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!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Last Principal Newsletter of the Year!

As we come to the end of an amazing school year, we want to take the opportunity to thank students and parents for another incredible year here in Belleville. We are so proud to be able to serve the students and families within our school district as well as the entire Belleville community. Thank you for all you do to make coming to work such a pleasure!  

The final newsletter of the year is now available. Enjoy your summer!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Community Groundbreaking Event Tomorrow!

Join us behind Belleville Intermediate School at 9:00 am tomorrow morning for the exciting groundbreaking event!  Families and community members are welcome!

Police Week Coloring Contest Winners

Last week, Elementary and Intermediate School students were asked to draw and color pictures of police officers.  Over one hundred fifty pictures were submitted and hung around town.  What a great way to honor the brave men and women who serve and protect our community, state, and nation!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Solar System Research

4th grade students spent time outside on this beautiful afternoon sharing facts about our solar system. Pairs of students collaboratively researched a planet and then shared information with other groups.  

Mounted Patrol Celebration!

What an exciting day for first grade students here at Belleville Elementary School!  As a reward for raising the most money for the Belleville mounted patrol horses, first grade students were able to feed and finger-paint both Belleville police horses Monty and Captain.  A huge thank you to the entire Belleville Police Department for making this opportunity possible and to Burreson's Market for donating the apples! Congratulations to all students at Belleville Elementary and Intermediate Schools for raising almost $580 for Monty and Captain! Way to go!!

Friday, May 12, 2017

5th Grade Superstars!!

This is seriously exciting y'all!!
The 5th grade team made the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Center For Literacy YouTube page! A huge shout out to Ms. Stiegert, Belleville PCL Interventionist and Coach, for creating this video which showcases the truly amazing work of staff.  Check it out! 

ES/IS Family Picnics

What a perfect day for the elementary and intermediate school's family picnic!  It was a privilege to welcome and serve so many family members and friends.  Thanks for joining us!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

1st to 2nd Grade Orientation

“You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! 
Your mountain is waiting, so... get on your way!” 
― Dr. Seuss
Oh, The Places You'll Go!

What an exciting morning at Belleville Intermediate School as we welcomed next year's 1st graders! Second grader students hosted first graders and showed their friends the "ropes" up at the "big school."  Watching the morning unfold reminded staff once again what an amazing group of young students we serve.  It's a great day to be a wildcat! 

Monday, May 8, 2017

PBIS Pie in the Face Assembly

"I will take a pie in the face any time for a worthy cause." -Author, Cheryl Richardson
For the past several weeks, classes at the elementary and intermediate schools have been working hard to earn paw prints for excellent hallway behavior.  What was the PBIS extrinsic incentive, you ask?  The 2 classes with the highest number of paw-prints were grated to opportunity to put a pie in the face of their chosen staff member!  The 3 lucky pie throwing classrooms were: Mrs. Kman (1st Grade) Ms. Nindorf (2nd Grade), and Ms.McCarthy (5th Grade)!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Science Fair

Yesterday's science fair was a HUGE success at the Intermediate School!  Thank you to all of the students and families who participated in making this event such an amazing experience.  As Neil Degrasse Tyson said, "Once you have an innovation culture, even those who are not scientists or engineers - poets, actors, journalists - they, as communities, embrace the meaning of what it is to be scientifically literate. They embrace the concept of an innovation culture (Brainyquote.com, 2017). 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

PCL and 4K

This is an amazing story of how Belleville's Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy Model impacts even our youngest learners!  

This morning Ms. Marsha's 4K class was in the library.  As students were lining up following checkout, one student looked across the hall to all of the first grade backpacks hanging on the wall.  The child noticed that there were several different cartoon characters on backpacks.  Looking at his teacher he exclaimed, "Ms. Marsha! See all those girls? They're all different."  When his teacher asked him what he meant he replied, "They're all from different settings."  And he was correct!!

How exciting and affirming it is to see what a rigorous literate environment can do for our students!  

Literacy in 4K

Wednesday, May 3, 2017


The school district has been notified that the bridge closing will not take place until Monday, May 22.  Please make plans accordingly for bus detours at that time.

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. 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Author Visit

Students at Belleville Elementary and Intermediate were fortunate to welcome Gillian King-Cargile, the author of several STEM books, to their schools today for a special author visit! Gillian King-Cargile is the founder and director of Northern Illinois University’s STEM Read Program which is a program that introduces young readers to science, technology, engineering, and math concepts behind popular fiction books.