Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Bethel Kids’ Choice Book Award Winners Announced

Bethel Kids’ Choice Book Award Winners Announced

June 17, 2014 by  

Beginning in 2013-14 school year, students took the 40 Book Challenge. After reading a great number of books, students began to discuss which book was best. As a result, Bethel created the Bethel Kids’ Choice Book Awards to acknowledge the students’ love of reading and to value their opinions. Students had to describe what they loved most [...]

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Bethel Elementary Spring Book Exchange is a Huge Success

Bethel Elementary Spring Book Exchange is a Huge Success

June 9, 2014 by  

“It’s fun picking books that you can choose and that you like,” smiled Samantha Morgan, a second grade student at the Bethel Elementary School spring book exchange. “When I read I go on adventures.” Three years ago, Bethel’s staff had an epiphany straight out of Richard Allington’s research. Kids need to choose the books they want [...]

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Bethel Elementary is “Glowing” with Hope

Bethel Elementary is “Glowing” with Hope

May 14, 2014 by  

Every year as part of the fundraising campaign for Relay for Life, Bethel Elementary sells glow in the dark novelty items to the students.  This year as an extra bonus for the children, “Dining in the Dark” was introduced.  The students were able to purchase the glow in the dark items and wear them in [...]

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Local Author Visits Bethel Elementary

Local Author Visits Bethel Elementary

May 9, 2014 by  

On Tuesday, April 15th, Michael Beedle, author of local history books on Canton, Waynesville, Haywood County and other towns, visited Bethel Elementary third graders. To help the third graders learn more about our region’s history, Mr. Beedle brought many photographs and told stories of the events that surrounded them. Parents of the children were also [...]

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Bethel Elementary Fourth Graders Construct Snowmen

Bethel Elementary Fourth Graders Construct Snowmen

March 28, 2012 by  

Mrs. Garrett’s fourth grade class at Bethel ushered in the new year by constructing snowmen.  Each snowman was given a name and created uniquely with materials found around the house. They learned that they are as individual and special as the snowmen that were made.  It is their hopes that their snowmen will conjure up [...]

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Bethel Elementary Fifth Grade Dresses up for Living Museum of the American Revolution

Bethel Elementary Fifth Grade Dresses up for Living Museum of the American Revolution

March 28, 2012 by  

Fifth graders at Bethel Elementary completed their study of the American Revolution with a Living Museum.  Students researched a hero from the war, wrote a research biography on their person, and then dressed up like him or her for the Living Museum.  During the museum, students had to talk about “themselves” and share the visual [...]

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BES Third Graders visit Silver Bluff to sing Christmas carols and deliver gifts

BES Third Graders visit Silver Bluff to sing Christmas carols and deliver gifts

January 3, 2012 by  

The Third grade classes at Bethel Elementary visited Silver Bluff Nursing Home on Monday, December 19th. The students brought gifts they had collected for the residents and sang Christmas carols. ~Photos courtesy of Bethel Elementary School

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BES First Graders perform “Share Bears” Musical

BES First Graders perform “Share Bears” Musical

December 21, 2011 by  

On December 12th, Bethel Elementary First grade students presented a musical entitled “The Share Bears”. The Bears of “Honey Hollow” learned that it is far better to give than to receive and  when you do share it always comes right back to you. ~ Photo courtesy of Bethel Elementary

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Bethel Elementary participates in Girls on the Run

Bethel Elementary participates in Girls on the Run

December 12, 2011 by  

Nine girls from Bethel Elementary are participating in Girls on the Run this year. Girls on the Run encourages girls to develop self-respect and a healthy lifestyle through running. Over the past 12 weeks, these young ladies have been training for a 5K that will take place Saturday, December 10th at UNCA. We wish them [...]