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Bain aims for personal learning approach this year

By Leah Schmalz

Bain Elementary is striving to make education more individualized and effective this year by personalizing learning to the needs of each student.

“One of our new goals this year is to start looking at each child and determining the best way they learn,” said Principal Tracey Hayes. “Our school will be taking on a personalized learning approach for our students.” […]

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.” […]

Group gathers to remember John Bain

A group gathered at the gravesite in Mint Hill on the anniversary of John Bain’s death on March 26, 1897.   From left to right are Carol Timblin, Seavy Bain, Marilyn Bain, Tina Ross-Duke, Tom Duke, June Hood, Marti Wyatt, and Lynnette

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Hugo the Hornet visits Mint Hill Bain to promote reading

By Leah Schmalz

Hugo the Hornet, the mascot for Charlotte’s newly rebranded NBA team, made a visit to Bain Elementary last Friday to invite students to join his Reading Revolution Team. Show emcee Tom Hill, who goes by stage name Justin Case, said a revolution is, “a major change in the way you think and ‘bee-have.’”

Hugo […]

By |November 20th, 2014|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds|0 Comments