Clubs

Yearbook
Sponsor                                                              Jen Marrie

                                                                            Mary Jo Miller

 

Scholastic Bowl
Sponsor                                                             Sarah Werhane


 

MathCounts
Sponsor                                                             Samantha Canfield

                                                                            Dannielle Gallagly

                     
                                                                                                  

Student Council
Sponsor                                                             Gina Megan-Jacobson

                                                                            Kristin Endres

Student Council Election Form

Meets before school every other Tuesday from 8:10 -8:30 in the library.

                                                                                                                       

Drama Club
Sponsor                                                             Rachel Hockemeyer           

Sponsor                                                             Brittany Salyer                    

            

LEGO League
Sponsor                                                             Jordan Larson                                  

 

NJHS
Sponsor                                                             Beth Costello                      

 

Art Club
Sponsor                                                             Tami Burnett

Art Club is held in room 410 from 3:15-5:00 P.M. the first and third Mondays of the month with occasional additional Mondays as projects render. Art Club provides artistic opportunities beyond the time frames and walls of the traditional classroom. Projects range from conventional individual artwork, group projects, to charity and community artwork. Students work with a wide variety of tools and materials to explore and expand their artistic capabilities.
Art examples and contact information.pdf 

 

Girls on the Run
Sponsor                                                             Rachel Hockemeyer

                                                                           Autumn Elrod

 

Tech Club
Sponsor                                                            Mary Szyman

 

Chess Club
Sponsor                                                             Terry Rossi

Parent Resources

Belvidere South Middle School Report Card

Access the Belvidere South Middle School Report Card here: http://iirc.niu.edu/School.aspx?schoolId=040041000261002
      
Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Test Links:
Parent Toolkit
MAP Math Practice by RIT Band
MAP Reading Practice by RIT Band

Short YouTube Videos produced by Northern Illinois University on how parents can help their child with reading strategies at home.  Reading Strategies for parents - YouTube videos

Career Cruising: https://www.careercruising.com

Career Cruising is an internet-based career guidance and planning system that can be accessed from school or home. It is available to BSMS students, families, and friends. Career Cruising helps guide students through high school with a timeline of activities and dates. The program explores post high school education, training, and careers. It gives information on financial assistance and job outlook. Information includes schools and programs from all 50 states.

Check it out by clicking on the link above.
Please call Mrs. Jacobson at 815-544-3175 or ask your student for username and password.
 

Tips on Using the New eSchool Home Access Center

Home Access Center Tips.pdf​

Parent Input Form https://goo.gl/Ukvyrs

PBIS

PBIS

(Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) is a national program, which encourages good school attendance, positive behaviors and academic success.  Students receive several items throughout the year to reinforce these behaviors.  When students achieve honor roll (a 3.25 GPA or above) for one quarter they will receive a pencil and coupon to a local activity, for 2 quarters they will receive a bumper sticker, for 3 quarters they will receive a t-shirt.  If they earn straight A’s for the year they will receive a lunch provided by the school at a local restaurant.

PBIS Matrix 2016-2017

Welcome to the BSMS Counseling Department

The Belvidere South Counseling Department provides a comprehensive counseling program that aims to meet the needs of all students in the areas of academic achievement, social/emotional development, and career readiness.

Counselors

 Mr. Lassandro
A - L
815-547-1043

 

Mrs. Jacobson
M - Z
815-547-4184 

 

Individual Counseling

Assist students with social, emotional, and academic needs.​

Group Counseling

Meet with small groups to discuss family, friends, peer pressure, socialization, anger management, etc...​

Career Counseling

Meet with students to expose them to various careers.

Conflict Resolutions

Assist students in resolving conflict with peers, family, academics.

Peer Mediation

Meet with students to assist in resolving differences and discuss issues such as bullying.​ For more information about Peer Mediation, please click on the words to the left.

Registration and Orientation

Meet with students and families, assisting in the registration process when entering the district and our school.​

Assistance Referral Team

Staff meetings outlining how to assist students who are struggling academically and/or social/emotionally.

Community Referrals/Resources

Provide information to families for services outside of the district.​

Mentor Programs

Meet with staff and students to assist in transition periods, academics, procedural guidance, and social interaction.​

Testing

Test Taking Tips:

DETER Test Taking Strategies 2013-14.pdf (Test Taking Strategies)

Mr. Lassandro's Test Taking Tips.doc

Strategies for taking standardized tests.pdf

6th, 7th, & 8th Grade students take the MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) test two times a year in the winter and spring. ​To learn more about the MAP test click the image to the left.

 

PARCC

http://parcconline.org/resources/parent-resources
http://www.isbe.net/assessment/htmls/parcc-primer.htm

Parent Resources

Career Cruising is an internet-career guidance and planning system that can be accessed from school or home. It is available to all BSMS students, families, and friends. Career Cruising helps guide students through high school with a timeline of activities and dates. The program explores post high school education, training, and careers. It gives information on financial assistance and job outlook. Information includes schools and programs from all 50 states. Check it out at the link above. Contact Mrs. Jacobson  at 815-547-4184 or Mr. Lassandro 815-547-1043  or ask your student for username and password to access site. 

Career Cruising Newsletter


Belvidere High School 8th Grade Presentation:
8th Grade BHS Class of 2018-19.pdf
Belvidere South Middle School Parent Presentation:PARENT _PRESENTATION (1).pdf
Belvidere South Middle School New Student Encore Selection Forms:
6thGrade New Student Encore Selection Form (1).pdf
6thGrade New Student Encore Selection Form Page 2.pdf
7thGrade New Student Encore Selection Form (1).pdf
7thGrade New Student Encore Selection Form Page 2.pdf
8thGrade New Student Encore Selection Form (1).pdf
8thGrade New Student Encore Selection Form Page 2.pdf