Category: Families

Summer Engineering Camp!

Benton held its second annual Summer Engineering Camp last week (July 14-18).  It was a huge success and so much fun for all involved!  Students engineered marble roller coasters, pop-sickle stick skyscrapers, and so much more!  Check out a few pictures from the week below.

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Our Spring STEM Showcase!

We held our annual Spring STEM Showcase on Friday, May 30th.  Our Fall Showcase involves community members sharing the STEM work they do in their careers and hobbies.  Our Spring Showcase, though, is different.  This time, it’s about out students displaying some really cool STEM projects they’ve done this year.

Check out the video below to see some of the awesome projects our students shared with us!

Open House Feedback Survey

Hello Benton Family,

We’d like for you to give us some feedback on our plans for next year’s back-to-school Open House.  We’d appreciate it if you took a few minutes to fill out this anonymous survey for us.  Thank you for your time!

Spring Choir Concert ’14!

On Tuesday, May 20th, Benton STEM held its annual Spring Concert.  It was at Memorial Baptist Church, and it was a blast!  We appreciate Memorial Baptist for their continual support of our program!

Check out the video of the concert below!  If you want to skip to a certain song, here are the start times of the individual songs:

“Amazing Grace” — 0:58
“Counting Stars” — 3:37
“Let It Go” — 8:20
“Roar” — 12:16
“Mirrors” — 16:10
“Benton Bees” — 20:40
“Happy” — 23:03

And many thanks go to our concert videographer, Bryce!


Also, check out this video Mr. Gerhart took of the concert!

Ms. Erikson earns award!

On May 16th, in recognition of National Teachers Day, the Columbia Mall awarded our very own Ms. Erikson with a $500 gift card to the mall!

Ms. Erikson was nominated by the Mall’s Facebook followers as one of the “top performing teachers in the community.”  After assembling a list of nominees, the Mall asked its followers to vote for the top teacher.  Ms. Erikson received the most votes and won the prize!

Here’s the official press announcement!


Here’s Ms. Erikson with her gift card!