Mr. Elijah Cameron, director of community relations at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, talked to students about the first time he saw Dr. King and about walking in civil rights marches. He encouraged students to "be the light."
In Math Academy, fifth graders create a hypothetical socially-conscious business. The business has a certain amount of money to buy or rent a location, equipment and supplies, and the business plan includes ways the business gives back to an organization or need.
Like Iggy Peck, Architect, our first graders like to build. They created some of the world's most famous buildings out of everyday items like boxes and cups.
During parent-teacher conferences later this month, fifth graders lead the discussions with own assessments and goals for the rest of the year.
Girls Preparatory School's Cadek Conservatory of Music now offering Kindermusik classes at Bright. Classes for ages six months to 5 years are open to the public.
The fifth grade community service project in December was helping McKamey Animal Shelter by collecting food and toys for dogs and cats, and students learned about how McKamey helps the community.
Merrill Levine, who has taught first grade at Bright since 1996, retired on the last day of school in December. We will miss her!
The Bright School will be out for the holidays between December 19 and January 7. Teacher in-service is January 7, and classes resume on January 8.
Fourth graders played the part of their own state that is assigned to them as part of the state project, a decades-long tradition at Bright School.
The theme of this year's community service program is friendship. Third graders wrote letters to pen pals at Children's Hospital and chose matching plush toys, keeping one and sending the other to the hospital.