Hey, it's almost time for Camp Adventure... have your kids signed up to join the fun and learning?
3 days ago, Beth Jones
Camp Adventure flyer
Congratulations to the 2021 Jennerjahn Most Improved Students! This year's recipients were selected for their outstanding accomplishments throughout the school year. Northside - Charlotte Trant, 2nd grade Blackford Intermediate - Alton Garrett, 3rd grade; Peyton Horsley, 4th grade; Gracie Townsend-Strait, 5th grade; and AriannaBrown-Arreola, 6th grade. Montpelier Elementary - Ethan McCammon, 2nd grade; Izabelle Speece, 3rd grade; Connor Garlow, 4th grade; Carson Stitnicky, 5th grade; and Kyla Sills, 6th grade. BJSHS - Davien Fields, 7th grade; and Derek Kleefisch, 8th grade. Way to go, Bruins! A big thank you to Mrs. Ruth Jennerjahn for sponsoring the annual awards for our Most Improved Students!
10 days ago, Beth Jones
Charlotte Trant and Cristi Aulbach
BIS Most Improved Students
Montpelier Elementary  Most Improved Students
BJSHS Most Improved Students
Calling all future Bruins! We are rounding up Kindergarteners for the 21-22 school year! If you have or know of an incoming Kindergartener who missed out on Round-Up, please complete this Kindergarten questionnaire. https://bit.ly/3gQ3cx4
13 days ago, Beth Jones
Kindergarten students dressed up like oldsters
Just a reminder that IU Health Blackford will be hosting a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for individuals 16 years and older tomorrow, Saturday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the BJSHS JROTC gym. Please help us get the word out.
17 days ago, Beth Jones
Vaccine clinic announcement
A message from Mrs. Kylee Redford regarding Camp Invention: Just like this very full bulletin board (thanks Mrs. Lightle for the help), all of the Camp Invention scholarship spots are filled. We have record numbers and unfortunately funding for scholarships has run out. Families can now choose to pay full price or get put on a scholarship wait list in case more funding can be secured. Thank you to all the families for showing such interest. We look forward to a great week at camp June 7-11!!!
18 days ago, Beth Jones
A filled-up bulletin board
Every year, Mrs. Jeannie Cain, the library specialist at Northside Elementary, conducts a fundraiser for the Blackford County Animal Shelter. This year's fundraiser was just a little different, and as usual, Mrs. Cain made it special! Thanks to the generosity of a number of local individuals who donated stuffed animals to Northside, Mrs. Cain was able to create a pet adoption center in the library! Not only were students able to adopt a stuffed animal pet for $2, they also were asked to read to their adopted pet. Through the pet adoptions and sales of discovery bottles, Northside students raised $1,072 for the animal shelter. Students who read five stories to their adopted pet received a surprise. They were invited down to the lobby as Principal Craig Campbell and his dog, Maggie, read a special story. Thanks to Mrs. Cain and all our Cub readers who participated in the fundraiser. We sure appreciate you! #BlackfordCountyAnimalShelter #CubsRule
20 days ago, Beth Jones
Dog jumps on principal as he reads a story
Kids listening to a story read by the principal and his dog
Sign for animal shelter fundraiser
Sign for animal shelter fundraiser amount
We're looking for a few good campers for some summertime learning and fun!
20 days ago, Beth Jones
Camp Invention Flyer
Blackford County Schools would like to welcome Jase, one of our newest Blackford Bruins, to the BCS family! A big thank you to everyone who came out for Kindergarten Round-up last night at Northside and Montpelier Schools. We are looking forward to seeing all our new kindergarten students in class this August! #Classof2034 (photo provided)
25 days ago, Beth Jones
Kindergarten student standing in front of Class of 2034 sign
Attention future Blackford Bruins and their families: Kindergarten Round-up is tonight! If you have or know of an incoming Kindergarten student, please share this important information. We can't wait to meet our new Bruins!
26 days ago, Beth Jones
Kindergarten Roundup flyer
It's Kindergarten Round-up time! If you have or know of an incoming Kindergarten student, please share this important information.
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Kindergarten Roundup flyer
It's soon to be Camp Adventure time. Join the fun!
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Camp Adventure flyer
How about a Final Four update from Northside Counselor Tiffany Ickes-Pauley: "Monday will wrap up "College Madness" here at Northside. Every year during NCAA march madness, I host a "college madness" competition. I find this is the best way to get students and parents excited and talking about colleges/universities. Classes pick a team in the tournament and learn all about it. The classes can earn points if they make pennants, learn fun facts, answer trivia questions, make "when I go to college" booklets, find hidden basketballs around the school, learn school fight songs etc. This year, 15 students won college themed prizes for trivia and the classroom with the highest points will also win a prize. Competition and smack talk about who will win is high in 1st grade hall. I also just love learning new facts about universities all over our country. Did you know Baylor has a small zoo on campus or that Houston had a live cougar mascot from 1947 to 1989? Congratulations to the Baylor Bears and Miss Carissa Carter's class!" What a fun lesson! Be sure to check out the Baylor Fight Song by Miss Carter's class https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BuG4BBQoOtBKmrVFsk4xW82LkJcKMZIY/view
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
It's Kindergarten Round-up time! If you have or know of an incoming Kindergarten student, please share this important information.
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Kindergarten Roundup flyer
You know summer is right around the corner when it's time for Camp Adventure! Check it out!
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Camp Invention Flyer
It's Kindergarten Round-up time! If you have or know of an incoming Kindergarten student, please share this important information.
about 2 months ago, Beth Jones
Kindergarten Roundup form
Check out Beth Brown's Bruin spirit! She put together a bulletin board at Northside Elementary to help our Cubs cheer on the Bruins to a Semi-State victory! Great job, Beth! We are #BruinProud!
about 2 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Brown stands before her Bruin billboard
Northside and Montpelier 2021-2022 in-person Kindergarten Round-Up meetings announced!
about 2 months ago, Beth Jones
Kindergarten Round-up flyer
If you are thinking of a job change, be sure to check out the latest openings at Blackford County Schools! Make a difference in the life of a student, join us! https://bit.ly/3coqmXH
about 2 months ago, Beth Jones
Cartoon images of adults
WANTED: Future Blackford Bruins If you have or know of an incoming Kindergarten student for the 2021-2022 school year, be sure to complete the attached Kindergarten Round Up form: http://bit.ly/3dBs36d
2 months ago, Beth Jones
Kindergarten students working on the number 8
Warmer temperatures move Cub lessons outdoors! Students in Mrs. Cristi Aulbach's 2nd grade class at Northside Elementary had some fun while working on their math problems. Spring has spring at BCS! #ChooseNorthside
2 months ago, Beth Jones
Mrs. Aulbach assists a student with an outdoor math problem
Northside students use sidewalk to work on math problems
Mrs. Cristi Aulbach directs outdoor math lessons to her students