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Cougar Encounter 2024: All Incoming Freshmen

Dear Families and Members of the Class of 2028:

This is the twentieth year that Bloomington High School North will be offering Cougar Encounter as a freshman transition experience, and this year it will be better than ever before! Through the planning and preparation of our Cougar Leader program, we are offering this opportunity for all incoming freshmen. We believe that it is unquestioned that any freshman participant will have a head start as they enter Bloomington North. Research indicates that participants in these types of programs have earned higher grade point averages, been more likely to be involved in extracurricular opportunities, and have had fewer disciplinary situations than those who have not participated. There is no doubt that the experience will be informative and fun. I urge all incoming freshmen to attend our Cougar Encounter 2024.

Click here for registration form

Mr. Matthew Stark

BHSN Principal


School Starts


School Starts back August 7th 2024.


End of the year message

Students, Staff, and Families, I hope this has been a good year and I am also hopeful that you will finish strong in these last days before summer break.   Also, if you haven't yet done so please r . . .

Posted Date: 05/10/2024

MCCSC Newsletter - May 3, 2024

MCCSC District Newsletter -  May 3, 2024 Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week 5/6-5/10 and National School Nurses Day on Wednesday 5/8. Make sure to show your appreciation! Information . . .

Posted Date: 05/03/2024

MCCSC Newsletter - April 16, 2024

2024 EdVenture Camp Registration Students entering K-8th Grade in the Fall of 2024. EdVenture Camp will be held at Templeton Elementary School. EdVenture Camp is held Monday-Thursday, with sessions J . . .

Posted Date: 04/19/2024

MCCSC Newsletter - April 5, 2024

2024 EdVenture Camp Registration Students entering K-8th Grade in the Fall of 2024. EdVenture Camp will be held at Templeton Elementary School. EdVenture Camp is held Monday-Thursday, with sessions J . . .

Posted Date: 04/05/2024

2024 BHSN Boys Track & Field Regional Champions

2024 BHSN Girls Track & Field Regional Champions

2024 BHSN Boys Track & Field Sectional Champions

2024 BHSN Girls Track & Field Sectional Champions

Dr. Balogun's Graduation

Congrats Dr. B

BHSN Concert Band

Congrats to the concert band for placing 8th at state.

BHSN Evening of Stars 2024

Tim Crouch & Olivia Paul are North’s Evening of Stars recipients.


2024 BHSN Unified Track Conference Indiana Champions

Equity by Design


Bloomington North Dance Marathon

Bloomington North Dance Marathon raised almost $30K for Riley Hospital for Children this year. Couldn’t be more proud of the drive and haeart of all the kids who pulled this off.

Raised a grand total of $29,197.35

Cougar Hour

Tuesday and Thursday in the library from 2:55- 3:55

Rose-Hulman Helpline

Rose-Hulman offers free math and science tutoring for students in grades 6-12. Students may call 877-ASK-ROSE (877-275-7673) to speak with a tutor, or go to the AskRose website,, to interact with a tutor online or through email.

North Star



Debate Club 

 Why debate? Debate develops communication and critical thinking skills, builds confidence with public speaking, and lets you research cool topics and eat snacks! Reach out to us on Instagram @bhsn.debate or talk with Mr. Daily in room 914 for more information. 


Bass Choir 

Quick note - the word is pronounced "Bass" like the fish. It's a running joke with the choir. Cheers! 

Do you have a low voice? Do you enjoy singing? Join the Bass Choir! Bass choir will meet during tutorial every Thursday, singing excellent music for low voices. It is open to tenors and basses. There is no audition necessary, and you do NOT have to be enrolled in a choir class to join. Stop into the choir room during lunch if you have questions.  

Spell Bowl 

Spell Bowl will meet in Mr. Kupersmith's room 605. All are welcome. We're just looking for a few good spellers.  

Cougar Care Meals 

Cougar Care Meals is a group of students who love cooking. We prepare meals during tutorial and share them with organizations in our community that need meals to help others in need.  In years past we have prepared meals for families at New Hope Family Shelter, Thriving Connections, and Exodus Refugee Outreach.  Bring your care for others and love for cooking to the Cougar Care Meals club. 

Student Athletic Board 

Members of Student Athletic Board will meet  

Thespian Troupe 

 Interested in theatre, either as a performer or backstage? Come learn how to be part of the Thespian Troupe, and about opportunities to be involved throughout the year. You can also get more information from Mr. Daily in the Blackbox Theatre, room 914. 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month during tutorial in Mrs. Provines' room.  Students do not have to be an Athlete to participate.  Please sign up on the tutorial scheduler.  

Girls in Engineering Math and Science Club (GEMS) 

Meetings will be during tutorials in Room 30. Sign up in the tutorial scheduler 

Drone Club 

Meetings will be during tutorials in room 30. Sign up in the tutorial scheduler 

Science Olympiad 

Meetings will be immediately after school in room 30. Come and find out what we do. 

Interact Club 

Interact Club  brings together young people to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self. We have fun and help others!  If you would like to be a part of the BHSN Interact Club, please come during tutorial in Mrs. Adams room 26.   


Interested in joining a club? FCCLA is a family consumer and science club that is a great opportunity to become involved in your community and school. Through volunteer work and college scholarships you are able to help your current community while planning for your future livelihood. We will have a meeting during tutorial in Room 54! 

National Honor Society 

National Honor Society will meet in the Auditorium. 

Amigos Culture Club 

Amigos Culture Club will meet Thursday, 12/7 during tutorial in Mrs. Sweeney's room, 609. 


Korean Club 

안녕! - annyeong! 

If you are interested in Korean language, culture and travel then don’t forget to join BHSN Korean Club on Friday for games, snacks and fun.  To sign up go to Science Tutorials: All Things Korean - Room 51 with Mrs. Dehner. 

Do you love K-pop and K-drama?  Are you interested in the Korean language? Would you like to visit South Korea in 2025?  Mrs. Dehner and Mrs. Mun wants you to join the meeting during tutorial.  To sign up go to Science Tutorials: All Things Korean - Room 51 with Mrs. Dehner.  

International Cougars 

International Cougars is a group of both international students and their friends at BHSN. We have meetings once a month during tutorial and try to plan fun activities including fieldtrips and an International Festival to name a few!  Meetings will be in the LGI during Tutorial.  IF you are interested in being a leader for this group...please send a CANVAS message to Mr. Chaffin soon who is the sponsor. Thank you. 

The Student Equity Team 

The Student Equity Team will meet in room 409. If you are interested in participating to make the school a more equitable place, come and get involved! Expect icebreakers, information on the club, and snacks. Hope to see you there! 

Sistahs Who Care Club 

Don't miss Sistas Who Care Club on . We will have some amazing guests from the community coming to join us.Sistahs Who Care Club, a support group for women of color, will be meeting during tutorial every other Friday. Sign up now in the tutorial scheduler. You can find it under Mrs. Cannon in the English Dept. 

United Students Gay-Straight Alliance 

United Students Gay-Straight Alliance is having a callout meeting this Friday during Tutorial in the LGI. United Students is a safe space for LGBTQ+ students and allies to hang out, eat snacks, and learn more about the LGBTQ+ community. You can sign up under “Counseling” on the Tutorial Scheduler. We hope to see you there! 

Environmental Club 

Do you want to create local meaningful change? Do you want to potentially go to a climate conference in San Francisco? Environmental club will be meeting in Mr. Nolan’s room during tutorial. Students will learn about local and global environmental issues, conduct eco-activism, and take on climate issues first hand! Sign up for the tutorial today! 

Cougars for Change 

Cougars for Change is meeting in room 208. We are so excited to welcome new and current members again. Join us to learn more about our message and volunteer opportunities. 

Comic Book Club 

Do you like super heroes? Are you interested in learning more about comic books, comic book movies and TV shows or how comics are made?  Sign up for Mr. Sturgeon's tutorial for Comic Book Club Meeting! 

Best Buddies 

Best Buddies is a club that promotes inclusion and one-to-one relationships between students with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. If you are interested in joining Best Buddies, please come to the LGI. Pick up the be in the back circle lot. We hope to see you all there! 

buildOn Club 

buildOn Club is having a meeting on  during tutorial in Dr. Shelton's Room 34. All are welcome! 

Linguistics and Conlang Club 

Interested in languages? Join the Linguistics and Conlang Club! We discuss the diffrent sounds, types of words, and structures found in all sorts of languages. Have you watched a tv show or read a book with a fictional language? We may dabble in creating a language as well! 

When: on the second Tuesday of each month during Tutorial 

Where: Room 405 (Frau Sorg) 

Improv club 

Interested in having fun? Making stuff up? Generally getting better at life? Then come see what improv club is all about!  in the Blackbox theatre, room 914. See Mr. Daily ( if you have any questions. 

Young Democrats/Young Republicans 

Young Democrats/Young Republicans will meet  during tutorial in Mr. Sturgeon's room in 401. 

The Black Student Union 

The Black Student Union will host African-American historian Dr. Lamara Warren during our meeting on Valentine's Day 2/14 Wednesday during tutorial in Mrs. Sweeney's room, 609. All are welcome! Sign up on the tutorial scheduler. 

La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica/Spanish Honor Society 

La Sociedad celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting 2 tutorials to create a collaborative banner. Our next project is the Latino Outreach Holiday Assistance Program. We will be fundraising  in order to sponsor a Latino family during the holiday season. The next SHH meeting is .  ¡Todos a una! 

BHSN Spanish Club 

Spanish Club will be meeting on Tuesday, March 5th in room 409 to discuss the traditions of Carnaval and its significance in the Spanish-speaking world.

Japanese Olympiad Club 

Japanese Olympiad Club will meeting on , during tutorial in room 317. We meet once a week during tutorial (Wed, Thu, or Fri, depending on the week), and we do calligraphy, reading, and exploring various aspects of Japanese culture.

Military History Club 

We are starting a Military History Club and will be having a call out meeting on Wednesday, December 6th during tutorial in Mr. Aiken’s room 508. 

Habitat for Humanity 

There is a Habitat for Humanity meeting on Thursday, February 15th during tutorial in the auditorium, sign up for Miller under the tutorial scheduler. 

Bring Change 2 Mind 

This , come to room 56 after school for a bring change 2 mind club meeting with special guest Annie Cole, our local BC2M regional director. Swing by to engage in conversation about mental health awareness and support within our community. 

Tech Club 

Come join the theatre tech club! Help build the set, work on lights, make puppets, be on run crew, and more! First session is Feb. 10, noon - 4:00 in the Auditorium. Please see Mr. Daily in the Blackbox theatre with any questions. 

FAST (Female Athletes Strive Together)

This club is dedicated to supporting and empowering our incredible female athletes here at North. Whether you're an athlete yourself or just passionate about women's sports, FAST is the perfect opportunity for you to get involved and make a difference. Our goal is to create a supportive community that celebrates the achievements of female athletes and works together to overcome challenges and stereotypes. If you're interested in joining FAST and making a positive impact on our school's female athletics, please attend our call out meeting next Thursday, February 15th during Tutorial. Sign up for Mrs. Frye in the English Department to join!

Chess Club

There will be a chess club meeting during tutorial on Tuesday in Miller's room 510

Japan Club

Japan Club is a student-led club where we explore Japanese language and culture, from traditional to modern and pop. We play games to have fun AND enhance language skills, learn kanji, do calligraphy, learn Japanese songs, enjoy conversation, and make friends. Will meet in room 317

Arabic Language and Culture Club

Ever wondered about the fascinating world of Arabic language and culture? Curious about cool phrases and traditions? Join us for UNITY's first call-out meeting, BHSN’s new Arabic Language and Culture Club! The first meeting will be held in Tutorial on Friday, March 8th in room 409! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to celebrate the historical and cultural richness of Arabic language and culture!

Book Club 

BHSN Boys Tack & Field 1st Place @ Hoosier State Relays Indoor


The BHSN Boys Track and Field Team finished 1st at the Hoosier State Relays:  The boys captured 1st place finishes in the 4x800 Relay (Caelan D'Onofrio, Caleb Winders, Jack Holden, Dominic D’Onofrio); Distance Medley (Caleb Winders, Reed Pierce, Jack Holden, Caelan D’Onofrio); Great finish to the indoor season as the outdoor season begins competition this Thursday at Owen Valley.


The BHSN Girls Track and Field Team finished 13th at the Hoosier State Relays: The girls saw Hadley Lucas take home first place in the Shot Put (49’-9.75”.  Best of luck to the girls as they also begin the outdoor season this Thursday at Owen Valley.

Polar Plunge 2024

BHSN Student Athletic Board, raised $8,689 for Special Olympics with their polar plunge event. 

  • Group of students and teachers after they completed the polar plunge
  • Group of students and teachers before they completed the polar plunge
  • Two students jumping into the polar plunge pool while students are leaving the pool
  • Two students holding hands as they jump into the polar plunge pool while students are leaving the pool

BHSN Gymnastics Sectional Champions

  • The BHSN Gymnastic teams holding their Gymnastics Sectional Award

Scholastics Art & Writing 2024 Slideshow

View Slideshow

Congratulations to Ashley Freel 4th place finish in 100 yard Butterfly @ State

  • Photo of Ashley Freel with Admin posing for a photo celebrating Ashley's win

BHSN Gymnastics Conference Indiana Champions

BHSN Science Olympiad National Invitational

The BHSN science Olympiad teams participated in the Washington University St. Loius (WashU) national invitation on Saturday February 3rd. They placed 1st, 3rd and 4th respectively out of 18 teams from 6 states. Congratulate the members of the team.



Although the GEMS club representing BHSN were among the 300 national state finalists and the top 5 from Indiana, we did not become the state winner. We look forward to more successful years as we enjoy the $2,500 Samsung tech prize package we will be receiving as a state finalist. Great job to the GEMS club members who participated.

Grace Rich

Ayana Addisu

Aqeela Balogun

Lauren Barbu

Sydney Garretson

Lily Norrozi

Ava Wintrode

Phoenix Mcdaniels

Anna petro

Sara Buehler

  • GEMS Club Group Photo



Honor Band 

Chris Record and Denson Pollard - Trumpet

All State Band 

Gabriella Tamborrino - flute

Jack Sweeny - horn

Tristan Krieger - Trombone


Helena Lehr - clarinet

Nick Tamborrino - trumpet

Theo Fort - euphonium

BHSN Girls Basketball Conference Indiana Champions

  • BHSN Girls Basketball Conference Indiana Champions Team Photo

State Thespian Conference

  • State Thespian Conference Group Photo
  • State Thespians group photo while sitting in the auditorium

Northside Exchange Club

Congratulations to Claire Dann & Teagan Hanna for being honored at The Northside Exchange Club students of the month luncheon.

  • Northside Exchange Club Teacher and student photo

Boys Cross Country Regional Champions

  • Boys Cross Country Regional Champions Team Photo

Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica

  • Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica information written on a chalkboard
  • Photo of students working at their desks
  • Photo of students working at their desks while standing

Boys Cross Country Sectional Champions

  • Boys Cross Country Sectional Champions Team Photo

Football Conference Indiana Champions

9-0 Best record in School History

  • Football Conference Indiana Champions Team Photo

Health Office Notification

Did you know that you can receive notifications when your student goes to the BHSN health office? If you would like to opt in to this feature, please follow the attached instructions. If you have any questions, please call the BHSN health office. Thanks! 

  • Health Office Notification Letter

Fall Orchestra Concert

  • Orchestra Photo of whole class

All-State Honor Choir

Congratulations to all of the BHSN Choir students who were accepted into All-State Honor Choir!

Hannah Hansen

Mae Hayashi

Gabe Herrera

Jack McDivitt

Grace Rich

Emilio Zanovello

Black Student Union & Amigos Club at International Family Welcome and Orientation (IFWO) at University Elementary

  • Two students at a table doing arts and crafts
  • Students and Teachers at a table doing arts and crafts
  • Four students posing at a blue table wearing blue shirts

Amigos Club and BAU at Black and Brown Arts Festival

  • Students at a table doing arts and crafts
  • A students putting face paint on another student
  • Three students posing for a photo
  • Two students doing arts and crafts
  • Students getting their face painted

GEMS, Black Student Union, and Sistahs Who Care

Members of GEMS, Black Student Union, and Sistahs Who Care serve as flag-bearers for the IU Football team's game vs. Akron.

  • Members of GEMS, Black Student Union, and Sistahs Who Care photo

National Merit Semi Finalist

Bloomington High School North is proud to announce the following students are National Merit Semi-Finalists.

They will be recognized at the Homecoming Pep Assembly on Friday and at Halftime of the Homecoming football game.

Alex Buck

Rena Cohen

Peter Donvan

Cooper Olsen

Noah Smith

Hunter Tang

Cyrus Urheim


Congratulations to these outstanding students and their accomplishment. 

Boys Cross County Conference Indiana Champions

  • Team Photo of a sports team

Day of Champions

  • Champions Day Group Photo

Scholastics Art & Writing Award

Congratulations again to BHSN alumni, Azul Tirado! Azul's piece, Abuelita, won a silver metal Nationally in the 2022-2023 Scholastics Art and Writing competition. 


  • Scholastics Art & Writing Award Books and medal

School Yearbooks

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About Us

Bloomington High School North is a vibrant learning community serving 1,650 students in grades nine through twelve. A dedicated faculty of 120 educators works hard to ensure that students’ social, emotional, and academic needs are met. One of North’s greatest assets is the diversity found within our student body. Our school reflects the vibrancy found in the wider Bloomington community. Teenagers from a number of ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds gather daily to learn alongside each other. They exchange stories, ideas, and ways of experiencing the world. Teachers receive regular training on culturally responsive practices thanks to the eff orts of faculty experts and district consultants. As a result, North students are well-prepared to engage with a dynamic, global community after high school. Learning at North isn’t just about memorizing facts and figures to pass a test. Our academic programs are designed to help students think critically, engage purposively, and be prepared to positively influence the wider world. The paths students take to reach those goals are as varied as the students themselves. Cougars have access to college preparatory, honors, and university-level courses in all major subject areas. Students can pursue advanced coursework at Indiana University through IU Release, earn credit for completing internships at local businesses and community partners, or prepare for employment and industry certification through Hoosier Hills Career Center.

  • Photo of graduating students in their cap and gowns
  • Three students at a table doing arts and crafts
  • Three students posing together
  • A student walking off the bus
  • Students sitting around a teacher who is reading a book
  • A teacher in front of their class raising their hand with students also raising their hands