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!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Creating Integrated Units of Study

While students were enjoying their final day of Thanksgiving break, Belleville Elementary and Intermediate School teachers were hard at work creating integrated units of study aligned to their grade level Project Lead the Way Biomedical module!

The morning session included a facilitated study of all four stages of an integrated unit as well as a critical analysis of complex texts that support student learning.  Throughout the afternoon, teachers worked in instructional teams to select both digital and print texts that would support, extend and enhance their unit of study.

Click here for a short video on some of our great work!
Video credit:  Dawn Stiegert

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

No School Reminder

Just a reminder that there will be no school on Wednesday, November 22 through Monday, November 27.  School will resume on Tuesday, November 28.  Have a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable Thanksgiving break!

Thank You!

A simple "thank you" doesn't seem adequate when we consider the blessings Belleville families and community members give us on a daily basis.  Sometimes, though, a simple thank you is all we can give.  So....thank you for giving us the opportunity to be a part of your child's life, education and upbringing.  Please enjoy this short "Kid President" video and let us know what YOU are thankful for!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Small Group Reading Instruction

In her 2005 book, Teaching for Deep Comprehension, Linda Dorn, states that in high performing literacy classrooms, teachers meet frequently with small groups of students with the purpose of differentiating instruction.  

Here is one student who has mastered a text from her kindergarten guided reading group!

Dorn, L. J., & Soffos, C. (2006). Teaching for Deep Comprehension: A Reading Workshop Approach. Portland, Me.: Stenhouse.


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Quarter 1 Parent-Teacher Conferences

We look forward to seeing parents tonight or next Tuesday night at Parent-Teacher Conferences!  If you have not yet signed up for a conference with your child's teacher, please call the Intermediate School office at 608-424-3371 or the Elementary School office at 608-424-3337.  Classroom teachers are excited to share all the hard work that students have done over the past few months!

Monday, November 6, 2017

2nd Grade Discovery Class- Challenge: How to Prevent a Landslide!

Following the Design and Modeling Process, students are being challenged to identify a local or global problem, brainstorm solutions and ultimately sketch, construct and share their idea with classmates.  As teachers, our goal is to empower students to see that their dreams can become reality and their solutions could positively impact their world.  

"The If Kids Could Cure contest engages the next generation of problem solvers to ask what problems children dream of solving in order to make the world a better place" (Scholastic, 2017).  This national Scholastic contest aligns perfectly with the most recent Project Lead the Way Biomedical modules that students engaged in last month. Student work will be submitted, with parent consent, to Scholastic's "If Kids Could Cure" contest with the grand prize providing resources for our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Lab and Discovery Class!  

           (This video is shared via YouTube and is unlisted for privacy.)