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Superintendent’s Blog – District Technology

April 25, 2019
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As promised, I am providing more feedback from our recent Superintendent Steering Committees. This time, the focus was Technology, and the recommendations were: Implementing hardware purchasing rotations for students and staff An increased dedication to staff Professional Development in the area of technology implementation A 1:1 learning environment for students in grades 3-12 An organizational focus on supporting staff members as they transition to and engage in a 1:1 environment Parent Engagement: Tech Cafes and other learning opportunities for parents to better utilize their access to Powerschool, Google classroom, Go MAth!, etc. More effective utilization of website and social media to push …

BJHS Little Caesars Fundraiser

April 11, 2019
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Remember to sell your Little Caesars pizza kits! Students are encouraged to sell at least 2 kits. Orders and money are due back to first hour teachers no later than April 25th. All monies raised by our school fundraisers provide funding for present and future student rewards and activities. Every student selling 2 pizzas/kits will be entered in the $50 participation raffle. Every student who sells at least 10 pizzas/kits will have the opportunity to participate in the “Cash & Candy Pull”. (Mystery Money Prizes are attached to each candy bar.) The homeroom with the highest percentage of participation receives …

2019 IESA Solo/Ensemble Contest

April 9, 2019
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On Saturday, April 6th, Beecher Junior High School participated in the 2019 IESA solo/ensemble contest held at Bradley Central Middle School in Bradley, Illinois. 35 students from BJHS participated in a variety of vocal and instrumental music events. 8 Division II ribbons were awarded, and 37 Division I medals were awarded to our music students. Chloe Zurek received the BEST OF DAY Award for her flute solo! Way to go, Chloe! All students represented Beecher with great musicality, pride, and professionalism. Great job, everyone!! The following students earned Division II ribbons at contest: Grace Huenerberg, Allison Sadus, Whitney Treco, Jordan …

Superintendent’s Blog – Student Opportunities and Supports

April 8, 2019
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I have recently hosted a series of committee meetings to obtain input from the learning community, eliciting feedback on areas that we could better serve our students, staff, parents, and community. The first group to meet was Student Opportunities and Supports, looking at ways that we can make our students more successful. After deliberating, it was decided that the following areas could use additional focus: District-wide RtI program, including but not limited to an emphasis on study skills increased consistency for the student experience (procedural, across grade levels, between classes, between buildings, etc.) JH / HS credit recovery program academic …

Beecher Jr. High Energy Fair

April 4, 2019
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Beecher Junior High will be holding this year’s Energy Fair on Wednesday, April 10th. Fourth and fifth graders will be coming over to the Junior High from 1:30 – 2:30. Eighth graders will have a short presentation and then will play games and activities all about energy.