Engaging families and the community as vital partners in the education process is one of BPS101’s important Strategic Goals. To be successful partners in achievement, two-way communication is imperative. At BPS101, we actively utilize social media and send out twice-monthly email newsletters to keep you informed about important topics and events across the District. We welcome feedback and invite you to attend public Board Meetings to also help you stay informed.

Social Media

The District and schools have official Twitter and/or Facebook accounts to help you connect in the moment about school news and events. We encourage you to follow the BPS social media channels listed below:


@BPS101 District
@BPS101Pride Students, Staff, and Alumni
@BPS_Supt Superintendent Lisa Hichens
@BPSteachnlearn Curriculum & Instruction Dept.
@BataviaHS Batavia High School
@BHSCounseling BHS Counseling Dept.
@RotoloMS Rotolo Middle School
@RotoloLMC Rotolo Middle School LMC
@JBNelson101 J. B. Nelson School
@JBNresource J.B. Nelson LRC
@GraceMcWayne Grace McWayne School
@HCStormSchoo1 H. C. Storm School
@HWS_BPS101  Hoover-Wood School
@LWS_Principal Louise White School
@ECofBPS101 Early Childhood Center
@AGSschool101 Alice Gustafson School
@jcdsps John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School

Facebook District Batavia High School Rotolo Middle School H.C. Storm School Alice Gustafson School Early Childhood Center J.B. Nelson LRC J.B. Nelson Art Room

Backpack Mail

Backpack Mail is a paperless means of distributing flyers that your student would normally bring home in their backpacks. Parents of students in kindergarten through high school will automatically receive Backpack Mail via the twice-monthly District E-News brief. (Click on the “Backpack Mail” link.)

District E-News

On the first and third Thursday of each month during the school year, BPS101 sends out District E-News, which is an electronic newsletter designed to brief you on BPS101 events, news, and student/staff/alumni achievements. Each newsletter also includes a link to Backpack Mail. For community members who don’t have students in the District, but would like to receive District E-News, sign up at (Scroll down to bottom right of page to see “Newsletter Sign Up” field.)


District E-News: June 2, 2017
District E-News: May 18, 2017

District E-News: May 4, 2017
District E-News: April 20, 2017
District E-News: April 6, 2017
District E-News: March 16, 2017
District E-News: March 1, 2017
District E-News: Feb. 16, 2017
District E-News: Feb. 2, 2017
District E-News: Jan. 19, 2017
District E-News: Jan. 5, 2017
District E-News: Dec. 20, 2016
District E-News: Dec. 8, 2016
District E-News: Nov. 17, 2016
District E-News: Nov. 2, 2016
District E-News: Oct. 20, 2016
District E-News: Oct. 6, 2016
District E-News: Sept. 22, 2016
District E-News: Sept. 6, 2016
District E-News: August 18, 2016
District E-News: August 1, 2016
District E-News: May 19, 2016
District E-News: May 5, 2016
District E-News: April 21, 2016
District E-News: April 7, 2016
District E-News: March 17, 2016
District E-News: March 3, 2016
District E-News: Feb. 18, 2016
District E-News: Feb. 4, 2016
District E-News: Jan. 21, 2016
District E-News: Jan. 7, 2016

Board Highlights

A brief recap of Board of Education Meetings.


Board Highlights: July 18, 2017
Board Highlights: June 20, 2017
Board Highlights: May 23, 2017
|Board Highlights: May 2, 2017
Board Highlights: April 18, 2017
Board Highlights: March 21, 2017
Board Highlights: February 21, 2017
Board Highlights: February 7, 2017
Board Highlights: January 10, 2017
Board Highlights: December 20, 2016
Board Highlights: November 15, 2016
Board Highlights: October 18, 2016
Board Highlights: September 20, 2016
Board Highlights: August 9, 2016
Board Highlights: June 21, 2016
Board Highlights: May 24, 2016
Board Highlights: April 26, 2016


View BPS101 videos and subscribe to the District’s YouTube Channel.


Located inside Batavia High School, BATV (Batavia Access Television) offers District news/sports/performances, student-created programming, public service announcements, and more.



BATV (Batavia Access Television) broadcasts on three separate channels; public access (Comcast Channel 17), government access/meetings (Comcast channel 10), and AT&T U-verse Channel 99.

On the Web

BATV broadcasts are streaming online at

Share Your Stories

Do you have a school-, student-, or faculty-related story or celebration that you think would be of interest to the BPS101 community? Please help us share it by completing a Story Submission Form. We’d love to hear from you!

BPS101 Fast Facts 2016-17

At BPS101, we take our mission very seriously: To help students learn and grow in all aspects of their development. There are literally thousands of ways our mission is carried out inside and outside of our classrooms. The impact is enormous. Please review BPS101 Fast Facts 2016-17, which outlines our District’s programs, achievements, community partnerships, and resources.

Press Releases

July 24, 2017 – BPS101 2017 Hall of Honor Celebration Tickets Now Available Online
July 7, 2017 – Craig Sager Night at Batavia High School
April 24, 2017 – Watch Batavia High School Student Entrepreneurs Give Their Best Pitch
April 11, 2017 – Batavia Wind Symphony Selected to Play at Illinois SuperState Concert
March 27, 2017 – 2017 BPS101 Hall of Honor Inductees Announced
March 8, 2017 – BPS101 Celebrates 50th Annual All-City Band Concert
Jan. 5, 2017 – BPS101 Kindergarten Preview Scheduled for Thurs., March 2, 2017
Jan. 4, 2017 – Resource Fair for Parents of Children With Special Needs
Dec. 2, 2016 – CHIP IN Batavia and Batavia United Way Team Up to Fund New Mental Health/Substance Abuse Program at Batavia High School
Nov. 28, 2016 – Nominations Now Being Accepted for 2017 BPS101 Hall of Honor
Nov. 21, 2016 – BHS INCubator Entrepreneurship Fundraiser Set for Dec. 4, 2016
Nov. 8, 2016 – BPS101 Veterans Day Ceremonies – Media Invite
Nov. 4, 2016 – Community Conversation about Adolescent Mental Health
Oct. 26, 2016 – Rotolo Middle School Named 2016-17 RAMP School by ASCA
Oct. 26, 2016 – Batavia High School sports fans can now pre-purchase tickets at GoFan
Oct. 20, 2016 – Lottery Registration for Tuition-Free Preschool Opens Nov. 1, 2016
Sept. 26, 2016 – BHS “Black-Out” to raise funds for “Jay’s Hope”
Aug. 26, 2016 – Batavia High School 2016 Homecoming Week
Aug. 24, 2016 – Class of 2016 Composite ACT Score Ties With Highest in School’s History
Aug. 23, 2016 – BPS101 2016 Hall of Honor Celebration Set for Thurs., Sept. 15, 2016
July 12, 2016 – Corn Boil 2016 is Friday, August 19 at Batavia High School
April 12, 2016 – BPS101 Announces 2016 Hall of Honor Inductees
April 5, 2016 – Watch Batavia High School Student Entrepreneurs Enter the Shark Tank
March 24, 2016 – BPS101 Music Education Program Receives National Recognition
March 2, 2016 – RMS Named Illinois Horizon “Schools to Watch”—Fourth Time in a Row
Feb. 10, 2016 – BPS101 Announces Two Elementary School Principals
Feb. 8, 2016 – John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School Lottery
Feb. 3, 2016 – BPS101 Preschool Moves to Tuition-Free Model for 2016-17 School Year
Jan. 7, 2016 – Community Invited to BPS101’s First-Ever Tech Luau