The BC Science Olympiad did a great job at their first competition at the Whiting Invitational on December 2, 2023. Science Olympiad is an academic team open to all students in grades 9-12. Students compete in 23 events that cover all areas of science. Out of 21 teams at the Whiting competition, the following students received awards for their placings: Disease Detectives - 2nd Place by Lily Butzke and Ashley Cinto Renteria Geologic Mapping - 2nd Place by Elijah Coffman and Emily Fitch Anatomy & Physiology - 4th Place by Andrew Brown and Breanna Winters Microbe Mission - 5th Place by Lily Butzke and Ashley Cinto Renteria
Students in Chemistry AP observe as brass is dissolved in concentrated nitric acid under the exhaust fan. By the end of the experiment students will determine the percent of copper in their brass sample using spectroscopy.
Students in Mrs. Weilbakers 8th grade social studies classes worked hard today in our Active Learning Lab. They are in the beginning stages of creating their own Continental and British Soldiers, as they are learning about the Revolutionary War. We also had some fun at the end!
The Painting and Drawing classes of Mrs. McMillan toured the Newfields Indianapolis Art Museum visiting the LUME (a Vincent Van Gogh projected history and paintings) on Nov. 1. The Sunflower Room was a new addition to the exhibit. Van Gogh painted sunflowers many times. The 42 students and 6 adults then toured the museum documenting several favorite pieces of art.
Chromebook Accidental Damage Protection Offer
Open House is Monday, August 7th from 6-7PM
We are sorry to report that our phones at Benton Central, Prairie Crossing, and our Corporate Office have been down all day today, July 26. Internet access at each location is down also. Harmony Parent access will down as well until these services are restored. Unfortunately we don't have an ETA at the moment.
The Benton Community School Board is pleased to welcome Dr. Annette Zupin as the corporation’s next Superintendent. Dr. Zupin has 32 years of public education experience and will assume her responsibilities on July 1, 2023. She began her career as a business teacher at Winamac Community Middle/High School and held various administrator positions with the North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation for 21 years. Those roles include Middle School Principal, High School Principal. She is currently in her 7th year as the Superintendent. Dr. Zupin holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education from Ball State University, a Master of Art in Education from Indiana Wesleyan University, a Master of Art in Education Administration from Ball State University, Educational Specialist degree from Indiana State University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Indiana State University. From Zupin: “I consider it a true honor and privilege to have been appointed Benton Community School Corporation’s new Superintendent. I look forward to working collaboratively with the faculty and staff in order to maintain the positive programs and initiatives the corporation has in place as well as exploring future opportunities for students and the school community.” The school board invites the staff and community to attend their regularly scheduled board meeting on June 19, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. at the school corporation administration building where Dr. Zupin will be formally introduced.
Benton Community School Corporation Superintendent Search Survey On behalf of the Benton Community School Corporation Board of Trustees, thank you for sharing your perspective on several items related to the superintendent search. This survey is being administered by the Indiana School Boards Association and is a valuable tool for informing the board as they make this crucial decision. Your responses to this survey will remain anonymous and all individual responses will be combined when the results are shared with the board. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HMSDYZN
Little Prairie Preschool is now enrolling! Enrollment applications and more can be found on the webpage: https://www.benton.k12.in.us/o/bcjs/page/little-prairie-preschool
Bus # 2234, Jack Wilson, is stuck and unable to start their route at this time. We will update you as soon as the route is able to start. Current time is 9:40 AM, 1-27-23
All Benton Community Schools will be starting on a 2 hour delay tomorrow, January 27
The Little Prairie Preschool will be closing early today when BCSC dismisses at 3:00pm. BCSC has canceled all after school activities. Please send someone in a timely manner to pick up your child as soon as possible after 3:00pm today, January 26
All Benton Community Schools are closed today. This is NOT an e-learning day. Benton Community Schools will now be in session on our scheduled flex day on April 14.
Corteva Agriscience presented Benton Central's Vocational Ag teacher Haley Verhaege with a $3,500 grant to help the Ag program become CASE curriculum-certified. Thank you Corteva Agriscience for helping the BC Ag program work toward this certification.
Due to inclement weather predictions we will begin our dismissal of students at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow December 22, 2022. There will be no after school activities held tomorrow including the After School Program. Again we will begin dismissing students starting at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow December 22, 2022.
BC Class of 2024 Rising Stars of Indiana Each Indiana high school was invited to recognize up to four students currently in the 11th grade, based on their academic achievement. https://iasp.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/risingstarsofindianaclassof2024.pdf
December Student of the Month
The Benton Central Holiday Band Concert is happening this Friday, December 16th!