Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving



On behalf of the Benton Community School District best wishes for a blessed Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Benton Community Recognizes Academic Letter Award Winners

On Tuesday morning Benton Community High School recognized the Academic Letter Award Winners for the fall of 2017.  The Academic Letter award goes to 10-12 grade students compiling a minimum of a 3.25 GPA for two consecutive semesters.  Congratulations to the academic award winners listed below.  There were 52 seniors, 62 juniors, and 52 sophomores honored this morning!

Seniors:
Christian Atkinson
Bailey Barnard
Makenna Bonewitz
Brandon Buscher
Alissa Dengler
Lauren Duncalf
Hunter Eiler
Alyssa Ellis
Katelyn Folkmann
Alyssa Garin
Gabrielle Garman
Sophia Gilbert
Chloe Gile
Patrick Gorkow
Timothy Hall
Derek Hammes
Gabrielle Hiner
Derek Hollister
Mackenzy Howe
 Leah Hull
Shelby Hulsebus
Shelby Kaestner
Shelby Karr
Nolan Krueger
Samuel Lavin
Koal Marshall
Laura Maschino
Elizabeth Masten
Ellie Masten
Jennifer McKinney
Hannah Miller
Hailey Mills
Madison Nelson
Moriah Niebuhr
Parker Nolan
Riley Nolan
Kalyee Patterson
John Rohlena
Brody Scheer
Macey Schmidt
Kobe Schmuecker
Marc Schmuecker
Brody Semelroth
Hunter Shaw
Elizabeth Stoll
Nicolas Thompson
Stuart Tiedemann
Brandon Venneman
Laura VonKampen
Nathan Wells
Luke Wiebel
Jonathon Wiley

Juniors:
Russell Atwood
Tabatha Barger
Thaddeus Barger
Zachary Brecht
Nathaniel Caldwell
Simon Carlson
Gabrielle Crawley
Joelle Crawley
Carissa Curry
Hannah Dvorak
Cameron Eggert
Jacob Eiler
Will Epping
Nathan Ettleman
Emily Finn
Alyssa Garman
Angela Gorkow
Bennett Gorkow
Dianna Handley-McCain
Bryar Hartl
Carter Hayden
Peityn Heeren
Jacob Heit
Shelby Hoeppner
Machaela Ingalls
Paige King
Jackson Kithcart
Alyssa Kochuyt
Piper LaGrange
Benjamin Marcus
Harlee Marks
Kassandra McWhorter
Jack Meade
Regan Michael
Nathan Michels
Alexis Miller
Brayden Moore
Trenton Neis
Megan Pace
Benjamin Parmenter
William Polansky
Lauren Price
Samantha Rabe
Tyler Rodman
Maya Sahu
Madelyn Schadle
Trinity Schnor
Holli Schulte
Jack Shaw
Nathan Simpson
Tatelynn Smith
Dylan Spina
Alexis Terrill
Caleb Thoennes
Jacob Thompson
Zoey Upah
Tanasiah Walker
Emma Wendel
Madison Werning
Madison Wille
Olivia Wilson
Olivia Zahrt

Sophomores:
Kaitlyn Arnold
Alexa Benesh
Wyatt Bieschke
Dylan Bossler
Kailey Bridgewater
Abby Brunssen
Abrianna Carper
Caylie Cruise
Bailey Davidson
Brooklyn Davidson
Kayla Dengler
Nicole Duncalf
Grantlyn Embretson
Megan Gorkow
Emilie Horak
Bryanna Howe
Gerik Jurgens
Abbie Kaestner
Anna Kahle
Chelsea Kruse
Drew Lange
Amber Littrel
Ashtynn Lohrer
Jacob Ludeking
Alex Lyle
Jaired Lyons
Rachel Maschino
Carley McMains
Makenna McManemy
Chloe Meeks
Emma Metz
Aubree Milling
Craig Morris
Camryn Mosty
Erika Plascencia-Munoz
Ian Rupp
Brady Sadler
Baylee Schoenfelder
Turner Schroeder
Samuel Shaw
Skyler Shaw
Henry Siek
Kaitlyn Sievers
Tessa Smith
Alyssa Spina
Anna Thompson
Mallory Thys
Austin Timmerman
Sarah Udell
Kael Vogeler
Lauren Woeste
Payton Yardley

Monday, November 20, 2017

Benton Board of Education to Meet on November 20th

The Benton Community Board of Education will hold their regular monthly meeting on Monday, November 20th starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room at Central Office.  The meeting date was moved to Monday to accommodate board members attending the Iowa Association of School Boards Conference on November 15-16.  Below is a tentative agenda for the meeting.

TENTATIVE AGENDA 
                                                                                                                                              
1. CALL TO ORDER

2. DELEGATIONS, COMMUNICATIONS, CONSIDERATION OF ADDITIONAL ITEMS FOR THE AGENDA/OPEN FORUM

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

5. BUSINESS SERVICES

A. WARRANTS
B. FINANCIAL REPORTS

6. ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS .

7. SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT REPORT

8. PERSONNEL
A. RESIGNATIONS
B. RECOMMENDATIONS

9. BOARD POLICY

10. INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT LEVY DISCUSSION FOR FY19

11. DROP-OUT PREVENTION/MODIFIED ALLOWABLE GROWTH PROGRAM APPROVAL

12. SBRC REQUEST FOR MODIFIED ALLOWABLE GROWTH
(OPEN ENROLL OUT)

13. SBRC REQUEST FOR MODIFIED ALLOWABLE GROWTH
(INCREASING ENROLLMENT)

14. SBRC REQUEST FOR MODIFIED ALLOWABLE GROWTH
(LEP INSTRUCTION BEYOND 5 YEARS)

15. EARLY RETIREMENT INCENTIVE PLAN PROPOSAL

16. UPCOMING EVENTS

17. STUDENT DISCIPLINE – CLOSED SESSION 21.5(1)(e)

18. ACTION ON STUDENT DISCIPLINE

19. STUDENT DISCIPLINE – CLOSED SESSION 21.5(1)(e)

20. ACTION ON STUDENT DISCIPLINE

21. STUDENT DISCIPLINE – CLOSED SESSION 21.5(1)(e)

22. ACTION ON STUDENT DISCIPLINE

23. ADJOURN






                                                                                                                



Bobcat Activities for the Week of November 20-25, 2017

Below are the Bobcat varsity and other special events scheduled for the week of November 20-25, 2017.

Monday, November 20:
    7-12 PD    1:00 p.m. Dismiss
    PK-6 P/T Conferences   1:30-7:30 p.m.
    Board Work Session    5:30 p.m.
    Regular School Board Meeting   7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 21:
    Middle School Band and Vocal Concert   6:30 p.m.
    GBB at Maquoketa

Wednesday, November 22:
    NO SCHOOL

Thursday, November 23:
    NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 24:
    NO SCHOOL


Happy Thanksgiving from Benton Community Schools!


Friday, November 17, 2017

Connection to the Heart



Have a great Bobcat Friday and Weekend!


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Iowa Association of School Board Conference

School board members from across the State of Iowa will be in Des Moines today attending the Iowa Association of School Board (IASB) conference.  There are three keynote presenters throughout the day and a great variety of breakout sessions for board members to attend.  Please join me in thanking members of the Benton Community Board of Education for their service to the district and also for their commitment to attend the conference to enhance their leadership and skill sets as effective board members.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Benton Band Students Participate in WAMAC West Band Festival

Congratulations to the following Benton Community Band students participating in the WAMAC West Honor Band Festival on Tuesday evening. It was a pleasure for Benton to host this event!


FRESHMAN/SOPHOMORE BAND:
Kaitlyn Arnold
Bryanna Howe
Sophia Carlson
Lauren Woeste
Tonya Kramer
Chelsea Kruse
Carley McMains
Jaden St John
Sam Gilbert
Nathan Kramer
Emily Colby
Avery King
Anessa Smith
Ashtynn Lohrer
Kaitlyn Sievers
Alexa Benesh
Madelynn Rodman
Caylie Cruise

JUNIOR/SENIORS BAND:
Samantha Jones
Shelby Karr
Katie Folkmann
Kaitlyn Hutchcroft
Piper LaGrange
Jacob Heit
Alissa Dengler
Hannah Miller
Joelle Crawley
Jonathon Wiley
Nick Thompson
Brandon Venneman
Moriah Niebuhr
Olivia Wilson
Kobe Schmuecker
Marisa Bieschke
Gabby Crawley
Nathan Wells
Sam Lavin
Patrick Gorkow
Hailey Mills
Bennett Gorkow