We wish you a healthy and joy filled summer.
We look forward to seeing you all back in August!
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**
Monday, June 13 Summer Reading Counts 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Tuesday, June 14 BHCS Board Meeting – Tuesday at 7:00pm
Thursday, June 16 Summer Reading Counts 10:00am - 12:30pm
Monday, June 20 Summer Reading Counts 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Thursday, June 23 Summer Reading Counts 10:00am - 12:30pm
Monday, June 27 Summer Reading Counts 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Monday, June 27- Tuesday, July 1 Camp Invention at BHCS
Thursday, June 30 Summer Reading Counts 10:00am - 12:30pm
Monday, July 11 Summer Reading Counts 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Thursday, July 14 Summer Reading Counts 10:00am - 12:30pm
Thursday, August 11 Family Fun Night 6:00pm
Monday, August 15 First Day of School 8:00am
Wednesday, August 17 Early Release and Back to School Conferences 12:30pm
Thursday, August 18 Early Release and Back to School Conferences 12:30pm
News and Announcements
Summer Reading Program
Our PTO has agreed to fund our summer reading program. Thank You, PTO members!!! We will begin on Monday, June 6th and end on Thursday, July 14th. Students in first through fifth grades may check out books on Thursday, May 26th. Students must return the bottom of this letter with your signature in order to do this.
The computer lab will be open on Monday evenings from 5:00-7:30 PM and on Thursday mornings from 10:00-12:30. Employees on staff will be in charge of our summer reading program. Below are the points required by the grade your child was in for the 2015- 2016 school year in order to qualify for this year’s reward. This year’s reward will be a $5.00 Palace Point Fun Pass. Your child will have to earn the required number of points for the summer months. We hope each child will enjoy reading more than is required to reach the summer goal.
Points Needed By Grade Dates and Times:
1st grade-10 points Mondays: 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11
2nd grade-14 points Monday Evenings 5:00-7:30
3rd grade-18 points Thursdays: 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/14
4th grade-22 points Thursday Mornings 10:00-12:30
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.
Call Wanda Williams at 599-2823, ext 234 or sign up at www.campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332.
Family Fun Night Thursday, August 11
Grades K-2 Eat at 6:00pm Meet with teacher at 6:30pm
Grades 3-6 Meet with teachers at 6:00pm Eat at 6:30pm
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.