Boiler Buzz - November 2019

Happy Holidays Boilers!

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From the Director of Communications

From the Director of Communications:


Can you believe it’s already December? Time has flown by, but we are excited and ready to finish the semester strong. There were a lot of positive things going on this month, and we have some amazing things coming up that we can’t wait to share with all of you. Happy Holiday Season Boilers!

In this edition of Boiler Buzz you will find:

· The end of semester plans

· Exciting Goal 4 advancements

· Our fall sports wrap-up

· & so much more!

If you have any questions or comments, please email me at

Thank you, and enjoy!

Callie Kant

Director of Communications and Community Engagement

End of Semester Plans

Below are important dates regarding the final days of school for the semester.

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BBCHS Theatre Program Performed Classical Musical: The Sound of Music

This year, BBCHS theatre director David Morgan chose a more traditional piece to bring to life for the fall musical. The Sound of Music is a beautiful and heartwarming story that follows Maria, a nun who becomes a governess in the Von Trapp family and brings love, warmth, and the love of music into the home.

Mr. Morgan and the cast really wanted to lean into the historic background of this story and put on an amazing performance while also focusing on the significance of that time period. The Daily Journal writes, “Of course, at the end of the day, the show does more than teach, it entertains, and it does so extremely well between its musical numbers, choreography and creative stage arrangements.”

Read the entire well written article by the Daily Journal here:

Check out a few of the photos below to see a few beautiful moments captured.

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Fall Sports Wrap-Up

Our fall sports teams have wrapped up and our winter sports are in full swing. That being said, we want to give you a little wrap up of how things ended for our fall teams.

Football finished with a SWSC win at Carl Sandburg HS to finish the year 4-5.

Tennis qualified two girls for the state finals – Mia Schwada and Harley Ondo.

Girls swim has several young talented swimmers and wrapped up their season with swim sectionals at Lincoln Way Central High School.

Elizabeth Noble qualified for state in diving and placed 28th out of 48.

Volleyball won the SWSC Red Division and played for a regional championship against a highly ranked team, Minooka. Mallory Januski, a Valpo commit, was named player of the year for the SWSC Red Division.

Cross Country had another successful season, and Jacob Fritz qualified for the state meet!

Way to work hard Boilers! We can’t wait to continue to update you in the coming months about our Winter athletic teams!

Boiler Creations is BACK for the Holiday Season!

The holidays are here, and Boiler Creations is ready to help you get ready for the most wonderful time of the year! Boiler Creations is a student run business in our Community Based Instruction Program. The students design, create, and sell all of their products in their classroom here at BBCHS.

This season they are selling:

Greetings Cards: 1 for $2 or 10 for $12

Gift Tags: 1 for 75 cents or 10 for $5,

Gift Card Holders: 1 for $2 or 5 for $8

All orders can be placed through the following link by December 15th:


Scan the QR code using your phone camera. Just point the camera at the code and a link will pop up on the screen!

Orders will be packaged and mailed (ANYWHERE) or delivered locally by December 15th. They accept cash or check, written out to BBCHS. Students will also be at the Bradley PTA Craft Show on December 14th at Bradley East Elementary!

Please contact Mrs. Bess at with any questions.

In the spirit of giving, these students have also decided to give back with their proceeds. A portion of their funds will be donated to Helping Hands, as well as other random acts of kindness around the building this month.

Thank you all for your support of Boiler Creations and BBCHS!

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Community Barber Shop Gives IGNITE Students Fresh Haircuts

Urban Barbershop, located in the Majestic Theater in Kankakee gave a few of the young men in our IGNITE program some fresh new cuts and styles. IGNITE stands for Individuals Gaining New Independent Transition Experiences. This is a program that started in 2015 for young adults ages 18-22 enrolled in special education at BBCHS. The goal of this program is to increase independence and gain experiences in the areas of employment, independent living, and socialization. There are dozens of businesses across the community that partner with IGNITE to give these individuals amazing experiences. Not only do we want to thank Urban Barbershop but also recognize the countless other businesses in our area for helping build up the confidence in these great people.

Girls Advanced Health and Wellness Explore Local Fitness Options

A few weeks ago our girls Advanced Health and Wellness class had the opportunity to explore a few of the fitness options available in our very own community. The goal of this field trip was to empower students to feel confident exploring different fitness center options and realizing there is a variety of different ways to stay healthy. Each facility took the time to show our students what they do and discuss how their facility aims to help improve mental health, empower clients to realize personal strength, and goal set to improve personal fitness.

Goal 4 of our strategic plan is Family and Community Partnerships. We want our students to experience all the opportunities in their very own backyard. Advanced Health and Wellness teacher Katie Lindo reported just how impactful this trip was for many of her students. Seeing different businesses offer unique styles of fitness encouraged and inspired many of them to continue to explore their options and discover what type of physical activity they love the most.

To the Bradley-Bourbonnais community, thank you for opening your doors to us and educating our students. Opportunities such as this one are more impactful than often realized.

Thank you!

Constancy Fitness

Fitness Premier Bourbonnais

Barefoot Yoga Loft

Fit Body U

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Men's Advanced Health and Wellness Fundraise for No Shave November

No Shave November is a recent trend that has become increasingly popular over the last few years. Originally, no shave November started as a way to advocate for men’s health care, specifically cancer screenings. As a part of the men’s advanced health and wellness class, one of the outcomes is for students to advocate for a cause that is meaningful to them.

Being that this outcome falls during the month of November, it was a perfect opportunity for our students. For an entire week, a table was set up in the lobby for students to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win an opportunity to give a staff member a facial hair style of their choice. All of the funds raised will be donated to cancer research.

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CSL Supports Ironclad Robotics

Over the past few years CSL Behring has been a tremendous support to our Ironclad Robotics Team. Representatives from CSL stopped by a few weeks ago to present students with a $1,500 check to support Ironclad, their hard work, and their visions for the future. This partnership is inspiring and exciting for many students because they look to CSL as a potential employer.

CSL, THANK YOU for all you continue to do for our students and our community.

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Signing Day @ BBCHS

The Athletic Department held an official signing day to recognize and congratulate these athletes who have committed to colleges and universities around the nation. Congrats to all of these athletes for all their hard work; go make us proud!

Trent Spoon, Maryville University Baseball

Michael Freitas, Olivet Nazarene University Baseball

Mallory Januski, Valparaiso University Volleyball

Evey Evans, University of Illinois Springfield Basketball and Softball

Arianna Lombardi, Illinois State University Soccer

Alex Rodriguez, Valparaiso University Baseball

Support BBCHS Class Fundraisers!

Freshman Class

Nothing Bundt Cakes has partnered with the freshman class for their Christmas Fundraiser! There is no better time than the holidays for some delicious cake! BBCHS will receive 15% of all orders placed.

Orders can be placed between now and December 9th.

Order forms can be found outside Ms. Soosh’s room or attached to this newsletter.

All order forms can be turned into Ms. Soosh, Ms. Sylvester, or turned into the main office.

Order pickup will be on Thursday, December 19 from 11:00am-3:20pm. Any orders not picked up will not be refunded or replaced.

Checks can be made out to Nothing Bundt Cakes.

Please contact Mrs. Soosh ( or Mrs. Sylvester ( with any further questions!

Sophomore Class

The Academic Foundation and the Sophomore class have organized a shoe drive that benefits micro-enterprises in developing countries and raises funds for both of the organizations involved.

If you have any new or gently used shoes laying around at home and would be willing to bring them in, we will gladly take them off your hands! You can deliver the shoes to the large box in the Boiler room.

The sophomore class is also selling BBCHS Love Your Melon beanies. A cuffed beanie costs $30 and a pom beanie costs $45. Sophomores can order using the BBCHS Voting Class of 2022 Google Classroom. For those who have already ordered a beanie, they will be arriving soon!

Important Upcoming Dates

  • December 4: Late Start Day
  • December 11-13: Winter Sports Festival
  • December 20: End of Semester
  • January 6: School Resumes

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