BJSHS Play information The Bluestem Jr Sr High School fall play is tonight and tomorrow at 7 pm. This comedy is appropriate for all ages, and admission is $5. Everyone is welcome to attend!
MS Boys Basketball Announcement This Friday, Nov 15 practice will be 11:30-1:30. The change is due to our inservice meeting schedule.
Last Day to order cinnamon rolls from Leon Senior Center! Call 316-745-9200. Proceeds benefit the Senior Center expenses.
MS Band and Choir Concert Info Reminder that tomorrow’s Middle School Band and Choir Concert begins at 7:00 pm in the BJSHS auditorium.
Both MS boys and girls basketball practice has been cancelled for this evening. Practice will resume tomorrow after school.
Beef Raffle Winners! Congratulations to the following winners of the quarters of beef from Bluestem Elementary School- Carol Pile David Highbarger Angela Sims Joe Burgardt Janice Bigelow Mark Torres Stacey Scribner Debra Wheat
Bluestem Middle School Boys Basketball Parent Meeting There will be a Middle School Boys Basketball parent meeting on Friday, November 22nd at 6:15 pm in the Elementary commons area.
Volleyball Banquet Info The BJSHS volleyball banquet scheduled for tomorrow at 6:30 PM will now be held in Coach Hatfield's classroom. Please enter the BJSHS main entrance.
A big thank you to the 399 residents who voted in favor of our students, unfortunately we fell a bit short this time. Final results of the bond election will be available next Tuesday. Continue to Create Hope and Success for Every Child!
Today is election day for the USD 205 Bond. Please vote at your regular polling location. The 3 locations listed on the fliers were misprinted from the previous special election. Wherever you typically vote in the general election is where you will vote for the Bond Question.
Elementary Picture Re-takes Wednesday, November 6th. Return your picture packet if you are unhappy with your pictures and they will be retaken and replaced.
Middle School Boys Basketball Meeting: MS Boys Basketball Player Interest Meeting Thursday, Nov. 7 at 2:05 in Mr. Beaver's room.
WINTER SPORTS: CONCUSSION VIDEO Coach Babcock will be showing the concussion video after school next Tuesday, November 5th for anyone that has not seen it yet. It is required by all winter sports participants. Good luck this season!
Bluestem Elementary Halloween Parade and Parties The parade will begin at 2:40pm on Thursday, October 31st. Classroom parties will start after the parade. Visitors are asked to please sit on the bleachers in the gym and students will parade through the gym for pictures.
Junior Class Parent Meeting (Discussing Prom) When: Tuesday, October 29th at 6:30 PM Where: BJSHS Library
Bluestem High School Football Playoff game Info The Bluestem High School Football team will travel to Pittsburg Colgan for the first round of the 2A playoffs. The game will be on Thursday, October 31st at 6:00 pm
Bluestem Junior High Dance info The Junior High Dance this Thursday was originally scheduled start at 6:30 PM. Due to the Bond informational meeting in the auditorium, the dance will now start at 7:00 PM.
Honor Choir cancelled on Grandparent's Day October 24th.
Watch your mailboxes today and tomorrow for information on the upcoming USD 205 Bond Election. Reminder: There will be a Bond information meeting and walking tour this Thursday, Oct. 24th at 6:00 PM in the high school auditorium.
BJSHS Junior Varsity Football vs. Hillsboro The BJSHS JV football game scheduled for 10/21 vs. Hillsboro has been cancelled.
There will be a public information session and walking tour about the district bond project held on Thursday, October 24th at 6 PM. The session will begin at the BJSHS Auditorium. Informational fliers will be mailed out to all district households next week (Oct. 14th-18th). Additional information and renderings will be updated on the district website and through the Bluestem App.
SENIOR RECOGNITION Senior recognition will take place before the football game tomorrow evening at 6:40. All Senior Football, Cheer participants and their parents will need to report to the gate just south of the home bleachers at 6:30 pm.
2020 Bluestem Lion Football Schedule Week 1: vs. Humboldt Week 2: vs. Cherryvale Week 3: @ Eureka Week 4: vs. Chaparral Week 5: @ Belle Plaine Week 6: vs. Douglass Week 7: @ Kingman Week 8: vs. Garden Plain Week 9: TBD
Berean Academy XC Meet As of now, the cross country meet at Berean Academy is still schedule to begin at 3:30 PM. Berean Academy administration will notify us by 12pm if anything changes.
We're having a Scholastic Book Fair at the Jr/Sr High School, Oct 7-10th. Hours are Monday-Wednesday 7:45am to 1:15pm and 12pm to 8pm on Thursday. Learn more about our book fair, events, discounts, and order online: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/bluestemjrsrhighschool
Financial Aid night for Bluestem High School Seniors & Parents: There is a financial aid meeting on Monday, Sept 30th at 6:30 in the auditorium. A financial aid rep from a college will be here to discuss completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
Bluestem Elementary Picture Day Wednesday, September 25th Orders must be turned in by Wednesday morning or you may order online.
Bluestem Elementary Spirit Week in support of Homecoming: Monday- Tie-Dye Day Tuesday- Hats and Crazy socks Wednesday-Picture day Thursday- Class colors: K-red, 1st- pink, 2nd- yellow, 3rd- purple, 4th- green, 5th- orange, 6th- black
HS JV Football Announcement The High School Junior Varsity Football team has added a game on Monday, September 23rd against Madison HS. It will be at Madison High school, 1500 SW Blvd. Madison, Ks. The game will start at 5:00 PM.
Plant Sale Pick up Has Changed! Due to unforeseen circumstances the greenhouse is unable to deliver the mum orders until Thursday, September 19th. You may pick them up after school on that Thursday from 4:00-8:00pm
ATHLETICS IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT Due to unforeseen circumstances Yates Center will no longer be able to play a JV High School Football game on Monday, October 7th.
BJSHS Cross Country Important Info The Girard invitational at Greenbush has been rescheduled for Monday, September 16. All participants will be dismissed at 1:00 PM. Departure time is 1:15 PM. Please contact Coach Beaver through email with any questions. Thanks, Mr. Barnes
MS Football and Volleyball Just a reminder that the Middle School VB/FB games against Eureka Thursday will be played at home. Volleyball will begin at 4:30 in the Bluestem Elementary gym followed by football at the district stadium at 6:00.
There will be a Junior Class parent meeting on Monday, September 9th at 6pm. I look forward to seeing everyone there!
Bluestem Outdoor Club needs your help! This club is sponsored by fundraisers and students themselves. We are ordering new jerseys this year for the archery team, trap team, and fishing team and are looking for sponsors. A $200 sponsorship will get your logo on all 3 jerseys. For more information please contact Darren Jackson at 316-253-0043.
JV FOOTBALL GAME vs. EUREKA The scheduled home JV football game on 9/9/2019 has been cancelled.
JUNIOR CLASS MEETING There will be a Junior Class parent meeting on Monday, September 9th at 6pm.
NO ACTIVITY BUS TONIGHT There will be no activity buses available this evening due to the Fall Sports Preview.
***IMPORTANT INFORMATION*** Tonights All Sports Parent meeting will be moved to the BJSHS Auditorium. The meeting begins at 5:30 PM. Have a great day!
Activity Buses The Activity Buses will begin next week, 8/19/2019. Transportation will offer 3 different routes including Bluestem, Latham/Beaumont and Haverhill. Buses will be available for loading in the district office parking lot at 6:15 pm each day and depart at 6:30.
Fall Sports Information Reminder that fall sports practices begin Monday, August 19th. All participants must have a physical and signed concussion form on file before they are eligible to participate.
Booster Club is having a kick off meeting in the library at 6:00pm. All are welcome to attend.
Currently their is an AT&T outage which is effecting our internet and phone lines. Please contact your bus drivers directly if there are transportation changes for this evening. We will notify when all is back up and running.
ATHLETIC EVENT UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 6th, 2019- HS Football vs. Eureka will now be played at home beginning at 7pm. SEPTEMBER 12th, 2019- Middle School Football and Volleyball vs. Eureka will now be played at home. Volleyball will begin at 4:30 and Football at 6:00.
Sports Physical Announcement: Dr. Marcus Deaver from Art of Life Chiropractic will be conducting sports physicals at BJSHS Monday August 12th at 6 pm for all Bluestem MS/HS Student-Athletes. $25 per physical.
ALL SPORTS PARENT MEETING An informational meeting for all Jr./Sr. High School students that plan to participate in sports during the 2019-2020 school year will occur on Thursday August 29th at 5:30 pm in the High School Gymnasium.
Bluestem Football Summer Camp Sign-Up Form. The camp will be July 15th-18th @ 6pm-8pm. https://tinyurl.com/BluestemFootballCamp
School will be open today, Tuesday, May 21. Several bus routes will be canceled due to flooded roads. Drivers will be contacting parents of those effected students. Please be safe and error on the side of caution. Do not drive through rising waters. Be safe and stay dry.
Today is the last day to order online and to turn in your order forms for the Bluestem Elementary Yearbook
Due to weather we will not be going on our 8th grade trip. We will have movies, pizza, and ice cream here at the school for 8th graders.
Leon Public Library On Wednesday, June 5 from 1:00-2:00 "Exploration Place" will be bringing fun activities for ages 4-11. It will be "Out of this World". Wednesdays June 12, June 19 and June 26 from 1:00-2:00 is the summer reading program for 4-8 year olds.
Congratulations to our softball team for winning regionals tonight. Girls going back to state for the 4th (correction from earlier post) straight year. Will post state schedule when we know.
All library books are due by Thursday, May 16th!
The games that were scheduled to be at Caney today have been canceled.
Unified School District Number 205, Bluestem Schools will be closed today, Wednesday, May 8th due to flooding conditions and impassable roads.
USD 205 Bluestem Schools is closed today, Wednesday, May 8th due to flooding and impassable roads.
HS Band and Choir concert has been rescheduled for May 15th at 7:00pm due to road closures.
Elementary School Parents: Do you have great pictures of a school activity you want to share? Upload them to my yearbook website. I can't promise to use all of your pictures, but I would love to have the chance to select some for our yearbook. Upload to plicbooks.com/go/5Ohs Thank you! Tanna
The baseball and softball games @ Cherryvale on Saturday the 4th have been moved to 2 pm.
Today’s baseball games @ Caney have been canceled due to inclement weather.
Today’s baseball games @ Caney have been moved up to a 2 pm start time.
Reminder: May 6th will be the last day for parents to call and excuse PAST absences. Thank you
Please remember to pick up Honor Choir students at the high school tonight after rehearsal.
Tomorrows baseball game at Cedar Vale has been canceled due to field conditions and inclement weather.
HS Baseball/Softball games have been rescheduled with Cherryvale. Games are Saturday May 4th at 10am in Cherryvale - weather pending.
Today’s Baseball and Softball games in Cherryvale have just been postponed. It is raining and they have cancelled games for today.
HS Baseball and Softball games have been moved to 2:00pm today In Cherryvale due to the possibility of weather later today.
Due to weather Softball has been postponed. Makeup date TBD.
FFA fishing tournament will be postponed until May 11, check in time will be at 8am at the High School.
MS track has been cancelled due to weather.
Due to scheduling conflict BSB/SB games for tomorrow have been postponed. We will update when we have a new date.
The 3rd and 4th Music Program is tonight. "Disney, The Movies and Music." The greenhouse will be open for sales. Stop by and pick up your tomatoes and flowers!
The School Board Meeting tonight has been pushed back to an 8PM start time.
There still is time to vote. Polls close at 7pm. If you are not registered, you can still cast a provisional ballot. Please take a proper form of identification to your designated polling location. (Leon Senior Center, Haverhill Christian Church, Latham Fire Station.)
Reminder: USD 205 Bond Election is today from 6 am - 7 pm. (Leon Senior Center, Haverhill Christian Church, Latham Fire Station)
Just a reminder that all plant sale pre-orders are due by Thursday, April 4th. Orders may be turned into the elementary office. Pre-orders can be picked up between 4-8pm on Thursday, April 11th.
Reminder: Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 2, 2019 is election day for USD 205's bond project. Polls are open 6 am - 7 pm (Leon Senior Center, Latham Fire Department, Haverhill Christian Church).
Bluestem Elementary 2019 Plant Sale is underway. Check out the article on our website to get your order forms today. https://www.usd205.com/article/97425?org=district
The Bluestem Association For Students Education Foundation (B.A.S.E.) graciously accepted a pass through donation from the Kansas Governor’s One Shot Turkey Hunt organization located in El Dorado, KS. Jimna Knapp and Barb Gomez, representatives of B.A.S.E. foundation, accepted the $500 donation from Janet Post, Executive Director of the Kansas Governor’s One Shot Turkey Hunt. Janet stated that this was the first donation given from their organization. Their organization chose the Bluestem Outdoor Cub because they promote outdoor sports to the youth in Kansas. The Bluestem Outdoor Club. under the leadership of Darren Jackson, Mark Womacks and Brett Mohr, accepted this donation. B.A.S.E. was founded to help service the wBluestem School District by providing scholarships, classroom grants, and pass through donations such as this one to serve the students of USD #205.
Thank you to all who attended the bond information meeting last night. We had a large turnout with lots of great questions and discussion. A big thank you to the Bluestem Fishing Team for grilling the burgers and all that help serve!
Reminder: Tonight is the Bluestem Schools Bond Election information meeting. Food will be provided for all starting at 5 pm in the high school commons area. The presentation will begin at 6 pm in the auditorium. The election will be held April 2, 2019.
Spring portraits and class pictures are Wednesday, March 20th at the elementary. Class pictures must be paid by Wednesday. NO late orders will be accepted. However, class pictures may be ordered online after the due date. Proofs will go home in approximately 2 weeks to be viewed.
Hey Bluestem, have a great spring break and don't forget to check your mailboxes this next week for information on the upcoming bond election on April 2nd!
Just a reminder that MS and HS students will not have school tomorrow. We are hosting MS TVL music day.
Reminder: Thursday, February 28, 5th and 6th grade music program at 7:00pm followed by 5th and 6th grade band concert. Both programs will be in the elementary gym.
Monday, February 25, 2019 Elementary students will be attending "Alvin" at Butler Community College. Buses will leave at 12:45 and return by 3:00pm
Baseball and softball sign-ups for El Dorado Rec. are due by March 1. Registration forms are available in the elementary office, or can be printed under Wednesday Notes in the "document" menu. Forms and money need to be returned to the Recreational Center in El Dorado.
Unified School District number 205, Bluestem Schools will be closed Wednesday, February 20, 2019 due to inclement weather and poor road conditions. Be safe and stay warm.
Honor Choir practice for today, Tuesday, February 19th has been cancelled due to weather.
ESU Music day for tomorrow has been cancelled.
WSU Honor Band - https://www.pscp.tv/w/by9cKTFkdktPTG5Sd1haalh8MU95S0F5UUFSWUxLYv7cSCN__ZNKmfK7__8afWCPYhLnx_kmTMjIwlV8d_ZG?t=2m17s (correction from last post)
Bluestem Unified School District 205 will be closed Thursday, February 7, 2019 due to inclement weather. Be safe and stay warm.
This is a correction for the Music Concerts. The 5th/6th grade program scheduled for March 5th has been moved to February 28th. BES Band concert is also scheduled for that day. Both programs will be held at the Bluestem Elementary Gym on Thursday, Feb. 28th beginning at 7:00pm.
All evening activities and practices for Wednesday, February 6, 2019 are cancelled due to inclement weather. Normal bus routes will run following the school day.
School remains in session today. Be careful this morning. Take extra precaution and give yourself plenty of time to travel.
Thank you to everyone who helped the elementary with our clothing needs! We had a great response and truly appreciate it! Nurse Landreth
Elementary School Spirit Week Monday, Jan. 7- pajama day Tuesday, Jan.8-blue and gold day Wed., Jan. 9- favorite sports team Thurs., Jan. 10-"Grease" 50's day
Jan. 7th & 31st MS Basketball game with Humboldt have been flip-flopped - @ Bluestem on the 7th and @ Humboldt for 31st due to us Hosting Regional Scholars Bowl on Jan. 31st
Beef Raffle Winners- Congratulations to our winners of the 1/2 side of beef. Chad Holt, Marie Morgan, Ty Young and Nathan Tullis. Thank you to everyone for their support of our Ag in the Classroom Program!!
1st game of the year for MS Basketball is tonight at Home. Game times: 5:00 C, 6:00 B, 7:00 A (times are approximate). Boys in HS gym and Girls in MS gym. Come out and watch your Lions.
Craft Day! Mr. Hood is looking for volunteers to help with craft day. Craft days are Dec. 18 & 19. Please email Mr. Hood at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at (316)742-3291 to schedule a time to help. If you can't help on craft day, we also need cookies for a snack for the students.
Bluestem Schools USD 205 will be closed today, Monday, November 12 due to inclement weather and low visibility. Stay warm and be safe.
Enrollment is now Live! Just log into your parent portal from any browser (not on the app). On the left side click the registration link to complete the steps. Please try to complete the enrollment online rather than in person.
Little Lions Cheer/Dance Clinic 2018 practice Practice will be held in the HS gym this evening from 6:45pm to 7:30pm due to the low temperature this evening.
Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday, October 11th. No School Please return you conference notes by Wednesday, Oct. 3rd. Notes confirming your times will be sent home on Thursday, October 4th.
The 5th Grade Band "Informance" is rescheduled for Tuesday, October 30th at 11:15 a.m. in the BJSHS Auditorium.