Students at Beacon compete inter-scholastically in football, field hockey, basketball, baseball, softball, boys and girls soccer, wrestling and track. The goal of the sports program is to assist students in the development of sportsmanship, camaraderie, and school spirit as well as athletic skills.
H.Y.P.E is an after-school homework program. 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.
Our teams participate in four county meets and the State Math Invitational Meet held in Dover during the Spring. Beacon Middle School Math League practice sessions are usually held one-two times per month, with most practices taking place in the afternoon from 3pm- 4:15pm. Grade 8 will sometimes meet at lunch to avoid conflicts with after-school sports practices. Practices not only help in reviewing needed math skills but also help the coaches determine who will represent the school at each meet.
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 and become good citizens. The NJHS requires some sort of service to the community, school, or other organizations. The NJHS offers projects students meet the required service hour total monthly.
Each year, two representatives from each grade will be selected to represent their class and communicate with the student body about upcoming events. Students this year will help run events like Karaoke Night, a school dance as well as other activities to help raise money for our school’s PBS committee. Students who are members of the student council are also eligible to run for office in the State of Delaware.
Yearbook club meets the entire school year, after school for a few hours and design, edit, and work on the yearbook. The books are completely student created and produced, from taking the pictures, editing them and creating the layout of the pages. Students will start to learn how to use Photoshop and other digital photo editing programs and will begin to develop general photography techniques.
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