BHCS Charter Chatter
Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Winner
Each year the Thomas Person Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) sponsor an essay contest. Since 2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage students were asked to imagine they were a passenger on the Mayflower. Knowing what materials were available in 1620, student essays had to include 1) what would you have packed to prepare for the trip and starting a new life in the wilderness and 2) after experiencing more than two months at sea then finally landing at Plymouth Colony on November 9, 1620, would they have made different choices and why?
All fifth-grade students at BHCS participated in this essay contest. This year's winner is Keegan Wilson. Keegan won 1st place for the Thomas Person Chapter and placed 2nd at the District level! Congratulations, Keegan, on a job well done!
District Spelling Bee Results
The District Spelling Bee was held February 5 at Cornerstone Charter Academy in Greensboro. We are excited to announce that our BHCS participants - current and former - all finished in the top ten!!!! We are so proud of them! There were 21 participants. Meredith Cates, a fourth grader at BHCS, finished in 9th place. Jax Oliver, a fifth grader at BHCS, finished in 8th place. Caroline Cates (Meredith’s sister), a former BHCS student and current RCS student, finished in 7th place. Please share a congratulations when you see them! Way to go Wildcats!
Chain Reactions in STEAM
As part of the unit on Westward Movement in Core Knowledge, second grade students enjoy a project with parents and grandparents as they build their very own wagon. Their wagons depict the time of the Oregon Trail, The California Gold Rush, the building of the Transcontinental Railroad, and the Trail of Tears. The wagons are exceptional and were all thoughtfully done. They are on display on our library. Stop by to see them if you get a chance. You will be in for a treat!
Kindergarten Fashion Show
Kindergarten Seasons/Weather Fashion Show
Thursday, March 26th at 7pm for family and friends
The kindergarten students will be walking on sunshine as they show their family and friends how the seasons affect fashion! You will experience a cold winter, a rainy spring, a hot summer, and a windy fall at BHCS on March 26th. Be ready to smile, sing, and learn when you attend this fashion show.
Ronald McDonald House
Each year, the second grade students plan a field trip that includes a visit to the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) in Durham. We are so very proud that our school donates to this special place every year. The RMH depends on donations to run their house and care for the families of the sick children that are being treated at Duke Hospital. We are asking that each of you send donations as our second graders will proudly present them to the RMH on behalf of BHCS this spring. They are in need of the following items:
- canned or boxed food
- kitchen and bathroom supplies
- cleaning supplies
- gift cards and monetary donations
Milk Jug Recycling Contest - March 2nd - May 15th
The Person County Recycling Center (PCRC) and Polywood have partnered to provide a Milk Jug Recycling contest. To participate, students are being asked to bring in clean milk jugs and each classroom teacher will keep up with the number of milk jugs their students bring in from March 2 through May 15.
The classroom that brings in the most WASHED OUT MILK JUGS will receive a pizza party lunch and Palace Pointe Attraction tickets for each student. Good luck!