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Barth Elementary

Congressman John Conyers Awards Students

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 places third in Fall 2016 InvestWrite

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.

Students Perform Shakespeare

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.

National Geographic and Popular Science Author Visits

Science Fiction author and photojournalist Tom Clynes attended a special luncheon with students at Bath Elementary. The students in Mr. Gibb-Randall's 4th and 5th Grade ACE program earned the special lunch with Clynes by going above and beyond in the classroom. They completed extra work in Science, Reading and Writing in order to be selected. Tom Clynes is most recently recognized for his science fiction novel “The Boy Who Played With Fusion”.

School focuses on Leadership

Barth Elementary invited parents and community members to attend their annual student led Leadership Day. The event allows students to showcase how being a “Leader in Me School” has improved the overall learning environment. Throughout the day students performed a musical act, hosted tours for parents and shared their daily responsibilities.

Teacher Improves Classroom With Meemic Grant

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Barth Elementary teacher Rochelle Lloyd is always looking for resources and funding opportunities to improve her classroom. She teaches 15 students from grades 3rd-6th who are challenged with various disabilities. “ I applied for the back to school grant through the Meemic Foundation and was awarded $100 which allowed me to raid the dollar store for important items,” said Lloyd. With school budgets continuously being cut the grant provided Lloyd the opportunity to purchase materials students otherwise wouldn’t have.

Star Student - Matthew Williams

Matthew Williams is a 5th grade student leader at Barth Elementary. Matthew is an accomplished gymnast, beginning when he was 6 yrs old. He has 3 State Championship Titles.  As part of the USAG Jr. Olympic program, he competes on 6 events; Floor, Pommel Horse, P-Bars, Hi-Bar, Rings and Vault.  He trains 17-20 hours per week. Matthew will begin to compete at the national level, when he is 11.  He hopes to one day make the USA National Elite Team and the Olympics.

Black History Overview

African History

February is Black History month. Black History month is the month that we embrace the achievements and major contributions that African-Americans have contributed to our society. At Barth Elementary School, Mrs. Shila Brim, Mrs. Rochelle Lloyd, educational para professionals; Ms. Leslie McCurdy, and Ms. Robin Bradshaw collaborated, and worked diligently with several students from their classrooms to create a plan to celebrate Black History Month. Each day a student articulated an African-American fact of the day during morning announcements.

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