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2015-2016 Bennet Academy Photo Gallery

Students Visit Discovery Camp

The Wall That Heals

On October 7th, Bennet students assembled on the front lawn of Bennet Academy, holding American flags,  to welcome The Wall and the veteran motorcycle caravan that escorted it.   On October 8th, all students participated in a walking field trip to Center Memorial Park to visit The Wall.   Read more about The Wall That Heals by clicking HERE.


Bennet Students Participate in Project O

Sixty students from Bennet Academy have the opportunity to participate in an inquiry based science program.  The program is called Connecticut River Connections (C.R.C.) and is carried out by Project 
Oceanology, located at Avery Point in Groton Connecticut.  C.R.C. is funded by the Connecticut State Department of Education Bureau of Choice Programs and pays for all the costs associated with this 
expensive program. The program was created to achieve two goals: to increase student understanding of how biotic (living) and abiotic (nonliving) factors interact in our watershed and Long Island Sound and to 
reduce racial, ethnic, and economic isolation of students from different schools who share the same watershed. Students will experience four offsite experiences and one onsite for a total of five experiences during 
the school year.

Seasonal Sharing Shop

Tis the season of giving and that is certainly the case at Bennet Academy.  Last year, Support Services Department Facilitator, Amber Schwarm, created The Seasonal Sharing Shop.  It has become a collaborative effort among the department and entire Bennet Staff.  Students that might not otherwise have the means or opportunity to share gifts with their family members during the holiday season, have the opportunity to visit the "shop" and choose gifts.  All gifts are donated by staff and community members.  Volunteers work at the shop, helping students to choose gifts and wrap them.  All that is left for the student to do, is give their gift to a loved one.

Student Advisory Council

MPS Student Advisory Council

On December 18th, students ranging from grades 5-12 met at Bennet Academy to participate in the first Student Advisory Council.  Students worked together to talk about when, where and how we use collaboration in the Manchester Public Schools.  In one of the photos below, students needed to collaborate to achieve a goal: keep as many balloons in the air as possible for 30 seconds.




31st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Mr. Robinson Reads to Team Angelou

Mr. Robinson visted Mrs. Gibson's class on Tuesday, March 1st, which was World Read Aloud Day.  The class listened  as he read "Henry's Freedom Box".

Science Fair / Invention Convention




Daicha Chaluisan-Rojos and Kaylee Emond (top left)  won first place in the Investigation Category with their project: Zodiacs, True or False.  Ola Taha (top right) won first place in the Invention Convention with the Slide-O-Magnify and Adam Rodowicz and Steven Gagnon (bottom) won first place in the Model Category with Dry Ice.  Congratulations to all students who participated and to those who will be moving on to the District competition.

Pi Day Contest Winners


Contest winners, Jack Larson and Lyla Ratches, won first place for their Pi Day poster and had the opportunity to "PIE" Mr. Chella and Mr. Robinson.  To watch the video click HERE.

Future Problem Solvers

Congratulations Future Problem Solvers



Bennet Academy students and coach heading to the Future Problem Solving State Competition on April 1-2 are: (l to r, back row):  Clara Minor, Gabrielle Brocki, Titia Watson, Aureliana Brown, Eden Lewis, Paige Zuverink, Sarika Akila, Rowan Masse, Ben Roy, Jonah Nielsen, FPS Coach: Mrs. Samantha Randazzo. (l to r, back row): Jamie Dykstra, Sarah Silberberg, Lillianna King, Lorelai Chapps, Daicha Chaluisan-Rojas, Alexandra Hamza, Madison Ellis, Dara Song, Sophia Goldberg-Doyle, Adam Rodowicz, Stephen Gagnon, and Kwaku Nyame. Missing from photo: Aaron Lemoine, Jose Matute.

Kids 2 College

Kids To College Field Trip

On April 8th, a group of Bennet students headed to Manchester Community College to experience "a day in the life" of a college student.  Students took "classes", learned about saving for college, the admitting process and the overall importance of education.  Below are just a few of Bennet's "future college grads"!!!


FPS Students Take Third Place Win

FPS Students Take Third Place in Written Competition

Madison Ellis, Dara Song and Alexandra Hamza won 3rd place in the Global Issues Team Competition.  Congratulations to these students!

Student vs Staff Basketball Game

Student vs. Staff Basketball Game




 Thanks to all who came to the game.  A good time was had by all!

Lunch with Officer Francis

Officer Travis Francis, a member of the Manchester Police Department, spends his lunch break with the students of Bennet Academy.  He provides students with a positive police experience while he visits during their lunch waves.


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