The District is moving towards a proficiency-based grading system, which now applies at the Middle School level. For further details, see the District website page Proficiency-Based Grading.
Please see the Parent Access page on the District website for a link to eSchool and information on using the website. Middle school students are encouraged to check on their grade progress themselves. They will receive their logon information at school, and if there are any problems should contact their Homebase teacher.
Central Middle School Information
BCMS School Calendars
- Official District calendar for the year listing holidays - see the District site School Calendars page.
- BCMS athletic game schedules - go to our Athletics page, where you will find general information and a link to the BCMS page of the il.8to18 website.
- No-athletic events can be found in the Calendar on the Home page.
- The A/B day schedule, athletic practices, club meetings, and other in-school events for the day can be found iin the Daily Announcements on the Home page.
The District participates in a number of state-wide surveys, in an effort to gather data to improve educational outcomes.
5 Essentials Student Survey Information
Based on 20 years of research at the University of Chicago, this survey gives school leaders critical student input to help develop school improvement plans. Select below for details on the upcoming 5 Essentials student survey.
The Illinois Youth Survey
The purpose of this survey is to better understand Illinois youth risk and protective behaviors as they relate to students and their success. Select below for more details on the Illinois Youth Survey.
Updating Student/Parent Information
Remember to update the District if there are any changes of information after registration. Please contact Central Office (815-544-0301) to change your living address. A proof of residency will be required. Please call BCMS (815-544-0190) to update phone numbers, email addresses, and to retrieve your parent access log-in information.
We Care about Student Health
Section 6:50 of the Policy Manual details the District's School Wellness policy. It states the goals for student nutrition and physical activity, both within and outside of the curriculum.
And don't miss our Nurse's Corner page.
Testing Info and Resources
RTI/MAP Testing Resources
The NWEA MAP test (Reading and MAth) will be given to all grade levels in December and April/May.
"The Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) is the state assessment and accountability measure for Illinois students enrolled in a public school district. IAR assesses the New Illinois Learning Standards Incorporating the Common Core and will be administered in English Language Arts and Mathematics."