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Bibich News2020-03-04T08:35:05-05:00

Signed to the Veterans

This Veteran’s Day there were approximately 90 veterans in attendance, the most there has ever been. During the program Mrs. Crary’s 3rd grade class signed while the choir performed the Pledge of Allegiance and the Star Spangled Banner. Her class signed at the Veteran’s Program last year, but last year it was only her class. This year it was not only her class signing, but her students from last year that have gone on to fourth grade signed as well. Mrs. Crary’s class uses sign all day long throughout the day.

Champions of Spelling

A huge congratulations to the 2019 Bibich Spell Bowl team on their 1st place finish at the local Elementary Spell Bowl competition held at Kahler.Team members included: Mariah Benain, Yianni Boufis, Kya DeVries, Jacob Forystek, Maribella Grgic, Phoebe Lapko, Matthew Mansour, Austin Maslanka, Julia Oar, Olivia Postma, Isabella Saxsma, Nina Tomich, and Rowan Wojno. The Spell Bowl coaches are Miss O’Rourke and Miss Snow. The team spelled 45 out of 56 words correctly. Perfect rounds go to Maribella Grgic and Jacob Forystek. Nearly perfect rounds go to Rowan Wojno. The team also placed 5th overall in their class at state.

Welcoming Fred and Daisy

Mrs. Augsburger, one of the resource teachers, has leopard geckos in her class. The geckos are a class pet and are part of her classroom token economy. “Each student has the opportunity to earn a sticker for good work, good behaviors, or what the kiddos are working on. After they earn 10 stickers on a chart, they can pick from the ‘Treasure Chest,’ ” said Mrs. Augsburger. Inside the “treasure chest” there are lots of fun tangible items along with cards with intangible rewards such as holding the geckos. Elaine Cordell and Rayah Whiteman were able to take out the geckos after earning their 10 stickers.

Practice Makes Perfect

In order to keep the kids up to date on our procedures in handling emergency situations, the corporation routinely practices bus evacuations annually because our kids safety is priority number one.

As some may know, Bibich underwent a major construction project this summer. The main focus was moving the office adjacent to the main entrance as well as creating a new secure visitor entrance. In the new office area, a conference room and administrative offices were included. A multi-purpose room, work area, and other offices were added and now stand where the old office was located. With all of that being done, all of the floor tiles throughout the main hallways were replaced.

Under 'Kid'struction


Students decorate in art class

For Thanksgiving, students participated in an activity in art class to make their own turkey. They showed use of their skills in cutting, folding and gluing.

Students celebrate Thanksgiving with festive hats

School is cancelled for today Monday Nov. 26, enjoy your day off. School resumes tomorrow Nov. 27.

Congrats Spell Bowl!

Bibich's Spell Bowl Team succeeded at their competition at Kahler Middle School on Nov. 16. They placed first in their division and third in Indiana. Bibich congratulates them on their achievment.

Staff travels to Washington DC

Mrs. Deedee Logan and nine staff members traveled to Washington D.C. to celebrate their success of being nominated as a Blue Ribbon School. Mrs. Teresa Schoon, Director of Secondary Education, Mrs. Mackowiak, and Mrs. Deedee Logan, Principal, accepted the award from Aba Kumi, Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, at the ceremony.

staff in dc

Happy Fall Break!

Have a happy and safe Fall Break. School will resume on Mon. October 29.

Charlotte's Web

Bibich decorated the hallway in front of the office in honor of Charlotte's Web. The reveal went with the reveal of the novel.

Computer Class

Students in computer class interact with the computers. The students did an interactive video where they went with the lesson.

Congrats to Bibich as they were honored with the National Blue Ribbon School Award!

On Wednesday October 10, Bibich held their annual Walk-a-thon event.

Fun with Math

  • Students work on math.
  • Students work on math.
  • Students work on math.
  • Students work on math.
  • Students work on math.

On May 16, Mrs. Torrez's second grade class works on multplication worksheets. The students have been working on multiplication for some time and want to perfect their skills before they move onto third grade. As the school year winds down, students try to get their school work done quickly so they can enjoy their end of the year activities coming up like field day.

Mother's Day Artwork

  • Mother's Day artwork hangs on the wall.
  • Mother's Day artwork hangs on the wall.
  • Mother's Day artwork hangs on the wall.
  • Mother's Day artwork hangs on the wall.
  • Mother's Day artwork hangs on the wall.
  • Mother's Day artwork hangs on the wall.
  • Mother's Day artwork hangs on the wall.
  • Mother's Day artwork hangs on the wall.

To celebrate Mother's day on May 12, students made artwork for their Mothers for when they come here to watch students perform their Mother's Day programs.

Class of 2018

  • Class of 2018 pictures are outside on the walls.
  • Class of 2018 pictures are outside on the walls.
  • Class of 2018 pictures are outside on the walls.
  • Class of 2018 pictures are outside on the walls.
  • Class of 2018 pictures are outside on the walls.
  • Class of 2018 pictures are outside on the walls.
  • Class of 2018 pictures are outside on the walls.
  • Class of 2018 pictures are outside on the walls.

Before the class of 2018 students who went to Bibich for elementary school came back for their walk through, teachers decorated their walls with class pictures of the students when they them in class many years ago.


  • A student look at the computer.
  • A student look at the computer.
  • A student look at the computer.
  • A student look at the computer.

In Mrs. Perez's computer class on Friday, April 27, students learned how to code. Student were able to watch videos and tutors online and learn how to code using Minecraft as an example.


  • A student builds the seatbelt.
  • Students figure out what to do next.
  • A student smiles at the camera.
  • A student smiles at the camera.
  • A girl measures the seatbelt for the egg.

In Mrs. Torres’ class, students learned how to make seat belts for eggs. Students learned how to cut and measure string to the right length and made sure the seatbelts were secure on the eggs without breaking them.

Riley Hospital Fundraiser

From April 29 to May 2, Bibich will be participating in the Riley Hospital Bucket Fundraiser. Everybody is asked to make a small donation, in which all the proceeds will go to Riley Hospitals. During the week, the students can participate in dress up days including sock and hat day.

Famous Hoosiers

  • A student presents.
  • A student presents her project.
  • A student presents.
  • A student presents her project.
  • A student presents her project as Janet Jackson.
  • A student presents.
  • A student presents his project as Michael Jackson.

On April 10, fourth grade students had their famous Hoosier presentations. Students were able to pick one famous Hoosier to look into, write a paper about and present. Students were encouraged to dress as their famous Hoosier and bring in props that connected with the Hoosier. Famous people were Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Peyton Manning and Orville Redenbacher.

Lock Down Drill

  • Dyer Firefighters help with the drill
  • Students participate in the drill
  • Students wait to be told what to do next in the drill
  • Faculty members help with the drill

On March 20, Bibich held a lockdown drill at the school. Students, staff and local police departments participated in the drill. The scenarios of students and staff getting injured and a shooter on the premises were practiced to ensure that the students and faculty knew what to do in those situation. Thank you to everyone who participated and made everything run smoothly!

Learning Life Cycles

  • Students show the life of a chick
  • Students show the life cycle of chick
  • Students learn about the life cycle of tadpoles
  • Students learn about the life cycle of tadpoles

The third grade classes at Bibich learn about the life cycles of animals. The students make crafts that show the life cycles of baby chicks and tadpoles. Students used their handprints, plastic eggs, and fuzz balls to demonstrate the stages of life the chicks were in.

Aaron Reynolds

  • Reynolds plays a game with the students
  • Students listen to Reynolds talk
  • Reynolds explains his story "Nerdy Birdy"

On Feb. 22, Aaron Reynolds, author of Nerdy Birdy, visited Bibich Elementary. Reynolds played a game with the students to help the students understand his message. Reynolds wanted to spread his message about bullying about how everyone is unique in their own ways. Reynolds then read "Nerdy Birdy"or "Creepy Carrots" to the students.

Valentine's Day Party

  • A girl looks at her valentine
  • A girl reads her valentine
  • A girl smiles at her valentines
  • A girl eats her cheese stick
  • A boy looks at his valentines
  • Students look at their valentines
  • Food sits on a table for Vanlentines Day

On Wednesday, Feb. 14 BBibich had their annual Valentine Day classroom parties. Parents of the students volunteered and helped organize the parties. Some parties included different games like bingo, crafts and exchanging valentines with each other.

Jump Rope for Heart

  • A student jump roping
  • Student hola-hooping
  • Student playing basketball
  • Two girls smiling

On Feb. 13, Bibich held their annual Jump Rope for Heart. Students in all grades participated throughout the day by jumping rope, playing basketball and playing Just Dance. The students raised money leading up to Jump Rope for Heart to raise awareness for the National Heart Association.

Ace+ Teacher Award

A poster about the ace reward

Ace Hardware is holding an award for teachers who are the most deserving to be able to win a prize kit. Students are able to submit their favorite teacher and soon afterwards, 5 finalist will be announced and all those in the community will be able to vote for their favorite one.


  • Student shares what his robot does
  • A girl smiles at the camera with her project
  • A girl smiles at the camera with her project
  • A girl shows what her robot does
  • A student shows what his robot does
  • A project sits on a table
  • Students look at other science projectgs
  • A robot
  • A project sits on a desk
  • A projects sits on a desk
  • A cradle sits on the ground
  • Two boys smile

Fourth grade students were able to create projects that were able to help with every day tasks. Some ranged from having coffee creamer at the tip of your fingers to a cradle to put a baby right to sleep.

Computer Science Day

  • Students work with the electronic caterpillar.
  • Students watch the caterpillar go across the mat.
  • Two students figure out how to use the caterpillar.
  • Students watch music videos and listen to them with headsets.
  • Students listen to music with headphones.
  • Students make coding braclets.

On Jan. 23, Bibich led their first Computer Science Day with Ms. Perez and LC Technology Trainers and staff. Students were able to work with technology, including headphones and caterpillars and were also able to make coding bracelets.

Yearbook Sales

The yearbook is on sale till Feb. 2.

From Jan. 29 through Feb. 2, Bibich will be selling their yearbooks for the 2017-2018 school year. The price for each yearbook will be $15. Make sure to pick yours up today!

Movie Night

  • Students all talk before the start of the movie.
  • The movie shown was "Petes Dragon."
  • Students talk and eat popcorn.

Bibich held their annual movie night for the students on Dec 1. Over 50 students showed up and watched the movie “Pete’s Dragon.” The students were able to eat popcorn and enjoy the movie with their friends.

Art Class

  • A girl smiles while in art class.
  • Students work on their art projects.
  • Two students help eachother finish their project.
  • A girl smiles at the camera.
  • A girl picks out a marker to use on her project.
  • A girl smiles while working on her project.
  • A group of students work on their project.

For the first grade classes at Bibich, the students learned about foreground, middle ground and background in art class. They painted the background with snow, the middle ground with birch trees and the foreground with a cardinal bird.

Veterans Day Assembly

  • Veterans sit upon the stage.
  • The students clap for each of the veterans.
  • The Kahler band performs during the assembly.
  • Some of the students were allowed to read sayings and poems.
  • The fourth grade choir sang patriotic songs.
  • Two veterans take the flags down at the end of the assembly.

On Nov. 10, Bibich held their annual Veterans Day assembly. Over 30 veterans showed up to the program and the whole school sat in attendance. Throughout the assembly, the fourth grade choir sang, students read speeches and the Kahler Band performed.

Student Council Elections

  • A students made a poster for the elections.
  • A student made a poster for the student council elections.
  • A student made a poster to become president.
  • The student uses the Nike logo for the poster.
  • A student made a presidency poster for the elections.
  • A student made a poster for the student council elections that happen in November.
  • A students made a secretary poster.
  • A student made a poster for the elections.

The student council at Bibich will be holding elections for new positions. The student council would be able to vote on who will fill each position. Those running for positions are able to campaign and make posters to promote their self.

Halloween Parade and Parties

  • A student wear a jellyfish costume.
  • A student dresses as a werewolf costume.
  • A teacher and student smile.
  • The student wears a werewolf costume.
  • The student wears a devil costume.
  • The student dresses as a milk and cookie.
  • The students march in a parade.

On Tuesday, Oct. 31, Bibich had a Halloween parade around the school. The students were able to wear their costumes and show them off as they marched around the school. The students then marched through the gym and were able to see all the other student’s and teacher’s costumes.Also, Bibich had their annual Halloween classroom parties. Parents volunteered and helped organize the parties and set them up. Some parties included different games like bingo,  wrapping toilet paper around students, and pictionary, crafts, and lots of snacks. The students were able to dress up in their costumes to celebrate Halloween.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

  • Pumpkins sit on a table to be shown off.
  • Students decorated pumpkins for the contest.
  • Pumpkins sit on the table in front of the office.
  • Students decorated pumpkins for the contest.
  • A girl looks at all the pumpkins.
  • A boys looks at all the decorated pumpkins.
  • A girl casts her vote on her favorite pumpkin.
  • Two boys decide on which pumpkin they will choose.
  • A Pokemon and cubs pumpkin sit on the table.

The students at Bibich were able to decorate pumpkins and place them in a contest. The students were able to vote for the best pumpkin from their grade level so there was a winner from each grade.

Red Ribbon Week

  • Girls smile at the camera at the assembly.
  • A Chineese acrobat flips a table with her feet.
  • The acrobat flips the pot with her feet.
  • The students watch the assembly take place.
  • The acrobat performer finishes his performance.
  • The Chinese acrobat stands on top of a stack of chairs.
  • The students watch the acrobats.

During the week of Oct. 23-31, Bibich had the Red Ribbon Week. During that week, the students are educated on why alcohol and drugs are harmful and why they should steer away from them. One of the activities during the week was Chinese acrobats. The acrobats performed one of their shows for the entire school and the lesson was the acrobats wouldn’t be able to perform as well as they did if they were on drugs.

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