Mr. Corby Swan
I am very happy to report that our girls basketball team won their first round playoff game over Somerville. They will now advance to play Long Hill in the next round. Congratulations to the girls and coaching staff and many thanks to the parents for supporting the team.
I want to remind all parents of our 8th grade students that we will have an 8th grade parent meeting on Monday, February 8th. Please remember that school will be closed on Friday, February 12th and 15th in observance of Presidents' Day. Everyone have a great weekend!
Geography Bee Champion!
Congratulations to our 2016 Geography Bee winner, 5th grader William Richardson. William won a difficult final competition over fellow 5th grader Tucker Edwards in the school finals. William will now attempt to qualify for the New Jersey State Championship to be held at Rowan University in March. In May the 50 state champions will compete for the National Championship in Washington, DC. The winner of the national title will win $50,000. The annual Geography Bee is open to all grades 5 - 8 students. The competition is sponsored by the National Geographic Society and has been held since 1989. Will and Tucker were the final survivors out of 24 total students that competed in the school finals. Special thanks to Mr. Philips and Mrs. Gottshalk for preparing all of the contestants.
The Story Pirates visit Bedminster School!
Bedminster School was fortunate to have The Story Pirates visit our school on January 21st. The assembly was extremely engaging and our students had so much fun. The Idea Storm assembly was an extension of the writing workshops that they have been teaching around the country for years. It doesn't stop there however, as they will be returning to our school for a New Story Show, in which they perform some original material written by our very own Bedminster students. Many thanks to the PTO for organizing and funding this wonderful event and we can't WAIT for The Story Pirates to visit Bedminster School in the future.
Celebrating Dr. King!
Bedminster students and teachers explored the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. over the past few weeks. Using various resources such as pictures for coloring, word search puzzles, articles, sound bites and video clips of his "I Have a Dream Speech", teachers helped our students gain knowledge about this great man, what he stood for, and all of the people he helped. Learning about a great leader like Dr. King gives our teachers the opportunity to speak about things such as fairness, empathy, and non violence. Regardless of the age of the student, these are things that are critical in their development and learning process now and for the rest of their lives.