Congratulations to our 2022-2023 Blackford County Schools' retirees Mrs. Cissy Clock, Kindergarten teacher at BPS; Mr. Thurman Cook, an Instructional Assistant at BJSHS; Mr. Don Peden, the Head Custodian at BJSHS; and Mrs. Nancy Slentz, food service staff member at BPS. The staff members were recognized during the End of Year Breakfast held this morning at BJSHS by Superintendent Chad Yencer and Assistant Superintendent David Parker. Building principals Craig Campbell, Jim Fox and Jason Ridge shared a bit about what makes these individuals so special. (We included a retro photo of Mrs. Slentz doing what she did so well during her career at BCS... serving others with a smile!) If you see any of these people, please wish them well. They have worked hard to make a difference in the lives of the students of Blackford County Schools! Best wishes, Cissy, Thurman, Don and Nancy! Relax and enjoy the next chapter of your lives! You deserve it! ❤️ #BruinProud
3 days ago, Beth Jones
Cissy Clock and Chad Yencer
David Parker and Thurman Cook
Chad Yencer and Don Peden
Nancy Slentz
The BPS Kindness Club sent congratulatory cards to the Class of 2023! So kind! #Class of 2023 #BruinProud
4 days ago, Beth Jones
Seniors display their cards from the BPS Kindness Club
There were ROCK STARS at BPS today! Members of the Class of 2023 walked the halls today to the cheers of students in grades K-2! Way to go, Bruins, we are proud of you! (You made a positive impact on our Cubs today!) #ClassOf2023 #BruinProud
4 days ago, Beth Jones
A senior gives a BPS student a hug during the Senior Walk
Seniors walk the hallways at BPS
Senior Walk at BPS
Senior Walk 2023 - BPS
Here are a few more scenes from yesterday's fun field day at BPS. Thank you to everyone who helped make this day possible for our students. They had a blast! #BetterAtBlackford
4 days ago, Beth Jones
First grade students race during Field Day
First graders play games during the BPS Field Day
It's tug of war with 1st graders at BPS
Students play under a parachute during BPS field day
Popsicles were a great way to spend some time outside at the BPS field day
It's a dance party at BPS!
First graders in Ms. Rachael Story's class at BPS celebrate the end of the school by getting their glow on! What a fun way to do lessons! Great job, Cubs! #BetterAtBlackford #EndOfSchool
4 days ago, Beth Jones
1st grader enjoys glow party
1st grader participates in a Glow Party
Mrs. Story's first grade class at BPS
Student works on lesson during glow party
1st grade students play tic tac toe during the glow party
Talk about beautiful weather for some outdoor fun! Our BPS Cubs celebrated the end of the school year with a field day! #BetterAtBlackford
5 days ago, Beth Jones
BPS students participate in Field Day
BPS prepares for field day
BPS Field Day
Students celebrated the end of school with a dance party
Students enjoyed some watery fun at BPS yesterday as the school year winds to a close. (Yes, that really is Principal Craig Campbell getting doused with a bucket(s) of water!) Thank you to everyone who pitched in $ to help PTO purchase indoor toys for recess. We appreciate you!
5 days ago, Beth Jones
Craig Campbell gets water poured on his head
BPS students watch principal get dunked with water
Students prepare for the dunking of Mr. Campbell
Students at BPS enjoyed some beach and camping activities while they were working on their lessons today! Looks like fun! #BetterAtBlackford
9 days ago, Beth Jones
Student enjoys a beach day in Mrs. Buettner's class at BPS
Girl and two boys enjoy beach day at BPS
boy sits under his tent desk
Students work under their desks
For your future planning.
10 days ago, Beth Jones
Head Start recruitment flyer
A big thank you to everyone who helped make Career Day at BPS and BIS possible! They include: Timothy Lyles, Jennerjahn Engineering, Sarah Howard, Radiant Health; Kaylie Hayden Townsend, esthetician and small business owner; Todd Shoup, pilot; Whitney Osborn, travel nurse; New Indy Containerboard, VIA Credit Union, Carol Gebert, Chad King, mowing and lawn care; Laurie Overmyer, Ivy Tech welders, Sheri McDonald, and Shalee Myron. #BetterAtBlackford
12 days ago, Beth Jones
BIS Career Day - gardening
Career Day at BIS
Career Day - BIS
Career Day at BIS
Career Day - BIS
How much fun is this? Students in Mrs. Katie Barnes' at BPS kicked off their last full week as first graders with glow day! According to Mrs. Barnes, "The kids have worked so hard this year and I truly couldn’t be more proud of them. We are having different theme days this week to celebrate all of their hard work this year!" Keep up the good work, Cubs! #BetterAtBlackford
13 days ago, Beth Jones
Two first graders participate in Glow Day
Students play glow-in-the-dark
Mrs. Barnes class enjoys Glow Day
1st graders participate in glow party
Students work on glow tasks
Glow party participants in Mrs. Barnes'  class at BPS
It's hard to believe our BPS and BIS teachers are already hard at work preparing for the 2023-2024 school year! We sure appreciate their efforts! #BetterAtBlackford
19 days ago, Beth Jones
Teachers plan for next school year
Here are a few more scenes from the BPS 2nd grade field trip to the Fort Wayne Zoo!
23 days ago, Beth Jones
2nd grader at the zoo
Peacock at the zoo
BPS 2nd graders at the zoo
2nd graders at the Fort Wayne Zoo
2nd graders at the zoo
2nd grade girl at the zoo
It's a good day to be a BPS Cub on a field trip at the Fort Wayne Zoo!
24 days ago, Beth Jones
BPS Cubs play at the Fort Wayne Zoo
Students catch a wave at the Fort Wayne Zoo
It is May the 1st, which means it is food pantry time! Please join us tonight at 5:00 pm for the Blackford Primary School's food pantry. The doors will open at 5:00 pm at the front entrance. Stop by to get out of the cold rain and pick up some good chow.
27 days ago, Craig Campbell
Please help us spread the word! We are hiring for the 2023-2024 school year. Join us!
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
BCS needs Elementary Teachers!
Attention BCS Parents: You may qualify for assistance with your light, gas, and water bills! Find out here! 👇 Mark your calendars!
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Energy Assistance flyer
Our Cubs in Mrs. Rhonda Thurman's 2nd grade class at BPS say THANK YOU to the Greenscape Commission for sharing items that will help them celebrate Earth! Our students are a friendly reminder that Earth Day is tomorrow, Saturday, April 22. #BetterAtBlackford
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Rhonda Thurman's 2nd grade class at BPS
We hope you have this upcoming event on your calendar! Please share and help us spread the word. Thank you!
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Kids Safety Fun Faire
Meet Levi! He completed his Kindergarten Screening yesterday at BPS and is now an official Future Bruin! BCS would like to welcome to Levi and all the other new Kindergarten students who will be a part of the Class of 2036! If you or someone you know has a child who will be 5 on or before August 1, 2023 and plan to enter Kindergarten this fall, please contact BPS at 348.7584. #BetterAtBlackford
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Levi Jones - Blackford Class of 2036