October Updates for BRIJHS
October 3, 2021
Homecoming week is October 11-15th. It will look a little different this year for BRIJHS, but we will still participate in the dress up days for the week. The daily theme should be announced soon. The parade is at 6 pm on Wednesday, October 13. The football game is Friday, October 15, at 7 pm. We hope to see many fans that night!
Student Council has been making plans for the year and is excited to kick off their fundraiser for the year with Fannie Mae candy. The entire Jr. High is encouraged to sell as the money directly benefits the student body. And they are even more excited to plan the first school dance in a year and a half! All dances are only open to 7th and 8th graders that currently attend BRIJHS. If you would like to chaperone, please contact Andrea Weedman.
Our second annual Read-A-Thon will begin October 18. Students in grades 4-8 will have an opportunity to earn prizes for reading and raise money for PBIS. Thank you to Baum, Heartland Bank, and ADM Grain for being corporate sponsors!
Information will come home soon as to how 4th-6th graders will celebrate Halloween.
On October 18, all students will have presentations aimed at preventing bullying. This is a Tier 1 intervention to help make BRIJHS the best school possible.
Thank you for letting us work with your children every day,
4: Girls’ BBallvs. St. Malachy, 5:30 p.m.
5: Girls’ BBall @ Argenta-Oreana, 6 p.m.
Fannie Mae Candy Sales begin
8: Teacher Institute Day-No School
11: Columbus Day-NO SCHOOL
12: Girls’ Basketball @ Lexington, 5:30 p.m.
13: Garden Club, 3:15-4:15
14: Girls’ Basketball vs. Fisher, 5:30 p.m.
15: End of 1st Quarter
Q1 PBIS Reward Day
18: Bullying Prevention Present. for Grades 4-8
Girls’ Basketball vs. LeRoy, 5:30 p.m.
Boys’ Basketball Practice Begins
19: Girls’ Basketball @ Deland, 5:30 p.m.
20: BOE Meeting @HS Library, 7:00 p.m.
21: P/T Conferences 3:30pm-6:45 p.m.
Girls’ Bball vs. Corpus Christi, 5:30 p.m.
25: Girls’ Bball @ Ridgeview, 5:30 p.m.
26: P/T Conferences 3:30pm-6:45 p.m.
Girls’ Basketball @ Epiphany, 5:30 p.m.
28: Girls’ Basketball vs. Tri-Valley, 5:30 p.m.
29: Report Cards Go Home
7th and 8th grade DANCE-6-8 pm!
Boys' Basketball practice will begin October 18. Students will sign up in PE if they are interested. It is open to 7th-8th graders. If we have openings, 6th graders may be allowed to try out for the team.
We are still hiring!
If you or someone you know is looking for work, we have positions open. As a district, we are currently looking for:
- Bus Drivers
- Substitute Bus Drivers
- Bus Aides
- Substitute Teachers
- Spanish Teacher
Please contact me if you are interested in applying.
Click the link below to find the lunch menu:
Our Garden Club has been hard at work.
After School STEM Club for girls
The program will last from 3:15-4:15. It is free and we encourage all girls to sign up. Permission slips went home. If you have any questions, you may also email or call Audra Cottrell at email@example.com or 217.725.3700.
This is a free program and we have plenty of room! You can also call me if you have questions or want to sign your daughter up.
KOTRT: Knights of the Round Table
All of the adults in the building have a small group of students that we meet with for an hour once a month. There are about 2 students from each grade level in each group. This allows for students to get to meet other students, work on specific skills, and get to know staff better as well. In addition, each student has a buddy within the group. An older student is partnered with a younger student for certain activities we do.
Our first session included a circle, a getting to know you activity, and charades. We also named our groups.
Here is a picture of my group!
The Green Bean Giants!
One part of this program is our Certificates of Valor. These are positive behavior referrals. If your child brings one home, we hope that it makes in on the fridge and is celebrated!