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School Hours

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

Office Hours

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

Dan Chamernik, Principal
Abby Magruder, 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



    Roy Street will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday (9/23&24) for water main upgrades. This will close all access to Shepard from Roy Street. For these two days, we will make the following modifications:
    DROP OFF: Please enter from Convent and drive past the front doors of Shepard, through the open gate and circle around to the normal drop off location. When leaving, enter the gate by the Shabbona playground and continue past the front of Shabbona and back to Convent. If you find yourself behind a bus, please wait while the bus unloads.
    PICK UP: Pick up will begin at 3:30pm. Again enter from Convent, travel past the front doors of Shepard, through the open gate and turn left toward the normal pick up spot. We will be there to help direct the cars to go all the way around the loop. Once the loop is full, we will ask that cars park in that lot and wait (the lot will be reserved for pick up only). We cannot have cars backed up in front of Shepard and blocking bus traffic. Once your child is picked up, exit through the gate by the Shabbona playground, past the front of Shabbona and back on to Convent.

    THANK YOU!!!!
    Daniel R. Hollowell, Superintendent

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BUGC Announcements

  • 7/8 Boys' Basketball Try-outs:

    Mon.  Oct 20 3:00-5:00 BUGC

    Tues.  Oct 21 5:00-7:00 Liberty

    Wed.   Oct 22 3:00-5:00 BUGC

    In order to tryout you must:

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

    2) Must have an updated physical on file with the school nurse.  A physical is good for one year from date of last physical.

    If you have an questions, please contact Coach Dersien at dersient@besd53.org or Coach Peachey at peacheyr@besd53.org





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  • Dear Parent  / Guardians:
    Beginning with the week of September 2nd, BUGC will offer a homework club for 7th and 8th grade students on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday's.  The homework club will meet after school beginning at 2:45 in a grade level teacher room.  The homework club provides student an opportunity of received additional instruction in core classes.  The homework club is dismissed at 3:30 and students are responsible to make pick-up arrangements.  There is not bus service for homework club.
    As a variety of teachers sponsor homework club, the room locations vary each day.  This information is posted on "Tiger Tracks" under Quick Links on the Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center webpage.  "Tiger Tracks" is also displayed during student lunches in the MPR.
    "Tiger Tracks' contains a variety of information for parents and students presented daily by the administration, faculty and staff.  "Tiger Tracks" has replaced "Tiger Talk".  Please note we will continue to post important information on the main page under BUGC Announcements as well.
    If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Magruder or me at (815) 929-5200.
    Yours in Education,
    Daniel Chamernik

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  • For the safety of Bourbonnais Upper Grade students, all parents who drive and pick up student(s) must use the parking lot located between the Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center and the Central Office Administration Building.  When dropping off or picking up students, please pull all of the way up the curb adjacent to the baseball field. (toward Central Office)  This will help with traffic on John Casey Road and provides students a safe walking area to the school.  If you have any questions, please contact the Bourbonnais Upper Grade Office at (815) 929-5200 or email me at chamernikd@besd53.org

    Thank you for your cooperation and dedication to help keep our students safe.

    Dan Chamernik 

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