Mrs. Karen Coltrain wrote a Century Link grant for technology equipment for the classrooms entitled “Full STEM Ahead”. The max of the grant was $5,000.00 we received a check for $4,902. Presented by Mr. Fred Womble. Special thanks for Century Link!
The BGCS 2015-2016 School Year Calendar has been finalized and can be found here.
Our BGCS Skills USA represented Bear Grass with great pride Tuesday at Lenoir Community College regional competition. Congratulations to the following students!
Jacob Hubbard 2nd Place Construction 1
Kayla Hoggard 2nd Place Extemporaneous Poster
Sierra Manning 3rd Place Extemporaneous Poster
Brandon Sawyer 4th Place Core Construction
Katelyn Steward 4th Place Extemporaneous Poster
Chandler Williams 4th Place Spelling
Crime Scene Investigation-Team 4th Place
March 12, which was originally an early release day, will now be a full school day due to recent weather related days closings.
Morehead’s Stemville Science Symposium is a one day science conference for 4th-7th graders that will be held on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. The conference will feature a light breakfast reception in the Rotunda, keynote address in the GSK Fulldome Theatre featuring Dr. Chris Emdin, (#HipHopEd; Science Genius; http://chrisemdin.com), and breakout science enrichment and learning sessions facilitated by undergraduate and graduate students from UNC. The morning will be filled with local high school volunteers assisting the conference participants. The conference participants are expected to be a reflection of the underserved and underrepresented groups in STEM education with a target focus on rural and urban communities of lower socioeconomic status, Latinos, women, and African-Americans; however, ALL are welcome to attend. This is a joint effort and collaboration with the UNC Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Latino/a Collaborative.
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time: 8:30 am ¬to 12:30 pm
Cost: $25 per student participant (non-refundable)*
*Registered participants will each receive a conference tote bag, name badge, notepad, pencil and t-shirt as well as have access to a light breakfast reception and session snack stations. Limited scholarship assistance will be available on a first come, first served basis for registered students receiving free or reduced lunch.
Registration: March 2 – April 3, 2015 (online only online credit card payments or mail-in check/money order payments accepted. Deadline for mail-in payments is Friday, March 20). Registration information can be found at www.moreheadplanetarium.org.
Bear Grass Charter School will be closed Thursday, February 19 and the Board Meeting has been postponed until Monday night (February 23).
Due to inclement weather, BGCS will be closed Wednesday, February 18th. Students should go to Schoology for assignments.
Any 6th or 7th grade students interested in applying for a scholarship to attend Basketball camp this summer needs to see Ms. Petersen the week of Feb 16 to 20.
And before you know it, Prom season is right around the corner. We would like to distribute the 2015 Junior-Senior Prom Guidelines and Information Sheet and Guest List form. Check out the links below. Pay special attention to the due dates on these sheets and forms.
This week is counselor appreciation week. National School Counseling Week is celebrated to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems. It highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. We would like to thank Maren Petersen for her hard work and dedication to our school.
Maren Petersen earned her teaching degree from Cleveland State University. She has taught 7th and 8th grade science to students with learning disabilities in Ohio as well as 7th and 8th grade math and science locally. Maren completed her MS in Counselor Education and has served as a counselor since 2011.