Several Blair-Taylor High School students participated in the Dairyland Honors Band and Choir concert joining students from all around the conference. It was an excellent concert and great experience for the students! Thanks to our music department for helping to make this experience for students possible!
Celebrating Red Ribbon Week
Thanks to the great coordination of school counselors, Mrs. Herd and Mrs. Walters, along with the SADD organization and student councils, students at the United Campus spent the week listening to speakers and discussing living well and making healthy decisions. The culminating activity for the week was coming together to create a giant red ribbon and be entertained by the famous sophomore men's dance team. Then everyone got into the act! Special shout out to mix master Mr. Peterson!
Students attend Shakespeare Performance
As part of their English classes, ninth grade students at Blair-Taylor High School attended a Shakespeare play on September 17, 2014. Students saw Romeo and Juliet performed by the American Players Theatre in Spring Green, Wisconsin. The Blair-Taylor School District, the Blair Cheese Fest Committee, and the Blair-Taylor PTO/Booster Club all contributed toward the expenses for the field trip. “I greatly appreciate the community’s continued support of this annual field trip,” English teacher, Mrs. Joten, said. “There is really no substitute for providing students with memorable, cultural experiences like this.”
BLAIR-TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL RECOGNIZED BY US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT
US News and World Report annually publishes their list of Best High Schools. They award a "medal" to these schools, which is based on student-to-teacher ratio, percent of the students who participate in college level testing, percent of students who pass these tests, student proficiency in reading and math. Blair-Taylor High School received a bronze medal. Way to go BTHS!
Welcome to Orientation! We are glad you could make it!
Please click HERE to follow along with the homeroom presentation.
FFA Attends State Convention
Job Well Done
FBLA provided assistance at the Jackson County Food Pantry. Here are a few comments from the coordinators, "You provided necessary help for our customers with smiles and positive attitudes. Your energy and willingness to help also gave relief to all of our volunteers. Your generous gift of your time helped to provide meals to many Jackson County neighbors who are finding it difficult to put food on the table." Thanks for your good work, FBLA!
Congratulations Class of 2014!
We wish you the very best in your future! Click HERE to see pictures from graduation.
To celebrate the International Year of Crystallography 2014, the Molecular Structure Laboratory of the UW-Madison Chemistry Department has launched the Wisconsin Crystal Growing Competition to be held April-May 2014 among Wisconsin high school students. The students in Mr. Hardie's science classes are participating in this contest. They have an opportunity to win up to $200 by growing the crystal with the best clarity, form and intact edges, among other qualities.
Ms. Sandy Serum's art students participate in "Memory Project." They created portraits for youth around the world who have been neglected, orphaned, or disadvantaged.
Go to http://www.memoryproject.org for more information. Click HERE to see portraits that were drawn.
The Blair-Taylor High Quiz Bowl team represented the school well by taking second place at the quiz bowl tournament held at Eleva-Strum.
Spanish Club Attends Science Museum and Mayan Exhibit
Diving into history...
Mr. Isaac Walters, high school social studies teacher, goes above and beyond when he prepares the history lessons for his students. Mr. Walters "lives" history through reenactment experiences. Click on the link below, "A Tale of Friendship," to read about one of his latest excursions. Note: Mr. Walters also coauthored the article printed in the Journal of the Early Americas, July/August 2013 edition.
This article was reprinted with permisson by Dr. Gene Tesdahl, Ph.D., JOTEA Staff Historian. For more information on the Journal of the Early Americas, go to this site, http://www.journaloftheearlyamericas.com/.
Blair-Taylor Middle/High School is ranked in U.S. News and World Report as one of the Best High Schools in America and received a Bronze Medal for their efforts.
Belltallica receives state recognition!
Congratulations to Blair-Taylor High School "Belltallica" Handbell Choir for receiving Honorable Mention for "Creative Sparks In Music Education" from the Wisconsin Music Educators Association. They will be featured on the WMEA website and the Wisconsin School Musician magazine. "Belltallica" has also commissioned internationally known composer, Dr. Shane Lynch of Washington and Lee University to write an original piece of music for the group. They will premiere the piece in 2014.
Freshmen Class Attends Shakespeare Play
The freshmen class made the treck to Spring Green to see the American Players Theater group perform "Hamlet." This experience helps Shakespeare "come alive" for the students. Each year the students are surprised how much they understand and enjoy the performance. This year was no exception.
FBLA Tours Epic and Kohl Center
Several students from the Blair-Taylor FBLA Chapter traveled to Madison for some very interesting business tours. Click HERE for photos of the tours.