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BHESA+ Receives Inspiring Others Community Award photo

BHESA+ Receives Inspiring Others Community Award

Benton Heights Elementary School of the Arts was the proud recipient of an Inspiring Others Community Award on Thursday May 29, 2014. The donation was given by JoAnn Fabric and Craft stores in Monroe. Mr. Frank Casstevens, Arts Coordinator at BHESA was contacted about the award recently and was present at the Grand Opening ceremonies to receive a check for $2,000.00. The monies will go to support the various arts programs of the school that will reach all students at BHESA for the academic year 2014-2015.

Mr. Casstevens expressed to the crowd and press at this ceremony his appreciation on behalf of the faculty, staff and students of BHESA to the company for having a vision to support the local students. He stated that BHESA will greatly benefit from having this store in close proximity as they have many needs in fabrics, material and other arts related notions. He stated the school hopes to make JoAnn’s a strong part of their network by providing classes and workshops to their students in the future. JoAnn’s will be a perfect fit for our A+ school as we strive to integrate arts throughout our campus.  

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Exploring Force and Motion Through Bowling photo

Exploring Force and Motion Through Bowling

The Fifth Grade went on a bowling field trip to Skyway Lanes in order to explore Force and Motion.  The students learned about force, acceleration, momentum and friction.  

While bowling, they explored what would happen if they changed the weights of the bowling ball and how it would affect any or all of the previous vocabulary.  They also tried changing the force behind their rolls and had to keep track of how many pins they knocked down each time. 

Many of our students are excellent bowlers!  Please be sure to ask a 5th grader about this wonderful trip.

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