Parent Involvement Survey
Parent involvement is crucial to the success of our students and our school. By taking the time to complete this survey, you will provide valuable input to help us make better decisions regarding opportunities for our students and our parents.
At Bethel Hill Charter School, we greatly value the involvement of our parents. Please take a few minutes to complete our Parent Involvement Survey by clicking on the link below. This survey will let us know what we are doing well as well as areas in which we need to improve. All responses are anonymous. Thank you in advance for your input!
**6th Grade Will Not Be Offered at BHCS in 2016-17**
(See article below)
Stephen L. Hester – Principal (Ext. 222)
Angie Phillips –Dean of Academics (Ext. 266)
Tina Morris – Office Manager (Ext. 256)
Donna Beaver – Receptionist (Ext. 0)
Harriett Tillett – Director of Student Services (Ext. 223)
Welcome from the Principal...
Welcome to Bethel Hill Charter School, a North Carolina Public School of Choice. We are a K-6 school featuring Saxon Phonics, Common Core State Standards, and Core Knowledge Curriculums. Students are nurtured in a safe environment and excel academically in a small class setting.
The mission of Bethel Hill Charter School is to lay the foundation for individual excellence.
The vision of Bethel Hill Charter School is to work in partnership with staff, families and community to promote high academic standards and strong character. This is accomplished in a safe, positive, multicultural environment.
- Daily parental academic support is a priority for student success.
- Character, respect and a strong work ethic are critical to student success.
- Students learn best in a low teacher-student ratio.
- A balanced literacy approach is essential to student learning in all content areas.
- Broad and deep background knowledge, supported by the Core Knowledge curriculum, is significant to student success.
- Innovative strategies are essential in meeting the learning needs of individual
**Coming Events - Please mark your calendar**
Friday, February 5 First & Second Grade Field Trip 8:30am - 2:30pm
Monday, February 8 Jump Rope for Heart Assembly 1:30pm
Tuesday, February 9 Burger King Night 4:00pm-8:00pm
Monday, February 15 Fifth and Sixth Grade Science Projects Due
Tuesday, February 16 BHCS Board Meeting 7:00pm
Wednesday, February 17 Jump Rope for Heart PE Classes
Friday, February 19 End of Fourth Grading Period
Monday, February 22 Third and Fourth Grade Science Projects Due
Monday, February 22 -
Friday, February 26 BHCS Spirit Week
Thursday, February 25 4th Kindergarten Registration Meeting (Open Enrollment) 10:00am
**Last Day for Kindergarten Enrollment to be in 2016-2017 Lottery
Faculty Vs. 6th Grade Basketball Game 7:00pm
Friday, February 26 Regular School Day
Monday, February 29 Regular School Day
Wednesday, March 2 Lottery Kindergarten 10:00am; First - Fifth Grades 1:30pm
Friday, March 4 Bethel Hill 500 - Fourth Grade - Gym
Tuesday, March 8 Burger King Night 4:00pm-8:00pm
Spring PTO Program 7:00pm
Friday, March 11 Math Marathon - Honors Students 8:30am-2:50pm
Monday, March 14 - Friday, March 18 MAP Testing - Grades Fourth - Sixth
Tuesday, March 15 BHCS Board Meeting 7:00pm
Wednesday, March 16 Early Release 12:30pm (Staff Development 1:00pm-4:00pm)
Thursday, March 17 Dance for Fourth - Sixth Grades 3:00pm-5:30pm
Tuesday, March 22 Kindergarten Fashion Show 7:00pm
Friday, March 25 No School - Good Friday
Monday, March 28 - Friday, April 1 Spring Break - No School
News and Announcements
Congratulations to our Bethel Hill Winners
Both of these students will compete in the District Bee on
Tuesday, February 2nd at Noble Academy in Greensboro.
*BHCS Science Fair - Grades 3-6*
Science Fair boards are here and can be purchased in the office for $4.00.
Please see Science Fair under the Student tab for project requirements and the rubric for judging.
Fifth and Sixth Grade Projects are due Monday, February 15.
Third and Fourth Grade Projects are due Monday, February 22.
Bethel Hill Charter School Enrollment for 2016-17
The open enrollment period for Bethel Hill Charter School began Monday, January 4, 2016 and ends Thursday, February 25, 2016.
Children who will be five (5) years old on or before August 31, 2016 are eligible to apply to attend public school kindergarten in North Carolina.
Printed applications for Bethel Hill Charter School may be picked up beginning January 4th at Bethel Hill Charter School, Person County Public Library, and S.P. Gentry’s Store or may be downloaded from our website. This year we are only accepting applications at the parent informational meetings held at the school.
The parent informational meetings for perspective students will be held on the following dates:
Tuesday, January 12 at 7:00PM
Thursday, January 28 at 10:00AM
Tuesday, February 2 at 7:00PM
Thursday, February 25 at 10:00AM
The meetings will be held in the school’s auditorium. Applications must be turned in at one of these meetings.
The lottery for waiting list students and new applicants in kindergarten will be held on Wednesday, March 2 at 10:00A.M. The lottery for perspective students in grades 1-5th will be held on the same day at 1:30P.M. Come join us at Bethel Hill Charter. Our very friendly environment emphasizes respect, academics and a broad knowledge base in low student/teacher ratio classrooms!
6th Grade Will Not Be Offered at BHCS in 2016-17
After much debate, the BHCS board of directors has made a decision that sixth grade will no longer be offered at Bethel Hill Charter beginning with the 2016-2017 school year. This was not an easy decision to make. Due to small 6th grade enrollment numbers in 4 of the past 5 years and in an effort to keep our school financially strong, the Board had to make this difficult decision.
As expenses continue to rise, all schools have to look at their services, programs and operations to see how they can operate more efficiently. Schools have to evaluate their programs and resources to see what is working best. Bethel Hill Charter has enjoyed the advantages of having a low class size, a family atmosphere, an emphasis on teaching character and giving our children a broad knowledge base. Our students will be ready for middle school, high school and college.
If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to call BHCS Principal Stephen Hester at 599-2823, ext. 222. Thank you for your understanding as we continue to meet the challenges of rising operating costs.
Camp Invention - Coming to BHCS June 27 - July 1