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Chasing Dreams

By Andrew Stark

Bain Elementary School third- through fifth-grade boys learned about fitness, teamwork and character in Xcel 2 Fitness, a program new to the school this year.

What do swimming noodles, cones, tennis balls, climbing ladders and a group of third- to fifth-graders have in common?

To elementary school boys involved in Xcel 2 Fitness, those are the building blocks to friendship, self-confidence, athleticism and teamwork, and they’ve been on display since Bain Elementary began its program this fall.

“They have noodles, cones and everything else out here and (outsiders) probably look at it like, ‘OK, what is this going to do for them?’” Bain instructor and physical education teacher Jake Doster said. “But if they can get together and do games and activities that are put together in a curriculum and work as a team, that’s what sports pretty much are.

“They’re running through ladders and improving their agility and working on things like that. Everything is based around fitness and developing as teammates.” […]

Bain School reunion slated for November 15

Did you ever wonder what happened to the girl you adored in the second grade at Bain School?  Or the mischievous boy who was always being sent to the principal’s office for throwing spit wads?

You just might find out the answers if you attend the Bain School Reunion for all classes, including anyone and everyone who ever attended the historic school dating to 1889, on November 15.  You’ll also have a chance to share photos with classmates and participate in the silent auction to benefit the Bain Restoration Project.  Double saxophonist Denny Allen, a Bain School alum, will provide music for the event. […]

By |October 8th, 2014|Around Town, Bain Elementary School, Featured Posts|3 Comments

Terrific Kids

By |June 10th, 2014|Around Town, Bain Elementary School, Schools|25 Comments

Dr. Steve Bain connects with lineage during Mint Hill visit

By Leah Schmalz

When Dr. Steve Bain, a professor at Texas A&M, began researching his family lineage, he never imagined it would take him to Mint Hill. The link extends back to Bain’s great-great-great grandfather, who was John Bain’s uncle.

Bain received a gracious welcome last Thursday at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, where some of his ancestors are buried. Mayor Ted Biggers presented him with several mementos from the town, including several pins and an ornament of the town hall. “We were quite excited when we heard we had a namesake from the Bain family coming,” said Biggers. ““This is about…meeting the community and connecting so when people come here they don’t have to have the last name Bain to feel welcome.”  […]