BC News and Highlights: August 2017 
Welcome to the August 2017 edition of BC News and Highlights This edition of our e-newsletter provides important back-to-school information and quick links to our latest news and updates.  Please visit our website for a complete listing of  announcements, news, and back-to-school information.  
Message from the Superintendent
Superintendent Shawn Haughn is excited to work with the students, parents, staff, and community as the educational leader of the Bloom-Carroll Local School District.   Mr. Haughn officially began his new role on August 1, 2017.  Please read his welcome back message by clicking on the link found below.

Message from the Board President
Board President Sam Chapman, along with her fellow BOE members, would like to take the opportunity to welcome everyone to the start of the 2017-2018 school year.    The BOE wishes all of our students, parents, faculty and staff a great start to another fantastic year at Bloom-Carroll! 

2017-2018 Board Members:  Sam Chapman, Mark Milless, Ron Fowler, Stacy Parker, and Danny DiSalvo
Check out our latest video:
The Bloom-Carroll Experience
We are excited to share with you our latest video project titled The Bloom-Carroll Experience.  This video highlights the essence of what makes us the Bloom-Carroll Bulldogs! 

Video: The Bloom-Carroll Experience

Visit our YouTube channel at  BC Bulldogs  and watch for more upcoming videos highlighting the 2017-2018 school year.
Check your mailbox for the latest mailing of
T he Chalkboard 
The Bloom-Carroll Local School District has recently mailed the 2017 summer edition of  The Chalkboard to all area residents in the Bloom-Carroll community.   The Chalkboard contains important back-to-school information regarding school supplies, final forms, volunteer information, school fees, school lunch prices, student registration, and more.   All of this information can be found on our website
School Supply Lists:  Quick Links
BC's Website Gets a New Look
Over the summer, we updated our website to make it more user-friendly and appealing to our stakeholders.   News and information is now displayed in a more concise and consistent fashion.  Some of the improved features include quick links to all district flyers and forms, improved building pages with easier to find information, and quick links to our social media channels.   Please visit our website to learn more.
Follow us on Social Media!
New School Mobile App
With more and more people accessing information from smartphones, we have taken the next step and created a new mobile app for our stakeholders to have easy access to the latest news and updates.   The mobile app,  ESV KnowItAll,  can be accessed from both Apple and Android phones.  To download the app, search for  ESV KnowItAll in your App Store.   Once you have downloaded the app, search for Bloom-Carroll Local Schools.  Select BC and you are good to go!  

You can also get quick access to information on your smartphones by following us on our social media.

Facebook: @BloomCarrollLSD
Twitter: @BloomCarrollLSD
Youtube:BC Bulldogs

Transportation Update
If you have a student that will be riding the school bus this year, please make sure you have completed the Transportation Request Form for the 2017-2018 school year.
The transportation office will be calling you the week of August 7th with your child's bus number and pick-up and drop-off times.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact our Transportation Department at (614)-834-6706. 

Final Forms:  Deadline August 9th

Parents of students attending the Bloom-Carroll Local School District are required each year to electronically sign all school and athletic forms in Final Forms.  For the 2017-2018 school year, all forms must be signed no later than August 9, 2017.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Mark Thomas, Director of Technology at 740-756-9798. You can also visit our website for additional information regarding Final Forms.

Student Lunch Prices
Grades K-8:    $2.75
Grades 9-12:   $3.00
Breakfast:       $1.25

Free or reduced lunch?  To find out if your student is eligible, please complete the online application form at www.lunchapplication.com
Important August Dates
August 9: BCHS Back-to-School Kickoff (Grades 10-12) 
August 9: Freshman/New HS Student Orientation at BCMS
August 10: 5th Grade/New MS Student Orientation at BCMS 
August 11: BCPS/BCIS Class rosters posted after 3PM
August 11:  BCMS Homeroom lists posted on front doors
August 11:  New Teacher Orientation Day
August 14:  Teacher Professional Development Day
August 15:  Teacher Workday
August 15: BCPS 1st and 2nd Grade Open House 5:30pm-7:00pm
August 15: BCIS Open House 6:00pm - 7:30pm
August 16:  First Day of School Grades (Grades 1-12)
August 24:  First Day for ALL Kindergarten Students
August 31:  BCMS Open House for Grades 6-8

Bloom-Carroll Athletic Updates 
Visit the Athletics page on our website for a complete listing of all high school and middle school athletic schedules for the 2017-2018 school year. 
Admission prices for home games will be $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for students for high school events.  For middle school events, the price is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students.  We will be offering Season Ticket Packages for regular season home games for the 2017-2018 school year.   Check our website for more information.
Have a Great Story Idea or Photo
for 2017-2018?
Do you have an idea about something happening in our schools that you think would make a great addition to our website or social media feeds? Or perhaps you have some photos from recent school events you would like to share on social media? 

Submit your ideas or photos to bcnews@bloomcarroll.org.   
Visit our website for more information 
Bloom-Carroll Local School Dis trict  | bcnews@bloomcarroll.org
Contact Information:
Jodi Ranegar - Curriculum Director/Communications - jranegar@bloomcarroll.org