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!
2 days 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!
2 days 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!!
5 days 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!!
7 days 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 days 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
13 days ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
When your student dress up and insist on taking a pic with you!! Those boys are looking good!!
15 days 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.
15 days ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
The BUGC secretaries. Hardest working women in education!!!!
15 days 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!!
16 days ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
Veterans Day Program at BUGC. Monday, Nov.11th 9:30-10:30.
17 days 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!
21 days 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!
23 days ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
Last night BUGC hosted its annual Fine Arts Fright Night and it was a big hit!!
23 days 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
23 days ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
Fine Arts Fright Night
25 days 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.
30 days 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
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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!!
about 1 month 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!!!
about 1 month 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!!
about 1 month ago, Athletic Director
Athletic Director
Please support the girls basketball fundraiser at Chicago Dough!!!
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month 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!
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Our PE Dept. asked a trained professional to teach our students CPR!! #keepingourschoolsafe
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month 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!
about 1 month ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Last week Ms. Newsome took our 8th grade Spanish Students to the Mexican Fine Arts Museum!!
about 1 month ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Our BUGC Tigers are going to State!!
about 1 month 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
about 1 month ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
BUGC Tigers 8th Grade Regional Baseball Champs!! Proud of our boys!!
about 1 month 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/
2 months 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
2 months 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.
2 months 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!!
2 months 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.
2 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
BUGC Cross Country performed very well at the St. George Invite. Great Job Tigers!!
2 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Yesterday BUGC began our new social emotional learning curriculum with the students. Our teachers did an awesome job. #educatingthewholechild
3 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Just a few of our staff and students representing on our Friday Spirt Day!!
3 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Jenn Longtin
BUGC Cross Country meet has been canceled. (August 26)
3 months ago, Jenn Longtin
Jenn Longtin
JV Baseball game scheduled for today (August 26th) is canceled.
3 months 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)
3 months 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!!
3 months 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!!
3 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Jenn Longtin
JV Baseball and Varsity Softball are canceled for tonight (August 20)
3 months ago, Jenn Longtin
Jenn Longtin
Open Gym and Tryouts Information for Girls Basketball
3 months ago, Jenn Longtin
Shannon Swilley
Come out and support the BESD#53-Back to School Bash!!
3 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
BUGC Baseball season opener!!! Our boys did a great job!!
3 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
New Student Orientation tonight @ BUGC at 7pm. For Any student new to our school.
3 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Jenn Longtin
JV Softball - BUGC vs. Troy CANCELED (August 12th)
3 months ago, Jenn Longtin
Shannon Swilley
BUGB Varsity softball
3 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
JV Softball fighting for the win!!
3 months 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!
3 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
BUGC Tiger Softball is officially in full swing!! Great turnout also!!
3 months 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!!
3 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Jenn Longtin
Car Wash!
4 months 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
4 months ago, Jenn Longtin
Shannon Swilley
DUE TO WEATHER BUGC SOFTBALL TRYOUTS ARE CANCELLED FOR TODAY!!
4 months 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!!
4 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
BESD#53 educators getting some professional development at the Visible Learning Conference (John Hattie) in Las Vegas!!
5 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
BUGC Girls basketball Camp!!!
6 months 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
6 months 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!
6 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Mrs. Ponton and Ms. Gamble did an excellent job organizing the Spring Games!!
6 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
More Spring Games pics.
6 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!!
6 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
6 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!!
6 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Emmerson Longtin- 2nd in the state for 7th grade 400 meter race!! Proud of you Emmerson!!!
6 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.
6 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
6 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
7 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
7 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.
7 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!
7 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).
8 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)
8 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!
9 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Our #TIGERS fought hard but came up short losing 42-40. We are so proud of you guys!!!
10 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing your BUGC Tigers-8th Grade Sectional Champs!!! #WEAREGOINGTOSTATE
10 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
BUGC Soccer practice is cancelled tonight!!
10 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
BUGC soccer practice is cancelled for tonight, Friday, Jan. 25th.
10 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.
10 months ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
All after school activities at BUGC are cancelled for today. BUGC Students will be released 12:30..
10 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.
10 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
12 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.
12 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.
12 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,
12 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.
about 1 year 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.
about 1 year 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,
about 1 year 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 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Shannon Swilley
REMINDER: New Student Orientation @ BUGC. Thursday, Aug. 16th @ 7pm.
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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!!!
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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
over 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
over 1 year ago, Shannon Swilley
Jeff Gindy
The BUGC School Supplies List 2018-19 is currently posted on the BUGC webpage under "Documents".
over 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.
over 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!!
over 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
almost 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 2 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 2 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 2 years ago, Jeff Gindy