Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Bloom senior Guadalupe Maria was awarded a Gates Millennium Scholarship for her outstanding work in the classroom and community. The scholarship will fund her education through her master's and doctoral studies at the University of Colorado-Boulder.
Bloom senior and class of 2013 salutatorian Guadalupe Maria recently earned the school's first-ever Gates Millennium Scholarship Award, which will pay for her schooling through her master's degree and doctoral studies. Maria plans to attend the University of Colorado-Boulder in the fall of this year. Maria was one of 1,000 scholarship recipients, out of more than 54,000 students who applied for the award—the most ever in the program's history. Maria won based on her outstanding work in the classroom, her role as National Honor Society President and her more than 1,500 hours of community service, among other things. The Gates Millennium Scholarship program is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It's easy to keep up with Patch!
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Bloom Township High School District 206's two schools, Bloom and Bloom Trail, will both hold graduation ceremonies on Sunday, May 26. With a limit of six tickets per student, some families are asking if anyone has extra they're willing to spare.
As the school year nears an end and graduation plans begin to take shape, some Chicago Heights residents with students graduating from Bloom and Bloom Trail high schools are starting to wonder: 'Do I have enough tickets to graduation?' The dilemma is a very real problem for some residents, who wish to bring either the entire family, or entire extended family, to the special event. Graduation for both schools takes place Sunday, May 26, at the Tinley Park Convention Center. Bloom Trail's graduation ceremony is at noon, while Bloom's graduation ceremony is at 4 p.m. As with most graduation, the Bloom Township High School District 206 limits graduation tickets distributed to families of students. Each family receives six tickets per graduate…
Friday, May 10, 2013
The Bloom High School National Honor Society and Student Council will host a car wash on Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is sponsored by Dunkin' Donuts and Mobil.
A person's car can get pretty dirty, pretty quick, and people might not always have the time to hand-wash their ride. Luckily, the Bloom High School National Honor Society and Student Council are taking matters into their own hands to help residents clean up their rides. On Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., NHS and student council members will host a car wash at Mobile, 431 W. 14th St., Money raised during the car wash will go directly back into the school. The event is sponsored by Dunkin' Donuts and Mobil, who will be giving out goodies to car wash customers as well. For more information about the car wash, contact the school at (708) 755-7010.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Donald Moore, a graduate of Bloom High School, signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Eastern Illinois University next year. Moore will have three years of eligibility left.
A former Bloom High School basketball star is taking his game to the Division 1 level, after signing a national letter of intent with the Eastern Illinois University Panthers. Guard Donald Moore will transfer after playing one season at Blinn Junior College in in Texas, where he averaged 10.3 points per game, according to an EIU news release. Moore, who will have three years of eligibility remaining in his college career, was a three-time All-Area selection during his time at Bloom and was named All-State his senior year. He averaged 17 points, 8 rebounds and 3 steals per game his senior year and was named MVP of the McDipper Classic, as well. “Donald gives us added quickness and scoring ability at the guard position,” said Panthers Coach …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Jill Krysinski, a science teacher at Bloom High School, was surprised by Golden Apple Foundation representatives in class on Thursday, May 2. Krysinski called just being nominated for the award 'an honor.'
It was business as usual for Bloom High School teacher Jill Krysinski in the classroom, until Golden Apple Foundation representatives popped into her morning class. Krysinski, a science teacher at Bloom, was in the middle of a morning class when the representatives surprised her with their visit to bestow the award, according to the Times Media Corporation. Krysinski was one of ten Golden Apple Award winners in the state. She beat out more than 580 other nominees for the award. Along with receiving the Golden Apple, Krysinski will receive a $3,000 cash prize, a six-month, tuition free, sabbatical at Northwestern University and she becomes a Fellow of the Golden Apple Academy of Educators. While instructing her class on the finer points …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The Bloom High School National Honor Society will host its first ever 5K on Saturday, April 27, at Bloom High School. All proceeds from the event will go towards the Jeff Woodham and Abrahan Cruz Memorial Scholarship fund. Woodham and Cruz died in 1999.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Bloom High School recently inducted 44 new members into its National Honors Society. The students were inducted based on classroom work, leadership and service.
Forty-four students from Bloom High School received one of the top honors for high school students on Tuesday, April 11, when they were inducted into the National Honors Society. The 44 students earned the honor by showing outstanding work in the classroom, character, citizenship, leadership and service. Students inducted to the NHS must possess a 3.0 GPA on the 4.0 scale, which is a B average. They must also demonstrate contributions to the school and community without any compensation through various volunteer work. Also, students must show character through cooperation, honesty, and reliability, according to the Bloom website. The students who were inducted into the NHS are: More information about the National Honors Society can be …
Friday, April 19, 2013
The Bloom High School Drama Club will perform 'The Color Purple,' this weekend, April 19 to 21. The show features 60 students in the cast and crew.
The Bloom High School Drama Club is set to bring the groundbreaking 'The Color Purple' to the Workman Auditorium stage this weekend, April 19 to 21. The musical, which features 60 students in the cast, crew and ensemble, is based on the Marsha Norman book of the same name, with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray. 'The Color Purple' is being directed by Nadima Zegar, with assistant director, Stephen Lopez. David Seifert will handle pit director duties and the technical director is Kevin Huizenga. A cast list for 'The Color Purple' can be found below: Tickets for 'The Color Purple' are $6 for adults, $5 for students with student ID and senior citizens with ID and free for children under 5 years old. Group rate …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
A $10 million deficit and undelivered state funding is forcing the District 206 board to make some tough decision.
Members of the Bloom Township School District 206 board took action to reduce staff for the upcoming year during an April 8 meeting. Six probationary teachers, one tenured teacher and five paraprofessionals are among those on the chopping block, reports the Northwest Indiana Times. Remaining paraprofessionals have accepted a two-year pay freeze. Superintendent Lennell Navarre says the steps are necessary to address the district’s $10 million deficit. The situation is aggravated by a state funding crisis, which may short District 206 out of $2.6 million in promised cash, according to District Treasurer Rob Grossi. Navarre says the staff cuts will neither affect class sizes and scheduling nor advanced placement offerings. Get the full story …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The 'Fight Against Cancer V' concert will take place Friday, April 12, at 3 p.m. in the school's cafeteria. Tickets for the all-ages show will be $5.
Bloom High School is hosting a musical concert to help benefit The American Cancer Society on Friday, April 12. The concert will start at 3 p.m. in the school's cafeteria. Admission is $5. The concert is sponsored by Relay For Life and is called, 'Fight Against Cancer V.' The show will feature Freak On A Leash, Corruptor, Red Death Domination, The Awakening, The Projector and more. The show is open to all ages. For more information about the concert, contact the school at 708-755-7010. 'Like' Chicago Heights Patch on Facebook.