2021-2022 Online Registration is now open! Highlights- New online payment system - “In Touch”. Accessible from within PowerSchool (separate login no longer needed). When parents pay Registration fees online, they WILL NOT be charged any transaction or credit card fees. (Fees will be assessed for all lunch account deposits) Free student lunches continue for the 21-22 school year. We are able to provide free meals to our students once again this year as a result of the Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA Act). The USDA has also extended waivers, flexibilities and reimbursements to aid in the access our students have to free meals. We are excited to operate this no cost student meal program for the entire 21-22 school year. Online registration must be completed by Friday, August 20th K-12 First Day of School is Monday, August 23rd 3 & 4 year old Preschool First Day of School is Tuesday, August 24th Go to www.benton.k12.ia.us and click on the Registration link in the upper right corner to begin! Questions? Please contact Melisa Venneman, Registrar, Central Office - 319-228-8701 Ext. 1504
36 minutes ago, Karen Lough
Don't miss any of our updates from Benton Community Schools! Download our new App! Go to your phone's app store and search "Benton Community Schools" and download the app. School begins Aug. 23!
2 days ago, Dr. Pamela Ewell
App
This is a reminder that Sunday July 25th through Sunday August 1st is designated by the IHSAA, IGHSAU, and IHMA as a "No Contact Period". All Benton Community facilities are closed for practices, weight room, or activities of any kind.
7 days ago, Shawn Pfiffner
Congratulations to the Benton Community Baseball Team on their WaMaC All Conference selections and post season accolades!!:) 1st Team WaMaC All Conference- Cade Timmerman. 2nd Team WaMaC All Conference- Evan Dougherty and Easton Patterson. Honorable Mention- Aiden Thompson and Landen Schmuecker. WaMaC West PLAYER OF THE YEAR- Cade Timmerman. Class 3A NE District 1st Team- Cade Timmerman - Utility. So Proud!!:)
7 days ago, Shawn Pfiffner
Congratulations to Allison Hicks on being the recipient of the 2021 IPTA Heroism Award!
7 days ago, Karen Lough
Allison  Hicks
Congratulations Gary Boddicker! Enjoy your retirement!
7 days ago, Karen Lough
Gary Boddicker
Baseball Class 3A Substate 6 Championship. Benton at Marion. Date: July 21, 2021 - First pitch at 7:00 pm. Address: Marion High School (675 South 15th St). Tickets: You must purchase a ticket online. Tickets can be purchased through the link below https://www.iahsaa.org/tickets/ Parking: High School parking lot. Dugout: Benton Community will occupy the first base dugout. Great luck to the Benton Community Bobcat Baseball Team!!:)
9 days ago, Shawn Pfiffner
3A Substate 6-Semifinals. Benton Community at North Polk. Monday, July 19-7:00 pm. BC-1st base dugout side. Admission gate located on south side of the Baseball complex. Gate opens at 6:15 pm. All admission tickets must be purchased online via the IHSAA website in conjunction with HomeTown Ticketing. Link below. https://www.iahsaa.org/tickets/ Great luck to the Benton Community Boys of Summer!!:)
12 days ago, Shawn Pfiffner
WaMaC All Conference Softball Congratulations to Benton Community's All Conference selections. 1st Team: Sarah Gorkow OF, Alyse Harvey Utility. 2nd Team: Gabby McKee IF, Kate Buscher Utility. Recognition: Emma Townsley, Hannah Greiner. Congratulations Ladies!!:)
15 days ago, Shawn Pfiffner
Class 3A Substate 6 First Round Baseball Benton Community Bobcats vs. Ballard Bombers of Huxley Date: Friday, July 16 First Pitch: 7:00 pm Address: Earl Grimm Park 609 fourth Ave. Slater, IA Benton will occupy the 1st Base Dugout. Concessions: offered at swimming pool. Gate: $6.00 ticket - order tickets online at... https://www.iahsaa.org/tickets Great luck to the Benton Community Baseball Team!!
15 days ago, Shawn Pfiffner
Employment Opportunities! Apply now!
23 days ago, Dr. Pamela Ewell
Employment
THE BENTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS SEEKING AN ASSOCIATE / PARA - FOR OUR NORWAY INTERMEDIATE CENTER  THIS POSITION WILL ASSIST THE DISTRICT LIBRARY/MEDIA TEACHER IN THE OPERATION OF THE LIBRARY/MEDIA CENTER AND PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS AND STAFF IN THE LIBRARY/MEDIA CENTER AS WELL AS DIRECT WORK TO SUPPORT OUR FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT.   Daily schedule will be designed and assigned by the building principal and the food service director.   Approximate weekly hours - 32.2 Library (General Education) Associate wage rate - $12.70 / hr. for 1st 90 days.  After probationary period - wage rate changes to $12.95/hr. Food Service wage rate - $15.72/hr.  EXAMPLE WEEKLY *SCHEDULE 7:15-8:30 Food Service 8:30-10:30 library associate 10:30-12:30 Food Service Tu/Th 12:30-3:30 library associate Food Service: 3.25 hrs/day, 16.25 hrs per week Library Associate: 2 or 5 hours per day, 16 hours per week *SUBJECT TO CHANGE All interested applicants must apply online -- please see our tab "Employment" on our webpage or go to Teach Iowa and select Benton Community School District!
23 days ago, Dr. Pamela Ewell
Now Hiring
Benton Softball Senior Night tonight vs. Beckman. First game at 5:30. Come out and support the girls.
30 days ago, Rob Arnold
Benton Community has coaching opportunities for the fall. We are currently looking for an assistant varsity volleyball coach and an assistant 7th grade football coach. You must have a valid coaching license. If interested, please contact Shawn Pfiffner, Activities Director and MS/HS Assistant Principal, at 319-228-8701 Ext. 352 or spfiffner@benton.k12.ia.us.
about 1 month ago, Shawn Pfiffner
We are loving our new app! Access documents, news updates, and even emergency notifications, right from your pocket. Download the app on Android: https://bit.ly/3i5xInl or iPhone: https://apple.co/3uCkPUt.
about 1 month ago, Dr. Pamela Ewell
App
It's game time in Bobcat Country tonight!
about 2 months ago, Dr. Pamela Ewell
baseball
Season continues for Benton softball by magdefrau Monday, June 7, 2021 at Van Horne Clear Creek Amana 8, Benton 2 CCA 002 051 0 - 8 BC 110 000 0 - 2 Benton had five hits in the first contest. Emma Townsley was 1 for 3. Alyse Harvey was 1 for 3 with a double. Jaida Lyons was 2 for 3 with two doubles. Jessa DeMoss was 1 for 3 with one RBI. The team had two errors. Katelyn Buscher threw for 5 1/3 innings, allowed 12 hits, eight runs, five earned runs, walked two and struck out two. She took the loss. DeMoss threw for 1 2/3 innings, allowed on hit, no runs and struck out one. Clear Creek Amana 6, Benton 5 CCA 020 020 1 - 6 BC 000 100 4 - 5 Benton narrowly lost the second game, 6-5. The team had seven hits. Townsley was 1 for 3. Sarah Gorkow was 2 for 3. Gabby McKee was 1 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs. Buscher was 1 for 3. Brielle Hogan was 2 for 4 with a double. the team had one error. DeMoss took the loss, throwing for 3 1/3 innings, allowing two hits, two earned runs and striking out one. Hope Moore threw for four innings, allowed nine hits, four earned runs, walked one and struck out four. Buscher threw for two-thirds of an inning, and allowed one hit. Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at Mount Mercy Marion 4, Benton 2 BC 010 100 0 - 2 M 200 200 x - 4 The Lady Bobcats had nine hits. Townsley was 2 for 3 with one RBI. Harvey was 2 for 4 with a double. Moore was 1 for 2. Lyons was 1 for 3. Hogan was 2 for 3 with one RBI. The team had two errors. Buscher threw for six innings, allowed six hits, four earned runs, walked two and struck out three. Marion 5, Benton 2 BC 200 000 0 - 2 M 030 002 x - 5 Benton had eight hits in the second game. Townsley was 1 for 4. DeMoss was 1 for 1. Harvey was 1 for 4 with a double. McKee was 1 for 4. Hannah Greiner was 2 for 3. Ana Glawe was 1 for 3. Hogan was 1 for 3. Benton had no errors. Moore was losing pitcher, throwing five innings, allowing four hits, four earned runs, walking five and striking out one. Buscher threw for one inning, allowed one hit, one earned run and walked one. Friday, June 11, 2021 at Van Horne Benton 11, Waverly-Shell Rock 0 Benton hosted Waverly-Shell Rock on Friday, June 11, at home, winning 11-0 in non-conference action. Benton had 12 hits. Townsley was 1 for 1. Harvey was 3 for 4 with one RBI. Greiner had one RBI. Glawe was 3 for 3 with three RBIs and one double. Moore was 1 for 3 with two RBIs. Lyons was 1 for 2 with one RBI. Hogan was 1 for 2 with a double. Brooke DeRycke was 1 for 2. McKee was 1 for 1 with a double and one RBI. Benton had four errors. DeMoss a freshman, was the winning pitcher, allowing no hits, walking no one and striking out four.
about 2 months ago, Dr. Pamela Ewell
The Benton Community School District (BCSD) is seeking a nurse (can be certified LPN, RN, or BSN) to assist a student.  This position is for 1 day a week (Fridays).  Substitute options could also be available throughout the school year.   LPN, RN, or BSN nursing license required.  This position is part-time, 1 day a week, and only when school is in session on Fridays.   Location: Keystone Elementary Center -  Benton Community School District  Keystone, Iowa All interested applicants must apply online through our Frontline system at Teach Iowa or on our webpage: www.benton.k12.ia.us Questions about this position, please contact: Ms. Anna Upah, Principal 319-446-7525 aupah@benton.k12.ia.us Or Ryan Junge, Assistant MS/HS Principal and Director of Student Services Or Dr. Pamela Ewell, Superintendentpewell@benton.k12.ia.us  Questions regarding hiring, handbooks or any other Human Resources topic, please contact Director Melody Spence in Central Office at 319-228-8701 Ext. 505 or mspence@benton.k12.ia.us
about 2 months ago, Dr. Pamela Ewell
Benton Community staff together as one large group, first time in 16 months! Working today in vertical teams to discuss Standards, curriculum, and next steps. Kudos to our Bobcat staff!
about 2 months ago, Dr. Pamela Ewell
Bobcat Staff
Benton Community has an opening for a sign language interpreter at our Atkins Elementary Center. Interested candidates must apply online through Frontline/Applitrack using the link below. All openings are also shown on our website at www.benton.k12.ia.us Questions? Please contact Jason West, Principal, Atkins Elementary Center. 319-446-7525
about 2 months ago, Benton CSD IA