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BECC
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By the Numbers

15:1

Student to Teacher Ratio

96.9%

Graduation Rate

81%

Community Support

In August 2015 our building referendum passed with an overwhelming 81% Yes vote.

40+

Student Organizations

80%

Student Participation in Activities

50%+

Teachers with Master's Degree or Higher

43

College Credits Offered

31

Business Partnerships

Local businesses work with our district to offer internships annually.

70%

Math

Over the past 3 years, our elementary students in grades 3-5 have met or exceeded the state reading standards at a rate of 70% or more.

75%

Reading

Over the past 3 years, our elementary students in grades 3-5 have met or exceeded the state reading standards at a rate of 75% or more.

 

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Students create jeopardy game boards

Advanced Math students create jeopardy games to help prepare themselves and classmates for the MCA tests.

In 7th grade math class this last week, Mr. Fragodt's advanced math students created MCA Jeopardy Boards to prepare for the upcoming MCA tests. Students were allowed to choose the categories, topics, and questions, as well as set up how their board would look. Mr. Fragodt did not want to put too many restrictions on the boards, as 7th grade students have very creative and unique design ideas. The students were also instructed to create an answer key, requiring them to answer all of the questions they created for extra practice.

Once these boards were completed, the entire 7th grade got to benefit from the students' hard work. All classes the following day got to play jeopardy using one of their classmates' creations. Although some of the questions were difficult and challenging to complete, students worked hard and enjoyed playing jeopardy. The students understand that the MCA tests will be difficult, but that it is okay to work through these tough questions. With the MCA tests coming up, Mr. Fragodt reminded students that the best thing they can do is to get a good night sleep, have a good breakfast, and to do your best. Hopefully students can do those few things and we are all confident they will succeed.

Students create jeopardy math game
Students create jeopardy games in math

 

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Puzzle pieces taped to wall

Middle School counselor helps sixth grade students learn how to pursue personal growth through the Top 20 program.

The 6th grade students finished up their Top 20 lessons with me the last week of school before winter break. On the last day of our lessons, the students created their own puzzle piece in which they drew, wrote, or did both to identify what they will take away from the Top 20 lessons. During our time in Top 20 together, the students learned a lot of valuable information on how to pursue personal growth throughout their lives through their thinking, learning, and communication. Whether it was discussing how to be a bucket filler, learning to be mindful of their non-verbals, to be an upstander, or learning how to shred away their worries, the 10 lessons were created around the emphasis of helping students become lifelong learners who pursue personal growth in the TLC areas.

In January, I began my social and emotional lessons in the 7th and 8th grade advisories. These lessons will help the students learn how to pursue personal growth from a social and emotional standpoint. The topic for January is learning how to manage stress with healthy coping strategies. This is a lifelong lesson and skill which will help students be able to identify healthy ways they can cope with stress, and figure out other healthy alternatives to utilize in the future. I look forward to working in the 7th and 8th grade advisories these next three months!

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