Bourbonnais Upper Grade
BUGC Breakfast & Lunch Menu for 9/28-10/2
about 2 hours ago, Bourbonnais Upper Grade
Shannon Swilley
There will be no “live” afternoon learning session today, Sept. 23rd. Students will have assignments to complete but they are not required to log in this afternoon.
about 10 hours ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
On the afternoon Wed. Sept. 23rd, there will be no “live” afternoon learning sessions. All students will have an assignment to complete but will NOT be required to log into zoom on that afternoon.
1 day ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
BUGC students studying landscape artist, Grant Wood. A great lesson for them to be outside and use the artist benches.
1 day ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
8th grade Team Black language arts teachers, Mrs. Flowers and Mrs. Eastman, teamed up with history teacher Mr. Outsen to demonstrate to students what a level 4 book talk looks like. Mr. Outsent presented the book The President and the Assassin by Scott Miller and earned 4s across the board! Well done, Mr. Outsen!
1 day ago, Shannon Swilley
Bourbonnais Upper Grade
"Keeping Kids Motivated in Online Learning" https://drlizangoff.com/2020/09/12/motivation-online/ Methods to address lack of motivation for on-line learning.
6 days ago, Bourbonnais Upper Grade
Bourbonnais Upper Grade
BUGC Breakfast & Lunch Menu for 9/21-9/25
7 days ago, Bourbonnais Upper Grade
Bourbonnais Upper Grade
Breakfast & Lunch Menu for 9/14-9/18.
9 days ago, Bourbonnais Upper Grade
Shannon Swilley
Please watch the video released on Friday, Sept. 11th about attendance. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MOA4S3PBdW0p_KlknUJ0HtGAkPwLIuJ_/view?usp=sharing
9 days ago, Shannon Swilley
Bourbonnais Upper Grade
Picture Day: September 15 for M-Z in person September 16 for A-L in person Remote Learners at Image Group ~ September 28, 3-6 p.m.
12 days ago, Bourbonnais Upper Grade
Bourbonnais Upper Grade
Uplifted Care is having a Virtual Grief Camp. Saturday, September 26, 2020. 9-11 a.m. via Zoom. Call Uplifted Care today to register at 815-939-4141.
12 days ago, Bourbonnais Upper Grade
Shannon Swilley
Hello Parents, please find attached the BUGC attendance calendar for the remainder of the month.
15 days ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Hello BUGC Parents, We have learned that there are complications with Zoom. This issue is not one that our IT Department can fix rather it needs to be fixed by Zoom. Please bear with us as we communicate with the company. In the mean time your child will be emailed an alternative assignment.
about 1 month ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Hello BUGC Parents, Please click this link for vital information about next week at BUGC. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPkBA6aXR_E
about 1 month ago, Shannon Swilley
Bourbonnais Upper Grade
If your student is fully remote please disregard the bus information that you received.
about 1 month ago, Bourbonnais Upper Grade
Shannon Swilley
The following players made the BUGC Baseball Team. Practice Wednesday-Friday from 8-10am. Both levels doubleheader Saturday 8/15 at 10am. Schedules, contracts, rules, and Covid information will be handed out at our parent meeting. Please have at least 1 parent/guardian at this meeting, masks will be required. Thank you for all the hard work. Parent Meeting Thursday 8/13 at 10:15am (after practice) JV 2 3 4 20 21 22 27 28 32 38 39 42 Varsity 26 29 33 40 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57
about 1 month ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Thank you to all that came to the BUGC Softball try-outs. Everyone did a great job! The following student-athletes should report to BBYSL for softball practice on Friday, August 7th, 2020 @ from 4:00-6:00 pm. 601 602 603 604 605 606 607 608 609 610 611 612 701 702 704 706 801 804 805 806 807 808 809 810 812 814 815
about 1 month ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
BUGC PARENTS: Sign your child up for BUGC’s spirit club, GOLD RUSH, today! All you need to do is select a shirt and order it! The shirt will give your child school spirit and admission to all home games. Order deadline: August 16th. https://designcenter.premiumspecialties.com/bugcgoldrush/shop/home
about 1 month ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
All information for fall sports and tryouts are on the Upper Grade Center webpage under Athletic Information. Please be sure to read all the published information prior to tryouts.
about 1 month ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
IESA has reversed their decision concerning elementary sports. The Upper Grade Center will have a Softball, Baseball, and Cross Country Team for the 2020 school year. Information about Tryouts will be provided over the weekend.
about 1 month ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Good afternoon parents! If you have already filled out the Instructional Selection for the Fall Semester - Thank you! If you have not, here is the link to get started: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfRMef6O62Xzlo3lr1i2flHVjsFVEJN_ZhNa0RgdOuKfJxtTg/viewform?usp=sf_link Have a great day! Mr. Swilley Principal
about 1 month ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Good Morning Everyone:I wanted to communicate with everyone about the recent decisions handed down about elementary sport.  Today the IESA issued the following decision:   "(We) unanimously approved to cancel the regular season and IESA state series in the sports of boys and girls golf, boys baseball, girls softball, and boys and girls cross-country for the 2020-21 school year. There are no plans to try and re-schedule the activities or conduct them later in the school year in part due to if and when high schools in Illinois play their contests. Girls softball practice was scheduled to start July 27. The baseball and cross-country seasons were scheduled to start August 3. The Board delayed any decision on girls basketball. The first day of girls basketball practice is scheduled for August 31. The Board will meet again in late August to make a decision regarding girls basketball." The Upper Grade Center is truly sorry that students and coaches have to miss out on these athletic experiences.  We will continue to follow IESA and keep you posted on future IESA announcements.  Thank you for your patience and support! Mr. Swilley   &   Mrs. Longtin Principal            Associate Principal/AD
2 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center has a Spanish position open. If you know anyone who is ready to join a dynamic team of teachers please send them our way. Applications can be completed at: www.besd53.org
2 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Dear 8th Grade Parents and Students, We are excited to announce Mrs. Carlton and Mr. Chamernik will lead a group of Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center students on a WorldStrides trip to Charlottseville, VA, Luray, VA and Washington DC. On this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, students will explore our nation's most important historical sites and experience incomparable learning moments. This will be a trip that your child will be talking about for years to come! Your child will return home excited to tell you about: Standing where Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial Discovering the true meaning of sacrifice at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Walking in the footsteps of our great leaders on Capitol Hill Exploring numerous Smithsonian Museums, like the National Museum of Natural History and the National Air and Space Museum And much more! We have chosen to travel with WorldStrides because of their exceptional service, their 50 years of experience, their safety record and their preventive measures that ensure learning occurs in a safe and fun environment. We have led this trip for many years now and look forward to leading it again. We will chaperone the program with other teachers as needed, and throughout the program our group will be guided by a WorldStrides-certified Course Leader. There will be an informational trip meeting to discuss this wonderful opportunity on Wednesday, July 22nd. Families with last names A to M will meet at 6:00pm and last names N to Z will meet at 6:45pm. The meeting is being held in the MPR at Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center. Having two meetings will limit the number of people in accordance with the Governor's COVID plan for Illinois and will keep families at the social distance requirements. We ask only one parent to attend the meeting with their student. Anyone who can not attend the meeting can view the presentation by clicking on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXD2H_imh8A&feature=youtu.be If you are not able to attend the meeting, please email me at chamernikd@besd53.org and I will send you the informational packet which will be handed out at the meeting. Parents can also visit www.worldstrides.com/signup for more details about WorldStrides and our group's trip. The trip number is 191050. We would love for your child to join us on this unforgettable trip! Remember, if you sign up by Friday, August 7, 2020, you will receive the early bird discount of $125. Sincerely, Mr. Chamernik and Mrs. Carlton - Program Leaders
2 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
The local Illinois Department of Public Health has asked that we push this survey out to the community . Please take a moment to help out the IDPH. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6K3MF62
3 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Exploring the Autism Spectrum
4 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Bourbonnais Upper Grade
Previous Year Yearbooks! If you missed getting a yearbook in 17-18 & 18-19 you are in luck! We have a few in the office! $20 each. Cash or Check. Please call the office. 815-929-5200. (We do not have any extra of the current year.)
4 months ago, Bourbonnais Upper Grade
Shannon Swilley
REMINDER: Today is the last day of BUGC Chromebook turn in. We are open from 8am to 6pm. Also, the purchase of chromebooks is no longer an option for any student.
4 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
It is very important that I take some time to recognize the BUGC PE Teachers. This week all of their hard work paid off as they were approved as a BLUE RIBBON PE program!! This is a huge honor for Ms. Gamble, Mr. Arlis and Mr. Dersien. More importantly it speaks to the quality of instruction our students are getting!! So proud!!!
4 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Bourbonnais Upper Grade
7th & 8th Grade Return of School Materials & Locker Contents is today (5/12) until 4 p.m.
4 months ago, Bourbonnais Upper Grade
Shannon Swilley
BUGC STAFF ARE MISSING THEIR STUDENTS!!! https://youtu.be/wWS0mu-i5AM
6 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
BUGC will have new work packets for days 6-11 for any students who do not have access to computers or the internet. The work packets will be available on the afternoon of Monday, March 30th. Please enter the main office and let us know for whom you are picking up and we will provide a new work packet. Please bring any completed work back to the school at that time.
6 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
BUGC Administrative Team would like to thank our staff, students and parents for all of the hard work in keeping our students connected and still engaged in our first week of e-learning!! We are proud of how the BUGC community has been responding and know that we will get through this together!! #GoTigers
6 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
This is how a BUGC soccer coach holds a digital practice!!
6 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
8th Grade Team Gold challenged students to a few (ok maybe more than a few!) rounds of Quizlet this afternoon. We used Zoom to communicate while we played! It was so fun!
6 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Do your kiddos need to CREATE? Here is an Easy FUN watercolor project with Crayola Markers. 1. Draw a picture lightly with pencil. 2. Color with Crayola Markers. 3. Dip clean paint brush in water and "paint" lightly over marker areas. 🎨 The water will make the marker color dissolve slightly. Allow the water to spread and blur the lines. This will give you a wonderful watercolor effect with Markers. Any paper will work since you are at home. Please share post and share picture if you CREATED today. 💗🎨🖌Remember, You can't have a RAINBOW without the RAIN. (My BUGC 7th grade Artists work below)
6 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
All BUGC after school activities are cancelled today, March 16th.
6 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Band and Orchestra students DO NOT need to bring their instruments in tomorrow!
6 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Students will not be dressing on Monday 3/16 in Physical Education Class. We are asking that students take all items home from their PE locker so that our custodial staff can properly sanitize the locker rooms.
6 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
All after school activities at BUGC are cancelled for today. Also the public library has cancelled all after school activities for students. Please do not send students to the public library for after school programs.
6 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Congratulations to the athletes who will be part of the 2020 Track Team. Our first practice will be tomorrow, Friday, March 13th from 3:00-4:30. Please be prepared to go outside. 1,2,8,9,10,12,13,15,16,17,18,24,25,27,28,31,32,33, 34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,43,44,46,47,49,51,52,53,55, 56,57,60,63,64,81,83,85,86,88,89,90,97,99,100,101, 103,106,107,109,110,111,112,113,114,116,117,122, 123,124,125,126,127,128,131,132,141,142,143,145,1 46,147,148,149,151,152,153,155,157,158,159,160,161, 162,163,164,165,166,169,170,171,172,173,174,175,176, 177,179,180,181,182,183,184,185,187,188,190,191
6 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
We are currently experiencing technical difficulties posting the track team tryout results. Please be patient while we resolve this issue.
6 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Congratulations to the athletes who will be part of the 2020 Track Team. Our first practice will be tomorrow, Friday, March 13th from 3:00-4:30. Please be prepared to go outside. 1,2,8,9,10,12,13,15,16,17,18,24,25,27,28,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,43,44,46,47,49,51,52,53,55,56,57,60,63,64,81,83,85,86,88,89,90,97,99,100,101,103,106,107,109,110,111,112,113,114,116,117,122,123,124,125,126,127,128,131,132,141,142,143,145,146,147,148,149,151,152,153,155,157,158,159,160,161,162,163,164,165,166,169,170,171,172,173,174,175,176,177,179,180,181,182,183,184,185,187,188,190,191
6 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Congratulations to the athletes who will be part of the 2020 Track Team. Our first practice will be tomorrow, Friday, March 13th from 3:00-4:30. Please be prepared to go outside. 1,2,8,9,10,12,13,15,16,17,18,24,25,27,28,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,43,44,46,47,49,51,52,53,55,56,57,60,63,64,81,83,85,86,88,89,90,97,99,100,101,103,106,107,109,110,111,112,113,114,116,117,122,123,124,125,126,127,128,131,132,141,142,143,145,146,147,148,149,151,152,153,155,157,158,159,160,161,162,163,164,165,166,169,170,171,172,173,174,175,176,177,179,180,181,182,183,184,185,187,188,190,191
6 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Congratulations to the athletes who will be part of the 2020 BUGC Track Team. Our first practice will be tomorrow, Friday, March 13th from 3:00-4:30. Please be prepared to go outside. 1,2,8,9,10,12,13,15,16,17,18,24,25,27,28,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,43,44,46,47,49,51,52,53,55,56,57,60,63,64,81,83,85,86,88,89,90,97,99,100,101,103,106,107,109,110,111,112,113,114,116,117,122,123,124,125,126,127,128,131,132,141,142,143,145,146,147,148,149,151,152,153,155,157,158,159,160,161,162,163,164,165,166,169,170,171,172,173,174,175,176,177,179,180,181,182,183,184,185,187,188,190,191
6 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Bourbonnais Upper Grade
The 8th Grade Regional Volleyball Game scheduled for tonight (3/12) has been cancelled.
7 months ago, Bourbonnais Upper Grade
Shannon Swilley
BUGC 7th and 8th grade Math Team won 1st place at the Beecher Math Contest tonight. Congratulations to our amazing mathletes!
7 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
7th & 8th Grade Callbacks for Track Tryouts The following 7th and 8th grade students are being called back for a second round of tryouts. This will take place at BUGC on Thursday, March 12th from 3-4:30. Be prepared for the possibility of going outside. 81, 83, 84, 85, 86, 88, 89, 90, 91, 94, 96, 97, 99, 100, 101, 103, 106, 107, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 116, 117, 118, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 131, 132, 141, 142, 143, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 151, 152, 153, 155, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 187, 188, 190, 191
7 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
th Grade Callbacks for Track Tryouts The following 6th grade students are being called back for a second round of tryouts. This will take place at BUGC on Thursday, March 12th from 3-4:30. Be prepared for the possibility of going outside. 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 24, 25, 27, 28, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 47, 49, 51, 52, 53, 55, 56, 57, 60, 63, 64, 66, 67, 70, 112, 118, 141
7 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
We are so proud of our 7th grade volleyball team. Though we lost the sectional game today, our girls fought hard!!
7 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Ms. Crum's 8th grade Algebra class was a day ahead, so today they practiced their teaching skills and taught Mrs. Lundmark's class how to solve linear inequalities by graphing. Great conversation was heard as students learned from each other.
7 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
BUGC’s 7th Grade Volleyball Team are regional Champs!!! Thanks to coaches, players and parents for all of your hard work!! Thanks also to Emmy Davis for taking such a wonderful picture!! #sectionalchampsnext
7 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
7th grade math students solved problems through board games relating to circles and cylinders. They calculated area, circumference, diameter, and radius of circles. They also solved problems about the surface area and cylinder of spheres. Thank you to Bourbonnais PTA for the grant. The students love having an engaging way to interact with math.
7 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Bourbonnais Upper Grade
Mark your calendar for this fun event! Tickets go on sale tomorrow!!
7 months ago, Bourbonnais Upper Grade
Shannon Swilley
Happy School Social Worker Week to the best school social workers around!!!
7 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
The following numbers have made the final cut for BUGC soccer. Practice will be 3:15-4:45 Friday and we will meet in the 7th grade hall. Bring warm clothes as we will go outside. Congrats and thank you to all who tried out! 2,3,4,6,8,9,12,13,14,15,18,19,20,21,22,23,25,26,34,38,40,41
7 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
112 BUGC students celebrated reading at the 2020 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award voting party. All students that qualified for this annual event, read at least 3 of the nominated titles. At the voting party, students enjoyed breakfast, talked about their favorite books, and received prizes such as books, t-shirts, posters, and bags.
7 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Soccer players of the following numbers have made first cuts and should report to tryouts at 4:45-6:30pm at BUGC on Wednesday 2/26. 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13,14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 34, 35, 37, 38, 40, 41
7 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Bourbonnais Upper Grade
BUGC Updated Soccer Tryout Time & Dates: Tuesday, 2/25: 4:45-6:30 inside at BUGC (in the gym at 5pm after v-ball) Wednesday, 2/26: 4:45-6:30 inside at BUGC (in the gym at 5pm after v-ball) Thursday, 2/27: 3:15-4:45 inside/outside at BUGC Friday, 2/28: TBD
7 months ago, Bourbonnais Upper Grade
Shannon Swilley
Tonight we celebrate the 8th Grade Volleyball Team as they play their last home game. It is also Coach McKenzie’s last home game after 36 years of coaching volleyball!
7 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Bourbonnais Upper Grade
BUGC SOCCER TRY OUTS have been moved today (2/24) to Liberty. The time is 4:45-6:30 p.m. Students are responsible for their own transportation. Athletes should wear shin guard, tennis shoes (No cleats)
7 months ago, Bourbonnais Upper Grade
Shannon Swilley
Former BUGC Principal and current BBCHS Football coach Mr. Nelson stopped by Mr. Outsen's and Ms. Papanicholas's 8th Grade Social Studies classes to talk about World War II, which 8th Graders are currently studying. Mr. Nelson shared the personal story of his father, Albert Nelson, and his journey from Dwight, Illinois through Europe after D-Day in 1944 - 1945. He even brought in some war artifacts for the students to examine and ask questions about.
7 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
The BUGC Cheerleaders placed 2nd in State. Tonight they were recognized at the Village Board Meeting! Proud of our girls and proud to be part of a village that supports them in this way!!
7 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Bourbonnais Upper Grade
The BUGC 7/8 Grade Volleyball Game has been cancelled for today (2/13). There is no Volleyball practice for 6/7/8.
7 months ago, Bourbonnais Upper Grade
Bourbonnais Upper Grade
Bourbonnais PTA - Darling Daughter Dance
7 months ago, Bourbonnais Upper Grade
Shannon Swilley
The deadline to order your BUGC yearbook is Friday, 2/14. The cost is $30. If you are paying by check, please make it out to Image Group. If you need a form, there are some in the office or you may print the attached. After 2/14, there will be a limited number for sale for $35.
7 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Students in Mrs. Flowers' class integrated newly learned skills on a graphic design program with important quotes from A Raisin in the Sun. The final product was a colorful spread of literature!
8 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Students in Mrs. Buck's 7th grade math class collaborated to solve transversal puzzles. Students had to use their knowledge of supplementary angles, vertical angles, the interior sum of a triangle, and the interior sum of a quadrilateral to solve the puzzles.
8 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
In an effort to keep things light around the school we created various spirit days this month for the teachers. Today was Holiday Day in February!! Don’t they look nice?
8 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Students in 8th Grade Team Gold celebrated the 100th day of school in Mrs. Lundmark, Ms. Wolterstorff, and Mrs. Kanak's classes today. Some of the activities included coming up with 100 different ways to write 100, trying to spend as close as they could to $100 without going over, doing jumping jacks for 100 seconds, writing a poem with 100 words, and more. It was a great day in the Gold hallway!
8 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
8th grade math team competed in the MathCounts competition at Olivet this morning. The team took home first place trophies, and Hayden Berens and Owen Marcukaitis won first and second place as individuals.
8 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Out of 31 teams! The BUGC Cheerleaders placed 2nd in the state of Illinois! Let's go!
8 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
BUGC Teachers collaborating during a staff meeting!! Teachers talking about teaching and learning!!
8 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
BUGC Cheerleaders placed 2nd today at Bengal Invite in Oak Forest!! Proud of our girls!!
8 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Congratulations to our BUGC spelling bee winners! Davis won 1st place with the word “visite.” Braedon won 2nd place, and Joe won 3rd place. Excellent job to all of the spelling bee participants! They spelled some very tough words!
8 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
BUGC Cheerleaders placed 4th out of 13 schools at Buffalo Grove Cheer Invite!! So proud of our girls!!
9 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
8th Graders-Please Mark your calendars for the BBCHS Showcase on Jan. 15th.
9 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Please support your Bourbonnais PTA Fundraiser. Monical’s Pizza!!
9 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Athletic Director
More from the Christmas assembly!!
9 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
More from the Christmas assembly!!
9 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
BUGC ended the semester with an assembly of fun!! We enjoyed various minute to win it games and snowball fights (dodgeball) against students, teachers, administration and even parents joined in the fun!!
9 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
Our 8th Grade Math students created a “Tessellated Christmas Tree”. Which means to cover a plane surface by repeated use of a single shape, without gaps or overlapping. Merry Math-mas!!
9 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
On Wednesday, members of the 7th and 8th Grade flute section performed for the residents at the Riverside Assisted Living. They were grateful to be able to spread holiday cheer to the community, and wishes everyone a very Happy Holiday season!
9 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
Mrs. Eastman’s class created Christmas Compliment Carriers in SEL this week to promote kindness. Each student decorated a stocking, and then wrote every classmate one kind compliment to send them into a positive winter break!
9 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
BUGC Competition Cheer Team placed 2nd at Lincoln Way East out of 7 teams! Great first competition!!
9 months ago, Athletic Director
Jenn Longtin
Congratulations to the following 8th grade girls for making the 2019-2020 8th Grade BUGC Volleyball Team. #'s: 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 18, 23, 30, 31, 32, 37, 60 The first scheduled practice is Thursday, Dec.12th, 2019 from 4:30-6:00 pm at Liberty Intermediate School. A parent meeting will follow at approximately 6:15 pm.
10 months ago, Jenn Longtin
Jenn Longtin
Congratulations to the following 7th grade girls for making the 2019-2020 7th Grade BUGC Volleyball Team. #'s: 2, 3, 12, 15, 31, 35, 36, 40, 44, 45, 46, 47, 52, 53 The first scheduled practice is Thursday, Dec.12th, 2019 from 4:30-6:00 pm at Liberty Intermediate School. A parent meeting will follow at approximately 6:15 pm.
10 months ago, Jenn Longtin
Athletic Director
On the Friday before thanksgiving, Mrs. Eastman’s class spent some time interacting with each other through board games. This was a great time to see our SEL conversation skills come through!
10 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
On Wednesday the BUGC family celebrated our annual Talent Show. So proud of the students who shared their talents with the school. Brave little BUG-ers!
10 months ago, Athletic Director
Jenn Longtin
BUGC 7th Grade Volleyball Tryout Information: The following 7th grade girls are being called back for the final tryout on Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 from 3:00-4:30 pm at Liberty Intermediate School. (Transportation will be provided from BUGC to Liberty Intermediate School.) #'s: 2, 3, 4, 7, 11, 12, 15, 20, 21, 23, 27, 29, 31, 35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 44, 45, 46, 47, 51, 52, 53 Thank you to all those who tried out for the 2019-2020 BUGC 7th Grade Volleyball Team. All of the girls truly gave their best effort and made this an extremely tough decision to make.
10 months ago, Jenn Longtin
Athletic Director
Please consider supporting our Washington DC Trip Fundraiser!!
10 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
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!
10 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
Mrs. Eastman had her childhood friend, TJ Martinson, come and talk to her students about the writing and publishing process for his debut novel, “Reign of the Kingfishher”. The kids LOVED having him come in!
10 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
The BUGC Chain Reaction Group celebrated World Kindness Day by leaving thoughtful notes on every students locker. Changing the world with one act of kindness at a time!!
10 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
These pictures show BUGC teachers having conversations with students. Getting to know them as an individual and asking how things are going? This happens on a systematic basis through our Social-Emotional Learning program. #Maslow-Before-Bloom!!
10 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
Today the Upper Grade Center students welcomed over 80 Veterans and current service men and women to breakfast. It was just a small gesture to show our gratitude for their sacrifice and service!Thank you to all staff, students and volunteers who helped make this happen!
11 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
A couple of Mrs. Lanoue’s students celebrated her birthday by giving her a rotisserie chicken of all things!! LOL
11 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
When your student dress up and insist on taking a pic with you!! Those boys are looking good!!
11 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
BUGC’s Homecoming game was a success!! 7th & 8th Grade teams won pretty easily with a fairly large crowd to cheer them on. Thanks to all staff members who helped host our BUGC family.
11 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
The BUGC secretaries. Hardest working women in education!!!!
11 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
Today Mr. McDaniel and Mrs. Carlton led the BUGC staff through an activity to highlight the importance of students feeling connected to adults and programs at school. It was a great staff meeting!!
11 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
Veterans Day Program at BUGC. Monday, Nov.11th 9:30-10:30.
11 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
Mr. Outsen (8th Grade Social Studies) sent this cool photo of his 5th hour students with their Constitution Books that were gifted to them from Robin Kelly. Nothing cooler than students appreciating their rights!
11 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
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!
11 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
Last night BUGC hosted its annual Fine Arts Fright Night and it was a big hit!!
11 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
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
11 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
Fine Arts Fright Night
11 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
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.
11 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
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
11 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
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.
11 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
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.
11 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
Officer Dave Stukenborg, shares what it’s like to live in a wheelchair with BUGC students. Thank you, Mrs. Daub, for inviting him in to speak with our students.
11 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
This young lady has increased the number of books she has read from last year to now by more than 200%!! We are so proud of you, Emily!! #BUGCcreatinglifelongreaders
11 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
Every year our PE teachers put together the best obstacle course for our students. This year did not disappoint!! Mr. Arlis, Ms. Gamble and Mr. Dersien thank you keeping our students fit and engaged!!
11 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
Our 8th Grade Baseball Team was honored at The Village of Bourbonnais Board meeting tonight. The Tigers finished 3rd in the state this year!! So proud of our coaches and players!!!
11 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
Our Cross Country Team is running at the state competition right now. On Monday, there was no school. These guys showed up to have their own student led cross country practice!! You gotta love it!!
11 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
Please support the girls basketball fundraiser at Chicago Dough!!!
11 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
This is what I call getting your team of teachers on “the same page”! Mrs. Tupy and Mrs. Carlton of 7th Grade team black were twinning on Thursday.
11 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
Mrs. Buck and Mrs. Carlton challenges their students to match graphs, tables, equations and ordered pairs. Students were also creating graphs and tables by measuring how long it takes for water to fill a cylinder.
11 months ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
We are two weeks away from our 3rd Annual Fine Arts Fright Night. This is a fun event for all families and students of BESD 53. Please come out for a great night of music, shop at the book fair and partake in some spooky treats. Thank you for supporting the BESD Fine Arts Department
11 months ago, Athletic Director
Shannon Swilley
Not sure we need any more reasons to boast about how much of a positive influence Officer Garcia is on our students!!! But here ya go!! These lucky students won a ride to school with SRO Garcia and even were treated to Dunkin’! This was part of raffle prizes at The PTA back to school bash.
12 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
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!
12 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Mr. Outsen and Ms. Papanicholas arranged for U.S. Representative Robin Kelly to visit BUGC and speak to our students about the life and responsibilities of a Congress woman.
12 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Our PE Dept. asked a trained professional to teach our students CPR!! #keepingourschoolsafe
12 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
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.
12 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
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!
12 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Last week Ms. Newsome took our 8th grade Spanish Students to the Mexican Fine Arts Museum!!
12 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Our BUGC Tigers are going to State!!
12 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Due to the weather and field conditions our Sectional Championship game was moved to Monday 9/30 at 4:30 p.m
12 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
BUGC Tigers 8th Grade Regional Baseball Champs!! Proud of our boys!!
almost 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
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/
about 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
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
about 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Sometimes keeping it simple is fun as well. In this picture BUGC students are doing Flashlight Reading. As far as teaching strategies goes this is an old one but still very effective.
about 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
In Fab-Lab, BUGC students learn the design process from concept to actual production. This student actually created his own remote control car!!
about 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
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.
about 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
BUGC Cross Country performed very well at the St. George Invite. Great Job Tigers!!
about 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Yesterday BUGC began our new social emotional learning curriculum with the students. Our teachers did an awesome job. #educatingthewholechild
about 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Just a few of our staff and students representing on our Friday Spirt Day!!
about 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Jenn Longtin
BUGC Cross Country meet has been canceled. (August 26)
about 1 year ago, Jenn Longtin
Jenn Longtin
JV Baseball game scheduled for today (August 26th) is canceled.
about 1 year ago, Jenn Longtin
Jenn Longtin
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)
about 1 year ago, Jenn Longtin
Shannon Swilley
Officer Garcia taking some time to educate our students about the pitfalls of sexting, vaping and other drug use. BESD53 is blessed to have him!!
about 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
We know that for many kids going back to school can be scary. We’ve got plans to make them forget all of that!! Before it's over they're gonna love BUGC!!
about 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Jenn Longtin
JV Baseball and Varsity Softball are canceled for tonight (August 20)
about 1 year ago, Jenn Longtin
Jenn Longtin
Open Gym and Tryouts Information for Girls Basketball
about 1 year ago, Jenn Longtin
Shannon Swilley
Come out and support the BESD#53-Back to School Bash!!
about 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
BUGC Baseball season opener!!! Our boys did a great job!!
about 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
New Student Orientation tonight @ BUGC at 7pm. For Any student new to our school.
about 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Jenn Longtin
JV Softball - BUGC vs. Troy CANCELED (August 12th)
about 1 year ago, Jenn Longtin
Shannon Swilley
BUGB Varsity softball
about 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
JV Softball fighting for the win!!
about 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
The Cheerleaders and Students for the D.C. trip are out at BUGC washing cars. Come out and get your cars washed!
about 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
BUGC Tiger Softball is officially in full swing!! Great turnout also!!
about 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Come out and support the BUGC Car Wash to raise funds for our Cheerleading team and the Annual Washington DC Trip!! Tomorrow 9-1pm @ BUGC!!
about 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Jenn Longtin
Car Wash!
about 1 year ago, Jenn Longtin
Jenn Longtin
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
about 1 year ago, Jenn Longtin
Shannon Swilley
DUE TO WEATHER BUGC SOFTBALL TRYOUTS ARE CANCELLED FOR TODAY!!
about 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
BUGC was happy to participate in the 2nd Annual community event, Friday Night Lights Mascot’s Race. Thanks to the Chamber of Commerce and all the local businesses for sponsoring and supporting such a great event!!
about 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
BESD#53 educators getting some professional development at the Visible Learning Conference (John Hattie) in Las Vegas!!
about 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
BUGC Girls basketball Camp!!!
over 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
All BASEBALL tryout information will be listed on our BUGC baseball page, thank you. https://sites.google.com/besd53.org/bugc-baseball/tryout-information
over 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
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!
over 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Mrs. Ponton and Ms. Gamble did an excellent job organizing the Spring Games!!
over 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
More Spring Games pics.
over 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
The BUGC administration would like to thank the teachers, students and volunteers that made the First Annual Spring Games such a big success. A special thank you to Amiee Ponton and Mindy Gamble for their commitment and organization. Many pics still to be posted!!
over 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
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
over 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Congratulations to Brooklyn Daugherty, Messiya Sherrod, Ellie Haggard and Emmerson Longtin for finishing 4th in the state for the 4X100 Relay and 8th in the state for the 4x400 Relay!! BUGC is so proud of you!!
over 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Emmerson Longtin- 2nd in the state for 7th grade 400 meter race!! Proud of you Emmerson!!!
over 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Our art students are finishing painting book spines on a portion of our lockers. We have some very talented artists at BUGC.
over 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
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
over 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Athletic Director
Calling All Cheerleaders: Click the link below for information on Try-Outs. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k9-dGVULsKQwTm04ORKvPwzZcnlivQK70lHTD5FiiVw/edit
over 1 year ago, Athletic Director
Shannon Swilley
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 carltonl@besd53.org
over 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
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.
over 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Last week the BUGC Science teachers were at a conference and were able to see their favorite youtuber. Paul Anderson, from Bozeman Science!
over 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
To help teach probability our math teachers have students creat carnival games...and as you can see in one of the pics, even the big kids get to play (Mr. Gindy).
over 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Today we had a small celebration for Mr. Gindy. After 34 years in education he is retiring and we will miss him. So we decided to make a banner of the top 12 things we will miss about him. (Because 10 is just not enough)
over 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Congratulations to Jeremiah and Shyam for placing in the McNamara Spelling Bee! Shyam won second place, and Jeremiah won first place with the word “soliloquy.” Great job to both of them!
over 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Our #TIGERS fought hard but came up short losing 42-40. We are so proud of you guys!!!
over 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing your BUGC Tigers-8th Grade Sectional Champs!!! #WEAREGOINGTOSTATE
over 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
BUGC Soccer practice is cancelled tonight!!
over 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
BUGC soccer practice is cancelled for tonight, Friday, Jan. 25th.
over 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
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.
over 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
All after school activities at BUGC are cancelled for today. BUGC Students will be released 12:30..
over 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
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.
over 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
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
almost 2 years ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
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.
almost 2 years ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
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.
almost 2 years ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
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,
almost 2 years ago, Shannon Swilley
Jenn Longtin
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.
almost 2 years ago, Jenn Longtin
Jenn Longtin
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.
almost 2 years ago, Jenn Longtin
Shannon Swilley
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,
almost 2 years ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
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!!!
about 2 years ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
REMINDER: New Student Orientation @ BUGC. Thursday, Aug. 16th @ 7pm.
about 2 years ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
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 russellm@besd53.org or Coach Gamble gamblem@besd53.org *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
about 2 years ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
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.
about 2 years ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Our 8th grade softball team decided to get a little rest between their three wins today!! We are so proud of these girls!!!
about 2 years ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
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
about 2 years ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
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 arlisp@besd53.org
about 2 years ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
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
about 2 years ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
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
about 2 years ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
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
about 2 years ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
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- buckk@besd53.org
about 2 years ago, Shannon Swilley
Jeff Gindy
The BUGC School Supplies List 2018-19 is currently posted on the BUGC webpage under "Documents".
about 2 years ago, Jeff Gindy
Shannon Swilley
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.
over 2 years ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
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!!
over 2 years ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Congratulations to Gianna Kohl and Brodie Neblock for being the Upper Grade Centers selections to recieve the Rotary Club Award. They represent us well!!
over 2 years ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
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.
over 2 years ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Today’s 6th garde Track Meet with Summit Hill is cancelled.
over 2 years ago, Shannon Swilley
Athletic Director
Today’s track meet at Dwight Middle School has been cancelled.
over 2 years ago, Athletic Director
Jeff Gindy
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
over 2 years ago, Jeff Gindy
Jeff Gindy
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
over 2 years ago, Jeff Gindy
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 3 years ago, Director of Technology
Jeff Gindy
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.
almost 3 years ago, Jeff Gindy
Jeff Gindy
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.
almost 3 years ago, Jeff Gindy