Eight Grader, Bennett, Succeeds at Jones-Gordon School

Bennett is intelligent and a creative thinker who loves to learn in an environment where he feels supported by teachers and staff members.

Q. What makes The Jones-Gordon School feel like the right school for you?

A. I like it here because all of the teachers are nice and I’m able to get work done. Having one-on-one time with the teachers is helpful because they can answer my questions. The teachers go at a pace that I’m comfortable with. I like the projects that we work on because I get a chance to be creative. All of the students are nice and we have a good time at school. We also have a lot of animals at our school and we get to hold them, play with them. I like Roger, our corn snake, the best.

Q. What are some of your favorite classes?

A. I enjoy the STEM (science, tech, engineering, math) program because I learn how to code. Most other schools don’t offer cooking classes and I really like learning how to cook—and enjoy eating it too! Music class is a lot of fun; we’ve learned how to play the recorder, bucket drums, and Boomwhackers, which are plastic percussion tubes that make different sounds when you whack them.

Q. What do you like to do in your free time?

A. I take piano lessons and am learning how to be a blacksmith. I recently made an herb chopper for my family.

Bennett Taylor is an eighth grader at The Jones-Gordon School.

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