Bright Futures Academy held its school wide Spelling Bee Final on Thursday, Jan. 28. Students from grades 2 through 8 have been competing in their team rooms, narrowing down the contestants to just 36. After ten rounds of spelling, eighth grader Estelle B. emerged victorious, correctly spelling “paragon.” Shane P., another eighth grader, came in second. Both students will advance to the next round of the contest, to be held at the Benjamin School on Feb. 23 at 4:30 p.m., and
This week’s EDU-Garden™ News is by our special correspondent Ms. Courtney! This Tuesday the EDU-Garden™ was full of hustle and bustle as we had the pleasure of hosting the elementary students for their monthly field trip. In the midst of the multitude, I was reminded of a quote - “There's joy and wonder everywhere when you see the world through the eyes of a child.”
To the unsuspecting observer, the day's activities may have looked like organized chaos – children scattered
Middle school art history students have been studying the periods of Greek Art, from the Geometric style patterns on pottery to the dramatic and emotional sculptures of the Hellenistic Period. They learned about the Red-figure and Black-figure techniques and types of imagery that occurred on up to as many as 20 different varieties of Greek vase styles: each with its own function, each perfectly formed for its purpose and most of them were exquisitely decorated. Students selec
The BFA Sharks bested the Benjamin School Buccaneers in a double overtime 41-39 victory. Led by 8th grader Garrett F.’s 12 points, the balance was tipped by Josh D., who came off the bench for both overtimes and whose defensive rebounds allowed the Sharks to secure a lead. With the win, the Sharks tie their all time best record of 9 wins and no losses, and look to close out a perfect season when they take on All Saints Academy on February 3. In other athletics news, co-ed
In the midst of the din and hue of a parade that featured marching bands and floats, Bright Futures Academy was represented by a group of marchers in the 2016 Martin Luther King Day Parade in Riviera Beach on Saturday, Jan. 16. Although Friday saw storms and even a tornado warning, Saturday dawned bright, blue, and clear for the marchers. More than a dozen students and several parents joined BFA faculty as they marched down the quarter mile route along Blue Heron Boulevard. H
This month’s restaurant night was very special, because not only did it support BFA, it was sponsored by a BFA family!
The Mastorides family, who own Vietnamese Express Café, hosted the event on Tuesday. BFA would like to extend its gratitude towards the Mastorides for their generosity and support. Thank you!
You must have heard the expression “don’t fall down the rabbit hole,” referring of course to getting lost in confusion chasing an idea. I for one have chased many things down a rabbit hole, though not literally, of course. It is so interesting to observe animal behavior because as you do you realize how so many of our very own behaviors mimic animals and how often we pepper our speech with animal related analogies. So while we might think the rabbit hole is endless as we sear
Bright Futures Academy Boys’ Basketball’s winning streak continues unabated, as the Sharks dominated Franklin Academy of Boynton Beach last night, 48-17. Led by standout shooter Garret F with 11 points, the Sharks easily overcame their opponents. Josh M. had 7 points, and Alex C. and Michael W. each scored 4 points off the bench.
The Sharks take the court again on Monday, Jan. 25, against the Benjamin School. Tipoff is at 4 PM.
Middle school art students have been honing their observational drawing skills and using charcoal pastels. This time, students chose colorful items to draw from a still life set up in class, and used the charcoal pastels to add color to their drawings. They experimented with different blending techniques and tools to create subtle color transitions in their forms. Students were encouraged to notice the value changes and tonal gradations that took place on the surface of their
We are proud to announce that out of over 200 entries, TWO of our BFA student artists had their artwork selected as FINALISTS for the Artigras 2016 Youth Art Competition. Finalists will receive TWO tickets per student. Winners will be announced live on stage at Artigras on Saturday, Feb 13, 2016, at 12pm. Please come support our BFA student artists, or at least come to check out all the art that Artigras has to offer. If you have never been, here is a link with more informat