THE NEXT "OPEN FORUM" DATE will be held on Monday, May 2, 2016 at the Beecher Junior High School Library beginning at 6 pm.
District Open Forum
The 5th Grade/JH Spring Concert will be held on Thursday, April 28, at 7:00 PM. The concert will take place in the BHS gymnasium. Performing groups include the 5th grade band, 5th grade choir, 6th grade band, JH choir, and 7th/8th grade band. Thank you for supporting the musical talents of our Beecher students. We hope to see you there!
On Saturday, April 16th, 2016 the members of the Beecher High School
Concert Band participated in the IHSA Organization Contest. This contest
is judged by a panel of highly qualified, master music educators and
ensemble directors, in addition to an audience or supporters and spectators
from other schools. Similar to athletic groups, organization contest for
musicians is considered our "state championship." There are five division
rankings for scoring purposes. I am happy to announce that the Beecher
Band received a Division I at contest! Congratulations on your superior
-Jim Vidmar, Music Department
BES Kindergarten Pre-registration will take place on Wed., April 20 from 6:00-7:30 PM in the BES Office. Please bring an original birth certificate for your child. We will make a copy for our records. Also, please bring parents' driver's licenses for us to copy as identification. You will receive an informational kit to assist you in preparing your child for kindergarten. Proof of residency will be required with summer registration with the District.
On Wednesday, April 20, Beecher High School will be hosting an Eighth Grade Orientation Night for all incoming freshmen. This presentation will take place in the Bobcat Den at 6:30 PM. A variety of topics such as transitioning into high school, the counseling program, scheduling, grades, standardized testing, and strategies for success will be covered. A current Beecher High School senior will also share high school experiences and provide tips to incoming freshmen. All Class of 2020 students who anticipate attending Beecher High School next year are highly encouraged to attend. You are welcome to contact the Main Office at (708) 946-2266 x1300 or reply to this email with any questions.
2016 IESA Solo/Ensemble Contest
On Saturday, April 9 - Beecher Junior High School participated in the 2016 IESA solo/ensemble contest, held at Bradley Central Middle School in Bradley, IL. 38 students from BJHS participated in a variety of vocal and instrumental music events. 9 Division II ribbons were awarded, and 44 Division I medals were awarded to our music students. All students represented Beecher with great musicality, pride, and professionalism. Great job!!
The following students earned Division II ribbons at contest: Vinnie Carra (vocal solo), Brandon Jones (snare solo), Christina Wang, Kasey Swanson, Brenden Bunte, Julia Kramer (woodwind quartet) and Miguel Herrera, Patrick Paulmeier, and Brenden Bunte (mixed trio).
The following students earned Division I medals at contest: Brendan Bunte (piano solo), Madelynne Oppenhuis (piano solo), Dylan Boley (piano solo), Samantha Docter (piano solo), Gwen Docter (guitar solo), Amanda Howard (voice solo), Emily Palmisano (voice solo), Dylan Boley (voice solo), Nina Athanasopoulos (voice solo), Gwendellyn Docter (voice solo), Samantha Docter (voice solo), Olivia Darabaris (voice solo), Gwen Docter, Samantha Docter (voice duet), Alexis Delgado, Katelyn Kain, Amanda Howard, Dylan Boley (vocal quartet), Isabella Olson (flute solo), Josh Harvey (clarinet solo), Gabe Delgado (clarinet solo), Russell Ward (clarinet solo), Jason Janz (clarinet solo), Aidan Ward (alto sax solo), Heidi Greer (alto sax solo), Morgan Rakowski (alto sax solo), Thomas Coccaro (alto sax solo), Matthew Gaffney (French horn solo), Patrick Paulmeier (trumpet solo), Miguel Herrera (trumpet solo), Kylie Hodac (trombone solo), Conner Bailey (trombone solo), Bella Imhof (bells solo), Julia Jennings (bells solo), Emily Cappello, Samantha Cappello, Belinda Hermosillo, Isabella Olson (flute quartet), Josh Harvey, Jason Janz (clarinet duet), and Noah Cackowski, Emily Hayhurst, Daniel Meier, Emma Swaw (percussion quartet).
Congratulations to all on a job well done! We are so proud of you!!
Southern Will County Cooperative for Special Education (SOWIC) will be conducting preschool screenings on Monday, April 18 at Beecher Elementary School. The screenings are open to any 3-5year old child, not yet eligible for kindergarten, residing within the Beecher 200U school district boundaries. The purpose of the preschool screening is to assess development in the areas of vision, hearing, motor, speech, language, cognition and social functioning. The preschool screening is designed to assess a child’s development and assist in identifying children who may require further evaluation to determine eligibility for special education services or those who may be eligible for a state-funded preschool program. The screening is provided at no cost to families.
For more information or to schedule a screening appointment, please call the SOWIC office at 815-741-7777.