Due to forecasted inclement weather, the following activities and events have been changed: All junior high and high school evening/afterschool activities, including Brainstorm, have been canceled. Friday’s home boys basketball vs. E-P has been postponed until Saturday, February 8th. Friday’s girls basketball game at Kewanee has been canceled. Saturday’s Storm Sweeties practice has been postponed until Monday, January 20th at 9:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday’s freshmen boys basketball tournament at Newman has been canceled. Saturday’s 8th grade volleyball tournament at Annawan has been postponed until Saturday, February 15th. At this time, the sophomore and varsity girls basketball bus will leave at 1:00 on Saturday to compete in the MLK tournament in Kewanee.
The BVJH Volleyball Tournament for tomorrow, Saturday 1/18, in Annawan has been cancelled and rescheduled for Saturday, February 15th, at 10:00 in Annawan.
The SRC Boys Basketball Tournament has been rescheduled for Monday, January 13th at Streator Northlawn. Schedule: 4:15 Ottawa 8th vs Bureau Valley 8th 5:30 LaSalle 7th vs Bureau Valley 7th
Way to go 8th and 7th grade girls basketball teams!!! They promised me a pair of W’s this morning when they headed to Streator for the first round of SRC Tournament play and they kept their promise! They will play in Streator on Tuesday and we will post game information as soon as we receive it. ⚡️🏀⚡️
Congratulations to this year’s BVJH Student Council Officers. President - Elizabeth Backer, Vice President - Ella Thacker, Secretary - Toby Behrends, Treasurer - Ashlyn Ledergerber. Can’t wait to see the great things ahead this year!!!
Congratulations to Bureau Valley Junior High's first ever Student Council Members! 6th Grade: Lexi Butler, Karlee Dykstra,Presley Guerrero, Abby Jamison, Ashlyn Ledergerber, Emerson Ledergerber, Morgan Mahnesmith and Andrew Roth. 7th Grade: Toby Behrends, Justin Moon, Colin Stabler and Ryan Wasilewski 8th Grade: Elizabeth Backer, Jordan Britt, Josie Edlefson, Blake Helms, Payne Lind and Ella Thacker.
Congrats to our BVJH Boys Baseball team on their victories tonight against LaSalle. Way to go STORM players and coaches! ⚡️⚾️⚡️
This morning, August 27, 2019, the school district was made aware of an alleged threat to the school from a student who was not on school grounds. The Bureau County Sheriff's Department was notified immediately. The administration and staff then performed safety protocol steps to ensure the safety of all students and staff in the building. The Sheriff’s department swiftly contained the situation by placing the student into custody. The situation will continue to be monitored by the Sheriff’s department and school administration. The District takes all threats seriously and will continue to investigate any and all allegations to ensure that we provide the safest environment possible for everyone in our district.
Softball Update - there will be NO practice this Wednesday after our 11:00 Dismissal.
Bureau Valley Junior High Softball game for Monday, August 26th vs Putnam County has been cancelled. No practice for tonight! This week: Tuesday- Practice 3:15-5:00 (Shuttle at 5:15) Wednesday- Practice 12:30-2:00 (Shuttle 2:15) (Girls can stay after 11 am dismissal in Storm Gym with Mrs. DeBrock, bring lunch or snack) Thursday- Game at Kewanee/NorthEast Park (Bus at 3:15) Friday- Practice 3:15-5:00 (Shuttle at 5:15) Saturday- Day off
Reminder: Bureau Valley Junior High/Elementary's new phone number is 815-445-2121 and our new address is 9080 2125 North Ave, Manlius IL 61338
Important Dates to put on your calendar: Bureau Valley JuniorHigh/Elementary Open House - August 10th from 8:00-12:00. Please drop in to tour the new addition and see the amazing transformation in Manlius. Coffee, juice and cookies will be served in the Multi-Purpose Room. Manlius Back Pack Night - Come to Manlius on August 15th from 6:00-7:00 to unpack your school supplies in your locker, see your new classrooms and meet your teachers!
WOW! We had so many amazing volunteers show up to help us finish our Manlius Playground Build today! Many thanks to Geronimo, Michlig, BV Staff members and everyone else who braved the heat, rain and mud for our students’ benefit! Finishing touches area still needed, so the playground is not open yet, but here is a sneak peek!
8-10 Volunteers needed! Anyone who can help Monday at 3:00 in Manlius we are hoping to get the first piece of equipment installed! Please call 815-445-3101 to let us know if you can help or email firstname.lastname@example.org. THANK YOU!
Playground Build Monday, July 15th 15 Volunteers needed at 3:00 p.m. The company will provide tools but here is a list if you would like to bring your own. T-27 Torx bit T-45 Torx bit 9/16 Socket 3/8 Nut Driver Cordless Impact or drill T45 with a security hole in the middle Tuesday, July 16th 30 Volunteers needed at 7:00 a.m. We will have the new playground installed by noon and then work on putting up the relocated playground from Buda. Lunch will be provided. Same tool list as Monday. If you can volunteer please contact District office at 815-445-3101 so we can plan accordingly.
During the second semester of school this year, Mrs. Salisbury's and Mrs. Kuelper's 5th grade classes participated in the DARE program. DARE.’s curricula, as well as its enhancement lessons, focus on bullying, internet safety, and over-the-counter prescription drug and opiates abuse. DARE is made possible for our students due to the support of the Bureau County Sheriff's Department, Officer Cliff Morse, and the the Bureau Valley South PTO. Congratulations to all of our DARE students, their teachers, and their parents. It is our hope that you will always be drug-free and violence-free role models for others.
Congrats to our 2019 BVS Track State Qualifiers: Long jump - Emily Norsworthy 100 - Trevor Cambron 100 - Emily Norsworthy 4 x 2 - Isabelle Hollis, Kate Salisbury, Mallory Endress, Emily Norsworthy, alt-Camryn York 4 x 4 - Isabelle Hollis, Kate Salisbury, Mallory Endress, Emily Norsworthy, alt-Krysten Walowski 8th grade girls won 2nd place overall 7th boys placed 6th place overall 7th girls placed 5th place overall 8th boys placed 4th place overall WAY TO GO BVS!!!⚡️⚡️⚡️
BVS Track Meet at Wethersfield for today 4/11/19 has been cancelled. Athletes are to go home or can go to Brainstorm if they are enrolled. No practice tomorrow, a schedule for next week will be emailed tomorrow.
Birthday Book Assembly Students with birthdays in January, February and March were sent home for break with a new book to read thanks to Walnut Rotary. Interact students set up and tear down each assembly and our Sign Language Exploratory students signed Happy Birthday while we sang to everyone! Have a great break everybody!
BUILDING BRIDGES IN MANLIUS! Mr. Schisler’s HS Leadership Class has partnered with Mrs. Shipp’s 7B English class to chronicle all the exciting changes happening in Manlius this year from their own perspectives. This was their first team building day creating a bridge out of newspapers that was strong enough to support a dictionary! I can’t wait to see what they do next!
18 girls from 21st CCLC BV Brainstorm After School Program went to St. Ambrose University to Girls in Engineering Night in February. The hands on activities encourages girls to become interested in STEM. 21st CCLC BV Brainstorm is a partnership between the Regional Office of Education and Bureau Valley South. 18 girls from 21st CCLC BV Brainstorm After School Program went to St. Ambrose University to Girls in Engineering Night in February. The hands on activities encourages girls to become interested in STEM. 21st CCLC BV Brainstorm is a partnership between the Regional Office of Education and Bureau Valley South.