The highlight of the celebration week took place when this year’s kindergarten class assisted members of the celebration committee in planting a gingko tree, which was donated by the committee, at the school.
The kindergarten class was photographed with the tree after it was planted. The class will be photographed again during their sixth grade year, and during their senior year, to mark the growth of both the tree and the children.
When asked what this event meant for the school and community, retired teacher and current board of education representative Jackie Sivley said, “It is an opportunity to connect the town and the school in an effort to grow our future generation.”
BES would like to thank the 200th Anniversary Committee for including the school in the celebration, and for helping to teach the children in the town the importance of giving back to the environment in which we live.