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So far BTHS District 201 has created 6 blog entries.

Belleville East Mashiriki program is back to stay

By | February 1st, 2017|Belleville East|

2/1/17 After going dormant a few years ago, the Belleville East Mashiriki club is coming back in a big way. Sponsor Ian Hendricks said students approached him about helping them re-establish the group, which was originally founded in 2006, to celebrate cultural diversity through things performances such as drumming, hip hop, mime, poetry, praise dance [...]

Belleville West Celebrates 20 Years of Harambee

By | February 1st, 2017|Belleville West|

2/1/17 Two decades ago, a small group of Belleville West students had a dream of creating a group that would celebrate and share African-American culture and history. What started with five students seeking permission to organize a club on a trial basis has turned into a phenomenon. The organization, which came to be called Harambee, [...]

Belleville East packs the gym in thrilling Chick Fil-A Classic

By | January 24th, 2017|Belleville East, Belleville West|

1-24-17 More than 4,700 were treated to some spectacular, record-breaking basketball at the 48th annual Chick Fil-A Classic held during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday week at Belleville East. For the first time in its nearly five decades of hoops, the tournament featured eight teams instead of six, according to Belleville East Athletic Director [...]

Belleville East and West Band Members Will Make Beautiful Music at IMEA Band Conference

By | January 19th, 2017|Belleville East, Belleville West|

1/19/17 Several members of both the Belleville East and Belleville West bands will be in the spotlight at the Illinois Music Education Association Conference Jan. 25-28 in Peoria. The event is basically an all-star show for band members from schools across Illinois. District 201 schools are in IMEA District 6, which covers the southernmost part [...]

Belleville East’s Danielle Lanxon to Participate in Special Olympics World Championships

By | December 16th, 2016|Belleville East|

  12/16/16 Danielle Lanxon, a 2016 graduate of Belleville East and current member of District 201’s Bridges-Connections Program, is one of 150 athletes from around the globe who will participate in the World Games of the Special Olympics. Dannielle, 18, participates in snowshoe racing, according to her mom, Alyce Lanxon. She’s been invited to perform [...]

Students at East and West Collect Money, Household Goods to Help Classmates During Holidays

By | December 15th, 2016|Belleville East, Belleville West|

  12/15/16 A bunch of District 201 students are going to have a much happier holiday thanks to their classmates and teachers. A number of initiatives organized by students and teachers at Belleville East and Belleville West have collected thousands of dollars which will be used to put presents under trees of needy families across [...]