BC News & Highlights
April 2021 Edition
Studio BC Launches at Bloom-Carroll High School
A new club at BCHS launched this month called Studio BC. This club has been designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop public speaking, videography, and interviewing skills needed to run a news broadcast. Studio BC team members are preparing videos each week for the morning announcements that will be aired on Fridays.

Studio BC has been launched to promote two new electives coming to BCHS this fall: Introduction to Broadcasting and Advanced Broadcasting. To check out Studio BC's introductory video clip for the morning announcement segment, click here.
Hidden Figures Project at BCMS
Sixth grade ELA students in Mr. Johns' and Mrs. Conrad’s class recently read the novel Hidden Figures by Margot Shetterly and completed Project-Based Learning (PBL) activities on the Hidden Figures they researched in class. A 'Hidden Figure' is someone whose accomplishments are largely unknown or unrecognized, in part to race or gender.

Following their research, students created a google slide presentation that showcased the Hidden Figures' accomplishments and backgrounds. Students also wrote a letter to the Hidden Figure Society trying to persuade the society to add their Hidden Figure as a member. Towards the end of the unit, students created 3D models that represent their Hidden Figures’ accomplishments and presented their slide shows and 3D models in class to their classmates. 
K-4 Students Jump Rope for the American Heart Association
Students in Mr. Casperson's K-4 gym classes recently participated in the American Heart Association's "Jump Rope for Heart" campaign.

This program encourages students to have a positive attitude towards exercise and heathy eating. BC students reached new levels in gym class this year while raising money to support the American Heart Association and learning how to live a healthier lifestyle.
Upcoming Kindergarten Screening Information
Kindergarten screening will take place June 1-3 at the Bloom-Carroll Primary School located at 69 S. Beaver Street, Carroll, OH.
Screening appointments are for Bloom-Carroll Local School District residents only.

Screening appointments can be scheduled beginning April 6th by visiting https://www.myctime.com/bloomcarroll

Once parents have scheduled their child's screening appointment, they will need to complete all forms in Final Forms beginning April 26th. (The Final Forms window does not open until April 26th.) Failure to complete either of these steps can result in a delay or cancellation of your screening appointment.

Please contact Bloom-Carroll Primary School at 740-756-4326 if you have any questions.
Ohio's 2021 Spring State Testing Information
The spring testing window for Ohio's 2020-2021 State Assessments is quickly approaching. The window for BCLSD will open on April 14th and continue through April 29th. Click on the link below to see the specific dates for each tested grade level and subject area. https://www.bloom-carroll.k12.oh.us/StateTesting.aspx

Parents and students alike are encouraged to visit ODE's Test Practice Site to help prepare for these upcoming assessments. This practice portal allows students the opportunity to practice a variety of mock test questions in each of the tested grade levels and content areas. 
2021-2022 School Calendar Approved
The BCLSD Board of Education approved the 2021-2022 school calendar at the March 8th BOE meeting.

The opening week of school will consist of staggered start dates for all students in grades K-5. These staggered start dates will provide a smoother transition for our students and staff as we open the doors of the new BC Elementary School. This will be an exciting time for all Bulldogs!

First day of school dates for students in grades 1-12:

August 26: Grades 6-12
August 26: Grades 1-5 (last name A-K)
August 27: Grades 1-5 (last name L-Z)


Start dates for kindergarten students:

August 26-31: Kindergarten Assessment Days
September 1: Grade K Staggered Start (last name A-K)
September 2: Grade K Staggered Start (last name L-Z)
September 3: First Day for ALL Kindergarten Students


April Happenings at Wagnalls
April 5th-10th is National Library Week and the theme for 2021 is “Welcome to Your Library”.  
 
We invite you to stop by Wagnalls Memorial Library to check out some of the exciting activities they have planned for the month of April:

  • New Little Fairy Library Display
  • Celebration of Ohio's Native Plant Month
  • Christening of the Little Free Library - April 1st
  • Celebration of April's National Poetry Month
  • Wagnalls Teen Garden Club Activities
  • and more....

Visit their website to learn more. https://www.wagnallslibrary.org/page/childrens-programs
Upcoming Dates
  • April 1st & 2nd: Spring Break - NO SCHOOL
  • April 5th: P/T Comp Day - NO SCHOOL
  • April 6th : Kindergarten Screening Registration Opens
  • May 23rd: Graduation
  • May 27th: Last Day for Students (2 hour early dismissal)
  • May 28th: Last Day for Teachers
Have a safe and relaxing Spring Break!
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