From the BHES Parent's Club: Each year we compile a list of teacher and staff favorites. Please use this list to spoil your student's teacher and staff members throughout the year. The staff of BHES rocks and little pick me-ups throughout the year can make their day! It's the little things, a favorite candy bar, a can of their favorite soda, a handwritten letter or a picture drawn by your student go a long way. Help us shower our staff with appreciation all year long! Staff Favorites - Here: https://5il.co/a81z
Tomorrow is picture day! Follow this link to order your picture package (this link is for BHES students only) or send your order envelope in with your student. https://inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/40310PF
Tomorrow is the day! We are so excited to see your kids walk through our doors! The doors open to students at 7:50 am. Please do not drop-off your student or allow them to walk to school too early as the building will not open until then. We welcome you to take pictures at the school on the first day, but please do not park or block the drop off line directly in front of the school. If you're getting out of your vehicle, please stay out of this lane. Be sure your student knows what they're doing after school. We are on an early dismissal schedule of 2:05 all this week. Send a note if they are doing something other than the normal daily plan. Transportation notes were distributed during Open House. They can also be printed from our website here: https://5il.co/6tmq. Student safety is extremely important to us! Thank you for helping us keep your kids safe!
The staff at BHES had some during their Teacher's Institute days!
Eli has met our summer reading challenge! Go Eli Go! Has your student been working on the challenge? You can find it here: https://5il.co/9dt4. Be sure to send your pictures in to Mrs. Acton.
Picture Day is Wednesday, August 21. Follow this link to order your picture package (this link is for BHES students only). https://inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/40310PF
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 54. Regular licensee subs can follow the information below. Short-term sub licensees, please call the ROE at 217-431-2668 to get started. Once you have that license in hand, be sure to give us a call and let us know so we can get you on our list!
Employment Opportunities: Applications can be found on our website at bismarck.k12.il.us. Contact Lisa Acton at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. K-4 Teacher Title I Reading Teacher Lunchroom Scanner/Monitor (2 hours daily)
The Dates to Remember for the 2019-20 school year is out. Click this link for a printable pdf: https://5il.co/7xgh
May 10th, 2019 -- Lunch on the Lawn & Laura K. Girton Fun Run Information Kindergarten & 1st Lunch Shift: 11:00 - 11:30 am 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grade Lunch Shift: 11:45 - 12:15 pm All visitors will check in behind the school at the East end of the building upon arrival. You are welcome to stay for the Laura K. Girton Fun Run. The dedication will begin at 12:45 with the race beginning at 1. Restrooms will be available for guests by entering through the East doors. The restrooms in this area are the only restrooms available to you during this event. Please do not enter any other area of the school.
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 email@example.com.
Applications can be found at http://www.bismarck.k12.il.us/employment-opportunities--141. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Acton at 217-759-7251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AR Inflatable Day was so much fun!
It was a great day of learning at Bismarck! Our administrative team took part in a Google classroom session presented by our friends from Oakwood Grade School. The students led the presentation today and showed us how using this program can make learning engaging and meaningful for our students. A big thank you to the staff at OGS.
Second grade is learning different rhythms and songs with the Boomwackers in Mrs. Van Hyfte's music class!
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.
Calling on Kindergarten - 2nd grade parents! Please take a moment to complete the online survey about the behavior management program (color coded clip chart) that your child's teacher uses in the classroom. Thank you! https://goo.gl/forms/PzaEP0BKl6tPr7vY2
Mrs. Foster’s math club did Valentine addition this week and found sums 2 different ways! Students used hearts to find their answers and a number line! We HEART math! 💗➕💗=💕
Kindergarten celebrating the 100th day of school!
Kindergartners heard a story about twins who wanted to know who or what was messing up their room at night. The twins built a trap and then rebuilt it when it didn’t work. Eventually they caught their brother! We got together in groups, discussed our plan for our traps, then built our traps! 👷🏼♂️👷🏻♀️
Due to cold temperatures and weather conditions, Bismarck youth basketball practices are cancelled for the week. Games will still take place on Saturday. Thank you.
We are loving our skating unit!
In an effort to raise money for our Parent’s Club projects, students are invited to wear a hat on Friday, January 25 for the fee of $1 payable to the classroom teacher. It’s a great fundraiser to support our efforts for - behavior incentives, AR prizes, Chromebooks, STEM projects, and more! Thank you for your support.
Attn Parents: We need as many parents as possible to take the 5-Essential survey. It takes just a few minutes of your time to complete. Click the link below to take you to the survey. You have until January 18, 2019. http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
The menu for tomorrow 1/7 is: Ravioli Cheese stuffed breadstick Sweet Corn Fruit Cocktail Milk
Our students loved watching a few staff members dancing! Who has the best moves? https://elfyourself.com?mId=73143961
Parents - You are invited to participate in the 5Essentials Survey. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will not be connected to you or your child. Click here to complete the survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
Celebrity Readers joined us to read to students for National Young Readers Day. Bailey Bryant- WCIA News Reporter, Dave Clapp- School Board President, "Officer"Jane Cress-Crossing Guard, Aubrey Carpenter-Curriculum Coordinator, and Jim Ribbe-Youth Coach & BH Maintenance and Grounds Supervisor were our guest readers.
Our U of I extension "Color Me Healthy" lesson for the month focused on "eating a rainbow"! The afternoon Pre-k class tasted five different colored fruits!
Don’t forget about our myON trial we have until December 31st! Students can login to www.myon.com, find Bismarck Henning Elementary School, type in the same login as their IXL login, and start reading! From this site, students can read books and articles and listen to audiobooks. They can also take an AR test after they read when at school! MyOn is also an app.
We need bus drivers! Applications can be printed at www.bismarck.k12.il.us -- On the district page, click employment opportunities. Fill out the application for support staff. ?Questions? Contact Jim Ribbe at 217-759-7291.
Check out these Master Builders! Students were given task cards and challenged to create the object!
BHES will be honoring local veterans during a presentation on 11/12 at 2:00 pm in the gym. Please RSVP to the Elementary office by calling 217-759-7251.
Wanted Immediately: 2nd Shift Janitor Full-Time Substitute Bus Drivers needed immediately Apply to Jim Ribbe at email@example.com or 217-759-7291.
Items from our fundraiser can be picked up tomorrow following our dismissal until 5:30 pm. If you are picking up your child and fundraiser items, please follow normal car rider procedures and pick up your child, then you may circle around until our car line has ended and park at the East doors to pick up items. Thank you for your cooperation.
Are you curious whether you have what it takes to wrestle? Bismarck Youth Wrestling will hold an Introduction to Wrestling Camp from Monday, November 5 - Friday, November 9 in the BHES gym from 6:15pm-7:15pm. This camp will allow you to learn basic wrestling moves from our BHRA High School wrestlers & get a feel for how practices are ran. The camp cost is $20 for the week and if you decide to sign up for the season, that $20 will go towards your season sign up fee. The camp is open to all Kindergartners through 8th graders. The 2018-2019 season sign-ups will be held during the camp as well. Please see your 1st hour/homeroom teacher or the junior high office to get the flyer with details and the waiver required to attend camp. Hope to see you there!!!
Mrs. Farrell's 2nd Graders used teamwork to complete tasks with Legos.
The book fair is here! Come check out the Enchanted Forest! Book fair hours are Thursday night 4:00-8:00pm and Friday morning 8:00-11:00 am. Also there is an online shopping option http://www.scholastic.com/bf/bismarckhenningelemschool
Please don't forget to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences. If you are uncomfortable using the computer system, please give us a call at 2177595251 and we can assist you!
Pre-k is learning all about shapes! The morning class painted with big, medium and small squares on Thursday!
Pre-k is learning all about shapes! The morning class painted with big, medium and small squares on Thursday!
Homecoming week starts tomorrow! BHES - Favorite team apparel! Happy Monday!
BHES Veterans Day Presentation will take place on November 12 at 2:00 pm. Community members who are Veterans are invited! Please RSVP by calling BHES office at 217-759-7251 or emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org Please respect that this presentation is for Veterans only.
BHES has a trial of myOn, connected to AR, until the end of October. Go to www.myon.com. Find Bismarck Elementary. Student logins are the same as their IXL logins. From there, they can read or listen to books and have the possibility of taking an AR test if they'd like!
Mileage Club is cancelled for today, Monday 9/24/2018. Will try again on Friday.
Mileage Club has been cancelled for today, Friday, September 21. Thank you.
Kindergarten can read LOG! We visited a log cabin yesterday to celebrate. Thank you to the Potters for allowing us to visit their log cabin!
Reading brings sweet rewards! Our BHES Summer Reading Challenge Superheroes celebrated with a trip to Andi Mae’s. They also received a Superhero bookmark to accompany them on their next adventure into a book. Super job, boys and girls!! 😊 📚📖🍨🍦
Mrs. Farrell's 2nd Graders made Friendship Fruit Salad after our Reading unit entitled "Friends Help Friends". What fun!
Our Reading unit "Friends Help Friends" culminated today with making Friendship Fruit Salad. What fun!
Kindergarten had so much fun today practicing names, letters, numbers, and shapes with shaving cream!
Unfortunately, due to the rain, we will have to cancel mileage club for today. Thank you to all the volunteers offered to help today. We will try to start mileage club again on Monday.
Guess what color kindergarten is learning about this week?!💛
Have you seen our staff video? Be sure to view our BHES Facebook page to check out our staff celebrating Back to School!
Picture day is first thing tomorrow morning! Follow the link below to purchase prints, or send your cash/check/order form tomorrow! https://inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/28509FA
BHES will dismiss early each day this week. We will continue to follow our dismissal plan. Car riders will be released through the main entrance. Parents, please remain in your car. If your child still rides in a car seat, it is helpful to position it behind the passenger side. Walkers are dismissed through the East doors. If you walk from your home to pick up your child to walk home with them, they are considered a walker. Our crossing guard will cross the student at the walk. Thank you for your continued support of our dismissal process.
A big thank you to The Parent’s Club for help in purchasing the Class of 2031 shirts! This was such a fun way to welcome our new students! Thank you for supporting our kids!
Kindergarten Parents: If you're coming to kindergarten orientation tomorrow night, please bring your kiddos' school supplies! They'll have an opportunity to put them in their classrooms. It will make their first day go just a little bit smoother. :)
Date to Remember! August 22 will be school pictures. Forms will go home the first day of school.
Kindergarten Open House - Tuesday 6pm. We can’t wait to meet our new students!
Don't forget to register your K-4 student for the 2018-2019 school year! Registration is today until 12:00 and then tonight from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
4 of my students were the top readers in 3rd grade and were able to enjoy the AR Limo Day with Mrs. Acton!
Our 2nd Grade field trip to Forest Glen was informative and fun!
Second Grade had a wonderful field trip to Forest Glen!
Kindergarten students who will be attending BHES for the 2018-19 school year may pick up registration packets during our pre-registration dates: Monday, April 23 - Thursday, April 26 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Students entering Kindergarten must be 5 years old before September 1, 2018. When picking up your packet, please bring a certified copy of your child’s birth certificate, health immunization records, and proof of residency.