James Duggan
Thanks to Ms. Crooks for a great Band Camp! #besd53
2 days ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Thanks to Mrs. O'Gorman and the entire team for a successful Camp Invention. #besd53
2 days ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Hi. The Community Garden is doing great! It will be hot this weekend so do not forget to water.
3 days ago, James Duggan
Director of Technology
Please read the important on-line registration information for returning students at the following link: http://5il.co/3m0f
13 days ago, Director of Technology
James Duggan
Thanks to everyone who donated to the crayons for hospitals drive led by the Manteno FFA. #BESD53
17 days ago, James Duggan
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Retirement Reception for Mr.Hodge, Tuesday, 5/29 4pm at Shabbona! Public is invited!
20 days ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Sculpture 1 class painted rocks and hid them around the local area. #k3CountyRocks #besd53
26 days ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Congratulations to 300 BUGC Alumni graduating tonight as part of BBCHS Class of 2018!
about 1 month ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Good Luck to our IESA State qualifiers in the Track meet today and Saturday!
about 1 month ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
James Duggan
We still have spots available for the following camps: Girls Robotics, Build A Computer (Rd 2), Get Your Game On, and Girls Basketball Skills. Use this link to learn more and sign up. http://www.besd53.org/enrichment-programs
about 1 month ago, James Duggan
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Listen to Author Nancy Gee at 3:30pm Tuesday on WVLI 92.7 and WIVR 101.7 then come out to Shabbona at 6pm for Reading is in Bloom!
about 1 month ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
FREE Heart Smart summer fitness and nutrition program for girls in 5th-9th grade! Offered by the BTPD and KCHD
about 1 month ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
James Duggan
Thanks to everyone who helped to make the garden planting day a big success! #BESD53
about 1 month ago, James Duggan
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
STRAW BALE GARDENING! Saturday 5/12 9am-12pm join BESD#53 and the Bourbonnais Library at our community garden for planting day! $5 a bale, plants will be available as well!
about 1 month ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Director of Technology
Just a reminder that flower pick up is TOMORROW morning from 9-11am at BUGC. Rain or Shine you MUST come and pick up your orders. This includes gift cards as well! Thank you for supporting the Bourbonnais PTA!!
about 1 month ago, Director of Technology
Director of Technology
Parents of 6th graders: Chromebook Turn In for 6th graders will be Monday, May 21st. For more information - http://5il.co/3596
about 1 month ago, Director of Technology
Director of Technology
Parents of 7th graders: Chromebook Turn In for 7th graders will be Tuesday, May 22nd. For more information - http://5il.co/3597
about 1 month ago, Director of Technology
Director of Technology
Parents of 8th graders: Chromebook Purchase or Turn In for 8th graders will be Wednesday, May 23rd. For more info - http://5il.co/3598
about 1 month ago, Director of Technology
James Duggan
Congratulations to the 4th Grade Spelling Bee Winners! 1st Place Lydia Hammond and 2nd Place Micah Randle-El. Thanks to Mrs. O'Gorman and everyone who participated. #BESD53
about 1 month ago, James Duggan
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
LAST CHANCE! Sign ups for Junior Boilermakers Football and Cheer are Thursday May 17th at the Bourbonnais library from 6-8pm!
about 1 month ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Join Author Nancy Gee for Reading is in Bloom Tuesday, May 15th 6pm at Shabbona School
about 1 month ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
James Duggan
The Illinois FFA Service Project this year is called "The Crayon Initiative." This project takes donations in the form of used crayons, recycles them, and makes new crayons to be distributed to children's hospitals across the nation. Their goal this year is to collect 2,000 pounds of crayons. Bourbonnais Elementary would like to help the Manteno FFA organization to reach this goal. Starting on Monday, May 14th, collection bins will be placed in the front offices of our buildings including the central office. We want to encourage teachers, students and parents to donate used crayons to this cause. Often times crayons are thrown out when kids are cleaning their desks. Parents and community members are encouraged to drop them off at the Central Office. The initiative will continue through Thursday, May 31st. Thanks!
about 1 month ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Congratulations to 3rd Grade Spelling Bee Winner Jace Cousins and 2nd place finisher Kylie Veit. Thanks to all participants! #BESD53
about 1 month ago, James Duggan
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
SNAP available at Kankakee Farmer's Market!
about 1 month ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Say thanks to a teacher this week!
about 1 month ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Last night at BBCHS Senior Awards Night, Dr. Hollowell had the privilege of presenting the Todd Hildebrand Memorial Scholarship to former BESD#53 student Brandon Wray!
about 1 month ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Warning! We have experienced several scam calls in the district today of missed jury duty. "Kenneth Cook" was the name given. This scam was reported last year in Iowa. Please beware! http://www.kcci.com/article/sheriff-warns-of-significant-increase-in-fraud-phone-scams/10002177
about 1 month ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
LeVasseur 4th Grade Math Team finishes 6th place in State ICTM Competition.
about 1 month ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Director of Technology
Reminder PTA Flower Sales are due Friday, April 27th! No Orders will be accepted after Friday!
about 1 month ago, Director of Technology
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Visit the Curiosity Cube this Saturday!
about 1 month ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
James Duggan
We have created seven different fun enrichment camps for BESD 53 students during the month of June. Please click this link for all the options. Use the Google Form links on the document to sign up for individual camps. You can sign up for more than one. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1f4y72zE_x98SRpf1bEGCdGzhKWOaaHn0Rk2aMt1a1S4/edit?usp=sharing
about 1 month ago, James Duggan
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Liberty, LeVasseur, and BUGC are back to normal operations. Law enforcement has resolved the issue in the area. Schools were not at risk, simply putting student safety first at all times.
2 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
There is no direct threat to BESD#53 schools, the building restrictions are a precaution due to a law enforcement investigation in the area.
2 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Liberty, BUGC, and LeVasseur are currently on building restrictions (what we used to call soft lockdown). Instruction continues but no children outside, and no visitors admitted into the building.
2 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
BUGC Art Class learning face proportions selfie-style!
2 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Mrs. Nims’ and Mrs. Sykes' Class at Shepard created houses for their Peeps using jelly beans and toothpicks. We ❤️ STEM learning!!!
2 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Shepard's 3rd quarter perfect attendance bike winners and Mrs. Michals' class for having the best overall attendance for 3rd quarter.
2 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
BUGC Clothes Drive - Supporting Harbor House
2 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
James Duggan
Do not forget to sign up for your straw bales in the community garden while they are still available. It is a great way to meet your neighbors and learn about gardening. Here is the link to sign up. No experience necessary! https://goo.gl/forms/Wq8NxGdvzXXcUzT23
2 months ago, James Duggan
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
We would like to thank the volunteers of Central Christian Church, blessingsinabackpack.org, and a donation from Peoples Church for feeding our needy students on weekends. #besd53
2 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Please congratulate SRO Garcia on a career milestone! #bestsroever
2 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Alek, Max, Sam, Oliver & Aiden participated in St. Baldricks on the 17th and shaved their heads to support childhood cancer raising over $1000!
3 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
James Duggan
Thanks to all the families that came out for our English as a Second Language Family Night last Friday at Shabbona. We had over 60 people in attendance.
3 months ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Preschool Screening Dates: Monday April 9th 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm Tuesday April 10th 8:30 am to 2:30 pm Wednesday April 11th 8:30 am to 2:30 pm Please call Mrs. Guebert at 815-929-4680 to schedule an appointment. #BESD53
3 months ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Fechas para evaluaciones de preescolar: lunes, el 9 de abril 12:30pm a 5:00pm martes, el 10 de abril 8:30am a 2:30om miércoles, el 11 de abril 8:30am a 2:30pm Por favor, llame al Marelyn Routsen al 815-929-5125 para concertar una cita
3 months ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Registro para estudiantes nuevos BESD53 Oficina Principal, 281 W John Casey Rd 15 de mayo 18 de junio (traductor al español disponible) 25 de julio Por favor, traiga prueba de residencia y certificado de nacimiento original. Gracias!
3 months ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
New Student Registration: BESD 53 Central Office May 15th June 18th (Spanish Translator Available) July 25th Please bring proof of residency and original county issued birth certificate. Thanks! #BESD53
3 months ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Just want to learn about straw bale gardening? Click here to register for a workshop at the Bourbonnais Library. https://goo.gl/forms/F2wWiTRKD9PUHFPx1
3 months ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Spring is close! It is time to reserve your bale(s) in our straw bale community garden. Click this link to get started. https://goo.gl/forms/6TcaxJMQTYCFl4ig1
3 months ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Please click the link to take a look at some of the new trends in education. http://5il.co/2xup #BESD53
3 months ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Here is a great family opportunity for parents of three and four year old children. A fun and free program offered by ONU and funded by PNC Bank. You need to act fast! Click for details http://5il.co/2wxp
3 months ago, James Duggan
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
How does a dream become reality?
4 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
The best thing you will see today! The Autusim Advantage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QixutorIyb8
4 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Follow us on twitter @besd53 or download our APP (on our website) for push messages of school closings and important updates.
4 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
BESD#53 is in session tomorrow, Monday, Presidents’ Day as the make-up for 1/8 snow day.
4 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
James Duggan
Reminder that Monday Feb 19th is a regular attendance day but there is no Grade 2-4 After School Program.
4 months ago, James Duggan
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Schedule A dismissal today! 10:45am at BUGC and Liberty, 11:30am at the elementaries
4 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Due to poor visibility, all Bourbonnais Elementary School District after-school sports, practices, activities, and R.T.I. are cancelled for today, Thursday, February 15th.
4 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Reminder that Friday is a Schedule A dismissal for parent conferences, and that Monday is a full day of school (1/8 makeup day).
4 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Follow us on twitter @besd53 or download our APP (on our website) for push messages of school closings and important updates.
4 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Due to the uncertainty of this major storm, Bourbonnais Schools will be closed Friday.
4 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
BESD#53 is monitoring the coming winter storm. Models show us receiving from 1 to 14 inches. Due to this uncertainty, a decision on school for Friday will most likely be made at 5:30am tomorrow.
4 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
There will be no zero hour at BUGC tomorrow due to the timing of the snow. As of now, school is open.
4 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Looks like snow all week, but probably in small enough amounts to keep school open each day. Will keep you updated!
4 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Follow us on twitter @besd53 or download our APP (on our website) for push messages of school closings and important updates.
4 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Mr. Swilley and Dr. Hollowell in D.C. this weekend at the NSBA Advocacy Institute working one federal school policy
4 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
BUGC TIGER PRIDE!! Tigers vs Bradley Central Basketball Regional Semi-Final on Tuesday, January 30th at 5:45pm at BC. Mr. Kohl and Mrs. Tingley what have you got??? Show us your Knight's Pride!
5 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Follow us on twitter @besd53 or download our APP (on our website) for push messages of school closings and important updates.
5 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
5 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
5 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Shout out to #besd53 Bus Drivers! Everyone to school safely, to Camp T in Indiana, back from camp in time for normal dismissal routes!
5 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
BESD53 will open at normal times today. Buses may be slightly delayed due to black ice. Please use caution when on the roads today.
5 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Schedule B Early Dismissal today, end of the first semester.
5 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Looking for the Cafeteria Menus? From the website, click menu at the top, For Families, Aramark Foodservice, and select Elementary or Liberty/Upper. https://besd.schooldish.com/Commerce/Catalog/EatWellHome.aspx
5 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
5 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
James Duggan
Hi, just a reminder that the grades 2-4 After School Program will resume on Tuesday January 9th. Thanks
5 months ago, James Duggan
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
BESD#53 will make up today by holding school on Presidents' Day, February 19th.
5 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
In the interest of student and staff safety in these icey conditions, BESD#53 Schools will be closed on Monday, 1/8/18.
5 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
BESD#53 opens for school tomorrow, Monday, January 8th.
5 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
James Duggan
Hi, please join us for the official kickoff of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program on Thursday Jan. 11 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Bourbonnais Municipal Center Community Room.
6 months ago, James Duggan
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
The automated phone calls home when your child is marked absent malfunctioned Tuesday. Many of you received calls in error. This has been disabled for the remainder of the week for tech updates.
6 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Peoples Church represented by Justin Caldwell donated $250 to BESD#53 to help outfit needy students with coats, gloves, and winter hats.
6 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
PTA Yankee Candle pick up Thursday and Friday (12/14&15) from 4-7pm at Shabbona School!
6 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Come out to the BUGC Winter Concert tonight at 7pm to hear the Orchestra, Band, and Choir!
6 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Follow us on twitter @besd53 or download our APP (on our website) for push messages of school closings and important updates.
6 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Update on COLD days. Cold days will be called by 9pm the night before if the weather.com forecast is for windchills of -30 or below.
6 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
As we head into winter, a reminder about snow days. Snow days will be called usually by 5:30am and sent out on our APP, Facebook, Website, phone call, and twitter @besd53.
6 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Director of Technology
Starting at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday December 6th, network and phone services at BUGC will be unavailable due to a network upgrade. Service should be returned by Wednesday evening.
6 months ago, Director of Technology
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
BESD#53 offers our condolences to the family of former student Seth William Johnson who passed away last week in Mississippi
7 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Director of Technology
Starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday November 21st, network and phone services at Shabbona and Shepard will be unavailable due to a network upgrade. Service should be returned by Wednesday afternoon.
7 months ago, Director of Technology
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Reminder: Bourbonnais Elementary #53 will be in session on Friday, November 10th. BBCHS is not in session this day.
7 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
James Duggan
Por favor, disfrute la noticia de la Conneción entre Escuela y Casa por el mes de noviembre. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/103007/Home_Connection_Espa%C3%B1ol.pdf
8 months ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Please click the link to enjoy the Home School Connection Newsletter. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/103006/Home_Connection.pdf
8 months ago, James Duggan
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
The BUGC band, choir, and orchestra hosted a Fright Night Concert which included music, costumes, and trick or treating!
8 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Orchestra at Fright Night
8 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
The water main break at Shepard has been repaired! Water was restored at 9 a.m.
8 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Director of Technology
BESD53 School Board members reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at tonight's board meeting.
8 months ago, Director of Technology
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
UPDATE: water break isolated to Shepard. Shepard/Shabbona RTI, Cheerleading, Y kids and Park District will all take place today at Shabbona!
8 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
PTA Subway Fundraiser, Tuesday 10/24
8 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
BUGC was certified as a drug free school today after a routine K-9 sweep! It was the 4th year and 14th consecutive drug free sweep!
8 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
The Cub fans on staff will be wearing Cubs gear on Cub game days this month! We encourage our students to do the same.
8 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
James Duggan
Hi, We are initiating a complete review of our Academically Talented and Accelerated Programs. Click on this link to learn more. http://5il.co/217a
9 months ago, James Duggan
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
With our new website, we can post to our LiveFeed, Facebook, and tweet simultaneously. Download the app on the webpage, follow us @BESD53
9 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
9 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dan Hollowell
Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in Las Vegas, especially to the victims and their families.
9 months ago, Dan Hollowell
Director of Technology
With the move to a new website, we also have a new mobile app for your smartphone. Please install it from the links at the bottom of our website.
9 months ago, Director of Technology
Director of Technology
We are currently transitioning to our new website. During the transition, some links may not work. Everything should be live by Monday, October 2. Thanks for your patience!
9 months ago, Director of Technology