Kristi Woliung
HS Cheer Practice and Tryouts are scheduled for June 15 & June 18 @ 6pm-7:30pm and June 19 TBA. Email kwoliung@blueridge18.org for more info!
1 day ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Videos for cheer tryouts will be sent out soon to those interested in becoming part of the HS cheer squad. If you're interested in giving it a try, make sure you've filled out the Google form. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1045phuBBp5C2QyoZ0TxY6pFweyBRwjQaiGMVHEK-ZG4/edit
1 day ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Each year we compile Blue Ridge Schools' accomplishments for the past year and share them out to the community. Please take a minute and look through the information posted at https://5il.co/gss8 and enjoy a recap of this past (very eventful) year!
5 days ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The Blue Ridge Schools District Office will change to the summer schedule beginning Monday, June 1 and continuing through July 31.  Office hours will be 7 am - 5 pm Monday through Thursday. Normal hours will resume in August. Have a great weekend!
5 days ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Free Preschool screenings are set for July 28-31. Children must be 3 or 4 yrs old at the time and those children who turn 5 on or before Sept 1, 2020 are not eligible. Call Mary at the Schneider Office to schedule an appt or to ask any questions. 309-928-2611.
5 days ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Fill out the #2020Census to help our community get the funding we need for a brighter future. Go to https://www.2020census.gov/ to complete the census today. #MakeILCount #br_u_knighted
7 days ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Updated teaching and coaching vacancies are posted at https://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
12 days ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Free Preschool screenings are set for July 28-31. Children must be 3 or 4 yrs old at the time and those children who turn 5 on or before Sept 1, 2020 are not eligible. Call Mary at the Schneider Office to schedule an appt or to ask any questions. 309-928-2611.
12 days ago, Kristi Woliung
Katie Nichols
It is the final day to drop off school items and clean out lockers! Please stop by Schneider or BRIJHS by noon today. Freshmen need to go to the high school by 4 today. All Chromebooks should be charged. Don't forget cases, Jetpacks, library books, textbooks, and sport uniforms.
12 days ago, Katie Nichols
Susan Wilson
The final radon test results for BRIJHS have arrived and are posted at https://5il.co/g7zz. All levels tested below the required minimums.
16 days ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The (last) Daily Remote Learning Announcement for the school year is posted at https://5il.co/g7hd. Remember to stop by for the bonus food distribution (available to all), and charge those Chromebooks before dropping them off May 20-22. Details for food distribution, and the plan for retrieving and dropping off materials are included in today's message. Have a wonderful summer!
16 days ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Tuesday, May 19, is last day for student attendance and BR will deliver extra food to families from 8-10 a.m. at 3 feeding sites - Bellflower Community Center, BRIJHS, and Schneider School - and via home delivery. Any remaining food packs will be available on 1st come, 1st served basis at the schools on May 20-22 when students retrieve and drop off items. Remember to charge up Chromebooks to make process go more smoothly. Details on the retrieval process are posted at https://5il.co/fnyk. Call us if you have any questions!
16 days ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
BRHS Class of 2020 had a memorable graduation ceremony yesterday! Thanks to all who made it extra special! Tues., May 19 we will deliver extra food to the 3 communities. Details on this and much more are in today's Remote Learning Announcement, posted at https://5il.co/g67y
17 days ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The Superintendent's Monthly Update for May 2020 is now posted at https://5il.co/g5nf. LOTS of good information included!
19 days ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Updates galore in today's Remote Learning Announcement. Check it out at https://5il.co/g4st and have a great weekend. Congratulations to the class of 2020! We will celebrate you on Sunday!
20 days ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The Farmer City Public Library Presents “Reading Beyond Boundaries” Summer Reading Program 2020. This year’s program is going to look a little different this year. Registration for this year’s virtual summer reading program is now open. You may go to the following website https://engagedpatrons.org/read/index.cfm?SiteID=7842&ReadID=736 to create a user account for yourself and each member of your family. All ages are encouraged to participate again this year. Once you have created a user account you may then log the minutes that you have read. Prizes will be given for every 100 minutes read. We look forward to a wonderful summer full of 'Reading Beyond Boundaries.’
20 days ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Field day must go on! BRIJH will be participating in an at home Field Day event on Wednesday , May 19th! Field Day is an important tradition. We feel that in these challenging times field day is a unique way to stay connected and support one another in a fun and meaningful way. Post videos and pictures of you and your families participating! Post them on the district’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/blueridge18. Pick a couple of events or do them all! It’s up to you. Field Day Packet: https://openphysed.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/NFD2020-ALL-FullParticipationPacket.pdf
20 days ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The May 14, 2020 Remote Learning Announcement is posted at https://5il.co/g3ye. Have an awesome Thursday!
21 days ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
May 13, 2020 Daily Announcement is posted at https://5il.co/g2zq. The end is in sight - you can do it!
22 days ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Today's Daily Announcement includes information on graduation, the UKnighted Olympics, and ways for you to give feedback on remote learning. Check it out at https://5il.co/g260. Have a great Tuesday!
23 days ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Board of Education meeting details for this Wednesday are posted at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1000247
23 days ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
IMPORTANT: BRHS Graduation will look a little different this year. Here are the details: 2020 Grad Parade https://5il.co/g1t5; student information for graduation https://5il.co/g1t4. Shout out to all who have helped plan! Thank you!
23 days ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Welcome to the virtual UKnighted Olympics! We’ve created a menu of fun challenges to do with your family! Check it out at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XhP3OXqNmkw-Xn31-TLKY4YSzf3k5Et36yafaF3_dkE/edit?usp=sharing #br_u_knighted
23 days ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Welcome to the last full week of the school year - and what a year it's been! Check out today's daily announcement posted at https://5il.co/g0jw. Enjoy the next few days!
24 days ago, Susan Wilson
Andrea Weedman
Incoming 6th grade parents, 6th graders are eligible for certain activities (see top of survey). Apologies for leaving 6th grade students off the BRIJHS survey that went out this morning in the daily post! Activity surveys are due 5/14! https://forms.gle/Ubsouy5vo48A7XNC6
26 days ago, Andrea Weedman
Susan Wilson
Today's Remote Learning Announcement has info on signing up for fall sports and activities, extra food deliveries on May 19, and surveys for parent/student feedback on remote learning. Check it all out at https://5il.co/fygx. Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother's Day!
27 days ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Check out the presentation facilitated by BR parent, Elizabeth Franklin, from posters made by art students to thank health care workers. Awesome! https://5il.co/fus8
27 days ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
We would like your feedback on remote learning. Parents/Caregivers - please fill out the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C3DZBMD. Students (with or without parent help), please fill out the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CFFXWNR. Thank you for your time!
27 days ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Today's Daily Remote Learning Announcement is posted at https://5il.co/fxlj. BRHS proudly announces Josephine Aldrich as Valedictorian and Meah Carter as Salutatorian. Congratulations to both of these outstanding students! #br_u_knighted
28 days ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The Daily Remote Learning Announcement is posted at https://5il.co/fwgr. Check out the 2nd and 3rd graders in their Virtual Spring Program – It’s adorable! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4t-hbfc8s7k&feature=youtu.be
29 days ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Happy Cinco de Mayo! The Daily Remote Learning Announcement (and ideas for how to celebrate) are posted at https://5il.co/fv1p. Have a great Tuesday!
30 days ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
It's National Education Week! We celebrate our educators' devotion to BR students! The state revised graduation guidance over the weekend, and we can proceed with drive-in graduation. Details are included in today's Remote Learning Announcement posted at https://5il.co/fsgm.
about 1 month ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
ISBE released new guidance for graduation programs that allow for drive-in program like we had been planning. ISBE guidance is posted at https://www.isbe.net/documents/idph-isbe-grad-ceremony-guidance.pdf  BRHS Graduation plans are posted at https://5il.co/fh12.
about 1 month ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) launched the Pandemic EBT application for families on May 1 at https://abe.illinois.gov/abe/access/. A flier explaining benefits and how to apply is available at https://5il.co/fqhd. P-EBT is a new special benefit that can help families buy food for their school age children who would normally receive National School Lunch Program (NSLP) free or reduced-priced meals when schools are in session. Families that currently receive SNAP benefits do not need to apply for P-EBT benefits. Families who do not currently receive SNAP benefits but do have children who receive NSLP free or reduced-priced meals will need to apply directly with IDHS.
about 1 month ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
May 1, 2020 Daily Remote Learning Update is at https://5il.co/fq8u. If new state guidance stands, graduation plans will need to be revised. Changes will be developed & communicated early next week.Thanks for your patience as we deal with the frequent changes related to COVID-19.
about 1 month ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
DOVE provides many supports and services for families in our area. If you have a need, or if you would like to volunteer or donate to DOVE, check out the May 2020 edition of DOVEtails at https://5il.co/fq1i
about 1 month ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Happy Thursday! See the Daily Remote Learning Announcement at https://5il.co/fp7u, including information on the calendar, how to pick up personal items and return school materials at the end of the school year. Have a wonderful day!
about 1 month ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The Retrieval Plan for BRHS Graduating Seniors is now posted at https://5il.co/fouc. The Retrieval Plan for PreK thru Gr. 11 is posted at https://5il.co/fnyk. These documents will provide information on how to pick up personal items and return school materials.
about 1 month ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Today's Remote Learning Announcement is chock full of good info: NEW info on the school calendar, the Retrieval plan for students to pick up and drop off items at school, and the district's accreditation report. Read all about it at https://5il.co/fnyl. Have an awesome day!
about 1 month ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Welcome back to day #589 of remote learning (or maybe it just feels that way...). We miss being together at school and hope you all are finding ways to keep things fun and light! Today's daily announcement is posted at https://5il.co/fmsa. Have a wonderful day!
about 1 month ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Monday is a School Improvement Day, so no student attendance, and no food deliveries. School resumes on Tuesday along with food deliveries. Remember May 4-8 is Education Appreciation Week. PIE created some great ideas for how to thank an educator at https://5il.co/fkln #br_u_knighted. Have a great week!
about 1 month ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Today is a Remote Learning Planning Day. Teachers may choose to not assign new schoolwork. Meals will be delivered today. The daily announcement is posted at https://5il.co/fi19 and includes BRHS graduation plans. Have a wonderful weekend!
about 1 month ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
BRHS Graduation plans and related information are posted at https://5il.co/fh12. Plans include a program in the circle drive on May 17, and an in-person reception for the Class of 2020 later in summer when social distancing protocols are eased. #br_u_knighted
about 1 month ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
BR Daily Remote Learning Announcement is posted at https://5il.co/fgl4. Fri., Apr. 24 is a Remote Learning Planning Day. Mon., Apr. 27 is a School Improvement Day, no school, food will not be distributed. Tues., Apr. 28 will be a new materials pickup day. Have a wonderful day! 
about 1 month ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
It's a wonderful Wednesday! The Daily Remote Learning Announcement is posted at https://5il.co/fevj. Today's message includes an awesome video from the BRIJHS staff!
about 1 month ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Have a Terrific Tuesday! The Daily Remote Learning Announcement is posted at https://5il.co/fcsg.
about 1 month ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Girl Scouts has some events to Shine & Sparkle at this week...take a look https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10221493690993706&id=1294141003?sfnsn=mo
about 1 month ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
For some reason I keep trying to extend the closure through 2020-2021. Sorry about that! The closure is just until the end of the 2019-2020 school year.Susan.
about 1 month ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Remote Learning Announcement for April 20 is at https://5il.co/fafj. Remote learning is extended thru the end of the 2020-21 school year. BR will continue with Remote Learning as we have been. More info will be sent in next few days on the many issues that the extension raises.  
about 1 month ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Gov. Pritzker has continued Remote Learning for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. BR will continue with Remote Learning as we have been, but early next week will be sending you info on the many issues this raises. Additional details are posted at https://5il.co/f892.
about 1 month ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Please see the statement that BR Board President Dale Schneman made at the start of the April 15 board meeting thanking our district personnel, families and community for their efforts. Have a wonderful weekend!
about 1 month ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Happy Friday! Today's Remote Learning Announcement is posted at https://5il.co/f705. Don't miss tonight's lights at the football field to honor senior athletes, first responders, and health workers! #br_u_knighted #LightsForTheFight. Have a wonderful day!
about 1 month ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
BRHS will turn on the lights at the BRHS football field from 8:00 to 8:20 pm Fri, 4/17 to honor senior athletes, first responders, and health care workers during this pandemic. Drive by and fill the parking lot! #LightsForTheFight #br_u_knighted #IHSA
about 1 month ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The Illinois Principals Association compiled a list of Mental Health Resources. These resources, along with the Call4Calm contact information, can be found at https://5il.co/f643
about 1 month ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Congratulations to the Blue Ridge Community for formally receiving Accreditation. Details are included in the Superintendent's Monthly Update for April, now posted at https://5il.co/f628. 
about 1 month ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Happy Thursday, Everyone! The Daily Remote Learning Announcement is posted at https://5il.co/f5cz. Check out the video from BRHS Staff! Have a wonderful day!
about 1 month ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
While we are still hopeful to return to school yet this year, we have prepared alternate plans for upcoming end-of-year events in case Remote Learning continues through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Details in today's Remote Learning Announcement: https://5il.co/f40u.
about 1 month ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Correction - 2019-20 school year. As of this writing we are still hopeful that we can return to school yet this year, but also want to prepare alternate plans for many upcoming end-of-year events so families can know how they will be handled if Remote Learning continues through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Details are posted at https://5il.co/f35k
about 1 month ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
“Call4Calm,” is a free service for Illinois residents that allows callers to speak to a mental health care professional about disability, unemployment, rent, or anything else they may need. Text the word “TALK” to 552020 to receive a call back within 24 hours.
about 1 month ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Happy Tuesday! The Daily Remote Learning Announcement is posted at https://5il.co/f2df. Have a great day!
about 1 month ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
The Board Meeting agenda and packet for Wednesday, April 15, 2020, can be viewed at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1000247
about 1 month ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Welcome back to Remote Learning! See the daily announcement at https://5il.co/ezu9. Updates include winners of the blanket fort contest and a fun video from Schneider Staff. Have a wonderful day!
about 1 month ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The BR Daily Remote Learning Update is posted at https://5il.co/ewai. Remember: no school on Friday. Have a great weekend!
about 1 month ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The Blue Ridge Daily Remote Learning Announcement is now posted at https://5il.co/eu8p. Have a beautiful day! #br_u_knighted
about 1 month ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Here's your daily Remote Learning update, including information on jetpacks, tech support, and meal deliveries. If you need any assistance, please call. We are here to help! https://5il.co/et07 #br_u_knighted
about 1 month ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Please share: The USDA National Hunger Hotline is available for anyone seeking food assistance. The hotline, operated by Hunger Free America, can be reached Monday through Friday, 7 am to 10 pm at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) (Spanish).
about 1 month ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Good Morning, Blue Ridge! THANK YOU for cheering on Friday's BR Staff Parade. It was a big encouragement to see all your smiling faces & so much BR Spirit! Remember: No School Friday, April 10. Daily Remote Learning Update is posted at https://5il.co/epve. #br_u_knighted
about 1 month ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
WILL Programs for grades PreK-5: WILL-TV (channel 12) is offering PBS KIDS programs for grades PreK-5 from 6 am-5pm. For details go to https://will.illinois.edu/athomelearning
2 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
It's Parade Day, Spirit Day, and Remote Learning Planning Day. Details are posted at https://5il.co/ele0 in today's Remote Learning Update. Make it a great one!! #br_u_knighted
2 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
So much information to share this morning: Friday's parade thru communities, the Remote Learning Plan, tomorrow's remote learning day, and many, many other things. Please go to https://5il.co/ej9p for details. Have a wonderful day!
2 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
BRHS Art Club creates a beautiful art installation for the District Office. Thank you, Mrs Wieber and students!!
2 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Daily announcement for BR Remote Learning is posted at https://5il.co/eh3w. Updates include: Gov. extends school closure to 4/30; free/low cost internet options for families; Remote Learning Planning Day set for 4/3; and Spirit Week info! #br_u_knighted
2 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
At this afternoon's press conference, Governor Pritzker extended the shelter in place order to April 30, and extended the school closure to that time. Remote learning will continue as it has been.We'll keep you posted on any updates, including impact on upcoming events.
2 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Free/Low Cost Internet for Families: BR families have some free/low cost options for internet access. As we become aware of options, we will pass them along to you. If you would like more robust connection or more data than you are getting through the district jetpack, you might consider the Connect2Compete program through Mediacom. C2C is available to families that qualify for free or reduced meals. Qualifying families receive Mediacom Internet access in home with a wireless router FREE for 2 months and then only $9.95 per month after the first two months. There is NO CONTRACT and you can cancel the service at anytime with no penalty. For details, limitations or to apply for service, simply go to https://mediacomc2c.com/
2 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Daily update for Remote Learning includes info on replenishing school supplies, pick up and drop off of assignments, and PIE fundraising packets - now posted at https://5il.co/eeot. #BR_U_Knighted
2 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Welcome back to remote learning! See the note posted at https://5il.co/ebbk for updates on school calendar, food distribution, tech support, and state guidance for remote learning. We have a fun spirit week planned and a fresh new hashtag we’d love for you to use! #br_u_knighted
2 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Congratulations to Jenna Mozingo for making the News-Gazette's all-area honorable mention basketball team! Way to go! https://www.news-gazette.com/sports/prep-sports/girls-basketball/rd-news-gazette-all-area-girls-basketball-team-the-full/article_578c8a59-967c-568b-9a09-47142795580d.html
2 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
We hope you are having a good spring break. It has been encouraging to see the Blue Ridge community pull together to support each other! Remember: the governor extended school closures through Tuesday, April 7, with school resuming on April 8. It is, however, possible that the school closure will be extended further. We will continue to use the remote learning systems used before spring break. Food deliveries will resume this Monday from 8-10 a.m. and continue on week days during the closure. Home deliveries can be arranged if needed. Call if you have a need - we are here to help! Have a good weekend!
2 months ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Interested in joining our team?? Take a look at the current vacancies in our district and apply today!! http://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
2 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Gov. Pritzker extended school closure to Tues., Apr. 7. School resumes Wed., Apr. 8. Blue Ridge will continue the current Remote Learning plan, feeding plan, and deliveries through Apr. 7. We will notify you of new developments as they occur. Spring break is March 23-27 - No School. Stay safe and well!
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The Salt Creek Resource Center food pantry will hold their normal distribution on Sat., 3/28, using a drive-up format. The SCRC clothes closet will close for now due to the current need for social distancing due to COVID-19. Please hold onto clothing donations until it reopens. 
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
BR Superintendent's Monthly Update is now posted at https://5il.co/dzdo. Have a wonderful spring break!
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Free internet access resources have been put together by the Illinois State Board of Education. Go to https://www.isbe.net/keeplearning for more information!
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Go to https://5il.co/dz6b for info on food/food box deliveries, assignments, and progress reports. No school during spring break. This daily message will not be posted unless new developments. Enjoy the latest from Mr. Zogg: https://youtu.be/IQ8o09wNOfc! Have a great week!
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Don't let 'em divide us! Thanks for the heads up, Mr. Zogg! https://youtu.be/IQ8o09wNOfc
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
​The Mansfield Alumni Association Banquet​ for 2020 has been cancelled!! Next year's banquet will be held on Saturday, April 24.
3 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
A key factor in lowering the pace and extent of spread of COVID-19 is practicing social distancing. Here's a quick explanation. Thanks for all you are doing!
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Remote Learning Day #3! Important information on food boxes for Friday, assignments, and report cards posted at https://5il.co/dtne. And a fun video from bus driver and sub teacher, Mr. Zogg. Have a wonderful day! https://youtu.be/PRE_8OzkJ04
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Day 2 of Remote Learning! Check your school email daily. See information on food delivery, links for learning, report cards and progress reports at https://5il.co/dtne. If you need any support, please call your child's school. We are here to help! Have a wonderful day!
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Remember to vote today!
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Parents/Guardians: Today's information on assignments, food delivery to Bellflower, Mansfield, & FC; and jetpacks for internet access is posted at https://5il.co/dtne. We are here to help in any way we can. If you need something, call your child's school. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
BR school counselors have been working hard to develop ways to reach the community and create a sense of unity. We created counseling facebook pages for each Blue Ridge School to post information related to the counseling departments, provide guidance and tips to parents during this difficult time, and for fun-filled challenges and team building (remotely, of course). We hope this provides connections with families and community in a light-hearted way - much needed during this period of social distancing. Please "like" and share our Facebook pages! Search Facebook for: BR Schneider Elementary School Counseling Blue Ridge Intermediate and Junior High School Counseling BRHS Counseling Dept
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
The Board of Education agenda and packet for Wednesday, March 18, are posted at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1000247
3 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Reposting: See important updates for how to pick up school materials, Chromebooks, etc.; district-wide meal program; how assignments will be communicated; & help for internet access at https://5il.co/dry5. Please take the survey at https://forms.gle/RitiCj9jUrFGuj8j6
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
See important updates for how to pick up school materials, Chromebooks, etc.; district-wide meal program; how assignments will be communicated; & help for internet access. It's all posted at https://5il.co/dry5. Please take the survey athttps://forms.gle/RitiCj9jUrFGuj8j6
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
Schneider Elementary finished up the Kids Heart Challenge on Friday. Students raised over $15,000 which was donated to the American Heart Association. Thank you to our students and community for making this amazing accomplishment possible!!
3 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Susan Wilson
Parents/Guardians: You may pick up medicine from the school nurse through the day on Monday if needed. We will let everyone know the plan for picking up school materials and items, chromebooks, etc.
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Update for parents/guardians: No school Monday. Remote learning and community feeding program will begin on Tuesday. For details, please go to https://5il.co/dqmk. Thank you for your ongoing support throughout this process.
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
We are sensitive that the upcoming school closure may create hardships for many in our school community. BR staff will contact parents/guardians on Tuesday to ask if they need help with meals, internet access, or something else during the school closure. If you or someone you know needs help of some kind, & are not contacted by 2 pm on Tuesday, please call your child's school. Have a good weekend.
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Gov. Pritzker orders school closure from Tuesday, March 17 to Monday, March 30. School resumes on March 31. We will have school on Monday, March 16. All school personnel will report to work on Tuesday, March 17. For details go to https://5il.co/dpt9.
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
An update on coronovirus for BR Parents and School Personnel is posted at https://5il.co/dnd8. Have a good evening.
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Thanks to all who came out to BR Connect last night and passed along thoughts and ideas to strengthen our school district. At the March board meeting we will talk through the feedback received and how it might be used in the district. The evening included wonderful presentations on the CEO program, role of counselors in our schools, and Dr. Stanifer's future plans for the district. If you missed it, the introductory presentation is posted at https://5il.co/djig. Have a wonderful day!
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Tonight is Blue Ridge CONNECT from 6-8 pm in the BRHS Library. We hope to see you there! Details at https://5il.co/cq5h.
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Andrea Weedman
If you're looking for a fun family event tonight, don't forget about the Family Reading Night and Book Fair in Mansfield from 5:30-7:30 pm. We hope to see you there!
3 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Susan Wilson
5 Quality Travel Mugs Left! First come, First served!
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
Picture Day is coming up on March 17!
3 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Susan Wilson
Our 7th grade girls will play for the Regional Championship at 5:30 pm at BRIJHS in Mansfield. Come support our team! Go Knights!
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
FC library, FC Garden Club, DeWitt County 4H, & DeWitt County Master Gardens are partnering for the family container gardening project “Little Roots” starting April 22. We need Rubbermaid 18 Gal. Storage Totes with lids and 2-3” PVC pipes. Contact 217-935-5764 to donate. Thanks!
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Parent's Night Out!! The BRHS Spanish Class and International Club are hosting a Parent's Night Out during the Cash Bash on March 14. More details and the form to sign up can be found at https://5il.co/ddy9
3 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Pratt Music Foundation is offering a music scholarship to students in grades 2-12. For details go to http://www.prattmusicfoundation.com/
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Kindergarten Registration and Orientation (parents only) will be March 10 at 6 p.m. in the Schneider Cafeteria. Students who turn 5 on or before Sept 1 are eligible. Please call the Schneider Office 309-928-2611 to ask any questions.
3 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
We hope you'll join us for Blue Ridge CONNECT, Mon, March 9, 6-8 pm, BRHS Library. A light dinner will be served. Talk with district leaders about your thoughts, concerns and questions. Details at https://5il.co/cq5h. RSVP to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BlueRidgeConnect.
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Free preschool screenings will be held on April 2 and 3. This developmental screening is for children who are 3 or 4 years old at the time of the screening. Please call Mary at the Schneider Office (309)928-2611 to schedule an appointment or ask any questions.
3 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
You have the power to shape your future, and the future of all children, by counting everyone in your home in the upcoming 2020 Census. Learn more at https://5il.co/cubm.
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
See the letter at https://5il.co/dcjn for good news on water tests at Schneider School. Have a wonderful weekend!
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Go to https://5il.co/dc92 for information that Illinois Dept. of Public Health has provided for schools across the state regarding coronovirus. Included is a link to the BR pandemic preparedness plan. Thank you for your support in helping us keep our school community healthy!
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Are you coming to Blue Ridge CONNECT, Mon, March 9, 6-8 pm, BRHS Library? A light dinner will be served. Talk with district leaders about your thoughts, concerns and questions. Details at https://5il.co/cq5h. RSVP to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BlueRidgeConnect.
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
JH Track Parent Meeting has been rescheduled for Feb 27 @ 5:30 in the Intermediate Gym.
3 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Due to weather and road conditions Blue Ridge will not have school today.
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Kindergarten Registration and Orientation (parents only) will be March 10 at 6 p.m. in the Schneider Cafeteria. Students who turn 5 on or before Sept 1 are eligible. Please call the Schneider Office 309-928-2611 to ask any questions.
3 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Ryan Peyton
Schneider Elementary will be wrapping up our Kids Heart Challenge on Fri., 2/28. If you haven't signed up online, there is still time. Any students that have collected donations (cash/checks) in their packets, please send the packet with your student to school by Fri., 2/28.
3 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Kristi Woliung
Free preschool screenings will be held on April 2 and 3. This developmental screening is for children who are 3 or 4 years old at the time of the screening. Please call Mary at the Schneider Office (309)928-2611 to schedule an appointment or ask any questions.
3 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
BRIJHS Scholastic Bowl is up and running. Last week they had their first double win of the season against Rantoul Eater.
3 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
BRHS Students: Registration for CEO for the 2020-2021 school year is open! See the link in the comments below to start the application process. https://www.centralillinoisceo.com/News/2026330144331883_2308183182813243/registration-for-ceo-for-the-2020-2021-school-year-is-
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Corrected correction: The Knight to Remember is Feb. 28, and the Gr. 2/3 program is on Thurs., March 19. The updated newsletter is posted at https://5il.co/d5o4. Have a wonderful weekend!
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Corrected a couple of dates in the Superintendent's Monthly Message. The Knight to Remember is Feb. 28, and the Gr. 2/3 program is on March 17. The updated newsletter is posted at https://5il.co/d5o4. Have a wonderful weekend!
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Don't miss Blue Ridge CONNECT, Mon, March 9, 6-8 pm, BRHS Library. A light dinner will be served. Talk with district leaders about your thoughts, concerns and questions. Details at https://5il.co/cq5h. RSVP to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BlueRidgeConnect.
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Don't forget! BRHS Key Club and Kiwanis Club of FC Chili Supper Feb. 21, from 5:30-7 p.m. in the BRHS Commons Area. Delicious Farmers Cafe Chili with all the fixings, brownies, and ice tea for $5. Proceeds go to service projects in the community.
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The Superintendent's Monthly Message is now posted at https://5il.co/d5o4, including updates on BRIJHS Radon and HVAC. View the School Calendars for 2020-2021 at https://5il.co/d586 and for 2021-2022 at https://5il.co/d58c
3 months ago, Susan Wilson
Andrea Weedman
An important update on bus times for 4-8th students attending the SIT Conference this Saturday: Bus will leave BRHS circle drive at 7:30 a.m. and we will arrive back to FC at 2:35 p.m. Looking forward to a great day of learning and fun!
3 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Susan Wilson
Join us for the BRHS Key Club and Kiwanis Club of FC Chili Supper Feb. 21, from 5:30-7 p.m. in the BRHS Commons Area. Delicious Farmers Cafe Chili with all the fixings, brownies, and ice tea for $5. Proceeds go to service projects in the community.
4 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Parents of 4th-6th grade students: Beginning March 3 it's time to study Animals and Veterinary Science! Please see the 4H flyer to register: https://extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-03-03-piatt-county-4-h-steam-club-session-7-starts
4 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Parents: We need each parent to take the the 5-Essentials School Survey. Deadline is Friday, Feb. 14. If you haven't done so already, please take the survey at https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ Thanks so much!
4 months ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Additional messages for today: PM Pre-K will be dismissing at 2:35 today, all High School afternoon and evening events are cancelled, all Junior High afternoon and evening events are cancelled.
4 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Due to road conditions, Blue Ridge will dismiss at 2:45 p.m. today to give the buses additional daylight to deliver students. Teachers Institute on Friday (no school), and holiday on Monday (no school). Stay safe and warm.
4 months ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
Fun morning at Schneider Elementary for Breakfast with Someone Special!
4 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Susan Wilson
After much consideration and parent input, Freshman Orientation will be changed to Wed., Feb. 19, 6pm. Doors will open at 5:15 for parents & students to view activity and class displays and ask questions of elective teachers. Our presentation will begin at 6 pm.
4 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Parents of kids grades K-3, there are still spots open for the next session of the 4-H afterschool program. We will be focusing on art starting February 19! Here is the correct link. https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=21486
4 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
All after school and evening activities and practices, and 4H Agademics cancelled for tonight. 8th grade orientation and the HS sports meeting rescheduled for tomorrow night. Mrs. Whitehouse will meet separately with parents of 8th grade VB players to discuss orientation.
4 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
BRIJHS scholastic bowl and volleyball practice are cancelled for today.
4 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Mark your calendar for the Annual Blue Ridge CONNECT, Mon, March 9, 6-8 pm, BRHS Library. A light dinner will be served. Talk with district leaders about your thoughts, concerns and questions. Details at https://5il.co/cq5h. RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BlueRidgeConnect.
4 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Radon levels were spot tested on the Jr. High side of BRIJHS over the weekend and came back well within acceptable limits. For details on this, the HVAC, and next steps, go to https://5il.co/cv7q.
4 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Parents of kids grades K-3. The next session of the 4-H afterschool program is open for registration. We will be focusing on art starting February 19! https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=21485
4 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Parents: We stand at a 16% parent response rate to the 5-Essentials School Survey, but need at least 20% to get an actual report of your feedback. If you haven't yet done so, please take the survey at https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ Deadline is Feb. 14. Thanks so much!
4 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
An update on BRIJHS HVAC and Radon Mitigation is now posted at https://5il.co/cu1x. Have a wonderful weekend!
4 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Cold and flu season are here. Prevent the spread of illness by covering coughs and sneezes, washing your hands often, and staying home if you are ill. For more info: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/influenza
4 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
U of I Extension invites local adults to attend a session on Eating for Your Heart. Students, ages 7 and above, are welcome to attend with a parent. Sessions will be held at the libraries in Mansfield and Farmer City. https://extension.illinois.edu/sites/default/files/eating_for_your_heart_-_combined_flyer_0.pdf Follow the registration link on the flyer and search for a session under the events tab.
4 months ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
Pre-K’s Growing Together featured “Reading is Magic”. This fun event connected magic with a love for reading. Thank you to all our Pre-K families for coming out to enjoy this night!
4 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Kristi Woliung
The special meeting for the Board of Education is cancelled for this evening and will be rescheduled.
4 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
The 4H after-school program for K-3 students and teen teachers is cancelled for this evening.
4 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Blue Ridge Jr. High games and practices are cancelled this afternoon/evening due to expected weather. High school practices and events are still on.
4 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
You are cordially invited to Blue Ridge CONNECT, Mon, March 9, 6-8 pm, BRHS Library. A light dinner will be served. Talk with district leaders about your thoughts, concerns and questions. Details at https://5il.co/cq5h. RSVP to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BlueRidgeConnect.
4 months ago, Susan Wilson
Andrea Weedman
Pre-K-8th grade yearbook order forms are due on Thursday, February 6! The cost is $22. Order forms were sent home to students in January. If you need another form, please contact the office at Schneider or BRIJHS.
4 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Susan Wilson
Quick reminder to BR parents: Please go to https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ and fill out the survey for your child's school. We need at least 20% of our parents to respond to get results. Currently 12% have responded. Deadline is Feb. 14. Thank you for your time!
4 months ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
Kindergarten and first grade students are celebrating 100 days of school with stations and a Kindergarten parade.
4 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Susan Wilson
The most recent update regarding BRIJHS HVAC and radon is now posted at https://5il.co/cobh.
4 months ago, Susan Wilson
Nancy Hoffman
"The Shirt Shack is open for business! The High School Life Skills and Young Adult classes have opened a custom shirt making business. Students help design, make, and sell custom shirts and hoodies. All profits benefit these wonderful special ed. programs. They are currently selling Knight-wear in the two designs featured below. Hoodies cost $22. T-shirts cost $12. They carry sizes ranging from Youth XS to Adult 2X. If you are interested in ordering a shirt made by our lovely class, please email Sarah Ringel at sringel@blueridge18.org with your size, color, and design preferences.
4 months ago, Nancy Hoffman
Susan Wilson
Jan. 24, 2020 Update on BRIJHS HVAC and Radon is now posted at https://5il.co/cjdj. Have a good weekend.
4 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Attention parents of 4th-6th graders! Learn more about Healthy Living! Join us for our next after school 4H program, beginning on Feb. 4 at BRIJHS. Follow the link to register now! https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/default.cfm?RegistrationID=21508&preview=yes
4 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The Central Illinois CEO program is hosting the Furry Scurry 5K this weekend! CICEO teaches our HS students skills for entrepreneurship. Form more info: https://signup.itsracetime.com/Race/IL/Forsyth/CEOFurryScurry. Should be a fun way to keep those New Years Resolutions!
4 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
School is in session this morning. Roads have some slick spots this morning, particularly in the north and west of the district, so buses may need to go slower at times.
4 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
BRIJHS Heat and Radon update is posted at https://5il.co/cfz2. This went out an hour or so ago on Facebook, but may not have gone through on other mediums, so resending in this format.
4 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Thank you to all who have called or written with your concerns regarding radon and heat issues at BRIJHS. Following is an update on both items: JH Heat: Evidently we had a power surge over the long weekend which tripped a 220 volt breaker and created numerous problems with the HVAC units that serve the building, with primary issues on the JH side. Our maintenance team has been working diligently with the professionals that service our systems to identify all of the issues and make repairs. As of this afternoon, we have heat in the following parts of the school: the entire Intermediate side, the JH gym, and office areas. Jr. High classes were relocated to the Intermediate side of the school today and we plan to continue to house the classes on the Intermediate side for the remainder of this week. This will give staff and students some stability for the next couple of days. Radon Mitigation for the Jr. High side of BRIJHS: The engineer and architect for the school district are working with the radon mitigation consultant to develop a temporary mitigation solution that can be put in place until the permanent mitigation system can be implemented. As you know, the JH students were relocated to the Intermediate side today because of the ongoing HVAC issues. We will continue to house the JH students and their classes on the intermediate side until the temporary radon mitigation solution can be put in place. We will let you know when the temporary solution has been implemented and JH classes return to the JH side of BRIJHS. Special appreciation goes out to Mrs. Nichols and the staff of BRIJHS for their flexibility with classrooms, and to our O & M director Greg Builta and his team for all their work to address these issues. As always, if you have additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let us know.
4 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
About a half hour ago it came to my attention that a post did not go out to the public as planned last night (see below for content). The post was sent to district personnel, but was not put out through all of our other systems. I apologize for the unnecessary confusion this caused. Susan Wilson. Post from yesterday: BR plans to be in session tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 22. The heat on the JH side is not yet working, but we have made alternative plans to relocate JH classes to spaces on the Intermediate side of the building. Thanks to Greg and his team for all their work to address the HVAC issues. Thanks to Katie and her team for rearranging their classrooms as we work on the HVAC. I sincerely appreciate everyone's efforts.
4 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Grades 4-6 4H STEAM Club is cancelled today, 1/21/20
4 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Status of district events this PM: HS Drama auditions will be Wednesday, not tonight. BRHS boys basketball at Argenta-Oreana, home scholastic bowl match, and girls basketball practice at HS are on. For BRIJHS: no JH Volleyball practice tonight; JH Boys Basketball at Corpus Christie 5:30 pm is on. Lil Knights volleyball will in in HS Old Gym at 6 p.m.
4 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
A letter regarding radon testing in the district is now posted at https://5il.co/cegz. Links to the test results are included in the letter.
4 months ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge High School alumni Ryan Roe (2004), Malachi Johnson (2005) and Wesley Chrisman (2010) are headed to Afghanistan to defend our country. They will be headed out with Effingham Bravo Company 130th Unit. Please keep them and their families in your thoughts and prayers.
4 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
This is a district-wide closure.
4 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Good morning. The heat for the entire Jr. High side of BRIJHS is down this morning. We had heat issues over the weekend but believed they were repaired yesterday evening. School is cancelled for today. A decision about any evening events will be made by noon today.
4 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The Board reviewed draft versions of the school calendars for 2019-20 and 2020-21. BR is considering a 2:20 dismissal during the 1st week of school to ease students back into the school schedule and allow for the many additional committee and planning meetings that need to take place at the start of school. We are also considering earlier than normal start date for 2021-22; this would allow for more even numbers of days in semesters, and a guarantee that school would be out for the summer prior to Memorial Day. Check out the proposed calendars at https://5il.co/cc7f. The calendars will be presented to the board for final approval at the February 2020 board meeting. The Board welcomes any comments or input on the calendars.
5 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Schneider, Kiwanis , and Key Club celebrated students who improved their grades or maintained good grades at the “Bringing Up Grades” BUG Assembly! Way to go!
5 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Ms. Aimee Thacker, Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, produced a fun video to highlight some of the work her students have done in their classes. Watch it at https://5il.co/cc6s (it may load slowly).
5 months ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Auditions for “The Magical Land of Oz” are canceled tonight but will now be held on Tuesday, January 21, from 3:30-5:30.
5 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Tonight’s JH game has been postponed to Monday.
5 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The Superintendent's Monthly Message is now posted at https://5il.co/cc8p. Remember: No School on Monday due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday!
5 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Congratulations to 7th grade students Josh Berkler for placing 2nd and Carsyn Stiger for placing 3rd in the district level with their Patriot Pen Essays. Josh received an award and $150 check from BR Board Member, Dion Lathrom at the January Board meeting.
5 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Mr. Ken Seneca, Industrial Arts Teacher, presented at last night's BR Board meeting on the opportunities his courses provide students. Mr. Seneca’s program is well-respected and includes classes that are eligible for dual credit with Parkland College. It is well-worth your time to look at the presentation posted at https://5il.co/cc6i.
5 months ago, Susan Wilson
Nancy Hoffman
Don Anton was named Mix 95.4 Teacher of the Month sponsored by Rick Ridings Ford in Monticello.
5 months ago, Nancy Hoffman
Susan Wilson
Good morning, BR Parents! Please take a minute to complete the 5Essentials Parent Survey at https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ We need a 20% response rate to get survey results, and have only 5%. Results shape school improvement plans and goals. Thank you for your help!
5 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Attention parents of students in grades K-3: The next afterschool 4-H session is open for registration. Please sign up and join us for a session on cooking, beginning January 15! https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=21485
5 months ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Now Hiring....Substitute Bus Drivers. If you've ever thought about becoming one or would like more information, please call 309-928-9141 or email pclagg@blueridge18.org.
5 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Andrea Weedman
Schneider and BRIJHS parents-Yearbooks are on sale at www.jostensyearbooks.com choose Blue Ridge Intermediate Junior High Mansfield to purchase. Cost is $22 email mhardesty@blueridge18.org with questions!
5 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Susan Wilson
Rocking togas for Greek Games at BRIJHS!
6 months ago, Susan Wilson
Andrea Weedman
Parents - This message is to let you know that if you receive an email notification from Bark regarding monitoring your student's device(s) it is because of our partnership using Bark for Schools. We encourage you to read the email for details about the Bark Parent Portal and want you to know we've been pleased with the service they provide. Happy holidays!
6 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Susan Wilson
The Superintendent's Monthly Update for December is now posted at https://5il.co/bzhs. I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Years!
6 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Getting in the spirit with PJ day at Schneider!
6 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Parents of 4th-6th grade students, please register your son/daughter for our next after school 4H session, which begins on January 14 with Food Science! View the flier at https://5il.co/bz3q. Register at https://extension.illinois.edu/dmp
6 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Fun times at Supper with Santa! Thank you BREF!
6 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Don't forget the ROE Substitute Teacher Sign-Up Day on Dec. 16! See flier at https://5il.co/bjt2 for more information.
6 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Students have been working hard to prepare for their 4H Food Challenge. The final challenge will be at the BRJH boys home basketball game on Dec. 12. The program is set up similar to the tv show Chopped.” All are invited to come and watch!
6 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
See the latest from Bloomington Area Career Center! Lots of great programs and opportunities for BRHS Juniors and Seniors! https://5il.co/brlr
6 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Food Challenge is back! Parents of BR 7th and 8th graders, follow the link to read about our upcoming activity for students & parents. A light dinner is provided before the Food Challenge and the entire event is free of charge! Please RSVP at go.illinois.edu/brijhs
6 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Families of Blue Ridge 4th-6th graders, make plans now to 'wrap-up' your holiday season with our 4H Holiday Art and Cooking session! Click on the link for registration information. https://extension.illinois.edu/events/2019-12-10-piatt-county-4-h-steam-club-session-4-starts
6 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
We are happy to report that our website and email are up and running again. Thank you for your patience during the technical problems this past week. We hope you have had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break! See you Monday.
6 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Congratulations to Aaron Jayne for making the News-Gazette All Area Honorable Mention Golf Team. Way to go! https://www.news-gazette.com/sports/prep-sports/boys-golf/th-news-gazette-all-area-boys-golf-team-full-teams/article_2b08a39e-7ce4-5d1f-b3e3-8bcf78449a39.html
6 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The BR website is down and we cannot receive email. If you have something urgent to communicate to the school, please telephone. We are working to resolve the problem and will let you know when it is fixed. It may continue through the weekend. Reminder: no school tomorrow or for the rest of the week. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
6 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
ROE 17 is holding a Substitute Teacher sign-up day on Dec. 16. See the flier for more information! https://5il.co/bjt2
6 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Mrs. Nichols has the Thanksgiving Spirit!
6 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Congratulations to Ashlyn Voyles for making the News-Gazette All-Area Honorable Mention Golf Team. Way to represent!
6 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
BR Board Secretary Kenna Dunlap Johnson, Curriculum Coordinator Hillary Stanifer, and UI Extension Educator Jamie Boas at the IASB school board convention, presenting on the BR/UI Extension partnership to offer after school programming. Way to represent!
6 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
BR Board of Education is honored at the State School Board Conference for earning the IASB Governance Recognition! (L to R: Supt. Susan Wilson, Curriculum Coordinator Hillary Stanifer, and Board Members Chelsie Leffelman, Franci Miller, and Kenna Dunlap Johnson)! Way to go!
6 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
It’s not too late to celebrate American Education Week! So how about a quiz? It’s not high stakes! :)
6 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Happy American Education Week! We are blessed with a awesome administrative team to guide our district! Thank you for all you do!
6 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
BR Ed. Foundation awarded over $7000 for class projects! Traveling Theater–1st gr.; Challenger Mission-2nd gr. BRIJH: Assistance Bands-“Pull-Up” Club; Flexible Seating-ELA Classes; Go Fit Pro-for PE; Piano Progress-Music; and Trauma Informed Supply Cart for BRIJH & Schneider.
7 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The Superintendent's Monthly Update is now posted at https://5il.co/bhd7. This issue includes information on many important items, including audit, tax levy, and school report cards. Happy Thanksgiving!
7 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Our school board members are committed public servants who work on behalf of our children, families, and entire community. Celebrate School Board Member Appreciation today! Happy American Education Week!
7 months ago, Susan Wilson
Andrea Weedman
Junior High Fannie Mae Candy Pick Up is scheduled for this Thursday, November 21 from 4-5 p.m. Parents, please make arrangements to have your student pick up their order during that time. Any questions, please contact Andrea Weedman - aweedman@blueridge18.org
7 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Susan Wilson
Happy Education Support Professionals Day! Thank you to all the drivers, cooks, custodians, secretaries, parapros, and library clerks who ensure safe, clean, and healthy learning environments for students every day. #WeLoveOurESPs #AEW2019
7 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
It’s American Education Week! We love our public schools and the educators who inspire us.
7 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
At the Nov. 20 board meeting, the Blue Ridge Board of Education plans to name Dr. Hillary Stanifer as superintendent for the 2020-21 school year. For details, go to https://5il.co/bbyq. Congratulations, Dr. Stanifer!
7 months ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
Please join Schneider Elementary for our annual Senior Citizen and Grandparent Thanksgiving Dinner taking place November 21, 2019. Serving begins at 11 a.m in the BRHS Moore Gym. Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 19th to Schneider Elementary at 309-928-2611.
7 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Susan Wilson
World Kindness Day is Wednesday, November 13th. This list of 7 kind actions from randomactsofkindness.org offers some great ideas for spreading kindness. #WorldKindnessDay and #ROE17Learning
7 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Please share: Angel Tree will serve over 100 kids with clothes and Christmas gifts this year. Contact Lynda Harmon at harman.lynda@yahoo.com to adopt a child or two - or even a family. Monetary donations are also welcome. Angel Tree is a great organization for our community!
7 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Check out this wonderful article in the New York Times about the Honor Flight. Our own Lowell Spieker is featured in the article - very cool! Happy Veterans Day to all! https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/11/us/politics/honor-flights-veterans.html
7 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
BRIJHS Boys game and practices for both boys and girls have been cancelled for this evening. BRHS practices are still on as of now.
7 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Due to weather conditions, the Monticello Veterans Day parade has been cancelled. School will dismiss at the normal time. Buses may need to go more slowly when dropping off students. Evening school activities are still on at this time. Happy Veterans Day - and Stay warm!
7 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Information regarding a threat made at the high school this afternoon can be found at https://5il.co/b67r
7 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour this Sunday, November 3rd!
7 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Please see the letter to parents/guardians posted at https://5il.co/b40a as a followup to the All-District Evacuation Drill we had on Oct. 10. Thanks to everyone for their help and feedback. Have a good weekend!
7 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Blue Ridge Board of Education unanimously approved new contract with the Union at last night's special board meeting. For details, go to https://5il.co/b2nv
7 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Due to bad weather we will move the Schneider Halloween Parade indoors to the BRHS Old Gym. Parade begins at 9 a.m. this morning. Please enter by the west doors to the gym. See you there!
7 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
School Report Cards are now posted at https://www.illinoisreportcard.com/ For more information, go to https://5il.co/b2gq
7 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Attention 4th-6th grade students and parents! Art is the subject of our next 4H course which begins Tuesday, November 5 at BRIJHS. Register at the link below. Don't miss out on this creative class! https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=21001
7 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The Blue Ridge Federation of Teachers met Sunday, October 27 and ratified a new 3-year agreement with the BR Board of Education. The Board will meet on Wednesday, October 30 to formally vote on the measure. For details, go to https://5il.co/b0om.
7 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
BR will use the 5-Essentials surveys to gather feedback on our schools. The survey's parent version opens today. Teacher & student versions open in December. Parents: access the survey at https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/   Type "DeWitt" for the county. Thanks so much!
7 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Parent Care and Share Groups meet in Bloomington on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. Childcare is provided. A flier is posted at https://5il.co/ayqc with more information.
7 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
BR Board and BRFT Reach Tentative Agreement - press release posted at https://5il.co/aww0
8 months ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
The students and staff of Schneider Elementary School cordially invite all Veterans to attend a special program in their honor. The program will be held in the Moore Gym at Blue Ridge High School at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 11, 2019.
8 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Ryan Peyton
Veterans and their families are also invited to join us for lunch from 11:15a.m.-12:15 p.m. Please RSVP for lunch to the Schneider School office at 309-928-2611 by Friday, November 1. No RSVP needed for those coming to the program only.
8 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Susan Wilson
Please share: Fundraising has begun for BR Memorial Track Project. Info on the project is posted at https://5il.co/as3q. To be a part of this exciting project, send tax deductible contributions to "Blue Ridge Schools Track Complex", 411 N John St, Farmer City 61842.
8 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The Superintendent's Monthly Message for October is now posted at https://5il.co/auze
8 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Attention K-3 parents: There are still spots open for BR Afterschool with 4-H Teen Teachers. The next session (Nature/Environment) starts Wednesday 10/16! Go to https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=21021 to register your child today.
8 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Parents who participated in today's evacuation drill were given a paper feedback form to complete. Parents who did not participate are also asked for their feedback using the form at https://5il.co/aqga. Please return the form to your child's school by Oct 18. Thank you!
8 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Mansfield students are completing their drill and will be returning to school at 1:50 pm and be back at school shortly thereafter.
8 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Evacuation Drill Information. This is just a drill. https://5il.co/aqqh
8 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Update on October 9 Negotiations Session: https://5il.co/aqbp
8 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Attention parents/guardians of 4th-6th graders! Our next 4H course will be about food and it starts next week! You'll not want to miss this one! See the registration link for more info and to get registered! https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=20998
8 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Please read - one additional letter with information regarding our evacuation drill on Thursday is posted at https://5il.co/ap1i. A big thank you to all local law and emergency personnel, community members, school personnel, and parents for making this exercise possible!
8 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Bloomington Area Career Center's Fall 2019 Newsletter is posted at https://5il.co/ao5g. Check out the latest from BACC and the opportunities for our students!
8 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
For an update on Blue Ridge contract negotiations, and the posting of the latest offers from the Board and the Union go to https://5il.co/anvl
8 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
IASB Director Bertrand and Field Service Rep. Allen, gave BR Board members Kenna Dunlap Johnson, Dale Schneman, Franci Miller, and Supt. Susan Wilson School Board Governance Recognition for a 2nd time! Dale, Kenna, Franci, and Dion Lathrom also recognized for Professional growth!
8 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Homecoming parade at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 4. Football game at 7 p.m. Go Knights!
8 months ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
Our Kindergarten students celebrated the end of their “ABC Bootcamp”. Students were introduced to a letter each day to kick-off the school year. They celebrated with a parade through the building in their student created letter vests!
8 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Susan Wilson
Blue Ridge K-3 Parents: Registration is now open for our next session of BR after school 4-H programming! Topic: Nature and Environment, will run October 16-November 20. Register your child today at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=21021
8 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
It's Homecoming Week! Watch for information from your child's school with dismissal details, and call the school if you have questions. Parade steps off at 2 p.m. in Farmer City, and football game is at 7 p.m. Go Knights!!
8 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
On Thurs., Oct. 10, BR schools will practice lock-down drills in the morning, and hold an all-district evacuation drill in the afternoon. Details have been sent home with students. Please read all info carefully and return forms to schools.Call with any questions. Go Knights!
8 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
2019 Homecoming Court!
8 months ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
Here’s some science from 1st grade this week! Students used mirrors and flashlights to learn about reflection of light and made head harps to learn about sound/vibration.
8 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Susan Wilson
Following is an update from the Blue Ridge Board of Education regarding negotiations:https://5il.co/afdp
8 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Reminder: No school Monday, September 23 for a School Improvement Day.
8 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Bloomington Area Career Center annual report for 2018-19 is now posted at https://5il.co/adpm. BACC is a valuable program for BRHS Students. Take a look at all they have to offer!
9 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Maureen Gilbert and Franci Miller at the "Ask A Board Member" table at the Schneider Open House last night. Watch for Board members at school events throughout the school year - and stop by to ask questions and offer your input!
9 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The BR Superintendent Monthly Update is posted at https://5il.co/acrg. Don't forget the Schneider Open House tonight from 6-8 pm! See you there!
9 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
STEAM Club for grades 4-6 begins on September 24 at BRIJHS. Come join us for our three week Leadership Squad! Follow the link to register now! https://5il.co/a8iw
9 months ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
The agendas for the upcoming Board of Education meetings can be viewed at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1000247
9 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Ryan Peyton
Schneider's Open House and Book Fair is next week Thursday, September 19th from 6-8 p.m. Check out more details here - shorturl.at/abEOZ
9 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Kristi Woliung
2019 Homecoming Tailgate and Fish Fry to be held Oct 4 at the FC Legion. Check out the flier for more details!! https://5il.co/a5by
9 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Blue Ridge has an opening for a full-time bus driver. Free training. If you are interested, call 309-928-9141. More information is posted at https://5il.co/7sui
9 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Please share: The Salt Creek Resource Center food pantry, clothes closet, and backpack food program are valuable services for people in our communities. The flier at https://5il.co/a0hh provides details and contact information.
9 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Warner Hospital Health Fair - 9/12, 5-7 p.m. Meal, petting zoo, health screenings. See information at https://5il.co/9zu5
9 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
We only have 16 signed up for Blue Ridge Agademics starting tomorrow afternoon and we would love to have a full 30! Please spread the word and tell your friends! Register at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=20846
9 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Nice article about BR Football! Go Knights! http://news-gazette.il.newsmemory.com/publink.php?shareid=2b56c7637
9 months ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
Mrs. Rumple’s 3rd graders doing their “All About Me” bags this week. Students are getting to know their classmates and building a strong classroom community.
9 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Susan Wilson
The Illinois State Board of Education has developed a Guide to Understanding Dyslexia - for parents, educators, and students. The guide is available at https://5il.co/99up
9 months ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
All parents K-12 are encouraged to drop off their students in the morning using the pick up lane at Schneider Elementary. The after school pick up lane is for K-3 parents only. Thank you for your patience with this transition!
10 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Ryan Peyton
Our first week of the school year is in the books! After a few days of our new drop off/pick up policy at Schneider we have a couple updates. Please pull as far forward in the lane as possible when dropping off a child, this allows more cars to come into the pick up lane.
10 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Susan Wilson
BRHS Fall Preview: showcasing all fall sports starting at 6pm in the new gym with Volleyball, then outside to the football field for Band, Golf, Soccer, Cheer, and finish with Football. Please join us for free hot dogs after the preview.
10 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Blue Ridge K-3 Students and Families: After school programs will be starting very soon. For details go to https://5il.co/9q2m. Don't miss it!
10 months ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Message from our Transportation Department: Please DO NO walk between the buses while they are in the circle drives at BRHS/Schneider and BRIJHS.
10 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Nancy Hoffman
"Welcome back to Blue Ridge High School. All of us at BRHS are excited for the new year and seeing new and returning students. To kick-off the new year on Wednesday, August 21 we are hosting a class kick ball tournament which will be added to our normal first day of school activities of meeting your teachers and learning about the upcoming school year. So be sure to wear tennis shoes and appropriate clothes! An all school picnic of hot dogs, chips, cookie and water will be provided to all students. We look forward to kicking the year off right and making positive connections. We are looking forward to an awesome school year."
10 months ago, Nancy Hoffman
Susan Wilson
New Blue Ridge teachers are joined by their mentors for a special orientation session. Welcome to the BR Family!
10 months ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Check out the job opportunities we currently have open. http://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
10 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
The City’s public informational open house about the upcoming Safe Routes to School sidewalk project is tonight! It will be held at City Hall from 530 to 6 pm, just before our regularly scheduled City Council meeting. Residents are encouraged to attend to learn about where the new sidewalks will be built, the timeline for the project and any other questions associated with it. If you have questions before then, please call City Hall at (309) 928-3412. Thank you!
10 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The Superintendent's Monthly Message for August is posted at https://5il.co/9kze
10 months ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
2019-2020 Bus Schedule PM Shuttle Farmer City from Schneider/BRHS @ 3:15 Mansfield from BRIJH @ 3:15 **These Shuttle buses will include Bellflower students**
10 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
2019-2020 Bus Schedule AM Shuttle Farmer City from Schneider/BRHS @ 8:00 Mansfield from BRIJH: Bus #53 with Jeff @ 7:45, Bus #54 with Don @ 7:55 Bellflower from Community Center @ 7:45
10 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Peanut butter and allergy accommodations at Blue Ridge will look different this year. For more information on the changes, go to https://5il.co/9j5r.
10 months ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
Come join our team! Schneider Elementary has an opening for a Title I Paraprofessional. Find more information at http://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
10 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Susan Wilson
With the repaving of John Street, numerous changes have been made to parking, traffic flow, and pickup and dropoff of students. For detailed information, go to https://5il.co/99fq.
10 months ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
The agendas for the upcoming Board of Education meetings can be viewed at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1000247
10 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Current list of jobs available can be found at http://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
10 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Andrea Weedman
Online Registration closes tonight at 11:59 p.m. Instructions are located here: https://tinyurl.com/y3n7jopk Online Registration is for returning students in grades 1-12. If you need to register on-site, you will need to go into your child's school before school starts.
10 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Susan Wilson
PreK-gr. 12 walk-in registration at BRHS today 10am-3pm, 4-7:30pm. Enter north door #4. Start in district office (1st door on left). Online reg. is open today for returning Gr 1-12.
10 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Farmer City will hold an information meeting on the Safe Route to Schools sidewalk project on Aug. 19, 5:30 p.m. prior to the Council mtg. at City Hall. Learn where new sidewalks are planned, project timelines, and other answers. Call City Hall at 309-928-3412 for more info.
10 months ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Updated job postings can be found at http://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
10 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Nancy Hoffman
High School Fall Sports Parent meeting is tonight at 6 p.m. Everyone will start in the new gym and then break into groups. Since the circle drive is closed please park in the back and enter the building by the new gym doors.
10 months ago, Nancy Hoffman
Susan Wilson
In case you missed it - here is an electronic version of the BR Community Update that was mailed to all homes in our district last week. Take a look and see what is happening at Blue Ridge! https://5il.co/99hv
10 months ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
Mark your calendars! Schneider's Back to School Night is August 20th. Kindergarten Orientation will be from 5:30-6:00 p.m. and K-3 classrooms are open from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
10 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Susan Wilson
Did you know the new CEO Program is in place this fall for HS seniors at Blue Ridge, Clinton, Maroa-Forsyth, & Warrensburg-Lathom? Learn more at https://www.centralillinoisceo.com/News/2026330144331883_2151763148455248/did-you-know-that-central-illinois-ceo-program-
10 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Illinois Department of Public Health is warning about recent hospitalizations potentially tied to vaping. IDPH is encouraging parents to talk with their teens about consequences and potential dangers of vaping. More information can be found at https://5il.co/97t4
10 months ago, Susan Wilson
Andrea Weedman
Online Registration is open for returning students in grades 1-12. Please click this link to see instructions for online registration: https://tinyurl.com/y3n7jopk Online Registration closes on 8/9. On-Site Registration will be available on 8/8 from 10-3 and 4-7:30 p.m.
10 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Andrea Weedman
Online Registration is projected to open tomorrow. Stay tuned for a follow-up message with instructions for registering returning students in grades 1-12 online.
10 months ago, Andrea Weedman
Susan Wilson
The Superintendent's Monthly Update for July 2019 is now posted at https://5il.co/90ra. #BlueRidgeTogether
11 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
11 months ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Updated job postings can be viewed at http://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
11 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
All OSF PromptCare locations, in Bloomington/Normal area, are offering walk-in $35.00 (self-pay at time of service) sports physicals.
11 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The Central Illinois CEO Program will start this fall. Students from Blue Ridge, Clinton, Maroa-Forsyth, and Warrensburg-Latham will meet to develop business skills and entrepreneurship. See the latest update at https://www.centralillinoisceo.com/
11 months ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
School Supply Lists can be found at the links below. Happy Shopping! Schneider https://5il.co/8kdn BRIJHS https://5il.co/8kdo BRHS https://5il.co/8kdp
11 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
The July edition of the DOVE newsletter is posted at https://5il.co/8k72. This information is helpful whether you need assistance, or would like to help in some way.
11 months ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Free preschool screenings will be held on Aug 1 & 2 at Schneider Elementary for those children who are 3 or 4 years old at the time of the screening. Please call Kristi at the Unit Office (309)928-9141 to schedule an appointment.
11 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Congratulations to recent BRHS Grad Rebekah Kilpatrick for coming in 16th in Job Demonstration at the National Skills USA competition in Louisville, KY this past week. Way to Go! For more info on Skills USA, visit https://www.skillsusa.org/competitions/skillsusa-championships/
11 months ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
Construction is underway on John St. Due to the John St. renovation, we are anticipating changes to our arrival and dismissal procedures at the Farmer City campus. We will have more information regarding these new procedures coming soon.
11 months ago, Ryan Peyton
Kristi Woliung
Updated job postings and coaching opportunities are available at http://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
11 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Blue Ridge, along with Clinton, Maroa-Forsyth, and Warrensburg-Latham, has started Central Illinois CEO entrepreneur development program for high school seniors. The first class will be this fall. Keep up to date on this great opportunity at https://www.centralillinoisceo.com/
12 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
BRHS Baseball's Aaron Jayne made All-Area Special Mention, & Keegan Lyle Jacob Mozingo made the N-G All-Area Honorable Mention Teams! Way to represent! #BlueRidgeTogether http://www.news-gazette.com/sports/prep-sports/baseball/2019-06-23/2019-n-g-all-area-baseball-teams.html
12 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Congratulations to Gavin Raines and Mitchell Houser for being named to the News-Gazette Track and Field All-Area Honorable Mention team. Way to represent! #BlueRidgeTogether http://www.news-gazette.com/sports/prep-sports/2019-06-21/2019-n-g-all-area-boys-track-and-field-teams.html
12 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The Superintendent's Monthly Message is now posted at https://5il.co/88uv!
12 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Congratulations to Jenna Mozingo and Polly Reynolds for making the News-Gazette All-Area Honorable Mention Girls Track and Field Team. Way to represent! #BlueRidgeTogether http://www.news-gazette.com/sports/prep-sports/track-and-field
12 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Check out a re-cap of all the great things that happened in Blue Ridge Schools in 2018-19 at https://5il.co/84u3. Thanks to all school personnel, parents, students, families, and community supporters who make it happen! #BlueRidgeTogether
12 months ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Free preschool screenings will be held on Aug 1 & 2 at Schneider Elementary for those children who are 3 or 4 years old at the time of the screening. Please call Mary at the Schneider Office (309)928-2611 to schedule an appointment or ask any questions.
12 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Gibson Hospital is offering CPR Training twice this summer. For more information, see the flyer at https://5il.co/80as.
12 months ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Reminder: the BR District Office is on Summer hours in June and July. Open 7am- 5pm Monday through Thursday. Closed Fridays.
12 months ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Updated job postings in all areas can be viewed at: http://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
12 months ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
It's finally here - the last day of student attendance for Blue Ridge is today. Remember that school dismisses at 2:20 p.m. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable summer!
almost 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Andrea Weedman
This is a reminder that all BRHS students should have their chromebook turned in to school tomorrow by the end of the school day if they have not paid the $50 deposit to keep them during the summer.
about 1 year ago, Andrea Weedman
Susan Wilson
The BACC Summer Spotlight is now posted at https://5il.co/7vy4. BRHS Students Lexi Reed, Gabe Jenkins, and Rebekah Kilpatrick are mentioned! Way to represent!
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Andrea Weedman
Update: Mansfield phones are back up.
about 1 year ago, Andrea Weedman
Andrea Weedman
The Mansfield campus is experiencing phone issues, please call 309-928-9141 if you need to get in touch with someone located on that campus. Thank you!
about 1 year ago, Andrea Weedman
Susan Wilson
Farmer City is currently under a boil order until further notice. HS and Schneider students may use the restrooms, but will not be able to flush toilets due to low pressure. Bottled water is available for those who need it. School will dismiss at the normal time.
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Nice mention of BR Athlete, Gavin Raines in the News-Gazette! http://www.news-gazette.com/multimedia/photogallery/2019-05-23/hs-boys-track-1a-state-prelims
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Blue Ridge is hiring bus drivers. Work the school schedule. BR provides free training, competitive wages and state benefits. Call 309-928-9141 for more information. Flier posted at https://5il.co/7sui
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
BR Key Club is the high school affiliate of the local Kiwanis Club. We are tremendously proud of the dedicated service these high schoolers give to our community and school. Take a look at the great work they've done this past year at https://5il.co/7sxb!
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The Superintendent's Monthly Update for May is now posted at https://5il.co/7q55. Have a great evening!
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Bus Drivers and Sub Drivers Needed!!! See the job posting and details here: http://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
The agenda for the May 15 Board of Education meeting is posted at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1000247
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
HS Cheer Tryouts will be held the week of May 20. See the flier for more details!!!! https://5il.co/7kyu
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Hello, BR parents! There is power in prevention! See the latest poster for tips for parents to prevent underage drinking! Provided by the Piatt County Mental Health Center! https://5il.co/7mxt
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Promenade/Coronation at 5 pm today. Students:arrive 4:15 - 4:30 for pictures; Line-up in commons 4:45; park in front of school or north lot. Public: park behind school, enter thru back door by gym.
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
All students interested in playing football in high school, there is a meeting Saturday May 11th at 5pm at the Blue Ridge High School weight room. We will discuss summer practice dates and expectations for the upcoming season. Parents are welcome to attend.
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
BR Board Member Kenna Dunlap Johnson was quoted several times in the May/June issue of the Illinois School Board Journal on "What to Expect the First Year" of school board membership. See the article at https://www.iasb.com/journal/j050619_02.cfm. Way to represent!
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
HS Cheer Tryouts will be held the week of May 20. See the flier for more details!!!! https://5il.co/7kyu
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Ryan Peyton
Thank you to SRO Davis and “Think First” for providing all our students at Schneider Elementary a free bike helmet. Students, also, attended an assembly focused on bike helmets, seat belt usage and other basic safety information.
about 1 year ago, Ryan Peyton
Kristi Woliung
"Pop Culture" Team Trivia Night is tomorrow night at the Farmer City Public Library. Check out the flier for more details! https://5il.co/7ioz
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Blue Ridge has an outstanding FFA program led by Jacalyn Meisner. Numerous accomplishments were highlighted at last night's FFA banquet. To see some of the great things the group has done, take a look at their "Year in Review" at https://5il.co/7i2r. Truly Impressive!
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
A "Bench For Caps" recycling drive is happening now. Bins are located at the FC Library and the football concession stand. More details can be found at https://5il.co/7dtb, https://5il.co/7dth, https://5il.co/7dti Call Liz @ 217-494-1047 with questions.
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
FYI: Bus 7 (Jeff's route) is running a little over 20 minutes late. We apologize for the delay.
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
Today, students at Schneider Elementary participated in a presentation about transportation safety. This included a special guest visitor, Toby Tire, who reviewed several important bus safety rules.
about 1 year ago, Ryan Peyton
Kristi Woliung
BR JFL is promoting and sponsoring a "Bench For Caps" recycling drive. Check out the links for more details of what is acceptable vs unacceptable, what each phase needs and more! https://5il.co/7dtb, https://5il.co/7dth, https://5il.co/7dti
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Interested in becoming a Substitute Teacher? A sign up day will be held at Heartland Community College on 5/2. See the link for more details. https://5il.co/7dss
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Ryan Peyton
Our spring book fair at Schneider Elementary is happening this Thursday, April 25th from 5-7 p.m. We hope to see you for this fun night of literacy!
about 1 year ago, Ryan Peyton
Susan Wilson
Superintendent's Monthly Message for April 2019 is now posted at https://5il.co/7c6r. Have a wonderful weekend. Remember - no school Friday and Monday, April 19 and 22!
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
Kayla and Avery made the Flying Horse! Check out their writing at https://tinyurl.com/y4a5yfht
about 1 year ago, Ryan Peyton
Kristi Woliung
The latest job postings can be viewed at http://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
We are pleased to announce that Maureen Gilbert has been appointed to fill the vacancy on the Blue Ridge Board of Education that was created by the resignation of Justin Otto. She will be sworn in at tonight's meeting and will fill out the remaining 2 years of the term.
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
Our 1st grade students shared their poetry during today’s Poetry Cafe. So proud of their creativity and courage!
about 1 year ago, Ryan Peyton
Kristi Woliung
The agenda for the April 17 Board of Education meeting is posted at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1000247
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Congratulations to our Schneider School BUG (Bring Up Grades) recipients for 3rd quarter. Students are recognized for improving grades from 2nd quarter or maintaining good grades. Thank you to program sponsors: BRHS Key Club, BR Educational Foundation, and Kiwanis Club of FC!
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Too many State Troopers have lost their lives by drivers not following the law. Scott’s Law mandates all vehicles must reduce speed, change lanes if possible, and proceed with caution when approaching any stopped vehicle with flashing emergency lights. https://5il.co/77dc
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Updated job postings can be viewed at http://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
BR Educational Foundation will have a cake walk at the Daddy Daughter Dance this Saturday night at 7 p.m. If you would like to donate desserts, please bring items to the BRHS Old Gym that evening from 6:30 pm. Proceeds go to educational grants for classrooms. Thanks so much!
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Prom right is around the corner and we want to ensure our children stay safe & sober! DeWitt-Piatt Co. Health Dept. asks parents to take this survey provision of alcohol to HS students. Information will be kept confidential. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/English_Survey_BRHS
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
The Jr. High track meet in Ridgeview tonight has been cancelled and there is NO practice today after school either.
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Homeless children have equal access to the same public education, including preschool, as other students. BR Schools work to address any barriers that may negatively affect a child's education. Call 309-928-9141 for assistance. Details are available at https://5il.co/621q
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Congratulations to newly elected BR board members Chelsie Leffelman & Carlos Burton, & re-elected incumbent Dale Schneman! Thank you to outgoing board members Matt Althaus, Curt Homann, & Justin Otto for dedicated service. The new board will be seated April 29.#BlueRidgeTogether
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The Daddy Daughter Dance is set for Sat., Apr. 6 from 7-9 pm at Blue Ridge High School. Join us for a great time. Details are posted at https://5il.co/6sq8.
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Free preschool screenings at Schneider on April 11 & 12. This is for children who are 3 or 4 at the time of the screening. Call Mary at 928-2611 to schedule an appt or for any questions. For more info go to http://www.blueridge18.org/article/100626?org=blue-ridge-cusd-18
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Attached is a press release from the athletic conference for BRHS regarding a name change for the conference. We are Lincoln Prairie Conference, beginning in 19-20! https://5il.co/73kn
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
BR Educational Foundation will have a cake walk at the Daddy Daughter Dance this Saturday night at 7 p.m. If you would like to donate desserts, please bring items to the BRHS Old Gym that evening from 6:30 pm. Proceeds go to educational grants for classrooms. Thanks so much!
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The Daddy Daughter Dance is set for Sat., Apr. 6 from 7-9 pm at Blue Ridge High School. Join us for a great time. Details are posted at https://5il.co/6sq8
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Blue Ridge is very well represented in the 2019 News-Gazette Design An Ad. Congratulations to Alicen Herald, Megan Schumacher, Polly Reynolds, Brayden Evans, Elise Swanstrom, Hannah Cole, Kalyn Warner, Kallee Steinkamp, and Sarah Whitehouse! #BlueRidgeTogether
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Nancy Hoffman
Today’s softball and baseball games have been cancelled.
about 1 year ago, Nancy Hoffman
Susan Wilson
Congratulations to Katie Bowns, Meah Carter and Jenna Mozingo for being named to the News-Gazette All-Area Honorable Mention Team! Way to represent! #BlueRidgeTogether
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The Bloomington Area Career Center is a valuable asset for students from Blue Ridge High School. See the latest information from BACC in their spring newsletter, now posted at https://5il.co/6zyz. Have a very happy spring break!
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Lights, Camera, Cook! registration is open to all 4th-8th graders and will begin on Thursday after Spring Break. If you like to cook, create videos, or be the star in a video, this session is for you! Visit go.illinois.edu/dmp and register soon!
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Let’s Get Growing registration is open to all K-5 graders and will begin on Wednesday after Spring Break. Activities will include outdoor/gym time, cooking, and gardening. Visit go.illinois.edu/dmp and register soon!
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
The most recent job postings can be viewed at http://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
The Superintendent's Monthly Message for March is now posted at https://5il.co/6zmg. Have a great day!
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Spring Break is soon upon us with Summer soon to follow. Let's keep our kids involved in healthy activities. Set aside time to be with our youth and just talk to them. Parents: We have the power to be a positive support system for our youth! https://5il.co/6yjt
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Blue Ridge's own Dr. Stanifer, Mrs. Nichols, and Mrs. Parsons at the Women in Education Leading and Learning (WELL) Summit in Springfield yesterday! Way to Represent! #BlueRidgeTogether #ILWellSummit
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Sub Bus Drivers NEEDED!!!!!! Call Paulette or Jessi @ 309-928-2150 if interested or for more information.
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Don't forget the BREF Daddy Daughter Dance on April 6. See https://5il.co/6sq8 for more details!
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
Our Kids Heart Challenge Assembly was a success! Our Schneider students raised over $11,500 for the American Heart Association. Our students worked so hard to provide for a good cause. So proud of these young Knights!!
about 1 year ago, Ryan Peyton
Kristi Woliung
Updated job postings can be found at http://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
about 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
The Backpack Food Program provides weekend provisions for students at risk of hunger. Volunteers are needed for food packaging 1:30-3 PM in the BRHS Ag Shop on 3/13, 4/17, 5/15. Come by and lend a hand if you can!
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Justin Otto has resigned from the BR School Board. The Board is accepting applications from interested individuals (qualifications: 18 years old, district resident for 1 year). Send letter of interest and resume to District Office, 411 N. John St., Farmer City 61842 by April 5.
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
BRHS Parents: Please take a minute to complete the survey from DeWitt/Piatt Co. Health Department at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7MDQM9M. This survey looks at parent provision of alcohol to High School aged students. All responses are kept confidential. Thank you!
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Please share: The Blue Ridge Educational Foundation Daddy Daughter Dance has been scheduled for a new date: Saturday, April 6 at BRHS Moore Gym. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Dance is from 7-9 pm. Join us for dancing, snacks, raffle and cake walk. See details at https://5il.co/6sq8
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The local Angel Tree provided over 85 children with Christmas gifts and other needed items. Angel Tree volunteers are already gearing up for next year. To read many more details on the good work of this group, go to https://5il.co/6slm. Thanks to all who supported Angel Tree!
about 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
See all the ways to stay informed about BR Schools at http://5il.co/2oct
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Who wants to be the next Food Vlogger Star? 4-H STEAM Club presents Lights, Camera, Cook! a hands-on cooking club for BR 4-8th graders. Meetings are at BRIJHS on Thursdays, 4/4-5/2, 3:15-5:15 pm. Sign up by 3/29 at go.illinois.edu/dmp. Email questions to kleissjm@illinois.edu.
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Important, please read: We have had a few reports within the last day of a resurfacing social media and internet presence known as the "Momo Challenge". A letter regarding this serious issue was sent home with students today. It is also posted at https://5il.co/6qnx
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Updated job postings can be found at http://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
John lawrence
There may have been some confusion but the winter sports banquet will begin at 6:00 pm in the old gym at Blue Ridge High School
over 1 year ago, John lawrence
Kristi Woliung
Kindergarten Registration and Orientation will be held on Tues, Mar 12 @ 6pm. Call the Schneider Office at 309-928-2611 with questions or go to http://www.blueridge18.org/article/92490?org=blue-ridge-cusd-18
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Free preschool screenings at Schneider on April 11 & 12. This is for children who are 3 or 4 at the time of the screening. Call Mary at 928-2611 to schedule an appt or for any questions. For more info go to http://www.blueridge18.org/article/92492?org=blue-ridge-cusd-18
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Weather Spotter Training - March 27. See the flier at https://5il.co/6p2k for more details.
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Blue Ridge places great importance on supporting students as they grow and develop socially and emotionally. For an updated list of supports available, go to http://5il.co/20s8
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Correction on Supt. Monthly Message: One of the teachers honored by the Chamber of Commerce was incorrectly identified. For the updated version go to https://5il.co/6n9j
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Superintendent's Monthly Message for February is now posted at https://5il.co/6n9j. Have a great evening!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The 2018-19 school calendar has been updated and is posted at http://5il.co/2uv7. As of now, June 4 is the last day of school, June 5 is Teacher Institute, and we have 1 emergency day left. The calendar for 2019-20 is also available at http://5il.co/2uv8
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
Schneider Kids Heart Challenge Update! We have 76 students that have joined our school's team already and have already raised $4,600 online as a school! GET REGISTERED today at: http://www2.heart.org/goto/Schneider_FarmerCity If we can get 50% of our students (122) registered online, we will earn an extra $300 certificate for FREE P.E. Equipment!!! We are already more than halfway there!
over 1 year ago, Ryan Peyton
Kristi Woliung
Free preschool screenings at Schneider on April 11 & 12. This is for children who are 3 or 4 at the time of the screening. Call Mary at 928-2611 to schedule an appt or for any questions. For more info go to http://www.blueridge18.org/article/90722?org=blue-ridge-cusd-18
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Agendas are posted for the upcoming Board of Education meeting on Feb 20 and the 3rd annual Blue Ridge Connect event on Feb 25. Check them out at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1000247
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Kindergarten Registration and Orientation will be held on Tues, Mar 12 @ 6pm. Call the Schneider Office at 309-928-2611 with questions or go to http://www.blueridge18.org/article/89989?org=blue-ridge-cusd-18 for more information.
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
BR Board of Education is hosting the 3rd Annual BR Connect Mon, Feb 25, 6-8 pm at BRIJHS, Mansfield. This evening is an opportunity to give us your thoughts. The flier is at https://5il.co/68fp. RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BlueRidgeConnect. We hope you join us!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
For Gr. 6-8: Want to use cameras and lighting to shoot videos? Want to edit videos? Want to be the next video star? The 4-H STEAM Club is looking for kids that want to cook, eat and produce videos! Sign up for Lights, Camera, Cook! by 2/19 at web.extension.illinois.edu/dmp
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
K-5 students Let’s Get Growing is Wednesdays, February 20-March 20 Kids will learn do gardening and cooking activities. Register by 2/18 at web.extension.illinois.edu/dmp
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
BR appreciates all who filled out the snow day survey. Results are posted at https://5il.co/6i85. This information will be used as we look at options such as remote learning days. For more info on the how/why/when of emergency days, go to https://5il.co/6i8g. Have a great week!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The Backpack Food Program provides weekend provisions for students at risk of hunger. Volunteers are needed for food packaging 1:30-3 PM in the BRHS Ag Shop on 2/13, 3/13, 4/17, 5/15. Come by and lend a hand if you can!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
K-1 students celebrated 100 days of school today! Kindergarten students showcased their 100 day projects during their morning parade and K-1 students were engaged in several hands-on learning activities throughout the morning.
over 1 year ago, Ryan Peyton
Susan Wilson
Homeless children have equal access to the same public education, including preschool, as other students. BR Schools work to address any barriers that may negatively affect a child's education. Call 309-928-9141 for assistance. Details are available at https://5il.co/621q
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Blue Ridge celebrates National School Counselor Week! We are so grateful for our dedicated and caring counselors, Leslie Whitehouse and Cara Wells! If you get a chance, thank them for all they do for our students and families!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Blue Ridge is a proud partner with the U of I Extension Programs. We work together to provide after school enrichment programs for our students such as the Food Challenge and Coding. Here's a link to the Extension's annual report: https://5il.co/6h8g
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
Schneider Elementary is kicking off our “Kids Heart Challenge”! You can find more information at https://bit.ly/2E17pud
over 1 year ago, Ryan Peyton
Kristi Woliung
Job Postings for the 2019-2020 school term can be found at http://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Kindergarten Registration and Orientation will be held on Tues, Mar 12 @ 6pm. Call the Schneider Office at 309-928-2611 with questions or go to http://www.blueridge18.org/article/87562?org=blue-ridge-cusd-18 for more information.
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Update on Thursday evening events for Blue Ridge: BRIJHS volleyball and scholastic bowl are cancelled. BRHS Girls Basketball Game is still on. Scholastic Bowl is postponed until Feb. 11. Barring unforseen circumstances, school is on for Friday!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Kindergarten Registration and Orientation will be held on Tues, Mar 12 @ 6pm. Call the Schneider Office at 309-928-2611 with questions or go to http://www.blueridge18.org/article/86512?org=blue-ridge-cusd-18 for more information.
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
KEY CLUB/KIWANIS CHILI SUPPER, Friday, Feb. 8, 5 -7 p.m. at BRHS. $5 per person for chili (and all the fixings), drink and dessert. Proceeds will go toward community service projects. Come out for some delicious Imo's chili - a good deal for a great cause!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Due to a housefire on the west side of Farmer City, school buses #52 and 28 need to be re-routed. Students on the South and West sides of Farmer City will be delivered a little later than usual. (Tuesday, Jan. 29 afternoon.)
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Flag Clinic will not be performing tonight. The basketball game for tonight got postponed.
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Nancy Hoffman
Blue Ridge Boys Basketball game for tonight, Jan. 29 has been canceled. It will be rescheduled for a later date.
over 1 year ago, Nancy Hoffman
Susan Wilson
Dangerous windchills late tonight thru Thurs AM. Temps may rise Thurs PM. School & evening events cancelled Wed, Jan. 30; school cancelled Thurs, Jan. 31. Decisions made by noon Thurs about PM events. Short Term Sub Training and evening events are still on for today, Tuesday.
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Back by popular demand! Join us Sat., Feb. 23 at Blue Ridge High School for the 2nd Annual "A Knight to Remember". This memorable evening includes dinner at 5-7 pm and Talent Show and Auction at 7:15 pm. Details can be found at https://5il.co/6cef.
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
ATTENTION: Flag Clinic performance time has been moved up due to a game time change. Please arrive at 7 and meet in old gym.
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
We are asking for input on various options used for school when we have bad weather days. Please take a minute to fill out the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LateStartsToSchool.
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Evening events: BRHS: LOVC Varsity BBB Tournament game at Arcola vs Arcola tonight is still on as scheduled. Bus leaves at 4:30 p.m. BRIJHS: No evening events or practices. Have a good weekend!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Blue Ridge is cancelling school today due to extreme cold. Stay safe and warm.
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
15 students from BRHS will be showing their artwork at Illinois State University. Their work was accepted into the juried show for Central Illinois High School Art Exhibition. The show is at University Galleries in downtown Normal and will run from February 2-16.
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Roads are icy at present time. Temps should rise & conditions improve to dismiss at normal time at end of day. We plan to keep AM PreK at school, feed lunch, send home when K-12 dismisses. PreK parents may check their child out of school if prefer. PM PreK is cancelled.
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
BR Board of Education is hosting the 3rd Annual BR Connect Mon, Feb 25, 6-8 pm at BRIJHS, Mansfield. This evening is an opportunity to give us your thoughts. The flier is at https://5il.co/68fp. RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BlueRidgeConnect. We hope you join us!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Stay informed about all things Blue Ridge! Check out the options at http://5il.co/2oct
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Superintendent's Monthly Message for January is now posted at https://5il.co/68d5
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Blue Ridge CUSD #18 V/VJ scholastic bowl quad for tonight has been post-poned to Feb. 6th.
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
BR Evening Events will be held as scheduled: BRIJHS Volleyball match is at home. 7th grade boys basketball play at Heyworth at 5 p.m. with bus leaving at 3:50 p.m. BRHS Girls Basketball at LOVC Tourney is on for tonight. Bus at 4:15 p.m.
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Due to inclement weather, school is cancelled for Blue Ridge today, Thursday, January 17. Status of evening events will be determined by noon today.
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The Backpack Food Program provides weekend provisions for students at risk of hunger. Volunteers are needed for food packaging 1:30-3 PM in the BRHS Ag Shop on 1/16, 2/13, 3/13, 4/17, 5/15. Come by and lend a hand if you can!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Tonight’s HS basketball game has been canceled due to weather. We will reschedule Ryan Albin night and send out the new date when it is available. Stay safe and warm!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The January newsletter for DOVE is now posted at https://5il.co/6640. DOVE is an area agency that supports individuals who are dealing with domestic violence, homelessness, and other challenges. Volunteers and resources are always welcome.
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Ever thought about becoming a substitute teacher but didn't know where to start? Join us for an informational meeting and Short Term Sub training on January 29 to see what it's all about. More details can be found at https://5il.co/63bt
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
As we move forward into a new year we set new goals, plan new and exciting activities, & start with a fresh slate. Engaging in positive communication and setting healthy boundaries with your teen is a great way to help you both achieve success in the new year. https://5il.co/62vj
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
4-H STEAM Club presents Spark Tank! BRJHS 6-8th graders are invited to identify a school issue and present a solution to funders- Shark-Tank Style. Thursdays 1/10-2/7, 3:15-5:15pm. Sign up by 1/7 at go.illinois.edu/dmp. Email questions to kleissjm@illinois.edu.
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Children without a regular, adequate nighttime residence are considered homeless, as are unaccompanied youth not in the custody of a parent/guardian. If you know someone who needs support due to homelessness, call 309-928-9141 for help. For more info, go to https://5il.co/621q
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
4-H Afterschool- All Things STEM including edible science, aerospace, and engineering challenges. K-2 has 6 openings and 3-5 has 11 openings. Wednesdays 1/9-2/13, 3:30-4:45pm. Sign up by 1/7 at go.illinois.edu/dmp. Email questions to kleissjm@illinois.edu.
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Happy New Year to the Blue Ridge Community! Teachers will be returning on January 2nd for professional development and work on curriculum and instruction. School resumes for students on January 3rd. It's going to be a great 2nd semester!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Congratulations to Hannah Brackenhoff for making the News-Gazette All-State Volleyball Team Honorable Mention 100! http://www.news-gazette.com/sports/prep-sports/2018-12-26/37th-news-gazette-all-state-volleyball-team.html
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
BR 6th-8th graders: 4-H STEAM Club presents Spark Tank! BR 6-8th graders are invited to identify a school issue and present a solution to funders- Shark-Tank Style. Thurs. 1/10-2/7, 3:15-5:15pm. Sign up by 1/7 at go.illinois.edu/dmp. Email questions to kleissjm@illinois.edu.
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
The Superintendent's Monthly Update for December is available at https://5il.co/60kq. Have a wonderful holiday break!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Supper with Santa pictures are posted at https://www.facebook.com/962779150497789/posts/1890490204393341/ Many thanks to Blue Ridge Educational Foundation and all the volunteers for hosting this event!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season upon us the We are More Campaign is reminding parents to slow down, spend extra quality time with your teens and have a safe and healthy holiday season. https://5il.co/5rcj
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The Bloomington Area Career Center Winter Spotlight Newsletter is now posted at https://5il.co/5yz6
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Cheer, Cheer everybody cheer! Don't forget that cheer clinic forms are due to any school office by this Wednesday!! Clinic is offered to students in grades K-6th. See the link for more details and print from there! https://5il.co/5uc4
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Congratulations to Keegan Lyle and Brady Massengale for making the News-Gazette All-Area Honorable Mention Team for Football! Go Knights! http://www.news-gazette.com/sports/prep-sports/2018-12-16/2018-all-area-football-teams.html
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
It's foggy out there. For safety's sake, our buses will be taking it a little slower this afternoon, so may be running later than usual as they deliver their riders.
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The Backpack Food Program provides weekend provisions for students at risk of hunger. Volunteers are needed for food packaging 1:30-3 PM in the BRHS Ag Shop on 12/14(FRI), 1/16, 2/13, 3/13, 4/17, 5/15. Come by and lend a hand if you can!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Parents/Guardians: Please take a minute to do the Climate/Culture survey about our schools. A note was sent out last week with details (view at https://5il.co/5ro4). Survey link: https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/89814/p45670
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
BRHS Cheerleaders are hosting a cheer clinic for students currently in Kindergarten-6th grade on January 5th. Check out the flier for more details and how to sign up! https://5il.co/5uc4
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season upon us the We are More Campaign is reminding parents to slow down, spend extra quality time with your teens and have a safe and healthy holiday season. https://5il.co/5rcj
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
Here’s a look at tonight’s K/1 music program “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”. Awesome performance by our students. Another great production by Mr. Davito!
over 1 year ago, Ryan Peyton
Susan Wilson
Reminder for school board candidates that the petition filing period began today and will continue until next Monday, December 17. pic.twitter.com/TUIJAjZLJq
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
John lawrence
The High School Parent Advisory Council will hold it's December Meeting on Wednesday, December 12th at 6:00 in the Commons.
over 1 year ago, John lawrence
Ryan Peyton
Our Pre-K “Growing Together” event took place this evening. Such a fun night! Thank you to all our Pre-K families for attending.
over 1 year ago, Ryan Peyton
Susan Wilson
BR Parents/Guardians: From Dec. 11 thru Feb. 15, we are conducting a climate and culture survey of parents, teachers, and gr. 3-12 students to gather your opinions on our schools. Go to https://5il.co/5ro4 for details. This letter will also be sent home with students this week.
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Andrea Weedman
Report IT is posted as a Quick Link at the bottom of the BR18 website. This form allows individuals to proactively share important or concerning info with select personnel and administration regarding school safety or possible threats. https://goo.gl/forms/vEvAkAxNFRthVo7t2
over 1 year ago, Andrea Weedman
Susan Wilson
Mr. Seneca's Class complete's garage #22. Great job!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Here's a link to the many ways to stay up-to-date on Blue Ridge Schools: http://5il.co/2oct
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Andrea Weedman
BRIJHS Parents: We've recently had some phone line changes at the Mansfield campus. Please program in the main number 217-489-5201 on your contact list and use this number when you are trying to contact BRIJHS. This number, the main phone line, has not changed. Thanks!
over 1 year ago, Andrea Weedman
John lawrence
Congratulations to the Blue Ridge High School Students who placed in the Local Voice of Democracy Contest: First Place- Kaitlyn Bradford, Second Place- Madi Houser, Third Place- Sarah Whitehouse, and 4th Place- Cody Philips.
over 1 year ago, John lawrence
Ryan Peyton
Congratulations to our November Principal Luncheon students at Schneider Elementary! Thank you for being good role models and modeling our respect rules.
over 1 year ago, Ryan Peyton
Susan Wilson
Three positions for the BR Board of Education are up for election in April 2019. For those interested in running for election, petitions will be due to the DeWitt County Clerk's office Dec. 10-17, 2018. The 2019 Candidate Guide is posted at http://5il.co/55pw.
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) selected Dec 3 this year for their “Dining In” Day. This day is to encourage families to eat at home, instead of dining out. For more info, visit: https://www.aafcs.org/fcsday/home.
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Take a peek at the job openings available! http://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Ryan Peyton
Students in Mrs. Wilkinson’s 3rd grade class are participating in their daily classroom meeting. What a great way to problem solve and promote a positive classroom community!
over 1 year ago, Ryan Peyton
Kristi Woliung
Save the date for Supper with Santa at Schneider on December 14! Pizza and cookies will be served along with some holiday activities planned. Be sure to come in your pajamas!! More info can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/491387244675789/
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Congratulations to Nick Becker, Brenden Flannell, Troyer Gilman, and Tyler Maxwell for making the News-Gazette Alll-Area Honorable Mention Soccer Team! http://www.news-gazette.com/sports/prep-sports/2018-11-25/2018-all-area-all-conference-boys-soccer-teams.html
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
John lawrence
Congratulations to the 89 High School Students who received a Gondola Lunch for having No Late or Missing Assignments from the October 15th through November 9th!
over 1 year ago, John lawrence
Susan Wilson
Some of our students participated in the Kirby Medical Center 2018 Holiday Card contest. Brenna Light, in Ms. Sedberry's 4th grade class, was chosen as a finalist and will be invited to ride on the Kirby Christmas Parade float with her holiday card! Congratulations, Brenna!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Ms. Dickman's 1st grade class is thankful for PIE! The class won a pizza party for having the most participation for the Knight Walk. We appreciate P.I.E. for making this possible!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
IASB Field Services director Larry Dirks, BR Board Secretary Franci Miller, and Superintendent Susan Wilson presented today on Board-Superintendent Relations at the Illinois School Board conference in Chicago!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Save the date for Supper with Santa at Schneider on December 14! Pizza and cookies will be served along with some holiday activities planned. Be sure to come in your pajamas!! More info can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/491387244675789/
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
BR appreciates the work of our school board members! #ThankABoardMember
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The Superintendent's Monthly Update is now posted at https://5il.co/5mrp . Have a great day!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Everyone is safe. This morning a bus slid into a ditch near DeLand. Our mechanic pulled the bus out and followed it on the rest of the route. Minor damage occurred to a panel behind the rear tire. We are especially thankful for our bus & maintenance crews on days like today!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
Don’t forget about tomorrow’s Senior Citizen and Grandparents Thanksgiving Luncheon! If we have inclement weather and school is cancelled, we will move the luncheon to Friday, November 16th.
over 1 year ago, Ryan Peyton
Susan Wilson
Celebrating the leadership of the BR School Board! #ThankABoardMember
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
BRHS Parents: Please take 3 minutes to complete this very short survey and give the Coalition for Bright Future’s your opinion on which Parent Campaign Posters you like best! For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/WEAREMOREpcmhc/ https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LVP8JGM
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Tomorrow is the day for a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner for Senior Citizens and Grandparents. Please join us in the BRHS old gym, starting at 11 am. $2.75 per person at the door. Call 309-928-2611 to reserve your seat! See the flier for more details http://5il.co/5ft9
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
One stop shop to sign up to become a substitute teacher. Check out the details!
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Happy Board Member Appreciation to Justin Otto, Dale Schneman, Franci Miller, Curt Homann, Dion Lathrom, and Kenna Dunlap Johnson, and Matt Althaus! #ThankABoardMember
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
Thank you to all our veterans for attending today’s luncheon and assembly at Schneider Elementary!
over 1 year ago, Ryan Peyton
Susan Wilson
Happy Board Member Appreciation! We are celebrating the volunteers who serve our community as members of the BR Board of Education! We appreciate Justin Otto, Dale Schneman, Franci Miller, Curt Homann, Dion Lathrom, and Kenna Dunlap Johnson, and Matt Althaus! #ThankABoardMember
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Just a friendly reminder not to block driveways when parking on John Street near the Farmer City schools. Thanks so much!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
There has been a change to the time frame for the climate and culture surveys we will be giving to parents, students, and teachers. The surveys will be sent out after December 11 and will be due by Feb. 15. Watch for more information closer to the time.
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
BRIJHS honors our veterans!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
The agenda for the Regular Board Meeting on 11/14/18 is posted at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1000247
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
The Backpack Food Program provides weekend provisions for students at risk of hunger. Volunteers are needed for food packaging 1:30-3 PM in the BRHS Ag Shop on 11/14, 12/14, 1/16, 2/13, 3/13, 4/17, 5/15. Come by and lend a hand if you can!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The FC Chamber of Commerce will again be recognizing Blue Ridge Teachers and Staff Members of the Year at their annual meeting. This is a great way to recognize someone for going above and beyond.To nominate, please complete the form at https://goo.gl/forms/oavXtqEbHxCGxpaj1
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Blue Ridge schools are engaged in continuous improvement. Parent feedback is essential to the process. A text will go out Nov. 15 that links you to a survey due mid-December. Responses will be used to learn about your expectations for our schools. We hope you'll take part!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Parents/Guardians: Just a friendly reminder as winter approaches: Please check your contact info in Q. The phone/email contact system pulls the latest info from Q each night. You should be able to make your own changes, but call the school if you have trouble. Have a great day!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Blue Ridge CUSD 18
Blue Ridge Volleyball is selling t-shirts to commemorate their record breaking season, 6 time regional championship and 3 time Sweet 16. Orders are due Nov. 20th. Congratulations to the Volleyball team, Coach Miles and Coach Moak. Tradition never graduates! http://5il.co/5iuc
over 1 year ago, Blue Ridge CUSD 18
Kristi Woliung
No plans this Friday evening? Come to BRIJHS to watch The Hobbitt, performed by all ages of BR students. Performance starts at 7 pm and general admission is $10/ticket. See the flier for more details http://5il.co/5ie6
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
This morning the BRHS driver's ed van was hit from behind as it was stopped to turn left onto Allen Street from Rt. 54 in FC. Thankfully no one appears to be seriously injured, but we continue to monitor those involved. Thanks to local first responders for assisting at the scene.
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Angel Tree applications can still be turned in. Pick up an application in any school office or at the Farmer City Public Library. For more information go to http://5il.co/5iat
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
The Illinois School Report Card for 2017-18 has been released. Information for our school district and each school can be found at https://IllinoisReportCard.com or under "Documents" at www.blueridge18.org.
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
STEAM Club will have a culminating event, 4H Family Food Challenge, on Nov.7 at Schneider School. A spaghetti meal will be served at 6pm. Family Food Challenge begins at 6:30 pm. Only 100 seats are available! See the flyer at http://5il.co/5dir to register.
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
Brooklyn Hardesty, 2nd grader in Mrs. Burns' room, had her writing published in the Flying Horse! Congrats, Brooklyn! You can view her piece at https://bit.ly/2P3L0Ug.
over 1 year ago, Ryan Peyton
Susan Wilson
Mrs. Parson's class leads the pledge (https://youtu.be/M0SYX_UF_nk) just before the annual Schneider School Halloween Parade (https://youtu.be/yS4JZ3q826U) - October 2018!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
BRHS reached their fundraising goal for UNICEF and Operation Christmas Child, so Mr. Duke got a pie in the face. Thanks to Shelby Arndt for doing the honors!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Senior Citizens and Grandparents-Please join us at BRHS for Thanksgiving Dinner on November 15th! See the flier for more details http://5il.co/5ft9
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Nancy Hoffman
Just a reminder: The Sectional Final tomorrow night, Oct. 31 between Blue Ridge and Flanagan-Cornell is at 5:30 p. m.
over 1 year ago, Nancy Hoffman
Blue Ridge CUSD 18
There is now a mobile app available for Qmlativ! If you have the current Skyward mobile app you need to delete it before installing the new one. To find the new app search your app store for Skyward Mobile Access. Click this link for more information https://goo.gl/tQrxBR
over 1 year ago, Blue Ridge CUSD 18
Susan Wilson
Wondering how to stay informed about Blue Ridge Schools? Take a look at http://5il.co/2oct
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Challenger Learning Center at Heartland College is planning a Community Day on Sat., Nov. 3, 9-noon (come and go). Families with children 5 and older are invited to this free event at the Astroth Community Education Center, Room 1200. Register at http://www.heartland.edu/clc/
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Bloomington Area Career Center students are participating in the World Skills competition. This is a tremendous accomplishment for BACC. Blue Ridge students are fortunate to be a part of such a high value programs! For more details: http://5il.co/5ezi
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Not sure what to have for supper tomorrow night? Dine in/carry out at Monicals to help support the FCBC. Must have flier at dine in or state flier at carry out. Print the flier here: https://farmercitybaseballcorporation.weebly.com/uploads/8/1/6/6/81663854/monicals_flier.pdf
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Check out the updated job postings! Teachers, coaches, individual aides, nurses and subs wanted. http://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Happy Principal Appreciation Week, Mr. Peyton!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
Mrs. Wrestler’s 2nd grade students learning about colors and abstract art. Here they are creating their “Kandinsky” inspired collages!
over 1 year ago, Ryan Peyton
Susan Wilson
Sign up now for after school clubs: K-2nd and 3rd-5th will have Art Club after school on Wednesdays. Flyer posted at http://5il.co/5diu. 6th-8th will have Coding Club after school on Thursdays. Flyer posted at http://5il.co/5dit.
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Happy Principal Principals Appreciation Week, Mrs. Nichols!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
STEAM Club will have a culminating event, 4H Family Food Challenge, on Nov.7 at Schneider School. A spaghetti meal will be served at 6pm. Family Food Challenge begins at 6:30 pm. Only 100 seats are available! See the flyer at http://5il.co/5dir to register.
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
The students and staff of Schneider Elementary School cordially invite all Veterans to attend a special program in their honor. The program will be held in the Moore Gym at Blue Ridge High School at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 12, 2018. Veterans and their families are also invited to join us for lunch from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Please RSVP for lunch to the Schneider School office at 309-928-2611 by Friday, November 2nd. No RSVP needed for those coming to the program only.
over 1 year ago, Ryan Peyton
Susan Wilson
Happy Principal Appreciation Week, Mr. Lawrence
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Angel Tree is still accepting application. Contact any school office to pick one up. Questions can be directed to Lynda Harman @ 309-846-8500.
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Oct. 22-26 is Principal Appreciation Week. BR is blessed with great principals for our schools. Mr. Lawrence, Mrs. Nichols, and Mr. Peyton care about our students and community! If you get a chance, let them know that you appreciate the work they do!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The Superintendent's Monthly Update for October is now posted at http://5il.co/5br7. Lots of great things happening at Blue Ridge!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Updated job postings can be found at http://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Hungry? Come out on October 30 to Monical's to help support the FC Baseball Corporation. Must have flier for donation to be applied.
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
The Backpack Food Program provides weekend provisions for students at risk of hunger. Volunteers are needed for food packaging 1:30-3 PM in the BRHS Ag Shop on 9/12, 10/17, 11/14, 12/14, 1/16, 2/13, 3/13, 4/17, 5/15. Come by and lend a hand if you can!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Andrea Weedman
Our Knight Walk tradition will be quite chilly tomorrow morning. Please dress your child accordingly for the 40 degree temperatures. Go Knights!
over 1 year ago, Andrea Weedman
Susan Wilson
October is principal appreciation month! We are thankful for the high quality principals we have at Blue Ridge. Here is a video from the Illinois State Superintendent honoring the work of principals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j42mfDdezl4
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Andrea Weedman
Mark your calendars! BRIJHS Drama Club presents The Hobbit on Friday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. Call 217-489-5201 to reserve your tickets today!
over 1 year ago, Andrea Weedman
Nancy Hoffman
Due to Homecoming activities there will be NO Parent Advisory Committee Meeting tonight. We will meet again next month.
over 1 year ago, Nancy Hoffman
Susan Wilson
Three positions for the BR Board of Education are up for election in April 2019. For those interested in running for election, petitions will be due to the DeWitt County Clerk's office Dec. 10-17, 2018. The 2019 Candidate Guide is posted at http://5il.co/55pw.
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Great day of professional development. BR Faculty learning about Restorative Practices.
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Remember the benefit for Kade Nichols, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. at the FC Raceway Expo Building!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Andrea Weedman
Do you have pictures that would be great for our yearbooks? Upload pics for consideration here: https://www.replayit.com/#/home Questions? Please contact mhardesty@blueridge18.org for the PreK-8 yearbook and athacker@blueridge18.org for the BRHS yearbook.
over 1 year ago, Andrea Weedman
Susan Wilson
The Bloomington Area Career Center fall newsletter is now posted at http://5il.co/53wk. Check out the latest news from this valuable resource for our high schoolers!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Angel Tree application deadline is October 19. Contact any school office to pick one up. Questions can be directed to Lynda Harman @ 309-846-8500.
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Safe Sitter Class scheduled from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 om Clinton. More details are available at http://5il.co/53i3
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Check out the updated job opportunities posted at http://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Thank you, Blue Ridge Educational Foundation, for purchasing a new Viewsonic interactive whiteboard for Mrs. Lagle's high school math classes!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Andrea Weedman
The Revised District Budget for July '18-June '19 has been posted at http://5il.co/515j Files like this can be found at blueridge18.org --> Menu --> Documents
over 1 year ago, Andrea Weedman
Susan Wilson
It's important to prevent student absences whenever possible. Some absences are unavoidable, such as serious or contagious illness. But some may be preventable. Going to school every day matters for success in school and life!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Don't miss out on fun after school programs - registration is due this Sunday! Gr. 6-8 Cooking with Miss Tonya http://5il.co/4xlp, or Agademics for gr. K-2 and gr. 3-5 http://5il.co/4xj4. Sign up today!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Power and phones are back on in Mansfield
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Andrea Weedman
Power is out in Mansfield. If you need to reach the Mansfield campus, please call the district office. 309-928-9141
over 1 year ago, Andrea Weedman
Kristi Woliung
Updated job postings are posted on our website. Check them out at http://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Superintendent's Monthly Message for September is now posted at http://5il.co/4xqp. Lots of good news to share. Have a wonderful day!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Check out the flyer for Blue Ridge STEAM Club for grades 6-8! Session 1 is 4-H Food Challenge and Session 2 is Coding. Details at http://5il.co/4xlp
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Check out the Ag-ademics flyer for grades K-2 and 3-5. Deadline to sign up is tomorrow! http://5il.co/4xj4
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Congratulations to Melissa Ward for being named Teacher of the Week in the News-Gazette. Great article. BR Teachers Rock! SERIOUSLY SILLY - News-Gazette http://news-gazette.il.newsmemory.com/publink.php?shareid=211e217f9
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
NEW! NEW! Short-Term Sub Teachers (STS). A STS license may be obtained by having an associate's degree or show completion of 60 semester hours of college coursework. Find out all of the details on how to become a short-term sub at http://roe17.org/licensure/substitute-teaching
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Ryan Peyton
Schneider’s Open House/Health and Safety Fair/Book Fair will be Thursday, 9/20, from 6-8 p.m. Come out and enjoy a fun, family friendly evening!
over 1 year ago, Ryan Peyton
Kristi Woliung
Agendas for the Special Budget Hearing and Regular Board Meeting on 9/19/18 are posted at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1000247
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
​Updated job openings are posted at http://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Ryan Peyton
Spirit Friday!!! Our high school athletes visited and greeted Schneider students this morning. Thank you, high school students, for promoting school spirit and Knight pride! #knightnation
over 1 year ago, Ryan Peyton
Susan Wilson
Good attendance helps children do well in school and eventually in the workplace. Absences represent lost opportunities to learn in the classroom. As early as PreK and kindergarten, good attendance helps students stay on the path to academic success.
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Board of Education, Insurance Committee will meet on Sept 21, 2018, at 7:30 a.m. Details can be found at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicMeetingMaterials.aspx?ak=1000247&mk=50302416
over 1 year ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
The Backpack Food Program provides weekend provisions for students at risk of hunger. Volunteers are needed for food packaging 1:30-3 PM in the BRHS Ag Shop on 9/12, 10/17, 11/14, 12/14, 1/16, 2/13, 3/13, 4/17, 5/15. Come by and lend a hand if you can!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Power is back up and you should be able to call your child’s school if necessary. Have a good weekend!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Soccer is canceled for weekend. All other activities are going on as scheduled.
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Power is out in FC for 2+ hours so no phone or internet at school. To get a message to schools call 217-489-5201. Dismissal at normal time.
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Warner Hospital's Health and Wellness Fair is scheduled for Sept. 13, 5-7 p.m. in the hospital's parking lot. For more information: http://5il.co/4r5w
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Improving attendance is an essential, cost-effective way to ensure our students are on-track to learn and succeed. Chronic absence is an early warning sign of academic trouble. Working together, we can give our students the strongest opportunities for success!
over 1 year ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
We had a great day at Schneider Elementary celebrating our “Respect” rules! Students attended an assembly featuring a Respect skit by our BR Thespian Troupe. Students also participated in several other activities highlighting our Respect rules! We are off to a great start!
almost 2 years ago, Ryan Peyton
Susan Wilson
Special congratulations to BR PreK program for earning GOLD from the state's most recent evaluation. Amazing accomplishment by our PreK Team! Go Knights! For more information go to http://5il.co/4ntd
almost 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Blue Ridge CUSD 18
All payments can now be completed online! If you have more than one student go to the food service tile for an individual student. Once in it click make payment and it will take you to Revtrak where you can make payments for all your students.
almost 2 years ago, Blue Ridge CUSD 18
Susan Wilson
Congratulations to BR FFA Member, Ellie Paulsrud for receiving a Gold Rating at the National FFA Level! This is the highest rating below being a National Finalist and we are proud of the hard work she has put in her SAE to receive this recognition. Way to go!
almost 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Here is some info on a couple of events and sign ups in our area! 4H family fun night info: http://5il.co/4mvd; Intertribal Powwow info: http://5il.co/4mvf; and info on Girl Scout sign ups: http://5il.co/4mve
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Very nice article on BR Volleyball player Avery Fisher! Go Knights! http://news-gazette.il.newsmemory.com/publink.php?shareid=15b03541e
almost 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Blue Ridge CUSD 18
We are working on moving previous years balance to this year food accounts. If you need to make a payment please send a check in with your student. Food service has now moved to individual accounts instead of family accounts so if you have more than one student please designate how much to put on each students account.
almost 2 years ago, Blue Ridge CUSD 18
Susan Wilson
Communication and Technology Information for the BR Community is posted at http://5il.co/4loz
almost 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
There will be a Facility Rental Meeting on September 6 at 6pm in the High School Commons. All youth and/or adult activity groups or community organizations that use ​any school facility are asked to join.
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Latest job postings can be found at http://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Ryan Peyton
Looking forward to our first day of student attendance tomorrow!! P.I.E. will host a “Back to School” Parent Breakfast/Meet & Greet for interested Schneider Elementary parents. Hope to see you there!
almost 2 years ago, Ryan Peyton
Susan Wilson
The Backpack Food Program provides weekend provisions for students at risk of hunger. Volunteers are needed for food packaging 1:30-3 PM in the BRHS Ag Shop on 9/12, 10/17, 11/14, 12/14, 1/16, 2/13, 3/13, 4/17, 5/15. Come by and lend a hand if you can!
almost 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
New job postings on the website. Check them out here: http://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Katie Nichols
BRIJHS is hosting an Open House on Tuesday, August 21, from 6-7 p.m. All students in grades 4-8 are invited to attend and meet the teachers, put items in desks/lockers, and see the awesome new gym floor! We'll also have the Book Fair set up and Kona Ice in the circle drive.
almost 2 years ago, Katie Nichols
Susan Wilson
The Superintendent's Monthly Message for August is posted at http://5il.co/4gi9 It includes links to the proposed budget for 2018-19, too. Looking for a great start to the school year!
almost 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
We are looking forward to seeing all our Pre-K families that signed up for today’s park visit at Weedman Park. See you between 4:30-6:30!
almost 2 years ago, Ryan Peyton
Blue Ridge CUSD 18
Join us in supporting our student athletes and marching band on Friday, August 17th beginning at 6 pm for Fall Preview at the High School.
almost 2 years ago, Blue Ridge CUSD 18
Susan Wilson
Here's a handy guide on how to stay informed with Blue Ridge Schools. Pass it on! http://5il.co/2oct
almost 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Go to www.blueridge18.org to view the agenda and packet for the 8/15/18 Blue Ridge Board of Education Meeting at 7:00 pm. Click on Menu, Board of Education, Board Agendas/Minutes, and choose a meeting. This meeting will be held in the BRHS Library, 411 N John St. Farmer City.
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Online registration is still available for returning students until midnight tonight (Aug 9). If you need assistance with registration, stop by the school from 10 am-3pm or 4-7:30 p.m. today.
almost 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Those who register online do not need to come to walk-in registration to pay fees. A notification will be sent out when online payment is operational. You can make payment at that time. Detailed information regarding registration requirements is posted at http://5il.co/4ba2
almost 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Coaches for Clubs and Athletics Needed! To find our full list of employment opportunities for teachers and coaches, go to http://www.blueridge18.org/emp...​​
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge CUSD 18
Online registration is ready to go! The old Skyward app for your phone will no longer work. You will need to use the link below to login. To login use your old Skyward login information. https://skyward.iscorp.com/BlueRidge18ILStu
almost 2 years ago, Blue Ridge CUSD 18
Susan Wilson
Upcoming Events: 8/1-8/9 Online Registration 8/1&2 Preschool Screening 8/1 BRHS Fall Sports Mtg, new gym 8/9 PreK-12 Walk-in Registration at BRHS, 10am-3pm, 4-7:30 pm 8/22 1st day Student Attendance
almost 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Pre-K/ECSE Teacher deadline has been extended. For a complete list of positions open go to http://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Online Registration was originally scheduled to be up and running today but will not be available until Wednesday! Thank you for your patience!
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
DOVE and RSVP need community helpers (AKA Volunteers). Here is their newsletter with more information: http://5il.co/46ew
almost 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Special Ed Teacher position open at the High School! Details at http://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge CUSD 18
For everyone asking here is the supply list for BRHS 2018-2019 school year. http://5il.co/42r2
almost 2 years ago, Blue Ridge CUSD 18
Susan Wilson
Superintendent's Monthly Message is posted at http://5il.co/425v
almost 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Check out the latest job postings at http://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Board of Education Meeting tomorrow night in the HS Library. See the agenda at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicMeetingMaterials.aspx?ak=1000247&mk=50292346
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Here's a handy guide on how to stay informed with Blue Ridge Schools. Pass it on! http://5il.co/2oct
almost 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
School supply list for Schneider students: http://5il.co/3yjc School supply list for BRIJHS students: http://5il.co/3y00
almost 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Spread the word - Kade Nichols is due to arrive in Farmer City around 4 p.m. today Let's have a big turnout for him. We are meeting at the high school. See http://5il.co/3yem for details!
almost 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Science/Biology Teacher position open at the HS. More details and updated postings @ http://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103.
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
U of I Extension Program on making your own yogurt at home: See flier at http://5il.co/3x9r
almost 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
U of I Extension special program on diabetes. See flier at http://5il.co/3x9q
almost 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Preschool screenings on Aug 1 & 2 at Schneider. Children who are 3 or 4 years old at the time of screening are eligible. More info @ http://www.blueridge18.org/article/53929?org=blue-ridge-cusd-18
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge CUSD 18
Skyward will be down for 5 days as we transition to Qmlativ (new version of Skyward). Thank you for your patience.
almost 2 years ago, Blue Ridge CUSD 18
Kristi Woliung
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
We hope you are having a wonderful summer! Here is the link to the June edition of the Superintendent's Monthly Update. http://5il.co/3rh7
almost 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Bellflower 4th of July festivities are listed at http://5il.co/3qvo Lots of great events to celebrate!
almost 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Check out the coaching opportunities open at BRHS at http://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
This summer, BR is updating to Skyward's new system, called Q. Learn more at http://5il.co/3igx
almost 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Job Posting - Individual Paraprofessional, Blue Ridge High School More info @ http://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Preschool screenings on Aug 1 & 2 at Schneider. Children who are 3 or 4 years old at the time of screening are eligible. More info @ http://www.blueridge18.org/article/52288?org=blue-ridge-cusd-18
almost 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Lots of good things are happening at Blue Ridge. To see some of the accomplishments from 2017-18, and a preview of things to come, go to http://5il.co/3lqr Have a wonderful summer vacation!
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Blue Ridge Educational Foundation is selling high quality travel mugs - 7 left! To purchase, see flier at http://5il.co/3llb
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
See the latest news from DOVE at http://5il.co/3lb2
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Check out the current job postings! http://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
about 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Get the latest information from our area career center! BACC newsletters are posted at http://5il.co/3krw and http://5il.co/3kqe
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Andrea Weedman
The TS Institute brought Financial Literacy lessons to our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and they were challenged with a poster contest! Our winners were Addison Warsaw (1st place), Annabell Johnson (2nd place), and David Baker (3rd place).
about 2 years ago, Andrea Weedman
Susan Wilson
Superintendent's Monthly Message for May 2018 is now posted at http://5il.co/3jsa Have a wonderful weekend and congratulations to our graduates!
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
BRHS Seniors walked through the halls of Schneider Elementary, today. Way to go Seniors!
about 2 years ago, Ryan Peyton
Blue Ridge CUSD 18
Last day to order 2017-2018 yearbook is May 30th at school or June 1 online. Bring a check to Ms. Thacker for $50 made out to BRHS yearbook by May 30. Only 10 extra copies will be ordered and they will be first come first served in August. http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01779700
about 2 years ago, Blue Ridge CUSD 18
Andrea Weedman
It's Nursing Home Appreciation week! BRIJHS Student Council members took time to visit, play games, eat treats and enjoy this beautiful weather with residents of Farmer City Rehab & Health Care this morning. It was truly a rewarding experience for all!
about 2 years ago, Andrea Weedman
Susan Wilson
This summer, BR is updating to Skyward's new system, called Q. Learn more at http://5il.co/3igx
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Flier link w/dates for Youth Mental Health First Aid course in Clinton http://5il.co/3gyu - very valuable training! More info about Mental Health First Aid at www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Nancy Hoffman
Congratulations to Mitchel Morrow who signed to Lincoln College for track. Mitchel is the son of Dennis and Marcia Morrow.
about 2 years ago, Nancy Hoffman
Ryan Peyton
BRHS Spanish IV students working with our 3rd graders learning about the Spanish language and culture.
about 2 years ago, Ryan Peyton
Susan Wilson
Update on Lexi Peterson and how BACC is supporting her with technology! http://5il.co/3gzk
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Pratt Music Foundation offers scholarships to gr.2-12 children based on financial need, motivation & talent for piano/strings lessons. Applications due June 1. http://www.prattmusicfoundation.com/
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
May 7-11 is Teacher Appreciation Week! Take a minute to thank a teacher who has made a difference in your life or your child's life!
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Blue Ridge CUSD 18
Promenade and Coronation will be today at 5:00 in the BRHS Gymnasium. The general public needs to park behind the school and enter from the back main entrance to the gym. Students are to park in front of the school or in the faculty parking lot and enter through the circle drive entrance. The main gym lights will be turned off during Promenade. Rt54 Photography will be taking pictures of everyone when they walk in. Pictures can be downloaded for free from their Facebook page.
about 2 years ago, Blue Ridge CUSD 18
Susan Wilson
Congratulations to Mason Phillips (pictured with his instructor, Mr. Schafer) for being named BACC Junior of the Year for Computer Tech and Networking. Great job, Mason!
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Here's a handy guide on how to stay informed with Blue Ridge Schools. Pass it on! http://5il.co/2oct
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Nancy Hoffman
Blue Ridge Lady Knights finished 2nd today at the Ridgeview Invite. Congraulations Lady Knights!!
about 2 years ago, Nancy Hoffman
Kristi Woliung
Free Summer Meals! Check out more info @ http://5il.co/38b1
about 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Today we celebrate Administrative Professional Day. Blue Ridge Schools is truly grateful for our wonderful secretaries who hold everything together for us! If you get a chance, tell them thanks!
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
In honor of Earth Day, BRHS thespians performed “The Lorax” for our Schneider students. Thank you for the great performance!
about 2 years ago, Ryan Peyton
Kristi Woliung
BRHS Cheerleading fundraiser @ Portillo's on Apr 24 from 5-8pm. More info @ http://5il.co/379r
about 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Andrea Weedman
Cubs Win!!! Our BRIJHS Penny Wars (Cubs vs. Cards vs. Sox) brought in money to benefit PBIS. We love supporting positive behavior! Participants got to dress up to support the winning team today.
about 2 years ago, Andrea Weedman
Ryan Peyton
Ms. Schwarzlose’s 2nd graders learning about weathering and erosion in Science today!
about 2 years ago, Ryan Peyton
Nancy Hoffman
Congratulations to the Blue Ridge Scholastic Bowl team for being the 2018 Parkland Challenge runner up. 63-22 record overall. Congratulatons to Mr. Miles and the team. Way to go Knights!!
about 2 years ago, Nancy Hoffman
Kristi Woliung
Biscuits & Gravy will be served at the home softball game tomorrow morning. $1.25/serving and starts @ 9 and the game starts @ 10. Softball team and coaches eat FREE!
about 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Ryan Peyton
Come visit the Schneider Elementary Paws for Books Read Night next week! Read Night April 26th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM & Read to a Special Person Day April 27th between 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM. http://www.scholastic.com/bf/rmsblue
about 2 years ago, Ryan Peyton
Nancy Hoffman
Come support the BRHS Cheerleaders at Portillo's in Champaign on Tuesday, April 24 from 5-8 p.m. Show this flyer on your phone and 20% of the proceeds go to the Cheerleaders. Thanks in advance for your support!
about 2 years ago, Nancy Hoffman
Andrea Weedman
BRIJHS student, Alexis Wike, broke the 7th grade girls high jump record on Saturday at the Corpus Christi Invitational Track Meet jumping 4'6". The previous record of 4'5" was held by Heather Courson and had been standing for the past 32 years. Congratulations Alexis!!!
about 2 years ago, Andrea Weedman
Nancy Hoffman
Today's baseball and softball games at LeRoy have been rescheduled to Monday, May 7th.
about 2 years ago, Nancy Hoffman
Andrea Weedman
Blue Ridge Intermediate Junior High Track Pictures have been re-scheduled for Wednesday, April 25th. They will be taken during the practice on that day. Picture forms will be sent home Monday.
about 2 years ago, Andrea Weedman
Ryan Peyton
So many great poems shared by our talented 1st graders today at their Poetry Cafe!
about 2 years ago, Ryan Peyton
Kristi Woliung
Board of Education meeting on 4/18. Go to www.blueridge18.org for more details. Click on Menu, Board of Education, Board Agendas/Minutes, and choose a meeting.
about 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
One final celebratory photo from National Library Week! Have a great weekend!
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Always something fun happening in the BR Libraries
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Updated information on safety issue is now posted at http://5il.co/3588
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The attachment for the previous message did not go through. The content from that attachment is available at http://5il.co/3587
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
BLue Ridge Schools have been made aware of the attached notice from local law enforcement. We are gathering information and will issue additional details when they become available.
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Come into a BR Library for a friendly face!
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
It's National Library Week! When you get a chance, thank one of our wonderful district librarians!
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Nancy Hoffman
The Boys and Girls Track meets at GCMS are cancelled for today. The Baseball and Softball games are still on. The girls track will have a short practice. There will be no boys track practice.
about 2 years ago, Nancy Hoffman
Susan Wilson
Message from Coalition for Bright Futures, underage drinking prevention program: http://5il.co/3460
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The BACC Spring Spotlight features BR students, Mason Phillips & Douglas Kramer, Technical Honor Society inductees; and Rebekah Kilpatrick, perfect attendance! Way to go! http://5il.co/3485
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Nancy Hoffman
Saturday's softball and baseball Double headers vs. Georgetown Ridge-Farm have been cancelled. Today's varsity baseball and softball games vs. Heyworth have been postponed to tomorrow (Saturday) with a noon start time.
about 2 years ago, Nancy Hoffman
Susan Wilson
Schneider Students were recognized for improving and maintaining good grades at today's Bringing Up Grades (BUG) Assembly! BUG is sponsored by BRHS Key Club, Kiwanis, and BR Educational Foundation.
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Fundraiser for Lexi Peterson! T-shirts, decals & koozies. Contact 309-530-4462 to purchase. Benefit account @ HBT. K & R video store has a lottery board (must be 18) & is also a donation drop off.
about 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Nancy Hoffman
Both the Softball and Baseball games for today against Fisher have been moved to tomorrow. No JV innings for Softball but the JV Boys will play Fisher following the varsity game. The JV Baseball game against Cerro Gordo game for tomorrow has been postponed.
about 2 years ago, Nancy Hoffman
Ryan Peyton
We are back in session! Kindergartners have been doing word work with the letter “G” and enjoying an interactive read-aloud this morning.
about 2 years ago, Ryan Peyton
Susan Wilson
Over spring break a handicap accessible door system with security doorbell was installed at BRHS Door # 2 on the circle drive. Please use this door when when visiting BRHS during the school day.
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Congratulation to Ellie Paulsrud - she just qualified for nationals in goat production in FFA. Way to go!
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Daddy Daughter Dance Update at http://5il.co/30vv
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Nancy Hoffman
The Blue Ridge Softball game next Friday, March 30 will start an hour earlier at 3:30 since it is Good Friday. Bus time has been moved up by one hour. Go Knights!
about 2 years ago, Nancy Hoffman
Susan Wilson
We look forward to seeing all of the Dads and Daughters tomorrow evening!  The NCAA tournament will be on at the dance, too!!!
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Long-time elementary music teacher, Terry Davito, accepts a signed quilt from 2nd and 3rd graders at their program. Thank you, Mr. Davito, for another great show!
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Here's a handy guide on how to stay informed with Blue Ridge Schools. Pass it on! http://5il.co/2oct
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The Superintendent's Monthly Message for March is now posted at http://5il.co/30m2
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Don't miss the Blue Ridge Educational Foundation's Daddy/Daughter Dance on March 24, 7-9pm. Great music, dancing, cake-walk, and door prizes. Don't miss the selfie-station!
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
BRHS Life Skills Class is taking orders for cupcakes. Custom flavors available. Contact Amber Lytel at alytel@blueridge18.org or 309-928-2622 to place an order. Flier is posted at http://5il.co/30c4
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
Our FFA Chapter will be hosting an after school program at Schneider Elementary this spring. Agademics is designed as a fun, hands-on learning experience related to agriculture.
about 2 years ago, Ryan Peyton
Susan Wilson
It’s hard to top the grade 2/3 program, “Hats”! Hats off for a wonderful performance!
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The Student Advisory to Illinois State Board of Ed launched a new Student Voices site at https://www.isbe.net/studentvoices for students to ask and answer questions about prepping for their futures
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge CUSD No 18 Board of Education Meeting details are posted on the website. Meeting is 3/21. More details @ https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicMeetingMaterials.aspx?ak=1000247&mk=50274806
about 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Another awesome bus driver to appreciate!
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Five (awesome) BREF Mugs are available for purchase: one for $15 or two for $25. If you want one, call the district office at 309-928-9141. The flier is at http://5il.co/2zbt
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Bus Driver Appreciation Week wouldn't be complete without a salute to fearless leader, Paulette Clagg, Transportation Supervisor! Thank you for all you do!
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Substitute Teachers & Substitute Paraprofessionals Wanted! Find out how to obtain a license @ http://www.roe17.org/licensure/substitute-teaching or @ http://www.roe17.org/licensure/paraprofessionals
about 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Blue Ridge JFL Football and cheer dog-ups are tonight and Tuesday at the high school from 6:30-7:30 pm. Online registration is available until the end of March.
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Happy Bus Driver Appreciation Week! High five a driver!
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Update on Student Walkout-14 participated in the student walkout this morning without incident. They assembled peacefully and returned to class at the agreed time. FCPD provided patrols for security.
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Mrs. Lytel’s class did an amazing job catering BR Connect! Just one of the reasons that makes this such a special event.
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Great conversation at BR Connect! Thanks to everyone who came out. The Board will discuss all we learned at the March 21 board meeting!
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Happy Bus Driver Appreciation Week! Take time to thank a driver!
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Andrea Weedman
5th Grade enjoyed having Meteorologist, Jack Gerfen, visit today!
about 2 years ago, Andrea Weedman
Susan Wilson
Happy Bus Driver Appreciation Week! We’ll post some pics each day. If you get a chance - thank a driver!
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Resending: Information regarding the student-led demonstration planned for March 14 can be found at http://5il.co/2xv4
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Information regarding the student-led demonstration planned for March 14 can be found at http://5il.co/2xv4.
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Nancy Hoffman
The Blue Ridge High School Band was selected to perform at the Boys’ IHSA Basketball Tournament in Peoria today. Congratulations to Mr. Mitchell and the band for this great honor. #KnightPride
about 2 years ago, Nancy Hoffman
Kristi Woliung
Free preschool screenings to be held on Apr 5 & 6 at Schneider Elementary. Call Mary at 309-928-2611 for an appt or visit http://www.blueridge18.org/article/42403?org=blue-ridge-cusd-18 for more info
about 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Kindergarten Registration and Orientation will be held on Monday, March 12 at 6 p.m. in the Schneider School Cafeteria. More info at: http://www.blueridge18.org/article/42402?org=blue-ridge-cusd-18
about 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Rumor Abatement - There is a social media rumor that drugs were at the junior high. No such report has been made to the schools and we are unaware of any such issue. If someone has http://5il.co/2xah
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Substitute Teachers and Substitute Paraprofessionals Wanted!Find out how to obtain a license @ http://www.roe17.org/licensure/substitute-teaching or @ http://www.roe17.org/licensure/paraprofessionals
about 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Summer Maintenance Help positions are available. More info @ http://www.blueridge18.org/article/42103?org=blue-ridge-cusd-18
about 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge CUSD #18 has the following vacancy for the 2018-2019 school term: Boys Basketball Head Coach, BRHS. More info @ http://www.blueridge18.org/article/41772?org=blue-ridge-cusd-18
about 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Join the Blue Ridge Board and administration for a light supper and informal exchange of ideas. Blue Ridge Connect, March 13, 6 p.m., Schneider Cafeteria. For more information: http://5il.co/2x0s
about 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Blue Ridge Connect-Mar 13 6-8pm @ Schneider Cafeteria Light supper @ 6 and Program Highlights @ 6:30 RSVP to 309-928-9141, swilson@blueridge18.org or https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BlueRidgeConnect
about 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Ryan Peyton
Schneider Elementary raised over $11,500 through Jump Rope for Heart!! Thank you to our students for their hard work collecting donations. Also, a huge thank you to our great community for their tremendous support!!!
about 2 years ago, Ryan Peyton
Kristi Woliung
Kindergarten Registration and Orientation will be held on Monday, March 12 at 6 p.m. in the Schneider School Cafeteria. More info at: http://www.blueridge18.org/article/41770?org=blue-ridge-cusd-18
about 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Free preschool screenings to be held on Apr 5 & 6 at Schneider Elementary. Call Mary at 309-928-2611 for an appt or visit http://www.blueridge18.org/article/41771?org=blue-ridge-cusd-18 for more info
about 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Remember the Blue Ridge Educational Foundation for the Daddy/Daughter Dance on March 24! All proceeds go toward educational programs at Blue Ridge School District.
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
REMINDER - Mar.2 Parent Academy/ BookFair for ALL grades at BRIJHS. Transportation for families is available from Bellflower Comm. Center at 6 pm and BRHS Circle Drive at 6:20 pm. Don't miss the fun!
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
March 24 - Safe Sitter Class for students in gr. 6-8. Link to flyer: http://5il.co/2w1g
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Musician's Fiesta-March 23 @ FC American Legion. Fajitas-$5.00 @ 5 p.m. & musicians @ 7 p.m. $5.00 cover and you must be 21 or over to attend. All proceeds go to the BRHS band fundraiser!
over 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Safety Reminder to the Blue Ridge Community is posted at http://5il.co/2vsq
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Correction on Supt. Monthly Update: Blue Ridge Connect is scheduled for Tuesday, Mar. 13 at 6 p.m. at Schneider Cafeteria. Here is a link to the updated newsletter. http://5il.co/2vje
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Superintendent's Monthly Update for February is now posted at http://5il.co/2vje. Plan to attend the Parent Academy this Friday, March 2 and BR Connect on March 13!
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Free preschool screenings to be held on Apr 5 & 6 at Schneider Elementary. Call Mary at 309-928-2611 for an appt or visit http://www.blueridge18.org/article/40907?org=blue-ridge-cusd-18
over 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Kindergarten Registration and Orientation will be held on Monday, March 12 at 6 p.m. in the Schneider School Cafeteria. More info at: http://www.blueridge18.org/article/40906?org=blue-ridge-cusd-18
over 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Ryan Peyton
Thank you to our FFA chapter for putting together this year’s petting zoo and classroom activity. Students at Schneider enjoyed the experience!
over 2 years ago, Ryan Peyton
Kristi Woliung
Job Postings for 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 School Terms are available @ http://www.blueridge18.org/o/blue-ridge-cusd-18/page/employment-opportunities--103
over 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Updated information regarding the report of threat is now posted at http://5il.co/2umv.
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Andrea Weedman
BRIJHS Track & Field Parent Meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb 27th at 6:00 p.m. in the Intermediate Gym.
over 2 years ago, Andrea Weedman
Andrea Weedman
Schneider's March Newsletter & Calendar of Events has been updated at blueridge18.org http://5il.co/2uar http://5il.co/2uaw
over 2 years ago, Andrea Weedman
Susan Wilson
Join the Blue Ridge Educational Foundation for the Daddy/Daughter Dance on March 24! All proceeds go toward educational programs at Blue Ridge School District.
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Information for the Feb. 21 Board of Education Meeting has been posted at www.blueridge18.org. Have a great weekend!
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Nancy Hoffman
Blue Ridge High School Band Fundraiser and Talent Show was a huge success. 8th grader Sarah Whitehouse won the talent show. Current sudents and alumni performed. Proceeds from the talent show will help pay for the bands trip to Washington DC this May.
over 2 years ago, Nancy Hoffman
Susan Wilson
Retired Blue Ridge 2nd grade teacher, Mary Lou Luck, passed away on Tuesday. Her obituary is available at http://www.calvertmemorial.com/obituaries/Mary-Lou-Luck?obId=2965851#/obituaryInfo. There are no services scheduled at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones.
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Congratulations to Mason Phillips and Doug Kramer (not pictured) for being inducted into the BACC Technical Honor Society!
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
Schneider Elementary kicked off Valentine’s Day with “Breakfast with Someone Special”! Thank you to all our staff and P.I.E. for their contribution and making this event possible!
over 2 years ago, Ryan Peyton
Kristi Woliung
Job Postings for 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 School Terms are available @ http://www.blueridge18.org/employment-opportunities--103
over 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Andrea Weedman
35 BRIJHS students participated in the Students Involved with Technology Conference on Saturday at Heartland Community College. Four students presented and ALL said they had fun learning new things!
over 2 years ago, Andrea Weedman
Nancy Hoffman
Blue Ridge Student Council is making a permanent active duty display for Blue Ridge high school graduates in the armed forces. If you know someone who graduated from Blue Ridge High School and is still on active duty, please contact Sara Wieber at swieber@blueridge18.org or 309-928-2622x2211.
over 2 years ago, Nancy Hoffman
Susan Wilson
TONIGHT! KEY CLUB/KIWANIS CHILI SUPPER, Feb. 10, 5-7 p.m. at BRHS, 411 N. John St., Farmer City. Cost is $5 for delicious Imo's chili, drink & dessert. Proceeds go toward community service projects!
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
Jump Rope for Heart has kicked off at Schneider Elementary. All information went home with our students Tuesday! Join the scare squad and help us save lives @ http://www2.heart.org/goto/Schneider_FarmerCity
over 2 years ago, Ryan Peyton
Ryan Peyton
The BABES program is visiting 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms, today, discussing various social-emotional learning skills and topics. This is a 5 week program that addresses topics and skills including decision making, coping, bullying, and more.
over 2 years ago, Ryan Peyton
Kristi Woliung
Kindergarten Registration and Orientation will be held on Monday, March 12 at 6 p.m. in the Schneider School Cafeteria. More info at: http://www.blueridge18.org/article/37733?org=blue-ridge-cusd-18
over 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Kristi Woliung
Free preschool screenings to be held on Apr 5 & 6 at Schneider Elementary. Call Mary at 309-928-2611 for an appt or visit http://www.blueridge18.org/article/39068?org=blue-ridge-cusd-18 for more info
over 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Nancy Hoffman
Reminder: Late entries to the cheer leading clinic will be accepted at the door on Saturday starting at 8:30 am. We have ordered extra shirts and there is still plenty of room for more participants
over 2 years ago, Nancy Hoffman
Blue Ridge CUSD 18
Blue Ridge 8th graders toured electives options for their freshman year today. High School teachers and students welcomed them with descriptions and demonstrations in each of the freshman elective areas.
over 2 years ago, Blue Ridge CUSD 18
Susan Wilson
KEY CLUB/KIWANIS CHILI SUPPER, Feb. 10, 5-7 p.m. at BRHS, 411 N. John Street, Farmer City. Cost is $5 for delicious Imo's chili, drink & dessert. Proceeds go toward community service projects!
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Blue Ridge CUSD 18
The dining area online will list the base meal that is offered. For specifics about your students lunch please go to the "Links for Parents" page
over 2 years ago, Blue Ridge CUSD 18
Susan Wilson
Freshman Orientation for current 8th graders is Wednesday, Feb 7th at 7:00 PM in the BRHS commons. Students should attend with a parent. Teachers will be present with displays and information starting at 6:30.
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Nancy Hoffman
Blue Ridge National Honor Society spent part of their morning helping area Senior Citizens learn more about their cell phones. This is part of the TRIAD community out reach program.
over 2 years ago, Nancy Hoffman
Susan Wilson
Diane Williams Night - Tues., Feb. 6 at half time of HS basketball game! Mrs. Williams is the new BR Wall of Fame inductee! Reception follows in library. She would love to see all her old students!
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
KEY CLUB/KIWANIS CHILI SUPPER, Feb. 10, 5-7 p.m. at BRHS, 411 N. John Street, Farmer City. Cost is $5 for delicious Imo's chili, drink & dessert. Proceeds go toward community service projects!
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Andrea Weedman
Congratulations to Mrs. De Los Santos, JH Math Teacher, who received a grant from the Blue Ridge Education Foundation for a ViewSonic Smart White Board. Cutting edge technology, well done!
over 2 years ago, Andrea Weedman
Susan Wilson
Keep up-to-date on the DeWitt Co. Coalition for Bright Futures underage drinking prevention campaign at www.piattmhc.org/iammore, @WeAreMorepcmhc on Facebook, or iammore.dewitt on Instagram.
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
Kindergarten Registration and Orientation will be held on Monday, March 12 at 6 p.m. in the Schneider School Cafeteria. More info at: http://www.blueridge18.org/article/37733?org=blue-ridge-cusd-18
over 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
KEY CLUB/KIWANIS CHILI SUPPER, Feb. 10, 5-7 p.m. at BRHS, 411 N. John Street, Farmer City. Cost is $5 for delicious Imo's chili, drink & dessert. Proceeds go toward community service projects!
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Nancy Hoffman
REMINDER: BRHS Cheerleaders are holding a cheer camp on Feb. 10 from 9-12 a.m. for K-6th grade. Cost is $25. Registration is due tomorrow if you want a t-shirt. Late Registration is day of at 8:30 am
over 2 years ago, Nancy Hoffman
Susan Wilson
Would you like to keep up on the latest news and information from BR Schools? Here is a link to all the ways to stay informed and get involved! http://5il.co/2oct
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Blue Ridge Foundation members planning the Daddy-Daughter dance. Come to our next meeting to help plan this fun annual event! BREF meets next on Feb. 12 at 6:30 pm at Imo’s!
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Teachers Lois Dowling, Ethan Hanson, Chris Mitchell, and Jill Moak; and students Olivia Isaacs, Zack McKitrick, and Kaitlyn Stephens were recognized by the FC Chamber of Commerce at their annual dinner! Congratulations on the well-deserved honor!
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The Superintendent's Monthly Message for January is now available at http://5il.co/2n9q. Have a wonderful weekend!
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Nancy Hoffman
BRHS Cheerleaders are holding a cheer camp on Feb. 10 from 9-12 a.m. for K-6th grade. Cost is $25. Registration is due on Jan. 26 includes a t-shirt. Late Registration is day of at 8:30 a.m.
over 2 years ago, Nancy Hoffman
Susan Wilson
Here is a link to the flier for details on "A Knight to Remember" dinner and talent show fundraiser for the band's DC Trip. You won't want to miss this fun night! http://5il.co/2mnw
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Story Time/ Blue Ridge Spirit Fridays beginning with 9:30am play time followed at 10am for Story Time. Ages: Infant through Preschool. Come dressed in Blue Ridge attire or blue & grey to receive a small prize. For more info: farmercitypubliclibrary@gmail.com,309-928-9532, or Facebook.
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Andrea Weedman
Save the evening of Feb. 16 for "A Knight to Remember Talent Show & Feast" A fabulous, fun family event including dinner/talent show benefiting Blue Ridge bands' D.C trip. Tickets on sale soon!
over 2 years ago, Andrea Weedman
Blue Ridge CUSD 18
Phones are back up and running at transportation!
over 2 years ago, Blue Ridge CUSD 18
Andrea Weedman
BRIJHS Important Dates for the Public are available at this link: https://goo.gl/hNNyXM
over 2 years ago, Andrea Weedman
Kristi Woliung
2nd Shift Custodian Interested Applicants please send letter of interest and resume to: Greg Builta 411 N. John St. Farmer City, IL 61842 Deadline to Apply: January 22, 2018 EOE/AA/M/F
over 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
Superintendent's Monthly Message for December is now posted at http://5il.co/2jdf
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Kristi Woliung
The agendas for the December 20 Special and Regular Board of Education meetings are posted at www.blueridge18.org. Go to Menu, Board of Education, and then Board Agenda/Minutes.
over 2 years ago, Kristi Woliung
Susan Wilson
The Movie with Santa scheduled for this Saturday, December 16th at BRHS Old Gym, has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Andrea Weedman
All Blue Ridge buildings are participating in #ComputerScienceWeek #hourofcode @code.org
over 2 years ago, Andrea Weedman
Susan Wilson
Check out this masterful creation by Bonnie Wright. It even lights up inside to reveal a tiny smartboard with math problems on it. See it in person at the Schneider School Library!
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Nancy Hoffman
Blue Ridge Scholastic Bowl team finished third today in the Mike Hendricks Memorial Scholastic Bowl Tournament. Parker Otto was the top scorer in the tournament. Congratulations Coach Miles and team.
over 2 years ago, Nancy Hoffman
Ryan Peyton
In Science this week, 1st graders have been working on two STEM projects. Check out these beginning engineers!
over 2 years ago, Ryan Peyton
Susan Wilson
FC pharmacist Norma Holtz presents to Parent Academy on the opioid crisis. BR guidance counselors Cara Wells and Leslie Whitehouse shared resources for mental health and social emotional development. Very informative evening.
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Blue Ridge CUSD 18
Our student handbook is now online. Click here to check it out http://5il.co/2cho
over 2 years ago, Blue Ridge CUSD 18
Susan Wilson
Position Available: Operations and Maintenance Supervisor. If interested, send letter of application and resume to Susan Wilson, Superintendent, 411 N. John St., Farmer City, IL 61842 by Dec. 12.
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Parent Academy Nov. 29- CHILDREN IN CRISIS: WHAT DO I LOOK FOR? HOW CAN I HELP? Pharmacist Norma Holtz & BR Counselors give important info for families. RSVP by Nov. 21. Details at http://5il.co/2ac4
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Blue Ridge Board members recognized for excellence at the school board convention in Chicago this weekend. Way to represent!
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Superintendent's Monthly Update for November is now posted at http://5il.co/2bcd. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Happy School Board Members Day to Justin Otto, Dale Schneman, Franci Miller, Matt Althaus, Curt Homann, Kenna Dunlap Johnson, and Dion Lathrom. Thank you for serving and leading our schools!
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Parent Academy Nov. 29- CHILDREN IN CRISIS: WHAT DO I LOOK FOR? HOW CAN I HELP? Pharmacist Norma Holtz & BR Counselors give important info for families. RSVP by Nov. 21. Details at http://5il.co/2ac4
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Happy American Education Week! We honor the team of people who work with our students: teachers, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, custodians, secretaries, and support staff. Thank you!
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Jan. 18 BroMenn is hosting Youth Mental Health First Aid Course, to teach parents and other caring citizens how to help youth with mental health or addiction challenges. Register at 1.800.3.ADVOCATE
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Red Cross will install free smoke alarms for those who cannot afford them or are physically unable to install. For more information go to https://getasmokealarm.org/
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
So proud of the BRIJHS Flag Project. Nice article in the News-Gazette: http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-11-12/top-the-morning-nov-12-2017.html
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Agendas for the Nov. 15 special and regular meetings of Blue Ridge Board of Education are posted at www.blueridge18.org. Regular meeting at 7 pm & Special meeting at 6:50 pm in the BRHS Library.
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
Today, was Schneider's "Salute to the Veterans" assembly. Thank you to all our veterans for their service!
over 2 years ago, Ryan Peyton
Susan Wilson
BACC Open House is set for Thurs., Nov. 16 from 5:30-7 p.m. See flier at http://5il.co/25l6 for more information. This gives students a chance to see all the programs available to them!
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
The Fall BACC Newsletter is now posted at http://5il.co/28a5. Lots of good information on this great program for our high schoolers!
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Blue Ridge CUSD 18
We listed the incorrect phone number on a previous post. To register for the Safe Sitter Class at John Warner Hospital on Nov. 11 from 10-3:30 p.m. call 217-937-5258.
over 2 years ago, Blue Ridge CUSD 18
Susan Wilson
Salt Creek Resource Center is packaging food for the Backpack Program in the Ag Room (North Side of BRHS) on Wed., Nov. 8 at 1:30 PM for 1-2 hours. Volunteers are needed. Stop by and help if you can!
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
Schneider Elementary is hosting our annual Thanksgiving Dinner. Seniors and grandparents are invited to join us for our Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 16th. Cost is $2.75 per person. Please pay at the door, no money will be accepted beforehand. Also, please RSVP to the Schneider Office by the end of school Tuesday, November 14th. The dinner will be served in the BRHS Moore Gym.
over 2 years ago, Ryan Peyton
Susan Wilson
Band trip will load at 10 am Saturday. Seeyou then!
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Ryan Peyton
The students and staff of Schneider Elementary School cordially invite all Veterans to attend a special program in their honor. The program will be held in the Moore Gym at Blue Ridge High School at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 10, 2017. Veterans and their families are also invited to join us for lunch from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Please RSVP for lunch to the Schneider School office at 309-928-2611. No RSVP needed for those coming to the program only.
over 2 years ago, Ryan Peyton
Susan Wilson
Bloomington Area Career Center Open House is Thurs., Nov. 16, 5:30-7 pm. Tour the programs and labs and see the many options available to high school juniors and seniors! Location: Bloomington HS.
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Blue Ridge CUSD 18
Some of you have been looking for the district calendar. Here it is....http://5il.co/259q
over 2 years ago, Blue Ridge CUSD 18
Susan Wilson
The Blue Ridge Board of Education was one of 20 school boards to earn the Illinois Association of School Board 2017 School Board Governance Recognition designation. This recognition is designed to acknowledge those school boards that have engaged in activities and modeled behaviors that lead to excellence in local school governance in support of quality public education. The recognition was formally presented at the October IASB Abe Lincoln Division Meeting. In addition, the school board conference in November will have a special display to recognize the boards who were awarded this distinction.
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Superintendent's Monthly Update is posted at www.blueridge18.org. Look for info on changes to communications!
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Nov. 1 we change from SchoolMessenger to Apptegy for school communications. For push notifications, download app from Google Play Store or Apple Store. Watch for a parent letter for more details.
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Wishing our awesome principals, Mr. Peyton, Mrs. Nichols, and Mr. Lawrence, a very happy Principal Appreciation Day! If you get a chance, tell them thank you for all they do!
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Last call for parent feedback on the all-district evacuation drill we held Oct. 5. The survey will be closed tomorrow afternoon. To respond, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BREvacParentFeedback
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Katie Nichols
There is a facilities rental meeting for all organizations that rent BRHS and BRIJHS on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. in the commons.
over 2 years ago, Katie Nichols
Susan Wilson
Agenda for the October 18, 2017 regular meeting of the BR Board of Education is posted at www.blueridge18.org under "Documents" and "Board of Education". Special presentation: PreK/Growing Together!
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Katie Nichols
The parent meeting for Jr. High Boys' Basketball will be Thursday, October 12, at 5:30 in the Intermediate Gym of BRIJHS.
over 2 years ago, Katie Nichols
Nancy Hoffman
The High School Winter Sports meeting has been moved to Monday, Oct. 23, 6pm in the new gym.
over 2 years ago, Nancy Hoffman
Susan Wilson
The drill went well. We will be sending out a feedback survey to parents and staff tomorrow. Thank you for helping us practice!
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
Drill update: All students have been delivered to the evacuation sites. Thank you.
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson
See District News Feed for Evacuation Drill Information
over 2 years ago, Susan Wilson
Blue Ridge CUSD 18
Click here to read Schneider's October Newsletter http://5il.co/213r
over 2 years ago, Blue Ridge CUSD 18
Blue Ridge CUSD 18
Click the link to read Septembers Superintendent's Monthly Message http://5il.co/213h
over 2 years ago, Blue Ridge CUSD 18
Andrea Weedman
We're Mobile! Download our free app on Google Play or the Apple App Store. Search: Blue Ridge #18
over 2 years ago, Andrea Weedman