New Administration...

New to Block   

 Interim Principal: Mrs. E. Quiroga

Interim Assistant Principals: Ms. L. Padilla and Ms. K. Hildenbrand



Arts Program

 The Parks Department is Sponsoring an Arts Program


 2019 Youth Arts Program.pdf . 

Wrestling Results

Last night (Dec. 10th), YOUR Block Cardinals Wrestling team beat Wilbur Wright from Munster in a dramatic come from behind victory!!   The final score was Block- 67   Wilbur Wright- 65.
Individual victories were secured by the following students:
Jeremiah Eutsey
James Carreno
Aiden Steiner
Amari Leake
Victor Villaseno
Diego Navarro
Robert Berryhill
Javier Cerda
Markell Springer
Zion Bledsoe


This past Saturday (Dec. 7th), your Block Middle School Wrestling team participated in the Taft Invitational Wrestling Tournament in Crown Point.  It was an open Individual tournament with 10 teams participating.  In most weight classes, there was an 8 man bracket, with some having more than 8 kids entered, students  had to "wrestle-in" just to get into the main bracket.  It was an extremely competitive tournament and we represented very well.

Overall Individual results:

Eddie Delgado      5th place
Amari Leake          5th place
Victor Villaseno    6th place
Angel Ruiz               5th place
Markell Springer   6th place
Zion Bledsoe          4th place

Medal Winners:

Jessie DeLira        3rd place
James Carreno    1st place   

Special recognition to our team MVP:  Gold Medal winner, 1st place and undefeated on the day

 James Carreno

Coach Villanueva

Stop Bullying Hotline - 219-354-9655



The School City of East Chicago has established a COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL "Stop School Bullying Hot Line" which can be reached
 24 hours a day at telephone number 219-354-9655.

This HOTLINE number is being made available to provide students, parents, family members, and concerned citizens with an opportunity to anonymously report information about bullying incidents that place the Safety and Security of  School City of East Chicago Students and Staff at Risk!

If immediate assistance is needed, 'HOTLINE' Callers are instructed to contact the East Chicago Police Department at '911,' or the Lake County Emergency Communication Center at (219) 660-0011.

Ms. Laws - The Cell Project

Block's Bus Schedule


Click the link below:

Block's Bus Schedule  


Rising Star!!


Mrs. Rosario-Reese's Art Education Class
Meet Zariah Moss.  Zariah is BMS newest rising star.  She is in the 7th grade, and enrolled in my 6th hour Art Education Class.  The objective was an in-class personalized figure that led my eye to Zariah's work.  Zariah was then put to a challenge to help take her out of her comfort zone, and pictures iare the work that stemmed from this challenge.  Zariah is a natural born artist.  Be on the look-out for more of her awesome work.  Keep the arts ALIVE!
Mrs. Rosario-Reese


Attendance Matters....


The Importance of School Attendance

Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success—both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behavior and have a better chance of graduating from high school.

When students are absent for fewer days, their grades and reading skills often improve—even among those students who are struggling in school. Students who attend school regularly also feel more connected to their community, develop important social skills and friendships, and are significantly more likely to graduate from high school, setting them up for a strong future.

But when kids are absent for an average of just two days of school per month—even when the absences are excused– it can have a negative impact. These absences can affect kids as early as Kindergarten.

For example, young elementary school students who miss an average of just two school days per month often have difficulty keeping up with their peers academically and tend to fall behind in reading. But when students are able to read on grade level by the end of third grade, which is when kids transition from learning to read to reading to learn, they are three to four times more likely to graduate high school and attend college, post-graduate, or professional development classes than their peers who struggle with reading.

As a parent, you can prepare your child for a lifetime of success by making regular school attendance a priority. By figuring out the reasons for your child’s absences—whether they’re physical or emotional—and taking advantage of support services—such as free tutoringstudent mentoring and afterschool activities—you can help set your child on the path to success.





  • New Student Hours for 2018-19
    Pre-K: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Elementary Schools: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Late Start Wednesdays: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
    Middle School: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (Late Start Wednesdays: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM)
    High School: 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM (Late Start Wednesdays: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM)

  • Middle School Code of Conduct and Dress Code

2019-2020 School Calendar

Student ID's are Required



Block Middle School students will be required to wear identification cards each and every school day. 
Click here for school I.D. policy.  Student ID Parent Letter.pdf 






The Special Education Department is Hosting an IEP Parent Meeting


Information Below....


2019-2020 School Supply List


Click the link below for Block's class supply lists:

 Block Supply Lists 2019-20.pdf