Bright Elementary School received an “A” school rating the last 12 out of 14 years.
The Sunman Dearborn Community School parents and patrons should be very pleased and proud of the outstanding ISTEP+ results for all of the Sunman Dearborn schools. This “school grade” is a reflection of the hard work of our students, parents and staffs. While we are proud of these results we cannot be satisfied – all must continuously strive to better every day in every way. We must also keep in mind that the ISTEP+ test results are just one of many indicators of success upon which we measure the strength of our schools.
Kindergarten Registration– Bright Elementary will conduct Kindergarten Registration for the 2015-16 school year on Tuesday, February 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the gymnasium. To enter Kindergarten, a child must be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2015. An official birth certificate from the county courthouse where the child was born must be presented at registration or the child will not be enrolled. (A hospital certificate is not an official record.) Also, the child's social security card, current immunization records and legal custody agreements if applicable must be present the day of registration.
Bright Festival– The festival will take place on Friday, March 6th from 5:30-9:15 p.m. Wristbands can be purchased at a cost of $10.00 per band. This will allow you to play all 17 games the entire night or you can pay .50 cents per game. Wristbands can be purchased in the school office starting Thursday, March 5th.
Snow make-up days:
School WILL BE in session on the following days for snow make-up:
Monday, March 16
Tuesday, March 17
Wednesday, March 18
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7:30 School Day Begins
7:50 Warning Bell
8:00 Classes Begin
3:10 First Dismissal from classrooms
3:30 Last Dismissal for buses
3:10 End of Teacher Day
Office closes at 4:00
Registration and Enrollment Information
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2014-2015 School Calendar
2015-2016 School Calendar
Bright Elementary School Staff assist parents with helping students form positive behavior patterns. During the school year we refer to these behavior patterns as character qualities. Character qualities are discussed in class and have been ongoing at BES since 1995 when Principal Utter initiated the program called “Skills for Growing”.
Character Quality Monthly Traits
August – Respect, Responsibility, Resourcefulness
September – The Golden Rule – “Treat others as you would want to be treated.”
October – Stop The Bullying
November – Standing for what’s right–Thankfulness, Honesty, Truth, Kindness, Helpfulness, etc..
December – Goal Setting – Plan to be Successful.
January – Priorities – What’s Really Important?
February – Friends – Random Acts of Kindness Month
March – Working Hard and Determination
April – Communicating with Others – Listen First, Talk Second.
May – Integrity – Doing the right thing when nobody’s watching.