The Owen food pantry will be open on Sunday, March 22 from 10 AM to 12 PM for drive-through service. Please pull around to the back. We will also have paper/pencil activities for you to take home and work on with your 5th/6th grade children. If you picked up materials on Monday, at this time, they are the same papers. You will not need another copy. Be safe and stay healthy. Please remember that our food pantry is open to all people in the Van Buren public school system.
Owen Intermediate School will be open today from 10 AM to 12 PM for students and parents who wish to pick up their instrument, need to pick up medication or would like paper Dash pencil packets to begin working on at home. We will be open later in the week and also be providing online learning opportunities TBD. Thanks for your patience and commitment to helping your children learn.
All first graders have access to espark from home devices. Please make sure you log in and complete a quest both in reading and math each day. In addition, we have chosen the following skills to be practiced on Starfall. Week 1 ELA_ Fiction and Nonfiction Math- Add and Subtract Week 2 ELA-What is a Noun? Math- Base 10 practice Week 3 ELA-Folktales Math-Compose/Decompose numbers
The BHS Jazz Band Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser is this Saturday, March 7 from 5 - 8 p.m. in the BHS Commons. The cost is $10 per person and is payable at the door. Our amazing jazz band will be playing throughout the evening. We hope you can join us for food and entertainment!
Van Buren Public Schools will be closed today, February 27, 2020 due to the icy road conditions. Our latchkey provider, Happy Days Daycare, will be available for childcare at Savage Elementary School from 6:30am - 6:00pm. Have a good day.
Good Evening. Van Buren Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, February 26, 2020 due to the impending weather as well as the bad timing of the storm. Our latchkey, Happy Days Daycare, will be available for childcare at Savage Elementary School from 6:30am - 6:00pm. Thank you. VBPS
Rawsonville first graders are collecting pop can tabs, Pop Tarts, plastic silverware, and paper plates for the Ronald McDonald House. Several students from each class participated in a video to tell you about it. You can see it here: https://www.wevideo.com/view/1590327418
Good Evening Everyone, Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 28th will be our Blood Drive from 11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. The Blood Drive will be held in our gymnasium. Donate and save a life.
Van Buren Public Schools will be closed today, January 24, 2020 due to icy back road conditions. Thank you.
Good evening from Van Buren Transportation, This is a friendly reminder that Thursday, January 23 and Friday, January 24 are half days for students. Please plan accordingly for students to arrive home. Students must ride home on their assigned bus route. All kindergarten students require an authorized adult to meet the bus with picture ID or a signed emergency sheet to exit on their own. Thank you and have a great evening!
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, Ms. Duda-Osborne's American Sign Language classes presented interpretations of a selection of his "I Have a Dream Speech." Watch the videos in this slideshow: https://tinyurl.com/aslmlk
Reminder: the next meeting for the Washington DC is mandatory for a parent/guardian, and the student, to attend. It will be on 2/4 at 6pm in the McBride Cafeteria. Also, we're now into the 2nd round of scholarships for registered DC participants. Materials due by 1/31.
BHS - The Buffalo Wild Wings dine to donate event is Wednesday, Dec. 18, 11 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Don’t want to cook in the middle of this busy week? Or, just want to support the Senior Class? Whether you dine in or carry out, the Class of 2020 will benefit from your delicious purchase! See the attached flyer for more information!
Sitters to Ease Moms Jitters! Owen Intermediate School is offering childcare this Friday from 5:30-8:30. $10 for first child and $5 after that...includes pizza and drink. Crafts, movie, gym, games and more. All proceeds help to support our student programming. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to sign up. Permission slips will come home tomorrow.
GIVING TUESDAY ** if your interested in giving back to the community, please consider purchasing a board game for one of the families at Owen Intermediate. Please spread the word far and wide. Your support DOES make a difference in the life of a child. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/13Q99MI989TJ6?ref_=wl_share
BHS - The Early College informational meeting is Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the BHS mini-auditorium! Come and find out what this awesome program is all about and how it can benefit your student.
BHS - The Early College informational meeting is Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the BHS mini-auditorium! Come and find out what this awesome program is all about and how it can benefit your student.
Thank to all of the families that donated gifts to our families in need. Your support is appreciated. Thank you to the following families: Karen Peckrul, Melissa Perala, Joe, Jacob and Tammy Kennedy, Pamela Benguian-Doemer, Amy Pearce and Lori Curtis. Thank you!!!
Quarterback Christian Dhue-Reid is getting some love on MLive. Help vote him up for player of the week! https://www.mlive.com/highschoolsports/2019/11/vote-for-the-district-final-metro-detroit-football-player-of-the-week.html
Owen 6th Grade Camp Parents Due to schools being closed, buses WILL NOT be running and therefore camp is cancelled for today. If school is open tomorrow we will be going to camp as scheduled.
Van Buren Public Schools will be closed for school today (11/12) due to poor road conditions.
Division 1 Regional Football final, Belleville vs West Bloomfield will be played at Belleville High School on Saturday, November 16 at 1pm. Come cheer on your Tigers!
Tigers football wins 67-14 over Woodhaven! Go Tigers!
This is a friendly reminder that tomorrow, Friday, November 8th is a half day of school for grades K-6. Grades 7-12 have a full day.
Good evening from Van Buren Transportation, This is a friendly reminder that Thursday, October 31st is a half day for students. Please plan accordingly for students to arrive home. Students must ride home on their assigned bus route. All kindergarten students require an authorized adult to meet the bus with picture ID or a signed emergency sheet to exit on their own. Also, the Bond Election is Tuesday, November 5th. Please remember to vote. Thank you and have a great evening!
Good Morning from Van Buren Transportation, Please be advised the railroad tracks on Haggerty Rd. near Huron River Drive will be closed for repairs this week (possibly longer). This may cause traffic delays and buses may have to reroute.
Just a reminder that our PTO fundraiser kicked off yesterday so be sure to watch for the Otis Spunkmeyer packet that will be coming home. Thank you for your support.
BHS Seniors support their class and get excited about their upcoming year by painting their parking spots! Go Tigers!
BHS orientation info for 9th graders and schedule pick-up info for all grades are available here: https://tinyurl.com/yyewnxh2
The 2019 Spring Yearbook is now available at lulu.com. Follow the link on the yearbook page to purchase your copy today!
VBPS is excited to announce the expansion of our Chromebook 1 to 1 initiative at Belleville High School to include summer take home. An email was sent out to the guardians of underclassmen today with details.
Haggery Families- Just a reminder that there are no preschool classes this Wednesday, Thursday or Friday due to Home Visits and transition IEPs.
A note from Van Buren Transportation: Please note that road construction season has begun and your student's bus may need to reroute during this time. Buses may be delayed due to road construction. Your child's safe transportation remains our top priority.
Edgemont Elementary School will be closed today, May 1, 2019 due to no power in the building.
Van Buren school buses are running this morning, Wednesday, May 1, but may be delayed due to flooded roads.
Superintendent Kudlak delivered a "state of the district" address at the board meeting on Monday, April 15. A video of this address can be found here: https://youtu.be/do09lxmi5uw
Check out this awesome preview of the upcoming Sound of Music performance by BHS Productions: https://youtu.be/7NQk-W_4J58
Eat well and support the class of 2020! There is a fundraiser on Wednesday, April 10 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Michigan Avenue Panera. Bring the flyer or show it on your phone! There is even a way to fundraise through delivery orders! Flyer here: http://tinyurl.com/2020panera
Lt Gov. Garlin Gilchrist visited Tyler Elementary today as part of Guest Reader Day. Click through on the link to watch! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-bjOHI7JwRHyJemsjR_BH-1-EcJ3GDK_
This week's Town Hall got the kids of Tyler Elementary moving with Zumba! Click through on the link to watch! https://drive.google.com/file/d/15hqQUVdosEMhPeMs1QmaIJHJ1GmdBA0a/view?usp=sharing
The Belle-Voxel-Bots are scheduled to have their first robotics match at about 11:10 a.m. The match times are always dependent on the duration of previous matches. The event is streaming live here: https://www.twitch.tv/firstinmi04?tt_content=text_link&tt_medium=live_embed
Interested in viewing our own Belle-Voxel-Bots and many other teams in the space-themed First Robotics Competition today? The competition starts at 10:30 a.m. and will stream live here: https://www.twitch.tv/firstinmi04
BHS Productions is pleased to present the spring musical, The Sound of Music. Show times and dates: Thursday, April 11 (7:00 p.m.), Friday, April 12 (7:00 p.m.), and Saturday, April 13 (2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.) Tickets will be available at: https://www.showtix4u.com/events/2309
VBPS & BHS Team 6615, the Belle-Voxel-Bots, invite you to the First Robotics District Event this weekend at BHS. This family event is great introduction to science & technology. For updated info on this Deep Space themed event, check here: http://tinyurl.com/voxelbots
You may have heard the hype about the upcoming mother/son dance & father/daughter dance sponsored by BHS Student Council. You can either pay through PaySchools or pay in person for the tickets at BHS. Please see the flyer for all payment and dance details: https://5il.co/6oc4
Good Morning. Due to electrical issues, Savage Elementary and Owen Intermediate Schools will be closed today, February 26, 2019. All other schools will be open.
Come out and support the BHS Class of 2019 Spirit Bracket at Buffalo Wild Wings in Ypsilanti on Monday, February 18, 2019 from 11am - 11:30pm. BWW will donate 20% of your total bill to this fundraiser.
Good Evening. I am reaching out to talk to you about the large number of school cancellations. The State gives us six days of forgiven time automatically each year. Currently, we have had eleven days. Under law, we can apply to the State for an additional three days of forgiven time. We will be doing that and feel fairly confident that these days will be awarded. We are still over by two days at this point. We will be required to make these days up, as well as, any more that we incur. I am telling you this to keep you informed and for your planning purposes. We are looking at all available days in our current calendar, including April 19 (Good Friday) as well as extending the school year into the week of June 17, as options. We will keep you updated as we get more information. Thank you. Peter Kudlak, Superintendent
Good Afternoon. Due to the ongoing poor conditions of our back roads paired with the upcoming weather pattern, Van Buren Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, February 15, 2019. Just a reminder that Monday is a federal holiday so we will see the students on Tuesday morning. Thank you.
Van Buren Public Schools will be closed today, February 14, 2019 due to the icy conditions of the back roads.
Van Buren Public Schools will be closed today, February 13, 2019 due to the icy conditions of the back roads.
Belleville New Tech has been selected to participate in the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s Hamilton Education Program! Thanks to Mr. Darket and Ms. Sprague, BNT sophomores will have the opportunity to work on a “founding era” project and attend a matinee performance of Hamilton!
Van Buren Public Schools will be closed today, February 12, 2019 due to the icy road conditions.
Van Buren Public Schools will be closed today, February 6, 2019 due to the icy road conditions. Thank you
Clarification on Shortage of Bus Drivers this morning. We have a shortage of bus driver subs in this district and surrounding districts. Typically when this happens, we double up routes to get everyone to school. However, this can cause a delay with the time students are picked up at their stop. Due to the still very cold temperatures this morning, we did not want students at their bus stops for any extended periods of time. We hope this clarifies our “shortage of bus drivers” statement. They do a wonderful job day in and day out in all sorts of driving conditions.
Good morning. Van Buren Public Schools will be closed today, February 1, 2019 due to a shortage of bus drivers. Thank you.
Good afternoon. Van Buren Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, January 31, 2019 due to the extreme cold temperatures. Thank you and stay warm.
Cold Weather Day - Van Buren Public Schools Staff and Parents - This is Pete Kudlak, Superintendent. As you know, we have some bitterly cold weather approaching. The sustained windchill will be below -25 degrees and therefore we will be closing school tomorrow, Wednesday, January 30, 2019. I understand that Thursday looks to also be below that threshold. However, I will be reassessing this during the day tomorrow to make sure nothing changes. If the current forecast holds, I will be reaching back out to you tomorrow evening. Thank you and stay warm out there.
Cold Weather Day
Good evening. Van Buren Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, January 28, 2019 due to the forecasted snowfall and bad weather conditions.
There will be school tomorrow, January 25, 2019. Remember buses may be running a little slower on the back roads. Please be patient. Students have a half day tomorrow.
Good evening. Van Buren Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, January 24, 2019 due to the icy conditions of our back roads.
Good morning. Van Buren public schools will be closed today, Wednesday, January 23, 3019 due to icy conditions on our back roads.
1st Annual BHS Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Come join us tonight during half time of the boys basketball game (approx. 7:30pm) in the main gym at Belleville High School. What a great event for these first inductees.
Important Update: There has been a change in the calendar. There will be NO SCHOOL for Haggerty Preschoolers on Thursday, January 24th and Friday January 25th.
Be sure to watch Channel 20 at 10:00 p.m. or Channel 7 at 11:00 p.m. to see footage of the Do It For Daniel presentation at Belleville High School.
The next Board of Education Regular Meeting will be held Monday, January 14, 2019 in the Belleville High School Commons at 7:00pm.
Support organizations will be providing resources before and after the "Do It For Daniel" film viewing event and conversation. Please join us. https://www.apptegy.net/s/news-belleville-high/articles/do-it-for-daniel-a-suicide-awareness-conversation-belleville-high
The "Do It For Daniel" event information has been updated with new sponsors: https://www.apptegy.net/s/news-belleville-high/articles/do-it-for-daniel-a-suicide-awareness-conversation-belleville-high
BHS Student Council is excited to host a holiday craft and vendor show, Saturday, December 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the BHS Commons. Admission to shop nearly 80 vendors is free! Proceeds benefit the Class of 2019. Crafters & vendors: https://tinyurl.com/bhscraftshow
We value feedback from our community. Please click the link or use the QR code below to take the parent survey. Your input helps the district and our schools improve! http://bit.ly/2Na5JAI
No Shave November keeps growing and growing... check out our follicle superstars here: http://tinyurl.com/vbpsnsn
Updated link for the VBPS Education Foundation Jingle Bell Run on Saturday, December 1st: https://hub.enmotive.com/events/2018-belleville-jingle-bell-5k-run-walk.
Click the link below to read an article showcasing Owen Intermediate and breakout rooms. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/education/2018/11/10/k-12-educational-escape-rooms-rise/1669209002/
Hello from your Van Buren Transportation Department, This is a friendly reminder that there is no school for Van Buren students on Tuesday, November 6th. Also, please note that Wednesday November 7th, Thursday November 8th and Friday November 9th are half days for students. Please plan accordingly for students to arrive home on these half days. Students must ride home on their assigned bus route. All kindergarten students require an authorized adult to meet the bus with picture ID or a signed emergency sheet to exit on their own. Thank you and have a great evening!
Check out this great article profiling our district and our use e-Spark, a software program to support our K - 2 students! https://www.esparklearning.com/partner-stories/supporting-diverse-academic-needs-at-a-michigan-district
BHS Marching Tigers is one of this week's 4Frenzy Best Marching Band Top 10! Vote them into number one! https://tinyurl.com/votebhsbands
Hello Van Buren Public School Parents and Guardians, We wanted to make you aware that Van Buren bus drivers and aides rebid on bus routes after last week’s Count Day. Due to this rebid, your child’s bus driver and/or aide may have changed today. Please be prepared that routes may be delayed due to this change. Please contact Transportation at (734)699-5100 with any questions. Thank you.
Due to the water main break in the city of Belleville, Edgemont, Owen, and Belleville High School will not have drinking fountain access tomorrow. There is a 24 hour boil advisory in effect.
Outrun the zombies in the Belleville New Tech annual Zombie 5k run on October 27. Details and registration information for this frightfully fun event can be found in the flyer: http://5il.co/52s5
Good Morning Van Buren Public School Parents. This morning at Parkwood Manor Apartments, an African American male wearing red plaid pajama pants approached students at the bus stop. Van Buren Police Department has been notified and they are looking into the situation.
BHS Student Council presents an evening of fun for elementary students on Friday, September 28. The flyer has more details about this annual fun event: http://5il.co/4x70
All home events including practices have been cancelled at McBride Middle School this afternoon and evening due to the loss of power. 8th Grade McBride Volleyball will still be played at Romulus as scheduled. Release time for McBride students will be at the regular time of 2:30
We are looking for a full time position for a mechanic/ courier. Apply at https://www.applitrack.com/resa/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?district=1771&category=Maintenance%2FCustodial
Congratulations to the Varsity Lacrosse team as they defeated Arbor Prep 19-1 in the last game of the season Friday night.
Happy Days Latchkey will be providing a summer camp filled with fun activities and adventures at Savage Elementary School starting June 18th. For more information, call 734-461-1299.
There will be no school at Savage Elementary due to a power outage.
Edgemont Elementary School is Closed today due to no power.
Want to know more about what kids say about being in Owen's Band program? https://youtu.be/u3UQI-Wqclc
Check out the livestream from the BHS FIRST Robotics competition http://www.firstinmichigan.org/stream.php?id=1
Watch the BHS Robotics Team in action today! http://www.firstinmichigan.org/stream.php Our robot will be competing at 11:49, 12:10 and 12:38 and 2:53. It will be in one of the 4 screens.
There will be no school for Van Buren Public Schools today, March 2, due to loss of power in some buildings and road conditions.
Van Buren Public Schools will be closed Monday, February 12, 2018 due to poor road conditions.
Don't forget the Community Forum Monday night at 6 pm (2.12.18) to discuss the potential of a pre-Labor Day start of school. It will be at the BHS Commons just prior to the Regular Board Meeting.
Van Buren Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, February 9, 2018 due to the forecasted snow fall.
Van Buren Public Schools are CLOSED due to inclement weather.
Van Buren Public Schools STEAM Showcase, featuring all things Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math! Saturday, February 3rd, 10 am-noon @ the BHS Media Center. Come check out all the cool stuff we're using across the district!
HAGGERTY SCHOOL will be closed Tuesday, January 9, 2018 due to building problems. All programs do not report.
Haggerty School will be closed Monday, January 8, 2018 due to building problems. No programs will report.
The Van Buren Public Schools Administration Building will be closed for the entire Winter Break (12/25 - 1/5)
Van Buren Public Schools will be closed Thursday, December 14 due to the heavy snow conditions
All Van Buren Public Schools after school activites have been cancelled, which includes all sports, practices, and the BHS College Night. The College Night will be rescheduled.
McBride Middle School and Belleville High School students will be released at 2:00 pm today. This is being done to ensure that the elementary bus runs start on time this afternoon.
Power has been restored to all buildings and school will resume on Monday, Nov. 13.
All schools are closed today due to power outage - 11/10/2017
The Parent Survey is now available. We value your feedback and use it to improve our schools. To take the survey, please follow the following link or use the QR Code. http://bit.ly/2vMfPOT
Belleville football up at half, 10 - 0. Go Tigers!
Van Buren Public Schools was notified by the Washtenaw Sheriff's Office that the unmarked bus this morning was a new transportation provider for another school. The authorities noted that this was not an abduction scenario.
An unmarked school bus has been reportedly seen stopping in the West Willow neighborhood trying to pick up students. Do Not Allow your students to approach any bus not clearly marked with Van Buren Public Schools on it. Police have been contacted.
Power has been restored to Belleville High School and the Administration Building. School will resume tomorrow (10/17)at normal times.
Belleville High School Students and Staff will not report today, Monday, October 16, due to a power outage.
Our Internet and phones appear to be back up and working. Thanks for your patience.
VBPS is experiencing phone issues due to an AT &T fiber optic cable issue. You may not be able to call into your child’s school. We will notify Parents when it is fixed.
BHS Homecoming Game - Friday 10/6 at 7 p.m. Join us for the tailgate before the game (5:00-7:00 p.m.) to reminisce, eat good food, purchase spirit wear and enjoy our VBPS community!
Reminder: There is a meeting at 6p tonight in the Mcbride Cafeteria for all interested parents regarding the spring Washington DC trip. No need to come if you’re already signed up. Feel free to come if you have questions, though!
Many thanks to our wonderful bus drivers and aides for their hard work and dedication to the students of Van Buren Public Schools! Also thank you to our parents and students for your patience while we work through all of the new stops and students on the routes!
School starts this Tuesday, September 5th. Half-day only! We are looking forward to seeing you!
Having a great training with our amazing secretaries!!!
Thank you District PTO for all of your hard work for our students!
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