Bright Elementary School received an “A” school rating the last 13 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.
Students Not Returning – Any student not returning to Bright Elementary for the 2016-2017 school year, please contact the office as soon as possible. Thanks
5th Grade Orientation - For all current 5th grade students & parents. Parents and students who have an interest in attending S-DMS for 2016-17, will have an opportunity to tour S-DMS, ask questions, and hear a short presentation by Mr. Moore and Mr. Maple. Join us on May 5, 2016 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. For questions please contact S-DMS administration at 812-576-3500.
Or email Matt Maples at
or Kevin Moore at
2015-16 Student Supply List
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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
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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.
HELPING CHILDREN LEARN http://www.parent-institute.com/nl/newsletter.php?X02305688-11028-HCL1