Chad Yencer
11/27/2020 On Wednesday, 11/25/2020, Blackford County moved into the “Red” level of community spread on the Indiana State Department of Health Dashboard. This dashboard looks at the number of cases and the positivity rate of the county, and both figures are at their highest this fall for our county. After consultation with the Blackford County Health Officer, we are following her recommendation, students in grades 9-12 at BJSHS will be on at-home Blended Learning for the week of Monday, November 30th through Friday, December 4th. This is a preemptive move by our district, in conjunction with the health officer on anticipated spread through the holiday activities this week. The focus on high school students doing at-home learning is driven by that age group being the highest area of typical spread in school aged students. Students in 7th grade and 8th grade at BJSHS, as well as students in BCS Elementary schools, will continue with normally scheduled classes in person. We want to continue to thank our faculty, staff, parents and students for their efforts during this unusual year. Our student cases and quarantine numbers within the schools have stayed low due to your diligence in monitoring student symptoms and reporting issues to the school. The preemptive move next week will only be successful in reducing the spread if students and families continue to practice good health habits including social distancing, wearing masks, and frequent hand washing/hand sanitizing while not at school. To our High School students, it is imperative that you maintain a great effort during this week of blended learning. Look for emails about the upcoming week, and plan your schedules to participate in online discussion and lectures as set up by your teachers. We appreciate the support of our community and look forward to students in grades 9-12 returning to in-person learning on December 7th. Sincerely, Chad Yencer Superintendent
2 days ago, Chad Yencer
Beth Jones
During these stressful times, BCS would like to remind our families that several prepaid counseling sessions are available to our students through the Bowen Center.
3 days ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
5 days ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Instructional Assistants, bus drivers, food service... We need YOU! Check out the latest BCS job openings: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1019795/Job_Opportunities_11-24.pdf
5 days ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, check out the ⭐⭐⭐ at BJSHS!!! Presenting the World Premiere of How to Screw-Up your College Interview -- A Covid Experience (Video instead of Live) by The BJSHS Drama Department. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiSFlwHY1aw How about a round of applause for our hard-working drama students and their directors Mrs. Noelle Lehman and Mrs. Amanda Wolfe! 👏🏻👏🏽👏🏿 #BruinProud
5 days ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Blackford County Schools Administrative Office building will be closed on Wednesday, November 25 and reopen Monday, November 30. We wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday!
6 days ago, Beth Jones
Chad Yencer
Montpelier Elementary Families, Due to staffing shortages at Montpelier Elementary School we will be moving MES to at home blended learning on Monday 11/23/2020 and Tuesday 11/24/2020. MES families can pick up computers at the school between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday, 11/23/2020. BJSHS students that ride the Montpelier Bus routes (115, 118, 119) should expect busses to be there at slightly different times these two mornings as no elementary students will be riding the bus.
7 days ago, Chad Yencer
Beth Jones
Congratulations to the fifth grade representatives to the Blackford Intermediate School Student Council for 2020-2021! (From left) Hannah Jernigan, Elexa Massey, Cole Dickey and Reed Wicker #ProudOfOurBears
9 days ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Here is a helpful graphic for use during tomorrow's (Wednesday, Nov. 18) Blended Learning Day. #ChooseBCS
12 days ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
A friendly reminder - Wednesday, November 18 has been designated as one of our pre-planned Blended Learning Days. All BCS students will be working from home on that day.
13 days ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Check out these awesome readers! First graders in Miss Rachael Dill's class at Montpelier Elementary are reading to their book buddies. According to Miss Dill, by reading aloud to their book buddies students are practicing identifying sight words, spelling words, punctuation, reading with expression, and enjoying time with their favorite characters. Way to go, Kodiaks! Keep up the good work! #ChooseMES
16 days ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
To close out our Salute to Veterans Week, Cadet Captain Sissy McNeal wanted to share her favorite Veterans Day poem. Cadet McNeal serves on the BJSHS JROTC staff as its Personnel Officer. #VeteransWeek2020 #BruinProud https://bit.ly/3nmYHtY
16 days ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Reminder: ALL BCS students are eligible for several prepaid counseling sessions with the Bowen Center.
16 days ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
BJSHS JROTC Cadets conduct a Flag Raising Ceremony in honor of Veterans Day 2020. #VeteransDay2020 https://youtu.be/nnio5MVA_iA
16 days ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
BJSHS JROTC Cadet Kendall Scher offers a prayer for veterans as part of Veterans Day 2020. https://youtu.be/SOrOYNkcLT0
17 days ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Students in Yvette Rouch's medical terminology class at BJSHS practice their phlebotomy skills. #ChooseBCS
17 days ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Our Northside Cubs paid tribute to our veterans with a "Wall of Honor" for Veterans Day! VeteransDay2020
18 days ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Students in Mrs. Yvette Rouch's anatomy class at BJSHS explore careers in orthopedic surgery by practicing repairing broken bones. #ChooseBCS
18 days ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
(Reposted to fix spelling error.) Here are a few scenes from today's Virtual Veterans Day Program at Montpelier Elementary School. Thank you to Mr. Jeff Clouse and Mr. Bob Benbow for being a part of this special remembrance. We are thankful to all our veterans! #VeteransDay2020
18 days ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
18 days ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
BJSHS senior Lance Manley leads the band in a rendition of "Taps" in honor of of our fallen veterans this Veterans Day 2020. https://youtu.be/ohDrmXrqSX0
18 days ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
The salute to our veterans continues with members of the BJSHS Band playing service songs. #VeteransDay2020 https://youtu.be/f9w_dC1vQ-s
18 days ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Please join members of the BJSHS band as they perform our National Anthem in honor of Veterans Day 2020. https://youtu.be/iAmegUYRM2g
18 days ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Our 2020 Veterans Day Salute kicks off with the JROTC Color Guard. #VeteransDay2020 https://youtu.be/mWsy66gbfNc
18 days ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Meet JROTC Cadet Jeremiah Clark, a junior at BJSHS. Cadet Clark shares remarks about Veteran's Day 2020. #VeteransDay2020 https://youtu.be/v__SVQu_-LY
19 days ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Come out and support the BJSHS Drama Department! #BJSHSProud
20 days ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Meet BJSHS JROTC Cadet/Battalion Commander Brayden Smith. Brayden would like to tell you about the plans for Veteran's Day 2020. https://youtu.be/RGsNpAuOMSQ
20 days ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Blackford County Schools has a number of available positions. Check them out! https://bit.ly/3555LoT
23 days ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Wow! Mrs. Jen Gallatin shared some good news, "The Bruin VRC robot team is almost there!" Keep up the good work, Bruins! #ChooseBCS
23 days ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
It was a busy voting day for our 5th grade students in Ms. Sheri Hangber's class at Blackford Intermediate School. Great job, Bears!
26 days ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
It's time to vote! Ms. Julia Duncan’s 2nd Grade class at Montpelier Elementary were busy today in social studies learning about how the voting process works and how democracy works. They first read the book about Duck for President by Doreen Cronin. Then the class decided on which character should be President Farmer Brown or Duck. The class results were in that President Brown won by 2 votes. Fun time was had by all and the kids really learned about the voting process. Great job, Kodiaks!!
26 days ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
The BJSHS is looking for male and female divers to join this year's swim team! If you know of anyone who may be interested please have them contact coaches Christy Lytle or Kristie Snyder Malott.
26 days ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
I Pledge Allegiance... Pre-schoolers in Mrs. Jodi Bacon's class at Northside joined Mrs. Teresa Conner in reciting the Pledge. #ChooseBCS #ElectionDay #Vote
26 days ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Third grade students in Mrs. Carma Reidy's class at BIS were given the STEM challenge to design a “broom” that will hold 5 candy pumpkins without falling over. We read the book, “Room on the Broom'', then each student was given 5 straws and a foot of tape to design a “broom” that would hold 5 candy pumpkins. The room was full of engineers carefully planning and working on their product. ZOOM ZOOM on our BROOM!! Way to go, Bears!
27 days ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
How much fun is this? Staff members at MES dressed up in a circus theme for Halloween last Friday! The circus featured the Strong Man, Fortune Teller, wild animals and even a Bearded Lady! Thanks for going above and beyond, Kodiak staff! We sure appreciate you! #ChooseMES
27 days ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Be sure and check out the latest addition to Blackford Junior Senior High School. Looking good, Bruins! #ChooseBCS
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
A Message from Superintendent Yencer I hope this message finds you and your family doing well. It continues to be a unique year at BCS, and we are so thankful for the support of our families and students during this unusual time. . I wanted to send a quick note to share that as Covid-19 cases rise across the state and within our county, we are monitoring daily the number of students and staff who are on quarantine for close contact or symptoms, as well as the number of positive for COVID-19. Health protocols in place in your student’s classroom, busses, and student spaces, as well as the hard work of our district staff, has helped us keep kids safe. As of today, there is only one positive student case across the district, and less than 2% of our in-person students are quarantined. We continue to send our daily information to the Blackford County Health Department, and share information frequently with the County Health Officer. The Indiana State Department of Health displays data in county-by-county format that looks at the number of cases (adjusted for population) and positivity rate (The percentage of tests that are positive). In the past several weeks our county numbers have increased, however, due to the outstanding efforts of our families, students and staff, our schools’ numbers have actually declined. Currently, we are not making any changes to our programming. We will continue to closely evaluate and monitor the situation. It is a good time to remember to stay diligent on your family’s health protocols such as engaging in social distancing, frequent hand washing, and proper face mask use. Most importantly, we would like to remind parents that if students exhibit symptoms to please keep them home. Thank you for your continued support of BCS. Stay safe, Bruins! -Superintendent Chad Yencer
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Congratulations to the first quarter Honor Roll recipients from Blackford Intermediate School! We are proud of all your hard work!
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Do you have a child with a disability? If so, the following information might be of interest to you. These free webinars are not affiliated with Blackford County Schools; however, we always want to share information that might be helpful for our families. Many parents state they worry about how their child with disabilities will be cared for when they are no longer alive. Interested in learning about the planning process and how you can have peace of mind? Below is a link to a FREE online educational webinar about special needs planning. Topics covered include an overview of SSI & SSDI, Medicaid & Waivers, ABLE accounts, special needs trusts, and other important considerations to help family members better understand how planning for a child with special needs is different both legally & financially. Click on the registration link (Located under the date that works for your schedule) to sign up. A confirmation email will be sent with login information. Please share with others you know that may find this information relevant and valuable Thursday, October 29th at 12:00 pm (CDT): https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8154525099202402831 Tuesday, November 3rd at 1:00 pm (CDT): https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5602500337018056463
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Just a reminder that if your student plans on participating in the Blackford Youth Basketball program, the sign-up form must be returned to school by tomorrow, Wednesday, October 28.
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Blackford Spotlight - 3rd grade students in Mrs. Aryn Enos' class at BIS: The third graders in Mrs. Enos’ class are conducting a seed search as part of their Science Lesson. Students cut open bean pods and tomatoes to discover the seeds. In their “think journals” students noted the number of seeds and described their characteristics (size, shape, color, texture, smell). Students then created a graph to show the number of seeds, making a prediction as to the numbers of seeds we would find in the next pod! Keep up the good work, Bears! #ChooseBCS
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Just a reminder that all Blackford County Schools' students are eligible for pre-paid counseling sessions with the Bowen Center this school year. Contact the Bowen Center for more information.
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Chad Yencer
Just a reminder that this Wednesday, October 28th is a pre-scheduled at home Blended Learning Day for all Blackford County Schools students.
about 1 month ago, Chad Yencer
Beth Jones
Students in Ms. Sheri Hangbers' class at Blackford Intermediate School are working hard on the concepts of Mean, Median, Mode and Range with Skittles! Keep up the good work, Bears! #ChooseBCS
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Who You Gonna Call? Here are more scenes from last night's Choir Concert at BJSHS. The Show Choir performed a hit from "Ghostbusters" and had a special guest performer tapping to the Jitterbug! Way to go, Bruins!
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Students in Mrs. Yvette Rouch's Anatomy and Medical Terminology had a hands-on opportunity to study organs such as a beef trachea, esophagus, heart, and liver. Anatomy and Medical Terminology are just two of the classes offered at BJSHS for our #FutureMedicalProfessionals
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Congratulations to our BJSHS Bruins for a fantastic performance during last night's choir concert ! Thank you to Choral Director Mrs. Noelle Lehman for all her hard work! Also, thank you to everyone who came out to show their support! #BruinProud
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Chad Yencer
Blackford County Schools will operate on a 2 hour delay Thursday, October 22nd 2020 due to fog. #BeSafeBruins
about 1 month ago, Chad Yencer
Beth Jones
For those lucky individuals with tickets to Thursday evening's choir concert at BJSHS, cash donations will be accepted to help needy BCS families during the holidays. If you can help, we sure would appreciate it. ❤️ Reminder: This is a tickets only event.
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
No, it's not the junior high.... and no, it's not the middle school. It is Blackford Intermediate School- proud new home of the Bears! #ChooseBCS
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
It's the last day to complete the 2020 Census. If you have not completed yours, please do so. https://2020census.gov/en.html You have the power to shape your future, and the future of all children, by counting everyone in your home in the 2020 Census.
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Reminder: If you would like for your student to obtain a free flu shot at school from Health Heroes on Oct. 22, be sure to complete the parent consent form by Oct. 20. You can pick up a form at your student's school or here: https://bit.ly/3iGDyYZ
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Check out the latest job openings at BCS! https://bit.ly/3lHlGPw
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
BCS has Instructional Assistant positions available at BJSHS and Montpelier Elementary. If interested, please submit a letter of intent and a resume to the principal/supervisor listed. Join Us! Check out our other job openings. https://bit.ly/36ROe4O
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
How about a few more smiling farmer faces from Montpelier School! Students dressed up throughout the week to celebrate National 4-H Week.
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Our 6th graders at Blackford Intermediate School got into the 4-H fun with Project Day. Ellen Huffman is dressed as a leaf project and Carson Hillman is all decked out as a "cool" scientist. Great job, Bears! #National4HWeek
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
What a gorgeous fall day to celebrate the most improved score in Exact Path at BJSHS! Congratulations to Mrs. Shelby Capper's 7th grade 5th period Language Arts class for all your hard work! Enjoy your walk, Bruins!
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
To celebrate the end of 4-H Week at Montpelier School, our Kodiaks dressed like farmers! For more information about joining 4-H (or Mini-4-H), contact Ms. Kyli Penrod at Purdue Extension Blackford County at 765.348.3213 or by email at kpenrod@purdue.edu #Blackford4HStrong
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Superintendent Chad Yencer and Asst. Superintendent Greg Roach recently accepted a very generous donation of 30,000 disposable masks from our friends at STANLEY Engineered Fastening in Montpelier. Thank you for helping us keep our Bruin students and staff safe! #BruinProud
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Good news! Health Heroes will be at each of our schools on Thursday, Oct. 22, to offer free flu vaccines to all students and staff. The student consent form will need to be thoroughly completed and returned to school by Oct. 20. Contact your student's school for more info.
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
BCS is celebrating National 4-H Week with plenty of fun activities including a color the pumpkin contest. At Montpelier School, any student who turns in the 4-H pumpkin coloring page will have their name put in a drawing for prizes! Here are today's winners: (l-r) Ashley Henderson, Alexis Huffman, Zoey Sills, and Abigail Foy. Great job, Kodiaks!
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Wow! Hard to believe Fall Break is almost here! (Oct. 12-16.) Thanks to the kind generosity of the Blackford County Community Foundation, Community and Family Services, Grace United Methodist Church, Purdue Extension Blackford County, and the Good Seed Initiative, the Pit Stop in Hartford City will provide free lunches to families in need during Fall Break. If this is your family, please stop by the Pit-Stop to pick up lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students are encouraged to be present when picking up the lunches.
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
A friendly reminder from Assistant Superintendent Greg Roach regarding transportation: As we start the last week of our first grading period, I want to thank you for your understanding and cooperation in helping us have a great start to our school year. I want to remind you that due to COVID-19 safety concerns and the possible need to contact trace, we are unable to approve one-time, non-permanent bus changes for students. Students need to ride their assigned bus or have an alternate option for transportation. I know this can create hardships for parents at times, but we need to do all that we can to keep our students safe and this is a measure that is necessary. Thank you in advance for your help in our efforts to keep the students of BCS safe.
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Blackford Spotlight: Mrs. Sarah Penny's 3rd grade class at Blackford Intermediate School The third graders in Mrs. Penny’s class have been using the power of drawing to enhance their understanding of main idea and supporting details. Students listened to a nonfiction passage and drew an illustration to represent the passage. They then could pick out the main thing they were drawing about. This helped students understand the main idea. It was a fun way and visual way to understand the main idea.
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Check out the Bruin spirit on this Northside kindergartener! Way to go, Isaiah! #FutureBruin #SpiritWeek
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Check out our 6th grade students in Mrs. Heidi Palmer's homeroom class at BIS kick off book fair week by dressing like they did 'back in the day' during the 1990s. According to Mrs. Palmer, "The kids looked awesome!" #ThroughTheDecades #TalkToTheHand
about 1 month ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Our 2nd grade students in Mrs. Lorri Smith's class came to school dressed for Career Day as a football player, paleontologist, IU Hospital office worker, vet, rodeo guy, army guy, hairdresser, doctor, farmer, and railroad engineer. Our Cubs' futures looks bright! #ChooseBCS
2 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Sew much to learn! Students in Mrs. Yvette Rouch's anatomy class at BJSHS have been learning suturing techniques during their weekly Club Medic lesson. Keep up the good work, Bruins! #FutureMedProfessionals
2 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
BCS welcomed members of the Early Childhood Steering committee. A big thank you to all the participants for taking time to come out for a great conversation on serving Blackford County's youngest residents.
2 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Reminder: All BCS students have access to free counseling services through the Bowen Center. Contact your student's school or call 800.342.5652 to set a confidential appointment.
2 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Blackford County Schools has a number of open positions currently available. Join us! https://bit.ly/30hGIMy
2 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Students In Mrs. Kari Crouse's 4th grade class at BIS had fun completing a Text Feature Escape Room, while wearing their 80’s outfits to kick off Book Fair week. According to Mrs. Crouse, all students were able to escape in record time! Great job, Bears! #ChooseBCS
2 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Santa's little elves have been busy, even in this time of social distancing and masks! With the uncertainty as to whether there will be a craft show this fall, Mrs. Linda Wallace and the Bruin Specialties crew wanted to get the photos of their products out early so you can place your orders. Choose the nativity set, painted or unpainted, for $25; or choose the holy family, painted or unpainted, for $10. Place your order with Mrs. Wallace at lwallace@blackfordschools.org. Proceeds from the craft project will be used to fund our cooking projects for the life skills classes at BJSHS. #SupportOurBruinSpecialties
2 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
NOTICE: The Hartford City Rotary Club is sponsoring its annual Coat A Child giveaway on Friday, October 2 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Community and Family Services building. Distribution of the remaining coats/winter wear will continue on Monday. Please spread the word!
2 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
We love good news! Congratulations to 5th grader Camdyn Richard and 3rd grader Alexis Huffman for being named Character Ed winners for September. They were honored during Montpelier School's Community Day. The Character Ed skill was Effort. Keep up the good work, Kodiaks!
2 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Good evening, This is a reminder that all Blackford County Schools in-person students are to be back in their classrooms tomorrow, September 25, 2020. Once again, this is a reminder that all in-person students should return to their schools tomorrow, September 25. Thank you.
2 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
The third graders in Mrs. Aryn Enos’ class at BIS have been busy during eLearning! Here they are in one of their small group Google Meets. Students met with Mrs. Enos twice a day for 15 minute lessons in math and reading. We kept it fun with a Crazy Hat day, Mad Libs, charades, and a joke day! #ChooseBCS
2 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Reminder: All BCS students have access to free counseling services through the Bowen Center. Contact your student's school or call 800.342.5652 to set a confidential appointment.
2 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Check out our Montpelier teaching team having fun as they kick off the 2020 Scholastic Book Fair theme "Through the Decades." Reminder: There is free shipping on BOOK orders of $25.00 or more with shipping right to your door! The Book Fair runs through Oct. 3. #ChooseMES
2 months ago, Beth Jones
Chad Yencer
Due to a widespread power outage, Blackford Intermediate School is without power. BIS only will be dismissing at 10:30 am this morning. Parents may pick students up following normal dismissal procedures at 10:30, and bus routes will run with BIS students at that time. Parents please contact BCS Central office 348-7550 with any questions or transportation concerns.
2 months ago, Chad Yencer
Beth Jones
Ahoy there, Mateys! Kindergarteners at MES have been learning about pirates this week in anticipation of National Talk Like A Pirate Day... which is Satarrrday, of course!
2 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Reminder: All BCS students have access to free counseling services through the Bowen Center. Contact your student's school or call 800.342.5652 to set a confidential appointment.
2 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
If you want to make a difference in the life of a child, check out the current jobs available at BCS: https://bit.ly/3cbGD1Q
2 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Blackford Spotlight: Mrs. Amanda Johnson's 3rd grade students at Blackford Intermediate School: We are text feature detectives! My 3rd graders at Blackford Intermediate have been exploring nonfiction texts, identifying text features, and explaining their purposes. Here they are working on a text features task card Google Form with a partner and putting their brains together to recognize them - teamwork makes the dream work! - Mrs. Johnson Great job, Bears! Keep up the good work!
2 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Due to the number of students currently in quarantine, BJSHS will move to At-Home Blended Learning for September 17, 18 and 21. All extra-curricular events are cancelled beginning today thru Sept. 21. Parents: Please check your Skyward email for more detailed information.
2 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
There's a great story in the Star-Press about our own Tony Uggen, who's currently in the hospital battling Covid-19. Let's cheer Mr. Uggen on and wish him well like he does so many of our Blackford Bruins! Get well, Mr. Uggen! Read the story here: https://bit.ly/3mlM7eW
2 months ago, Beth Jones
Chad Yencer
BJSHS will be back in session tomorrow 9.15.20. We appreciate your understanding with today’s switch to blended learning.
3 months ago, Chad Yencer
Chad Yencer
A reminder, Blackford Junior-Senior High School will have a Blended Learning Day today 9.14.20. All other BCS schools will be in session. All assignments for BJSHS students will be posted by 9:00 am. Thank you.
3 months ago, Chad Yencer
Chad Yencer
We apologize for the late notice, but tomorrow 9.14.20 will be a blended learning day for BJSHS only. Our staff was notified after 9:00 pm this evening of a student with a positive case and we need time to complete the contact tracing and identify students who need to quarantine. Again, all other BCS schools will be in session, only BJSHS is on blended learning. We thank you for your patience.
3 months ago, Chad Yencer
Beth Jones
Reminder: September 22-24 will be At-Home Blended Learning Days. These are important instructional days for students, as this is an opportunity to experience Blended Learning over a multiple day window. These days are also in place for our Parent/Teacher Conference days. All Parent/Teacher conferences will be by appointment only. To schedule a Parent/Teacher Conference for your student, please contact your student's school.
3 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Caution: Bears hard at work! Check out our BIS 5th grade students figuring out the answers to a lesson during Success period. Keep up the good work, Bears!
3 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Please complete this important Blackford County Housing Survey. While BCS did not create the survey, we are assisting our partners by sharing it. The survey will identify housing needs in Blackford County. https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ePOnoAKhmBuaV4F
3 months ago, Beth Jones
Chad Yencer
BCS will operate on a 2 hour delay Wednesday September 9th., 2020
3 months ago, Chad Yencer
Beth Jones
Here are more scenes from Mrs. Lorri Smith's 2nd grade class at Northside Elementary having fun during recess. #ChooseBCS
3 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Just a reminder that Monday, September 7 is Labor Day and there will be no school for students. Have a safe and enjoyable weekend, Bruins!
3 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
It was picture day today at B.I.S. Here are Mrs. Rebecca Taylor's 4th grade students waiting for their turn to be in front of the camera. Looking sharp, Bears! #ChooseBCS
3 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Our Northside Cubs have been working hard this week in Mrs. Lorri Smith's 2nd grade class. They've also been playing hard, too, during some gorgeous outdoor recess time! #CubFun
3 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Students are off to a great start this Friday in Mrs. Jessica Barker's Kindergarten class at MES. The lesson is about the four seasons! Keep up the good work, Kodiaks! #ChooseBCS
3 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Make a difference in a child's life- work at Blackford County Schools! To apply, send a letter of intent and resume to the supervisor listed. https://bit.ly/3lKkpZ6
3 months ago, Beth Jones
Chad Yencer
BCS will operate on a 2 hour delay Tuesday, September 1st 2020 due to fog.
3 months ago, Chad Yencer
Beth Jones
It's game ON in Mrs. Carma Reidy's class at BIS! Students had a deck of cards and would turn over 1 card at a time to make the greatest place value number they could. Students then were challenged to write their number using words, models, standard form or expanded form.
3 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
It's Free Read Friday in Ms. Maclaine Leaird's English 11 class at BJSHS. Students had the opportunity to read a good book and enjoy the sunshine after working hard all week! #FreeReadFriday #ChooseBCS
3 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
It's a busy Friday at Blackford Intermediate School! Mrs. Michelle Lochner's 5th grade class is working on using their context clues to understand words they don't know. Looks like they're working hard. Good job with the masks, kids! #BruinSpotlight #BISBears
3 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
They're taking the show out of the gym and into the classroom! It's "Virtual" Community Day at Montpelier Elementary today! Be sure and check in with us today at 2 p.m. here on Facebook as we join Mr. Fox and the Kodiak crew for the all the shout-outs and fun! #CommunityDay
3 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
A friendly reminder for each and every day of school ...
3 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Blackford County Schools is still in need of bus drivers, food service staff, and substitute teachers. Make a difference in the life of a Blackford County Child... join us! Check out our latest openings: https://bit.ly/3jkYrcW
3 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Can you guess what number Jessica Barker's kindergarten class at Montpelier are working on this week? 🙂 Mr. Yencer shared good news at the school board meeting that this year's Kindergarten class has 137 students! That's one of the largest classes BCS has seen in a while!
3 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Good morning, The phones here at BCS are currently down. As soon as the issue has been repaired, we will let you know. We apologize for the inconvenience.
3 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Reminder: Students will not be at school at all tomorrow due to the At-Home Blended Learning Day. Student(s) will be receiving more information from their teacher/school about plans for the students' at home work day. Please share.
3 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Across the district, students and staff have been working hard to prepare for this Wednesday’s At-Home Blended Learning Day. Please mark your calendars and note that on Wednesday, August 26, students will not be at school, but classes will still be in session at home. Students will access and complete work through their devices. Lunches will not be served. If you have questions about the day, please contact your student’s principal. Elementary Parents: If you have not signed and returned your student’s Chromebook permission form, please do so as soon as possible.
3 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Check out the latest BCS job openings here: https://bit.ly/2QaYtYu BCS currently needs bus drivers and substitute teachers ASAP. Join us!
3 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
We need your help. We had an online mask sale through Sportsform, a 3rd party vendor a few weeks ago. The masks arrived and folks received an email from the vendor to call us and make arrangements or pick them up. We want to make sure everyone receives the mask(s) they have ordered and paid for. If you know any of the folks listed below, please ask them to call us at C.O.- 765.348.7550, or stop by and pick up their mask. Thank you! Doris Barr Mandy Barton Elisha Batten Michelle Bell Daniel Bowman, Jr. Kelly Cale Holly Clevenger Andrea Coons Anne Cunningham Debra Dodd Melissa Fannin Gail Hawkins Brandi Jackson Susan L. Jones Jonne Koger Gayle Marcum LeeAnn McHaney Christina Miller Patricia Montgomery Ashley Roberts Rachel Slone Angela Smith Michelle Stein Wendy Verboncoeur Lisa Wells Kristin Whitesell Trudy Wolfe
3 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
How devoted are our Blackford School Board members??? Check out board member Chris Smith as he conducts a hands-on quality control inspection of the new playground equipment at Blackford Intermediate School. #BackInBlackford
3 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
The School Board was on the road last night to Blackford Intermediate School. Once business was complete, Principal Kevin Biddle took the board on a tour of recent renovations, both inside and out, to the former junior high building which is now home to our grades 3-6 students
3 months ago, Beth Jones
Tammy Sisler
Lunch menu for Tuesday, August 18th: Orange Chicken White Rice Hot Roll Cheesy Broccoli Cooked Carrots Chilled Fruit Milk
3 months ago, Tammy Sisler
Tammy Sisler
Breakfast menu for Tuesday, August 18th: Poptart Fresh Apple Milk
3 months ago, Tammy Sisler
Beth Jones
If you ordered masks/face coverings from Sports Form on the BCS website, your order is in. You can pick the mask up at Central Office (200 South) or call us 765.348.7550 and we can send it to you through your student or to your desired school.
4 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
It's been a busy week in Mrs. Jessica Shroyer's 1st grade class at Northside Elementary School. Check out the students learning how to use their Chromebooks. Way to go, Cubs!
4 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Catch up with the latest student stories, back to school information, and news updates. It’s everything Blackford County Schools, in your pocket. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/2PvuJWB or iPhone: https://apple.co/2SWCRSr
4 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Parents: Here's a great video resource to assist your student with online lessons using Google Classroom. https://youtu.be/Kg2bjoSWtqU
4 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
BCS has an immediate need for bus drivers and food service staff. If you are interested in a position with BCS, check out the latest Job Opportunities here: https://bit.ly/3a2s5jI Join us!
4 months ago, Beth Jones
Nikki Lightle
Virtual School Parents: Just a reminder device pick up for students is tonight from 5-7.
4 months ago, Nikki Lightle
Beth Jones
Just a friendly reminder for our virtual school parents: Devices for students in grades k-6 can be picked up this evening at your student's school from 5-7 p.m. The device pick-up at BJSHS will take place at Door #1 from 5-7 p.m. #BackInBlackford-VirtualStyle
4 months ago, Beth Jones
Chad Yencer
All students at all BCS schools can receive a free breakfast and lunch this year. Here are a few pics of breakfast at Montpelier elementary in the classroom before the day begins!
4 months ago, Chad Yencer
Beth Jones
It's a beautiful day for some high-flying swinging on the Montpelier Elementary playground! #WelcomeBackKodiaks
4 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
It's big first day for our Kindergarten students at Northside Elementary. Here they are learning the ropes about restroom's and the importance of hand washing, as well as moving through the hallways in order. #WelcomeCubs #BackInBlackford
4 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
It's the first day of recess for students on Blackford Intermediate School's brand new playground area! #WelcomeBackBruins
4 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
We are loving our new app! Access back to school information, cafeteria menus, news updates, and even emergency notifications. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/2PvuJWB or iPhone: https://apple.co/2SWCRSr
4 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Superintendent Chad Yencer has a few reminders for the first day of school. #BackInBlackford https://youtu.be/xvtsmrOY7Io
4 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
BCS staff members were back on campus yesterday in anticipation of the first day of school Photo 1 - BJSHS staffer Denise Rogers is "BackInBlackford Photos 2 and 3 - Supt. Chad Yencer and Asst. Supt. Greg Roach welcoming staff back to school. #BackInBlackford
4 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Looking for your student's lunch menus? Check out your school's menu under the Dining button on the BCS app. What? You haven't downloaded the new BCS app yet? You can do that here: Android: http://bit.ly/2PvuJWB or iPhone: https://apple.co/2SWCRSr #BackInBlackford
4 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Reminder: It's Food Pantry tonight at 5 p.m. at Northside School. If you have a student(s) at Northside or Blackford Intermediate School, your family is eligible for this great resource. It's a drive-through pantry at Northside's front door. Come see us!
4 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Good evening, This is just a reminder that Northside Elementary School will be hosting its first Food Pantry tomorrow, Monday, August 3 at 5 p.m. The drive-thru pantry is open to families with students attending Northside or Blackford Intermediate School. Food will be distributed from the front door. Once again, Northside Elementary will be hosting a food pantry on tomorrow, August 3 at 5 p.m. Come see us!
4 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Attention all K-6 Virtual Option Parents: Please check your Skyward email for important information. #BackInBlackford
4 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Haven't bought school supplies yet? Find the School Supply list here: https://bit.ly/30alXTg BJSHS students: Take the basics with you on the first day (pen, paper, folder). Your teacher will provide a list for what is required for that particular class. #BackInBlackford
4 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Hey Bruins, Here's the schedule for the device pickup at BJSHS on Monday August 3 from 3-6 pm: 7th grade- door #1 (school tour included) 8th grade- door #1 9th/10th grade- door #2 11th /12th grade - door #3 Please share and help us get the word out! 🙂
4 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Device pickup and school tour for incoming 7th grade students will be Monday, Aug. 3 between 3-6 pm Parents: bring your student to door #1 to sign out the device while your student takes a tour! Questions? Contact Principal Kelli Ruble at 348-7560 or kruble@blackfordschools.org.
4 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
4 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Parents, if your student(s) require Latchkey services for the 2020-2021 school year, please click the link below. (Be aware that the Latchkey program will be held at Northside Elementary this year.) 👇 https://bit.ly/2DcC4Xw #BackInBlackford
4 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
It won't be long now... Final preparations are underway at Blackford Intermediate School (former BJHS) for our students in grades 3-6 to begin the school year! Check out Mrs. Lochner's science room and Mrs. Reidy's 3rd grade classroom. They just need students! #BackInBlackford
4 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Are you wondering what wearing a mask in BCS will look like this school year? Check out the latest guidance from Superintendent Yencer here: https://youtu.be/GqU0kssmVxs #BackInBlackford
4 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Just a reminder that should you need them, BCS has both student and adult face coverings for sale in our online store. Check it out here: https://blackfordfacemask.itemorder.com/ #BackInBlackford
4 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
During Tues. night's School Board meeting, Hartford City Mayor Dan Eckstein and Blackford County Economic Development Director Warren Brown opened a discussion gauging the district's interest in taking city water lines to BJSHS. The topic was taken under advisement at this time.
4 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
We’re thrilled to announce Blackford County Schools’ new app! Access back to school information, cafeteria menus, news updates, even emergency notifications. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/2PvuJWB or iPhone: https://apple.co/2SWCRSr. Video: https://bit.ly/2CI7u87
4 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Attention: If you plan for your student to ride the bus, it is necessary for all transportation registrations to be completed by Monday, July 27th. There will be changes made with bus stops, route assignments and times. In order to have this completed and allow time to notify students of their bus assignments, we need to have students transportation requests. Complete your online registration here: https://www.blackfordschools.org/o/bcs/page/registration-and-immunizations--2 #BackInBlackford
4 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Blackford Count Schools' internet provider ENA is currently experiencing widespread outages across the state. All BCS phones are currently down. When the phones are back online, we will let everyone know. Thanks for your patience.
4 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
In case you haven't been out by BJSHS recently, Mr. Yencer reports the access road and front entrance drives are being repaired and repaved for the upcoming school year. #BackInBlackford
4 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Reminder: BCS will continue to ask our parents/guardians to transport their students to and from school this year, if possible. While bus service will be available, those who can transport their children are strongly encouraged to do so. Thanks! #BackInBlackford
4 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
If you want to register your students for the 2020-2021 school year and you want to do it in-person, today is the day! Montpelier Elementary is hosting in-person registration until 7 p.m. tonight. Remember, you can register for all our schools at one location. #BackInBlackford
4 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
4 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Attention Blackford Intermediate School Parents: In-Person Registration has been postponed to Tuesday, July 28 from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Please share. #BackInBlackford
4 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
The BCS Skyward Student Information System is currently down for routine maintenance today. You will be able to register your student(s) for classes again starting tomorrow. Register online here: https://www.blackfordschools.org/o/bcs/page/registration-and-immunizations--2
4 months ago, Beth Jones
Michelle Gross
Skyward Online Registration will be down for maintenance through midnight, Saturday, July 18th. Registration will be available again after that time. Thank you!
4 months ago, Michelle Gross
Beth Jones
Just a reminder: If you plan for your child to participate in the virtual option for the 2020-2021 school year, please indicate that in online registration by the end of the day. We are trying to determine the number of students who will be participating in the virtual option for planning purposes. If you have already completed online registration, thanks! If you haven't, you can find the form here: https://www.blackfordschools.org/o/bcs/page/registration-and-immunizations--2 #BackInBlackford
5 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Exciting news! Today, Blackford County Schools received notification that we are approved for the CEP (Community Eligibility Provision) program. What does that mean for our students? It means that every BCS student will be able to obtain free breakfast and lunch throughout the 2020-2021 school year! Look for more information in the coming weeks about this program. #BackInBlackford
5 months ago, Beth Jones
Chad Yencer
Projects are coming together as we get ready for the start of school. Playground construction and basketball courts at Blackford Intermediate, as well as decking on the new football bleachers at BJSHS today!
5 months ago, Chad Yencer
Beth Jones
Join a great team of BCS drivers! #BruinPride
5 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Online registration is currently underway at BCS! We thank everyone who has registered their students for the 2020-2021 school year. If you haven't registered your student online yet You can find it here: https://www.blackfordschools.org/o/bcs/page/registration-and-immunizations--2 For those who wish to register in person, keep in mind you will only need to visit one school. You may register at the following schools from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 21 - Northside - 765.348.7584 July 22 - Montpelier - 765.728.2402 July 23 - BIS (Blackford Intermediate School) - 765.348.7595 (Due to social distancing requirements, we ask that only the parent/caregiver visit the school to register the student.) BJSHS will conduct in-person registration by appointment only. Please call 765.348.7560. #BackInBlackford
5 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Have you read the latest Covid-19 FAQs? You can find those here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1USFU8CCpBZixHuueGLfIfA9J3-cDWJai3DxhHIlPGl4/edit
5 months ago, Beth Jones
Chad Yencer
Preparations are underway for the Class of 2020 Graduation tomorrow at the football field. Spectators must have a ticket to attend, and it will be broadcast on BSN and WPGW.
5 months ago, Chad Yencer
Beth Jones
When is the first day of school? Aug. 5 Where can you find the school supply list? https://www.blackfordschools.org/o/bcs/page/back-to-school-2020-2021 Thinking about the virtual option this school year? Please let us know by July 17. #BackInBlackford
5 months ago, Beth Jones
Chad Yencer
The BCS #BackinBlackford Reopening Plan can be found on the new website:blackfordschools.org The specific link to the plan is blackfordschools.org/o/bcs/page/cov…
5 months ago, Chad Yencer
Beth Jones
Congratulations to BJSHS junior Jaycie Sones for demonstrating what hard work is all about! Jaycie was honored with CIC All Academic in 3 sports- basketball, track and field, and soccer! Way to go, Jaycie! #BruinPride (Photos courtesy of Bernie Sones)
5 months ago, Beth Jones
Chad Yencer
BCS will reopen August 5th, 2020 for all students with increased health, safety and cleaning procedures. We also plan to have an option for online classes for those families that are not comfortable returning due to COVID. Look for more information in the coming weeks. #BCS
5 months ago, Chad Yencer
Beth Jones
BCS needs bus drivers for the 2020-2021 school year! Join Us!
5 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Catch up with the latest student stories, sports scores, and news updates. It’s everything Blackford County Schools, in your pocket. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/2PvuJWB or iPhone: https://apple.co/2SWCRSr
5 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Just a reminder that June 22 will be the last day for BCS lunch distribution. Moving forward, the Good Seed Initiative has kindly offered to provide lunches for families who remain in need. If this is your family, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/mQCqMhYYNVW9twv37
5 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Due to Covid-19, BCS will be making transportation changes. We seek our parents' feedback as it pertains to their student(s) transportation. Please take a moment to complete the following Transportation Survey. We really appreciate your input. https://forms.gle/e3LBvdckvW3198wN9
6 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
As BCS continues planning for the first day of school on August 5, we want to know what our parents are thinking. Please take just a moment to complete the Parent (Planning for Reopening) questionnaire below. We value your input! https://forms.gle/sxF7JApXmWyy3nwB8
6 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Work continues at BCS in preparation of our return to school. Topics addressed by the Reopening Committee include: operations, health protocols, social distancing, and transportation. There is much work to do, but we are up for the challenge! The first day of school is August 5!
6 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Attention, Northside and Blackford Intermediate School neighbors: Due to recent theft and vandalism at roofing projects currently underway at both Northside Elementary and BIS (former junior high school), the Hartford City Police Department will be increasing night-time patrols. If you see any suspicious activity on the school property or have any information regarding these incidents of theft and vandalism, we ask that you contact HCPD at 765.348.4819. (Thanks!)
6 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Congratulations to our latest 2020 BJSHS graduate- Josh Jennings! Josh will soon be leaving for the U.S. Air Force and we wish him much success! #BruinPride
6 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Today, the Indiana Department of Education released a guidance document for schools to utilize in planning for the fall. The Blackford County Schools Reopening Committee will review the guidance and develop a reopening plan. We anticipate the guidance will be updated throughout the summer, so we ask our parents and community to be patient as we determine the best path for the safe reopening of BCS. Please stay tuned to BCS Skyward email and social media for further updates. -Superintendent Chad Yencer
6 months ago, Beth Jones
Kevin Biddle
We miss our students. We can’t wait to see you at BIS in the Fall!
6 months ago, Kevin Biddle
Beth Jones
Census results have an impact on planning and funding for health clinics and highways, fire departments and disaster response, education programs such as local school districts, Head Start, college tuition assistance and so much more. Have you completed your 2020 Census?
6 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Catch up with the latest student stories, sports scores, and news updates. It’s everything Blackford County Schools, in your pocket. If you haven’t already, download the app on Android:http://bit.ly/2PvuJWB or iPhone: https://apple.co/2SWCRSr.
6 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
(We want to make sure we don't miss anyone!) Congratulations to all the Class of 2020 Scholarship recipients! Thank you to the Blackford County Community Foundation and all its gracious donors for making the scholarship opportunities available for our students. #BruinPride
6 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
We are loving our new app! Access sports scores, cafeteria menus, news updates, and even emergency notifications. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/2PvuJWB or iPhone: https://apple.co/2SWCRSr.
6 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Just a reminder that if you signed up for the BCS Summer Lunch program, please pick up your meals from 11 a.m. to noon at Blackford Jr.-Sr. High School and Montpelier Elementary.
6 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
BJSHS Class of 2020 member, Brayden Roberts, leaves for the military on Sunday! Congratulations on graduation! #BruinPride
6 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Thank you to all of our BCS parents who have taken time to complete our 2020-2021 planning survey. If you have not completed the survey yet, please take just a moment to do so. We value your input! http://bit.ly/idoeremotelearning
6 months ago, Beth Jones
Kelli Ruble
Congratulations to the Tri Kappa Most Outstanding students for this year!
6 months ago, Kelli Ruble
Beth Jones
Just a reminder that if you signed up to pick-up meals today for your student(s), curb-side distribution begins at 11 a.m. until noon at BJSHS and Montpelier Elementary.
6 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Attention: Blackford County Families with children who receive free or reduced-cost lunches at school qualify for a new Pandemic EBT program
6 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
A big thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the Class of 2020 during the Senior Parade! What a fun event! We are proud of our Bruin fans! Thank you for your continued support! (Photos courtesy of Doug Gulley of G3 Drone Solutions and Chad Yencer.)
6 months ago, Beth Jones
Scott Shimer
Senior celebration
6 months ago, Scott Shimer
Kelli Ruble
Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Tri Kappa Most Outstanding Students
6 months ago, Kelli Ruble
Beth Jones
A big thank you to our amazing BCS staff members (including 2 superintendents, who shall remain nameless) who helped deliver lunches to our Blackford Bruins for the past 8 weeks!❤️
6 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
It's lunch time! Today is the last day for lunch deliveries. The Summer Lunch Program begins next week with curbside pick-ups only that take place at MES and BJSHS only. Sign up for the Summer Lunch Program here: https://docs.google.com/…/10jkfFKpKfKmQrW3FJKjbnUhTw97…/edit
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
A touch of the classics... Students in Mrs. Sydney Walter's Art class at BJSHS recently completed their blended learning projects. Nice job, Bruins! #BruinPride
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 in our communities and hospitals now increasing surgery schedules, we are facing an immediate need for blood donations. Click the Link Below to Sign Up! https://donate.indiana.versiti.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/141120
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow, Monday, May 18th, we will have our normal Monday Packet turn-in. All chromebooks should be returned tomorrow as well. School Lunch Program: Monday, May 18, is the last day of our current program for lunch pick up and delivery. On Tuesday, May 26th, and on Mondays through June 22nd, BCS will offer a summer lunch program that will be pick-up only. The Hartford City location will move to BJSHS for this program due to increased roof construction at Northside. Montpelier will remain as a lunch pick-up site. Again, this lunch program will be curbside pick-up only. Pick-up times will be 11:00 to 12:00p.m. Sign up by Monday, May 18 at 3 p.m. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10jkfFKpKfKmQrW3FJKjbnUhTw97qeBRzt_DyKlW7cx0/edit
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Congratulations, BJSHS 8th grader Abigail Miral - 2020 Jennerjahn Most Improved Student
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
How do you move a school? Pallet by pallet! Thank you to the hardworking team comprised of BCS mantainence, Northside custodians, teaching staff and assistants for all their efforts in moving Northside to the Blackford Intermediate School. Over 70 pallets and counting. #BCSProud
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Congratulations to our Montpelier Elementary Jennerjahn Most Improved Students! We are proud of your hard work! Way to go, Kodiaks!
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
First graders in Rachel Dill's class at Montpelier School have been participating in the Flat Teacher Project! Each day this week, they read a bit of Flat Stanley, answered comprehension questions, and brought Flat Miss Dill with them while they did something fun! #KodiakPride
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Congratulations, MES 6th grader Colton Fisher - 2020 Jennerjahn Most Improved Student
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Congratulations, MES 5th grader Savanah Clark - 2020 Jennerjahn Most Improved Student!
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Congratulations, MES 4th grader Ashley Henderson - 2020 Jennerjahn Most Improved Student!
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Congratulations, BJSHS 7th grader Peyton Kennedy - 2020 Jennerjahn Most Improved Student!
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Congratulations, Northside 5th grader Gracie Earhart - 2020 Jennerjahn Most Improved Student!
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Congratulations, MES 3rd grader Colten Harding - 2020 Jennerjahn Most Improved Student!
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Congratulations, NES 6th grader Alanna Galloway - 2020 Jennerjahn Most Improved Student!
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Blackford County Schools will be transitioning to our Summer Food Service Program beginning the week of May 26th. However, delivery and lunch pickup will still be available on Monday, May 18th to finish out the current school year. The Summer Food Service Program will be curbside pick-up only! Due to construction projects currently underway lunch pickup will ONLY be available to Blackford Jr.-Sr. High School and Montpelier Elementary School. If you would like to continue receiving lunches through the month of June, please complete the order form below. https://forms.gle/sy6EwB9ygAwsyXLk7
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Chad Yencer
Foundations for the new bleachers at the football stadium are complete. Concrete work continues with stadium construction beginning at the end of the month. #BCS
7 months ago, Chad Yencer
Beth Jones
We’re thrilled to announce our new app! It’s everything Blackford County Schools, in your pocket. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/2PvuJWBor iPhone: https://apple.co/2SWCRSr.
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Congratulations, Northside 4th grader Cayden Moreland - 2020 Jennerjahn Most Improved Student
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Congratulations, Northside 3rd grader Carter Bryant- 2020 Jennerjahn Most Improved Student
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Congratulations, Mia Martin - 2020 Jennerjahn Most Improved Student
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
What makes Blackford County Schools so special? https://youtu.be/g3XhT9_Zh9o
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
It looks like Mrs. Kelli Ruble and the BJSHS Birthday Crew have been at it this afternoon... spreading joy across the county! Happy Birthday, Bruins!🎂🥰🎈 #BCSProud
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
You're almost there, Bruins!
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Let's show our support for the Class of 2020 and come out BruinStrong! Join us for the BJSHS Senior Celebration Parade! (Please share far and wide!) #BruinPride #ClassOf2020
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Last, but certainly not least... Southside Elementary's own Jeannie Cain - 2020 Henderson Educator of the Year!
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Superintendent Yencer is out and about this morning to report, "The roofing project at Northside is underway. By mid summer both Northside and Blackford Intermediate will have new roofs!" #BCSProud
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Montpelier teachers and staff meet every Wednesday via Zoom for professional development. This week the theme was music. Teachers and staff wore concert T-shirt's or played a musical instrument. They compiled a Covid Playlist to describe how they feel about teaching during the Pandemic. Songs included "You Can't Touch This," "Dont Stand So Close To Me," "Help," "Lean on Me," and "Into the Unknown" to name a few. The topic was "What's new for fall NWEA." We are so ready to see our Kodiaks this fall! We are in this together Blackford! #KodiakPride
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
We’re thrilled to announce our new app! It’s everything Blackford County Schools, in your pocket. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/2PvuJWBor iPhone: https://apple.co/2SWCRSr.
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
What makes Blackford County Schools so special? That's easy! #ItsOurTeachers #TeacherAppreciationWeek #ThankATeacher
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
What's happening around the district? Mr. Yencer reports, "Band room project at BJSHS is moving along nicely. For those wondering, we will not be bringing back the blue carpet on the walls. Lighting, flooring and new instruments cabinets coming soon!" #BCSProud
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
When it comes to the daily health and wellbeing of our students, no one does it with more ❤️ than the healthcare professionals at Blackford County Schools! How about a big round of applause for: Amy Sargent, R.N. - BJSHS/Corporation Nurse Brandy Clamme, C.M.A. - Southside Elementary Kimberly Sizemore, C.M.A. - Montpelier Elementary Jessica Irwin, C.M.A. - Northside Elementary Thank you for all you do! #SchoolNursesDay2020 #BruinPride
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Congratulations, Jeremy Miller, 2020 Henderson Educator of the Year!
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Check out the colorful art projects underway during Blended Learning lessons in Sydney Walter's BJSHS art class. Mrs. Walter challenged her students to complete the Found Object Color Wheel. According to Mrs. Walter, "Students were supposed to find 12 objects from around their homes, each object a different color of the color wheel, and arrange the objects in order." Nice (colorful) work, Bruins! #BruinPride Students submissions include: Patience Campbell Samantha Moistner Persephone Miral Sarah Coons Savanna Morris Aaron Blackwood Lexus Higginbotham Macey Abbott
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
What makes Blackford County Schools so special? That's easy! #ItsOurTeachers #TeacherAppreciationWeek #ThankATeacher
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Congratulations, Yvette Rouch! 2020 Henderson Educator of the Year
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
It's Teacher Appreciation Week!
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
Congratulations, Michelle Lochner! 2020 Henderson Award Winner
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
We have the BEST cafeteria staff! Thank you to our amazing Food Service heroes for making breakfast and lunch with ❤️ for our students and staff. We appreciate everything you do! #BCSProud #OurCafeStaffRocks
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Karen Mealy
Thank you to our outstanding Principals in BCS! We appreciate you!!
7 months ago, Karen Mealy
Chad Yencer
BJSHS band room renovation is underway
7 months ago, Chad Yencer
Beth Jones
Students in Shelbi Louck's class at BJSHS have some fun making their pets do the homework! #BruinPride
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Blackford County Schools
We're excited about our new website and mobile app!
7 months ago, Blackford County Schools
Beth Jones
Check out more smiling seniors with their Class of 2020 yard signs! #BruinPride #Classof2020
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Beth Jones
It's Virtual Kindergarten Round Up time! Parents, if your child will turn 5 by August, please complete the Enrollment Form. For more info contact Craig Campbell ccampbell@blackfordschool.org or Jim Fox, jfox@blackfordschools.org https://forms.gle/9aofD8zg7WzMeZX57
7 months ago, Beth Jones
Blackford County Schools
We’re excited about our new mobile app!
about 1 year ago, Blackford County Schools
Admin
about 1 year ago, Admin