We've been doing some house cleaning this week and found some awesome photos of our Montpelier Kodiaks celebrating National 4-H Week! #BetterAtBlackford
6 days ago, Beth Jones
two smiling boys
A boy and two girls pose for a photo
3 smiling kids posing for photos
3 boys standing with their legs crossed
While it may not look like much right at the moment, according to Northside Principal Craig Campbell, this puzzle of stuff will be the school's new playground equipment! Our Cubs are going to have some fun when they get back to school! #BetterAtBlackford
8 days ago, Beth Jones
Playground equipment
Our 5th grade team at Blackford Intermediate School got into the fun of National 4-H Week by participating in Crazy Hair Day! Check out the lovely locks on Ms. Sheri Hangbers, Mrs. Kira Shoup, Mrs. Lynn Glentzer and Ms. Joshlyn Crouch! Looking good, ladies! #BetterAtBlackford
12 days ago, Beth Jones
4 Teachers dress up for Crazy Hair Day!
BCS has enjoyed participating in National 4-H Week with all kinds of activities, dress up days, and coloring contest. A big thank you to Kyli Penrod and all our 4-H friends for making this week so much fun for our students and staff. Check out our Kodiaks celebrating 4-H Week!
12 days ago, Beth Jones
2 girls and 3 boys coloring contests
3 boys and 1 girl coloring contest
4 girls and 3 boys stand before their coloring papers
5 boys and 1 girl pose before their coloring sheets
Mrs. Jodi Bacon's pre-k class at Northside learned important safety lessons today thanks to the Hartford City Fire Department. Students learned to not be fearful of firemen in their protective gear. They even had the opportunity to spray the fire hose! What a fun day!
12 days ago, Beth Jones
Pre-school student and fireman
Pre-school student holds fire hose
Fireman demonstrates protective gear for students
Pre school class with fireman
There's nothing like a little friendly competition, and today's JROTC Challenge Ed in the BJSHS pool provided just that- along with a whole lot of fun! #BetterAtBlackford
12 days ago, Beth Jones
2 students  rowing a raft in the pool
Students watch as 2 girls row a raft in the pool
2 girls row a raft in the BJSHS pool
Kids rowing rafts in the BJSHS pool
Don't forget- October 11 through October 16 is Fall Break, which means no school for students and staff. See you back in class on October 18! Have a great break, Bruins!
12 days ago, Beth Jones
 2 Kids playing in leaves
BCS phones are down across the district, tied to internet outage impacting many AT&T customers. This is also impacting internet in our elementary schools. We appreciate your patience as we work through this issue.
14 days ago, Chad Yencer
BCS is currently experiencing an outside internet outage that has affected the phones at BIS, Northside, Montpelier, and Central Office. As soon as they are back up, we will let everyone know. Thank you for your understanding.
15 days ago, Beth Jones
Our Montpelier Kodiaks stepped back in history today during a field trip to the Mississinewa 1812 Living History Day. What a gorgeous fall day to spend along the Mississinewa River learning about what was life was like in 1812. #BetterAtBlackford #Warof1812
19 days ago, Beth Jones
Boy and girl look at animal skins for sale
3 boys check out a booth at the 1812 living history
Group of students pose for a group photo at 1812
2 girls enjoy a beautiful day at 1812
Update your calendars: The Choral Concert set for October 4 has been moved to Thursday, October 21st at 6:00 p.m. in the BJSHS Cafeteria. Please come out and enjoy the vocal stylings of our outstanding BJSHS Choir! #BetterAtBlackford
19 days ago, Beth Jones
graphic of choir students
Congratulations to BIS 3rd grade teacher Carma Reidy, who was honored last night as the 2020-2021 Hartford City Chamber of Commerce Henderson Award winner. She is joined by Dr. Kevin Biddle and Supt. Chad Yencer. We could not be prouder of Mrs. Reidy! #BetterAtBlackford #HCCC
20 days ago, Beth Jones
Kevin Biddle, Carma Reidy and Chad Yencer
Mark your calendars! The Band Program will be hosting its first concert of the year on Wednesday, October 6th. The concert begins at 6 pm in the BJSHS Main Gym and is free to attend. #BetterAtBlackford
21 days ago, Beth Jones
Band instruments graphic
Check out the busy bears at BIS! Students in Mrs. Kari Crouse' s 3rd grade class have been working on understanding the value of money, and adding and subtracting money and coins. Yesterday, the students were given an envelope with money and had to plan a full meal within their given budget. They had to count their money, determine the total cost of their purchases, and how much change they would receive. Nice work, Bears! #BetterAtBlackford
22 days ago, Beth Jones
Student adding up a math problem
Boy works on math problem with a pink marker
Boy working on an addition  problem.
Student adds up his money
Check out what's happening with Mr. Rich Uggen's 7th and 8th grade Engineering and Technology students at BJSHS. They've been busy! Nice work, Bruins! #BetterAtBlackford
28 days ago, Beth Jones
This year's anatomy and physiology students (and future health care professionals) in Mrs. Yvette Rouch's classes at BJSHS have been working on their suturing skills. Nice work, Bruins! #BetterAtBlackford
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
2 girls and a boy work on sutures
2 girls work on their suture skills
2 girls give a thumbs-up on their suture skills
Students focus on their suture skills
Latest job openings at BCS: Special Ed Secretary at C.O. (8 hours/day - 220 days) Health Office Assistant/CNA/CMA at BJSHS (7.5 hours - 180 days) To apply for any BCS opening, please submit a letter of intent and resume to the contact listed. https://bit.ly/3hRFiBk
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Ahoy there, Mateys! September 19th is National Talk Like a Pirate Day, so Mrs. Barker's kindergarten class at MES celebrated with student teacher, Miss Hurt, by dressing up as pirates and going on a treasure hunt. What a fun time! #BetterAtBlackford
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Two girls dressed like pirates
girl and boy dressed like pirates
Kindergarten class dresses like pirates
Miss Hurt leads a kindergarten treasure hunt
Our Montpelier Kodiaks had an "egg"citing day! Students in Mr. Josiah Henson's 6th grade science class had to come up with just the right way to keep their eggs from breaking during the Great Egg Drop Experiment. Nice work, Kodiaks! #BetterAtBlackford
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
A boy gives his egg to the teacher for the drop
Student holds up his egg plane before the egg drop
Teacher stands atop a ladder to drop egg
1 boy and two girls prepare their eggs for the drop
So what does a computer class do when there is no internet? They get resourceful and creative! In Mrs. Jen Gallatin's 4th grade class at BIS, students put their "paint" skills to use to create amazing graphic art. Nice job, Bears! #BetterAtBlackford
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Girl works on computer art
Paint drawing a 4th grade girl is working on
Close up of computer drawing