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Upcoming Events


School Hours

7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Office Hours

7:20 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Mr. Jeff Gindy, Principal
Mr. Shannon Swilley, Associate Principal

BUGC Structure and Electives
This is the powerpoint that was presented at Liberty to the incoming 7th grade students the week of April 28-May 2. Click here to start


BUGC Announcements

  • 2015 Cross Country  

    Girls/Boys (6th, 7th, 8th )
    Cross Country season will begin with a meeting 7:00pm on Monday, August 10th at the Bourbonnais Upper Grade Gymnasium.  Please bring an insurance form signed by a parent or guardian and a copy of your sports physical.  All forms and additional information can be found on our website.   www.besd53.org/bugcxc
    Students must have a sports physical on file, insurance form turned in, and Code of Conduct form submitted before they will be able to participate.  A physical is good for one year from the date issued.  Please have these ready to turn in at the meeting.   

    We encourage runners to run over the summer to prepare for the Cross Country Season!

    Coach Crawford                      crawfordd@besd53.org          815-929-5200
    Coach Edmonson                    edmonsonc@besd53.org                    815-929-5050

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    New and Returning Student Orientation

    Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center would like to invite all new and returning students along with their parents for a brief orientation on Monday, August 10th at 6:30 pm.  Parents and students will be able to meet the new administrative team, pick up class schedules and tour the building.  We’d love to see everyone here!

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  • 2015 Baseball Try-outs

    (6th, 7th, and 8th Grade)

    Monday August 3rd 9:00am - 12:00pm

    Tuesday August 4th 9:00am - 12:00pm

    Wednesday August 5th 9:00am - 11:00am


    In order to tryout you must:

    1) Turn in a signed insurance waiver form which can be picked up in the PE office.

    2) Must have an up-to-dated physical on file with the school. A physical is good for one year from its date.

    **Please email Coach Arlis your Name, Grade, and top two positions if you plan on trying out.**

    Our first practice will be Thursday August 6th, time is TBD.

    Good Luck!!! Coach Arlis arlisp@besd53.org (815) 929-5265

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    2015 Softball Tryouts 
    (6th, 7th, and 8th Grade)
    Mon, July 27, 2015 :  Registration begins at 7:40 am, tryouts are 8-10 am
    Tues, July 28, 2015 :  Tryouts 8-10 am (pitchers and catchers stay until 10:45) - first cuts
    Wed, July 29, 2015 :  Tryouts 8-10 am (pitchers and catchers stay until 10:45) - final cuts
    Thurs, July 30, 2015 :  Team Practice TBA 
    Where? : Tryouts will be held at the new softball field behind BUGC.
    Players MUST bring :  Signed insurance waiver (found on website) &photocopy of sports physical (we do not have access to sports physicals in the nurse's office so a photocopy must be brought to tryouts)  If a player does not have one of these documents they will NOT be allowed to tryout until documents are turned in.
    Please complete the 2015-15 softball form found on the BUGC website under student activities / softball.
    Gear :  Mitt, pants, water (plus any additional softball gear) 
    Can't make tryouts? :  Must make arrangements via email prior to July 25.
    Rain Date :  TBA 
    Coach Tiffany Lanoue lanouet@besd53.org
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