Joan Bishop
REMINDER! Today is the day for Yankee Candle fundraiser pick up. Please stop by Shabbona Elementary to pick up fundraiser items between 4:00 and 7:00 today. All items must be picked up on November 21st. Items that were ordered online will be shipped directly to the buyer; however, if your child earned prizes from those online orders, you must pick up the prizes at Shabbona. If you have questions or need to work out alternate arrangements, please email bourbonnaispta@gmail.com.
about 23 hours ago, Joan Bishop
James Duggan
Hi, Jackie Hernandez, our teacher for students that are deaf or hearing impaired is offering a basic sign language class for adults in the community. These sessions will begin in January. See the attached flyer for all the details.
2 days ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Hi, some of you have asked about getting notifications on the BESD 53 App. Here is the process for adding the app and turning on notifications. 1. Search for the app in the play store or apple store by typing "Bourbonnais" and install the app. 2. Open the app and click the three lines on the upper left of the screen. 3. Select the "settings" option. The general notifications button should be on automatically but you need to choose the district office and the schools that you want to get notifications from on the bottom of the screen. Once you do this you should be all set. Thanks and have a nice weekend.
6 days ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Dear Parents and Guardians, due to a police situation in close proximity to Liberty Intermediate School the Bourbonnais Police Department advised us to place Liberty Intermediate on building restriction. This means that nobody comes or goes from the building but instruction continues as usual. This restriction was lifted after about ten minutes once the police were certain there was no threat to our students or staff. Everything is back to normal but I wanted to let you know about the situation and assure you that the safety of the children and staff is our number one priority. Thanks
7 days ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Dear BESD Families, we want to alert you that Bus #9 leaving Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center and Bus #12 leaving Shepard/Shabbona Campus will be running 15 minutes late today due to a shortage of bus drivers. We apologize for the inconvenience.
10 days ago, James Duggan
Dr. Margaret Longo
Veteran's Day 2019! Honoring our Veterans in Bourbonnais 53!
11 days ago, Dr. Margaret Longo
Dr. Margaret Longo
Veteran's Day 2019, Honoring over 80 of our Bourbonnais Family Member Veterans at BUGC!
11 days ago, Dr. Margaret Longo
Dr. Margaret Longo
A Bourbonnais Family Member You Should Know!
about 1 month ago, Dr. Margaret Longo
James Duggan
Congratulations to the boys and girls cross country teams. The girls placed 5th in the sectional and the boys placed 2nd. This qualifies the boys team for the state meet next weekend. A big thanks to Coach Buck and Coach Chamernik as well.
about 1 month ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Hi, we are in need of bus drivers and substitute custodians. You can apply via the link below. Thanks! https://www.applitrack.com/besd53/onlineapp/default.aspx
about 1 month ago, James Duggan
Dr. Margaret Longo
Bourbonnais SD 53 Family Members You Should Know! Rob Rodewald serves as the Director of the Three Rivers Region of the IASB. Last night, Board Members Raef, McBarnes and Freedlund were honored as 'Master Board Members' in the State of Illinois. Congratulations!
about 1 month ago, Dr. Margaret Longo
Director of Technology
REMINDER: The Bourbonnais SD 53 Board of Education has commissioned the Illinois Association of School Boards to guide their superintendent search and selection process. IASB Consultant, Thomas F. Leahy will avail himself to our community and staff in an effort to accomplish the board’s intent to seek input prior to establishing selection criteria. The Board values your feedback and added this component to gather your thoughts and opinions. The meeting will be held on September 23, 2019 at 6:00 PM in the District Office Board Room at 281 W. John Casey Rd.
2 months ago, Director of Technology
Dr. Margaret Longo
A BESD 53 Family Member You Should Know! During her summer break, Shelby Wegforth (Kindergarten at Shabbona) spent her time teaching in Nicaragua working with pre-kindergarten through middle school aged students!
3 months ago, Dr. Margaret Longo
BESD 53
ONLINE SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH SURVEY The survey can be accessed at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G6MPNWD
3 months ago, BESD 53
James Duggan
Bourbonnais Elementary School District has openings for Teacher Assistants/Paraprofessionals. Please apply online at our website www.besd53.org. The application is under the Human Resource tab. You may also call our District Office at 815-929-5100 for more information. Thank you. #besd53
3 months ago, James Duggan
Dr. Margaret Longo
Bourbonnais SD 53 Family Members You Should Know! Bus Drivers Sue Palmateer and Mary Haynes have a combined 84 years of safely transporting our children. Thank you Sue and Mary!
3 months ago, Dr. Margaret Longo
Dr. Margaret Longo
Thank you to Christy Smith and her team from Dress Well Boutique for the generous donation of school supplies for our students. We appreciate our community partners!
3 months ago, Dr. Margaret Longo
Dr. Margaret Longo
BESD 53 Welcomes 18 new staff members to our Bourbonnais Family!
3 months ago, Dr. Margaret Longo
James Duggan
Hi. Our next registration date for new students is July 25th from 2 pm to 7 pm at the Central Office. If you cannot make this date we will release the details for other registration options after July 25th. Registration is open using the parent portal for returning students.
4 months ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Dear BESD 53 Family, In light of actions taken by the Board of Education at the meeting on June 28th, I will be serving as Superintendent of Schools in the near term. The Board of Education will be working in the coming weeks to select an interim superintendent who will complete the remainder for the 2019-20 school year. The Board of Education then plans to conduct a wide search of candidates to fill the position for the long term. In terms of my credentials, I have served as the Director of Instruction in BESD 53 for the past six years and have worked as an educator and school administrator for the past twenty years. I will work to ensure that all of the great things that you have come to expect in our school district continue during this transition. Further, we will continue to be leaders and innovators in education as this is what our children need. Feel free to reach out to me should you have any questions. We will keep you posted as more details become available. Sincerely, Jim Duggan Ed.D.
5 months ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
The kids really enjoyed the Google Computer Science class this week. Thanks to Mrs. Moulton for offering this.
5 months ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
EXPLORE CHICAGO! Family Math and Reading Night Tour Guide: Mrs. Brammer When: Monday, July 1, 2019 Where: Noel LeVasseur Elementary School 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm This special event is open to BESD 53 students who have completed kindergarten through seventh grade and their families. * Activities include math and reading activities tied to tourist attractions in Chicago and a Chicago themed raffle. Dress in your favorite Chicago sports attire. Space is limited to 150 participants. All children must be accompanied by an adult. To RSVP click the link below and complete the form. https://forms.gle/mTgKuWg62akw3KdA8
5 months ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Hi, we are looking for at least 1 more creative person to join our August Quilting camp!! The class is 10 days from M-F August 5-9, 12-16 from 12:30-3:00pm at the Upper Grade Center. Last day to sign up is July 3! Use this link to sign up Beginning quilt camp or e-mail leddyn@besd53.org with questions or for help signing up! Thanks so much! We will be super excited if we can get it going!
5 months ago, James Duggan
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.
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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!
6 months 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
6 months 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.
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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.
7 months 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.
7 months 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
7 months ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Thanks to the PTA and the Game Club Team for providing great experiences for our kids!
8 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
9 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!
9 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
9 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.
9 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.
9 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
BUGC 8th Grade Boys' Basketball competes at state on Saturday!
10 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!
10 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.
10 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.
10 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.
10 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
10 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
10 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!
12 months ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Come out for the BUGC HOLIDAY CONCERT! Tuesday 12/4 7pm Band/Orchestra/Choir
12 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.
12 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!
about 1 year 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.
about 1 year 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..
about 1 year 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.
about 1 year 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/
about 1 year 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
about 1 year ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
James Duggan
Thanks to the PTA for this generous donation to our DARE Program! #Besd53
about 1 year 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/
about 1 year ago, James Duggan
Director of Technology
Skyward Family Access and Online Registration are back up and available now. Thank you for your patience!
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year ago, Director of Technology
James Duggan
Mrs. Carroll and the Summer Orchestra with another great performance. #besd53
over 1 year ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Thanks to Mrs. Brammer and the Summer School Staff for a great month! #besd53
over 1 year ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Fun at Coding Camp
over 1 year ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Thanks to Mrs. Leddy for all the hard work in creating a great Hand Sewing Camp!
over 1 year ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
The Code A Pillars and Bee Bots are all ready for K-4 Coding next week!
over 1 year ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Thanks to Ms. Gamble for a successful Girls B-ball Skills Camp!
over 1 year ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Thanks to Ms. Crooks for a great Band Camp! #besd53
over 1 year ago, James Duggan
James Duggan
Thanks to Mrs. O'Gorman and the entire team for a successful Camp Invention. #besd53
over 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.
over 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
over 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
over 1 year ago, James Duggan
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Retirement Reception for Mr.Hodge, Tuesday, 5/29 4pm at Shabbona! Public is invited!
over 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
over 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!
over 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!
over 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
over 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!
over 1 year ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
James Duggan
Thanks to everyone who helped to make the garden planting day a big success! #BESD53
over 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!
over 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!!
over 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
over 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
over 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
over 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
over 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!
over 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
over 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!
over 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
over 1 year ago, James Duggan
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
SNAP available at Kankakee Farmer's Market!
over 1 year ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Say thanks to a teacher this week!
over 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!
over 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
over 1 year ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
LeVasseur 4th Grade Math Team finishes 6th place in State ICTM Competition.
over 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!
over 1 year ago, Director of Technology
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Visit the Curiosity Cube this Saturday!
over 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
over 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.
over 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.
over 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.
over 1 year ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
BUGC Art Class learning face proportions selfie-style!
over 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!!!
over 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.
over 1 year ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
BUGC Clothes Drive - Supporting Harbor House
over 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
over 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
over 1 year ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Please congratulate SRO Garcia on a career milestone! #bestsroever
over 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.
almost 2 years 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.
almost 2 years 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.
almost 2 years ago, James Duggan
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Schedule A dismissal today! 10:45am at BUGC and Liberty, 11:30am at the elementaries
almost 2 years 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.
almost 2 years 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).
almost 2 years 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.
almost 2 years ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Due to the uncertainty of this major storm, Bourbonnais Schools will be closed Friday.
almost 2 years 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.
almost 2 years 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.
almost 2 years 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!
almost 2 years 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.
almost 2 years 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
almost 2 years 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!
almost 2 years 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.
almost 2 years ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
almost 2 years ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
almost 2 years 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!
almost 2 years 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.
almost 2 years ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Schedule B Early Dismissal today, end of the first semester.
almost 2 years 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
almost 2 years ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
almost 2 years 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
almost 2 years ago, James Duggan
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
BESD#53 will make up today by holding school on Presidents' Day, February 19th.
almost 2 years 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.
almost 2 years ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
BESD#53 opens for school tomorrow, Monday, January 8th.
almost 2 years 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.
almost 2 years 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.
almost 2 years 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.
almost 2 years 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!
almost 2 years 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!
almost 2 years 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.
almost 2 years 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.
almost 2 years 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.
almost 2 years 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.
almost 2 years 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
almost 2 years 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.
about 2 years 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.
about 2 years 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
about 2 years 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
about 2 years 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!
about 2 years ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Orchestra at Fright Night
about 2 years 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.
about 2 years ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Director of Technology
BESD53 School Board members reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at tonight's board meeting.
about 2 years 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!
about 2 years ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
PTA Subway Fundraiser, Tuesday 10/24
about 2 years 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!
about 2 years 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.
about 2 years 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
about 2 years 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
about 2 years ago, Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent
about 2 years 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.
about 2 years 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.
about 2 years 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!
about 2 years ago, Director of Technology