BHS Spanish Teacher
Profesores Rojas, Bonnstetter, and Hopkins accompanied 29 BHS Spanish students to Costa Rica June 15-25, 2016 on an educational adventure. They spent time in school interacting with local teenagers, explored the rainforest, hiked at the base of volcanoes, zip-lined through a cloud forest, white-water rafted down a jungle river, and searched for wildlife in the treetops on a series of hanging bridges.
Due to its rich culture, natural beauty, and economic and political stability, BHS Spanish teachers have chosen Costa Rica as their preferred destination for student travel. In addition to the large-group educational tour, BHS also offers an exchange program experience in partnership with a Costa Rican high school.
Language Arts Teacher
In 1998, a teacher from Cramlington, England (similar in size and community to Bettendorf) initiated a visit to the Bettendorf School District to share educational ideas leading to an alternating year student exchange.
BHS French Teacher
French Teacher Sheila Conrad periodically coordinates student trips to France for French language students. Picture from 2016 trip.
German American Partnership Program
Every other year, since 1979, a delegation of students from BHS (summer) and Blieskastel, German (fall) exchange for a four week visit.