Bethel School Gets Makeover
TEXARKANA, TEX. – The Bethel Eagles of Texarkana were so excited about the end of the 2018-2019 school year that they didn't want the school year to end! We celebrated a beautiful school year with four graduates—Vasti Campusano (8th grade), Kenyan Collins (Kindergarten), Kalayaan Diaz (Kindergarten), Aubrey Alston (Kindergarten)—along with an exciting new Bible curriculum, "Encounter-Makeover!"
The upper grade students (5th-8th) jumped on the opportunity to redo both the classrooms and the playground. The makeover for the playground included not only new playground equipment, but a "Prayer Garden" and a "School Vegetable Garden" with sitting benches and a trail around the playground.
Bethel also held a King and Queen fundraiser and to our amazement we raised over $5,000. Our school was also one of many recipients for the VersaCare Grant! During the summer, we contacted retailers and discovered that we would be able to make several dreams come true. As a result, Bethel Adventist Church School has been blessed with a Skywalker Sports Modular Jungle Gym with accessories, a Smartboard, 15 Chromebooks and Robotic Equipment.
To our amazement, the students heard about the new equipment and decided that they were going to camp out in the hallway during a Sabbath meal, just to get a glimpse of all these new items. Special thanks to T. Clemons, Kenneth Edwards, the Bethel church family and those who contributed to the King and Queen Contest and Banquet.
By Sandra Clemons