Bennington South Middle School

MAY Newsletter

Principal notes

As of today, we have 18 days of school left in the 2022-2023 school year at Bennington South Middle School. It has been a very rewarding journey for our staff to watch our middle school students grow socially, emotionally, and academically throughout the year. We also want to thank each parent for your support and engagement this school year.

Hexter 6 will end on May 24th which is our last day of school and will be an 11:50am dismissal. Please take the time to look over grades with your child to help them end Hexter 6 on a positive note. We have the daily assignment page updated on our website for parents and students to look at.

Thank you for taking the time to look through this newsletter this month as it has important dates for the month of May and for the summer. Thanks to all of you for helping make this school year at Bennington South Middle School a successful one for our students and staff.

Shawn Hoppes


What's Happening in May at BSMS...


3 - Early Dismissal day at 11:50am

4 - Hexter 6 Thursday night school 3:15 - 6:00pm

5 - National Lunch Hero Day - Thank you to our Kitchen Workers!!!

5 - Kona Ice Celebration for students & staff

8 - 8th grade students visit the high school building

9 - 6th Band & Choir Concert - 6pm

9 - 7th & 8th Choir concert - 7pm

9 - ART Show Extravaganza at BSMS, 5:30 - 8:00 pm

12 - Celebration Day for all 8th grade students to Papio Fun Park

16 - 7th & 8th Band and Jazz Band concert - 7pm

17 - LGL Awards for Hexter 5 & 6

21 - Graduation at Bennington HS

24 - Last Day of School - Dismissed at 11:50am

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South MS home events - $3 for Adults and $1 for Students

Bennington Activity Passes may be purchased online through My School Bucks

Student cards - $35, Adult cards - $70, Family cards - $160

Activity passes need to be shown at each home event at the admissions table.

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My School Bucks

Click here to add money to your student's lunch account.

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Front Office Staff contact

Ph # 402-238-3079 ----- Fax # 402-243-0712

Principal—Mr. Shawn Hoppes

Assist.Principal & Athletic Dir—Mr. Lucas Apfelbeck

Administrative Assistant — Mrs. Amy Cheek

NEW Attendance & Health office assistant - Mrs. Sara Marxsen

Counselors: Mrs. Jackie Muller and Mrs. Amy Sather

Notice of Non-Discrimination

The Bennington Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, religion, veteran status, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, or other protected status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Students: Mrs. Whitney Fagan, Director of Student Services, 11620 North 156th Street, P.O. Box 309, Bennington, NE 68007 (402) 238-3044 ( Employees and Others: Dr. Matt Blomenkamp, Assistant Superintendent 11620 North 156th Street, P.O. Box 309, Bennington, NE 68007 (402) 238-3044 ( Complaints or concerns involving discrimination or needs for accommodation or access should be addressed to the appropriate Coordinator. For further information about anti-discrimination laws and regulations, or to file a complaint of discrimination with the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education (OCR), please contact the OCR at 601 East 12th Street, Room 353, Kansas City, MO 64106, (800) 368-1019 (voice), Fax (816) 426-3686, (800) 537-7697 (telecommunications device for the deaf), or

Title IX

The Bennington Public School District is committed to offering employment and educational opportunity to its employees and students in a climate free of discrimination. Accordingly, unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation of any kind by District employees, including, co-workers, non-employees (such as volunteers), third parties and others is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated.