thepathfinders Mrs. Landry
Louise A. Benton Middle School 8th Grade Team
http://www.pwcs.edu/pwc/schools/benton/BentonMainPage.html
PATHFINDER TEAM



MATH

Mrs. Landry - Mrs. Menard - Mrs. Warner - Mrs. Meyer


SOCIAL STUDIES

Mr. Keirstead - Mrs. Hopkins - Ms. Marchese


SCIENCE

Mr. Winklesas - Mrs. King - Mrs. Warner


LANGUAGE ARTS

Mrs. Matese - Ms. Shipley - Ms. Marchese - Mr. Dutton -

Mrs. Meyer


FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Mr. Bouchtia






Dear Parents,
Welcome to The Benton Pathfinders Webpage.  This is an informational page for parents and students to keep you informed about homework and happenings at Benton Middle School for 8th graders. You will be able to link from here to webpages for Mr. Dutton, Mrs. Hopkins, Mrs. King, Mrs. Marchese(3), Mrs. Warner and Mr. Winkelsas. The links are located at the bottom of this webpage. You can also reach some of these webpages from the Benton webpage.

Homework information is listed at the bottom of the webpage by teacher for some members of the Pathfinder team. If you don't see your teacher try their webpage using the links.

If you have questions, suggestions or information you would like put on this web page please contact Mrs. Landry at (703) 791-0727 or landrydx@pwcs.edu.



*****UPCOMING EVENTS*****



May 31.... Dance....8th grade...7 - 10pm.........
June 3.... Cheerleading Tryouts.......After school
June 3.... PTA Meeting ......7:00 PM
June 4....Orchestra Concert......7:30 pm
June 5....Spanish Exam Periods 3 & 4
June 6....Spanish Exam Periods 5 & 7
June 7....Social Studies Exam
June 10...French Exam
June 11...Algebra and Geometry Exams
June 12...Make-up Exams
June 12...Spring Choral Concert......7:30 pm
June 13...Beginning Band Concert......7:30 pm
June 18...LAST DAY OF SCHOOL- HAVE A SAFE AND ENJOYABLE SUMMER!!!!


SAFETY AND SECURITY


Prince William County Police have notified the school that cars parked in Benton's fire lanes will be ticketed and towed. The yellow painted curb denotes the fire lanes. The entire bus loop as well as the curb in front of the school is designated as a fire lane. Please be aware of this restriction when you park at Benton.

BENTON CLUB INFORMATION



MEETING DATES


ART....Ms. Rekas....1st/4th Tuesdays
ECOLOGY...... Mrs. Bardenhagen.....2nd/4th Tuesdays
DRAMA........ Mrs. McKinstrie...every Wed. except during productions
NJHS.........Mrs. Hilliard/Mrs. Nicholls....2nd/4th Thursdays
YOUNG WRITERS....Ms. Noonan.....1st/3rd Thursdays
YEARBOOK....Ms. Shipley/Ms. Thorne..... TBA
TENNIS CLUB....Mrs. Farmer....1st/3rd Tuesdays

The MATHCOUNTS club is a competitive math team open for all interested students.  Students are welcome to participate as we play with and explore math problems.  As we near the spring, a team of students will be selected to compete against other middle school teams in the county. The club meets on 2nd and 4th Monday's immediately after school until 4:30 PM in room 1410.  Students who would like to stay for the meeting must bring a note to Mr. Yoho that morning.  The note should give permission for the student to stay after school and should state who will pick the student up at 4:30 PM.

The ECOLOGY CLUB held there first meeting on Oct. 23, 2001. If a scheduled meeting occurs on a snow day the meeting will not be resheduled. Any questions about the club, e-mail Ms. Bardenhagen at bardensm@pwcs.edu.


PARENT'S CORNER


SOL TESTING

May 6-17 will be the dates for scheduled 7th & 8th grade SOL Tests. Please make sure your student gets a good night's rest and has a good breakfast each day. Please try not to schedule Dr. appointments for these days if at all possible.

There is a linkat the bottom of this page to an SOL practice test site students can use to practice for the SOL Tests in Math, Algebra and Technology. Tests may be taken online and scored and explanations for each question are also included. All materials are used with the permission of the Virginia Department of Education.





GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT INFORMATION


The week of October 9th the county sent out a letter from Dr. Kelly outlining the Prince William County Program Opportunities for all rising ninth graders. Brochures listing the Specialty School evening Informational Meetings were also included with this letter. All parents are urged to attend these evening events to learn more about the high school options your students are offered. Please call Mrs. Robin Grotheer at 791-0727 if you did not receive this information or have any questions. February 15th is the deadline for all county applications to a Specialty School. A second informational flyer about the Specialty High School programs was sent home on Nov. 5.

PROGRAM..............CONTACT................APPLICATION DEADLINE

JROTC Programs..... Middle School Guidance......Mon. April 15,2002





The Benton Guidance staff and Benton National Junior Honor Society are offering an after-school tutoring program. Students in need of help can meet with tutors on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:00- 4:00 PM. Tutors will earn community service hours(a requirement of NJHS) for participating and were given the choice of helping in their strongest subject area. Tutorees come to this program by teacher recommendation, parent recommendation or child study committee recomendation. Assisting students academically is the continuous goal of the guidance department as we thrive to make our school a more progressive environment for learning.


SIGNET NEWS


Signet classes began at the end of September and are off to a great start. Information about programs for 8th graders and their parents is available in the November Benton Newsletter. Ask your student for your copy or come by the school for a copy to see the opportunities available.

 
HOMEWORK WEEK OF June 3-June 7



***If no homework is listed for your teacher either it was not provided to the webpage maker or can be accessed through the links at the bottom of the page. Try calling a friend if you can't find the assignment.***


MR.KEIRSTEAD -- WORLD HISTORY

Study for History Exam on June 7


MRS. LANDRY -- MATH

06/3/02:
Periods 3,5: Workbook pg 89; Bring in textbook



Periods 4,6:Finish Workbook pg. 167;Begin Review for exam next Tuesday.



Period 7:Chapter 11 Alternative Assessment Worksheet

06/04/02:
Periods 3,5: Workbook pg. 90; Start pg. 91 (skip #13)



Periods 4,6: Workbook page 97



Period 7: Chapter 12 Worksheet Packet

06/05/02:
Periods 3,5: Workbook pg. 91 (omit # 13) and/or start Workbook pg. 92

Periods 4,6: Workbook pg. 99 (6-3 Practice examples0 middle column

Period 7: Checkpoint WS for Chapter 12 - Start Chapter 12 Packet due next week

06/06/02:
Periods 3,5: Workbook pages 91-92 due Friday- On page 91 omit # 13.
Periods 4,6: Workbook pg. 99 3rd column- graded due Friday
Period 7: Chapter 12 Worksheet Packet
06/07/02:
Periods 3,5: Workbook pg. 94,95,96 due Monday at end of class. Bring in textbook; End of year post test on Thursday next week.

Periods 4,6: Review Chapter 6 for Test Tuesday.

Period 7: Chapter 12 Worksheet Packet



MR. BOUCHTIA -- FOREIGN LANGUAGE


Monday 6/03/2002
Spanish: Workbook pg. 100; Review for Exam - June 5 or 6
French: Workbook pg 75; Review for Exam- June 10

Tuesday 6/04/2002
Spanish: Review for Exam
French: Review for Exam



MRS. MATESE -- LANGUAGE ARTS
Mrs. Matese has her own web page now... Link is at the bottom of this page!!!!


MS. SHIPLEY





MRS. MEYER
Pre-Algebra:

Language Arts(3/4):

Language Arts (6):


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