Welcome to Ben Franklin Elementary School 

We have great news to share with our entire School District and Harrisburg community!!!  Click here for the video: https://youtu.be/2v3gIuHwhXY

On November 8th in Washington DC, the United States Department of Education and Secretary Besty DeVos presented the National Blue Ribbon School Award to Harrisburg High School, SciTech Campus for being an "Exemplary High Performing School."

In addition to Harrisburg's SciTech Campus, 
348 schools across America were recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. 

‪Please join us in celebrating this PROUD and HISTORIC honor for our District and City! Let us commend Principal, Dr. Sieta Achampong and the students, staff and parents of Harrisburg High School, SciTech Campus for achieving this noteworthy academic goal that was set six years ago, and now has been realized by receiving the prestigious National Blue Ribbon School Award.

Congratulations and best wishes for continued academic achievement, high educational performance, and exemplary teaching and learning!

For more information: #nbrs2018, Twitter@NatlBlueRibbon, Facebook: Nationalblueribbonschools

November 1st, 2018

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Friends,

Happy November!  I hope all our families are enjoying the fall weather and are looking forward to our upcoming Holiday Break!  I want to personally, thank all the parents that came to parent/teacher conferences.  It was wonderful seeing, everyone actively participating in your child’s education. It is important that your child sees you proactive and involved in their education.  This month we have included suggested Reading tips for at home to support your child on the backside of this newsletter.  Our teachers truly appreciate your support and look forward to working closely with you this year, thanks again!

We are beginning the second 9 weeks of school and our staff is working diligently with our students to support academic success.  The EXPLORE afterschool program is in full swing this year.  This Title I program will be hosting their annual Lights On event to celebrate the benefits of afterschool programs on November 14th at 4:40 pm.

We would like to thank parents and community members for coming out to support our first annual Yard Sale in October.  The event was a tremendous success and we appreciate the support and positive feedback we received.  Deborah Moore-Lovett is our current PTO president and our current PTO is exceeding expectations this year under her direction.  Please visit our school website to learn more about upcoming PTO events and news.

Thank you for your continued support,

Will Towson
Principal, Ben Franklin School

November 2018 Newsletter.docx

Ben Franklin’s Vision Statement

The vision of Ben Franklin Elementary School is to empower all students to become academic achievers, critical thinkers, and lifelong learners who are motivated and prepared to compete and succeed in our rapidly changing world.

Ben Franklin’s Mission Statement

Ben Franklin Elementary School is committed to providing a safe and culturally responsive learning environment with a curriculum that is standards-aligned, rigorous, and data-driven. We are dedicated to developing partnerships with families and the community to ensure our students and teachers become life-long learners.

Thank You for Joining us Moms and Dads!

Ben Franklin Moms and Dads had muffins and donuts with our principal, Mr. Towson.  Parents discussed their concerns and how to make Ben Franklin great!



Celebrating Perfect Attendance for the month of September!!