Boiler Buzz - January 2020

Spring Semester is in Full Swing!

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From the Director of Communications

It is hard to believe that we are already one month into 2020. January was a great month at BBCHS, and we are already excited for the rest of the spring semester to unfold.


If you have any questions or comments, please email me at ckant@bbchs.org. I would love to hear from you!


Thank you, and enjoy!


Callie Kant

Director of Communications and Community Engagement

BBCHS Showcase

Welcome BBCHS Class of 2024!


BBCHS Showcase is an annual event in which we invite current 8th grade students and their families to explore what BBCHS has to offer. We are so proud of all of our different course offerings, unique clubs and organizations, and competitive athletic teams. We truly believe there is something here for everyone. We hope this night helped future students get excited about entering our building as Boilermakers in the fall.


Thank you to everyone who joined us and everyone who made this night a success!

5 Essentials Survey

The 5-Essentials survey allows students, staff, and parents to provide us with feedback in order to help us understand the conditions at BBCHS and provide a guide to improvement in the future. The survey is administered by the University of Chicago. Therefore, your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. Please review the attached document and video for more in-depth information. We need 20% parent participation to receive data from the state. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to help make us better!


Link to the survey

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BBCHS 5 Essentials Parent Survey 2020

AP Rally - Accept the Challenge

Advanced Placement coursework is something we pride ourselves in here at BBCHS. In the last 7 years, we have become the most comprehensive Advanced Placement school in Kankakee County. Year after year we encourage students to sign up for AP classes because we believe it is one way students help themselves prepare for life outside of BBCHS.


In January, we held an AP Rally, a time where students were invited to learn about how AP courses can help them meet their college, career, and life readiness goals. Students heard from teachers and current AP students about the academic, social-emotional, and financial benefits of taking an AP course. We invited them to accept the challenge and live outside of their comfort zone.

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Music Students Head to All-State

A few days ago ten of our music students boarded a bus and headed to the 2020 ILMEA All-State Music Festival in Peoria.


These students put in hours, days, and months of practice and auditions to be chosen as the top music students in the state of Illinois. Being invited to the All-State Music Festival is an honor that high school students across the state strive to achieve. Congratulations Boilers! You always make us proud.


Jordan Garbaciak-Oboe-Honors Orchestra

Sarah Houriban-Clarinet-Honors Orchestra

Thomas Musgrave-Violin-Honors Orchestra


Gianna Kohl-Alto 1-Honors Chorus

Isaac Fabbro-Tenor 2-Honors Chorus

Nathaniel Nepomuceno-Tenor 2-Honors Chorus

Caleb Ozee-Tenor 1-Honors Chorus

Caitlyn Ozee-Soprano 1-Honors Chorus

Anthony Proce-Bass 2-All State Chorus

Abery Waller-Alto 2-All State Chorus

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French Club Feature

We love featuring different clubs and activities to let the community know what is going on in our building outside the classroom setting. This month our French Club met to play board games together and meet new friends while doing so. Games such as Paris Metro, Mille Bornes, Guillotine, and Heads-up were used as a unique and fun tool to help these students practice the language.

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Board President Named Director-at-Large for the IASB Three Rivers Division

We are pleased to announce that school board member, Dr. Justin Caldwell, has been named as the newest Director-at-Large for the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) Three Rivers Division. Dr. Caldwell is currently the Board President at Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School District 307. He holds a Doctorate degree in Ethical Educational Leadership and is very passionate about helping others in the education arena. Dr. Caldwell has spent the past 11 years serving students in the education field. He served 7 years on the Bradley Elementary #61 school board and is in his fourth year on the BBCHS school board. Dr. Caldwell is employed by Riverside Medical Center as the Director of WorkForce Health and also is an Adjunct Professor for Governors State University and Olivet Nazarene University. We want to take this moment to say congratulations to Justin for all his accomplishments!

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Important Upcoming Dates

  • February 10 - Board Meeting
  • February 11 - Pizza Wars
  • February 12 - Late Start Day
  • February 17 - Presidents’ Day - No School
  • February 26 - Late Start Day

Bradley-Boubonnais Community High School District 307

Empowering Students on Their Pathway to Success