Superintendent Pattenaude handing out dictionaries during the Renton Rotary giveaway
Benson Hill student council
2nd grade students working on a STEM lesson in class
District Outstanding Employees 2018
Students waiting to begin the Fun Run

Welcome to Benson Hill Elementary

Home of the Bobcats!

“All Bobcats are valued, connected, and learning through active intellectual engagement.”

At Benson Hill, we are committed to:

  • Engagement in Learning - Deepening our understanding through discussing, listening, debating, questioning, and discovering
  • Social Emotional Learning - Building awareness and skills in managing emotions, setting goals, establishing relationships, showing empathy, and making responsible decisions
  • Family & Community Engagement - Working together as partners with our families and community and learning from one another to contribute to learning
  • Cultural Competency - Building meaningful relationships and valuing and leveraging differences to draw out unique strengths
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School News

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

During the month of January, our Benson Hill community honored Dr. King’s vision of equality and justice for all.  4th grade students shared skits reenacting powerful moments in the Civil Rights Movement. Students also wrote messages on cutouts of their hands sharing what they do to help others in response to Dr. King’s quote.  The assembled project was on display at the University of Washington in the Health and Sciences building.

Kindergarten girl thumbs up

Registration for new kindergarten students began in January 2020. Parents of eligible students can visit their neighborhood school to pick-up a registration packet. A child must be five years old by August 31, 2020 to be eligible for kindergarten enrollment.

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! 

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!

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