The Bloomington-Normal Sister Cities Committee is offering the opportunity for one high school student to live and study for 10 months in our sister city, Asahikawa, Japan. The selected student will receive an introduction to Japanese language and culture before departure. This scholarship includes transportation to and from Japan, cost of living, high school tuition and fees, and a monthly stipend. The student will depart *August 2018 and return in June 2019.

If selected you will:

  • Attend a Japanese high school
  • Live with host families
  • Learn the Japanese language and culture
  • Make friends that will last a life-time

Are you interested in this amazing opportunity? Please attend:

Informational Meeting for Students & Parents
Sunday, October 15, 2017, 2-3:30 pm

Central Illinois Regional Airport Terminal
Conference Room 1 (2nd Level)
Please use 2-hour parking

To be eligible, you must be entering high school as a sophomore, junior or senior in August 2018, and must live in Unit 5 or District 87 School Areas.

Applications are due on Monday, November 6, 2017

Any questions? Please contact:
Noha Shawki: noha.shawki@bnsistercities.org or 309.376.8231
Darren Sampson, Chair: darren.sampson@bnsistercities.org or 309.310.8866


Visit the website: www.bnsistercities.org
Follow us on Facebook: Bloomington Normal Asahikawa Sister Cities Program

*Date may vary depending on the Japanese high school student will attend.

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We will have a special schedule on Friday, September 29 in order to accommodate an alumni awards assembly in the morning and a pep assembly in the afternoon. The first period/7:00 am class will start at 7:15 am and the last class will end at 2:25 pm. A copy of the complete schedule is available here.

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Come to the Homecoming football game to see the debut of the Marching Pioneers new band uniforms.  Before the game, find our table at the Homecoming tailgate where you will have the opportunity to purchase our old uniforms as well as a pillow and tote bags made from the old uniform pieces.

We are offering the old uniforms for sale at the following prices: Whole uniform (coat/cape/jumpsuit) – $40, Cape only – $20, Hat (with box and plume) – $5. [The old “U” is still present on the capes under a square that the new “U” is on. We can remove the new “U” if you so desire.]  These items are available for immediate purchase. These will be available for immediate purchase.   In addition, the following are available:

Pillows (View 1 and View 2)made out of the old uniform coats. The zipper in back unzips and the pillow form can be removed. They sell for $50.

Tote-bags are made from the capes and can be made with the old or the new “U”. (This shows the old “U”). They sell for $35.

The drawstring bags are made from the bibbers (jumpsuits) and also can be made with either the old or new “U”. They sell for $35.

Find us at the Homecoming tailgate where all of the above can be purchased (you can buy a hat to wear to the game and show your U-High pride!) In addition, orders can be placed by contacting Sarah Ray at wj.ray@frontier.com. Please support your band and spread the word to those who might not see this announcement. Thanks!

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Stock your freezer with a variety of prepared meals from Prep, Freeze and Cook on Thursday, September 28th and support the U-High Girls Swim Team! 20% of all walk in sales from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm will be donated. Prep, Freeze and Cook is located at 4109 Oakland Avenue, Bloomington.

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The U-High Volleyball Team is organizing a “Pink Out Night” for the October 3rd home game against Lanphier to raise awareness around Breast Cancer and to support a member of our volleyball family who is currently battling breast cancer. We will be selling Fight On shirts to wear the night of the game and proceeds will benefit the family. T-shirts are $10 and available to purchase online. Orders are due by 9/24. Thanks for the support!


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Do you have an old marching band uniform in mothballs in your closet?  We are looking for old uniforms prior to 2000 so that we can make a historical display of what our band has worn over the years. We are hoping that these can be displayed in shadow boxes in the band hallway. Please spread the word and help us build Pioneer pride in our band. Please contact Sarah Ray at wj.ray@frontier.com or 309-828-2721. Thank you!

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