January Newsletter

Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope you and your students are experiencing a positive start to the second half of the 2018-19 school year! We are very excited to start the second semester, and we are genuinely looking forward to amazing and remarkable accomplishments students will achieve.

Bloom High School thanks all of our parents, guardians, family and community members, and especially our students for a successful first semester. Parents, guardians, family and community members play an essential role in the success of students. We truly value all of your expertise and willingness to support Bloom High School and District 206. Many of you graduated from Bloom and have family members older children who have graduated from Bloom High School. The legacy and tradition of Bloom is one that is rich and stands apart from any other school in the state of Illinois! Last school year, the Class of 2018 accumulated 16 million dollars in scholarships, and we were over the state average for high school graduates, with a graduation rate of 86%. Our graduates enrolled in colleges and universities throughout the country, enlisted to serve in the armed services, or pursued the career track. This incredible accomplishment should not be overlooked, as it was all made possible because of the partnerships between teachers, parents, school board members, administrators, and community members.

The 2018-19 school year has been an exciting and busy year thus far. The opening of the beautiful football field and track at Sarf Field, the ABC Flyover, the District 206 band participating in the Thanksgiving Day Parade were exciting events for all of us! The Bloom Drama Club's fall play production of "Elf Jr.," the band and show choir performing at the Sister Cities Festival is not just a tradition but an excellent time to watch our students shine. Over 200 students attended a performance of Hamilton, the Musical at the CICB Theater in Chicago and several students were able to perform on stage and meet the cast. These are just a few of the many fantastic things that happened at Bloom High School this school year.

The partnerships Bloom School District 206 has developed with Prairie State College and the community are definitely paying off. Just recently, Bloom High School had 12 students graduate from the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program from Prairie State College. These graduates are now certified to pursue a job as a CNA, many of which have decided to continue their pursuit to become registered nurses. On November 29th, Student Council hosted the first ever Community Cares Fair in the fieldhouse. Bloom students were able to get information from various organizations and learn how they can volunteer in their community. It was an excellent experience and please be on the lookout for student volunteers in your area soon!

I want to encourage all parents and guardians to please view the Bloom High School website, like us on Facebook, and follow me and our superintendent, Dr. Navarre at @principalsavage and @drnavarre. I also want to encourage all parents to complete the 5 Essentials Survey, which can be found at the bottom of this newsletter or on Bloom's website. We are currently at 5 % completion, and we need at least 25% of parents and guardians to complete the survey. All you need is an active email address. Please consider coming out to the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) meetings as well as the various meetings will be hosting for parents this semester, such as Junior Parent Night and Parent Connections events. Please feel free to contact me or any member of the Bloom faculty if you ever need assistance or have questions about your child's success at Bloom High School. Have a wonderful second semester.

Yours in service,

Mr. Scott Savage

Important Dates

1/21 - Martin Luther King Day, No School

1/26 - 8th Grade Placement Testing, Bloom High School

1/30 - Early Release @ 12:20 pm

2/1- No School; Institute Day

2/5 - College and Career Fair

2/8 - Parent Connections Event, Bloom High School @ 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm - Parents and ESSA

2/11 - District 206 School Board Meeting, 6 pm

2/13 - Early Release @ 12:20 pm

2/14 - Parent Teacher Conference; Valentine's Day

2/15 - Non-Attendance Day

2/18 - President's Day - No School

2/27 - Early Release @ 12:20 pm

3/1 - Parent Connections Event - The Scholarshop Mom - Parents will learn how to help students get scholarships for college.

3/14 - 8th Grade Open House, 6pm

Important Message ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act)