Beverly Hills Bulldog Bulletin

Weekly Updates and Happenings at BHES (Vol 1, Issue 19)

Beverly Hills Mission Statement: “Empowering every learner, inspiring successful futures, building a positive community.”

Week #12! The best month in Education: November. Happy Thanksgiving!

BHES Staff Visit the ACN Learning Garden at CHS-Northeast

Fundraising Incentive Trips: Skating and Ice Cream

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The new Susan H. Wilson Learning Garden at BHES (By Scott O'Brien and volunteers)

Holiday Card Decorating Contest 2015

Submit your artwork today. Share with a kid in your life and your classes. Click here.
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First Nine Weeks Grades


Now that first quarter is complete, it is important that teachers not make any changes in their grade books for 1st quarter. The system will allow them to make changes but these will not sync with historical grades stored in PowerSchool.




If changes are made in the grade book (CANVAS OR PT) after grades are stored, then grades will become ‘out-of-sync’ and calculations will differ from what parents see in Parent Portal and what posts to report cards.


As always, any changes to a quarterly posted grades must go through the Data Manager with the Principal’s approval.



Thank you.

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The United Way Giving Campaign is underway

Cabarrus County Schools employees have donated more than $100,000 to United Way over the past several years. These donations help support 23 agencies in Cabarrus County.


Those agencies are:


o Academic Learning Center

o American Red Cross

o Big Brothers Big Sisters

o Boy Scouts, Central NC Council

o Boys and Girls Club of Cabarrus County

o Cabarrus Meals on Wheels

o Cannon Memorial YMCA

o Coltrane L.I.F.E. Center

o Communities in Schools of Cabarrus County

o Community Free Clinic

o Community Link

o CVAN (Cabarrus Victims Assistance Network)

o Disability Rights & Resources

o Girl Scouts, Hornet’s Nest Council

o Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County

o Hope Haven

o Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County

o Legal Aid of NC

o Legal Services of Southern Piedmont

o Logan Community Day Care

o Mental Health Association of Central Carolinas

o Salvation Army of Cabarrus County

o The Arc of Union/Cabarrus


Our goal is 100% participation. Please encourage your co-workers to donate (even if it’s only $1). Our participation rate over the years is about 30%.


Here are a few details that you need to know:



  • Campaign runs Nov. 2nd – 30th.
  • Campaign Envelopes can be returned to Mrs. Steele in the main office by 12/1/15.
  • When collecting pledge forms, please make sure you keep the PINK copy of the form for your records. The WHITE copy and the YELLOW copy need to go in the Campaign Envelope that Mrs. Steele will have.
  • NO CASH can be included in the campaign envelope. All cash donations must be turned in to your school treasurer (Lorie Cone) to be converted to a check payable to United Way.
  • The easiest ways for employees to donate are: 1) payroll deduction and 2) personal check or money order.
  • Credit card donations are accepted, but the employee must follow the instructions on the pledge form.



Let's support those in need and the partner agencies above.

SIT Budgets & Orders from the Approved Budget Due 11/24 but no later than December 1, 2015 to Lorie Cone

Thanks so much to all those who submitted a budget request to the School Improvement Team. Results were communicated to each department and team. Please submit your orders by 11/24 but not later than 12/1 to Lorie Cone. Thank you.

Grants, Grants, and More Grants (APPLY TODAY!)

SMT Awards Deadline Dec 1 - https://www.ncsmt.org/awards/overview/

Each year, the North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center offers awards that recognize individuals and organizations whose extraordinary contributions to science, mathematics, and technology education in North Carolina are helping to advance education in NC. Categories include K-8 teacher, 9-16 teacher, informal educator, administrator, student leadership as well as awards that recognize businesses and organizations that support STEM education. Educator and student award recipients receive $1,000. Recipients of the awards are honored in the spring at the Celebration of Science, Mathematics, and Technology. View http://ncsmt.org/awards/overview/ for more information and to see videos of last year's winners. Deadline to nominate is December 1.


PRISM Awards- Deadline Dec 7 - http://www.bwfund.org/grant-programs/science-education/promoting-innovation-science-and-mathematics

This award provides up to $3,000 for one year to cover the cost of equipment, materials, and supplies. An additional $1,500 may be requested for professional development related to the implementation of new equipment or use of materials in the classroom. Awards are made to teaching professionals that hold a professional educator's license to teach in a North Carolina K-12 public school.


Student Science Enrichment Program Award cycle will open in 2016- http://www.bwfund.org/grant-programs/science-education/student-science-enrichment-program Up to $60,000 per year for up to three years for after school/out of school hands-on scientific activities for K-12.

Data Days #2 (K-5)

Monday, 11/16: K (PM)/3rd (AM)

Tuesday, 11/17: 1 (AM)/4 (PM)

Friday, 11/20: 2 (AM)/5 (PM)

Directions for Safe Schools Training


  • All staff must complete training
  • Non-certified/Classified-Complete during work hours
  • Certified-Complete during planning or another time
  • š3 modules, Full Course


š -Module 1: Slips, Trips, and Falls (Environmental) {10/1-11/30}

š -Module 2: Disruptive Student Behavior (Social & Behavioral) {12/1-1/29}

š -Module 3: Back Injury & Lifting (Environmental) {3/1-4/10}


  • Monitoring done by Mrs. Steele by generated reports
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Announcements & Key Dates:

Monday, 11/16: Data Day

Tuesday, 11/17: Data Day/SIT Meeting (3:15pm-Media Center)

Wednesday, 11/18: SPECIAL MEETING WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT (Vision Casting--done at all schools): 3:15pm-4:05pm. Media Center at BHES.

Thursday, 11/19: No PLC's

Friday, 11/20: Data Day/Buster Celebration, 8:20am


ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING (Mandatory with Officer Fink): Wednesday, 12/2/15, 3:15pm-4:45pm (90 minutes).

Mrs. Aimy Steele, Principal

Hi, I'm Aimy Steele, the principal of Beverly Hills Elementary School. I'm so excited to be a part of the BHES family and look forward to an excellent year.

Mr. Michael Baaden, Assistant Principal of Instruction

Mr. Baaden is the Assistant Principal of Instruction at BHES. He began here at BHES last year as the 5th grade Science teacher. He has made quite an impression on the BHES community and we are delighted he is now on the Admin team. He has over 6 years experience as an Assistant Principal in New York and brings a wide variety of experiences to this role.

Beverly Hills Elementary School

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