BHCS Charter Chatter

March 2020


Congratulations to Ruth Bass and Bridget Melton for being in the top 25th percentile for student growth in the state! We are proud of you and all the work you do for our students!

We are proud to announce that our cafeteria recently was awarded a 100 sanitation grade from the Person County Health Department! We welcome parents and family to join us for lunch sometime. We are proud of our cafeteria and Child Nutrition Staff!

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

Fifth graders have been busy learning about the transfer of energy! Using paper, cups, rubber bands, paper clips and tape students were able to construct explanations of how energy is stored, transferred, and released in chain reactions. Chain reactions are a series of events, each caused by the previous one. In these events, potential energy is converted to kinetic energy causing the next event. Students were able to build levers and ramps as part of their chain reactions. At the end of the project, students worked to engineer their own chain reaction by adding Legos, dominoes and marbles to their levers and ramps.

Westward Ho!

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
More information and reminders will be sent out closer to the field trip date, however, if you find items on good sales or want to begin collecting you may send in donations to Mrs. Berryhill in second grade. Thank you for your support of this worthy cause!

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!

Picture Day Reminder

Picture day is March 4th. Group pictures are pre-pay only and must be submitted before the picture people leave on Wednesday. Also, exact change must be sent because the picture people will not have change to pass out.

Kid's Heart Challenge

The Kid's Heart Challenge has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 5. We are in need of a few volunteers to help on this day from 8:45am - 11:35am and 12:20pm - 2:15pm. If you would like to volunteer during either of these times, please email

REMINDER - BHCS Polling Site

We want to remind parents that we are a polling place for March 3rd. This will cause us to have more traffic around the main parking lot area. Please use extra caution when entering and leaving the school. Also, My Life Matters will be held in the gym. We appreciate your help!

Note concerning days missed in February:

Due to the winter weather, we missed Thursday, February 20, and Friday, February 21, 2020. We will be using our extra instructional hours built in the calendar and will not need to use the Snow-Make up day in March...just yet. There will be no changes to our School Calendar as of right now.
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