Benton Academic Support Services
ELL: English Language Learners
Our ESL teachers will have professional development on June 3, 2016 to prepare for our ELL students for 2016-2017.
Gifted & Talented Program
GT Program Approval
Perrin GT second graders are completing a bridge building challenge. Using 20 Popsicle sticks and one meter of tape, they must build a bridge that will span 25 cm while supporting a certain amount of weight. They are studying our National Treasures around the United States. We have discussed San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. They begin by learning about the four main types of bridges and their support systems.
Super Summer is a week long summer enrichment opportunity provided on June 6-10 in the afternoon for kids who have completed kindergarten through 6th grade. Registration is available online at the following link http://goo.gl/forms/bfyHMLtI9N, on the Benton School District website under the Gifted Programs tab. Questions can be sent to Kristi Chumley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ringgold Literacy Night
Great Job Ringgold Staff!
ACSIP: School Improvement
All seven schools and district office submitted their final submission of their ACSIP to ADE on March 30, 2016. All schools reviewed and assessed the required indicators. Thank you to each school and their Leadership teams who worked hard all year!!!
Angie Grant Elementary
Emily Kerksieck, Vickie Woodall
Leah Hays, Morgan Roseberry
Ima Greer, Victoria Mercing
Benton Middle School
Benton Jr. High School
Benton High School
Career & Technical Education
CTE @ Benton School District
Later in April, CTE teachers will receive a google form requesting information for the Perkins grant for 2016-2017.
CTE Center Project
The seven Saline County Superintendents met March 29, 2016 and finalized the CTE programs for the CTE Center.
Per the request of the 7 Saline County Superintendents, we will provide a presentation on the CTE center and the feasibility study for our school boards at the May meeting.
Stantec is returning on April 20, 2016 to meet with the CTE Executive Committee to review:
- Review and Affirm Project Program
- Review Space Typologies (Images of Spaces)
- Presentation of Site Concept Development
- Presentation of Site Campus Options/Property Configurations
- Discussion/Approval of Campus Development Option
- Next Steps – Phase 5: Schematic Design Concept Presentation
MIghty Minds at Perrin
GREAT job to the students and teachers!
All students in grades 3-8 must take the ACTaspire or MSAA. We will be testing through the beginning of May.
A BIG thank you to our Site Testing Coordinators, Instructional Facilitators, and the IT Department! They have worked really hard preparing the logistics for the tests.
Thank you teachers and staff for working so hard with them all year!
Alternate Science Portfolio
EXCELLENT JOB to our Special Education Teachers: Mitch Meredith, Corrie Langford, Nancy Lee, Carrie Lovell. We appreciate you!!
MSAA (MULTI-STATE ALTERNATE ASSESSMENT)
- Students with significant cognitive disabilities, deemed per IEP
- Online assessment: English Language Arts and Mathematics
- TESTING WINDOW: March 30-May 13, 2016
- Grades 3-8 and 11
- If they are MSAA, then they will NOT take the ACTaspire