Karen Terwilliger of Barth Elementary was one of five teachers recognized with the 2018 “Applebee’s Teacher of the Year” award. TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants presented Terwilliger with an engraved plaque, along with a $500 Visa Gift Card and a VIP Teacher Appreciation Card good for 20% off at Applebee’s for a full year, at a school assembly on Friday, June 1.
On February 23rd, 2018 Elizabeth James a third generation African American storyteller from the University of Michigan visited Barth Elementary to help celebrate African-American History Month. The Barth Elementary African-American committee invited the multi-talented storyteller to come out and share her breathtaking African-American folktales with the students. Mrs. Lloyd a teacher at Barth Elementary said,
“We were very elated to have her share such rich African-American stories from around the world with our students, Mrs. James did a phenomenal job.”
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Students at Barth Elementary received a visit and were honored by the Dean of Congress, John Conyers. Conyers presented the students with congressional certificates of achievement for their participation in the Investwrite Stock Market Game. Conyers told the students “ Education is a ticket to success, and it is impressive that you are already thinking at a high school level”. Conyers spent time taking questions and discussing current political and educational issues with the students.
Matthew Williams, a seventh grader at Barth Elementary School, has claimed third place among middle school students in the SIFMA Foundation’s Fall 2016 InvestWrite® competition. The program challenges thousands of students across the country to consider an investing scenario and make recommendations that incorporate short- and long-term investment goals.
The Barth Shakespeareans from Mr. Gibb-Randall’s 4th and 5th grade ACE program acted out their second performance of the year. Last fall they presented “Twelfth Night”. The class returned in early April to perform the comedy As You Like It, which has the famous line, "All the worlds a stage.” Every student had a speaking part and the play’s theme compares life to a stage by using imagery and symbolism.