Superintendent Pattenaude handing out dictionaries during the Renton Rotary giveaway
Benson Hill student council
Pictures of Multicultural boards from each class
District Outstanding Employees 2018

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

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! 

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.  

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!

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!  

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.

Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. On October 10, students watched a play by the Taproot Theatre called, Super School.  During the play, students learned how to Recognize, Report, and Refuse. Together, we can work to make Benson Hill an even safer and welcoming place for all students!

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