The 2019 Student Involved with Technology Conference will be held Saturday, February 9, from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Blackhawk Middle School. The conference includes speakers, hands-on activities, competitions, lunch, a snack, a T-shirt, and opportunities to attend different tech workshops and win a variety of prizes.
Online registrations for the 2019 Students Involved with Technology (SIT) Conference will be accepted through Wednesday, January 23.
5ESSENTIALS SURVEYBlackhawk Families: Please complete the 5Essentials Survey!Your contribution could help win you a $25 gift card, and child's advisory class a pizza party!The survey only takes about 10 minutes to complete, and your feedback helps us celebrate our successes and focus on our areas of growth.
EIGHTH GRADE COURSE SELECTION FOR FENTON
Fenton staff will be at BMS on Wednesday, January 23rd during the day to meet with students one-on-one to confirm their course selection. Course selection should be completed by the student by Monday, January 21, through the Power School link.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR EIGHTH GRADERS
To better communicate upcoming events for our eighth-grade class -- especially promotion news -- we have compliled the following list of important upcoming dates. Please review this list and mark your calendars accordingly.
FREE SEALANT PROGRAM MEETS FRESHMAN DENTAL EXAM REQUIREMENT
A dental exam will be required for students entering the ninth grade in the 2019-2020 school year. The free dental sealant program offered at Blackhawk on Thursday, January 31, will satisfy this requirement. Forms to apply for this program are available below. For more information, contact the BMS health office.
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR SEVENTH GRADERS
The Cooke Young Scholars Program is a selective five-year, pre-college scholarship for high-performing seventh-grade students with financial need. It provides comprehensive academic and college advising, as well as financial support for school, Cooke-sponsored summer programs, internships, and other learning enrichment opportunities. The application deadline is Thursday, March 14.
GIRLS & BOYS VOLLEYBALL TRYOUTS
Tryouts for Blackhawk's girls and boys volleyball teams will be held Monday and Wednesday, January 28 and 30, at Blackhawk Middle School.
Monday, January 28
- Boys: 3-4:30 p.m.
- Girls: 4:30-6 p.m.
Wednesday, January 30
- Girls: 3-4:30 p.m.
- Boys: 4:30-6 p.m
Reminder: to participate in interscholastic sports, students are required to:
DIGITAL MEDIA AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
A new digital media after-school program offered through the new Blackhawk RISE Academy will teach students the basic concepts of audio production using storytelling and beats.
The program will be held after school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in the Makerspace in the BMS Learning Center.
Transportation will be provided.
STEM LAB NEEDS YOUR RECYCLABLES
STEM Lab is always in need of materials, and basically anything you would recycle could be re-used in the class.
In particular, the lab needs ...
- water bottles
- cereal, cracker, and snack bar boxes
- egg cartons
- paper towel rolls
If you have anything please consider donating. Students can bring items to Room 166, and parents can drop them off in the main office.
EARLY DISMISSAL REMINDER
Tuesday is early dismissal day. Students are dismissed at 2 p.m. every Tuesday.
News & Notifications
The parent portal will allow you to view your child’s performance on his/her classroom assessments and view previous progress reports and report cards. This can be done anytime on any internet-connected device (e.g., computer, smartphone, tablet).
SURVEY SAYS: What do you love about your child’s school? Tell us in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey!
Bensenville School District 2 has begun administering the Illinois 5Essentials Survey to teachers, students, and parents. This survey provides students, teachers, and parents a voice in our ongoing efforts to improve our schools. But it is also an opportunity to tell us what you love about your child’s school!
Attention students, parents, and teachers! Register now for the 2019 Students Involved with Technology (SIT) Conference!
All students qualify for a dental exam should they choose to apply for the program. Additionally, the program provides applicants who qualify for financial assistance with free dental cleaning, sealants, and fluoride treatment, as well as off-site restorative care if necessary.
Parents are children's first teachers and role models. That is why Metropolitan Family Services is offering a series of classes titled "Parenting Fundamentals: Parent Empowerment for Family success."
The classes will help students learn reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills, improve their career opportunities, and prepare for college.