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DuPage Area STEM Expo

Join us at the DuPage Area STEM Expo (formerly known as DuPage Area Engineers Week) for an interactive exploration into science, technology, engineering and math. Over 50 displays, presentations, projects to take home and activities for school age children, grades K – 12.
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Music Festival 2018

The first ever District Music Festival was held at West Chicago High School on January 11. 7th and 8th grade choir, band and orchestra students from Benjamin, Leman and Winfield middle schools attending a day at the high school that included rehearsals, masterclasses, lunch and question and answers with high school members. That evening the 3 ensembles performed individually and the concert ended with a combined number consisting of all 3 groups. It was a great day (and evening) of music and our students, as always, made us proud!
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School Closed on Friday

Due to an emergency, both Benjamin Middle School and Evergreen Elementary School are closed on Friday, February 9, 2018 and there are no after school activities.
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2018-2019 District Calendar

The 2018-2019 school year calendar has been posted on the website. The read more link will take you to the page to access the current calendar and the new 2018-2019 calendar.
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5Essentials Parent Survey

Beginning December 5th, sixth-8th grade students, teachers and parents across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the sixth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school.
The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:
Effective Leaders,
Collaborative Teachers,
Involved Families,
Supportive Environments, and
Ambitious Instruction.

http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
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THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE NAMES BENJAMIN SCHOOL DISTRICT 25 A WINNER OF THE CHICAGO 2017 TOP WORKPLACES AWARD

West Chicago, Illinois – Benjamin School District 25 has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by The Chicago Tribune. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”

In May of 2017 the Benjamin School District 25 staff anonymously completed an employee feedback survey to measure the workplace climate. Dr. Philip Ehrhardt, superintendent, explains that, “Our school district enjoys a close-knit working atmosphere that can be described as being a family. Being awarded the Top Workplace recognition confirms our wonderful work environment which is critical to enabling all of our students to be successful.”
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