Update from Blackhawk School District

Update from Blackhawk School District

When Blackhawk students left the buildings on March 13th, the staff had no idea when they left the building that they would not be seeing their students in person for the remainder of the school year. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way all school districts...
Bitmoji Takes Blackhawk by Storm

Bitmoji Takes Blackhawk by Storm

One of the greatest challenges with at-home learning for Blackhawk’s youngest learners is being able to feel connected to their classmates and teachers. Patterson Kindergarten teacher, Jenn Sharek, had a solution for that problem – Bitmoji Classrooms. A Bitmoji class...
What’s the Difference?

What’s the Difference?

Written by Pam Varga What is that? Is it a baby hummingbird? It’s the same green color as a hummingbird. It flies and hovers like a hummingbird. Its wings vibrate and hum like a hummingbird. But it doesn’t have a long thin bill, and it has antenna! Don’t be confused....
E-E-E-EK! A Snake!

E-E-E-EK! A Snake!

Written by Pam Varga Most people shudder or even scream in fear or disgust when they see a snake, but I think snakes are amazing. A few days ago, I watched Izzy,our resident four-foot Northern Water Snake, swim across the pond. She glided smoothly across the surface...
McKinley Schoolhouse

McKinley Schoolhouse

Submitted by Diane Babnew Manning, Resident At the corner of McKinley Road and 37th Street Extension stands one of Chippewa Township’s historically significant buildings. McKinley Schoolhouse is the last remaining one room schoolhouse in Chippewa Township. The current...
Labor of Love for Chippewa Township

Labor of Love for Chippewa Township

Interview with Josh Francis, President of BAYBA  (Blackhawk Area Youth Baseball Association) If you’ve been to Veterans Park recently, you may have noticed some new stadium lights looking over Wright Fields. They stand tall and shine brightly enough to illuminate the...