DONATE TO THE BEEF FOUNDATION
The link below will take you to the online donation site for the BEEF Foundation
New Advisory Members Join B.E.E.F.
President Sandra Looper announced that five teachers will serve as advisory members to the B.E.E.F. board. They will serve an invaluable role as a contact between the foundation and each of their school sites. With the input from these teachers, the board members can better serve the needs of teachers and students.
The teachers include the following:
Francis PK-3 music
1973 Byng graduate
1982 Byng graduate
High School English
Junior High S.T.E.M. 7th and 8th grades
The Byng Excellence in Education Foundation awarded 5 Byng 2018 seniors with scholarships. Each senior received $500 to use at any college, vo-tech, or training program of their choice. l-r: Betty Allred, BEEF representative, Jordyn Eaton, Kali Miller, Malory McGehee, Brendle Wilson. (not shown is Taylor Smith)
“Walk of Fame” Project
The Foundation sells bricks to alumni, students and educators to include on our “Walk of Fame” which is located on the south side of the high school at the flag pole. The bricks are $25 each. The costs to engrave the bricks are paid by the Foundation and all labor and materials to complete the project are donated by members of B.E.E.F. and school personnel.
Please print and fill out this form to order your BYNG brick and then send it in. These make great gifts for graduates, alumni, to honor of a teacher, in memoriam etc., and they are only $25 each!
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seated: Sandra Looper, President; Lacy LaFevers,Treasurer
standing: Betty Allred, Secretary; Sonya Stokes, Vice-President
L-R TOP: Shelley Howell; LuAnn Fuller; Lisa Nickell; Debbie Carter. L-R BOTTOM Kelley Griffin; Laura Smith; Geneva Fleet; Jerica Reed
Teacher Grants Awarded for 2017-18
The Byng Excellence in Education Foundation recently awarded grants to eight teachers of the Byng School district for the 2017-2018 school year. All three school sits were recognized.
" Projection Scenery," submitted by Kellye Griffin, will bring Byng School’s theatre department up-to-date by integrating a wide-rear projection screen, a bright wide-throw projector, and scenic projections for the stagecraft curriculum and the drama productions.
" Drumming Without Drums," submitted by Laura Smith will give students the opportunity to jam with buckets and other “instruments" to discover the joy of creating music and the fun of using homemade (or found “instruments”) to do so.
" Hey, Alexa," submitted by Luann Fuller, will be used to purchase an Amazon Echo and magazine subscriptions to Zoobooks, National Geographic for Kids, Boys' Life, American Girl and Sports Illustrated for Kids. The Amazon Echo can provide answers to many of their questions, provide current comparisons, and even translate phrases into other languages.
" Technology for Special Needs," submitted by Shelley Howell, will allow for the purchase of Chromebooks for students in her classroom who need varied resources to enhance and encourage independence.
" Boogie Fever," a collaborative grant submitted by Jerica Reed and Debbie Carter, will allow their second and third graders to use a "Boogie Board," which is a lightweight LCD electronic device with a writing screen much like a tiny white board. It requires no plug in, no paper or pencil. With these, students can practice math facts, spelling words, short stories, creative writings, and handwriting.
" Francis Running and Mileage Club," a collaborative grant submitted by Genieve Fleet and Lisa Nickell, encourages students to participate in the Francis Running & Mileage Club. Students will have the opportunity to run or walk as much as they like during their recess time and keep track of it on the EZ Tally app.
As Byng's 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year, Laura Smith was awarded a special grant.
During each school year, B.E.E.F. works with the school, community and alumni to raise money for teacher grants and student scholarships. The foundation posts events of interest on the Byng School website, Facebook, and Twitter.