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Mission Statement

To provide each child with the best educational opportunity to become a lifelong learner, achieve the highest personal growth and be a contributing member of society.

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New School Year - New Times!

Benjamin's bell schedule has changed. Our school day now begins at 7:42am. The first bell will ring at 7:38am with the tardy bell ringing at 7:42am. Please plan accordingly! If you don't wish to be marked tardy you must arrive on time and be in the class, prepared to start, no later than the second bell.   

Daily Announcements

Tuesday – September 2, 2014



Fifth and Sixth Graders Talent show will be on Halloween this year. Come try out with singing, dancing, acting and more on Monday, September 22nd. We will meet in the multi-purpose room until 4pm. Please bring printed lyrics to any songs with words. See Mrs. Wheaton or Mrs. Wright for questions.

Students just a reminder about items being dropped off to the school during class hours. It is your responsibility to check in the office during passing or free time - ONLY - to pick up items. We will not be calling down to the classroom as items are dropped off. Please remind your parents that all materials, including lunches, should be marked with your name and grade and left on the cart in the entry way by door #1. Office staff will retrieve these items and bring them into the office where you may pick them up. No student is to exit the building for these materials. Additionally, any phone messages will be handed out during lunch or at the end of the day. Thank you for following these guidelines to maintain an academic environment.

Calling All Artists: Art club will start on Tuesday, September 23rd after school until 3:45. Please come get a contract from Mrs. Burkholder for grades 7th & 8th and Mrs. Wright for grades 5th & 6th. Registration is on a first come first serve basis. Slips are due no later than September 17th.

By Now the process of homeroom should be routine. Remember to sign up for hot lunch during this time if you expect to get a hot lunch on that particular day. Lunch counts are sent in no later than 8:30am each morning. If you forgot in homeroom and need a lunch, report to the office as soon as possible. We will make every attempt to order you a lunch for that day. All fines for lunch must be paid in full by the end of each week. You will be notified if your lunch account has fallen below the zero dollar amount.

Volleyball Intramurals will begin this Thursday after school. Any boy or girl in grades 5 - 8 is eligible to play. No Sports Physical is required. Sign up with your homeroom teacher. Check the Volleyball Intramural website for more information.

The Scholastic Book Fair collection of dimes, winning class was Mr. Allard's. Students from that Homeroom will enjoy a special treat for all the change they brought in! Way to go! But now who will be beat them?!! Drop in your quarters today and Wednesday’s change wars will conclude with DOLLARS. Bring in as many DOLLARS as you can find to help your homeroom win change wars TO SEE WHO OUR LAST WINNING HOMEROOM WILL BE! CLASSES WILL BE SCHEDULED TO COME TO THE LIBRARY today during their ILAR class to preview the Scholastic Book Fair!

The Contest is On! Every homeroom has a chance at winning the BoxTop contest. Each trimester will be a new contest to see which homeroom has the most BoxTops. That's THREE opportunities at winning a classroom prize! The office will collect BoxTops from every homeroom beginning September 8. Start saving now. Listen for the future announcements and check out the ice cream bulletin board across from the office. How many scoops will your class earn? The first deadline is November 14.

Magazine Sales - A reminder for those of you that sold magazines last year to see Mr. Shalanko to pick up your printout of the sales that you made.





Dear Parents,

IXL has updated their system causing some indicator numbers (example -E.1) not to align with skill titles (example- Multiplication Sentences).  When working on IXL, if the skill number and title listed on the summer homework don't match the website, choose the skill titles that match our summer list to work on.



Laura Pfanenstiel- Principal of Evergreen

Mike Fitzgerald- Principal of Benjamin


STAR Enterprise Parent Resource
Posted by: Joseph Salmieri
Published: 8/2/12

Parent Resources for the Common Core State Standards
Posted by: Joseph Salmieri
Published: 8/2/12

Parent Resources for Accelerated Reader
Posted by: Joseph Salmieri
Published: 8/2/12

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All Benjamin School District #25 Buildings are OPEN


Benjamin Middle School Activities Calendar

Today: 9/2/14
4:30 PM V/JV Boys Soccer @ Aurora Christian Soccer Field 2880 Vision Ct., Aurora IL 60506
4:30 PM JV/V Girls Volleyball @ Aurora Christian

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Daily hot lunch prices are $3.00


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