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  • Photos: Bloom 206 Band Plays the South Side Irish Parade
    Photos: Bloom 206 Band Plays the South Side Irish Parade
    The Bloom Township High School Band impressed at the South Side Irish Parade. See the photos!
  • Students Spend Black History Month Learning from Historic and Modern Heroes
    Students Spend Black History Month Learning from Historic and Modern Heroes
    Bloom Township High School District 206 schools recently completed Black History Month programming for students, building a curriculum of instruction and field trip opportunities to open up more opportunities to learn about in the valuable impact of African-Americans on the United States.

    Throughout the month, Bloom Trail African-American History teacher Krystal Davis’ connected her students with Jennie Eng, a member of the Lincoln Online Oratory Program offered by Ford's Theater in Washington D.C.

    “The goal of the program is to prepare students for public speaking, build confidence and make connections to primary source materials,” Davis said.

    Eng met with the students virtually on three separate occasions throughout the month to help the students prepare to present President Abraham Lincoln's historic House Divided speech, which highlighted the danger of slavery-based disunion. Eng focused on presence, language, and tone when offering up advice on how to deliver the iconic speech. In class, the students further discussed the speech and addressed the tension experienced during Pre-Civil War America.

    In addition to classroom learning experiences, on February 27, students from Bloom and Bloom Trail high schools went on a field trip to Prairie State College to hear from David Stovall Ph.D., Professor Educational Policy Studies and African-American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

    Stovall led a discussion on how distractions and conflict impact the future of black life in the United States. He also provided concrete examples of the challenges and contradictions of dealing with conflict and distractions central to education.

    Bloom 206 Superintendent Lenell Navarre highlighted the significance of Black History Month to the school district. “As educators, we must take every opportunity we can to enlighten our youth about the contributions African-Americans have made to the growth and development of this country,” Navarre said. “Black history is American history and I am proud to see the youth of all colors and ethnicities in our district taking an interest in seeing the full picture.”
  • Bloom 206 Successes Featured in Illinois Center for School Improvement Video Series
    Bloom 206 Successes Featured in Illinois Center for School Improvement Video Series
    Watch as Bloom Township School District 206 shares the journey of its partnership with Illinois CSI through the process of continuous district and school improvement and the results.
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    We Love Bloom Twp Video
    It's more than a High School, it's and Experience.