October 14 will be a testing day at BCHS for seniors and many juniors. The senior class will be taking their SAT. This test is rescheduled from last spring. Many of the juniors will be taking the PSAT. This test is a pre-SAT test and will also consider them for National Merit recognition based on their score. Wish them all good luck!!!!
The sophomore biology classes and 7th grade science class started the year off with a botany unit. They did several nature walks on the school campus learning how to identify trees. They enjoyed completing their leaf collections and constructing their display posters. Many students said that now when they look at a tree they cannot help but try to figure out what kind it is.
SENIORS: The state of Illinois is requiring all students to either complete the FAFSA form as part of their graduation requirements or sign a waiver declining to apply. Members of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will be hosting a Google Meeting to assist parents and students in completing this process. Students and parents should have received an invitation to the google meeting on October 15. Members of the ISAC team are hosting the meeting and they will take you step by step through the financial aid process. For more information, please contact Mrs. Keller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONGRATULATIONS TO CARSEN BURKS ON BEING ACCEPTED TO SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CARBONDALE! CONGRATULATIONS TO ZARYAH SMITH ON BEING ACCEPTED TO EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY!
September 25, 2020 Beecher City’s current numbers for this week: - Staff Quarantined-0 - Staff Positive-0 - Non-Certified Quarantined-0 - Non-Certified Positive-1 - Students Quarantined-12 - Students Positive-2 Students quarantined are contact tracing students as well as students with any of the following symptoms that must stay home: • Fever >100.4 • Chills • Fatigue • Muscle or body aches • Headache • Shortness of breath • Difficulty breathing • Cough • Sore throat • Congestion or runny nose • Loss of appetite • New loss of sense of taste or smell • Nausea • Vomiting • Diarrhea • Abdominal pain • Any other COVID-19 symptoms identified by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Philip Lark, Superintendent
September 18, 2020 Beecher City’s current numbers for this week: - Staff Quarantined-0 - Staff Positive-0 - Students Quarantined-7 - Students Positive-2 Students quarantined are contact tracing students as well as students with any of the following symptoms that must stay home: • Fever >100.4 • Chills • Fatigue • Muscle or body aches • Headache • Shortness of breath • Difficulty breathing • Cough • Sore throat • Congestion or runny nose • Loss of appetite • New loss of sense of taste or smell • Nausea • Vomiting • Diarrhea • Abdominal pain • Any other COVID-19 symptoms identified by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Philip Lark, Superintendent
September 17, 2020 Beecher City Unit #20 will schedule a Remote Learning Planning Day for September 25th. No in-person instruction will occur on this day and no homework for the students. Also during this time, the district will clean and disinfect the buildings. Philip Lark, Superintendent
Below is a link to a presentation on Google Classroom for parents. The second link is a YouTube Google Classroom tutorial. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vRRVswffW5aMAuwT9AYtMsJ14Z4XPVHsi1qIaC2kSkjEck5YelWLKXqZ7Lum4Wq5UF4B_SYXZNr6-2Y/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=10000 https://youtu.be/IgS-hoSIjnw
Menu Change Tomorrow's lunch will be Shepard's pie, mashed potatoes, corn, fruit
CEO is hosting a trash pickup on Sunday, September 14 from 1 to 3 PM. The CEO students would love volunteers. They will be meeting in the rock lot at the grade school at 1. Service hours will be given for those who participate.
Jh softball game today is cancelled. There will be practice at the park from 3 to 5:10
September 2, 2020 USDA Extends Summer Meals Waivers to Dec. 31, 2020 Starting on September 1, 2020 all Beecher City CUSD #20 students will receive free breakfast and lunch. The USDA is extending waivers for the Summer Meals programs through the end of this calendar year. This will allow our district to participate in the Child Nutrition Programs to continue serving free reimbursable meals to all children through Dec. 31, 2020. The flexibilities include: • Allowing Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option meals to be served in all areas and at no cost; • Permitting meals to be served outside of the typically-required group settings and meal times; • Waiving meal pattern requirements as necessary; and • Allowing parents and guardians to pick-up meals for their children. The USDA wants to make sure that all kids are being fed during the coronavirus outbreak
Jh softball game tonight vs Ramsey has been cancelled
Good Morning, we just wanted to send out a reminder that the grade school will be dismissing at 1:50 pm and the high school at 2:00 pm until further notice. If you have a student that drives to school we ask that they arrive no earlier than 7:35 am. Also, if you have a student in the junior or senior high school you will need to access Teacher Ease to pay for the course fee(s) that were not applied at the time of registration or contact the high school office. Thank you for your cooperation during this unprecedented back to school transition.
There will be a 6th-12th grade girls and boys cross country practice and sign-up on Tuesday, August 11th at 3:30 pm at the Cowden-Herrick track. If you are interested in running and cannot attend on Tuesday, please e-mail coach Lorton at email@example.com
Attention incoming 6th-12th grade boys and girls planning to run junior high and high school cross country * Please send the following information to Coach Lorton as soon as possible: Runner's first and last name, school and grade entering for the upcoming year (2020-2021), parents’ names and numbers for possible future contact. Please send the information to: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you in advance, and I look forward to hearing from you soon!
JH softball practice will start tomorrow morning (Thursday, August 6th) from 8:00-10:00. Parents who previously signed their daughters up to play, please check your emails for more information. If you have any questions, please email Coach Herrmann at email@example.com
Update: For the kindergarten, 6th grade and freshman orientation on August 4, 2020 the student and one guardian will be allowed in the building. In addition, mask will be required while in the school and temperatures will be taken upon entering the building. Please bring a mask with you. We can't wait to see you and get the school year started!
After much discussion, the IESA Board unanimously approved to cancel the regular season and IESA state series in the sports of boys and girls golf, boys baseball, girls softball, and boys and girls cross-country for the 2020-21 school year. There are no plans to try and re-schedule the activities or conduct them later in the school year in part due to if and when high schools in Illinois play their contests. Girls softball practice was scheduled to start July 27. The baseball and cross-country seasons were scheduled to start August 3. The Board delayed any decision on girls basketball. The first day of girls basketball practice is scheduled for August 31. The Board will meet again in late August to make a decision regarding girls basketball. No decisions regarding any other activities were made.
*Attention incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys planning to play junior high baseball* Please send the following information to Coach Friese as soon as possible: Player's first and last name, school and grade entering for the upcoming year (2020-2021), parents’ names and numbers for possible future contact. Please send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you in advance, and I look forward to hearing from you soon!
*Attention incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls planning to play junior high softball* Please send the following information to Coach Herrmann as soon as possible: Player's first and last name, school and grade entering for the upcoming year (2020-2021), parents’ names and numbers for possible future contact. Please send the information to email@example.com. Thank you in advance, and I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Any HS boy interested in Fall baseball, please email Coach Noble with name and contact info. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Board Meeting will be on Monday, June 15. Budget Hearing at 6:45 PM and regular meeting at 7:00 PM in the Jr Sr High Library.
Click on the link to watch the 2020 BCHS Graduation Ceremony! Congrats to all graduates. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U-toHNoOvxwus8-0ysd5U7zqszVuXCey/view?usp=sharing
Just a reminder Monday, May 18 will be the final day to turn in packets. The school will be open from 8 AM to 1 PM. If you are unable to turn packets in during this time, please email Mr. Deadmond or Mrs. Millville to make arrangements to turn it in Monday evening. Thanks and have a good summer!
Mrs. Baker was nominated for the Wall of Fame by Mrs. Burks. Congratulations Mrs. Baker!! The year was 1988, and I was in seventh grade. I was turned around talking to another student, when I was told that I would be spending lunch in the office, since I couldn’t quit talking during class. Thus began my relationship with Mrs. Baker. A relationship that I have treasured ever since. Mrs. Baker worked for the Beecher City School District as a teacher for 37 years. She is still working for the district as a substitute teacher and helping with computer programs. She worked outside the classroom as the junior high cheerleading sponsor, the yearbook sponsor, the head teacher at the high school, the concession manager, the sponsor of the ECO Meet and Envirothon teams, and the senior sponsor for numerous trips. She coached volleyball and softball. She took tickets and covered games in the high school gym. In other words, she helped out whenever and wherever she could. For many of us, she is an inspiration and a positive role model. She inspired me to be a teacher. I wanted to be just like her. I wanted to teach, to laugh, and to interact with students in a positive way just like she did. I am not going to lie. Science was not my favorite class in high school. Who likes dissecting baby pigs? That is gross. But I did love Mrs. Baker’s classes. She made science fun and interesting. She made sure her students knew she cared about what was going on in their lives by asking questions and listening to answers. She had a positive impact on her students, and that’s what makes her a great teacher. When I first started working at Beecher City, she was one of the teachers I counted on for advice. She was a mentor to many teachers, and she truly cared about what was happening in our classrooms. She didn’t mind being interrupted to help someone else. She knew she was investing in the future of our school. Now that she has retired, I look forward to her visits at school. I don’t even mind the texts saying she is still in her pajamas and drinking coffee, while I have been at work for two hours. I look forward to a smile and a hug and talking about her grandkids. She went from being my teacher, to an inspiration, to a mentor, and finally to a friend. I am nominating Mrs. Baker for the Wall of Fame. She was and still is a huge part of Beecher City School District.
On Saturday, May 9th, we would like to invite the community to join us in a parade to celebrate the Beecher City Class of 2020!!! The parade will start lining up behind the fire trucks at the Beecher City Foodliner at 2:45 p.m. The route will proceed to the park where the seniors will be waiting. Be creative with decorating your vehicle (or other means of transportation) and make a lot of noise!
Due to school being postponed, the spring play has been canceled.
The school district is closed today, April 10, in observation of Spring Break. You may resume turning in homework packets on Monday, April 13th in the high school lobby.
Thanks to all who came to the plant sale today! We are sold out!
The Wayne & Mercy Doty Memorial Scholarship deadline has been moved to April 17. If you need another application please contact Mrs. Keller at email@example.com
The Remote Learning packets will be delivered on Monday, April 6th. The packet will consist of learning materials for April 8th through April 30th. We will start delivering at 8:00 A.M. The packets will include instructions from building principals and teachers. During this time, students are encouraged to email teachers with questions. The Beecher CIty Remote Learning plan is located on the schools website under the COVID-19 section. Students can still complete online activities that are on our website. Remember, this style of teaching is new to teachers as well as students. We appreciate the support and patience from everyone as we all work together during this unprecedented time.
The Wayne and Mercy Doty deadline has also been extended. Seniors if you have that one completed or plan to, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Beecher City CUSD #20 will be closed through April 7, 2020. As of right now, we plan to come back on April 8, 2020. We will keep you posted if there are any changes in coming days.
Parents and students, on the school website www.beechercity.org, in the explore section on the top of the page, a new tab has been created called COVID-19. In this tab, educational resources have been added for students to continue learning while school is not in session. We will continue to add to these resources if the closure extends beyond March 30. If you have questions please contact Mr. Deadmond, Mrs. Millville or your classroom teacher in the area you have a question via email. Emails can be found on Teacherease and the school website. Thank you and stay safe!
The Beecher City Drama Club Binga scheduled for March 27th has been canceled.
Our first Grab and Go breakfast delivery went out at 8:00 a.m. If you wish for your child(ren), registered with the school, to receive breakfast and/or lunch while we are closed be sure to get registered by 2 p.m. the day prior to delivery. Call 618-487-5100 OPTION 1!
The blood drive scheduled to be held at Beecher City High School on Monday March 16, 2020 has been postponed.
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, Beecher City CUSD #20 will be using extreme caution and school will not be in session on Monday March 16, 2020. Again, there will be no school tomorrow Monday, March 16.
Governor Pritzker has ordered all Illinois public and private schools closed starting Tuesday, March 17 and returning on Monday, March 30. Beecher CIty CUSD #20 will be closed during these days. Reminder we will be in school on Monday, March 16.
The Beecher City High School has a big evening planned for the community on February 21st, 2020! The Class of 2021 will be serving a meal from 4 pm - 7 pm in the high school cafeteria. The menu is your choice of pork burger or hot dog, a side, dessert, and drink. It is the last home-game and Senior Night for the CHBC Varsity Boys Basketball team and Cheerleaders. The Fresh/Soph game begins at 5 pm, and the CHBC Cheerleaders will be performing their light show. The Beecher City Educational Foundation will be drawing their 50/50 winner at halftime of the varsity game. The winner will take home $2,000 CASH. A limited number of tickets are still available.
The High School Boys Fresh/Soph basketball game scheduled for this evening, February 20 has been cancelled. Players will have practice from 3-5:10
Please wear RED on Friday, February 7th, in honor of Colin. He is a Stewardson-Strasburg student that was severely injured in a car accident on Tuesday morning.
The Beecher City after school program at the grade school has been cancelled for tonight February 5, 2020.
All CHBC after school practices and games have been cancelled for this evening February 5, 2020.
We are conducting a survey for the Illinois State Board of Education. The survey will inform the State Board of the needs for our Career and Technical Educational Programs. Please complete the survey below. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LSN7LH5
The Grade School phones are working again as of 10:00 AM on 1/23/20. Thank you
Tomorrow’s lunch will be Vegetable Soup, Crackers, Peanut Butter Sandwich and Peaches
All evening activities have been canceled. The high school boys basketball game at Oblong has been postponed to February 6, 2020.
Tomorrow's lunch will be January 23rd's lunch: Pork Loin and January 23rd's lunch will be January 16th's lunch: Vegetable Soup
The 2020-21 Illinois State Scholars represent approximately the top ten percent of high school seniors from 726 high schools across the state. Illinois State Scholars are chosen based on a combination of exemplary ACT or SAT test scores and sixth semester class rank. This year, ISAC is celebrating all State Scholars with two videos (https://bit.ly/2LftKqW) that highlight some of the state’s exceptional students. Principal Deadmond said, “Beecher City CUSD # 20 is extremely proud of the hard work and dedication put forth by Paeton and Audra. These two young women are outstanding leaders in our school and will prove to be outstanding leaders in the community in the years to come. Congratulations Paeton Underwood and Audra Doedtman, and thank you for representing Beecher City in such a great way.”
Beecher City CUSD #20 will not have school on Tuesday, December 17 due to weather conditions.
Beecher City CUSD #20 will not have school on Monday, December 16 due to weather conditions.
Parents we are one percent away from meeting our goal! Which means we need 2 parents to go online and fill out the survey! If you have 5 minutes please use the link and complete the survey today. http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois
The fresh-soph basketball game for Thursday has been canceled.
This week is Homecoming week at Beecher City! Monday, December 2 is Jersey Day. Wear your favorite team jersey.
Tomorrow’s lunch menu will be Chicken Wrap and Friday’s lunch will be Spaghetti
Watch the CHBC Bobcats take on the South Central Cougars on Wabash Catch TV. Here is the link https://youtu.be/nL6uFX1I-c0
CORRECTION: Picture retakes will be on Friday, November 22, 2019. If you need to order you can pick up a form in the office.
There are forms in the guidance office for FISH Christmas store. You can also apply online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfF9JU5HM3RCu9zzX_5M4BzQM6AnHD-7yUpV3Lc5aUL_Ng9rA/viewform Contact Mrs. Keller for additional details.
Monday, November 18 all students and staff please wear red in support of the Vandalia School District.
A huge THANKS to everyone who came tonight to Bobcat Pride Night and the Post Prom fundraiser! It was a huge success! LETS GO BOBCATS!!
Reminder: Tonight Friday, November 15 is Bobcat Pride night at Beecher City High School. Player introductions will begin at 6:00 PM. Bring a non-perishable food item for admission. Beecher City Post Prom is having a fish fry tonight from 4 to 7 PM in the high school cafeteria.
Beecher City CUSD #20 will not have school on Wednesday November 13, 2019 due to road conditions. Sorry for the late notice but the rod conditions have not improved and safety is our number one concern.
Junior High Girls Basketball Game for tonight November 12th has been cancelled.
Beecher City CUSD #20 will be closed on November 12, 2019 due to weather conditions.
The 7th/8th grade girls basketball game against Teutopolis is cancelled for tonight.
Picture Retake date is scheduled for Tuesday, November 12th. Photos will begin at 8:00 am. If you ordered pictures but would like them retaken, please return the package on retake day. Order Online at mylifetouch.com Picture ID: EVTMK36PH
A reminder to parents: Please take a few minutes to go online and complete the 2020 5 Essential Survey. 2020 Illinois Parent Survey Link to survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/ It is open through Feb. 14, 2020.
Today at Beecher City Jr/Sr High members of the community spoke to students about their careers. Thank you Leslie Kemme for organizing all of the speakers! Special thanks to Matt Kemme, John Stevens, Shelle Sloan, Anthony Swank, David Buzzard, Jeff Suckow and Lynelle Wachtel for taking time out of their busy schedules to make an impact on the lives of the students at Beecher City.
Do to the weather forecast, the Halloween Parade will be at the Grade School. We will not walk up town this year.
The Beecher City FFA Alumni is asking the Beecher City FFA students to bring a dessert to their Soup Supper/Quarter Auction on November 2. You can bring desserts starting at noon on November 2. If you have any questions please call or text Leslie Kemme at 217-821-3399.
2020 Illinois Parent Survey Link to survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/ Opens Oct. 24, 2019 and closes Feb. 14, 2020.
On October 23 and 24 Beecher City High School will be hosting Parent Teacher Conferences. The conferences will run from 5 PM to 8 PM. Times are not scheduled. Show up at your convenience to meet with a teacher. Also, school will not be in session on October 25th, 2019.
https://ntc7gbb19.itemorder.com/ Click on the link above to pre-order NTC 7th Grade conference tournament t-shirts.
The Beecher City FFA Alumni is asking the Beecher City FFA students to bring a dessert to their Soup Supper/Quarter Auction on November 2. You can bring desserts starting at noon on November 2. If you have any questions please call or text Leslie Kemme at 217-821-3399.
On Saturday, October 5th, Beecher City CUSD #20 will be testing the new calling system for our district. This test will include phone calls, texts, and push notifications (School App) through the new school website. The recipient of the phone call will be the parent or guardian who receives mail from the school. With the phone calls, it may take a few seconds before you hear the recorded message, and the phone number that the call originates from will be the school phone number. If you have any questions, please email the unit office by contacting Kim Miller at email@example.com or Philip Lark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, October 3, Beecher City Jr/Sr High School sent two teams to the Lake Shelbyville Eco-Meet held at Camp Campfield Ecological Study Area near Sullivan, IL. Eco-Meet is a scholastic competition sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville. The Varsity team consisted of three seniors, Audra D, Ashley R, and Kirsten S. The varsity team competed against other high school students in the topics of mushrooms, owls, and pollution. The varsity team placed 16 out of 21 teams. The Junior Varsity team consisted of four 8th grade students. Katlyn A, Wyatt D, Hadley H, and Dacotah W. The JV competed against junior high students in the topics of nuts & berries, fossils, and nature's toxins. The JV teams placed 6th in nuts & berries, 2nd in fossils, and 4th in nature's toxins. Overall, the JV team finished in 4th place out of 21 teams.
This is a reminder that on today Wednesday, October 2 a representative from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will be here to walk the Seniors through the financial aid process. The meeting will start at 5:30.
New Law allowing those with an associate's degree to substitute teach. https://lists.roe3.org/vecms/content.php?q=subteaching
Fall Sports Pictures will be taken October 7th at 1:00 pm. The following teams will be photographed. Junior High: Baseball, Softball, and Girls Basketball High School: Fall Baseball Forms are available in the office Order online at mylifetouch.com Picture Day ID: EVTFCXV3F
"Our district encourages all staff and students to wear blue on Monday, September 30th, in honor of Tyson Mendoza, a kindergarten student in the Sullivan School District who lost his life in an accident Friday. Tyson’s favorite color was blue."
The Beecher City Post Prom Committee will meet Wednesday, September 25th at 6 PM in the high school library. Anyone willing to help with post prom is welcome.
This is a reminder that the softball game tomorrow, Monday, September 9 is a double header at Martinsville. The bus will be stopping for food on the way home, so please send money with your girls.
They start time for the High School baseball game today against Neoga has been pushed back to 11:30 AM.
There will be a Beecher City Booster Club meeting in the high school library on Tuesday August 27th. Meeting starts at 6 pm
The Beecher City booster club will be having a meeting Tuesday, August 27 at 6 PM in the high school library. All parents are welcome to attend. Thanks
JH softball game with Windsor/Stew-Stras postponed until Weds. Sept. 4th. JH baseball game cancelled. HS Cross Country and HS baseball practice cancelled for tonight.
WELCOME BACK STUDENTS! We can not wait to get this school year started! We will see you all bright and early Thursday, August 15! Sixth, Seventh and Eighth graders report to the gym. High School students report to your areas in the hallway. See you tomorrow!
All busses will be running on the same schedule as last year, except for Bus 11 (The Elephant Bus!). Bus 11 will be ~10 minutes early in the morning, and ~10 minutes late in the afternoon.
Jr High softball game today has been moved to St. Anthony at 4:30 P.M. Bus Times: Cowden 3:00 P.M. and Beecher City 3:10 P.M.
High School Baseball Players: Coach Noble will be working on the field August 12th and 13th from 5 to 7 pm and then August 14th, 15th, and 16th after school. Practice will start on Monday, August 19th.
High School volleyball practice starts on Monday August 12th. Freshmen and sophomores will practice from 7 to 10 am. Juniors and Seniors will practice from 9 am to noon. Practice will be at Beecher City High School.
JH softball will start practice on July 29th. Practice will be Monday - Friday from 8 - 10 am at the Beecher City Park. This is for incoming 6th - 8th graders. Proof of insurance and physical must be on file or brought to practice on July 29th. JH baseball there is a camp brochure attached to start July 29th. Practice will start on Aug. 5th. Practice will be Monday - Friday from 5:30 - 7:30 pm and Saturday 8:30 - 10:30 am at the Beecher City Park. This is for incoming 7th - 8th graders. Proof of insurance and physical must be on file or brought to practice on Aug. 5th
The Beecher City School Administration is excited to announce that the registration for 2019-2020 school year will be done online and we have also implemented online payments. We are trying to make this transition as smooth as possible and to make this happen we will need an email address from all guardians who do not have access to TeacherEase. Please send your email and the child(ren) that you wish to be linked to, to email@example.com. Anyone that does not have access to a computer or not comfortable with this we will open the school up to assist you with this process. For those that already have TeacherEase access watch your email for further instructions. Stay tuned for specific dates.
This is just a reminder that the CHBC Junior High track and cross country athletic banquet will be held tonight at 6:00 at the Cowden-Herrick Junior High Cafeteria. We will be celebrating year end awards and celebrating our accomplishments. Drinks and tableware will be provided, but we would ask that each guest would bring a dessert.
More awards for the softball players: Madison C. got honorable mention for both the EIC and NTC All-Conference teams. Lauren W. made the EIC All-Conference team and got honorable mention forNTC All-Conference team. Congratulations!
The new school website is up and running at www.beechercity.org and there is an app in the app store Beecher City CUSD #20, IL. There will be more to come later.
Students can work concessions this summer at the park for service hours. Please contact Joyce Petty 618-267-8993. Call or text.