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Cool Off the Summer With Reading

BHESA will have the Media Center open on Tuesdays, June 9th-July 14th from 3:00pm-5:00pm. Students check out books and earn prizes. This past Tuesday we launched the first day for the Summer Library Program. We had a lot of registered BHESA students, siblings, and parents to attend, check out books, and enjoy a story provided by third grade teacher, Ms. Skinner.

Students received an I Love Books bag, a free ice cream cone certificate, a journal to record their wonderful summer memories and write about stories they enjoy reading over break. It has been a fun event and we look forward to next Tuesday when students come to return and check out books!

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BHESA Staff Volunteers 1,286 Hours

This year the staff at Benton Heights Elementary took on a series of challenges dubbed Staff Olympics.  The Staff Olympics were created to unify, energize, and empower the staff.  The staff was divided into 13 teams and were presented with a series of events in which to compete that could possibly earn them a gold, silver, or bronze medal. 

One of the challenges was to volunteer in the community.   As a school, Benton Heights receives a lot of help from a lot of organizations from churches to community groups.  The organizations donate everything from food, clothes, and school supplies.  The staff felt that it was important that they also give their time and resources to help those in our community. 

From March to June the staff logged 1,286 hours of volunteerism.  These hours included organizations such as Second Harvest Food Bank, Relay for Life, various churches, Autism Charlotte, American Red Cross, local animal shelters, Hospice of Union County, Union County Literacy Council, and countless more. 

When working with children it is of the utmost importance to lead by example and that is just what the 2014-2015 staff of Benton Heights Elementary School did!

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