By: Angelina Hernandez
Junior, HHES Academy, Beloit Memorial High School
"This is my first year as a Knight Ambassador, and I am enjoying the opportunity to be a positive student voice and share the many attributes and successes in our high school and with my classmates."
By: Maria Acevedo
Community Outreach Liaison, School District of Beloit
"Our District is lucky to have nearly 1,200 volunteers, they are a big part of our success. We embrace and value their work and commitment to our students. There is a wonderful quote by Elizabeth Andrew, “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” We thank our volunteers for their heart and time."
By: Natalie Bosco
BMHS 2022 Graduate
"I am very happy and proud to say that Beloit Memorial High School prepared me for college through its academy system, class variety, and internship opportunities. I am confident in the post-high school decisions that I was aided in making through my high school experience. #BeloitProud"
By: Fonda Lewis
Principal, School District of Beloit
"On average, 13 students joined the “ walking bus” route each school day. One day, there were even 23 students on the “bus”! Our yearly school-wide student attendance rate increased from 83% in the 2021-2022 school year to approximately 90% for the 202-2023 school year."
By: Melissa Beavers
Executive Director of Pupil Services, School District of Beloit
"The month of July has long been recognized as a significant month to acknowledge and explore the critical issues surrounding mental health challenges and substance use disorders within Black and marginalized racial groups. July is Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Health Awareness Month, also known as BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month."
By: Dr. Kelley Grorud
Director of Instructional Leadership and STEAM, School District of Beloit
"As we move through summer and into a new school year, I encourage you to ask students, teachers, and district staff about the many bright spots they know about in our district. There are so many positive stories we can learn from and that we should share."
By: Baylor Denu
BACH Academy Student and Senior Class President, Class of 2023
"Our Beloit Memorial Class of 2023 is rich in diversity...Our Beloit Memorial Class of 2023 is rich in the ability to overcome adversity and to adapt...Our Beloit Memorial Class of 2023 is rich in experiences...Our Beloit Memorial Class of 2023 is rich in education...Our Beloit Memorial Class of 2023 is rich in relationships."
By: Aurora Miller
HHES Academy Student and National Honor Society President, Class of 2023
"One person gave me advice that has stuck with me to this day, and because of that, I want to share it with all of you. She told me that life is like a book. Every person, place, thing, event, it all has a place in this book. Whether it be a word, sentence, page, or chapter, it is all somewhere in our book, the story of our lives."
By: Monica Krysztopa
Chief of Communications and Marketing, School District of Beloit
"The School District of Beloit offers our students amazing opportunities with academics, athletics, activities, arts, real-world experiences, and more. Now is the time to share all the good things that are happening in our district."
BY: Ms. Shana Leith
FoodWIse Program Administrator, UW-Madison Division of Extension
"UW-Madison’s Division of Extension FoodWIse program has been fortunate to partner with the School District of Beloit for many years to provide nutrition education. We love spending time with students and introducing them to foods they may not have tried before, reinforcing the importance of breakfast, or even increasing their knowledge about healthy eating habits."
By: Tawny Morrison
Education Communications Specialist, PBS Wisconsin Education
"We want to share just a handful of the free resources and helpful tools available to help young learners start school, engage students with educational materials, and provide professional development opportunities for educators."
By:Dr. Dan Keyser
Superintendent, School District of Beloit
"Life is full of moments, and living life is full of infinite possibilities. It can be written and rewritten. Your life is not defined for you, but you define your life."
By: Natalie Bosco
BMHS 2022 Graduate, BACH Academy, SDB Communications and Marketing Intern
"I was honored to be the first intern for the communications and marketing department with the School District of Beloit. This internship taught me many things that I will take with me to college and in my future career."
By: Marci Glaus
Education Communications Manager, PBS Wisconsin Education
"We at PBS Wisconsin Education are thrilled to join several learning spaces in Beloit for fun learning events for children and professional development opportunities for educators. If you are looking for playful events or good ideas for keeping kids busy and learning this spring and summer, we happily invite you to explore with us!"
By: Emily Pelz
Principal, Beloit Memorial High School
"At Beloit Memorial High School, we are always looking for ways to collaborate with partners and organizations to enhance our student’s high school experience. Our number one goal is to graduate all of our student’s career, college, and community ready."
By: Kathryn Buchanan
Art Teacher, Gaston Elementary School
"I love making art with my students and seeing them create new ideas from our discussions. Art is so much more than creating a finished product. Art can be many things to every person, regardless of their age, cognitive level, race, or socioeconomic status. Anyone can make art."
By: Mathew Anderson
Choral Director, Beloit Memorial High School
"Music in our Schools month is a moment to celebrate the wonderful joy of teaching the whole student through music. Music education is as much about teamwork as it is also about individual work. It fosters a growth mindset and a spirit of adversity and grit vital to our student’s success when they leave the School District of Beloit."
By: Brandye Hereford, Principal, Merrill Elementary School
"I enjoy honoring my culture, not just the African American experience but the African American experience in Beloit, and learning about how the first African Americans in Wisconsin settled in Beloit, with dreams of making a better life working for corporations up north."
By: Brandye Hereford, Principal, Merrill Elementary School
"As a Principal of a 4K-3 elementary school, I understand that we are the first school experience for students. I love being a part of setting an educational tone and experience for students and providing that foundation for their education"
By: Deb Prowse, Career Academy Coach, Beloit Memorial High School
"Beloit is my home. I bleed purple. I believe in our kids, our teachers, and our community and am hopeful that the academies will help many more of our students have a high school experience that will allow them to explore interests, find relevance in their course work, to find ways to grow as a community member, so they are well-prepared for whatever path they choose after high school."
By: Danielle Marx, Director of Human Resources, Stateline Family YMCA and Stateline Boys and Girls Clubs
"Once I settled into a career in the Beloit community, I quickly found a way to give back. Almost exactly ten years after graduating, I found myself back in the halls of BMHS volunteering as an interviewer for the practice interview program. To say I fell in love with the impact this program makes is an understatement."
By: David Garcia, Professional Educator, Fruzen Intermediate School
"We can choose to blanket our students with colorful, positive, and dignified colors for them to radiate, or we can bury their self-respect with dark shades of grey. Our students bring to our classrooms vast color experiences grown from their everyday curiosity to belong somewhere. Every positive colorful human interaction we have with them should act as a paint stroke on their inner art canvas to be utilized as a tool to navigate through life’s journey."