Ben Franklin Focus
21-8th Grade Valparaiso University Trip
23-Report Cards Available through Skyward Family Access
24-Spring Break Begins
3-School Resumes from Spring Break
3-Love & Logic at TJMS (See Details Below)
5- Kelsey's Tip a Cop Night
10-Love & Logic at TJMS
17-Love & Logic at TJMS
23- School in Session (Weather Make-Up Day)
23-27 ISTEP Part 2 Testing
24-Love & Logic at TJMS
Great Job to our Science Olympiad Team!
Natalie Orban and Julieanna Li- 4th Indoor Bottle Rocket.
Calwin Li and Ava Childs- 3rd in Buoy o' Buoy/Density
Natalie Orban and Will Maldia- 4th Aerial Scramble
Wyatt Probst and Carissa Yu- 5th in Rocks and Minerals
Lucas Palmer and Shelby Prybell- 5th in Battery Buggy
Manny Liu and Ella Klevickas- 3rd Mystery Design
Love & Logic for Middle School Families
Hilltop Food & Supply Drive Success!
Plastic Bottle Cap Recycling Competition
Women's Club Writing Contest
Thank You, Sheriff Reynolds!
“One of the most important presentations I give all year is the opportunity to speak with students about the realities of drug use in Porter County. Thank you to Ben Franklin Middle School and Thomas Jefferson Middle School for allowing me to meet with the 6th, 7th, and 8th graders to impress upon them what a problem the heroin epidemic is in our community. I am thankful to Herb Stepherson for sharing his personal story of drug use and recovery and his willingness to answer questions from the students and staff. Education and prevention are the keys to combat this epidemic, and (I appreciate) any opportunity I have to share this message.”
We are thankful for his willingness to come to Ben Franklin. It was a day our students learned important lessons that will stick with them for life!
Helping Housing Opportunities
When our Team Peace and Lunch "able" students found out there is a great need for dish soap, hand soap, and laundry soap for Housing Opportunities, they decided to do something about it! Throughout the past week facts about Housing Opportunities were shared with students through our morning announcements including:
- Last year, Housing Opportunities gave a safe home to 406 adults and 238 children!
- Did you know the average age of a homeless individual in our own community is just 8 years old?