Feb. 2014 Bear Necessities Newsletter

In this issue of Bear Necessities, February 2014 Newsletter :

Intercession Planning Begins

A Focus on Digital Citizenship

BES Students Learn About Perseverance

Pennies for Patients Campaign Begins

Feb. 2014 Newsletter


All school cafeterias operate on a computerized lunch system. Students have a lunch account available for their use. Parents may deposit money into their child/children’s account at their convenience and may do so weekly, monthly, or yearly. If you would like restrictions placed on your child/children’s account, please send it in writing to the cafeteria manager at your child/children’s school. …

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Mrs. G Named WHAS-11 Excel Teacher of the Year

On April 23, WHAS-11 TV honored Bridgepoint’s own art teacher Cathy Gruninger as the 2014 WHAS-11 ExCEL Award winner. WHAS-11 news anchor Gary Roedemeier was on hand to present Cathy with the famous gold apple and a $1,000 teacher grant, sponsored by LG&E KU, to use for her art classes. Cathy earned a Bachelor of Arts from Carroll University and a Master of Arts from Indiana …

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Walnut Ridge Ornament Contest Winner

Bridgepoint 4th grade student, Gabby Taylor, is this year’s winner of the Walnut Ridge ornament design contest.  Walnut Ridge will recreate Gabby’s penguin design on a glass ornament that will be sold in their store next Christmas season.  As part of the contest, Gabby receives a check for $50, and art teacher, Cathy Gruninger, receives a check for $250 to use for …

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Extended School Day Ends

Thank you to our parents and students for understanding the importance of extending the school day for the past five weeks. The extended time allowed our staff members to provide additional instruction for students which enhanced student preparation for state assessments. The additional time also shortened the school year by three days, so the last student day will be Friday, …

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Bridgepoint Track Team

The boys and girls track team will be having only one track meet this year. The track meet will be held on May 13th at 5:00pm . The track meet will be at Jeff HS. Parent will transport their child to Jeff HS on that day, school will not be providing transportation. Thank you, Mrs. Ferree Come and support our Track Team! …

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Revised School Times

In an attempt to avoid extending the 2013-14 school year until June 11, 2014 (due to snow days) and recognizing the need for additional preparation time for state assessments, including ISTEP+, Superintendent Melin recommended to the Board of School Trustees this evening to extend the student and staff work day by forty-five (45) minutes from April 7 to May 9, …

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