Benzie Central Middle School

We Challenge All Students To Excel Academically, Artistically, Emotionally, Physically,

and Socially in a Safe, Supportive Environment.


Dear Parents,

Parents are teachers too! You are the first, most long-lasting, most important teachers in your child’s life.  That is why we, at Benzie Central Middle School, will continually solicit your involvement and support.

Research shows that parent involvement is high on the list of factors contributing to a student’s success in school. Our goal is to work with you to provide the best educational programs possible for your children.

How can you get involved? Show your children you are interested and concerned. At home, take the time each day to talk to them about their experiences in school. Ask about homework assignments. Check their PowerSchool each night. Your consistent interest in their progress and personal development in school will motivate them to want to learn.

Get involved at school by maintaining contact with teachers and administration. We are just a phone call and/or e-mail away! Ask questions. Attend parent conferences.  Be supportive of the exciting school-wide activities held each year. Let your child know you are working together with the school to help make their educational experience beneficial in every way.

Home and school working together as a team will make all the difference!

David A. Clasen, Ed.S
Middle School Principal
(231) 882-4498 

Other Links:
SCHOOL INFORMATION (first day of school, office hours)
STUDENT ENROLLMENT PACKET-7th/8th grade (course list, enrollment form)
SUGGESTED SUPPLY LISTS-Don’t miss those back to school sales
SUNRISE ROTARY HOMEPAGE (making a difference in young people’s lives)
HUSKY DEN (price list for items like t-shirts, lanyards, and more)
WORK PERMIT-16 and under-must be printed on pink paper
ATHLETIC PHYSICAL FORM *Form is two sided and a student must have a current physical on file to practice/participate in sports. (This includes try-outs). The physical must be dated on or after April 15th and signed by a physician to be current for the following school year.


  • Mailing Address:

    9222 Homestead Rd

    Benzonia, MI 49616

  • Phone:

    (231) 882-4498

  • Fax:

    (231) 882-7627

  • Principal:

    David Clasen

  • Administrative Assistant:

    Catina Crossman

Service Above Self Award: There are four Award recipients per year and selected primarily on the basis of service and leadership not only at school but also within the community. The Service Above Self Award is presented by our Benzie Sunrise Rotary in conjunction with Benzie Central Middle School.

Victoria Cobb - Third Quarter Recipient

make your print count! BCMS