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    Posted on June 6, 2019 - School News

    The James Bean School was awarded a grant from Sherwin Williams called “Paint a Brighter Future.” With this award, we were able to secure 30 gallons of paint to brighten our hallways and classrooms. Teachers and staff have chosen their colors and we are now looking for volunteers to help us paint! Students, teachers, staff,… Read More

  2. JHB Living Wax Museum

    Posted on May 16, 2019 - School News

    On April 4th, parents and community members packed the gymnasium to spend an evening at JHB’s “Living Wax Museum.” Each fifth grader chose a historical figure to research. They crafted an informative writing piece, created a visual,  and dressed as that person would have. Additionally, many included props so that the listeners would have a… Read More

  3. Tamra Wight talks writing, books and wildlife at JHB!

    Posted on May 13, 2019 - School News

    by Kathryn Bailey,  Librarian All students in grades 3-5 had the pleasure of hearing Maine author and wildlife photographer Tamra Wight present on May 3rd at the James H. Bean Elementary school.  Students, teachers, and librarians were captivated by Tamra’s obvious passion for wildlife, her down-to-earth personality, and commitment to her craft. Tamra’s constant positive… Read More

  4. After School Action at JHB

    Posted on April 11, 2019 - School News

    JHB students were so fortunate to have the opportunity to participate in three after-school activities during the month of March. Physical Education teacher, Nate Quirion,  offered his Intramural Club for six weeks to fourth and fifth graders. Forty-three students participated in three weeks of basketball and three weeks of floor hockey. Sadie LaJoie, parent of… Read More

  5. Reading at JHB

    Posted on April 5, 2019 - School News

    James H. Bean kicked off “Read Across America” and it’s “Dino-mite” Book Fair on Friday, March. 1. The day began with Mrs. Hill, Literacy Interventionist, and Sharon Cormier, Math Interventionist, hosting a parent event that offered math and literacy activities all centered around the works of Dr. Seuss. Ten of our Title 1 students were… Read More

  6. JHB hosts “Family Math Morning”

    Posted on March 6, 2019 - School News

    On the morning of February 8th, the classrooms at James H. Bean were much more crowded than usual. One hundred and seventy-four parents and/or family members joined their children for an hour full of math activities and games. We were pleasantly surprised with the turnout as 54% of our students were joined by a parent… Read More

  7. Showing Gratitude To Our Community HEROES

    Posted on February 19, 2019 - School News

    The members of JHB’s Student Leadership Team delivered “Hero Bags” to local heroes, our first responders, on Thursday, February 14. The students contacted the various agencies to determine how many heroes we have in our community, brainstormed items to put into the bags, shopped for the items, voluntarily gave up their recesses to create the… Read More

  8. “Rails and Trails”- Grade 4 Music Concert

    Posted on February 7, 2019 - School News

    The fourth-grade students at JHB performed their music concert, “Rails and Trails” on January 17. Mrs. Paradis works tirelessly each year rehearsing lines, songs, and dances with the students. In addition to the songs and dances, students played various musical instruments including cabasas, sandpaper blocks, handbells and boomwhackers.

  9. Teachers Teaching Teachers

    Posted on February 1, 2019 - School News

    During our January 21 Inservice Day, five teacher leaders presented seminars for their colleagues. All of the presenters had attended an out of district workshop, and were excited to bring the new information back to their colleagues. Topics included Visible Learning In Literacy and Mathematics, Using IXL As A Diagnostic Tool, and Trauma-Informed Classrooms. Teachers… Read More

  10. JHB School Song

    Posted on January 31, 2019 - School News

    The students at JHB can be heard singing a new song these days…”JHB, The Place For Me!” All students were challenged to compose a song that captured what life was like, day in and day out, at the Bean School. The lyrics had to be sung to the tune of a familiar childhood song. We had… Read More

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