There will be NO Open Weightroom tonight Tuesday, October 27th at BVHS. The weightroom will be open on Thursday regular time 4:30-5:30!
Special Congratulations to Bureau Valley Sophomore XC runner Elijah House on being selected Three Rivers Athletic Conference East Division Unanimous All Conference! Go Storm!
NOVEMBER BHVS LEARNING CALENDAR https://docs.google.com/document/d/13omFM7joMpK5h6tS2dLl2QLqpo7G8gh8ACjTfxgw_Q4/edit No school on Nov. 3, 25, 26, and 27. Nov. 2nd will be periods 1-4. Nov. 23rd will be periods 1-4. Nov. 24th will be periods 5-8.
Congratulations to our girls and boys cross country teams on their fine performances today at the Rock Island Alleman Regional. A loaded field today with numerous top girl and boy runners in the state! Many Bureau Valley runners with personal records today! We are proud of you!
Announcement: A Dance Team Meet and Greet will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 27th in the BVHS auditorium. Bureau Valley high school girls interested in dance should attend this event and meet Mrs. Blake. The event will be from 3:45-5:00. Please enter through the NE band room doors.
Reminder: Next week at BVHS it will be our final week of the Fall Contact Period activities. Girls Basketball 3-4:30 Boys Basketball 5-6:30 Cheerleading 3-4:30 Open Weightroom 4:30-5:30 These activities will be on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Go Storm!
REMINDER: BV Sports Boosters Pulled Pork Meal Fundraiser Saturday, October 24th 11:00-2:00 Former church on RT. 40 by BVHS Meal cost: $7.00 Come support your Sports Boosters! Go Storm!!
Congratulations to our girls and boys cross country team on their fine performances last week at Hall and Empire Park! Many PR’s last week and it appears both teams are peaking at the right time! Let’s have a focused week of practice and run our best on Saturday at Regionals!
Monday, Oct. 19th will be an in-person learning day for Lightning students. The Thunder group will learn remotely. Both groups will follow an 8-period schedule. The next day of in-person learning for the Thunder group is Wednesday, Oct. 21st.
Starting Monday, Oct. 19th the weightroom at BVHS will be open from 4:30-5:30. The weightroom will continue to be open on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Let’s go storm weightlifters!!
Monday, Oct. 19th will begin our last phase of Fall Contact here at BVHS! This phase of sport specific instruction will run for 2 weeks. Below find the activity and time: Cheerleading 3-4:30 band room Girls Basketball 3-4:30 main gym Boys Basketball 5-6:30 main gym Go Storm!
Oct. 14th is only a school day for all seniors taking the SAT and juniors who signed up for the PSAT. These students must be in their seats by 8:00 a.m. to dominate their tests. Students will be dismissed after testing. All other grade levels have the day off of school.
G/B Cross Country next week regular scheduled meet at Hall H.S. on Tuesday 4:30 girls race and 5:15 boys race. New meet scheduled on Friday, Oct 16th at Empire Park in Hampton, IL. 4:30 girls race 5:30 boys race vs. Riverdale and Sherrard! Let’s have a great week! Go Storm!
Special Congratulations to 3 senior girl golfers at BVHS. Elisabeth Sullivan TRAC 1st Team All-Conference. Lily Pickard and Regan Cook TRAC 2nd Team All-Conference. Congratulations ladies on a fine season and a nice 4 year commitment to golf at BVHS! Go Storm!
Special Congratulations to Bureau Valley Junior golfer Bryson Smith on earning TRAC 1st Team All-Conference. Congrats on an outstanding season! Go Storm!
Good Luck to our girls golfers as they participate today at the IHSA girls golf regional in Oregon. The girls will tee-off at 9:00am. Congratulations to our boys golfers and Coach Gustafson on their fine season. G/B Cross Country runners nice job at Rockridge yesterday.
G/B Cross Country meet today at Rockridge HS. 4:30 girls race and 5:15 boys race. Good luck to all of our girls and boys cross country runners! Go Storm!
Good Luck to our Bureau Valley Boys Golf Team as they participate in the IHSA Boys Golf Regional today at Oregon! The boys tee-off at 9:00am. Top 2 teams and 4 individuals will advance to the St. Bede Sectional next week at Spring Creek. Go Storm!
Monday, Oct. 5th will be an in-person learning day for Thunder students. The Lightning group will learn remotely. Both groups will follow the 8 period schedule.
Special congratulations to Bureau Valley girl golfer Elisabeth Sullivan for breaking the school record for 9 holes back on Sept. 3rd at Hidden Lake Golf Course with a 43!! The previous record low score by a BV female golfer was a 44. Good Luck today ladies at Highland Spring!
Congratulations to our girls and boys cross country team members on their fine performances at last nights meet. Great times posted by all runners plus a nice celebration for our senior student-athletes. Special congrats to Elijah House who was the overall winner of the boys race!
Today will be our last home cross country meet for this season. 4:20 senior recognition, 4:30 girls race and 5:15 boys race. Nice day to come support our storm cross country runners! Go Storm!!
We transition to new Fall Contact Activities starting next week: A new 3 week period of sport specific contact days begin Monday for our BVHS student-athletes . 3:00-4:30 Softball Baseball Track & Field 4:45-5:45 Open Weight Room Any questions reach out to your coach.
Boys golfers played well last night at Midland. Boys golfers are off until next Thursday when they will be home vs. Kewanee @4:00. The girls golf team will be in Kewanee on Monday at Baker Park @ 4:00. G/B XC will be home in Walnut on Tuesday 4:30 girls race and 5:15 boys race!
Just a reminder that BV is partnering with ISAC to host a virtual Financial Aid Presentation starting at 7 p.m. tonight (September 24th). Please check your email for the link to join tonight's meeting.
Congratulations to our girls golf team on playing their best road match of the year yesterday! Next week the girls have a busy week with 3 matches! Keep working hard and displaying a positive attitude! Good luck to our boys today as they play at Timber Ridge at 4:00!
Memory is so important to what we do in the BVHS Drama Dept. What we do requires remembering, but it also generates experiences worth remembering. With this in mind, please help us donate this year to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Find our donation page at afawalk.com/topofthevalley. Click “Donate Now,” or “Join Our Team,” and help us reach our donation goal.
Congratulations to our boys golf team and our girls and boys cross country teams on their fine performances last night! Job well done by our coaches and athletes as we see great improvement each night we compete! Keep up the good work! Go Storm!
Thursday, September 24th will be an 11:00 dismissal for all students (in-person and remote). On this day only, we'll follow a revised bell schedule: 5th = 8:00-8:40 6th = 8:45-9:25 7th = 9:30-10:10 8th = 10:15-11:00
Reminder that our girls and boys cross country teams run tonight in Kewanee at Baker Park at 4:30. Good luck to all of our cross country athletes! Go Storm!
Good luck to our boys golf team tonight at Hidden Lake at 4:00. We will recognize our senior golfers just prior to teeing off! Tonight’s boys match will be against Kewanee and Morrison! Go Storm!
Congratulations to our girls golf team on a closely contested match last night on senior recognition night. Girls varsity golfers play Wednesday at Prophet Hills at 4:00. Go Storm!
Congratulations to Elks Teen of the Month: Jackson Lind
Monday, Sept. 21st will be an in-person learning day for Thunder students. The Lightning group will learn remotely. Both groups will follow the 8 period schedule.
Perfect day for Cross Country this Saturday morning in Walnut! Congratulations to all of our runners who competed today! Numerous athletes from BV did PR today! Thank you to Mr.Benck and all of our volunteers who made this weeks home meets possible! Go Storm!
Reminder: Saturday, Sept. 19th the BV girls and boys Cross Country teams will be in action in Walnut. “Traditional” meet format with the girls running at 9:00 and the boys running at 9:40. Good luck to all over our XC runners! Go Storm!
I would like to congratulate out girls golf team on their win over Orion and Sterling Newman yesterday at Oakwood CC. The medalist for the meet was Callie Schoff. Congrats to Callie and our entire girls golf team on their fine performance! Go Storm!
Good luck today to our girls and boys golf teams as they both have matches today. The girls varsity team will be at Spring Creek today at 4:00 and our boys V/JV will be at Highland Springs at 4:00. “Hit them straight” Go Storm!
Super proud of our Boys and Girls Cross Country teams on their 2nd place finishes last night in Walnut! All of our athletes really competed and represented Bureau Valley with pride. Congrats to Coach Benck on his athletes performances and a well run meet! Go Storm!
Reminder the Girls and Boys Cross Country teams are running today at Walnut. “Wave” style meet today with area teams running at: 4:30 Kewanee 5:00 Hall 5:30 Princeton 6:00 Bureau Valley Please come out and support our BV XC athletes! Go Storm!
Congratulations to our girls golf team on their fine performance last night vs. Kewanee and Princeville! The girls shot their best team score of the year! Nice job ladies and Coach Lind! The Varsity girls golf team is back in action on Wednesday at Spring Creek. Go Storm!
Reminder Girls Golf match this afternoon at Hidden Lake. The match starts at 4:00. We will be golfing against Kewanee and Princeville. Nice day to support our girls! Go Storm!!
The home girls golf match for Thursday, September 10th will be cancelled! A makeup date has yet to be determined..... Have a nice evening! Go Storm!
On Friday, September 11th, we will keep our Manlius 3-12 tradition of having a Hat Day on 9/11 to raise money for our local fire department. Students and staff who donate $1.00-$5.00 can wear hats during the school day tomorrow. Money will be taken as students enter the building.
Congratulations to all of our athletes on their fine performances last night! Boys and Girls Cross Country ran at Sherrard and Boys Golf played at Spring Creek! Keep working and striving to improve.! The Girls home Golf match for today Thursday, Sept. 10th is still on as of now.
Boys Golf at Spring Creek today still on at 4:00. Boys/Girls Cross Country today still on at 4:30 @ Sherrard HS. Good Luck! Go Storm!
Attention: Tuesday, Sept.8th will begin the Bureau Valley Fall Contact Period. Volleyball activities will run 3:00-4:30. Football activities will run 5:30-7:00. This is a optional period of contact for Bureau Valley HS student-athletes NOT participating in golf or cross country.
Congratulations to our Girls Golf team on their split with Kewanee and Newman Thursday at Hidden Lake! Nice overall team effort! The girls continue show great improvement each night out! Go Storm!
Boys and Girls Cross Country teams were in action last night at IVC. Nice performances by both teams. Special congratulations to Elijah House for winning the boys race! Cross Country teams are back in action next Wednesday, September 9th at Sherrard HS @ 4:30.
Boys and Girls golf are playing this afternoon! Boys are at Lake Erie @4:00 and our Girls host St.Bede at Hidden Lake @4:00. Good luck to all of our golfers this evening! Go Storm!
Students assigned to the THUNDER group will begin in-person learning tomorrow (September 2nd). The Lightning group will learn remotely through Google Meet while following the 8-1:00 schedule for periods 1-4. Students and parents should check their emails for more information.
Boys Golf at Valley View this afternoon in Cambridge @4:00. Boys and Girls Cross Country opener at 3 Sisters Park hosted by IVC @4:30. I will keep you posted if we have any weather related changes! Good luck to all of our athletes participating today! Go Storm!
A joint statement from the junior high and high school athletic directors regarding safety protocols, including masks and social distancing, at Bureau Valley athletic events. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RT4vo1488yq_q-nPM__eCEJpWaL6nC_fvqAwxkxnA44/edit?usp=sharing
Reminder Boys Golf @ Emerald Hill in Sterling this afternoon at 4:00. Girls Golf this afternoon at the Dunes in Kewanee at 4:00. Spectators will be allowed allowed at both matches, please follow the same guidelines we expect at home matches! Good luck to both teams! Go Storm!
Congratulations to our Boys Varsity and JV golf teams on their fine performance vs. Putnam County Monday. Both Varsity and JV teams played well in some warm conditions. Keep Improving! Both the boys and girls golf teams will be back in action on Thursday. Go Storm!
Special thank you to our Sports Boosters for putting on an outstanding golf outing on Saturday! It was a fun and eventful day! Thank you to the Sports Boosters for all you do for Bureau Valley Athletics! Go Storm!
Boys V/JV Golf match tonight at Hidden Lake Golf Course 4:00. Boys will be playing against Putnam County. Good Luck! Go Storm!
REMINDER: Bureau Valley Sports Boosters golf outing is Saturday, August 22! Check-in begins at 9:15 /10:00 start. Please come out and support our Sports Boosters at Hidden Lake tomorrow! Food is available Grab and Go. Let’s be safe and have fun! Go Storm!
Boys golf scores from last night: Fulton 156 Princeton 159 Bureau Valley 186 Outstanding match, well played by all three teams! Special congratulations to Bryson Smith who shot a season best 37! Boys next match Monday (8/24) Home vs. Putnam County Go Storm!
Boys golf from last night BV 203 Hall 183 Boys golf back in action tonight at Hidden Lake vs. Fulton and Princeton. Good luck gentlemen! The girls golf match scheduled for this evening at Prophet Hills is cancelled! Go Storm!
Please click on the following link for student directions to using Google Meet for virtual instruction, which will start at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 20th. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L2VLjLHxy3jfaRB6ZwSkJB6gzrKcr-k9bNreosC40ZU/edit?usp=sharing
Today is Chromebook and supplies pickup for all BVHS students until 6:00 p.m. Please pull up to the BVHS front doors and we'll bring your materials directly to your car. Collecting these supplies will ensure that students are ready tomorrow for the first day of (remote) school.
Special congratulations to our Varsity Girls Golf team on their victory over Princeton today 216 to 229! Nice overall team effort ladies! Good luck to our Varsity and JV Boys Golf teams as they play Hall tomorrow at Hidden Lake Golf Course @4:00. Go Storm!!
Very Important Announcement: The Fall sports season “Meet The Storm “ night scheduled for Friday, August 21 has been cancelled. Please stay healthy and safe during these challenging times! Go Storm!
Girls Varsity Golf @ Princeton tonight (4:00) No spectators will be allowed at tonight’s match at Wyaton Hills! Good luck ladies! Go Storm!!
The boys golf match scheduled for today at Spring Creek vs. St.Bede is cancelled. The boys golf team will have regular practice. The girls golf team will be playing in Kewanee at Baker Park this afternoon @ 4:00 vs. Kewanee and Macomb. Good luck ladies!
Boys Golf HOME Today @ 4:00 vs. Midland Reminders: 1.) No cart rentals for spectators 2.) Spectators need to wear a mask and social distance. 3.) Spectators please sign in upon your arrival at the designated area. Good Luck! Go Storm!
All BVHS Fall sports practices for Monday, August 10th will be cancelled. Athletes should be ready to practice tomorrow Tuesday, August 11th. Please contact your coach if you have any questions regarding tomorrow’s practices.
Reminder Fall Sports (B/G Golf and B/G Cross Country) will begin practices the Week of Aug. 10-14. Parents/Athletes please have all forms completed and turned in! Questions contact: Dave Lind-Girls Golf Jack Gustafson-Boys Golf Robert Benck-B/G Cross Country
The Parent Selection survey to opt in to in-person or remote learning must be completed by Aug. 5th. See Mr. Stabler’s FAQ email for details. Lightning and Thunder groups will be communicated during the week of Aug. 10th.
REMINDER this week, August 3-7 Mr. Gehm will be host a Marching Band Camp at Bourquin Field. The camp will run 9:00-11:00 daily. Please students have your parent consent forms completed! Let’s Go Storm Marching Band!
Bureau Valley High School Marching Band Camp will be August 3-7. The camp will run from 9:00am-11:00am at BVHS. Those interested should contact email@example.com for more information! Let’s Go Storm Marching Band!
ISBE has rescheduled the SAT test that was postponed in April. The school testing date for all members of the Class of 2021 will be October 14th. Sophomores and juniors will not make up last spring’s PSAT test. All freshmen through juniors will test in April 2021.
Class of 2020 and Parents: Important graduation information has been emailed to all graduates and parents who RSVP'd. Please check the email address that you used to RSVP to find the email with specific details for Sunday's ceremony. Go Storm!!
Class of 2020 graduates and parents: The deadline to RSVP for the in-person graduation ceremony is Thursday, July 16th no later than 5:00p.m. Due to grouping requirements, walk-ups on Sunday will not be admitted. See emailed link to RSVP.
Good luck to our athletes and coaches as they begin phase 4 summer contact days this week at BVHS! I am sure all of you are excited to get back in the weight room, gymnasium, and on the playing field! Work hard and have fun!
On Sunday, July 19 at 11:00 a.m., BVHS will host its in-person graduation ceremony on the football field for graduates and their parents. Limited seating, RSVP, social distancing, etc. must be followed to host the event. More details and sign-up information will be sent soon.
Reminder:Coaches-Athletes Bureau Valley will still be in Stage 1 Return to Play for the week of July 6-10. This will be week 4 of our training workouts. More information will be coming this week on our Phase 4 Return to Play BV plan!
BVHS Athletes and Parents: Please view the following document for more information on BVHS sports. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zZ_pvMRTAfDWth5w_e5Qa3CN3deak6q4xe_nr_5GYHk/edit?usp=sharing
Athletes: Remember to schedule your sports physicals with your doctor well in advance this year.
2020 BVHS prom is cancelled. Like for other schools, the decision comes after consulting with the Bureau County Health Dept. and reviewing Phase 4 guidance. Alternative options for graduation, including virtual, are still being explored. Updates will be provided when finalized.
Interested in being a part of the 2020-21 BVHS Dance Team? Fill out the survey below to be contacted by Coach Chelsea Blake (firstname.lastname@example.org). https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeedZ-p3YLeSZYLCvJse9iYV4Em3BYfkcZvkzj4pYEuuiVNHg/viewform
BVHS will begin hosting voluntary summer workouts for student-athletes on Monday, June 15th. Click below for the district's plan and consent form. Check BV email for sign-up sheet. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tthpRzbAESzszbnh_wpfgWQUoIUaUKgmSkNpqGwcQGo/edit?usp=sharing
Vote for KAMRYN KOLB as KWQC's TV6 Spotlight Athlete of the Week. GO STORM!!! https://www.kwqc.com/polls?pollID=570912571&mr=1&pid=570912571&oid=5&cid=6500
BVHS Distribution and Collection Days are May 21st and 22nd. Please view map for driving directions, and click link below for pre-arranged arrival times and more details. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TJ_tsCKygtFuCZvlIqugFVIpmufRoz1fabfCa1VVo2I/edit
LAST CHANCE to Order Your Bureau Valley High School 2020 Storm Tracker Yearbook! This week is your last chance to order your 2020 Bureau Valley High School Storm Tracker yearbook! You can either print out the yearbook order form to fill out and return with payment to the school (by snail mail or drop off in-person to the high school office) OR you can also order your yearbook online. The final deadline for taking yearbook orders is Friday, May 22. To order your 2020 Storm Tracker yearbook online, the website is jostensyearbooks.com. Just search for Bureau Valley High School and choose the 2020 Yearbook. The only yearbook product you can order online now is the yearbook. (If you want personalization and icons on your yearbook, you will need to complete an order form and return to the school.) You will not want to miss out on this memorable and unique school year!! ~ Mrs. Wallace, Yearbook Adviser https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AgMKSKK1st_ztdmKPF48I6n6fEwlHFRt/view?usp=sharing
The FAQs have been updated with important end of year information. Please click the link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1c5clLKGlp7hW5AI-hGXSs4bF1bv-IJQDAzOjoRJZn9A/edit?usp=sharing
Bureau Valley High School will host a drive-through graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 17, 2020 for graduates and their immediate families. View the link for more details times and procedures. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eSVZofW15XL1pOa6Kbz1icdDxg2UotvB4o8pvKCW_TI/edit
Please see the attached document for more information about the collection of school items and distribution of students' materials on May 21st and May 22nd. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TJ_tsCKygtFuCZvlIqugFVIpmufRoz1fabfCa1VVo2I/edit
Click the link below for information about the tentative rescheduling of BVHS graduation, prom, and academic awards night. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1d0wRM1lFXumoiAKwEMJaY3yvoauTwHP1/view
The BVHS Music and Drama departments invite you to enjoy a virtual, yet still just as uplifting, edition of their annual Cabaret. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F4OjhRTNog&feature=youtu.be
Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we continue to work through these uncertain times. Please see the attached list of frequently asked questions and answers. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1C9my-6RSd5Msl3zNWgf-ZKbzqRS9tkHvnEftIqDv_zk/edit#
High School Paper-based Coursework Pick Up: For those using printed (paper) coursework during Remote Learning, the next set of schoolwork can be picked up at the HS office on Monday, April 20 or Tuesday, April 21. Please call the office in advance to have materials ready.
Today, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced the end of in-person learning for the 2019-20 school year. This news is disheartening since we had held hope that we could reunite students and teachers in our schools; however, we value and respect the highest priority of keeping all members of the Bureau Valley family safe and healthy as we band together to stop the spread of this virus. As we move forward with the governor’s decision, Bureau Valley schools will continue to use Remote Learning policies and procedures that have been developed and implemented since April 1st. This learning plan will continue through May 21st, though there will be no Remote Learning on the following weekdays: April 27th, May 11th, and May 22nd. In addition to measures for Remote Learning, food services will continue to be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays through May 20th, including on non-Remote Learning days. These meals can be collected from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the same locations in our communities that we’ve been using. The Bureau Valley administrative team knows you likely have many questions and concerns at this time, many of which we also have now. We will continue working hard to determine and communicate solutions that focus on our top priorities: maintaining safety for all, supplying meals for students, and providing meaningful learning opportunities. The decisions may take some time as we await further guidance from the government, health agencies, and the Illinois State Board of Education. Therefore, we appreciate your patience and understanding while we strive to provide a successful path that focuses on the best interests of the students, families, and staff members. Sincerely, The Bureau Valley CUSD #340 Administrative Team
BV340 encourages everyone to follow all health and safety measures. Only the west entrance of Manlius Campus will be open tonight, though no parking will be permitted. Those viewing the lights must remain in their cars, not congregate, and follow drive-through only directions.
On April 17th, Bureau Valley High School will honor the Class of 2020 and essential workers by joining #LightsForTheFight and #BeTheLight. The football field lights will shine at 20:20 (8:20 pm) for 20 minutes. Check BV social media at 8:20 for pictures and a senior surprise!
Monday, April 13th is a professional development day for teachers, so all BV students will have the day off from Remote Learning, which will resume on Tuesday.
Enjoy some beautiful poetry recitation from the 2020 Poetry Out Loud state contest, including "Sanctuary" by Bureau Valley's Regan Cook (22:04-25:18). https://vimeo.com/401421899
Updates on SCHEDULE, PAPER-BASED MATERIALS, and GRADING during Remote Learning. Please click the link below for details: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bm1YMfsHEtqn5FaqUz7hZ7QiAV_glAjUr65qzR-wAws/edit
The SAT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 tests that were scheduled for April 14th have all been cancelled for this school year. The Illinois State Board of Education is considering options for current juniors to take the SAT test during the fall of their senior year.
On Tuesday, March 31st, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued an extension of his “Stay-at-Home” order for the entire state, which started Saturday, March 21, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. The order has now been extended through the end of April. This order essentially commands residents to stay in their homes as the officials take measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Residents can still shop for groceries, put gas in their cars, take walks outside, and collect prescriptions from pharmacies. All local roads, including the interstate highways and tollways, will remain open to traffic, as well. Under the governor’s directive, schools will continue to be closed and use Remote Learning through Thursday, April 30th. Schools will tentatively reopen Friday, May 1st unless otherwise mandated by the governor, Illinois State Board of Education, or local health agencies. This mandated closure also extends the canceling of all school activities and events, including sports, meetings, etc. Food services will continue to be available during the school closure. For more information on Food Distribution, please read our Meal Distribution Information. Our District has worked extremely hard to prepare Remote Learning opportunities for the students in order to maintain a continuity of education. Each building is unique; therefore, you will receive or have already received directions on how to access your child’s materials either online or by paper, depending on your preferred method of delivery. Teachers have and will continue to develop learning activities that are engaging and meaningful, not work that may add additional stress for students and families. And, to ensure that these tasks can be accomplished successfully by all students, teachers will be available via email to answer questions related to all coursework. Since we understand that this time may be difficult for some families and will require all to be flexible, we will also have school counselors available to help navigate students and families through these stressful changes; if needed, please contact your school or visit the counseling resources provided on the district’s webpage. It is with the guidance and mandates of state officials that we work to ensure the safety and well-being of all members of the Bureau Valley family. We strongly encourage our population to follow the advice of officials in an effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. This is a new experience for all of us. We thank you in advance for your patience and support while we move through these unchartered waters together.
Bureau Valley Students and Parents, Please read the following document for guidance about Remote Learning that will start for all Bureau Valley students on Wednesday, April 1st. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BLf5I4cP1JCSDQDWY-tAScuyA9PfVytCbLbN0P7MUaM/edit Also, please share this information with other students and families who you know may not have internet accessibility. Thank you to all for your patience and flexibility. Please continue to stay safe and healthy.
Earlier today, we were notified that a staff member at Bureau Valley High School has tested positive for COVID-19. Upon receiving that information, I immediately contacted the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Bureau County Health Department, and the Illinois State Board of Education for their guidance. After an investigation, health department officials have indicated that the employee likely contracted the virus after last being on school grounds. As a result, we have been advised that employees and students are considered “low risk” for potentially being exposed to the virus from this employee. Due to health privacy laws, the identity of the employee will not be released. COVID-19 shares many symptoms with more common respiratory diseases. According to the Bureau County Health Department, you should monitor yourself for any signs of illness (fever, cough, or shortness of breath). If you are experiencing any symptoms, you should contact your local health care provider. Click here to view further guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health on COVID-19, or click here for more local information from the Bureau County Health Department. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, the number of cases can be reduced by adhering to the Governor’s stay at home order, washing hands frequently, disinfecting commonly touched surfaces, and maintaining space from others when in public. We remind all to follow these measures to protect yourselves, your families, and your fellow community members. As demonstrated through previous communication and actions this school year, the safety of our students, families, and communities is the highest priority. The district administrative team will continue to monitor the situation and be in contact with the employee, health agencies, and the Illinois State Board of Education. We appreciate your vigilance and will provide further updates as needed.
Unfortunately, due to orders from the Illinois governor and the CDC, Hornbaker Gardens has notified the school that they will not be hosting events until at least mid-May, so prom will be postponed.
Dear Storm Families and Staff, On Friday, March 20th, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued a “Stay-at-Home” order for the entire state starting Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. This order essentially commands residents to stay in their homes as the officials take measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Residents can still shop for groceries, put gas in their cars, take walks outside, and collect prescriptions from pharmacies. All local roads, including the interstate highways and tollways, will remain open to traffic, as well. Under the governor’s directive, schools will continue to be closed through Tuesday, April 7th. Schools will tentatively reopen Wednesday, April 8th, unless otherwise mandated by the governor, Illinois State Board of Education, or local health agencies. This mandated closure also extends the cancelling of all school activities and events, including sports, meetings, etc. Next week is our regularly planned spring break, and, therefore, most school functions were already scheduled to be off and district employees were to be given the time off. As a result, food services will not be available from March 21st through March 29th. Additionally, families and staff are strongly encouraged to take time for themselves as they normally would during spring break. If students or parents desire educational opportunities during their break, please check out the parent link on the district website for “Supplemental Educational Resources." After our scheduled spring break, the district is confident that it will be able to provide meals during the extended school closure. As arrangements are made, we will communicate the hours and distribution process for meals from March 30th through April 7th. We will also communicate further opportunities for students’ learning for March 31st through April 7th after the Illinois Board of Education provides clarity and direction. It is with the guidance and mandates of state officials that we work to ensure the safety and well-being of all members of the Bureau Valley family. We strongly encourage our population to follow the advice of officials in an effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus to get everyone back to school as soon as possible to continue our communities’ drive for Unity, Excellence, and Pride. Thank you for your continued support, flexibility, and patience. Sincerely, The Bureau Valley CUSD #340 Administrative Team
Bureau Valley is canceling school on Monday, March 16th due to recent developments related to the COVID-19 Virus. Our curbside lunch program will begin tomorrow, Monday, March 16th between 10:30 and noon at the designated sites. If you need any supplies from your student’s locker or medications, please call your child’s school to set up a time to pick up these items. We will continue to communicate regularly with updates as this situation remains fluid.
The governor's declaration to close schools through March 30th will have an impact on our schedule for extracurricular activities. Please be advised of the following: The BV Foundation Drawdown has been postponed until Saturday, May 9th. All sporting practices and competitions have been postponed or cancelled until further notice. The National Honor Society Induction Ceremony that was scheduled on Wednesday, March 18th has been postponed. The event will be rescheduled at a later date, if possible. The informational parent meeting about a Traditional-8 bell schedule that was planned for Wednesday, March 18th has been postponed. Your continued support, understanding, and flexibility is greatly appreciated as we work through this unprecedented situation.
March 13, 2020 - 5:30 p.m. Dear Bureau Valley Parents & Community, On Monday, March 16th Bureau Valley Schools will be in session. Students will be dismissed at 1:00 p.m. and all evening activities will be canceled. In preparation for the impending closure and the E-Learning program, student attendance is beneficial and needed to ensure Chromebooks, books, papers, and other materials can be distributed. Effective Tuesday, March 17th through Monday, March 30th, schools in Bureau Valley School District #340 will be closed, as ordered by the governor due to the emergency declaration in response to COVID-19. Schools will tentatively reopen Tuesday, March 31st, unless otherwise notified. During school closures, all activities (practices, competitions, clubs/organizations) are postponed or canceled. As we come together in times like this, we appreciate the support and flexibility of the Bureau Valley communities. Go Storm! Sincerely, Mr. Stabler, Superintendent
The BVHS Drama Department will present "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" at 6:00 pm on March 13th and 14th at the high school auditorium in Manlius. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors and can be purchased at the door. Pictured is William Gross, a sophomore who plays Claude Frollo and Claire Brousseau, a freshman who plays Quasimodo.
And the MVP from the 2020 FFA vs. Staff basketball game is MR. TRONE!!
Tonight's boys basketball game will be played in Prophetstown's new gym, which is located at 38 Ferry St.
Bureau Valley's Regan Cook won the Region #5 Poetry Out Loud contest. Congratulations to Regan, and we wish her the best of luck at the state competition in Springfield on March 2nd.
Congratulations to FFA members who placed at the Section 3 Proficiency contest. Tate Behrends, Bailey Broers, and Wyatt Wessel all earned 1st place honors and will advance to the District contest on March 4th.
In anticipation of inclement weather, all activities and practices scheduled for before school on Thursday, February 13th have been cancelled.
Good luck to Kristen Higgins at the IDTA State Finals competition on Friday, February 14th.
We would like to inform you that the Bureau Valley Manlius Campus went on a medical lockdown for a short time this morning while the Bureau County Sheriff’s K9 unit was in the building. All students remained in their classrooms and teachers continued their instruction. This process is part of an ongoing effort to ensure a safe, drug-free environment, which also includes academic curriculum that discusses healthy habits. We appreciate your support of the process and willingness to reinforce these messages at home.
The Bureau Valley Storm Boys Basketball team will play at Fulton High School tonight. Fulton will be hosting a "Yellow Out" for suicide awareness. All visiting fans are asked to wear yellow in support of the cause as the Fulton community mourns its loss.
Varsity and sophomore girls bus time for Monday, January 20th has been changed to 10:15 a.m. Sophomore games will be at 11:30 and 4. Varsity games are at 11:30 and 2:30.
The sophomore and varsity girls basketball games in Kewanee today (January 18th) have been CANCELLED. Games on Monday will be played as scheduled. The bus time will be 8:30 a.m.
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. At this time, the girls basketball bus will leave at 1:00 on Saturday to compete at Kewanee.
Due to forecasted inclement weather, the following has been changed: All Friday evening high school have been canceled. Tonight's home boys basketball vs. E-P has been postponed until Saturday, February 8th. Tonight's girls basketball games at Kewanee have been canceled.
Bureau Valley is selling t-shirts to raise funds for the World Wildlife Fund, which is assisting with the care of animals surviving the Australian wildfires. Please use the following web address to place your orders: https://bureauvalleyoneworld2020.itemorder.com/
All BVHS practices, games, and activities for Saturday, January 11th have been CANCELLED due to weather. The fresh/soph girls basketball tournament at Peoria Heights is CANCELLED.
Congratulations to the BVHS Illinois State Scholars: Trent DeVenney, Maggie Karraker, Caroline Konneck, and Katherine Monier.
What a wonderful Christmas music program performed by the BVHS band and choir!! Thanks for all the hard work that went into the event. Come see them perform again tomorrow (December 7th) at the Christmas Parade in Princeton.
The BVHS National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes are planning our 2nd annual Christmas Fun Day for Pre-K through 3rd graders on Sunday, December 15 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. at Bureau Valley High School. We are planning a "Grinch" theme! This is a FREE event and will include a movie, arts & crafts, games, snacks, & prizes. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BZkHsbbpwul-IvlNQ7EURHxFwiNG3new/view?usp=sharing
Join the Civics class for a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, November 16th at Bureau Valley High School. The event will run from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Join us at Bureau Valley High School for MEET THE STORM on Thursday, November 14th. Team meetings will begin at 6:00 p.m. with team introductions to follow at 6:30 p.m.
Good luck to BVHS students at ILMEA State competition at Augustana College on Saturday, November 9th. Performances will be at 4:00 and 6:30 p.m.
Bureau Valley High School would like to invite veterans & community members to the Veteran’s Day Program on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 8:30am. It will be held in the Bureau Valley High School Auditorium.
"Radium Girls," the 2019 BVHS fall play, will be this Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Please come enjoy the entertainment and support the Drama department.
All morning extracurricular activities (open gyms, practices, weights, meetings, etc.) that were scheduled at the Manlius campus for before school on Thursday, October 31st have been cancelled.
Bowling Night in Princeton, Nov 17th! Proceeds go to Ronald McDonald House! https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_7bFp0eq3O7OUhrMDhidm42WWhIeHBneXh5SjNZZmhPMmcw/view?usp=sharing
Holiday Fruit Fundraiser! The Home Ec Club and Renaissance Club are selling fruit until November 7th. Delivery will be the week of December 9th. Contact Tina Hufford at email@example.com. https://drive.google.com/file/d/17-B-B_1TDOxVEWRENL2NtYjARSbePCa2/view?usp=sharing
Veteran's Pancake Breakfast! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qVvgxjWseWxmZDKlT3f1dIpyTuRYWY1E/view?usp=sharing
Trent DeVenney of the Bureau Valley golf team is headed to state, and attached is a link to order a shirt in celebration of the 2019 golf team's successes. https://bvgolf19.itemorder.com/
This year’s fall play, “Radium Girls,” is only a few weeks away. Be sure to mark the evenings of November 1st and 2nd on your calendar.
Congratulations to the following state qualifiers for the ILMEA Band/Chorus contest: Izabel Wallace, Allison Larkin, Keegan Fargher, Cadence Kruse, Ben Roth, & Makayla Heller. They will compete at Augustana College on November 9th.
Congratulations to Trent DeVenney on qualifying for the IHSA State Golf Tournament. Trent’s sectional score of 84 punched his ticket to this Friday’s first round at Prairie Vista Golf Course in Bloomington. Good luck Trent and Coach Jack Gustafson!!!
Tonight’s homecoming festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. this evening. Kickoff for the football game will be at 7:00 p.m. Go Storm!!!
The Homecoming Parade is cancelled due to bad weather. The Pep Rally will begin at 6:30pm in the HS Gym.
The Bureau Valley High School Drama Department presents their fall play "Radium Girls" on Friday, November 1st and Saturday, November 2nd at 6:30 in the Auditorium in Manlius!
Congratulations to Storm golfers Trent DeVenney and Bryson Smith, who both advanced to the IHSA Golf Sectional in Freeport on Monday, October 14th. Good luck!!
Due to a change with officials, the kickoff time was bumped up an hour. Kickoff is now set for 10:00 a.m. The bus will depart at 7:30 a.m. from BVHS. Good luck Storm!!
The football game at Monmouth-Roseville will resume on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. The bus will depart BVHS at 8:30 a.m.
In an attempt to get the game in before inclement weather, the Varsity Football game at Monmouth-Roseville on Friday, September 27th has been changed to a 5:00 p.m. kickoff (rather than 7:00 p.m.). The bus will depart at 2:30 p.m.
School Picture Day is Wednesday, September 18th.
NHS Sub Sandwich Fundraiser is September 11 - September 25! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1s29nQT_G7jYAr_wP5PHPLmC4mUy9yJqz
HAT DAY - Wednesday, September 11th For a donation of as least $1, students and staff will be permitted to wear a hat throughout the school day this Wednesday. All money collected will be donated to the Manlius Fire/Ambulance departments.
Come cheer on Storm Varsity Football tomorrow night at 7:00pm in Manlius as they take on the Hall Red Devils! Now that construction is finished, please enter through the gate near the concession stand! Please remember the following rules: No outside beverages are allowed inside the football field. No pets are allowed unless they are service dogs wearing marked vests. No smoking/vaping is allowed on school grounds. Our BV JFL players will be recognized at half time! Bring your family for an evening of fun!
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.
Welcome to the 2019-20 BVHS School Year! BVHS main entrance doors will open at 7:15 and breakfast will be served. The day will then begin with a short assembly in the auditorium at 8:00 that will be followed by homeroom and a modified 2:00 dismissal schedule.
7 days until the 1st day of school! A few notes: - All 9-12 students must enter through the main BVHS entrance. - Doors will open at 7:15 a.m. all school year. - To accommodate buses, student drop offs may wish to use the East entrance to the parking lot.
Manlius Backpack Night is August 15th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. An opportunity to organize lockers, walk through classrooms, and see teachers.
BVHS Band Camp Dates: August 5 & 6 = 9:00-11:00 a.m. August 12, 13, & 14 = 12:00-2:00 p.m. Arrive on time at the doors nearest the band room to meet Mr. Gehm.
Football camp times have changed for tonight (7/18/19): 6:30pm - 8:00pm due to the heat.
2019 Off Season Football Schedule and Camp Form https://drive.google.com/open?id=1y8HRetTaZdeTHD019iRd2X_8x3PNUkL1
Football players and parents: Come meet Coach Pistole! There will be a meeting at BVHS on July 2nd at 6:30pm in the auditorium.
Please note: There is a new OFFICIAL Bureau Valley High School Facebook page! The new official page has the BV Storm Logo as the profile picture. Make sure to "Like" the page to receive important information!
REMINDER:Tuesday,May 21st--Sport Physical Clinic at BVHS, physicals start at 4:30pm. Incoming Grades of 5,7,8,10,11,& 12. Cost for the physical is $10. Students may sign up and receive a packet in the office which can be filled out ahead of time to speed the process.
2019 Baccalaureate @ BVHS will be at 3 pm this Sunday May 12. Please come support our Senior Graduates!
The BVHS Girls Conference Track meet scheduled for tonight, at Sherrard, has been moved to Friday, 5-3-19.
The Boy/Girl Track Brockman Invite @ Kewanee scheduled for tonight, 4-30-19, has been cancelled. Make up date TBD. Track practice will be after school.
All Baseball & Softball Games, scheduled for today, 4-29-19, with Hall, Home and Away, Have been Cancelled
The BVHS Baseball & Softball Games scheduled today, 4-17-19 at Milledgeville have been CANCELLED. Also on Monday 4-22-19, all Baseball/Softball Games (away & home) with Amboy have been CANCELLED.
The BVHS Fr/So Baseball and Softball games scheduled for today 4-16-19 at BVHS have been CANCELLED. Both teams will practice today after school.
PLEASE NOTE BVHS BASEBALL/SOFTBALL FOR TODAY, April 15th (No home games today) VARSITY BASEBALL AND VARSITY SOFTBALL AND FR/SO SOFTBALL ALL at PROPHETSTOWN FR/SO BASEBALL ONLY will be at ERIE ALL GAMES AT 4:30PM
BVHS Varsity Baseball and Softball games scheduled for today, April 10th, have been CANCELLED
Good luck to all Storm Students taking the PSAT/SAT today. Aim for a personal best, nothing more. Realize that this is but one moment in time and you are much more than a test score. Believe in yourself and support each other no matter what...I know I do!
BVHS Fr/So Baseball @ St. Bede today 4/5/19 is cancelled. The VAR Softball is STILL ON at St. Bede. BVHS VAR Baseball & Fr/So Softball is still ON at HOME.
All Bureau Valley High School Home and Away Baseball and Softball Games have been cancelled for today 4/4/19
The Bureau Valley High School Girls Track Meet at Princeton for today April 4th, has been Cancelled.
Soph Baseball Game back on at BVHS against Princeton today 3/25/19! Sorry for confusion we are working hard and game will happen. Play Ball!
Soph Baseball at BVHS vs. Princeton is cancelled today 3/25/19. Varsity BB/SB and Soph SB at Princeton still on so far. Stay tuned...
BVHS Varsity Baseball At St. Bede Today 4:30 BVHS Varsity Softball At BVHS (Home)today 4:30 NO BV Fr/So Baseball or Fr/So Softball Today
All BVHS Baseball/Softball games scheduled for today, 3/20/19, have been cancelled
All Baseball & Softball Games scheduled for today, 3/19/19 , Have been Cancelled!!
BVHS Baseball and Softball (Varsity and Soph) scheduled for today (3/18/19) has been cancelled.
All BVHS Baseball and Softball games scheduled for 3/13, 3/14 and 3/15 have been cancelled.
BVHS Drama department James and the Giant Peach! March 8th and 9th at 6:00pm in the BVHS auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at the door. $10 for adults; $7 for students; Pre-K children are free! Doors open at 5:15 and we hope to see you there!
Storm Advances to Sectional Championship! Friday, March 1st, the Storm will play at 7pm at Riverdale!