Christopher Paige, BEAM K5 student, was selected as a Grand Prize Winner of the U.S. Department of Treasury’s “Save Out Loud” Contest. Christopher won the K-6 photo essay category of the contest and is one of four national Grand Prize Winners who will have the opportunity to meet and converse with Treasurer Rosie Rios during a virtual classroom visit.
BEAM received nice publicity around this win from the Neighborhood News Service. Click to read the article.
Christopher’s adorable photo was selected for its originality, creativity, emotional impact and support of the principle of savings. The title of Christopher’s photo essay was “Big Time Saver.” His accomplishment was recognized with a virtual visit from the U.S. Treasurer of the United States, Rosie Rios. He invited his K5 classmates and the 1st graders to the event.
Christopher wins an engraved plaque with a mounted coin from the U.S. Mint and an autographed dollar bill from the Treasurer. BEAM also received a beautiful Liberty Bell which will be showcased in our “B&E Square” display case that can be found at the end of Market Place on the first floor.
Way to go, Christopher!
Radio 88Nine interviewed the students participating in the “Move!” project as part of their series “Healthy Streets – Healthy Kids.” Our students were featured in pictures and the associated article and podcast. Click here to see and hear this wonderful coverage.
Mr. Ronneal Davis nominated BEAM’s third grade students and teachers to receive dictionaries through the AT&T Telecom Pioneers Dictionary Project. On Tuesday, November 22, 2011, Mr. Davis stopped by to present each third grade student with their very own dictionary. The student’s were provided with an opportunity to participate in various exercises designed to teach them how to make the best use of their dictionaries. Some of the special features of the dictionaries are as follows: a multiplication table, biographies of the US Presidents, maps of the world and even a guide to learning sign language. Our student’s reaction to their special gift assured Mr. Davis that he made the right choice in selecting BEAM. The students also sent thank you notes to Mr. Davis and AT&T’s corporate office.
Thursday, December 1–Honors Day Program. We take the time to celebrate students’ achievements during 1st quarter. 9:30-10:00 am for grades K4 AM and K5; 11:45am-12:45pm for grades 5-8; 1:00-2:00pm for grades K4 pm, 1-4.
Tuesday, December 6–Free Dental Services. Preferred Dentistry will be providing free dental services for BEAM students. For more information on how your child can receive services contact Glenda McMiller, Student Support Manager, 615-3915 ext. 310.
Tuesday, December 20–BEAM Primary Concert and Family Holiday Mixer. Come for music, dinner, games, and a raffle. 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Under Mr. Caston’s guidance, BEAM began a robust recycling program this school year. Each classroom collected recyclable items, predominately paper. In just a short time, Mr. Caston and the participating teachers collected many boxes of recycled materials, and the program continues to grow. Mr. Caston has enlisted the help of the students in the program while also educating them on the importance of recycling and being an active part of the green environmental movement. This is another great initiative underway at the school that will continue to grow in the next school year!
BEAM received two more generous donations to help with the 6th grade Business and Economics curriculum and Math curriculum. Ms. Goldstein received a donation from the Actuarial Foundation. The financial literacy materials will teach students about banking, investing, and savings. Ms. Goldstein also received donations from donorschoose.org in the form of math materials related to geometry and measurement concepts. She is excited to get started using these new materials.
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On March 4, 2010, BEAM 7th Graders took first place in the middle school category at the Finance & Investment Challenge Bowl (FICB). This event showcases middle and high school students from all over Milwaukee. It is a semester-long study program culminating in a quiz competition designed to promote financial literacy among youth by testing their knowledge about personal finance and investing. The students competed for gift cards, trophies and other prices by advancing their team in the exciting economic literacy “Jeopardy-style” game.
The FICB is a program of Asset Builders of America, Inc. – a Wisconsin non-profit organization with a mission of promoting financial education and wealth-building strategies to enhance the quality of life of low-income youth, families and communities. This year’s event was co-sponsored by the Helen Bader Foundation, M&I Bank, Precision Information, and US Bank.
BEAM receives visit from Carole Meekins of WTMJ-TV
Student players from BEAM with Carole Meekins of WTMJ-TV and Positively Milwaukee.
Student players from the Business and Economics Academy of Milwaukee (BEAM) receive a visit from Carole Meekins of WTMJ-TV as part of her Positively Milwaukee series.
Ms. Leazer, BEAM Students, Jessica Doyle and Marlene Doerr
Ms. Leazer and BEAM students partner with Jessica Doyle to bring the SHARP Literacy Program to BEAM.