Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tag: Benfer Elementary News

Education Foundation Gearing Up for Fall Grant Applications

It’s that time of year again!  Our wonderful Klein ISD Education Foundation will be accepting grant applications very soon. Last year, the Foundation awarded a record-setting $158,915 in teacher and campus grants. As we all know, some of the most innovative ideas, movements, and pilots...

Creating and Cultivating Culture

Spirit of H-E-B From the JJ Watt commercials to the generous donations dedicated to improving public education, H-E-B is a true Texas favorite. As part of our Holdsworth journey, the first day of learning was focused on understanding the history of the store, the foundation...

Building GT Community at Strack & Benfer

In middle school, finding your purpose greatly revolves around finding a place to fit in. It is a time to try new electives and clubs and get to know new people. Finding that group of friends that you can count on and that accepts...

Great Thinking Thursday: April 11

In this edition of our newsletter, Great Thinking Thursday: Seven Myths of Keeping Teachers from Implementing Creative Projects by Launch author John Spencer Building #KleinGT Community with Strack Intermediate and Benfer Elementary GT in High School: Klein Cain GT Landfall and so much more…..

Gifted Learners Creating, Collaborating, Embracing Challenges!

As you walk through classrooms at Benfer, you will see many gifted students creating, collaborating and embracing challenges as they work on their research pathways. It is exciting to see students’ passions unfold as they catch you up on their latest research, or show...

Benfer Student Receives Letter from President George H. W. Bush

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It’s the season of giving, but for Jacob Thompson, a second grader at Benfer Elementary, giving happens all year long. Jacob has been giving back to the community since kindergarten by volunteering in a variety of ways, from helping at the Houston Food Bank to...

Fall 2018 Reflections | 90 Seconds

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As we approach the winter break, let's take a moment to reflect back on the incredible school year we've had so far. Before it even started, a group of students founded Culture4Caring, an organization whose mission is to make sure every student who walks through our doors feels cared for and...

Simone Biles makes surprise visit to Benfer

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It was an exciting day last Thursday for Benfer Bobcats as they received a surprise visit from former student and four-time Olympic gold medalist, Simone Biles. In conjunction with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner’s recent declaration of Nov. 27 as Simone Biles Day, students were treated...

Klein ISD Education Foundation awards $58,000 in grants to schools

The Klein ISD Education Foundation departed on a mission to deliver more than $58,000 in classroom grants to seven campuses across the district this past Friday. To date, the Foundation has awarded nearly $1.8 million in classroom grants. “It has been a special day traveling...

Anderson, Benes, Todd Sworn in After Canvassing of Election Results

The official results from the Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, election for three seats on the Klein ISD Board of Trustees confirm that Chris “CT” Todd, Julie Benes, and Ronnie K. Anderson were elected to Positions 3, 4, and 5 respectively. Results were canvassed on Nov....

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