Bethune Elementary

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  • We want to welcome a new member of our staff. Anisha Adams has joined the BET faculty to be our Math Intervention Teacher.  She will be working with students in all grade levels. 

    We are so happy to have her help to make our students successful!

    Welcome Miss Adams!


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  • Tomorrow (1-9- 2020) is Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.  Help us show our support to our community agencies and our SRO, Mark Ferrusi, by wearing "Blue" to school.  


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  • Calling all Dads and Male Mentors...

    The ALL PRO DADS BREAKFAST will be on Thursday, January 16th, 2020 from 7:00 - 7:30 a.m. in the cafeteria.  

    Please come and be prepared to eat breakfast with your student(s) while engaging in meaningful conversations and activities with all of our All Pro Dad Team Captain, Mr. Oden!

    Please return your reservation to your oldest student's teacher by Monday, January 20th, 2020. 

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  • Bethune Elementary Title I Statement

    Title I is the largest federal aid program for elementary, middle, and high schools.

    Through Title I, money is given to school districts around the country based on the number of low-income families in each district.  Funds are then distributed to schools that are designated as Title 1 schools. The purpose of Title I, is to enable schools to provide opportunities for children served to acquire the knowledge and skills contained in the challenging state content standards and to meet the challenging state performance standards developed for all children.

    Each school uses their Title I money for extra educational services for children most in need of educational help.  BET uses the money received as follows:

    *To pay for specialized positions (i.e Reading Coach)

    *To provide professional development opportunities at school and away from campus

    *To increase our classroom leveled text libraries

    *To support math and reading instruction in the classroom (i.e supplies and manipulatives)

    *To provide more library books and resources 

    *To provide technology purchase service and supplies to help support our district’s 1:1 e-learning program

    *To help teachers organize and differentiate instruction to best meet their needs as well as streamline communication between home and school (i.e Padlet) 

    BET Elementary has a Title 1 Plan on file in the principal’s office.  The plan is reviewed at Title I/SIC meetings which are announced through the school’s newsletter and on our website.

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  • Mrs. Perry our 2nd Grade teacher has been named our 2020 Teacher of the Year!   

    Congratulations Mrs. Perry!!!!!




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  • 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!

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  • 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

    1st Grade
    Braydyn DeBruhl, Kristapher Fite, Koraunna Ford, Christian Stephens, Aiden Wood

    2nd Grade
    Elijah Chunn, Malaysia Chunn, Jarrett Joyner, Aubree Railey, Bryce Rollings, Allayna Smith

    3rd Grade
    Zayden Caldwell, Brayden Crenshaw, Dorian Robinson, Brian Smith

    4th Grade
    Kelsey Crenshaw, Shane Gainey, Stevie Gainey, Myrissa Giroux, Subrina Joyner, Zion Reed, Zyionna Reed, Tatiana Seegars

    5th Grade
    Destin Blair, Kylie Clark, Jacob Liabastre, Brian Osborne, Ahmad Ransom, Serenity Williams

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  • 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”

    Evan Eubanks


    5th Grade – A/B

    Kylie Clark, Jackson Crenshaw, Gabriel Espinal, Jacob Liabastre, Ahmad Ransom, Serenity Schweikert, Serenity Williams

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  • Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Reading Teacher of the Year Ms. Julie Pigg!!

    Reading Teacher of the Year photo

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    For immediate release
    For more information:  Mary Anne Byrd, 432-8416 ext. 1229
    Date:  October 2, 2019
    State report cards show improved academic performance for more KCSD schools
    Sixteen 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 ElementaryPIne 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,
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