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The 2019-2020 Title One Documents

Berrien Elementary School's Title One Documents are now available to view. When you have an opportunity you may view them at anytime. The documents are also posted to our Parent Section of our school website.
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Mrs. Sirmans' Classes Construct Shelters in STEM Activity

Mrs. Sirmans' shared reading story for the past two weeks has been Tucket’s Travels by Gary Paulson. As a final activity, students had to work in groups using the design process to create shelters. This activity comes from the part in the story where the main character is forced to find shelter in the middle of nowhere for himself and children who are in his care. Like the boy in the story, the students had to use whatever materials were available. The final test was to see if their shelters would withstand high winds. The kids had a blast working together to design, create, and improve their designs.
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Mrs. Kallam's Students Build Shelters for STEM Activity

Mrs. Kallam's classes worked on a STEM activity that involved building shelters for the story Tucket's Travels. Students tested their shelters to see if the shelters could withstand a windstorm. After their test, students wrote a reflection about what worked and didn't work with the construction of their shelter.
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BES has been designated a 2018 Title One Highest- Performing Rewards School by the Georgia Department of Education. A highest-performing school is among the 5% of the state’s Title One schools with the absolute highest performance, over 3 years, for the“all students” group on the statewide assessments. Our CCRPI (College and Career Ready Performance Index) score is 86.0 and our financial efficient star rating is 4.5.
CCRPI is a comprehensive school improvement, accountability, and communication platform for all educational stakeholders that will promote college and career readiness for all Georgia public school students.
 
At BES, we believe the teacher’s role is to design and lead engaging work, the students’ role is to contribute their effort and abilities to increase learning, learning occurs in a safe, nurturing environment., communication, collaboration, and connection at all levels builds a positive school culture, and community involvement is essential to school success.
 
BES focuses on teaching students important leadership habits as a part of our character education program. These habits help students to make positive, effective, and responsible choices. We focus on the 7 Leadership Habits from Stephen Covey’s book “The Leader in Me”. Students learn and apply one leadership habit per month. When taught and practiced in a school environment, these 7 habits have been proven to improve academic engagement, comprehension, and performance by strengthening individual work habits and improving social interactions.

Berrien Elementary School’s faculty and staff have a genuine love of the students. They truly want to see the students succeed and have high standards set for all students.