Eighth-grade students will be taking the PSAT test on Friday, January 18. The PSAT tests the same skills and knowledge as the SAT test. The SAT test is taken by all juniors in high school. It measures what they’re already learning, shows them whether they’re on track for college, and lets them know where they need the most improvement. Testing will begin at 8:00 a.m. and be completed by the 11:00 early dismissal. Your child’s attendance is important on this testing day.
Please see the attached information to see how we recognize kindness at BES. Kindness Acknowledgments – Nicole Black
Beecher CUSD 200U will join the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in the seventh statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions. The survey provides a unique opportunity for students, teachers, and parents to have a voice in improving their schools. From December 11 through January 18, students and teachers will be asked to take a 25 -minute research-based survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in their school’s learning environment. The parent survey supplement will be administered from November 15th through January 18th. These surveys will serve as an opportunity for schools to reflect on progress since the …
This morning, 1/14/2019, upon arrival to school it was discovered that the boilers at Beecher Elementary School went off at some point over the weekend, and it was cold in the school. We put a plan in place to move our students to the high school, where temperatures were warmer, while the boiler problem was being taken care of. Before students were actually moved to the high school, the boiler began providing heat to classrooms. Students were able to return to classrooms with much warmer temperatures and continue their school day at BES. We wanted to make everyone aware of …
High School Homecoming is January 18th, 2019. We are hosting St. Anne High School. JV game is at 5:30 pm and the varsity game is 7:00 pm. The homecoming court will be introduced between games. Winner announced at 9:30 pm. Dance tickets are $5.00. The game is a WHITE-OUT, make sure to wear white!
On Tuesday, December 11th – BES and BJHS performed at the 2018 Winter Concert. The 5th-grade band, 5th-grade choir, 6th-grade band, BJHS choir, and 7th/8th-grade band performed a variety of holiday selections, and the event was well-attended by family and community members. All of our students did really well at the concert, and they had a blast! Congratulations to all on a job well done! In January, registration for solo/ensemble contest begins. Looking ahead, our upcoming music events are: 4/6 – IESA solo/ensemble contest 4/25 – BES/BJHS spring concert 4/27 – IESA organizational contest (7/8 band)
Winter Break is December 24th – Jan 4th. Students will return Jan 7th, 2019. Have a great winter break!
We have been busy at BES over the last week. Please enjoy pictures from Cheer Buddies, our 5th grade Band and Chorus Concert, and the annual BES Sing-A-Long! Happy Holidays to everyone.
Friday, December 21st is Jammie day and Kindness Shirt Day. Go ahead and wear your favorite jammies with your “Be Kind” shirt over the top. Thank You