🎉**Happy Principal Appreciation Day!**🎉 Did you know today is Principal Appreciation Day? Let's give our hardworking, caring, dedicated building principals and assistant principals a well-deserved round of applause! Not only do they have the responsibility of running our schools, but they also take the time to make a positive impact on every student's life. Their dedication and support for our students and staff is out of this world! Keep on being the fearless leaders that you are! Happy Principal Appreciation Day! 🎉💙👏 #PrincipalAppreciationDay #D87principals #WeAreD87
5 months ago, District 87
D87 logos
🍪🎉 It was BIG Cookie Day at BHS! 🎉🍪 🎉🙌 Students with zero tardies and zero unexcused absences celebrated their great attendance with some BIG COOKIES! Yum yum! 😋🍪 A big shoutout to all the students who earned this sweet reward and a big THANK YOU to our staff for organizing this fun and delicious event. 🍪💙 #BIGCookieDay #AttendanceMatters #WeAreD87 🍪🎉Hoy fue Dia de Galleta Colosal en BHS!🍪🎉 🎉🙌Los estudiantes con cero retardos y sin faltas injustificadas celebraron su perfecta asistencia con algunas GALLETAS COLOSALES! Yum yum!😋🍪 Un gran reconocimiento a todos los estudiantes que se ganaron este dulce premio y un enorme AGRADECIMIENTO al personal por organizar este divertido y delicioso evento. 🍪💙 #DiadeGalletaGrande #LaAsistenciaCuenta #SomosD87
5 months ago, District 87
Big cookie day sign
student taking cookie
teachers with big cookies
student taking cookie
student with cookie
🏈🙌 BJHS football players had an incredible visit from the Illinois Wesleyan football coach and team captains! 🌟✨ They took the time to talk to our players about the values of discipline, education, and camaraderie in sports. 📚🤝 The motivation and inspiration in the room was awesome! 💪 Stay tuned, as more talking circles are planned with other BJHS and IWU athletes in the future! 🌟🤩 #BJHSFootballPride #InspiringAthletes #WeAreD87 🏈🙌 ¡Los jugadores de fútbol de BJHS tuvieron la increíble visita del entrenador y los capitanes del equipo de fútbol de Wesleyan Illinois!🌟✨ Se tomaron el tiempo para hablar con nuestros estudiantes del valor de la disciplina, la educación y la camaradería en los deportes. 📚🤝 ¡La motivacion e inspiracion que se percibía en el salón era asombrosa! 💪 ¡Mantente al tanto ya que tenemos más reuniones planificadas en el futuro con otros atletas de BJHS y IWU¡🌟🤩 #OrgulloFutboleroBJHS #AtletasInspiradores #SomosD87
5 months ago, District 87
IWU football players talking to BJHS students
IWU football players talking to BJHS students
IWU football players talking to BJHS students
IWU football players talking to BJHS students
IWU football players talking to BJHS students
👪📚 Bent School recently held a Family Literacy Night and had an amazing turnout, with lots of families coming together and enjoying the joy of reading! 📖💕 A special shoutout to all the volunteers, teachers, and staff who made this night possible! 🙌✨ #BentFamilyLiteracyNight #LoveForReading #WeAreD87 👪📚La escuela primaria de Bent organizó recientemente una Noche de Literatura Familiar y resultó maravillosa, ¡contaron con la presencia de muchas familias que disfrutaron juntos de la lectura! 📖💕 ¡Un reconocimiento especial a los voluntarios, los maestros y a todo el personal que hizo esta noche posible! 🙌✨ #NochedeLiteraturaFamiliarenBent #AmorPorlaLectura #SomosD87
5 months ago, District 87
Teacher and student at Family Reading Night
Family at Family reading Night
2 girls with face paint at family reading night
Family at family reading night
Families at Bent Reading Night
🎻🎃 Fun Times at the Fall Orchestra Concert at BHS Night! 🎃🎻 Last night's Fall Orchestra Concert at BHS was a blast! 🎉🎶 The orchestra performed in costume and they were marvelous! 👻💃 Big shoutout to the amazing orchestra for their outstanding performance and creative costumes. 🙌 #FallOrchestraConcert #CostumeFun #WeAreD87 🎻🎃¡Momentos divertidos anoche en el Concierto de Otoño de la Orquesta de BHS! 🎃🎻 El Concierto de anoche de la Orquesta de BHS ¡fue espectacular! 🎉🎶¡Los integrantes de la orquesta interpretaron disfrazados e hicieron un maravilloso trabajo!👻💃 Un fuerte reconocimiento a la increíble orquesta por su gran presentación y disfraces creativos. 🙌 #ConciertodeOtonodelaOrquesta #DiversionenDisfraces #SomosD87
5 months ago, District 87
violinist in custome
audience dressed up
Conductor talking to audience
view of the audience and stage
view of the orchestra
🌊🏊The Sheridan Swim School is now in session!🌊🏊 Some of our sharks have the opportunity to take to the water and learn to swim at the YMCA every Monday for the next 6 weeks. Thanks to the generous sponsorship from Sheridan School, all our swimming sharks have been provided with swimsuits, goggles, swim caps, and a handy bag to carry it all in! 🩱🥽🧢🎒 The looks of pure joy as the kiddos entered the water for their first lesson was priceless! A huge shoutout to Sheridan School for providing this amazing opportunity for our students!😄 The Sheridan Swim School is off to an incredible start, and we can't wait to see how much progress our students make over the next few weeks. 🙌🎉 #SheridanSwimSchool #SwimmingSharks #DiveIn #Gratefulness #ThankYouSheridanSchool
5 months ago, District 87
Kids swimming in Pool
Kids swimming in Pool
Kids swimming in Pool
Kids swimming in Pool
Kids swimming in Pool
Kids swimming in Pool
Kids swimming in Pool
Kids swimming in Pool
Kids swimming in Pool
Welcome to YMCA sign
Have you heard the exciting news!?! The 2023 Bloomington Raider Football Team is headed to the playoffs for the first time since 2018! 💜 To show your support for Purple Raider Football, we invite you to check out our official 2023 IHSA Playoff Apparel. 🏈🎉 The online store will only be open until THIS FRIDAY, October 20th at 9:00 AM. So don't miss out! ⏰ All orders will be delivered to Bloomington HS before the first playoff game, individually bagged and sealed. You can pick up your order at Bloomington HS on Friday, October 27 between 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the District 87 Athletic Director at baumant@district87.org. Let's cheer on our Raiders and show our support for our Purple Raiders! 📣 💪 Online store link- https://www.selectspiritwear.com/v5store/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=1857
5 months ago, District 87
Raiders Football Team
📣🎺 It may have been a cold, dreary wet day this past Saturday, but that didn't faze our incredible BHS Marching Raiders at the 2023 Illinois Marching Band Championships! They marched away with not one, not two, but an absolutely impressive THREE trophies! 🏆🏆🏆 In Class 4A, our talented Marching Raiders took the top spot in Music and Visual,. 🎶 🏅 And to top it all off, they seized first in Class- true champions! 🥇 We couldn't be prouder of our amazing Marching Raiders for their incredible achievements. You all rocked it, despite the challenging weather conditions! 🌧️🥁💪 Let's give a thunderous round of applause to our talented band members, supportive families, and dedicated instructors for their unwavering dedication and hard work. 🙌🎉 We can't wait to see what they accomplish next! 🎉🎊 #MarchingRaiders #Champions #WeAreD87
5 months ago, District 87
BHS Marching Band
Trombone players
Flag girls performing with the marching band
Drummers
Marching band wind instrucments
🎉🌍Continued... celebrating the close of Hispanic Heritage Month... 🌟✨ Friends from Mrs. Wiggs' 4th-grade class at Bent shared their culture with other 4th-grade classes to celebrate the close of Hispanic Heritage Month. 🌎❤️ The students showcased their heritage through traditional foods, research projects on different Spanish-speaking countries, a game of Loteria (Mexican BINGO), a KAHOOT challenge to guess different country flags and even a musical performance! 🎶🌟 Let's keep the spirit of celebration alive all year round as we continue to embrace and learn from each other's unique cultural identities! 🌍🎉 #HispanicHeritageMonth #WeAreD87 🎉🌍Continúa... celebrando el cierre del Mes de la Herencia Hispana... 🌟✨ Amigos de la clase de 4to grado de la Sra. Wiggs en Bent compartieron su cultura con otras clases de 4to grado para celebrar el cierre del Mes de la Herencia Hispana. 🌎❤️ Los estudiantes mostraron su herencia a través de comidas tradicionales, proyectos de investigación sobre diferentes países de habla hispana, un juego de Lotería (BINGO mexicano), un desafío KAHOOT para adivinar diferentes banderas de países e incluso una actuación musical. 🎶🌟 ¡Mantengamos vivo el espíritu de celebración durante todo el año mientras continuamos abrazando y aprendiendo de las identidades culturales únicas de cada uno! 🌍🎉 #MesdelPatrimonioHispano #WeAreD87
5 months ago, District 87
Bents 4th-grade class
2 girls with hispanic goodies
Bent kids eating
Bent 4th graders listening to a presentation
🎉🌍 As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close, we couldn't be prouder of the incredible students in the Spanish for Heritage Speakers II class at BHS who took the opportunity to celebrate their rich cultural backgrounds! 🌟✨ They shared their stories and indulged in dishes from their native countries — and let me tell you, the food was absolutely DELICIOUS! 😋 This was not just a celebration of heritage, but also a showcase of the diversity that makes our D87 school community so special. 🌎🎉 Thank you to all the amazing students- your pride and appreciation for your roots is truly inspiring! 🙌❤️ Stay tuned tomorrow to see how some students at Bent celebrated the close of Hispanic Heritage Month… to be continued… #HispanicHeritageMonth #CulturalCelebration #WeAreD87 🎉🌍 En el cierre del mes de la Herencia Hispana, no podemos estar más orgullosos de los increíbles estudiantes de la clase de Español para Hispanohablantes de BHS quienes tomaron ¡la oportunidad de celebrar su enriquecedora historia cultural! 🌟✨ Compartieron sus historias y se consintieron con platillos de sus países nativos - ¡y permítanme decirles, la comida es DELICIOSA!😋 Esta no solo fue una celebración por herencia, si no una muestra de diversidad que hace a la comunidad del D87 tan especial. 🌎🎉 gracias a todos los maravillosos estudiantes ¡su orgullo y apreciación por sus raíces es realmente inspiradora! Estén atentos mañana para ver cómo algunos estudiantes de Bent celebraron el cierre del Mes de la Herencia Hispana... continuará...🙌❤️ #MesdelaHerenciaHispana #CelebracionCultural #SomosD87
5 months ago, District 87
class holding their flags
teacher and student together
3 girls holding up snacks
Students eating food
4 students proudly holding the mexican flag
student holding their flag
Students eating food
student holding a flag
student holding his flag
plate of yummy food
STATE BOUND!🏃‍♀️🌟 Let's all root on and send positive vibes to Lorelei Hulsing as she will be competing at the IESA 4A State Cross Country Meet tomorrow at Maxwell Park! 🙌✨ Today, Lorelei and her teammates (who all deserve a round of applause for their fantastic season🙌) paraded through the halls of BJHS while their classmates lined the hallway, cheering and showing their support for Lorelei! 🎉👏 Good luck tomorrow at the state meet, Lorelei! We are all cheering loudly for you and can't wait to see you shine! 💪🌟 #GoLorelei #StateMeetReady #WeAreD87
5 months ago, District 87
Loreli posing for picture
Loreli running in a meet
Parade through the halls
Cross Country Team
Loreli walking through teammates arch
XC team
XC girls- Togetherness
📣🎉 Big shoutout to our BHS freshmen and sophomores who attended the Jostens Renaissance Student Leadership "All In" event! 🌟 This was an incredible opportunity for some of our amazing BHS students to develop leadership skills and learn how they can help make a positive impact on their school's climate and culture. 🏫💪 Let's cheer on the 43 students who attended the event as they will bring this knowledge back with them and spread it through the hallways of BHS! 🙌 #StudentLeadership #WeAreD87
5 months ago, District 87
the group that went to the conference
a group of students posing
4 students posing for a picture
a BHS student working with another student
☀️🍂 Today was a picture-perfect fall day- the sun was shining and the warm weather made it ideal for our first-grade Oakland Owls to go on a fun-filled field trip to Rader Farms! 🌻🦉 Our Owls had a blast petting the farm animals, discovering all about pumpkins (and gourds!), learning about bees, and taking a tram ride through the pumpkin patch! 🎃🐝 With colder, wet weather coming our way, we are glad that our Owls got to spend this beautiful day outside, learning and having fun (because that's what it is all about!)! 🤗 🦉 #RaderFarms #FieldTripFun #WeAreD87 ☀️🍂 Hoy fue el dia perfecto para una fotografía otoñal, el sol brillante y el clima cálido hizo el dia ideal para que nuestros ¡Owls de la escuela Oakland pudieran visitar la granja Rader! 🌻🦉 Nuestros Búhos la pasaron sensacional acariciando a los animales, aprendiendo todo acerca de los diferentes tipos de calabazas!, aprendiendo de las abejas y paseando en tractor a lo largo del campo de calabazas! 🎃🐝 Con la cercanía del clima frío y húmedo que viene en camino, estamos muy alegres de que nuestros estudiantes pudieron pasar este hermoso dia en el exterior, aprendiendo y divirtiéndose ¡(porque de eso se trata)! 🤗 🦉 #GranjaRader #PaseoDivertido #SomosD87
5 months ago, District 87
boy smiling at camera
a chick fluttering on a person's hands
kids petting a cow
walking through Rader Farms
kids learning about bees
Kids learning about pumpkins
kids on a tram ride
kids petting a chick
kids look at a Chicken
kids petting a cow
📚👀 Take a peek into the amazing world of guided reading groups happening in Sheridan's 1st-grade classrooms! These kiddos are having a blast practicing their reading skills while also enjoying the freedom to write on the tables! 😍✏️ Each student has their power goal displayed right there on the table, motivating them to reach for the stars! 🌟🏆 Keep up the incredible work, Sheridan first graders! 🙌❤️ #GuidedReadingFun #SheridanStudentsRock #WeAreD87
5 months ago, District 87
girl writing on desk for assignment
girl writing on desk for assignment
boy writing on desk for assignment
This morning Edwin "Sarge" Sargent, Executive Director at The Western Avenue Community Center, was a guest speaker in the African American History class at BHS. Sarge has been a mentor in D87 for a long time, a former volleyball coach, and has also worked with D87 through Project Oz. During his visit today, Sarge engaged juniors and seniors in a thought-provoking discussion about future job opportunities, mental health, and the value of their "intellectual capital" and shared his powerful spoken word poetry with the students. Let's give a big round of applause to Sarge for his dedication to our D87 students! 👏🎉💜 #InspiringStudents #RaiderPride #WeAreD87 Esta mañana el Sargento “Sarge” Edwin, quien es el Director Ejecutivo del Centro Comunitario de Western Avenue, fue un Orador invitado en la clase de Historia Afro Americana de BHS. El Sargento ha sido un mentor en D87 por un largo Tiempo, un entrenador formal de volleyball y también ha trabajado con el D87 a través del Proyecto Oz. Durante su visita el dia de hoy, el Sargento animo a juniors y seniors en una discusión que los hacía pensar en las oportunidades futuras de trabajo, en la salud mental y en el valor del “capital intelectual” y compartió su poderosa poesía De palabras con los estudiantes. Demosle un gran aplauso al Sargento por su gran dedicación ¡A los estudiantes del D87!👏🎉💜 #EstudiantesInspirados #OrgulloRaider #SomosD87
5 months ago, District 87
Sarge with Class
Sarge teaching in the classroom
🎉 Congratulations Principal Moore! 🎉 We are excited to announce that BHS's very own Tim Moore will be inducted into ISU's College of Education Hall of Fame on October 13th! 🎓 This prestigious honor is a testament to the dedication, passion, and leadership exhibited by Principal Moore. Join us in applauding Principal Moore for this incredible achievement. Let's all take a moment to congratulate Principal Moore on this well-deserved recognition! 🎉💜👏 #PrincipalMoore #ISUCollegeofEducation #BHS #WeAreD87 🎉 ¡Felicidades Director Moore!🎉 Estamos muy emocionados de anunciar que el mismisismo Tim Moore ¡será agregado al Salón de la Fama del Colegio de Educación de ISU el dia 13 de Octubre! 🎓Este prestigiosos honor es la prueba de la dedicacion, pasion y liderazgo mostrado por el Director Moore. Únase a nosotros en un aplauso al Director Moore Por este increíble logro. ¡Tomémonos un momento para felicitar al Director Moore en este bien merecido Reconocimiento! #DirectorMoore #ColegiodeEducacionISU #BHS #SomosD87
5 months ago, District 87
Picture of Tim Moore
🎩Hats off to our talented BHS drama club and their amazing production of Peter Pan!🧚‍♂️✨ Some of our D87 elementary classes from around the district had the opportunity to journey to Neverland with Peter Pan, Wendy, Tinkerbell, Captain Hook, and the cast of lost children as they enjoyed this magical production!🎭👏 #BHSdramaclub #PeterPan 🎩¡Nos quitamos el sombrero ante nuestro talentoso Club de Drama y su increíble producción de Peter Pan! 🧚‍♂️✨ Algunas de nuestras clases de educación primaria del distrito 87 tuvieron la oportunidad de viajar a la Tierra de Nuncajamas con Peter Pan, Wendy, Campanita, El Capitán Garfio y el elenco de los niños perdidos ¡mientras se unieron a esta mágica producción! 🎭👏 #BHSClubdeDrama #PeterPan
5 months ago, District 87
Tinkerbell making a face at Wendy
Wendy and her dad and brother on stage
2 priates and Wendy
Wendy and her family on stage
Peter Pan and wendy on stage
Lost girl with the clock
The priates
Captain Hook and the croc
the stage as seen from the back of the auditorium
Tinkerbell and Peter
📢 Just a friendly reminder! 🗓️ Our students have a 4 day weekend!🎉🙌 No school tomorrow for Conferences and Monday is a non-attendance day. Have a relaxing long weekend and we will see our students back in class on Tuesday, October 10th, recharged and ready for an amazing new week! 👏🎒 📢¡Recordatorio Amistoso!🗓️ Nuestros estudiantes tienen un fin de semana de 4 días!🎉🙌 No hay escuela mañana debido a las Conferencias de Padres y Maestros y el día lunes tampoco hay clases. Les deseamos un relajado fin de semana largo y nos vemos de regreso en el salón de clases el día martes, 10 de octubre, ¡recárgate de energía y prepárate para una nueva y grandiosa semana! 👏🎒
5 months ago, District 87
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🦈🎶 Our Baby Sharks (AKA kindergarten at Sheridan) had a fin-tastic day participating in the Rock Your School movement! They absolutely rocked the entire day, jamming to music 🎵, enjoying fun activities 🎉, and even getting a special visit from Julia Floit 🎶, a talented musician and beloved lunchroom supervisor! It's safe to say, it was a jaw-some day to be a (baby) shark! 🦈❤️ #RockYourSchool #BabySharksRock 🦈🎶 Nuestros bebés Tiburón (AKA los estudiantes de kindergarten de la escuela Sheridan) tuvieron un día maravilloso ¡participando en el movimiento de ¡Rockea en tu Escuela! Ellos definitivamente rockearon todo el día, cantando con la música, disfrutando divertidas actividades🎉, y con la visita especial de Julia Floit🎶, ¡una talentosa de la música y querida supervisora de la hora del almuerzo!, es seguro decir que ¡fue un dia super-fabuloso para ser un (bebe) Tiburon! 🦈❤️ #RockeaentuEscuela #LosBebesTiburonRockean
5 months ago, District 87
4 students holding rock in roll fingers
Kindergarten classroom holding up rock in roll fingers
teacher and student holding rock in roll fingers
Mrs. Floit playing a real guitar for students
air guitar boy
3 students posing for rock in roll picture
little boy with guitar making funny face
little boy with play guitar making funny face
teachers with plastic guitars rocking out
Calling all freshmen, sophomore, and junior families! Want to learn about free college classes available to your student? The BHS Counselors will be hosting representatives from Heartland Community College on Thursday, October 5th at 5:30 pm during our Parent-Teacher Conferences. Come learn about the benefits of dual credit and how your student becomes eligible for this opportunity! What is dual credit? BHS partners with Heartland Community College to offer courses where students can earn college and high school credit simultaneously. These courses are taught in our building by our staff. The best part is that all of our dual credit courses are free! Please have your student bring their Chromebook or another device so we can complete the first step of the enrollment process. ¡Llamando a todas las familias de freshmen, sophomore y juniors! ¿Quieres aprender acerca de las clases gratuitas a nivel universitario disponibles para tu estudiante? Los consejeros de BHS van a ser los anfitriones del Colegio Comunitario de Heartland hoy a las 5:30 durante nuestras Conferencias de Padres y Maestros. ¡Únase a nosotros y entérese de los beneficios de los créditos duales y como su estudiante puede ser elegido para esta oportunidad! ¿Qué son los créditos duales? El BHS en asociación al Colegio Comunitario de Heartland ofrece cursos donde los estudiantes pueden obtener créditos de preparatoria y de universidad al mismo tiempo. Estos cursos son impartidos en nuestras instalaciones por nuestro personal. ¡Lo mejor de todo es que todos nuestros cursos de crédito dual son gratuitos! Por favor pida a sus estudiantes que lleven sus Chromebook o algún otro dispositivo para que puedan completar el primer paso del proceso de registro.
5 months ago, District 87
graphic for dual credit night