10.31.14

Save the Date!  Social Media Boot Camp for Parents
From The Byron PTA
Parent Feed

BMS Auditorium,   November 10, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
 

The Byron School District is pleased to announce this Byron PTA-sponsored event for parents. The presenter, Mr. Matt Batt, is a social media expert and father of three young boys. He will be providing parents with advisement and recommendations on how to monitor your child's social media usage. In addition, Mr. Batt will speak about some of the most popular social media websites and applications that children and teens are using today. This is a FREE event. Parents may RSVP online at http://theparentfeed.com/events/ild226/

As part of the RSVP, parents will receive access to The Parent Feed, an online resource to stay informed and up-to-date on the latest trends, tools and news relating to online activities with today's youth. If you would like to learn more about the presenter or The Parent Feed,  click on this link: The Parent Feed or Download the flyer



Star Assessment Schedule
From Mr. Verona
This message is for all parents of students in the freshman, sophomore, and junior classes.

Beginning on Monday, October 27th, we will be testing students on math and reading. This testing will be conducted on three days a week and continue for two weeks with one class being tested each day.

One week will test reading, and the second week will test math. In order to minimize the loss of instructional time, we have shortened classes by 11 minutes and added that time to the end of each day for testing. This information will be used to help teachers make appropriate decisions regarding delivery of instruction based on the needs of each student.

Please note that this testing will require all juniors to stay at school until 2:52 on their testing days.

STAR Assessment Schedule
70 minute class periods
5 minute passing periods
Testing is completed from 1:50 to 2:52pm
Monday 10/27 Tuesday 10/28 Thursday 10/30
Freshmen English Sophomore English Junior English
     
Monday 11/3 Tuesday 11/4 Thursday 11/6
Freshmen Math Sophomore Math Junior Math


Weekly Activities
From Mr. Flater
Saturday 11/1/2014 
11:00 AM BOYS CROSS COUNTRY VARSITY IHSA Sectionals @ Oregon Park 
10:00 AM GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY VARSITY IHSA Sectionals @ Oregon Park 
12:00 PM BOYS FOOTBALL VARSITY IHSA Playoffs vs Chicago Bowen @ gately Stadium
9:00 AM GIRLS SWIMMING and DIVING VARSITY Northern Illinois Invite @ High School Pool

Thursday 11/6/2014
4:00 PM MATH TEAM vs Stillman Valley @ Stillman Valley
7:30 PM Fall Play @ BMS Auditorium

Friday 11/7/2014
7:30 PM Fall Play @ BMS Auditorium

Saturday 11/8/2014
TBA BOYS CROSS COUNTRY VARSITY IHSA State Detweiller Park, Peoria
TBA GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY VARSITY IHSA State Detweiller Park, Peoria
TBA BOYS FOOTBALL VARSITY IHSA Playoffs
9:30 AM CHESS VARSITY Sterling Invite vs Sterling HS @ Sterling
7:30 PM Fall Play @ BMS Auditorium



September Students of the Month
From Mr. Verona
FreshmanSophomoreJuniorSeniorEmployee
Regan LarsonTracie RaineVerne JohnsonWhitney Felker Sydney Wise
 Regan Larson Tracie Raine Verne Johnson Whitney FelkerSydney Wise

Our Employee of the Month,Sydney Wise, works in the High School as an office assistant delivering announcements and district mail.
 Pictured from left to right are: Brent Baker from Byron Bank, Regan Larson, Tracie Raine, Verne Johnson, Whitney Felker, and Marty Grant from Stillman Bank.September Students of the MonthEach of the students received a gift card for their achievement.
Click image to enlarge.


Byron Foundation Gift Cards
From the Byron Foundation

Foundation Gift Cards
Click for more Info

The Byron Foundation is able to purchase gift cards from hundreds of retailers nationwide at a discount, which can then be purchased at face value. The difference is a profit for The Byron Foundation. Two Ways to Purchase Gift Cards:



40th Annual Illinois High School Theatre Festival
From HS Office

 Katie Triplett
Kate Triplett
 Ben Love
Ben Love

The Illinois High School Theatre Festival (IHSTF) is proud to feature Pippin as its 2015 All‐State production, with an All‐State Company featuring a select ensemble of high school performers and technicians from throughout the state of Illinois.

The performances will take place at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on January 9th and January 10th. Katie Triplett will be playing in the orchestra and Ben Love is in the cast.

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Skyward's Family Access 

Instructions are provided for parents pertaining to the navigation of the student gradebook using Skyward's Family Access.

Click Here For Skyward Family Access
Navigating the K-2 Gradebook pdfNavigating the 3-5 Gradebook  pdf Navigating the 6-12 Gradebook pdf 


New Students to Byron High School
From HS Office
All new students seeking to enroll at Byron High School should contact Mrs. Deanna Groves in the HS Office. To enroll you must have:

  • proof of address
  • an original birth certificate
  • updated health records

Call the High School office for additional information at 815-234-5491, 228





Community Service  
From Mrs. McMullen

Community Service Click on the following links for your Community Service form. 
  • pdf format (FY2014 - 2015)

    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!