Benton Weekly Update

Week 5: September 14-18, 2020

Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15th-Oct. 15th

Each week we will be celebrating Hispanic heritage in the arts.

This song in the video below was written by Compay Segundo, a Cuban trovadore. Trova is a style of Cuban popular music originating in the 19th century. Trova was created by itinerant musicians known as trovadores who travelled around Cuba's Oriente province and earned their living by singing and playing the guitar. This song was featured in the 1999 academy award winning documentary Buena Vista Social Club about an ensemble of Cuban musicians established in 1996 to revive the music of pre-revolutionary Cuba.

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Chan Chan (Compay Segundo) | Playing For Change | Song Around The World

Constitution Day September 15th

On September 17, 1787, the Founding Fathers signed the most influential document in American history, the U.S. Constitution. Our 8th graders will be learning about the founding of our country and the enduring influence of the Constitution and our Bill of Rights. Learn more by following these links.

Wednesday this week is Period 5B 9am-10am.

Log into your period 5B Zoom 9-10, then work on other assignments, projects, homework, reading from 10am-2pm.

Coffee with the Administrators

Tuesdays, 8:00-8:30am.


Chat with the administrators, Mr. Webster & Ms. Ridgeway, via zoom!


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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.

Benton PTSA Association Meeting

Wednesday, Sep. 30th, 6pm

This is an online event.

Save the date for our PTSA Association Meeting on September 30th, 2020, at 6 pm via Zoom.

Please email bentonptsa@gmail.com to RSVP.

Distance Learning Support

These links might be helpful.


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


THREE-WAY VIRTUAL PLEDGE (Click here, or see below)

2020 – 2021


To ensure that our students and teachers have a safe learning environment conducive to learning, the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District has instituted a Three-Way Virtual Pledge. This pledge represents a commitment where all stakeholders work together to ensure a successful school year while in Distance Learning.

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