Blackhawk Announcements


    On Friday, January 24, Blackhawk Middle School will begin using KiNVO to enable home-school communication regarding student attendance via text message, email, and phone notifications.

    KiNVO supports two-way messaging so parents can reply to the messages they receive with their own questions and feedback. KinVO also translates into 80 languages, which means parents can read and respond to messages in their preferred language. 

    You do not need to sign up or log into a website to use KiNVO, and you can opt out of the program at any time. 

    We hope you take advantage of this safe and secure opportunity to connect with us directly and learn more about your child's school experience. Please click the links below for more information on this program.

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    Fenton High School will be holding this year’s eighth-grade orientation program on Thursday, January 23, from 6:30-8 p.m.

    The program will include an introduction, information session, and student speaker in the auditorium, with a separate location and the same program for Spanish speakers. Students and families will then be directed to the fieldhouse, where counselors and division leaders will be available to answer questions. Also in the fieldhouse will be an Electives Fair, which is a chance for students to learn more about the various programs and offerings in the elective areas that are available to Fenton’s freshmen.

    The evening will not include athletics and activities as it has in years past. Instead, a separate Athletics and Activities Fair will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. Monday, April 20, to give organizations more time to develop and provide more detailed information on any summer programming and practices.

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    District 2 will host its second offering in its new “Food for Thought” Community Dinner Series on Tuesday, January 28, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Tioga School. Mindfulness will be the discussion topic, and Mindful Practices will be on hand to demonstrate how "relaxed teachers teach better and relaxed students learn better." District 2 partners with Mindful Practices to provide social-emotional learning programs that help our students and teachers self-regulate and “keep their cool” in order to be more focused and ready to excel during the school day.

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    District 2 will host the 2020 Students Involved with Technology Conference on Saturday, February 22. The SIT Conference is a technology conference unlike any other: hosted by kids, for kids. Students in Grades 3-12 enjoy hands-on activities and present to their peers on the latest in STEAM topics.

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    Through the BSD2 Full Service Community Schools Program, Project HELP is offering its Active Parenting for Pre-Teens & Teenagers series every Thursday from 9:30-11 a.m. at Bensenville Community Public Library. The series will begin February 6 and wrap up April 16, with no class on April 2.

    This series will give parents confidence and courage to meet the challenges and savor the joys of their children’s teen years. They will learn to communicate effectively with their teenage child, understand their teen’s goals, and give their teen the tools needed to behave in a responsible way. 

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    Through its Full Service Community Schools Program, District 2 is hosting a FREE workshop with nationally recognized nutritionist Sylvia Meléndez Klinger on Monday, January 27, from 4-5:30 p.m. at Tioga School. Sylvia is the founder of Hispanic Food Communications, Inc., a nutrition communications consulting company, and is the author of The Little Book of Simple Eating. She has been featured on major news networks as an expert on nutrition issues and research. Sylvia’s healthy cooking classes will address childhood obesity, high blood pressure and cholesterol, digestive problems, and a number of other nutrition related issues. 

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    Blackhawk Families: Please complete the 5Essentials Survey!
    The survey only takes about 10 minutes to complete, and your feedback helps us celebrate our successes and focus on our areas of growth.
    Your contribution could help win you a $25 gift card, and win your child's advisory class a pizza party!
    Just call the office or send in your name once you've completed the survey, and remember, if you also have a child at a BSD2 elementary school, take the survey twice -- once per school.
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    Attention Blackhawk students --  WATER is the only beverage you are able to bring to school. Coffee, iced coffee, soda, and other beverages are not allowed. Please finish or throw them away before coming to school! 

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    Tuesday is early dismissal day. Students are dismissed at 2 p.m. every Tuesday.

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