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 @

Benton High School students auditioned February 2nd in Jonesboro, AR, to be selected to the Arkansas All-State Choir. Students were judged by a panel of five judges in solo competition and by two additional judges in sight reading. This honor is the highest for solo singers in the state. Congratulations to the following students:

Alex Horn, 1st chair - Mixed Choir
Anakin Bumgardner, Mixed Choir
JonDavid Person, Mixed Choir
Raylen Hall, Female Chorus
Caitlyn Wright, alternate
Kevin Wright, Male Chorus
Danielle Thompson, Female Chorus
Jesse Kneisler, Male Chorus
Veronica West, Female Chorus

Director: Angela White

Benton Junior High Quiz Bowl team recently competed in state and regional competitions. They placed 2nd in region and 2nd in their side of the state bracket. Team members are Hank Herzfeld, Perry Lewis, Andrew Pierce, Tyler Lawrence, Ali Grace Villines, Bobbie Barnes, Erin Brasher, Emma Cavaneau, Emma Dudley, Kinsey Garofalo, Abby Grace Wilson. Congratulations to this team and Coach Sarah Armstrong!


These BHS students auditioned and were selected to be a part of the ASBOA All-State Band, the highest honor in our state.

Jon David Person - All State Mixed Choir, Jazz Band, and Concert Band
Jesse Delacruz - All State Concert Band
Kolton McAllister - All State Concert Band

Director: Tricia Moffett


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