District Open Forum - Dec. 1st

Superintendent, Jeff McCartney is hosting another "Open Forum". The forum is open to all K-12 parents and community members and held on Monday, December 1, 2014, at 6:00 pm in the Beecher High School Library. See you there!! 

Winter Break

posted Dec 18, 2014, 10:44 AM by Melissa Ohlendorf

Beecher 200U Winter Break begins on Monday, December 22, 2014 - Friday, January 2, 2015. School resumes on Monday, January 5, 2015. 
Happy Holidays!

Winter Concerts this week

posted Dec 11, 2014, 7:23 AM by Melissa Ohlendorf   [ updated Dec 15, 2014, 10:16 AM ]

The Vocal Winter Concert featuring chorus students in 5th-12th grades will be held on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the High School gym.

The Instrumental Winter Concert featuring band students in 5th-12th grades will be held on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the High School gym.


Computers 2 Kids

posted Dec 5, 2014, 12:46 PM by Melissa Ohlendorf

On December 4, 2014, two District 200U students - BJHS sixth grader Alex Utermark and BHS freshman Kate Landis - were awarded free, upgraded, refurbished PC desktop computers complete with flatscreen monitors, peripherals, Microsoft Office Suite, and 8-10 educational software programs as part of the Regional Office of Education's Computers 2 Kids In Need program.  Computers are awarded in partnership with Vista Learning and the Professional Development Alliance based on academic potential and parental support with the goal of closing the digital divide.  Alex and Kate were presented with certificates from Regional Superintendent Shawn Walsh.


Cheer Buddies

posted Dec 5, 2014, 7:19 AM by Melissa Ohlendorf   [ updated Dec 15, 2014, 10:17 AM ]

Cheer Buddies Practice times are as follows:
Monday, Dec. 15 - 3:30-4:45 @ BHS Main Gym
Tuesday, Dec. 16 - 3:30-4:45 @ BHS Main Gym
Thursday, Dec. 18 - 3:30-4:45 @ BHS Bobcat Den
Transportation to BHS is not provided. Practices are closed to parents. Please make sure that your child wears gym shoes.

Performances: Friday, Dec. 19 @ BHS Main Gym
K-2: Report to Bobcat Den at 5:15 
3-5: Report to Bobcat Den at 7:15

For more info contact: Loren Assisse at lassisse@beecher200u.org or Dawn Compton at dcompton@beecher200u.org


Cyber Guide for Parents - December 15

posted Dec 2, 2014, 8:07 AM by Melissa Ohlendorf   [ updated Dec 2, 2014, 8:10 AM ]

A presentation geared toward 4th - 12th graders and their parents on protection from Cyber Bullying will be held at Beecher Junior High School on Monday, Dec. 15 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Registration/Refreshments will take place from 6:00-6:30 p.m. Free babysitting will be provided for children who are potty trained - 3rd grade age.


This event is presented by Detective Richard Wistocki, a 20 year veteran, who has been a member of the youth investigation division and internet crimes unit. He developed the protocol for Child Abuse Reponse Teams and is a founding member of the Illinois Internet Crimes Against Children.

2014 Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) Joint Annual Conference

posted Dec 1, 2014, 11:56 AM by Joseph Duncan

On Saturday, November 22, District 200U administrators, board members, and community stakeholders presented a panel at the 2014 Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) Joint Annual Conference titled Creating a Digital District-Wide Plan for Crisis Management.  Sharing thoughts and strategies on how to create current, consistent, research-based plans for addressing emergencies in District 200U and the Beecher community, this session was led by Mr. Nathan Schilling (High School Principal) with the assistance of Mr. Mike Meyer (Junior High Principal), Mr. Larry Hermen (Board Member), and Det. Andrew LeRoy (Police Officer).  Former Superintendent Dr. Tami Roskamp served as moderator.  This is the second consecutive year District 200U has presented at the IASB Joint Annual Conference, which is held downtown at the Hyatt Regency.



Notice: Pest spraying on the first Tuesday of every month

posted Nov 17, 2014, 5:34 AM by Joseph Duncan   [ updated Nov 17, 2014, 5:35 AM ]

pursuant to the Beecher School District Integrated Pest Management Policy, please be advised that monthly monitoring for mice and crawling insects shall occur on the first Tuesday of every month. More information on the Integrated Pest Management Policy may be found at the Beecher School District website at: wwww.beecher200u.org.



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BHS makes 2014 AP Honor Roll

posted Nov 14, 2014, 11:22 AM by Melissa Ohlendorf   [ updated Nov 14, 2014, 11:23 AM ]

District 200U and Beecher High School have been named to the 2014 Advanced Placement (AP) District Honor Roll!  This award is given to schools that increase enrollment in AP programs by 11% over a three-year period while maintaining the percentage of students earning a 3 of higher on AP Exams.  Thanks to the hard work of our AP teachers - Mr. Depew, Mr. DuBois, Ms. Kimmel, Mr. Ogdon, Ms. Shoven, and Mrs. Stone - and students in the AP program for contributing to this achievement!  A complete list of 2014 AP Honor Roll Districts can be found on the College Board's website.  Only 547 school districts across the United States and Canada were selected this year.

Thanksgiving Break - Nov. 26 - 28

posted Nov 5, 2014, 12:28 PM by Melissa Ohlendorf   [ updated Nov 11, 2014, 1:23 PM ]

There will be no school Wed., Nov. 26 - Fri., Nov. 28 due to Thanksgiving Break.

District Open Forum - Dec. 1st

posted Nov 4, 2014, 1:18 PM by Melissa Ohlendorf

Superintendent, Jeff McCartney is hosting another "Open Forum". The forum is open to all K-12 parents and community members and held on Monday, December 1, 2014, at 6:00 pm in the Beecher High School Library. See you there!! 



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