What is your super power?


DPI School Report Card

BBES finished in the top 15% of all schools in Wisconsin according to the DPI.


We are excited to announce our SUPERHERO initiative. As a school, we will be celebrating the common characteristics between our students and superheroes.. As part of the program, we are offering a BBES superhero T-shirt for $8.00 through September 30, 2014.. Students and staff will be asked to wear the shirts numerous times throughout the school year to celebrate their superpowers.

Chess Scholars

Develop your child's intellect through the royal game of check in the after-school Chess Scholars program. Registration ends October 10, 2014.

Futura Spanish

After-school Spanish program that is fun and practicle. Interested in joining? Registration ends October 7, 2014.

2014-15 Early Release Wednesdays

Students will be released Wednesdays one hour early. Dismissal: PVMS 1:31 PM - MHS 1:45 PM - Elementary 2:30 PM

Online Payments Available

Families now have the ability to submit online student fees and lunch payments! Online Payment Instructions | Make Online Payments

Enrollment for New Students

New students should be enrolled at the district office. Please visit the Parents/Forms/Registration-Enrollment section of our district website.

Open Enrollment: K-12

Open Enrollment for the Mukwonago Area School District will be held from February 3, 2014 through April 30, 2014. Students in 5 year old kindergarten to grade 12 may apply to participate in open enrollment. To apply go to . You may fill out and submit the application on-line. For the 2014-2015 school year, parents must apply no earlier than midnight on Feb. 3 and no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 30, 2014. If you do not have access to a computer, please contact Laura Stroika at the Mukwonago Area School District (262) 363-6300 x-24101.

Upcoming Events

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  • Artsonia Recognition

    Artsonia, the World's largest online kid's art museum,recently recognized Big Bend Elementary School art teacher Amy Kratochvil for outstanding leadership in the area of Arts Education. Big Bend's art program has ranked in the top 10 inthe state of Wisconsin for eleven consecutive years. Last school year the BBES art gallery showcased 3630 pieces of artwork which were viewed a total of 188,113 times and received 546 comments! Mrs. Kratochvil was one of 10 teachers in the nation for receiving Artsonia's Annual Leadership award which honors teachers who go beyond the classroom walls to encourage family and community involvement in Arts Education. Please see the News Release (attached at theend of this newsletter)for more information on how Mrs. Kratochvil earned this award and how lucky we are to have gifted student artists and supportive families.

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    Scholastics' President's Award

    Big Bend Elementary earns award for increased participation in All for Books! BBES is proud to be one of 13 schools recognized in Scholastic Book Fair’sFall 2013 Elementary National Contest! The school won a President’s Award for ExceptionalPerformance in the category “What Would You Do for Reading?” The prize is 500 Scholastic Dollars. BBES tied the “What Would You Do for Reading?” program into its All for Books campaign during itsScholastic Book Fair held in October. Principal Shawn Waller promised to dance to the song “WalkLike an Egyptian” by the Bangles if students collected more than $800 for All for Books.Donations to All for Books provide new books for the school’s library, plus Scholastic matches the amount with a donation of books to two national non-profit organizations dedicated to helping kidsand families in need. When BBES students more than doubled the goal and collected $2,150.80 for All for Books, Wallerasked staff members to join him in costume, and they also danced to Steve Martin’s “King Tut.” Atan all-school assembly, the kids went wild when Mr. Waller added “the worm” to his dance moves!“It is amazing how much we can accomplish when we all have a common goal, which is to promote and celebrate student learning in a fun environment,” said Mr. Waller.“What a wonderful example of the success that can be created through the efforts of many people,”added Becky Bretza, Library Technology Specialist. The library will be purchasing some fun seats with the500 Scholastic Dollars. The Book Fair Committee thanks BBES’ enthusiastic students, helpful Student Council, great staff, hardworking PTO and generous volunteers for promoting the book fair and making reading fun. Click here for the offical press release. For more information, contact: Julie Kastello, BBES Book Fair Chairperson: 262-662-1917 or Becky Bretza, BBES Library Technology Specialist: 262-363-4401 or Shawn Waller, BBES Principal: 262-363-4401 or

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Big Bend Elementary

  • W230 S8695 Big Bend Drive, Big Bend, WI 53103
  • Phone: (262) 363-4401
  • Fax: (262) 662-1309