Mar 6, 2013 The Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance levels of the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) for elementary and middle schools. The new performance levels will align with the more rigorous Common Core State Standards but will cause a decline in the number of students who meet or exceed standards in 2013. This means there is a possibility that students that have met or exceeded in the past on the ISAT will not this year. READ MORE
Feb 20, 2013 Beginning Tuesday March 5, all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students at Black Hawk and across the District will take the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT). These tests measure student achievement and show how well individual students and their schools are performing relative to the learning standards at each grade level. You can help your child prepare. There is a website where your child can practice taking the ISAT tests. READ MORE
Feb 18, 2013 Kindergarten (K-Night) will be February 21, 2013 from 6-7:00pm. We are planning a night of information and introductions. Come see what our kindergarten students learn and participate in on a typical day. Children who will be 5 on or before September 1, 2013 may attend kindergarten in the fall. If you know any families that have a child that will be 5 on or before September 1, 2013, please let them know about this special night.
Feb 6, 2013 Please take a few minutes to complete the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey can be directly accessed from our school website (click on the 5Essentials button on the right) We appreciate your input as we strive to make Black Hawk the best place to "BEE" for your student!
Dec 17, 2012 Friday, December 14, 2012 Statement regarding the school shooting in Connecticut Springfield Public Schools mourns the tragedy that is unfolding in Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. We send our collective prayers and concerns to the entire Sandy Hook community. The safety and well being of our students and staff is our top priority. READ MORE
Nov 25, 2012 Please come out and join us for an evening of reading fun on Thursday, November 29, from 5:30-7:00. Our instructional focus is reading comprehension at Black Hawk Elementary School, and we want all of our students to love reading. We will have exciting events and stations centered around our One School, One Book The World According to Humphrey. We will have jeopardy, arts and crafts, Read Alouds, and the awesome Scholastic Book Fair. We will also have free food and drinks. READ MORE
Aug 23, 2012 Black Hawk Families and Friends, Please join us Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 5:30 pm for our Black Hawk family orientation. We will give away hotdogs, popcorn, cookies and punch beginning at 5:30, and the orientation will begin promptly in the gym at 6:00pm. Come hear about the changes and the exciting learning opportunities at Black Hawk and meet your children's teachers. READ MORE
Aug 5, 2012 Registration is this Monday, August 6th from 11am - 6pm in the Gym. Please enter through the Lenox Street entrance off the parking lot. ALL students must register for the school year, whether you are a new student or are returning to Black Hawk. When you register your child, please bring with you the following information: * child's birth certificate if new to district or entering kindergarten * proof of residency, such as lease, mortgage, or utility bill * immunization records... READ MORE
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