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Pictures of Multicultural boards from each class

At Benson Hill we are fortunate and proud to be a part of a beautifully diverse and culturally rich community.  In November we had the opportunity to celebrate our diversity at Multicultural Night, an evening of sharing our cultures including food, dance, music, art and stories. Thank you to all of our families, staff, and community members for their participation in making this exciting night a success! 

Students working on art projects during multicultural night
Two students performing a dance at multicultural night
a student performing a dance at multicultural night
Superintendent Pattenaude handing out dictionaries during the Renton Rotary giveaway

In November, members of the Renton Rotary came to Benson Hill to present each 3rd grade student a brand new dictionary!  Students were thankful to receive their dictionary and enjoyed looking up the words "bobcat" and "gratitude."  Thank you Renton Rotary for your support of our students!  Also, thank you to our superintendent, Dr. Pattenaude, for joining us during the giveaway.  

Renton Rotary Members giving out dictionaries to students
Coffee Sleeves decorated with words of kindness

At Benson Hill, students work on spreading kindness as a way to take care of each other and combat bullying.  In November, students designed Kindness Coffee Sleeves to spread kindness into the community.  During library, students wrote positive messages and decorated coffee sleeves that were then given to a local coffee shop so that members of the community can receive the messages of kindness.  Thank you to Ms. Mintz, Ms. Codon and Ms. Stepp for organizing this project!

Student decorating her coffee sleeve
Students waiting to begin the Fun Run

On Friday, November 1, students participated in a Fun Run to raise money through our PTA for field trips, books, class supplies and the spring carnival.  Students watched videos aligned with our schoolwide expectations such as kindness, honesty, generosity, and gratitude in weeks leading up to the Fun run. The students did an excellent job running, showing perseverance!   Thank you to all who supported the run!  

Students waiting to begin the Fun Run
DiscoverU Week

DiscoverU week is an exciting time for our community to come together and support students in exploring career and college options. DiscoverU puts student interests at the center and helps connect their aspirations with the many pathways to get there.

DiscoverU week is an exciting time for our community to come together and support students in exploring career and college options. DiscoverU puts student interests at the center and helps connect their aspirations with the many pathways to get there.  Each student had the opportunity to engage in an activity related to one of the themed days during their library time and engaged in additional activities during class.