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Georgia Milestone Assessment System

Berrien County Schools will administer the EOG assessments on May 3-7 and May 10-11 at Berrien Middle School and on May 10-14 and May 17, 2021 at Berrien Elementary School. Testing will begin at approximately 8:20 each morning. Please help your child during testing days by: Keeping a “normal” routine at home Making sure your child has plenty of rest and eats breakfast Getting your child to school on time each morning of the testing process Re-scheduling any appointments to a later time
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Title 1 Planning Meeting

We are planning for the 2021/22 school year and would like your input. Please join us for a planning meeting in the B.E.S. media center on May 5 at 4:00.

Colquitt EMC Bright Idea Award Winner!

Please join us in congratulating Traci Sellers, winner of the 2020 Bright Ideas Grant! Traci earned a Bright Ideas Grant for her winning project “Bringing the Engineering Design Process to Life Using a 3D Printer.” Traci and her students are so excited to work on the project this year.
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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.