National Junior Honor Society , or NJHS is a worldwide organization that consists of many chapters in middle schools (grades 6-8). Selection is based on five criteria: citizenship, service, leadership, scholarship and character. Members must maintain a high grade point average (the national minimum is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale) and become good citizens (by participating in service projects). The NJHS requires some sort of service to the community, school, or other organizations. The projects help students meet the required service hour total monthly.
Beacon's NJHS has sponsored many service projects including but not limited to: Earth Day cleanup; Brandywine Assisted Living; Buddy Walk; Polar Bear Plunge; Beach Grass planting; Walk for Autism and participation in the Lewes Christmas Parade. Last year Beacon's NJHS raised over $3000 and used it to help needy families in the community.
Events in October, 2009:
Buddy Walk 10/10 - be there at 8am on Delaware & Boardwalk - will last until approximately 11am. (We will have a meeting this Thurs 10/8 during 8th grade lunch)
Costume Dance 10/30 7pm-9pm costume (no masks or facepaint or accessories) Cost $5.00
For additional information please contact BComroe@cape.k12.de.us
Sports at Beacon
Students at Beacon compete interscholastically in football, field hockey, basketball, baseball, softball, boys and girls soccer, wreslting and track. The goal for the sports program is to assist students in the development of sportsmanship, camaraderie, and school spirit as well as the athletic skills. If your child is interested in joinng a sport at Beacon, please visit our Athletic page on this site or contact DFrederick@cape.k12.de.us
H.Y.P.E. - Helping Youth Persue Excellence After School Homework Program
Welcome to H.Y.P.E., an academic assistance program funded by the Cape Henlopen School District. The primary focus of the program is to assist students with homework and other assignments.
Students meet from 3-5pm Mondays and Wednesday immediately after school. A district bus provides transportation home.
Delaware certified teachers offer academic assistance and monitor the completion of homework assignments and projects. The program is not a replacement for parental monitoring of homework completion. It is designed to help students who may need additional help with concepts.
Students receive a snack prior to completing assignments. They will also participate in a Let's R.A.P. (Report Academic Progress) discussion each day. The purpose is to encourage students to think about daily skills and preparations needed to be successful in the classroom.
Students will follow the Cape Henlopen Code of Conduct at all times. Students who do not obey the code consistently will be asked to leave the program.
If you are interested or have questions please contact Ms. Lisa Morris at LMorris@cape.k12.de.us
Math League - 7th & 8th grades
Beacon Middle School Math League practice sesions are usually held twice a month. Most practices will take place on a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon from 3pm - 4:15pm in either of the Math teacher classrooms. Practices not only help in reviewing needed math skills, but also help the coaches determine who will represent the school at each meet. For additional information please contact Kswingle@cape.k12.de.us ; Aranieri@cape.k12.de.us or PTimmons@cape.k12.de.us .
Yearbook is an all year activity.
They meet every Thursday after school for a few hours and design, edit, and work on the yearbook and yearbook activities. They are planning several yearbook events this year including a car wash.
The 2007-2008 yearbooks will be completely student created and produced. From taking the pictures to editing them and creating the layout of the pages.
Presently we have students from 6th, 7th, and 8th grade representing their grades and working hard on the yearbook.
Students will also start to learn how to use Photoshop and other digital photo editing as well as photographing techniques to catch that once in a lifetime photo!
Students interested should see Mr. Lenhart in Room 401 or contact him at email@example.com