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Early Dismissal - Monday, Oct. 24

posted Oct 14, 2016, 8:05 AM by Melissa Ohlendorf

Schools will dismiss at 11:10 on Monday, October 24, for a Teachers' Institute. No lunch will be served.

Beecher PTO Paint Night - 11/4

posted Oct 14, 2016, 7:08 AM by Melissa Ohlendorf

Join the Beecher PTO for a fun, adult night out supporting Beecher Elementary and Junior High School. Create your very own fall masterpiece! No experience needed. Paint the Town Chicago will take us step by step. Cost is $35 per person. 21 years of age or older. Limited spots available, so register early! Bring your own refreshments. Complimentary sweet treats and water will be available. 

Any questions, please contact Kendra Hewitt at: 708-439-6349 or pto@beecher200u.org.

Date: Friday, Nov. 4
Where: Beecher Community Hall
673 Penfield St., Beecher
Doors open at 6:40 p.m.
Painting starts at 7:00 p.m.

Pick up a registration form at BES or BJHS. Payment and registration is due by October 28. Cash or checks payable to Beecher PTO will be accepted. No coupons or Groupons accepted.

(Image posted not representative of what will be painted.)

Stop on Red for Bus Safety Week - Oct. 17-21

posted Oct 13, 2016, 1:21 PM by Melissa Ohlendorf   [ updated Oct 19, 2016, 7:44 AM ]

NATIONAL BUS SAFETY WEEK will be recognized the week of October 17 – 21, 2016.Beecher School District 200U’s transportation department requests the cooperation of all citizens in maintaining safe daily transportation of students. This year’s “Bus Safety Week” theme is: #STOP ON RED!!! Motorists are required to stop for stopped school buses that are displaying flashing red lights and a stop arm. Stop arm violations are very dangerous situations for children and should never happen. Please be alert at all times when you see a school bus with red flashing lights. It is important to always follow bus safety rules.  By doing so, students can get to school and back home without any harm.  Bus safety starts with you, so make bus safety a priority each and every day!  Today’s bus safety rule is: Keep your head, hands, and feet inside open windows, and NEVER throw things out of the window. 

Spraying for weed control on school grounds beginning Friday, Oct 7th

posted Oct 4, 2016, 9:29 AM by Joseph Duncan

This is an important message from Beecher School District:

All grassy areas of the school grounds at Beecher Elementary, Beecher Jr. High and Beecher High Schools will be sprayed for weed control and fertilized this weekend beginning Friday, October 7. MSDS sheets are posted on the district's website.

For your safety and the safety of your children we ask for your cooperation in helping to keep students off of school grounds for the entire Columbus Day weekend.

Thank you for your assistance in helping keep our students safe.

Student Transportation Letter from Mr. McCartney

posted Oct 3, 2016, 12:12 PM by Melissa Ohlendorf

Please see the attached letter from our Superintendent, Mr. McCartney, in regards to bus transportation. Student transportation safety is a priority!

Bobcat Yard Signs for sale!

posted Oct 3, 2016, 6:49 AM by Melissa Ohlendorf   [ updated Oct 3, 2016, 12:07 PM ]

Bobcat yard signs are now available! Order yours at Parent-Teacher Conferences, or send money to school with your student. Each sign is only $10. Please view the attached PDF of the sign below. Yard signs are a great way to show support for the Bobcats and our schools! Contact Debbie Rojas at BHS for more information, She can be contacted at: 708-946-2266 ext. 1307, or by email at:

No School - Oct. 7 & 10

posted Sep 30, 2016, 8:22 AM by Melissa Ohlendorf   [ updated Sep 30, 2016, 8:23 AM ]

Due to Parent-Teacher Conferences, there will be no school on Friday, Oct. 7; followed by no school on Monday, Oct. 10, in observance of Columbus Day.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

posted Sep 30, 2016, 8:19 AM by Melissa Ohlendorf

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Wear BLUE on Monday, Oct. 3, to show your support! Stay tuned for other fun activities happening during the month of October.

BJHS Boys' Baseball advances to State!

posted Sep 27, 2016, 7:14 AM by Melissa Ohlendorf   [ updated Sep 27, 2016, 11:33 AM ]

On Saturday, Sept. 24, the BJHS Boys' Baseball Team won their sectional game. They defeated Bishop Mac Jr. High by a score of 3-2. The Bobcats led off in the first inning with a double from Matthew Gaffney, scoring two runs. In the second inning Nick Noles singled home David Arroyo. That was all the run support Ryan LeBlanc needed as he held the Fighting Irish in check, striking out 9 batters in the complete game victory. Congratulations to the team!

The team will play at Eastside Centre, East Peoria, on Friday, Sept. 30, at noon. Beecher's opponent will be Gillespie. Good luck boys!

For more information go to this link: IESA Boys' Baseball State Series

BHS Hosts GSBF - 9/28

posted Sep 26, 2016, 6:36 AM by Melissa Ohlendorf   [ updated Sep 26, 2016, 6:36 AM ]

On Wednesday, September 28, Beecher High School will host an information session with the Give Something Back Foundation (GSBF) - an organization based in Lockport that provides free four-year college scholarships to qualifying freshmen.  This session will take place a t6:30 PM in the Main Gym.

Seven current BHS students are currently on track to graduate high school with full college scholarships from the GSBF.  These scholarships may be used at one of three state universities: Blackburn College, Lewis University, and the University of St. Francis.  All freshmen are highly encouraged to attend this presentation and learn more about this opportunity for a full college scholarship!

Attached are a letter and pamphlet with more information about GSBF and upcoming events at BHS.  We hope to see you on September 28!

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