Bethany Elementary School is a new 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 many new 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 most advanced technology. ACTIVBoards, digital document cameras, computer labs, mobile technology with Nooks and student Chromebooks, and surround sound systems are used to enhance student instruction.
Bethany Elementary School
271 Bethany Road, Reidsville, NC 27320
Office Hours: 7:00-4:15
Student Hours: 7:45-2:45
Grades Served: Pre K-5
Colors: Blue and White
We are a SACS Accredited School!!!
Josh Eanes, Principal
Karen Hudson, Data Manager
Shannon Helms, Bookkeeper/Secretary
BARK - Building Awesome Remarkable Kids
"Providing a safe, secure, and innovative learning environment in which all children are challenged to reach their learning potential."
Bethany Elementary Beliefs
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.
I will be responsible.
I will respect myself and others.
I will choose to learn.
I will allow the teacher to teach.
I will do my personal best.
Bethany Elementary is a rural school located in southwestern Rockingham County. Our brand new state of the art facility serves students in PreK -5 grade. Grade levels are housed in colored hallways. Red hall houses PreK, K, and 1 st. Blue hall houses 2nd, 3rd, and computer lab. Green hall houses 4th and 5th grades.
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 May Day Celebration, Cultural Diversity Program, Good Character recognition and many academic awards presentations.
What is Unique?
Bethany is a PreK -5 community school with an enrollment of 511, and a staff of 66. 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.
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 2019-2020 is represented by the following members:
Kim Shotwell-Instructional Coach
Logan Marion-First Grade
Mechelle Hershman-Second Grade
Amy Deel-Third Grade
Steffi Thomann-Fourth Grade
Dawn Schmucker-Fifth Grade
April Long-Teacher Assistant
Bonnie Petersen-Exceptional Children
Our School Leadership Team meets monthly starting at 3:00 in room 405. These meetings are open to the public and anyone can attend. Some meetings do include a closed sessions that pertains directly to school safety and security. Dates are subject to change due to the need sometimes for additional meetings and to accommodate severe weather. Please see the BARK and/or our Sunday Message as dates and times are published prior to these meetings.
Currently Scheduled SLT Meetings (tentative to change)
December 11th, 2019
January 21, 2020
April 22, 2020
May 20, 2020
June 9, 2020
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 2019-2020
President: Andrea Albright
Vice President: Lucy Barnes
Secretary: Shannon Woodall
Treasure: Elizabeth Mcchesney
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
We want your feedback! Please click HERE to complete a form to offer suggestions, comments, or ask questions about our School Improvement Plan!