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Commissioners to discuss saving Bain building

Commissioners raised concerns over the fate of Bain Elementary School’s auditorium at last Thursday’s meeting.  The three present commissioners made a quorum in the absence of Mayor Ted Biggers and Commissioner Mickey Ellington.

An environmental and structural study was done on Bain’s auditorium and found asbestos and lead based paints, as well as significant structural problems.  The Board is interested in saving the building as a piece of Mint Hill’s history, and may find help through the Mint Hill Historical Society and the Department of Cultural Resources.  This issue may generate public interest, and with the absence of the mayor and a commissioner, it was deferred until the next meeting scheduled for August 16. […]

Bain Elementary wins recycling program in CMS

Charlotte-Mecklenburg School students have collected and recycled 8,000,000 milk and juice cartons, almost a third of all cartons distributed in the schools.
Meckleburg County was awarded $18,000 Community Waste Reduction and Recycling Grant from the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources. The grant was used to purchase specialized bins and signs. As an incentive five 1,000 […]

By |June 8th, 2012|Around Town, Bain Elementary School, Good deeds|0 Comments

Bain honors local veterans

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Bain students presented local veterans with American flags after singing “You are Our Heroes” to the special guests last Friday at their annual patriotic performance.  Butler High School’s JROTC color guard presented the flag while the second graders sang the National Anthem.

By |June 1st, 2012|Around Town, Bain Elementary School, Good deeds|0 Comments

Get Set 4 Kindergarten

Rising kindergarteners are invited to participate in stories and activities that build pre-reading skills and prepare children for school at the library.  It is open to children three to five years old.  Registration begins June 1 for the June 15 session, and June 15 for the June 29 session.  Both sessions start at 2 pm.

By |May 25th, 2012|Around Town, Bain Elementary School|0 Comments

Mint Hill schools awarded Innovation grants

 Two Mint Hill schools received the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Innovation for Transformation grants. The music department at Mint Hill Middle School and the kindergarten classes at Bain Elementary School are recipients of the grant, which provides iPads for 21st century classroom instruction. The grant was initiated by Dr. Scott Muri, the former CMS Chief Information Officer. Mint Hill Middle’s music department includes band director Amy Medlin, chorus teacher Crystal Liachoff, and orchestra teacher Megan Morris. […]

Second graders to honor American heroes

Bain Elementary School will hold its annual patriotic  performance May 25 at 9 am in the school’s parking lot.  Second graders, directed by music teacher Noreen Hofmann and dressed in red, white and blue, will sing eight songs to express gratitude toward the United States and those who serve it.
The patriotic program ties in to the second grade reading curriculum, which focuses on America.  Every grade has a musical performance each year, but according to Hoffman the second grade show is especially moving.
Butler’s JROTC color guard will present the flag, and the second grade student body will lead everyone in the National Anthem.  Other songs will include “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “This Land is Your Land.”   […]