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BMHS Cheer Uniform Campaign for Students in Need

by: Regina Hendrix

Several BMHS Cheerleaders are in need of uniform assistance. We want everyone to be able to participate and not worry about monetary constraints. It would be greatly appreciated if anyone is interested in being a sponsor (any little bit helps). The full uniform package is $300, but donations are appreciated at any level, as they may not need full sponsorship. Please consider donating even a small amount, as "just" $10 is $10 less that parents have to pay! Thanks for any support you are willing to offer! And remember, donations are tax-deductible! GO, KNIGHTS!!

Beloit Memorial High School

Beloit, WI

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Scotland Fringe Festival

by: Greg Wallendal

The Beloit Memorial High School Theatre has once again been invited to perform at the largest theatre festival in the world, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. We will prepare and perform a showpiece at the Fringe in August 2024, just as we did in 2010, 2013, and 2016. Fringe is a two-week trip in which we stay two nights in London for sightseeing and theatre in the West End, followed by ten nights in Edinburgh to explore and perform at the Fringe Festival. Please donate to help our students gain this powerful, unforgettable lifetime experience.

Beloit Memorial High School

Beloit, WI

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Grow Your Own Multicultural Teacher Scholarship 2023-2024

by: Jennifer Paepke

The School District of Beloit is proud to continue our Grow Your Own Multicultural Teacher Scholarship Program to provide scholarships to minority students who decide to pursue careers in education. These new teachers will return to Beloit and our community of learners to begin their career. This year, we look forward to awarding a second scholarship to a current staff member in a support role who would like to complete their bachelor's degree, and begin teaching in the district! We are proud to announce that our we have our first teacher hired this year as a scholarship recipient now working at Todd Elementary! You help to support the journey of students becoming teachers! With extensive national debate about Closing the Achievement Gap in education, we believe having a quality diverse workforce is a key component to address this issue. However, in too many schools throughout our nation, school districts continue to struggle with educating a very diverse student population with a less-than-diverse workforce. According to the School District of Beloit's 2022-2023 Staffing, Recruitment & Retention (Diversity) Report (dated November 2022) there were 27 Black / African American, 3 Native American / Alaskan, 7 Asian, and 39 Hispanic / Latinx professional educators out of a total of 459 professional educators within the entire school district. In essence, there were 76 minority professional educators out a total of 459, which is 16.56%. This is an improvement over time, yet not reflective of our current student population of 68.06% minority students. The School District of Beloit believes that such a disparity is unacceptable and has taken action steps to address this issue. The School District of Beloit not only values diversity, but also believes our workforce should be reflective of the students and community it proudly serves. Additionally, the School District of Beloit believes that it is important that students see and possibly, have the opportunity to be taught by a teacher who looks like them within their educational experience. Therefore, in an effort to ensure a mix of diversity in our professional teaching workforce, the School District of Beloit launched the Grow Your Own Multicultural Teacher Scholarship Program. The goal of this scholarship is to encourage minorities to pursue teaching as a career and return back to teach in Beloit. Your support of the Grow Your Own Multicultural Teacher Scholarship Program not only helps our students, but the community as well. Diversity helps our students to be more globally competitive. Michael Lee, a diversity consultant said, "Diversity in the workplace increased creativity, increased productivity, promoted new attitudes, enhanced new language skills, expanded global understanding, and helped develop new processes and new solutions to difficult problems". Mary McCleod Bethune once said, "The growth or destruction of a nation begins in the homes of its people". Beloit is our home. An investment in our students is an investment in our future. Therefore, we ask that you support the Grow Your Own Multicultural Teacher Scholarship Program. A small investment today will yield great returns for our Beloit school district, community, and businesses tomorrow.

Beloit School District

Beloit, WI

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Beloit Memorial Jazz Orchestra - NYC Bound for the Essentially Ellington 2023 Finals!

by: Chris Behrens

WE DID IT AGAIN! The Beloit Memorial Jazz Orchestra has been selected as one of only fifteen bands to participate in the 28th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Festival in New York City, May, 2023. REPRESENTING OUR COMMUNITY! It is an honor to return to New York and represent Beloit and our school district. It is also an opportunity to increase our knowledge of jazz history with site visits and tours, perform on the Jazz at Lincoln Center stage, and experience the Big Apple. WE NEED YOUR HELP! This is a special opportunity for us to travel to the East Coast and compete with the best, but it is also very expensive to fly and house students, chaperones, teachers, and their instruments for five days in Manhattan. We have to raise $56,000 in the next six weeks to fund this trip… HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP : 1. Make a donation on this website: Thanks to an anonymous donor, every $2 you donate will be matched with another $1…your $50 gift becomes $75 for BMJO! All gifts will be matched, up to $10,000. 2. Come hear us play and donate at our special event: "An Evening with BMJO", at the Eclipse Center (3 Eclipse Center, Beloit, WI 53511), Sunday, April 23, 4-6pm. Details coming soon on our Facebook Page BMHS Jazz Band or check back here! We are proud to represent Beloit and we are grateful for your support!

Beloit Memorial High School

Beloit, WI