Reminder: All BCS students have access to free counseling services through the Bowen Center. Contact your student's school or call 800.342.5652 to set a confidential appointment.
If you want to make a difference in the life of a child, check out the current jobs available at BCS: https://bit.ly/3cbGD1Q
Blackford Spotlight: Mrs. Amanda Johnson's 3rd grade students at Blackford Intermediate School: We are text feature detectives! My 3rd graders at Blackford Intermediate have been exploring nonfiction texts, identifying text features, and explaining their purposes. Here they are working on a text features task card Google Form with a partner and putting their brains together to recognize them - teamwork makes the dream work! - Mrs. Johnson Great job, Bears! Keep up the good work!
Due to the number of students currently in quarantine, BJSHS will move to At-Home Blended Learning for September 17, 18 and 21. All extra-curricular events are cancelled beginning today thru Sept. 21. Parents: Please check your Skyward email for more detailed information.
There's a great story in the Star-Press about our own Tony Uggen, who's currently in the hospital battling Covid-19. Let's cheer Mr. Uggen on and wish him well like he does so many of our Blackford Bruins! Get well, Mr. Uggen! Read the story here: https://bit.ly/3mlM7eW
BJSHS will be back in session tomorrow 9.15.20. We appreciate your understanding with today’s switch to blended learning.
A reminder, Blackford Junior-Senior High School will have a Blended Learning Day today 9.14.20. All other BCS schools will be in session. All assignments for BJSHS students will be posted by 9:00 am. Thank you.
We apologize for the late notice, but tomorrow 9.14.20 will be a blended learning day for BJSHS only. Our staff was notified after 9:00 pm this evening of a student with a positive case and we need time to complete the contact tracing and identify students who need to quarantine. Again, all other BCS schools will be in session, only BJSHS is on blended learning. We thank you for your patience.
Reminder: September 22-24 will be At-Home Blended Learning Days. These are important instructional days for students, as this is an opportunity to experience Blended Learning over a multiple day window. These days are also in place for our Parent/Teacher Conference days. All Parent/Teacher conferences will be by appointment only. To schedule a Parent/Teacher Conference for your student, please contact your student's school.
Caution: Bears hard at work! Check out our BIS 5th grade students figuring out the answers to a lesson during Success period. Keep up the good work, Bears!
Please complete this important Blackford County Housing Survey. While BCS did not create the survey, we are assisting our partners by sharing it. The survey will identify housing needs in Blackford County. https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ePOnoAKhmBuaV4F
BCS will operate on a 2 hour delay Wednesday September 9th., 2020
Here are more scenes from Mrs. Lorri Smith's 2nd grade class at Northside Elementary having fun during recess. #ChooseBCS
Just a reminder that Monday, September 7 is Labor Day and there will be no school for students. Have a safe and enjoyable weekend, Bruins!
It was picture day today at B.I.S. Here are Mrs. Rebecca Taylor's 4th grade students waiting for their turn to be in front of the camera. Looking sharp, Bears! #ChooseBCS
Our Northside Cubs have been working hard this week in Mrs. Lorri Smith's 2nd grade class. They've also been playing hard, too, during some gorgeous outdoor recess time! #CubFun
Students are off to a great start this Friday in Mrs. Jessica Barker's Kindergarten class at MES. The lesson is about the four seasons! Keep up the good work, Kodiaks! #ChooseBCS
Make a difference in a child's life- work at Blackford County Schools! To apply, send a letter of intent and resume to the supervisor listed. https://bit.ly/3lKkpZ6
BCS will operate on a 2 hour delay Tuesday, September 1st 2020 due to fog.
It's game ON in Mrs. Carma Reidy's class at BIS! Students had a deck of cards and would turn over 1 card at a time to make the greatest place value number they could. Students then were challenged to write their number using words, models, standard form or expanded form.