Caitlin Ginther has been selected as the Benton High School DAR Good Citizen for the 2018-19 school year.  The DAR Good Citizen exemplifies dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism.  She will now compete for DAR scholarships at the state and national level.  Caitlin is an excellent representative of the DAR characteristics.

Will Tudor, a student at Benton Junior High, was the 2018 Hot Spring County Grand Champion in two divisions, and he finished second overall for showing livestock. Congratulations to Will!

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Benton Middle School a 1,500 grant to support youth literacy. This grant is part of more than $3.4 million the organization awarded to 915 recipients on August 28, 2018. Awarded annually at the beginning of the academic school year inception, youth literacy grants help support teachers, schools and nonprofit organizations throughout the 44 states that Dollar General serves.  

"BMS is appreciative to Dollar General and their commitment to education,” said Steve Quinn, principal of Benton Middle School.  

Benton Middle School will use the money to purchase copies of S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, which will be taught in 7thgrade classes. One goal of adding this book into the curriculum is to provide a high-interest, grade-level appropriate book to encourage non-readers and struggling readers to read both in and outside of the classroom. Teachers also hope to see improvement in the reading comprehension levels of struggling readers. 

Thank you to Jenny Parnell for writing this grant to continue to strive for "excellence through education".

October is National Principals Month, and the Benton School District recognized all of the 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 - Chad Pitts
    Assistant Principal - Charles Reynolds
    Assistant Principal - Melissa White

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

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

BHS students selected their homecoming court this week, and the royalty was announced to the student body during a pep assembly today. The 2018 Homecoming Queen is Abby Penn. Senior maids are Rylie Davis, Jade Dorman, Shelby Lynch, and Katie Morrow. Junior maids are Kirsten Garner, Morgan Gray, Hannah Labee, and Jamariah Peters. Sophomore maids are Sarah Callahan and Katie Strickland. Congratulations to all!

The safety of the fans and students is our top priority at any Benton School District event.  As part of the district security plan to improve fan safety, all fans will now be subject to screening prior to entering the stadium.

These screenings include:

  • Searches with hand-held metal detectors
  • All bags will be searched (Bags are highly discouraged)
  • Enforcement of the Benton Event Policies and Procedures

Prohibited Items include:

  • Weapons, Tobacco, Vaping
  • Outside Food and Drink
  • Pets

Tips for Fans

  • We encourage guests to arrive early to minimize wait times.  Gates open 2 hours before BHS game time and 1 hour before BJH game time.
  • Guests should remove all metal objects from their pockets prior to being screened.
  • Guests are encouraged to minimize the number of items they bring in the stadium. We strongly encourage guests not to bring bags in order to expedite the entry process.

For more information, contact:

Scott Neathery @ or
Tracy Keene @

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