Letter from the Principal

Welcome Letter from our Principal 

Dear parents and guardians: 

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. My name is Ellen Gibbs. It is with great pride and excitement to start my second year as K-8 principal of Benton Grade School. I am eager to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success. I am looking forward to seeing all the returning students and their families as well as meeting the new students and their families.

This will be my 26th year in education. I have been a teacher, a coach, an assistant principal, and a principal. Throughout my career I have believed that a partnership among parents, teachers, and administration is vital and plays an essential role in increasing student achievement. Research continues to show a strong correlation between increased parent involvement and high student success.

Please check our website at www.benton47.org for important information throughout the year.

I am looking forward to an incredible school year. I welcome and value your input. Please feel free to visit, call, or email me to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas.



Ellen Gibbs

K-8 Principal
Benton CCSD # 47

Learners Today. Leaders Tomorrow. Rangers Forever. 

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