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· Vision:

          SPES will create a safe and positive environment that promotes student success, global         awareness and a lifelong love of learning.


· Mission:

          Our mission is to build trusting relationships through collaborative efforts that empower students to turn their potential into reality.​


Positive Attitude

Acting Responsibly
Wise Choices

      Be ReSpectful

         Be  Positive

      Be  REsponsible

  And  . . Show Kindness


District News

  • Bethlehem Wins Elementary School Battle of the Books

    The Alexander County Elementary Battle of the Books was held Wednesday, March 15, 2017 with all seven elementary schools participating. Bethlehem Elementary School took top honors scoring over 100 points. The competition consisted of 7 rounds of 12 questions each round. The content-based questions were from a selection of books the students read for the competition. The purpose of the Battle of the Books program is to encourage reading by all students at the elementary and middle school levels. Students, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints by prominent authors in the area of young adult literature. The game format creates interest and excitement in reading. Through the fun and excitement of the competition, students improve reading skills, mature in their choices of reading materials, and acquire a broader knowledge base. Bethlehem Elementary students will compete in the regional elementary competition on April 27 at 9:30 a.m. in Hickory at St. Aloysius Catholic Church.

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  • Special Called Board Meeting

    Watch the Alexander County Board of Education Meeting live at 12:30 p.m. A Special Called Meeting of the Alexander County Board of Education will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Board of Education Conference Room, 700 Liledoun Road, Taylorsville, NC. The sole purpose of the meeting is distribution of the NCDPI Facility Survey & Recommendations Report. No action will be taken at this meeting.

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  • Everyday Preventive Actions That Can Help Fight Germs, Like The Flu

    Click here for the full image and a guide for parents regarding the flu.

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  • Andras wins Spelling Bee; Bishop is Second

    Tori Andras of Wittenburg Elementary School emerged as the 2017 Alexander County Spelling Bee Winner. Rachel Bishop of West Alexander Middle School placed second in the county-wide event. Click here to read more.

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Emergency Alert

  • When possible, school safety alerts will be posted on the school's website under the Emergency Alert Section. 
    If your child's school has an alert, you can go to the School Safety Department page on the district website for information regarding those codes.  
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  • Mark your March Calendars

    3/6 Doughnut Sale Starts

    3/7 Good News Club

    3/8 PTO Board mtg. 9:00

    3/8 Variety show forms Due

    3/12 Daylight Savings

    3/14 PTO mtg. 6:00 pm

    3/14 Good News Club

    3/15 4th & 5th Battle of the Books-Old Ellendale

    3/17 PTO Board Game Night

    3/17 St. Patrick’s Day

    3/20 Kindergarten Screening

    3/21 Jump Rope for Heart

    3/22 Doughnut Delivery

    3/24 Early Dismissal 12:45

    3/24 End Third Nine Weeks

    3/28 Good News Club

    3/31 Faculty vs. 5th Graders

    3/31 PTO Dinner/Variety Show

    3/31 1st Little Reads Play


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  • Student hours- 8:00-3:15

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  • Office Hours are from 7:30-4:30

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  • Arrivals

    7:30-8:00 student drop off time for car riders(do not bring students earlier than 7:30)

    7:30-7:55 breakfast is served

    8:00- all students  need to be in their classrooms by 8:00 to avoid being tardy


    3:10-dismissal time for car riders

    3:13-dismissal time for bus riders

    **Students arriving between 7:30 and 7:45 wil go to the cafeteria regardless of whether they eat breakfast or not.

    Students will start being dismissed from the cafeteria at 7:45 


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