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Principal – Karen Hebert

Assistant Principal – Katie Parish

Counselor – Nicole Hancock

Administrative Assistant to the Principal – Kay Whitehead

PEIMS/Registrar/Attendance Clerk – Staci Terrier

Office Clerk – Dianne Hardy

 Receptionist – Rebecca Baker



GT Announcement

Classroom teachers in grades K-5 are currently observing students for possible participation in the Gifted and Talented Pull-out Program at Buna Elementary for the 2023-2024 school year.  Students who are already identified as gifted and talented in 1st, 3rd and 4th grades will not need to be nominated or reassessed. Identified students in grades 2nd and 5th will automatically be reassessed this school year.

Parent nominations will be accepted through February 3, 2023.  Any nominations received after this date will be screened the following school year. If you would like to have your child assessed for possible placement in our GT pull-out program, please complete the ‘Parent permission/request to screen’ and the ‘Parent Inventory’ and sent these completed forms to or send a hard copy to BES. If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Hancock, BES Counselor, at 994-4840.


JANUARY Students of the Month


PRE-K:    Karson Reeves/Allee Bivens

KINDERGARTEN: Eli Wilson/Tynlee Sims

1ST GRADE: Robert Sims/Savannah Graham

2ND GRADE:   Easton Schwab/Charli Stubblefield

3RD GRADE: Nathan Riley/Harper Fountain

4TH GRADE: Kyler Altenreid/Abrianna Widner

5TH GRADE:  Adler Bradshaw/Halle Dotson





New Elementary Staff

L-R:  Dawn Clary, Summer Gifford, Melanie Guidry, Camille Howard, Emily Moore, Bailey Gilbert, and Melissa Mitchell


BES Teacher of the Year

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