Bloom HS Administrative Staff
Scott Savage - Principal
Elizabeth Santiago - Vice Principal
Marcus Lyke -Vice Principal
History
Bloom History:
When Bloom Township High School District 206 was created, it was created to serve a vast geographical area which then included the expanse from Beecher on the south to Hazel Crest on the north and from New Lenox on the west almost to the Indiana border. In 1930, Beecher opened its own high school, and 10 years later Crete High School became a four year school. During the 1950’s and 1960’s the population within this area skyrocketed beyond anyone’s expectations. As a result, three major population areas left District 206. Rich Township High School District 227 was formed in 1953 to serve Park Forest, Matteson, and other areas in the southwestern section of the district; Lincoln-Way in New Lenox was begun in 1954 to serve the rapidly growing communities to the west, such as Frankfort and Mokena; and High School District 223 was instituted in 1959 to serve the communities of Homewood and Flossmoor.
The history of Bloom Township High School District 206 has been one of growth and change, with a continuing commitment to quality education and a dedication to meet the needs of a varied student population. Quality academic programs are available for those who plan to attend college, but the district also offers other programs that are just as important. A fine industrial arts program now offers increased opportunity through an area vocational network, and special education opportunities are among the best in the tradition of excellence that had its beginning over a110 years ago.

Historical Bloom Art:
The historic fresco murals that adorn the front entrance were created by WPA artist Edgar Britton. He used students as models as he depicted the major academic pursuits of the time and into the future. Britton studied under the famous American artist Grant Wood. The architectural firm of Royer, Danely and Smith of Urbana set aside these panels when planning the art deco theme for the school and its famous tower.
The two Bedford Limestone statues of students at the outside entrance were donated by the class of 1938. The WPA artists chosen as sculptors were Felix W. Schlag ( the artist who designed the Jefferson head nickel) and Curtis Drewes. These artistic additions, plus the unique deco art of the Tower, contributed to naming Bloom High School as a National Historic Site in 1982, the first public high school in Illinois to be so designated. Both murals and statues were restored in 1987 through private donations.

The Trojan Head:
The Bloom High School class of 1962 presented the solid brass Trojan Head plaque to represent hallowed ground to the school. The Trojan Head plaque is never to be walked on. It is a symbol of distinction, pride, and respect for all Bloom Trojans. The class gift was to preserve the pride and traditions of Bloom High School.
The National Honor Society Medallion was designed by John Foster, of the Bloom Art Department around 1973-74. The Hall of Fame Medallion was fashioned after the NHS Medallion by Dan Rusk in 1975.

The Flagpole in the circle was donated by the class of 1935 and refurbished in 1985 by the same class.

School Mission:
To provide our students with relevant educational experiences in all academic areas while developing useful real-life skills. We strive to prepare our students to maximize their potential in a multicultural global society.

School Vision:
Focused on Student Achievement, Touching lives…building futures.
Registration at Bloom Twp
Registration for Returning Students
This is the upcoming Registration Dates for both Bloom and Bloom Trail High Schools.


Returning Students: Registration is now open in PowerSchool.

https://sd206.powerschool.com/public/home.html

Please see the step by step guide on how to fill out the required information. If you do not have a scanner or require assistance filling out the information, please come in on one of the following days to drop off your residency and medical documents:

Wednedsay, June 29, 8 am-12 pm
Thursday, July 7, 8 am-12 pm
Tuesday, July 12, 2 pm-6 pm

School District 206 requires proof of legal residency in order to attend District 206 schools. At the time a student is registered, the parent or guardian will be required to provide proof of residency. Please bring in your current mortgage/lease or rent agreement, 2 current utility bills, and a parent photo ID to satisfy proof of residency.

Proof Residency (1)
Signed lease (all parties) and dated within current school year.
Mortgage statement.
Closing papers (within last 12 months).
Property tax bill.
Notarized letter from Landlord with rental agreements.

Utility Bills (2) -With Address
Auto registration and/or insurance
Medical Card

Postmarked or within 30 days of receipts:
Business mail received at residence
Cable bill
Utility bills – gas, electric, water
Phone bill
Internet bill
Photo ID (of person enrolling student w/address)
Driver’s License
State ID
Bloom Archives
Our Archives reflect more than one hundred years of Bloom High School history. Innumerable documents and memorabilia pertinent to the beginning, growth, and continued development of the school through the years are stored in the archives. Bloom alumni Donald Croarkin and Nancy Bawolek handle archive business.

School and community members are welcome to access materials from the archives. Contact Donald Croarkin or Nancy Bawolek at (708) 755-1122 Ext 2301

Alumni are often interested in purchasing year books from past years. Selected years have extra copies available and may be purchased for a fee.

Archives Include:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Printed brochures
Commencement programs
Committee reports
Event programs
Year Books
School newspapers
Videos
Musical recordings
Assorted memorabilia
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