Snow Make Up Day: The January 16th snow day will be made up on Monday, April 21, 2014.
HOUSE FOR SALE
Click on the following link for more information: House for Sale
Position Opening for a Literacy Tutor: This position will provide students with extra support in reading at Northside Elementary. Please click on the link below for more information:
Literacy Tutor - Minnesota Reading Corps
Notice: The January 16th snow day will be made up on Monday, April 21, 2014. The January 22nd snow day will be made up on June 5th and January 27th will be made up on June 6th . June 4th and June 5th will now be full days for students and the last day of school will be June 6th with a 12:32 dismissal for K-4 students and 12:37 dismissal 5-12 students.
Berenstain bear quilt
The quilt was made by Northside staff and students. Tickets are available
for purchase at the Northside office or Northside Library until the last day of school. They are $1
each or 6 for $5. The quilt is on display by the Northside office.
Proceeds will go towards equipment for our school/students. (last time
we purchased a popcorn machine that has seen a lot of use!) Contact
Donna Enderson or Sue Hopp for more information.
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