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STEAM Night

Berrien Elementary School will be having STEAM Night on Thursday, February 27th from 5:00pm-7:00pm. We hope you can attend for some fun activities, smores and reading around the camp fire!
STEAM Night Featured Photo

Badges for Life Blood Drive

Berrien Elementary School will be holding its annual Badges for Life Blood Drive with the OneBlood Organization. The blood drive is in support of first responders, military, and local public safety officials. The blood drive will be held on February 18th from 12pm - 6pm at Berrien Elementary School. If you would like an appointment please contact Mrs. Mary Helen Taylor or Mrs. Faye Witt @ 229-686-6206 or you can make your own appointment: oneblood.org/donate-now Use Sponsor Code 41737
Badges for Life Blood Drive Featured Photo

2019-2020 BES Yearbooks for Sale!

Parents 2019-2020 yearbooks are sale! The cost is $17 and orders will be taken until March 6th! So, Please don't forget to purchase your child's yearbook today!
2019-2020 BES Yearbooks for Sale! Featured Photo

Spelling Bee County Winner

Congratulations to Ellen Hunter who won the Berrien County-Wide Spelling Bee! The county spelling bee consisted of 4th-8th graders from both Berrien Elementary School and Berrien Middle School.
Spelling Bee County Winner Featured Photo

Spelling Bee Finalists

Congratulations to the 4th and 5th Grade finalists who will compete in the County Wide Spelling Bee.
Spelling Bee Finalists Featured Photo
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Reading Room

The Reading Room at Berrien Elementary School (BES) is a hub of activity every day.  The room houses hundreds of leveled books, both fiction and nonfiction, used throughout the year for increasing reading fluency. Reading is one of the most effective activities to increase children's vocabulary, decoding, and comprehension skills, all of which are essential components of lifelong literacy (Nippold et. al, 2005).  Throughout the day, four paraprofessionals trained in researched based strategies meet with small groups of students to strengthen reading skills. Progress is monitored and groups change throughout the year according to students needs. In addition, four community volunteers spend mornings collecting and dispersing bags of books throughout the school for reading practice.  These books are changed weekly and students are encouraged to read each book at least three times. Throughout the year, hundreds of students participate in this program to increase fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
 
The Reading Room also maintains all reading data collected throughout the year. This includes the Dynamic Indicator of Basic Essential Literacy Skills (DIBELS) benchmark given to all students three times a year.  Also, the DAZE which is given three times each year.  The Reading Paraprofessionals also progress monitor monthly, when needed, to assess effectiveness of small group strategies.  The Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) is also administered which identifies a student's reading lexile.