Elementary Parents: Please check the Wednesday Notes (under Parent Resources). There is a lot of information and several flyers to check out.
WINTER ACTIVITY SENIOR NIGHT This Friday we will be honoring our seniors that participate in a Winter Activity. The Ceremony will begin roughly around 7:45 pm. Senior Parents will need to report to the NW corner of the gym around that time.
TVL High School Music Festival info: Due to the lack of schools being able to participate, the Tri-Valley League High School Music Festival hosted by Bluestem on Thursday, March 12th has been cancelled.
BES FFA program added a couple baby goats to the mix today! We had twin goats born this morning in our barn between 9am-10am. Here is a link to check out the birth on Youtube if you wish. https://youtu.be/g-MDxbULDhY
Due to inclement weather, all after school activities and practices will be cancelled this evening.
Early Childhood Classes visit the Leon Post Office! Each student made a special card to send to their family. They were each given change to purchase a stamp, placed the stamp on their own envelope, and put their card in the mailbox. They are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their cards to their families.
Correction: Boots and Bling Dance Friday, February 28th at 6:00pm in the Bluestem Elementary Commons
Bluestem Junior/Senior High School will be hosting regional scholars bowl on Thursday, February 6th at 4:00 PM. All high school and middle school students who do not ride the bus will be dismissed at 3:00 PM. Bus riders will depart at the regular scheduled time.
February 20th BES Band Concert has been cancelled.
HAPPY KANSAS DAY! 4th grade students paraded their "floats" around to other classrooms today during our Kansas Day celebration.
The HS basketball game @ Humboldt has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 13th. (VARSITY ONLY) Girls: 6:00 PM Boys: 7:30 PM
All after school practices and activities have been cancelled for today.
Due to weather and the safety of all traveling, tonight's High School Basketball games at Humboldt have been cancelled. At this time the make-up date has not been determined. Be safe and have a good afternoon!
HS Basketball at Humboldt 1/28/2020 Information Due to unforeseen circumstances, there will be no "C" Team games tomorrow at Humboldt. JV boys will begin at 6:00 followed by JV Girls at 7:30. Varsity games will be played as scheduled.
Winter Homecoming Spirit Days for this week are as follows: Monday-PJ Day Tuesday-Twin Day Wednesday-Tourist Day Thursday-Throwback Jersey Day Friday- White Out A winner will be announced each day!
The HS gym will be open Sunday, 1/26, from 2-4. All ages welcome!
We are supporting Homecoming Week with Spirit Week! Jan. 27-30 at the elementary school. Monday- Pajama Day (no stuffed animals or blankets please) Tuesday- Hat Day Wednesday- Crazy Sock Day Thursday- Bluestem Shirt Day, if you have an old jersey wear it!
MS Scholars Bowl Rosters The following students have qualified for the MS Scholars Bowl team. Chelsea Williams Kadea Hicks Rylee Orphen Landon Cofield Dalis Whiteside Aaliyah Kiefer Tucker Gibb Ethan Logan Mason Brenton Daisy Miller Jewell Carleton Chloe Gardner
The middle school basketball games today vs. Eureka start at 5pm. The B teams will play first followed by the A teams at 6pm.
Halstead wrestling tournament information update: The tournament has been canceled for today Friday, January 17. It will resume tomorrow Saturday January 18th at 9 AM.
IMPORTANT MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL INFO Due to weather and the safety of all traveling, the schedule for tonight's Middle School Basketball games have been altered. There will be no C-Team games. B-Team games will begin at 5:00 PM followed by the A-Team games at 6:00 PM
It's a winter wonderland in Early Childhood! We have been learning about snow and writing our names in shaving cream "snow," breaking letter and shape blocks out of the ice game, and even a toilet paper snow ball fight! We have been working on all parts of our development that are important in early childhood such as social-emotional, cognitive, language, and motor skills.
The HS gym will be open 2-4 today. All ages welcome!
Scholars Bowl at Bishop Carroll tomorrow has been cancelled.
All BJSHS afternoon activities have been cancelled.
Due to weather and the safety of all traveling, the Charles McMillen Wrestling Tournament at Herington High School has been cancelled for tomorrow.
Tonight’s basketball games vs Erie have been Postponed. The games have been rescheduled for Thursday, January 30th.
Tonight's home basketball event against Erie is still on as scheduled. Administrators from both schools have been in communication regarding the weather and will notify all parties of any changes by 1:30 PM.
Honor Choir Rehearsals resume on Tuesday, January 21st.
Reminder: There will be an Outdoor Club Parents Meeting Thursday, January 9th @ 6:30pm in the HS library. If your child is interested in participating in the Trap Shooting or Archery program you need to attend this meeting.
There will be a outdoor club parents meeting on Thursday the 9th at 6:30 pm in the high school library. If your high school or middle school child is interested in being on the trap shooting or archery team you must attend this meeting
Any high school student interested in officiating or working little league basketball games can attend a clinic in the high school library on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 7 pm. Please contact Coach Babcock if interested.
***** IMPORTANT MS BASKETBALL INFO***** Due to an error in the MS league basketball schedule, Thursday's scheduled MS basketball games against Neodesha have been postponed until February 13th.
The HS gym will be open Sunday from 2-4 pm. All ages are welcome!
The HS girls team invites our alumni to scrimmage with the team on Friday from 12-2pm at the HS. Hope to see you there! (Moms, aunts, cousins are welcome too)
The High School gym will be open 2-4pm today. All ages welcome!
Boys Regional Wrestling Information The Bluestem High School Wrestling Team has been assigned to the Eureka High School Regional. Regionals will be held February 21-22.
MS Basketball @ Galesburg has been rescheduled for February 17th beginning at 5:00 PM.
Bluestem Schools is closed today, Monday, December 16, due to inclement weather. All evening activities will be rescheduled. Stay warm and be safe.
Jr. High School Scholars Bowl Tryout When: Wednesday, December 11th @ 7:30 AM Where: BJSHS Library Please bring a writing utensil to use. If you have any questions please email Ms. Scribner at email@example.com
Angel Tree The United Methodist Church has the angel tree set up at the Leon Post Office. The angels are children from our own community. Please stop by, pick an angel and make a Merry Christmas for someone.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the C team girls basketball tournament at Remington tomorrow has been canceled. The reschedule date has yet to be determined.
Reminder: This Saturday BHS GIRLS will play back to back games starting at 9:00am at Remington. Transits will leave at 7:45am.
The BHS Lady Lions will participate in a non-varsity tournament at Remington High School on Dec. 7th. Game 1 is at 9 am, with game 2 immediately following.
The afternoon Early Childhood class also made their monthly visit to the senior center today, where they were able to make handprint turkey crafts. They also played duck, duck, turkey and ring around the turkey games! They enjoyed their cookie snack too! We love getting to visit with the seniors in the community!
HS GIRLS BASKETBALL PRACTICE WILL RESUME AS SCHEDULED THIS MORNING. (10a-12 @BHS)
HS BOYS BASKETBALL It is currently cold, raining, and snow coming around the time you are going to be coming into the gym. I don’t want anyone driving in this stuff. We will still be on for tonight unless you hear from me otherwise. Please let other people know, NO Practice this morning! Enjoy your day, and be ready to work tonight. Please make sure everyone on the team gets this information
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.