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, April 27, 2017

Money Smart Week- The Big Read!

Today's "Money Smart Assembly" began with Superintendent Pam Yoder reading the book, Little Critter: Just Saving My Money as elementary students have been learning about the importance of counting, adding, and saving money.  With Community, Board, and District support, students also received individual baseball piggy banks (complete with a quarter inside!) and were also given individual copies of the text, Little Critter: Just Saving My Money  (click title for a text video)

After listening the story, high school students, under the direction of High School teacher, Eric Farrar, visited classrooms and taught ES students about investing and saving money. 

A huge thank you to the people and organizations who made this day possible!















 









Poem in Your Pocket Day!


"Poem in Your Pocket day" was celebrated across the Intermediate School today!  In commemoration, we would like to share some student poems with you. Click on the box to watch the videos.  Enjoy!

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Groundbreaking Event!


Please join us for this exciting event!  This invitation is also being mailed to School District of Belleville households this week and will be sent electronically to district parents tomorrow.



Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Biomedical Exploration in PLTW!

It was an exciting session in 4th grade technology class today!! Following the PLTW Biomedical module, students collaborated using technology, graph paper, and clay and began creating amazing models of the human brain.  Stay tuned for more videos and photographs! Click on the following links for student interviews related to this PLTW activity.  Student Interview 1  Student Interview 2



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Monday, April 24, 2017

Integrated Units of Study

This week 5th Grade launched their Integrated Unit of Study on Biomes: Interdependent Relationships.





Belleville Police Department Youth Opportunities!

Permission slips will be coming home with your child within the next 2 weeks.  We hope to see lots of Belleville families at these fun community events!


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Busing During Town Construction

As you may be aware, on or shortly after Monday, May 1st, River Street (Hwy 69) from Federal Avenue to Main Street will be closed to through traffic.  Traffic will be detoured using County D, Remy Road crossing Fahey’s Bridge and Hwy 92.  This detour will disrupt three bus routes, Bus 8 (Orange Cat), Bus 9 (Black Bear) and Bus 14 (Green Dinosaur).   All other routes will not be affected.

If your student(s) ride any of the three routes mentioned, please have them ready to board 5 minutes earlier each morning once the detour is in place.  This also affects the rural riders as we will be starting the routes 5 minutes earlier.  Conversely, you can expect them to arrive home in the afternoon a bit later.  All stops will remain the same with the exception of River Street and Serve-us Street on Bus 9.  That stop will be moved to Serve-us Street and North Park Street. 

Thank you for your understanding and don’t hesitate to contact Rodger Goke with questions or concerns.  He can be reached at (608) 335-4599.

 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Electricity Exploration and Experimentation!

Science experiments allow students to ask questions, probe for answers, conduct investigations, and collect data. In efforts to foster scientific learning in school, active, hands-on learning is critical; This can best be achieved through science experiments. During experiments, students engage in the investigative nature of scientific learning (sciencefirst.com, 2017).  As part of their unit on electricity, Belleville 4th grade students are experimenting with how to make closed circuits using a battery, wire, and light bulb.   



Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Second and third grade students followed the Engineering Design Process as they collaborated and created in the STEM Lab this week!






Visibility Means Value

Displaying student's work lets them know we value it—and them, as well as sends several important messages: As teachers, we value what all students do. This is their classroom as much as ours. And in this classroom, all students share their work and learn from each other. 

One aspect of the Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy Model that we excel at here in Belleville is the idea of "Creating a Literate Environment."   Teachers create this literate environment by providing students with a wide variety of experiences, including rich and diverse opportunities for students to read, discuss, and write texts across the curriculum (science, math, socials studies, technology, etc.). Students’ learning at various stages in the reading and writing process is celebrated and displayed on walls within and outside classrooms.