Benton Talk Episode 23
In this episode, Rodney and Jason are joined by SCSD staff and Care to Learn board members Ellen Heitzig and Nicole Besselmen to discuss the upcoming Care to Learn gala and how Care to Learn supports the students with health, hunger and hygiene needs in our district.
September 23, 2022
Benton Talk Episode 22
In this episode, Rodney interviews Lindenwood University's Dr. Tammy Moore, Director, Academic Retention and Certification Center, about the District's partnership with LU and Lindenteach, Jason recaps the December board meeting and Papa Chris wishes happy holidays to all, and to all a good night!
December 13, 2021
Benton Talk Episode 21
In this episode, Papa Chris finally gets his own mic as We Love St. Charles founder Marc Sikma joins Jason and Rodney to discuss the work the volunteer organization does in the St. Charles community and what its plans are moving forward.
September 27, 2021
Benton Talk Episode 20
In this episode, Rodney and Jason talk about SCSD summer happenings, the start of the school year and our new theme for the 2021-22 school year, #scsdBEST.
August 27, 2021
Benton Talk Episode 19
In this episode, Jason and Rodney share the audio from a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion video update they sent out to staff a few weeks ago.
May 27, 2021
Benton Talk Episode 18
In this episode, Jason and Rodney celebrate Josh Nelson and Sam Pappin, two extraordinary SCW seniors who look back on their time in high school, tell us what their future plans are and offer advice for younger SCSD students on how to be successful.
May 13, 2021
Benton Talk Episode 17
In this episode, Jason and Rodney speak with Facilities Director Josh Schaffer about Proposition SCSD, a $50 million NO TAX-RATE INCREASE bond issue that goes to the ballot on April 6, 2021. Funds raised by bond issues can only be used for capital projects like construction, repairs and renovation. Please be sure to go out and vote on Proposition SCSD on April 6th. Send any questions you have about Prop SCSD to email@example.com.
March 08, 2021
Benton Talk Episode 16
In this episode, Rodney and Jason discuss how things are going as 2020 comes to a close, what's on the horizon for 2021 and Papa Chris plugs his favorite holiday movie and why it's just as relevant today as it was over 70 years ago.
December 18, 2020
Benton Talk Episode 15
In this episode, Rodney interviews Lincoln Elementary's principal Julie Williams about the school's recent National Blue Ribbon Schools award and Papa Chris encourages people to rock the vote.
October 22, 2020
Benton Talk Episode 14
In this episode, Jason and Rodney discuss the first day of school, how the reentry plan came together and the different levels of the SCSD All Access virtual learning plan.
August 26, 2020
Benton Talk Episode 13
In this episode, Jason and Rodney discuss honoring the Class of 2020, the SCSD Teachers of the Year and retirees, and their favorite ice cream.
May 27, 2020
Benton Talk-Episode 12
In this episode, a panel of black SCSD educators join Rodney and Jason to discuss Black History Month, representation in education, inclusion and identity, Papa Chris plugs the film "Parasite" and Lincoln Elementary has some big news.
February 18, 2020
Benton Talk-Episode 11
In this episode, Rodney and Jason speak with SCW French teacher Amy Delaney on earning her National Board Certification in Teaching, celebrate what SCSD has accomplished in 2019 and check in with our listeners from around the world.
December 23, 2019
Benton Talk Episode 10
In this episode, Jason and Rodney talk with the varsity coaches of the SCHS and SCW boys and girls basketball teams talking about the Turkey Tip-off (scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 26 @ SCHS), the outlook for their seasons and how coaching basketball is more about shaping young men and women than it is about winning games.
November 20, 2019
Benton Talk Episode 9
In this episode, Jason and Rodney speak with SCSD social worker Ellen Heitzig about the Care to Learn Black & White Ball, celebrate good times and producer Papa Chris gets one minute on the mic. It could have gone better... Purchase Black & White Ball tickets at http://blackandwhite.givesmart.com. Audience sample courtesy of Yannick Lemieux.
October 22, 2019
Benton Talk Episode 8
In this episode of Benton Talk, Jason and Rodney speak with SCHS principal Jeff Walker about RTI and student needs, discuss high school homecomings and celebrate some of the great events taking place in the District.
September 26, 2019
Benton Talk Episode 7
In this episode, Jason and Rodney talk with Dr. Scott Voelkl and Angie Syron of SCW about the the start of the 2019-20 school year, construction projects and preparing students for the real world after graduation.
August 26, 2019
Benton Talk Episode 6
In this episode, Rodney interviews SCSD Board president Josh Kean, Jason and Rodney discuss the #SCSDrocks campaign and how the start of the 2019-20 school year is upon us.
August 01, 2019
Benton Talk Episode 5
In this episode, Rodney and Jason give a year in review for the 2018-19 school year, discuss what's coming up for administration and teachers in July and celebrate the St. Louis musical genre hockey team on winning a nobleman's chalice.
June 19, 2019
Benton Talk Episode 4
In this episode, elementary principals Steve Wilson from Blackhurst Elementary and Tyson Plumlee from Harris Elementary stop by the studio to talk with Jason and Rodney about the great things happening in their schools.
May 16, 2019
Benton Talk - Episode 3
In this episode, Rodney and Jason discuss the recently held "Journey to Excellence" awards, the Linden Teach co-op program and the SCHS Pirate Players theater troupe's fall play being named as a top 5 play in the nation.
April 25, 2019