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					  Welcome to


Home of the Marshals
                    History
•   1869 – independent school, grades 1 - 12
•   1967 – joined Marshall County schools
•   Benton High School until 1975
•   Benton Junior High School, grades 7-9
•   Benton Middle School in 1988, grades 6-8
Benton Indians               Benton Marshals
• Kem Cothran – Principal         • Kristen Chumbler – Art, Drama
• Jo Beth Jones – Guidance        • Donna Martin-McGee –
  Counselor                         Special Education
• Bobby Hayden – Science          • Joni Morgan – Math
• Haley Chambers – Computer       • Melanie Scharmahorn –
  Technology                        Librarian, Reading
• Bobby Love – Special            • Ronnie Payton – Band, Fine
  Education & Health/PE             Arts
• Lauren Shelby – Math            • Sharon Tucker – Gifted &
• Luke Anderson– Social             Talented
  Studies                         • Shae Abell – Reading
• Tosha Arnold – Special          • Donna York – Science
  Education                       • David Tynes – Project Lead
• Chris Harvey – Social Studies     the Way
• Jerilyn Lampkins – Language
  Arts, Reading
• Secretary – Nancee Miller
• Instructional Aides – Dwanna Stafford,
  Kristy Meyer, Susan Odom, Dondra
  Hackney, Natalie Bradley
• Health Aide – Cathy Atkins
• School Technology Coordinator –
   Kristy Meyer
• Custodian – Ronnie Lee and Rick Miller
  Morning Rotation            Guided Study

•Band                    • 6th gr – study skills,
•P.E.                      Country & Geometry
•Art                       units
•Computer Applications   • 7th gr – Health, Wellness
•Project Lead the Way      & Human Body units
•Civics & Economics      • 8th gr – ILP’s, High
                           School Transition &
                           Teen Issues
•   Boys & Girls Basketball
•   Football
•   Softball
•   Soccer
•   Volleyball
•   Cheerleading
•   Track / Cross Country
•   Golf
•   Pep Band
• Academic Team & Future
  Problem Solving
• Student Government
• Library Club
• STLP – Student
  Technology Leadership
  Program
• BETA Club
• 4-H Club
• Yearbook Staff
      School Honors & Awards
• History Day
• 8th Grade Girls Basketball
  District Champs 2009
• Cheerleading
• Duke Univ. Talent Search
  Finalist
• Governor’s Cup
• KY Schools To Watch
• KDE Proficiency and
  Beyond Award 2009
Mission:
 EXTREME
  Character,
Achievement, &
    Pride
   “CAP”
                    Motto:
                     “Best
                 Marshall County
                     School!”
•   BMS has one CAP assembly
    each month.
•   Students who have shown
    excellent character,
    achievement, and pride are
    eligible to win prizes.
•   All the CAP assemblies have
    entertainment, such as:
      1.   Deal or No Deal
      2.   Hula-Hoop Contest
      3.   Talent Show
      4.   Skits
      5.   Guest speakers
      6.   Faculty Dodge Ball
      7.   Olympic Relay
      8.   Red Ribbon Program
      9.   Red Line Racing
    Learning Environment & School Culture
•   Up Front Expectations- 1st two weeks
•   Expectation Exam- Principal grades
•   Bullying Unit- Social Studies all grades
•   Customized Agenda
•   Accelerated Reader Rewards- Four trips
•   Education Pays- Daily drawing
•   Students of the Month - Two per grade
•   Academic Athlete – Chosen by Mrs. Cothran
•   Most Improved Student per subject area
•   Cap Drawing – One monthly winner
•   Perfect Attendance Awards- $50.00 month
•   “Doting Over Distinguished”- Victory lap
•   “I make a difference” - bracelets
•   CATS Carnival
•   Orange & Blue Club – All A’s / A’s & B’s
•   Reality Store – 8th Grade
•   “Clap-outs” – in school pep rally
•   Let’s Talk – Teen topics with Guidance Counselor
•   6th Grade “COOL” Class
•   Learning Style and Teaching Style Inventories- 6th grade
•   ThinkLink Testing- Discovery Education
•   Core Content Review Tests- Teacher Developed
•   Aimswebb- Math and Reading universal screenings
•   RTI- Math and Reading Intervention
•   Flashbacks & Bell Ringers
•   ESS Daytime Waiver – Before school tutoring
•   Success Lab
•   Teachers’ Instructional Manual
•   1:1 Conferencing / Goal Setting
•   Silent Mentors
•   Thoughtful Education- research based strategies
•   SNAP – “Students Navigating Above Proficiency”
          • www.marshall.kyschools.us/cd/CurriculumDocuments.htm
•   Faculty/Student and Principal Surveys
•   Goal Setting/ All classes / Total School / Posted
•   Posted in each classroom
     – teaching certificate, mission statement, expectations, “please & thank you”
     – Core Content – marked as taught
   Benton Middle School
    Accountability Index
2006       2007       2008
86.9       96.3       101.8
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              # 1 in the Region
               #9 in the State
•   Science – 10.8 – ranked #1 in Region #11 in State
•   Reading – 2.0 – ranked #2 in Region
•   Math – 10.1 – ranked # 3 in Region
•   Social Studies – 8.7 – ranked #1 in Region
•   Practical Living – 11.4 – ranked # 3 in Region
        KY Schools To Watch
• Initiative launched by the
  National Forum to Accelerate
  Middle-Grades Reform in
  1999.
• National recognition for
  schools that are
  academically, socially, and
  developmentally responsive.
• Site Visit 2007 & 2008
• Named 2008 KY STW!
• BMS highlighted at National
  STW Conference 2009!!!
             We “R” Benton!
Responsibilities   Respect   Relationships
         Contact Information
http://www.marshall.kyschools.us/bms/

http://www.marshall.kyschools.us/

kem.cothran@marshall.kyschools.us

 “When you shift people’s perceptions,
         their actions follow.”
                                    -Rayona Sharpnack

				
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