Spanish Club: Reminder that the Shelly's Sweets cupcake and pizza fundraiser forms are due to Mr. Liddle on Wednesday, Jan. 25th.
10 days ago, MS/HS Office
Benton Community Spanish Club Fundraiser 2023
Courtesy of Jim Magdefrau Bobcats win EMGMG Dual Tournament EMGMG Dual Tournament Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023 East Marshall High School LeGrand, IA Benton Community defeated Union, LaPorte City 46-26 120 - Weston Kaestner (Benton Community) over Kaydin Jones (Union, LaPorte City) Maj 11-1 126 - Elijah Kupka (Benton Community) over Mays Weber (Union, LaPorte City) Fall 1:38 138 - Keegan Ellsworth (Union, LaPorte City) over Jordan Thys (Benton Community) Maj 14-0 145 - Caleb Olson (Union, LaPorte City) over Blayke Heying (Benton Community) Maj 11-2 152 - Brenden Heying (Benton Community) over Brock Bergmeier (Union, LaPorte City) Fall 0:33 160 - Clayton Sebetka (Benton Community) over Wyatt Walker (Union, LaPorte City) Fall 1:46 170 - Jonathon Becker (Benton Community) over Jay Petersen (Union, LaPorte City) Fall 3:55 182 - Troy Kupka (Benton Community) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf 106 - Brayden Bohnsack (Union, LaPorte City) over Garrett Kuch (Benton Community) Fall 2:32 113 - Jace Hedeman (Union, LaPorte City) over Jason Eastman (Benton Community) Fall 0:56 Benton Community defeated Gilbert 56-24 126 - Elijah Kupka (Benton Community) over pedro Linhares (Gilbert) Fall 1:06 132 - Brady Patterson (Benton Community) over Holt Bellon (Gilbert) TF 17-2 138 - Jordan Thys (Benton Community) over Braeden Nees (Gilbert) Dec 5-0 145 - Blayke Heying (Benton Community) over Holden Boshart (Gilbert) Fall 1:17 152 - Brenden Heying (Benton Community) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf 160 - Clayton Sebetka (Benton Community) over Tayshawn Gillen (Gilbert) Fall 3:27 170 - Hank Johnson (Gilbert) over Jonathon Becker (Benton Community) Fall 5:23 285 - Kamden Kesl (Benton Community) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf 106 - Garrett Kuch (Benton Community) over Dennis May (Gilbert) Fall 1:43 113 - John Artz (Gilbert) over Jason Eastman (Benton Community) Fall 1:13 120 - Weston Kaestner (Benton Community) over Corbin Bents (Gilbert) Fall 2:30 Benton Community defeated Des Moines North-Hoover 72-0 170 - Jonathon Becker (Benton Community) over Cody Jackson (Des Moines North-Hoover) Fall 4:15 182 - Troy Kupka (Benton Community) over Layden Stevens (Des Moines North-Hoover) Fall 1:02 195 - Double Forfeit 220 - Double Forfeit 285 - Kamden Kesl (Benton Community) over Kyle Pierce (Des Moines North-Hoover) Fall 1:49 120 - Weston Kaestner (Benton Community) over Eh Na (Des Moines North-Hoover) Fall 2:39 Benton Community defeated South Tama County 46-27 138 - Jordan Thys (Benton Community) over Haydin Branan (South Tama County) Fall 1:18 145 - Blayke Heying (Benton Community) over Jacob Youngbear (South Tama County) Maj 13-4 152 - Brenden Heying (Benton Community) over Cyrus Mathes (South Tama County) Fall 4:51 160 - Clayton Sebetka (Benton Community) over Pedro Munoz (South Tama County) Fall 2:47 170 - Jonathon Becker (Benton Community) over Madden Martinez (South Tama County) Fall 4:00 182 - Troy Kupka (Benton Community) over Marcus Bear (South Tama County) Fall 3:32 285 - Brennen Blegen (Benton Community) over Rudy Papakee (South Tama County) Fall 1:13 106 - Cale Graff (South Tama County) over Garrett Kuch (Benton Community) Fall 0:34 113 - Jason Eastman (Benton Community) over Carver Cecak (South Tama County) Fall 0:42 120 - Eligh Branan (South Tama County) over Weston Kaestner (Benton Community) Dec 11-4 126 - Amare Chavez (South Tama County) over Elijah Kupka (Benton Community) Dec 4-2 132 - MaCael Bear (South Tama County) over Brady Patterson (Benton Community) Dec 13-7 Courtesy of Jim Magdefrau
10 days ago, MS/HS Office
Benton Community Wrestling results from 1-21-23
There will be two Public Information Session opportunities on Monday, January 23. 1. Central Office Board Room from 1:00-2:30 p.m., 304 1st Street, Van Horne, IA 52346 2. Atkins Elementary @ 6:30 p.m., 217 4th Avenue, Atkins, IA 52206 Pick your location to find out more about planned facility improvements and bond referendum vote on March 7, 2023.
12 days ago, Central Office
Public Information Session 1.23.23
Courtesy of Jim Magdefrau #BeABobcat #APlaceToBelong Bobcats defeat Vinton-Shellsburg in wrestling dual Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, at Vinton Benton Community 48, Vinton-Shellsburg 30 106: Eli Ollinger (VISH) over Garrett Kuch (BECO) (Dec 4-0) 113: Jason Eastman (BECO) over Gavin Morgan (VISH) (Fall 1:16) 120: Aldin Swanson (VISH) over Weston Kaestner (BECO) (Fall 2:53) 126: Elijah Kupka (BECO) over Zach Dickinson (VISH) (Fall 1:05) 132: Carter Lamont (VISH) over Brady Patterson (BECO) (Dec 4-0) 138: Jordan Thys (BECO) over Landon Osborn (VISH) (Fall 1:46) 145: Blayke Heying (BECO) over (VISH) (For.) 152: Cooper Sanders (VISH) over (BECO) (For.) 160: Brenden Heying (BECO) over Brant Dickinson (VISH) (Fall 4:27) 170: Clayton Sebetka (BECO) over (VISH) (For.) 182: Max Janssen (VISH) over Grady Frese (BECO) (Fall 1:34) 195: Troy Kupka (BECO) over Aiden Parmater (VISH) (Fall 1:37) 220: Cole Siems (VISH) over (BECO) (For.) 285: Brennen Blegen (BECO) over Parker Arnold (VISH) (Fall 0:22)
13 days ago, MS/HS Office
Benton Community Boy wresting results from 1-19-23
High School Student Council will meet this Friday, January 20th at 7:30.
14 days ago, MS/HS Office
Benton Community HS Student Council 1-20-23 meeting
Emma Cochrane is in her 3rd year teaching 8th grade social studies at Benton Community. Along with teaching, Emma coaches middle school cross country and is an assistant high school track and field coach. Emma is also finishing up wedding plans, and getting married next month!
14 days ago, Central Office
Emma Cochrane
Benton Community and Central Lutheran are on a 2-hour delay this morning, Thursday, January 19th. No morning activities or practices.
14 days ago, Central Office
January 19
Kindergarten and Preschool Pre-Registration will be Monday, February 6, 2023 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at both Atkins Elementary & Keystone Elementary. #BeABobcat #APlaceToBelong
15 days ago, Central Office
Preschool Registration
My name is Amber St. John. I'm the K-6 English as a Second Language Teacher and an interventionist at Keystone Elementary and Norway Intermediate. Prior to becoming a teacher, I was a licensed massage therapist. I am blessed to be a member of the Bobcat family!
15 days ago, Central Office
Amber St. John
Need help figuring your property tax impact for our upcoming school bond issue on March 7? Remember, it's NOT the market value of your home, business, or farm land, it's the Assessed Value (see your property tax bill from the Benton Co. Assessor's office) less the rollback and homestead credit which will give you a "Net Taxable Value". Use that number x the proposed $4.05 bond levy about to come up with your annual tax increase. Example - if you own a $100,000 assessed home, less the rollback and homestead credit, the net taxable value of your home is $51,642. Use that number x $4.05 to arrive at a $17.43 per month or $209 annually. View our video and use the online calculator for more help on our bond referendum webpage at https://bentoncsdia.sites.thrillshare.com/o/bcsd/page/school-facility-bond-referendum or call Dr. Pamela Ewell at 319-228-8701 Ext. 1503 or Dr. James Bieschke at 319-228-8701 Ext. 1502 and we will provide assistance!
15 days ago, Dr. Pamela Ewell
assessor office
2023 Touch of Class t shirt. Store Closes on Sunday January 29th. Orders will be delivered to the school for student send home the week of Touch of Class or can be picked up the day of the event in the office volunteer sign in area. Portions of this store will be issued back to Benton Show Choir. If you have any questions about your order or apparel please email Kim at Outedgekim@gmail.com Thank you for any support given. #BeABobcat #APlaceToBelong
16 days ago, MS/HS Office
Benton Community Touch of Class Shirts 2023
There will be a collection at the game tonight. Thank you for your support. #BeABobcat #APlaceToBelong
16 days ago, MS/HS Office
Benton Community Hygiene Collection 2023
HS Students: For any students interested in Individual Event speech, please email Ms. Knaack at jknaack@benton.k12.ia.us to sign up.
16 days ago, MS/HS Office
Benton Community Speech 2023
HS Girls Soccer: There will be a girls soccer meeting for all players tomorrow during 5th Period in Coach Trainer’s classroom.
16 days ago, MS/HS Office
Benton Community Girls Soccer meeting 2023
My name is Kim Lynch and I teach third grade at Atkins Elementary. I have been teaching for 34 years in both domestic and international settings. I grew up in Van Horne and went to Benton Community. My husband Bill, daughter Emma and I returned to the area in 2008 to raise our family, and to be around family. I enjoy reading and traveling!
16 days ago, Central Office
Kim Lynch
Courtesy of Jim Magdefrau #BeABobcat #APlaceToBelong Benton bowlers host Independence at Turner Hall Benton boys' varsity bowling Keystone Turner Hall Friday, Jan. 13, 2023 BENTON Lane Round 1 - Individual Games Game 1 Game 2 Totals 3/4 1. Murphy Glawe 131 154 285 3/4 2. Gage Offill 138 177 315 1/2 3. Brandon Schultz 136 167 303 1/2 4. Cade Volesky 155 149 304 1/2 5. Nathan Rottman 144 190 334 1/2 6. Ethan Hepker 150 196 346 Total 1602 Baker Games - 790 Match Total - 2,392 Independence Lane Round 1 - Individual Games Game 1 Game 2 Totals 3/4 1. Ethan Gonzalez 129 177 306 3/4 2. Teegan Cross 159 153 312 1/2 3. Zach Brown 128 154 282 1/2 4. Gerret Niedert 161 184 345 1/2 5. Michael Decker 178 159 337 1/2 6. Nolan Reed 142 148 290 Total 1590 Baker Games - 831 Match Total 2,421 Benton girls' varsity Lane Round 1 - Individual Games Game 1 Game 2 Totals 3/4 1. Destiny Lindsey 151 113 264 3/4 2. Anna Pisch 101 86 187 5/6 3. Cali Nolte 122 130 252 5/6 4. Sydney Rupp 114 83 197 5/6 5. Janessa Bries 158 119 277 5/6 6. Brooke DeRycke 119 130 249 Total 1,239 Baker Games - 619 Match Total - 1,848 Independence Lane Round 1 - Individual Games Game 1 Game 2 Totals 3/4 1. Caitlyn Hoglan 125 141 266 3/4 2. Cora Nabholz 188 203 391 5/6 3. Carlie Hansen 147 144 291 5/6 4. Addison Lamphier 126 179 305 5/6 5. Emma Gonzalez 136 186 322 5/6 6. Rachel Blaker 108 104 212 Total 1,575 Baker Games - 807 Match Total 2,382
17 days ago, MS/HS Office
Benton Community Bowling 1-13-23
Courtesy of Jim Magdefrau #BeABobcat #APlaceToBelong Oelwein Girls’ Invite Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023 Team scores Osage 252.0 East Buchanan 250.0 Vinton Shellsburg 223.0 Anamosa 214.0 Independence 191.0 Sumner Fredericksburg 172.0 South Winneshiek 154.5 Union 129.0 Linn-Mar 123.0 West Fork 111.0 MFL MarMac 93.0 Marion 91.0 Benton Community 89.0 North Fayette Valley 88.0 Waterloo West 86.0 West Delaware 82.0 Highland Riverside 66.0 New Hampton 62.0 Center Point - Urbana 55.5 West Branch 54.0 Clear Lake 51.0 OELWEIN 50.0 Cedar Rapids Washington 47.0 Postville 29.0 Starmont 29.0 Benton results 110B - Katilynn Guldner (3-22) placed 7th and scored 8.0 team points. Round 1 - Emma Evens (Osage) 20-13 won by fall over Katilynn Guldner (Benton Community) 3-22 (Fall 0:41) Round 2 - Taylor German (Starmont) 10-7 won by fall over Katilynn Guldner (Benton Community) 3-22 (Fall 1:14) Round 3 - Katilynn Guldner (Benton Community) 3-22 won by fall over Ella Kennett (Independence) 17-21 (Fall 0:40) Consolation Bracket - Katilynn Guldner (Benton Community) 3-22 received a bye () (Bye) 5th Place Match - Ava Gauley (West Fork) 3-14 won by fall over Katilynn Guldner (Benton Community) 3-22 (Fall 0:54) 115 - Bailey Davis (17-14) placed 7th and scored 11.0 team points. Round 1 - Ellie Weets (Vinton Shellsburg) 34-9 won by fall over Bailey Davis (Benton Community) 17-14 (Fall 1:04) Round 3 - Cameryn Judisch (Sumner Fredericksburg) 22-13 won by fall over Bailey Davis (Benton Community) 17-14 (Fall 0:46) Round 4 - Maddie Swenson (Osage) 28-7 won by fall over Bailey Davis (Benton Community) 17-14 (Fall 2:32) Round 5 - Bailey Davis (Benton Community) 17-14 won by fall over Lauren Pulis (Linn-Mar) 20-16 (Fall 1:20) 7th Place Match - Bailey Davis (Benton Community) 17-14 won by fall over Addesyn Welcher (West Delaware) 15-10 (Fall 0:42) 120 - Alexis Northcutt (9-19) placed 10th and scored 0.0 team points. Round 1 - Ava Scranton (Anamosa) 32-9 won by fall over Alexis Northcutt (Benton Community) 9-19 (Fall 0:49) Round 2 - Ally Jelinek (Linn-Mar) 31-7 won by fall over Alexis Northcutt (Benton Community) 9-19 (Fall 1:06) Round 3 - Zoey Johnson (Osage) 24-14 won by fall over Alexis Northcutt (Benton Community) 9-19 (Fall 0:51) Round 4 - Sammi Isham (East Buchanan) 18-14 won by fall over Alexis Northcutt (Benton Community) 9-19 (Fall 1:18) 9th Place Match - Olivia Primrose (Vinton Shellsburg) 18-14 won by fall over Alexis Northcutt (Benton Community) 9-19 (Fall 4:37) 120B - Aurora Schoettmer (8-21) placed 7th. Round 1 - Claire Carey (Independence) 19-13 won by fall over Aurora Schoettmer (Benton Community) 8-21 (Fall 1:24) Round 2 - Mae Wedemeier (Sumner Fredericksburg) 20-13 won by fall over Aurora Schoettmer (Benton Community) 8-21 (Fall 1:05) Round 3 - Briana Clymer (Linn-Mar) 9-17 won by fall over Aurora Schoettmer (Benton Community) 8-21 (Fall 0:51) Consolation Bracket - Kara Knipper (East Buchanan) 7-25 won by fall over Aurora Schoettmer (Benton Community) 8-21 (Fall 0:07) 7th Place Match - Aurora Schoettmer (Benton Community) 8-21 won by fall over Emma Woodson (OELWEIN) 0-5 (Fall 1:54) 130B - Kaitlyn Bonewitz (9-22) placed 4th and scored 20.0 team points. Round 1 - Kaitlyn Bonewitz (Benton Community) 9-22 won by fall over Peyton Burt (Waterloo West) 12-12 (Fall 0:51) Round 2 - Abby Wagner (South Winneshiek) 16-15 won by fall over Kaitlyn Bonewitz (Benton Community) 9-22 (Fall 0:47) Round 3 - Kaitlyn Bonewitz (Benton Community) 9-22 won by fall over Chloe Kraayenbrink (Cedar Rapids Washington) 1-20 (Fall 0:58) Championship Bracket - Lia Wagner (Osage) 18-12 won by fall over Kaitlyn Bonewitz (Benton Community) 9-22 (Fall 1:36) 3rd Place Match - Kaitlyn Bonewitz (Benton Community) 9-22 won by fall over Cecilia Hartley (Linn-Mar) 16-17 (Fall 0:20) 135 - Lizzy Wolf (28-7) placed 2nd and scored 27.0 team points. Round 1 - Lizzy Wolf (Benton Community) 28-7 won by fall over Ava Mehlert (Union) 17-9 (Fall 1:00) Round 2 - Lizzy Wolf (Benton Community) 28-7 won by decision over Maddy Jansen (South Winneshiek) 19-15 (Dec 7-4) Round 3 - Lizzy Wolf (Benton Community) 28-7 won by fall over Hannah Cantwell (West Delaware) 17-11 (Fall 2:11) Round 5 - Lizzy Wolf (Benton Community) 28-7 won by fall over Maggie Wagner (Anamosa) 33-7 (Fall 5:19) 1st Place Match - Dakota Whitman (Independence) 36-3 won by fall over Lizzy Wolf (Benton Community) 28-7 (Fall 0:50) 140B - Carlie Sims (10-18) placed 6th and scored 9.0 team points. Round 1 - Zoe Koontz (Clear Lake) 9-11 won by fall over Carlie Sims (Benton Community) 10-18 (Fall 2:00) Round 2 - Carlie Sims (Benton Community) 10-18 won by fall over Lily Jeynes (Cedar Rapids Washington) 0-20 (Fall 0:59) Round 3 - Gracie Kuhn (North Fayette Valley) 11-10 won by fall over Carlie Sims (Benton Community) 10-18 (Fall 0:36) Consolation Bracket - Carlie Sims (Benton Community) 10-18 received a bye () (Bye) 5th Place Match - Kenleigh Trumblee (Independence) 16-23 won by fall over Carlie Sims (Benton Community) 10-18 (Fall 0:55) 145 - Madilyn Colburn (7-12) placed 8th and scored 2.0 team points. Round 1 - Ali Russler (New Hampton) 35-3 won by fall over Madilyn Colburn (Benton Community) 7-12 (Fall 0:52) Round 2 - Aubrey Chapman (Osage) 26-13 won by fall over Madilyn Colburn (Benton Community) 7-12 (Fall 1:06) Round 3 - Addison Burger (West Delaware) 13-18 won by medical forfeit over Madilyn Colburn (Benton Community) 7-12 (M. For.) Consolation Bracket - Ann Cornell (Vinton Shellsburg) 11-11 won by medical forfeit over Madilyn Colburn (Benton Community) 7-12 (M. For.) 7th Place Match - Hadley Frater (Anamosa) 23-14 won by medical forfeit over Madilyn Colburn (Benton Community) 7-12 (M. For.) 155- Emma Fennern (5-23) placed 8th and scored 2.0 team points. Round 1 - Livvy Petlon (West Delaware) 8-19 won by fall over Emma Fennern (Benton Community) 5-23 (Fall 2:32) Round 2 - Joslyn Bordwell (West Fork) 17-9 won by fall over Emma Fennern (Benton Community) 5-23 (Fall 0:23) Round 3 - Isabellla Taylor (Anamosa) 22-14 won by fall over Emma Fennern (Benton Community) 5-23 (Fall 0:45) Consolation Bracket - Jamie Jones (Sumner Fredericksburg) 22-15 won by fall over Emma Fennern (Benton Community) 5-23 (Fall 1:49) 7th Place Match - Dakota Cornell (Vinton Shellsburg) 19-18 won by fall over Emma Fennern (Benton Community) 5-23 (Fall 1:53) 155B - Laynee Armstrong (4-20) placed 5th. Round 1 - Elyza Williamson (Osage) 7-12 won by fall over Laynee Armstrong (Benton Community) 4-20 (Fall 1:29) Round 2 - Carly Klein (Cedar Rapids Washington) 16-6 won by fall over Laynee Armstrong (Benton Community) 4-20 (Fall 1:30) Round 3 - Audrey Ruff (MFL MarMac) 15-16 won by fall over Laynee Armstrong (Benton Community) 4-20 (Fall 2:24) Round 4 - Mya Ellsworth (Union) 13-9 won by fall over Laynee Armstrong (Benton Community) 4-20 (Fall 1:00) 170B - Mililley Mason (3-2) placed 3rd. Round 1 - Mililley Mason (Benton Community) 3-2 won by fall over Gina Schmit (West Fork) 13-12 (Fall 5:52) Round 2 - Mililley Mason (Benton Community) 3-2 won by fall over Missy Jones (Clear Lake) 5-5 (Fall 3:39) Round 3 - Mililley Mason (Benton Community) 3-2 won by fall over Lydia Albertsen (Union) 4-13 (Fall 1:53) Championship Bracket - Samantha Murray (West Delaware) 12-6 won by fall over Mililley Mason (Benton Community) 3-2 (Fall 0:56) 1st Place Match - Harper Griffin (Marion) 13-10 won by fall over Mililley Mason (Benton Community) 3-2 (Fall 1:56) 235 - Mo Brown (9-18) placed 4th and scored 10.0 team points. Round 1 - Vanessa Schnuelle (Postville) 15-6 won by fall over Mo Brown (Benton Community) 9-18 (Fall 1:50) Round 2 - Mo Brown (Benton Community) 9-18 won by decision over Trinity Young (Linn-Mar) 11-7 (Dec 5-4) Round 3 - Emma Schipper (Osage) 20-15 won by fall over Mo Brown (Benton Community) 9-18 (Fall 1:12)
17 days ago, MS/HS Office
Benton Community Girls wrestling results 1-14-23
Here are a couple of photos courtesy of Jennifer Docekndorf from the 8th grade boys basketball game last night at South Tama. #BeABobcat #APlaceToBelong
20 days ago, MS/HS Office
Benton Community 8th grade BB Vs S. Tama
Benton Community 8th grade BB Vs S. Tama
#BeABobcat #APlaceToBelong
20 days ago, MS/HS Office
Benton Community Girls Basketball vs Vinton 1/13/23
My name is Jocelyn Nimmo and I teach special education along with 3YO preschool school at Keystone Elementary. This is my 4th year teaching but 1st year in the district. Both of my stepchildren go to school in the district so I am excited to finally be a part of the Benton Community Family!
20 days ago, Central Office
Jocelynn Nimmo