BARK - Building Awesome Responsible Kids
Our Mission Statement
"Providing a safe, secure, and innovative learning environment in which all children are challenged to reach their learning potential."
We believe that schools should be a safe place for children, that all children can learn, that maximum time on task increases learning, and high expectations for all children.
Bethany Elementary School is a state-of-the-art facility that opened for the 2006 traditional school year. Located in the southwestern quadrant of the county, the 75,471 sq. ft. facility stands on a 48 acre site. The school will accommodate approximately 550 students. The building is designed to take advantage of energy and water savings technologies while providing a healthy indoor environment. Bethany is child-centered and inviting to parents and the community.
In order to meet the needs of our 21st Century learners, Bethany is equipped with the advanced technology, such as Interactive whiteboards, digital document cameras, 1:1 student chromebooks, and surround sound systems used to enhance student instruction.
Bethany Elementary School
271 Bethany Road, Reidsville, NC 27320
Office Hours: 7:00-4:30
Student Hours: 7:45-2:45
Grades Served: Pre K-5
Colors: Blue and White
Josh Eanes, Principal
Jennifer Poe, Assistant Principal
Shelby Clyburn, Data Manager
Shannon Helms, Bookkeeper/Office Manager
Get to Know Us
Bethany follows the traditional calendar and the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. Bethany's staff strives to provide more than the state of North Carolina requires because our teachers believe that a well-rounded student will be a successful one. Students have access to a well stocked media center. Library/Information Skills, Music, Physical Education, Computer Lab, Guidance and Art are all a part of the enrichment courses offered as integral parts of the curriculum. The use of technology is evident in the classroom and the computer lab.
A variety of speakers and guests visit during the school year. Special activities include a Veteran's Day program, May Day Celebration, Cultural Diversity Program, and many academic awards presentations.
What is Unique?
Bethany is a PreK -5 community school with an enrollment of 475, and a staff of 73. The school continues to excel in testing. As well as a strong academic program it also possesses an active PTA. The community sponsors a baseball/softball league, fall soccer league, football & cheerleader programs, and basketball league. The school serves as the hub of the community.
School Leadership Team/School Improvement Plan
The Bethany School Improvement team is a group of representatives that work together to implement continued growth and improvement at our school. This team is made up of teacher representatives from each grade level, parents and community members that each have a stake in our school. This team is elected by our staff to represent each stakeholder and they meet monthly to engage in dialog, create and work on our School Improvement Plan and implement programs or changes to improve our school.
Our School Leadership Team for 2023-2024 is represented by the following members:
Principal: Eanes, Josh
Assistant Principal: Poe, Jennifer
IC/AIG: Shotwell, Kim
Counselor: DeLapp, Kellie
EC: Petersen, Bonnie
School Psych: Morrow, Meagan
Classified: Long, April
Parent: Price, Heather
K: McCollum, Lela
1st: Marion, Logan
3rd: Stewart, Brittany
4th: Herrera, Ana
Enhancement: Joyce, Rob
Our School Leadership Team meets monthly and are open to the public and anyone can attend. Some meetings do include a closed session that pertains directly to school safety and security. Dates are subject to change due to additional meetings and to accommodate severe weather.
Our School Improvement Plan is located on the Indistar website. This is a web-based tool that guides our school in charting our improvement and managing our continuous improvement process. Updates are made regularly in the plan. Check it out using the link and information below.
Link to Indistar
The PTA supports and speaks on behalf of children in the schools, in the community and before government groups and other organizations that make decisions affecting children. PTA organizations help parents develop skills and provide resources they need to raise and protect their children. They encourage parent and public involvement in public schools across the country.
PTA Officers 2023-2024
President: Heather Price
Vice President: Tracey Tucker
Secretary: Krystal Pruitt
Treasurer: Rachel Powell