Publication of Baugo Community Schools: Spring 2020
Superintendent's Message: Unprecedented Times
Essential Functions Continue during Pandemic
Drivers Ready the Fleet for Fall
Our drivers returned to campus in mid May to thoroughly clean and repair the Baugo Bus fleet. They are making sure the buses are ready for state inspections that ensure we are safe to transport students. Drivers miss the students and are all looking forward to seeing them again in the fall. Drivers encourage students to stay safe this summer.
Weekly Meal Prep
Jimtown North Meal Distribution
Employees man one of two meal sites in April for Thursday meal pack distribution days
Meal Pack Building in April
Classified staff help build five day meal packs
March satellite food distribution
School counselors step in to help feed our students
Jimtown High School offers Virtual Summer School Enrollment closes June 5th
The Class of 2020
Back Row (from left): Schwinn, Coble, Flora, Lovely, Harris, Justice, Smith and Gordy
Front row: Vega and Turpin
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From the left
Row 2: Blough, Coble, Reaves, Track, Flora, Gordy and Smith
Row 3: Lovely, Vega, Camp, Skibbe, Harris and Brothers
Senior Football Recognition Awards (Laying Down-Snyder, Kneeling L/R-Campbell, Washington, Cortez, Pratt, Zelaya, Standing L/R-Garretson, Whitman, Werts, Pletcher, Svetenoff, Nunez, Lange, Koets, Schneider, Coble, Cassidy, Havens)
DECA Award Recipients (Koets, Crocker and Eaton)
Homecoming Queen Fiona Newcomer with escort and cousin Preston Phillips
Seniors Cheering on a Friday Night
Senior Fall Cheerleaders (L/R Crocker, Morales, Carter, Farrell, Baird, Weesner)
Senior DECA State award winners (Back: Coble, Taber, Wort Brothers. Front: Farrell, Gordy, Thomas, Lawson)
The 1929 Gym Repairs Begin
Jimtown Intermediate is Going to the Dogs
Back in March, we presented an idea to BCS school board that was completely out of the box. We wanted to introduce a therapy dog at Jimtown Intermediate. We were able to procure a grant for funding and have started the process in partnership with Top Notch Service Dogs to acquire a puppy who will be trained as a therapy dog and utilized at Jimtown Intermediate. We are so excited about this project!! Cambria Schwartz presents to the board her essay on utilizing a therapy dog.
Jimtown Prepares for the Triumphant Return of High School Athletics
July 1 is the target date. Nothing is guaranteed yet. Jimtown will be following the leadership of Governor Holcomb, the IHSAA, the NFHS, the CDC and our local health authorities. If everything stays on track, summer conditioning will return by July 1.
We understand and are appreciative of the fact that the Baugo students and parents are so passionate about school-sponsored athletics and activities. With this in mind, we will add safety protocols, sanitation and disinfecting practices and other social distancing plans to keep our athletes as safe as possible. Education regarding healthy behavioral practices for the athletes must certainly be part of the plan.
Keep a good thought, stay safe and hopefully we will see all of you at Sharpe Stadium on August 23rd when we are scheduled to host the Northwood Panthers.
From Jimtown High School
Greetings from the high school! With approximately two weeks left in the school year, we want to tell you just how proud we are of our students, parents, and school staff of Jimtown High School. Together, we have experienced and battled an adversary unlike any we have dealt with in our lifetime. As we begin to wind down the school year, please join us in giving a big shout out to our senior class. For the past couple of years, during the spring semester, we have asked our senior classes to remain focused on the goal and “land this plane”. We are happy to inform you that on July 11th, at Sharpe Stadium, we can all celebrate with the Class of 2020 as they get the much opportunity to officially “land the plane” as they participate in their much anticipated graduation ceremony. Congratulations to our seniors.
The Class of 2020 will participate in a senior parade caravan that will drive through our community. The caravan will consists of one vehicle per graduate. Parents are encouraged to drive their senior in the parade. The event will occur at 5:30pm on June 6th. Parade routes will be published on the Jimtown High School Facebook page and on Twitter @JimtownHigh.
With the ending of any school year comes a certain amount of housekeeping as we close one year and begin to prepare for the next. That being said, we want to announce that we have set aside two days for collecting every student's chromebooks with chargers and any textbooks that they may still have, Wednesday, June 3rd from 10:00 to 4:00 pm and Thursday, June 4th from 12:00 to 7:00 pm. Please bring these items into the office for collection. Students may also collect any personal items that may still be in their lockers during this time. Please come into the office at which time you will be allowed to go to your lockers, in limited numbers, as we continue to honor social distancing practices.
To each of our student’s, we want to end by saying thank you for all you have done to get through a moment in time we will not soon forget. Congratulations and we can’t wait to greet you all back here in August, walking through the hallways of Jimtown High School, ready to take on the challenges of a new year.
Calling all Kindergartners: Round-up at JES
Jimtown Elementary will be hosting Kindergarten Round-up on June 9 and 10. The round-up will be held at the Elementary School from 12:00-6:00 on Tuesday, June 9 and from 10:00-5:00 on Wednesday, June 10. Enter through the main doors. As a safety precaution, students will not be moving through screening stations like we traditionally do, but rather meeting with the principal and one of the Kindergarten teachers for about 10 minutes. A short screening of basic skills will be included. Please have all of your paperwork filled out in advance. These packets are available on our website: baugo.org or they can be picked up outside of the front doors at the Elementary. To limit the number of families who are in the building at any one time, please sign up for a time slot on our website (or email Mr. Deak, the principal, at email@example.com) Also, to keep your child safe, staff will be practicing social distancing and will be wearing face masks upon parent request. While this is not the way we were hoping to “Welcome” our brand new Kindergartners to Jimtown, we look forward to meeting our next group of Jimmies and we are putting plans in place to make the next school year a great year. Hope to see you there!
From Jimtown Junior High
Junior high was no doubt a journey. In 7th grade, it was a step into new territory, a run forward when you had just mastered walking. That was the year of discovery, with new opportunities opening up, and new experiences to gain. Your 8th grade year began with the subtle realization that you were now the leaders and concluded with the development of new goals and ambitions for your first year of high school. While the year did not end the way we wanted, you took chances and experienced changes; chances personally setting higher goals and standards in life; chances academically with grades and extracurriculars, and chances socially with branching out and creating new friendships and stronger bonds. You have experienced true achievement. The staff here at Jimtown Junior high wishes you the best of luck in your future endeavors, and while this chapter is ending, you are more than ready to begin the next.