Bennett Middle School
Bennett Middle School is an exciting and innovative place to learn. There are many interesting and challenging academic opportunities offered to the student body. Students of all levels are provided courses to meet the differentiated learning styles that fit their academic needs. We provide language acquisition classes for English Language Learners, resource classes for students with special learning needs, and honors classes for our advanced and gifted students. A student that meets the standards of high school courses while enrolled in the eighth grade honors program can earn high school credit. Bennett Middle School teachers meet highly qualified status in all academic classrooms. All of the student body are enrolled in the core content courses of social studies, language arts, reading, mathematics and science. Students are also enrolled in multiple elective classes such as, painting, studio art, mixed media, physical education, computers, yearbook, leadership, choir and band. At Bennett Middle School students are challenged each day with a rigorous curriculum, data driven instruction and high achievement requirements. The school prides itself with an excellent instructional faculty, who serve as role models as well as quality educators.
The staff at Bennett Middle School consists of twelve full-time teachers and three part-time elective teachers who are shared between the elementary and high school. We have one and a half special education teachers with four para-professionals and a 6th – 12th grade English language teacher. While we have one building secretary, one full time counselor, a dean of students and the dean’s secretary are shared with the high school. Bennett school district shares a school resource officer with Strasburg school district. Bennett middle school also has one building principal.
Bennett Middle School Programs
In addition to student academic growth, their social and emotional growth is also supported through multiple programs. Our counselor works to help students grow emotionally through providing bully proofing programs, technology safety training, mental health presentations, career development field trips, AIM an exploration of personal goals and self-development and Friends First or Stars instruction. These programs are taught throughout the year to students teaming up with some of our Friends First BHS Mentors, Adams County Sheriff’s Department, Aurora Mental Health, and Mentorlife Programs.
Students at Bennett Middle School are able to participate in top notch extracurricular programs. Some of our extracurricular activities include sports, student council, sewing club, robotics club, model building club, fly tie club, and multiple vocal and instrumental music activities field trips and festivals. Athletics are offered for seventh and eighth grade students who meet the academic requirements for eligibility. The sports offered at the middle school level include volleyball, football, basketball, wrestling, track and baseball. Our robotics club known as “The Bennett Builders” participates in multiple field trips to study and apply science in real life situations and career applications. This robotics (STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) club compete in robotics competitions and demonstrations throughout the year. Their ability to demonstrate programing, computing, engineering and building of robots is a phenomenal opportunity for our students to apply classroom lessons with 21st century hands on learning experiences. The Bennett Middle School Performing Arts Department is the largest music program throughout the I-70 corridor. The choir and bands participate in regional and state honor events and large ensemble festivals consistently earning excellent and superior ratings. We are proud of how our students involved in our extracurricular activities have represented our school, and look forward to continued achievement and success. All our coaches, teachers and program directors hold high expectations for our students in competition, practice and the classroom.
Parents are encouraged to take part in their student’s education through multiple opportunities and monthly meetings. We hold parent teacher conferences once a semester usually towards the end of each quarter. The BMS School Accountability Committee examines academic topics as well as student achievement and growth. Including examining curriculum and academic recognition programs. Our Parent Teacher Organization supports our educational system through running fundraisers to support the multiple activities they host throughout the year, supplies they purchase for the school and teacher appreciation activities. The PTO hosts social events such as, school dances and fun game nights. These events provide our students the opportunity to interact together with peers in a safe and fun social environment.