Tag Archives: Fort Benning Schools

Dexter Elementary School to begin student ambassador program

Pfc. Jamila Beloch, 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery Regiment, tutors students in a first grade reading class as a part of the Partners in Education program at Dexter Elementary. (Photo Credit: Danielle Wallingsford Kirkland)

By Danielle Davis, Bayonet & Saber / “We met as strangers. We leave as friends.” That’s the idea behind Dexter Elementary School’s student ambassadors program, said Terri Hall, the military family life counselor. Hall has made plans to have the words adorn a banner in the school’s halls. She’s been assisting Edwina Smith, the school’s principal, with the program. The

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New child development center opens, community celebrates ribbon cutting

Columbus Cottonmouths mascot Boomer, left, Buffy Kolasheski, Brig. Gen. John Kolasheski, U.S. Army Armor School commandant, Col. Andy Hilmes, Garrison commander, and Dianne Belfield, director of the new Smith Hourly Child Development Center and the SFAC Child Development Center, along with Indianhead Child Development Center's Strong Beginnings preschool class, cut the ribbon on the new Smith Hourly Child Development Center.

By Danielle Davis, Bayonet & Saber / Dozens gathered outside the new Smith Hourly Child Development Center Sept. 9 for the ribbon cutting ceremony. The Smith Hourly Child Development Center is adjacent to the Smith Fitness Center and will serve the patrons that go to the gym, said Dianne Belfield, director of the new Smith Hourly Child Development Center and

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School officials, family of McBride cut ribbon, dedicate new building

School officials and the family of Capt. Morris McBride gathered at the new McBride Elementary School Aug. 23 to cut the ribbon and rededicate the 21st century learning facility. (Photos by: Markeith Horace/MCoE PAO Photographer)

By Danielle Davis, Bayonet & Saber / School officials, parents and other members of the Fort Benning community gathered Aug. 23 at McBride Elementary School for the school’s ribbon cutting and dedication. The new elementary school was rededicated to Capt. Morris McBride. Ann McBride Henderson, McBride’s widow, and Kirsten McBride Carpenter, his daughter, were in attendance. “I’m very proud. I

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New school year brings excitement

Parents walk their children to the new McBride Elementary School for the first time Aug. 4. (Photos by Danielle Davis)

By Danielle Davis, Bayonet & Saber / With visions of math problems, science projects and book reports too, Fort Benning schools welcomed their students back Aug. 4 for the first day of school. Thomas Fox, a fifth-grader at McBride Elementary School, was happy to be returning to school. “I like school and I usually ride my bike everyday,” Fox said.

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School’s Back!

Back to School 2016-2017 Fort Benning School Year

Prepare for the school year ahead with the 2016-2017 Back to School issue. Get to know Dr. Joan Islas, Faith Middle School’s new principal, along with the Fort Benning Elementary School principals. Learn about Faith Middle School’s new annex that will welcome students for the first time this year. Familiarize yourself with the college and career ready standards that the

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Fort Benning showcases new McBride Elementary School

Phyllis Parker, the principal of McBride Elementary School, leads a tour of the new facility July 19. The tour included school teachers, administrators and special guest Thomas Brady, the director of the Department of Defense Education Activity. (Photos by Danielle Davis)

By Danielle Davis, Bayonet & Saber / New year. New standards. New school. Thomas Brady, the Department of Defense Education Activity director, traveled to Fort Benning July 19 for a tour of McBride Elementary School, Benning’s newest education facility, which will welcome its first class of students Aug. 4. “This is like a homecoming for me. I’m surrounded by memories.

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DoDEA to implement new college and career standards

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By Danielle Davis, Bayonet & Saber / In an effort to increase the competitiveness of its students and ensure their future success, the Department of Defense Education Activity is implementing new “college and career ready” standards. According to the DoDEA’s website, these standards will help prepare students for success in college and their careers. They will also present the students

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