Benton Weekly Update

Week 31: April 12-16, 2021

Welcome Back, we're in the final stretch of the School Year!

We are back from Spring Break and there are just 7 weeks left in the school year. There is no word yet on when middle and high schools will reopen for hybrid/in-person learning, but we will keep you posted when this information becomes available.


Coffee with the Administrators is Tuesday this week, both at 8am and again at 5pm. We will be discussing the procedures for school reopening and the safety precautions that will be in place. Please see the link below to join us.


Registration for next year will begin on April 30th. Keep a look out for an email with your snapcode as ALL students (yes, continuing and returning students, too) must be registered online for the upcoming school year.


Have an 8th grader? You'll want to mark your calendar for the "Surviving High School" webinar with Mr. Webster on Tuesday, May 4th at 6pm.


Yearbooks are now on Sale for $20, you can pay in the office or on the webstore.


Speaking of the yearbook, we're building a "FRIENDS" page and if your 8th grader has been friends with another Benton student since elementary school or before, send us a picture of the friends then and now by Friday, 4/16. Send photos with full names to Ms. Degener at edegener@nlmusd.org.

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What's up this week?

After School Tutoring

Tutoring is available Monday-Thursday from 3-4:30. The updated Tutoring schedule is linked here. Students can also contact their teachers for questions, clarification, and additional support during office hours from 2-3pm Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri.

Tuesday ~ Coffee with the Principal 8am & again at 5pm

Monthly Q&A with Principal Webster and Asst. Principal Ridgeway.

At this Coffee, we will be addressing procedures for school reopening and the safety precautions we will be implementing. Please join us

Via Zoom at this link from 8:00am and again at 5:00pm.

Leadership/ASB Applications Due Tuesday!

If your student is interested in the Leadership/ASB class for next year, applications must be submitted by Tuesday to Ms. Cramer at ncramer@nlmusd.org.

Wednesday is Period 6B 9am-10am.

Log into your period 6B Zoom from 9-10, then work on homework, projects, reading, other asynchronous work.

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Opportunities for 8th Graders attending La Mirada High School

Register for La Mirada HS Cheer Try Outs

Are you an 8th grader and interested in trying out for Cheer at La Mirada HS? Complete the registration form at this link to find out more and try out for the 21-22 LMHS Cheer Team.

La Mirada HS Dance Team

La Mirada HS Color Guard

The LMHS Color Guard is one of the most award-winning teams on campus. They’ve received first place at every competition in over a year both in Marching Band and Winter Guard, and are the reigning WGASC High School “A” champions. 8th graders can join on Mondays and Wednesdays 2-4pm on zoom. To qualify for Color Guard, students must have minimum 2.5 GPA and good attendance for their classes. Register here to join.

Find out more about Benton!

We know that with the closure of Los Coyotes, many parents are considering which school is the best fit to meet their child's needs. For anyone who would like to learn more about Benton, we are offering Virtual Tours and are eager to share about our wonderful programs and staff! Check out our Choose Benton video here.

Want to learn more about Benton? Click here for a Bitmoji tour of Benton and its programs!

Need to speak with the School Counselor? The Doctor is In!

Dr. Sweney-Black is our School Counselor and she has created a virtual office. Click on the links below to see how she can help you.

Clubs, Clubs, Clubs!

Chess Club ~ Tuesdays 2:30-3:15pm

For all the information on the Chess Club, join the Benton Chess Club GROUP in Schoology, Access Code WB3D-QF5R-ZS2Z9. Links for Zoom, as well as a parent permission form, are in the “Resources” folder. See you on Tuesday at 2:30.

Join the Bible Club

The Bible Club meets Wednesdays at 11:30am. The Schoology GROUP code (not a course) to join is 2CDP-XKHR-2HF8F

Join the Benton Dance Club!

Dance Instructor Miss Toni will be offering dance instruction Monday-Thursday from 2:30 to 3:30 via zoom. We know many students' regular activities have been cancelled in this time of COVID-19 and the school wanted to offer some additional recreation to students in the afternoon. All students are welcome to join and it is completely free for the students. If you are interested in joining the Benton Dance Club, please use this link.

Join The Diversity Club!

It's not too late to join! We welcome all and it's a fun way for students to connect and learn about diverse others. The Diversity Club meets on Tuesdays at 3pm.


The Schoology GROUP code (not a course) to join is 9R3C-297K-7Q89Q.

Updated Learning/Zoom Expectations

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Distance Learning Support

Family Support Portal


These links might be helpful.


They can be found under the new tab on our website, bentonms.org

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