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!
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, May 6 Field Day (Rain Date – May 11th)
Tuesday, May 10 2nd Grade Field Trip
Rising Kindergarten Meet the Teacher – 6:00pm
Thursday, May 12 Reading Counts Incentive – Durham Bulls Baseball Game!
Friday, May 13 Science EOG – 5th Grade 8:30am
Tuesday, May 17 ELA EOG Test – 3rd -6th Grades 8:30am
BHCS Board Meeting (Student Awards) 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 18 Math EOG – 3rd – 6th Grades 8:30am
Thursday, May 19 First Grade Field Trip - 8:30am -2:30pm
Monday, May 23 Fifth and Sixth Grade Field Trip - 8:30am - 1:30pm
Kindergarten Graduation – 7:00pm
Tuesday, May 24 Kindergarten Field Trip - 8:30am - 2:30pm
5th Grade Graduation – 7:00pm
Wednesday, May 25 Roman Day – 3rd Grade
Celebration Assemblies – 1st Grade 9:15am; 2nd Grade 10:30am
Early Release – 12:30pm
6th Grade Graduation – Auditorium 7:00pm
Thursday, May 26 Celebration Assemblies – 3rd Grade 9:15am; 4th Grade 10:30am
Last Day of School – Early Release 12:30 pm
Monday, May 30 Holiday – Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 31 Required Workday
Wednesday, June 1 Required Workday
Thursday, June 2 Required Workday (Last Day for Teachers)
Tuesday, June 14 BHCS Board Meeting – Tuesday at 7:00pm
Monday, June 27- Tuesday, July 1 Camp Invention at BHCS
News and Announcements
Camp Invention - Coming to BHCS June 27 - July 1
It's Not Too Late To Sign Up!
Camp Invention is returning to Bethel Hill Charter School during the week of June 27-July 1!!
Camp Invention reinvents summer fun!
This summer you can construct and personalize a DIY solar-powered cricket with a unique habitat,
discover the science of slime, demolition, electronic sound, giant squid and coding,
and also disassemble electronics using real tools.
Register before May 10 to save $15!!
Call Wanda Williams at 599-2823, ext 234 or sign up at www.campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332.
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.