Bel-Aire Elementary School is a school-wide Title I school that serves approximately 600 students, kindergarten to sixth grades. We offer our students a quality learning environment with internet access in all classrooms, so all students can become part of our global society. Each classroom has a Smart Board interactive whiteboard and at least four computers for students to use during the school day. Each student has access to checkout a laptop for use at home and at school. Students have access to a fully automated library and media center, two computer labs, and mobile laptop carts as well. A variety of educational programs such as tutoring, enrichment courses, and online curricula provide students with a wealth of opportunity to excel and achieve. Each teacher can better meet student needs with data resources. These resources allow teachers to profile the past performance of each student and better meet the specific needs of individual students. Our students can also participate in extra-curricular after-school clubs.  We provide a safe and nurturing learning environment where all students have opportunities to succeed.

Administration
Ann Hardy  - Principal
Ida West  - Assistant Principal
Ellen Bosarge - Assistant Principal
Abby Dobbs - Instructional Coach

Vision: to be the BEST!

Mission:
to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment with high academic and character expectations where all students have opportunities to succeed on their paths to becoming lifelong learners and productive citizens.

Motto: We DARE to be the BEST!

School-Wide Expectations:
Bobcat PAWS
P - Practice Kindness
A - Act Responsibly
W - Work Hard
S - Show Respect

Bobcat News

We have earned a "B" school rating! - MDE 21-22

Our rating is calculated based on MAAP Performance in 3rd-6th Grade ELA & Math Proficient (PL4) and Advanced (PL5) Points and GROWTH Points, 5th Grade Science PL4 and PL5 Points, and EL LAS Links GROWTH Points.

Student Goals:

1. Strive for Performance Level 5 (Advanced)! 

2. Grow at least one performance level each year!

Upcoming Events

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December 19th - January 4th - Christmas and New Year Holiday Break 

January 5th - Students Return!

January 9th - Report Cards

January 9th - 20th - Winter NWEA Assessments.  Students who meet their NWEA Growth Goals can earn Pickles & Popcorn!

January 16th - MLK Holiday - No School

January 24th - 2nd Term Awards (4th-6th Grades)

January 25th - 2nd Term Awards (1st-3rd Grades)

January 25th - Failure Notices

January 26th - 1st and 2nd Grade Family Engagement Meeting

January 31st - Social Media Cautions & Saying "No" to Vaping Family Meeting

February 8th - Progress Reports

February 16th - 5th and 6th Grade Family Engagement Meeting - Black History Program

February 20th - 22nd - Mardi Gras Holidays - No School

Bell Schedule

6:50 AM - Students Begin Entering Building from Buses and Car Riders.
7:25 AM - First Bell - Morning Announcements
7:30 AM - Tardy Bell - Instruction Begins
2:15 PM - Bus Dismissal Begins
2:20-2:50 PM - Car Rider Dismissal
3:00 PM - AlphaBest Begins