Welcome to Beecher Elementary School!!

The 2018-2019 School Year is going to be great at BES.  This will be my third year, and I couldn’t be happier to return with all of the same teachers as last year.  This year our school will be working hard to live to our theme “Be Kind”. On the first day of school, all students received their very own “Be Kind” shirt.  We will be encouraging our students to “Be Kind” to everyone both inside of our building and outside throughout the year. Look forward to many different ways for our students and their families to show their kindness!  

We don’t have any new classroom teachers this year, but we do have some new faces here at BES.  Mrs. Beth O’Neil will be joining our team as an instructional aide. Many of you will recognize her from last year because she substituted in the front office for Mrs. Hermanson. Mrs. Lyndsey Berger is a Beecher resident, and she will be our library aide. She will also spend some of her time as an instructional aide assisting teachers and students in the classroom.  We will also have two new lunchroom supervisors, Mrs. Carrie Seniw and Mr. Bruce Mead. You may also recognize them because they are bus drivers for our district.

I look forward to working together with both our staff, students, and parents to make the 2018-2019 school year the best one yet!  If you have any questions, please feel free to call, email, or visit anytime.



Nicole Black, Principal


Kindness is free, sprinkle that stuff everywhere!!

BES News

New Playground at BES

A big thank you to everyone involved in making a new playground happen at BES – the PTO, the school board, the foundation, and the many volunteers who came out to build this new playground yesterday! We can’t wait for everyone to enjoy this.

Beecher PTO Color Run

The Beecher Color Run hosted by the Beecher PTO will be held on Friday, August 16th, from 6 – 9 pm at the BES playground. Print and turn in the flyer below along with payment to the BES front office, open Monday – Thursday from 8 am – 3 pm. Flyers can also be found at the BES office and local businesses. More info can be found on the Beecher PTO Facebook page.

Celebrating Kindness at BES

What a great end to the year at BES! We surpassed our goal of having 1000 kindness chain links, and ended with 1017 links! We had 283 students “Caught Being Kind” by their teachers. There was also one student selected from each grade level to receive the Kindest Heart Award. We are so proud of all of the kindness that has been displayed at BES this year!!

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Jr. High Softball and Baseball Tryouts

On July 2, 2019

Tryouts for Jr. High softball will be August 1st and 2nd from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Grade School softball field. Tryouts for Jr. High baseball will be August 5th and 6th from 9:00 a.m. until noon at the High School baseball field. Students must be registered for school as well as on Athletics 2000 (http:/il.8to18.com/Beecher/) and need to have a physical on file in the BJHS office before attending tryouts.Read more

Family Science Night

On February 4, 2019

Join us for Family Science Night on Wed. Feb. 13th from 5-7 PM at BES. Make sure to turn in your forms this week! See you there!Read more

Youth Commission is looking for volunteers!

On January 15, 2019

Date Correction: Beecher Youth Commission is looking for volunteers! Meeting at Village Hall 7:30 PM on Wednesday 1/16/2019.Read more

Morning Arrival

Parents please do not drop your children off at school before 7:50. Please drive slowly down the driveway to the main entrance (Door #1) and make one stop in the designated “drop off” area. Please make only one stop and have students exit on the right side of the vehicle. All students are to enter the building through door #1 (the main entrance). For safety reasons, no students are to be dropped off or picked up in the west drive.


If you have something to drop off in the office, please park in one of the visitor spots on the left side of the driveway. Please be certain to park in a visitors’ parking spot as all of the other parking spots are designated for faculty/staff parking.


Thank you for your help!

Student Absence/Illness Information

Students should be in school unless for illness or family emergencies. To report an absence: please call 946-2202 Ext. 2, the BES attendance number. (Please do not send an email message to the teacher, or a note with a sibling.) If we do not receive a call from a parent, we are required, for your child’s safety,  to try to contact you by phone.
For the protection of the entire student body, a student with a fever of 100 degrees or more
will be required to go home. Students are not to return to school until they have been fever free (without fever reducing medication) for 24 hours. A doctor’s note is required to return to school for any student who has been absent for more than three days, has any type of skin rash, or has been absent due to Conjunctivitis (Pink eye) or Chicken Pox.
Welcome to Beecher Elementary School
629 Penfield Street
Beecher, IL 60401
Phone: 708-946-2202 Ext. 1100
Mrs. Nicole Black, Principal