Benchley Weinberger

Communications Magnet

Benchley-Weinberger is a dynamic, high performing, California Distinguished School with a focus on Achievement through Communication.  Our goal is for all children to have a passion for  learning and to empower every child to become a successful life-long learner by providing a challenging curriculum and teaching high-level communication skills in the following three areas: 1) Global/Media Communication, 2) Artistic/Alternative Communication and 3) Interpersonal Communication.  Digital, document and video cameras, Promethean Activboards, media lab, library and classroom computers encourage the use of state-of-the-art technology to extend learning.  Students produce, film, edit, direct and star in a news program broadcast throughout the school. Field trips to theater performances, museums, floating biology labs, along with art lessons, pen and e-pals, sign language, music, P.E., and assemblies promote artistic/alternative communication.  Every student is paired with cross-age buddies (Panda Pals) for regular learning communication opportunities and social skills which supports our interpersonal communication.  Our ethnic diversity promotes a positive awareness and understanding of many cultures and is enhanced by an annual multi-cultural fair.  Features include:
 
  • Specific leaning opportunities for high achieving student (Grades 3-5)
  • A lower student-to-teacher ratio and innovative teaching practices through collaboration with SDSU's student teacher program
  • Participation in multi-cultural events, art shows, special assemblies, math competitions and after school writing and math programs
  • Partnerships in Education with PTA, Benchley-Weingberger Foundation, Satellite Inc., Everyone A Reader, Grossmont College Media, IBM, SDSU Science Department and Del Cerro Manor

If you are interested in enrolling at Benchley-Weinberger Elementary School for the 2015-2016 school year, please continue to check on the district's webpage (see address below) for the next enrollment window and application. If you would like to visit our school, please look under "Calendar" on this website for our scheduled Magnet Visitation Days (you do not need to register for the Magnet Visitations/presentation and tour).  If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Bouman, Magnet/Media Elementary School Assistant at (619) 463-9271 and also visit our districts' Enrollment Options/School Choice page at  http://www.sandi.net/enrollmentoptions to submit an application online. 

Click on this link to read about our Magnet Program in our Magnet Brochure  Communications Magnet Brochure