Budget Meeting

We will hold our budget meeting for the 2015-16 school year on May 29 at 2pm in the  BGCS office.

Century Link STEM Grant

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!

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BGCS Skills USA Competition

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

Noah Ausherman

Adam Hardison

Chris Hardison

March 12 – Full Day

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

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.

Information:  Contact Crystal Adams at cadams@unc.edu or 919.843.8496. You may also visit www.moreheadplanetarium.org.

Flyer:  STEMville_Flyer.pdf

Inclement Weather Continues

Bear Grass Charter School will be closed Thursday, February 19 and the Board Meeting has been postponed until Monday night (February 23).

Inclement Weather

Due to inclement weather, BGCS will be closed Wednesday, February 18th. Students should go to Schoology for assignments.

Summer Basketball Camp

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.

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