Bain Daze first steps to saving historic school

Bain Daze

Ladies of all ages participated in the Victorian hat contest. Margaret Cochran, second from right, wore the winning hat, designed by Abbey Rose Floral Artistry, who was also a sponsor of the event.

The first ever Bain Daze was held at Mint Hill Park on Fairview on Saturday, September 21, and young and old came out to support fund raising efforts to save the historic school building from the wrecking ball.

The school, which dates to 1889 when it was known as Bain Academy, was the first graded school and college preparatory school in Mecklenburg County.

Around 1922 the school was turned over to Mecklenburg County and it was redesigned into a two-story brick structure with a belfry. For many years its graduates would meet at the school for reunions and gatherings.  Continue reading

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Cartoonist to appear at Bain Daze

Marcus Hamilton, a long-time Mint Hill resident and the cartoonist on the daily “Dennis the Menace” panel, will appear at the Bain Daze festival at the Mint Hill Park on Fairview this Saturday, September 21, between 10:30 am and 2 pm.
Visitors are encouraged to come by his tent around 11 am to see how he draws those lovable characters from the famous cartoon, developed by the late Hank Ketcham.╩ Hamilton will offer cardstock prints for $5 each and original posters for $25, with all proceeds going toward the Historic Bain Restoration. Continue reading
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Principal readies Bain for transition

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By Michele Dotson - Staff Writer

Finishing touches are being completed at the newly constructed Bain Elementary School in preparation for the start of school in August. The project, which cost more than $15 million and took about 18 months to complete was paid for with 2007 bond money.

The school was first slated only for upgrades, but approval for a new structure came once it was determined to be more cost effective to build from scratch.  Construction began in early spring of 2012. nths to complete was paid for with 2007 bond money.

Principal John LeGrand has spent the summer organizing the move from the adjacent building and readying the school for the return of teachers on August 19.

“I have been addressing our instructional focus, of course, but I’ve been surprised how I’ve been pulled into dealing with lots of logistics this summer.” Continue reading

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Kiwanis Club names May Terrific Kids at Bain

KINDERGARTEN: Michael Oliva, Diana Gulyak, Jaina Hill, Melody Deel, Ethan Blackmon,Stephanie Sanchez-Lopez, Reanne Santero.  GRADE 1: Kate Van Kest ren, Will Andrews, Madalyn Stanfield, Lucas Rudisill, Alex Fickett, Bethany Durham, Amelia A. GRADE 2: Ryan Williams, Alex Salguedo, Haiven Thomas, Ty Vogler, Mouaz Altarabichi,  Evilina Savchuk, Neyda Guzman. GRADE 3: AaronTrauner, Carly Alridge, Mallory Shaver, Cameron King, Xuli Dubbs, Frank Williams-Dowdell, Angelina Armstrong, Caroline Moore.  GRADE 4: Michael Golden, Cheyenne Vang, Jocelynn Coleman, Cristina Mendoza, Rachel Picarelli, Louna Abouainain,  Kiara Hogan. GRADE 5: Katie Joles, Cheyenne Coulter, Benjamin Henderson, Cambria Bondi, Grayson Sherwin, Sarah Leming, Mackenzie Strickler.

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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.

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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.”   Continue reading

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