Bitz Intermediate School is a 3rd through 5th grade school, located aboard the Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune, NC. The school opened its doors for the first time on August 24, 2006, as 3rd through 5th grade students and staff from the former Berkeley Manor, Russell and Stone Street Schools merged into one.
We have a student body of approximately 350 and a staff of about 70. Teaching staff includes: 6 third grade teachers, 4 fourth grade teachers, and 4 fifth grade teachers,
Additionally, there are teachers for: art, gifted resource education, physical education, steps to advance reading, math support, learning impaired mild/moderate, learning impaired moderate/severe. We also have educational aides, a media specialist, an education technologist, counselor and nurse. We also have a part-time physical therapist, occupational therapist and school psychologist that we share with another school.
A comprehensive master schedule provides large blocks of uninterrupted instructional time and common planning time for teachers at each grade level. Other opportunities to build a professional learning community are supported through the allocation of time each Wednesday. These times are devoted to consistent and deliberate collaborative instructional planning that promotes productive discussion about student learning. Bitz Intermediate School teachers clearly link collaboration to improvement results in instructional practice and student performance. Bitz Intermediate School routinely communicates effectively with stakeholder groups within the school and school community to ensure shared decision making, to solicit feedback and to respond to stakeholders, and to work collaboratively on school improvement efforts.
Sergeant Michael Edward Bitz was born on February 14, 1972 in North Dakota. He enlisted in the Marine Corps on January 10, 1995 and upon completion of recruit training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California, he attended and graduated from the Assault Amphibian Basic Course, Camp Pendleton, California. In his first tour of duty, he was assigned to Headquarters and Service Company and then Company E, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division from 1995-1999. Sgt. Bitz served as a recruiter in Arkansas from 1999-2000 and was subsequently reassigned to Company C, 2d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2d Marine Division on July 1, 2000. He participated in one deployment with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit in 2001 while assigned to Company C and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM while assigned to Company A from January 10 to March 23, 2003.
Sergeant Bitz was killed in action while involved in combat operations in An Nasiriyah, Iraq on March 23, 2003.His decorations include the Silver Star, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal (with bronze star in lieu of second award), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Sea Service Deployment ribbon (with bronze star in lieu of second award).
Educate, Engage, and Empower Each student to succeed in a dynamic world.
Excellence in Education for Every Student, Every Day, Everywhere
To be among the world's leaders in education, enriching the lives of military-connected students and the communities in which they live.
The purpose of Bitz Intermediate School is for all stakeholders to work together to educate students so they may reach their highest learning potential.
All students will improve in Reading Comprehension.
All students will increase achievement in Mathematics.
All teachers will participate in Focused Collaboration.