Check out the new Knight Wear store and get those orders placed! Deadline for orders is 8/19. #br_u_knighted https://5il.co/1fg89 https://www.cpcustomprinting.com/blue-ridge-knights
about 21 hours ago,
It's time to introduce more new staff to you. Please meet Charity Nadrozny-2nd grade teacher, Jo Ramirez-HS Art, Liz Reasoner-HS Spanish and Paige Reynolds-2nd grade teacher. Welcome ladies!! Be on the lookout for more new staff spotlights. #br_u_knighted https://5il.co/1fa1j https://5il.co/1fa15 https://5il.co/1fa14 https://5il.co/1fa1n
1 day ago,
HS Football Cheer tryouts are this Thursday and Friday. Be sure to reach out to Coach Clayton for important tryout links to be prepared for Thursday! cclayton@blueridge18.org https://5il.co/1f80r
2 days ago,
Y-Zone is an after school program that is available to students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Check out the flyer for more details. The registration form for the 2022-2023 school year is also attached. https://5il.co/1fj8v-2 https://5il.co/1fj8w-2
6 days ago,
August has arrived! Please read the Principal letter for the school your students attend. Schneider Elementary Principal Letter (https://5il.co/1fj45) – BRIJH Principal Letter (https://5il.co/1fj43) – High School Principal Letter (https://5il.co/1fj44)
6 days ago,
School is right around the corner, so let's introduce you to our new staff. Please meet Burt Huddleston-Intermediate & Junior High Principal, Megan Maxwell (Dickman)-Special Education and Emma McKeon-1st grade teacher. Welcome everyone!! Be on the lookout for more new staff spotlights. #br_u_knighted https://5il.co/1fa1e https://5il.co/1fa1m https://5il.co/1fa1k
6 days ago,
The Knight Wear store is officially open! Be sure to check out the flyer with the details and get those orders placed. Deadline for orders is 8/19. #br_u_knighted https://5il.co/1fg89 https://www.cpcustomprinting.com/blue-ridge-knights
6 days ago,
Kristi Woliung
The 2022-2023 school year will be starting again before we know it! Take a look at the School Supply Lists for the upcoming year. Schneider https://5il.co/1b3s3 BRIJHS https://5il.co/1b3rg BRHS https://5il.co/1b3w8
7 days ago, Kristi Woliung
Online Registration for returning students closes in a couple of days and Walk In Registration for Pre-K, K and New to the District students is tomorrow from 10-3 and 4-7. Be sure and get your kids signed up for the 2022-2023 school year! https://5il.co/1emkv
7 days ago,
Kindergarten Jumpstart begins next week for all incoming Kindergartners. Make sure to stop by registration tomorrow to get signed up and learn more about this two day program!
7 days ago,
We have one last summer video to share with you. Do you have a minute to click on the link to learn about our updates? Thank you! https://youtu.be/HIcsFEQGDjo #br_u_knighted
8 days ago,
With the school year quickly approaching, it's time to start introducing you to our new staff. Please meet Anita Beaman-District Librarian, Erin Carr-Speech and Language Pathologist and Michelle Case-Nurse. Welcome ladies!! Be on the lookout for more new staff spotlights. #br_u_knighted https://5il.co/1fa1q https://5il.co/1fa1r https://5il.co/1fa1l
8 days ago,
FIRST KNIGHT event will be held Monday, August 15, for Schneider Elementary and BRHS and Tuesday, August 16, for BRIJHS. Check out the flier with all the details and plan to attend!! https://5il.co/1f9vw
8 days ago,
HS Football Cheer tryouts will be held August 11 & 12. See the flier for more details or email Coach Clayton cclayton@blueridge18.org https://5il.co/1f80r
9 days ago,
Online Registration is open for returning students in grades 1-12. If you have trouble accessing Qmlativ (Skyward), please see your email from Wed. evening. At that time, a family access email was resent to all district families. To view online registration, please navigate to the student tiles on your Qmlativ homepage and look for the green tile that says "New Online Registration 22-23." Online registration remains open through next Friday. Buildings will be staffed with secretaries starting Tuesday, August 2 should you have questions. We are looking forward to a new school year and seeing your student(s) very soon! #br_u_knighted
12 days ago,
With registration opening in the morning, the timing of this meal service letter is just right! Please click on the link to learn more. https://5il.co/1f1kd #br_u_knighted
13 days ago,
Online registration for returning 1st-12th graders opens tomorrow and walk in registration for New to the District students, Pre-K students and Kindergarten students is just a week away. https://5il.co/1emkv
13 days ago,
HS Golf practice will be starting on August 8. If you have questions, please email Head Coach, Lori Friel. lfriel@blueridge18.org
14 days ago,
JH Baseball Reminder: No open field practice tonight! Open practice will continue tomorrow, July 28 from 5:30-7 and tryouts will be 8/1 and 8/2 from 5:30-7:30.
14 days ago,
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge CUSD #18 will host Pre-K screenings July 28 and 29. The developmental screening is for children who are 3 or 4 years old at the time of the screening. Children who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2022, are not eligible for the screening. Please allow up to 2 hours for the screening. We ask you not to bring other children with you since you will be asked to join us during your child’s appointment. Please call the Unit Office at (309)928-2611 to schedule an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you!
14 days ago, Kristi Woliung
It's time for the July edition of the Superintendent's Monthly Message. Please click on the link to read about what's going on in Blue Ridge! https://5il.co/1epq5 #br_u_knighted
18 days ago,
Summer is slowly coming to an end and school is quickly approaching....online & in-person registration information can be found at https://5il.co/1emkv Be sure to reach out with any questions! #br_u_knighted
20 days ago,
Have you been watching our video series this month? If you have, or if you haven't, we have our next episode ready for you today! Please take a look to see what we've been up to! https://youtu.be/6srOTtLS80U #br_u_knighted
20 days ago,
ATTENTION all 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls interested in playing JH softball. The softball season officially kicks off on Monday, July 25, with practice from 5-7 at Weedman Park. A parent meeting will be held at the start of that practice. All athletes need to have a current sports physical on file before they will be able to practice. Any questions, please call Coach Voyles @ 309-275-5798.
21 days ago,
The DeWitt County Mental Health, Substance Use, and Intellectual/Developmental Disability Community Survey is now open! The Mental Health Board and partners invite everyone aged 18 and over to take this survey and share your experience and suggestions to help plan and enhance services/programs for DeWitt County residents. The survey is voluntary, doesn't ask for your name, and should take about 15 minutes. For the English version, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/dewittsurvey For the Spanish version, go to https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/spanishdewittsurvey #br_u_knighted
22 days ago,
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge CUSD #18 will host Pre-K screenings July 28 and 29. The developmental screening is for children who are 3 or 4 years old at the time of the screening. Children who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2022, are not eligible for the screening. Please allow up to 2 hours for the screening. We ask you not to bring other children with you since you will be asked to join us during your child’s appointment. Please call the Unit Office at (309)928-2611 to schedule an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you!
23 days ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
4H Food Science Fun is coming up soon! Click on the link for more information! https://5il.co/1anme #br_u_knighted
23 days ago, Hillary Stanifer
Your input is appreciated!
27 days ago,
I wonder what this week's video has in store? I guess you'll have to click to find out! Thanks for tuning in to stay informed. https://youtu.be/dMWm4I8dyDY #br_u_knighted
28 days ago,
JH baseball open practice (non-mandatory) will be held on 7/26, 7/27 and 7/28 from 5:30p-7p at the BRIJHS baseball field. This is for ANY incoming 6th, 7th or 8th grade boys interested. Tryout practice will be on 8/1 and 8/2 from 5:30p-7:30p and practices will continue on 8/3. Athletes must have a current physical by 8/1. Please reach out to Coach Alvis with any questions or concerns at 618-246-3371, especially if there's a conflict with the 8/1 and 8/2 dates. More details to come on future practices and the upcoming season!
28 days ago,
Dodgeball, Anyone? A tournament will be held on July 22 in Clinton. Please see the flier for more information: https://5il.co/1dwt0
29 days ago,
JH softball open practice (non-mandatory) will be held on 7/13 and 7/14 from 6p-8p at Weedman Park. This is for ANY 6th, 7th or 8th grade girls interested. Practice will be led by volunteer coach Rich Voyles. Any questions please email richvoyles@gmail.com. More details to come on future practices and the upcoming season!
29 days ago,
Hillary Stanifer
One more reminder...#br_u_knighted
29 days ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Looking for a sports physical over the summer? OSF has a way to help out! Please see more information here: https://5il.co/1af4i #br_u_knighted
30 days ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
FYI- The BRHS football field will be used tomorrow morning for training conducted by Carle Hospital. The AirLife helicopter will be in use during this training for emergency personnel. This message is to keep you informed as the presence of the AirLife helicopter often creates questions from observers. Blue Ridge is happy to assist in the training. #br_u_knighted
about 1 month ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge Youth Soccer registration is happening now! ANY student living in the surrounding area of the Blue Ridge School District is invited to play. If you have any questions, please contact organizer Shannon Flannell at sflannell@blueridge18.org
about 1 month ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge CUSD #18 will host Pre-K screenings July 28 and 29. The developmental screening is for children who are 3 or 4 years old at the time of the screening. Children who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2022, are not eligible for the screening. Please allow up to 2 hours for the screening. We ask you not to bring other children with you since you will be asked to join us during your child’s appointment. Please call the Unit Office at (309)928-2611 to schedule an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you!
about 1 month ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Do you have a quick minute for a video? I'm pretty sure the intro will catch your attention. https://youtu.be/d4ORXKVpmMk Thanks for watching! #br_u_knighted
about 1 month ago, Hillary Stanifer
Brian Easter
BRHS is pleased to announce that we will once again be receiving nominations for the Wall of Fame! Please see this attachment for details on the award and how to submit a nomination. https://5il.co/1dj8v
about 1 month ago, Brian Easter
Hillary Stanifer
Here's a BRIJHS school supply list that's a little easier to read. https://5il.co/1dj83 #br_u_knighted
about 1 month ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
School Supply Lists for the 2022-2023 school year are available for those of you that like to get an early start on the back to school shopping!! Schneider https://5il.co/1b3s3 BRIJHS https://5il.co/1b3rg BRHS https://5il.co/1b3w8
about 1 month ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
You won't want to miss this summer production! #br_u_knighted
about 1 month ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
OK, Summer Knights! How are you celebrating Independence Day? #br_u_knighted
about 1 month ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
In order for our district to continue using two full days for School Improvement, rather than four half days, we need to apply for a waiver with the State Board of Education. If you would like more information or would like to know how to share your opinion, please see the linked letter: https://5il.co/1c3zv. Thank you! #br_u_knighted
about 1 month ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge Youth Soccer registration is happening now! ANY student living in the surrounding area of the Blue Ridge School District is invited to play. If you have any questions, please contact organizer Shannon Flannell at sflannell@blueridge18.org
about 1 month ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge CUSD #18 will host Pre-K screenings July 28 and 29. The developmental screening is for children who are 3 or 4 years old at the time of the screening. Children who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2022, are not eligible for the screening. Please allow up to 2 hours for the screening. We ask you not to bring other children with you since you will be asked to join us during your child’s appointment. Please call the Unit Office at (309)928-2611 to schedule an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you!
about 1 month ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Take a look at the most updated job postings-now offering a Part Time Music position and Part Time Art position at BRIJHS.
about 1 month ago, Kristi Woliung
Brian Easter
If you are going to have a student attending BRHS in the fall, please see the attached message. Thanks! https://5il.co/1cvx5
about 1 month ago, Brian Easter
Kristi Woliung
Take a look at the teaching and coaching positions open within the district. Please help spread the word! https://5il.co/1cq18
about 1 month ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Do you like to volunteer? Want to see some baseball games while volunteering? The 10U boys' summer league is hosting their end of season tournament at the Farmer City fields and needs help working the concession stands. If you're available and can help, please sign up!! https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0c4aaba628a3fbce9-10uboys
about 1 month ago, Kristi Woliung
Brian Easter
Help spread the word... The BRHS boys basketball program will be hosting an Alumni basketball game on Friday, October 28th. If you are an alum of the program and are interested in playing, please contact Coach Reeves (creeves@blueridge18.org). More details will be available as we get closer to the event and we know how many players will be participating.
about 1 month ago, Brian Easter
Hillary Stanifer
It's time for the Superintendent's June Update. Please click here to check out what's new this month: https://5il.co/1ciek #br_u_knighted
about 1 month ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge CUSD #18 will host Pre-K screenings July 28 and 29. The developmental screening is for children who are 3 or 4 years old at the time of the screening. Children who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2022, are not eligible for the screening. Please allow up to 2 hours for the screening. We ask you not to bring other children with you since you will be asked to join us during your child’s appointment. Please call the Unit Office at (309)928-2611 to schedule an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you!
about 1 month ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
For this week's Summer Knights, show us what you've been up to this summer! Let's see your vacation pictures or your completed projects! #br_u_knighted
about 1 month ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge Youth Soccer registration is happening now! ANY student living in the surrounding area of the Blue Ridge School District is invited to play. If you have any questions, please contact organizer Shannon Flannell at sflannell@blueridge18.org
about 1 month ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge High School soccer starts summer workouts TONIGHT from 6-8 pm at the South Park pavilion. Any student living in the Blue Ridge school district who will be in 9th through 12th grade in the fall 2022 is invited to attend. If you have any questions, please contact coach Shannon Flannell at sflannell@blueridge18.org
about 1 month ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
This week in Summer Knights we ask...Baseball, Anyone? #br_u_knighted
about 1 month ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
The agendas for the Special and Regular Board of Education meetings on Wednesday, June 15, can be found here: https://meetings.boardbook.org/Public/Organization/1708
2 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge Youth Soccer registration is happening now! ANY student living in the surrounding area of the Blue Ridge School District is invited to play. If you have any questions, please contact organizer Shannon Flannell at sflannell@blueridge18.org
2 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge High School soccer starts summer workouts on Tuesday, June 14, from 6-8 pm at the South Park pavilion. Any student living in the Blue Ridge school district who will be in 9th through 12th grade in the fall 2022 is invited to attend. If you have any questions, please contact coach Shannon Flannell at sflannell@blueridge18.org
2 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Looking for a sports physical over the summer? OSF has a way to help out! Please see more information here: https://5il.co/1af4i #br_u_knighted
2 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
In this week's edition of Summer Knights, show us your silliest or cutest pet pictures! #br_u_knighted
2 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Andrea Weedman
Good morning families! We still have secretaries in the buildings. If you need to change address, email, or phone information, please let us know as soon as possible so we can keep communicating with you over the summer months. #br_u_knighted
2 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Kristi Woliung
Today's the deadline to get next year's school supplies out of the way. If you'll have a student at Schneider next year you can order all their supplies in one stop and they'll be ready for your child when they start back next year. Order today at www.shopttkits.com account code: 9171. Order deadline is TODAY.
2 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Andrea Weedman
Wondering if your child needs a health physical or immunizations for Fall? This link can help you: https://5il.co/1bfpo #br_u_knighted
2 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Kristi Woliung
Just a friendly reminder that before you start the summer fun, you can order next year's school supplies. If you'll have a student at Schneider next year you can order all their supplies in one stop and they'll be ready for your child when they start back next year. Order today at www.shopttkits.com account code: 9171, order deadline is June 3rd.
2 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Salsa gardening, anyone? Please see the 4H informational flyer here: https://5il.co/1aral #br_u_knighted
2 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
As our first installment of Summer Knights, please show us in the comments how you remembered and honored our fallen soldiers on Memorial Day. #br_u_knighted
2 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
The Blue route and the Red route will be combined this afternoon at our 2:20 dismissal. (For today only, blue and red don't make purple.) Thank you! #br_u_knighted
3 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
BR Families, we are short a driver this morning, which will impact the Blue bus route. If you are able to transport your student from the Blue route this morning, thank you. Otherwise, a driver will be able to run the Blue route after completing their first route. Pick up times for Blue will be between 8:10-8:45. We apologize for the inconvenience. Afternoon information will be shared as soon as it’s available. #br_u_knighted
3 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Before you start the summer fun, get next year's school supplies out of the way. If you'll have a student at Schneider next year you can order all their supplies in one stop and they'll be ready for your child when they start back next year. Order today at www.shopttkits.com account code: 9171, order deadline is June 3rd.
3 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Again I'm reminded that we have much to be thankful for! I challenge you to have a conversation with your children about that today. As a reminder, we close the school year with a 2:20 dismissal tomorrow, May 26. Please watch for our Summer Knights posts to return and we hope that you'll join in the fun! #br_u_knighted
3 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Dear BR Parents, please click on the link to read the letter about the status of free meals as we prepare for the 2022-2023 school year: https://5il.co/1aycn #br_u_knighted
3 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Ryan Peyton
Interested in after school childcare next school year for your Kindergarten through 5th grade student? The Y-Zone is having a Parent-Student Q &A Open House May 24 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Please click the link for more information: https://5il.co/1avvs
3 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Ryan Peyton
Local artist Mary Yeadon came to visit Mr. Moore’s 3rd grade Fine Arts class this week. Students asked questions about her life as an artist, she showed off some of her paintings, and then shared some of her techniques for them to practice!
3 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Hillary Stanifer
Want to know more about the CEO program in which Blue Ridge juniors and seniors can participate? Check out their Annual Report here: https://www.flipsnack.com/7EC7B8BBDC9/22-ciceo-annual-report.html
3 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Andrea Weedman
2nd Grade Parents - Due to weather concerns, 2nd graders will be eating at school (parents are welcome!) Weather permitting, 2nd grade will be headed to Weedman park after lunch. Thanks for being flexible! #rainraingoaway #br_u_knighted
3 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Hillary Stanifer
Phone Update: All functions have been restored. Thanks to our amazing Technology Department for their hard work today! #br_u_knighted
3 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Phone update: We have temporary phone lines set up in the Unit Office, BRHS Office, and Schneider Elementary which can be accessed through the regular numbers. For any transportation needs, please contact the respective school building and we will relay the message for you. Thank you for your understanding. #br_u_knighted
3 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Attention BR Families, our Farmer City phone lines are not currently working. Until we notify you again, for any emergencies, please use the BRIJHS phone number, 217 489-5201, and they will relay your message to the correct Farmer City location. *Phone number has been corrected. #br_u_knighted
3 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
A variety of positions are open at all Blue Ridge schools. Take a look at the flyers and for more details, go to https://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
3 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Dear BRIJHS Band Parents, Due to unforeseen circumstances, Mr. Mitchell tested positive today for COVID. Mr. Mitchell will be isolating for 5 days, which means he will not be able to attend the concert this evening . THE CONCERT WILL GO ON. Mrs. Wrestler has stepped up to fill the void. The concert will include 5th Grade Beginning Band, Junior High Chorus, and Junior High Band, including 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Mrs. Wrestler is doing a wonderful thing to make this concert happen, but due to missing parts, we have decided to cancel the 6th Grade Drumline performance. We will do our best to find an opportunity for them to perform before the end of the school year. Have a wonderful evening of music. Thank you for your support of the Arts at Blue Ridge. In music, Christopher Mitchell
3 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
All families and community members are asked to park behind the high school gym for Promenade and Coronation on Saturday. Please enter through the back gym doors. Festivities begin at 5 pm.
3 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Andrea Weedman
It was a glorious day for a wedding at recess! No, not the students.....the dolls! The school year may be wrapping up for 8th graders, but we sure enjoyed the invites and spontaneous fun! #br_u_knighted
3 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Hillary Stanifer
BRHS Prom is Saturday! Promenade and Coronation will begin at 5:00 on Saturday in the gym. Students should arrive between 4:15 and 4:30 for outside pictures. Line-up in the commons at 4:45. Students should park in the front of the school or in the north faculty parking lot. The public should park behind the school and enter through the back door by the gym. Prom is at Epiphany Farms Estate in Downs from 8-11 p.m. Students can change clothes at the Estate, so they can go directly to Post Prom. Post Prom is at BRHS from 11:30 p.m. - 2:30 a.m. Doors will be locked at 12:00! Food and drinks will be provided. Be smart and have a safe Prom weekend.
3 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
It's time for the Superintendent's Monthly Update for May! Please click on the link: https://5il.co/1aftk. Included in this month's issue is a welcome to our new BRIJHS Principal and lots of student and staff recognition! #br_u_knighted
3 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
WELCOME to Blue Ridge, Mr. Huddleston! https://5il.co/1afub #br_u_knighted
3 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Our last retiree celebration is for Mrs. Wrestler! #br_u_knighted
3 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Ryan Peyton
Congratulations to this month’s Exemplary Knights!!
3 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Kristi Woliung
MENU CHANGE for tomorrow, May 12. Pulled Pork will be served at all 3 school buildings for lunch. #br_u_knighted
3 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
This week's retiree celebration begins with Mrs. Sproat! #br_u_knighted
3 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Andrea Weedman
Purple bus is running 10 min behind this morning. We apologize for any inconvenience. #br_u_knighted
3 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Kristi Woliung
The WHITE bus is running 15-20 minutes behind due to unexpected bus issues. Sorry for any inconvenience! #br_u_knighted
3 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Our second retiree that we'd like to celebrate is Mr. Seneca! #br_u_knighted
3 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Ryan Peyton
Kindergarteners learn 50+ sight words during the school year! Mrs. Ward’s class practiced some of these words this morning with a hands-on “sight word parking lot” game. We have some awesome early readers at Blue Ridge!
3 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Andrea Weedman
BRIJHS Junior High teachers had a pretty special surprise today - their very own personalized superhero capes! Thanks, Student Council, for your creative and fun efforts! #br_u_knighted #teacherappreciationweek
3 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Kristi Woliung
The Eastern Illinois Foodbank and Trinity Community Fellowship are teaming up to bring the FOODMOBILE to you on May 7 from 9:30-10:30! If you reside in DeWitt, McLean or Piatt County and meet the income eligibility guidelines, be sure and reserve your spot by pre-registering. Check out the flyer for more information! https://5il.co/192w9
3 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
This week we will begin recognizing our retirees, starting with Mrs. Tracy Barding! #br_u_knighted
3 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Good afternoon. Due to an activity cancelation, the Red bus will now be on time this afternoon. Thank you! #br_u_knighted
3 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Please join me in celebrating our educators all week long!
3 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Due to many trips this afternoon, the Red bus will be running up to 20 minutes. The Blue bus will be running up to 10 mins behind, which will cause a delay in the shuttle and a few of the normal route stops. Thanks for your understanding. #br_u_knighted
3 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
The newest job position open at BR is for a District Librarian! Be sure to check out the link with all of the current job positions available too! https://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
3 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Yesterday was National Principal Appreciation Day. Even during Teacher Appreciation Week, would you also join me in thanking our Blue Ridge Principals for a job well done? Thank you, BR Principals! #br_u_knighted
3 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Andrea Weedman
The BRIJHS junior high hallway had an uplifting message from Student Council this morning! #br_u_knighted #teacherappreciationweek
3 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Hillary Stanifer
The CICEO Trade Show is happening this week! Please click on the link for more details. You won't want to miss out on the business ideas that this class has been working on this year! https://5il.co/19p2s #br_u_knighted
3 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Ryan Peyton
Schneider students were so excited for recess, today!! Thank you P.I.E for your generous donation to help purchase new recess equipment. #br_u_knighted
3 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Andrea Weedman
Knight Parents, We strive to stay connected with you! Please make sure we have your most current information and keep us posted when changes happen to your address, email or phone number. Thank you! #br_u_knighted
4 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Hillary Stanifer
#br_u_knighted
4 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Please share this invite with your friends and neighbors! Come check out all the outstanding work by these CICEO students, including BR's own Grace Coffey! #br_u_knighted
4 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
School Improvement Day for teachers means no school for students! Enjoy your long weekend and we'll see you on Tuesday! #br_u_knighted
4 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
The Superintendent's Monthly Update for April is linked here: https://5il.co/1981h. Please take some time to read about what is happening across the district! #br_u_knighted
4 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Ryan Peyton
Congratulations to our April Exemplary Knights!!
4 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Hillary Stanifer
Good afternoon, please see the linked letter regarding upcoming intruder drills at each of our school buildings: https://5il.co/195j7 If you have any questions, please contact your school office. Thank you! #br_u_knighted
4 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Registration has been extended to April 27, so there is still time to sign up. Please do so today!
4 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Check out the flyers for just a couple of job opportunities within the district!! And be sure to check out the full list at https://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
4 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Good afternoon, BR! The Blue bus route (#56) will be running up to 20 minutes late this afternoon. Thank you! #br_u_knighted
4 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Blue Ridge Connect is back on April 20 in Bellflower. Last call! Please call the unit office or RSVP at the link to tell us that you will be there! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BD2XNFN #br_u_knighted
4 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Ryan Peyton
Such a fun night with Dot the Storyteller! Thank you to all you Pre-K families for coming out tonight!
4 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Brian Easter
Please see the attached message for parents/guardians of BRHS students for the 22-23 school year. https://5il.co/18ti7
4 months ago, Brian Easter
Andrea Weedman
Our 5th grade students had time to experiment with mass today! #br_u_knighted
4 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Hillary Stanifer
Good morning, Blue Ridge! I wanted to let you know that we are watching the weather today. If weather conditions would make our regular dismissal time hazardous, we will announce our plans as soon as possible. Thank you and please join me in watching for those promised May flowers!! #br_u_knighted
4 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Blue Ridge Connect is back on April 20 in Bellflower! The date is getting close, so please call the unit office or RSVP at the link to tell us that you will be there! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BD2XNFN #br_u_knighted
4 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Lunch at BRIJHS tomorrow (4-12) will be soft taco instead of walking taco.
4 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Do you know any home-schooled families who live in our district who may be interested in part-time attendance in our schools? Please let them know that all requests for attendance in the 2022-2023 school year must be submitted before May 1. Please contact the unit office or your respective building principal for more information. #br_u_knighted
4 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Brian Easter
Sorry for the repost! Trying with a new link. Parents/Guardians, please see the attached information regarding our school wide testing day at BRHS. This is for April 13th (next Wednesday). Thanks! https://5il.co/18aeu
4 months ago, Brian Easter
Hillary Stanifer
Have you registered yet? 4-H Intro to Robotics is free to youth 8+. Join us at the Farmer City Public Library this Saturday, April 9, from 10-11 a.m. Register today at https://extension.illinois.edu/events/2022-04-09-4-h-introduction-robotics #br_u_knighted
4 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Ryan Peyton
Good Evening, Schneider Families!! Don’t forget Thursday’s Spring Open House from 6:00-7:00 pm. Looking forward to seeing you there!
4 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Hillary Stanifer
Good afternoon. I want to share a brief safety update with you. Thanks to a quick response at BRIJHS this afternoon, three Piatt County Deputies responded to a call regarding an adult male who was found on district property outside of BRIJHS. The deputies peacefully removed the person and everyone is safe. Thanks to those who spoke up so we could keep our students and staff safe. #br_u_knighted
4 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Join Farmer City 4-H Cloverbud Club, Community Clovers, and Blue Ridge Stem club for a day of Helmets, Hoops, and Heroes! Bring your family for a day of fun! Get to know our local law enforcement officers. Illinois State police will be here with pedal carts on a small driving course. (If you can pedal you can participate.) Farmer City Police will also be doing a bike safety check station; please bring your bikes and helmets. Blue Ridge STEM club will be bringing some fun STEM activities for everyone to participate in! Register a team of 3 friends and be paired with a firefighter in our community for a 4 on 4 basketball tournament. (ages 8-16) Pre-Registration is required by April 15th at https://go.illinois.edu/HHH
4 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Andrea Weedman
K-8 families: Don't forget, Family Literacy Night at BRIJHS is today, April 1, 5-7pm! Come shop the Scholastic Book Fair, enjoy crafts and games, read with a therapy dog, and get information about library cards and the Summer Reading Program at Blue Ridge Township Public Library. You can also shop online now until April 10 at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/brijhs. Every purchase helps earn books for our school library, and we appreciate your support. Hope to see you there!
4 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Hillary Stanifer
Good evening, please see the linked letter for an update from BRIJHS. Thank You! https://5il.co/17z3r #br_u_knighted
4 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Please take a minute to read the linked letter regarding an upcoming canine search in the district: https://5il.co/17wd9 Thank you for your support as we work to keep our schools safe! #br_u_knighted
4 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Blue Ridge Connect is back on April 20 in Bellflower! Have you RSVP'd yet? Please call the unit office or RSVP at the link to tell us that you will be there! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BD2XNFN #br_u_knighted
4 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Huge attraction coming to Farmer City!! The ILLINI 100 is coming to the Farmer City Raceway on April 1 & 2. Discounted tickets are available to students and families that reside in the Blue Ridge school district. Check out the flyer for details! https://5il.co/179pa
4 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge School District #18 will conduct free preschool screenings on March 31 and April 1 at Schneider Elementary School, 309 North John Street, Farmer City, Illinois. The developmental screening is for children who are 3 or 4 years old at the time of the screening. Children who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2022 are not eligible for the screening. Please allow up to 2 hours for the screening. We ask you not to bring other children with you since you will be asked to join us during your child’s appointment. Parents will be asked to complete an information packet and return it to the school a week before the appointment. Please call Mary at the Schneider Office (309)928-2611 to schedule an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you!
4 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Andrea Weedman
Knight Families - Our PK-8th Yearbooks are available for sale! Please secure your copy by following the instructions on the flyer or following this link: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1088274/Blue-Ridge-Intermediate-and-Junior-High-School/2022-Yearbook/2021091713020245099/CATALOG_SHOP/ #memories #br_u_knighted
4 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Andrea Weedman
K-8 families: Family Literacy Night is happening at BRIJHS this Friday, April 1, 5-7pm! Come shop the Scholastic Book Fair, enjoy crafts and games, read with a therapy dog, and get information about library cards and the Summer Reading Program at Blue Ridge Township Public Library. You can also shop online now until April 10 at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/brijhs. Every purchase helps earn books for our school library, and we appreciate your support. Hope to see you there! #br_u_knighted
4 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge School District #18 will conduct free preschool screenings on March 31 and April 1 at Schneider Elementary School, 309 North John Street, Farmer City, Illinois. The developmental screening is for children who are 3 or 4 years old at the time of the screening. Children who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2022 are not eligible for the screening. Please allow up to 2 hours for the screening. We ask you not to bring other children with you since you will be asked to join us during your child’s appointment. Parents will be asked to complete an information packet and return it to the school a week before the appointment. Please call Mary at the Schneider Office (309)928-2611 to schedule an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you!
5 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Please take a look at the summer opportunities that are coming your way!
5 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge School District #18 will conduct free preschool screenings on March 31 and April 1 at Schneider Elementary School, 309 North John Street, Farmer City, Illinois. The developmental screening is for children who are 3 or 4 years old at the time of the screening. Children who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2022 are not eligible for the screening. Please allow up to 2 hours for the screening. We ask you not to bring other children with you since you will be asked to join us during your child’s appointment. Parents will be asked to complete an information packet and return it to the school a week before the appointment. Please call Mary at the Schneider Office (309)928-2611 to schedule an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you!
5 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
We have some great opportunities on April 9 for you- an Intro to Robotics AND Indoor Herb Gardening! Please be sure to register soon to reserve your spot. Thanks, 4-H for making these activities possible! #br_u_knighted
5 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Blue Ridge Connect is back on April 20 in Bellflower! Please call the unit office or RSVP at the link to tell us that you will be there! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BD2XNFN #br_u_knighted
5 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge School District #18 will conduct free preschool screenings on March 31 and April 1 at Schneider Elementary School, 309 North John Street, Farmer City, Illinois. The developmental screening is for children who are 3 or 4 years old at the time of the screening. Children who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2022 are not eligible for the screening. Please allow up to 2 hours for the screening. We ask you not to bring other children with you since you will be asked to join us during your child’s appointment. Parents will be asked to complete an information packet and return it to the school a week before the appointment. Please call Mary at the Schneider Office (309)928-2611 to schedule an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you!
5 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
The ILLINI 100 is coming to the Farmer City Raceway on April 1 & 2. Discounted tickets are available to students and families that reside in the Blue Ridge school district. Check out the flyer for details! https://5il.co/179pa
5 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Please click on the link to view the Superintendent's Monthly Update for March: https://5il.co/17cfl. Inside you'll find information about Blue Ridge Connect to be held on April 20 at the Bellflower Community Center. More information will follow and here's the RSVP link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BD2XNFN #br_u_knighted
5 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Good evening! I wanted to remind you that our schools dismiss at 2:20 tomorrow as we head into Spring Break. Be safe. Have fun. Recharge. We look forward to seeing you after break! #br_u_knighted
5 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Reminder that there has been a lunch menu change for Schneider and BRHS today. TATER TOT Casserole will be served (no pork fritter)! BRIJHS lunch has NO change.
5 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Ryan Peyton
Congratulations to this month’s Exemplary Knights!
5 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Kristi Woliung
There has been a lunch menu change for Schneider and BRHS tomorrow. TATER TOT Casserole will be served (no pork fritter)! BRIJHS lunch has NO change.
5 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
The Eastern Illinois Foodbank and Trinity Community Fellowship are teaming up to bring the FOODMOBILE to you on April 2 from 9:30-10:30! If you reside in DeWitt, McLean or Piatt County and meet the income eligibility guidelines, be sure and reserve your spot by pre-registering. Check out the flyer for more information! https://5il.co/1771z
5 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
The agenda for the Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, March 16, can be found here: https://meetings.boardbook.org/Public/Organization/1708
5 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Andrea Weedman
Our Knights danced the weekend away! First up was 7th & 8th grade on Friday night. Thanks to Mrs. Niebur and Mrs. Yeagle for chaperoning, Mike Roy for always filling our DJ needs, Boosters for snacks, and Student Council for setting up!
5 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Hillary Stanifer
As a follow up, most of our K-5 learners have E-Learning packets at home for today. If there are any students in need of picking up supplies AND the road conditions in your area are safe, buildings will be open by 8:00 am for you to get those supplies. For BRHS, please use the north entrance. Coaches and sponsors will communicate about today's activities. Thank you.
5 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Andrea Weedman
Our 7th & 8th grade Junior High dance is still on for tonight. Find your dancing shoes! The dance will be held from 6-8 p.m in the JH gym. Student Council members signed up for set up, please be at the school at 4:30 p.m. We are looking forward to it!
5 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Hillary Stanifer
What a surprise! The road conditions in our rural areas are unsafe for bus travel this morning. North south roads are drifting and some areas are quite slick. We will have an E-Learning Day today, Friday, March 11. Your teachers will see you on Google Meets. Be safe! #br_u_knighted
5 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Be sure to check out the current job openings within the District. https://5il.co/17182
5 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Is it time to make plans for summer? Please see the 2022-2023 school calendar linked here: https://5il.co/16wwd #br_u_knighted
5 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge School District #18 will conduct free preschool screenings on March 31 and April 1 at Schneider Elementary School, 309 North John Street, Farmer City, Illinois. The developmental screening is for children who are 3 or 4 years old at the time of the screening. Children who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2022 are not eligible for the screening. Please allow up to 2 hours for the screening. We ask you not to bring other children with you since you will be asked to join us during your child’s appointment. Parents will be asked to complete an information packet and return it to the school a week before the appointment. Please call Mary at the Schneider Office (309)928-2611 to schedule an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you!
5 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Are you interested in robotics? Piatt County 4H is offering a workshop that you won't want to miss! Click on the link to learn more: https://5il.co/16xmg #br_u_knighted
5 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Brian Easter
It has come time again for us to take a look at the district dress code for students. I want to make sure that all voices have a chance to be heard on different topics, so I'm opening up the committee to teachers and parents from any of our schools as well as students from the high school. The group will take a look at our current language in the dress code and discuss potential revisions. We are scheduled to meet on Wednesday, March 16th at 3:30 in the conference room at the high school. Please let me know if you would like to join us. You can reach me at beaster@blueridge18.org.
5 months ago, Brian Easter
Hillary Stanifer
Friday is the last chance to complete the 5 Essentials Survey! We want to hear your voice to improve our schools. What do we do well? What can we do better? Please participate to help us grow. To complete the survey use the following link: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/ The survey closes March 11th. #br_u_knighted
5 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Andrea Weedman
K-8 families, mark your calendars for Family Literacy Night at BRIJHS, featuring a Scholastic Book Fair! Friday, April 1, 5-7pm Visit our Online Book Fair Homepage for a preview of some of the great titles available in the fair. You can also shop online anytime from March 28 to April 10 at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/brijhs. Every purchase from the Book Fair helps earn books for our school library, and we appreciate your support. Hope to see you there!
5 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Hillary Stanifer
Purple and White will be running about 15 minutes late this morning. We apologize for the delay. #br_u_knighted
5 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Blue Ridge Seniors, please check out this fantastic Science Scholar opportunity through Parkland College. Click to check it out! #br_u_knighted https://5il.co/16vu5
5 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Check out the opportunities open and available at Blue Ridge schools. Job openings range from teachers to bus drivers and bus aides to coaches and more. Take a look and see if you're interested!! https://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
5 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Kindergarten Registration and Orientation will be held on Tuesday, March 8 at 5:15 and 6:15 p.m. in the Schneider School Cafeteria, 309 N. John Street, Farmer City, Illinois. Students who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2022 are eligible for Kindergarten. Parents only may attend the orientation session (no children please). Parents will need to bring an official birth certificate and two proofs of residence if your child did not attend the Blue Ridge PreK/ECSE program. Children must have a birth certificate and up-to-date physical and immunization record before entering school in the fall. These items are required before your child can attend the first day of school. Please call the Schneider Office 309-928-2611 to ask any questions and/or to reserve a time slot. Thank you!
5 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Kindergarten Registration and Orientation will be held on Tuesday, March 8 at 5:15 and 6:15 p.m. in the Schneider School Cafeteria, 309 N. John Street, Farmer City, Illinois. Students who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2022 are eligible for Kindergarten. Parents only may attend the orientation session (no children please). Parents will need to bring an official birth certificate and two proofs of residence if your child did not attend the Blue Ridge PreK/ECSE program. Children must have a birth certificate and up-to-date physical and immunization record before entering school in the fall. These items are required before your child can attend the first day of school. Please call the Schneider Office 309-928-2611 to ask any questions and/or to reserve a time slot. Thank you!
5 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Ryan Peyton
Click the link to find Schneider Elementary’s March Newsletter - https://www.smore.com/yg4cv
5 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Hillary Stanifer
BR Parents, time is running out! We want to hear your voice to improve our schools! Please take part in the 5 Essentials Survey by using the following link: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/ The survey closes March 11th. #br_u_knighted
5 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Ryan Peyton
Tomorrow kicks off Read Across America Week at Schneider Elementary! Click the link for more information - https://5il.co/16bnk.
5 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Hillary Stanifer
Good Morning Knights! As an update to recent rulings on masking in IL, Governor Pritzker has lifted the mask mandate for all IL schools beginning tomorrow, February 28, 2022. We have been mask recommended since February 7, 2022 and this now makes masking optional for all IL schools. Additionally, the CDC has dropped the mask mandate for transportation. Masking on Blue Ridge buses is now optional. Thank you. #br_u_knighted
5 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Brian Easter
Here is a link to the February newsletter from Mr. Easter at BRHS https://5il.co/169np
6 months ago, Brian Easter
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge School District #18 will conduct free preschool screenings on March 31 and April 1 at Schneider Elementary School, 309 North John Street, Farmer City, Illinois. The developmental screening is for children who are 3 or 4 years old at the time of the screening. Children who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2022 are not eligible for the screening. Please allow up to 2 hours for the screening. We ask you not to bring other children with you since you will be asked to join us during your child’s appointment. Parents will be asked to complete an information packet and return it to the school a week before the appointment. Please call Mary at the Schneider Office (309)928-2611 to schedule an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you!
6 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Good afternoon! As you know, Thursdays in February have been quite snowy and today is no exception. We wanted to let you know that afternoon bus times may be delayed today as drivers will be using extra caution on their routes. Thank you for your understanding! #br_u_knighted
6 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
The Superintendent's Monthly Update can be found here: https://5il.co/162bm. Thank you for taking time to read what is going on in the district! Included in the newsletter is our revised last day of student attendance, a copy of the 2022-2023 school calendar, and much more! Have a great day. #br_u_knighted
6 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Kindergarten Registration and Orientation will be held on Tuesday, March 8 at 5:15 and 6:15 p.m. in the Schneider School Cafeteria, 309 N. John Street, Farmer City, Illinois. Students who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2022 are eligible for Kindergarten. Parents only may attend the orientation session (no children please). Parents will need to bring an official birth certificate and two proofs of residence if your child did not attend the Blue Ridge PreK/ECSE program. Children must have a birth certificate and up-to-date physical and immunization record before entering school in the fall. These items are required before your child can attend the first day of school. Please call the Schneider Office 309-928-2611 to ask any questions and/or to reserve a time slot. Thank you!
6 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Let's meet Zach Marcopulos! Thanks, Zach, for your constant smile and infectious energy!
6 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Blue Ridge is joining the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in the tenth statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions. The survey provides a unique opportunity for 4th-12th grade students, teachers, and parents to have a voice in improving their schools. The parent survey supplement opened on January 11, and will remain open through March 11. You may access the parent survey here: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/. These surveys will serve as an opportunity for schools to reflect on progress since the last statewide implementation. We highly encourage all parents to make their voices heard to impact positive growth in our schools. #br_u_knighted
6 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Ryan Peyton
Congratulations to this month’s Exemplary Knights!!
6 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Hillary Stanifer
Due to inclement weather, Blue Ridge will use an E-Learning Day on Thursday, 2.16.22. Learning activities will be provided through Google classroom, Google Meets, SeeSaw, or Clever. All Thursday activities are cancelled, including YZone. Be safe. We'll see you on Tuesday! #b r_u_knighted
6 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
I can't believe I forgot the before photo! My lunch was prepared by the BRHS Life Skills class and it was absolutely scrumptious! I can't wait for the next invite (Hint, Hint). #br_u_knighted
6 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Dear BR Parents, we are watching the forecast for Thu. which includes significant ice, snow, and wind. It is likely that these conditions would make travel unsafe. We have notified staff and they will be preparing for a potential E-Learning Day tomorrow, Thu. 2.17.22. A final decision will be made tonight or early tomorrow morning and communicated to you. As a reminder, there is no student attendance on Fri. (Teacher Institute) and Mon. (Washington's B-day). We are working through some logistical issues with ISBE regarding meal service on E-Learning Days. We are not sending home meals this afternoon and it is unlikely that we can safely deliver meals tomorrow. That said, we would still plan to label the day as E-Learning; it will not be made up at the end of the year. #br_u_knighted
6 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Ever thought about working at Blue Ridge-now is your chance! There are currently teacher positions open at all 3 schools, a variety of coaching positions, bus driver positions and even a day shift custodian position. Take a peek to see if one of the positions fit you!! https://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
6 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Attention Parents of Blue Ridge 8th Graders, On March 14, 2022, our 8th grade students will be completing the Illinois Youth Survey. The IYS is a voluntary survey conducted by the Center for Prevention Research and Development at the University of Illinois, meant to better understand youth risk and protective behaviors as they relate to students and their success. The survey is 100% anonymous and is conducted at the school. The survey is 40-45 minutes long. CLICK HERE https://5il.co/15jjk to view the parent opt-out form, which contains more information about the IYS procedures, risks, benefits, parent rights, and student's rights. This is also being sent home with 8th grade students today. If you do not wish for your child to participate in this survey, you may fill out and return the parent opt-out form to the school. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Cara Niebur (cniebur@blueridge18.org) or Katie Nichols (knichols@blueridge18.org). #br_u_knighted
6 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
The Blue Ridge #18 app is getting a facelift! Most notably, the menu button will have a new location in the bottom left corner, rather than the upper left corner. The app design will provide more functionality with news available as you open the home screen. We hope you find it helpful! As a reminder, if you have not downloaded the free app, please do so by searching Blue Ridge #18, IL and allowing push notifications. Thank you! #br_u_knighted
6 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Kindergarten Registration and Orientation will be held on Tuesday, March 8 at 5:15 and 6:15 p.m. in the Schneider School Cafeteria, 309 N. John Street, Farmer City, Illinois. Students who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2022 are eligible for Kindergarten. Parents only may attend the orientation session (no children please). Parents will need to bring an official birth certificate and two proofs of residence if your child did not attend the Blue Ridge PreK/ECSE program. Children must have a birth certificate and up-to-date physical and immunization record before entering school in the fall. These items are required before your child can attend the first day of school. Please call the Schneider Office 309-928-2611 to ask any questions and/or to reserve a time slot. Thank you!
6 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge School District #18 will conduct free preschool screenings on March 31 and April 1 at Schneider Elementary School, 309 North John Street, Farmer City, Illinois. The developmental screening is for children who are 3 or 4 years old at the time of the screening. Children who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2022 are not eligible for the screening. Please allow up to 2 hours for the screening. We ask you not to bring other children with you since you will be asked to join us during your child’s appointment. Parents will be asked to complete an information packet and return it to the school a week before the appointment. Please call Mary at the Schneider Office (309)928-2611 to schedule an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you!
6 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Ryan Peyton
Hello Schneider Families! Our Kids Heart Challenge is going strong!! Your child is learning how nutrition and being active can help us live longer, healthier lives. If you would like to support the Kids Heart Challenge, simply click the link below and your child will earn some cool “thank you” gifts, all while helping others. We are asking kids to take the challenge to Move More and Be Kind. 102 students have joined our school’s team and taken the challenge already. Way to go!! You can get involved by downloading the mobile app to bring your Explorers to life and complete Finn’s Mission! Click Here to View our School's Website: https://www2.heart.org/site/TR?company_id=327754&fr_id=6319&pg=company
6 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Hillary Stanifer
With the thawing and refreezing, we have some very slippery areas. Please use extra caution in the FC circle drives and drop off lane. And Happy Valentine’s Day to all! 💙#br_u_knighted
6 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Here's a great way to share some kindness...The Farmer City Chamber of Commerce would like to hear your voice! Please use this link to nominate a Blue Ridge Teacher/Staff member of the year: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BT95VH8. Please use this link to nominate a Farmer City Citizen of the Year: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BTTL8HW. Please submit all nominations by February 14. Thank you for taking time to nominate those who do great things for our community! #br_u_knighted
6 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Ryan Peyton
Check out some of the great student artwork displayed throughout Schneider Elementary. We have some talented young artists! #br_u_knighted
6 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Hillary Stanifer
BR Parents, I am asking for your assistance. We are required to have students mask while riding district transportation. This week we have supplied a great number of disposable masks, have had many refusals, and many of the masks were thrown on the bus floor. Could you please assist us by reminding your students that they will need to be masked while on district transportation and also ensuring that they come prepared with a mask to use on their ride to and from school? Thank you for your understanding and your assistance. #br_u_knighted
6 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Due to continued driver shortages, we have a few routes that will run late again this afternoon, 2.10.22. The White bus (#55) will leave school up to 10 minutes late and arrive home up to 10 minutes late. The Blue bus (#56) will be leaving school up to 30 minutes late today and arriving home up to 30 minutes late. We apologize for the inconvenience. We're still hiring if you can assist! #br_u_knighted
6 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Reminder that there is a lunch menu change for today at Schneider and the High School. Beef and Noodles will be served and the alternative is PB & J. BRIJHS will remain as posted. #br_u_knighted
6 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Lunch menu change for tomorrow (2/10) at Schneider and the High School. Beef and Noodles will be served and the alternative is PB & J. BRIJHS will remain as posted. #br_u_knighted
6 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Ryan Peyton
Today, K-3 students participated in Junior Achievement. Junior Achievement lessons are done monthly and focus on the foundations of financial literacy.
6 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Hillary Stanifer
BR Parents, we are sharing with you access to several no cost Positive Parenting Zoom Workshops. These are being offered through the efforts of Dr. Jeremy Larson and the Paris School District. We are thankful for the collaboration. The first workshop starts tonight, with others every second Wednesday of the month through June. Please let us know if give one or more a try! Find more info and the Zoom link here: https://5il.co/15eez #br_u_knighted
6 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Due to driver shortages, we have a few routes that will run late again this afternoon. The White bus (#55) will leave school up to 10 minutes late and arrive home up to 10 minutes late. The Blue bus (#56) will be leaving school up to 30 minutes late today and arriving home up to 30 minutes late. We apologize for the inconvenience. We're still hiring if you can assist! #br_u_knighted
6 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Did you know that it's School Counselor's Week? Please celebrate the best of the best right here in Blue Ridge! Leslie Hieronymus, Cara Wells Niebur, and Cheyenne Clayton, we can't thank you enough for all you do! #br_u_knighted
6 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Due to driver shortages, we have a few routes that will run late this afternoon. The White bus (#55) will leave school up to 10 minutes late and arrive home up to 10 minutes late. The Blue bus (#56) and part of the Red route (#53) will be leaving school up to 30 minutes late today and arriving home up to 30 minutes late. We apologize for the inconvenience. We're still hiring if you can assist! #br_u_knighted
6 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Hello, BR Community, the linked letter provides information on the district's response to the recent TRO from Sangamon County. Thank you for taking time to read the important updates: https://5il.co/158d0 #br_u_knighted
6 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Dear BR Community, please click on the link to read the letter regarding our district response to the court's recent decision regarding mandated COVID-19 mitigations. https://5il.co/1586w. Thank you! #br_u_knighted
6 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Today is the last day to register for softball and/or baseball for the 2022 Summer League. Online registration is available! Check out their website for more details and upcoming events. http://clubs.bluesombrero.com/farmercity
6 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
The Farmer City Chamber of Commerce would like to hear your voice! Please use this link to nominate a Blue Ridge Teacher/Staff member of the year: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BT95VH8. Please use this link to nominate a Farmer City Citizen of the Year: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BTTL8HW. Please submit all nominations by February 14. Thank you for taking time to nominate those who do great things for our community! #br_u_knighted
6 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Good morning! Today, 2.3.22, is an E-Learning Day. Hop onto Google Meets and you'll see your teachers and classmates there. District offices remain closed due to weather and all Thursday activities are cancelled. Tomorrow, 2.4.22 is A SNOW DAY! All Friday activities are cancelled. Please show us how you spend your SNOW DAY tomorrow by sharing a photo in the comments on our Facebook post! Enjoy and be safe! #br_u_knighted
6 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Ryan Peyton
Good Afternoon, Knights! Here is this month's Schneider Newsletter - https://www.smore.com/yb56n #br_u_knighted
6 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Hillary Stanifer
Good afternoon, due to the impending storm, Blue Ridge will be using E-Learning Days for both Wednesday, 2.2.22 and Thursday, 2.3.22. All students will be learning remotely according to their building/grade level remote schedules. As a reminder, two days of meals will be sent home with K-6th grade and offered to 7th-12th grade this afternoon. Please be sure to check backpacks! YZone and SHIELD testing are cancelled for 2.2.22 and 2.3.22. Freshman Orientation will take place virtually on 2.2.22 at 7 pm. Instructions are in 8th grade students' emails. Other athletics and activities will be determined in cooperation with coaches, sponsors, and administration. Messages will be sent accordingly. Weather will be monitored over the next few days and a decision about Friday, 2.4.22 will be made and communicated as soon as possible. Thank you. Be safe! #br_u_knighted
6 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Reminder that the lunch menu for the High School and Schneider has changed for today. Walking tacos will be served in place of the soft tacos. BRIJHS will remain the same as on the menu and the alternative lunch is also the same.
6 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Have you signed up yet?? 4-H STEM Wednesdays: Join 4-H Teen Teachers from the Blue Ridge High School STEM Club on Wednesdays from February 9-March 16 for Hands on STEM Activities at Schneider Elementary. We are teaming up with the Blue Ridge Y-Zone afterschool program to bring some Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics excitement, but you don’t have to be a current Y-Zone member to participate. This program series is $15 for non-Y-Zone members and FREE to current Y-Zone members who have paid to attend on Y-Zone on those Wednesdays. Register before February 4 at https://extension.illinois.edu/events/2022-03-16-dewitt-county-blue-ridge-stem-club-wednesdays https://5il.co/14cs2. #br_u_knighted
6 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
How do you feel about the weather forecast? Personally, I love snow, but I may be in the minority on that! Knowing that a significant storm is approaching, we have made some TENTATIVE plans. Meal packages will be sent home Tuesday afternoon with all K-6th graders, and offered to all 7th-12th graders. The packages will contain school meals for two days in anticipation that we may have E-Learning Days on Wednesday, 2.2.22, and Thursday, 2.3.22. We will formalize the plan either Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning. If we need to remain on E-Learning for Friday, 2.4.22, we will send out a meal form on which you can sign up to receive meals for that day. As a reminder, E-Learning Days include instruction and meal service, so they are not made up at the end of the year. SHIELD testing and YZone will not be available on any E-Learning Days this week. Coaches and activity sponsors will contact students regarding extracurricular activities. Join me in the weather watch and we'll be in touch with finalized plans as soon as we can. #br_u_knighted
6 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Softball and Baseball registration is now open for the 2022 Summer League. Online registration is open and available now, as well as walk in registration on Feb 2. Check out their website for more details and upcoming events. http://clubs.bluesombrero.com/farmercity
6 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
There has been a lunch menu change for tomorrow at the High School and Schneider. Walking tacos will now be served in place of the soft tacos. BRIJHS will remain the same as on the menu and the alternative lunch is also the same.
6 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
BR Families, the most updated COVID guidance can be found in the two linked documents: https://5il.co/14t5t-2 and https://5il.co/14t5s-2. Some of the most common questions recently have been about Test to Stay and early release from quarantine/isolation. Test to Stay is not available for household members nor for any contact outside of the regular school day hours, such as extracurriculars. Early release from quarantine/isolation is dependent upon proper and consistent masking on days 6-10. Please refer to the full guidance for greater detail. Thank you. #br_u_knighted
7 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
The Eastern Illinois Foodbank and Trinity Community Fellowship are teaming up to bring the FOODMOBILE to you on February from 9:30-10:30! If you reside in DeWitt, McLean or Piatt County and meet the income eligibility guidelines, be sure and reserve your spot by pre-registering. Check out the flyer for more information! https://5il.co/14qwi
7 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
BR Parents/Guardians, it's time to give you information about the district's 5Essentials Survey. We would greatly appreciate our parents filling out this annual survey! Please see the letter with parent participation information here: https://5il.co/14ma7. For the student survey, if you would prefer to opt your 4th-12th grade student out of participation, please see the linked form here: https://5il.co/14ma6. Thank you! #br_u_knighted
7 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
This month's newsletter is linked here: https://5il.co/14ma1. Are you wondering if there is a trivia question inside? Thank you for reading our updates! #br_u_knighted
7 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Good afternoon BR Families. Please read the remote learning update for next week in the letter linked here: https://5il.co/14lju Thank you. #br_u_knighted
7 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Andrea Weedman
PK-8 Yearbooks on Sale Now! The yearbook will again be delivered in August of 2022 to your child's school and distributed the first week or two of school. Please use the link below to order your yearbook. If you have any questions please email Mrs. Hardesty at mhardesty@blueridge18.org. https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1088274/Blue-Ridge-Intermediate-and-Junior-High-School/2022-Yearbook/2021091713020245099/CATALOG_SHOP
7 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Kristi Woliung
Softball and Baseball registration is now open for the 2022 Summer League. Online registration is open and available now, as well as walk in registration dates on Jan 21 and Feb 2. Check out their website for more details and upcoming events. http://clubs.bluesombrero.com/farmercity
7 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
BR Families, we have an update for Thursday and Friday regarding remote instruction. Families of 7th and 8th grade students, please note there is a change for your students from how they have been learning earlier this week. Thank you. https://5il.co/14hav #br_u_knighted
7 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
4-H STEM Wednesdays: Join 4-H Teen Teachers from the Blue Ridge High School STEM Club on Wednesdays from February 9-March 16 for Hands on STEM Activities at Schneider Elementary. We are teaming up with the Blue Ridge Y-Zone afterschool program to bring some Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics excitement, but you don’t have to be a current Y-Zone member to participate. This program series is $15 for non-Y-Zone members and FREE to current Y-Zone members who have paid to attend on Y-Zone on those Wednesdays. Register before February 4 at https://extension.illinois.edu/events/2022-03-16-dewitt-county-blue-ridge-stem-club-wednesdays https://5il.co/14cs2. #br_u_knighted
7 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
BR Families, please read the attached letter regarding a school closure due to increased COVID cases. https://5il.co/14cqx Thank you for your understanding and support. #br_u_knighted
7 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Reminder: lunch menu change for today! Beef and noodles, mashed potatoes, broccoli and cuties will be served in all buildings today.
7 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Lunch menu change for Thursday, January 13. All buildings will be served Beef & Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli and Cuties.
7 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Good morning! Our purple bus is running about 10 minutes late this morning. Thanks to our sub driver for making this route possible today! #br_u_knighted
7 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Brian Easter
Please read the following message from Debby Adams regarding Blue Ridge Athletics. Hello, I wanted to inform you what the current status of the Boosters is. My son graduated last spring. Because of Covid, I stayed on as President. Kristina who is currently secretary and treasurer has no children in high school. We have only one other parent who regularly attends meetings and a very limited number of volunteers. The Cash Bash has been a labor of love for the past 7 years. We have raised money and funded many requests from coaches, community administration, etc. It is a great night to meet new people, catch up with old friends and support the kids of our communities while having a lot of fun. We are trying to figure out if Cash Bash 2022 is happening and what it will look like. WE NEED YOUR HELP, if you have a student in high school we need you to step up and become the future of the boosters. Please, contact Kristina Forrest or I, we would love to talk to you about it. Thank you… Debby
7 months ago, Brian Easter
Hillary Stanifer
Good afternoon! Please follow the link to read the updated isolation and quarantine guidance for schools. https://5il.co/142ul With the shortened days required for isolation and quarantine, I would like to remind you of the importance of proper masking upon return to school. Please have this conversation with your student to help us in our common effort to keep everyone learning on campus to the greatest extent possible. We are planning that Tuesday, 1.11.22 is a regular attendance day. No message means we're back to regular operations! Thank you for your ongoing patience. #br_u_knighted
7 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Good evening. We've been contacted by a road commissioner stating that the roads west of Bellflower have refrozen and it will not be safe to travel in the morning. We are changing plans and calling an E-Learning Day for all students. No students will be learning on campus. Students will connect via Google Classroom, Google Meets, Clever, or SeeSaw. K-6 students may use an E-Learning Packet if they are unable to connect with their device. Coaches and sponsors will contact students with directions about any events. Students may request meals by 9 am using this form: https://forms.gle/gWp2D5w9fHahJEjS8. #br_u_knighted
7 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Good evening! Late Friday we were informed that there are new CDC guidelines that will now apply to public schools, which will shorten isolation and quarantine days. Your admin team and department heads have been working over the weekend to communicate with as many families as possible, while we're still learning the nuances of the new guidelines. I am asking that if you believe your student is eligible to return earlier than originally stated, please wait until you receive a call telling you so. We will be in touch as soon as possible. As of now, 5th grade will learn from home on Monday, 1.10.22, with all others learning in person. The exception is 5th grade special education students may attend in person. The 5th grade meal request form is here: https://forms.gle/Cmoiu1N71N544h9z9. Please use caution in the morning. Roads and parking lots have been treated, but may still be icy. #br_u_knighted
7 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
The administrative team met this afternoon to consider plans for next week. On Monday, 1.10.2022, 5th grade students will again learn from home. The exception is that 5th grade special education students are offered to attend in person. If you would like to request meals for 5th grade students on Monday, 1.10.2022, here is your form: https://forms.gle/j1MagVtFHFqstH977 If additional illness is reported over the weekend, we may need to make additional revisions. We are hopeful to have everyone in person on Tuesday, 1.11.2022. Thank you. #br_u_knighted
7 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Andrea Weedman
Mrs. Barker, 4th grade teacher at BRIJHS, received her DeWitt County EPIC TEACHER WINNER giveaway basket today! This basket was super generous and Mrs. Barker is very deserving. Thank you, Dewitt County Farm Bureau! #br_u_knighted
7 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Hillary Stanifer
Good morning. We have monitored test results from the lab and we will stay with the plan announced yesterday. 5th grade students will learn from home today, with the exception that 5th grade special education students are offered to attend in person. If you would like to request meals for 5th grade students, here is your form: https://forms.gle/RBMGqAwG7uCZm6km7. Please complete your request by 9 am. The administrative team will be evaluating next week and will make any necessary announcements as soon as possible. Thank you. #br_u_knighted
7 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
BR Families, please see the linked message regarding 5th grade remote learning for 1.7.2022: https://5il.co/13y3s. The meal service request for 5th grade can be accessed here: https://forms.gle/3k98Lak4vwgnaBWS7. A message will be sent before 6:30 am on Friday, 1.7.2022 to confirm any additional changes to the learning environment. Thank you! #br_u_knighted
7 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
The Eastern Illinois Foodbank and Trinity Community Fellowship are teaming up to bring the FOODMOBILE to you on January 8 from 9:30-10:30! If you reside in DeWitt, McLean or Piatt County and meet the income eligibility guidelines, be sure and reserve your spot by pre-registering. Check out the flyer for more information! https://5il.co/13bs4
7 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Good afternoon. As an update, we are experiencing a rise in COVID cases with both staff and students. While the health department is not recommending that we close our buildings, we are close to having a staffing shortage that we may be unable to cover at BRIJHS. Today, students at BRIJHS were asked to take chromebooks home as a precaution. Schneider and BRHS will be sharing a similar precautionary message, but at this point, they are less likely to be impacted. Since COVID test results now are coming in overnight, I will make another announcement on Friday morning between 6:15 and 6:30 am with our current status. Best case, we're all up and running. If staffing is negatively impacted, most likely I would announce that BRIJHS students would learn from home. The exception would be that we will offer BRIJHS special education students to attend in person. Thank you for your understanding. #br_u_knighted
7 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
BR Families, are you struggling to afford Internet connectivity within your household? Please see the flier and link below to learn more about a current option through the FCC that was recently made available to those who qualify: https://www.fcc.gov/acp-consumer-outreach-toolkit https://5il.co/13wk0 #br_u_knighted
7 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Do you have a high school student who is interested in cybersecurity? If so, please check out the flyer linked here for a fantastic opportunity: https://5il.co/13tax #br_u_knighted
7 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Look what we heard about from the DeWitt County Farm Bureau! Congratulations to Amber Barker, our DeWitt County EPIC TEACHER WINNER of this month's giveaway! Mrs. Barker is a Fourth Grade Teacher at BRIJHS. We are so excited for Amber and cannot wait to give her the basket of goodies that she without a doubt deserves! Thank you DeWitt County Farm Bureau for your generous gift and congrats to Mrs. Barker! #br_u_knighted
7 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Ryan Peyton
Good Afternoon! Here is January's Schneider Elementary Newsletter - https://5il.co/13r06
7 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Hillary Stanifer
I'd like to introduce to you a few new staff members on our junior high team! Please welcome Alex Chapman to 7th/8th grade science, Amanda Moore to 8th grade ELA, and substitute Zach Marcopulos to 7th/8th PE. We thank Mr. Morris, Mrs. Acree and Mr. Acree for their service to Blue Ridge and wish them all the best in their new endeavors. Paige Trimble will be spending a larger portion of her time working from BRIJHS as an integral part of our COMEBACK 2022 plan. We are confident that with extra hands on deck and support from Coaches Abby Lyons and Carmen Bergmann, the teachers, and our paraprofessionals, that we will be off to a positive start to the second semester. COMEBACK 2022, we're ready! #br_u_knighted
7 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Softball and Baseball registration is now open for the 2022 Summer League. Online registration is open and available now, as well as walk in registration dates on Jan 21 and Feb 2. Check out their website for more details and upcoming events. http://clubs.bluesombrero.com/farmercity
7 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
We're ready to see students tomorrow! Here's a COVID update for you. According to the IDPH decision tree and in consultation with DeWitt Piatt Bi-County Health Department, when a student becomes ill, and complies with testing within 24 hours, the siblings will be able to remain on campus pending the outcome. If a negative test is received, the siblings may stay at school and the student who is ill will be able to return when guidelines are met. If a positive test is received, the student who is positive and all household siblings of the student who tested positive would be excluded from school at that time. Also, while we are aware of the recent revisions to isolation and quarantine guidance announced by the CDC, ISBE is currently requiring schools to follow the previous guidelines until further notification. Thank you for you ongoing patience! #br_u_knighted
7 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Reminder for Bus Riders: The Purple, Green and Pink busses will all have route changes, effective January 4. If you are involved in these changes, you should have received a letter in the mail. If you did not receive notice of these changes or if you have any further questions, give Debra a call at 309-928-2150. Also as a reminder, the Red and Purple shuttle time is 7:50 and the Blue and White shuttle time is 7:55. #br_u_knighted
7 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Katie Nichols
Here is a link to the January Newsletter for BRIJHS: https://www.smore.com/ks86g
7 months ago, Katie Nichols
Kristi Woliung
Attention Bus Riders: The Purple, Green and Pink busses will all have route changes, effective January 4. If you are involved in these changes, you will be receiving a letter in the mail. If you do not receive notice of these changes or if you have any further questions, give Debra a call at 309-928-2150. Also as a reminder, the Red and Purple shuttle time is 7:50 and the Blue and White shuttle time is 7:55. #br_u_knighted
8 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Softball and Baseball registration is now open for the 2022 Summer League. Online registration is open and available now, as well as walk in registration dates on Jan 21 and Feb 2. Check out their website for more details and upcoming events. http://clubs.bluesombrero.com/farmercity
8 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
We celebrate the end of the first semester with you! Be safe, relax, enjoy time with family, and we'll see you soon! Please take a look at the Superintendent's Monthly Newsletter which includes lots of great student accomplishments. https://5il.co/13cr5 #br_u_knighted
8 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Ryan Peyton
Schneider Elementary had a special visitor today! Thank you Farmer City Fire Dept. for his escort. Happy Holidays!! #br_u_knighted
8 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Kristi Woliung
The Eastern Illinois Foodbank and Trinity Community Fellowship are teaming up to bring the FOODMOBILE to you on January 8 from 9:30-10:30! If you reside in DeWitt, McLean or Piatt County and meet the income eligibility guidelines, be sure and reserve your spot by pre-registering. Check out the flyer for more information! https://5il.co/13bs4
8 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Reminder - The Green (#4) bus route will not be running their afternoon route. That route will be split between the Pink and Purple routes. Please expect delays. The transportation dept is hiring!! #br_u_knighted
8 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Sub teacher daily pay has increased!! Check out the flyer for details!! https://5il.co/12cuu
8 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Reminder - The Green (#4) bus route will not be running their morning and afternoon routes. Those routes will be split between the Pink and Purple routes. Please expect delays. The transportation dept is hiring!! #br_u_knighted
8 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
School districts across the country have been made aware of a new Tik Tok challenge. Please click the link to read more and to learn about the district's response: https://5il.co/13akz #br_u_knighted
8 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Reminder - The Green (#4) bus route will not be running this afternoon. That route will be split between the Pink and Purple routes. Please expect delays on arrival times home. The transportation dept is hiring!! #br_u_knighted
8 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Reminder - The Green (#4) bus route will not be running this afternoon. That route will be split between the Pink and Purple routes. Please expect delays on arrival times home. The transportation dept is hiring!! #br_u_knighted
8 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Reminder of the menu change for today at BRIJHS and BRHS. BRIJHS will be serving corn dogs and BRHS will be serving pulled pork sandwiches, both schools will have an alternative lunch of PB & J. NO changes for Schneider.
8 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Menu change for tomorrow for BRIJHS and BRHS. BRIJHS will be serving corn dogs and BRHS will be serving pulled pork sandwiches, both schools will have an alternative lunch of PB & J. No changes for Schneider.
8 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Ryan Peyton
Jingle bells were ringing as Mrs. Brackenhoff's class completed their Silence a Jingle Bell STEM Challenge! Students had to use a variety of materials to silence the sound of their jingle bell. Some awesome engineering skills were used and it was loads of fun!
8 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Hillary Stanifer
If your student is part of our SHIELD testing and you need a resource over the holiday break, please see the linked flyer: https://5il.co/137vi. #br_u_knighted
8 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
We're close to the finish of our first semester! High school students begin their finals today. We're rooting for you!! As a reminder, all buildings dismiss at 2:20 on Friday, December 17. Be safe and enjoy your holiday season! #br_u_knighted
8 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Sub teacher daily pay has increased!! Check out the flyer for details!! https://5il.co/12cuu
8 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
The Green (#4) bus route will not be running this afternoon. That route will be split between the Pink and Purple routes. Please expect delays on arrival times home. The transportation dept is hiring!! #br_u_knighted
8 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Here's a reminder- If you are a parent of a Blue Ridge vaccinated student age 16 or older, please take a minute to let us know if you would be interested in your student participating in a COVID-19 booster clinic at school. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C25B3R5 If we have enough interest, we will host a clinic. Thank you. #br_u_knighted
8 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
The link for the booster information you just received will be easier to access here, rather than inside the survey: https://5il.co/13104.
8 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
If you are a parent of a Blue Ridge vaccinated student age 16 or older, please take a minute to let us know if you would be interested in your student participating in a COVID-19 booster clinic at school. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C25B3R5 Thank you. #br_u_knighted
8 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Katie Nichols
BRIJHS Parents- Our SHIELD testing partner did not have enough supplies to complete the weekly testing on Wednesday. They will be back tomorrow (12/10) to do the testing with staff and students. We hope to see our 4th-6th Grade parents tonight for Fa La La Land! Doors open at 6:30. All guests are required to wear masks. Due to low supply numbers, we are unable to provide masks at the door. We ask that you bring your own from home. #br_u_knighted
8 months ago, Katie Nichols
Kristi Woliung
Sub teacher daily pay has increased!! Check out the flyer for details!! https://5il.co/12cuu
8 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Reminder that the Green bus (#4) will not be running their route this afternoon. #br_u_knighted
8 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Reminder that the Green bus (#4) will not be running their route this afternoon. #br_u_knighted
8 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Ryan Peyton
Such a fun night at our K/1 Winter Concert! K/1 students did an awesome job with their performances! #br_u_knighted
8 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Kristi Woliung
The Green bus (#4) will not be running the PM routes on 12/8 and 12/16 and the Green bus (#4) will not be running at all on 12/17. #br_u_knighted
8 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Sub teacher daily pay has increased!! Check out the flyer for details!! https://5il.co/12cuu
8 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Science teacher opening, starting 2nd semester of the 21-22 school term! Check out the flyer https://5il.co/12jv9 or visit the website https://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103 for more details.
8 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Sub teacher daily pay has increased!! Check out the flyer for details!! https://5il.co/12cuu
8 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Ryan Peyton
Here's a sneak peek at the Kindergartners and first graders getting ready for their big show Tuesday! Hope to see you there!
8 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Kristi Woliung
The Fa La La Land winter music performance by the 4th-6th grade students is quickly approaching on December 9. Be sure to mark your calendars and attend! Check out the flyer for more details https://5il.co/10yu5
8 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
The 2022-2023 school term will have a job opening for the Industrial Arts/Technology Education teacher. Check out the flyer for details https://5il.co/12jca and be sure to reach out to beaster@blueridge18.org for more details.
8 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Reminder of the lunch menu change for today. Chicken lo mein noodles and egg roll will be served for lunch today at all 3 buildings.
8 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Lunch menu change for all 3 buildings tomorrow - Chicken lo mein noodles and egg roll will replace the orange chicken originally on the menu.
8 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Ever thought about coaching a school sport?? Now is your chance!! Take a look at the flyers to see the available positions at the HS and JH. https://5il.co/12jbr https://5il.co/12jbs
8 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Katie Nichols
Here is the link for the December Newsletter for BRIJHS: https://www.smore.com/50pna
8 months ago, Katie Nichols
Kristi Woliung
The Eastern Illinois Foodbank and Trinity Community Fellowship are teaming up to bring the FOODMOBILE to you on December 4 from 9:30-10:30! If you reside in DeWitt, McLean or Piatt County and meet the income eligibility guidelines, be sure and reserve your spot by pre-registering. Check out the flyer for more information! https://5il.co/11y68
8 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Ryan Peyton
Mrs. Brackenhoff’s 2nd grade class was so excited to return to in-person learning, yesterday! They reflected on their Thanksgiving break in their journals as they enjoyed soft holiday music and a warm fire! #br_u_knighted
8 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Kristi Woliung
Sub teacher daily pay has increased, as of today!! Check out the flyer for details!! https://5il.co/12cuu
8 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
The Green bus (#4) is not running this afternoon, Thursday morning, and Thursday afternoon. Students on the Green route will be picked up by either the Purple bus (#6), or the Pink bus (#55). Please expect delays. #br_u_knighted
8 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
The Green bus (#4) will not be running this afternoon. Students on the Green route will ride either the Purple bus (#6), or the Pink bus (#55). Arrival times will be delayed. Thanks for your understanding. We are hiring, if you can assist us! #br_u_knighted
8 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Ryan Peyton
Good Morning, Knights! Here is December's Schneider Newsletter - https://5il.co/12fnu
8 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Hillary Stanifer
We're thankful that we can welcome students back into the buildings tomorrow. We look forward to a great day together! #br_u_knighted
8 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Andrea Weedman
Families - We are aware of some login issues with Clever this morning. Please try again if you experienced an error. It could take multiple attempts. We apologize for the incovenience! Don't hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher if you are concerned about your student being able to complete work. #br_u_knighted
8 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Kristi Woliung
SUB TEACHERS-check this out!!! Pay increase effective 12.1.21.
8 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Good afternoon! After conferring with the DeWitt Piatt Bi-County Health Department, we have learned that our Blue Ridge 5th grade is considered to be in outbreak status. With that information, and in consultation with ROE 17, we are considering today, tomorrow, and next Monday as remote learning days (versus E-Learning Days or Emergency Days). Principals have communicated with you about learning plans and those are still in place for the next two school days. Using remote days allows us to maintain our ability to use up to five E-Learning Days later this school year as needed. We have also learned that our activities and athletics can still be held during remote instruction days with students who are not on the quarantine list. Coaches and sponsors will be reaching out to confirm plans. Strict adherence to masking protocols is required. There were activities that were canceled today since some decisions had to be made prior to receiving the final word from the ROE. Thank you for your understanding and your patience! Would you like your student to receive a free breakfast/lunch meal for Tuesday, 11.23.2021 and Monday, 11.29.2021? If so, please fill out the form by tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. Thank you! #br_u_knighted https://forms.gle/WtiwcQFAHdfHVdWC7
9 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
As we focus on being thankful this month, we're thankful for our newest School Counselor. Please meet Ms. Cheyenne Clayton! #br_u_knighted
9 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
BR Parents, Monday, November 22, 2021 is an E-Learning Day. Special education students have been contacted and invited to learn on campus. Any student learning on campus will receive a meal, but no order form needs to be completed. For those learning from home, we will have three options for meal service. Meals can be requested and picked up at BRIJHS or Schneider Elementary between noon and 1 p.m. Meals can also be requested and picked up from a Blue Ridge vehicle at the Bellflower Community Center between 11:30-11:50 a.m. If your student is learning remotely and you would like to request a meal free of charge, please fill out the request form by 9 a.m. on Monday, November 22, 2021. Thank you. #br_u_knighted https://forms.gle/85DwWtfE5g7hTMCEA
9 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Brian Easter
Hopefully you saw the message from Dr. Stanifer regarding our e-learning plan through November 29th. If you didn’t see that yet, please visit the district website (live feed). Some items specific for the high school - Our class schedule will be based on a 2:20 dismissal. Students are expected to attend each of their classes remotely. Teachers will have a google meet set up for all of their classes. The building will be open by 8 a.m. on Monday if students need to come pick up their chromebook and/or books. Other assignments that have to be printed out/copied for students will be available in the commons by 9:30 a.m. Monday. Students who have an IEP have the option to attend class at school, but they may also join their class remotely from home if you choose. We will provide transportation, of course, if requested. As of this moment, these days are going to be considered as e-learning days. This means that extra-curricular activities may still meet/compete. That status is subject to change, pending our communication with the health department on Monday. If you have a student with unique circumstances, please email me (beaster@blueridge18.org) and I will try to get you an answer by Sunday night. Thanks for your flexibility and understanding throughout this semester!
9 months ago, Brian Easter
Hillary Stanifer
Dear BR Parents, due to rising COVID positive cases and close contacts, we will be learning from home on Monday, 11/22, Tuesday, 11/23, and Monday, 11/29. Special education students will learn on campus if they are not on quarantine. Parents of these students will be contacted with bus pick up and drop off times. Pre-K-6 special education students will be on campus 8:30-11:30; 7th-12th special education students will be on campus 8:20-2:20. After we speak with the health department on Monday, we will provide more information about athletics and activities. I will send out a message tomorrow about how to request meals and principals will message you about how and when to pick up materials. Thank you. Be well. #br_u_knighted
9 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
The Green bus (#4) is not running Friday, Monday or Tuesday. Students on the Green route will be picked up by either the Purple bus (#6), or the Pink bus (#55). The approximate delay is up to 30 minutes in the morning. Expect afternoon delays as well. Thanks for your understanding. We’re hiring, if you can assist us! #br_u_knighted
9 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Hello! SHIELD testing during the week of Thanksgiving has been revised due to lab closures. High school students will be tested on Tuesday. The regular screening schedule will resume after Thanksgiving. #br_u_knighted
9 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
The Green bus (#4) is not running today. Students on the Green route will be picked up by either the Purple bus (#6), or the Pink bus (#55). The approximate morning delay is up to 30 minutes. The afternoon run will also be delayed for some stops. Thanks for your understanding. We’re hiring, if you can assist us!
9 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
The Green bus (#4) will not be running Wednesday. Students on the Green route will ride either the Purple bus (#6), or the Pink bus (#55). The approximate delay is up to 30 minutes in the morning, but could be longer in the afternoon. Thanks for your understanding. We’re hiring, if you can assist us!
9 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Winter activities are quickly approaching. The 4th-6th graders will be presenting their Fa La La Land music performance on December 9. Be sure to mark your calendars! Check out the flyer for more details https://5il.co/10yu5
9 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
The Eastern Illinois Foodbank and Trinity Community Fellowship are teaming up to bring the FOODMOBILE to you on December 4 from 9:30-10:30! If you reside in DeWitt, McLean or Piatt County and meet the income eligibility guidelines, be sure and reserve your spot by pre-registering. Check out the flyer for more information! https://5il.co/11y68
9 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
The annual Thanksgiving meal will be served tomorrow, Wednesday, November 17, at lunch for Schneider and High School students and on Friday, November 19, at BRIJHS . There will not be an alternative lunch choice tomorrow and no outside guests are able to attend this year.
9 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
The agenda and packet for the regular Board of Education meeting on 11/17 is posted at: https://meetings.boardbook.org/Public/Organization/1708
9 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Please join us in celebrating and welcoming Addie back to school on Monday! #br_u_knighted
9 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
UPDATE regarding the BRHS Fall Sports Awards Night- Due to a variety of regulations, we will not be able to provide the Taco Bar tonight. Those who have paid in advance will have their money refunded to them upon arrival. However, we know that some people may have been planning on food being available and we want to have an option for you. From 5:45-6:15, we will have Dominoes pizza available. We cannot require payment for the pizza, but we will accept donations if you are so inclined. The Awards Ceremony will begin at 6:15 in the BRHS New Gym. Thank you for your understanding. #br_u_knighted
9 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
The Green bus (#4) will not be running this afternoon, 11.9.21. Students on the Green route will ride the Purple bus (#6) or the Pink bus (#55). Please expect delayed drops off times. Thank you for your patience and understanding. We’re hiring, if you can assist us! #br_u_knighted
9 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Good evening. The Green bus (#4) will not be running Tuesday morning, 11.9.21. Students on the Green route will be picked up by either the Purple bus (#6), or the Pink bus (#55). Please expect delays up to 30 minutes. Thank you for your patience and understanding. We’re hiring, if you can assist us! #br_u_knighted
9 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Are you ready for our next Staff Spotlight? Please meet Mrs. Sylvia Allen, District Librarian. #br_u_knighted
9 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Please click on the link to read the update on SHIELD-IL and Test to Stay, along with a request regarding masks. https://5il.co/11i4w Thank you! #br_u_knighted
9 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
One revision for today. The Bellflower Community Center drop off will be EARLIER than usual, up to 20 minutes. Two white activity buses will be doing that part of the route. All other routes will expect delays. #br_u_knighted
9 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Busing message for this afternoon- All buses may be delivering students up to 30 minutes late. The Bellflower Community Center will be delivered on white activity buses. The Bellflower country routes could be delivered up to 60 minutes late. Thank you. We're hiring! #br_u_knighted
9 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Reminder: The Green bus (#4) will not be running this morning and afternoon today. Students on the Green route will be picked up and dropped off by either the Purple bus (#6), or the Pink bus (#55). Please expect delays. Thank you for your patience and understanding. We’re hiring, if you can assist us! #br_u_knighted
9 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
As you already know, we are short drivers today. Just now, we've lost another afternoon driver, so we are currently working on new arrangements. Pink (#55), Green (#4), and Purple (#6) will all experience delays. Parents, if you are able to pick up your students from school, please notify the school office. Thank you for your understanding. #br_u_knighted
9 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Reminder: The Green bus (#4) will not be running for the morning and afternoon routes on Thursday and Friday. Students on the Green route will be picked up and dropped off by either the Purple bus (#6), or the Pink bus (#55). Please expect delays. Thank you for your patience and understanding. We’re hiring, if you can assist us! #br_u_knighted
9 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Repeating a message sent yesterday- The Green bus (#4) is not running Thursday or Friday, both morning and afternoon. Students on the Green route will be picked up by either the Purple bus (#6), or the Pink bus (#55). Expect delays. Thanks for your understanding. We’re hiring, if you can assist us!
9 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Reminder of the lunch menu change tomorrow: Orange Chicken will not be served but Chicken Lo Mein w/egg roll will be served instead and the alternative lunch is the same. This change will be for all 3 buildings.
9 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
The Green bus (#4) will not be running for the morning and afternoon routes on Thursday and Friday. Students on the Green route will be picked up and dropped off by either the Purple bus (#6), or the Pink bus (#55). Please expect delays. Thank you for your patience and understanding. We’re hiring, if you can assist us! #br_u_knighted
9 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
The Green bus (#4) will not be running this afternoon. Please expect delays of arrival times at home. #br_u_knighted
9 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
We had our first SHIELD testing at BRHS this morning and it went very well. We did learn that it is fine to drink water during the hour before testing, but no food or other drinks, please. Thank you! #br_u_knighted
9 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
The Eastern Illinois Foodbank and Trinity Community Fellowship are teaming up to bring the FOODMOBILE to you on November 6 from 9:30-10:30! If you reside in DeWitt, McLean or Piatt County and meet the income eligibility guidelines, be sure and reserve your spot by pre-registering. Check out the flyer for more information! https://5il.co/11b2p
9 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
The Green bus (#4) is not running this morning. Students on the Green route will be picked up by either the Purple bus (#6), or the Pink bus (#55). The approximate pick up delay is 30 minutes. Thank you for your patience and understanding. We’re hiring, if you can assist us!
9 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Lunch menu change for Thursday: Orange Chicken will not be served but Chicken Lo Mein w/egg roll will be served instead and the alternative lunch is the same. This change will be for all 3 buildings.
9 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Hello! As a reminder, SHIELD testing begins this week. Tuesday- BRHS, Wednesday- BRIJHS, Thursday- Schneider. Students are asked not to eat or drink 60 minutes prior to testing, so we've selected a 9:30 start time for each building. With a few hundred to test in each building, we expect to be finished before lunch begins. Realistically, we anticipate being a little slow with this new process, but we're thankful to have it available, and we'll work to get better each week! Thank you. #br_u_knighted
9 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
BR Parents of 5-11 year old students, if you haven't already, would you please take the brief survey to let DeWitt Piatt Bi-County Health Department know if you would be interested in your student receiving a vaccine? Thank you! https://forms.gle/5m4qFQjy5F5Z48kd9 #br_u_knighted
9 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Leslie Hieronymus is next up for our Staff Spotlight! You might learn something you didn't know about Leslie! Check it out! #br_u_knighted
9 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Andrea Weedman
This is a reminder that tonight is our 7/8th grade Glow in the Dark dance from 6-8pm in the JH Gym. We are really looking forward to it! Student Council has a neat setup for students to enjoy. Thank you Boosters for providing snacks! Admission is $2 for students. We can't wait to have fun together! This dance is for BR 7-8 students and face masks are required. Parents - please drop students off in the circle drive and have them enter the main entrance by the office. #br_u_knighted
9 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Andrea Weedman
This year's BRIJHS Readathon was a hit! We had so much fun celebrating the joy of reading. However, we are falling short of our goal to raise $10,000. Would you consider helping? You can make a donation at our readathon page. https://www.read-a-thon.com/school/Blue-Ridge-Intermediate-and-Junior-High_42782 We will close out donations on November 10th. All funds raised go to fun, school-wide incentives like Fall Festivals and Winter Movies and so much more! We really appreciate your help and support!! #br_u_knighted
10 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Ryan Peyton
Due to wet conditions and rain, we are going to cancel the Schneider parade, today. We will carry on with our afternoon parties. Thank you to all our great families for donating supplies, treats, and activities! #br_u_knighted
10 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Hillary Stanifer
Blue Ridge Principals are the best of the best! On Principal Appreciation Day we give a special shout out to Mr. Ryan Peyton, Mrs. Katie Nichols, Mrs. Mary Diener, and Mr. Brian Easter. We are thankful for you and all you do for Blue Ridge students each and every day! #br_u_knighted
10 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Andrea Weedman
Day nine of our BRIJHS Readathon is a wrap! We'd love you to drop your pictures here of your favorite characters! Tomorrow is Blue Ridge School spirit day, we can't wait to see what you will do to show your school spirit! #knightpride #br_u_knighted
10 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge School District #18 will conduct free preschool screenings on November 1 at Schneider Elementary School, 309 North John Street, Farmer City, Illinois. The developmental screening is for children who are 3 or 4 years old at the time of the screening. Children who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2021 are not eligible for the screening. Please allow up to 2 hours for the screening. We ask you not to bring other children with you since you will be asked to join us during your child’s appointment. Parents will be asked to complete an information packet and return it to the school a week before the appointment. Please call Mary at the Schneider Office (309)928-2611 to schedule an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you!
10 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Andrea Weedman
The BRIJHS Readathon Dress Up Days continue! Today's theme was "Careers". We missed some great photo opportunities and ask that you drop pics below if you took some! #br_u_knighted
10 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Hillary Stanifer
Are you 16 or older and looking for a job? Blue Ridge YZone is hiring! Please see the linked flyer here: https://5il.co/112go and the application can be accessed here: https://forms.gle/3ar3CPXpJbQuUPCw9. #br_u_knighted
10 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Ryan Peyton
Students at Schneider Elementary observed the Pumpkin Drop, today! Each 1st grade classroom designed a box in efforts to prevent a pumpkin from breaking when dropped from the roof. Students learned the basic scientific principles of engineering. #br_u_knighted
10 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Hillary Stanifer
BR Parents of students ages 5-11, could you please complete the brief survey for DeWitt Piatt Bi-County Health Department? https://forms.gle/N3s7nnEKM9z7Cm5f6 Thank you. #br_u_knighted
10 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
BR Parents, please see the linked letter with important details about the SHIELD-IL testing program. https://5il.co/112gy #br_u_knighted
10 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Fa La La Land winter music performance by the 4th-6th grade students will be held on December 9. Be sure to mark your calendars! Check out the flyer for more details https://5il.co/10yu5
10 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Andrea Weedman
BRIJHS-Monday is day #6 of our Read-a-thon! It's time to get wacky! Did you log your weekend reading minutes? #br_u_knighted
10 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Hillary Stanifer
Please expect delays this morning due to flooding. Also, the Green bus (#4) is not running today. Students on the Green route will be picked up by either the Purple bus (#6), or the Pink bus (#55). Morning pick up may be delayed up to 30 minutes. This afternoon, the Green route (#4) will leave school on time on either Purple (#6) or Pink (#55). Arrival times to home will be delayed. We’re hiring, if you can assist us!
10 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
The Superintendent's Monthly Update includes information about SHIELD-IL screening and E-Learning Days versus Emergency Days, along with many other important items. Thank you for reading about all that is happening in our district! https://5il.co/10vxy #br_u_knighted
10 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
The YZone is ready to bring back the morning child care program to Schneider Elementary if we can reach a minimum of five K-5th grade students. Would this meet a need for your family? Here's the form to let them know you are interested: https://forms.gle/X5Q53qSafs4uSiZU7 #br_u_knighted
10 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Tonight I am sharing with you that an inappropriate audio file was shared by two BRHS students to the BRHS student body during the school day. The message in the audio file was extremely inappropriate and offensive, targeting BRHS staff and students. As a district we take a strong stand against harassing behavior and we ask you to join us. Parents, please take time to use this as a learning opportunity to remind your students that hateful messages through any medium are wrong. Period. Thank you for joining us in this important work. #br_u_knighted
10 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Ryan Peyton
Schneider students celebrated their good behavior this quarter with the Pumpkin Olympics! Students had a pumpkin toss, relay, bowling and more!
10 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Andrea Weedman
BRIJHS Students, please don't forget to read and log minutes over the weekend! Also, now is a great time to remind parents that we just have 5 days left of our Read-a-thon. You can reach out to family and friends! We will celebrate by dressing up next week! #br_u_knighted
10 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Kristi Woliung
Menu change on Monday for the cafeteria!! BRSE/BRHS: Hamburger and FF and BRIJHS: Chicken Legs #br_u_knighted
10 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Green Bus (#4) will be running this afternoon. All students should arrive home at their normal times. #br_u_knighted
10 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge School District #18 will conduct free preschool screenings on November 1 at Schneider Elementary School, 309 North John Street, Farmer City, Illinois. The developmental screening is for children who are 3 or 4 years old at the time of the screening. Children who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2021 are not eligible for the screening. Please allow up to 2 hours for the screening. We ask you not to bring other children with you since you will be asked to join us during your child’s appointment. Parents will be asked to complete an information packet and return it to the school a week before the appointment. Please call Mary at the Schneider Office (309)928-2611 to schedule an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you!
10 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Andrea Weedman
BRIJHS Families - As we close out our Read-a-thon next week, we want to raise the level of fun! What better way than to dress up!? See attached image for dressing up at BRIJHS Next Week! #br_u_knighted
10 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Ryan Peyton
Congratulations to our October Exemplary Knights!
10 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Kristi Woliung
BRIJHS menu change for tomorrow's lunch. Hamburgers will be served instead of salisbury steak.
10 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Andrea Weedman
Do you own a local business or know someone that does? Did you know we are in the midst of a Readathon fundraiser at BRIJHS? Your donation makes a huge impact to our students at BRIJHS. It simple to give! Go to www.read-a-thon.com/donate and enter 42782 #br_u_knighted
10 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Kristi Woliung
BRIJHS menu change for tomorrow's lunch. Chicken bites will be served instead of chicken patty.
10 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
BUS REMINDER: Shuttle busses departing from Mansfield and Farmer City will leave at 7:50 a.m. each morning from the circle drives. All students that ride those buses should arrive by 7:45 a.m. #br_u_knighted
10 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Andrea Weedman
We've kicked off BRIJHS' Readathon! Did you see the information come home in your student's bookbag? Please help your student(s) activate their page, email family, friends, as well as local businesses. We want to be able to have more fun events like Friday's fall festival! Please consider giving to our young readers so we can each our financial goal! #br_u_knighted
10 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Hillary Stanifer
The Green bus (#4) is not running today. Students on the Green route will be picked up by either the Purple bus (#6), or the Pink bus (#55). Morning pick up times could be delayed up to 30 minutes. At this time, we anticipate the afternoon route to be impacted as well. Students on the Green bus (#4) will leave school on time on either the Purple bus(#6), or the Pink bus (#55). Afternoon arrival times will be delayed. Thanks for your understanding. We’re hiring, if you can assist us!
10 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Attention Blue Ridge High School Juniors! Please take a look at the CICEO opportunity that could be yours next year. Wonderful things are happening there and you don't want to miss out! #br_u_knighted
10 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Please see the helpful tips for prevention of and treatment for influenza. https://5il.co/10hwd #br_u_knighted
10 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Green (#3) Bus will be running this afternoon. All students should arrive home at their normal arrival time. Transportation is hiring!! #br_u_knighted
10 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Andrea Weedman
Has your favorite 7th or 8th grader asked you about Fannie May mint meltaways, buttercreams, or pixies yet? Orders are due tomorrow. Our Junior High Student Council uses these proceeds to plan fun events for our Intermediate Junior High students. Thank you for your orders! #delicious #br_u_knighted
10 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Hillary Stanifer
The Green bus (#4) is not running today. Students on the Green route will be picked up by either the Purple bus (#6), or the Pink bus (#55). The approximate pick up delay this morning is up to 30 minutes. This afternoon, students riding the Green bus (#4) will leave school at the regular time on either the Purple bus (#6) or the Pink bus (#55). Their arrival at home this afternoon will be delayed. Thanks for your understanding. We’re hiring, if you can assist us!
10 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Ryan Peyton
Mrs. Parson’s Kindergartners celebrated raising the most money for the Knight Walk with a Pizza Party on Friday. Thank you P.I.E. for the pizza pies!
10 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Kristi Woliung
The agenda for the 10/20 board meeting is posted at https://meetings.boardbook.org/Public/Organization/1708
10 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
The Eastern Illinois Foodbank and Trinity Community Fellowship are teaming up to bring the FOODMOBILE to you on October 16! If you reside in DeWitt, McLean or Piatt County and meet the income eligibility guidelines, be sure and reserve your spot by pre-registering. Check out the flyer for more information! https://5il.co/zr9r
10 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
BRIJHS menu change for next week: October 20-chicken bites instead of chicken patty and October 21-hamburger instead of salisbury steak.
10 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Join Helping Hands 4-H Club for Explore 4-H tomorrow, 10 a.m. to noon on the square in Farmer City. This is a free event for all. Come learn about robotics, woodworking, Cloverbuds and meet a 4-H rabbit and chicken! #br_u_knighted
10 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Do you have questions about menu changes in our cafeterias? Please take a moment to read the attached article about food supply chain disruptions. Thanks for your understanding! https://5il.co/10gkl #br_u_knighted
10 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge School District #18 will conduct free preschool screenings on November 1 at Schneider Elementary School, 309 North John Street, Farmer City, Illinois. The developmental screening is for children who are 3 or 4 years old at the time of the screening. Children who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2021 are not eligible for the screening. Please allow up to 2 hours for the screening. We ask you not to bring other children with you since you will be asked to join us during your child’s appointment. Parents will be asked to complete an information packet and return it to the school a week before the appointment. Please call Mary at the Schneider Office (309)928-2611 to schedule an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you!
10 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Brian Easter
The Homecoming parade is ON! Let's go, KNIGHTS!
10 months ago, Brian Easter
Nancy Hoffman
Homecoming Parade route and details: Line up begins Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. in front of the high school. Parade steps off at 6 p.m. Vehicles should be facing south on John Street. Parade entry #1 (police) will line up equal with the north entrance of the circle drive in front of the high school. Parade will travel south on John Street to Route 54, turn east onto Route 54 and travel east to Main Street. At Main they will turn North and travel north to the City Square. Cheerleaders and band will perform at the Square. If there is precipitation at the time of line up the parade will be cancelled.
10 months ago, Nancy Hoffman
Kristi Woliung
All red (#53) bus riders will be riding the blue (#56) bus this afternoon. There will be delays on home arrival times.
10 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Ryan Peyton
Schneider Elementary Parents: Parent-Teacher Conferences will be 10/21 and 10/26 from 3:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m. Click the link to sign up for a 15 minute time slot on Sign Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D48ADA82DA2FDC70-schneider We look foward to the continued partnership in your child's learning!
10 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Brian Easter
The Homecoming coronation has been moved to halftime for tonight's game (instead of before the game). Please help us make sure all the participants are aware. Sorry for the late notice!
10 months ago, Brian Easter
Kristi Woliung
Good Afternoon! The GREEN bus (#3) will be running its regular route for this afternoon ONLY. As a reminder, we are hiring bus drivers and sub bus drivers. #br_u_knighted
10 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Andrea Weedman
BRIJHS Dress Up Days for Homecoming - next week! We look forward to celebrating! #br_u_knighted
10 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Kristi Woliung
Due to weather, the Knight Walk will be held inside the Moore (Old) Gym at the high school this evening, 6-7pm. Please use the gym entrance at the back of the school.
10 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge School District #18 will conduct free preschool screenings on November 1 at Schneider Elementary School, 309 North John Street, Farmer City, Illinois. The developmental screening is for children who are 3 or 4 years old at the time of the screening. Children who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2021 are not eligible for the screening. Please allow up to 2 hours for the screening. We ask you not to bring other children with you since you will be asked to join us during your child’s appointment. Parents will be asked to complete an information packet and return it to the school a week before the appointment. Please call Mary at the Schneider Office (309)928-2611 to schedule an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you!
10 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
This is a friendly reminder that on Thursday, October 7th each campus will participate in a safety drill. If you prefer for your child not to participate, please contact the building secretary by the end of the day today. Please see the linked letter for details. https://5il.co/zoqr Thank you! #br_u_knighted
10 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Brian Easter
The Blue Ridge athletic booster organization is looking for some assistance with the concession stand during Friday night football games. There are 2 dates remaining (10/8 and 10/15) and proceeds go to support all of our programs. You don't have to have kids in the school to help out! Here is a link for the sign-up genius if you can offer a little time. Thanks! https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/508084dadac23abf85-football
10 months ago, Brian Easter
Kristi Woliung
The Blue bus is running about 25-30 minutes behind this afternoon. There was an unforeseen windshield wiper issue that needed to be addressed. Sorry for the inconvenience. #br_u_knighted
10 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
The Eastern Illinois Foodbank and Trinity Community Fellowship are teaming up to bring the FOODMOBILE to you on October 16! If you reside in DeWitt, McLean or Piatt County and meet the income eligibility guidelines, be sure and reserve your spot by pre-registering. Check out the flyer for more information! https://5il.co/zr9r
10 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Have you met Kris Dean, our Special Education Administrator? Check out her staff spotlight to learn a little more about her! #br_u_knighted
10 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Good Afternoon! The GREEN bus (#3) will be running its regular route for this afternoon ONLY. As a reminder, we are hiring bus drivers and sub bus drivers. #br_u_knighted
10 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Parents/Guardians of Blue Ridge K-5 students, please click the link to learn about a free weekend opportunity for your students: https://5il.co/znxp #br_u_knighted
10 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Blue Ridge will be conducting a safety drill on October 7, 2021. Please click on the link to read the details of the drill. Safety is our top priority! https://5il.co/zoqr #br_u_knighted
10 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
The Eastern Illinois Foodbank and Trinity Community Fellowship are teaming up to bring the FOODMOBILE to you on October 16! If you reside in DeWitt, McLean or Piatt County and meet the income eligibility guidelines, be sure and reserve your spot by pre-registering. Check out the flyer for more information! https://5il.co/zr9r
10 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Good afternoon. The Green bus (#4) will not be running in the afternoons beginning today and until further notice. Students on the Green route will leave school at the regular time on either the Purple bus (#6), or the Pink bus (#55). The approximate delay in arriving home is 15 minutes. Thanks for your understanding. We’re hiring, if you can assist us!
11 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
As a reminder, Monday, September 27 is a School Improvement Day, which means that students are home while teachers are learning! Enjoy your long weekend! #br_u_knighted
11 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
We'll be sharing a few staff spotlights over the next few weeks, beginning with Mrs. Niebur. Please click on the link! #br_u_knighted
11 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Flu season is quickly approaching and Walgreens is here to help! They will be offering another flu shot clinic to our buildings on September 23 for students (ages 3 and up) and staff. They will be starting at BRIJHS from 9-10:15, BRHS from 10:30-11:30 and Schneider from 11:30-1. Students and staff receiving the vaccine will need to come prepared with the completed consent form. These forms are available in all school offices or click this link for easy access https://5il.co/xpux Any questions, please reach out to Kristi in the Unit Office 309-928-9141.
11 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Executive Order 2021-24 was released on 9.17.2021. You can read the full language here: https://www.illinois.gov/government/executive-orders/executive-order.executive-order-number-24.2021.html. It affirms the role of school districts as it requires school districts to exclude any students or school personnel under certain circumstances in order to keep students and staff safe and prevent COVID-19 outbreaks. I want to reiterate that we appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we share a common goal of keeping students and staff safe in the learning environment. #br_u_knighted
11 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Ryan Peyton
Mrs. Parson’s Kindergartners did their second Mad Scientist Monday this week! They created apple volcanoes last week and are studying living vs. non-living things today. Thank you so much to BREF for funding their science grant and making this possible!
11 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Hillary Stanifer
Another reminder: The Green bus (#4) will not be running on Monday, 9.20.21. Students on the Green route will be picked up by either the Purple bus (#6), or the Pink bus (#55). The approximate delay is 30-60 minutes in both the morning and the afternoon. Parents, if you will be able to transport your children to avoid the delays, please call 309-846-8719 or 309-928-2150 EXT 1300. Thank you. Please remember, we’re hiring!
11 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Ryan Peyton
Students in first grade have been learning about light in science! They learned about illumination, shadows, reflections and natural and artificial light sources. This week they’ve had a great time experimenting with flashlights and mirrors.
11 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Ryan Peyton
Friday, 9/17, Afternoon Bus Update: The Green bus (#4) is not running this afternoon. Students on the Green route will be dropped off by either the Pink bus (#55), or Purple bus (#6). Green, Pink and Purple bus routes will delayed and students will be up to 30 minutes late getting home. We’re hiring, if you can assist us!
11 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Hillary Stanifer
A second reminder: The Green bus (#4) will not be running on Monday, 9.20.21. Students on the Green route will be picked up by either the Purple bus (#6), or the Pink bus (#55). The approximate delay is 30-60 minutes in both the morning and the afternoon. Parents, if you will be able to transport your children to avoid the delays, please call 309-846-8719 or 309-928-2150 EXT 1300. Thank you. Please remember, we’re hiring!
11 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
I appreciate your continued cooperation with the IDPH Interim Quarantine Guidance so we can keep our staff and students as safe as possible and ready to learn. You can refer to the guidance here: https://5il.co/x5ac. The Superintendent's Monthly Message is ready and you can find that here: https://5il.co/z5il. Thank you for taking time to read the updates so you can stay informed! #br_u_knighted
11 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Ryan Peyton
Update: Families on the Blue bus (#56) route should only expect a 10-15 delay this morning. Have a great Friday! #br_u_knighted
11 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Hillary Stanifer
The Blue bus (#56) will not be running again on Friday, 9.17.21. In the morning, students on the Blue route will be picked up by either the Green bus (#4) or the Purple bus (#6). The approximate delay is 30-60 minutes. In the afternoon, all students from the Blue bus (#56) will be over 60 minutes late; they will all be delivered by the Purple bus (#6). Thanks for your understanding. We’re hiring, if you can assist us!
11 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Ryan Peyton
Congratulations to our September Exemplary Knights!!
11 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Hillary Stanifer
The Blue bus (#56) is not running today. This morning, students on the Blue route will be picked up by either the Green bus (#4) or the Purple bus (#6). The approximate delay is 30-60 minutes. This afternoon, all students from the Blue bus (#56) will be over 60 minutes late; they will all be delivered by the Purple bus (#6). Thanks for your understanding. We’re hiring, if you can assist us!
11 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Reminder that fundraising for the Blue Ridge PIE Knight Walk is going on until tomorrow, September 15th. All proceeds will support students, teachers, equipment & activities at Schneider Elementary. Donate or set up your fundraising site here: https://app.99pledges.com/fund/knightwalk/
11 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Flu season is quickly approaching and Walgreens is here to help! They will be offering another flu shot clinic to our buildings on September 23 for students (ages 3 and up) and staff. They will be starting at BRIJHS from 9-10:15, BRHS from 10:30-11:30 and Schneider from 11:30-1. Students and staff receiving the vaccine will need to come prepared with the completed consent form. These forms are available in all school offices or click this link for easy access https://5il.co/xpux Any questions, please reach out to Kristi in the Unit Office 309-928-9141.
11 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
The Green bus (#4) will not be running on Monday, 9.20.21. Students on the Green route will be picked up by either the Purple bus (#6), or the Pink bus (#55). The approximate delay is 30-60 minutes in both the morning and the afternoon. Parents, if you will be able to transport your children to avoid the delays, please call 309-846-8719 or 309-928-2150 EXT 1300. Thank you. Please remember, we’re hiring!
11 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Fundraising for the Blue Ridge PIE Knight Walk is going on until September 15th. All proceeds will support students, teachers, equipment & activities at Schneider Elementary. Donate or set up your fundraising site here: https://app.99pledges.com/fund/knightwalk/
11 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
As a reminder, the Eastern IL Food Bank FOODMOBILE will be in Farmer City on September 11. Please see the flyer for more details. https://5il.co/xn2s #br_u_knighted
11 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Do you know of a 4th-8th grader who would like to get involved with some STEAM activities once monthly after school? Check out the 4H flyer attached here: https://5il.co/ympe #br_u_knighted
11 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Flu season is quickly approaching and Walgreens is here to help! They will be bringing a flu shot clinic to our buildings on September 10 for students (ages 3 and up) and staff. They will be starting at BRIJHS from 9-10:15, BRHS from 10:30-11:30 and Schneider from 11:30-1. Students and staff receiving the vaccine will need to come prepared with the completed consent form. These forms are available in all school offices or click this link for easy access https://5il.co/xpux Any questions, please reach out to Kristi in the Unit Office 309-928-9141.
11 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
The Eastern Illinois Foodbank and Trinity Community Fellowship are teaming up to bring the FOODMOBILE to you on September 11! If you reside in DeWitt, McLean or Piatt County and meet the income eligibility guidelines, be sure and reserve your spot by pre-registering. Check out the flyer for more information! https://5il.co/xr3g
11 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Did you know? You can look in Qmlativ to see if your student is signed up for SHIELD-IL screening. Once in Qmlativ, click on the green menu button (three lines) in the top left corner. Choose "Health" from the dropdown menu. Under Features, choose "Shield Consent." If you selected yes to SHIELD-IL testing, you will see a checkmark for your student and a date. If you selected "no" for SHIELD-IL testing, there is no checkmark present in the checkbox. You can still sign your student up for SHIELD-IL testing by completing the consent form found here: https://5il.co/xadn. Please return completed forms to your school nurse by Tuesday 9.7.2021 if you want to have COVID-10 screening available to your student at school. We hope to have our program operational in the next few weeks, so don't miss this opportunity to get in the database now. If you give consent after Tuesday, you will experience additional delays. Did you know? You can monitor COVID-19 numbers on our webpage. Click on the COVID-19 banner and scroll down to see the number of positive cases and the number of current quarantines. Enjoy your weekend and be safe! #br_u_knighted
11 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
The Eastern IL Food Bank FOODMOBILE will be in Farmer City on September 11. Please see the flyer for more details. https://5il.co/xn2s #br_u_knighted
11 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Good morning, BR! The purple bus (#6) will be running 10-15 minutes late due to oil and chip work. Thank you. #br_u_knighted
11 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Flu season is quickly approaching and Walgreens is here to help! They will be bringing a flu shot clinic to our buildings on September 10 for students (ages 3 and up) and staff. They will be starting at BRIJHS from 9-10:15, BRHS from 10:30-11:30 and Schneider from 11:30-1. Students and staff receiving the vaccine will need to come prepared with the completed consent form. These forms are available in all school offices or click this link for easy access https://5il.co/xpux Any questions, please reach out to Kristi in the Unit Office 309-928-9141.
11 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Are you interested in a paid position with the YZone program providing before and/or after school care for Blue Ridge students at Schneider Elementary? Please see the attached flyer for more information. https://5il.co/xyd0 #br_u_knighted
12 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Andrea Weedman
Schneider & BRIJHS Parents - Last call for last year's yearbook! If you didn't claim your yearbook yet, contact Mrs. Hardesty at mhardesty@blueridge18.org. The cost is $22 and the last day to grab an extra is 8/31.
12 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Hillary Stanifer
BR Parents, we had a student medical emergency at BRIJHS. Parents have been notified and emergency personnel are on site. Thanks to our emergency responders for their quick response. #br_u_knighted
12 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
The Eastern Illinois Foodbank and Trinity Community Fellowship are teaming up to bring the FOODMOBILE to you on September 11! If you reside in DeWitt, McLean or Piatt County and meet the income eligibility guidelines, be sure and reserve your spot by pre-registering. Check out the flyer for more information! https://5il.co/xr3g
12 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Flu season is quickly approaching and Walgreens is here to help! They will be bringing a flu shot clinic to our buildings on September 10 for students (ages 3 and up) and staff. They will be starting at BRIJHS from 9-10:15, BRHS from 10:30-11:30 and Schneider from 11:30-1. Students and staff receiving the vaccine will need to come prepared with the completed consent form. These forms are available in all school offices or click this link for easy access https://5il.co/xpux Any questions, please reach out to Kristi in the Unit Office 309-928-9141.
12 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Andrea Weedman
Good morning! We were made aware that our Mansfield phone line 217-489-5201 is not working correctly and are troubleshooting. If you are trying to reach BRIJHS, please call 309-928-9141 and choose option 5 to be connected. Thanks!
12 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Hillary Stanifer
Good morning! We have two messages to share. First is the annual safety letter that describes the evacuation procedure should that become necessary to use this year. Thank you for reading it carefully: https://5il.co/xmr0. Second, I wanted to thank those who have signed up for the SHIELD-IL screening program. We are still waiting for a few steps to be completed; we will communicate with you when we are ready to begin screening. Thanks and let's have a great full week as we return to our 3:10 dismissal time! #br_u_knighted
12 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Good morning, Blue Ridge! The purple bus (#6) is running 10 minutes late this morning. Thank you for your understanding. Let's make our first Monday a great one! #br_u_knighted
12 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
The red bus was delayed on an earlier route and is running approximately 30 minutes behind this afternoon. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please consider applying for one of our open driver positions, which could greatly assist us with running timely routes. #br_u_knighted
12 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Good afternoon! Our first three days of school are coming to a close. Next week we return to our regular 3:10 dismissal time. We did have our first positive COVID-19 case at the high school today. With our current masking requirement being followed, there will be no close contacts from within our classrooms. If a situation exists in which your son/daughter is determined to be a close contact, you will be notified by the school district and then by the health department. We are thankful that with our first case the contact tracing is complete and there are no close contacts involved. #br_u_knighted
12 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Ever thought about substitute teaching?? There is a need for subs in all 3 buildings and we want YOU!! Check out the flyer or call the Unit Office @ 309-928-9141 for more details https://5il.co/xk2y
12 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Andrea Weedman
K-8th grade yearbooks from last year will be sent home with students this week. If you forgot to order, we have plenty of extras! Please email mhardesty@blueridge18.org if you need to purchase a 2020-2021 yearbook for $22.
12 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Hillary Stanifer
Good afternoon! The purple bus is running about 10 minutes late this afternoon. Thank you! #br_u_knighted
12 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Schneider Elementary is sharing drop-off and pick-up procedures with you. Please click on the link to become familiar with the traffic pattern so we can keep our students safe! Can't wait to see you tomorrow! https://5il.co/u5mm #br_u_knighted
12 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
The breakfast and lunch menu for K-12 is now available! All regular meals are NO charge for the 21-22 school year but seconds of meals and al a carte items are available for purchase. https://5il.co/x23x
12 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Show us your Blue Ridge Spirit by posting a picture in the comments of our Summer Knights Facebook post. We're excited to see you very soon! #br_u_knighted
12 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Andrea Weedman
Good news, BRIJHS families: the book fair is back! Celebrate the new school year with new books for your home library. You can shop the Scholastic Book Fair during the BRIJHS Back to School Open House, Monday, August 16, 6-7 pm. Or, shop online anytime from August 11 to August 24 at https://bit.ly/37zySBj. You can also visit the Online Book Fair Homepage for a preview of some of the great titles available in the fair! Every purchase from the Book Fair earns rewards for our school library, and we appreciate your support. Hope to see you soon! #br_u_knighted
12 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Ryan Peyton
Day 4 of Kindergarten Jumpstart is underway! So excited to have these students in the building to learn classroom expectations, procedures and build positive relationships with peers and staff. #br_u_knighted
12 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Hillary Stanifer
BRIJHS is experiencing power issues and working Illinois Power. The office will be closed for now. If you need to reach someone immediately, please use the unit office phone at 309 928-9141. #br_u_knighted
12 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
The Superintendent's Monthly Update is available here: https://5il.co/x2i8. We are so excited to see our returning students and staff on August 18! #br_u_knighted
12 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Here’s another look at the school supply lists. School starts in one week! #br_u_knighted. Schneider: https://5il.co/vqnw BRIJHS: https://5il.co/veus BRHS: https://5il.co/t6cc
12 months ago, Hillary Stanifer
Ryan Peyton
Back to School Night at Schneider Elementary is right around the corner! Please come by August 17 anytime between 6-7 p.m. to drop off supplies and the meet the teacher. Kindergarten Orientation will be from 5:30-6:00 p.m. This event is for K-3rd grade families.
12 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Andrea Weedman
Please verify your physical and mailing address for the upcoming school year! Parents of returning students in grades 1-12, it came to our attention that address verification was accidentally excluded as part of the online registration. Please log in to Qmlativ (Skyward) and view the tile online form called "Address Verification." This a one step process that allows you to view your past address and make any necessary changes if needed. We ask that you do this for each returning child in grades 1-12 before Wednesday. We appreciate your help and apologize for the extra login. Here is the link for Qmlativ: https://bit.ly/3jDOYiL Thank you for helping us ensure our transportation dept and school offices have your correct address on file. As always, you can call your school office if you have a question.
about 1 year ago, Andrea Weedman
Hillary Stanifer
Schneider Elementary is sharing drop-off and pick-up procedures with you. Please click on the link to become familiar with the traffic pattern so we can keep our students safe! https://5il.co/u5mm #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Have your pets been up to something fun this summer? Please share a picture with us on our Summer Knights Facebook post. #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Andrea Weedman
Please be reminded that online registration closes tonight. If you have a returning student in grades 1-12, you are eligible for online registration. If you have questions, please call your building secretary or the unit office before end of day. All parents who are not registered online will be asked to come in to their respective student building next week to complete the registration process. Thanks so much for taking the time to help us get ready for the upcoming school year!
about 1 year ago, Andrea Weedman
Hillary Stanifer
Wednesday afternoon, Governor Pritzker announced an Executive Order that supports safe in-person learning and requires that masks be worn indoors by all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. Our district’s highest priority is to keep our staff and students safe so we can continue to provide quality in-person instruction, therefore, we will continue to follow the guidance as provided by Governor Pritzker and the CDC. A revised Return to Learning Plan can be found here: https://5il.co/wk3v #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Today is Walk-In Registration. Please see the linked flyer for more information on times and locations: https://5il.co/vzdx. #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Do you have your school supplies yet? Schneider: https://5il.co/vqnw BRIJHS: https://5il.co/veus BRHS: https://5il.co/t6cc
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Walk-in Registration is Aug 5. Please see the linked flyer for more details on times, locations, and who needs to register in person: https://5il.co/vzdx. #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream! Let's see those pictures in the comments of our Summer Knights Facebook post! #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Online registration is open for returning students entering grades 1-12. Online registration will close one week from today on August 6. There is a separate registration for each child in your family. Please login to Qmlativ (Skyward product) to register your child at this link: https://bit.ly/3j5TxCp If you don't remember how to login, you can check your email from 7/28 to see a message with instructions or choose forgot username/password from the link provided above. Once you're logged in, you will see a green colored tile under your student that you click to start the registration. Don't forget to proceed all the way through registration and submit your responses. We are looking forward to a great school year! #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Good morning, Blue Ridge! Linked here is our Return to Learning letter: https://5il.co/w4td. Also, by the end of today, look for an email that will provide Qmlativ password reset directions. Online registration opens on Friday, 7/30. Your former password will work, but reset directions will be provided in case you need to do so. #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
School Supply lists are available for your shopping adventures. Please be advised that there has been a slight change with the 1st grade list for Schneider. Be sure to check out the revised list! Schneider: https://5il.co/vqnw BRIJHS: https://5il.co/veus BRHS: https://5il.co/t6cc
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Registration is just around the corner! Please see the linked flyer for more information: https://5il.co/vzdx. #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Gibson Area Hospital has recently added vaccination dates to their schedule. Please see their flyer here: https://5il.co/w02r. #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Check out the list of positions open at Blue Ridge Schools! Teachers, paraprofessionals, bus drivers and aides, nurse, coaching positions and drama director. Any of those interest you?? #br_u_knighted https://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge Schools will be conducting FREE preschool screenings this week on July 29 and July 30 at Schneider Elementary. This is for children who are 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1, 2021. Children who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2021 are not eligible. Be sure to call 309-928-2611 for a screening appointment.
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Attention BR Staff: Please check your district email for a link to order a t-shirt for the first day of student attendance...and tell your friends too! #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Do you have an incoming 7th or 8th grader that is interested in trying out for cheerleading? Tryout practice will be held on July 30 from 3pm-5pm. Official tryouts will be held on July 31 from 8am-10am. Be sure to fill out the google form https://forms.gle/ofxbZyNUMwBW2jWQ8 to receive further details and tryout video links! Contact Madi at madirhouser@gmail.com with questions.
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Vacation Fun! Let's see all the ways you've vacationed this summer by sharing a picture on our Summer Knights Facebook post this week! #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
As a district, we are sharing with you the recent update on the sentencing of a former Blue Ridge employee. We are thankful to be one step closer to the closure of this situation. #br_u_knighted https://www.journal-republican.com/news/thirty-months-in-prison-for-it-director-who-stole-from-school-district-special-olympics/article_928a18ea-eb39-11eb-9210-9f62e6c13120.html
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
**ATTENTION** Revised BRJHS Cheer Tryout Information!! On Friday, July 30, the new time is 3pm-5pm.
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
It's time for the Superintendent's Monthly Update for July! Information includes COVID-19 updates, strategic planning, and E-Learning. #br_u_knighted https://5il.co/vv1a
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge Schools will be conducting FREE preschool screenings on July 29 and July 30 at Schneider Elementary. This is for children who are 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1, 2021. Children who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2021 are not eligible. Call 309-928-2611 for a screening appointment.
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Looking for support for summer lunches? Farmer City UMC is offering a Summer Lunch Club. Please see the flyer attached: https://5il.co/ta8f #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
School Supply lists are available for your shopping adventures. Please be advised that there has been a slight change with the 1st grade list for Schneider. Be sure to check out the revised list! Schneider: https://5il.co/vqjz BRIJHS: https://5il.co/veus BRHS: https://5il.co/t6cc
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
BRHS Football continues to practice and prepare for their upcoming fall season!! For those interested in joining the team, you can find the football players and coaches on the practice field Monday-Friday from 6pm-8pm for the rest of July. Feel free to stop by to check it out or to join in!
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Do you have an incoming 7th or 8th grader that is interested in trying out for cheerleading? Tryout clinics and practice will be held on July 24 and July 30 from 5pm-7pm. Official tryouts will be held on July 31 from 8am-10am. Be sure to fill out the google form https://forms.gle/ofxbZyNUMwBW2jWQ8 to receive further details! Contact Madi at madirhouser@gmail.com with questions.
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Any Summer Birthdays out there? Share your pictures on our Summer Knights Facbook post this week! #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
SOFTBALL COACHES NEEDED at both the High School and Junior High!! Check out the website for more details! https://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge Schools will be conducting FREE preschool screenings on July 29 and July 30 at Schneider Elementary. This is for children who are 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1, 2021. Children who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2021 are not eligible. Call 309-928-2611 for a screening appointment.
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
School Supply Lists are now available!! School will be starting in just a little over 4 weeks so start shopping now to beat the rush!! Schneider: https://5il.co/gswa BRIJHS: https://5il.co/veus BRHS: https://5il.co/t6cc
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Have you seen the draft E-Learning Plan? We will have a public hearing on July 21, 2021 at 6:50 p.m. in the BRHS Library if you would like to share your comments with us. The draft plan can be found here: https://5il.co/vfwp. The plan would allow students to learn remotely on inclement weather days for up to five days per school year. #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Calling all theatre lovers! This weekend you won't want to miss Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, presented by the BRHS Thespian Troupe 5290 & Friends. Contact Sarah Yeagle to reserve those seats and purchase those tickets! Call/Text 217-369-8490 or email syeagle@blueridge18.org.
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
BRHS Soccer season is here and summer workouts have started! Workouts are Tuesday through Thursday from 6-8 pm. Please feel free to attend a workout to see what they are all about. Or reach out to a current player with questions. No experience required, just a desire to have fun and learn something new. Please let Coach Shannon Flannell know if you have questions at sflannell@blueridge18.org.
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Calling all Blue Ridge Kindergarten students and families! Please see the Kindergarten Jumpstart flyer attached: https://5il.co/u684. We can’t wait to see you! #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Katie Nichols
High school students: Football practice for the fall season has started! Practices this week (7/12-7/16) are 6-9 a.m. and 6-8 p.m. If you are interested in playing this fall, please contact one of the coaches via email or Facebook. You can also attend a practice to observe if you aren’t sure if football is for you. Hope to see you or your athlete there! Assistant Coach Kramer: dkramer@blueridge18.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1130664253621431/?ref=share
about 1 year ago, Katie Nichols
Kristi Woliung
Do you have an incoming 7th or 8th grader that is interested in trying out for cheerleading? Tryout clinics and practice will be held on July 24 and July 30 from 5pm-7pm. Official tryouts will be held on July 31 from 8am-10am. Be sure to fill out the google form https://forms.gle/ofxbZyNUMwBW2jWQ8 to receive further details! Contact Madi at madirhouser@gmail.com with questions.
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
It's time to see all the Water Play that is going on this summer! Show us a picture in the comments of our Facebook post! #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
The district sends its thoughts and prayers to the family of former employee Shawnee Reynolds who passed away on June 21, 2021. The obituary is scheduled to be in the Pantagraph next week. #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge Schools will be conducting FREE preschool screenings on July 29 and July 30 at Schneider Elementary. This is for children who are 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1, 2021. Children who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2021 are not eligible. Call 309-928-2611 for a screening appointment.
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Looking for before and/or after school child care for a Blue Ridge K-5th grade student? Please click on the link to learn more about the Y Zone program housed at Schneider Elementary. What could be better? https://5il.co/v26e #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
King Baseball Summer Clinics are later this month. Be sure to check out the flyer for more details! https://5il.co/tkz9
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
King Baseball Summer Clinics are this month. Be sure to check out the flyer for more details!
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Show us how you celebrated July 4 on our Summer Knights weekly post! #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Has your family struggled to afford home internet access during the pandemic? Please click on the link to learn about the Emergency Broadband Benefit program and feel free to share this with others who may be interested. https://5il.co/usnx #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge Schools will be conducting FREE preschool screenings on July 29 and July 30 at Schneider Elementary. This is for children who are 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1, 2021. Children who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2021 are not eligible. Call 309-928-2611 for a screening appointment.
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
The Superintendent's Monthly Update for June 2021 can be found here: https://5il.co/uwdb. Would there be a challenge inside this month? You'll have to read to find out! #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Crafting at Home is this week's Summer Knights theme. Join us by posting a picture in the comments of our Facebook post! #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Batter Up!! Baseball Clinics will be held at Weedman Park in July. See the flyer for more details!! https://5il.co/tkz9
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge Schools will be conducting FREE preschool screenings on July 29 and July 30 at Schneider Elementary. This is for children who are 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1, 2021. Children who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2021 are not eligible. Call 309-928-2611 for a screening appointment.
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Looking for support for summer lunches? Farmer City UMC is offering a Summer Lunch Club. Please see the flyer attached: https://5il.co/ta8f #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Summer Knights wants to see how you can respond to this week's theme...Popsicles, Popsicles, Popsicles! #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
One more reminder that the DeWitt Piatt Bi-County Health Department will be hosting special walk-in COVID vaccination clinics for students aged 12-18 in their offices located at 5924 Revere Road in Clinton on June 24 from 1 to 6 p.m. (second doses would be July 15). Please see the attached information. Pfizer fact sheet: https://5il.co/szyv Pfizer consent form: https://5il.co/r1wq. #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Did you see the fantastic FFA piece in the News Gazette? http://news-gazette.il.newsmemory.com/?publink=0c50d6cc7 You won't want to miss this! #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge Schools will be conducting FREE preschool screenings on July 29 and July 30 at Schneider Elementary. This is for children who are 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1, 2021. Children who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2021 are not eligible. Call 309-928-2611 for a screening appointment.
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Looking for a Covid-19 vaccination clinic? Please see the offerings at Gibson Area Hospital! https://5il.co/u13m #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
This week's Summer Knights theme is in honor of Flag Day! Show us your pictures in the comments of our Facebook post. #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge Schools will be conducting FREE preschool screenings on July 29 and July 30 at Schneider Elementary. This is for children who are 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1, 2021. Children who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2021 are not eligible. Call 309-928-2611 for a screening appointment.
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
School districts will be receiving federal funding through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. One of the requirements that districts must follow is to seek public comment on their plan for spending the funds. The ESSER III grant opens on July 1, 2021, and we have been planning diligently for months in preparation for its release. You are invited to attend the June 16, 2021 Board of Education meeting where you will hear more about the details planned to date. You may also make public comment at that time. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 can be read here: https://5il.co/tvfk. A recently released ESSER FAQ can be found here: https://5il.co/tvfl. The district’s ESSER Draft Return to In Person Learning Plan that will be presented at the board meeting can be found here: https://5il.co/tvfj. We hope to see you at next week’s meeting! #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Andrea Weedman
If you're looking to become more involved with monitoring your child's digital life at home on devices during the summer months, please see the invitation link to sign up for Bark Jr. (free for your lifetime). https://tinyurl.com/xzcuj4mh
about 1 year ago, Andrea Weedman
Hillary Stanifer
This week for Summer Knights...Fishing, Anyone? Show us your pictures in the comments of the Facebook post! #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
DeWitt Piatt Bi-County Health Department will be hosting special walk-in COVID vaccination clinics for students aged 12-18 in their offices located at 5924 Revere Road in Clinton on June 10 and June 24 from 1 to 6 p.m. (second doses would be July 1 and July 15). Please see the attached information. Pfizer fact sheet: https://5il.co/szyv Pfizer consent form: https://5il.co/r1wq. #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Summer Baseball Clinics are coming to town!! Check out the flyer for all the details!! https://5il.co/tkz9
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge Schools will be conducting FREE preschool screenings on July 29 and July 30 at Schneider Elementary. This is for children who are 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1, 2021. Children who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2021 are not eligible. Call 309-928-2611 for a screening appointment.
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Cheer tryouts for the High School squad are next week! Be sure to email Coach Woliung for more info on how to get prepared for tryout week!
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
The Blue Ridge Board of Education has filled its seventh seat. The board welcomes returning members Franci Miller and Kenna Dunlap-Johnson and new members Jason Nolan and Rusty Woliung. Already seated members Dale Schneman, Carlos Burton, and Chelsie Leffelman round out the board. Please consider attending a board meeting to learn more about the operations of the district. The next meeting is scheduled for June 16 at 7:00 p.m. #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Looking for support for summer lunches? Farmer City UMC is offering a Summer Lunch Club. Please see the flyer attached: https://5il.co/ta8f #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Andrea Weedman
We'd like to recognize the many BRHS students who earned awards and scholarships on Honor's Night, May 6th. Please see the linked document for our list of well-deserving students! https://5il.co/tdbf #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Andrea Weedman
Hillary Stanifer
A message from Sue McLaughlin, City Manager- The grand opening of the Farmer City Pool originally scheduled for Saturday May 29 has unfortunately been delayed. We are experiencing some minor issues with our new piping that should be completed in the next week or so. We are as disappointed as you that it will not open on time. We wish to thank our staff for all their hard work and the community for their patience. We look forward to opening our amazing “new” facility very soon. Thank you!!
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
BR Parents and Guardians of Students with an Individualized Education Plan, we want to hear your voice! Please read the linked letter regarding a survey from the IL Board of Education. Thank you! https://5il.co/rtad #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Mr. Mitchell says that the Band Concert is on unless it is raining at the time of the concert. See you there at 7:30! #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Parents, please use the link below to learn more about free summer Math and ELA programs for your K-8 student. You won't want them to miss out, so please take a quick look at this excellent learning opportunity! https://5il.co/sxmm #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
The Bellflower Bus (#4) coming from Mansfield to the Bellflower Community Center will be running 15-20 minutes behind this afternoon.
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
BR Families, please see the letter regarding the district’s Triennial Wellness Assessment: https://5il.co/t3qu, along with a copy of the assessment: https://5il.co/t3qt. Please consider how you may be able to get involved with this wellness initiative when the new school year begins. #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
DeWitt Piatt Bi-County Health Department has announced that they will be hosting special walk-in COVID vaccination clinics for students aged 12-18 in their offices located at 5924 Revere Road in Clinton on June 10 and June 24 from 1 to 6 p.m. (second doses would be July 1 and July 15). Please see the attached information. Pfizer fact sheet: https://5il.co/szyv Pfizer consent form: https://5il.co/r1wq. #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
High School cheer tryouts will take place in early June. Check out the flyer for more details!
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Blue Ridge Jr High ELA Film Festival...wouldn’t you like to know more? Please click on the link so you don’t miss out: https://5il.co/skde #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Do you love salsa? Me too! Please click on the link to see how you could have your own salsa garden https://www.facebook.com/PiattCounty4H/photos/a.381882749733/10159636427064734/ #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
There are still opportunities for anyone age 12 or older to receive the Pfizer vaccine through Gibson Area Hospital. Please click on the link for more information: https://5il.co/skl8 Thank you, GAH! #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Do you know about the Neighborhood Care Center- what it offers, where it is located, and when it is open? Click to learn more about this valuable resource: https://5il.co/sskz #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Bump, Set, Spike! Who is ready for some volleyball?? Little Knights Volleyball is holding a summer camp July 14-17. Be on the lookout for camp forms to be coming home later this week. Follow the link for more details https://5il.co/ss2w
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
The Blue Ridge History Museum would appreciate your attendance at its opening event. Please click on the link for more details: https://5il.co/skeg #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Good morning! Bus 51/Green will be 15 minutes late this morning. Thank you! #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
The May 2021 Superintendent’s Monthly Update can be found here: https://5il.co/sq5p. Thanks for taking the time to read about what’s happening across the district! #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
You don’t want to miss this- Growing a Salsa Garden! Please click on the link to learn more about this free 4H event for students in grades 3-12. Yum! https://extension.illinois.edu/events/2021-06-10-dewittpiatt-4-h-grow-salsa-garden-blue-ridge-township-library #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
BR Families, we are aware of new CDC guidance regarding optional masking and social distancing for individuals who have been fully vaccinated (two weeks after final dose). IDPH has indicated that they are working on updating guidance for IL, which would include guidance for public schools. As we have followed IDPH guidance all year, we are awaiting their continued guidance through this new development. Once received, we will review it and communicate again to let everyone know how we will proceed. All current COVID protocols remain the same until further notice.Thank you! #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Hot off the presses! Gibson Area Hospital is offering Pfizer vaccine clinics for 12 years of age and older. Please click on the link for more information: https://5il.co/skl8 #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Will you be joining us for the board meeting tonight? Here's the link if you'd like to attend virtually: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDVCReToRJIh-h4kXaw9Jmw For your information, following the Exemplary Knights presentation, we will have a presentation from Josten's. We may not be able to stream their presentation due to an incompatible format, but we will resume streaming afterwards. #br_u_knighted
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Last chance! Attention all remote K-11th grade Knight learners who currently use the Calvert or Courseware online learning programs! We would like to provide your child the opportunity this summer to have access to an online learning platform through Edmentum called Exact Path. This program would target Reading, Language Arts, and Math skills. It is recommended that a student spend 30 minutes per subject per week using Exact Path. This program is not for a grade and does not offer any credit, but is an excellent resource to stay up to date on skills! If your child is currently an at home K-11th grade Knight learner and you would like your child to have access to this program over the summer, please contact Paige Trimble at ptrimble@blueridge18.org or call 309.928.9141 before Wednesday, May 12th.
about 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
As a second reminder...For the 25 BRHS students who recently received the Pfizer vaccine at school, the second dose will be given on May 13 at school beginning at approximately 10:30 a.m. Students will need to provide a second consent form. These are available at school and here:https://5il.co/r1wq. The Pfizer fact sheet can be read here: https://5il.co/r1wp. Thanks to DPBCHD for making this possible! #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Good afternoon! All Bellflower bus riders will arrive home 10-20 minutes late this afternoon. Have a great weekend! #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Good evening. The Bellflower bus will need to pick up students at 7:35 on Friday morning, rather than the typical 7:45 time. Thank you for your help! #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Do you have a BR student who is at least 16 years old who missed the opportunity to receive the Pfizer vaccine at school? Here's another opportunity from Gibson Area Hospital. https://5il.co/scj8 #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
It's here! Before school and after school care for BR students in K-5th grade for the 2021-2022 school year. Check out the flyer here: https://5il.co/say0 #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Good morning! Buses to Bellflower will be dropping off students approximately 15 minutes late this afternoon. Thanks for your understanding. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
One last call! Are you looking for a way to get involved and give back to your community and school district? Please consider completing an application to become a Blue Ridge Board of Education member! Follow the link for more information and an application form. The deadline to submit your application is May 7. Thank you for considering! https://5il.co/riem #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Attention all remote K-11th grade Knight learners who currently use the Calvert or Courseware online learning programs! We would like to provide your child with a supplemental learning opportunity this summer through the online Edmentum programming called Exact Path. The Exact Path program would focus on targeting Reading, Language Arts, and Math skills. It is recommended that a student spend 30 minutes per subject per week using Exact Path. This program is not for a grade and does not offer any credit, but is an excellent resource to stay up to date on skills! If your child is currently an at home K-11th grade Knight learner and you would like your child to have access to this program over the summer, please contact Paige Trimble at ptrimble@blueridge18.org or call 309.928.9141 before Wednesday, May 12th.
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
For the 25 BRHS students who recently received the Pfizer vaccine at school, the second dose will be given on May 13 at school beginning at approximately 10:30 a.m. Students will need to provide a second consent form. These are available at school and here:https://5il.co/r1wq. The Pfizer fact sheet can be read here: https://5il.co/r1wp. Thanks to DPBCHD for making this possible! #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
As a reminder...The Central Illinois CEO program is a year-long entrepreneurship experience for our high school juniors and seniors. The Annual Trade Show is CICEO's culminating event, showcasing each student's individual business. All are invited to visit the trade show and see the creative ventures our students have developed. Tues., May 4, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm, at the Hickory Point Golf Course Banquet Facility, 727 W Weaver Rd., Forsyth, IL. The invitation is linked here: https://5il.co/rth3. Please consider attending! #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Dear BR Families, please click on the link to learn more about federal assistance for internet service for qualified families. https://5il.co/s4nf #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Afternoon transportation update: Bus 53/Red will be up to 10 minutes late this afternoon. Thank you for your understanding. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
This summer, Northern IL University is offering a supplemental reading program that includes online teacher directed activities and interactive sessions. They are even offering weekend sessions. Please follow the link to learn more about this summer learning opportunity! Would you also consider sharing this information? Thank you! https://5il.co/s1e3 #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Attention Parents/Guardians of Bus 53/Red, due to a lack of available drivers, this morning’s route will be up to 45 minutes late for pick up. Students will arrive to school no more than 30 minutes late. Please stay tuned for any changes in the afternoon bus schedule. If you know of any potential drivers, please encourage them to apply for our open positions! We apologize for the inconvenience. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
I'm sharing with you a letter that I've prepared for the upcoming 21/22 school year to inform parents and guardians about pertinent school policies. You will see this letter again in August, but I believe that it is also worth sharing with you in advance. Thank you. https://5il.co/rzh0 #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Checking back with you! Are you looking for a way to get involved and give back to your community and school district? Please consider completing an application to become a Blue Ridge Board of Education member! Follow the link for more information, an application form, and the deadline to submit your application. Thank you for considering! https://5il.co/riem #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
The agenda for the Special Board of Education meeting scheduled for this Wednesday, April 28, 2021, can be viewed at https://meetings.boardbook.org/Public/Organization/1708
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
BR Parents and Guardians of Students with an Individualized Education Plan, would you please open the link and see the letter regarding a survey from the IL Board of Education? Thank you! https://5il.co/rtad #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Monday, April 26 is a School Improvement Day, which means that staff is receiving curriculum training, working in grade level groups, and planning for next school year. Students, you get to enjoy an extra long weekend! See you on Tuesday! #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Blue Ridge Area Friends, please share: The Central Illinois CEO program is a year-long entrepreneurship experience for our high school juniors and seniors. The Annual Trade Show is CICEO's culminating event, showcasing each student's individual business. All are invited to visit the tradeshow and see the creative ventures our students have developed. Tues., May 4, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm, at the Hickory Point Golf Course Banquet Facility, 727 W Weaver Rd., Forsyth, IL. The invitation is linked here: https://5il.co/rth3. Please consider attending! #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Would you like to join the board meeting virtually tonight? Please follow the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDVCReToRJIh-h4kXaw9Jmw
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Blue Ridge CUSD #18 stands against sexual violence of all kinds, and has age-appropriate programming for all students, in compliance with Erin's law. We were recently made aware of an online video campaign on Tik Tok that was promoting sexual violence. This video is not associated with our school in any way. Though the video has since been removed, we wanted to express a very clear message against sexual violence and encourage you to discuss this topic as a family, as you deem appropriate. We stand with all victims of sexual abuse, and our school counseling team can provide free resources to anyone who may need them. A 24-hour helpline sponsored by Growing Strong Sexual Assault Center is 217-428-0770.
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Ryan Peyton
Congratulations to our district Chamber of Commerce Teacher, Staff and Student Award winners for Blue Ridge! Kindergarten teacher Melissa Ward, Food director Tonya Evans, Env. Science, Advanced Bio and Biology teacher Ms. Richele Miller and Ag teacher and FFA Advisor Ms. Jacalyn Meisner. Outstanding Blue Ridge High School Student awards went to Jaton Shaffer, Abby Bolen, Senior, Conner Otto, and Kallee Steinkamp, Thank you Farmer City Chamber of Commerce for your dedication to our communities!
over 1 year ago, Ryan Peyton
Hillary Stanifer
So who is the best? The Blue Ridge Administrative Professionals, that's who!! Please join us in celebrating those who keep the district operations running smoothly each and every day! We would be lost without them! #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Tonight's volleyball game against Calvary Christian has been cancelled. Please join us in supporting the volleyball team when they play tomorrow and Friday. Also, we wanted to let you know that the opposing team for the Friday, 4/23 football game has been impacted by COVID. Unfortunately, there will not be a football game this week. Thank you. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Andrea Weedman
Good Morning. In an effort to help our local Blue Ridge JFL, we are asking that parents are aware that the deadline to sign up is 12:30 today. They are currently short one Bantam player (3/4th) and one Varsity player (7/8th). In order for the JFL season to take place, players must be registered today by 12:30 p.m. Please direct questions and interest to Blue Ridge JFL and find the registration form online in the Facebook Group "Blue Ridge JFL." We wish them the best of luck making this season happen for the players!
over 1 year ago, Andrea Weedman
Hillary Stanifer
Recently, the DeWitt Piatt Bi-County Health Department offered to arrange a Pfizer vaccination clinic for Blue Ridge students 16 years of age and older. For those who have already turned in their consent form, we have now learned that the first dose will be administered on Thursday, April 22, during the school day. No additional student identification will be needed to receive the vaccine. Please direct any questions to the BRHS Office at (309) 928-2622. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
NOTE: Please use this link with a revised deadline of May 7. Are you looking for a way to get involved and give back to your community and school district? Please consider completing an application to become a Blue Ridge Board of Education member! Follow the link for more information, an application form, and the deadline to submit your application. Thank you for considering! https://5il.co/riem #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Are you looking for a way to get involved and give back to your community and school district? Please consider completing an application to become a Blue Ridge Board of Education member! Follow the link for more information, an application form, and the deadline to submit your application. Thank you for considering! https://5il.co/ri8f #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Dear BR Families, there have been media reports of inappropriate use by students in other IL districts using a popular educational technology platform, called Flipgrid, in a public setting. We, along with other IL districts, have been unable to reproduce this inappropriate use ourselves. Therefore, we are not currently blocking the tool as it does provide classroom benefits. We do, however, ask that you reinforce with your student that they are never to join Flipgrid without a teacher given code or invitation. Thank You! #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Dear BR Families, in the linked letter, you will find information regarding the ESSER grant funds that have been alloted to Blue Ridge, along with descriptions of a variety of summer programming opportunities. Thank you for reading the letter and staying informed! https://5il.co/rcr2 #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Last reminder to turn in paperwork for the vaccination clinic that will be offered to BRHS students 18 years and older. (Note: This is different from the Sunday, April 11 clinic.) Dear BR Parents/Guardians of 16 year old and older students: The DeWitt Piatt Bi-County Health Department (DPBCHD) is offering the Pfizer vaccine to any interested Blue Ridge students who are 16 years of age or older. Your student was given a Pfizer fact sheet and a consent form to take home last week. They are also available here: fact sheet: https://5il.co/r1wp and consent form:https://5il.co/r1wq. The DPBCHD is asking that we collect completed consent forms by Friday, April 9. That will allow DPBCHD to continue their planning process with neighboring districts and notify us of the date of our vaccine clinic, which will be held during school hours in the BRHS Library. With questions, please contact the BRHS office, or the DPBCHD. Please note that the date of the clinic will not be set until after all neighboring districts have relayed their numbers to DPBCHD. Thank you! #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
ATTENTION BR Community! Blue Ridge is helping the community by hosting a vaccination clinic this Sunday, April 11. Please see the press release for the timing, location, and registration information you’ll need! https://5il.co/rbth We also ask you to help by sharing this message far and wide! #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Parents and Guardians, could you please take 5 minutes to complete a very brief survey about Student Support Services at Blue Ridge? Each student in your household may also complete the survey if you feel that is appropriate at their age level. This link will take you to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LJDZM9K. The information collected will guide our upcoming staffing decisions. Thank you! #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Dear BR Parents/Guardians of 16 year old and older students: This is a reminder that the DeWitt Piatt Bi-County Health Department (DPBCHD) is offering the Pfizer vaccine to any interested Blue Ridge students who are 16 years of age or older. Your student was given a Pfizer fact sheet and a consent form to take home last week. They are also available here: fact sheet: https://5il.co/r1wp and consent form:https://5il.co/r1wq. The DPBCHD is asking that we collect completed consent forms by Friday, April 9. That will allow DPBCHD to continue their planning process with neighboring districts and notify us of the date of our vaccine clinic, which will be held during school hours in the BRHS Library. With questions, please contact the BRHS office, or the DPBCHD. Please note that the date of the clinic will not be set until after all neighboring districts have relayed their numbers to DPBCHD. Thank you! #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge School District #18 will conduct free preschool screenings on April 5 at Schneider Elementary School, 309 North John Street, Farmer City, Illinois. The developmental screening is for children who are 3 or 4 years old at the time of the screening. Children who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2021 are not eligible for the screening. Please allow up to 2 hours for the screening. We ask you not to bring other children with you since you will be asked to join us during your child’s appointment. Parents will be asked to complete an information packet and return it to the school a week before the appointment. Please call Mary at the Schneider Office (309)928-2611 to schedule an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you!
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Dear BR Parents/Guardians of 16 year old and older students: The DeWitt Piatt Bi-County Health Department (DPBCHD) is offering the Pfizer vaccine to any interested Blue Ridge students who are 16 years of age or older. Your student was given a Pfizer fact sheet and a consent form to take home today. They are also available here: fact sheet: https://5il.co/r1wp and consent form:https://5il.co/r1wq. The DPBCHD is asking that we collect completed consent forms by Friday, April 9. That will allow DPBCHD to continue their planning process with neighboring districts and notify us of the date of our vaccine clinic, which will be held during school hours in the BRHS Library. With questions, please contact the BRHS office, or the DPBCHD. Please note that the date of the clinic will not be set until after all neighboring districts have relayed their numbers to DPBCHD. Thank you! #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
The district is now in receipt of the complaint filed against it on March 16, 2021. As always, the safety of all students is our utmost concern. Since this matter involves pending litigation, we are unable to comment further at this time. Thank you. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Can we count on you to give us your feedback? The 5Essentials survey is closing this Friday, April 2nd. In order for our district to receive a report, we must have 20% of our parents from each building complete a survey. We are still very far from this goal. Would you be willing to take 10-15 minutes to complete a survey? We want your voices to be heard. You can fill out a survey for each child in your family. #br_u_knighted Visit this site to complete survey: https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/?target_name=parent
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge School District #18 will conduct free preschool screenings on March 29 and April 5 at Schneider Elementary School, 309 North John Street, Farmer City, Illinois. The developmental screening is for children who are 3 or 4 years old at the time of the screening. Children who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2021 are not eligible for the screening. Please allow up to 2 hours for the screening. We ask you not to bring other children with you since you will be asked to join us during your child’s appointment. Parents will be asked to complete an information packet and return it to the school a week before the appointment. Please call Mary at the Schneider Office (309)928-2611 to schedule an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you!
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Please see the Superintendent's Monthly Update for March 2021. Included in the newsletter: new BRHS principal is announced, COVID travel guidelines, updates about taking temperatures upon entry to buses and buildings, March Exemplary Knights, and a scavenger hunt of sorts. Perhaps there is a prize? https://5il.co/qvfd #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Are you ready for a spring treat? Enjoy traveling the world with our 2nd and 3rd grade students. Join them as they sing, dance, and learn about different cultures in their spring performance, I am a Small Part of the World. https://youtu.be/gvZsSvWWwpM Thank you, Mrs. Weiler! #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Andrea Weedman
Congratulations to our top BRIJHS Read-A-Thon earners! Well done! #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Andrea Weedman
Hillary Stanifer
Dear BR Families, the safety and wellbeing of our Blue Ridge students is our top priority. We have encountered and addressed multiple situations this year that involve allegations against district personnel. We understand that as a community you are seeking answers to your questions. Due to privacy laws, we are unable to share details regarding personnel or student matters, yet that does not diminish our concern for our students. As a district and board of education, we take all allegations seriously. We will continue to ensure that all district personnel are properly trained for their positions in order to prevent any future incidents. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Andrea Weedman
Bus 53 (red bus) had a minor maintenance issue and is running 25 min. late. Sorry for the inconvenience.
over 1 year ago, Andrea Weedman
Hillary Stanifer
Did you know the YZone after school program is offered 3 days a week now? If you have a K-5 student interested in attending, please visit www.clintoncommymca.org or call 217.935.8307. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge School District #18 will conduct free preschool screenings on March 29 and April 5 at Schneider Elementary School, 309 North John Street, Farmer City, Illinois. The developmental screening is for children who are 3 or 4 years old at the time of the screening. Children who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2021 are not eligible for the screening. Please allow up to 2 hours for the screening. We ask you not to bring other children with you since you will be asked to join us during your child’s appointment. Parents will be asked to complete an information packet and return it to the school a week before the appointment. Please call Mary at the Schneider Office (309)928-2611 to schedule an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you!
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Due to the anticipated traffic congestion in Bellflower this afternoon, Bellflower PM buses will drop off and transfer shuttles at the park today. Thank you. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Dear BR Families, I wanted you to know that we are aware of the recent press release from various news outlets. The district has not received an official complaint at this time. When it is received, it will be forwarded to the attorney for review and response. We are unable to make further comment at this time. Please direct any questions to the unit office. Thank you. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
As a reminder, due to the anticipated traffic congestion in Bellflower this afternoon, Bellflower PM buses will drop off and transfer shuttles at the park. Thank you. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
The 5Essentials survey closing date is quickly approaching. In order to receive a report, we must have 20% of our parents from each building complete a survey. We are currently far from this goal. Would you be willing to take 10-15 minutes to complete a survey? We want your voices to be heard. You can fill out a survey for each child in your family. #br_u_knighted Visit this site to complete survey: https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/?target_name=parent
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Due to the anticipated traffic congestion in Bellflower on Wednesday afternoon, Bellflower PM buses will drop off and transfer shuttles at the park on Wednesday. Thank you. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
After a few flickers, the power appears to be restored on the Farmer City campus. Thank you! #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
We are without power on the Farmer City campus. All students have been or are currently being fed and we have sufficient natural lighting and backup lighting. We’re keeping things exciting on our first Monday back! #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Andrea Weedman
Parents of 4-8th Grades, Did you know we've logged over 21,000 minutes in our Read-A-Thon effort? We are winding down our Read-A-Thon, but we can still use your support! We are accepting final donations through March 26th. If you have a specific child to support, we suggest asking them for their unique code. If you want to support our school community, you can donate here! https://www.read-a-thon.com/school/Blue-Ridge-Intermediate-_40781 Thanks for your support!!
over 1 year ago, Andrea Weedman
Hillary Stanifer
It may be gloomy outside today, but it's a sunshiny day inside our school buildings as we greet you in person for the first Monday of the year! #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Blue Ridge is saddened to hear of the loss of 2009 Wall of Fame Teacher and Coach, Don Harden. Our condolences go out to the family. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge School District #18 will conduct free preschool screenings on March 29 and April 5 at Schneider Elementary School, 309 North John Street, Farmer City, Illinois. The developmental screening is for children who are 3 or 4 years old at the time of the screening. Children who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2021 are not eligible for the screening. Please allow up to 2 hours for the screening. We ask you not to bring other children with you since you will be asked to join us during your child’s appointment. Parents will be asked to complete an information packet and return it to the school a week before the appointment. Please call Mary at the Schneider Office (309)928-2611 to schedule an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you!
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Hello! Please see the attached letter that covers our upcoming return to five days of on campus learning and some reminders about travel during spring break. https://5il.co/qfdt #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Andrea Weedman
Grades 4-8 are on day 7/10 of their Read-a-thon. Please keep encouraging your student(s) to log minutes. What great book are you reading? Please share in the FB comments! https://www.read-a-thon.com/school/Blue-Ridge-Intermediate-_40781 #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Andrea Weedman
Erica Duvall
Returning to Schneider Elementary and new to BRIJHS this year!! Spring Picture Day is coming up on Tuesday, March 16, 2021! Order online at inter-state.com/order. Only those students who preorder will be photographed. Picture Day event's Order Code is 57170SF.
over 1 year ago, Erica Duvall
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge School District #18 will conduct free preschool screenings on March 29 and April 5 at Schneider Elementary School, 309 North John Street, Farmer City, Illinois. The developmental screening is for children who are 3 or 4 years old at the time of the screening. Children who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2021 are not eligible for the screening. Please allow up to 2 hours for the screening. We ask you not to bring other children with you since you will be asked to join us during your child’s appointment. Parents will be asked to complete an information packet and return it to the school a week before the appointment. Please call Mary at the Schneider Office (309)928-2611 to schedule an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you!
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
The Community Easter Egg Hunt, hosted by Trinity Church will look a little different this year. Check out the link for details!! https://5il.co/q8xs
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Andrea Weedman
Is your BRIJHS child wearing a sticker? It's a visual reminder to sign up for our virtual Read-a-thon. We would love it if all of our 4-8th graders read and log 300 minutes now through March 12th! If you haven't enrolled yet, it's not too late! Enrolling in our read-a-thon only takes a few steps!! And, bonus,students earn a pajama day on March 19th! 1.Go to: https://www.read-a-thon.com/readers/r/cDLWsX 2.Click find your teacher (green box). 3.Type the teacher's last name and then click on the white box with the teacher's name. 4.Type in the student name. Then select "I don't see my name." 5. Type in student name and parent/guardian's email address! 6. Finally, reach out to family and friends and log your time reading!!
over 1 year ago, Andrea Weedman
Andrea Weedman
Find out more information about our first Digital Citizenship Family Night here and use the Sign Up Genius link to join: https://www.blueridge18.org/article/413872
over 1 year ago, Andrea Weedman
Hillary Stanifer
BRHS Parents/Guardians, please follow the link to learn more about the CICEO program. There are some wonderful opportunities available for upcoming juniors and seniors, so please check out the link! Registration closes soon! https://5il.co/q5se
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
YZone will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays beginning the week of March 15. Do you have interested K-5 students? Please see the flyer for details and registration information: https://5il.co/q6ro
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Andrea Weedman
We'd love for you to join us next Wednesday evening for our first ever Digital Citizenship Family Night. A Sign Up Genius will be shared later this week. Please see the attached flyer for preliminary information: https://5il.co/q5qc #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Andrea Weedman
Hillary Stanifer
Good afternoon! We have added two links to the banner on the Blue Ridge website we would like to share. The first link is the 5Essential parent survey link, this is a great way to give your input on how we as a school district are doing. The survey is open until April 2. We want your feedback! Schools need 20% of parents to respond in order to get a report. The second link is the livestream link, which will take you to all home games that are being live streamed. This is a great way to cheer on your favorite Knights! #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Andrea Weedman
It's Read Across America Week!! Our Read-A-Thon officially kicks off today for grades 4-8! Have you enrolled in it yet? To enroll: 1.Go to: https://www.read-a-thon.com/readers/r/cDLWsX 2.Click find your teacher (green box). 3.Type the teacher's last name (4-6 Homeroom/ 7-8 1st hour) and then click on the white box with the teacher's name. 4.Type in the student name. Then select "I don't see my name." 5. Type in student name and parent/guardian's email address. Once enrolled, please email 10 friends/family members and share to social media. Each day, try to reach your daily reading goal! Did you know that if all of our students read 30 minutes each day, we would log 6,300 minutes of reading per day!
over 1 year ago, Andrea Weedman
Andrea Weedman
Hello Parents, Guardians, and BRIJHS 4-8 Students, Enrolling in our read-a-thon only takes 5 steps!! And, bonus, your learner gets a fun pajama day in March! 1.Go to: https://www.read-a-thon.com/readers/r/cDLWsX 2.Click find your teacher (green box). 3.Type the teacher's last name and then click on the white box with the teacher's name. 4.Type in the student name. Then select "I don't see my name." 5. Type in student name and parent/guardian's email address! That's it, you are enrolled and will get an email with more details! The flyer is coming home today!
over 1 year ago, Andrea Weedman
Andrea Weedman
Parents in Grades 4-8, We just noticed a login error on the Read-a-thon flyer sent home today. Please disregard this flyer and a new one will be sent home tomorrow. The flyer will say “corrected” at the top. We apologize for any confusion!
over 1 year ago, Andrea Weedman
Hillary Stanifer
The Superintendent's Monthly Update for February can be found here: https://5il.co/ps98. Thank you for taking a few minutes to read about all that is going on at Blue Ridge! #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
BR Community, due to the emergency day taken earlier this week, our last day of student attendance is now moved to Friday, May 28, 2021. Earlier this week, the board approved a revision to the 2021-2022 school calendar. The revisions include moving the first day of student attendance to Wednesday, August 18, 2021 and the timing of the Institute Day and Presidents' Day Holiday in February. You can see the 2021-2022 school calendar here: https://5il.co/prg3 #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
The following link takes you to the Pantagraph's article on the most recent events surrounding the theft case involving a former Blue Ridge employee. https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/blue-ridge-tech-coordinator-pleads-guilty-to-fraud-scheme/article_6b45ebf6-874a-53aa-9ae6-dc1ad3f2af00.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
The BR Board of Education met last night and one of our discussions was surrounding the usefulness of our remote Mondays. While they were very much needed as our staff transitioned into this unprecedented year, we believe that we have reached the point where it would be best to have students on campus five days per week. In a related matter, we have 89 staff members who are scheduled to receive dose two of the COVID vaccine on two upcoming dates- Feb. 26 and March 5. With the possibility of symptoms developing in those staff members after receiving their second dose, we believe that it is best to maintain remote Mondays for the next few weeks until our vaccination clinics have been completed. We will begin on campus learning on Monday, March 15. This means that we will have one full week of our new routine prior to spring break and we will continue that plan upon our return from spring break on Monday, March 29. The dismissal time will remain the same, 2:20. Thank you for your ongoing support of all district personnel. We continue to do our very best to create an optimal learning environment for your students. Tomorrow we will share calendar information with you pertaining to the end of this school year and also next year. Please watch for it! #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
You can join us for the BOE meeting tonight at 7 p.m. from the comfort of your home: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDVCReToRJIh-h4kXaw9Jmw. Exemplary Knights will be recognized in person this month and may invite one guest to attend with them. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
JFL Football Sign Ups are here!! Check out the flyer or go to https://5il.co/poom for more details!!
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
We are thankful for the crews who have been very busy plowing today. We plan to be in session on campus tomorrow, Wed., Feb. 17. Buses may run a little late and we remind everyone to use caution while traveling. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Attention Parents/Guardians of K-3 BR Students! Blue Ridge 4-H Teen Teachers present 4-H STEAM camp during Spring Break! Join us via zoom for 5 different STEAM subjects including Art, Engineering, Cooking, Food Science, and Gardening. March 22-26 from 2-2:45 p.m. Open to grades K-3. Cost $10. View the flyer here: https://uofi.app.box.com/s/bhxe91tgdys664atpt4z59a0xclcqet6 Limited spaces. Register here today: https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=23143 #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Good morning, BR Families! We wanted to let you know that the K-5 YZone program has been cancelled this week, and possibly next week, due to extenuating circumstances. Registered families will be notified when the program is able to continue and we will announce through these same channels as well. We apologize for any inconvenience. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Due to the snowfall and drifting conditions, we believe the roads to be unsafe for travel tomorrow, Feb. 16. We also believe that the drivers will not be able to deliver meals, even later tomorrow. That said, we’re going to have an old fashioned snow day tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 16. Stay safe! #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
A polite reminder to help us out...Blue Ridge is joining the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in the ninth statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions. The survey provides a unique opportunity for 4th-12th grade students, teachers and parents to have a voice in improving their schools. Please see the informational letter here: https://5il.co/p5qp. The parent survey supplement opened on February 3, and will remain open through April 2. You may access the parent survey here:http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/. These surveys will serve as an opportunity for schools to reflect on progress since the last statewide implementation. You will receive reminders during the survey window as we highly encourage all our teachers, students, and parents to make their voices heard to impact positive growth in our schools. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Good morning! The roads have been checked and they are passable, so we will be in session on campus today. There is some drifting on east west country roads; please exercise caution. All buses may run a little late. Bus 55 (Pink) may be impacted by a downed power line that is being worked on now, so it may be a little later than the other buses. Thank you. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
The in-person meeting for Freshman Orientation this evening (February 10th) has been cancelled due to poor road conditions. We are going to continue this evening with a virtual meeting, set up in the 8th grade google classroom titled " 25 BRHS Counseling - Class of 2025." All 8th graders have access to this google classroom, and should sign in through their chromebooks for their parents so their parents can participate. Our virtual meeting will begin at 7 pm, as scheduled. A link to the google meet will be in the banner at the top of the google classroom, and will be directly texted to 8th grade parents. Parents with questions may email Leslie Hieronymus at lhieronymus@blueridge18.org #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Parents and Guardians, we expect some delayed buses this afternoon due to the weather. Safety is our top priority. Thanks for your understanding. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Families of Students Eligible for Free / Reduced Status - We'd like to remind you to make sure your eligibility status is accurate with the unit office. The state will be issuing benefits to families who qualify for free and reduced meals. If you did not submit paperwork at the beginning of the year, your status will default to "Paid" unless you are a SNAP or Medicaid participant. For questions about your eligibility status please email kwoliung@blueridge18.org. If you're wondering whether you qualify, please look at the eligibility guidelines https://5il.co/pgrh and household application https://5il.co/pgrg. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Do you ever wonder if your car will start on these cold winter mornings? Well, we wonder about our buses too. Today, we want to give a special shout out to Brad Stout for his extra efforts in ensuring that our buses were ready to roll. Thank you, Brad Stout! #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Good morning! Buses are running 5-10 minutes late today. Thanks for your understanding. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
We recently posted about signing up for meals in case of an inclement weather remote learning day. Would you please let us know if you’d like for your students to receive a breakfast/lunch meal on any inclement weather remote learning days for the remainder of the second semester? Please use this form to sign up. Knowing your needs now will make our planning much easier. Thank you! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_PdTFF6BIJygP20cheQ04fDY8pPlZ9f7QFDV-SEV4il0zIw/viewform?usp=sf_link #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Good Morning! Please remember to mark your attendance today and let's make it a great Monday! #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Have you ever considered teaching, but hesitated since you don't have a degree in education? Please open the flyer from EIU and see what they have to offer. https://5il.co/pcgp
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
We did a double check of roads this morning and we are good to travel. We will see you at school dressed in your blue and silver! #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Looking for part time work? Blue Ridge YZone is hiring! https://5il.co/pctf
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Dear BR Parents and Guardians, we have recently learned of new requirements for food service during inclement weather days. Please open and read the linked document and sign up on the form to request meal service during inclement weather days. https://5il.co/pcln. We continue to watch the weather forecast and if changes to our learning plans are needed, we will keep you posted. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Please join us in thanking Ms. Leslie Hieronymus, Ms. Cara Wells, and Mrs. Kristi Coy!! We are thankful for you this week and always!! #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Blue Ridge will join the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in the ninth statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions. The survey provides a unique opportunity for 4th-12th grade students, teachers and parents to have a voice in improving their schools. Please see the informational letter here: https://5il.co/p5qp. Students and teachers will take their survey between February 8 and April 2. If you would prefer that your student does not take the survey, please complete and return this form https://5il.co/p5qq to your student’s school by February 5. The parent survey supplement opens today, February 3, and will remain open through April 2. You may access the parent survey here:http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/. These surveys will serve as an opportunity for schools to reflect on progress since the last statewide implementation. You will receive reminders during the survey window as we highly encourage all our teachers, students, and parents to make their voices heard to impact positive growth in our schools. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Dear BR Parents/Guardians, due to the inclement weather we had last week, the BR food service staff have prepared a breakfast/lunch meal bag for students to take home tomorrow, February 2. All K-6 students will be given a meal bag and all 7th-12th grade students will be offered a meal bag. Students will be reminded that the meals are not to be eaten on the bus. Parents/Guardians, please remember to watch for the meals so they are not left in the backpacks! Thank you. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
The Transportation Department is offering something NEW: The Ride-Along Program!! Check out the flyer for more details or call/email Debra @ 309-928-2150 or dfield@blueridge18.org
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Coaching positions are available at the Intermediate & Junior High School!! Check out the flyers or go to https://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103 for more information. Application deadlines are quickly approaching!!
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
We are still impacted by illness in the transportation department. For Wednesday, January 27, 53(Red) will be up to 45 minutes late in the morning only. Bus 52(purple) and Bus 56(blue) will be picking them up. Thank you. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Good morning. Due to the conditions of the rural roads this morning, we will be learning remotely today. No on campus attendance for special education students. Special note: The COVID-19 vaccination clinic scheduled for today is postponed. More details will be shared when available. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Good evening. We do not yet have a decision for school tomorrow, but we will be choosing from 1) in person learning, 2) remote learning due to weather, with no special education student attendance, or 3) emergency day- no school at all. The emergency day will be used if power outages would keep us from being able to learn remotely. Please stay safe and we’ll communicate by 5:45 a.m. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Good morning! As we watch the forecast for this afternoon and tomorrow, there is a possibility that we would need to use a remote learning day tomorrow due to weather. In preparation, we would like to offer that buildings will be open today from 9-12 if you need to pick up any materials for your student. Thank you. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Please take a few minutes to read the Superintendent's Monthly Update for January 2021. https://5il.co/ox0g #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Are you looking for a way to volunteer in your community? Please consider assisting the DeWitt Piatt Bi-County Health Department by volunteering at a mass vaccination clinic held in Clinton for DeWitt Co residents. All skill levels of volunteers are needed. Volunteers may receive the vaccination! Please click on the link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/DEWITTMassVaccWORKERS
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Yet another bus update: The most current update is that all buses will be running on time Friday morning, 1/22/2021. We apologize for the frequent changes, but we’re pleased to be able to run on time!#br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Bus 53 (Red) will be up to 45 minutes late Friday morning, January 22. (The afternoon is scheudled to run on time for Bus 53.) Bus 53 students will be picked up by either Bus 56 (Blue) or Bus 52 (Purple). Please watch for the buses to arrive. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Bus 53 Update: Bus 53 will be departing school on time this afternoon. Updates for tomorrow will be sent out later this afternoon. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Good morning. Bus 53 will be up to 45 minutes late this morning and this afternoon due to driver illness. Students will be picked up by either Bus 56 or Bus 52. We will update you for tomorrow as soon as we can. We apologize for the inconvenience. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Attention Short Term Subs!! The ROE is holding a virtual training via Zoom for those that have applied for a STS license. It will cover curriculum, classroom management techniques, school safety and school/district operations. Visit https://reg.learningstream.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0044-0016-2f3f537b359a4675ab02e45b8eba6cac for more information or to register!
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Transportation update for the week of January 18: Bus 4 and Bus 54 will be combined on Bus 4 and might be up to 5-10 minutes late in the morning and the afternoon. In the afternoon, the Walnut and Allen stop and the Light Plant stop will remain on Bus 53 (Red). Thank you. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Agendas are posted for the special and regular Board of Education meetings on Wednesday, January 20. Click here to view https://meetings.boardbook.org/Public/Organization/1708. Also for instructions on watching the live stream or attending the BOE meeting during Tier 3 mitigations, please refer to: https://5il.co/oo3c.
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Interested in YZone for your K-5th grader, but not sure if it is something your child would like? Now is your chance to sign them up for a FREE trial on January 29, 2021. Use the flyer below to sign up or get more information! https://5il.co/omvf
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
We have checked the roads early this morning and we are able to have school today on campus. Please use caution, leave a little extra time, and we’ll see you at school! #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
BR Families, we’ve asked students to take learning materials home tonight as we see some snow in the forecast. An announcement will be made by 6:00 am on January 15 that either 1) the roads are in good condition and we will have school on campus, or 2) due to the impact of the inclement weather, students will learn remotely. If we learn remotely, all district buildings will be closed to students; students with special needs will not attend on campus. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Please take a look at the new COVID-19 Dashboard which you can access from the district's webpage banner. There you can find resources including health screener tags (Please remember to use these!), weekly health metrics, cumulative counts of student and staff positive COVID-19 cases, and current counts of student and staff isolation/quarantine numbers. We hope this helps to keep you informed! #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
We have an update for bus 53. Earlier, we announced that bus 53 would run up to 45 minutes late leaving school in the afternoon. Due to securing an additional sub driver, bus 53 will only be 5-10 minutes late to leave school this week. Thanks for your understanding. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
As a second reminder-As we return to school during the week of January 11, we find ourselves short on bus drivers. To avoid changing our learning plans, we will be rerouting buses. If you are able to assist us by driving your students to school, we ask you to contact the Transportation Department at 309-928-2150 or 309-846-8719. Thank you to any families who can help us in that way. Our current plan for the week of Jan 11: Route 55 (Pink) will be picking up the Walnut/Allen and the Power Plant stop. They will be picked up between 8:00-8:10 am. Route 53(red) will be picked up by two different buses (52 Purple- Country and Deeters, 56 Blue- Greenleaf area). Route 53 will be up to 45 minutes behind the originally scheduled pick-up times, but they will arrive to the schools no more than 30 minutes late. The Deeters’ stop will be picked up around 8:23am. Please help us by watching for arriving buses. In the afternoon, Route 53 (red) will be up to 45 minutes late. Thank you. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
IDPH has updated their travel guidance as of 1.4.2021. We will be updating our Return to School Health Plan and we wanted to also share the updates with you here. There is widespread, ongoing transmission of novel coronavirus worldwide. Anyone who has traveled internationally or domestically where COVID-19 transmission is high or increasing should stay home and monitor their health for 14 calendar days. The CDC updated COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination on December 2, 2020. Testing before and after travel can reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19. Testing does not eliminate all risk, but when paired with a period of staying at home and precautions like wearing masks and social distancing, it can make travel safer by reducing spread on planes, in airports, and at travelers’ destinations. If you participated in higher-risk activities during your travel, take the actions listed above AND do the following after travel: 1. Get tested 3-5 days after travel AND stay home for 7 days after travel. Even if you test negative, stay home for the full 7 days. If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected. 2. If you don’t get tested, it’s safest to stay home for 10 days after travel. Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not.
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
As we return to school during the week of January 11, we find ourselves short on bus drivers. To avoid changing our learning plans, we will be rerouting buses. If you are able to assist us by driving your students to school, we ask you to contact the Transportation Department at 309-928-2150 or 309-846-8719. Thank you to any families who can help us in that way. Our current plan for the week of Jan 11: Route 55 (Pink) will be picking up the Walnut/Allen and the Power Plant stop. They will be picked up between 8:00-8:10 am. Route 53(red) will be picked up by two different buses (52 Purple- Country and Deeters, 56 Blue- Greenleaf area). Route 53 will be up to 45 minutes behind the originally scheduled pick-up times, but they will arrive to the schools no more than 30 minutes late. The Deeters’ stop will be picked up around 8:23am. Please help us by watching for arriving buses. In the afternoon, Route 53 (red) will be up to 45 minutes late. Thank you. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Calling all 5-7 year olds (as of 9/1/20)! The Farmer City 4-H Cloverbud club is meeting virtually once a month and their next meeting is coming up on January 15 from 6-7 p.m.! Cloverbuds is a 4-H program for kids who are younger than our regular 4-H age. They do hands on activities and have fun socializing with other kids their age. Please email Cloverbud leader Kelsey at kelseybrown61854@yahoo.com if you would like to attend or would like more information!
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
The State of IL is sponsoring free COVID-19 Testing on January 9 at the DeWitt Piatt Bi-County Health Department. Please see the flyer for more details. https://5il.co/oadn
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
BR K-5 Parents and Guardians, don't let time run out! If you are interested in sending your K-5 child to YZone starting the week of 1/12, please visit http://www.clintoncommymca.org/cms-view-page.php?page=blue-ridge-yzone-extreme-programs to register. If we don't have enough children interested and registered this week, we will not be able to offer the program. Questions? See the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Clinton-Community-YMCA-Blue-Ridge-Y-Zone-104411054909240, contact the Y directly dtorbert@clintoncommymca.org, or email ptrimble@blueridge18.org. Don't miss this fun and convenient opportunity!
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
The U of I Extension has an AWESOME program for 6th graders and up. Teens will learn about different cultures through cooking! The U of I Extension has reached out to people they know in different countries and those friends have made videos for us including tours of their kitchens, grocery stores, recipes and more! For more information, see the Fbook event and click on the registration link! Registration link: go.illinois.edu/ccc4-H FB event: https://fb.me/e/3SG4bt5l9
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Good afternoon! In response to some questions regarding attendance, here is a reminder for how attendance will be taken over the next few days before students are back on campus on Tuesday, January 12. On remote Mondays, parents are asked to use the attendance form on the webpage banner to report student attendance. For Tuesday through Friday, January 5-8, attendance will be taken as students log into their class meetings. If you are unable to attend a class session, but wish to report your student’s attendance, you may do so through the attendance form on the webpage banner.   #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Andrea Weedman
Blue Ridge High School Students - Please visit the following spreadsheet to make sure you have signed up for your new Google Classrooms: https://cutt.ly/ZjdBmKP
over 1 year ago, Andrea Weedman
Hillary Stanifer
As a reminder, any students who were isolating or quarantining prior to the winter break will need to provide a clearance letter from the health department prior to riding a district bus or entering a school building. Please contact Dawn Stout at dstout@blueridge18.org with any questions. Thank you.
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Andrea Weedman
Welcome back Blue Ridge High School students! For second semester classes that are starting for the first time, students should be logging in this morning to check their email and accept invite codes to join Google Classrooms.. Let's have a great start!
over 1 year ago, Andrea Weedman
Hillary Stanifer
BRHS Parents/Guardians, we have made arrangements for counseling supports to be available for students upon their return to school. Students will receive information on Tuesday morning about how to access a form on which they can privately sign up to receive support. When they sign up, they can choose to meet with a specific Blue Ridge counselor, social worker, or psychologist, or they can sign up to speak with an outside counselor, which will be arranged through Tri-County Special Education Cooperative. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
We are ready to begin the new semester! Remote learning materials for the start of the second semester will be available for pick up at each school building on January 5 from 8:00-3:30. Students will receive notification from their teacher if they will need to pick up any materials. We thank you for complying with the mask protocol upon arrival. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Dear Parents/Guardians, if your child was a Knight online learner using Calvert Learning or Courseware during the first semester and will be returning to in person learning for the second semester, your child’s building principal will be reaching out to you today to provide specific information to help with the transition back to school. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
We are ready to welcome students back to the new semester! Monday, January 4 is Curriculum Day with no learning activities. Tuesday, January 5 through Friday, January 8 will be remote learning days. Only special education students will be attending on campus. Remote learning materials for the start of the second semester will be available for pick up at each school building on January 5 from 8:00-3:30. Students will receive notification from their teacher if they will need to pick up any materials. We thank you for complying with the mask protocol while picking up learning materials. For the week of January 11, Monday will be remote learning, followed by in person attendance Tuesday through Friday, with 2:20 dismissal. For the following weeks, our plan is to continue with remote Mondays and in person learning Tuesday through Friday. Please note that Monday, January 18 is the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, with no student attendance or learning activities. If any changes to our learning plans become necessary, you will be notified. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
As a reminder, any students who were isolating or quarantining prior to the winter break will need to provide a clearance letter from the health department prior to riding a district bus or entering a school building. Please contact Dawn Stout at dstout@blueridge18.org with any questions. Thank you.
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Dear BR Community, in September, student allegations concerning a staff member came to the administration's attention. The District immediately conducted an investigation and spoke with numerous witnesses as part of that investigation. The District complied with all relevant reporting requirements involving school employees, which did not include contacting local law enforcement authorities. After a thorough investigation, the Board of Education took appropriate action, consistent with all applicable policies and procedures. The District is unable to provide additional details or answer specific questions because of confidentiality requirements involving both personnel and student matters; however, be assured that the School District has taken all precautions to ensure the safety of students, which is the District's highest priority. Upon the return to school on January 5, 2021, Mrs. Flannell will be teaching English 1 and English 2 classes. Respectfully, Dr. Stanifer
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
BR Parents/Guardians of K-5 students, are you interested in after school care on school attendance days? If so, please follow the link to the Clinton YMCA page. They will be hosting Y-Zone at Schneider Elementary beginning in January. Reserve your spot now! https://www.facebook.com/Clinton-Community-YMCA-Blue-Ridge-Y-Zone-104411054909240
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
The Facebook post from 12.28.2020 has been deleted as many of the comments were creating a very inappropriate dialogue. The message is still available for you on the district webpage. The proper channel to discuss your concerns would be to set up an appointment to meet with the superintendent. To demonstrate my desire to address your concerns, I encourage you to follow the protocol by emailing me at hstanifer@blueridge18.org to set up an appointment. I will be out of the office until Monday, January 4, but will respond to appointment requests as available. Respectfully, Dr. Stanifer
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Dear BR Community, social media recently brought attention to a matter that involves a district employee. The welfare of our student body is of utmost importance; we will continue to follow proper protocols throughout the situation at hand. While I am unable to share the details of personnel matters, I respect that you are left with many unanswered questions. We will keep you informed within the bounds of policy. Respectfully, Dr. Stanifer
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
The transportation department currently has 2 full time driver positions available. Check out the website and/or flyer for more details!
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge High School is seeking a Principal for the 2021-2022 school term. Check out the flyer for details or go to https://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103 for more info and for a full list of positions available.
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Please see the Superintendent's Monthly Update for December 2020 here: https://5il.co/o522. We wish all Blue Ridge families a special holiday season! #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
The best send-off prior to a holiday break...please enjoy the K-1 Christmas Program led by Mrs. Emily Weiler: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uEvh7iQDBY
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Ugly sweater/mask day is here!!!! Share with us what holiday sweater or mask you're wearing today. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
We learned recently that an additional jr high teacher has tested positive, which means that the junior high side of BRIJHS is now considered an outbreak by the health department. In cooperation with the health department, we have decided that both 7th and 8th grade students will learn remotely tomorrow, December 18. Due to the distinct separation between the intermediate classrooms and junior high classrooms and the disinfection of the cafeteria between lunch sessions, the staff and students on the intermediate side of the building are not included in the closure. Many 8th grade students may not have the needed learning supplies at home. To assist with tomorrow’s learning plan, the building will be open for parents/guardians (no 7th or 8th grade students, please) to pick up student supplies between 7:30 and 8:15 Friday morning. Please make sure that you are following mask protocol upon arrival and we ask that you do not park in the circle drive as buses will be using that area. Before arriving at the school, you will need to ask your student for their locker number and their locker combination if they use a lock. Please note that all impacted spaces have been sanitized. Thank you for your understanding.
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Good afternoon, BR Families! We would like to share with you an important update about our plans beginning in January and carrying through the end of the third quarter. Please read the document linked here: https://5il.co/o0sn. We pause to say thank you to all Blue Ridge families for your continued support as we learn how to best educate our students during these current challenges. I personally want to also thank every Blue Ridge staff member for their incredibly persistent efforts throughout the first semester. May everyone enjoy a time of rest during the holiday season! #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
It's holiday character day....there's so many to choose from. Show us what you dressed up as by using the BR hashtag! #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
BR Families, there are two parts to today’s message. First, you are invited to join us virtually for tonight’s BOE meeting at 7:00 p.m. using the link:https://www.twitch.tv/blueridgecusd. Second, do you have a student who learned remotely the first semester, will be attending on campus for the second semester, and you would like to make a request for district transportation? If you haven’t already filled out a request, please contact Debra Field at dfield@blueridge18.org or call 309 928-2150. Thank you. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
What extra holiday attire will you wear today...will it be a mask, a tie, socks...or all 3??? Share with us using the BR hashtag! #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
We have checked the roads early this morning and we are able to have school today on campus. Use extra caution, dress warm, and we’ll see you at school! (7th grade, we’ll see you remotely.)
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Bus 51 will be running about 10 min behind their scheduled morning pick-up times Wednesday morning through Friday morning unless otherwise notified.
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
This message is for parents of 7th grade students: Dear BR Parents/Guardians of 7th grade students, we have just learned of a positive COVID case with a junior high staff member. Through contact tracing, we have determined that all 7th grade students may have had contact with the staff member and will be considered close contacts. All 7th grade students will begin remote learning on 12/16/2020 through 12/18/2020. Students will receive additional information from their teachers, but should plan to resume Google Meets at 8:20 tomorrow morning. If families are able to pick up their 7th grade child this afternoon, you are encouraged to do so. For all 7th graders who need bus transportation home, we will provide separate transportation, only for 7th graders, this afternoon. A bus will arrive at BRIJHS at approximately 3:20 and leave BRIJHS at 3:25.
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
BR Families, we have something new to share with you about inclement weather days. Please be sure to open and read the linked document so you are ready for those winter weather days! https://5il.co/nvyq. With our first forecast for some snow overnight, teachers will practice preparing for a remote day by asking students to take home learning materials tonight. I will confirm road conditions by 6 a.m. on Wednesday 12/16/2020 and send out a message. If the roads are safe, we will be in person. If the roads are unsafe, we will learn remotely, following the plan in the linked document. Thanks for helping us practice for our new inclement weather routine!
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Be sure to dress in your holiday colors today. Share with us by using the BR hashtag. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Check out our awesome BRHS students who attend the Bloomington Area Career Center! https://5il.co/nvyi. All Blue Ridge Juniors and Seniors are eligible to apply to BACC, where they will learn career skills in specific areas, from cosmetology, to automotive skills, to nursing, and more. Students can get more information from Mrs. Whitehouse at the high school and in their Counseling Google Classroom for their grade.
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Today kicks off Holiday Dress Up Days with Pajama Day!! Be sure to share your jammies while remote learning by using the BR hashtag. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Attention NEW 2nd Semester Knight Online Learners: Student and parent login information has been emailed to you for the Calvert Learning and Courseware programs. If your child did not receive login credentials, please contact Paige Trimble at ptrimble@blueridge18.org as soon as possible to ensure your child is ready to start online learning in January. Thank you!
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
We were having Google issues earlier this morning that may have impacted email, apps, and our attendance form. We believe that Google has resolved the issue. If you already attempted to record your attendance and it wasn’t working, we ask you to try again. Thank you and we apologize for any inconvenience.
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Good afternoon, BR Community! We have updated quarantine guidance to share with you. The first link is the updated language from IDPH:https://5il.co/ntce. The next document explains how this will work at Blue Ridge Schools:https://5il.co/ntck. Thank you for taking time to read through the documents and for your ongoing cooperation during the pandemic.
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Get ready to celebrate the Holidays next week with some dress up days!! Check out the flyer or go to https://5il.co/nqgv for details! Be sure to share your participation on social media and use the BR hashtag. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
The time is here! Please follow the link below if you would like to register your K-5 child for Y-Zone which will begin in January! See the flyer here: https://5il.co/nox3. Registration link: http://www.clintoncommymca.org/cms-view-page.php?page=blue-ridge-yzone-extreme-programs
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
This message is for BRHS students and families: On December 16-18, all BRHS students will continue to follow the regular 2:20 in-person schedule rather than an alternate semester exam schedule. There will not be a formal exam schedule this semester. Each teacher will determine their end of the semester assessments which will be communicated with the students. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
The district is teaming up with the Clinton YMCA to house an after school program, called the Y-ZONE, for K-5 students. Employment opportunities include: On-Site Coordinator Program Staff Volunteer Staff Check out the flyer or go to https://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103 for more details!
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
We are excited to welcome students back to on campus attendance on Tuesday, 12.8.2020! Please remember that if your student is not feeling well, they should stay home. Health screener tags will be used at the entrance to buses and school buildings. If you need another set, please see the banner on the district webpage. Otherwise, students will be screened upon arrival to the bus and the building. Welcome back! #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
The State of IL is sponsoring free COVID-19 testing at the DeWitt Piatt Bi-County Health Department on 12.5.2020. Please see the flyer for more details. https://5il.co/nbzh
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
If your child is currently an online Knight using the Calvert (K-5) or Courseware (6-12) platforms, please read the following message. Friday, December 18 will be the last day students are able to work on their online courses. Calvert (K-5) students need to have completed between 40-50% of each subject area. Courseware (6-12) must be 100% completed with their online courses. Any work that isn't completed by this deadline, will be entered as zeros and averaged into the final grade for the semester. We encourage you to check your child's progress closely over the next three weeks to make sure they are meeting these goals. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
The District Office is seeking an assistant bookkeeper to help with everyday bookkeeping duties and tasks. Check out the flyer or for more details head over to https://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
The transportation department currently has 2 full time bus driver positions open. Check out the flyer or go to https://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103 for more information.
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
In partnership with the Clinton YMCA, Blue Ridge Y Zone will provide after school child care for K-5th grade students at Schneider Elementary beginning in January. The YMCA is currently looking for parttime staff members. Please check out the flyer! https://5il.co/ngnx
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
BRIJHS has an opening for a 7th/8th math teacher. Can you see yourself saying, Math + You = Math Teacher?? Check out the flyer for details and apply today!
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
BR Families, we have updated information regarding the learning plans for the weeks of December 7 and December 14. Please see the full update here: https://5il.co/nfom. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
For the superintendent's November update, please follow the link: https://5il.co/nc5l #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Holiday Treats with Blue Ridge 4-H Teen Teachers is being offered to K-3 students. Sign up now to join Gracie, Kallee, and Natalie in making yummy holiday treats such as Banana Snowmen (Dec 9) and Pumpkin Pie in a cup (Dec 16). https://extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-12-09-holiday-treats-blue-ridge-4-h-teen-teachers
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Good morning, Blue Ridge families! During this Thanksgiving week, I invite you to join me in choosing to focus on those things for which we are thankful. I am thankful for the support and health of my family, our teachers’ ability to adapt through our multiple changes in learning models, our parents who have modified their schedules, our food service workers who have prepared meals whether we are learning in person or not, our students who demonstrate perseverance and determination, our custodians who keep our buildings clean, and the list could go on. As promised during the BOE meeting on 11.18.2020, we have considered today’s updated health metrics from IDPH for our three counties. All counties have seen an increase in COVID-19 cases since the last update. You can view the rubric here: https://5il.co/na2e The BOE had determined in advance that if the metrics remained the same or worsened that we would remain in remote instruction through Friday, December 4. As a recap, students will learn remotely today and tomorrow. Following the Wednesday through Friday Thanksgiving break from school, students will remain in remote learning for the full week of November 30 through December 4. The current arrangements for our students with special needs will continue; if any changes are needed, you will be contacted personally. Our collective hope is that we will be able to return to in person instruction prior to December 18. We will continue to monitor the health metrics and keep you informed. Please be safe this holiday season and we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
The District Office is seeking an assistant bookkeeper. Check out the flyer for details or visit https://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103 for more information.
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Today is the LAST day to sign up to be a Knight online learner using the Calvert Learning (K-5) or Courseware (6-12) program. If you were a Knight this semester, you MUST sign up again to be a Knight second semester. New and returning Knights should use the links below to sign up for Calvert Learning or Courseware second semester. Calvert Learning K-5 Sign up: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FLVHXJH Courseware 6-12 Sign up: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F2JQ5ZD
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
BR Community, at last night’s BOE meeting we discussed the current health metrics for our three counties, using a rubric developed with CDC guidance. You can see a copy of the rubric here: https://5il.co/n7jy For the first time, the majority of our 12 markers were in the higher/highest risk categories. The BOE had agreed earlier this school year that in that situation we would consider a move to remote learning. As you’ve heard in the news, many surrounding districts are implementing or considering what is called an adaptive pause surrounding the upcoming holidays. An adaptive pause is a scheduled time of remote learning, with the purpose of minimizing the spread of the virus. The BOE has agreed to watch the upcoming metrics released on Monday, 11/23, before making a decision about using an adaptive pause. At that time, if the majority of the markers remain in the higher/highest risk category, we will announce an adaptive pause from Tuesday, Dec. 1 through Friday, Dec. 4. This would mean that all current remote instruction procedures that have been in place prior to Thanksgiving would continue through Dec. 4. Current special education accommodations would remain in place; if any changes are needed, personal contacts will be made. I encourage you to prepare for an adaptive pause while waiting for the final decision, which will be shared with you on Monday, 11/23. Thank you for your understanding. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Good morning BR Families! Due to recent updates in guidelines for the size of public body meetings, we will need to keep our in person attendance for tonight's Board of Education meeting to a minimum. To make accommodations for you to attend, our meeting will be live streamed and you are invited to tune in tonight at 7:00 p.m. using this link: https://www.twitch.tv/blueridgecusd.
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Dear K-5 Families- Please don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! In order for us to move forward with offering a Y-Zone program to the families in our Blue Ridge community, we need to know if we have enough interest in the program to move forward. Please share this with other members of the community who may be interested, as well as on social media. Don't forget to fill out the survey below, so we know how to proceed. If we don't meet the minimum amount of interest, the program will not be offered. The survey will close this Friday, November 20. The Clinton YMCA is offering a Blue Ridge Y-Zone! Y-Zone is an after school program for K-5 students. Y-Zone would be held at Schneider Elementary starting on January 5 from 2:20-5:45 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Cost would be $12.50 per child per day. Please help by sharing this exciting news! #br_u_knighted https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QQ6CX9M
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Holiday Treats with Blue Ridge 4-H Teen Teachers is being offered to K-3 students. Join Gracie, Kallee, and Natalie in making yummy holiday treats such as Banana Snowmen (Dec 9) and Pumpkin Pie in a cup (Dec 16). Please follow the link to register for this virtual experience! https://extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-12-09-holiday-treats-blue-ridge-4-h-teen-teachers
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
BR Families, two days of remote meals will be available for all requests received by Wednesday, 11/18 at 5:00 p.m. To reserve your meals, please use the Food Service Requests banner on the district website. Meals will be available for pick-up at Schneider Elementary on 11/23 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Limited delivery will be available on 11/24.
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Just a reminder! This Friday, November 20, is the LAST day to sign up to be a Knight online learner using the Calvert Learning (K-5) or Courseware (6-12) program. If you were a Knight this semester, you MUST sign up again to be a Knight second semester. New and returning Knights should use the links below to sign up for Calvert Learning or Courseware second semester. Calvert Learning K-5 Sign up: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FLVHXJH Courseware 6-12 Sign up: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F2JQ5ZD
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
BR Families, BRIJHS is experiencing some power issues which are impacting both internet and phone service. Thank you for your understanding.
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
The Special and Regular Board of Education meetings are coming up on November 18. Agendas can be found at https://meetings.boardbook.org/Public/Organization/1708
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Ryan Peyton
Our Pre-K program hosted our first drive-thru Growing Together event this evening. Families received a meal and book to take home and enjoy. Thank you to all our families for attending!
over 1 year ago, Ryan Peyton
Hillary Stanifer
BR Families, we'd like to remind you that student meals are free of charge through the end of the school year. Five days of remote meals will be available for all requests received by Friday, 11/13 at 8 p.m. To reserve your meals, please use the Food Service Requests banner on the district website. Meals will be available for pick-up at Schneider Elementary on Tuesday, 11/17, from 6-7:30 p.m. Limited delivery will be available on 11/18.
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Blue Ridge will transition to remote learning beginning tomorrow, November 11. Please open the link below to find details about ordering meals, learning schedules, and attendance. As always, please reach out to your normal attendance centers with any questions or concerns. https://5il.co/my1o #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Dear K-5 Families- We are excited to announce a great opportunity for the children of the Blue Ridge community! The Clinton YMCA is offering a Blue Ridge Y-Zone! Y-Zone is an after school program for K-5 students. Y-Zone would be held at Schneider Elementary starting on January 5 from 2:20-5:45 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Cost would be $12.50 per child per day. Please use the link below to answer a short survey for us to gauge interest. In order for us to proceed with offering this, we need to hear from you. Please help by sharing this exciting news! #br_u_knighted https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QQ6CX9M
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Good evening, BR community. After 5:30 tonight we learned that we have a positive COVID-19 case in our transportation department that will most likely result in the great majority of the transportation staff being considered close contacts, which will keep them from being able to transport students. We will need time to work with the health department to develop our next steps. For now, we will move to a Remote Learning PLANNING Day on Tuesday, 11/10/2020. Pre-K will continue with choice board activities and report their attendance as usual. Knights will continue with their learning platform; attendance is recorded with logging in to work. For all other students, no new learning activities will be provided on Tuesday, 11/10/2020; no attendance reporting is necessary. On Wednesday, 11/11/2020, in addition to remembering Veterans’ Day, we will return to remote learning through Friday, 11/13/2020. After meeting with the administrative team in the morning, we will communicate with you about such things as remote meals, special education services, class meeting schedules, attendance reporting, etc. for the remainder of this week. By Friday, I will communicate our plans for next week. Thank you for your understanding and your continued diligence in following all health protocols. #br_u_knighted
over 1 year ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Looking for a virtual 4H activity for your K-2nd grade student? Please check out the linked flyer. Registration is open through the end of November. Sessions will be held virtually once monthly December through May. https://5il.co/mw3m
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Today, 11/9/2020, is a Remote Learning Day. Assignments will be provided. Knights record attendance through logging into Edmentum, while all other students need to have their attendance reported using the attendance form on the banner of our district webpage: www.blueridge18.org. The time to choose between remote and on campus learning for the second semester is almost here. If you have any thought about signing up for fully remote learning, please join Paige Trimble tonight to hear more about the Edmentum curriculum. The November 9 meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. with this meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/92948207101?pwd=aFlhcEErNFFzbmpXMzdXc1RGdlRGUT09, Meeting ID: 929 4820 7101, Passcode: yAa5y6. An identical meeting will be offered on November 11 at 6:00 p.m. with this meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/99072256916?pwd=VTZvWTB3Ym5tbEFjOEIvaXhMd1gxQT09, Meeting ID: 990 7225 6916, Passcode: 0JK8Fn. Also, for students attending four days weekly, please remember that you can request meals for remote Mondays. Please see the Food Service Requests link on the banner of our webpage. From there, select Mondays Remote Food Service Request. The deadline to receive a meal for 11/16 is 11/11. Thank you! #br_u_knighted
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
The students are back and now it’s time to start working on plans for the second semester. Please see the linked document (https://5il.co/mskd) for information on selecting remote learning versus in-person learning for the second semester. All students, including current Knights, selecting fully remote learning through Edmentum for the second semester must sign up by November 20. More details can be found in the linked letter. #br_u_knighted
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Today’s the day! Welcome, students! Please remember your health tags as you enter the bus and school building. https://5il.co/miyt. Any absences on days that school is open should be reported by calling the respective school building, rather than using the attendance form on the webpage. #br_u_knighted
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
As a reminder for families whose student has been home for isolation or quarantine, a release letter from the health department is required prior to their return to school. We want everyone to return as soon as possible, but we must have proper documentation for the safety of all. Thank you.
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Good morning! As we transition to four days of on campus instruction, we will have a few extra reminders for families. Today, Nov. 2, is a Remote Learning PLANNING Day. Pre-K will continue with choice board activities and report their attendance as usual. Knights will continue with their learning platform; attendance is recorded with logging in to work. For all other students, no new learning activities will be provided today; no attendance reporting is necessary. On Tuesday, 11/3, there is no school due to Election Day. On Wednesday, 11/4, we welcome Blue, Silver, and returning Knights to school! We ask that you self-certify all students in your household. Your student should have brought a page of health screener tags home, but you can find them here as well: https://5il.co/miyt. Students should have those readily available/visible upon entry to the bus and/or entry to the school building. Anyone who arrives without a tag will be screened following our previous protocol. We appreciate your ongoing help in diligently checking that students are healthy before they are sent to school. #br_u_knighted
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
BRIJHS has an opening for a 7th/8th math teacher. Can you see yourself saying, Math + You = Math Teacher?? Check out the flyer for details and apply today!
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Looking for a mental health resource for your teen? Check out this six-part free resource through the U of I Extension 4H. https://5il.co/mj0n Registration has been extended through October 30, so act now!
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Katie Nichols
Parent Teacher Guidelines We are so glad to work with you to help your child(ren) achieve success. In order to make things run smoothly, we ask that you follow the guidelines below. Parents will enter through the front door. Temperatures will be checked upon entering the building. All people will remain at least 6 feet apart. All desks and chairs will be cleaned before each conference and teachers will use alternating seating. Virtual Conferences will be set up by the teacher in an email. For Blue Ridge High School parents: At the high school, the stairwells are one way. The south stairwell is up and the north stairwell is down. If you are in the building for a virtual conference with Mr. Anton, please go to the office to use a computer that has been set up for this purpose. If you have any questions, please call your child’s school: Schneider Elementary: 309-928-2611 BRIJHS: 217-489-5201 BRHS: 309-928-2622 Your partners in learning, Mr. Ryan Peyton, Mrs. Katie Nichols, Mrs. Lois Dowling, Mrs. Mary Diener
almost 2 years ago, Katie Nichols
Hillary Stanifer
November is coming and we have many updates for you as we approach the start of four days of on campus learning. One very important change is the daily health screening protocol. Please see the linked document to learn about all the upcoming changes! https://5il.co/miiy n#br_u_knighted
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Please see today's COVID update: https://5il.co/mfy3. Current stats- 3 student and 8 staff positive cases to date, 35 students and 2 staff currently isolating/quarantining.
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
BR Families, the Superintendent's Monthly Update for October 2020 can be found here: https://5il.co/mful. Next week, please watch for more information regarding four days of on campus attendance! #br_u_knighted
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Do you know what today is???? BLUE & SILVER FRIDAY Show your school spirit and post a picture of your blue and silver to end the Fall Fun Days!! #br_u_knighted
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Trying again to get the Knight survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S7CZ8Y6
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
BR Families- I have three important messages to share with you. First, attached is a COVID-19 update from today. https://5il.co/meac Second, I’d like to clarify for our Pre-K students and families that Pre-K students will remain in their current Blue and Silver hybrid learning model when other grade levels transition to four days of attendance. The reasoning for this is the inability to maintain social distancing at such a young age. The third message is for Knight families- Attention Knight Learner Parents & Guardians: After consideration of current health metrics and community and staff surveys, the Board of Education has approved for Grades K-8 Knights to return to on campus instruction on 11/4. Please fill out the attached form for each of your children and specify if you would like them to continue as Knight learners or to return to Schneider or BRIJH for in person instruction. Please use the link below to complete and submit your survey by Tuesday, October 27. Knights Return to In Person Learning Survey
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
A message from BR Food Service: For remote meals scheduled to be delivered during the week of 10/26, Blue learners requesting meals will receive two meals on Wednesday. Silver learners will not receive meals due to the timing of our four day reopening. Meals for Knights will remain the same. Thank you.
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Who is your Hero....Superman, Wonder woman, first responders, teachers, nurses, etc? Show us which hero you dressed up as for HERO Day and add a picture in the comments. #br_u_knighted
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Good morning, BR Families! After consideration of current health metrics and community and staff surveys, the Board of Education has approved for Blue and Silver learners to attend four days per week, beginning in November. Grades K-8 Knights are also welcome to return to on campus instruction at that time. Monday, 11/2 will be a remote learning planning day. Tuesday, 11/3 is Election Day and schools are closed. We look forward to a 'reopening' on Wednesday, 11/4, all conditions permitting. Much more information will follow, but we wanted to send this update right away. Have a great day. #br_u_knighted
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
At tonight's BOE meeting, we begin our Exemplary Knight recognition for our students and staff who excel. The board will also be discussing the current health metrics and possible revisions to our learning models. You can join the livestream at 7pm using this link: https://www.twitch.tv/blueridgecusd
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
It's Wacky Wedneday!!! How wacky is your outfit today? Show us by adding a picture in the comments. #br_u_knighted
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Y-Zone Employment Opportunities!! Check out the flyer or visit https://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103 for more information!
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
BR Families, please see the linked COVID update: https://5il.co/mav7
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Attention Knight learner families! A survey was sent to your email in regards to the Edmentum platforms, Calvert Learning and Courseware. We would appreciate your feedback. If you did not receive a survey please email ptrimble@blueridge18.org. #br_u_knighted
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Today's dress up day is crazy mask day. Did you make a crazy mask? Did you already own a crazy mask? Show us all the masks today by dropping a picture in the comments . #br_u_knighted
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Happy Fall Fun week!!! Today's dress up day is Pajama Day. Be sure to send in your pictures of how you're dressed for learning today. Did you add slippers or a robe to your attire today? #br_u_knighted
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Get ready for some Fall Fun next week!! Dress up days start on Monday and participation is highly recommended while you're remote learning or in school learning. Pictures are encouraged and be sure to use the hashtag!! #br_u_knighted
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
The agenda for the Regular Board of Education meeting on October 21, 2020 is posted at https://www.blueridge18.org/board-of-education--196
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Dear Parents and Guardians, As we move forward with this school year, we are trying to provide options to address the needs of our students through the use of recorded and live streaming lessons. Many teachers will be trying this in the near future. During live streaming, the camera will be on the teacher or their workspace. The teachers may also choose to record their lessons and post them. These recordings could include a demonstration. If you would prefer your child not to participate in any of the recorded demonstrations, please contact your child’s school office. Our technology department will be working with teachers to explore how to best offer recordings and live streaming for our students. Our goal is to increase the amount of direct contact between the teacher and students, in addition to having something in place if our learning model changes due to COVID. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your building principal. Thank you for your willingness to try these new formats as we navigate these unchartered waters. We appreciate the support you provide for your child and our district.
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Parents/Guardians of Blue and Silver learners, please see the linked Learning Model Data document that outlines the work being done in the planning stages for increased on campus learning. https://5il.co/m3hw. Once you’ve read the document, parents/guardians of Blue and Silver learners are encouraged to complete a brief survey, once for each Blue or Silver learner in your home. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JXRTGYR The survey will close on 10/18/2020.
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Ryan Peyton
BRIJHS and Schneider Families: Please click on your child's building link to select a date and time for P-T conferences. Schneider - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d48ada923a4f5c07-schneider1 BRIJHS - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040845aeaa2aa0fb6-parentteacher
almost 2 years ago, Ryan Peyton
Kristi Woliung
2nd quarter kicks off next week!! Let's start it off with FALL FUN DAYS and have some dress up days to add to the fun. Take a peek at the flyer to see how to dress the week of October 19-23. All are encouraged to participate, whether you're learning in school or remotely. Pictures are definitely welcome and be sure to use the hashtag! #br_u_knighted
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Update: The free COVID-19 testing at Kirby Medical Center for BR staff and students is scheduled to begin today, however, we recently learned that BR staff and students will need to bring a form to the testing site that is only available in the school offices. Due to school being closed on Monday, 10/12, this offer will begin for us once schools reopen on Tuesday, 10/13. Reminder of the details: The Kirby Foundation will be offering free COVID-19 testing for Blue Ridge students or staff who have symptoms. Their goal is to process the results in 24 hours or less, which could greatly reduce the time away from school for both students and staff. Blue Ridge thanks Kirby Medical for making this possible! Please see the available locations, days, and times below. Kirby Medical Center – School COVID testing outside at the tent 1000 Medical Center Drive, Monticello, IL 9:30-12:30 and 1:30-4:30 M-F Kirby Medical Group at Atwood 108 S. Main Street, Atwood, Illinois 2-3 PM M-F Kirby Medical Group at Cerro Gordo 407 S. Jackson Street, Cerro Gordo, Illinois 2-3 PM M-F
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
With great sadness, we share the passing of a dear Blue Ridge colleague. Please see the attached letter for more details. Thank you. https://5il.co/lz93 #br_u_knighted
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
As a reminder- Please see the linked document for information about COVID-19 testing coming to Clinton on October 10 and 11. https://5il.co/lm47
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
The BRHS library is trying to complete the collection of Farmer City yearbooks. If you have any of the following years and would like to donate them, that would greatly be appreciated. If you have any questions please email lraines@blueridge18.org or call 309-928-9141. Years needed are : 1916-1917, 1919-1920, 1925, 1942-1951, 1980-1990, 1994. The library would also take yearbooks from 1912-1951.
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Beginning on October 12, 2020, Kirby Medical Center and The Kirby Foundation will be offering free COVID-19 testing for Blue Ridge students or staff who have symptoms. Their goal is to process the results in 24 hours or less, which could greatly reduce the time away from school for both students and staff. Blue Ridge thanks Kirby Medical for making this possible! Please see the available locations, days, and times below. Kirby Medical Center – School COVID testing outside at the tent 1000 Medical Center Drive, Monticello, IL 9:30-12:30 and 1:30-4:30 M-F Kirby Medical Group at Atwood 108 S. Main Street, Atwood, Illinois 2-3 PM M-F Kirby Medical Group at Cerro Gordo 407 S. Jackson Street, Cerro Gordo, Illinois 2-3 PM M-F
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
BRIJHS and BRHS Parents, are your students planning on, considering, or even remotely interested in participating in any extra-curricular activities this school year? If so, please read the linked letter (https://5il.co/lro7) that refers to the revised drug testing policy (https://5il.co/lqiq) and an extended sign-up deadline. #br_u_knighted
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
BRIJHS has an opening for a 7th/8th math teacher. Can you see yourself saying, Math + You = Math Teacher?? Check out the flyer for details and apply today!
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Please see the linked document for information about COVID-19 testing coming to Clinton on October 10 and 11. https://5il.co/lm47
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Are you interested in teaching, but you don’t have the needed certification? Here are two opportunities for those with a bachelor’s degree to obtain teacher certification. https://5il.co/l97k https://5il.co/lg5e #br_u_knighted
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Additional dates have been added for the FLU CLINIC. Walgreens will be providing flu shots for all staff and ALL Blue, Silver and Knight students (over the age of 10) at their respective schools on Friday, October 2 and Tuesday, October 13. Times are: BRIJHS 9-10:15, BRHS 10:30-11:30 and Schneider 11:30-1. Blue and Silver students can pick up consent forms this week in their school office or the consent form can be found at https://5il.co/lcm0 Consent forms must be returned to the clinic. Please call your school office with questions.
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
We were thankful to have our Blue learners back in the buildings today and we're anxious to see our Silver learners on Thursday. Knights, keep up the great work! Please see today's COVID update, which can be found here: https://5il.co/lnfa
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Andrea Weedman
7/8th grade parents, please see the link below as posting assignments during non in-person days has changed for the JH. If you have a Silver learner, please allow them to view the screencast in the letter, as well, so they are ready for tomorrow. https://5il.co/ljt6 Thanks!
almost 2 years ago, Andrea Weedman
Hillary Stanifer
Dear families of 8-12 year old students, please see the 4H opportunity that is coming up in October. Virtual fun at its finest!! https://5il.co/ljc3 #br_u_knighted
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
BR has Bus Driver openings!! Apply today by emailing your letter of interest and resume to dfield@blueridge18.org
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
The approved Blue Ridge 2020-2021 budget can be found on our webpage under menu, documents, district documents, financial information, budget 2021. It is also linked here: https://5il.co/lfb2
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
I wanted to provide an update regarding COVID-19. Earlier this week, you received a communication stating that two additional staff members at Schneider Elementary tested positive; additionally, there are three staff members at Schneider Elementary that are considered close contacts and will be quarantining through October 4. Due to the number of positive cases and close contacts, Schneider is labeled as an outbreak by DeWitt Piatt Bi-County Health Department through October 4. We are thankful that students were not exposed as they were fully remote during this timeframe. All of our school buildings have been fully disinfected in preparation for next week. Monday, 9.28.2020 is a School Improvement Day with no student attendance. Beginning Tuesday, 9.28.2020, we will resume our hybrid learning model. Blue learners will attend on Tuesday, 9.28.2020; Silver learners will learn remotely and report their attendance with the form on the webpage. While we strongly encourage in-person attendance on assigned days, if you have a concern, please contact your building principal. Please note that for the accuracy of your student’s attendance record, we ask families of Blue and Silver learners to complete the attendance form on the webpage for all assigned remote days. Please enter the student’s name with the same spelling each day. Much extra work is required from secretaries and teachers on a daily basis when student attendance is not reported, or reported with nicknames or different spellings on different days. Thank you.
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
EIU is offering an accelerated teacher preparation program for adults with a Bachelor's degree who would like to receive secondary certification in a variety of subject areas. If you have any interest at all, please follow the link: https://5il.co/l97k
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
On October 2, Walgreens will be providing flu shots for all staff and ALL blue, silver and knight students (over the age of 10) at their respective schools. BRIJHS 9-10:15, BRHS 10:30-11:30, Schneider 11:30-1. Blue and Silver students can pick up consent forms next week in their school office or the consent form can be found at https://5il.co/lcm0 Consent forms must be returned to the clinic. Please call your school office with questions.
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Andrea Weedman
Parents, Please read the linked document regarding Bark's Parent Portal. We want to you to have the ability to monitor your student's technology usage outside of the school day. Thanks for all you do to help protect your student in our digital world. https://5il.co/lbvy
almost 2 years ago, Andrea Weedman
Hillary Stanifer
Please see the most recent COVID update with a reminder about upcoming re-opening dates, which remain unchanged at this time. https://5il.co/lakv
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Andrea Weedman
Blue Ridge has partnered with Parchment to fulfill student transcript requests. We're offering this service to make ordering transcripts easier for you. It's also more efficient for your school, and will deliver your transcripts to the colleges you choose in the format they prefer. Any student (past or present) wanting to send a transcript to an employer, college, or elsewhere, can do so by visiting: http://www.parchment.com/u/registration/9972/account Students will need to create a profile and then can place a transcript request order directly from this site.
almost 2 years ago, Andrea Weedman
Andrea Weedman
Blue Ridge Baseball & Basketball apparel is available online through Sept. 30. Support your favorite team via the link below! https://bit.ly/2FG7mrz
almost 2 years ago, Andrea Weedman
Hillary Stanifer
The Superintendent's Monthly Update for September can be found here: https://5il.co/l7cp. #br_u_knighted
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Do you love the game of BASKETBALL?? Ever thought about COACHING?? If you answered yes to either of those questions, check out the flyer or visit https://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
BR Parents and Guardians, are you interested in receiving support with Google Classroom or Seesaw? ISBE and the Learning Technology Center are providing these free resources for parents. Please follow the link: https://ltcillinois.org/services/spark/
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Katie Nichols
Parents and Guardians, Today is the day that Progress Reports are scheduled to be sent home. Since we cannot send them home with students today and we want you to have the information in a timely manner, we ask that parents log on to their learning management system to see current grades. Blue/Silver Students: Go to wwww.blueridge18.org. There is a tab at the bottom for Qmlativ. Log on to Qmlativ and click on "Grading." K-5 Knights: Log on to Calvert. 6-12 Knights: Log on to Sensei. Have a great weekend! #br_u_knighted
almost 2 years ago, Katie Nichols
Hillary Stanifer
Did you catch my date mistakes? Let's try this again. We are pleased to inform you that in consultation with the DeWitt Piatt Bi-DCounty Health Department, we are able to resume the distribution of meals. With support from the USDA, all student meals are currently free. To request student meal service for September 23 through September 28, please use the KNIGHTS/BLUE/SILVER Meal Service Request form found under the Food Service Request link on the banner of our district webpage, www.blueridge18.org. All requests for student meal service between September 23-September 28 will include 4 breakfast and 4 lunch servings. Requests will be accepted now through Friday, September 18 at 5 p.m. Pick-up will be available on Wednesday, September 23 from noon-2 p.m. at both Schneider Elementary and BRIJHS. Delivery is available upon request.
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
We are pleased to inform you that in consultation with the DeWitt Piatt Bi-County Health Department, we are able to resume the distribution of meals. With support from the USDA, all student meals are currently free. To request student meal service for August 23 through August 28, please use the KNIGHTS/BLUE/SILVER Meal Service Request form found under the Food Service Request link on the banner of our district webpage, www.blueridge18.org. All requests for student meal service between August 23-August 28 will include 4 breakfast and 4 lunch servings. Requests will be accepted now through Friday, September 18 at 5 p.m. Pick-up will be available on Wednesday, August 23 from noon-2 p.m. at both Schneider Elementary and BRIJHS. Delivery is available upon request. #br_u_knighted
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
BR Community, today's COVID update includes one additional positive staff member at Schneider Elementary. Please see the linked letter for more information: https://5il.co/l1wg #br_u_knighted
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Today, September 15, begins remote learning for Blue and Silver learners. We ask that for each of the next nine remote learning days that you use the attendance form on the district webpage to report student attendance. When using the form, please enter only one student name per form. Thank you for your help in doing this daily and accurately. #br_u_knighted
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Blue Ridge High School Blue and Silver learners, please see the linked document that gives information about picking up materials and the learning schedule for the next nine remote learning days. #br_u_knighted https://5il.co/l0px
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Katie Nichols
The staff at BRIJHS has worked very hard today to come up with a plan for the next two weeks of remote instruction. All students in grades 4-8 will have something to physically pick up at school. We will have tables set up with these items from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday 9/15). If you are not able to come during that window, we will set an additional time this week. Please note, all students will have schedule times during the day that they should log on and receive direct instruction from their teachers. If a student does not attend these Google Meets, they will miss the direct instruction and may have a hard time completing their assignments. Please check your email for links to the schedules.
almost 2 years ago, Katie Nichols
Hillary Stanifer
Schneider Elementary materials pick-up is today, 9/14/2020, from 1-3 p.m. Classroom teachers who have materials to be picked up include: all Kindergarten, all first grade, Mrs. K Wilkinson, and Mrs. Rumple. All other classroom teachers will communicate with students, but do not have materials to be picked up. If today’s pick-up time does not work for you, please contact the office at (309)928-2611. We will send additional messages if future pick-up dates are needed. Thank you.
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
BR Parents of Blue and Silver learners, this is a reminder of the importance of documenting attendance on days that your student is scheduled to work remotely. On the three remote days each week, please use the attendance link on the district webpage to record your student's attendance. We ask for your help in using the form multiple times each day if you need to record attendance for multiple students. This will assist us in keeping accurate records. Thank you.
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
As a reminder, today, September 14, is a remote learning planning day. Blue and Silver learners will not need to take attendance, nor will they be given any learning activities. Teachers will use this day to prepare for our next nine days of remote learning. Thank you. #br_u_knighted
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Blue Ridge Families, while today is a remote learning planning day for our Blue and Silver learners, we do have an additional COVID-19 update to share with you. Please see the letter at this link: https://5il.co/kz6r
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
The agenda for the Special Budget Hearing and Regular Board of Education meeting on September 16 are posted at https://meetings.boardbook.org/Public/Organization/1708
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
BR Families and Staff, please read the important COVID-19 update, which impacts student attendance. Thank you. https://5il.co/kx56
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
The deadline for physicals and immunizations has been extended to October 15 for the 2020-2021 school year due to the pandemic. Please note the approaching date and see the attached guide to learn more about required physicals, immunizations, and dental and vision exams. You may contact your school nurse if you have questions. https://5il.co/kdsk
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Parents, please see the safety message regarding recently circulating social media posts. https://5il.co/kw9i
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
We have new Edmentum resources for all Knight learners! Please follow the link: https://get.edmentum.com/parents/
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Assistant coaching positions are open at the High School for both girls and boys basketball. More details and other current openings can be found at https://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Blue Ridge parents and guardians, please see the district safety letter as an annual reminder of our safety procedures. https://5il.co/kn7z #br_u_knighted
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Blue Ridge is continuing efforts with the Clinton YMCA to offer childcare for Blue and Silver learners on remote learning days and after school care on attendance days. For information regarding employment opportunities with Blue Ridge Y Zone, please see: https://5il.co/kq6e. The Blue Ridge Y Zone employment application can be found here: https://5il.co/kq6f.
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Y-Zone Employment Opportunities!! More details coming very soon but for now check out the flyer to see if you'd be interested!!
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Attention grade 6-12 Knight Courseware families, Edmentum has something new to share with parents called Sensei. Please click on the link to learn more about how this will help parents stay updated with student progress and grades. Also, please check your email for your Sensei username and password. If you don’t see it, also check your junk or spam folders. The account name on the login page is: BRCSD18. Please note the spelling of the account name does not include the letter U. https://5il.co/kpno
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
A reminder for you- Would you (or someone you know) like to learn more about being a part of Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts? All interested children (boys and girls) - ages 5 to 10 (Cubs) and 11-17 (Scouts BSA) - and their parents or guardians are invited to the big pavilion at South Park, Farmer City on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. to learn more and sign up if interested. Leaders and adult helpers will also be needed. Interested adults can learn more about what is involved. If the gathering becomes too large, then we will plan to divide the groups so that social distancing protocols can be followed. Spread the word!
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Attention BR Families, we recently received notice from ISBE that we can begin serving free meals to all district students. This will go into effect as of September 8, 2020. This is true for Knights, Blue when in school and remote, and Silver when in school and remote. For Knight meals, we are moving to once weekly pick-up or delivery. For the week beginning with Labor Day, the Knight meal pick-up will be on Tuesday, 9/8, at Schneider Elementary or BRIJHS from 11-12. Please note the new time. If needed, delivery can be requested. Beginning the week of 8/14, the Knight meal pick-up and delivery will be on Mondays for the entire week. Pick up locations are Schneider Elementary or BRIJHS from 11-12. Delivery is available if requested. All meals served to Blue and Silver students while learning from school will be free of charge. Requested meals for Blue and Silver students on their remote days will be sent home with students. Blue students will take home requested meals on Wednesday and Silver students will take home requested meals on Friday. Important: Please note that all remote meals must be requested weekly through the Food Service Request form located on the top of the district webpage, www.blueridge18.org, by Wednesday at 3 p.m. for the following week's meals. Meals will consist of freezer and shelf stable items and/or menu items that have been pre-prepared and frozen. Families will not have the ability to request certain menu items. Thank you for your understanding.
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Dear BR Families and Staff, We have a few important reminders to share with you. First, we are approaching Labor Day, our first holiday that coincides with school operations during a pandemic. For the sake of our common goal to educate our students to the best of our ability, I urge you to remain mindful of how holiday travel plans could impact our learning environment. For those who travel to hotspots or out of state, IDPH recommends quarantining for 5 days upon return, testing for COVID after the 5 day wait period, and then waiting for a negative test result prior to returning to school. Even with a negative test result, the required time away from school for students and staff would be detrimental. I ask you to join me in prioritizing our goal for the school district by considering how we each can contribute to remaining as healthy as possible and maintaining our current hybrid plan until we are able to return to an even greater extent. Our second reminder is for our families with Blue and Silver students. In order for your student to be considered present for any days that they are learning off-campus, including Mondays, we ask that you complete the attendance form that can be found at www.blueridge18.org on each off-campus learning day. Without completing the form on each off-campus learning day, your student will be marked with an unexcused absence. Please contact your school office with any questions regarding attendance. Thank you! #br_u_knighted
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
Calling all parents/guardians!!! Have you ever said to yourself, "I wish I knew more about Google Classroom or SeeSaw?" Well here is your chance. The ROE #17 is hosting workshops for both of these platforms. Workshops are FREE, but registration is required. Learn more and register here: https://reg.learningstream.com/view/cal1a.aspx?ek=&ref=&aa=&sid1=&sid2=&as=44&wp=318&tz=&ms=&nav=&cc=&cat1=&cat2=&cat3=&aid=I-KAN&rf=
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Would you (or someone you know) like to learn more about being a part of Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts? All interested children (boys and girls) - ages 5 to 10 (Cubs) and 11-17 (Scouts BSA) - and their parents or guardians are invited to the big pavilion at South Park, Farmer City on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. to learn more and sign up if interested. Leaders and adult helpers will also be needed. Interested adults can learn more about what is involved. If the gathering becomes too large, then we will plan to divide the groups so that social distancing protocols can be followed. Spread the word!
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Good morning, BR families! This message is for our K-5 Knights regarding the Calvert Learning platform. Some upgrades have been made by the company over the weekend. Please read the letter found here: https://5il.co/kf3g
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Ryan Peyton
Congratulations to our Pre-K program for achieving our second consecutive ExceleRate Gold Circle of Quality Rating! The Gold Circle of Quality recognizes programs which have demonstrated quality on all fifteen standards, as validated by a state approved assessor. Gold Circle programs meet or exceed specific quality benchmarks on learning environment, instructional quality, and all program administrative standards; group size and staff/child ratios; staff qualifications; and professional development.
almost 2 years ago, Ryan Peyton
Kristi Woliung
Substitute Teachers Needed!! Check out the flyer for the details!!
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
The Transportation Dept is seeking at least 1 more bus driver to complete their staff. Check out the info on the flyer. Substitute drivers and substitute bus aides are always wanted and needed too!!
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Hillary Stanifer
Parents of Knights, please see the K-5 Calvert Learning FAQ document https://5il.co/kb3z and the 6-12 Courseware FAQ document https://5il.co/kb40 for valuable information. #br_u_knighted
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Please see the message from John Lawrence, Principal of BRHS. This message was shared with BRHS students on Wed. and Thu. morning. Students, I have thoroughly enjoyed my years serving as the Principal of Blue Ridge High School. I have many happy memories when I think about my years as your principal. Recently, I have had some struggles with my health which have kept me away from school. I wanted to let you know that I have decided to retire early to focus on getting healthy. I will miss seeing you at school, but know that I will always have your back and support you in any way possible. I am looking forward to spending more time with my family, especially my grandkids. I hope that you have a great year and I wish you all the best! Mr. Lawrence
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Have you heard about the low cost internet offer from Mediacom? Please follow the link to see if your family may be eligible for this service. https://5il.co/k4v6
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Good Tuesday morning! Today's reminders...Knights, your attendance will be recorded as you log into your learning platform. Blue, please remember to screen for symptoms, and if healthy, we'll see you at school today. Silver, you are learning remotely and using the webpage attendance form to record your attendance. Want to order meals for remote days? Use the form on the webpage to do so by Wednesday for the next week. Have a great day! #br_u_knighted
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
This message is for Blue and Silver. Today is our first remote learning Monday. While you are completing your learning activities, see the Blue/Silver Learning link at www.blueridge18.org, please also remember to use the attendance form on the webpage banner to record your attendance. Have a great day! #br_u_knighted
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
This is a message for Knights only: K-5th grade Knights, we are still waiting for Calvert Learning to load our courses due to their extremely high volume at this time. We are hopeful that you will receive log in information to both parent and student emails at some point later tonight or tomorrow. Until you receive that communication, we will consider you as present for learning unless you call the school office to say otherwise. Once up and running, your daily attendance will be recorded as you log into your Calvert Learning platform each day. For 6th-12th grade Knights, beginning on Monday, 8/24/20, your daily attendance will be recorded as you log into your Courseware platform. You will no longer need to use the attendance form on the Blue Ridge website to be marked present for the day. Thank you.
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Today, we welcome students in our Silver group! Knights and Blue, please use the attendance form found on the banner of our webpage, www.blueridge18.org, to verify that you are learning remotely. Without doing so every day that you are learning remotely, you will be considered an unexcused absence. Together, We Can make today a great one! #br_u_knighted
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
This is a reminder for all families with students in the Silver group. Please go to www.blueridge18.org and find the attendance form on the top banner. Beginning today, you will need to complete the form to record your studnet's attendance for the day. We ask you to do so before noon. This is a change from last spring and you will need to do this on every day that your student is learning remotely. Thank you.
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Hillary Stanifer
Welcome Back! Here are a few reminders to assist with day one. Blue attends in person after completing a wellness check at home. Silver and Knights are learning remotely. Silver and Knights will use the attendance form on the district webpage banner to report their learning: www.blueridge18.org. Knights will be contacted by their assigned teacher and Silver will find learning links at the very top of the district webpage, under Blue/Silver Learning. Do you want to request meals for any remote days next week? There’s a Food Service Request Form on the district webpage banner. Please fill out a form today for next week’s food service needs for remote days. Together, We Can! #br_u_knighted
almost 2 years ago, Hillary Stanifer
Kristi Woliung
The Transportation Dept has a full time driver position open. Check out the flyer for more details!
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Easy access to the Home Health Screening document is at your fingertips https://5il.co/jmvl
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung