Students in Foods and Nutrition classes practiced their culinary skills while baking and decorating cakes for the Bismarck-Henning Junior High Fun Night cake walk. Unfortunately, the Fun Night is cancelled. However, you are still in luck and can purchase a cake on the Bismarck-Henning Junior High Booster Club page.
Schedule change for next week on Thursday (3/19). Thursday (3/19) will be a Teacher’s Institute from 8am – 1pm. Students will not be in attendance. This will give the teachers a full day to work on E-Learning. Monday (3/16) – Regular Day Tuesday (3/17) – Regular Day Wednesday (3/18) - Early dismissal (2:10/2:15) Parent-Teacher Conferences (4pm-8pm) Thursday (3/19) – Teacher’s Institute (8am – 1pm) No student attendance Parent-Teacher Conference (4pm – 8pm) Friday (3/20) – No School **If parents would prefer not to come into the buildings for P/T Conferences, a phone conference can be conducted instead. Please contact the appropriate office to request a phone conference.**
Due to the constantly evolving situation with COVID-19 we have decided to postpone the parent meeting for the London, Paris & Berlin trip that was scheduled for 3/16/20. This is just a precautionary measure and we will let everyone know the new meeting date as soon as possible.
For solely precautionary reasons and to ease concerns, BHRA has decided to postpone tonight’s Winter Sports Awards night.
So close! Our guys battled to the last second but came up one game short of a trip to Peoria. This team has certainly been special. Drew called this loss “heartbreaking” and many of us felt some of that same emotion. To help these guys understand all the positives and the impact that they made, we invite our fans to reply to this post in the comments section below.
The Fun Bus is traveling to Springfield! Any BHRA student riding the Fan Bus to Springfield should sign-up and grab a permission slip in the office asap. An anonymous donor (THANK YOU!) is paying the way for students riding the bus! Printable: https://5il.co/dif7
If you missed out on the GREEN Blue Devil for Life Shirts -- here's your second chance. Have your order form and payment to the high school office by 8:30am Tuesday morning. Don't miss out on these awesome shirts! Printable: https://5il.co/dd2u
We encourage anyone attending the game to purchase tickets at BHRA (see earlier post) but this is Additional Information from University of Illinois-Springfield: UIS office will sell tickets Monday 10 am - 4 pm and Tuesday 9 am - 4 pm. The UIS lobby on Tuesday will open at 5 pm for ticket sales. Doors to the gym will open at 6 pm. Game begins at 7 pm. PARKING WILL FILL UP FAST! There is plenty of parking, it's just not all directly outside of our building. Encourage fans to purchase tickets ahead and time and to arrive early or plan their schedules to have to walk a little bit! Our campus map is at the link here: https://uisprairiestars.com/documents/2019/8/16/19_20_Visitor_Guide.pdf
Tickets Info! We have 1000 tickets for Tuesday’s Super Sectional basketball game. All tickets are general admission and $8 each. Please pay with exact change or check payable to BHRA. Ticket Selling schedule: Sunday noon-2pm (750) in Wilcox Lobby Monday morning students may purchase single tickets only. Monday afternoon the remainder are open to public. The game begins at 7 PM and doors to the gymnasium will open precisely 1 hour prior to tip. UIS capacity is 2500.
FCA Shirt orders due on Friday! Order forms available in the office, library, or order online at https://bhra2020.itemorder.com/.
It's not just a fan bus, it's a FUN bus! BHRA students are invited to ride a fan bus to Pontiac HS Tuesday to see the boys play in sectionals vs Coal City. The bus leaves at 4:30. Sign up in the office and grab a permission slip. Tipoff at 7pm. Permission: https://5il.co/dd2w
Irish for a Day - Blue Devil for Life Shirts on Sale Now! Orders and money due to the BHRA office on Friday. Get your order in today! Printable Order Form: https://5il.co/dd2u
Parent-Teacher Conferences are March 18th & 19th. Sign-up begins today! Follow this link to schedule your conference today: https://ptc1536850752.ptcwizard.com/parent/
The Rossville 3-on-3 is looking for more high school teams. The tourney is Feb 29th. Registration for this group has been extended until Tues 2/18 at noon! Go to www.rossville3on3.com or see Mr. Such at BHRA on Tuesday. Proceeds benefit the RAGS athletic boosters.
A job well done as 3 seasons come to an end. Your Lady Blue Devils fought hard, but fell to Unity 56-53 during the regional championship on Friday night. We are so proud of you girls! What a great season! Senior wrestlers, Jacob Akins & Marshall Gudauskas put up a valiant fight, but didn't make it past sectionals. Great job on your season Men! #canthideourbluedevilpride
The Fan Bus to tonight's Girls Regional Game is still on! Students need to bring a permission slip with them to the bus. The bus will leave at 5pm.
Your Lady Blue Devils defeated Monticello tonight, 37-25, to advance to the REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. Great job Ladies! The game is Friday night (2/14) at 7pm at Maroa-Forsyth High School. A FAN BUS is available for any interested BHRA student. Mr. Rademacher is paying your admission if you ride the bus! A permission slip must be filled out and returned tomorrow to ride the bus! Fan Bus Permission: https://5il.co/d0zo
BHRA boys follow girls lead and earn #1 overall seed in the sub sectional! https://t.co/rz6TJMCBzH?amp=1
Congratulations to the WYSE team for getting 1st in Regionals! Kevin Clapp placed 1st in math, Maddy McQueen & Emiley McCord tied for 2nd in Biology, Andrew Van Hoveln got 2nd in Computer Science & Grace Omundson got 3rd in Engineering Graphics. Way to go Blue Devils! https://dacc.edu/wyse-winners-announced
BHRAAP wrestling update: Kelton Dykes, Marshall Gudauskas and Nathanael Gnaden are in the third place match. Jacob Akins is in the first place match. Go get them wrestlers!
Back 2 Back County Championships for our Boys Basketball Team. If you're interested in a shirt, orders and money are due to the high school office by Friday, February 14th. Printable Form: https://5il.co/cu5w
Big 10 Bound! Congratulations Caleb! Check out the story. https://www.wcia.com/sports/lahey-commits-to-purdue/
If you missed the sign up for Devilettes camp happening Saturday -- It's NOT TOO LATE! Registrations are being accepted clear up to the time the camp starts on Saturday morning. Send your form in today, or just show up on Saturday! Open to grades 5-8 students from Rossville-Alvin Grade School and Bismarck-Henning Junior High. Printable: https://5il.co/ceeq
Devilette Dance Camp Forms are due on Monday! Open to all 5-8 graders from RAGS and BHJH. Participants will be learning a dance and perform with the Devilettes on Cancer Night, February 14th. It's sure to be a lot of fun! Printable form here: https://5il.co/ceeq
Happening this Week! Tues 1/28 6pm Boys BB JV/V vs Chrisman Wed 1/29 7:30pm Girls BB @ St. Joe - Varsity Only Thurs 1/30 6pm Girls BB vs Milford - Varsity Only 6pm Wrestling JV/V @ Oakwood 6pm Freshmen BB vs Heritage Fri 1/31 6pm Boys BB JV/V @ Westville Sat 2/1 Wrestling – Eastern IL Invitational @ Robinson 10am Freshmen BB @ St. Joe
The boys basketball followed the girls lead in reaching the Championship game in the Vermilion County tournament with a win over Hoopeston Area tonight. The girls play Friday night and the boys Saturday night with the finals starting at 8pm on both nights.
Overtime Victory! The Blue Devils overcame a late Salt Fork rally to pick up the victory in an extra session. Championship game up next vs Oakwood!
That’s BHRA’s own Murphy McCool on the mic doing play by play for the Vermilion County Basketball tournament. Listen and watch the video here: http://www.citylinktv.com/channel/hoopeston-productions-protected/
Great story by Colin Likas of the News-Gazette on the careers of Oakwood standout Katelyn Young and BHRA’s own Emily Meidel. https://www.news-gazette.com/sports/prep-sports/girls-basketball/no-matter-who-s-mentioned-first-meidel-young-have-become/article_b00fe542-cf3a-5254-b917-dadbf149acbc.html
A Blue Devil victory over Oakwood kicks off WCIA’s Full Court Friday. https://www.wcia.com/sports/full-court-friday-1-10-20/ The “pit” was a great environment tonight for two of the VVC’s top teams. By the way, thanks Craig!
Schedule Alert: The boys BSN final day (Saturday Dec 28) is at BHRA and not at Heritage as some publications have printed. Please make a note of that.
Blue Devils earn lots of soccer postseason honors including area Commercial-News Player of the year, Drew Reifsteck. Drew was also named to News-Gazette first team. https://www.commercial-news.com/sports/all-area-soccer-team/article_b924e3f4-2209-11ea-b00e-6f9511040f9f.html
Congratulations to Emily Meidel for being selected as the Commercial-News Volleyball Player of the Year! https://www.commercial-news.com/sports/bhra-s-meidel-makes-an-impact-on-and-off-the/article_a1f8c0aa-1eea-11ea-b221-9b0f8cf495aa.html
The first round of basketball apparel orders are due tomorrow (Friday) at noon. You can order online at: https://bhrabasketball.itemorder.com/sale
Congratulations to the following seniors for being recognized as Illinois State Scholars - Sierra Bryant, Emma Clapp, Kelsie Clapp, Kevin Clapp, Alexis Darby, Lexi Hudson, Emiley McCord, Madeline McQueen, Emily Meidel, Drew Reifsteck, Jillian Russell, Jack Silver, and Andrew Van Hoveln. BHRA is proud to have such a large group of outstanding students! https://www.isac.org/students/before-college/college-career-planning/state-scholar/vermilion-county.html
BHRA Basketball Apparel on sale now! This is a girls basketball fundraiser. Orders should be here by Christmas! https://stores.inksoft.com/WS28318
Honors English III had the pleasure of hosting senior Alexis White today! Alexis spoke about her gothic literature short story, “Lilianna,” and gave us insight into her writing process. Alexis inspired the juniors to write creatively, and she shared some wisdom with us - know your characters, and you’ll know your story. What an awesome opportunity to learn from one of our own!
It’s Game Day! Remember our Student Council food drive. We are collecting at both gates at the game. Go Blue Devils.
Student Council is holding their annual food drive. The food is used for Thanksgiving food baskets for families in our district. We'd love for this to be a record breaking year! Please bring food donations of canned vegetables, boxed stuffing mixes, instant potatoes, cranberry sauce, egg noodles, chicken broth, and cake/brownie mixes to the playoff game on Saturday at 2pm. Boxes will be located at the gates for you to drop your donations in. Any monetary donations will be used to purchase turkeys, fruit and rolls. Let's support our community while cheering our Blue Devils to VICTORY! Thank you for helping us make this the most successful year yet!
The fall athletic banquet will be held Thurs, Nov 14th at 6:30pm in the MPR. Awards will be given for football, volleyball, cross-country, golf, and soccer. Cheerleaders & Devilettes will be recognized. Dessert will follow the awards. Please bring a dessert to share. Table service and drinks will be provided. Come support our student athletes and coaches for an amazing year!
BHRA Fans! We need your help cheering on our Blue Devils to victory in our first round playoff game. Join us on Payton Moss Field for a 1pm kickoff. The best concession stand in the county will be open for you! Cheerleaders will be doing facepaint and tattoos for $1 starting at noon. They'll also have BHRA Pop Sockets for sale for $10! Come spend your afternoon with us and have some fun! Admission is $5 for all. No passes accepted.
Students simulated a water tower using quadratics in Alg 2 today.
Great News! Seneca High School will be live-streaming tonights game. Follow the link below to watch the action. GO BLUE DEVILS! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38l2ayoyMeU
BHRA FFA is currently selling some delicious fruit, cheese and sausage. See an FFA member to order or stop by the office. FFA also has apparel on sale. Orders and money are due to Mrs. DeGolyer or the office by Tues. Nov. 5th. (Printable Order Link: https://5il.co/ay6o)
Congratulations to the Blue Devil Soccer Team for their first round regional win over Oakwood/Salt Fork. Way to go! https://www.news-gazette.com/sports/prep-sports/boys-soccer/n-g-boys-soccer-top-oct/article_6cf98fe3-425e-5514-be1e-e5498a768d61.html
Order your football playoff shirt today! Orders and payment due Thursday, Oct 17th! Printable Form: https://5il.co/asve
The midterm of the semester is here! Thursday, October 10th, marked the middle of the semester. Papers are being graded and the grades entered into TeacherEase. Please login to your student's TeacherEase account and check on their grades. Progress reports will be mailed out this week to those students with a D or F. Parent-Teacher conferences are THIS week on Wednesday and Thursday night from 4-8pm. You can still sign-up for conferences by following this link: https://ptc1536850752.ptcwizard.com/parent/. If you can't remember how to login to your student's TeacherEase account, need access to your student's TeacherEase account, or need assistance signing up for conferences, feel free to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at the office, 217-759-7291. We will return to the office Tuesday morning. Thank you!
Victory! Congratulations to the football team for a convincing win over Oakwood last night. The team remains undefeated in VVC play. The game was WCIA spotlight game of the week: https://www.wcia.com/sports/friday-football-fever-ot-10-11-19/
Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-ups are now active! Follow the link below to reserve your time for October 16th and 17th from 4-8pm. You must create a new account each year. Please contact the office if you have any questions. https://ptc1536850752.ptcwizard.com/parent/
BHRA is happy to participate in the Bismarck Blessings Food Drive. Students are encouraged to bring any of the listed items to their 1st hour class all next week. Winning class receives donuts! All food helps students at BHES/BHJH & BHRA. Printable Link: https://5il.co/agmk
Oakwood is hosting BHRA on Oct 11th for Varsity Football. They want to 'Paint the Field Pink'. Shirts are available through BHRA! All orders and money MUST be in the high school office by Oct 2nd. Checks payable to: Comet Power of Pink. Printable Link: https://5il.co/ag66
Tomorrow night at 6pm is DASA night at the BHRA soccer game! Come see our undefeated soccer team take on Hoopeston! The first 30 youth Bismarck soccer players wearing their soccer jersey receive a FREE water bottle. They have a delicious $5 meal available, so you don't have to cook. AND... Bismarck Youth Soccer is collecting microwave popcorn for Bismarck Blessings! There's no admission fee! It's a great night out for your family! (Soccer games are played at Rossville-Alvin Grade School).
Our band is working on funding a trip to Disney World this February! Support our Music Boosters by eating at Monicals TONIGHT! A portion of each sale will come back to help fund this trip Be sure to take a form with you! Printable Monicals Form: https://5il.co/ae2c
The Spanish Club is selling t-shirts! Orders and money due to Senora Frerichs, Senorita Kitchens or the high school office by Wednesday, Sept 25th. Printable Order Link Here: https://5il.co/ab6h
BHRA Soccer has an apparel order happening NOW. Orders due Sept 15th. To order, follow the link below: https://bismarckhenningsoccer.itemorder.com/sale?fbclid=IwAR1lklqc3tbzhrQr6cA6ZWFmYJPdcrONHTOhTJ5-BPqfPeJxNlDm710RQCk
Ask your senior about the College 101 presentation today! They received information on types of college degrees, cost of college, how to pick a major, apprenticeships, scholarships, military opportunities, how to find the right fit in a college, using the ISAC college match tool, exploring social opportunities at colleges, financial aid, and more! Https://isacportal.isac.org/en/collegematch
Mark your calendars for Sept 23rd to join the Music Boosters at the N Vermilion Monical's. Our 9-12 graders are headed to Disney to perform in Feb. Bring the flyer to help. Share to get the word out! https://www.monicals.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/BismarckHenning092319.pdf
Cheerleaders have shirts for sale! Orders and money are due to Mrs. Tidwell or the high school office by Friday 9/6. Printable Order Form: https://5il.co/9wbi
Tomorrow is picture day!! Follow the link to order your pictures (this link is for BHRA students only) or send your envelope in with your student! https://inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/41546CF.
If your BHRA student is scheduled for College Express, DACC, or co-op, they need a driving permission form filled out. Please print it, fill it out, be sure to sign it and return to the office on the first day. Any questions, give us a call. Printable PDF: https://5il.co/9fjt
3,600 teams started and 8 still stand! Congratulations to Danville Post 210 baseball for a Great Lakes Regional Championship. The team, which features 12 Vermilion Valley Conference athletes, is headed to the American Legion World Series held in Shelby North Carolina! Check out the action on ESPN3, and ESPNU.
Picture Day is Wednesday, August 21. Follow this link to order your picture package (this link is for BHRA students only). https://inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/41546CF Flyers will be sent home the first day of school.
Premiere Cheer Camp has been with our BHRA cheerleaders the past 2 days. They are so excited to see you at the upcoming football games! Congratulations to Vivi Ruffo for the Best Jumper, Addy Miller for the Most Spirited, and Morgan Miller for Best All Around. Emilee, Hannah, Vivi, Haley, Morgan, Maisie, Addy & Kamdyn were all named Premiere Cheer Camp All-Americans!
BHRA Soccer Apparel is on sale now! Follow this link to place your oder today! https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/19BLUESOCC?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=newsfeed&utm_campaign=store_closes#/
We are looking for subs for the 19/20 school year! Subs can choose the days they work! They can even choose to only sub in certain districts! There are 2 types of sub licenses. A regular sub license is for someone who has a minimum of a Bachelor's degree. A short-term sub license is for those that have an Associate’s degree or 60 completed semester hours of coursework. All of our subs must be registered through the Vermilion County Regional Office of Education. Regular licensee subs can follow the information below. Short-term sub licensees, please call the ROE at 217-431-2668.
Congratulations Kinnett’s on this victory for other kids with ALD in Illinois. Check out this news story! https://www.wcia.com/news/another-disorder-added-to-newborn-screening/ #teamblake
Congratulations to Jett Villanueva who achieved our highest level of academic honor! Jett will be attending Washington University in St. Louis where he has been admitted to the Olin School of Business. Jett plans on double majoring in Sports Marketing and Music Production. He is pictured with his parents, Brad and Amy Cunningham.
Congratulations to Dawson Getts who achieved our highest level of academic honor! Dawson will be attending St. Louis University where he was accepted into the Medical Scholars program. Dawson plans on majoring in Biochemistry and becoming an Ophthalmologist. He is pictured with his mother, Tonya Darling.
Congratulations to Cole Anderson who achieved our highest level of academic honor! Cole will be attending Western Illinois University in Macomb where he plans on majoring in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, minoring in military science through the ROTC program. Cole is pictured with his parents, James and Tracy Anderson
The Dates to Remember for the 2019-20 school year is out. Click this link for a printable pdf: https://5il.co/7xgh
Please check out our employment opportunities on our website. There are several openings in BHRA and throughout the BHCUSD District. www.bismarck.k12.il.us
Great article in the Commercial-News detailing the Blue Devils big regional victory! Regional Championship will be played Saturday at 11am at and against Unity.
BHRA history students have been learning about WWI and Vietnam. Our desire is to take what we’ve learned about the sacrifice of our veterans in this country and give back. Here is a way the community can help us with this goal. The local VA is in need of some things to help brighten days and encourage the Vets that use the VA. Games are needed and welcome. These can be new or gently used. A complete list will be included. Any questions, please email Mrs. Tidwell at email@example.com. (Below are pieces of propaganda the students created after learning how propaganda was used in wars to inspire people to help. )
We need bus drivers! We need sub bus drivers immediately with regular route opportunities for next school year. If you are interested, please contact Jim Ribbe at 217-759-7291 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Devils baseball defeated Hoopeston 6-2 on Thursday. The team put up three runs in the sixth inning led by DAWSON GETTS, ANTHONY JORDAN, and CAMERON DOUGLASS, all driving in runs in the frame. IZAIAH LUSK earned the victory on the hill for Blue Devils Varsity while Ethan Edwards earned the save.
Monday, April 1st is the last day to order a yearbook for the 18-19 school year. The price is $60. Send a check with your student or you can order online at https://yearbookforever.com/schools/bhra_cooperative_high_school_buy_yearbook_2487/tbRU2bu2IQ1cS4UACa7E83GY
The Boys Varsity Baseball game vs Judah Christian has been cancelled for tomorrow Thursday, March 28th. Instead the boys will play PBL in Paxton tomorrow at 4:30.
Softball dropped a 3-0 decision to Fisher yesterday but made the sports on WCIA. https://www.wcia.com/sports/high-school-sports/hs-scoreboard-3-26-19-/1879615584
Congratulations to Mrs. DeGolyer! She is the News-Gazette's Teacher of the Week! http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2019-03-20/teacher-the-week-bhra-teacher-agriculture-part-our-daily-lives.html
Last of the Eric Show photos! The show will be displayed through March 29th in the Illini Union Art Gallery. Click the link for the address, maps for the union, parking and gallery hours! https://union.illinois.edu/see-and-do/fun/illini-union-art-gallery-and-exhibits
Blue Devil Nation: The Bismarck-Henning Rossville-Alvin Post Prom Committee is planning a Post Prom party for our juniors, seniors, and their dates on Saturday, April 27, 2019, after the Prom. The group’s main objective is to put on an event that will be fun and exciting for our students, but at the same time give them a safe environment to enjoy themselves. Our group cannot possibly undertake such a plan without the generous help of our local businesses and Blue Devil supporters. If you or your business would be willing to assist us in making this Prom night unforgettable, we are looking for prizes or monetary donations. These can be dropped off to the high school office or sent to: Bismarck-Henning Rossville-Alvin High School Post Prom Committee P.O. Box 200 Bismarck, IL 61814 Thank you very much for your support, BHRA Post Prom Committee 2019
BHRA is excited to welcome Laurel Soderstrom-Davis as the Devilettes Coach for the 2019-20 school year! Laurel Soderstrom-Davis has been teaching dance for over 38 years and has owned the Laurel School of Dance for 27 years. She is a Master Dance Educator and has studied dance with master dance teachers in Chicago, IL, Scottsdale, AZ, and New York City. Laurel has certificates for Professional Development in Applied Dance education from both Northwestern University and Illinois State University. She is excited for this opportunity to coach the Devilettes and be part of this amazing school. She looks forward to a great new season ahead. Tryout information for the 2019-20 season will be announced soon.
Help Wanted: 2nd Shift Janitor Position - Hiring immediately. Applications can be found at: http://www.bismarck.k12.il.us/employment-opportunities--141. Any questions contact Jim Ribbe.
Sign-ups for March 21st & 22nd Parent-Teacher conferences are available now! Follow the link at: https://ptc1536850752.ptcwizard.com/parent/ to reserve your time.
Friday Night - Our last regular season boys home game. It's SENIOR NIGHT! Come out and watch your Blue Devil Basketball Team take on Armstrong-Potomac. JV starts at 6 with Varsity immediately following. Decade night! Come decked out in apparel from your favorite decade. Alumni Basketball, Cheerleaders, Dancers, and Band member from BHHS, RAHS, & BHRA will be recognized during half time. A 50/50 drawing during Varsity half-time and cookies from Foods class for sale. Proceeds to Blake Kinnett's Family. Eligible BHRA students that dress up will be entered in a chance to win a gift card (2 given away). We can't wait to see YOU at the game.
Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-Ups are open! Go to https://ptc1536850752.ptcwizard.com/parent/ to setup your conference.
Were you a member of girls basketball, boys baskeball, cheerleader, or pompette for BHRA, BHHS, or RAHS we want to see you! Friday, February 15th at the boys basketball senior night, we would like to recognize you during halftime. Questions? E-mail email@example.com.
Your Lady Blue Devils defeated Westville last night, 52-29. This means they fight for the REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP tonight @ 7pm against Oakwood here at BHRA. Tonight is a blackout -- so wear your black and come cheer our girls on to victory!