The Book Fair is coming!!!
Monday, Dec. 16 - Friday, Dec. 20th.
It will be open daily from 7:15 - 4:00 on 12/16, 12/18, 12/19. On Tuesday, 12/17 the fair will stay open until the Christmas program and then will be open for shopping after the performance. Friday the fair will be closing as soon as students leave.
Come in an see our great collection and help us to purchase some more books for our school!!!
Please join us for our school-wide Christmas Musical!
When: Tuesday, Dec. 17th at 5:00 p.m.
Where: Bethune Elem. Gym
Who: All students of Bethune Elem. School!!!
All students in grades 4K-5 have been working hard preparing for this wonderful night of music. Students are asked to dress in something nice, like you might wear to church or in red, green, or white with khakis or nice jeans.
Students in grades 1-5 are to report to the Music Room at 4:45 p.m. to prepare for the performance.
Students in grades 4K -5K are to report to the art room at 4:45 p.m.
The book fair will be open afterschool until musical and then after the performance as well.
New books make GREAT Christmas presents!!
The Rhythmic Kittens and Bethune Honors Chorus will be performing during the 2019 Candlelight Tour of Homes on Saturday, December 14th.
Our musicians will be performing 6:00pm - 7:00pm at the Steeplechase Museum on Knights Hill Rd in Camden. This is not the first stop of the tour so be sure to start your tour early so you don't miss out on hearing our wonderful musicians!
The Tour of Homes is sponsored by the Camden Junior Welfare League and tickets to the event are $20 in advance by purchasing online at www.camdenleague.org or on the day of the tour at the Camden Archives and Museum for $25.
We want to welcome Dedra Baskin our new Gudance Counselor at BET. She will be meeting with students every Friday.
We're so glad you are here, Mrs. Baskin!
Students - Here is a chart about our special "12 Days Before Winter Break" at BET. Enjoy!!
Wild Kitten Perfect Attendance for the 1st Quarter
5 Year Old Kindergarten
Hannah Carolina, Bre'Asjai Chunn, Daniel Joyner, Thea-Grace Mock, Bella Whitaker, Trinity Wood
Braydyn DeBruhl, Kristapher Fite, Koraunna Ford, Christian Stephens, Aiden Wood
Elijah Chunn, Malaysia Chunn, Jarrett Joyner, Aubree Railey, Bryce Rollings, Allayna Smith
Zayden Caldwell, Brayden Crenshaw, Dorian Robinson, Brian Smith
Kelsey Crenshaw, Shane Gainey, Stevie Gainey, Myrissa Giroux, Subrina Joyner, Zion Reed, Zyionna Reed, Tatiana Seegars
Destin Blair, Kylie Clark, Jacob Liabastre, Brian Osborne, Ahmad Ransom, Serenity Williams
Wild Kitten Honor Roll for the 1st Quarter
1st Grade – All “A”
Arianna Carey, Braydyn DeBruhl, Tristyn Fountain, Austin Joyner, Savannah Turner, Aiden Wood
1st Grade – A/B
Kristapher Fite, Koraunna Ford, Reese Grunwald, Koi Knopp. Aubree Ponds, Lucas Price, Christian Stephens, Landon West, Dallas Williams
2nd Grade – All “A”
Vivian Caulder, Kinlee Clark, Bentley Jeffcoat, Meadow McManus, Skyler Schweikert
2nd Grade – A/B
Walker Anderson, Jarrett Joyner, Aubree Railey, Jamie Robotham, Bryce Rollings, Taelan Watkins, Emily Whitaker
3rd Grade – All “A”
Thomas McKinnon, Madalyn Seegars
3rd Grade – A/B
Brayden Crenshaw, Drake Holmes, Brylee Oliver. Marco Ramirez. Allana Williams
4th Grade – All “A”
Shane Gainey, Dakodah Horton, McKinley Horton
4th Grade – A/B
Kelsey Crenshaw, Stevie Gainey, Myrissa Giroux, Adren Higgins, Camauri Kelley, Nicholas Kosick, Ian Mays, Autumn Rogers
5th Grade – All “A”
5th Grade – A/B
Kylie Clark, Jackson Crenshaw, Gabriel Espinal, Jacob Liabastre, Ahmad Ransom, Serenity Schweikert, Serenity Williams
We want to thank the following people that helped to make our Veteran's Day Program at Bethune Elementary special.Mr. Timothy Hopkins, Veterans Day SpeakerHighway One- Community Partners- Veteran Day donationsNCHS ROTC- Veterans Day ParticipantsSuominen- Community Partner- Donation to school for materials and supplies
Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Reading Teacher of the Year Ms. Julie Pigg!!
For immediate releaseFor more information: Mary Anne Byrd, 432-8416 ext. 1229Date: October 2, 2019State report cards show improved academic performance for more KCSD schoolsSixteen Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools--two more than last year--are said to be meeting or exceeding the criteria to ensure all students meet the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate in report card ratings released today by the SC Department of Education.
"We are always happy when our state report cards show our schools are improving," said KCSD Superintendent Shane Robbins. "I certainly believe the state’s grading system could be improved, however, we are all held to the same accountability measures. The goal of each of our schools is to show improvements every year."
Robbins also said that he appreciates the work being done by the staff at each school to raise academic achievement, "The report cards are one factor in our evaluation system of student performance, and we will continue to use a variety of tools to assess our progress for each and every student."
Every SC public school receives an overall performance rating that ranges from “Excellent” to “Unsatisfactory.” Two KCSD schools--Bethune Elementary and Lugoff-Elgin Middle were rated "Excellent," meaning that their school performances substantially exceed the criteria to ensure all students meet the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate. No KCSD school was rated as "Unsatisfactory."Schools also receive ratings on seven out of the ten key report card indicators, which contain information about schools and districts on how well students performed on state and national assessments, student growth, graduation rates, English language proficiency, student engagement, safety, classroom learning environments and more. Although school districts receive report cards, they are not rated.
The 2018-2019 report cards also contain school level local, state, and federal per pupil expenditure data, the first report cards to contain this information as part of a new federal requirement.Schools rated as “Good” are said to exceed the criteria to ensure all students meet the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate. “Average” schools meet the criteria and “Below Average” schools are in jeopardy of not meeting the criteria.KCSD schools rated as “Good” are Camden High, Lugoff-Elgin High, Mt. Pisgah Elementary, PIne Tree HIll Elementary and Stover Middle. Baron DeKalb Elementary, Camden Elementary, Camden Middle, Doby’s Mill Elementary, Jackson School, Lugoff Elementary, North Central High, North Central Middle and Wateree Elementary are rated “Average.” Schools with “Below Average” ratings are Blaney Elementary and Midway Elementary.KCSD schools improving their overall ratings from 2018 include Bethune Elementary, Camden Elementary, Jackson School, Lugoff-Elgin MIddle, Pine Tree Hill Elementary, Stover Middle and Wateree Elementary,
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Parent Title 1 meeting
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Holiday Musical (All Students) in the Gym