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Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader is a computer program that helps teachers and parents manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child picks a book at his/her own level and reads it at his own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer. (Passing the quiz is an indication that your child understood what was read.) Accelerated Accelerated Reader gives children, teachers, and parents feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to help your child set goals and direct ongoing reading practice. Children using Accelerated Reader choose their own books to read, rather than having one assigned to them. This makes reading a much more enjoyable experience as they can choose books that are interesting to them. Earning AR points at BES allows students to win prizes and other incentives.

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    Accelerated Reader

    Accelerated Reader is a computer program that helps teachers and parents manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child picks a book at his/her own level and reads it at his own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer. (Passing the quiz is an indication that your child understood what was read.) Accelerated Accelerated Reader gives children, teachers, and parents feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to help your child set goals and direct ongoing reading practice. Children using Accelerated Reader choose their own books to read, rather than having one assigned to them. This makes reading a much more enjoyable experience as they can choose books that are interesting to them. Earning AR points at BES allows students to win prizes and other incentives.

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    Reflex Math

    ExploreLearning Reflex helps all students succeed! Adaptive and individualized, Reflex is the most effective system for mastering basic facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division for grades 2+. Full of games that students love, Reflex takes students at every level and helps them quickly gain math fact fluency and confidence.

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    PBIS

    Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based three-tiered framework to improve and integrate all of the data, systems, and practices affecting student outcomes every day. PBIS creates schools where all students succeed. Bellaire Elementary Pillars of Positive Behavior: Respect, Kindness, Responsibility, Safety, Effort, and Leadership.

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    Reflex Math

    ExploreLearning Reflex helps all students succeed! Adaptive and individualized, Reflex is the most effective system for mastering basic facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division for grades 2+. Full of games that students love, Reflex takes students at every level and helps them quickly gain math fact fluency and confidence.

  • PBIS

    PBIS

    Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based three-tiered framework to improve and integrate all of the data, systems, and practices affecting student outcomes every day. PBIS creates schools where all students succeed. Bellaire Elementary Pillars of Positive Behavior: Respect, Kindness, Responsibility, Safety, Effort, and Leadership.

Spotlight

Mrs. Stack

I became a teacher because I had such amazing teachers growing up and I love children! Childhood should be a journey not a race!

- Mrs. Chrissy Stack, Kindergarten

Ms. Petersen

I became a teacher because I love helping students and building relationships. Fun fact: I love water sports and Ohio State football!

- Ms. Rebecca Petersen, Kindergarten

Mrs. Leiffer

I have been teaching in Bellaire for 23 years. One of my favorite quotes is : "Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn" - Benjamin Franklin

- Wendy Leiffer, 4th Grade Reading

Mrs. Kasha

I love working with children. I love working in Bellaire! Aside from this being my alma mater, I also love that I get to be with my own children each day while at work.

- Mrs. Kasha Doyle, Delegated Medical Professional

Ms. Manners

I became a social worker because my heart is filled by supporting others and I just felt a certain energy that pulled me in that direction.

- Ms. Natalie Manners, School Counselor

Ms. Vinka

I have always loved kids and working with them. I started out on the path of speech pathologist and moved to elementary education. One fun fact about me is that I love polka dances!

- Ms. Johnetta Vinka, 1st Grade

Mrs. Maleski

I became a teacher because I enjoy working with children and making a difference. My favorite food is Mac & Cheese!

- Mrs. Amanda Maleski, 4th Grade Intervention Specialist

Mrs. McGrath

I have always wanted to be a teacher. I always played "school" as a child. I own two beautiful Golden Retrievers, Reilly and Jonesy!

- Mrs. Pamela McGrath. 4th Grade Science and Social Studies

Mrs. Joyce

I love helping and being around the kids. I enjoy gardening and flowers!

- Mrs. Joyce Shimble, Resource Officer

Mrs. Gulley

I've been at BES for 21 years! I was always an office aide in high school and found my passion for it. Fun fact: I love the beach and go at least twice a year!

- Mrs. Jennifer Gulley, Secretary

Mrs. Workman

I've been at BES for 29 years! I've always wanted to help out and be around the children. I stay busy by gardening and keeping up with my 10 grandchildren!

- Mrs. Nancy Workman, Secretary

Mrs. Vasey

The reason I became a teacher is because I knew that I wanted a career where I could positively influence children and help them grow socially, emotionally, and academically. I am appreciative to be able to teach in a school district that is very special to me!

- Mrs. Belinda Vasey, 3rd Grade Math

Mrs. Peters

I always dreamed of becoming a teacher since I was young because of the many influential teachers that I had at Bellaire Local Schools growing up. I try to be a positive influence for my students, and hopefully influence them as well. Starbucks and shopping makes me happy!

- Mrs. Brooke Peters, 3rd Grade Science and Social Studies

Ms. Price

A quote that I like to incorporate into my teaching is "If a child leaves my classroom with new skills-I've done my job. If a child leaves my classroom knowing they are loved and accepted for who they are, I've reached my goal." I want to be the positive light in a child's life!

- Ms. Taylor Price, 2nd Grade

Ms. Chimley

This is my first year of teaching! I became a teacher because I wanted to make a difference every day. I'm so excited to be at BES because the staff and students are all wonderful. They have truly made me feel like I am where I'm supposed to be. A fun fact about me is that I am a huge Jeopardy fan!

- Ms. Kelsey Chimley, 3rd Grade Reading

Mrs. Steele

I have worked for Bellaire Local Schools for 24 years. I’ve taught K, 2nd, 3rd,& 4th grades. I became a teacher because I had some awesome teacher influences in my life that inspired me to help children. My favorite color is red and I became a Mimi for the first time over the summer!

- Mrs. Amy Steele, Kindergarten

Ms. Gamble

I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be a teacher. I always knew how much I liked helping others and couldn't wait to have a job where I could do so! My favorite color is purple and my favorite thing to do is to spend time with my family or go shopping!

- Ms. Courtney Gamble, Intervention Specialist

Mrs. Dodds

I became a teacher because I have always loved children. I believe every person has a special gift to offer the world. It is our job as teachers to help our students blossom to become successful in implementing their gifts ! A fun fact about me is that I can stand on my head!

- Mrs. Tara Dodds, 1st Grade

Mr. Ware

I found a joy in education while working as a teacher aide, so I decided to go back to school and get my masters degree in education! I am a 2011 graduate of Bellaire Local Schools.

- Mr. Kurt Ware, 2nd Grade

Mrs. Thorp

This is my 28th year teaching in Bellaire. My 21st in first grade. I became a teacher because I love kids and wanted to help them learn. A fun fact about me is I love making t-shirts and crafts with my Cricut. Spending time with friends and friends makes me happy.

- Mrs. Michelle Thorp, 1st Grade

Mrs. Kitty

I have been at Bellaire Schools for21 years; 9 years as head cook. I enjoy working on small engines!

- Ms. Kitty Vitale, Cook

Mrs. Patrone

I became a teacher because children are my passion. I used to believe I wanted to teach to share my knowledge with students. I quickly came to realize that teaching is so much more than teaching content. I teach to instill a love of learning and curiosity in my students.

- Mrs. Aubrey Patrone, 2nd Grade

Mrs. Hendershot

I became a teacher because I didn’t love being a student myself and I wanted to be the teacher that made kids want to come to school. I struggled some in school and wanted to show that it’s ok not to be the smartest in the class as long as you are trying your hardest. Fun fact: I love iced coffee!

- Mrs. Maggie Hendershot, 3rd Grade Reading

Mrs. Thomas

I became a teacher because I enjoy teaching young children new things and watching them grow into independent students. The impact that a teacher can make on a student is something they will always carry with them throughout their life. I always strive to make that impact on each one of my students!

- Mrs. Lauren Thomas, Kindergarten

Mrs. McFeley

Most of my career has been in Higher Education but I'm very excited to be at BES in Third Grade this year. I became a teacher so that I could have a rewarding career where I could see the difference that I make in students' lives. Reading and playing with my son makes me happy!

- Mrs. Natalie McFeley, Intervention Specialist(sub)

Mrs. Quirk

I became a teacher because I have always liked to help other people. I used to say that I didn't want to be a teacher, because it felt like everyone in my family was a teacher. But, when I was in high school and college I really enjoyed working at camps and teaching little kids!

- Mrs. Marci Quirk, 4th Grade Reading