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FAFSA application opens on October 1
FAFSA application opens on October 1
On Sunday, October 1, the application for the 2018-2019 FAFSA will be available online at All students planning on attending a vocational, 2 year, or 4 year college/university is required to complete a FAFSA so they can be considered for grants, scholarships and loans to help aid in paying for their college education.

The sooner you submit your students FAFSA, the more financial aid they will be considered for.

Please reference the handouts for more information or call the BT Counseling office at (708) 758-7000.
Join Us: Drive 4 Ur School is Monday Sept. 18th
Join Us:   Drive 4 Ur School is Monday Sept. 18th
Hello B.T community and staff members!!!

On behalf of our parent group, I would like to give you more information about the Drive One 4UR School event that will take place September 18th (Parent Teacher Conference Day) here at Bloom Trail.
We are so excited to be able to hold this event for the fifth time here at Bloom Trail!!!!

Here is how it works: The Drive one 4 UR School program was developed as a fun, engaging way to help schools raise money to support their extracurricular activities. Van Drunen Ford dealership partnered with our high school to conduct a test-drive fundraising event.

The cars will be available in the parking lot from 12 noon to 7:00 on September 19th (Parent Teacher Conference Day).

For every valid test-drive completed, Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to our high school, up to $6,000!

This year, there is an extra opportunity through the program for our school to raise more money!!!!

Second test –drives taken in a 2016 Ford Escape will be eligible for an additional $10 donation to our high school-up to $ 2000. There is only one test drive per household!!! So, the more people who test-drive a Ford vehicle at the event, the more money we raise! There is no purchase necessary!!!!

Once again, the parent group decided that 50% of the money raised at the event will be equally distributed to our clubs and 50% will go to the Parent Group. We are asking you to talk to your students and promote the event as much as possible. We have been talking to our students and our parents during our meetings and registration, and we will make home phone calls prior to the event.

Once again, we are very excited about this great opportunity for our school. And remember, our friends from Van Drunen Ford dealership did an excellent job in helping us achieving our goal over the years.

Let us know about any questions.

B.T. Parent Group
Little Shop of Horrors Auditions!
Little Shop of Horrors Auditions!
There will be auditions for Little Shop of Horrors on August 28, 29 and 30 from 2:50pm to 5:00pm in the auditorium!
IHSA Organizational Band Competition
IHSA Organizational Band Competition
I want to thank everyone for your support of the band activities and your flexibility with band student schedules this year. I also want to thank everyone who helped us with our band raffle fundraiser. Between your support, flexibility and our students' hard work we had a very successful year. We demonstrated our success this past Saturday at Tinley park HS at the IHSA Organizational Competition.

The Bloom Township Concert Band received a Division II (excellent) rating. The students played exceptionally well and we are looking forward to returning next year and doing even better. Please take a moment and congratulate our band students on their hard work.

Again, I thank you all for all that you do to support us.
Michael Bielecki
Director of Bands
Construction on Cottage Grove
Construction on Cottage Grove
Construction work is being done on Cottage Grove for the next couple of weeks. During this time, Cottage Grove will be closed to through traffic between Sauk Trail and Steger Roads. The entrance and exit to Bloom Trail's parking lot will be accessible from Sauk Trail only. No cars or buses will be able to travel on Cottage Grove coming from the south.
2017 Trail NHS Presentation
2017 Trail NHS Presentation
April 125h the following students were inducted into the Bloom Trail National Honor Society.


Zaria Heath
Brianna Manney
Melissa Messere
Cesar Nunez
Robert Serrato
Paris Wyatt


Ramiro Alvarado
Chante Butler
Diache Carroll
Alejandro Dalarmi
Amaya Hoffman
Alexander Navarro
Mauricio Perez
Kyle Ross
Amari Thomas

Naomi Adediran
Nacirema Harden
Mateusz Potrawski
Nicholas Ruffolo
Deja Scott
Tonnie Sutton
Alex Torres

Our current members did a fabulous job of organizing and implementing the ceremony. Please congratulate all who were involved in this dignified event.

I would also like to thank the many faculty and staff that assisted with the selection and preparation of the event. A special thank you to Dr. Graham, Tim Craddock, George Bell. Chris Clausing, Heather Paape, Carrie Shank,Sandy Stellfox, Pam Pugh, Tecara Parker, April Faoro, Monica Shoemake, Annie Bergeron, Sarah Bakker, O'Letha Watson, and Tim Nelson
Bloom Trail Students Complete CNA Training
Bloom Trail Students Complete CNA Training
These Bloom Trail High School students are the first to complete the new Certified Nursing Assistant Program at Prairie State College!
Don't Miss:
Don't Miss:
The Trail Theatre Troupe will present Walt Disney's "The Lion King, Jr." at Bloom Trail's Neubauer Auditorium on the following dates:

Thursday, March 16th @ 7:00 PM
Friday, March 17th @ 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 18th @ 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM, and 7:00 PM

As members of the District 206 family, you will receive two complimentary tickets when you present your school ID at the box office. Additional tickets are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students and senior citizens.

Please note that the princess parties are not included in the complimentary tickets. We do still have some reservations available for the parties on Saturday so please let me know if you are interested!

Diamonds are Forever: Bloom Trail Prom 2017

9 months ago


Bloom Trail High School Prom

April 28th 2017

Villa Cesare

900 Eagle Ridge Dr, Schererville, IN 46375

6:00-11:00 pm DOORS CLOSE at 7:15

Post Prom-Odyssey Fun World

Tinley Park, IL

Midnight-2:45 AM  DOORS CLOSE AT 12:15 AM

Bloom Trail Juniors & Seniors: this packet contains all the information you need to attend the Bloom Trail Prom. Please read it carefully. All students must have ALL forms completely filled out prior to purchasing and receiving a Prom ticket. All forms are available in the bookstore and on the school website. Forms: Dance Agreement, Post Prom Form, Guest Form

Prom Night Basics


6:00 PM Arrival and Check in

-All attendees must have a ticket and ID in hand to attend Prom.

-Please arrange your own transportation to Prom and Post Prom.

-All attendees must provide photo identification to get in.

-All attendees must abide by the district rules.

-Dress Code will be strictly enforced. (See handouts of dress code)

6:00-7:15 check in and pictures taken


7:15-8:30 PM Dinner and Dancing in the Main Ballroom

8:45 Prom King and Queen Coronation

-The GOODNIGHT rule will be in effect.  Once a guest leaves the prom they are not permitted to reenter.

-If a guest leaves prom prior to 11 pm they will not be allowed into post prom.

11:00 PM Prom Ends-guests will be given time to change clothes for Post Prom.

Midnight- 2:45 AM   Post Prom Begins at Odyssey Fun World



Student Dance Agreement
Prom Guest Form
Post-Prom Form

Bridge Building Competition 2017

11 months ago

On January 24th our physics students participated on the 2017 Bridge Building Competition that took place at ITT Chicago.  Congratulations to Ciarra Young, her bridge was 0.7onces and held 44 lb. Nice job to all our B.T physics students!

Trail Art Show at South Suburban
Trail Art Show at South Suburban
Please congratulate our Bloom Trail, students who have work on exhibit in the photo 4 gallery at South Suburban College in South Holland. Their work will be on display from January 30th trough February 24th, 2017, gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9am- 7pm. The show will culminate in an awards ceremony and festival on February 24th.
Please see the attached image of the work in the gallery and view the list below for our student participants.

Pricilla Villareal
Darcy Dillon
Hanna Sobczynski
Alyssa Jurgenson
Alyssa Matkey Winder
Taylre Hayslett
Caitlyn Nardi
Clifford Williams
Christian Baltazar
Danyele Scott
Reshanna Aiken
James Biernat
Sharmaine Ward
Cesar Nunez
Cristina Casper

Thank you for supporting the Arts and Art department!
Tiffany and Alexis
Trail Art department
Chess team Conference Results
Chess team Conference Results
The Bloom Township Chess Team completed conference play Tuesday night. Overall, the team placed 2nd in conference with a record of 6-1. Our final record for the season is 10-5. Please congratulate all the individual winners in this seasons conference play!

Dennis Winder: 2nd place overall Board 1 #1 Senior in conference!
Alexander Godley: 6th Place overall Board 2
Cruz Luna: 3rd Place overall Board 3
Joshua Martin: 1st Place overall Board 4 #2 Senior in conference!
Chase Vehrs: 2nd Place overall Board 4 #3 Senior in conference!
Greg Baker: 2nd Place overall Board 8

Austin Jones: 5th Place overall Board 6
Gustavo Saucedo: 6th Place overall Board 6
LeeAndre Jones: 1st Place overall Board 8
Jorge Vasquez: 5th Place overall Board 8
Jawan Foxworth: 6th Place overall Board 8

Chi Vo: 5th Place overall Board 1 (Also placed 2nd on Board 1 at the Illini Classic this past Saturday!)
Jennifer Paz: 7th Place overall Board 2
Adaly Navarro: 4th Place overall Board 4
Kyle Greenwood: 7th Place overall Board 6

Cody Jackson: 5th Place overall Board 3 #3 Freshman in conference!
Juliveth Membrano: 3rd Place overall Board 5

Special Recognition goes to Senior Dennis Winder who became the 2017 Blitzmaster by winning the conference Blitz tournament! He went undefeated with 6 individual wins!

Final event for the chess team this season is the IHSA State Tournament in Peoria February 10th and 11th. Please congratulate the following players on making the State Team roster!

Dennis Winder
Alexander Godley
Joshua Martin
Austin Jones
Chase Vehrs
Chi Vo
Jawan Foxworth
Cruz Luna
Gustavo Saucedo
Cody Jackson
Jorge Vasquez
Juliveth Membrano

The chess team thanks everyone who has supported them this season! We hope to do well at the state tournament!
Parents Night Out Tackles Cyberbullying
Parents Night Out Tackles Cyberbullying
On Thursday, January 26th, from 6pm to 8pm Bloom Trail parents will discuss cyberbullying. The event is for parents only.
December Student of the Month: Caitlyn Nardi
December Student of the Month: Caitlyn Nardi
Caitlyn Nardi is the Bloom Trial High School student of the month for December by the Rotary Club of Chicago Heights.

Her teachers admire her hard work, respectful attitude, and being a team player.

Caitlyn has a quiet focus and dedication to her work, her ability to be articulate about difficult concepts and texts, her sensitivity to the nuances within literature, and her passion for reading, writing, and creative expression, both in and out of the classroom. Congratulations Caitlyn!
Chicago Heights Rotary Club: November Student of the Month
Chicago Heights Rotary Club: November Student of the Month
Deja Scott is the November student of the month and was recently honored at the Chicago Heights Rotary Club monthly meeting. Deja is in the top of her class and is currently tied for the highest GPA in her Sophomore class. Deja has made her education a priority and her extracurricular contributions are great. She plays the clarinet in the band, is a member of Sophomore Board, Chemistry Club, T3, Blazer Book Club, Chess and serves on the school Leadership Team. She has a warm personality and teachers noted that she always starts class with a 'Hello," and leaves with a "Good Bye." She is an excellent student and member of the Bloom Trail HS community and we are proud to recognize her as our student of the month.
Alumni Chris Gonzalez wins USA Wrestling Trials
Alumni Chris Gonzalez wins USA Wrestling Trials
This weekend Chris Gonzalez made his dream a reality and won the U.S World Team Trials and solidified myself as a #1 wrestler in the country. Next month he will represent the United States of American in Budapest, Hungary at the 2016 World Championships. We are so proud of you Chris and your journey.
Parent University Second Annual Event a Great Success
Parent University Second Annual Event a Great Success
On behalf of Parent University Planning Committee,

We want to thank you for making our 2nd annual Parent University a success. The day ran smoothly, parents seemed to really enjoy themselves based on responses from, speakers, vendors, community partners, and parents. Parent University is a District event, it allows parents a valuable opportunity to engage and connect with other parents, community partners and staff while having access to numerous resources from the local community free of charge. We offered free classes for parents, that were aimed at meeting the needs of our families at District 206. This couldn't have been possible without the assistance of countless people who helped prepare ahead of time, work during the event itself and clean up afterwards.

Overall the day was a success, it was a community effort for sure from beginning to end.

Many of thanks to the following people & clubs:

Valerie Acosta
Marilyn Bittner
Sheva Franklin
Patty Martinez
Brenda Macon
Nathan Schmidt
Katherine Steward
Tony Townes
Sherman White

District 206-Superintendent's Leadership Team
District 206-Culinary Arts students
District 206-NHS students
District 206-Ambassador Leadership Team

Again, thank you for making Parent University a success,

Parent University Planning Committee
Bloom Trail Teacher Wins Cubs Tickets!
Olivet Nazarene University, official education partner of the Chicago Cubs, held a drawing for tickets to see the Cubs play the Los Angeles Angels at Wrigley Field on Teacher Appreciation Night.

Out of more than 2,500 educators who entered, Bloom Trail High School’s very own Ms. Carrie Twietmeyer was one of the 10 lucky winners!

Olivet offers professional development, endorsement, and graduate degree programs with cohorts forming online and in the local area throughout the year. More information is available at or by contacting Scott Hurula, Director of Educational Partnerships (630) 656-4948.
Kwentarrion Lewis: Chicago Heights Rotary Club Student of the Month
Kwentarrion Lewis: Chicago Heights Rotary Club Student of the Month
Kwentarrion Lewis is the Rotary Club student of the month from Bloom Trail High School. Kwentarrion is thoughtful, sincere and hardworking. He is respected by his peers and goes above and beyond to do the right thing with honesty and integrity. He regularly volunteers in class and answer questions. He is often the first to take on classroom tasks.

Numerous teachers of Kwentarrions’ noted his determination to be successful and how enjoyable he is to be around. He is a member of the football team, takes Honors classes and involved in extracurricular clubs like student council.
Follow Bloom Twp Soccer's Road to State
Bloom Twp Wins Final Game 23-22: Season Record 5-4
Earn donations for Bloom Trail!
Earn donations for Bloom Trail!
What: Take a free test-drive and Ford Motor Company will donate up to $6,000 to our school!

When: Monday, September 19th, 2016
Join us from noon to 8pm to bring our community together, and help Bloom Trail High School.

Where: Bloom Trail High School Cottage Grove Parking Lot

Parking Permits

If you plan on driving to school for the 2016-2017 school year you MUST have a parking permit. Applications can be picked up during passing periods in the Deans Office, room 1401. If you are driving a fellow student to school, you will need to complete a “student driver/passenger authorization form”. Once all information is completed and signed by your parent or guardian, you can drop off all documents along with copies of your driver’s license and proof of insurance to the Deans office. All information must be turned in at the same time before it is sent for approval. Each student is responsible to follow up on the status of his/hers application so that purchase of permits can be made. Permits are $10, and must be in your car window no later than Wednesday 8/31 or you will risk being towed, No exceptions will be made.

NJROTC go to Dayton, Ohio

about 1 year ago

Bloom Trail NJROTC concluded the 2015-16 school year with a trip to Dayton, Ohio on May 25–27, 2016.  The group included 22 Cadets, 2 Chaperones, and Naval Science Instructors Master Chief Patrick Falsey, USN (RET) and Chief Larry Shelton, USN (RET).The trip included a visit to Wright State University complete with a campus tour and an up close view of life in the dormitory.  They also toured Central State University, a Historically Black College/University (HBCU). The highlight was a lecture given by Major Steve Harmon, U. S. Army (RET) on how to set themselves up for success in high school and receive an ROTC Scholarship to finance their college education.In addition, the group visited the National Museum of the United States Air Force, where the Cadets participated in a scavenger hunt.  The exercise allowed them to move around the museum while gathering facts about the history of the Air Force.  The museum included everything from the Wright Brothers to the latest aircraft; jets, helicopters and drones.  The Cadets concluded their experience with an exciting game of Laser Tag.C/PO3 Steven Sanchez said “Being an aviation enthusiast, I enjoyed and learned from histories aircraft gallery.  I personally favor the B-2 Bomber."

The Cafe

Fresh roasted coffee, exclusive teas & light meals

The Cafe

Fresh roasted coffee, exclusive teas & light meals

The Cafe

Fresh roasted coffee, exclusive teas & light meals

Art Club: Portfolio Workshops!
Art Club: Portfolio Workshops!
The Bloom Trail Art Club will be running portfolio building workshops for students interested in art schools, October 11, 18 and November 8th in room 1.506.
Bloom Trail students perform at Hamilton

Bloom Art at South Suburban College

6 months ago

Art students were able to spend the day at South Suburban College. Students were able to hear the Keynote Address from professional working artist Jay Strommen, collaborate with peers from other high schools, and participate in hands on art activities.   

We are very proud of all our students! We are especially proud to announce Jalen Buford won the award for Best in School, and Ulises Ramirez won a best in show award, Art NXL Level Award. 

Bloom Key Club Visits Jones Center

6 months ago

The Bloom High School Key Club volunteers at the Harold Colbert Jones  Memorial Community Center two Thursdays  a month from 3:10 p.m.-4:30 p.m. assisting  elementary school youth with homework completion and creating fun and engaging  art projects and sports activities.