Dear Parents and Website Visitors:
The first day of school is only days away! The staff at BVS is very excited to start another productive school year!
This year, we will continue our work on school improvement. We will be expanding our efforts to include parents/guardians and community members more in this process. The valuable input you can offer cannot be measured, and we invite you to join us in making our students successful!
Our middle schoolers will be working on the Community Walking Trail again this year. It is our goal to complete this project this year.
Our Open House is on September 3rd at 6:00 pm. All are welcome to join us that night. We will have information from community organizations and on school initiatives such as the new report card. See you then!
Engage NY Math: www.engageny.org
Smarter Balanced Assessment: www.smarterbalanced.org
Common Core State Standards: www.corestandards.org
Achieve the Core: www.achievethecore.org
National Parent Teachers Association: www.pta.org
New School Shirts Now Available!!!!
The new school shirts are now available for purchase! Get yours today!
The prices are $13.00 for a single shirt $25.00 for 2 shirts
Notice to Parents and Guardians:
Free Tutorial Services
Benson Village School received notice from the Vermont Agency of Education that we have been identified as a school in need of improvement based on our student performance in the area of Math on the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) scores from 2013. We are entering Year 3 of school improvement this school year based on not achieving AYP in Math or Reading last year and this year.
Federal and state guidelines require all identified schools like BVS to notify parents of this status. Further, we notify families with a child(ren) who receive or are eligible for free lunch that Supplemental Educational Services (SES) monies are available to them for free tutorial services.
Parents can choose a tutoring service from the state approved provider list which can be found at the following website: http://education.vermont.gov/documents/EDU-SES_Vermont_Approved_Providers.pdf. If you would prefer a paper copy of this list, we will be happy to provide that. If you are interested in securing these services for your child(ren) please contact us no later than October 1, 2014. These services will become available again in January of 2015.
Please feel free to call the school and speak with Ms. Doty for more information about Supplemental Education Support Services or with general questions.
Kim E. Doty
The purpose of Benson Village School is to provide a safe educational setting and quality educational services. Programs will be designed to support each student’s needs in order to assist them in reaching their full potential academically, socially, and emotionally. The teachers strive to build upon each student’s natural curiosity to become a self-motivated, life-long learner, who will be a contributing member of society.