Principal Kent and the Character Education Committee’s social and emotional mindset for the month of April was Grow Your Mind! Students in Mrs. Nichols and Ms. Bianchi’s second grade class gave the presentation to the school-wide assembly, which is held virtually each month.

The second graders talked about how to grow your mindset from one that says, “I won’t do it!” and “I can’t do it!” to one that says, “I want to do it,” “How do I do it?” “I will try to do it,” until you say, “I CAN DO IT!”

The second graders encouraged their fellow Mountaineers by telling them that believing in yourself gives you the right attitude and strength to try your best and grow into your best self.

Second grade teacher Mrs. Healy made an inspiring bulletin board in the main hallway to remind students of this month’s mindset of growing each time they pass it by.

Mrs. Baker also presented during the assembly and shared some great tips for helping the environment in honor of Earth Day. Mrs. Baker announced that she will be planting flowers with students during recess this spring. She is sending seed packets home to BES’s remote learners so they may be part of the growing project, too.

April Guides and Climbers Announced  

After each BES Character Education trait presentation the monthly merit recipients, Mountain Guides and Mountain Climbers are announced.

Being a Mountaineer means being responsible, safe and respectful. Merits are given out throughout the month by BES staff and bus drivers to celebrate students who demonstrate these traits. These students are given merits that are deposited in the Mountaineer Merit container found in the main hallway.

At the assembly each month Principal Kent draws 10 merit recipients, which includes both in-person and remote students (5 from kindergarten to second grade and 5 from third to fifth grade) who receive a prize.

Mountain Guides and Mountain Climbers are chosen by the teachers each month. A Mountain Guide award is given to students who consistently follow the expectations at school and serve as role models for others. A Mountain Climber award is given to students who are working hard and showing improvement to meet the behavior expectations.

Mountain Guides:

Jason Goyer, Luke Stott, Madeline Clark, Remington Jones, Drew Matthews, Juniper Seifridsberger, Micah Ehntholt, Demi Kormos, Levi Sroka, Chloe Hart, Rachel Smith, Addison Mosher and Italo Carrillo Dominguez

Mountain Climbers:

Zakk Hankey, Gage Burdick, Alania DeClair, Noah Moshier and Mikhael Florada


Carson Hasbrouck, Derrious McCoy, Adeline Huggins, Robert Kells, Jason Goyer, Nate Yerdon, Kaileigh Volks, Sawyer Goodermote, Makayla Schongar and Rockim Minkler