Teacher assignments will be available starting at 2:00 PM today, August 14th, 2023.
8 months ago, BESD53 District Office
Attention Families: Our system that we use to take payments for registration, Revtrak, is NOW working for everyone EXCEPT 7th Grade students. If you have a current 7th grade student, you are still not able to make payments. When we have 7th grade working, we will let everyone know. Everyone else is able to make payments.
9 months ago, Kari Moulton
Attention families of incoming 8th graders: International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31, 2023 and the Alliance for Substance Free Youth is having a nationally recognized speaker, Nathan Harmon, through Your Life Speaks, come to Bradley Bourbonnais Community High School to give his dynamic presentation to eighth grade students in Kankakee County. The program begins at 9:30 am and all students will be back to their home schools for lunch. Nathan’s message to keep students from wanting to experiment with substances and the consequences that brings is powerful and comes with positive reviews from school district personnel across the country. Since August 31st will be very early in the year we would like to start the ball rolling and get permission forms completed before the end of the 2022-23 school year. The Alliance for Substance Free Youth is a subcommittee of the Kankakee County Task Force and includes the Kankakee County Health Department, Pledge for Life Partnership, Riverside Medical Center, and Banyan Treatment Center and I-KAN Regional Office of Education's Life Education Center Program. Please complete this form to request a seat for your child. Seats are limited and we will confirm your child's seat once we have all of the forms submitted. https://forms.gle/Eau6myGifxQ9sWABA
9 months ago, James Duggan
Attention Families: Currently the system that we use to take payments for registration, Revtrak, is not working. We are unable to take payments at this time. Once Revtrak is up and running again, we will post notifications on Facebook as well as the District website.
9 months ago, Kari Moulton
Attention Families with Students Attending FREEDOM School: Our 2 buses which took our students to Lincoln Park Zoo are stuck in traffic and may be 3:30 or later before they return to Shabbona. As soon as they return to school we will load them on their buses to get them home. If you would like to pick your student up at Shabbona a sign-out sheet will be available as soon as the buses return from the zoo. We apologize for the inconvenience.
9 months ago, Scott Austin
We hope that everyone is enjoying their summer break. B53 is hard at work preparing for our students to return later this month.
9 months ago, Marelyn Routson
Tree decorated with summer items
BESD53 Families- New and Returning Registration is back open. We have also created a parent help page for the new system. It can be found under our Website Menu>Parent/Student Resources >Skyward Parent Help Page.
9 months ago, Caitlin Smith
Besd53 Families - Please be advised there has been a delay in enabling Student Registration and New Student Enrollment. Once there is an update we will be letting families know on our website. We apologize for the delay.
9 months ago, Caitlin Smith
As a reminder, registration for this coming school year will be down for maintenance July 11th -29th. Any registration not complete will need to be restarted after July 30th.
10 months ago, Kari Moulton
registration reminder to complete  school registration by July 10th.
Don't forget our In-Person Registration Day is happening tomorrow from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at the Upper Grade Center. Please join us if you have any issues with registration or if you are new to the district (this includes Kindergarten students).
10 months ago, BESD53 District Office
in person registration at bugc wed. june 21st 12-8pm
Good Afternoon, Monday is a holiday so there will be no breakfast or lunch served at Shabbona on Monday. The Seamless Summer Program will resume on Tuesday the 20th. Thanks!
10 months ago, James Duggan
meals
Good Morning! We will be offering the Seamless Summer Meals Program for all children and teens in the area ages 1 to 18. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was instituted to provide nutritious meals to children during the summer months when school is not in session. The program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture​ (USDA) and administered by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). The meals will be served free of charge at Shabbona Elementary at 321 N. Convent. Please go to the doors nearest the playground. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 am to 9:00 am. Lunch will be served from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm. Have a safe Summer!
10 months ago, James Duggan
summer
Good Morning! We will be offering the Seamless Summer Meals Program for all children and teens in the area ages 1 to 18. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was instituted to provide nutritious meals to children during the summer months when school is not in session. The program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture​ (USDA) and administered by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). The meals will be served free of charge at Shabbona Elementary at 321 N. Convent. Please go to the doors nearest the playground. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 am to 9:00 am. Lunch will be served from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm. Have a safe Summer!
10 months ago, James Duggan
summermeals
Don't Forget! Tomorrow is Early Childhood Day at the Kankakee Farmer's Market. Lots of fun activities for kids provided by early childhood agencies and programs from throughout Kankakee and Iroquois Counties. The event is from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. We will have our Family Support Bus on site and we will be providing developmental screenings for kids age B-3. The screenings will be provided by our family support agencies in the area. The Kankaee County Health Department will be providing child safety seat checks between 9:00 am and 11:00 am. The event is on Schuyler between Merchant and Station. Hope to see you there!
11 months ago, James Duggan
ec
Thank you to all the schools for allowing the District Office to be a part of your field days. The District Office was SNO excited to serve over 2000 SNO Cones. It was nice to get out of the office and see the rainbow colored mouths and smiling faces. The color changing spoons were a big hit!!
11 months ago, Marelyn Routson
Sno cones with Rory the Tiger
Sno cones boy with cup posing
boys sticking out their colored tongues
girl with blue sno cone
friends with sno cones
girl in wheelchair with sno cone
girls eating sno cones
Hr with girl holding sno cone
girl holding sno cone
Boy holding sno cone
Please join us for our In Person Registration, Wednesday, June 21st at Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center from 12:00-8:00PM
11 months ago, Kari Moulton
In Person Registration at Boubonnais Upper Grade Center Wed. Jun 21st 12:00-8:00
Congratulations Class of 2023!!
11 months ago, Marelyn Routson
Graduation image
Tree decorated for Graduation
Early Bird Registration Discount ending tomorrow, June 7, 2023. In order to take advantage of this discount, you must have your student registered and fees paid.
11 months ago, BESD53 District Office
2023 Retiree: Connie Goodwin has worked in the BESD53 district for 22 years. Connie has worked at LeVasseur and Liberty before ending her time in the district at BUGC. During her tenure in the district, she served as a teacher assistant to several teachers and students. In her retirement, Connie hopes to travel and find something to be thankful for each day.
11 months ago, Kari Moulton
A picture of BESD53 2023 Retiree
2023 Retiree: Lori Henry started her career in Bourbonnais in 1999 when she was hired to be a Science Teacher at Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center. She has spent the last 24 years teaching at Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center. During her time at BESD53, Lori has been involved in the BEA as the Co-President as well as building representative. She has mentored new teachers and been involved in the building leadership team over the last 24 years. Lori also helped in the transition to PLC teams at BUGC several years ago. She was the sponsor for the Chain Reaction group as well. In her retirement, Lori plans to spend time with her grandchildren and family. She can’t wait to take a vacation off season. She also has plans to spend time in her garden.
11 months ago, Kari Moulton
Picture of BESD53 2023 Retiree