2016/17 BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHTS
-Kindergarten Parents Meeting, Monday, August 8, 2016 @ 6:30PM
-Jimtown Elementary School Ice Cream Social, Tuesday, August 23, 2016@ 5:30PM - 7:00PM
-Jimtown Intermediate School Ice Cream Social, Tuesday, August 9, 2016 @ 5:30PM - 7:30PM
-Jimtown Junior High School Open House, Tuesday, August 16, 2016 @ 5:30PM - 8:00PM
-Jimtown High School Freshmen Orientation, August 4, 2016 @ 6:00PM
Substitute Teacher Sign-up
There will be a campus wide fertilizer and weed control application being done on June 12th, 2016 at Baugo Community Schools. Click HERE for details on application.
JHS Final Exam Schedule 2016
2016-17 Transfer Student Guidelines
Transfer student applications for 2016-17 are being accepted until July 1, 2016 for the following grades: Kindergarten, 9, 10, 11 & 12 only. Grades 1 thru 8 are closed to transfer students. Enrollment is not guaranteed.
Click here to download the Transfer Application. Complete and return to Michele Mathewson at:
MAIL: 29125 County Road 22 West, Elkhart, IN 46517 (Must be postdated no later than July 1, 2016)
PHONE: 574-293-8583, ext. 1012
You will receive additional information regarding enrollment within 2 weeks of receipt of completed transfer application.
Enrollment is not guaranteed.
As part of USDA compliance, each district must do an annual review of its wellness policy. Using the data and information gathered, this year's focus will be increasing student and staff awareness of practices that contribute to better health and wellness.
Under Indiana Code 357-IAC 1-16 all Indiana Schools are required to only use licensed applicators apply pesticides to areas where students can come in contact. Pesticides can only be applied during non-school hours, when children are not present, unless special circumstances allow. You may read details of the entire law by clicking this link: http://oisc.purdue.edu/pesticide/pdf/lsa_10-336_final_rule.pdf
To be compliant with the requirements of this law, Baugo Community Schools will list all of the pesticides that are being applied to areas that students come in contact with in a master file. We will notify the public on our school webpage at least 48 hours prior to application unless one of the special circumstances apply.
Regional Turf will be at Jimtown High School on 4/3/2016 to apply crab grass control.
Here is a link to the documentation of all applications.
Jimtown Summer Child Care
Jimtown Summer Child Care
Crafts, games, field trips and more!
Register by April 4th to save $$$$!
Visit www.baugoextendedcare.com for more information!
Staff E-Mail Access On Website
Staff: You may now access your Baugo E-Mail Account by clicking on "Contact Us" at the top of the Home Page and then immediately clicking on "Staff E-Mail Access." This will take you to the Baugo E-Mail Site and you may then access your e-mail there.
Sign Up for Web Alerts for Athletics
Spring Sports at Jimtown will soon be taking off. Once we get going, the spring season is full of games almost every night of the week for the month of April and May. In addition, spring storms and other weather makes it a challenge with cancellations, postponements and rescheduling of events. Communication with student-athletes and parents is key.
If you have not seen it yet, our new athletic department website will be a HUGE tool for us to use in this regard. There will be articles, live schedules, photo galleries and other things that will be updated all season long in all sports. The articles also get published to our associated Jimtown Athletics Facebook and Twitter accounts. It is a great way to stay in touch with what is going on in the world of Jimtown Athletics.
There is also a brilliant, built in tool called "Web Alerts" that you as a parent can sign up for. Web Alerts allows you to subscribe by putting in an email address or cell phone that you would like to be alerted with in the event that a schedule changes, there is a rain-out, or any other information that you need to know about quickly with regards to your son or daughter's teams. The great thing is that you can subscribe to ONLY the team or level that affects your kids. In other words, there will be no information to sort though to see if the cancellation applies to your son or daughter's team. If your son or daughter is in (for example) JV Baseball, you would only see information coming to you regarding changes in the JV Baseball Schedule.
Check it out and get signed up by going to www.jimtownathletics.org and click on the text that says "Sign up to Receive Team Alerts via email or Text"...which is about 1/3rd of the way down the page. It's easy, quick and you will always be in the "know" this spring should there be schedule changes or anything like that.
The 2013-2014 Annual Report for the Baugo Community Schools has been released. Pleae take a few moments and click on the Report Card icon at the left to take a look at the outstanding work that our students and staff are doing.
This is the first in a series of brief TED Talks videos about education that we thought might peak the interest of staff and the community. This video cameo's Dr. Carol Dweck and her thinking about "...the power of believing that you can improve." Click on the icon at the left to view the video.
The Indiana Election Commission recently approved a new mail-in voter registration form. IC 3-7-24-7 provides that each public secondary school is a designated distribution site for these forms. Click on the Register to Vote Icon at the left for a copy of the form.
It can be overwhelming for parents to try and understand the dozens of social media networks teens are using today to talk to each other and this is why Liahona Academy created this Social Media Guide for Parents. To see a copy of the complete guide click on the folowing link:
If your child is eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program, you may qualify for affordable internet from Comcast. Click on the Comcast icon for complete details.
Lifeline is a federally funded program that helps income-eligible consumers afford local telephone service. The program is administered by local telephone companies and provides a monthly discount on basic telephone services for eligible customers. Click on the telephone link at the left to find out more information.
BudgetNotices.IN.Gov Launches to Assist Taxpayers
Dear Baugo Community Schools Taxpayer,
I would like to inform you of a new online tool that will allow you to attend and stay involved with the budgets of your county, city, towns, townships, libraries, special districts, and schools. This past spring, the Indiana General Assembly passed House Enrolled Act 1266. This allowed for the development of a new central website, BudgetNotices.IN.Gov, where taxpayers can search to find their local government’s budget notices. Previously, the only way to find this information was to review the notices in your local newspaper.
Taxpayers will be able to view all local government units in Elkhart County, search by your address, or use an interactive map tool.
Why is this important to you?
As a taxpayer in Elkhart County, you have the ability to view budget notices in one central online location. This allows you to have advance notification and increase the transparency of your local unit’s budget process. These notices can be viewed any time, day or night. Additionally, if you want to look at the budget notices for multiple areas, you can do so using this one website.
Taxpayers that do not have Internet access or have difficulties with the website may contact the Department of Local Government Finance at (888) 739-9826 and request a paper copy of the notices for their local government units.
For specific questions related to a budget item, please contact Mr. Bruce Perry at 574-293-8583.
BudgetNotices.IN.Gov is available on the Indiana Gateway for Government Units. It is also available on our website on the “About” page under “Department of Finance Gateway.” The Gateway is the primary collection and publishing tool for local government units submitting their required reports to the State of Indiana. It has the benefits of digital collection into a robust data warehouse and immediate accessibility by taxpayers. Please take advantage of this extremely useful tool.
Jim DuBois, Superintendent
Baugo Community Schools
What Does It Mean To Be A “Jimmie?”
Baugo Community Schools welcomes new branding and a new logo this school year. The question is: What does it mean to be a “Jimmie?”
Like every hardworking railroad worker:
- a Jimmie is dependable;
- a Jimmie confronts life's challenges courageously;
- a Jimmie understands the power of working together and does not let the team down;
- a Jimmie plans for the future and knows that what is done today affects what happens tomorrow;
- a Jimmie applies the virtues of truth, trust, respect, and integrity to actions in life;
- a Jimmie treats others as they would wish to be treated;
- a Jimmie takes responsibility for their actions and does the right thing;
- a Jimmie becomes stronger and smarter through trying, failing, learning, and winning;
- a Jimmie is a leader; and
- a Jimmie is dedicated to making the world a better place by compassionately serving others.
Onward Jimmies, toward the best school year yet. Go Big J!