We are proud of all of the students who tried out for all-region.  They all worked hard and accomplished much. Choir director is Merideth McCoy.

The following are 7th grade All-Region Choir Students who were all ranked 1st through 10th place:

Jade Sparks - 1st chair Soprano 1 A

Micah Hall - 2nd chair Soprano 1 A

Kaylen Hughes - 7th chair Soprano 1 A

Lynley Archer - 9th chair Soprano 2 A

Elizabeth Armstrong - 1st chair Soprano 2 B

Emma Cobb - 7th chair Soprano 2 B

Madyson Bright - 9th chair Soprano 2 B

Abigail Fogleman - 10th chair Soprano 2 B
Henley Hooks - 1st chair Alto A (scored 2nd highest score out of everybody in the whole region in any voice part!)

Faith Dougherty - 8th chair Alto A

Spring Hicks - 10th chair Alto A

Blake Covert - 2nd chair Tenor 1

Elijah Harris - 3rd chair Tenor 1

Eli Cowden - 4th chair Tenor 1

Noah Koch - 5th chair Tenor 1

Lane VonDresky - 6th chair Tenor 1

These students made all-region as well:

Luke Tolbert

Josh Brumley

Jacob Campbell

Connor Smith

Connor Morgan

Daniel Lunsford

Tyzaiian Bufford

Lola Smith

Aryona Griffin

Mackenzie Wood

Bella Eastham

Aslan Ladd

Riley Huskey

Morgan Calaway

Theara Riley

Sarabeth Collyer

Camden Lewis

Brooklynn Bailey

Emily Richardson

Kenzie Garrett

Haleigh Mann

Lauren Bond


Central Office received a call from Tammy Tackett, wife of Lonsdale Fire Chief Eddie Tackett, praising the actions of one of our Bus Drivers. On Nov. 13th, a BJH student was involved in ATV accident. Bus Driver Carol Burrow, a 22 year employee, was the first on the scene. With the assistance of BJH student, Carson Totten, they were able to stop the bleeding and move the ATV from the road. They stayed with the student until First Responders arrived. The student was taken the Children’s Hospital where he received 40 stitches. We would like to present this Panther Pride Award to Carol and Carson for their actions.

Benton High School received a $12,500 grant from Entergy to assist in the implementation of its Jobs for Arkansas Graduates (JAG) program. Arch Ford Hub will also receive an additional $12,500 grant from the Department of Workforce Services-Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds to be used for students in our alternative learning environment. The funds can be used to purchase equipment, expanded technology, approved curriculum items, paid student internships, and planned field trips related to job and educational placement.

BHS student, Jared Hastings, was named by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as a 2018 National Merit Semifinalist. The National Merit Scholarship program is an annual academic competition open to all US high school students who meet published entry requirements.  A semifinalist qualifies by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).  There are 16,000 semifinalists, and Hastings represents one of the highest-scoring entrants in our state.  He will compete for National Merit Scholarships that will be awarded in the Spring of 2018.  Congratulations to Jared Hastings on his accomplishment!

October is National Principals Month and we want to take this opportunity to recognize all of the Benton School District’s outstanding principals and assistant principals. It is through their hard work, dedication, and commitment that our students and staff are able to excel in many ways. With their leadership and high expectations, our schools have achieved very high levels of success both academically and through extracurricular activities. We are so appreciative to these men and women for the roles that they play in helping our students, staff, and district to be among the best in the state.

Benton High School
    Principal - Curt Barger
    Assistant Principal - Karen Hilborn
    Assistant Principal - Chris Hinson

Benton Junior High School
    Principal - Lori Kellogg
    Assistant Principal - Charles Reynolds
    Assistant Principal - Chad Pitt

Benton Middle School
    Principal - Steve Quinn
    Assistant Principal - Karen Crosby
    Assistant Principal - Benji White

Angie Grant Elementary School 
    Principal - Lori Bacon
    Assistant Principal - Mark Rash

Caldwell Elementary School
    Principal - Diane Lovell
    Assistant Principal - Jennifer Almond

Howard Perrin Elementary School
    Principal - Stacye Shelnut
    Assistant Principal - Kelly Keene

Ringgold Elementary School 
    Principal - Beverly Mayfield
    Assistant Principal - Rhonda Redmond



The Arkansas Department of Education recently announced schools that qualified for funds through the Arkansas School Recognition Program. Caldwell Elementary was one of the Benton campuses selected to receive these funds. The Arkansas School Recognition Program was created to provide financial awards to public schools that achieve high student performance and public schools that achieve high student academic growth.


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