Friday, December 13, 2019
And the December spirit winner is...Mrs. Jackson-Taylor’s homeroom!! Your homeroom will be added to the drawing for the free pizza party!
Students, do you want to see Mrs. Stevens throw a pie in Mr. Strausbaugh’s face? How about Mr. Spaeth? Well, bring in your loose change and start filling up your favorite grade level teachers’ jug! Mrs. Stevens needs your support in order to make this dream become a reality and also support the Siteman Cancer Research Center. Donations will be taken until next Wednesday, so start donating!
Attention bowlers! Come by Mr. Clark's room to sign up for Bowling Tryouts! Tryouts will be held the week of January 13th. All players must have a current physical and waiver on file in order to try out and all fees must be paid.
Attention boys trying out for volleyball! If you signed up already you should receive a pre tryout slip from your homeroom teacher today that will show you what you still need to turn in to be able to try out on January 8th-10th. You must have a current physical, waiver, and all fees paid to try out. If you have any questions or would like to sign up for boys’ volleyball still please see coach Weiler in the elementary gym.
Happy birthday this weekend to Kahmon T, Madison K, and Eric W! We hope you have a great day!
Thursday, December 12, 2019
5th & 6th Grade Girls Group will meet today in Mrs. Johnson’s room!
Students, do you want to see Mrs. Eells throw a pie in Mr. Gleadle’s face? How about Mr. Spaeth? Well, bring in your loose change and start filling up your favorite grade level teachers’ jug! Mrs. Eells needs your support in order to make this dream become a reality and also support the Siteman Cancer Research Center. Donations will be taken until next Wednesday.
Attention bowlers! Come by Mr. Clark's room to sign up for Bowling Tryouts! Tryouts will be held the week of January 13th. All players must have a current physical and waiver on file in order to try out.
The 8th grade boys’ basketball team took on an undefeated Emge team last night in the semifinals of the conference tournament last night. The team got off to a good start with intense press defense which helped them take a lead into the second half. It was a physical game and many fouls were called on the Bombers in second half. The fourth quarter was back and forth, and it came down to a missed last second shot. The Bombers lost by one point. The Bombers play for third place in the conference tournament tonight at 5:00 at central. Bus is at 4.
6th grade boys’ basketball team played for the championship last night against Whiteside. They showed excellent teamwork and played extremely hard. The coaches are very proud of the sportsmanship that was displayed. These boys truly made Belle Valley look good. Unfortunately, Whiteside won the game by one point. The boys brought home a 2nd place trophy for the tournament. Way to go Bombers!
The 8th grade Lady Bombers played a hard fought game last night beating Central Jr. High 24-18 in overtime. The score was tied for most of the game but the Bombers wanted the win and pulled off the victory. Scoring for the Bombers were Nyla W. with 9 points, Amya J. with 7 points, Raniya W. with 6 points, and Serenity C. with 2 points. Great game girls, and congratulations on a win to finish the conference!
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Do you want a FREE pizza party for your homeroom? Then help your homeroom out tomorrow and dress up in your Bomber gear and red and white so that your homeroom is the classroom with the most participation in tomorrow’s SPIRIT day! The winning classroom is entered into the drawing for a free pizza party! Let’s go Bombers!!
5th & 6th grade Girls Group will NOT meet today. We will meet tomorrow, on Thursday!
The 8 grade boys’ basketball started their conference tournament last night against Joseph Arthur. It was a sloppy first half as the Bombers rushed their play. They went into the half down by one. It was a close game the whole second half. In the final 4 minutes the Bomber Press kicked in and wore down J. Arthur. In a matter of two minutes the Bombers were up ten points and they never looked back. Jacori A. and Jordan L. led the team with 18 points each. The Bombers play again tonight at 7 pm at Central Junior High.
The 8th grade Lady Bombers played in their conference tournament last night against Shiloh Middle school. Scoring for the Bombers were Amya J, Nyla W, Tajoya D, and Raniya W. We play again tonight at 6:30 at Abe Lincoln wearing Be there at 6 in your red uniform!
The 6th grade boys’ basketball team won their game last night against Wolf Branch and play for the championship tonight against Whiteside at Emge at 6. Boys should be there by 5:00 in their red uniform. Let’s go Bombers!
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Mrs. Jbour’s Girls’ Group will meet today in her classroom at the start of 2A. Please observe hallway expectations on your way there.
The 6th grade boys’ basketball team won against Jo Arthur last night in the first game of their tournament. Tonight, they play Wolf Branch at Emge School at 5pm. Come out to cheer on our team.
Chess Team, there is a meeting today after school until 4 pm. Please meet in Mrs. Cole’s room.
Attention Belle Valley bowlers, the signup sheet for bowling tryouts is posted on Mr. Clark's door. Be sure to stop by and add your name if you are interested in trying out. Tryouts will be held the week of January 13th. All players must have a completed sports physical and waiver in order to tryout.
Monday, December 9, 2019
Week one of the Penny Wars is now complete. 5th grade is in first place, 7th grade is in second place, 8th grade is in third place, and 6th grade is in last place. It is a close race between each place right now! Keep bringing in those dollars and pennies to donate to your grade level so you can win and keep bringing in your quarters, nickels, and dimes to donate for the other grade levels so one of them gets to have a pie in their face! So far we have raised $110.36 for Siteman, we have two more weeks to raise our donations to help fight cancer!!
Friday night, the 7th grade Lady Bombers played their last game of the season against Wolf Branch in their end of season tournament. Our ladies came out strong and were able to take the lead early on in the game. After half-time, Wolf Branch was just a little bit quicker giving them the upper hand. In the end we couldn't bring home the win. The final score was 20-26. Although we weren't able to advance in the tournament, Coach Clark and Coach Belt are very proud of the team you have become this season. Great season ladies!!
BOMB-BOTS, ASSEMBLE! On Saturday, the Belle Valley Bomb-Bots robotics team competed at Whiteside Middle School against 30 other teams from Southern Illinois. Matt W, Rob W, Cambria T, Gavin S, Garrett S, Peter L, Tommy D, Jillian Bt, Kegan B, Programming Captain Braylon H, Engineering Captain Linkin R, and Project Captain Carter L, all worked extremely hard over the last month during their lunches, after school, on Saturday mornings, and multiple days over Thanksgiving break. All of their hard work showed at the competition on Saturday as the team demonstrated core values, presented their project to help the homeless, and problem solved to increase their score on the robotics table. Coach Strausbaugh is extremely proud of them and could not ask for a better team. Even though the Bomb-Bots did not qualify for the State Tournament, they gained experience, learned a lot, had fun, and will be even better prepared for next season! One… Two.. Three… BOMB-BOTS! BOMB-BOTS, ROLL OUT!
Cheerleaders, tonight you have night practice from 6-8. See you there!
First Scholar Bowl Practice is today after school until 4:00.
Mrs. Jbour’s Girls’ Group will meet tomorrow instead of today during 2B.
Friday, December 6, 2019
It’s that time of year again to start raising money to help fight cancer. Many of our faculty and students have known someone who has been diagnosed with this terrible disease, but the doctors at the Siteman Cancer Center have been working hard to help find a cure. With our help, the money that we raise goes towards those patients in need and to help find a way to beat cancer. So, start bringing in your loose change and let’s start helping today! Donations will be taken every morning until the Tuesday the 17th.
Please take a moment to congratulate the following students for making the 2020 Belle Valley Scholar Bowl Team:
Carter L. (Captain),Peter L, Bralen M, Jaden W, Johnny B, Jillian B. Zach B, Cora T, Nolan K, Nick B, Marcus G, Linkin R, Jordan H, Loegon P, Saraha SanchezS. Our first practice will be this coming Monday, December 9 until 4:00. See you there!
Our top fifth grade math students participated in the ICTM math contest yesterday and coming in first in the individual competition was Olivia K. Sha’nyha A. placed second. The first place team was Malia T, Audree K, Olivia K, Peyton G, and Brooklyn B. Awesome work fifth grade!
Adding to the celebration …
Please Congratulate the members of the 2019-2020 Belle Valley Chess Team
Bralen M, Zach B, Peter L, Trent A, Joe T, Isaiah S, Marquise K, Kaden K, Amir J, Alex W, Miles J, Ethan C.
We will have a mandatory meeting next week on Tuesday, December 10th. Please report to Mrs. Cole’s room at that time.
The 7th and 8th grade Bombers played their final home games of the season last night and both teams won big against High Mount. In the 7th grade game the boys played great team defense and spread the scoring throughout the team! Great way to finish the regular season. The 7th grade Bombers play in their conference tournament on Saturday here at Belle Valley! Come out and support your peers! Goooooo Bombers!!
Belle Valley celebrated the 8th grade boys' basketball team last night honoring the players , cheerleaders and their parents before the game. After the celebration, it was all business as the Bombers put a hurting on Highmount. The final score was 53-16. Good job to all 8th graders. The Bombers next take on Dupo this Saturday at the grant shoot out at 11 am.
The fifth grade Girls Basketball team ended their successful season last night with a win against Signal Hill. The team’s final record for the season was 9-1. This team always gave maximum effort at every practice and game all season and improved tremendously throughout the season.
Happy birthday today to Drake M, Nyla W, and Ava C! Also happy early birthday to Dalon F, Vivian M, Jeremiah N, Camren J, Saniyah P, and our very own Mrs. W and Mr. Sawyer!!!
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Attention students, we need YOU to help us beat cancer. Start bringing in your loose change and fill up your grade levels’ jug in the morning. The grade level that raises the most money will get to throw pies in the faces of the losing grade level. So, start donating!
Chess Team Tryouts are TODAY!! Please go directly to the middle school computer lab after announcements this afternoon. Plan to have someone pick you up by 4 PM this afternoon!
Happy Birthday today to Keyonna A, Kendrea W, and CJ A!
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Attention students, we need YOU to help us beat cancer. Start bringing in your loose change and fill up your grade levels’ jug in the morning. The grade level that raises the most money will get to throw pies in the faces of the losing grade level. So, start donating today!
5th and 6th grade both played hard and defeated the Emge Eagles last night.
The 7th and 8th grade boys’ basketball teams traveled to Shiloh last night and in The 7th grade game the Bombers played a very strong team game and every player on the team scored points including Darnell E, Jeremiah N, Lamez P, and Kevin B. The final score was 59-11. Bombers are back in action Thursday at home against High Mount.
In the 8th grade game the Bombers played great suffocating defense and got off to a fast start. At halftime the Bombers led 29-4. In the second half the Bombers again played great team defense. The Bombers out rebounded Shiloh 37-17. Belle Valley won the game 44 -15. Thursday night is 8th grade recognition night for the team. So, come out and root for the good guys. Go Bombers!!
The 8th grade Lady Bombers played their last home game of the season last night. Nyla W. scored 14 points and played the best game of her season. Shayla J. scored 9 points and had the best dressed fans at the game. Amya J. scored 4 points and Serenity C. and Tajoya D. both scored 2 points. It was a tough game that got exciting in the 4th quarter when we came back within 9 points to add to the excitement. We improved so much from our first game to now, Ms. Belt is super proud of this team!
Last night, the 7th grade Lady Bombers played one of their best games of the season against Shiloh. Although we were coming off of a ten day break, our ladies came out ready to perform for their last home game. Jelia B. was able to snag a rebound and did a great job playing guard. Willow W. scored a point and also grabbed a rebound. Seneca S. was able to get two rebounds and a steal. Lilly C. had 5 rebounds. Both Kourtlyn R. and Janiyah S. had nine rebounds, one steal, and two points. Raniyah W. had a stand out performance with 4 rebounds, 13 steals, and 18 total points. The final score was 24-15. Great job ladies!! Don't forget we will have practice after school today.
Scholar bowl tryouts are here! Potential candidates report to Mrs. Jbour’s room with your Chromebook in hand right after school. Please make sure your ride knows to be here by 4:00 to pick you up. Good luck!
Chess Team Tryouts are tomorrow!! Signup sheet is on Mrs. Cole’s door. Plan to have someone pick you up by 4 PM Thursday afternoon.
If you participated in the spelling bee yesterday, please stop by Mrs. Eells’s room after announcements.
5th & 6th grade Girls Group will meet today in Mrs. Johnson’s room during their recess time. Please follow hallway expectations on your way down.
Happy birthday today to Ava C!!
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Do you want to see Mrs. Eells throw a pie in Mrs. Ham’s face? How about Mrs. Kaipings? Well start digging through your couch cushions and find your spare change because it’s that time of year again to start our annual Siteman Cancer fundraiser! The grade level that raises the most money will get to pie the losing grade level, so start donating now!
Scholar bowl tryouts are tomorrow! There is still time to sign up. Please come to Mrs. Jbour’s room right after school tomorrow and bring your Chromebook with you. Please have your ride here by 4:00 to pick you up.
If you are a 7th or 8th grade girl who wants to try out for volleyball, and you haven’t signed up yet, please see Mr. Gleadle or Mrs. Kowalski today.
Chess Team Tryouts are this Thursday! Signup sheet is on Mrs. Cole’s door! Plan to have someone pick you up by 4 PM Thursday afternoon.
Some of our Belle Valley 6th and 8th graders recently participated in the ICTM math contest. 8th grade first place winners were Zach B. and Jordan L. The top team was Kegan B, Carter L, AuMaurion J, Alex S, and Bralon M. The top individual for sixth grade was Ion T. The first-place team was Bella C, Gabby P, Meighan S, Keyleigh G, and Baileigh N. Congratulations and good job 6th and 8th graders!
The 8th grade Lady Bombers have their parent appreciation night tonight. Come out and support the team in celebrating their last home game of a great season!! We play at 7:00 tonight! See you there!
Great job to the band and chorus students who represented Belle Valley yesterday at the Belle Fair conference! We are extremely proud of you!
Any students participating in the school spelling bee this morning, please make your way down to the gym now.
Happy Birthday today to Jaydah F!
Monday, December 2, 2019
Do you want to see Mr. Volkmar take a pie to the face? How about Mr. Strausbaugh? Well start digging through your couch cushions and find your spare change because it’s that time of year again to start our annual Siteman Cancer fundraiser! The grade level that raises the most money will get to pie the losing grade level, so start donating now!
Congratulations to the POP winners for December: Lorelei W, Keyleigh G, Mehki B, Pete L, and Violet H. Please come to the office after these announcements.
Please dismiss the following Belle Fair Band and chorus participants at 8:45 a.m.: Aiden C, Brian J, Jeremy F, Thomas D, Jovan G, Maggie S, Autumn K, Lily C, Cora T, Linkin R, Felisa M, Carter L, Cora P, Alysa B, Tyler F, Katelyn C, and Zach B.
6th grade boys played a strong game against Grant last Tuesday night. Great ball handling along with teamwork helped them win, with a score of 56-12. There were 3 players scoring double digits: Tre’Vian D. with 14 points, Tabahri A. with 14 points, and Terrio B. with 15 points. Your coaches are super proud of everyone on the team. We play again tomorrow evening at Emge.
The 5th grade girls’ basketball team won a thriller at Grant Middle School last Tuesday night, holding off the opposition by a score of 26-25. The game was tight throughout, with critical defensive stops in the last two minutes proving the difference in the contest.
The 6th grade girls’ basketball team was victorious against Grant on Tuesday night, earning a 52-3 victory. Six different players scored for the Bombers, and the team played an effective and aggressive defense throughout the game.
The 7th and 8th grade girls’ basketball teams will not have practice today due to the Belle Fair Band. We have our 8th grade appreciation night at tomorrow night’s game. 7th grade needs to be dressed and ready to go by 5:30. 8th grade needs to be dressed and ready to go by 6:30. Come support our Lady Bombers last home game. Let’s go Bombers!
Attention all potential scholar bowl candidates: Tryouts are this Wednesday right after school in Mrs. Jbour’s room. Please bring your Chromebook with you to tryouts. Please make sure your ride is here to pick you up by 4:00.
Mrs. Jbour’s Girls’ Group will meet today in the Life Skills room at 9:26.
Congratulations to the following 5th graders who will be participating in the spelling bee tomorrow morning Joseph W, Malia T, Natalya P, Addie M, Zaniya M!