Blackford Spotlight - Mrs. Sarah Penny's 3rd grade class at BIS: "The third graders in Mrs. Penny’s class have been working like construction workers creating, fixing, and renovating writing all week. They have been working on skills that they will need to make their writing even better. They have really enjoyed working together to make their writing better. Way to go Bears!" - Mrs. Penny
26 days ago, Beth Jones
3rd grade students dressed like construction workers
How about some excellent news to celebrate the end the school week? Our BJSHS JROTC squad earned a score of 99/100 during their inspection, which places them in the top 10% of the program in the nation!!! Wow! Great work, Bruin JROTC! #BJSHSJROTC #ChooseBCS
26 days ago, Beth Jones
Boy introducing girl during JROTC inspection
JROTC students marching in formation
JROTC squad stands at attention
JROTC students participate in inspection
We have the coolest Unified Track Team around! We also have the coolest Unified Track Team coaches around! Check it out for yourself at tonight's track meet. The action starts at 5:30 p.m. Let's go, Bruins!
26 days ago, Beth Jones
Unified track team
Unified track coaches
Blackford Spotlight - Mrs. Heidi Palmer's 6th grade ELA/Social Studies class at BIS: "Miss Taylor Marshall, our practicum student teacher from Taylor University, did a review lesson for ILEARN. The students really enjoyed the group activity and playing an Olympic game of punctuation/capitalization." - Mrs. Palmer
27 days ago, Beth Jones
Teacher leads class review lesson
Teacher leads class game for math review
Blackford County Schools would like to welcome Jase, one of our newest Blackford Bruins, to the BCS family! A big thank you to everyone who came out for Kindergarten Round-up last night at Northside and Montpelier Schools. We are looking forward to seeing all our new kindergarten students in class this August! #Classof2034 (photo provided)
27 days ago, Beth Jones
Kindergarten student standing in front of Class of 2034 sign
Attention future Blackford Bruins and their families: Kindergarten Round-up is tonight! If you have or know of an incoming Kindergarten student, please share this important information. We can't wait to meet our new Bruins!
28 days ago, Beth Jones
Kindergarten Roundup flyer
Blackford Spotlight - Ms. Kira Barnes' 5th grade class at BIS: Students in Miss Kira Barnes 5th grade class at BIS are having fun playing Math Jeopardy to review for ILEARN. Keep up the good work, Bears!
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Classroom of kids playing Math Jeopardy
It's Kindergarten Round-up time! If you have or know of an incoming Kindergarten student, please share this important information.
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Kindergarten Roundup flyer
How cute is the special visitor in Mrs. Rachel Shadiow's 1st grade class at Montpelier Elementarytoday? The visit was the highlight of a lesson about goats the first graders have been working on this week. (Thank you to everyone who helped make the visit a success!)
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Little girl hand-feeding a goat
Cute photo of goat
Group of first graders gathered around a goat
2 women standing with a goat
It's soon to be Camp Adventure time. Join the fun!
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Camp Adventure flyer
We are proud of our BIS Bears! Congratulations to 3rd graders: Bentley Holiday, Taylor Wyatt, Lyla Hunt, Tyler Armstrong, Riley Creech, Camden McJury, Sarah Southerland, Kendyl Walls, and Jesse Townsend (not pictured) who all earned a perfect score on their recent IREAD test!
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Group of 3rd grade students who received perfect scores on IREAD test
How about a Final Four update from Northside Counselor Tiffany Ickes-Pauley: "Monday will wrap up "College Madness" here at Northside. Every year during NCAA march madness, I host a "college madness" competition. I find this is the best way to get students and parents excited and talking about colleges/universities. Classes pick a team in the tournament and learn all about it. The classes can earn points if they make pennants, learn fun facts, answer trivia questions, make "when I go to college" booklets, find hidden basketballs around the school, learn school fight songs etc. This year, 15 students won college themed prizes for trivia and the classroom with the highest points will also win a prize. Competition and smack talk about who will win is high in 1st grade hall. I also just love learning new facts about universities all over our country. Did you know Baylor has a small zoo on campus or that Houston had a live cougar mascot from 1947 to 1989? Congratulations to the Baylor Bears and Miss Carissa Carter's class!" What a fun lesson! Be sure to check out the Baylor Fight Song by Miss Carter's class https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BuG4BBQoOtBKmrVFsk4xW82LkJcKMZIY/view
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Blackford Spotlight - Mrs. Sarah Penny's 3rd grade class at BIS: "Third graders in Mrs. Penny’s class got to take advantage of the beautiful day that we had Monday by taking their writing lesson outside. The students learned about vivid verbs. After they learned about vivid verbs they had to write a story with them. They had so much fun using words that were more exciting in their writing." - Mrs. Penny Nice work, Bears! #ChooseBCS
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
3rd grade girl working on assignment outdoors
3rd grade boy working on assignment outside
3rd grade boy works on assignment in front of a tree
Blackford Spotlight- Mrs. Amanda Green's 4th grade class at Blackford Intermediate School: "The 4th graders at BIS have been learning about the different forces that impact airplanes while they are flying (thrust, drag, lift, and gravity/weight). The weather was finally nice enough to go outside to test the forces on our paper airplanes and compare them to airplanes we use in real life!" - Mrs. Green
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Kids playing at recess at Blackford Intermediate
Sorry for the late notice but tonight is the April food pantry at Northside. Come on out we will be at the front of the school until 6:00.
about 1 month ago, Chad Yencer
Students in Mrs. Michelle Lochner's class are finding historical characters from the American Revolution on the history timeline in the 5th grade hallway at BIS. What a fun way to learn about history! Keep up the good work, Bears! #ChooseBCS
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
4 5th grade girls pose in front of history timeline at BIS
Just a reminder that BCS will be closed tomorrow. We wish everyone a safe and fun holiday weekend! From the looks of this festive tree, our Kodiaks are certainly ready for the Easter Bunny! 🐇
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Tree decorated for Easter
It's been an interesting week at BJSHS! Mrs. Yvette Rouch's Health Careers class learned to use a Doppler ultrasound to find the blood flow through vessels and measure the ankle brachial index. ABI is used to help diagnose peripheral artery disease. Nice work, Bruins!
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Two girls take a medical test on another girl lying in a hospital bed
Two girls measure the blood flow of another girl's ankle
Blackford Spotlight- Mrs. Amanda Green's 4th grade class at Blackford Intermediate School: The 4th graders at BIS are currently learning about nutrition through a project called "The Great Grow Along." The students will be getting to work with 2 live animals (rats) for about 5 weeks. One will be given milk, the other will be given sugar water. They will then switch and get the other liquid. The students will be measuring the weight of the rats, their tail length, and their behavior throughout the experiment to see the differences between the 2 rats while they are with us. Of course the students have also loved getting to hold them as well! We are very thankful to Via Credit Union who provided a grant that purchased ALL of the materials necessary for the students to get to participate in this program! - Mrs. Green #ChooseBCS #VCU
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Group of masked 4th grade students sitting on floor petting a white rat
White rat
It's Kindergarten Round-up time! If you have or know of an incoming Kindergarten student, please share this important information.
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Kindergarten Roundup flyer