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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


  • Save the date!  The BUGC Student Council and parent volunteers will be hosting an 8th grade dance at BUGC following the Promotion Exercises on Wednesday, June 4th from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.  This is a dance to celebrate the successes and friendships 8th grade students experienced while being a student in BESD 53.  More information will follow soon.
    Thank you,
    Mr. Chamernik

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  • DearBUGC Community,

    You may or may not know about the new phone app Yik Yak, which allows individuals to send text messages anonymously. Posts can be especially vicious and hurtful since there is no way to trace their source and they can be disseminated quickly and widely.  This is a breeding ground for cyber-bullying and could potentially have a negative impact on our school culture.  This "cute" Yak logo is not so cute in reality. In fact, I will ask students not to partake in using this or any other app that promotes this behavior and instead, continue to uphold the positive BUGC Expectations we all pride ourselves with. 



    I would also like for our parents know about this app and know that technology has blocked this site on the BESD 53 network. Please be aware that even though the app is blocked on our network, students can still access the app through their cellular network. Additionally, I ask that parents have a heart to heart conversation with your son / daughter about best practices and responsibility when using social media.



    The goal is that together we are able to use this as a learning opportunity for students on how their behavior and choices impact others and their own future within a digital world. Please consider deleting the Yik Yak app from any device in your family and review the apps on your child's phone. Together, we can continue to make Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center a safe place for students to learn and collaborate with their peers.







    Daniel Chamernik




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  • Dear Parents / Guardians:

     Eighth grade promotion will take place on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Centennial Chapel beginning at 7:00 pm.  A letter regarding the ordering of gowns, promotion attire and additional promotion information will be sent home with all 8th grade students on Friday, February 14th.  

    If you have any questions, please call the school office at 1-815-929-5200. 

    Daniel Chamernik 





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    Thursday, April 24, 2014



    Lunch Menu:  Chocolate chip mini French toast with turkey sausage patty or American sub, potato wedges, pickle slices, applesauce, milk



    Students if you need to checkout a chromebook from the Media Center it must be done prior to 1st hour and returned between 2:35-2:40 during your tiger time.




    8th Grade Individual pictures and panoramic pictures are scheduled for Thursday, April 24.  Please remember to bring your picture packets and have them ready to give to the Life Touch photographers.




    8th Grade Students, if you have not paid for your cap and gown please do so as soon as possible.  Bring your check or money order to the Student Affairs Office.









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    Be Respectful to yourself, others and environment



    Be Prompt



    Be Prepared and Be Productive




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  • See the District Page for the Free/Reduced Lunch application.

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