This Month’s Spotlight – Beacon School

Hello from the Beacon students and staff! We are pleased to be sharing our spring activities with you. Many of our children will be enjoying nature walks on the bike path to increase their physical activity and playing on the new playground equipment at the South Side Park. The Preschool class is busy learning about the butterfly life cycle while they are feeding and watching their butterflies grow. Our Primary I students learned the alphabet, numbers 1-10, days of the week, the months, and the weather. Primary II students have enjoyed many fun lessons, including preparing and eating healthy snacks using fruits and vegetables. Our Intermediate I class recently enjoyed spring fishing at the Ohio Division of Wildlife pond in Athens, while Intermediate II students are planning a picnic at Stroud’s Run State Park and tie dying shirts as an end of year project. The Young Adult class has been busy planting and nurturing flowers and vegetables that will be ready for sale very soon. Our EI Specialists are completing the certification process and utilizing the P.L.A.Y. (Play and Language for the Autistic Youngster) project training techniques.

Beacon student athletes have been gearing up to compete in the annual Special Olympic activities which will be held at the Alexander School fields on Friday, April 27th. Teacher Appreciation Week begins May 7th and we will be celebrating all our dedicated teachers, teacher assistants, student teachers, therapists and educational aides with a party on May 8th. We’ll complete the school year with our Preschool Graduation on Tuesday, May 22nd and our School Age Graduation and Awards Ceremony on May 23rd.

As we are nearing the end of the school year, I would like to thank the staff and students for another great school year. Get those bells, drums, and horns ready – the last day of school will be here soon!

–Cathy Hunter

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