Parent-Teacher Conference sign-ups are now open! Please register for your time at this link: https://ptc1536850752.ptcwizard.com/parent/ You may also call your student's school office and register by phone.
Former BH standout Dylan Dodd, playing for Southeast Missouri State, is pitching against Arkansas— the #2 team in the country! You can watch the broadcast here on ESPN 3 coming up soon at 3pm. https://www.espn.com/watch/player?id=89586a50-0207-4cc7-a32f-14d89406acbd
A big THANK YOU to TJ Ribbe of Midwest Asphalt Co for being our Blue Crew Partner of the week! T.J. Ribbe owner of Midwest Asphalt has paved the way for many victories by supporting Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin athletics. From concrete work to seal coating services, you can rely on the bonded and insured Midwest Asphalt Company for all your contracting needs. Thank you TJ and Midwest Asphalt Company for supporting the BHRA Blue Devils!
Blue Devils take on St. Teresa of Decatur! JV @ 1pm with Varsity following. Watch on NFHS Network: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/bismarck-henning-rossville-alvin/gama75ba2af32 BHRA Roster: https://5il.co/p40y St. Teresa Roster: https://5il.co/ph5s
Tonight your Blue Devils take on Schlarman. Varsity only starting at 6. Ticket required. NFHSNetwork: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/bismarck-henning-rossville-alvin/gam0a85c212c6 BHRA Roster: https://5il.co/p40y Schlarman Roster: https://5il.co/pgxf
Tonight! Blue Devil Freshman take the court vs Westville. Game time 6pm in Wilcox Gym. Ticket required. Watch on NFHS https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/bismarck-henning-rossville-alvin/gamcd750f625e BHRA Roster: https://5il.co/p40y Westville Roster: https://5il.co/pf32
Tonight your Blue Devils take on Salt Fork. Varsity Only. Game time is 6pm. Watch on the NFHS Network: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/salt-fork-high-school-catlin-il/gam5135840719 BHRA Roster: https://5il.co/p40y Salt Fork Roster: https://5il.co/pf1x
Tonight your Lady Blue Devils take on Salt Fork here at home. JV @ 6 with Varsity following. Tickets required. Watch on the NFHSNetwork https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/.../bismarck.../gam97f1435546 BHRA Roster: https://5il.co/p87j Salt Fork Roster: https://5il.co/pewv
We are experiencing technical difficulties with the live feed program through NFHS. You can tune in to the Schools Facebook account and the varsity will be streaming live.
The Boys are in Tuscola Tonight! Check them out on the NFHSNetwork! Show us your view! JV @ 6: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/tuscola-high-school-tuscola-il/gamea2dff4326 Varsity follows: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/tuscola-high-school-tuscola-il/game408dc8270
End of one quarter in Milford: BHRA 13-Milford 11
JV Game Update: BHRA 42-Milford 22
Follow Blue Devil Athletics on the NFHS Network! https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/bismarckhenning-high-school-bismarck-il
Bus Drivers Needed Hiring 1 Full-time Driver and Part-Time Drivers Contact Jim Ribbe at 217-759-7261 or firstname.lastname@example.org Application: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1067990/Support_Staff_Employment_Application__10_.pdf
The Volleyball team has opened up their FanCloth apparel order for 2 weeks! Items are shipped directly to your home. Click the link to place your order today! https://fancloth.shop/SQVFL
If permitted, BHRA's Class of 2021 commencement will be held Sunday, May 23rd, 2021 at 1:30pm in the Wilcox Gymnasium. Please check the link below for updates as decisions are made. https://www.bismarck.k12.il.us/o/bhra-high-school/page/class-of-2021-graduation-information--3
If permitted, Bismarck-Hennning Rossville-Alvin High School's Class of 2021 commencement will be held on Sunday, May 23rd, 2021 at 1:30pm in the Wilcox Gymnasium. Please check the link below for updates as decisions are made. https://www.bismarck.k12.il.us/o/bhra-high-school/page/class-of-2021-graduation-information--3
N-G All-Area First Team! Congratulations Eli. https://www.news-gazette.com/sports/2020-all-area-boys-cross-country-meet-the-first-team/article_9596be72-be6f-5120-a09a-41e444eae85b.html Emerson Thorlton also made Honorable mention. Well done guys!
Gabbi Morman was named to the News-Gazette Cross Country All-Area First Team! Montana Reitsma was named Honorable Mention. Congratulations ladies! Read about them here: https://www.news-gazette.com/sports/2020-all-area-girls-cross-country-meet-the-first-team/article_ff5fd944-15dc-5ed9-aaa4-1d8ef5068261.html https://www.news-gazette.com/sports/2020-all-area-girls-cross-country-meet-the-complete-team/article_ad56b251-f7f9-5e9e-9aff-f8762377ae49.html
Looking ahead, we want to try and minimize our chances of being shut down due to COVID-19 and forced to go fully remote learning. With that being said, our current return plan from Christmas Break will be similar to what we did after Thanksgiving Break. The first 3 days (1/4 – 1/6) will be Remote Learning Days. We will return to In-Person Learning on Thursday (1/7). We were originally scheduled to have an E-Learning Day on Friday, Jan. 8th. We will forgo the E-Learning Day on the 8th and that will be a normal In-Person Learning Day. I hope everyone enjoys the break. You all deserve it! Monday, Jan. 4th Remote Learning Day Tuesday, Jan. 5th Remote Learning Day Wednesday, Jan. 6th Remote Learning Day Thursday, Jan. 7th In-Person Learning Day Friday, Jan. 8th In-Person Learning Day
Congratulations to Mikayla Cox for being selected as a finalist for this week's artist of the week on Artsonia. The finalist who receives the most online votes between now and Saturday December 12 will be selected as our "Artist of the Week." Voting is limited to one vote per computer per day for each age group! Click the link below to cast your vote! http://www.artsonia.com/aotw/vote/teacher/88685307
Full and part-time bus drivers needed. Interested? Contact Jim Ribbe at 217-759-7291 or email@example.com for more information.
The BHJH/BHRA Christmas Concert will be happening VIRTUALLY this year. The concert will be recorded during school hours this week. Once ready, a link will be posted for parents, families and our BHJH/BHRA community members to see. Thank you for continuing to support our music program at BHJH & BHRA!
Have your ordered your shirts and masks yet? Orders are due by Tuesday at 11:59pm. Click the link below and get your order in today! https://bhradistance.itemorder.com/sale
Student Council is offering Blue Devil Proud... From a Distance shirts! All proceeds will go to Bismarck Blessings. Online ordering is now OPEN. Please order by 11:59pm on Dec 1st. Shirts available before winter break! https://bhradistance.itemorder.com/sale
Blue Devils Doing Good Senior Aiden Tauer wanted to do a special volunteer/service project for October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. With Covid rates so high volunteering was not safe. After some thought he had the idea to decorate the garden that patients look out of from the infusion room at OSF Cancer Center. Permission was happily granted by OSF. Aiden bought bird feeders to add and a Breast Cancer ribbon rock. Danville Garden generously donated pumpkins, mums & corn stalks. We also had some beautifully painted pumpkins donated. Aiden's friends, Eric Watson & Jace Waterman (also Seniors at BHRA) helped to have a full and fun day of decorating! Aiden will keep it fresh & nice through Thanksgiving. It looks beautiful - patients & staff have enjoyed it so much. It has brought a lot of Joy to SO many per the nurses. Way to go Aiden, Eric & Jace! Photos: Kim Tauer #bluedevilpride
If you are a sub registered with Vermilion County ROE and are interested in subbing at BHRA, please contact Jenny Huffman at 217-759-7291 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested in becoming a sub? You no longer need a Bachelor's Degree. Call the ROE at 217-431-2668.
Have you ordered your FFA apparel yet? Check it out! Orders are due Sunday night at 11:59pm. https://bhraffa.itemorder.com/
Holly Kelly from The Learning Technology Center is hosting a workshop for parents/guardians on using Google Classroom. The same workshop is being offered three different times on October 27th to allow flexibility for the parents/guardians' schedules. This workshop will be an opportunity for parents to ask questions and receive a tutorial as to how they can help their student(s) navigate Google Classroom. Please click on the link below the time you would like to register for. This workshop will be held on October 27th, 2020. 10/27/20 from 8:30am-10:00am https://reg.learningstream.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0044-0016-33e244c192a240328782e2651a35a485 10/27/20 from 12:00pm-1:30pm https://reg.learningstream.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0044-0016-e45c5e0304934302b0c5f2cf6673c074 10/27/20 from 6:00pm-7:30pm https://reg.learningstream.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0044-0016-20a73d81e1bf42ab9e50d0cb28aedf95
Have you scheduled your Parent-Teacher conference yet? All conferences will be held virtually this year. We still have plenty of times to choose from -- schedule yours today! https://ptc1536850752.ptcwizard.com/parent/
We need your help beating the Westville Tigers in the WIXY School Spirit Showdown VOTE for BHRA by Thursday at 11:59pm! We know Blue Devils fans are the best, let's prove it! Link: https://wixy.com/showdown/?fbclid=IwAR19xqNnB5odbTyECgIL3ISwRxsXtCi8L-lwmxL0hcXYj6SEqWDCjgK1-oY
August 2020 BHRA Menu Printable: https://5il.co/k0nk The menu is also available on our website and app!
McKinney-Vento Information BHRA's Homeless Liaison is Mr. Benjamin. Call him at 217-759-7291 or email him at email@example.com.
The BHRA Cross Country Team is hosting a VIRTUAL 5K! August 21-23 are the dates. Only $10 to register! See the link below for more information and to register! https://www.active.com/running/distance-running-virtual-events/bhra-runnin-with-the-devils-virtual-5k-2020?int=
BHRA in-person registration is happening this week Monday-Thursday 8am-Noon and 4pm-7pm Due to the overwhelming online registration response, we will not have dedicated registration hours on Friday. Students do not need to come on their designated day - BHRA students can come register anytime during the hours above Enter at the library doors Cash, Check, and Credit Card accepted Online registration still available **Please register online or in-person by Friday, August 7th so we can work on finalizing schedules.** If you can not come in at one of the times listed above, please call the high school office to set up an appointment.
Cross Country is still happening! Our team is looking to add more hard working people to its loaded roster. Come be part of an up & coming program. Start date is Aug 10th. Meet at the track at 6 pm. We'd love to see you. For info, email Coach Orvis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New students to BHRA should contact Jenny @ email@example.com to receive a link to register for the 2020-21 school year at BHRA. If you are a new student and live in the Rossville-Alvin School District, you will also need to go register at their main office.
BHRA Online Registration is now open. Parents, please check your email for more information. You need to login to your TeacherEase Parent Portal to register. If you do not have access to your student's TeacherEase account, please email Jenny at Jhuffman@bismarck.k12.il.us.
Please welcome Ms. Stephanie Mathis to BHRA! She will be joining our PE department this year. Stephanie is originally from Danville and graduated from Bismarck in 2006. She’s excited to be back at BHRA - once a Blue Devil, always a Blue Devil! Stephanie spent the last 10 years working at State Farm as a Software Developer. She developed a curriculum and led a teaching Dojo for software development teams. She also visited schools around the country to recruit and educate high school and college students on technology. Stephanie is an avid runner and has completed several races - most in Disney World! She played volleyball and ran track in high school and is a huge hockey and baseball fan. She’s excited to bring her love of sports and running to P.E. this year.
Please welcome our new Learning Specialist, Mrs. Mia Harrier! My name is Mia Harrier, and this will be my 5th year of teaching. I am an alumnus of Eastern Illinois University, Millikin, and Greenville and previously taught at Hoopeston Area. My husband, Ashley, and I live in Danville with our three children. Our oldest is a 4th grader at BHES. In my spare time I like to read, quilt, sew simple projects, watch Supercross (and spend time at our family track in Westville), and spend time with friends and family. I am very excited to be a part of the BHRA family!
Devilette tryouts are Tuesday, July 21st, from 5:30pm-8:00pm and Saturday, July 25th, from 9am-11am. Please see the link below and bring the filled out information form with you to the first night of try-outs. Tryout Info & Information Sheet: https://5il.co/i8b6
BHCUSD is hiring a part-time LPN nurse. Please contact Mr. Scott Watson at 217-759-7261 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
BHRA's Registration Dates: Seniors - Mon. 8/3 - 8-noon or 3pm-7pm Juniors - Tues. 8/4 - 8-noon or 3pm-7pm Sophomores - Wed. 8/5 - 8-noon or 3pm-7pm Freshmen - Thurs. 8/6 - 8-noon or 3-pm-7pm Open - Fri. 8/7 - 8-noon or 3pm-7pm (for those that can't make their scheduled day above) Forms, location, and more information will be emailed to parents/guardians before these dates.
Welcome Jessica Crawford, BHRA's Devilette Coach! Jessica is originally from NC but has lived in IL since 2008. She's been dancing for 27 years and teaching for 13. While she has worked with several school dance teams in Vermilion County, she is very excited to now be a BLUE DEVIL! Jessica currently teaches dance at Jodi's Dance Unlimited. She has won numerous awards and continues her dance education at workshops and conventions. Her favorite dance styles are contemporary, jazz, and lyrical. Jessica can't wait to grow our dance program and share her knowledge and passion of dance. She is excited to be our new Dance Coach!
BHCUSD is currently looking for 2 part-time custodians. For questions, or if you are interested, please contact Jim Ribbe at 217-759-7261 x1028 or email@example.com.
Coach Johnson is celebrating 50 years in Education! "Tom Johnson has spent his entire career in this community, dating back to 1971. He started as a PE and Health teacher and has coached Football, Wrestling, and Track. For the past 25 years he has served as the school's Athletic Director. Tom is one of the most influential leaders that I have ever been around. Tom is highly respected both locally and around the state. He has been inducted in to 2 separate halls of fame and was elected District Athletic Director of the Year in 2018. His influence in this community extends far beyond his job title, and I am lucky to be able to learn from him each and every day." ~Mr. Rademacher Please share your stories and well wishes for Coach Johnson in the comments below. We'd love to hear from his former students and athletes!
Mr. Ward is celebrating 50 years in Education! "Myron Ward started teaching and coaching in Stephen Decatur High School in 1969. After taking a year off to complete his Master's Degree, he started in Rossville-Alvin in 1971 where he also coached Cross Country and Wrestling. He started at Bismarck-Henning High School in 2005 and has been in this building ever since. Mr. Ward's energy and compassion for kids is obvious and infectious. He is one of the most beloved teachers that has ever graced these halls and for good reason. He shows kids love and respect each and every day." ~Mr. Rademacher Please share your stories and well wishes for Mr. Ward in the comments below. He loves to hear from his students. We will make sure he sees each and every message.
If you would like to order a copy of the Graduation DVD, orders and money are due to the high school office by Mon. June 15th. Order Form https://5il.co/gfor
Faith's goals for the softball season were to work hard and improve her skills. If you were planning to participate in a spring sport, please share a picture and your goal for the season. Share here, or email to Mrs. Stephens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jessica's goal for this year was to beat all of her personal records. If you were planning to participate in a spring sport, please share a picture and your goal for the season. Share here, or email to Mrs. Stephens at email@example.com.
Nick’s goal for the track season was to run a consistent sub 60-sec 400. If you were planning to participate in a spring sport, please share a picture and your goal for the season. Share here, or email to Mrs. Stephens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emerson’s goals this season were to break 5 minutes in the mile and improve his times in the 800M and 2 mile. If you were planning to participate in a spring sport, please share a picture and your goal for the season. Email to Mrs. Stephens at email@example.com.
Ravyn's goal for the softball season was to start varsity. If you were planning to participate in a spring sport, please share a picture and your goal for the season. Share here, or email to Mrs. Stephens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tomorrow is the day to bring back any textbooks, library books, fees due, ChromeBooks, or anything else that belongs to the school. We will be at the front doors from 8am to 6pm doing curbside service. Please have items ready to go! Blue Devil Proud mask & shirt orders can also be picked up at this time! Money for graduation movies can also be dropped off at this time.
The graduation airing date will be announced soon... in the meantime, order your very own copy! Orders/Payment can be dropped off at the textbook return date on Tues May 26th from 8am-6pm or can be mailed in. Printable Order Form: https://5il.co/gfor
Murphy's goal for the spring track season was to earn a spot on a relay team. If you were planning to participate in a spring sport, please share a picture and your goal for the season. Share here, or email to Mrs. Stephens at email@example.com. Spring sports pages will still be in the yearbook and we want to make sure you are included!
Emily's goal for the spring track season was to make it to state again. If you were planning to participate in a spring sport, please share a picture and your goal for the season. Share here, or email to Mrs. Stephens at firstname.lastname@example.org. Spring sports pages will still be in the yearbook and we want to make sure you are included!
Aryn wanted to make State in the 800 and avoid ever doing the triple jump again! If you were planning to participate in a spring sport, please share a picture and your goal for the season. Share here, or email to Mrs. Stephens at email@example.com. Spring sports pages will still be in the yearbook and we want to make sure you are included!
Alexis's goal for the track season was to focus on the 1600 and remember the joy of the sport. If you were planning to participate in a spring sport, please share a picture and your goal for the season. Share here, or email to Mrs. Stephens at firstname.lastname@example.org. Spring sports pages will still be in the yearbook and we want to make sure you are included!
Kevin's goals for this track season were to REPEAT, REVISE & RETURN in the 3200 Relay...Repeat as Conference & County Champs, Revise the School Record and Return to State. Kevin was just happy to be a part of the team and contribute to the Relay's success as a supporting cast member on the heels of the dedicated distance runners. Running was never his "main sport" as he grew up playing tennis and later focused on golf. But it was in the "family genes" so to speak. Fun fact: Kevin was born the day his older sister Marissa won the County Cross County Title as a Freshman!
Today would have been the last day the BHRA Class of 2020 was in our halls. It would have been a day of cap & gown pictures, graduation practice, and a walk down the hallways of their respective elementary schools for a last hurrah. While today looks a lot different, we still thank you for the memories Class of 2020! This is a year none of us will forget! BHRA Seniors - We'd love to see your "Last Day of School" photos in the comments below!
Maisie is a manager for the baseball team. She was hoping to be able to help the team and build new relationships with their parents. If you were planning on participating in a spring sport, send a picture and your goal for the season to Mrs. Stephens at email@example.com
Aniston’s goal for the spring was to hold a batting average of 500 for the whole season. She had dedicated this season to her grandpa, who had hoped to live to see Aniston and her sister play softball together. If you were planning to participate in a spring sport, please share a picture and your goal for the season by emailing Mrs. Stephens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you ordered your shirts and masks yet? Orders are ONLY being accepted through the online shop: https://bhradevilapparel.itemorder.com/sale Curbside pickup date to be announced! Order by midnight Friday night to get this amazing design!
Check out the News-Gazette sports page focused on BHRA! Also listen to the podcast interviews with Lexi Hudson, Gabe Martinez, and Coach Dodd. https://www.news-gazette.com/podcasts/podcast-ode-to-spring-sports-at-bhra/audio_b68fbdb4-8efe-11ea-a7f4-375ae4eca167.html
Blue Devil Proud - Even from a Distance Shirts, hoodies & masks on sale now! Order Today!! Order Deadline: Fri May 15th. Curbside, no contact delivery to be announced. Proceeds will be donated to the Eastern IL Foodbank. https://bhradevilapparel.itemorder.com/sale *Logo/design for BHRA use only*
Congratulations Aryn Willard! Daughter of Trisha & Allen Willard Aryn will be attending Eastern Illinois University to become a special education teacher. Favorite BHRA memory? Homecoming week When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher 3 Things you can't live without? My phone, my family, my friends Any hidden talents? Balancing a peacock feather on my nose What 5 things would you take with you during the zombie apocalypse and why? Saddie, my phone, food, a car, and Dunkin coffee, because all those things are essential.
Congratulations Kaleb Irvin! Son of Christina Phillips & Earl Irvin Kaleb will be attending DACC to study graphic design. Favorite BHRA memory? Football, wrestling and being with friends. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? An artist What's the best piece of advice you've ever received? Never give up and always give 110%
Congratulations Hannah Pitzer! Daughter of Don & Tami Pitzer What's your favorite BHRA memory? Freshman homecoming week? When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A fashion designer Who's been the biggest influence in your life? My mom 3 Things you can't live without? Chocolate, family, and music
Congratulations Kenneth Pratt, II! Son of Belinda Pratt & Kenneth Pratt Favorite BHRA memory? Senior Homecoming week When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Astronaut 3 Things you can't live without? Computer, Beef jerky, Dr. Pepper What will you miss most about high school? Lunch with the boys Any hidden talents? Being good at video games Favorite school lunch? Chicken nuggets Superpower of choice? To create anything I want
Congratulations Caleb Garfield Son of Mike & Keri Garfield Caleb is headed to DACC to study Criminal Justice What series do you binge watch? The Office What is a saying or expression that you probably say too much? Can you repeat that? Which teacher has influenced you the most or made the biggest impact on you, and why? Definitely Mr. Ford I always looked forward to going into his class.
Congratulations Grace Dickison! Daughter of James Dickison Grace will be taking culinary arts classes at DACC. Favorite BHRA memory? The Junior powderpuff game What will you miss most about high school? Being able to see my friends everyday. What series do you binge watch? Criminal Minds Which teacher has influenced you the most or made the biggest impact on you, and why? Ms. Mathis because you could always talk to her about anything.
Congratulations Kelsie Clapp! Daughter of David & Lisa Clapp Kelsie will be spending another year at Joffrey Ballet School - Texas before continuing her education at the University of Arizona, majoring in Dance What's your favorite BHRA memory? School picnic days What's the best piece of advice you've ever received? Let your passion outweigh your fear 3 Things you can't live without? Pizza, my phone, chocolate Who is your hero? My sister Superpower of Choice? Flying
Congratulations Brooke Spann Daughter of Lori & Jeff Spann Brooke is going to DACC while apprenticing at the medical lab in Hoopeston to further her education in the medical field. (She says she would not have known about this opportunity if it weren't for the career day this year). Favorite BHRA memory? Getting to play four marching bass drums at the same time during marching band season. 3 Things you can't live without? Friends, books, sleep Any hidden talents? Whistling with my tongue If you could have dinner with any 3 people, who would it be and what would be served? We're going to La Potasina with Tom Holland, John Stamos, and and Kevin O'Reilly (CallMeKevin) Which teacher has influenced you the most or made the biggest impact on you, and why? Mr. Schroeder. He is an inspiration and has taught me to love music again. His class gave me the reprieve I needed during a stressful day and the inspiration to continue for the rest of the day. I will always remember Mr. Schroeder, Ms. Mathis, and Mr. Beaukelman for making school such an amazing place to be. If you became invisible for 10 minutes RIGHT NOW, what things would you do? I would definitely check whether or not I made a shadow. It's a lame answer, I know, but the curiosity overwhelms me.
Congratulations Chase Benjamin! Son of Phil & Liz Benjamin Chase will be attending Illinois Wesleyan When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? LEGO designer What is your biggest accomplishment so far? Placing 2nd in state in hurdles Who's been the biggest influence in your life? My parents Any superstitions? I wear the same pair of underwear for every football game, clean of course. Any hidden talents? I can do the splits, and imitate word noises with my mouth an example is a whip cream can spraying in my mouth Which teacher has influenced you the most or made the biggest impact on you, and why? Miss Mathis she helped me enjoy English a lot more.
Congratulations Logan Reavill! Daughter of Jodie Reavill and Chas Reavill Logan is headed to college. She would like to become an art teacher and eventually have her own art business. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? In preschool I said a mom Who's been the biggest influence in your life? My mom What is something about yourself you could totally brag about, but usually don't? I'm a really good singer Which teacher has influenced you the most or made the biggest impact on you, and why? Mrs. Post. she’s helped me decide what i wanted to do in life. i’m also able to talk to her about literally anything and it’s helped me a lot
Congratulations Cameron Douglass! Son of Garrett & Heather Douglass Garrett is headed to Illinois State University to study Physical Therapy. What is your favorite childhood memory? Working with my Grandpa Ray. What will you miss most about high school? Soccer and baseball 5 Top things on your bucket list? Skydiving, scuba diving, live on a beach, become a physical therapist, and travel the world Who's been the biggest influence in your life? My family 3 things you can't live without? Internet, soccer, and family Which teacher has influenced you the most or made the biggest impact on you, and why? Mr. Stoens. He's an awesome teacher and coach.
Congratulations to Hannah LaReau! Daughter of Stefanie Ahlbrand and Darren LaReau Hannah is planning to go to DACC and then transfer to Illinois State or Eastern, majoring in Public Relations. Favorite BHRA memory? Homecoming week What is your favorite childhood memory? All the things the grade school would do for us as rewards, like fuzzy Friday or the inflatables Favorite school lunch? Chicken nuggets Superpower choice? Read minds Any advice for incoming freshmen? You come in and out of high school a different person.
Congratulations Kai Maged! Son of Tony & Kristi Maged Kai is headed to DACC. Favorite BHRA memory? Homecoming King When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? UPS Driver What will you miss most about high school? Leading the fan section Biggest accomplishment so far? My hair Superpower choice? Invisibility
Congratulations Sydney Lawson! Daughter of Darin & Denise Lawson Sydney is headed to DACC to study Nursing. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Doctor Who's been the biggest influence in your life? My mom What series do you binge watch? Greys Anatomy What is your biggest accomplishment so far? Bringing my GPA up and doing great at DACC. Advice for incoming freshmen? Always take your grades seriously because freshman year is very important. I had to learn that the hard way. Also walk on the correct side of the hallway.
Congratulations Savannah Nibbe! Daughter of Deana and Joe Nibbe Sr. Savannah plans to attend college for Business Management. She's like to own her own restaurant/drive in movie theater that you can bring your dog to. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? An animal cop What's the best piece of advice you've ever received? Live everyday like it's your last. 5 Top things on your bucket list? Go to London, have an orange Mustang, foster dogs, meet Jackson Krecioch, go on a cruise. Superpower choice? Read people's minds and travel back in time.
Check out this story about track star Sierra Bryant in the Commercial-News! https://www.commercial-news.com/sports/senior-spotlight-sierra-bryant-misses-opportunity-for-school-record/article_3c4014a0-89c2-11ea-9fad-071d16216c51.html
Congratulations Haley Surprenant! Daughter of Auston and Tammy Surprenant Haley is headed to Purdue University to major in Accounting. She plans to become a CPA. Favorite BHRA memory? Solar eclipse during sophomore year When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? History teacher Superpower Choice? Super speed Which teacher has influenced you the most or made the biggest impact on you, and why? Mrs. Campbell inspired me to want to study accounting
Congratulations Madison Bozarth! Daughter of Dawn & Jeff Bozarth Madison plans to major in nursing and become and OBGYN nurse. What's the best piece of advice you've ever received? Don’t focus on things you can’t change. What will you miss most about high school? All the faces. I’m gonna miss going down the hallways and seeing everyone. I’m especially going to miss walking into school or the bleachers for Friday night football. I’m also going miss all the endless support from all of my friends and classmates. 5 Top things on your bucket list? Go to Italy, go to Disney in California, travel all 50 states, go to Paris, go up an a hot air balloon Who's been the biggest influence in your life? My mom for sure What advice would you give to incoming freshmen? Your freshman year matters! Surround yourself with the right people and don’t forget to stay on track with school.
Congratulations Rain Hillard! Daughter of Tim & Misty Hillard and Jessi Winchester Rain is headed to college to study to be a Physical Therapist. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Tooth Fairy Who's been the biggest influence in your life? My dad Hidden talent? I'm double-jointed in both my wrists Favorite school lunch? Hamburger & Fries Superpower Choice? Ability to fly Which teacher has influenced you the most or made the biggest impact on you, and why? Ms Mathis. She’s just always there when you need to talk and she understands most of our problems and gives us ways we can better ourselves
Congratulations Ashlynn Griffin! Daughter of Dan & Amy Potter When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Famous 3 things you can't live without? Vans, hoodies, music Superpower Choice? Reading minds for sure Which teacher has influenced you the most or made the biggest impact on you, and why? Mrs. Frerichs. She has always treated me with respect and I genuinely enjoy speaking to her.
Congratulations Drew Reifsteck! Son of Michele Reifsteck and Ryan Reifsteck Drew will be attending college to play basketball and become a teacher. He would also like to coach. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a chef What's the best piece of advice you've ever received? Greatness is achieved through being a true team leader. Who's the biggest influence in your life? My dad 3 Things you can't live without? My phone, a ball, and my family Any hidden talents? I can stand on my head with no hands Which teacher has influenced you the most of made the biggest impact on you, and why? Mr. Packard. He was stern and to the point, yet showed me a way to have fun and get things done.
Congratulations to Sarah Story! Daughter of Adam & Lisa Story Sarah is going to DACC for 2 years. She then plans to transfer to the U of I or Purdue. While unsure of her exact major, she knows she wants to do something in the medical field. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A wedding planner Best piece of advice you've ever received? Everyday is as good as you make it. Who's been the biggest influence in your life? My sister Hannah. 3 things you can't live without? Sweet tea, music, family Which teacher has influenced you the most or made the biggest impact on you, and why? Mrs. Kentner because she is always so persuasive and pushes me to never be satisfied. She has always been there to help me and has gone out of her way for me many times as a coach and a friend.
Congratulations Nathan Coan! Son of Michael & Kristen Coan Nathan is planning to just make money and try to have fun. What will you miss most about high school? Socializing with peers and friends What 5 things would you take with you during the zombie apocalypse and why? Military knife, fishing pole, frying pan, small cooler, and 1 gallon thermos bottle because I can make a projectiles easily the knife can make shelter and help cut up food. The pole will be for fishing, while getting the one gallon of water. The pan is for a clean cooking surface. The cooler will store the food and other scavenged items.
Congratulations Terron Lamm! Son of Darren Lamm Terron is headed to college. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A mechanic What's the best piece of advice you've ever received? Bad choices always have a way to come back 3 Things you can't live without? Phone, Games, Family What five things would you take with you during the zombie apocalypse and why? Nothing cuz it’s a zombie apocalypse Superpower choice? Super speed
Congratulations Alexis Arnett! Daughter of Heather Arnett & Alex Moss Lexis is headed to college. She'd like to major in Child Care/Child Psychology Favorite BHRA Memory? Sectionals game What advice would you give to incoming freshmen? School might seem boring but appreciate the time you have because it flies by and you’ll miss it . Favorite school lunch? Pizza Which teacher has influenced you the most or made the biggest impact on you, and why? Mrs. Story. she was like a mother to me this year when I felt so alone
Congratulations Jacob Akins! Son of Michael & Rebecca Akins Jacob is headed to Eastern Illinois University to study Secondary Education in Mathematics. He would like to be a teacher and coach football and wrestling. What's the best piece of advice you've ever received? Be able to play any position on a football field. I also am applying that to my regular life. No matter what I am doing, I should always be able to change or adapt to succeed. Any superstitions? I’d try to replicate my uniform, warmup, or anything I would do in sports whenever I was successful. I never believed in changing any routine fearing that it would throw my game off. Hidden talent? Solving a Rubik’s cube. Which teacher has influenced you the most or made the biggest impact on you, and why? Mr. Head. He encouraged me and made me believe in myself by believing in me. He made me believe that I was great and meant for great things in life. Superpower Choice? Super intelligence
Congratulations Ryley Cash! Daughter of Tiffany & Matt Cash Ryley is considering going to DACC this fall. What's the best piece of advice you've received? Give 110% in everything you do. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Living at home LOL 3 Things you can't live without? My family, my dog, and chapstick Any superstitions? Yes, I had to wear the same socks for every basketball game Which teacher has influenced you the most or made the biggest impact on you, and why? Mrs. Royce and Mrs. Cotton because they always believed in me.
Congratulations to Cooper Watson! Son of Scott & Kathy Watson Cooper is headed to Illinois State University to major in Agribusiness What is your favorite childhood memory? Hunting with my grandpa What's the best piece of advice you've ever received? Do what Coach Max means, not what he says. 5 things on your bucket list? Go on an elk hunt, go to an SEC championship football game, go to the Super Bowl, go to a Game 7 World Series game, buy a new four wheeler Who's been the biggest influence in you life? Parents Superpower Choice? Being able to fly
Congratulations Andrew Van Hoveln! Son of Doug Van Hoveln and Samantha Van Hoveln Andrew is headed to college to major in Computer Science 5 things on your bucket list? Visit Iceland, meet a celebrity, make a viral video, visit Niagra Falls, take my mom to the Bahamas Hidden talent? I do good impersonations Favorite school lunch? Taco Salad Which teacher has influenced you the most or make the biggest impact on you, and why? Mr. Stoens because of his teaching style. He always has a positive outlook on life.
Congratulations Kevin Clapp! Son of David & Lisa Clapp Kevin is headed to Purdue to study Aerospace Engineering. Favorite BHRA memory? State Golf Tournament When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Astronaut Who's been the biggest influence in your life? My Dad Advice for incoming freshmen? Do as much as you can in high school. If you could have dinner with any 3 people, who would it be and what would be served? Elon Musk, Donald Trump, and Ludwig Ahgren, and we would eat some Popeye's.
Congratulations to Anna Carroll! Daughter of Alice O'Neil-Hoskins & Frank Hoskins Anna will be attending DACC this fall. Best piece of advice you've received? Keep moving forward. -Walt Disney Series you binge watch? Avatar: The Last Airbender If you became invisible for 10 minutes RIGHT NOW, what things would you do? I would go around the house and haunt my mom.
Congratulations Sierra Bryant! Daughter of Penny & David Bryant Sierra is headed to Bradley University to run track and obtain a nursing degree. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Veterinarian What will you miss most about high school? Being a teen with few responsibilities and seeing my friends everyday. What series do you binge watch? Glee What is your dream vacation? Australia to see the cool animals and the Great Barrier Reef Superpower Choice? Reading people's minds
Congratulations Lexi Hudson! Daughter of Lowell & Mary Hudson Lexi is heading to the DACC Nursing Program. What is your favorite childhood memory? Playing in the creek with my friends. What will you miss most about high school? Seeing friends everyday and playing sports. 3 Things you can't live without? Makeup, My family, Cheese Advice for incoming freshmen? Be involved and don’t be scared to make new friends with upper classmen, they are fun! What is an unwritten rule at BHRA that everyone knows anyway. Don’t play Rascal Flatts or Nickelback in Mr. Heads room
Congratulations Jeremiah Ault! Son of Bridget Ault and David Ault Jeremiah will be studying Biochemistry at Bradley University. 3 things you can't live without? My bed, my mom's cooking, and sarcasm. Who's been the biggest influence in your life? My mother Advice for incoming freshmen? You won't know how something will go unless you try it. Superpower choice? Time control.
Congratulations Emily Meidel! Daughter of Mike & Heather Meidel Emily is headed to Lincoln Land Community College this fall to play basketball and study Elementary Education. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Cake baker What's the best piece of advice you've ever received? My grandma and mom have always told me to be a blessing to others around me. What is your biggest accomplishment so far? Scoring over 2,000 points in my basketball career Superpower choice? I would choose to fly
Congratulations Jack Silver! Son of Marty Silver and Karen Roth Jack will attend DACC for 2 years. He then plans to transfer to the U of I for a degree in Farm Management. Jack hopes to own his own beef and horse ranch and to compete in rodeos. What is your favorite BHRA memory? FFA What is your biggest accomplishment so far? My biggest accomplishment is probably taking one of my horses from a hot-headed bulldogger to a level-headed, well rounded ride that’s still just as fast. I also learned valuable life, management, and horsemanship skills along the way. Any advice for incoming freshmen? Branch out and try new things and be as involved as you can be. Don’t hesitate to join a sports team just because you think you’ll sit the bench most of the time, otherwise you’ll regret that decision. Which teacher has influenced you the most or made the biggest impact on you, and why? Mrs. Clapp has had the biggest impact on me. She never had me in class or anything, but she’s my sister so I’d say she’s had a pretty big impact.
Congratulations to Avery McConkey! Son of Mindy Dawson & Rob McConkey Avery is headed to college this fall to major in Entrepreneurship. Favorite BHRA memory? Winning the Sectional Championship in Basketball. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A super hero 5 Things on your bucket list? Visit every continent in the world, create my own clothing line, write my own book, own a yacht, and become a globally known motivational speaker Favorite school lunch? Taco salad What is a saying or expression that you probably say too much? "What a beast"
Congratulations Madeline McQueen! Daughter of Jason & Becky McQueen Maddy will be studying Music Education at Eastern Illinois University starting this fall. She plans to become a music teacher. What's your favorite BHRA memory? Band camp & marching band season Who's been the biggest influence in your life? My teachers. They push me to be the best version of myself while also pushing myself to better my education and to challenge myself. Any hidden talents? I can lick my elbow Which teacher has influenced you the most or made the biggest impact on you and why? Ms.Mathis has influenced me the most because she believes in me. She never has doubts about my abilities. She knows me and she knows that I can always push myself to do better and to try harder. She always pushes me to do that. She also created my love for writing. I truly love and appreciate all that Ms. Mathis does , not only for me, but for every single one of her students. She is one of the best teachers I have ever had.
Congratulations Alexis Darby! Daughter of Tom & Kim Darby Lexi plans to get her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and specialize in pediatric or neonatal nursing. What will you miss most about high school? One thing I will miss about high school is the drive to DACC with Sierra as we always admired the goats and cows along the way. Who's been the biggest influence in your life? My grandma has definitely been the greatest influence in my life so far—in my faith, love, baking, everything. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? When I was a kid, I really wanted to be a marine biologist, but when I realized that I probably could not do that in Illinois, I changed my mind. What is a saying or expression that you probably say too much? "You never know it's the last time until it's already been..." Anyone who knows me, knows that I said this way too often, but it's so true 😂
Congratulations Emiley McCord! Daughter of Pattie & Terry McCord Emily will be a biology major on the pre-medical track at Saint Louis University this fall. What's your favorite BHRA memory? Spending study hall, physics, and most homerooms in Mr. Stoens’s room Junior year. He is an awesome teacher and advice-giver. What's the best piece of advice you've ever received? If there’s a will, there’s a way. If there’s a Quizlet, there’s an A. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I will hopefully be finishing up my medical residency in Pediatric Hematology. Any superstitions? I never walk under ladders, and I knock on wood to avoid a jinx. Which teacher has influenced you the most or made the biggest impact on you, and why? Mr. Head has influenced me the most because of the passion he has for the science he teaches. He inspired my love for science, and I have no idea what my future career path would be if he wasn’t my biology teacher.
Congratulations Lydia Sprague! Daughter of Stacy & Jason Sprague Lydia is headed to DACC to get an Associates degree in Business Management/Marketing. She wants to create her own business with her creativity. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A baker Who's been the biggest influence in your life? My mom and my great grandpa Hughes. What advice would you give incoming freshmen? Make wise decisions and every year gets better. What is a saying or expression that you probably say too much? "Wait, what happened!?" Choice of Superpower? Mind Reader
Congratulations Jillian Russell! Daughter of Brad & Kami Russell Jillian will be continuing her education at DACC, but is unsure of her major. What is your favorite childhood memory? My favorite childhood memory probably took place when we would go down to Georgia to visit family. Every trip, my sister and I would look forward to cooking with my great grandma. At least once a trip, we could be found in the kitchen with Mama Durr baking biscuits for breakfast. What's the best piece of advice you've received? "Take one day at a time" -my mom Superpower Choice? Shapeshifting Any hidden talents? I can touch my nose with my tongue.
Congratulations Chelsey Bahannan! Daughter of Amber Williams and Nova Bohannan Chelsey plans to go to college and work. Favorite BHRA memory? The picnic Best piece of advice you've received? Get involved Any superstitions? Knocking on wood Favorite school lunch? Chicken fried steak & mashed potatoes Superpower of choice? Being invisible
Congratulations Maisie Pickett! Daughter of Kala Kumar Maisie has enlisted in the United States Army. She leaves for basic training on May 26. What's the best piece of advice you've received? Improvise, adapt, and overcome Favorite BHRA memory? My favorite BHRA memory was being able to be the cheer captain of the 2019-2020 basketball season. We went undefeated in our regular season and it was just such an adventure. You discover a beautiful island where you decide to build a new society. What is the first rule you put in place? Everybody in the society has to interact with each other. That way everyone will meet new people and not stick to one group of people.
Congratulations Malia Pacheco! Daughter of Brandy Martin & Ernesto Pacheco Malia is working towards being a phlebotomist. She then plans to pursue something in the law enforcement field. What's the best piece of advice you've received? Be grateful for the things you’ve went through because it’s only going to help you become stronger later on in life. Who's been the biggest influence in your life? Honestly, Mrs Stephens. Which teacher has influence you the most or made biggest impact on you, and why? Mrs Post. She’s always been there for me even if I’m in the worst mood. She’s always came at me with her arms wide open ready to listen and be there for me. She's given a lot of great advice, and she’s helped me with so much. I’m really appreciative I’m one of her students. Favorite school lunch? Nacho Day
Congratulations Clayton Dodson! Son of Kim Miller & Chad Dodson Clayton will be working after graduation. He's working towards becoming a welder. Best piece of advice you've received? Money doesn't grow on trees Biggest accomplishment so far? Being on the honor roll If you could be any tv, book, or movie character, who would it be? The Flash
Congratulations Gabe Martinez! Son of Rick & Elaine Martinez Gabe will be attending the University of Illinois - Springfield majoring in Education. He aspires to be a principal or superintendent who also happens to be an Olympian. 5 Top things on your bucket list? Skydive, go to the Athens Olympic stadium, be in a movie, become a coach, and get an Ouija board to work because every time I try it doesn’t work.. pretty sure they’re fake. Favorite school lunch? Nachos or pizza. Nachos are amazing but sometimes we get giant cookies with pizza. Choice of superpower? Super speed
Congratulations Makinzy Vasquez! Daughter of Denise Fader & Daniel Godwin Makinzy will be working to save up for her future. What will you miss most about high school? The people and experience that Bismarck gave me. Top 5 things on your bucket list? Skydiving, Travel, Bungee Jumping, Snorkeling, and Pet a tiger If you were invisible for 10 minutes, what would you do? Carry my dog around a store.
Congratulations Ryan Pattison! Son of Sunshine & Kenny Reaktenwalt Ryan is joining the Marines. Favorite BHRA memory? Float building Who's been the biggest influence in your life? My parents Favorite school lunch? Chicken nuggets If you could have dinner with any 3 people, who would it be and what would be served? Teddy Roosevelt, Robin Williams, and General Patton. Tacos
Elijah Tidwell makes Commercial-News first team All area along with Drew. Kij Stanford and Mason Hackman made second team while Avery McConkey made honorable mention. Much deserved men! Congratulations. https://www.commercial-news.com/sports/all-area-boys-basketball-team/article_87334330-81e1-11ea-9bdf-fff1122acc71.html
Another POY honor for Drew! This time from the Commercial-News. Congratulations! https://www.commercial-news.com/sports/player-of-the-year-drew-reifsteck-took-his-game-to-the-next-level/article_64337dfa-81e1-11ea-8dbe-fbb67d91b67c.html#utm_campaign=blox&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social
Congratulations Erin Gregory! Daughter of Tom & Nicole Gregory Erin will be attending Dominican University to major in Nutrition and Dietetics. Favorite childhood memory? Baking with my grandma 5 Top things on your bucket list? Travel to Italy, Travel to Australia, Travel to Russia, Live in New York, Meet Gordon Ramsey Any superstitions? I have to wear my hair up on test days, otherwise I fail the test
Congratulations Elizabeth Briggs! Daughter of Tiffany Briggs & David Briggs Tiffany plans to become a graphic designer. Favorite BHRA Memory? The musical practices and performances Best piece of advice received? Sometimes it's okay to not smile If you were invisible for 10 minutes, what would you do? Play tricks on people, hehehehe
Congratulations Saddie Penrod! Daughter of Mekenzie Peak & James Penrod Saddie is headed to IL State for Elementary Education What will you miss most about high school? Being a part of the school & sporting events Who's been the biggest influence on your life? My mom, my aunt, and my grandmother Choice of Superpower? Mind Reader 3 Must haves? Socialization, food, and coffee
Congratulations Emma Clapp! Daughter of Deanne & Jonathon Clapp Emma is headed to college to potentially pursue law Biggest accomplishment at BHRA? Earned the first perfect score on a research paper in Mrs. Guminski's class . 3 items you can't live without? Fruit snacks-hair ties-sweatpants Any Hidden talents? Making bird noises
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 email@example.com 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
BHRA defeated Schlarman 8-1 tonight. The Blue Devils netted 2 goals each from Drew Reifsteck and Brett Meidel. Also scoring were Keanu King, Cameron Douglass, Leighton Meeker, and Elijah Tidwell. Cameron Douglass had 2 assists. BHRA improves to 10-0 (3-0). 📷Amber Balla