Bethany Elementary School
Administrative Intern: Wendy Miller
Counselor: Andi Goldsticker
School Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
School Colors: Blue and white
Mascot: The Bethany Bunch
Motto: Caring about learning - learning about caring.
Year Opened: 1993
Phone: (469) 752-0300
Fax: (469) 752-0301
2418 Micarta Drive
Plano, TX 75025
AchievementsTexas State Exemplary campus; Gold Performance Acknowledgements with Increased Commended Performance in reading, math, writing and science; PISD Exemplary Writing campus (1997-05); Nutrition Center awarded a perfect score by the City Health Department (2013); district and regional science fair winners; award winning PTA ; district and state PTA Reflections winners; Plano ISD Education Foundation Grants to Educators recipient campus (1998-09); Plano ISD Experienced Teacher of the Year (2013) Crest Award presented to Counselor Andi Goldsticker, February 2011; Texas Business & Education Coalition (TBEC) awarded November 2010; and Healthy Choice School award (2011–present).
Campus ProgramsPositive Behavior Support school; monthly assemblies; curriculum delivery model based on best instructional practices; advanced technology throughout school; tutorials; Plano Academic Creative Education (PACE) for identified gifted and talented students; Collin County Adventure camp (fifth-grade); kindergarten - fifth grade literacy library; forth- & fifth-grade choir, Bethany Bunch TV; science and history fairs; spelling bee; forth- & fifth-grade safety patrol; ESL Parent club (ELMS); diversity and fine arts programs; field day; Marathon Kids program; Family Curriculum nights; PASAR after-school childcare; Red Ribbon week activities; Math Olympiad enrichment; 7 Habits of Highly Effective People leadership program (kindergarten - fifth grade); and STOP program (fifth-grade).
Parent Involvement OpportunitiesActive parental involvement has been a cornerstone for building community and supporting all students at Bethany since our doors opened in 1993. Volunteering at Bethany supports students through: Parent/Teacher Association (PTA); School-Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); Key Communicators; library, book fair and literacy library; field trips; tutoring/mentoring; yearbook; Y/O packet; Dad’s Club; field day; Community Connectedness events like carnivals and sock hops; Reflections contest, Bethany Bunch Bits monthly newsletters; chess and math enrichment opportunities; and parent education sessions.
Community/Business PartnershipsItalian Ice; Kroger; Ritas; Target; and Tom Thumb.
History of Bethany
Bethany continues the name of the Bethany community, established in 1876. The original two-room school house was located on the northwest corner of Custer and Cothes Roads; it and the adjacent First Christian Church were torn down years ago, though the cemetery survives. Bethany Elementary opened for the 1993-94 school year, built with funds from the 1990 bond election.