Betsy Layne Elementary
John A. Kidd, Principal
Ann DeRossett, Assistant Principal
Rebecca Ratliff, Assistant Principal
Sandy Akers, Curriculum Resource Teacher
B- O- B -C- A -T -S
“Being Our Best Counts At This School”
BLES Middle School earns PROFICIENT title again for its performance on the K-PREP state test and moves to
64th in the State!
4–H Day Camp
Goes Weird Science
Games, Crafts, Fun Foods and More
Betsy Layne Elem. FRYSC
Floyd Co. 4-H
June 18 & 19
To Register Please Contact:
Brian H. Akers or Beverly Bush at the FRYSC
Summer Days of Fun
June 9th through 13th
9:00 a.m. -12:00 Noon
Betsy Layne Elementary FRYSC
Games, Crafts, and FUN!!!
Please call the FRYSC @478-5550 for more information and to register!
Pictured here are BLES MS students, Caleb Gearheart and Grace Orsborne with academic coach and teacher, Mrs. Amanda Orsborne at the 2014 KAAC State Academic Competition.
BEING A SOLUTION
Recently, two members of the Betsy Layne middle school Student Council developed a tri-fold to accompany the school's "No-Bullying Box." This box is located outside of the school's main office so students can drop a note for the school administration to read concerning possible incidents of bullying.
"This box gives students the opportunity to make us aware of possible bullying situations without even going to a teacher or administrator," explained Mr. Kidd, the school's principal. "We want students to go to a teacher or an administrator if they are being bullied or even if they witness a bullying situation, but we know that this doesn't always happen…so we hope that the No-Bullying Box will give students a different way to inform us."
Pictured here are 7th grade Student Council members, Caitlyn Goble and Nathan Akers, who designed the anti-bullying display.
BLES students lined the sidewalk today to extend a hero's welcome to 8th grader, Emily Swafford, the District's new Spelling Bee Champion. As the county champ, Emily will now compete in the State Spelling Bee in Louisville in March. Thank you Emily for proving once again that Being Our Best Counts At This School.
Recently, the BLES Academic team won 1st place in Quick Recall competition, as well as numerous 1st and top 5 placements in Written Assessment. The team also secured 1st place in the Furture Problem Solving event and 1st place in overall District standings. A hugh congratulations to our academic team members: Seth Howell, Tyler Berrigan, Andrew Stratton, Grace Orsborne, Jacob Spurlock, Kade Meade, Caleb Gearheart, Connie Dale, Andrea Conley, Jarred Kidd, Alexis Reed and Ashley Allen, as well as our Future Problem Solving Team: Seth Howell, Andrea Conely, Kelsi Brinager, and Jocob Spurlock. A special Thank You is extended to our coaches, Mrs. Amanda Orsborne (Academics) and Mrs. Lacy Rhoton (FPS). GOOD LUCK in the upcoming Regional Competition!
our 2014 School-Wide Musical
Recently, BLES students and staff explored our country's rich heritage in an unforgettable musical entitled "The American Dream." Directed by BLES music teacher and director, Mrs. Sandy Tackett, the musical had each grade level depict great episodes from America's history. The musical was also "streamed" live on the internet. It was an awesome experience for all involved.
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Recently, the BLES PTO hosted a safe "TRUNK or TREAT" event at our school. The PTO officers and the BLES staff and students say a big THANK YOU to the Betsy Layne Fire Deparment, Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, the Masons, and all the volunteers who made this event a huge success... (Click here for more photos)
Michelle Goble, from the Floyd County Conservation District Office shows BLES 7th grade students the enviroscape, which demonstrates point and non-point source pollution. She is helping give the Science background information for the students to use in their upcoming, transactive writing piece for the conservation writing contest.
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As the buses rolled on to the BLES campus Tuesday morning, BLES staff members lined the sidewalk and gym entrance with signs and banners welcoming back students to a new school year.
BLES Kindergarten staff and students celebrated a wonderful milestone for their Kindergarten students on Tuesday evening, May 14th with their annual Kindergarten Graduation. BLES Graduated over 100 Kindergarteners. BEST WISHES to our little BOBCATS! (click here for more photos)
Students at Betsy Layne Elementary are having fun with Dr Suess/Cat in the Hat and The Read Across America Week! (Click Here for More Photos)
BLES Presents an All-Star Cast in Our School-Wide Musical
On Friday, November 18, BLES music teacher, Mrs. Sandy Tackett and and drama instructor, Mrs. Anita Elkins, presented "A New Day," a school-wide musical. This musical was open to all students and each grade level had its own song and theme. Teachers from all grade levels helped in making this production a reality. The evening was filled with excitement and over 200 guests packed the D.W. Howard Field-house to watch the special presentation. (Click here for more photos).
During last semester, the Bobcat PRIDE Club, sponsored by 3rd grade teacher, Jennifer Griffith, teamed up with the BLES PTO to transform the campus landscaping. This effort began in May and was finalized in July with help from the Catholic Heart Work Camp members, who used the school as their home base in July to serve area residents with minor home repairs and winterization projects. The landscaping project serves as a lasting reflection of the PRIDE that students and volunteers alike have for Betsy Layne Elementary School. A special "Thank You" goes out to all who helped make this tranformation possible. Click here to see more photos.