Every morning , Bill Hefner students watch some of our fifth-grade students on the Hefner Morning News. The Broadcasting Club consists of students who meet after school to research/gather information on school happenings, student birthdays, lunch for the day, and any other important information or announcements from teachers or administration. They put their necessary information on a presentation that will be used to do the morning news. The students also rehearse their lines to prepare before recording. Students may also be asked to do interviews on camera around the school for special events, etc. This club is limited to only 10-15 students. Selected fourth-grade students will audition at the end of the school year for the following school year’s club. To qualify, they will be required to have a form signed by parents, as well as each of their classroom teachers, approving them to join the club based on their work ethic, performance(grades,) and behavior. Students chosen to be in the club will need to maintain acceptable behavior in every class and keep their grades up to remain on the broadcasting team. For more information contact Cynthia Hummel: firstname.lastname@example.org
Civic Oration Contest
As part of its dedication to community service, Modern Woodmen of the World launched its Civic Oration Contest in 1948. The contest is an important annual event at Bill Hefner Elementary for fifth-grade students. It helps students develop and exercise public speaking skills. Winners of our school-level contest may have the opportunity to advance to competition at the county, state, and national level.
Jr. Beta Club
Jr. Beta Club is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America. It has helped prepare today’s students to be tomorrow’s leaders. The National Beta Club promotes character, develops leadership skills, encourages service involvement, recognizes achievement, and provides technological advantages to students. Fourth and fifth-grade students are selected for this group based on high scholastic achievement and outstanding character.
Each year, the fourth and fifth-grade teachers select one student from each class to compete in the Bill Hefner Spelling Bee. The winner from the school spelling bee then goes on to compete at the district level and hopes to qualify for the county, state, and/or national level.