Benito Martinez Elementary

Socorro Independent School District



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    BME School Supply Lists 

    for 2019-2020 school year

    PK     K     1st     2nd     3rd     4th

    4th-Mrs. Moreno     5th     PAS-Mr. Aguirre   

    FLS-Ms. Jimenez      




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  • children reading

    Summer Reading Twitter Photo Challenge

     Starts: June 1, 2019

    Ends: July 26, 2019

    Celebrate LITERACY this summer by

    posting an authentic picture of your

    #TeamSISD student reading a book!

    *Photos can be solo or with siblings;

    *The front cover of the book must be visible;

    *Safety first when taking photos in the wild;

    *Be creative and have fun!

    Parents: Post the photos on Twitter using both




    Some entries will be chosen to be displayed

    at the campus and/or district for the 

    2019-2020 school year.

    Follow @BenitoMtz_ES and ctellez_BMES on Twitter!




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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.