Mrs. Bender's Home Page



    8th Grade Enrichment Project

    Announcement Concerning Google Classroom:

    If you are in my homeroom, and you still didn't get an email that has your Google Classroom code, please check your spam or junk email. Some of our emails have been found there. If you still can't get it, please email me at I will help you get the code you need. **Students who complete the project will earn a reward to a private CAMS North party at the Chambersburg Aquatic Center in July.

    Stay safe, everyone!

     Food Service Announcement
    Starting March 30th, CASD Food Service will be reducing meal service to one day per week. On Monday, five breakfast and five lunch meals will be provided to children in a package at our three current locations.

    • Meal sites and times:
           10:45 AM - 11:20 AM - Franklin County housing parking lot (440 W Washington St)
           11:30 AM - 12:15 PM - Second Street Park (448 S 2nd St)
           11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Ben Chambers Elementary School parking lot (481 N Franklin St)

    We encourage parents or guardians to go with children to pick up meals, as the additional items may be difficult for small children to carry home.
    A five-day meal pack will be provided again on April 6th.

Helpful Links

  • **Need help studying your parts of speech? Visit   Grammar Gorillas    or   Grammar Games for punctuation and parts of speech practice!

    **Need help studying your vocabulary words?  You can use to help you study.  It's free!  You can also get the Quizlet app for your smartphone!  Search for my username bendesan to get access to my vocabulary sets.


Go, Trojans!

  •     The Class of 2024 rocks!       

    Please visit the Sapphire Community Portal

    to view assignment and test dates.   

    **Please bring a pencil and your materials to class!**      

    In order to have a successful year in all of your classes, please remember to follow the 4P's:

    Be Prompt

    Be Prepared

    Be Polite

    Be Positive


Teaching Philosophy

  • My teaching philosophy is aligned with the CASD Mission Statement.
    The Chambersburg Area School District will partner with families and the community to prepare all students for success as responsible citizens and lifelong learners.

      Belief Statements

    • Student, family, school, and community share the responsibility and accountability for learning.
    • Every student deserves a well-rounded education with high academic standards.
    • Every student can be successful.
    • Every student learns differently.
    • Learning takes place best in a positive and safe environment.
    • Meaningful instruction has a real-world application.
    • Learning is lifelong.


    About Mrs. Bender 

    Mrs. Bender was born in Chambersburg and graduated from CASHS in 1991.  After high school she studied at Shippensburg University and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English (with secondary certification) in 1995.  After a few years of substituting, she was hired by the Chambersburg Area School District and currently has 22 years of English classroom experience. In her spare time, Mrs. Bender enjoys reading, interior design, bird watching, and gardening.  She and her husband of 19 years also enjoy traveling and spending time with family, friends, and  O-ie, their cat.

Want to Order Books from Scholastic?

  • Scholastic Book Orders:

    Parents and students,

    If you are interested in ordering books from Scholastic, please use the link below, along with the activation code.

    When you place your order online, you'll help earn FREE Books for our class and you also get a $5 FREE Book Pick Coupon to use on your next online order!

      Activation Code: H6M9L

    Mrs. Alexander takes care of our Scholastic Book Orders, so please look for her name.