BR Families, I wanted to inform you that we had a lockdown at BRHS this afternoon. All students and staff are safe. Please see the linked letter for further information. https://5il.co/28nat Thank you.
I'd like to offer a follow-up clarification regarding the GPA/val-sal conversation as it relates to the timing of the changes. We do not see this impacting many (if any) of our current students. Part of the discussion would involve the kinds of changes that might be considered and when those changes might go into effect. When other districts have done these things, the final phase is often 4-5 years down the road. That being said, any and all voices are welcome. We want everyone who is interested to be a part of the conversation. Please reach out to Mr. Easter or Ms. Hieronymus if you have questions.
Blue Ridge High School is evaluating the current system of grading scales and commencement-based honors and recognition at Blue Ridge High School. This includes procedures surrounding GPA point values and scales, class rank, weighted courses, Valedictorian and Salutatorian recognition, a potential graduate-with-honors distinction, and commencement ceremony procedures, including student speeches and/or performances. We are determining what current procedures are aligned with our overarching district and building goals and that we want to keep, and what needs to be changed. We also will plan the timeline and action to make those changes. We are seeking input from parents and students about these potential changes to our procedures. If you would like to be involved in sharing your thoughts about these policies and procedures, please let Mr. Easter (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ms. Hieronymus (email@example.com) know. We will be having a discussion of these issues on Wednesday, November 15th at 6 pm, prior to the school board meeting. More information will be shared at that time.
Take a look at the updated job postings within the school district! https://www.blueridge18.org/page/employment-opportunities #br_u_knighted
BRHS Parents, I would like to make a second request for you to fill out a quick form to share your student's cell phone number and carrier. For those who responded prior to the recent intruder drill, we were able to push out to those students the link to the Emergency Check In Form. In a true emergency, if high school students evacuated and were separated from school personnel, this emergency form would allow us to know their location. This is an additional safety measure that we've added to our response plan. No cell phone numbers will be used other than in safety drills or during an emergency. Please read the full letter here:https://5il.co/27j2q. The link for the cell phone form is also included in the letter or can be found here: https://forms.gle/ogFK5jH5UY3jXLg46. Thank you! #br_u_knighted
Attention BRHS parent/guardians - Our last day for Parent Teacher conferences is tomorrow. If you haven't already done so, please use this link (https://forms.gle/do7mDxtgpHp1kDAu8) or call the main office (309-928-2622) to set up a time to meet with your student's teachers.
Dodgeball, Anyone? See what Piatt County ROSC is coordinating on Nov. 18 and then scan the QR code or click on the link to register. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C45A9AC2BA5F49-44424981-turkey
Thanksgiving Dinner Invitation for BRIJHS November 17, 2023.
BRHS Thespian Troupe 5200 Presents: Murder at the Renaissance Faire this weekend, starting tomorrow. Reserve your tickets now! Check out the flyer for more details! https://5il.co/2778r
We can't wait to share the good news with you! Please see the linked letter about our recently released IL School Report Card. https://5il.co/288y7. Thank you for partnering with us on our learning journey! #br_u_knighted
Our BRIJHS Book Fair & Fall Festival are happening soon! Make sure to bring your student to Conferences and attend the Fall Festival! Fall Festival activities will be happening from 5-6:30pm and will include games, dogs, pumpkin contests, free pizza & drinks from BREF. And don't miss the Fall Book Fair! Students in grades 4-6 previewed the book fair today. Ask to see their Wish Lists to see which books they are most excited about! Details on the Fall Festival and Book Fair are also included on the Wish List handout. Grades 7 & 8 will have time to preview and complete their Wish Lists tomorrow. The Book Fair will be open tomorrow night 11/2 & Tuesday 11/7 during conferences from 4-7pm. Students can also shop the book fair during the school day on Friday, Monday & Tuesday. You may send cash, check or set up an eWallet for your students. Keep in mind tax will be charged on book fair purchases. See below for how to set up an eWallet account. https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/brijhs
Schneider Families, due to cold weather and strong winds, our Schneider Parade will take place in the old gym at the high school. The parade will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Friday, November 3rd is the next Kids' Safety Class to be held at Farmer City Outreach. Please see the flyer for registration details before the seats fill up! #br_u_knighted
It's time for Parent-Teacher conferences at BRHS. You can call the office (309-928-2622) to schedule time to meet with any of your student's teachers. Or, you could use this google form to request times (https://forms.gle/emgNpFhv69wAvG6Y8).
Congratulations to the cast of the BRIJHS Christmas Play! We look forward to seeing the show! #br_u_knighted
BRHS Sophomores and Juniors, would you like to learn more about CEO? The first Experience CEO Day that is coming up on October 31. If you would like to check it out, don't forget to register. https://5il.co/27g37 #br_u_knighted
BRHS Thespian Troupe 5200 Presents: Murder at the Renaissance Faire on Friday & Saturday, November 3 & 4 and Sunday, November 5. Check out the flyer for more details! https://5il.co/2778r
Joining the Blue Ridge staff as a Paraprofessional and Coach is Hayleigh Robbins. Welcome to BRHS! https://5il.co/25mtw
Veteran's Day Celebration at BRIJHS, please call 224-309-2273 to RSVP.
The district is transitioning to our new phone system today. The temporary number you should use to contact any school, department or staff member at the district is 224-309-2273. This number will be active for the next 30 days. Please use this number and only this number for all calls to the district. We will notify you when calls can be returned to our original phone numbers. Thank you for your patience during this transition.