BHMS Parent Update

January 2019

Important Dates

January 7- MATH MAP Testing

January 8- MS Variety Show Auditions 2:45-4:15pm

January 13th: Erin’s Law Presentation 8th grade ELA classes

January 13- Board Meeting

January 14- ELA MAP Testing Window

January 14th: Erin’s Law Presentation 7th grade ELA classes

January 15th: Erin’s Law Presentation 6th grade ELA classes

January 16 Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee PRESENTATION Parent Involvement Night Noche de participación de padres

January 16 African American Parent Advisory Committee.7pm

January 17th: Erin Law’s Presentation 5th grade math classes

January 17-MS Variety Show 7-8PM

January 17-Early Release

January 20- NO SCHOOL- Martin Luther King Day

January 22- Student Leadership Board volunteers at Community Care Center volunteers at Community Care Center

January 24- PTO Glow Bingo

January 27- Citizens Advisory Committee


Visit our website to view more Calendar of Events

MAP testing

We will be taking our winter benchmark assessment using NWEA MAP testing in January. We will focused on the following tests during the following weeks.


Math: Week of January 6th

ELA: Week of January 14th

Erin's Law Presentations

Erin’s Law (Public Act 96-1524) mandates that all public schools in Illinois implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program, which teaches students age-appropriate techniques to recognize child sexual abuse and to tell a trusted adult. Therefore, the Big Hollow Middle School mental health team, consisting of the school social worker, school psychologist, and school counselor, will be presenting on this topic.


The “Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Education” explains what sexual assault is, what to do if you or someone you know is sexually assaulted, bystander intervention, healthy relationships, and the dangers of “sexting”. It also gives students the opportunity to ask questions they may have regarding sexual assault.


The school presentations will take place January 13th through January 17th. Students will attend the presentation on one of these days during their one of their classes, in either math (5th grade) or ELA (6th - 8th grade). If you have any questions regarding the presentation, please feel free to contact one of our mental health team members (contact information below).


If you do not want your child(ren) to participate in the presentations, please email Cori Dudakiw-Warrick, social worker, at coriwarrick@bighollow.us with the subject line Erin’s Law Presentation by Sunday, January 12th.

8th Grade Parents: IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Grant will be hosting their Eighth Grade Enrollment Night on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Grant High School. The start time is 6pm and it is very important that you and your child attend.


Here is the agenda as follows:


6pm-6:50pm- Parents are required to bring a certified birth certificate of their freshman student for verification purposes. PLEASE note hospital certificates or copies are not accepted. Also, parents are to complete and return the Internet Access Form asn the Student Demographic Information Form. Parents will pick up another information packet that evening.


6pm-6:50pm- Teachers of Elective Courses, Activity Sponsors, and Athletic Coaches will be available to meet students and parents, to answer any questions regarding their area of interest, and to create a list of interested students for future contact.


6pm-6:50pm- Students will need to have their picture taken for their 2020-21 student ID card. This will be taking place in the west gym.


7pm-8pm- Meetings with the administration and counselors.



It is extremely important that you attend. Failure to attend will not only delay the enrollment process, but may prohibit students from receiving their courses of preference for the coming school year.


If you have questions please reach out to Grant Community High School