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Each Friday during lunch we are excited to announce our STEM Stars and Star Classes.  Teachers nominate a STEM star from their class that demonstrates the highlighted STEM quality for the week.  Star Classes are selected by our Exploratory Team based on their class' points earned during exploratory classes for the week.   

We love celebrating our cubs and their outstanding STEM qualities.  Check out our school Facebook page for each week's STEM stars and STEM Star Classes.

Stem Class

Car rider reminders


  • Morning drop-off begins at 7:30 in the morning. Children should remain in the vehicle until a teacher/staff is present at the drop-off location.
  • Encourage your child to be ready to exit as soon as the car is completely stopped. If more time is needed, please circle around the loop.
  • Children should exit/enter the vehicle from the passenger side of the vehicle.
  • All cars should remain in a single line in front of the drop-off/pick-up location. We appreciate your patience when our youngest Cubs take a little extra time. 
  • The side gate leading to the car rider line will close at 8:10. If the gate is closed when you pull in, please park in the front and walk your child to the front door.


  • Cars may line up as early as 2:45, but you must be in line before 3:30 pm.  
  • By now all families should have car tags. If you do not have your car tag, you will be asked to park and report to the front office with a valid photo ID to sign out your child.
  •  If your child is in the car rider area but does not hear his/her name called, you will be asked to pull to the side until your child can be called again.


  • Whether in the morning or afternoon, cars must yield to buses. 
  • Please be patient with our staff who are working in the car lines. If you have a question, complaint, or suggestion about arrival and dismissal procedures, please address those to Mrs. Duncan or Mrs. Estes.



Starting Monday morning, August 12, 2019, students who currently ride
Bus# 108 or Bus# 30 to Battle Creek Elementary School from the streets listed below will change to Bus # 127. Ms. Barbara Keimes will be the driver.

Double Branch Road
John Sharp Rd
Lakeway Terrace
J T Court
Macbeth Ln
Red Oak Trail
Revas Landing
Les Chappell Rd
Silver Ln
Katelyn Dr
Becky Ln
Davis Green
Amber Ct
Taylorwood Ln
Marilyn Cir
Silver Leaf Ln
Billy Ln
Gander Ct
Burr Oak Ct

Approximate pickup time and drop-off times:
Pickup: 7:10-7:40 AM
Drop-off: 3:25-4:00PM

All other students currently riding bus #108 or bus# 30 will continue riding their current bus.

Bus 30 Approximate Pickup: 7:15 - 7:50
Bus 30 Approximate Drop-off: 3:30- 4:05
Bus 108 Approximate pickup: 7:10 - 7:45
Bus 108 Approximate drop-off: 3:25 - 4:00

Congratulations Mr. Ploen!
Posted on 10/17/2019
Mr. PloenMr. Ploen, one of our amazing third grade teachers, was awarded the "Amazing Teacher Award" for September. 

Dale is a energetic teacher who truly cares about his students and their learning.  I have witnessed him building relationships, motivating students to do their best and teaching with rigor.  He loves implementing best practices with technology and has shared his vision with others.  He works hard with his team at BCES.   

Great job Mr. Ploen!!

The Amazing Teacher Award is presented by Family Advantage Federal Credit Union and the Daily Herald.