Students in Fab Lab 2 designed and built Cardboard Art projects, in which they could re-create something in the real-world, and build it with cardboard. These students built a completely cardboard foosball game with a 3D printed ball. Another student recreated an actual warplane that flies further than you would think!
Veterans Day Program at BUGC. Monday, Nov.11th 9:30-10:30.
ANYONE who has ever attended BUGC is welcome to our first ever HOMECOMING basketball game on Thursday, Nov. 7th!! Come out and support the Tigers and reconnect with your BUGC Family!
Mrs. Eastman’s class participated in “How To” Projects where students taught the class how to do something they are good at. These projects come at the beginning of our Knowledge Unit where we explore how people gain knowledge and understand the world around them. Students shared skills such as playing the cello, making chocolate milk, riding a segue, finger knitting, and many more! What a fun couple of days
Congratulations to the following student-athletes on making the 2019-2020 boys basketball team! 7th Grade 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 17, 18, 21, 27, 28, 29, 30, 35, 8th Grade 42, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 53, 56, 60, 61, 63, 64, 65, First practice will be tomorrow from 5-7 PM at Liberty.
VETERANS DAY PROGRAM: Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center is excited for our students to have the opportunity to thank our Veterans!! We are asking any student who has a family member that is a veteran or a current service member to invite that person to a Veterans Breakfast. On Monday, November 11th, beginning promptly at 9:30am ending at 10:30am, in the BUGC cafeteria we will host a breakfast honoring veterans. Students whose family members are present will be allowed to leave class and participate in the breakfast. Please RSVP by clicking on the link and completing the form before Wednesday, November 6th. This will allow us to know how many attendees we will have. May God Bless All Who Have Served Our Country!!!! Veterans Day Breakfast RSVP
BUGC HOMECOMING: BUGC would like to invite ALL Alumni to our first Homecoming!! On Nov. 7th at 4:30 the Boys Basketball teams will have their first home game and all BUGC Alumni are welcome to attend. All entry tickets are only $1. Please plan on coming out to support the tigers and reconnect with your BUGC family.
This year Fab Lab added its first multi-filament/multi-color 3D printer. Jaeden is the first student to design and print a multi-color part at BUGC. His Patrick Star from Spongebob uses 5 different filaments, took over 12 hours to design (many of those hours were spent at home), and 15 hours to print.
Last week, Mrs. Lundmark’s 8th Grade Gold students carved pumpkins in a study of correlation. They measured the weight of the pumpkin, the circumference, and counted the seeds inside. The conclusion: larger pumpkins have more seeds, with a correlation coefficient of about 0.6. We had a great time! A big thanks to all the parents and Kroger for donating pumpkins!
Mrs. Austiff and Ms. Alvis challenged their students to persevere by carrying 5 gallons of water around the track this week. The main character in their novel walked half a day or more to get water for her family each day. Students realized the hardships that many children their age face in Third World countries.
In Mrs. Lundmark’s class students demonstrated their knowledge of different types of correlation and correlation coefficient values using their Lucky Charms as points on a scatter plot. Then they used Desmos to determine the correlation between the total number of cereal pieces in their sample and how many marshmallows they had. They plotted the data, found an appropriate linear model, and determined the correlation coefficient. And of course they were able to eat their sample when the work was done! A big thanks to the parents who donated the boxes of cereal!
Due to the weather and field conditions our Sectional Championship game was moved to Monday 9/30 at 4:30 p.m
Upper Grade Center is offering depression awareness and suicide prevention training as a part of the Signs of Suicide® (SOS) Prevention Program next Tuesday, September 24th and Thursday, September 26th. Our goals in participating in this program are straightforward: To help our students understand that depression is a treatable illness To explain that suicide is a preventable tragedy that often occurs as a result of untreated depression To provide students training in how to identify serious depression and potential suicidality in themselves or a friend To impress upon students that they can help themselves or a friend by taking the simple step of talking to a responsible adult about their concerns To help students know whom in the school they can turn to for help if they need it Parents need to check their email to find more information on this program. You may also check out Elyssa's Mission website which has provided all the materials for this presentation at http://www.elyssasmission.org/
This morning SRO Garcia walked the BUGC students through a presentation about what A.L.I.C.E is and why it is important. With the help of Bourbonnais police and fire departments, students were able to practice various scenarios that required barricading and/or evacuating classrooms. #keepingkidssafe
BUGC STUDENTS MAKING MATH HANDS ON:The students are creating bungee cords out of rubber bands and finding the relationship between the number of rubber bands they used and how far Barbie falls. Using their data, they will create a linear model to predict how many rubber bands they would need for Barbie to bungee jump off the balcony in the gym.
BUGC Cross Country meet has been canceled. (August 26)
JV Baseball game scheduled for today (August 26th) is canceled.
VARSITY SOFTBALL HOME PRACTICE: 3:15 - 5:00pm Likely to be inside today. May hit in cage at baseball field depending on weather. Practice: Tuesday, August 27st (3:15 - 4:30 pm)
JV Baseball and Varsity Softball are canceled for tonight (August 20)
New Student Orientation tonight @ BUGC at 7pm. For Any student new to our school.
JV Softball - BUGC vs. Troy CANCELED (August 12th)
Congratulations to the 2019-20 Upper Grade Center Baseball Team! Varsity 2 5 6 7 9 11 13 14 17 18 19 21 22 26 Junior Varsity 30 32 33 35 36 39 41 45 51 52 59 61 65 67 69 70
All BASEBALL tryout information will be listed on our BUGC baseball page, thank you. https://sites.google.com/besd53.org/bugc-baseball/tryout-information
2019-2020 BUGC Cheer 5, 8, 10, 11, 13, 17, 21, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 38, 42, 46, 47, 48, 49, 53 The talent was unbelievable this year! 44 amazing athletes tried out! Everyone gave their all and I am blown away by the talent you all brought today! We will have a JV and Varsity squad this year. More details to follow. Please be watching your emails for further information!
CHEERLEADING TRY-OUTS MOVED: Cheerleading Try-outs have been moved to the following dates and times: Tuesday May 28th 3-4:30 Wednesday May 29th 3-4:30 Thursday May 30th 3-5
June 1st. Students can get a sports physical for only $20 at Oak Orthopedics. 100% of all funds paid will be donated back to the BUGC Athletic program. Click the link below for more information. https://www.oakortho.com/news/upcoming-sports-physical-event-hosted-oak-orthopedics
Calling All Cheerleaders: Click the link below for information on Try-Outs. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k9-dGVULsKQwTm04ORKvPwzZcnlivQK70lHTD5FiiVw/edit
2019-2020 BUGC CHEER TRYOUTS Tryouts will be Tuesday May 21st, Wednesday May 22nd, and Thursday May 23rd. Tuesday and Wednesday will be 3-4:30 and Thursday will be 3-5. Tryouts will take place at BUGC. Liberty students will ride the bus over. Tryouts are for CURRENT 5th, 6th and 7th graders. We are a competitive squad so we are looking for athletes who will be committed to all the preparation and hard work that goes into competing. We will focus on sharp moves, loud voices, tumbling and jumps. We will also take into consideration positions for stunts during tryouts. We will have summer practices and highly encourage our cheerleaders to join a tumbling class to improve their skills. In order to tryout, you MUST do the following three things: Have an updated physical turned into the school office. THIS PHYSICAL MUST HAVE BEEN WITHIN THE LAST YEAR! Have a school insurance waiver signed by your parents and turned into the school office. School Insurance Waiver Form Complete the following survey by THURSDAY MAY 16TH so that we can be in contact with you about preparing for tryouts. 2019 Cheer Tryouts Survey Questions? Please email Coach Carlton at email@example.com
Due to the weather Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center has decided to postpone the Spring Games that were originally scheduled for May 3rd. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We are rescheduling the Spring Games to our first rain date of Friday, May 10th. Please be advised that if the weather does not cooperate on that date we will reschedule for the second rain date of May 17th. Please communicate with us if rescheduling impacts your school or your participants. Thank you for your continued support of the Special Needs Spring Games! Also you can check the Spring Games webpage for updates.
BUGC Soccer practice is cancelled tonight!!
BUGC soccer practice is cancelled for tonight, Friday, Jan. 25th.
Due to expected weather and safety concerns, all BUGC after school activities are cancelled today, January 23rd. This includes athletic practices and games, as well as club meetings and activities.
All after school activities at BUGC are cancelled for today. BUGC Students will be released 12:30..
Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center is offering a soccer experience for our students. Students can participate in an indoor soccer league that last 7 weeks. Games will be played on Saturdays @ Adventure Commons (formerly Hidden Cove) Practices will be on Thursday’s from 7-8pm @ BUGC and Friday’s from 6-7 pm @ Adventure Commons Church. The first practice will be Thursday, Jan.17th at BUGC from 7-8pm. If you have a soccer ball please bring it to practice. All students must have a signed insurance waiver to participate. Interested students can obtain an informational flyer and insurance waiver on Friday, Jan. 11th in PE classes.
The following athletes have made the Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center 2018-2019 Volleyball Team and should report to practice tomorrow at BUGC from 4:30-6pm: 3,8,9,12,17,20,24,25,26,30,31,33,35
The following 7th grade athletes should report to volleyball practice on Wed. Dec. 5th 4:00-5:30pm @ Liberty: 5, 10, 12, 13, 19, 21, 22, 27, 35, 36, 41, 42.
The following 8th grade volleyball athletes should return to final try-outs Wednesday, Dec. 5th 3:00-4:30 @ Liberty: 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 33, 35.
The following 7th grade volleyball athletes should return Monday 4:30-6:00 @ BUGC for the last try out session: 5, 9, 10, 12, 13, 19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 34, 35, 36, 41, 42, 43,
Please note there has been changes to the 8th grade volleyball tryouts. The schedule is as follows: Saturday, December 1st from 8:00am to 10:00am at Liberty. Monday, December 3rd from 3:00pm to 4:30 pm at the Upper Grade Center. Wednesday, December 5th from 3:00pm-4:30pm at Liberty.
Please note there has been changes to the 7th grade volleyball tryouts. The schedule is as follows: Friday, November 30th from 3:00pm-4:30pm at Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center. Saturday, December 1st from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Liberty. Monday, December 3rd from 4:30pm to 6:00 pm at the Upper Grade Center.
2018-19 BUGC 7th Grade Basketball Team 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 27, 29, 33, 34, 2018-19 BUGC 8th Grade Basketball Team 46, 48, 49, 51, 53, 54, 56, 58, 66, 67, 69, 71, 78,
Our Varsity Softball Team defeated Peotone 3-2 today. They play against Beecher on Monday at 4:30 @ Manteno for the Regional Championship. Come on out and support the Tigers!!!
REMINDER: New Student Orientation @ BUGC. Thursday, Aug. 16th @ 7pm.
2018 Girls’ Basketball Tryout Information Tryouts Monday: August 27th 3:00-5:00pm @ BUGC Tuesday: August 28th 3:00-5:00pm @ BUGC Wednesday: August 29th 3:00-5:00pm @ BUGC Softball Players will tryout: JV/V: Tuesday, August 29th 5:00-6:00pm @ BUGC Please wear Athletic Clothing: Gym shorts, t-shirt and tennis shoes. ALL Athletes need to have an Insurance Waiver completed and Updated Physical (within the last year) to Tryout! Thanks, Coach Russell 8th Grade Coach Coach Gamble 7th Grade Coach Questions? Coach Russell firstname.lastname@example.org or Coach Gamble email@example.com *A Google Form will be sent to student's school email or can be completed on Facebook. Please complete the Form so we can begin the signup process for tryouts. * Tryouts are CLOSED to parents and friends
The BUGC Cross Country Team had an awesome meet today. Overall the girls took third place and the boys finished first. We had two girls earn an individual medals. (Kayla Willett 18th place and Finley Westover 7th place.) We had five boys earn individual medals. (Kylie Pralle 19th, Ayden Steelman 10th, Ebenzer Gideon 9th, Jermiah Lanum 6th, and Isaiah Davis 2nd) The 6th grade ran a one mile race. Madeline Mellin took 3rd for the 6th grade girls and Kash Goranson took 1st for the 6th grade boys.
GIRLS BASKETBALL OPEN GYM Tuesday, Aug. 7th 8am-9:30 am Thursday, Aug. 9th 8am-9:30 am Tuesday, Aug. 14th 8am-9:30 am Thursday, Aug, 16th 8am-9:30 am Incoming 6th, 7th & 8th graders
BASEBALL UPDATE: Any baseball player wanting to trying out for baseball that has a conflicting schedule because of AAU, All-stars, etc will need to attend at least one day of tryouts which are scheduled Monday (7/30) and Tuesday (7/31) from 8-10am. If neither of those days and times work a special time can be scheduled on the evenings of Monday (7/30) or Tuesday (7/31). Please contact coach Arlis if this is needed at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to all who tried out for the BUGC Softball Team. The following need to report to practice on Monday, July 30th. Practice is from 4:00-6:30 pm at the BUGC softball field. Please refrain from wearing travel softball jerseys/shirts. BUGC spirit wear is encouraged, though not mandatory. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to set up the field. 1 2 3 4 7 8 9 11 12 13 15 17 18 19 20 25 26 28 29 34 36 39 40 42 45 49 50 53 55
The list of students that should report to the final softball tryout tomorrow can be found by using the following link: http://www.besd53.org/o/upper-grade-center/page/athletic-information--3
2018 BUGC Baseball Tryouts @BUGC Baseball Field 200 W. John Casey Rd. (6th, 7th, and 8th Grade) Monday July 30th 6th Grade: 8-10am (Check-in at 7:45am) 7th Grade: 10:15am-12:15pm (Check-in at 10am) 8th Grade: 1-3pm (check-in at 12:45pm) Tuesday July 31st 6th Grade: 8-10am 7th Grade: 10am-12pm 8th Grade: 12:30pm-2:30pm Please register for tryouts: https://goo.gl/forms/svRPriHS8meaFuqZ2 *All players need a signed insurance waiver and up to date physical brought the first day of tryouts in order to try out* **Tryouts and practices are closed. This helps ensure that your child performs without any additional pressure.** *** Please plan on being present both days *** ****Multi-sport athletes are encouraged, but BUGC baseball will take priority over other sports**** Practices will begin Wednesday August 1st 8/1 (Wednesday): 8-11am 8/2 (Thursday):8-11am 8/3 (Friday):8-11am 8/4 (Saturday): 8-11am, Parent Meeting 11am *We will practice each day after school from 3-5pm, once school starts* The team will be posted after tryouts, the evening of Tuesday 7/31 https://sites.google.com/besd53.org/bugc-baseball/tryout-information
CROSS COUNTRY UPDATE: Pre-Season Training: (THIS IS NOT MANDATORY) 7am-8:30am July 30th-thru-August 3rd, and August 6th, 7th and 10th AT LIBERTY Please bring any physicals and insurance waivers at that time. Contact Coach Katie Buck with any questions- email@example.com
The BUGC School Supplies List 2018-19 is currently posted on the BUGC webpage under "Documents".
BUGC yearbooks will be distributed on Wednesday, May 23, during Tiger Time. If your child is unsure if a yearbook has been purchased, please have your child check with his/her Tiger Time teacher. We have a limited supply of extra yearbooks available for purchase. They will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. The cost of the yearbook is now $35. Please bring the payment directly to Mrs. Mountain in room 106 to reserve a copy.
If your child plans to participate in any sports programs next year, they will need a valid sports physical. On June 9th Oak Orthopedics will be offering sports physicals for $20 cash only. Oak will also give all of payments back to the BUGC Athletic Program. Get your child’s physical and support BESD#53 sports progams!!
Today at BUGC 7th grade team Gold teachers developed STEM Lessons for the entire school. These were innovative lessons that encouraged students to think critically, collaborate, and use their creativity to problem solve. Thanks to the team for designing another opportunity to live our mission statement of “Creating Tomorrow’s Innovators” and having fun.
Today’s 6th garde Track Meet with Summit Hill is cancelled.
Today’s track meet at Dwight Middle School has been cancelled.
Kindergarten and New Student Registration Registration for kindergarteners and new students for the 2018-2019 school year will be held May 15th from 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at BESD 53 Administrative Offices, 281 W. John Casey Road. If you have a child or know of a child who will be attending kindergarten, or a student who will be new to the school district next year, the child needs to be registered in order to be placed in a class. In order to register your child, you will need to have a valid, state-issued picture I.D., your child’s county-issued birth certificate, and proofs of residency. To prove residency you MUST have HARD COPIES of at least one of the following: · Most recent tax bill · Mortgage bill or closing papers · Lease papers with proof of current payment AND You must also have two other recent documents showing your correct address. This can include: · Current utility bill · Vehicle registration · Driver’s license · Public Aid card If you have questions, please call 815-929-5100
2018 Illinois Youth Survey The Illinois Department of Human Services and the IKAN Regional Office of Education are requesting that our 8th grade students take a statewide anonymous survey to better understand youth attitudes and behaviors that can impact student problems and academic success. This survey asks about topics of nutrition, physical activity, bullying, tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use. Students will be asked to complete the survey with no names or identification. The survey will be confidentially administered on March 9th during 8th period. The survey is voluntary and privacy will be strictly protected. Parents can contact BUGC to have your child opt-out if you do not want them to take the survey. 815-929-5200
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.
This month in Science Club at BUGC, students created Scribble Bots! Students spent a bit of time learning about electric motors and then they had the opportunity to use them. Students hooked the motors up to batteries and went to work. Students were quite innovative in how they were able to get their bots to move. Some students even put their bots head to head in a Battle of the Scribble Bots! Science Club at BUGC was made available to 7th and 8th grade students. It meets once a month and is sponsored by Mrs. Lanoue and Mrs. Soucy.
BBCHS will be hosting an Eighth Grade Informational Night on Monday, December 18th at 6:00 PM in the auditorium. The purpose of this meeting is to share information about registration, course selection for 9th grade students, and other important information about your child’s first year at BBCHS.