Fall Sports practices begin Monday. All participants must have a completed sports physical, signed concussion form and COVID questionnaire completed and on file before being cleared to participate. NO DOCUMENTS= NO PARTICIPATION! -
Reminder high school volleyball camp today at 4pm. Bring your own water bottle and mask for when you are not participating ion drills.
ALL-ACTIVITIES PARENT MEETING August 12th at 6 pm we will host our annual All-Activities Parent meeting in the BJSHS Auditorium. All individuals in attendance will be required to wear a mask at all times while in the building. Please enter the main activities entrance located at the SE corner of the building. GO LIONS!!!
7-12 Students interested in Cross County email Coach Beaver MBeaver@usd205.com We start on the 17th!
Volleyball 7-12 will begin on August 17th at 4 pm. Jh will start and finish each day at the elementary and high school will be at the high school. You just have a signed physical form to participate.
High school volleyball camp Tuesday through Thursday: 4-6 pm . High school gym.
Sports Physicals have been rescheduled for Tuesday, August 4th and Thursday, August 6th from 8am-12pm. Please enter through the main entrance of BJSHS. There cost for physicals is $25. Forms will be available upon arrival. Mr. Barnes
At this time the first day of school will be August 26th. Online enrollment is live. You can access this in the parent portal at USD205.powerschool.com. Please try to complete enrollment online verses in person. If you need assistance with logging in or need to come in person, staff will be in for enrollment on August 4th & 5th.
High schoolers (especially those taking college classes): please check your emails in regards to your schedules! Thank you!
Due to unforeseen circumstances, todays scheduled sports physicals has been postponed to a later date. Once the new time and date has been determined it will be communicated with all necessary parties. Mr. Barnes
Any 9-12 Bluestem students interested in joining the dance team for the 2020-2021 school year, please contact Sonya Lovesee at email@example.com
Parents / Students / and Guardians: Please help USD 205 with their school reopening plan by taking this short survey. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_m9B91CsazPg935gfaJR4svfi6aU1iGCKavmtsibyuP_f3g/viewform?usp=sf_link Plan details will be available by enrollment on August 4 & 5.
REMINDER: Sports Physicals for BJSHS students will be held on Thursday, July 30th from 1 to 6 PM at BJSHS. It is by walk up only, no appointments necessary. Please enter the main entrance of the building. Physical forms will be available. All paperwork including permission form must be signed by the parent and student. Incomplete forms will not be accepted by administration. Happy Friday! Mr. Barnes
Volleyball girls: Those invited to the setter and passer clinic, the time is 4:00pm-6:00pm in the elementary gym.
The Governor's recent executive orders have altered the planning of USD 205's 2020-2021 school. A new timeline will be provided to the public early next week. Enrollment is still scheduled for August 4 & 5. Information on alternative educational options including virtual instruction will be available at that time. Thank you for your patience during these confusing times. We will provide more information as it becomes available.
Volleyball girls: We will be having skills and drills tomorrow in the elementary gym from 5:00-6:30pm. We will NOT be going to Douglass.
MR. WOMACKS RETIREMENT PARTY Due to unforseen circumstances, the retirement party for Mr. Womacks has been moved to Friday, July 10th @ 5:30pm in the BJSHS Commons. Please join us in celebrating his retirement.
On Saturday night, Chase Augur, a 2020 graduate, passed away as the result of being struck by a car while riding his motorcycle. We will have the high school open on Monday from 10am to 7pm for students who wish to come and meet with the counselors. Mr. Womacks, Mrs. Herbel, and Mrs. Brown will be available at this time.
Volleyball girls: Remember there is NO skills and drills tonight!! Enjoy your evening and we will see next Tuesday June 30th!
BJSHS Gym Resurfacing The BJSHS Gym will be closed from June 22nd-July 5th for general resurfacing maintenance. Please do not use the facility during that time. Thank you, BJSHS Administration
BJSHS Volleyball will be having skills and drills practice on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 5:00pm-6:30pm in the elementary gym. Ladies 7th-12th grades are invited to participate!
BHS Lady Lions Basketball Camp Registration https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScfvEISi8k_tvf2gdju8VpCgFjMHp4Oggf__EHoIhq_at5RxQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
Excellent first week of summer strength and conditioning! We averaged 46 kids/day and grew in numbers each day. Keep up the good work! #LionPride
Information for 8th GRADE GIRLS GOING TO BE 9th that are interested in playing High School Softball: There will be softball practice on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00am-12:00pm at the high school softball field starting June 8th. Wear long pants and long socks.
We are still missing quite a few devices to be turned back in for the summer. You can drop them off Mon-Thur between 8am - 2pm in the board room at Central Office. Please return them ASAP so we can get them ready for next year. If they are not returned you will be receiving a bill for the replacement cost of the device. Thank you.
Updated: 2020 Senior Video Link! https://youtu.be/XGjkIh2nz30 Stay tuned for the full graduation video to be posted tomorrow!
Great turnout at weights this morning! Reminder that the weight room will be open again from 4:30-5:30 this evening. Also, Lady Lions Boot Camp (7-12) begins tonight at 5:00 in HS gym. Bring a water bottle!
Students must register for summer weights before attending (beginning 6/1/2020 7a-8:30a, 4:30p-5:30p). Students must sign in/out & practice social distancing & other safety guidelines. Report to HS gym in AM for check in. Come and go at leisure.
Bluestem High School Graduation will be Sunday, May 31st at 2:00 pm in the high school parking lot. It will be a traditional ceremony. Seniors will be seated with their classmates and will go on stage to receive their diplomas. Families and guests will be able to get out of their vehicles and sit in every other parking stall. So, bring your lawn chairs and let’s celebrate our class of 2020!
Senior Graduation Practice will be on Friday, May 29th at 10 am at BJSHS. Please enter through the east commons' doors. Please remember to practice social distancing procedures.
Students 7-12 attending Lion Pride Strength and Conditioning this summer must register using the link below. Registration must be completed by a parent/guardian. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfkCN4MR4TQ0KvRo0u0Guf77HMqgzMMMjUkzqZ_NhRKvH5ZlQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
Reminder: Student iPad and material check-in is today, May 20th; 10:30 am - 12:30 pm & 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. Drive up and drop off at Northeast side of BES & Front of Jr/Sr High School.
19-20 Bluestem Jr/Sr High yearbooks are on sale online for grades 7-12. Go to jostensyearbooks.com, search for Bluestem, and enter your student's name. You can pay online securely and the credit and order will be posted to our account. Books will be delivered when school starts.
Student iPad and material check in will be Wednesday, May 20th from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm & 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. PreK-6 students can drive up and drop off at the northeast side of the elementary school. 7-12 students can drive up and drop off at the front entrance of the high school. Please have iPads labeled per student for a quick and easy check in process. Remember your chargers, blocks, library books, sports equipment, and any other school property.
If you ordered any track shirts, hoodies or trash bags- You may pick them up at board office. Monday-Thursday 8-3.
USD 205 District End of Year Items: May 19th - last day to submit homework assignments. May 20th - last day for the food pickup/delivery May 20th - 10:30 am to 12:30 pm - iPad and school material check-in. This will be a drive up and drop off event. BES students can drop off at the Northeast driveway of the grade school. BJSHS students can drop off at the main entrance of the jr/sr high school. Please bring your iPad, charger, textbooks, library books, sports uniforms, and any other school materials. May 26th - Grades will be mailed out. May 31st - 2:00 pm - BHS Graduation @ BJSHS parking lot June 1st - 7:00 am – 8:30 am - Summer Weights and activities may begin June 1st - 7:00 am – 9:00 am - Summer Breakfast will begin at BES
Bluestem Graduation is currently postponed until further notice. Governor Kelly has prohibited all in-person graduation ceremonies (including car drive-up events) until after May 18th. We apologize for any inconvenience and we still look forward to honoring our Seniors!
USD 205 Items up for sale. Bid online, auction ends on May 19th. https://www.purplewave.com/search/USD%20205
Kindergarten Enrollment If you have a child who will turn five on or before August 31st and ready to start kindergarten, please contact Tanna at Bluestem Elementary 316-742-3291 ext. 3100 and leave a message. We will contact you. We look forward to seeing you!
USD 205 Graduation will be held as regularly scheduled at 2:00 pm on May 17th in the high school parking lot. We are working out the logistics now to provide the most traditional ceremony as possible so our Seniors get the full experience that they deserve. Following the ceremony, we will have a parade through the town. Additional information will be communicated as plans are finalized. Congratulations to the class of 2020!
Hey Parents! Send me pictures of what your students are learning, or the just plain fun they are having with you at home! firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks! Tanna
***FINAL UPDATE!!*** As of April 2nd, the Bluestem Elementary Plant Sale orders will be handed out at SCHEDULED pick-up times on April 8th-11th. If you sent in a pre-order, you will receive a phone call with information about your pick-up time. Please DO NOT come to pick up plants unless it is your scheduled time, so that we can maintain the social distancing order. If you have any questions or want to make a change to your order, please email: email@example.com Extra plants will be sold at The Bluestem Mercantile.
Local pickup ONLY: Grab-N-Go In Town Food Count Form. This form is only needed for those students in the district that will be picking up at the Elementary or the old gym locations. Please fill out the form to help give us a better head count. https://forms.gle/kinZoeSGEFAQNcvv5
Student supplies have all been moved to the district office, 625 S. Mill Rd. They are available for pick up from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Thursday. iPad charging cables and charging blocks are also available. Questions, please contact your teachers or firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the “Stay-At-Home” order, we will be postponing our plant sale until after the 19th of April. We will NOT deposit any checks until you pick up your plants. If you want to make changes to your order please email Barb McCaffree at email@example.com. Stay safe, happy and healthy!
Reminder: If you have not picked up your student’s supplies, the final session is tonight from 5pm to 7 pm. Elementary parents please pull around the Northeast side of the building for curbside pickup. Jr high and high school students please enter through the front doors of the jr/sr high school building.
Reminder: School lunch program grab and go is today and Wednesday from 10:30 am to 11:30 am (locations: BES and Old Gym). Student supply pickup is today from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Public Schools are exempt from the prohibitions in the Governor's Executive Order No 20-16 (state wide "stay home") established today under pg. 6, section 9b. The Kansas Department of Education will continue to follow Executive Order No 20-07 (temporarily closing of schools). Therefore, Mondays supply pick up and food service will continue as scheduled. Buildings will remained closed until further notice. Food service will continue to run throughout the semester every Monday and Wednesday from 10:30 am - 11:30 am. Additional questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent Information concerning Bluestem's Continuous Learning plan is available on the district webpage www.usd205.com. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/636298/Bluestem_Continuous_Education_Plan.pdf
Grab-N-Go In-District Rural Sign Up Form. This form is only needed for those students in the district that live in the rural areas. This DOES NOT apply to any students in the city limits. Please fill out the form below to get on the list. https://forms.gle/5m9JAMM2ULDQoa8r9
Bluestem has put together a Grab-N-Go Food program for the rest of the school year. Please see attached letter for more details. If you have more questions please direct them to email@example.com.
Congratulations to Torrance Lovesee on earning All-State HM Basketball! http://kansas-sports.com/ks/news/?id=12094&t=2020-sports-in-kansas-2a-girls-all-state-basketball-
Update regarding track shirts, hoodies and trash bag orders. Due to unforeseen circumstances, there will be a delay with delivery. We will make items available as soon as possible. Thanks for your understanding.
USD 205 will extend spring break a week for students through March 27. Additional Information will be provided next week about classes, lunches, and events as it becomes available.
Due to concern over COVID-19, USD 205 Leon-Bluestem Schools is cancelling all sports practices and activities over spring break. They will be scheduled to resume March 23rd.
Reminder: A Drivers Ed parent meeting is scheduled for today, Friday, March 6th at 6pm in the BJSHS Library. Cost for the class is $110 that must be paid by May 15th. Any student who is 14 years of age by March 9th is eligible to attend.
A Drivers Ed parent meeting is scheduled for Friday, March 6th at 6pm in the BJSHS Library. Cost for the class is $110 that must be paid by May 15th. Any student who is 14 years of age by March 9th is eligible to attend.
Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Celebration for the Bluestem Mercantile will be this morning at 11:00 am at 109 South Main Street, Leon. Store hours will be 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday and 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, closed Sundays. Stop on by for all your groceries, gear, and goods!
Free to all Butler County girls: prom dress giveaway this Saturday at El Dorado high school, 9am-noon.
Thrive! Butler is a relation-based poverty reduction initiative that offers a free 16-week class called Getting Ahead. This class was developed for those individuals currently living below the poverty guidelines, so that they may be guided on a journey to a better life, and a Thriving future story. During this 16-week course, we provide a meal, child care, and a $10 gift card for food or gas. After graduation, each participant is matched with a volunteer Ally who they meet with twice a month, providing guidance and advice to achieve their stated goals. To learn more about Thrive! Butler, either as a participant or a volunteer, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at our website www.thrivebutler.org.
HS Basketball vs. Neodesha Update Due to unforeseen circumstances both Boys and Girls Junior Varsity Basketball Games vs. Neodesha have been cancelled. Varsity games will be played as scheduled with the Girls beginning at 6:00 PM.
SENIOR NIGHT We will be honoring our Winter Activity Seniors this evening at approximately 7:45. Senior parents need to meet at the NW entrance of the HS gym at 7:30. We will honor individuals from their respective activities in the following order: Choir, Band and Basketball
Just a reminder: The Feb. 20th 5th and 6th grade band concert has been cancelled.
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.