Shane Gordon
BUSD is proud to announce that during the school closure, staff served 21,663 meals to children throughout the district. This means we averaged almost 471 meals a day! Thank you to food service staff, transportation staff, and other staff who helped coordinate deliveries each week. Summer meals continue today with pick up from 11:00 - 12:00.
2 days ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
Baylee was awarded the Modern Woodmen American History Award
3 days ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
If you weren't able to yesterday make sure to swing by today between 9:00 and 10:00 to pick yours up!
6 days ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
If you weren't able to yesterday make sure to swing by today to pick up your produce box!
6 days ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
This message is for anyone receiving summer meals. We received word this morning that our delivery truck will not arrive until around 11:00 today. Staff will be packing bags as quickly as possible, but pickup will be slower than anticipated. Arrival after 11:30 will help. Please pull up to the front of the school. Also, unfortunately we learned yesterday that the Cusumano produce and dairy boxes will not be delivered until tomorrow. We will have pick up times from 10:00-11:00 on Friday and 9:00-10:00 on Saturday.
8 days ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
2020 graduates and families....graduation plans are in the works!
14 days ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
Here is the link for the high school athletic awards program. Topic: Webber High School Athletic Awards Program Time: May 21, 2020 05:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85387783220?pwd=bVprd1pMQkdIeGRLYVJWSnV6VTZNZz09 YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCes8KnjzyT-puat9nBKQXSQ/
15 days ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Here are the links for the grade school athletic awards program. Topic: Bluford Grade School Athletic Awards Program Time: May 21, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86226067851?pwd=MVU4Z3JqNDU1TVU2ZXpJVUszOTdkZz09 YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCes8KnjzyT-puat9nBKQXSQ/
15 days ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
We’re so grateful to have received a $10,000 grant from @Walmartorg and @NoKidHungry to help make sure kids and families get the food they need during this crisis and beyond.
15 days ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
As we close the school year, we want to recognize our final students of the month for May! Congratulations for all of your hard work and persistence through remote learning!
16 days ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
We are proud to announce the April students of the month. These kiddos have work hard in despite the remote learning circumstances!
17 days ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
More from 5/16/2020
19 days ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
It was a beautiful day to celebrate and honor the BGS 8th grade class. Jessica Baird spearheaded this event along with other parents. Congratulations BGS Class off 2020!
19 days ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
We will be hosting athletic awards programs Thursday, May 21. We will share a Zoom link and it will be streamed on YouTube. High school will begin at 5:00 and the grade school will begin at 7:00. We will share the viewing links this week.
20 days ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Reminder: We will be at the school from 10:30-11:30 to pass desk and locker belongings. Drive up to the front door and we will bring it out to you.
20 days ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
Our 8th grade class was scheduled to have their graduation ceremony yesterday, May 14. While we were unable to host it as scheduled, we would like to honor and celebrate them at this time with a graduation video. As soon as graduation plans are finalized, we will get that information made public. Congratulations grads! Click the following link to view the video: https://youtu.be/-Lvypf63U58
21 days ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
We will be at the school tomorrow morning from 10:30 - 11:30 for anyone who wants to pick up desk and locker items that are still at the school. Drive up to the front door and we will have your student's belongings ready to bring out.
21 days ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Our kiddos love Mystery Doug. Check out the info below for a live event through Mystery Science next week. Mystery Doug invites you to another LIVE SCIENCE SHOW. Doug is excited to answer kids’ questions with the help of astronaut Jessica Meir, who filmed videos for us while she was in space! (Seriously!) Make this part of your lesson plans. Forward this email to your families to invite them. Thursday, May 21 12:00 pm Central mysteryscience.com/live
21 days ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Go to Twitter and vote for the Webber High School gym! Search @hslogoscom and find Webber vs. Freeport.
22 days ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
I wanted to pass along a quick update with our meal program. We are scheduled to wrap up the "school year" program with our last delivery on Wednesday, May 20. This day will include six days of meals (20, 21, 22, 25, 26, & 27). We had intended to begin our summer program with a pick up on Mondays. However, due to available food deliveries, the first day for summer meal pick up will be Thursday, May 28. From there moving forward, we will receive our food deliveries on Wednesdays, so meal pick up will have to occur on Wednesday each week beginning at 11:00 on June 3. If this causes an issue for you, please let us know. Also, if you would like to still sign up, please call the school or complete this form. https://forms.gle/LX78fD44XPcHnMmq6
24 days ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
We are honored to present the March BGS students of the month! These kids have have gone above and beyond given the current circumstances. Nice work! https://youtu.be/4i16V4mx_DE
24 days ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
Attention K-11 students: Friday, May 15 is your last scheduled remote learning day. All course work should be completed and turned in by this Friday to receive credit and be promoted.. Any students receiving an incomplete for a given course or subject can expect follow-up phone calls or visits.
25 days ago, Nicole Henson
Karen Putt
All of the staff enjoyed participating in the bus route parades! The support we received was overwhelming! We love our students and families! Please enjoy this video! https://youtu.be/T6y0M2-n9FQ
27 days ago, Karen Putt
Shane Gordon
A special THANK YOU to the BGS Booster Club for providing goodies to the staff for Teacher Appreciation week! Who is the best? You are the BEST!
29 days ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
BUSD students and families, please help us celebrate our teachers and staff next week by showering them with love and support!
about 1 month ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
BUSD students and families, please help us celebrate our teachers and staff next week by showering them with love and support!
about 1 month ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
We received the following information from ISBE: I am passing this along for any families who may want to take advantage. With our CEP program (free breakfast/lunch) all families who live in the Bluford school district would be eligible for this. Pandemic EBT Application Available The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) launched the Pandemic EBT application for families on May 1 at https://abe.illinois.gov/abe/access/. P-EBT is a new special benefit that can help families buy food for their school age children who would normally receive National School Lunch Program (NSLP) free or reduced-priced meals when schools are in session. All families with school age children who attend schools approved for Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) are eligible for the benefits as they receive NSLP meals at no charge. Families that currently receive SNAP benefits do not need to apply for P-EBT benefits. These additional P-EBT benefits will be loaded into Illinois LINK EBT accounts along with regular SNAP benefits. Families who do not currently receive SNAP benefits but do have children who receive NSLP free or reduced-priced meals will need to apply directly with IDHS. The fastest way for families to receive benefits is to complete the application for P-EBT available online (Click “Apply for Benefits” at the link.) A paper application in English and Spanish is also available and can be submitted by email to DHS.FCS.PEBT@illinois.gov. IDHS created a flyer to help families with the application process. We are asking NSLP sponsors to share this flyer with their families.
about 1 month ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
One of our high school art students has made the front entrance a little more colorful!
about 1 month ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
We released information yesterday about the end of the school year. The last remote learning day for seniors is May 8. The last remote learning day for all other students is May 15. More information can be found at: https://www.blufordschools.org/article/238064?org=bluford-unit-school-district-318
about 1 month ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
One of the high school science courses had an assignment to make a Rube Goldberg. Check out the finished product! https://youtu.be/8mJjCOVDb14
about 1 month ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
Bluford USD is a proud supporter of our 2020 graduates!
about 1 month ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
8th grade students & parents: 8th grade shirt orders are now being taken. Mrs. Putt created a form to take orders and students have access to it through their Google Classroom account. There are also forms available in the grade school office. Contact Mrs. Putt with questions.
about 1 month ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
The Teacher Parade for Roy's White bus route, scheduled for today, is postponed until next Thursday, April 30. The weather forecast looks better for next week than today.
about 1 month ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
Happy Administrative Professionals Day to these three fabulous ladies! We would be in a world of hurt if we didn't have them. They are the best! Thank you for your dedication to our school.
about 1 month ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
For many of us with younger children at home the thought of "teaching" reading is scary. The link below provides a short framework to help with the disruption we are experiencing. One thing to remember is as your child is reading to you don't let them guess words. Have them implement the phonic strategies their teachers have taught them. They can go back and sound it out. If they can't, simply say the correct word for them. https://righttoreadproject.com/2020/04/07/the-abcs-of-teaching-reading-at-home/
about 1 month ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
Since I was unable to recognize these outstanding BGS students at the Jefferson County Principal's Collegial Network dinner in March, I want to take a moment to acknowledge their strong academic and moral character. Congratulations on your achievements!
about 1 month ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
The state is compiling a map of "drive up wifi spots." Notice any gaps? Hopefully this drives investment in rural infrastructure. It's 2020, why can't everyone have internet?
about 1 month ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Unfortunately today we learned that the school closure has been extended until the end of the school year. For more information check out the link below. https://youtu.be/JS808718KhQ
about 1 month ago, Shane Gordon
Karen Putt
What a perfect ending to an unusual week! Today's challenge offered to my ELA kids, share a picture of you reading outside! I did a a little happy dance with each one!
2 months ago, Karen Putt
Shane Gordon
Learning continues at BUSD. Here are a couple pieces of student work dropped off today!
2 months ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
I believe there were 16 vehicles leaving out for the parade!
2 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
Here is a link to the folder with learning resources that teachers have put together. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-dUwcVMCKAyXulcJC5a7FUr9VTooUCiA Also, attached is information about the shift in student expectations.
2 months ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
Hey everybody! BUSD teachers are going to be out on parade in the coming weeks. Step outside to wave and say HI because we are all missing you!
2 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
Here is the district update on Monday, March 30. https://youtu.be/GuScCV_YNZI
2 months ago, Shane Gordon
Teri Helm
Long distance learning is not for me. I’m missing my 4th Grade Friends!
2 months ago, Teri Helm
Shane Gordon
We came across this free resource from Audible. Your students can listen to books and you don't have to set up an account! https://stories.audible.com/start-listen?ref=adbl_ent_anon_pdp_hm_hb
2 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
There is a blood drive scheduled for April 3, at the Ruritan building.The Red Cross has stated that there is a critical need for blood donations right now. Click below to sign up! https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=Bluford
2 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
At this point, we are unsure how long the school closure will last. In order to best serve our students, the district needs to gauge how much access our students have to computers and the internet. Please help us by answering the questions below. https://bit.ly/33RCbRt
2 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
This is what it looks like the prep 1,250 meals! Great work ladies!
2 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
To all who are receiving meal deliveries: Given the current "shelter in place" proclamation from the Governor, the district is shifting to delivering meals twice a week. Monday will include food for Mon/Tues. Wednesday will include food for Wed/Thur/Fri. We are now serving over 200 kids and happy to do so!
2 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Part of today's governor's address included announcing that the school closure is extended until at least April 7. We will continue with food delivery for the duration of the closure. As we move through next week, we will further develop plans to help with the continuity of learning and will share more information. We miss our kids. Stay healthy.
3 months ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
Even though we are out of school, we can still connect and join one another in having a little fun! Each day, we will post a picture on our Facebook page--just add your photo to our post to join the fun. I can't wait to see what you're up to!
3 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
Update: Resources available. https://youtu.be/bAXqoqaI88Y
3 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
In the news!!
3 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Lonely. Schools aren't supposed to be this empty on a Tuesday in March. We miss our kiddos! #ILschoolstories
3 months ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
The first day of non attendance for our students and our fabulous cooks were busy preparing lunches this morning. Meals are now out for delivery by our fine crew of bus drivers and volunteers.
3 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
We are taking orders to begin food delivery tomorrow! As of now, we have orders for 168 meals a day. Breakfast for tomorrow is being sent with kids today. Beginning tomorrow, we will deliver lunch for that day and breakfast for the next! https://forms.gle/vyq9AFH9gu5GhSfB9
3 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
If you would like to receive meals during he shut down, please visit this link https://forms.gle/KQKxmSpgumAaotYi8 , email kphelps@blufordschools.org , or call the school at 732-8242.
3 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
BUSD Community: As all are hopefully aware, we will be shut down from March 17, through at least March 30. We are tentatively scheduled to return on March 31. Attached and through this link (https://bit.ly/2J1cnch) is a document with various pieces of information relevant to the shut down. If you have any further questions not addressed here, please contact me through email sgordon@blufordschools.org or by calling the school at 732-8242. The office will be staffed by administration during the shut down.
3 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Plans are in the works for the district to provide breakfast and lunch to every child in the school district who wants a meal. The details will be provided soon.
3 months ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
2nd graders blowing watercolor to create beards for their leprechauns.
3 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
Two hours ago, I posted a message that we intended to stay open. An hour ago the Governor announced that all schools are required to close.
3 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
BUSD community: Here is the latest update on the Coronavirus situation.
3 months ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
If you or someone you know is need of some extra assistance, here is some information from Crosswalk.
3 months ago, Nicole Henson
Karen Putt
More presentations!
3 months ago, Karen Putt
Karen Putt
Seventh graders are busy this morning showing their Famous Figures of the Revolution.
3 months ago, Karen Putt
Nicole Henson
Congratulations to our BGS students of the month for February!
3 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
Information on current Illinois Department of Public Health guidance.
3 months ago, Shane Gordon
Teri Helm
Fourth Graders are learning about theme in a story!
3 months ago, Teri Helm
Nicole Henson
More herpetology presentation photos.
3 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
Wayne City Herpetology Club came to BGS today. They shared their reptiles and insects with grades K-4 and gave a more in depth presentation to grades 5-8.
3 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
Parent reminder: We dismiss early at 2:10 on Wednesday and Thursday this week because we have parent/teacher conferences scheduled from 3:00 - 7:00 each night.
3 months ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
Jefferson County All Star games for jr. high are tonight at MVTHS!
3 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
It was dress as your favorite Suess character day!
3 months ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
It’s always a glorious start to the day when it begins with honoring the hard work and achievement of outstanding students. Being able to celebrate it with their family makes it even sweeter.
3 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
It was soooooo much fun to visit Ms. Flexter's first grade class this week to read The Cat in the Hat!
3 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
The kitchen is getting into Dr. Suess week! The truffula trees are blooming!
3 months ago, Shane Gordon
Karen Putt
More reading!
3 months ago, Karen Putt
Karen Putt
More reading!
3 months ago, Karen Putt
Karen Putt
Today, the big kids read to the PreK!
3 months ago, Karen Putt
Ben Kenniker
Thank you again Audio Visionz for coming out and giving these students a wonderful opportunity to learn first hand about sound!
3 months ago, Ben Kenniker
Mrs. Sherwin
2nd graders checked out the tractors today.
3 months ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Nicole Henson
JV defeated Wayne City in three. Varsity is getting warmed up for the next match.
3 months ago, Nicole Henson
Ben Kenniker
We have been studying sound in 8th grade science. Using a Ruben’s tube we were able to see the difference in tones, frequency, and standing sound waves. It was a great learning experience!!
3 months ago, Ben Kenniker
Shane Gordon
Today was dress as your favorite teacher day for FFA week. Jack in second grade pulled this one off! Especially with the CUBS tie!
3 months ago, Shane Gordon
Karen Putt
The eighth grade wrote children's books to teach the littles about theme. The first grade enjoyed them!
3 months ago, Karen Putt
Ben Kenniker
8th grade science activities
3 months ago, Ben Kenniker
Shane Gordon
The kinders put on quite the performance today! Party in the USA!
3 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
BUSD has the follow employment opportunities. The high school track position is of pressing importance. We are nearing a point in which we may not be able to offer the program is we do not find a coach soon.
3 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
For anyone who was not able to join us today for the Kindergarten USA show, here is a link to the performance! https://youtu.be/xsd5B350lAA
3 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Join us this afternoon at 1:00 for the second Kindergarten USA show!
3 months ago, Shane Gordon
Karen Putt
We are celebrating this guy today! Congratulations Dr. Gordon!
4 months ago, Karen Putt
Nicole Henson
Pee wee girls finished the morning with another big win!
4 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
Big win against Field for our fourth grade team.
4 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
Third grade pee wee boys get the win today against Field.
4 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
BCAA kindergarten teams playing hard.
4 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
Pee Wee cheerleaders full of Trojan spirit.
4 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
Mark your calendar for the JCGSAA 2020 All Star Game on March 7!
4 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
Reminder: We dismiss at 11:30 tomorrow and there is no school on Monday! We will serve students a sack lunch tomorrow. Every student in grades K-8 will receive one in addition to any high school student who signs up for one.
4 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Mr. Sam (as the kids call him) is going to be conducting a hunter's safety course at BGS on April 17 and 18. Check out the attached flier for more information.
4 months ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
BCAA 2nd grade exhibition game during halftime of Webber Varsity game.
4 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
BCAA 1st grade exhibition game during halftime of Webber JV game.
4 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
Congratulations to the January students of the month! Also, thank you to the BGS Booster Club for sponsoring the program.
4 months ago, Shane Gordon
Karen Putt
Here is the link to the latest newscast! https://youtu.be/jQ5YPHHK6Ck
4 months ago, Karen Putt
Mrs. Sherwin
Habitat researchers!
4 months ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Nicole Henson
Reminder that winter sports pictures are tomorrow!
4 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
Just a reminder: For our students’ safety, we ask that if you’re picking your child/children up from school you should use the care rider line. This policy is to ensure the safety of our students and reduces the congestion where our students load the buses. Thank you for your patience and cooperation!
4 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
First grade is building bigger and safer houses for Yeti. His other one had a leaky roof and that made him sad. It also made him mad it wasn’t big enough for his friend.
4 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
Second grade is blending chalk pastels in art. So many masterpieces!
4 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
Preschool screenings are happening now at the First Baptist Church in Bluford. They will be there until 11:30.
4 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
One of the most recent jr. high science projects is creating Star Wars themed 3d printed chess pieces!
4 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Third through fifth grade grandparents day is Friday, February 14!
4 months ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
Second grade learned about pine cones and made predictions about how they would react when placed in water that was different temperatures. They are great scientists!
4 months ago, Nicole Henson
Mrs. Sherwin
Mrs. Sherwin's 2nd grade is conducting pine cone experiments.
4 months ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Karen Putt
These people are ready to compete in Team Quest! Let the fun begin!!
4 months ago, Karen Putt
Nicole Henson
Sixth grade working on constructing the houses they designed and “shopping” for items to finish the interior.
4 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
A few pictures from 8th grade night.
4 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
JV action against Spring Garden has started. There is still time to make it out for 8th grade recognition!
4 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
Congratulations to the third/fourth grade Team Quest participants, who placed second today! There were around 40 teams from throughout southern Illinois.
4 months ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
Sports pictures for winter sports are scheduled for Friday, February 7. These will include basketball and cheerleading for Pee Wee, Jr High, and High School. Jr High volleyball will also be photographed along with clubs.
4 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
How about this program!?!? For anyone with a bachelor's degree, this may be an avenue for you to obtain a teaching license! Check out the details on the flier.
4 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Third and fourth grade Team Quest is ready to go this morning!
4 months ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
Third graders are scanning QR codes and learning new compound words.
5 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
The after school program is up and running every day! However, we have not had the response we had intended. In order for it to be successful, we need more kids involved. If you are interested, please contact the school for registration.
5 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Reminder: Tomorrow is grandparents day for grade K-2!
5 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
With our 11:30 dismissal tomorrow, we are trying something new. We will serve a sack lunch to all K-8 students to eat in the classroom at approximately 11:10. All high school students will have the option to sign up for one to grab on their way out at 11:30. With grandparents day tomorrow, second grade will be sent home with them as well.
5 months ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
Jr High boys’ basketball is taking on Bethel this evening. JV action starts at 6:00. Only one more opportunity to watch these boys in action at home. 8th grade night will be January 23.
5 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
Bluford Trojans are bringing home the 1st place trophy from the Spring Garden Tournament. Congratulations!
5 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
Congratulations to the December students of the month!
5 months ago, Shane Gordon
Ben Kenniker
6th graders were able to investigate cold and warm zones with a thermal imaging camera. They have been learning about different types of insulation and windows that can be eco-efficient!
5 months ago, Ben Kenniker
Karen Putt
Eighth grade students are participating in a New Year's escape room while practicing their active listening and team building skills.
5 months ago, Karen Putt
Shane Gordon
We had some surgeons in third grade, who performed a procedure on their math work. All of the doctors successfully stitched together the number progression!
5 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Our buses are now equipped with an exterior camera, which will help identify any cars who pass a bus when it is stopped for students. With a recent scare, this is one of the measures the district is taking to help keep kids safe.
5 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
I wish we had a before photo, but these doors used to be covered in an ugly carpet. The maintenance staff did a great job bringing them back to life in the grade school gym!
5 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
In just a few moments this classroom will be full of kids learning music for the first time in several years! Welcome aboard, Mrs. Pierce!
5 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
BGS is excited to announce that Friday, January 17, will be grandparent's/special person's day for grades K-2! See the flier for times and more information.
5 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
One of our excellent teachers, Mrs. Putt, put together an awesome video for Teresa Phelps, who retired in December. Check it our here. https://youtu.be/47DtMDgz6Xg
5 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Parents: The long two weeks is almost over. We will see all of your kiddos smiling faces on Monday!
5 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
BUSD has the following coaching opportunities available!
5 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Season's greetings from BUSD!
5 months ago, Shane Gordon
Teri Helm
Cedarhurst visited us today, and 4th Graders made Navajo pottery out of clay.
6 months ago, Teri Helm
Shane Gordon
Thank you Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce for inviting the BGS bell choir to perform at the December monthly luncheon!
6 months ago, Shane Gordon
Mrs. Sherwin
Cedarhurst craft class today.
6 months ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Shane Gordon
Bluford Grade School is looking for a part-time classroom aide. The hours would be approximately from 7:45 - 12:45 each day.
6 months ago, Shane Gordon
Karen Putt
Fun times!
6 months ago, Karen Putt
Karen Putt
Bowling Fun
6 months ago, Karen Putt
Karen Putt
Middle schoolers are enjoying bowling this morning!
6 months ago, Karen Putt
Shane Gordon
Our kindergarten classes traveled to the food pantry today to make their donation!
6 months ago, Shane Gordon
Stacey Chobanian
Students in Mrs. Steward’s and Ms. Chobanian’s kindergarten classes collected 243 items for our local food pantry! They were so happy to deliver it today!
6 months ago, Stacey Chobanian
Shane Gordon
BGS is thrilled to announce that we will be starting an after school program through the YMCA beginning Monday January 6. The program will run daily from 3:05 - 5:30. A registration form must be completed. More details are available on the attachment.
6 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
For anyone interested, here is a link to the grade school Christmas program from today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2L8eDXhA9n0&feature=youtu.be
6 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Reminder: our grade school Christmas program is today at 1:00 in the high school gymnasium. Please do not arrive before 12:30.
6 months ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
Another great year of competition!
6 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
Bluford USD placed 3rd in the Pigskin Cap collection this year, earning our school another $2,500. Thank you to the family, friends, and community members who continue to support our collection. We couldn’t do it without you. A special thanks to Ms. Baine for leading our school in this project!
6 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
Gingerbread house day is always great every year in KG!
6 months ago, Shane Gordon
Mrs. Sherwin
Mrs. Case was our Mystery Reader in Mrs. Sherwin's 2nd grade.
6 months ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Mrs. Sherwin
Bluford District collected 74 pairs of socks for Socks for Seniors!
6 months ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Nicole Henson
Bell choir practicing for their performance next week.
6 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
A special thank you to all of you who have signed up for the Kroger Community Rewards program. This quarter the school received $340.18 just by you shopping at Kroger! If you haven't signed up, please visit the link below. https://www.kroger.com/topic/community-rewards-9
6 months ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
5th grade league was in action this morning at BGS.
6 months ago, Nicole Henson
Karen Putt
Sixth graders are busying working on new products while using the power of persuasion!
6 months ago, Karen Putt
Shane Gordon
Congratulations to the November students of the month and thank you to the BGS Booster club for sponsoring the program!
6 months ago, Shane Gordon
Mrs. Sherwin
Mrs. Katelynn was the mystery reader in Mrs. Sherwin's class today.
6 months ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Mrs. Sherwin
2nd grade researchers hard at work!
6 months ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Shane Gordon
We have a need for substitute cooks! If you would like to help out, please call the office at 732-8242. We still have days in December for which we need help.
6 months ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
First grade was working on fact families today. It was great to watch as peers shared their work and offered to help one another!
6 months ago, Nicole Henson
Karen Putt
Cheyenne Dixon was presented with a bag full of prizes today! She won 1st place in WMIX's Letters of Thanksgiving writing competition! Her essay was chosen from over 1,000 entries across Mt. Vernon, Marion, and Carbondale!
6 months ago, Karen Putt
Shane Gordon
The school district is thrilled to announce that we are adding a K-12 music program beginning in January. Ms. Pierce will be joining the team to teach vocal music to all students K-5 twice a week. Junior high and high school will be by student choice as an elective!
6 months ago, Shane Gordon
Ben Kenniker
Creating illustrations of the different components of a flower in 7th grade science.
6 months ago, Ben Kenniker
Nicole Henson
Tough one point loss for the Trojans against Jasper in their first round of play at the Wayne City Jr High Holiday Tournament. They play again Wed. night at 6:00.
6 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
BUSD wishes everyone a happy Thanksgiving!
6 months ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
More pictures from the book tasting in first and second grade.
6 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
First and second grade teamed up to conduct a book tasting today! They read various themed short stories to each other.
6 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Here is the December BCAA basketball practice schedule.
6 months ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
Cheyenne is representing Bluford Grade School as a winner of the Wither’s Broadcasting Letters of Thanksgiving writing contest. Be sure to tune into 106.9 tomorrow as her writing will be read on air numerous times throughout the day. Congratulations!
6 months ago, Nicole Henson
Mrs. Sherwin
Can you control the robot?
6 months ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Mrs. Sherwin
Can you control the robot?
6 months ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Mrs. Sherwin
2nd grade is checking out Botley!
6 months ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Shane Gordon
Thank you to Karen Pelker and the Mt. Vernon Rotary West for providing, "The Best Dictionary for Students" to our third grade! I learned that the longest published word in the English language has 1,909 letters. Look it up to see how to spell it!
6 months ago, Shane Gordon
Ben Kenniker
6th grade is having a debate over renewable energies. There have some far fetched and intriguing arguments.
6 months ago, Ben Kenniker
Mrs. Sherwin
We have collected 32 pairs of socks! We appreciate everyone who has donated to this Socks for Seniors project. We have about 2 weeks left!
6 months ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Shane Gordon
Check out this job posting for employment opportunities in the district.
6 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Meet Botley. A few teachers explored what is possible with coding robots for the lower grade levels.
7 months ago, Shane Gordon
Ben Kenniker
Members of Chess Club have been looking forward to using the Mega Chess Set... it’s a lot of fun!
7 months ago, Ben Kenniker
Shane Gordon
Kindergarten is getting ready for the holidays!
7 months ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
Rebekah Marlow was the October Student of the Month at Webber HS. Bekah is active in cross country, basketball and softball. Other activities include Scholar Bowl, Beta Club, WYSE, and Envirothon. She is Beta Club President and Senior Class Treasurer. Congratulations Bekah!
7 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
Building sumobots in science club.
7 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
Lifetouch check refunds have arrived for those who purchased pictures with cash or check. Those refund checks will be sent home tomorrow, Wednesday, November 20 with the students. Please be sure to ask your child about the check. If you have any questions regarding the refund, please contact Lifetouch at 618-288-7896.
7 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
The school district is occasionally in need of substitute custodians. We primarily need help during second shift, but it is occasionally for the day shift as well. If you are interested please contact the school at 732-8242 and ask for Jeff.
7 months ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
Attention 3rd & 4th grade cheerleaders and parents!
7 months ago, Nicole Henson
Karen Putt
Still More!
7 months ago, Karen Putt
Karen Putt
Even more!
7 months ago, Karen Putt
Karen Putt
More books
7 months ago, Karen Putt
Karen Putt
The seventh grade shared their nonfiction books about Veterans Day with the third grade!
7 months ago, Karen Putt
Teri Helm
The 3rd-5th graders enjoyed learning about Native Americans from Mr. Yazzie! Beautiful music & historic dances!
7 months ago, Teri Helm
Nicole Henson
I sure enjoyed my time in first grade today! This wonderful group included me in their lesson by providing me with my very own surgeon gear. What a fun way to learn about contractions!
7 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
Reminder: Picture retakes for grade school students will be tomorrow!
7 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
How about these fifth grade biomes? So much creativity!
7 months ago, Shane Gordon
Mrs. Sherwin
The 2nd grade classes and Webber student council will be collecting socks to donate to Socks for Seniors. Please help us by sending new socks for men ans women to the school before December 10.
7 months ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Nicole Henson
The boys’ Junior High home basketball game this evening has been postponed. Makeup game TBA.
7 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
Due to hazardous rural road conditions, Bluford schools are canceled for Tuesday, November 12.
7 months ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
The Jr. High girls’ basketball game against Spring Garden, originally-scheduled for tonight, has been been cancelled.
7 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
More artwork
7 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
The Vetetan tributes were hung on the walls with care in hopes that our heroes soon would be there. Our Veterans Day Programs is at 1:30 this afternoon in the jr high gymnasium.
7 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
The third grade was battling with some tug of war. The girls took two of three!
7 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Join us Friday at 1:30 for the Veterans Day Assembly! The kids have been working hard and will recite various original writings as well as vocal and instrumental performances.
7 months ago, Shane Gordon
Teri Helm
4th Graders enjoy a Mystery Science activity. They are figuring out why some volcanoes explode!
7 months ago, Teri Helm
Shane Gordon
The science club was busy today putting the finishing touches on their trebuchets.
7 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Congratulations to the October students of the month sponsored by the BGS Booster Club.
7 months ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
The BUSD grade school booster club is selling spirit wear. Students will be bringing home an order form today or tomorrow. Checks should be made to "Grade School Booster" and orders are due by November 15. Go Trojans!
7 months ago, Nicole Henson
Karen Putt
Still more
7 months ago, Karen Putt
Karen Putt
More books
7 months ago, Karen Putt
Karen Putt
The sixth grade class researched the history of Halloween. They turned their facts into books that they shared with second grade.
7 months ago, Karen Putt
Shane Gordon
Here is the bracket for jr. high boys basketball at Rome.
7 months ago, Shane Gordon
Karen Putt
Eighth graders are participating in Junior Achievement with Mr. Walker. This morning they are learning more about some career opportunities.
7 months ago, Karen Putt
Nicole Henson
Third graders had a blast wrapping one another up as a mummy.
7 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
How about this scientific expedition going on in fourth grade!
7 months ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
Kindergarten on parade!
7 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
First grade had some design and building concepts going on today. We had a castle, cattle pen, theater, and go cart!
7 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Preparations are well under way for the Veteran's Day Program! The kids really enjoy the display wall. Join us November 8, at 1:3] in the junior high gym.
7 months ago, Shane Gordon
Mrs. Sherwin
Fall party was a spooky good time in Mrs. Sherwin's 2nd grade!
7 months ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Karen Putt
We are busy planning our Veterans Day program. Next Friday!!
7 months ago, Karen Putt
Nicole Henson
Varsity and JV both get the win over Thompsonville tonight.
7 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
Jr High action against Thompsonville.
7 months ago, Nicole Henson
Julie Lusby
Picture retake day will be November 14th for GS students. If you are happy with your child's picture, but have issues with the name or background, please call 618-288-7896. If you do not like your child's picture, then your child needs to have his/her picture retaken. nh
7 months ago, Julie Lusby
Nicole Henson
Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated at BGS next week with various dress up days to reinforce staying drug free. Flyers should have come home earlier this week. We will start off Monday with PJ Day so “Don’t let drugs steal your dreams!”
7 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
Jr high girls action vs Thompsonville
7 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
The Jr. High girls basketball game against Thompsonville tomorrow night 10/24, will be a varsity game only starting 6:00pm.
8 months ago, Nicole Henson
Mrs. Sherwin
Day 3 of STEAM week!
8 months ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Mrs. Sherwin
Deputy Berry read to Mrs. Sherwin's class today.
8 months ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Mrs. Sherwin
Mrs. Sherwin's 2nd grade is exploring ramps and levers.
8 months ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Shane Gordon
First grade is bringing a character to life from a book of their choice!
8 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Hey kiddos, let's make it a great one today! #bekindalways
8 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Junior Achievement of Jefferson County got off to a great start today with our junior high! Thanks to Shawna and Hollie from SSM, John from Crossroads, and Deanne from District 80 for joining us!
8 months ago, Shane Gordon
Mrs. Sherwin
The winning tower!
8 months ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Mrs. Sherwin
Can you build a tower out of paper?
8 months ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Shane Gordon
We have a short week with PT conferences on Thursday and MV conference on Friday, so let's make it a great one!
8 months ago, Shane Gordon
Michelle Marlow
Results from the State Cross Country Meet at Centralia: Out of 270 boys, Jaxon Dalby was 22nd and Brennan Tate was 225.
8 months ago, Michelle Marlow
Nicole Henson
State cross country meet at Centralia this morning.
8 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
More third grade construction.
8 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
Pumpkin construction was happening in third grade today.
8 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
First grade “Pumpkin Chunkin” with the catapults they built.
8 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
The Bluford Ruritan Club is hosting a Halloween costume contest at the breakfast on October 26. Come for breakfast and a goodie bag. Costume judging will be at 8:30.
8 months ago, Shane Gordon
Mrs. Sherwin
Please send your Boxtops in! Many expire November 1.
8 months ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Shane Gordon
Bluford kiddos in the news!
8 months ago, Shane Gordon
Mrs. Sherwin
Second grade is enjoying Flashlight Friday today!
8 months ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Shane Gordon
Parents: We have continued to follow up with our photo company in regards to the grade school pictures from August 23. The company has a technical glitch which they are trying to fix. We have been informed that the company is going to process refunds tomorrow and has remained committed to still printing the photos which have been ordered. Unfortunately, they do not have a timeline for when the photos will be printed. If you have issues receiving your refund, please let administration know and we will continue to pursue that. Hopefully soon, they will figure out how to print the photos and we will receive those as well.
8 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Due to a shortage of available bus drivers, we will have to run a double route during the afternoon of Friday, October 18. Ray's (blue bus) town route will be dismissed at 2:25 to board the bus. All other students will be dismissed at the normal time. However, students on Marla's (yellow route) will be held in the cafeteria until she returns from running the blue route. Students should be boarding the yellow route around 3:20.
8 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Check out this event going on this weekend at WHS!
8 months ago, Shane Gordon
Karen Putt
The Middle School Reader Advisory Board met this morning to enjoy some time together!
8 months ago, Karen Putt
Shane Gordon
Thank you to all of the staff who pulled off a surprise lunch for Boss's Day! The administration was a little spoiled today!
8 months ago, Shane Gordon
Michelle Marlow
Bluford is home to the fastest boys runner in the county. Jaxon Dalby finished 1st at the County Cross Country Meet with a time of 10:15. Brennan Tate finished 24th with his best time of the year. Congratulations to both Jaxon and Brennan!!!
8 months ago, Michelle Marlow
Shane Gordon
We are still looking for a couple of people to join us at BUSD. Feel free to share with anyone who you think you be great!
8 months ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
Please join Bluford USD staff as we help to support Barb, one of our cooks, with medical expenses.
8 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
5th grade league schedule.
8 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
The October Board of Education meeting will be held on Thursday, October 17, at 4:45 p.m. in the high school media center.
8 months ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
Parent-teacher conference time is quickly approaching! Our parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday, October 24 from 11 am - 7 pm. Please call the grade school/high school office or contact your child's teacher to set up a time. This is a great opportunity for you to learn about your child's progress.
8 months ago, Nicole Henson
Mrs. Sherwin
2nd graders learned about fire safety today.
8 months ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Shane Gordon
Chess club was hard at it this morning!
8 months ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
This group of second graders enjoyed having lunch with their teacher, Mrs. Sherwin, today.
8 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
Check out this event hosted by the BGS Booster Club on Thursday night!
8 months ago, Shane Gordon
Ashley Snow
5th grade Ecosystems
8 months ago, Ashley Snow
Michelle Marlow
Results of Saturday’s Pre-State Meet at Centralia: Out of 160 boys, Jaxon Dalby was 9th and Brennan Tate was 146th.
8 months ago, Michelle Marlow
Shane Gordon
First grade recess is pretty awesome!
8 months ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
It is enrollment time for 4-H! Marlow Cardinals 4-H Club invites you to come see what 4-H is all about.
8 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
Marci Sherwin, a second grade teacher, was awarded an Excellence in Education Grant through the Illinois Retired Teachers Association Foundation (IRTAF). There to present the $375 check was Larry Pearson, a member of the IRTA. Congratulations, Marci!
8 months ago, Nicole Henson
Karen Putt
Thanks Mrs. Strothmann and your sorority, Alpha Delta Kappa, for your generous donation!
8 months ago, Karen Putt
Nicole Henson
Today was National School Custodian Day. We appreciate the work our custodians put in on a daily basis, but thought they deserved special recognition today. We are blessed with the best! Thank you Jeff, Sam, and Ethan for all you do!
8 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
Congratulations to the September students of the month! Those selected were: Koy Kiel, Adalynn Rinsma, Kylie Phelps, Lyla Gordon, Owen Burke, Landon Cook, Clayton Drew, Chloe Adams, and Dylan French.
8 months ago, Shane Gordon
Michelle Marlow
Cross Country Meet at West Frankfort. Jaxon was 1st and Brennan was 23rd.
8 months ago, Michelle Marlow
Nicole Henson
Grade school pictures have not come in yet. As a result, picture retakes will not be on Friday, October 4 as previously announced. Retakes are not going to be rescheduled until we have received our first set of pictures. Thank you for your patience and understanding!
8 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
We are proud to announce that BGS is one of 142 Early Childhood programs recognized at the Gold level from the Illinois State Board of Education.
8 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
We are currently looking for a Pee Wee (3rd and 4th grade) girls basketball coach. Last year, there was not a team because not enough girls signed up, but eight girls are interested in playing this year, so now we are looking for a parent volunteer. If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Henson at the school.
8 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Mr. Jeff got a new piece of equipment today. This will be a little safer than that 28' extension ladder.
8 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
A special thank you to Captain Weeks and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department for demonstrating the capabilities of his K-9 today for our third grade!
8 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Part time employment opportunities at BUSD!
8 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Basketball tryouts for junior high girls will be held on Monday, September 30, after school until 5:00 p.m. for any girl (5th-8th grade) interested in playing. Please wear practice clothes and gym shoes. If you have any questions please call, 618-731-0967.
8 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Kindergarten was working on the letter N today. So, they came to Nurse Mary with a Nice surprise!
8 months ago, Shane Gordon
Michelle Marlow
Casey Middle School CC Meet. Jaxon was 7th and Brennan was 87th.
8 months ago, Michelle Marlow
Michelle Marlow
Harrisburg CC Meet. Jaxon was 5th and Brennan was 82nd.
8 months ago, Michelle Marlow
Michelle Marlow
Summerville CC Meet. Jaxon was 9th and Brennan was 82nd
8 months ago, Michelle Marlow
Shane Gordon
Reminder: Friday, September 27, is a 2:10 dismissal.
8 months ago, Shane Gordon
Mrs. Sherwin
2nd grade had crazy sock day today!
8 months ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Shane Gordon
Congrats to junior high baseball on their first round regional win tonight! They play Thursday at Waltonville.
8 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
How about Mt. St. Helens being printed?!
8 months ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
The jr. high boys' regional game at home today, against Spring Garden, has been postponed to tomorrow 9/24 at 5:00 pm
9 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
Recognized our 8th grade softball and baseball athletes this afternoon. We appreciate the time and hard work they put into playing this season and seasons past. They both begin regional play next Tuesday.
9 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
In jr high cross country at Norris City, Jaxon was 1st and Brennan was 43rd out of 57 boys.
9 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
Grade school cross country meet at Salem yesterday. Out of 100 boys, Jaxon was 8th and Brennan was 88th.
9 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
The school district now has two separate phone numbers for the grade school and high school. The grade school can still be reached at 732-8242 and the high school number is 732-6121.
9 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
Pictures tomorrow will be for the following: high school retakes high school fall sports grade school fall sports We have not yet received the grade school pictures, so grade school retakes are going to be rescheduled for October 4.
9 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
Come support the local blood drive next week at Webber High School. Please enter at the new high school entrance. Parking is available at the front entrance.
9 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
Dan Lovin came in to speak about his experience at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attack.
9 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
Fourth grade spent some time in the STEM lab this afternoon! Dream/design/build.
9 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Fourth grade spent some time in the STEM lab this afternoon! Dream/design/build.
9 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
We are super thankful for the contribution from the BGS Booster Club! A $2,100 donation equals six new iPads to supplement our kids learning. Thank you!
9 months ago, Shane Gordon
Ms. Drenner
Ms Drenner’s STEM activity. Polymers shapes absorbing water to grow 200 times bigger
9 months ago, Ms. Drenner
Karen Putt
In observance of Friday the 13th, seventh grade are enjoying a digital escape room.
9 months ago, Karen Putt
Mrs. Sherwin
2nd grade released our butterfly today.
9 months ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Nicole Henson
Jr High cross country at West Frankfort. Jaxon finished in first place.
9 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
I am thrilled to announce that because of your participation in the Kroger Rewards program, the school received $249.87 this quarter! This money is used to provide extra incentives for our kids. (pizza parties, PBIS rewards ect.) We currently have 61 households signed up for the program. If you haven't signed up and would like to, simply visit this site. https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow/
9 months ago, Shane Gordon
Karen Putt
These 8th graders used the new 3-D printer to print a model of the Notre Dame Cathedral to go along with their presentation in ELA!
9 months ago, Karen Putt
Nicole Henson
The Marlow Cardinals 4-H Club recently constructed and donated a lending library to Bluford USD. Today, the 4-H club helped Jeff, our head of maintenance, install it. Please feel free to leave a book you have read and would like to share with others, then look through the selection to find a book that interests you. Thank you Marlow Cardinals 4-H Club for commitment to bettering our school and community!
9 months ago, Nicole Henson
Karen Putt
The sixth graders are playing games created by the eighth graders!
9 months ago, Karen Putt
Mrs. Sherwin
Don't forget to get the Boxtops app and scan your receipts!
9 months ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Mrs. Sherwin
2nd grade built tents today in the STEM lab.
9 months ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Mrs. Sherwin
2nd grade built tents today in the STEM lab.
9 months ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Nicole Henson
Spent some time today reading the book “All are Welcome” to most of the elementary grades and then the 8th grade science students surprised me with a name plate made from the 3 D printer. No better way to end a week than with the best students around! #blessedbeyondmeasure
9 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
Congratulations to the August students of the month and thank you to the BGS Booster Club for sponsoring the program! Pictured are Hailey Popplewell, Embry Raney, Izabel Andrews, Parker Withrow, Lily Rains, Hailei Marlow, Waylon Jones, Baylee Adams, and Jersi Tate.
9 months ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
Jr High baseball and softball are in action at Wayne City this afternoon.
9 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
This post is a little late, but thank you to Mt. Vernon Menards for coordinating a school supply drive for us. This is just a small portion of what still remains.
9 months ago, Shane Gordon
Ms. Drenner
Small group reading
9 months ago, Ms. Drenner
Shane Gordon
How cool is this?!? King City Books in Mt. Vernon has a program for students to review books prior to publication. We have several students who have signed up to be "professional" book reviewers! And we get to keep all of the books for our library!
9 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
The Science/Robotics Club had their first meeting of the year this afternoon. Thanks to the Jefferson County 4-H chapter for partnering with us for robotics kits!
9 months ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
Junior High baseball and softball games are cancelled for today, Tuesday, Sept. 3. The opposing teams did not have enough players to field a team.
9 months ago, Nicole Henson
Ms. Drenner
Science center. 5 senses.
9 months ago, Ms. Drenner
Ambur Withrow
Some of the second graders enjoying the stem lab.
9 months ago, Ambur Withrow
Shane Gordon
Thank you to the coaches, maintenance staff, and volunteers who recently helped us make improvements to our softball field.
9 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Thank to the coaches, maintenance staff, and volunteers who recently helped us make improvements to our softball field.
9 months ago, Shane Gordon
Mrs. Sherwin
BUSD staff practice their CPR skills.
9 months ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Ben Kenniker
7th graders are investigating bacterial growth. We may look at some of our favorite foods differently!
9 months ago, Ben Kenniker
Ashley Snow
Fifth grade made plant and animal Jello cells to learn about each cell part. Students then illustrated each cell and described the function of each part.
9 months ago, Ashley Snow
Ashley Snow
Students explored various ways to use unit cubes to build rectangular prisms and express the volume.
9 months ago, Ashley Snow
Ms. Drenner
Spelling with magnetic board
9 months ago, Ms. Drenner
Shane Gordon
How awesome is this second grade door decoration?!?!
9 months ago, Shane Gordon
Ashley Snow
School Mall packets are coming home today. Students who return completed packets by Monday, September 9th will receive a mystery backpack pet.
9 months ago, Ashley Snow
Shane Gordon
We are ready for you! Join us for breakfast at the Ruritan Club beginning at 7:00 and then come help us celebrate at ribbon cutting at 9:30. Please park in the north lot an then feel free to use either the grade school entrance or the new high school entrance!
10 months ago, Shane Gordon
Ashley Snow
Orange Geography
10 months ago, Ashley Snow
Shane Gordon
How about this fourth grade science assignment! Working "tendons" inside paper digits. Our new Mystery Science curriculum is pretty cool!
10 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
We accepted delivery of our new school bus this morning! This will be on Roy's route. We now have three newer buses and will continue to make progress to ensure we have the safest most reliable fleet.
10 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Just a quick reminder that we have a 2:10 dismissal tomorrow (Friday, August 23) and we have an 11:30 dismissal next Friday (August 30). There is no school on Monday, September 2, in observance of Labor Day.
10 months ago, Shane Gordon
Ashley Snow
Fifth grade participated in a Skittles lab to explore the Scientific Method.
10 months ago, Ashley Snow
Karen Putt
Sixth graders are joining our Google Classroom!
10 months ago, Karen Putt
Nicole Henson
The Jr. High softball and baseball games scheduled for Thursday, August 22 against Spring Garden have been cancelled.
10 months ago, Nicole Henson
Karen Putt
The 8th grade are making games to teach the 6th grade about the types of sentences.
10 months ago, Karen Putt
Karen Putt
The 7th grade are enjoying the new space and seating in our class!
10 months ago, Karen Putt
Shane Gordon
Please join us Saturday, August 24, at 9:30 a.m. for our official dedication ceremony for the new Webber High School. We will begin the gymnasium with a formal ceremony to recognize individuals who played significant roles in the project. Following that, the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce will be on hand to conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony. We hope to see you there!
10 months ago, Shane Gordon
Ms. Drenner
Small group. Math and phonics pop
10 months ago, Ms. Drenner
Shane Gordon
The junior high students got the first 3D printer put together today!
10 months ago, Shane Gordon
Karen Putt
In our ELA classes, we are learning all about the importance of collaboration! The kids enjoyed the flip the sheet challenge!
10 months ago, Karen Putt
Ben Kenniker
3D printer is coming along nicely
10 months ago, Ben Kenniker
Ms. Drenner
Students working on phonics dominos.
10 months ago, Ms. Drenner
Karen Putt
It is our first Monday of the year!
10 months ago, Karen Putt
Shane Gordon
We had a wonderful turn out today at our open house! I hope everyone enjoyed the new building.
10 months ago, Shane Gordon
Amanda Strohschein
3rd graders had to save Fred (a gummy worm) by putting him inside his life preserver. They could only use paper clips to get him to safety.
10 months ago, Amanda Strohschein
Ashley Snow
Fifth grade worked to build the tallest tower using only spaghetti noodles and marshmallows.
10 months ago, Ashley Snow
Ashley Snow
Fifth grade worked in teams to use a single piece of paper to make the longest chain.
10 months ago, Ashley Snow
Shane Gordon
It was an awesome day with staff! Teachers got to try out the STEM lab!
10 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
For an update on the high school and information on procedures for the first day of school, check out this article. https://www.blufordschools.org/article/125866?org=bluford-unit-school-district-318
10 months ago, Shane Gordon
Mrs. Sherwin
Get the boxtops app to help our school earn money!
10 months ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Shane Gordon
Reminder: This Thursday is the Back to School Splash at the Aquatic Zoo hosted by the BGS Booster Club from 6:15 - 8:00. Admission is $1 and all students need to be accompanied by an adult.
10 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
The Booster Club is hosting a back to school splash at the Aquatic Zoo next Thursday, August 8, beginning at 6:15 p.m. All Bluford Grade School students are invited to attend. Admission is only $1!
10 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Parents: This is a reminder that online registration is still active and can be completed at any time. Also, a reminder that walk in registration is scheduled for tomorrow from 8:30 - 2:30. This will also be completed online with a school device.
10 months ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
Bluford Grade School cross country will begin voluntary conditioning on Monday, August 5 at 6:15 a.m. Please be sure to bring a towel and something to drink.
10 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
Check out this job opportunity with Bluford schools!
11 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Junior high baseball tryouts have been postponed to Friday, July 26, from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
11 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Bluford students and 4H members presented at the BOE meeting last night on their Lending Library project which will be placed at BGS for all to use. Take a book, leave a book!
11 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Junior high softball tryouts will be on Thursday, July 25, and Friday, July 26 at 5:00 p.m.
11 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Parents: Here are the supply lists for the upcoming school year! They are also available at Walmart and Staples. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/406321/School_Supply_Lists.pdf
11 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Did you know that BGS will have a new STEM lab this year. Think of it as a mini interactive children's museum which allows kids to design, create, and build. This was accomplished mostly through grant money. Join us at Bluford!
11 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
This message is for any fifth through eighth grade student interested in playing junior high baseball this fall. Coach Hicks will have "open field" next week (July 15 - July 19) Monday - Friday from 5:00 - 6:30. Tryouts will be on Monday, July 22, and Tuesday, July 23, from 5:00 - 6:30. Please be reminded that each student must have a physical and proof of medical insurance on file with the school. Physicals are valid for 395 days. Also, as a reminder the Orthopaedic Center is providing sports physicals for our students on Friday, August 2, from 8:30 - 12:00. If you need paperwork, please contact the school. A similar announcement will soon be made for junior high softball.
11 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Did you know that Bluford schools, with the help of the BGS Boosters, invested over $20k into our playground to make it safer and more fun for our kids. Healthy and happy kids = better learners. Join us at Bluford schools!
11 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
We need some coaches for the upcoming year. Please share so we can find the best people to work with our kids!
11 months ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
Everyone is invited to come out for “Coffee and Conversation” at the Bluford Village Hall in two weeks.
11 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
Did you know that Webber High School offers more dual credit opportunity than any other high school in the Rend Lake district? Students have access to at least 26 courses offered in house and through the college.
11 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
11 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Bluford Unit Schools welcomes Garrett Wingo as our new Dean of Students!
11 months ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
Please consider taking time to come out and donate blood on July 3.
12 months ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
Three of our students are featured in this article for receiving the Arrow of Light award. Congratulations Jimmy, Roman, and Walker!
12 months ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
Parents: Here is a copy of the final approved 2019-2020 school calendar! The first day of school for students will be Friday, August 16!
12 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
The videos from graduation have arrived. Feel free to stop by next week or call the office (732-8242) to arrange pick up or delivery.
12 months ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Thanks to your generosity, the school district received another $268.68 this quarter from Kroger Rewards. We now have 56 households signed up for the program. If you haven't signed up yet, visit this site to get going. https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow/
12 months ago, Shane Gordon
Mrs. Sherwin
Don't forget to clip those Boxtops for Education! BUSD collects all year long!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Julie Lusby
Congratulations to the Class of 2019
about 1 year ago, Julie Lusby
Shane Gordon
The Village of Bluford did a wonderful job with the Memorial Day program!
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Congratulations to the May students of the month! Those selected by the teachers were Izabel Andrew's, Rendley Robertson, Parker Withrow, Kylie Snow, Emma Withrow, Serenity Bryant, Kylee Halbin, Caleb Hardy, and Lily Taylor.
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Karen Putt
More setting projects!
about 1 year ago, Karen Putt
Karen Putt
After reading the novel, Surviving the Applewhites, seventh grade created their version of the setting.
about 1 year ago, Karen Putt
Shane Gordon
These arrived after school today. Check it out if you have any interest.
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Karen Putt
More Mythology
about 1 year ago, Karen Putt
Karen Putt
More Mythology
about 1 year ago, Karen Putt
Karen Putt
More Mythology
about 1 year ago, Karen Putt
Karen Putt
Sixth graders learned about Greek mythology. They made videos and did some Art projects!
about 1 year ago, Karen Putt
Ashley Snow
Day 1: Minute to Win It Challenges
about 1 year ago, Ashley Snow
Ashley Snow
More of Day 1 Minute to Win it challenges in 5th grade.
about 1 year ago, Ashley Snow
Ashley Snow
Day 1 of Minute to Win it events in 5th grade.
about 1 year ago, Ashley Snow
Ashley Snow
Fifth grade’s books in a bag.
about 1 year ago, Ashley Snow
Nicole Henson
Bluford Grade School Class of 2019 award recipients.
about 1 year ago, Nicole Henson
Mrs. Sherwin
Our last Mystery Reader came today!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Shane Gordon
Thank you to the businesses who helped create a wonderful learning opportunity for our students! Junior Achievement taught students about money, business, and job skills.
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Thank you to the businesses who helped create a wonderful learning opportunity for our students! Junior Achievement taight students about money, business, and job skills.
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Thank you to the businesses who helped create a wonderful learning opportunity for our students! Junior Achievement was well received!
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Ashley Snow
Fifth grade participating in the Junior Achievement program.
about 1 year ago, Ashley Snow
Ashley Snow
5th Grade Fun Day at Cedarhurst
about 1 year ago, Ashley Snow
Ashley Snow
Today fifth grade participated in 5th Grade Fun Day at Cedarhurst.
about 1 year ago, Ashley Snow
Karen Putt
Thanks Ms. Stover for arranging this presentation. We all have been keeping Mr. Kenniker in our thoughts during this difficult time.
about 1 year ago, Karen Putt
Nicole Henson
Congratulations to these Bluford Jr. High athletes for placing at the Class S state track meet at Herrin Saturday. Elicia- 7th shot put Jeffrey- 8th 400M dash Aidan- 5th 800M run Elijah- 1st 200M dash 800M Relay 4th- Aidan, Hunter, Jeffrey, Elijah The boys team finished 9th overall. Proud of all you
about 1 year ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
A few pictures from the Class S state track meet on Saturday.
about 1 year ago, Nicole Henson
Mrs. Sherwin
The second grade did a fabulous job at the Mother's Day program!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Shane Gordon
Best of luck to all of the kids competing at the junior high state track meet today!
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
I hope everyone enjoyed the second grade mother's day program!
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
If you are looking for something to do tomorrow, head on down to the state track meet at Herrin. Bluford Grade School has six students participating and would appreciate your support. Best of luck to Elicia Marlow, Jaxon Dalby, Jeffrey Hargrove, Elijah Marlow, Aidan Reed, and Hunter Schoenrock. It has been a great season and I appreciate your hard work and talent!
about 1 year ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
Kindergarten was so impressed with the junior high paper roller coasters they saw in the hallway that they went to work when they got back to their room making their own!
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
Jr. High/grade school awards will be Monday, May 13 at 2:00 pm in the gymnasium.
about 1 year ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
The latest creation from junior high science! They engineered a structure for a marble drop.
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Today marks the beginning of staff appreciation week. If a staff member has gone above and beyond for your student this year, I would encourage you to reach out and let them know. Kind words are always nice to hear!
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Mrs. Sherwin
Mystery Reader day!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Shane Gordon
Reminder: Bluford Schools dismiss at 11:30 tomorrow.
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Congratulations to the April students of the month! Pictured are, Craig Hester, Cruz Case, Aubree Buchanon, Emerie Withrow, Landon Cook, Kaden Richardson, Graham Bertrand, Dylan French, and Hunter Kluck.
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Here is a look at the science lab at the high school!
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Second grade had a great field trip to the children's museum in Evansville today!
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Mrs. Sherwin
2nd grade trip
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Mrs. Sherwin
2nd grade trip
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Mrs. Sherwin
2nd grade trip
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Mrs. Sherwin
Second grade had a blast at the cMoe Museum in Evansville!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Karen Putt
More of lending a helping hand!
about 1 year ago, Karen Putt
Karen Putt
Eighth grade helping first grade!
about 1 year ago, Karen Putt
Shane Gordon
Next Friday is the kindergarten roundup!
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Fourth grade put on a living museum today based on a Civil War era book they have been reading!
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Ashley Snow
5th grade Arch Trip
about 1 year ago, Ashley Snow
Ashley Snow
Fifth grade at the St. Louis Arch.
about 1 year ago, Ashley Snow
Ashley Snow
Fifth grade visited the St. Louis Arch today.
about 1 year ago, Ashley Snow
Shane Gordon
Kindergarten was working together during center time today!
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Back from spring break and ready to hit the playground for recess!
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Teri Helm
4th Graders visit Abraham Lincoln’s Home.
about 1 year ago, Teri Helm
Julie Lusby
GS Chess Team - Unfortunately the picture was not taken in time for the yearbook production. Coaches: Mark Gilley and Ben Kenniker Members: Bobby Joe Talley, Eryn Best, Hunter Schoenrock, Christopher Bryant, and Ryan Knepler
about 1 year ago, Julie Lusby
Ben Kenniker
We’ve been growing tomato plants, and sending some home for spring break.
about 1 year ago, Ben Kenniker
Shane Gordon
Parents: we have added two additional 11:30 dismissal days on Friday, May 3, and Friday, May 10! The staff will use this time for professional development.
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
BUSD would like to welcome Mrs. Henson into the principal position for next school year!
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Mrs. Sherwin
2nd graders studied insulators today.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Amanda Strohschein
Third grade made models of the Big Dipper today.
about 1 year ago, Amanda Strohschein
Mrs. Sherwin
Jenny Sneed read Rosie Revere Engineer for Mystery Reader today.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Shane Gordon
The second grade rock museum was awesome today!
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Elijah Marlow had an impressive performance at yesterday's track meet. He won the mile by 200 meters with a time of 5:30 and then turned around the next race to anchor the 4x200 with another win!
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Amanda Strohschein
3rd grade enjoyed Safety Day Camp at Adams Farm
about 1 year ago, Amanda Strohschein
Teri Helm
The 4th Grade enjoyed the day @ Adam’s Farm learning about all kinds of safety.
about 1 year ago, Teri Helm
Shane Gordon
Here is some information on upcoming Pre-K screenings.
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Congratulations to the March students of the month. Those selected K-8 were Samantha Barns, Caleb Loker, Alli Hicks, Owen Burke, Kadi Bain, Brianna Schoenrock, Gracen Sledge, Savannah Phillips, and Elicia Marlow!
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Manda Sellers
Mrs. Sellers' 1st grade starts off their weather unit with "Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs."
about 1 year ago, Manda Sellers
Shane Gordon
The importance of reading to your children cannot be overstated.
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Thank you to the Village of Bluford President, Mike Bullard, who joined second grade today to listen to some ideas the students have for the village.
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
The carnival is up and running!
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Mrs. Sherwin
Mike Bullard came to hear our ideas for Bluford.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Shane Gordon
Here is another example of what will be displayed at the science expo. Lichtenberg figures!
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Make sure to check out the junior high science exposition along with the carnival tomorrow night. Here is one piece of work on home efficiency. Notice the solar panels and rain water collection system.
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Karen Putt
What do you do on one of the nicest days we had lately? Read outside!!
about 1 year ago, Karen Putt
Shane Gordon
The playground is a huge hit with the kids. Thank you to the BGS Booster Club for helping make this possible.
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Mrs. Sherwin
2nd graders Properties of Matter lab
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Mrs. Sherwin
2nd graders Properties of Matter Lab
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Shane Gordon
Update on the new playground!
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
The new playground equipment is ready to go in!
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Karen Putt
Congratulations to Wyatt Jackson! He was third place in last night's competition! Great job Wyatt and Baylee!
about 1 year ago, Karen Putt
Karen Putt
Here are our Spelling Bee champions for BGS. Baylee Adam's and Wyatt Jackson will be representing our school tonight at the regional competition in Mt. Vernon.
about 1 year ago, Karen Putt
Nicole Henson
Bluford boys won 3rd place at the Wayne City 5th grade tournament. Congratulations boys! I also want to send well wishes out to Waylon, who was injured early in the 1st qt.
about 1 year ago, Nicole Henson
Ashley Snow
5th grade Solar Systems
about 1 year ago, Ashley Snow
Ashley Snow
Solar Systems- 5th grade
about 1 year ago, Ashley Snow
Ashley Snow
More 5th grade Solar Systems
about 1 year ago, Ashley Snow
Ashley Snow
5th grade Solar Systems
about 1 year ago, Ashley Snow
Julie Lusby
Grade School Spring Picture Day is Coming - Tuesday, April 2nd.
about 1 year ago, Julie Lusby
Keyla Stover-Lewis
Bluford Grade School Pee Wee basketball ended their season today undefeated with an 11-0 record! Way to go Trojans!
about 1 year ago, Keyla Stover-Lewis
Shane Gordon
Thanks to all who came to the Trojan Talent Show tonight!
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Thanks to all who came to the Trojan Talent Show tonight!
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Julie Lusby
Just a Reminder: Early Dismissal at 2:15 on March 20th, No School on March 21st, 22nd, and 25th
about 1 year ago, Julie Lusby
Ben Kenniker
8th grade’s party celebrating passing the Illinois Constitution
about 1 year ago, Ben Kenniker
Julie Lusby
In the News .... Mrs. Helm
about 1 year ago, Julie Lusby
Karen Putt
Last of our Founding Fathers!
about 1 year ago, Karen Putt
Karen Putt
Founding Fathers
about 1 year ago, Karen Putt
Karen Putt
Founding Fathers
about 1 year ago, Karen Putt
Karen Putt
Seventh Grade Founding Fathers
about 1 year ago, Karen Putt
Karen Putt
Seventh Grade Founding Fathers
about 1 year ago, Karen Putt
Ashley Snow
A few of the 5th grade Solar Systems.
about 1 year ago, Ashley Snow
Nicole Henson
Congratulations to 4th grade teacher, Terri Helm, on being awarded a Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce grant. Mrs. Helm will use the funds to implement more STEM activities in her classroom.
about 1 year ago, Nicole Henson
Julie Lusby
In the News ...... Kindergarten USA Show
about 1 year ago, Julie Lusby
Shane Gordon
Seventh grade had some impressive founding fathers projects!
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Seventh grade had some impressive founding fathers projects!
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Seventh grade had some impressive founding fathers projects!
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Fourth graders are in the news with a neat little project!
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Julie Lusby
The Class of 2019 at the Appellate Courthouse
about 1 year ago, Julie Lusby
Julie Lusby
President's Lincoln Court Case
about 1 year ago, Julie Lusby
Julie Lusby
From Handwritten Legal Books to Online .... How court cases were recorded now and then.
about 1 year ago, Julie Lusby
Julie Lusby
The Judges' Living Quarters .... Judges are able to stay at the Appellate Courthouse when they are hearing cases.
about 1 year ago, Julie Lusby
Julie Lusby
The Judges' Chambers
about 1 year ago, Julie Lusby
Julie Lusby
More from Inside the Courtroom
about 1 year ago, Julie Lusby
Julie Lusby
Inside the Appellate Courthouse Courtroom ... The judges' bench, columns, light fixtures (which were converted from gas to electric), and other architectural details are original to the courtroom.
about 1 year ago, Julie Lusby
Julie Lusby
Walking with Lincoln ... Mr. Kenniker, the 8th Grade Class, and I visited The Appellate Courthouse in Mt. Vernon where, in 1859, President Lincoln successfully argued a case for the Illinois Central Railroad.
about 1 year ago, Julie Lusby
Karen Putt
More Founding Fathers!
about 1 year ago, Karen Putt
Karen Putt
Founding Fathers by the 7th grade!
about 1 year ago, Karen Putt
Teri Helm
The 4th Graders had a visit from Paul Revere as part of a lesson on the American Revolution!
about 1 year ago, Teri Helm
Shane Gordon
Day 8 of online safety: To wrap this up, here are some tips to have a conversation with your student about internet safety.
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Fifth grade is rocking the solar system!
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Pre-K had fun bowling some frames this morning!
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Mrs. Sherwin
2nd graders are studying properties of matter.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Shane Gordon
Attendance matters. Take a look.
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Day 7 of online safety: Today's topic is, Instagram.
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Teri Helm
The BUSD Library got 150 new books! Happy Reading, Everyone!
about 1 year ago, Teri Helm
Shane Gordon
Solar systems to scale in junior high this week.
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Ashley Snow
Fifth grade students worked in teams and used paper towels to make a model to represent the amount of Astronomical Units (A.U.) each planet is from the Sun.
about 1 year ago, Ashley Snow
Shane Gordon
Parents: We received our first quarterly rewards payment from Kroger. We received approval for the program on February 12. The earnings quarter ended on February 26. In that short two week period, we had 37 households sign up and received $22.70. We are looking forward to participating in the program! Thank you to everyone who has signed up. If you have not, find information at this link. https://www.blufordschools.org/article/89647?org=bluford-unit-school-district-318
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Day 6 of online safety: Today's topic is, Snapchat. This is one to watch out for.
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Day 5 of online safety: Today's topic is, Mincraft. Builders unite!
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Day 5 of online safety: Today's topic is, Mincraft. Builders unite!
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Day 4 of online safety: Today's topic is, YouTube. What channels does your child enjoy?
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Day 3 of online safety: Today's topic is Fortnite. I can see you dancing now!
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Keyla Stover-Lewis
Students are learning to code their own games! It is a hope, that it sparks an interest in the demanding field of computer science.
about 1 year ago, Keyla Stover-Lewis
Amanda Strohschein
More pictures from the 3rd grade field trip
about 1 year ago, Amanda Strohschein
Amanda Strohschein
Third grade field trip to the CAP program at Busch Stadium
about 1 year ago, Amanda Strohschein
Shane Gordon
Day 2: Today's topic is screen time. How do you regulate your child?
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Third grade had a great field trip today. The Cardinals organization was very accommodating and had a great educational program!
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Eighth grade night for volleyball!
about 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Parents: Over the next week, I am going to release an infographic each day from National Online Safety aimed at various topics of internet safety.
over 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Teri Helm
4th Graders are looking for spring!
over 1 year ago, Teri Helm
Shane Gordon
Congratulations to the February students of the month. Pictured: Jerika Talley, Bridget Bertrand, Embry Raney, Gabe Morgan, Donovan Dobbs, and Emerie Marlow. Also selected but not available for a photo was, Ryan Knepler, Aidan Reed, and Ava Bravard.
over 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Nicole Henson
Boys’ Jefferson County All-Star game is just getting started.
over 1 year ago, Nicole Henson
Nicole Henson
Jefferson County Girls’ All-Star game is game is underway.
over 1 year ago, Nicole Henson
Shane Gordon
Maintenance Director, Jeff Dunaway, was nominated as a homegrown hero through the St. Louis District Dairy Council(the program with pre-school's adopt-a-cow). He was a runner up. They sent him a certificate of excellence.
over 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Shane Gordon
Third grade was hard at work today!
over 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Teri Helm
4th Graders enjoy learning about rocks!
over 1 year ago, Teri Helm
Teri Helm
4th Graders enjoy studying rocks!
over 1 year ago, Teri Helm
Shane Gordon
Career day for second grade!
over 1 year ago, Shane Gordon
Mrs. Sherwin
Career Day
over 1 year ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Mrs. Sherwin
Career Day
over 1 year ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Mrs. Sherwin
Second graders dressed up for Job Day
over 1 year ago, Mrs. Sherwin
Karen Putt
Eighth Graders are learning about careers here at RLC!
over 1 year ago, Karen Putt
Ashley Snow
Fifth grade students used their new Chromebooks to complete an escape room challenge on the physical and chemical properties of matter.
over 1 year ago, Ashley Snow
Karen Putt
More Greek mythology
over 1 year ago, Karen Putt
Karen Putt
Sixth graders are working on Greek mythology. We are teaming up with Mrs. Rodgers for some extra bit of fun!
over 1 year ago, Karen Putt
Nicole Henson
Volleyball action against Wayne City this evening.
over 1 year ago, Nicole Henson