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!!
4 days ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
BESD#53 educators getting some professional development at the Visible Learning Conference (John Hattie) in Las Vegas!!
14 days ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
BUGC Girls basketball Camp!!!
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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!
about 1 month ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Mrs. Ponton and Ms. Gamble did an excellent job organizing the Spring Games!!
2 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
More Spring Games pics.
2 months 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!!
2 months 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
2 months 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!!
2 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Emmerson Longtin- 2nd in the state for 7th grade 400 meter race!! Proud of you Emmerson!!!
2 months 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.
2 months 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
2 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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.
3 months 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!
3 months 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).
4 months 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)
4 months 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!
5 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Our #TIGERS fought hard but came up short losing 42-40. We are so proud of you guys!!!
5 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing your BUGC Tigers-8th Grade Sectional Champs!!! #WEAREGOINGTOSTATE
6 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
BUGC Soccer practice is cancelled tonight!!
6 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
BUGC soccer practice is cancelled for tonight, Friday, Jan. 25th.
6 months 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.
6 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
All after school activities at BUGC are cancelled for today. BUGC Students will be released 12:30..
6 months 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.
6 months 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
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months 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,
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months 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,
9 months 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!!!
11 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
REMINDER: New Student Orientation @ BUGC. Thursday, Aug. 16th @ 7pm.
11 months 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
11 months 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.
12 months 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!!!
12 months 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
12 months 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
12 months 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
12 months 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
12 months 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 1 year 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 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Jeff Gindy
The BUGC School Supplies List 2018-19 is currently posted on the BUGC webpage under "Documents".
about 1 year 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.
about 1 year 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!!
about 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Today’s 6th garde Track Meet with Summit Hill is cancelled.
over 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Athletic Director
Today’s track meet at Dwight Middle School has been cancelled.
over 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year ago, Jeff Gindy