These students were the overall Leopard Buck Winners for the month of March! Leopard bucks are given out by faculty members to students who go above and beyond the behavioral expectations at BCES. Our behavior motto is, "All day every day, remember, a Leopard always ROARS!" This means that our students are Respectful, show Ownership for their actions, have a positive Attitude, are Responsible, and are Safe.
Congratulations to Breanna Ford, Westly Griffin (not pictured), and Hollie Miller for being a positive example for others at school!
Alaina West, in Mrs. Beasley's homeroom, is the Bus Rider of the Month for March! She won some awesome prizes for being a great example to others on the bus. Her bus driver, Lori Saxon, won a gift certificate for lunch at Commerce Country Cafe! Congratulations!!
Thank you Commerce Country Cafe for the donation of a free meal for the bus driver!
Today Dr. Fuschetti's students went out in the garden and used their measuring skills to divide their garden into square foot units. Students measured length, width, and found the area and perimeter. Working with the local Farm Bureau, they planted several different types of lettuce, broccoli, spinach, kale, and cabbage. Dr. Fuschetti's students are learning to use their mathematical skills while bringing agriculture in the classroom.
Congratulations to Mrs. Kim Harris, BCES School Nurse, as the recipient of the 2018 Philip Wright Award, representing the Banks County School System. She along with other award recipients within the northeast Georgia region, were recognized at the 17th Annual Philip Wright Awards Ceremony.
Mrs. Nancy Bentley, BCES School Principal, stated, "She has a heart and special bond for students with disabilities and will stop at nothing to support them." The Philip Wright Award recognizes individuals for their service, commitment and advocacy of children with disabilities. The award honors the legacy created by Mr. Wright, highlighting his commitment to improving educational services for students with disabilities in school districts within the Pioneer RESA region. The award is presented to individuals, such as Nurse Kim, who exemplify service, a deep respect, and regard for students with disabilities. Anyone who knows Nurse Kim is aware of her deep commitment to all students, her kind heart, and her willingness to do whatever is needed to meet student needs. Banks County Elementary staff and students are proud to have Nurse Kim as a part of our community and are very aware of her worthiness for this award. Congratulations Nurse Kim on this honor!