Thursday, September 28, 2017

Greetings, Beacon Families!

We are going to be kicking off the month of October spotlighting our LIFESKILL of Responsibility. Responsibility means to be accountable for one’s actions.  Students who are responsible commit to improving their skills, knowledge, and behavior, accept responsibility for their negative actions, and stand up for others who have been unfairly treated.  Real world applications of Responsibility are providing for our own care by maintaining a job, living a healthy lifestyle, and contributing in positive ways to society. 

We are a school of readers so I am passing on a few books that link literature with Responsibility. 

Dr. Hill

• Strider by Beverly Cleary
• Library Lil by Suzanne Williams
• Clean Your Room, Harvey Moon by Pat Cummings
• Brave Irene by William Steig
• The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Banks

Colton Cooper
Leroy Myles
Landen Morriston
Annalyse Bailey
Sarah Turner
Susan HedgePath
Kaden Densmore
Zachary Tabler
Luke Smoak
Cailyn Webb
Isaiah Kimble
Asher Moore
Kahmiylah Cruel
Reese Davidson
Trinity Richardson
Kimber Cooper
Amani Wells
Kaleb Henry
Mrs. Sharp's Third Grade Class

 Mrs. Sharp’s third grade class is excited to be “Class of the Week!”  We have already completed our first SS unit all about South Carolina geography. Currently we’re enjoying researching the characteristics of the different environments in our world with our first science unit. We love to read and listen to read alouds. We are enjoying our class book “The World According to Humphrey” so much we don’t ever want Mrs. Sharp to put it down! Students are also gearing up to be the Bookman Road Ambassadors. For our class service we are learning our school’s song in preparation to greet visitors with a warm Beacon welcome. We’re looking forward to a great rest of the school year! :)

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 Save the Date for

Career Awareness Week!

Oct. 31 - Nov. 3rd

Monday, Oct. 30th -  Dream for Success

Students can wear Pajamas (No slippers or nightgowns)

Tuesday, Oct. 31st - Dress Up for a Career

Students can be creative with any CAREER outfit/costume.  Please do NOT bring any toy weapons.

Wednesday, Nov. 1st - Stepping into Your Future

Students can wear funny or tacky socks

Thursday, Nov. 2nd - Career Day

Speakers will visit the school to talk to the students.  

***Letter will come home next week for Parent Speakers.

Friday, Nov. 3rd - College Spirit Day

Students & Staff can wear their Favorite College Shirt

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Every Tuesday morning in the Seaside Cate from 7:00-7:30, you can purchase a Bookman Road Spirit Wear Tshirt!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Greetings, Beacon Families,

Our Kindergarten students put on a fabulous performance this past Monday night at our PTO meeting and our 5th graders’ Science projects were top-notch!  The meeting was well attended and we look forward many more of you joining our wonderful PTO very soon.

I would like to express my gratitude to our PTO Board and all of you who made donations from our book fair for teachers' classroom library collections.  Having good literature in the classroom is very important, and each year our PTO and parent volunteers support our teachers!  

Thank you so much for your continued support!
Dr. Kendra Hill, Principal

Rashad Henderson
Montrell Paxton
Zoe Sanderson
Joshua Campbell
Yanisa Watson
Natalie Parker
Courtney Tyler
Jacob Ries
Mariah Brown
Toby Williams
Bryson Archie
Elizabeth Hogan
Nicole New
Tristan Thomas
Merritt Cline
Aja Young
Madisyn Finch
Skylar Sanders
Ellie Messinger
Lucy Fassoth

Mrs. Ohmer's Third Grade Class
Mrs. Ohmer’s students have been rocking and rolling their way through third grade! They just finished their first Social Studies unit all about South Carolina and are excited about jumping into their first Science unit about Ecosystems. As readers, students have been building their reading and writing stamina, and they truly enjoy kicking back and enjoying a good book! Our class service is “Bulletin Board Maintenance,” and the students love taking the initiative and responsibility to care for the bulletin boards in our hallways. They are super excited for a jam-packed year full of wonderful learning!

PTO Night

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Freddy McManus
Luke McGee
Jaiden Thomas
Aaliyah Starks
Makensy Washington
Briana Byrd
Ellison Edwards
Isael Reyes
Mena Jones
Karter Brodine
Landon Park
Keion Bates
Lily Hetzel
Lennon Owen
Sammy Parker
Khalia Cruel
Kennedy Roe
Breyon Philpot

New Teacher Feature
We are delighted to welcome our new teachers to our Beacon family.

*Married for 33 years. 
*We have 3 children and 2 grandchildren (Abby Gray 20mths & Graydon 5mths).

*My daughter the oldest is a Large Animal Vet in Ridge Spring in Aiken County. *My oldest son is an Equine Dentist (horse dentist). 

*My youngest son is a welder. He wanted nothing to do with the farm except to 
hunt and fish on that 140 acres.
*I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.
*I earned a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.
*Also, earned a 2nd Master’s Degree in Divergent Learning. 
*I enjoy family time, sewing & monogramming, reading, bush hogging our 
pastures and most of all Clemson Football! Go Tigers!!

Mrs. West's Third Grade Class
Mrs. West’s third grade class is excited to be “Class of the Week!”  They are currently wrapping up their first social studies unit, “From the Mountains to the Sea.”  It’s all about South Carolina!  They’ve enjoyed learning about our state’s geography, human systems, and features.  Students also enjoy our class service:  birthday cards!  Each month, students write birthday cards for their fellow Beacons, which are presented on our morning news show.  They enjoy making others smile on their birthdays!  The children look forward to a great rest of the school year!

Yagmur Erkek
Kaleb Henry
Ellie Messinger
Winter Robinson
Keira Webb
Jermaine Evans
Luke Hodgson
Sammy Parker
Orin Striggles
Christopher Wilson
Nicholas Fakas
Ty’Leah Jamerson
Charity Rhett
Charlee Sugarman
Vivi Yang
Nora Gilchrist
Eric Kirsch
DaShaun Risi
Kinsley Tomlinson
Noah Young

BRES Music Program Application
Chorus - Orff Ensemble - Recorder Club

Attention 3rd, 4th and 5th Musicians!!!
Applications are now available in the Music room for Bookman Road Ensembles. Please return them by Wednesday, September 20. Starting dates will be announced.

See below for our wonderful music offerings:

Chorus (3rd, 4th, and 5th graders):
  • Meets on Thursday afternoon until 4:00pm
  • Students are required to use the LIFELONG Guidelines and LIFESKILLS at all times.
  • Students will learn proper choral techniques.

The Orff Ensemble (3rd, 4th, and 5th graders):
  • Meets on Wednesday after school until 4:00pm
  • Students are required to use their LIFELONG Guidelines and LIFESKILLS at all times.
  • Students required to learn proper technique on the instruments.
The Recorder Club (3rd, 4th, and 5th graders):
  • Meets Wednesday at 7:30am.
  • Students are required to use their LIFELONG Guidelines and LIFESKILLS at all times.
  • Requires the purchase of a recorder ($7.00).