James Duggan
The straw bale garden is doing well with all the rain. Gardeners, if your plants are looking a little yellow they may need a bit of fertilizer. Just ask if you need help.
4 days ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
There's still time to join our Beginning machine sewing class in the afternoons next week! 1:00-3:30pm, June 24-28. Deadline for signing up is Wed June 19 at noon. We also have a few spots left in the August Hand Sewing Class Aug 5-9 9:00-11:30am and Begninning Quilting Camp (10 Days) August 5-9 and 12-16 from 12:30-3:00. Deadline to sign up is Friday June 21st at noon. For more information or to sign up follow this link: Summer Enrichment Camps
9 days ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Students were busy building thier own computers at Liberty this week. These students are doing some programming on devices they built from scratch in just two afternoons. #besd53
12 days ago, James Duggan
Director of Technology
Parents, Starting this next school year, we are making some changes in our chromebook policies for students. You can read more about this here: https://5il.co/7xri. Thank you!
21 days ago, Director of Technology
James Duggan
Here is a nice short video of a five step process for building language in our your children. https://youtu.be/KNrnZag17Ek #besd53
about 1 month ago, James Duggan
Director of Technology
NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION DATES: May 21, 2019 June 20, 2019 July 25, 2019 All dates are from 2-7 PM at the District Office (281 W. John Casey Rd.). These are for NEW students to the district. Returning student registration starts June 6, 2019 online through Skyward Family Access.
about 1 month ago, Director of Technology
James Duggan
Thanks again to all the volunteers and willing community members who helped make our Community Garden Planting Day a success. It is not too late to get involved. Just e-mail me at dugganj@besd53.org if you would like to get a bale or two. It is very easy and we can help. #besd53
about 1 month ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Thanks to all the volunteers and gardeners who made the planting day a success. Thanks to the Bourbonnais Library for being great hosts. #besd53
about 1 month ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Hi, it is going to be 80 degrees tomorrow and you are probably going to be thinking about getting in the garden. It is not too late to get involved in our Staw Bale Community garden! Here is the link to sign up for few bales. Our planting day is tomorrow between 9 am and 12 pm. https://forms.gle/aEzgPjntQMzJSUmt5
about 1 month ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Congratulations to 4th Grade Spelling Champ Urva Purohit and 2nd place finisher Jace Cousins! Thanks to everyone for their help with the event.
about 1 month ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Congratulations to our 3rd grade Spelling Bee Champion Lohita Gampala and 2nd place finisher Lane Clary. It took 39 rounds to decide! Thanks to Mrs. Flowers, Mrs. Kremer, Mrs Skeate, Mrs. Laskey, Mrs Langlois and Mrs O'Gorman for all the hard work.
about 1 month ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Summer Enrichment! Please click this link for summaries and registration details for many great opportunities this Summer. Thanks https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GN49cB4nbFC9uyEn93l_2KX5hCqH8OE_f_VnY_zOYPE/edit?usp=sharing
about 1 month ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Hi, we are just a few weeks away from our first planting day in the straw bale garden. Still plenty of bales available and no experience is needed to participate in this great community gardening project. Here is the link to sign up. https://forms.gle/wYyLEyKC8dVJiuH5A
about 1 month ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Thanks to the PTA and the Game Club Team for providing great experiences for our kids!
3 months ago, James Duggan
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
BUGC Coach Todd Dersien named 8th Grade Boys Junior High School Co-Coach of the Year by the Illinois Basketball Coaches' Association (IBCA). Coach Dersien led our boys to a great season including Regional and Sectional Championships and a trip to STATE! #besd53 #proudofyou
4 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
James Duggan
Hi, we are canceling the grade 2-4 After School Program for Thursday February 21st. We have Reading Nights at LeVasseur and Shabbona that evening and teachers will be busy with last minute preparations. Thanks!
4 months ago, James Duggan
Director of Technology
Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 invites all interested companies to respond to our Request for Proposals for new Copiers. The RFP can be found in the Documents section of our website or at this link: https://5il.co/6kcu
4 months ago, Director of Technology
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
School is open in BESD#53. Roads in town are clear, temps above freezing. Be careful on driveways and walks as patches of ice remain in some places.
4 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
A reminder that Friday is a half day, schedule A dismissal. This is a change from the original calendar. Also, there is no school next Monday for Presidents' Day.
4 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
BUGC 8th Grade Boys' Basketball competes at state on Saturday!
5 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
James Duggan
Hi, the Bourbonnais Public Library will be closing at 5:00 pm today and will be closed all day on Wednesday January 30th. Stay warm and safe!
5 months ago, James Duggan
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
BESD#53 will have school Tuesday, normal schedule. It will be very cold, but the dangerous windchills set in after 6pm. We will not have any after school events except for the 8th grade regional basketball game in Kankakee. As a reminder we will be closed Wednesday and Thursday.
5 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Due to inclement weather and unsafe conditions BESD#53 will be closed today (Monday), Wednesday, and Thursday of this week.
5 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
We are still evaluating the storm and potential snowfall overnight. A decision on school will be made by 5:30am dependent on snow and road conditions. There will be no zero hour at BUGC tomorrow.
5 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
BESD#53 is monitoring the upcoming week of weather. We use -30 windchill on weather.com as the threshold for canceling for the cold. As of now, we plan on holding school tomorrow. We will keep you updated. As we look at next week, it is unlikely that we will hold school Wednesday under the current forecast. Next week is Camp T week so we are preparing an alternate schedule with group one going to Camp Monday/Tuesday and group two going Thursday/Friday. This shortens the trip by a day each. We will continue to keep you updated. As always, parents should utilize their judgment with their specific situation even if school is in session. ~Dr. Hollowell
5 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
ALL BESD#53 after-school activities are cancelled. This includes games, practices, teacher meetings, and the Camp T chaperone meeting. Camp T meeting will be rescheduled to 6pm Thursday. BESD#53 will have normal dismissal times today.
5 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
EARLY DISMISSAL! Due to heavy freezing rain from 2pm-4pm, BESD#53 will be dismissing at 12:30pm (BUGC/Liberty) and 1:15pm (K-4). There will be no PM preK today and all after-school activities are cancelled. All students will be feed before dismissal. Although this is inconvenient, we feel it is in the best interest of our students' safety for our buses to run at this earlier time. BBCHS is dismissing before us which will help with childcare needs. If you need to switch your student from bus to car pickup please call the school offices. We will have staff present to watch students until normal dismissal times if needed. ~Dr. Hollowell
5 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
We appreciate People’s Church for their generous donation to the students of Bourbonnais. Funds will be used for coats, gloves, and backpack meals for those in need. We appreciate their commitment to the community!
7 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Come out for the BUGC HOLIDAY CONCERT! Tuesday 12/4 7pm Band/Orchestra/Choir
7 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Comm Ed is working on a cut wire behind Central Office. There are several service trucks in the parking lot. BUGC student pickup will be slower due to vehicles in the lot. Please be patient and cautious.
7 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
November 15th is School Board Members Day in Illinois. We want to thank our school board for their voluntary service to the district! President Rob Rodewald, Vice Pres. John Hall, Secretary Jayne Raef, and members Rich McBarnes, Nicole McCarty, Mike Jurka, and Jamie Freedlund!
7 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
LATE BUSES! Due to an earlier auto accident on the Dan Ryan, bus #2, 4, 6, 8, 9, and 11 will be late returning from a field trip. We expect those buses to leave BUGC/Liberty at approximately 3:10pm and Shepard/Shabbona/LeVasseur at 4pm. Expect students on those buses to arrive home 20-30 minutes later than normal.
8 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Director of Technology
This is a reminder that tomorrow is a scheduled early dismissal day. We will be following the Schedule B dismissal times. Upper Grade and Liberty will dismiss at 1:15 p.m.. Shepard, Shabbona, and LeVasseur will dismiss at 2:00 p.m..
8 months ago, Director of Technology
James Duggan
Thanks to the Bourbonnais Police and Fire Departments for supporting our English as a Second Language (ESL) First Responder Family Night. It was a great success.
8 months ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Hi, Please take a few minutes to complete the 5 Essentials Survey for your child's school. This tool gives you a voice in the school improvement process. Link to survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
8 months ago, James Duggan
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Due to a power outage in the area, LeVasseur School is operating on emergency power and natural light in the classrooms. Phones and internet are down. CommEd expects to resolve this by 11:30am
8 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
James Duggan
Thanks to the PTA for this generous donation to our DARE Program! #Besd53
9 months ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Hi, here is great resource to support any families with young children at home. "Smart Talk" supports quality back and forth conversations with your baby or toddler. https://www.firstthingsfirst.org/early-childhood-matters/early-literacy/
10 months ago, James Duggan
Director of Technology
Skyward Family Access and Online Registration are back up and available now. Thank you for your patience!
12 months ago, Director of Technology
Director of Technology
On Wednesday, July 11th, Skyward Family Access and Online Registration will NOT be available due to a database upgrade. Everything should be back up Wednesday evening. Thank you!
12 months ago, Director of Technology
James Duggan
Mrs. Carroll and the Summer Orchestra with another great performance. #besd53
12 months ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Thanks to Mrs. Brammer and the Summer School Staff for a great month! #besd53
12 months ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Fun at Coding Camp
12 months ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Thanks to Mrs. Leddy for all the hard work in creating a great Hand Sewing Camp!
about 1 year ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
The Code A Pillars and Bee Bots are all ready for K-4 Coding next week!
about 1 year ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Thanks to Ms. Gamble for a successful Girls B-ball Skills Camp!
about 1 year ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Thanks to Ms. Crooks for a great Band Camp! #besd53
about 1 year ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Thanks to Mrs. O'Gorman and the entire team for a successful Camp Invention. #besd53
about 1 year ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Hi. The Community Garden is doing great! It will be hot this weekend so do not forget to water.
about 1 year 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
about 1 year ago, Director of Technology
James Duggan
Thanks to everyone who donated to the crayons for hospitals drive led by the Manteno FFA. #BESD53
about 1 year ago, James Duggan
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Retirement Reception for Mr.Hodge, Tuesday, 5/29 4pm at Shabbona! Public is invited!
about 1 year ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Sculpture 1 class painted rocks and hid them around the local area. #k3CountyRocks #besd53
about 1 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
James Duggan
Thanks to everyone who helped to make the garden planting day a big success! #BESD53
about 1 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year ago, James Duggan
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
SNAP available at Kankakee Farmer's Market!
about 1 year ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Say thanks to a teacher this week!
about 1 year 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 year 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 year ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
LeVasseur 4th Grade Math Team finishes 6th place in State ICTM Competition.
about 1 year 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 year ago, Director of Technology
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Visit the Curiosity Cube this Saturday!
about 1 year 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 year 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.
about 1 year 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.
about 1 year 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.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
BUGC Art Class learning face proportions selfie-style!
about 1 year 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!!!
about 1 year 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.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
BUGC Clothes Drive - Supporting Harbor House
about 1 year 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
about 1 year 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
about 1 year ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Please congratulate SRO Garcia on a career milestone! #bestsroever
about 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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
over 1 year ago, James Duggan
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
How does a dream become reality?
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year ago, James Duggan
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Schedule A dismissal today! 10:45am at BUGC and Liberty, 11:30am at the elementaries
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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).
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Due to the uncertainty of this major storm, Bourbonnais Schools will be closed Friday.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
over 1 year ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Schedule B Early Dismissal today, end of the first semester.
over 1 year 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
over 1 year ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
over 1 year 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
over 1 year ago, James Duggan
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
BESD#53 will make up today by holding school on Presidents' Day, February 19th.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
BESD#53 opens for school tomorrow, Monday, January 8th.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Orchestra at Fright Night
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Director of Technology
BESD53 School Board members reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at tonight's board meeting.
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
PTA Subway Fundraiser, Tuesday 10/24
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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
over 1 year ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year ago, Director of Technology