make appropriate choices and decisions; 
  • establishing a supportive environment that fosters development at a pace appropriate to each individual child and where children can explore and initiate their own learning;
      
  • creating a rich and responsive language environment (both verbal and written);
  • designing an environment that reinforces and celebrates students' developmental accomplishments and guides the practice of newly acquired skills;
  • engaging in responsive, respectful, reciprocal partnerships with families and community members;

  • nurturing student's physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development; and 
  • developing sustainable partnerships within the community in order for all children to be successful, 
  • because...

Friday, March 17, 2017

Persuasive Writing- 3rd Grade

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3rd grade students have been working on persuasive writing.  In language and writer's workshop, students have been learning how to introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state their opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons the support their position. Additionally, students have been learning how to provide reasons that support their claim by using linking words and phrases that connect their opinion to their reasons.  This young lady shares with us why she feels it is important to conserve energy!

Artist of the Month!

"The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create."
President Barack Obama


We are excited to share with you March's Artists of the Month!


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Activity- Grade 2


Peer collaboration is a key principle in STEM education and Project Lead the Way. According to the article, "Critical 21st Century Skills Every Student Needs and Why" by Lee Watanabe Crockett (2016), "Students must possess the ability to collaborate seamlessly in both physical and virtual spaces, with real and virtual partners globally. Simply put, better collaborators make better students—and better citizens."  Preparing our students to be productive 21st century adults is the premise for our district mission and vision.




It was a very exciting day for many students as they participated in a special St. Patrick's Day, STEM activity within Project Lead the Way- Design and Modeling lesson!  After listening to the text, The Night before St. Patrick's Day,  the objective of this lesson was to utilize the Design and Modeling Process to create a unique device which could trap even the sneakiest of leprechauns. Students had the choice to work independently or collaboratively with others. After filling out their Design Process graphic Organizer, students were encouraged to create a prototype of an effective leprechaun trap, using a variety of supplies (including glitter!).  If you would like to hear the story used to build the foundation of this lesson, please click here! Enjoy! 
"Once I catch my leprechaun he won't be able to escape because I have a fence!"




"Our leprechaun will climb up the tube, slide down the green slide, and get caught in the cup.  He won't be able to get out because leprechauns are very small!"


"Our leprechaun is going to get caught in all the grass!"

"My leprechaun is going to come for all the gold glitter!  Then, he will get stuck in the glue!"

Please click here to see Mrs. Xistris' exciting technology blog for more about Project Lead the Way in Belleville for students in grades K-5!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

LEGO Drive!




The Belleville Intermediate School is trying to increase their Lego collection! Legos are used in activities within Project Lead the Way and will be used to enhance the IS STEM Lab. In addition, Legos act as a tool to deepen student collaboration, creation and creativity!


Donate new or used Legos for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate at the Book Fair! For a chance to win the Book Fair gift certificate, donations must be in by Tuesday, March 21 at noon. However, Lego donations are always welcome and we would greatly appreciate any you are able to provide! Thank you!

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