BASD in the News

Last Updated: 4/25/2019 8:47 PM

BASD Hires New Superintendent
April 24th, 2019 - Berlin, WI Dr. Carl Cartwright has been selected as the next superintendent of the Berlin Area School District. The Berlin Area School District Board of Education voted unanimously on April 24th, 2019 to hire Cartwright, effective July 1, 2019...
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BASD Receives Grant to Expand the Food Pantry
February 14th, 2019 - Berlin, WI The Berlin Area School District (BASD) has received a $4,000 Green Lake Basic Needs Fund grant from the Green Lake County/Ripon Community Foundation to expand and improve the District food pantry. The money will be used to purchase a chest freezer so the pantry can offer a wider variety of food items including meat, poultry, venison, milk and bread...
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​​​​BHS Art Student Receives Prize from WASB
February 5th, 2019 - Berlin, WI BHS 
student Erika Mullen won the grand prize award at the Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) Student Art Contest. For her artwork, a watercolor piece titled “Striving for Excellence,” Mullen received a $750 scholarship, supported by the Wisconsin Art Education Association and Liberty Mutual. Mullen’s work, along with art pieces by BHS students Makayla Rooney and Scotty McGibbon were on display at the recent WASB Convention...
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BASD Now ALiCE Certified 
February 4th, 2019 - Berlin, WI Keeping students, teachers and staff safe is a priority at Berlin Area School District, so that means continuous learning and training in the most current safety processes and procedures. A big step has been taken in that area with the District recently completing all of the necessary training and crisis plan precautions to become ALiCE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) certified. ALiCE was the first active shooter preparation training in the United States, and offers proactive, options-based strategies and survival skills...
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Students, Start Your Engines!
January 21st, 2019 - Berlin, WI When Berlin High School industrial arts teacher Paul O’Kon began teaching students how to fix and repair small engines 10 years ago, he couldn’t imagine what the course would evolve into. The class grew in popularity, there were requests for more advanced classes and O’Kon became certified by Briggs and Stratton in small engine repair. He now teaches an entry level course about how engines work as well as an advanced small engines class. “The classes combine what some would refer to as ‘old school vocational education’ with today’s technology requirements, so it’s very appealing to students,” said O’Kon...

Elementary Students and Staff Member Save a Choking Student
January 7th, 2019 - Berlin, WI 
When a fifth-grade student began choking during a recent lunch period at Clay Lamberton Elementary School in Berlin, Wis., the quick-thinking actions of fellow classmates and a lunchroom aide saved his life...
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Lessons in Real World Science and Environment
December 5th, 2018 - Berlin, WI Magnetism. Induction transformers. Tesla coils. Cooking your own lunch in a magna-cooker, using nothing but solar and bicycle energy! These are a few of the lessons 7 th grade students at Berlin Middle School were engaged with on Wednesday, December 5, when guest educator, Bill Harris, from the Renewable World Foundation (RWF), came to Angela Beck’s science classroom. RWF is a nonprofit organization providing high quality, hands-on, minds-on educational opportunities to schools across the Midwest...
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Dr. Eidahl Retirement
December 1st, 2019 - Berlin, WI Dr. Robert (Bob) Eidahl, Berlin Area School District (BASD) Superintendent for the past eight years, has announced he will retire at the end of the 2018-19 school year. Eidahl has been with the district since 1997, when he was hired as principal of the high school. He became Superintendent in 2010. “Berlin has been a fantastic place to work,” Eidahl said. “I am proud of this district; our students and their families, our teachers and staff, our community and our school board. But, as I was always told, you will know when the time is right to retire and I feel this is the right time for me and my family"...

BASD Receives Grant for Furthering Teacher Education
October 30th, 2019 - Berlin, WI The Berlin Area School District (BASD) has been awarded a Wisconsin Fast Forward (WFF) Teacher Training and Development Grant by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD). The grant will be used to help Berlin teachers who are working to get reading specialist licenses, finish special education programs and courses to teach Tech Ed. dual credit classes...

BASD Awarded for Saving a Student's Life
October 24th, 2019 - Berlin, WI The Berlin Area Public School District (BASD) is recognizing Clay Lamberton paraprofessional Sandy Trampf for her quick actions, which saved the life of a choking student...

International Art Project
October 22nd, 2019 - Berlin, WI Berlin High School art students are putting their talents to good use, creating portraits of orphans from Bangladesh. Through the Memory Project, a nonprofit organization working to spread kindness to children around the world who have faced substantial challenges, Berlin students are drawing portraits of children so the children not only have a memory for the future, but it will help them feel valued...

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