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Bill Hefner Hero Clubs

Image of tennis shoe with footprints,, words reading "Mileage Club, Stepping Ahead with Fitness"Mileage Club

Bill Hefner Mileage Club is a new club at Bill Hefner this year, and everyone can participate!  During recess, students will have the opportunity to walk or jog laps around the 1/8th mile track on the playground. Completed laps will be logged by each student’s teacher, and log sheets will be turned in periodically to the P.E. department. Students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade can log a maximum of 4 laps per day. Students in 3rd through 5th grade can record up to 8 laps per day. Students will be rewarded with book bag trinkets for every 5 miles (40 laps) they complete. At the end of the school year, students who have accumulated at least 25 miles will receive special recognition at the Awards Day ceremony.


Junior Beta ClubImage of a yellow circle with the letter B-The National Beta Club promotes character, develops leadership skills, encourages service involvement, recognizes achievement, and provides technological advantages to students.

The largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America. It has helped prepare today’s students to be tomorrow’s leaders. The National Beta Club promotes character, develops leadership skills, encourages service involvement, recognizes achievement, and provides technological advantages to students. Fourth and fifth-grade students are selected for this group based on high scholastic achievement and outstanding character.

 


 Civic Oration ContestImage of students on a stage -As part of its dedication to community service, Woodmen of the World launched its Civic Oration Contest in 1948.

As part of its dedication to community service,  Woodmen of the World launched its Civic Oration Contest in 1948.  Today the contest is an important event at Bill Hefner Elementary for fifth-grade students.  It helps students develop and exercise public speaking skills.  Winners of our school-level contest may have the opportunity to advance to competition at the county, state, and national level.

 


Spelling BeeImage of a bee holding a sign- Each year, the fourth and fifth-grade teachers select one student from each class to compete in the Hefner Spelling Bee.

Each year, the fourth and fifth-grade teachers select one student from each class to compete in the Bill Hefner Spelling Bee.  The winner from the school spelling bee then goes on to compete at the district level and hopes to qualify for the county, state, and/or national level.

 


Image of books that appear to be alive with eyes, arms, legs looking tired hanging on a bar with thought clouds above them Battle Of The Books

Battle of the Books is a competition for students in grades four and five who have a passion for reading.  Selected students will be asked to read approximately twenty books and become an expert on the content read. During the competition, students win points for their ability to recall intricate details of the books.  It is an exciting opportunity for book-lovers to compete in a fun, competitive environment, and to build friendships with other like-minded students.

To prepare our students for the competition, they meet after school on Tuesdays in the Media Center from 3:00-4:00 to practice and review book summaries. If you would like more information on Battle of the Books please contact our Media Center Coordinator, Ms. Baer by calling 910.860.7058 or via email, geniecebaer@ccs.k12.nc.us


News/ Broadcasting Cluba collage of 4 pictures, top left 2 male studenst with a hero background, top right 2 female students with a wood wall and hero emblem background, bottom left 1 male 1 female student with the wood and hero background, bottom right 1 male student and the assistant principal with a christmas background

Every morning we allow some of our fifth-grade students to broadcast the Hefner Morning News on our closed circuit school television. The Broadcasting Club consists of students who meet after school to research/gather information on school happenings, student birthdays, lunch for the day, and any other important information or announcements from teachers or administration. They put their necessary information on a presentation that will be used to do the morning news. The students will also be allowed to rehearse their lines to prepare before going on video. Students may also be asked to do interviews on camera around the school for special events, etc. This club is limited to only 10-15 students. Selected fourth-grade students will audition at the end of the school year for the following school year’s club. To qualify, they will be required to have a form signed by parents, as well as each of their classroom teachers, approving them to join the club based on their work ethic,  performance(grades,) and behavior. Students chosen to be in the club will need to maintain acceptable behavior in every class and keep their grades up to remain on the broadcasting team. For more information contact Cynthia Hummel:  cynthiahummel@ccs.k12.nc.us


 

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Published by Cynthia Hummel on October 15, 2019