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Community Profile for Bennett Woods

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  1. 1. Bennett Woods Elementary School By: Kayla Tompkins and Julie Alliston
  2. 2. Where is Bennett Woods? <ul><li>The address is 2520 Bennett Road, Okemos, MI, 48864 </li></ul><ul><li>Located before the round-about, on the left side of the road when traveling east on Bennett Road </li></ul>This symbol on all the maps shown represents the location of Bennett Woods Elementary
  3. 3. *Don’t use Google maps- use MapQuest* Google Maps will send you down a side road, past the school
  4. 4. Description of the School <ul><li>Bennett Woods includes grades kindergarten through fourth with approximately 370 students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organized by ‘academic pods’ (different sections of the school for each grade) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It was built in 1993 </li></ul><ul><li>The building is a red brick, modern style </li></ul><ul><li>It has a gymnasium, an art room, a computer lab and a media center </li></ul><ul><li>Bennett Woods school webpage states that their student population is very diverse including families from “Korea, China, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Mexico, Colombia, Canada, India, Germany, and Pakistan” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Bennett Woods Kids Club Programs <ul><li>Bennett Woods offers before and after school programs for all students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes: arts and crafts, reading, planned games, and homework help, and occasional field trips </li></ul></ul><ul><li>K.E.E.P. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Half day non-school hours enrichment program for Kindergarteners </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Description of the School Grounds <ul><li>Includes two play grounds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One located on the side fenced in (kindergarten) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Larger playground in back of school </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There is a fenced in garden in the back </li></ul><ul><li>Also has 2 soccer fields, a baseball field and a large blacktop with a basketball court </li></ul><ul><li>Wooded area surrounds the playground </li></ul>
  7. 7. Resident Comments <ul><li>As we were exploring the school grounds, we saw a family at the playground </li></ul><ul><li>The father stated that it was a great place for his kids to come and play as well as a good place to walk the dog around </li></ul>
  8. 9. The Neighborhood <ul><li>A lot of the area surrounding the school was wooded and rural looking </li></ul><ul><li>Most houses surrounding the school were located in subdivisions </li></ul><ul><li>The houses and subdivisions are mainly new construction </li></ul><ul><li>We observed a lot of young families and children playing in their yards and on the sidewalks </li></ul>
  9. 11. Where is the Public Library? <ul><li>Hope Borbas Public Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Located at 4321 Okemos Road, MI, 48864 </li></ul></ul>
  10. 12. Where Are Grocery Stores?
  11. 13. Where Do Residents Shop? <ul><li>Meridian Mall </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 miles north </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strip Malls close to I-96 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 South of Bennett Woods </li></ul></ul>
  12. 14. What Do These Shopping Centers Include? <ul><li>Meridian Mall </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes department stores: Yonkers, Macy’s, JC Penny </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smaller brand name clothing stores: Abercrombie, Hollister, Old Navy, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sports Stores: Dick’s Sporting Goods, Campus Den </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic Stores: AT&T, Radio Shack, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strip Malls </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stores: AT&T, Little By Little, Unique children’s boutique, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restaurants: Panchero’s, Applebee’s, Quizno’s, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 15. <ul><li>Keep in mind that your students may shop in the same grocery stores or shops that you do </li></ul>
  14. 16. Where are Local Parks? <ul><li>Hartrick Park </li></ul><ul><li>Michigan Recreation and Park Association </li></ul>
  15. 17. What Do These Parks Include? <ul><li>Play equipment for children </li></ul><ul><li>A pond that non-motorized boats are welcome on </li></ul><ul><li>Picnic Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Acres of woods including hiking and skiing trails </li></ul><ul><li>Sports Fields including a baseball and softball field </li></ul><ul><li>A summer and fall farmer’s market </li></ul>
  16. 18. Good Luck at Bennett Woods!

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