Friday, September 22, 2017

Iowa Adult Education & Family Literacy Week

This info is being shared via the Iowa Department of Education sharing the importance of being literate as families w/in Iowa:



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Iowa Department of Education
News Release

For Immediate Release
September 21, 2017
Contact:
Staci Hupp
Gov. Reynolds proclaims Sept. 24-30 Iowa Adult Education and Family Literacy Week
Increasing the number of Iowans with credentials needed for in-demand jobs is key to Future Ready Iowa success
DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation recognizing Sept. 24-30 as Iowa Adult Education and Family Literacy Week.
The week, which coincides with the National Adult Education and Literacy Week, shines a light on the work Iowa’s adult education and literacy programs do in helping Iowans achieve the skills and training needed for college and careers.
According to the National Coalition for Literacy, more than 36 million adults struggle with basic literacy and 60 million lack basic math skills. Additionally, data from the Future Ready Iowa Metrics that Matter report indicate that Iowans who lack education or training beyond high school are more likely to be unemployed, working low-wage jobs, and living in poverty than those with higher levels of education. Currently, more than 171,000 adults across the state lack high school diplomas.
The state’s 15 regional adult education and literacy programs, which are overseen by the Iowa Department of Education, address these disparities by providing non-credit instruction in adult basic education, adult secondary education, English as a second language, and other training to help adult learners improve their education and skill levels to meet employer demands and secure living-wage jobs. These opportunities are also integral to the Future Ready Iowa initiative, which calls for 70 percent of Iowans to have education or training beyond high school by 2025.
“Iowa’s adult education and literacy programs are life-changing for the nearly 18,000 students who are served each year,” Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise said. Many of these adults face significant barriers to employment. Our programs and partners provide the extra support they need to gain the education and skills necessary to succeed in college and careers.”
The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which was passed in 2014, requires states to seamlessly deliver integrated job-driven services, including postsecondary education and training, to help those with significant barriers to employment earn marketable credentials to secure high-quality jobs and careers.
For more information about Iowa’s adult education and literacy programs, visit the Iowa Department of Education’s website. In addition, the Your Future Starts Here website features student success stories and provides resources to help Iowans start the path to earning high school equivalency diplomas, head to college, or launch their careers.

Monday, September 18, 2017

BC Homecoming 2017 information

Homecoming 2017


You can support the Bobcats 

by ordering a Homecoming t-shirt by Friday, September 22  

or a 

Painted Driveway Bobcat by Thursday, September 21st


Here's a link for the form for getting your driveway painted. 


Order your 2017 Homecoming Shirt!  Check out the web store (http://www.teamelitesports.com/benton.html) by Friday, September 22nd to order. 

   
Next week is Homecoming!  Our theme this year is Bobcats of the Future.  Make sure to show your Bobcat Spirit all week with our dress-up days.
Monday - Silver/Metallic Day
-Find anything silver or metallic and dress head to toe!
Tuesday - Parents Day
-Locate your Dad shirt/ties, then find your Mom pants/floral dress.  You love your parents, but sometimes their clothes can be down right funny!
Wednesday - Grandparents Day
-Find your bald/gray hair, add a cane and orthopedic shoes, throw on the plaid pants or grandma's dress and you are set.
Thursday - Class Distinction Day
-Check your email for your class vote
Seniors - Rich & Fancy Day
Friday - Blue & Gold Day
-Pull out the Bobcat Spirit and let it Shine!


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Dot Day



If you are not familiar with Dot Day, here is a little background:

  • It is based on the story "The Dot" by Peter Reynolds. In this story a young girl named Vashti begins to doubt her abilities, but her amazing art teacher helps her find her confidence.
  • The theme of Dot Day (besides dots) is finding a way to Make Your Mark on the world.
  • During Thursday's PBIS assembly, we will show a reading of "The Dot" and we will encouraging students to wear dots on Friday.