The BHS Pepsteppers Dance Team is the 6A State Runner-up. They finished 1st in the Pom routine and finished 2nd in Jazz, Kick and Hip Hop at the State Dance Competition. We are very proud of the continued success of our BHS Pepsteppers.
|Addie Woerner||Ashlee Haynes|
|Avery Tackett||DaNahia Cuningkin|
|Shelby Harding||Abby Penn|
|Autumn Harris||Hattie Mahoney|
|Kedran Young||Leslie Huggs|
|Madison Thomas||Shelby Lynch|
|Addie Chumley||Anna Claire Burrow|
|Annika Jostad||Felicity Sills|
|Jenna Johnson||Jozlyne Josephson|
|Manager:||Anna Claire Rose|
The Benton Junior High volleyball team won the Central Arkansas Junior High Conference championship. This team was 30-5-2 overall and 16-1 in conference play. The Benton volleyball program is a great source of pride for our school and community as it continues to be one of the best programs in the state. Congratulations to this team and Coach Michelle Shoppach.
|Elizabeth Baldwin||Hannah Brewer|
|Sarah Callahan||Sakari Faulkner|
|Gracie Finley||Payton Fleeman|
|Reece Givens||Skylar Goff|
|Haley McFalls||Tuesday Melton|
|Erika Oritz||McCarlee Perkins|
|Sarah Beth Prickett||Adeline Rose|
|Katie Strickland||Lily Winters|
Jay Hollowell, Mayor of the City of Helena-West Helena, and John Hoy, Superintendent of Schools, have expressed their appreciation for the the assistance and support offered to their students and staff following an accident that involved all three of their buses while transporting their football team to a playoff game in November. They were especially grateful for the provision made by the Benton School District, the Director of Transportation and the drivers who provided transportation to the students. Thank you to Danny Revis, transportation director, and drivers Robin Creel, Karl Barnes, and Lynn Moore.
McCartney Asher received the Overall Winner for the Saline County Christmas Essay contest sponsored by Judge Jeff Arey and Justice of the Peace J.R. Walters. She won $100 and was asked to flip the switch to turn on the lights at the courthouse the night of the Christmas Parade. The contest is opened to all Saline County 5th graders, and the essay question this year was, "Describe your first day on the job as Santa's new elf." Congratulations, McCartney!
We are excited to share with you that the Benton School District is one of the first districts in Arkansas to be granted approval to offer “Alternate Methods of Instruction” (AMI) days during the 2017-2018 school year. This plan will allow the opportunity for all Benton students to be engaged in meaningful learning on inclement weather days when conditions prevent school from being in session. This will enable us to not have to make up the day at the end of the year.
What are alternate methods of instruction? Alternate methods of instruction simply allows for the continuation of learning when students miss days of regular instruction. Students will have the opportunity for skill reinforcement, remediation, and enrichment through electronic or conventional paper lessons. The Arkansas Department of Education has granted Benton five (5) AMI days this school year, on which students will be expected to continue learning at home. Your child’s teachers will provide all materials, and students will be allowed five (5) school days and one weekend to complete the assigned lesson.
How will AMI days work? BMS, BJH, and BHS students with Internet access will be able to complete work electronically from home using technology. Schools will make accommodations for students who do not have Internet access at home. Elementary students will complete packets of work designed by their teacher to extend learning at home. Each school’s AMI plan will be tailored to their particular students; in the coming days, you will receive information from your child’s school with more specific, detailed information.
We are excited to have been selected as one of the first districts to offer AMI days. As a model for the state, we anticipate that we will learn lessons along the way and make necessary adjustments to improve our AMI plan to best meet the needs of our students. We welcome your feedback and invite you to share information with us about how it is working for your family. If you have further questions, please talk with your child’s principal. Thank you for joining us on this journey as we strive to provide your child with learning opportunities.