🎓✨ School's Out! 🚸☀️ As we say goodbye to this academic year, D87 5th-graders are preparing for their next adventure, becoming Knights at BJHS! A few highlights from their last days of being in elementary school range from Mrs. Shook reminding students of their value (and one lucky Tiger🐅 walked away with a $20!) to Dr. LaFrance's excitement of the Owls going off to new beginnings and Mr. Freeman celebrating all the Wolf achievements and successes in 5th-grade (as well as presenting some BHS seniors/former Wolves scholarships)! Wishing all our students a fantastic summer break! See you next August! ☀️🎈 #SchoolsOutForSummer #5thGraders #SummerHereWeCome #BJHSBound #WeAreD87 🎓✨ ¡Se acabó la escuela! 🚸☀️ Mientras nos despedimos de este año académico, los estudiantes de quinto grado del D87 se están preparando para su próxima aventura: ¡convertirse en Caballeros de BJHS! Algunos momentos destacados de sus últimos días en la escuela primaria van desde la Sra. Shook recordando a los estudiantes su valor (¡y un tigre afortunado se llevó $20!) hasta el entusiasmo del Dr. LaFrance por los búhos que partían hacia nuevos comienzos y el Sr. ¡Freeman celebra todos los logros y éxitos de Wolf en quinto grado (además de presentar algunas becas para estudiantes del último año de BHS/ex Wolves)! ¡Les deseamos a todos nuestros estudiantes unas fantásticas vacaciones de verano! ¡Nos vemos el próximo agosto! ☀️🎈 #EscuelasFueraParaElVerano #Estudiantesde5togrado #VeranoAquíVamos #BJHSBound #WeAreD87
3 days ago, District 87
Stevenson student recieving 20 dollars
Principal talking to students
Washington 5th graders giving a speech
Stevenson 5th graders
2 Oakland 5th graders
Stevenson 5 graders
Washington 5th graders
Oakland 5th grader shaking hands with teacher
Washington BHS seniors
🍔🌞 7th-Grade Last Day Cookout! 🌭🎉What better way to kick off summer vacation than with a cookout? 🎓➡️☀️ Hats off to an amazing school year and an even more awesome start to the summer. Here's to good food, great friends, and endless summer adventures! 🕶️🍉 #LastDayCookout #SummerVacation #7thGradeFarewell #HelloSumme #WeAreD87 🍔🌞 ¡Cocina al aire libre del último día de séptimo grado! 🌭🎉 ¿Qué mejor manera de empezar las vacaciones de verano que con una comida al aire libre? 🎓➡️☀️ Felicitaciones a un año escolar increíble y un comienzo de verano aún más increíble. ¡Brindemos por la buena comida, los grandes amigos y las infinitas aventuras de verano! 🕶️🍉 #LastDayCookout #SummerVacation #7thGradeFarewell #HelloSumme #WeAreD87
3 days ago, District 87
7th grade cookout
7th grade cookout
7th grade cookout
7th grade cookout
🏁💨 BJHS 8th-Graders Conclude Semester with a Blast! 🚗🎓 In Mr. Platt's 3D Design and Engineering class, students created their own air-powered dragster cars, from technical drawings to design to 3D printing. They tested aerodynamics in a wind tunnel, leading up to a race tournament, long-distance trial, and a design contest. 🌬️🏆 Thanks to Beyond the Books for the vital equipment for our young innovators! 🙌📚 And congrats to the dragster winners in Speed, Distance, and Design categories! #BJHSEngineering #STEMEducation #SupportingEducation #WeAreD87 🏁💨¡Los estudiantes de BJHS de 8vo-Grado concluyeron el Semestre con mucha Diversión!🚗🎓 En la clase del Sr Platt de Diseño e Ingeniería, los estudiantes crearon sus propios carros dragster impulsados por aire, desde los dibujos técnicos hasta el diseño en impresión 3D. Probaron la aerodinámica en un túnel, llevándolos a un torneo de carreras, una prueba de larga distancia y un concurso de diseño.🌬️🏆 ¡Gracias a Más allá de los Libros por el vital material para nuestros jóvenes innovadores! 🙌📚y gracias a los ganadores dragster de velocidad, distancia y categorías de Diseño! #IngenieriaBJHS #EducacionSTEM #ApoyoalaEducacion #SomosD87
3 days ago, District 87
Winning cars
Winning car
winning car
winning car
👟✨ Shoot for Attendance, Score Nike Dunks! At BJHS, showing up pays off—literally! Family Facilitator, Mrs. Wapp, kicked off an Attendance Incentive Shoe Drawing for the month of April. The rules? No more than 2 excused absences in April to enter a draw for a chance to win a pair of Nike Dunks!🎟️🔥 Winners got to pick their size and color, making this reward extra special. A huge shoutout to all students for stepping up and boosting our attendance rates in April! 📈🎉 Congratulations, and remember— #SchoolEveryDay leads to awesome rewards! 🌟👏 👟✨¡Meta la Asistencia, el Premio unos Nike Dunks! ¡En BJHS la asistencia tiene sus recompensas - Literalmente! La Facilitadora de Familia, la Sra Tracy Wapp, lanzó una iniciativa de Asistencia que consistia en un sorteo de Zapatos en el mes de abril. Las reglas? No más de 2 inasistencias justificadas en el mes de abril para poder participar en el sorteo y poder ganar un par de zapatos Nike Dunks! 🎟️🔥 Los ganadores eligieron su talla y color, haciendo esta recompensa extra especial. ¡Un enorme reconocimiento a todos los estudiantes por dedicarse y aumentar nuestros porcentajes de asistencia en el mes de abril!📈🎉 Felicidades, y recuerden - #AsistiralaEscuelaCadaDia ¡brinda increíbles recompensas!🌟👏
3 days ago, District 87
8th grade winner
7th grade winner
⚽ On Tuesday, May 21st, our BJHS Soccer Club, sponsored by Mr. Castrejón (Mr. C) and Mr. Mueller, faced off against the BJHS staff (and a few BHS soccer players!) in an exciting soccer match. The staff won 2-1 with goals scored by Mr. Carr, Mr. Castrejón and Diego Sánchez Gómez . Everyone had a great time! ⚽El martes 21 de mayo, nuestro Club de Fútbol de BJHS, organizado por el Sr. Castrejón (Mr. C) y el Sr. Mueller, se enfrentó al personal de BJHS (¡y algunos jugadores de fútbol de BHS!) en un emocionante partido de fútbol. El personal de BJHS ganó 2-1 con goles de Sr. Carr, Sr. Castrejón y Diego Sánchez Gómez. ¡Todos se lo pasaron genial!
4 days ago, District 87
BJHS staff vs students soccer game
BJHS staff vs students soccer game
BJHS staff vs students soccer game
BJHS staff vs students soccer game
BJHS staff vs students soccer game
BJHS staff vs students soccer game
🌱✨ New Episode Alert: Helping Minds Grow - Episode 6 🎧 Episode 6 of our #HelpingMindsGrow series now out! 🚀 This time, we're diving deep into two powerful mindsets: 🙏 Attitude of Gratitude: Cultivate a positive outlook and learn the power of being thankful for every experience. 🎁 Live to Give: Explore the transformative cycle of giving and receiving. Special features include insights from Suzie Hutton, a teacher who finds the good in each day, and wisdom from JoLynn Plato and Becky Drengwitz—our stars in instructional coaching and academic intervention going the extra mile for our students. 🏫💡 Listen Here: https://helpingmindsgrow.podbean.com/e/episode-6-attitude-of-gratitude-live-to-give/ Tune in and let's grow together! #AttitudeOfGratitude #LiveToGive #EducationalPodcast #MindsetMatters #WeAreD87
4 days ago, District 87
graphic for podcast
🦋 Butterfly Project in Sheridan's 1st Grade! 🐛➡️🦋 Our 1st-grade Sharks have been busy observing the life cycle of butterflies. They've been watching and noting changes from tiny caterpillars all the way to their transformation into butterflies. 📝 Then the big day arrived and they were wowed to see the butterflies emerge from their chrysalises! 🤩 #ButterflyProject #FirstGradeScience #SheridanExplorers #WeAreD87 🦋¡Proyecto de Mariposas en la clase de 1er grado de la escuela Sheridan!🐛➡️🦋 Nuestros Tiburones de 1er grado han estado ocupados observando el ciclo de la vida de las mariposas. Han estado observando y notando todos los cambios desde una pequeña oruga hasta la ¡transformación completa a una mariposa. 📝 ¡Luego el gran día llega y están asombrados de observar a las mariposas emerger de sus capullos (crisálidos)! 🤩 #ProyectodeMariposas #CienciadePrimerGarado #ExploradoresdeSheridan #SomosD87
4 days ago, District 87
Butterfly Project in 1st grade
Butterfly Project in 1st grade
Butterfly Project in 1st grade
Butterfly Project in 1st grade
Butterfly Project in 1st grade
Butterfly Project in 1st grade
Butterfly Project in 1st grade
Butterfly Project in 1st grade
Butterfly Project in 1st grade
🌞🍦The Raymond Rookies celebrated the near end of the school year in style with a fun Spring Fling! It was the perfect day for endless fun ☀️ from bubble machines and temporary tattoos to jumping around in a bouncy house, smiles were everywhere you looked. 🎈 And how do you top that off, with a yummy popsicle of course! 🍭 What a sweet end to a fantastic school year! #RaymondRookies #SpringFling #FunInTheSun #WeAreD87 🌞🍦¡Los estudiantes Rookies de Raymond celebraron el casi final del año escolar con estilo en una divertida aventura de primavera! Fue el día perfecto para divertirse sin medida ☀️desde máquinas de chicles y tatuajes temporales hasta saltar en inflables, podías ver sonrisas en todos lados. 🎈 ¡Y qué mejor manera de hacerlo aún más espléndido, que con una paleta de hielo por supuesto! 🍭¡Que dulce final para un fantástico año escolar! #RaymondRookies #AventuradePrimavera #DiversionenelSol #SomosD87
5 days ago, District 87
Sarah Raymond Spring Fling
Sarah Raymond Spring Fling
Sarah Raymond Spring Fling
Sarah Raymond Spring Fling
Sarah Raymond Spring Fling
Sarah Raymond Spring Fling
Sarah Raymond Spring Fling
Sarah Raymond Spring Fling
Sarah Raymond Spring Fling
Sarah Raymond Spring Fling
🐶The BJHS Student Council has been hard at work on a "pawsome" service project. They created over 200 t-shirt dog toys for the Humane Society of Central Illinois, bringing joy to countless furry friends! 🎈🐾 They also made a toy for each of our D87 Certified Therapy dogs school in their school colors as a thank-you for their r service to our staff and students. 🏫💕 The BJHS Student Council members also had the opportunity to present some of these toys during a recent D87 board meeting, sharing their projects with our board members. 👏🐕‍🦺 Thank you to everyone who participated and supported this "pawsome" initiative! #BJHSStudentCouncil #ServiceProject #CommunitySupport #ForTheLoveOfDogs #WeAreD87 🐶El Consejo Estudiantil de BJHS ha estado trabajando arduamente en un proyecto de servicio “pawsome”. Crearon alrededor de 200 juguetes para perro hechos de playeras para la Sociedad Humana Central de Illinois (Humane Society Of Central Illinois), ¡llevando alegría a incontables amigos peludos! 🎈🐾 También hicieron un juguete para cada uno de nuestros Perros de Terapia Certificados del D87, en los colores de su escuela, como la intención de agradecerles por su servicio por parte del personal y los estudiantes.🏫💕 Los estudiantes del Consejo Estudiantil de BJHS también tuvieron la oportunidad de presentar algunos de estos juguetes en una reciente reunión de la Junta de Educación del D87, compartiendo su proyecto con los miembros de la junta. 👏🐕‍🦺 ¡Gracias a todos los que participaron y apoyaron esta iniciativa “pawsome”! #ConsejoEstudiantildeBJHS #ProyectodeServicio #ApoyodelaComunidad #PorelAmoralosPerros #SomosD87
5 days ago, District 87
BJHS student council
Dogs with dog toys
Dogs with dog toys
Dogs with dog toys
Dogs with dog toys
Dogs with dog toys
Dogs with dog toys
Dogs with dog toys
Dogs with dog toys
student council at board meeting
🌈🐯 Celebrating the end of their Stevenson journey, 5th-grade Tigers had a blast at Clearwater Park for Vivid Color Day! Thanks to a classroom reimbursement stipend, 5th-graders went all out with color packs and white shirts for a color explosion. 🎨💥 Kids signed each other's shirts, making memories of their time at Stevenson! Big shoutout to the 5th-grade teachers for making this unforgettable day happen. 🌟 #StevensonTigers #ColorfulFarewell #MemorableFieldTrip #WeAreD87 🌈🐯Celebrando el final del viaje de Stevenson, los estudiantes del 5to grado se divirtieron fabulosamente en el parque Clearwater el dia de Colores Brillantes! Gracias a un boucher de reembolso de salon, los estudiantes de 5to grado se divirtieron con paquetes de color y playeras blancas en una explosion de color.🎨💥¡Los estudiantes firmaron las playeras de sus compañeros y recibieron firmas también, creando más recuerdos de su paso por Stevenson! Un gran reconocimiento a los maestros de 5to grado por hacer de este un día inolvidable. 🌟 #TigresdeStevenson #DespedidaColorida #ExcursionMemorable #SomosD87
5 days ago, District 87
Color Day at Stevenson
Color Day at Stevenson
Color Day at Stevenson
Color Day at Stevenson
Color Day at Stevenson
Color Day at Stevenson
Color Day at Stevenson
Color Day at Stevenson
🥇🏆 New State Champion Alert! 🏆🥇 Give it up for Ava B from BJHS who has just vaulted her way into the record books! She not only clinched the state champion title but also set a new state record! 🚀🏁 Ava is truly soaring to new heights! Hats off to Ava and her incredible achievement! #StateChampion #RecordBreaker #PoleJumpingProdigy #SoaringToSuccess#WeAreD87
6 days ago, District 87
Ava Bardwell, state champ
🎨✨ BHS Senior Art Showcase Spotlight ✨🎨 Meet two remarkable seniors whose artistic journeys have led them to incredible futures: 🌟 Jocelyn Anderson 🌟 Next stop: College of Charleston for a BA in Arts Management and a Masters in Public Administration. 🏫 Jocelyn’s art journey has been deeply inspired by her involvement in the Teen Art Group, leading to her participation in curating the art show "Reflection" now on view at University Galleries. 🖼️ 🌟 Lauren Garner 🌟 Lauren’s next chapter begins at Heartland, followed by a pursuit of Art Education with a minor in Theater at ISU. 🎭 Her dedication to art is matched by her involvement in the future teacher program and the drama club at BHS. 📚 These students have not only excelled in Advanced Art Studio II, under art teacher Mrs. Estabrook, but they created their own portfolios and also ended the year with a solo art exhibition. 🖌️Fun fact: Mrs. Estabrook had the pleasure of teaching both Lauren and Jocelyn at Stevenson School and BHS! They have had quite the artistic journey under Mrs. Estabrook's guidance! Join us in celebrating their achievements and supporting their continued journey in the arts. #BHSArts #SeniorShowcase #ArtEducation #FutureArtists #WeAreD87
6 days ago, District 87
jocelyn anderson photo
Lauren Gardner phot0
jocelyn andersone artwork
Lauren artwork
🎨✏️ Math meets creativity in Mr. Jones’ 7th-grade classroom! For the past 18 years, his students have ended the year with a fun cartoon project. 📐📏 This end-of-year project reinforces the concepts of scale and proportional reasoning covered at the start of the year. Students choose the cartoon character they want to draw, bring in their math, and voila, cartoon art is made! It brings, math, art, and fun all together! 🧠💡 #MathArt #CreativeLearning #EndOfYearProjects #WeAreD87 🎨✏️¡Las matemáticas se encuentran con la creatividad en el aula de séptimo grado del Maestro Jones! Durante los últimos 18 años, sus alumnos han terminado el año con un divertido proyecto de dibujos animados.📐📏 Este proyecto de fin de año refuerza los conceptos de escala y razonamiento proporcional estudiados a principios de año. Los estudiantes eligen el personaje de dibujos animados que quieren dibujar, realizan sus matemáticas y listo, ¡el arte de dibujos animados está listo! ¡Reúne matemáticas, arte y diversión!🧠💡 #ArteMatematica #AprendizajeCreativo #ProyectosFindeAño #SomosD87
6 days ago, District 87
Working on cartoon project
Working on cartoon project
Working on cartoon project
Working on cartoon project
Working on cartoon project
Working on cartoon project
Working on cartoon project
Working on cartoon project
finished  cartoon project
finished cartoon project
🌟✨ Congratulations to four D87 educators who were honored by the Bloomington Rotary for making a significant impact within their Buildings! They were awarded a certificate of recognition and a stipend to use in their classroom. This year's Rotary Club honorees are: Monica Estabrook from BHS, nominated by Principal Tim Moore Jena Dalton from BJHS, nominated by Principal Messina Lambert Karen Riccio from Bent, nominated by Principal Guillermina Delgado Jennifer Baker from Sheridan, nominated by Principal Danel Behrends-Harr Thank you for your outstanding service, hard work, passion, and the difference you make daily! 🙏💐 #MakingADifference #HonoredTeachers #BloomingtonRotary #WeAreD87 🌟✨¡Felicitaciones a cuatro educadores del D87 quienes fueron honrados por Bloomington Rotary por hacer un impacto significativo dentro de las Instalaciones! Les fue entregado un certificado de reconocimiento y un pequeño bono para invertir en su salón de clases. Este año los educadores honrados por el Club Rotary de Bloomington son: Monica Estabrook de BHS, nominada por el Director Tim Moore. Jena Dalton de BHJS, nominada por la Directora Messina Lambert Karen Riccio de Bent, nominada por la Directora Guillermina Delgado Jennifer Baker de Sheridan, nominada por el Director Danel Behrends-Harr Gracias por su maravilloso servicio, arduo trabajo, por su pasión y ¡por hacer la diferencia cada día!🙏💐 #HaciendolaDiferencia #MaestrosHonorados #BloomingtonRotary #SomosD87
7 days ago, District 87
Rotary club honorees group
BHS awards winner
BJHS Award winner
Bent Award Winner
Sheridan Award Winner
🏰📚 Attention future Knights! Are you ready to start at BJHS? Sign up today for the BJHS UKNIGHTED program, specially designed for all incoming 6th graders! 🛡️✨ This is your chance to: ✅Meet the principal and BJHS staff ✅Get to know your future classmates ✅Explore the school and get the inside scoop on everything you need to know ✅Practice opening those lockers so you're ready for day one! Don’t miss this opportunity to start your BJHS adventure early! 🌟 Sign up now and prepare to be UKNIGHTED! #FutureKnights #UKNIGHTED #BJHS #WeAreD87 🏰📚 ¡Atención futuros Knights! ¿Están listos para comenzar en BJHS? Registrate ahora por el programa de BJHS UKNIGHTED, especialmente diseñado para los estudiantes de 6to grado!🛡️✨ Esta es tu oportunidad de: ✅Conocer al Director y al personal de BJHS ✅Conocer a tus compañeros de clases ✅Conocer la escuela y obtener información acerca de todo lo que necesitas saber ✅Práctica abrir tu casillero así estarás listo para el primer día! ¡No te pierdas esta oportunidad de empezar la aventura de BJHS antes de tiempo! 🌟 ¡Registrate ahora y prepárate para ser UKNIGHTED! #FuturosKnights #UKNIGHTED #BJHS #SomosD87
7 days ago, District 87
Uknighted program
Uknighted program
🔬✨ Irving 4th graders rocked a STEM challenge! 🎢🏗 They built walk-through box towers, sturdy paper towers with tape, thrilling marble roller coasters, stacked dry-erase board towers, and cool 3D popsicle stick structures. Check out these budding engineers in action! 🤓🛠 #STEMChallenge #FutureEngineers #IrvingInnovators #WeAreD87 🔬✨¡Los estudiantes de 4to grado de la escuela Irving deslumbraron en el reto de STEM!🎢🏗Construyeron torres de cajas transitables, resistentes torres de papel con cinta adhesiva, emocionantes montañas rusas de mármol, torres de pizarrones blancos apilados y geniales estructuras de palitos de helado en 3D. ¡Mira a estos ingenieros constructores en acción! 🤓🛠 #RetoSTEM #FuturosIngenieros #InovacionenIrving #SomosD87
8 days ago, District 87
4th graders doing stem projects
4th graders doing stem projects
4th graders doing stem projects
4th graders doing stem projects
🦈💦It was a "Sharktastic" Celebration for our Sheridan Sharks as they celebrated wrapping up a great year together! Food, games, a shaved ice truck, and a raffle filled with awesome prizes were part of the fun. But the highlight just might have been the dunk tank- where students sent their favorite Shark teachers swimming!💧🤣 A wet, wild, and fun way to end a successful year! #SharkPride #SharktasticCelebration #SplashIntoSummer #WeAreD87 🦈💦Fue una “Sharktastic” celebración para nuestros Tiburones de Sheridan, ¡quienes celebraron el cierre del año escolar! Comida, juegos, un camión con hielo rallado y una rifa llena de asombrosos premios, fueron parte de la diversión. Pero lo más destacado fue el tanque de chapuzón-en donde los estudiantes pusieron a nadar a sus maestros ¡Tiburones favoritos! 💧🤣 ¡Una mojada y salvaje forma de terminar tan exitoso año! #OrgulloTiburon #CelebracionSharktastic #DeChapuzonalVerano #SomosD87
9 days ago, District 87
student getting a tattoo
teacher going down in dunk tank
Sheridan fest game with lollipops
little girl getting bag of popcorn
techer going down in dunk tank
students eating shaved ice
raffle prizes
student getting a tatto
students playing a game
student playing a ring game
🌠🚀 Our 5th-grade Superstars at Bent blast off at their Space Fair! 🌌✨ Each student became an astronaut for the day, presenting the celestial object they've been studying to classmates across all grade levels. Keep on shining Superstars your work was out of this world! 🌟🚀 #SpaceFair #SuperstarsInSpace #BentBlastOff #WeAreD87 🌠🚀 ¡Nuestros estudiantes Superestrellas de 5to Grado de la escuela Bent se divirtieron a lo grande en su Feria Espacial!🌌✨ Cada estudiante se convirtió en un astronauta por un dia, presentando el objeto celestial que estuvieron investigando junto a sus compañeros de clase de diferentes grados. ¡Mantengan ese brillo Superestrellas su trabajo estuvo fuera de este mundo!🌟🚀 #FeriaEspacial #SuperestrellasenelEspacio #DiversionenBent #SomosD87
9 days ago, District 87
Space Fair at Bent
Space Fair at Bent
Space Fair at Bent
Space Fair at Bent
Space Fair at Bent
Space Fair at Bent
Space Fair at Bent
Space Fair at Bent
Space Fair at Bent
Space Fair at Bent
🎶🛡️Our 8th-grade Knights are already preparing for the Raider Marching Band! They are gearing up to join the Marching Raiders at this year's Memorial Day Parade, giving them a taste of what it will be like to be a Marching Raider!🥁🎺 #RaiderMarchingBand #MemorialDayParade #FutureMarchingRaiders #WeAreD87 🎶🛡️¡Nuestros estudiantes Knights de 8vo grado ya se están preparando para la temporada de Raider Marching Band! Se están preparando para unirse a los Marching Raiders en el Desfile de Memorial Day de este año, dándoles una prueba de lo que será ser un Marching Raider!🥁🎺 #RaiderMarchingBand #DesfiledeMemorialDay #FuturosMarchingRaiders #SomosD87
9 days ago, District 87
8th-graders practicing marching band
🚣‍♂️📦 Sink or Swim? That was the big question in Ms. Hargis' honors physics class at BHS. Students tested their engineering skills by building boats out of cardboard and taking them on a maiden voyage in the BHS pool. There were lots of laughs, cheers, and suspense as these DIY boats hit the water. 😄💦 While most of the boats sank, one did manage to stay afloat!🚣 #PhysicsFun #SinkOrSwim #CardboardBoatChallenge #WeAreD87 🚣‍♂️📦¿Hundirse o Nadar? Esa fue la gran pregunta en la clase de Física de Honores de la maestra Hargis de BHS. Los estudiantes pusieron a prueba sus habilidades de ingeniería, construyendo botes de cartón y llevándolos a un paseo en la alberca de BHS. Hubo muchas risas, palabras de aliento y suspenso cuando los barcos empezaron a tocar el agua. 😄💦 Muchos de los barcos se hundieron pero hubo uno que ¡logró mantenerse a flote!🚣 #LaFisicaesDivertida #HundirseoNadar #RetodeBotedeCarton #SomosD87
10 days ago, District 87
Physics classes in pool with boats
Physics classes in pool with boats
Physics classes in pool with boats
Physics classes in pool with boats
Physics classes in pool with boats
Physics classes in pool with boats