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BHHS Band Heads to Disney World!

Members of the BHHS band will travel to Florida this month to perform at Disney World. The band will be performing on stage at in Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney). They were recently featured in the Commercial-News - see link to . . . read more

Human Foosball at BHHS

The Army National Guard brought their inflatable human foosball games to BHHS on Wednesday, January 27, 2016.  The students rotated through the game and other exercises.  Thank you to Sargent Baze and his staff for considering our . . . read more

County Champs!

Both the boys basketball team and the cheerleaders won at the County Tournament Saturday. The boys defeated Westville in the championship game. The cheerleaders placed 1st above 2nd place Westville, 3rd place Salt Fork and 4th place Oakwood. . . . read more

Pink Night Will be February 12th

BHHS annual Pink Night will be February 12th, 2016. Orders are now being taken for "Shoot For a Cure" t-shirts. Wear your t-shirt to the game on the 12th and you will receive free admission.   . . . read more

DAR, SAR Winners Named at BHHS

Bismarck-Henning High School has announced the recipients of the 2015-2016 DAR and SAR Good Citizens Award. Laney Stephens was chosen to receive the DAR award and Riley Wagner received the SAR. These awards are open to all seniors. . . . read more

Congratulations Devilettes

Congratulations to the BHHS Devilettes for finishing 2nd at the Regional competition today at Unity!! Great job girls!! read more

Come Support the Blue Devils at Home Friday Night

Both the Boys and Girls basketball teams will face Schlarman this Friday, the 11th at home. The girls game will start at 6:00 PM with the boys game to follow. read more

Student of the Month

Congratulations to Jack Nixon for receiving the Student of the Month award. Congratulations to the following students for being nominated for student of the month: Emma Harvey, Jeanna Russell, Bailey Urbanski, Sage Clark, Daria Hogren . . . read more

Dylan Dodd Named to All-State Football Team

Congratulations to Dylan Dodd and John Casey who were named to the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association All-State Football team. John Casey was honorable mention and Dylan Dodd was named on the first team. Dylan received his . . . read more

4th Grade Students Visit Physics Class

By: Modern Media Class

Students from Mrs. Petersen's 4th grade class recently visited Mr. Stoen's and his high school Physics class. The 4th graders were able to see the projects the students in Physics had been working on. They viewed each roller coaster . . . read more

BHHS Key Clubbers at the Little Princess Tea Party!

The BHHS Key Club was at it again.  This time, students were helping out at Danville’s Festival of Tree’s Princess Tea Party at the Palmer Arena on Saturday, 14 November 2015.  21 students came in to help with the . . . read more

Keyboarding Class Types Letters to Veterans

Students in Mrs. Stephens' Keyboarding class were taught how to format a personal business letter. They used this format while typing letters to Veteran's to thank them for their service. The students could send their letter to a . . . read more

CPR Education in Health Class

BHHS health students recently were involved in a 2 day CPR-AED education experience!  They all learned CPR – rescue breathing – and AED use!  Each student had the unique opportunity to practice these skills on a . . . read more

BHHS Football Moves On to Round 2!

The Bismarck-Henning football team crushed the Momence Redskins in the first round of state playoffs. The Blue Devils won 62 to 12. BHHS will face Hall High School at home this Saturday at 2:00 PM. We need all our fans to . . . read more

BHHS Volleyball Team Will Play for Regional Title

By: Modern Media Class

The Blue Devils defeated Oakwood after 3 sets Tuesday night. They will take on the St. Joe Spartans for the Regional Championship Thursday night at 7 PM in Wilcox Gym. Come support the team and cheer them on to a Regional Title! . . . read more

BHHS Football Players Read to Elementary School Students

Junior and Senior football players visited the elementary school to read books to the students. This is yearly event for the football team. The players enjoyed reading to the children and the kids loved seeing their favorite football players . . . read more

Senior Night

BHHS Raises Money for Danville Cancer Center

On Friday October 23rd, senior athletes were recognized before the football game. Senior football players, cheerleaders, volleyball players, soccer players, Devilettes and members of the band and golf team took the field with their parents. . . . read more

Cornjerker Classic Schedule and Pass Information

The Cornjerker Classic Basketball Tournament will begin Monday, November 23rd. Please see attached for complete schedule and pass information. Cornjerker Classic   read more

BHHS Student Participates in the ThyssenKrupp Apprenticeship Program

Students at BHHS have the opportunity to participate in an apprenticeship program with ThyssenKrupp. The Commercial-News article provides more information on Junior Cameron Merrell's experience in the program. . . . read more

BHHS Golf Team Is Going to State!

The BHHS Golf team placed 3rd in the Sectional Tournament to advance as a team to the State Tournament this Friday. They are one of the 12 best teams in the state. The team consists of Juniors Blake Douglass and Kade Smith, . . . read more

BHHS Soccer Senior Night

The BHHS Soccer team and Coach Ryan Reifsteck recognized the team's seniors at their last home game Tuesday night. Seniors Drake Swinford and Dalton Duncan have let the team and have been a powerhouse on defense for the Blue Devils. The . . . read more

Homecoming King and Queen

Miss Ella Nelson and Mr. Sage Clark were crowned BHHS Homecoming Queen and King. Senior attendants included Daria Hogren, Lindsey Andrews, Phoenix LaCombe, Emily Duncan, Mitchell Harpher, Dylan Dodd, John Casey and Tony Ibishi. Freshmen . . . read more

Homecoming Pep Assembly and Bonfire

The cheerleaders and devilettes hosted the annual Homecoming pep assembly and bonfire Thursday night. Our fearless leaders, Batman and Robin, made an appearance at the event. The cheerleaders organized fun games and the devilettes scavenger . . . read more

Bismarck Climbs to the Top

BHHS students and staff climbed to new heights on Tuesday.  The Illinois National Guard brought their 40 foot rock wall for the P.E. and Strength classes to enjoy.  Sargent Baze and his fellow guard members spent the day watching . . . read more

Homecoming Week 2015

  BHHS Homecoming 2015   Plans for our 2015 Homecoming are underway and we don’t want you to miss a thing….this year’s theme is “SuperHeros”   Monday, . . . read more

BHHS Soccer Update

by Luke Steiner, Modern Media

The Bismarck-Henning Blue Devil soccer team has been very successful so far this season, going 3-0 in 3 games. Coach Ryan Reifsteck is very fortunate to have a mix of both veteran players and young players. The team consists of 2 seniors, . . . read more

BHHS Volleyball

by Jill Isringhausen, Modern Media

The Bismarck-Henning High School volleyball team has had a great start to their 2015 season. Their coach, Susan Kentner, returned this year to coach. She recently had her 400 th win this season. The team has had four games so far this year, . . . read more

BHHS Cheerleaders Support the Golf Team

The BHHS Cheerleaders won the Most Spirited award at the UCA Cheer camp they attended in Peoria, IL. For their win, the team received a gatorade cooler and several packets of gatorade and cups.  Senior Captain Laney . . . read more

BHHS Soccer Starts Off Strong

The BHHS Soccer team has won their first 3 games against Judah Christian, Watseka and Covington High School. The team is coached by Ryan Reifsteck and led by seniors Drake Swinford and Dalton Duncan. The next game will be against St. Joe . . . read more

Picture Day Is Here!

August 26th

Picture Day is Wednesday, August 26th. Picture packets were handed out at registration. If you do not have an order form, you can also click on the link below to print and return with your student. Interstate Studio Order Form . . . read more

Bismarck-Henning Alumni, Michael Davan, Qualifies for the U.S. Open

Congratulations to Class of 2007 graduate, Michael Davan, for qualifying for the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay Golf Course near Tacoma Washington. See the links below from the News-Gazette and Fox News for more information. Michael tees . . . read more Feedback Icon (15) Comments

Those Gardening Blue Devils!!!

On Saturday, 25 April 2015, multiple students helped out with building and placing the new garden boxes east of the Junior High parking lot.  There were students from Mrs. Head's 6th grade homeroom, Mr. Head's Senior Anatomy . . . read more

Prom 2015 "Great Gatsby"

Prom 2015 "Great Gatsby" was held at the Danville Country Club Saturday, April 25th. Queen Mady Finney and King Jordan Heidrick were crowned at the Grand March. Prom Court members were Ella Nelson, Dylan Allen, Daria Hogren, . . . read more

2014-2015 Bismarck-Henning Wrestling Season

    This year the Bismarck-Henning Wrestling team had a very successful season.  They had a record of 20-16 and placed 2nd at the Covington Invitational, 4th at the Randy Bowman Invitational and 4th at the Eastern . . . read more

BHHS Student of the Month

Congratulations to Bryan Sullivan for receiving the March Student of the Month award. Congratulations to the following students for being nominated for the month of March: Kelsey Hatcher, Michael Holycross, Cassidy Bryant, Marrissa . . . read more

Jarod Noel Voted Single-A Scholastic Wrestler of the Year

                Jarod Noel has had a very impressive career as a Blue Devil, not only in athletics but in academics as well.  In recognition of his hard work he has been given a few . . . read more

BHHS Students at the VVC Art Show

Congratulations to Abby Mikel for receiving the best of show award for the VVC Art Show. Jensy Verdijo won the best technical skill and we received 26 other ribbons. Good job art students!  Best in Show-Abby Mikel . . . read more

Prom Tickets Now on Sale

Tickets to "The Great Gatsby" Prom will be sold during lunch starting Thursday, April 9th. Tickets are $15.00 each. BHHS seniors and members of the Prom Court receive complimentary tickets, please pick up your tickets during . . . read more

Blue Devils Beat the Toppers

Congratulations to the Blue Devil Baseball team who defeated Schlarman last night 6-2. Dalton Strawser dominated the Hilltoppers on the mound. Strawser allowed only 3 hits and struck out 12. Dylan Dodd supplied the offense with 3 hits that . . . read more


Congratulations to the cast and crew of Xanadu for putting on three tremendous shows this weekend! Bravo! The show received rave reviews this weekend with many compliments to all involved. Thanks to everyone that came out to support . . . read more

Deadline to Order Yearbook - March 31st

You're in the yearbook.... why haven't you ordered one yet? Place your order online at www.yearbookforever.com until March 31st. You can also pick up an order form in the office and return to Mrs. Stephens by Thursday, March 26th. . . . read more

BHHS Yearbook Recieves MORE Honors

Press release The IJEA (Illinois Journalism Education Association) has announced its 2014 Yearbook Contest winners. The statewide competition honors schools who compete against similarly sized high schools from throughout the state. In . . . read more Feedback Icon No Comments

Rugby Illinois Visits BHHS

Rugby Illinois came to Bismarck-Henning Thursday to introduce rugby to our Physical Education and Strength and Conditioning students. Students learned the history of the sport as well as how to pass and score. We thank Rugby Illinois for the . . . read more

Icy Conditions Affect ACT Testing

Due to the cancelation of school on March 3, the ACT test, which was to be administered on this day, has been postponed to March 17th. That test will be administered here on the Bismarck-Henning campus. Students who were to receive . . . read more Feedback Icon No Comments

Want a Great Way to Track School Events?

  4252c621ae9df Try Using the Activities Calendar is the Answer   Check out the Activities Calendar on this site.  This easy-to-use tool: provides up-to-date school activities . . . read more

Lindsey Andrews - Student of the Month

Congratulations to Lindsey Andrews for being selected as student of the month for December. Lindsey is a polite and positive student. She takes her grades seriously. She also spends her homeroom time tutoring other students. She is an . . . read more

Black Out Cancer

The Black Out Cancer, Keep the Hope basketball game on Friday, February 6th was a great success. The Blue Devils took on the Schlarman Hilltoppers dressed in their pink uniforms to help raise money for the Presence Cancer Center in Danville. . . . read more

Driver's Education

By: Christine Brumett

Students in Mr. Ward's third quarter Driver's Education classes have decorated the walls in the commons with posters depicting 50 different Illinois road signs by shape and color. Making the signs poster project was an activity to . . . read more

BHHS Cheerleaders Place 3rd in County Competition

Congratulations to the BHHS cheerleaders for placing 3rd at the Vermilion County Cheerleading Competition. You have made BHHS proud. The stands were full of BHHS students, teachers, parents and fans cheering for BHHS. Thank you to everyone . . . read more

BHHS Bluebook Receives Honors

The 2013-2014 Bluebook of Bismarck Henning High School has been inducted into Walsworth Yearbooks’ prestigious “Gallery of Excellence.” This award is given to a very small percentage of yearbooks in the nation who have . . . read more

BHHS Girls Basketball: News-Gazette Team of the Week

Congratulations to the Girls Basketball team for being named the News-Gazette Team of the Week. See link for more details.  The Girls had an amazing fan section for Thursday nights game. Make sure you come to the County Tournament . . . read more

November Students of the Month - Austin Reffett and Kayla Teegarden

Congratulations to Kayla Teegarden and Austin Reffett for receiving the November Student of the Month awards! Kayla was nominated for volunteering to sell 50-50 tickets at the 2 nd playoff game. The money raised . . . read more

Boys' Basketball Loses a Close Game in Season Opener

By: Yearbook Staff

After competing in the pre-season Hoopeston tournament, the Blue Devils faced the Cissna Park Timberwolves in their first home game. The team fought hard, but missed a last second chance to tie the game and came up short losing 41-38. The JV . . . read more

Student of the Month - Brittany Taylor

Congratulations to Brittany Taylor for receiving the October Student of the Month Award. Brittany was nominated for her consistent hard work and effort that she puts into all of her classes as well as her extra-curricular activities such as . . . read more

Can't Hide Our Blue Devil Pride!

Congratulations BHHS Football on an Amazing Season!

BHHS Football ends it seasons with a 26 to 21 loss to Carrollton. The 2014 Bismarck-Henning Blue Devils became the first football team in school history to reach the state quarterfinals. Way to go Blue Devils!! read more

Senior Austin Reffett

See Commercial-News article on Senior lineman Austin Reffett here: http://www.commercial-news.com/sports/local_sports/reffett-overcomes-adversity/article_ff0dffe4-e29f-5f44-bce6-9584a7287e3e.html read more

Blue Devils Advance to Class 1A Quarterfinals!

For the first time in school history the Bismarck-Henning Blue Devils will be playing in the football state quarterfinals.  The Blue Devils beat Casey-Westfield in the second round of the IHSA Class 1A state playoffs on Saturday, . . . read more

Recognizing Veteran's Day in Keyboarding

Students in Mrs. Stephens' Keyboarding class used their personal business letter knowledge to recognize Veteran's Day in school. Students wrote thank you letters to current and past military members. The students could write to family members . . . read more

Driver's Education Posters

by: Connor Watson

Mr. Ward's Driver's Education classes decorated the commons hallways with posters about driving. Many students should look at these posters and realize they have a responsibility once they step into a car. I hope the posters have the same . . . read more

Senior Portraits Due November 25th

You may bring in a wallet size portrait or email your portrait to Mrs. Stephens at mstephens@bismarck.k12.il.us   Pictures are due November 25th.        Helpful hints for choosing a senior . . . read more

BHHS Cross Country

Congratulations to the Cross Country team for a great County meet. Aaron Inda, Riley Wagner, and Allison Duncan were All-County. Molly Gregory, Allison Duncan, Alex Hagley and Dallas Messmore had season best times. read more

The Key Clubbers Have Pancake Fever!

The Bismarck-Henning Key Club was at it again on Thursday, 16 October 2014, helping the local Kiwanis clubs with their annual pancake day at the Palmer Arena in Danville, IL.  This is the ninth year that the Key Club has been able to . . . read more

Senior David Warren to Compete at State Golf Tournament

Senior David Warren has advanced as an individual to the State Golf Tournament. Congratulations to David and the entire golf team for an amazing season! See link below for more information.   . . . read more

Favorite Disney Character Day

By: Yearbook Staff

Monday was favorite Disney character day. Minnie Mouse took over the school. She was definately the favorite character of the day. Other great outfits included the characters from "Up", "101 Dalmations" and several princesses. Rachel Varns . . . read more

Golf Team Wins Regional

The BHHS Golf team wins the Regional tournament. See the link below for article in Commercial-News. Great job Blue Devils!   http://www.commercial-news.com/sports/local_sports/article_7bd76b09-432c-571a-96b0-c4ebd62df3d1.html read more

Class Competitions - Pyramid Races

by: Yearbook Staff

The Homecoming class competitions started off Monday with the pyramid races. The junior girls went first and lost to the freshmen girls. Up next, the senior girls beat the sophomore girls then went on to beat the junior girls to . . . read more

Cheerleaders Perform at U of I Game

Members of the BHHS cheerleading squad were invited to perform during halftime of the University of Illinois vs. Purdue game on Saturday, October 4th. After an extremely cold, 3 hour practice outside the girls were ready to perform. . . . read more

The Happiest Homecoming on Earth!

by: Yearbook Staff

Homecoming week has begun! The cheerleaders and Devilettes spent hours decorating the school on Saturday. Spirit week started with favorite Disney character and pyramid races on Monday. Tuesday is career day and tug-of-war. Wednesday is . . . read more

Vermilion Valley Conference Champions

The BHHS Golfers have done it again!  They became the Vermilion Valley Conference Champions for the fourth consecutive year on Thursday, October 2nd.   1 st Place honors went to David Warren, 2 nd Place to Noah . . . read more

Live Stream Sign Up

  Still haven't signed up for the new Live Stream Service?  Click the link below and get started.  When you sign up you will get alerts letting you know when the next event is going to start as well as . . . read more Feedback Icon No Comments

Congratulations to the BHHS Golf Team

Congratulations to the BHHS Golf Team for winning the Bismarck-Henning Invitational on Friday the 26 th !  Medalist honors went to David Warren for 2 nd place, Noah Campbell for 4 th place and Hunter Keith for 5 th place. Keep the . . . read more

Marvelous, Migrating Monarchs!

by: Ms. Campbell

During the fall each year, thousands of Monarch migrate from Northern America and Southern Canada to the mountains of central Mexico.  Many will spend the summer in Illinois, and many others will pass through along their . . . read more


The BHHS Varsity Golf record has improved to 15-1 and the JV is 3-1. The next big match will be today, Friday the 26th, at Harrison Park in the Bismarck-Henning Invitational where seven teams will compete.  Harrison Park will also host . . . read more

BHHS Cross Country Hosts Home Meet

Congratulations to the Boys Cross Country team on winning the Bismarck-Invitational at Rossville last night. Aaron Inda won the boys’ race, Riley Wagner was second, Justin Wilson was 4th and Matthew Reining was 13th. In the . . . read more

Blue Devils Defeat the Storm in First Home Game

by: Yearbook Staff

The Blue Devils were pumped up and ready for their first home game of the season. A Super Hero themed pep assembly held at the end of the day prompted the football team to "Save the Day". The team wasted no time raising the score to 40 - 0 . . . read more

Soccer Team Beats Schlarman 6-1

Congratulations to soccer team on a victory over Schlarman 6-1 last Thursday. Blake Reifsteck had 3 goals, Skylar Nuetzmann had 2 goals and Josh Toler had 1 goal. BHHS improves to 6-4-1, 3-1 in conference. Next game Tuesday against Hoopeston . . . read more

BHHS Golf Team Sets Season Goals

The BHHS Varsity Golf Team is 12 – 1 and the JV is 3 – 0 as of Friday, September 19th. They will be hosting an invitational next Friday, the 26th.  The final stretch of the season is beginning with the conference . . . read more

School Spirit!

By: Madisen Holst, Yearbook Staff Member

The BHHS cheerleaders are tyring to raise school spirit throughout the school! One way they are trying to accomplish this is by having themed pep assemblies. On Friday, August 29th, the cheerleaders held a western-themed pep assembly before . . . read more

BHHS Soccer Starts Off Another Successful Season

Congrats to the Soccer team! At Thurday's game against St. Joe, Blake Reifsteck had 2 goals and 2 assists and Skylar Nuetzmann had 3 assists in the 5-2 win for BHHS. Ben Ford, Nino Miller, and Colton Story each had a goal. Connor Watson . . . read more

BHHS Golf Team

The BHHS golf season is underway and our team is off to a great start with a record of 5-0!  This team has played in the State tournament for the past three years and is looking forward to another full season of play. read more

History of Bismarck-Henning High School

Includes Pictures

The History of Bismarck-Henning High School   Bismarck-Henning High School (Community Unit School District #1) is located in the small, rural community of Bismarck, Illinois, located in east central Illinois. The school district . . . read more

National Honor Society Induction

Thirteen new members were recently inducted to the Bismarck-Henning Chapter of the National Honor Society. New inductees include Shelbi Haga, Kelsey Sheets, Sarah Steinbaugh, Ben Ford, Jarod Noel, Skylar Nuetzman, Kaylee Rademacher, Garrett . . . read more

Happy Birthday Mr. Ward!

Students and staff members wear ties to honor Mr. Ward on his birthday! read more

Wrestlers at State!

This weekend two of Bismarck-Henning’s wrestlers competed at the state tournament. Whalen Rockwell and Jarod Noel performed very well. Whalen lost a close one in his first match to a very tough wrestler. The wrestler that won that match . . . read more

100 Win Wrestlers!

100 Wins Achieved by Bismarck-Henning Wrestlers   This year Bismarck-Henning wrestling saw two wrestlers achieve a very impressive milestone. Davin Huber and Jarod Noel both reached 100 wins on the season. Davin, a senior . . . read more

Live Stream Crew!

Recently the Live Stream Crew of August, Erin, and Elizabeth were able to use some equipment on loan from Hoopeston Area High School.  The Crew used 3 cameras to create multiple shots of the girls basketball game against Milford.  . . . read more Feedback Icon (1) Comment

Swinford Signs with Olivet

Bismarck-Henning senior athlete Chase Swinford has made the decision to continue his football career into college. Chase recently signed his letter of intent to play for Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinios. Chase also plays . . . read more

Blue Devils Basketball Teams Sweep County

For the third time in school history, the Bismarck-Henning Boys and Girls basketball teams each won their respective Vermilion County tournaments. Click here to read Chad Dare's article covering the girls tournament  Click . . . read more

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