Dear Parents and Website Visitors:
Welcome to the Benson Village School website!
Our students have been hard at work with district assessments as of late. I am very proud to report they are making huge progress! The feedback from the teams administering these assessments has been overwhelmingly positive! Our students have a thirst for learning, and kudos to them for working so hard.
Thanks to the greater Benson community for another year of support for our 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C. That support, coupled with the dedication of our 8th-grade parents, makes this trip happen for our students. We cannot say THANK YOU enough!
Don’t forget to check out our calendar on this website. We update this calendar constantly. This calendar has the most up-to-date information on all activities at Benson Village School.
We very much appreciate your support of our 8th Grade Basket Raffle through donations of baskets or coming out to our raffle. This event was an overwhelming success, and we were able to raise the funds needed to support our 8th grader’s trip to Washington, D.C. for the Class of 2017.
We know that it is through generous donations from our community and businesses that we are able to make this trip a reality for our students. Please know your support means so much to all of us! We can’t do it alone. Thank you, again, for your support!
Elizabeth Moyer, Class Advisor & BVS 8th Grade Students
NEW!! Change in March School Calendar
March 17th Will Be a Regular School Day for Students. Click here for more information.
Act 46 Snapshot: How The School Districts Are Faring
Act 46 is a Vermont law that requires towns to consider school district consolidation. Some are doing it willingly. They say their students are…Click here to read more…
Act 46: Notice of Board Seats
There will be three board seats…Click here to read more…
Clip box tops from specially marked products to make money for BVS.
From now until 3/1/17 each box top collected will be entered in the “Return To School” drawing for 50,000 bonus boxtops ($5,000)!
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4th Grade Produces Film on “Titanic”
The 4th grade has written, directed and starred in their latest film, “Titanic”. The film tells the story of the disastrous maiden voyage of the “Unsinkable” Titanic through the eyes of three groups of people. You are sure to love this epic, so grab some popcorn, sit back and enjoy the film!
Students produce P.S.A.’s (public service announcements)
A few enterprising students have volunteered their own time to create a series of short films that explain to younger students what the letters in P.A.W.S., our PBIS philosophy, stand for. Click on the following links to see what they have done so far.
Student Acknowledgment Assembly
Our second Student Acknowledgment Assembly. Thanks to all the parents and families who came to support their children. This month, we are focusing on our “W” in PAWS; Work Responsibly. Here’s to November! Three of our students created a video describing what Working Responsibly would look like for our youngest students. Great work!
Two Hour Delay Procedure
For the first time in years, Benson Village School will have a two-hour delay option in the event of dangerous winter weather or other emergencies. The decision to delay the opening of a school is made as soon as possible by the Superintendent of Addison Rutland Supervisory Union.
Once a decision has been made, an announcement will be provided via a PowerSchool phone broadcast within the Addison Rutland Supervisory Union region by 6:30 am. School closings and delayed openings are also posted on the BVS Facebook Page.
In the case of a delayed opening, the start of school will be two hours later than the usual time.
- School opens at 9:45 am. A light breakfast will be available. The school day will begin at 10:00 am.
- If the delay happens on a Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, there will be no morning Preschool. If the delay happens on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday, preschool sessions would begin at the regularly scheduled time of 11:30 am.
- All buses will run two hours later than normal. (For example: If your bus time is 7:10 am, and it is a two-hour delay, your bus time would be 9:10 am.)
- A delayed opening has no effect on dismissal time unless announced.
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.
Wellness Policy: Benson Village School has a Wellness Policy that includes Physical Education, Physical Activity, and School Nutrition. The full policy may be viewed on our web site by selecting policies from the school board drop down menu at the top of the page, or a hard copy can be obtained or viewed at the school. We invite parents and community members to give input any time on this policy. Contact the school for more details if you are interested.
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