POINTS OF PRIDE
from Prinicpal Chris Brockmon
Fuel to Play 60: The grant is sending six student leaders in 4th and 5th grade and three adults to participate in the Healthy/Physical Fuel Up to Play event at Ford Field in October.
Begindergarten: A new program will start in the fall for all students who want to experience a year of nature-based learning before entering Kindergarten.
Reading Streets: A new reading program will be used K-5 next year. Our teachers have already started training and reviewing the materials.
Intervention Programs: We are also starting a new reading intervention program: iRead, System 44, and Read 180 to ensure that all students are excelling at reading.
Common Meeting Times for Teachers: Next year common planning and common schedules will be implemented to allow teachers to work together to meet the needs of all students.
Delta Dental and the Athletic Boosters provided us with 3 new bottle filler water fountains. Delta Dental also gave all students and staff refillable water bottles.
After implementing the Check In/Check Out system, major referrals and suspensions went down.
Some of our 8th graders and other students went to Washington DC for a social studies field trip.
Students from each grade level participated in the County Spelling Bee and Book Bowl.
Our 8th graders went to Base Camp to learn about team work.
We raised $120 for Autism Awareness and $150 for the Bentley Food Bank.
Our library reopened and we will host book sales next year.
The Wizard of OZ had the highest attendance of record for our theater program.
We had fun times mid-year with the Reindeer Games and at the end of the year with Splash Blast. Both of the events were orchestrated by Mrs. Frey with many other staff members helping make the events successful.
Welcome Back to School Night was held in partnership with Solid Rock Church. All students and teachers received supplies to start the year. A bounce house, face painting, and dinner was provided.
Fall Parent-Teacher Conference attendance was 94%.
We implemented the Check In/Check Out system at Barhitte with wonderful mentors for our students. As a result, we saw an increase in positive behavior choices by these students.
We had 4th and 5th graders compete in the county Spelling Bee. Fourth grader Kyle Bonter placed third in the county.
We held a BINGO Night where fun was had by all and attendance was wonderful.
A successful anti-bullying parent/student night was presented by several staff members in the fall.
Students had tons of fun on Math Blast Day and the participation went from 176 students to 212 this year. That means 36 more students gained fluency on their math facts!
Barhitte was chosen for the Fuel to Play 60 grant for participation in the huge event at Ford Field.
Our Kindergarten Round Up Extravaganza was a huge success!
Next year, we look forward to...
We will be 1:1 with Chromebooks.
Middle school sports will be played at the middle school.
We have a new reading and math intervention program to tbe implemented next year.
We were awarded several grants for healthier schools and will be focusing on nutrition and physical activity.
We also received a grant to do Sherlock Holmes reading promotion at the Middle School LIbrary.
from Prinicpal Deborah McCollum
Student Presidential Debate
Teacher Appreciation Week Team Building Activity
Eric Thomas speaking at graduation (Founder of Inspire)
Raised over 12,000 pounds of food for the local food bank.
Increase in overall student attendance
Decrease in student discipline issues
Beauty and the Beast Prom Surprise
Michigan Virtual Credit Recovery partnership
increase in SAT scores from 15-16
from Prinicpal Justin Dickerson
Read 180 and Systems 44 will be available for our freshmen with a need for extra support in reading.
Building on Year 1 as we rebuild the climate and culture of the high school and focus more on academic achivement.
Adding more AP classes and moving to a 1/2 day PD model to focus on SAT and other student acheivement professional development.
from Athletic Director Scott Bednarski
Robert Rogers won his second State of Michigan Wrestling Championship.
Harry Carlquist and Jake Brand qualified for the Individual State of Michigan Wrestling Finals.
The boys varsity bowling team advanced to the State of Michigan Team Finals.
The varsity baseball team won the Tom Cole Memorial Baseball Tournament for the fist time.
Logan Pray, Seth Allinger, and Josh Posey made first team All-League in baseball.
Zach Trent and Brenden Lounsberry made first team All-League in baseball.
John Rogers made first team All-League in football.
The boys varsity basketball team beat defending Class A District Champs Brandon.
The girls varsity volleyball team advanced to the District Championship game.
The 7th and 8th grade middle school girls' basketball teams only lost 3 games total.
We will have a JV Football team next year.
Starting this fall season, Bentley’s athletic programs will have a new website through the Varsity News Network. Please be on the lookout for our new site!
The Annual Powder Puff game between the Juniors and Seniors will become a tournament in the fall and will also include the freshman and sophomore classes.
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Chris Arrington, Superintendent
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