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The FBI issued a general awareness statement about information they received relating to a possible school shooting. There was a shooting threat for Kentucky on August 28th and for Arkansas on August 29th. The FBI could not confirm the source of the reporting party.

Benton Public Schools is not aware of any specific threat involving our school district. 

Benton administration will work closely with our SRO staff and other law enforcement agencies to monitor and take all threats seriously. As always, the safety and security of Benton students and faculty are priority.  --Dr. Mike Skelton, Superintendent

Ryan Taneja won first place in the 2018-2019 International Aviation Art Contest for the state of Arkansas. Ryan competed in Category III and other 14-17 year old students from across the state. This is the fourth time that Ryan has won this competition. Congratulations, Ryan!!

The Benton School District Teacher of the Year was selected from a group of the most skillful and dedicated teachers in the district. This teacher was selected by a panel that included administrators, school board member, a former TOY winner, a retired teacher, and a parent. The 2019 District Toy of the Year is Monica Zaremba! Congratulations!

The Benton School District participates in the Arkansas Teacher of the Year (TOY) program coordinated through the Arkansas Department of Education. Candidates who are are skillful and dedicated teachers are nominated by teachers in their respective buildings. A teacher from each campus was selected as the Building Teacher of the Year by a committee formed by the principal from each respective building. The winner from each building advanced to the District Teacher of the Year competition. CONGRATULATIONS to the 2019 Building Teachers of the Year!

Laura Kyzer Benton High School
Monica Zaremba Benton Junior High School
Jacqueline Daugherty Benton Middle School
Kathryn McCoy Ringgold Elementary
Sara Ward Perrin Elementary
Kara Conrad Caldwell Elementary
Erin Hohman Grant Elementary

The BHS weightlifting team competed in the State Championship Weight Meet in Alma.  The weightlifting team consisted of 10 lifters taken from the BHS football strength/conditioning program.  This team finished as the 6A/7A State Champions and Overall State Champions.  This is two years in a row that Benton has won the 6A/7A State Championship. Team members are Eli Contorno, John Dirst, Monterio Mack, Jake Wright, Beau Wright, Braxton Slaughter, D'Anthony Harper, Tre Maxwell, Hayden Purdy, and Kris Wright. The team is coached by Jason Gentry and Brad Harris.

Congratulations to these two individual Weightlifting State Champions:
148 lb Class - Monterio Mack
165 lb Class - Jake Wright

Several Members of the Benton athletic program competed and placed in their divisions at the Annual Big Press Competition.

Pound per Pound Team Champions - Sean Thornton, Braxton Slaughter,
                                                    Gavin Wells, Monterio Mack

Individual Champion (weight class) - Monterio Mack

Brandy Chumley was awarded Arkansas High School Bowling Coach of the Year.  This award is voted on by coaches from around the state.  Coach Chumley led the Benton boys bowling team to a Conference and State Championship this year. This is a great accomplishment since Benton does not have a bowling facility. Congratulations, Coach Chumley!

Congratulations to these winter sport All State athletes:

Wrestling Nate Robinson
Cheer Jade Dorman
Dance Abby Penn
Boys Basketball Sawyer Oulch
Girls Basketball    Makenzy Davidson
Bowling Sophia Meadows, Carter Robinson, Seth Morgan
Boys Swim Chase Albough, Bryan Byrd, Hunter Harrison, Landon Huff, Ryan Mitchem
Girls Swim Claire Avery, Lydia Huthmaker, Janie Lee, Samantha West

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