The Ball State Healthy Lifestyle Center invites you to join us for a walking class with puppies every Thursday, starting TONIGHT! Walking is a great way to be active, and this way the dogs will get some exercise as well! ❤️ Join us at the Blackford County Animal Shelter at 5 pm. Please note that a liability waiver will need to be completed. See you soon!
6 days ago, Beth Jones
People walking dogs
BJSHS office staff headed to Decatur today to join other Area 18 schools celebrating the end of the 2023-2024 school year. From left: Todd Hill, Cate Bennett, Scott Clamme, Jason Ridge, Grace Shockey, Kelli Ruble, Dawn Goodspeed, Monica Solga, Amy Coons, Lindsey Cagle, Jayci Dick and Karen Mealy. Thanks for a great school year, Bruins! We appreciate you! #BetterAtBlackford
7 days ago, Beth Jones
BJSHS Office staff
We thank all the generous donors to BCS. Your kindness makes all the difference! #BruinProud
7 days ago, Beth Jones
Thank you note
Check out the open jobs currently available at BCS. Perhaps there is something for you! Join Us! https://core-docs.s3.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1299/BCS/4424396/Job_Opportunities_6-4-2024.docx.pdf
8 days ago, Beth Jones
Help Wanted
Summer School is ON at BIS! Our Bruins were practicing their reading camping style, with flashlights and finger lights. Students and teachers are making the most out of these fun learning opportunities! #SummerSchool2024
8 days ago, Beth Jones
Students practice their reading during Summer School
Students use flashlights and finger lights to practice reading
Students attending Summer School work on their reading skills
Students read books during Summer School
Look at those smiles! BCS would like to congratulate the 2024 retirees from BJSHS: (from left) Vikki Armstrong, Kathleen Neal, Todd Hill, Brian Willmann and Rita Murrell. Thank you for your service! Enjoy retirement! (Not pictured - Karen Bergdoll) #BruinProud
8 days ago, Beth Jones
BJSHS 2024 retirees
Happy Graduation, Bruins! #ClassOf2024
13 days ago, Beth Jones
Congratulations, Graduates!
Thank you to all those who have donated their time, energy and resources to Blackford County Schools during the 2023-2024 school year. We so appreciate you and your generosity! #BetterAtBlackford
13 days ago, Beth Jones
Thank you note to all
If you've ever wanted to coach cheerleading, we're looking for YOU! #BetterAtBlackford
14 days ago, Beth Jones
Cheerleading Coach wanted
SEEKING BLACKFORD BRUINS! BCS has openings for Teachers, Instructional Assistants and Coaches. Send a letter of interest/resume to the contact listed. https://core-docs.s3.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1299/BCS/4390344/Job_Opportunities_5-29-2024.pdf
14 days ago, Beth Jones
Help Wanted
To help raise money for the BIS Field Day, students had a contest to see who could bring in the most change. The winning class was then able to throw pies at the person of their choosing. Ms. Sara Eubank's class took the honors. They chose Assistant Principal Chaz Gabriel.
14 days ago, Beth Jones
Assistant Principal Chaz Gabriel gets a pie in the face
Assistant Principal Chaz Gabriel take a pie to the face for a BIS fundraiser
Eubank's class  celebrates with Mr. Gabriel
We are thankful for the many individuals and businesses who have donated to Blackford County Schools during the 2023-2024 school year! Thank you! We couldn't do it without you! #BetterAtBlackford
14 days ago, Beth Jones
Thank you to BCS donors
BCS would like to thank everyone who donated their money or their time this school year to help our students! You rock, Bruins! #BruinProud
15 days ago, Beth Jones
Thank you
The team at Blackford Intermediate School wishes everyone a great summer! We wish the team at BIS a great (and restful) summer! Thank you for all you do! #BetterAtBIS
20 days ago, Beth Jones
Staff of Blackford Intermediate School
Meet Matt Carlisle, the new Band Director at Blackford Jr-Sr. High School. Carlisle comes to Blackford County via Pendleton Heights Middle School, where he most recently served as a long-term substitute teacher, working with ensembles and teaching general music and jazz band. In 2023, Carlisle student-taught under the guidance of former BJSHS Band Director Holden Berlin. A graduate of Ball State University, Carlisle also works as a Woodwind Lessons Teacher and Instrument Fitter. As he looks towards the future of the BJSHS Band, Carlisle plans to maintain and increase the involvement and presence of the band in the community, contests and overall ‘music scene.” He hopes to host community preview days for the band and looks forward to a County/Community Band and combined ensemble opportunities. BJSHS Principal Jason Ridge is excited about Carlisle taking the helm of the BJSHS Band. "Matt Carlisle is going to be a wonderful addition to BJSHS! We have been thrilled with the progress made under Mr. Berlin and feel Mr. Carlisle is the perfect person to keep the band program moving forward. His vision, experience working with high quality bands and work ethic all stood out during his interview and during his time as a student teacher. He does a tremendous job making connections with students and we are so excited to have him leading the band program!” Welcome, Mr. Carlisle!
19 days ago, Beth Jones
Matt Carlisle -BJSHS Band Director
During the End of School Year Breakfast, staff members who had 30 years or more of service were recognized. Also, administrators shared individual staff accomplishments, as well as academic accomplishments, that took place across the district. It's been a great school year! #BruinProud
19 days ago, Beth Jones
Assistant Superintendent David Parker
Jason Ridge - BJSHS Principal
BPS Principal Craig Campbell
BIS Principal Jim Fox
David Parker presents Rhonda Thurman with a service pin
David Parker presents Jeff Cline with a service pin
To show his appreciation to his staff and colleagues, BPS Principal Craig Campbell served lunch! Staff enjoyed pulled pork and smoked mac and cheese personally prepared by Mr. Campbell! Yum! #BetterAtBPS
19 days ago, Beth Jones
Lunch is served at BPS
If you are looking for something fun for your students to do this summer, check this out! There are still some open spaces available for Mini 4-H Camp! Register here: https://2024blackfordmini4hcamp.4honline.com
19 days ago, Beth Jones
Mini 4-H Camp announcement
A message passed along from BPS Media Specialist Keli Penrod: "It has been a busy few weeks for the BPS staff and students! First, our PTO celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week with a road trip-themed week. They would like to give special thanks to all of our donors including the Terrell family, Kline Family Farms, Glow Simply Candles, The Book Reader, Nails by Audge @ Reign, Granny Bloomers, Julie's Beautiful bags, Gilmans, The Copper Curl, Eclectic Blooms, and Stacey's Sweets. The week was filled with fun games, good food, giveaways, and team building! Then, we hosted the 2nd Grade Glow Dance Party to say goodbye to the class of 2034 as they head off for their new adventure at BIS. Gilman's also donated a slushie machine and our PTO gave each 2nd grade student a special color changing cup filled with either a lemonade slushie, or an apple juice slushie! Finally, today, as our teachers clean up and head out for the summer, PTO provided a snack, a pop, and a mini pool float to celebrate. We cannot wait to see you all next year! Have a fun summer!" (Thank you, BPS PTO, for all you do for our students and staff! ❤️)
19 days ago, Beth Jones
BPS Glow Party
BPS Glow Party goods
BPS PTO deliveries
BPS PTO teacher snacks
Saying goodbye to the school year and BCS! During the End of School Year Breakfast, Superintendent Chad Yencer honored the 2024-2025 retirees who included: Vikki Armstrong, Cheryl Barnes, Karen Bergdoll, Kent Dearduff, Judy Futrell, Todd Hill, Rita Murrell, Kathleen Neal, Teresa Teer and Brian Willmann. Thank you all for making a difference in the lives of our BCS students! Best wishes as you move on to the next exciting chapter of YOUR lives! #ThankYouBruins
19 days ago, Beth Jones
Cheryl Barnes and Chad Yencer
Brian Willmann and Chad Yencer
Linda Wallace, Kelly Sharp, Connie Hidy, Jeff Cline and Rita Murrell
Rita Murrell
Chad Yencer and Todd Hill