Congratulations to the following students who advance to the
Championship round of the Junior High Geography Bee: Danielle Sondag,
Brennan Knutson, Madison Gelhar, Austin Ose, Mathhew Ebnet, Olivia
Hoffman, Clay Molden, Addison Doscher, Adam Forsberg, Jay Evan McGee,
and Eric Hoium.
Paraprofessional recognition week
Paraprofessional Recognition Week is this week. Please join me in recognizing the critical work that our Paraprofessionals do in the instruction, support, and development of the students of Benson Public Schools. We are fortunate to have such dedicated and caring Paraprofessionals to assist students. Thank you for the work you do with students every day - your efforts make a significant difference.
The Benson Music Department is looking for good homes for 3 used pianos.
Pianos will be given away on a “first come, first serve” basis. New
owner will be responsible for removal of piano.
PIANO #1 - Gulbransen Upright - purchased around 1950 (black) no bench
PIANO #2 - Wurlitzer Upright - built in 1964 (light brown) bench included
PIANO #3 - Everett Upright - built around 1970? (dark brown) bench included
All pianos are in working order but are showing wear and tear on wood
cabinet. These pianos are tunable but are being offered “as is”
Interested parties should contact Brock Duncan firstname.lastname@example.org or Shelly Mikkelson email@example.com
The Monday, November 10, 2014 snow make up day is scheduled for Monday, February 16, 2015.
strategic plan set in motion by
benson school board
The school district is currently embarking on a series of initiatives that were given top priority through the development of a five year strategic plan that was approved by the School Board in April of 2012. The School Board created a vision for the school district and set priorities and goals in the following area; technology, student achievement, facilities, high quality staff and bullying.
By 2017, Benson Schools will have developed and be known for delivering…
- High academic expectations, standards, & achievement
- Instruction that is current with the changing world and cutting-edge technology
- Students that are prepared to be responsible & productive citizens
- Continued fiscal responsibility
BENSON DISTRICT GOALS
Goal 1: Provide improved technology at every grade level
b) High Student Standards and Achievement
Goal 1: Align curriculum with state standards
Goal 2: Enhance Gifted and talented programming
c) High quality facilities
Goal 1: Complete a comprehensive facilities assessment and evaluation
d) Hire, mentor and develop high quality staff
Goal 1: Develop a comprehensive teacher evaluation plan
Goal 2: Hire the best candidate for the position, not the cheapest
Goal 3: Yearly self-improvement goals for staff
e) Respect among all students and staff
Goal 1: Develop a comprehensive bullying prevention program