Bennington Museum for Children

The Forrest Ward Memorial School has opened a museum designed specifically for children. We would like the children of Benningoton, VT to be able to have a safe and fun place to visit with their parents. The Bennington Museum for Children has exhibits that include an Egyptian Pyramid, forrest exhibit, eye spy, and many other hands on activities. Children are encouraged to touch and play with everything in the museum. The museum is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the same time as the Bygone Boutique. 4:00-7:00 pm.

Setting a New Mindset

At Forrest Ward Memorial School we encourage our students to be hard workers. We discovered a new series of videos that helps our students to develop a growth mindset. The first epidsode is called "A Secret about the Brain"

Saturday October 31- No ghouls here, just God's spirit! Forrest Ward Memorial School in the Seventh Day Adventist Church is hosting a fun evening of fall-themed crafts, music, games, and refreshments. Everyone Welcome! You do not have to be part of our church or school community to come. We hope to see EVERYONE! Fun for ages 2 and up. Admission is two dollars per child. Parents are free! 6 PM-8 PM
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Bygone Boutique

The Bygone Boutique is having its Grand Opening on April 28! The Bygone Boutique is a vintage store located in the Bennington SDA Church.  All proceeds from the boutique go to keep our school running. Visit the Bygone Boutique to discover fine vintage items, food, and fun!
Hours: 4:30-7:30 Tuesday and Thursday

New Ways to Support!

We are excited to announce two new ways to support our school! The first way is to check out our items that are listed on eBay! We are now listed as a charity on Giving Works. This means that when we sell items on eBay 100% of the sale goes to support our school. If you sell items on eBay as well you can list them so that a percentage of the sale goes to support our school! We have been selling on eBay for over a year now and becoming part of Giving Works is very exciting for us! Check out our Giving Works page and see what we have avaliable for sale.

The second way to support our school is through your normal online shopping experience. If you shop on Amazon you will be happy to know that you can earn a percentage of your purchase for our school. Nothing extra is charged to you, but when you shop through we earn 0.5% of your purchase. It is very simple to choose our organization as your charity to support. Just click on the link below and select our school! 

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Kids in the Kitchen

Forrest Ward Memorial School is inviting you to Kids in the Kitchen, a unique Vacation Bible School focused on healthy, multicultural eating, during school winter break, February 17-19! Kids in the Kitchen is for children ages 5-12. This year we are learning about Taiwan! We will be learning about their history, food, and culture. There will be games, crafts, and activities. A native speaker will teach some language! Kids in the Kitchen will be from 1-4 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The school is located at 404 Houghton Lane, Bennington VT in the Seventh Day Adventist Church. There is a $5 fee per day that will be collected when you register online. If you have any questions call the school at 802-681-7029 or email us at We hope to see you there!

If you know someone that would like to come but could not afford the registration fee please let us know. We want as many students to come as possible!

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Blueprint for Education

Read Aloud

We have started a new effort to make our school more public and available to others. We will be regularly posting stories being read aloud on YouTube and our Facebook. Join Miss Munding as she reads David's Silver Dollar by Elizabeth B. Squires. 

November 1, 2014

October 16, 2014

Recycling fundraiser helps fight the budget crunch at Forrest Ward Memorial School.

Students/members of Forrest Ward Memorial School have been earning free cash by participating in the FundingFactory Recycling Program. They collect empty cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, and laptops from the community and send the waste products to FundingFactory in exchange for their choice of technology and recreation products, or even cash.
Companies interested in demonstrating a commitment to education and the environment can participate free of charge in the FundingFactory Business Support Program. FundingFactory will send each supporting business FREE prepaid shipping labels for the return of collected cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, and laptops. By donating to Forrest Ward Memorial School businesses help them earn the technology they need.
Community and business supporters can also drop off cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, and laptops at the following locations: Forrest Ward Memorial School

To learn more about supporting Forrest Ward Memorial School, please call Heidi Munding at 802-379-5826 or email at For more information, visit, or call, toll-free, 1.888.883.8237.
FundingFactory has been supporting schools and nonprofit organizations since 1997 through its unique recycling program. To find out how your school or organization can get started, visit or call toll-free 888.883.8237.

June 2013

End of the Year Program

  To celebrate the end of our school year it was decided that we would perform a number of musical selections about our country's history. The students read sections that described events that lead to what our country has become today. Our program was titled "We the People" and it included some of these songs, We the People, The Ride of Paul Revere, The Declaration of Independence, Lets Vote America, and others. 




December 22, 2012

FWMS Performs Christmas Pageant

      The excitement filled the room as the students of Forrest Ward Memorial School (FWMS) learned about the Christmas Pageant they would be performing this year. "Ms. Munding," one of the girls spoke up, "will it be the same one we did last year?" I was glad to be able to tell them it would not be. This year we would be performing a pageant called Double-Take!: A Christmas Pageant told by Matthew and Luke with Mystery, Humor, and Awe. The students were glad to hear we would be performing the story from a new script this year. 
        As we began to practice and learn our lines the students had many opportunities to become familiar with the Christmas story. They learned that the story is not told the same way in Matthew's version as it is in Luke's. Matthew tells it with his focus on Joseph and his role in being the leader of their family. Luke has Mary playing a lead roll in how we see the story develop. We also learn about Elizabeth and Zechariah in Luke's telling of this wonderful story. 
        The students did not only learn about the story itself they also had to learn about how to act, new muscial songs, and how to cooperate with each other. A play cannot be performed unless each student is doing his or her part. Sometimes this was difficult when one student or another would forget what an important part of the play they were and would begin to day dream or goof around. We learned as a class to respect and support each other's performances. As with any thing they learned that hard work and time was requiered to accomplish the task of learning and perfecting the performance of the pageant. 
       When the time came to do their first performance at Bennington Project Independence* the students were nervous. We had never practicied at their facility and it had a different stage then they were used to. We prayed before we began and I encouraged them to do their best. They went out and did a great job! The participants at BPI loved the students spending time with them. 
       Finally the day for the Christmas Program at the church came around. The students came early for the Christmas Brunch at the church. Then they put on their costumes and it was time for it all to begin. They sang and performed to the best of their ability and the audience loved it. God's birth was portrayed with love and respect. I'm glad that we are able to do such fun things at our school!

Miss Munding


*Bennington Project Independence is a not-for-profit agency that provides comprehensive, cost-effective Adult Day Services for adults over age 18 who may face the challenges associated with aging and/or disability.