There have been dinosaur sightings today at BPS! From what we've seen, the dinosaur seems friendly enough... and might even answer to Principal Campbell. We recommend approaching the dinosaur with caution... (It's been a long week!) 😄 #BetterAtBlackford (Photos Provided)
29 days ago, Beth Jones
Dinosaur greets students
Students play games with the dinosaur
Dinosaur waves children off to class
Oh, it's a fun Friday at the BIS! Check out Team Pac Man- (from left) Principal Jim Fox, Nikki Lightle, Erin Roush, Jenny Jacobs, and Jessica Irwin. Looking good, Bruins! #BetterAtBlackford
29 days ago, Beth Jones
BIS Admin team dressed like Pac Man
Hide your dalmations! There are two Cruella DeVilles currently on the loose at the BIS today! Alayna Sparks, a 3rd grader, and Mrs. Beth Wall, a teacher at the BIS, were both on the prowl as students and staff joined in the dress-up fun for Costume Friday! #BetterAtBlackford
29 days ago, Beth Jones
Alayna Sparks and Beth Wall dress up as Cruella DeVille for Costume Friday
A big thank you to everyone who came out for Fall Fest at the BIS last night! Check out the creatively decorated pumpkins that were on display. Definitely hard to choose... #BetterAtBlackford
30 days ago, Beth Jones
Fall Fest Pumpkin contest
Fall Fest Pumpkin Contest
Stay Puft marshmallow pumpkin
Congratulations to our students at the BIS who made the A and A/B Honor Rolls for the first nine weeks. Keep up the good work, Bruins! #BetterAtBlackford Blackford Intermediate School 2022-2023 1st NINE WEEKS All A Honor Roll SIXTH GRADE All A – Brockington Boyd, Kenzie Delporte, Corban Fox, Melody Garland, Rilley Heflin, Aubrey Hess, Remington Kellogg, Willow Sparks, Kamara Williams, Logan Wilson FIFTH GRADE ALL A – Tyler Armstrong, Matthew Barry, Riley Creech, Lyla Hunt, Leah Morgan, Serenity Schmuck FOURTH GRADE ALL A – Autumn Aguirre, Adrienne Dunica, Shelby Garner, Hudson Hughes, Reed Mays, Brenton Montgomery, Jayson Pacheco, Elliott Phillips, Ryan Trissel, Skyler Wisell THIRD GRADE ALL A – Jase Bole, Aiden Disborough, Colten Gadbury, Carter Hunt, Aydin Jackson, Christopher Johnson, Everleigh Kellogg, Kaebri Messersmith, Waverly Schauer, Maurlie Sharp, Bridger Smith, Chanda Speidel, Eloise Walter A/B Honor Roll SIXTH GRADE A/B – Abraylin Bacon, Cambria Bannister, Gavin Bartrum, Easten Beckley, Madalyn Coleman, Isabella Crouse, Conner Dickey, Maddison Disborough, Maisy Fox, Noel Godinez, Savannah Kuehnhold, Kaylin Light, Benjamin Ludwig, Brandon Maddox, Grace McCammon, Trinity McLaughlin, Parker Murray, Caeleb Quillen, Brianna Rhoton, Landon Roberts, Janelle Slusher, Luke Slusser, Evelynn Smith, Genevieve Trissel, Taytum Whiteley FIFTH GRADE A/B – James Alfrey, Cailynn Bolling, Malachi Brinkerhoff, Alton Garrett, Bentley Holiday, Levi Houston, Eli Jenkins, Sophia Jester, Lyllian Jones, Haven Kenny, Joel Keyes, Gabriel Kitterman, Gavin Kitterman, Bentley Milholland, Paige Miral, Caiden Parrott, Caleb Parsons, Aubree Piercy, Sarah Southerland, Jaxon Sparkman, Austyn Sumwalt, Jesse Townsend, Kendyl Walls, Michael Wilson FOURTH GRADE A/B – Levi Bartrum, Carson Boyd, Iceiss Clubs, Elaine Dick, Jace Fox, Izaac Gipson, Logan Heflin, Kosei Heiser, Morgan High, Mason Hornbaker, Paisley Langdon, Alex Maddox, Alexander Osburn, Colten Quillen, Teagan Robbins, Lillyana Roberds, Liam Rogers, Samuel Roush, James Shroyer, Allison Slusser, Layla Stevenson, Zarya Wallace, Nashua Yates THIRD GRADE A/B – Bryson Adney, Summer Aguirre, Ryder Alexander, Tripp Banter, Jezalynn Batten, Winston Brown, Raylee Cook, Kellan Delporte, Lilyana Douglas, Emily Evans, Brantley Gary, Korbyn Grasse, Pimber Halberstadt, Josie Keplinger, Sophia Lacy, Zadie Newman, Charlie Pauley, Daelon Richardson, Blake Roysden, Blakely Smith, Alayna Sparks, Greyson Storer, Ethan Wormer, Ariah Wynn
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Honor Roll student
Meet BIS 5th grader Joel Keyes and 4th grader Morgan High. They were honored during Tuesday's school board meeting as Character Ed recipients for the month of August. Principal Jim Fox noted the Character Ed trait was kindness. Keep up the good work, Joel and Morgan!
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Joel Keyes, Jim Fox, Morgan High - Character Ed recipients for August
BJSHS had their Champions Together Convocation on Thursday. Students and staff had a blast learning about Unified Sports, which allows all students to be a part of a team and compete against other schools, with guest speaker Craig Turnquist. Our students took risks today, including a big hair contest and a dance contest. We also got the chance to hear the impact Unified Sports has had on four of our students. Unified Bowling starts in January and Unified Track starts in March. Join the fun! #BetterAtBlackford
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Champions Together convocation- Students discuss the program
Students discuss Champions Together program
Champions Together guest speaker Craig Turnquist
Please mark your calendars and help us get the word out about this great annual event!
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Rotary Coat Giveaway
Just a reminder: Health Heroes will be providing flu shots for students and staff on Thursday, October 20. A signed permission form must be on file before the vaccination will be given. Permission forms can be obtained at your student's school or here:
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Flu shots available
Important lessons today for our youngest students at Blackford Primary School courtesy of the Hartford City Fire Department. Thank you, HCFD, for the visit! #BetterAtBlackford
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Student tries out the fire hose
Students learn more about fire safety in the classroom
Teachers meet Fire Dept rep for fire safety lessons
Visitors from the Hartford City Fire Dept. talk fire safety at BPS
Junior high students at BJSHS kicked off Fall Break in style with a Block Party on Friday afternoon to celebrate the completion of the first 9 weeks of school. Students enjoyed games and prizes and even got the opportunity to "pie" a few of the staff members! #BetterAtBlackford
about 2 months ago, Beth Jones
Students doing sidewalk chalk art
Students playing games during block party
Students play volleyball during block party
Staff members receive a pie in the face during Block Party
To our students, staff and all their families:
about 2 months ago, Beth Jones
Have a great Fall Break!
Just a reminder - The Arts Place Make-It Take-It Art Activities for Kids takes place tomorrow! Come join the fun!
about 2 months ago, Beth Jones
Arts Place flyer
The BJSHS Band was in concert last night. Thank you to everyone who came out to show their support! Great job, Bruins! #BetterAtBlackford
about 2 months ago, Beth Jones
BJSHS Fall Band Concert
A big thank you to all the moms who came out for Muffins with Mom at BIS this morning. ❤️ What a great time! (Over 160 muffins were served!) #BetterAtBlackford
about 2 months ago, Beth Jones
Muffins with Mom at BIS
Good morning! Please be aware that internet and phones are currently down at BPS, BIS, and C.O. We will let you know when both are back up. Thank you for your understanding.
about 2 months ago, BCS
A big thank you to everyone who came out to support our BJSHS Choirs during last night's performance at Lighthouse Church!
about 2 months ago, Beth Jones
BJSHS Jr. High Choir kicks off the concert
BJSHS Choir performs in concert
Choir concert at Lighthouse church
Looking for a job that will allow you to be home when your students are? We have an opening at the BIS for an Instructional Assistant. Send a letter of interest and resume to Principal Jim Fox at Check out our other openings:
about 2 months ago, Beth Jones
We are hiring
Just a reminder- BCS offers a daily Activity Bus to Montpelier. Students MUST be signed up first to ride. Contact Transportation Coordinator Shannon Bannister at 765.348.7554 to sign up your student(s).
about 2 months ago, Beth Jones
Activity bus flyer
Our preschool students at BIS recently had a special guest read a story to them. A big thank you to Hartford City Deputy Chief Joel Allred for taking time out of his busy schedule to read to our Cubs! #BetterAtBlackford
about 2 months ago, Beth Jones
HCPD Deputy Chief Joel Allred reads to preschool students