Another large contingent of Clear Lake staff members took the stage at the third annual Bethel Staff Talent Show. If participation was the determining factor, Clear Lake would win the Talent Show every time. The fun event is a fundraiser for the Bethel Education Foundation, which provides educational grants to all Bethel schools. Here’s a link to all the Talent Show acts, and below is Clear Lake’s version of the Hokie Pokie.
This year’s 4th and 5th grade Peer Mediators- all 20 of them- are undergoing a 2-day training in the mediation process today and tomorrow. The students have agreed to give up their “no school” day tomorrow during the teacher inservice day.
Peer mediators will be on the playground for the K/1/2 and the 2/3 recess. They help students mediate conflicts that arise during recess play. So far, the process has been valuable to the mediators and the lower grade students in learning the right way to solve problems.
The Clear Lake PTO is set to hold it’s first meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20, 6:45 – 8:00pm in the cafeteria. Free childcare will be provided. The PTO was such a strong supporter of school programs and projects last year, contributing over $8,000 for programs, events, projects, and materials that benefit all students in the school.
Please join us on the 20th and see if you feel ready to join in with a dedicated group looking for ways to help the school be successful. We will look at the school calendar, plan funraising events, and look at how to recruit and train volunteers to help in the school.
On a Saturday morning at 9am, over a dozen volunteers gathered at Clear lake to begin many hours of work to help keep the school looking good.
Most of the folks came from Hosannah christian Fellowship– a church just down the street from Clear Lake, and a few CL family menbers joined in. Together, they repainted lines & benches, added border and mulch to much of the interior courtyard planter beds.
Thanks to the help, the school looks so much nicer inside- and out. Many of the students have noticed and commented on how good it looks.
First, a written test by all 2nd- 5th grade students. Next, the top spellers went on to the semi-finals verbal test. Last, the top spellers at each grade made it to the finals on Thursday the 31st for the CL Spelling Bee Championships. Celebrity judges Colt Gill- Bethel Superintendent, and Brooke Cottle- Bethel Education Foundation President, read the words as the finalists spelled away. Congratulations to all who made it, and to the grade level champions; 5th- Faith Tijerino, 4th- Joshua Cantwell, 3rd- Dane Woodcook, and 2nd- Lily Halbrook.