District News

Early Dismissal 10/31

posted by Melissa Ohlendorf   [ updated ]

There will be an 11:00 dismissal on Friday, Oct. 31 for a Teachers' Institute.

Concert for the Hungry - 10/23

posted Oct 22, 2014, 12:00 PM by Melissa Ohlendorf   [ updated Oct 22, 2014, 12:08 PM ]

The Concert for the Hungry will be tomorrow evening at 7:00 p.m in the High School gym. The concert will feature the Junior High chorus, 7th/8th band, High School choir, High School band, and the High School mallet ensemble. Admission is one non-perishable item per person.

Unity Day - October 22

posted Oct 20, 2014, 6:58 AM by Melissa Ohlendorf   [ updated Oct 20, 2014, 6:58 AM ]

On Wednesday, October 22, Beecher Community Unit School District 200U will be showing support for Unity Day: a nationwide campaign started to inform the public about the dangers of bullying and provide its victims with guidance and reassurance.  Please help contribute to this important cause by wearing orange on Wednesday.  Students and staff who purchased a "Bobcats Got Your Back!" t-shirt are encouraged to wear it.  District 200U is committed to a safe and accepting school environment.  Please contact the Main Office of your child's school with any questions.

National Bus Safety Week - "At my Stop, you Stop!"

posted Oct 20, 2014, 6:39 AM by Joseph Duncan

This year's theme is "At my stop, you stop". Please keep safety in mind this week, and throughout the school year! here are some general bus safety tips:

  • Leave plenty of time to safely get to the bus stop.
  • Where available, walk on the sidewalks.
  • Remain alert at all times. Don’t listen to your MP3 players, text, talk on your cell phone or play handheld video games because you won’t be aware of what’s happening around you. 
  • Do not wear your hood up while walking to and from the bus stop; it makes it difficult for you to see and hear.
  • When waiting for the bus, stay away from the street. 
  • Make sure the driver can see you at all times by staying 12 giant steps away from the outside of the bus.
  • Wait for the bus to come to a complete stop before you get on or before you stand up to get off.
  • Clothes or backpacks should not have drawstrings, toggles or key chains. They can get caught on bus handrails and doors.
  • Use the handrail so you don’t trip on the stairs.
  • Find a seat and sit down immediately.
  • Know your driver’s name and bus number to be sure you are boarding the right bus.
  • Be courteous and respectful to your driver.
  • Talk and laugh quietly with friends but do not scream. It distracts the driver.
  • Don’t put your head, arms, papers or anything out the window.
  • If you drop something near the bus, don’t pick it up. The driver may not see you. Instead, ask the driver for help.
  • If you have to cross the street, wait until the driver lets you know it’s OK to cross.
  • Stay away from the bus wheels at all times – especially the back wheels where it’s hard for the driver to see you.

Informational Meeting Cancelled!

posted Oct 14, 2014, 11:59 AM by Marla Heldt   [ updated Oct 20, 2014, 6:25 AM by Joseph Duncan ]

The Informational Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 15, 2014 with state senators and legislators to discuss the third airport has been cancelled.

Upcoming Early Dismissal and Columbus Day holiday

posted Oct 6, 2014, 11:21 AM by Melissa Ohlendorf   [ updated Oct 20, 2014, 6:24 AM by Joseph Duncan ]

There is an 11:00 early dismissal on Thursday, Oct. 9, and no school on Friday, Oct. 10, due to Teachers' Institute days. There will be no school on Monday, Oct. 13 in observance of Columbus Day.

Superintendent's Open Forum set for October 6th

posted Oct 1, 2014, 10:40 AM by Marla Heldt   [ updated Oct 1, 2014, 10:41 AM ]

Superintendent, Jeff McCartney is hosting another Open Forum. The forum will be open to all K-12 parents and community members and held on Monday, October 6, 2014, at 6:00 pm in the High School Library. See you there!! 

BHS Soccer Pink Game - 10/2

posted Oct 1, 2014, 8:13 AM by Melissa Ohlendorf   [ updated Oct 2, 2014, 7:10 AM by Joseph Duncan ]

Tomorrow is the soccer team’s Pink Game! Please wear pink to school to help support the cause! There will be a concession stand and raffles. Come out and support the soccer team as they take on Grant Park! Students across the district will be wearing pink in support of breast cancer awareness.

Arbor Management October Newsletter

posted Oct 1, 2014, 4:32 AM by Joseph Duncan

Market Day - October

posted Sep 18, 2014, 6:32 AM by Melissa Ohlendorf   [ updated Sep 18, 2014, 6:47 AM ]

Market Day paper orders are due Thursday, Oct. 2. Internet orders are due Monday, Oct. 6 by 11 PM.

Market pick-up is at BES in the M-P room (West doors) on Thursday, Oct. 9 from 4:30-5:30 PM.

The easiest way to order is at www.marketday.com

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