Students at the Lighthouse Campus have been studying the continent of Africa. As an art extension of the their studies, students created paintings of different African animals. Students used watercolors to depict different animals at sunrise.
As part of Read across America month, Ms. Steier’s Language Arts classes have been researching their families’ histories - as increasing numbers of Americans were born in other nations, speak different languages, and carry different cultural traditions. To better understand and embrace the changing demographics of our nation, the students created and displayed flags showcasing their different backgrounds; they also created their own flag, as a composite of these different nat
We're excited to announce our participation in the 2nd Annual Live Like Jake 5K Run/Walk which takes place on May 14, 2016! Whether you're a runner or a walker, this is a fun event that raises proceeds for the Live Like Jake Foundation. The Foundation is a local, nonprofit 501c3 organization committed to funding scholarships for survival swim lessons, as well as providing financial support to families who have lost a loved one or have a child with critical care needs. Our tea
As part of the fun leading up to next week’s groovy Scholastic Book Fair, students decorated their doors in the spirit of the Flower Power decade! Congratulations to Ms. Steier’s class for winning the contest! Ms. Mullins’ class won second prize and Mrs. Porter’s class came in third!
For 5th - 8th grade art students, our Black History month artist focus was on Faith Ringgold. She is an artist, teacher, author and illustrator famous for her story quilts. The story quilts that she created came from her own life experiences and inspirations. Students thought about good memories from their own lives to illustrate and represent in a visual narrative. We then combined our individual stories into a collaborative story quilt. We all have great stories to tell! Re
The Volleyball Club that had been scheduled will not be held due to a lack of participation. Golf club continues to meet on Tuesdays with Coach Laders from 3:45-5pm. Field Day will be postponed until after testing, when we can take advantage of the beautiful Spring weather! We are still looking for volunteers to help make this event a great success. If you would like to volunteer please email Coach Laders at Eric.Laders@brightfuturesacademy.com
You’ve probably never heard of the Green Schools Recognition Program, but it is a really big deal! The Green Schools Recognition Program seeks to encourage schools to create cultures of learning so students will work towards a sustainable future. The Green Schools Recognition Program is a joint partner- ship of Florida Atlantic University and Pine Jog Environmental, along with the School District of Palm Beach County. There is an impressive array of awards for the 2016 “go
We are excited to announce that we will be having a groovy Book Fair at the Lighthouse and Riverside Campuses! Our theme is the Sixties and we think it’s a gas! Come join us for these far-out activities leading up to the Book Fair! Monday, March 7th - Friday, March 11th: All For Books Coin Drive. Send in your loose change this week (dollars, too!!). All monies collected will be used to buy books for Bright Futures Academy. Scholastic Book Fair will match the amount and make
Check out our Nature Wall at the Lighthouse elementary campus! It is hanging at the entrance to our office on the right hand side of the door. This is really an exciting project for our young students as they add to the wall any items that they find that come from nature around school, or their own homes and neighborhoods. We have a few sticks criss-crossed to make a trellis and then hang the items there. A few different leaves, some seed pods, and flowers have been added to
Bright Futures Academy won $250 for the Art Department in ArtiGras’ “Recycling Is An ART” contest. Students decorated a recycling bin using found items and the bin went on display at last month’s ArtiGras festival.
Photos of the bins were put online and the top ten vote getters won! Thank you so much to all those who shared and liked our entry!