04.23.14

Weekly Activities
From Mr. Flater
Monday 4/21/2014
No School
4:00 PM BOYS TRACK and FIELD VARSITY Le-Win Invite @ Lena-Winslow High School
4:00 PM GIRLS TRACK and FIELD VARSITY Landis Loomers Invite @ Oregon
4:15 PM BOYS TRACK and FIELD SOPHOMORE Oregon F/S Relays @ Oregon High School
4:30 PM BOYS BASEBALL SOPHOMORE vs Mendota @ Baseball Sophomore Field
4:30 PM BOYS BASEBALL VARSITY vs Mendota @ Baseball Varsity Field
4:30 PM GIRLS SOCCER VARSITY vs Stillman Valley @ Stillman Valley HS
4:30 PM GIRLS SOFTBALL SOPHOMORE vs Stillman Valley @ Softball Sophomore Field
4:30 PM GIRLS SOFTBALL VARSITY vs Stillman Valley @ Softball Varsity Field
6:00 PM GIRLS SOCCER JV vs Stillman Valley @ Stillman Valley HS
7:00 PM BOYS BASEBALL VARSITY vs Rock Falls @ Baseball Varsity Field 
 
Tuesday 4/22/2014
TBA GIRLS TRACK and FIELD JV vs Forreston @ Forreston HS

Thursday 4/24/2014
4:15 PM GIRLS TRACK and FIELD VARSITY vs Byron Invite @ Everett Stine Stadium
4:30 PM BOYS BASEBALL SOPHOMORE vs Mendota @ Mendota HS
4:30 PM BOYS BASEBALL FRESHMEN vs Stillman Valley @ Baseball Freshman Field
4:30 PM BOYS BASEBALL VARSITY vs Mendota @ Mendota HS
4:30 PM GIRLS SOFTBALL SOPHOMORE vs Oregon @ Oregon HS
4:30 PM GIRLS SOFTBALL VARSITY vs Oregon @ Oregon HS

Friday 4/25/2014
4:00 PM BOYS BASEBALL VARSITY Pleasant Plains Tournament vs Riverton @ Pleasant Plains HS
4:30 PM BOYS BASEBALL SOPHOMORE vs ROCK fALLS @ Rock Falls HS
5:00 PM GIRLS SOCCER JV vs Belvidere North @ Belvidere North HS Cancelled
6:30 PM GIRLS SOCCER V vs Belvidere North @ Belvidere North HS


Saturday 4/26/2014
9:00 AM BOYS BASEBALL VARSITY Pleasant Plains Tournament vs Jacksonville Routt @ Pleasant Plains HS
9:00 AM GIRLS SOCCER JV Byron JV Girls Soccer Tourney @ Soccer Varsity Field
9:30 AM GIRLS SOFTBALL VARSITY Dawg Daze Softball Tournament @ Softball Varsity Field
10:00 AM BOYS BASEBALL FRESHMEN vs Richmond-Burton @ Richmond-Burton HS (DH)
10:00 AM GIRLS TRACK and FIELD VARSITY Oregon Invite @ Oregon High School
1:00 PM BOYS BASEBALL VARSITY Pleasant Plains Tournament vs Pleasant Plains @ Pleasant Plains HS



Congratulations BHS!
From BHS
  • Congratulations....the following students for their success at the BNC Art & Design Competition last Thursday: Erin Hays placed 2nd in Watercolor: Representational, Jack Kuehneman placed 2nd in Mixed Media Sculpture, Maggie Boyle earned 1st and Honorable Mention in Time/Media Art, Brittney Book earned Honorable Mention in both Non-Functional Sculpture and Functional Sculpture, Brittany Book earned Honorable Mention in Relief, and Miles Lindholtz earned Honorable Mention in Ink Wash.


  • March Students and Employee of the Month

    March Students of the Month 
    [Click image to enlarge]


    Brent Baker from Byron Bank, and Marty Grant from Stillman Bank presented each of the March students of the month a gift card for their achievement.

    FreshmanSophomoreJuniorSeniorEmployee
    Daniel HarringtonBrooklyn SeilerRaianda CorkranAustin Carlson Sydney Wise
    Daniel
    Harrington 
    Brooklyn
    Seiler 
    Raianda
    Corkran
    Austin
    Carlson
    Sydney
    Wise

    Sydney Wise has been named March BHS Student Employee of the Month. Sydney delivers the high school announcements and works in the district mail room.


    Seniors
    From Dr. Verona

    Thursday April 24 3rd hour Senior Class Meeting
    Wednesday May 14thAll Day Senior Exams
    Thursday May 15thAll Day Senior Exams
    Friday May 16th8:30 am Senior breakfast, commons
      May 16th9:00 am Graduation practice
      May 16th   Make up exams
    Sunday May 18th2 pm Graduation,  gymnasium


    National Art Honor Society
    From Mrs. Driscoll
    NAHS In January the NAHS (National Art Honor Society) group conducted an Empty Bowls fundraiser in combination with the culinary occupations class who made the soup and key club who donated the bread. We were able to donate $280 to the Northern Illinois Food Bank! President, Miles Lindholtz, and VP, Emily Bauer, presenting the check to NIFB!  [Click image to enlarge]NAHS




    Byron Foundation Annual Basket Fundraiser
    From the Byron Foundation
    Lego BasketThe Byron Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps provide Byron students with educational programs and services that are not funded with tax dollars. We have funded various activities throughout the district including iPads at Mary Morgan, Medieval Times trip at Byron Middle School, math programs at Byron High School, and PBIS at all three buildings. We are able to support these items and trips through our annual Basket Fundraiser!

    Please purchase raffle tickets for $1 apiece, or buy $20 worth of tickets and earn 5 FREE tickets for any basket! Baskets are currently on display at Byron Bank and the Stillman Bank of Byron, where tickets can be purchased, until May 7. Baskets will be raffled off at the District Art Show on Thursday, May 8. Purchase your tickets today!  Thank you for your support!  [Click to View Baskets]



    Byron PTA Educator of the Year Award!
    From Byron PTA
    Byron PTA Teachers of the Year!Byron PTA recognizes one educator from each of the three District buildings each year with an award for their dedication and service to our students in District #226. The PTA is seeking nominations for these awards from District students, parents, and residents.

    A nomination may be made by providing the educator’s name, level or course being taught, and an essay describing the characteristics that have made this individual an outstanding educator. Nominations will be accepted at each of the District building offices, by emailing them to Sandy Brooks (uiteach5@comcast.net), or by mailing them to Sandy Brooks (8560 Verde Dr.). Please consider nominating an educator that you know has had a significant impact on a student or students in the Byron School District.  [Download Nomination Form]



    Parent Input Sought on Statewide Survey
    Mr. Herkert
    Illinois 5Essentials SurveyAll teachers and 6th through 12th grade students across Illinois will soon be participating in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey-based on the Five Essentials for School Success, an evidence-based framework developed by the University of Chicago-asks students about their experiences in school, and has teachers weigh in on their perception of climate, culture, and support. We are also inviting parents to participate in the process by completing the parent component of the survey. If at least 30 percent of a school's parents complete the survey, a supplemental report will be generated and sent to the school, providing an important perspective on how the school is viewed by the parents of the current students.

    While participating in the survey, identities will be completely confidential. School personnel will never see individual responses to survey questions and will only receive aggregated information, and parental responses will never be connected to their child.

    The Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be available through April 25, 2014. To take the survey:
    1. Visit Illinois.5-essentials.org
    2. Click on the "Take the Survey" button at the top of the page
    3. Select "Parent Survey"



    PTA and USAgain Earth Day Challenge
    From Byron PTA
    Earth Month ChallengeThe Byron School District PTA is asking for your participation in the USAgain's Earth Month Challenge to raise funds and win cash prizes.  It's as easy as cleaning out your closet and depositing textiles in a green and white recycling bin located in the Mary Morgan School's parking lot. Bag up any surplus clothes, shoes or household textiles of any shape or size and put them in the bin. The items need to be in plastic bags.

    The top five recycling schools will earn cash prizes of $1,000, $750, $500, $250, or $100! Money received is used to support school functions. According to the EPA, over 11 million tons of clothing and shoes end up in landfills each year. Don't throw away those surplus clothes - let's collect to use them again and win cash prizes for our school!  Earth Month is April 1-30.



    Wrestling Coaches Honored!
    From Mr. Flater
    Coach Elsbury

    This past weekend, Byron HS Wrestling Coach Mike Elsburywas named the Illinois Class 1A Wrestling Coach of the Year by the Illinois Wrestling Coaches & Officials Association. The Tigers had an outstanding season, finishing 19-1 and Big Northern Conference Champions, 7 state qualifiers, 2 state champions, 2nd place and 4th place finishers.

    Congratulations to Coach Bob Baker for being inducted into the IWCOA HOF this past weekend. Coach Baker compiled a 210-36-2 career record which included a 1995 State Championship team and a 1999 State runner up.

    Coach Baker



    Order Yearbook Online
    From Mr. Gura

    Seniors: Congratulatory ads for the yearbook are due March 7th. Parents can turn in the order form along with pictures of their choice to Mr. Gura, or can email pictures at agura@byron226.org. Order forms were mailed two weeks ago, but forms are also available on the school website.

    Click on images below to view examples of senior congratulatory ads.  Download Order Form

    KourtneyKaitlynLucasCongratulatory Ads



    Costa Rica
    From Mr. McFarron and Mr. Paulus
    Coasta RicaThe Spanish department is pleased to announce a trip to Costa Rica for students enrolled in Spanish 3 and 4 during the 2014-2015 school year.
    There will be informational meetings on February 11, 12 and 13 at 6:30 pm in Mr. McFarron's room (2406) at the high school. You only need to attend one meeting. If you are unable to attend this meeting please contact Mr. McFarron or Mr. Paulus at (815) 234-5491. There are also links to documents that will be presented at each meeting.

    Informational FlyerParent PresentationBehavior Contract


    Byron HS Inducts Twelve Into Class of 2013 Hall of Fame
    From Mr. Flater
    2013 Hall of FameThe Byron School District is pleased to announce the Hall of Fame Class of 2013. A school board appointed committee received and reviewed many nominations from friends, family, & community members. After deliberation and voting, the committee produced a list of 12 inductee. This year's members include ... [Read more]

    The Class of 2013 was introduced at halftime of our first home football game on Friday, September 6, 2013. In addition, an induction ceremony for members of the Hall of Fame was held on Saturday, September, 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Byron Forest Preserve Jarrett Center.   [Brochure]

    Link to page for pictures and audio...




    Pinnacle Internet Viewer  


    Grade Viewer Link

    This application allows you to view your student's grades and attendance in a real-time atmosphere. By using your student's id number and the password assigned by your school district, you will be able to view your student's current information as well as information from previous marking periods.

    Download instructions [pdf]



    Community Service  
    From Mrs. McMullen

    Community Service Click on the following links for your Community Service form. 
    • pdf format (FY2013 - 2014)

      When completed, the plan will provide at least 2.5 hours of charitable or non-profit service to others outside the home resulting in a tangible benefit to others. Community service must be completed outside of school hours.

      Service done prior to 5/24/10 cannot be proposed or accepted using this form.


    Cartoon of the Day Link!
    Today's Cartoon  Now you can get a little humor every day. Click on the cartoon picture and you can read a daily cartoon. Every day there will be a new one so check back often!