Benito Martinez Elementary

Socorro Independent School District




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    Internet Safety

    Parents, please be aware of what is on the Internet via smart phones, video games, etc. and keep your children safe. Please read this flyer: What Parents Need to Know provided by the National Online Safety website. Contact our school counselor, Mr. John Kaudaissy, for more information.


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    Read Across America Celebration Week
     Monday, March 4-Friday, March 8

    Please join us in celebrating by participating in

    the following activities: 

    Dazzling Monday, March 4: Wear your sunglasses.

    Striped Tuesday, March 5: Wear red and

    white stripes.

    Wacky Wednesday, March 6: Wear a wacky

    bow or bow tie.

      Crazy Hat Thursday, March 7: Create or

    embellish a hat you already have and enter

    our Crazy Hat contest!

    The two most creative hats for each grade level

    (K-5) will receive a free book. All participants

    will receive a small prize.

    Students will eat green eggs and ham for their

    breakfast entrée in the classroom. A big


    to our fabulous cafeteria staff!

    Jammin’ Friday, March 8:  Wear your jammies


    snuggle up with your favorite book!


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    to Our Teacher of the Year

    Nora Ruedas!

    We appreciate your hard work

    and dedication to educating our





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About Us

  • Our School was named after local hero, Corporal Benito Martinez, who was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for his sacrifice in an action that took place on September 6, 1952, near Sataeri, South Korea. While manning a post forward of the main line of resistance, his position was attacked by a hostile force. The enemy infiltrated the defensive perimeter and Corporal Martinez elected to remain at his post in an attempt to stem the onslaught. In a daring defense, he raked the attacking troops with crippling fire, inflicting numerous casualties. He insisted that no attempt be made to rescue him because of the danger involved. Soon thereafter, the hostile forces rushed the emplacement, forcing him to make a limited withdrawal. After a 6-hour stand shortly before dawn, he called in for the last time stating that the enemy was converging on his position. His courageous stand enabled friendly elements to reorganize, attack, and regain the key terrain.
Vision:Tomorrow's Leaders Learning Today
Mission:The mission of the Socorro Independent School District is to optimize our students' academic, artistic, athletic, and interpersonal skills.