Ben Hill Middle School
Grow your mind. Grow your life.
Progress Reports will be posted and available on Wednesday at Noon to the Parent Portal. To access and view Student Progress reports please log on to the Parent Portal from the Ben Hill County Schools Website. Go to Infinite Campus and then click on Parent Portal. If you do not have access to the parent portal, please call Central Registration at 409-5500.
Parents please note the following afternoon dismissal procedures:
1. NO CHECKOUTS AFTER 2:45 PM. This allows us to finish the day in a safe and orderly fashion.
2. The Bell Rings at 3:45 PM to end the day at BHMS. At that time all parent pick-up students, students reporting to an athletic practice, and students riding the shuttle to the primary will be dimissed. We will begin calling bus dimissals as the buses show up.
3. No parent should attempt to pick a child up via the road that exits by the track. Students will not be allowed to exit campus in this direction.
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We are excited about the various clubs that will be offered this year! Please view the descriptions for each club below and click the link to register.
CLUBS AT BEN HILL MIDDLE SCHOOL
4-H meets as a part of 6th grade Science classes and after school to let students complete hands-on projects in a positive environment with guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. 4-H is also available to 7th and 8th graders as an after school activity that meets at the 4-H office monthly. Special activities available include consumer judging team, poultry judging team, shooting sports teams as well as project achievement. It is sponsored by the Cooperative Extension System. Mrs. Jeri Gilleland is the sponsor and can be reached at 426-5175.
Art Club meets as part of rotation A in the cafeteria. Sponsors Bailey Miller and Marketa Poole work with the Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Arts Council to provide monthly art experiences and lessons for the members.
Book Club will meet as a part of rotation A in room 702 and is sponsored by Katrina Campbell and the Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Arts Council. Members will read one book a month then meet to discuss the book.
Calligraphy Club meets as part of rotation A in the Media Center conference room. Students learn how to do calligraphy from the sponsors Debbie Hamlin and Karen Kelly.
Chess Club meets as part of rotation B in the Tech Lab (room 911). Students who already know how to play chess can enjoy challenging other students to a match. Students who do not know how to play can learn from the sponsor Robert Garber.
CIS meets with rotation B in the cafeteria. It also has after school meetings and tutoring sessions as well as in-school workshops. Communities In Schools works to fill in the gaps to meet the needs of students and to offer leadership training and support. The BHMS program is led by Ms. Megan Smith.
Coloring Club meets during club rotation B in room 909. Students learn to manage stress, anxiety, anger, and boredom by coloring. Ms. Nicole Menge and Deidre Cox are the sponsors.
Cosmetology Club meets during club rotation B in room 901. Ms. Amanda Ross is the sponsor. She is assisted by Kayci Gibbs and Shelby Reese.
Debate Club meets during club rotation A in room 801. Students learn how to conduct formatted debates, discuss and analyze interesting topics, practice public speaking, construct arguments, exercise reasoning, and work with friends. There must be a minimum of 15 members to form this club. Ms. Pam Brown is the sponsor.
Environmental Club meets during club rotation A in room 601. Katrina Vaughn and Katy Calhoun are the sponsors. Students will learn ways to make a positive impact on the environment, both at school and in our community.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) meets as part of rotation A and after school in room 902 to develop skills for life through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation. Leslie McDonald is the advisor.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) meets on Friday mornings before school and during both club rotations. Rotation A is in the gym as a full group and rotation B is in huddles as grade level groups as grade levels in room 702, room 802, and room 811. Students look at the concepts of Christianity through the experiences of athletes. (Students are not required to be athletes nor Christians to join.) Advisors and huddle leaders are Christopher Alexander, Katrina Campbell, Kenya Harris, Willie Harris, Sammy Reynolds, and Marisa Reynolds.
FFA meets as part of rotation B and after school in room 904 to let members develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of agricultural career pathways. Micheal Barnes is the advisor.
Fitness Club meets during rotation B in the gym. Advisors Katy Calhoun and Katrina Vaughn help students learn to live a healthier lifestyle through proper exercise and nutrition.
Game Code Club meets during rotation A in room 909 with Nicole Menge. Students learn basic computer coding then create and play their own game.
It’s Not Just Duct Tape meets as a part of rotation B in room 801. Sponsor Pam Brown leads the members in varying craft projects. Membership is limited to 25 students.
Needle Crafts Club meets during both rotations in the Band room. Sponsors Michelle Denison and Deidre Cox teach members how to crochet, knit, needlepoint, and how to improve upon their current skills.
Public Relations Club meets during rotation B in the Media Center conference room. This student-led club will work with the Ben Hill County Schools Public Relations director Jenny McCranie to take pictures and write articles that celebrate what is happening at BHMS. Debbie Hamlin is the sponsor.
Spreading Unity – Not Cruelty meets during rotation B in the rotunda conference room. The student-led club will promote acts of kindness and learn ways to promote unity within the school. Mrs. Sujette Giddens is the sponsor.
Student Council will meet during rotation A to discuss issues and represent the student body as stakeholders in BHMS. Katrina Vaughn is the sponsor. Stephanie Howell and Joi Kinnett will assist as needed.
Technology Student Association (TSA) meets after school in the Tech Lab (room 911) to prepare students to be successful inventors, designers, creative problem solvers, responsible citizens and leaders in a technological society. Robert Garber, Katrina Vaughn, and Debbie Hamlin are the advisors.
Students at Ben Hill Middle School who are in Family and Consumer Science spent three weeks learning how to hand sew. The students final project was to create a chicken to commemorate our local Wild Chicken Festival. Three top entries per grade were selected and the students were able to vote for the best Wild Chicken for each grade. The winners were as follows; Yaresly Avilia- 8th grade, Amelia Lee-7th grade, Diamond Blue-7th grade, and Emily Vaughn-6th grade
Ben Hill Middle School FCCLA, Family Career Community Leaders of America traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, March 15-17 to participate in the FCCLA State Leadership Conference. While at the Georgia FCCLA State Leadership Conference, students had several opportunities to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making and interpersonal communication necessary in the workforce. Activities at the conference will included personal and professional development workshops, competitive events and motivational general sessions. Members who attended the conference were; Honesty Hodge, Katie Coleman, Ora Ring, Cheyenne Walsh, Laylah Giddens, and Gracie Giddens.
Members of BHMS FCCLA participated in STAR Events while at the State Leadership Conference. STAR Events, (Students Taking Action with Recognition) are competitive events in which members are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. Katie Coleman and Ora Ring won silver medals for their project in the Focus on Children category. Cheyenne Walsh, Laylah Giddens, and Gracie Giddens also won silver medals for their project in Food Innovations.
Ben Hill Middle School FCCLA was also awarded a membership award for increased membership for the 2018-2019 school year.
Congratulations to our Ben Hill Middle School Teacher of the Year,
Mrs. Debbie Hamlin!
Congratulations to FCCLA members Nandini Patel and Rachel Dale for earning 2nd place honors at the FCCLA Fall Leadership Conference on Wednesday, September 13. They competed against both middle and high school FCCLA chapters and was the only middle school chapter to place. Great Job!
Congratulations to the BHMS Competition Cheer Team for placing 1st at their competition Saturday, September 15th in Alma, GA at the Blueberry Cheer Classic. Way to go girls!
Ben Hill County Middle School
students receive laptops
to use this year!
Please review the
Technology Use Handbook
and sign the
Each student will use the device
assigned to them during the school day.
The devices will not be sent home.
The Agreement needs to be signed
for the student to use the internet & laptop.