Benchmark Elementary School

Benchmark Brothers’ Summer Fun

Some brothers have to go all out in the summers with extravagant summer camps and trips overseas…but these two brothers enjoy the more simpler life with their family and friends, catching crawdads, and playing tag.  Here is what second grader and preschooler Connor and Grant had to say about their summer of fun: Connor: What is the best thing you …

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Seeing Double at Benchmark Elementary

There is an abundance of twins at Benchmark Elementary. Here are what some of them had to say about being identical and fraternal twins.    Peter (Pictured Left):  What is it like to have an identical twin? It’s great. It’s good because you have somebody to play with that’s your age and can do the same things you can do. …

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Benchmark Elementary Winners of The St. Joseph’s Art Competition

St. Joseph’s Hospital had an art competition, asking students across Phoenix to make art depicting healing. Benchmark is pleased to announce that three students were selected to have their art permanently displayed in the Critical Care Unit. The winners are Laina Fraiman, Asher Kaye, and Tori Gillan. If you have a chance to be at St. Joseph’s Hospital, be sure …

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Amadeus Coleman gets accepted to join ‘People to People’

People to People Ambassador Programs is a travel organization program that was president Eisenhower envisioned.  It established in 1956 with a mission to bridge cultural and political borders through education and exchange, creating global citizens and making the world a better place for future generations”.  It gives the opportunity for kids to visit other countries and experience unique adventures. How did …

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Charlotte Moenich, 3rd Grader at Benchmark Elementary, Talks About Her Love for Horses

How long have you been riding? When did you first want to start riding horses? I’ve been riding regularly for two years. I met my first horse with my friend, Addie, when I was five; she let me ride her horse Rusty. My grandma gave me riding lessons at Desert Palms for a Christmas present; I loved it so much I keep …

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