FRIDAY NIGHT BHS FOOTBALL GAME INFORMATION: 1. Paid Parking 2. Enter on the East (Visitor) side of stadium. 3. Sit on the South East side of the 50 yard line. Both teams' fans will sit on visitor side. 4. Band, cheer, FB team will enter in the the South East corner (visitor) locker room side. Online Tickets Only: https://events.ticketspicket.com/agency/300b6299-0971-47c7-8f25-385f303c02a5
ICYMI: Shameka Christon hung up her jersey and is now a social worker in the Benton School District. She introduced Bright Futures, a program helping families in need. https://www.thv11.com/article/news/local/outreach/former-wnba-player-launches-program-benton/91-463a3020-edce-4e3b-ae0b-9ca195323632?fbclid=IwAR3kjtWfnCFrr3oUe6bm-cLDHQnJG5RYEsp6-wg4uMHZYgkekvKp8gLlDEQ
Parents: If you drop your student off in the mornings in the front of the building and there is a line of traffic, please make sure to pull all the way to the right along the fence before entering the parking lot. We want to keep the roadway as clear as possible for other drivers. This will decrease the number of vehicles crossing the double yellow line and endangering others. Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe!
Caldwell Parents, It was a great first day of this 2021-2022 school year! We will all sleep well tonight! Don't forget to send a water bottle with you student each day. The water fountains will remain off, but we have bottle filling stations around the school where students can refill throughout the day. We want to make sure our kiddos stay hydrated! Thank you for your help!
It's getting closer! We can't wait to see everyone! Don't forget tonight is Open House for 1st-4th grades! There will be 15 minute blocks for you to drop in to meet your teacher and drop off school supplies. Please attend time by last name in the alphabetical group below. (A-D) 5:30 (E-I) 5:50 (J-M) 6:10 (N-R) 6:30 (S-Z) 6:50 After your classroom time, all parents are invited to the cafeteria for a 10-15 minute presentation. Two adults will be allowed to attend with your Caldwell student(s). Thank you for leaving siblings at home to keep the number of people down in the building for everyone's safety. Our safety protocols again include no visitors, including the first day of school. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
In 1 week Benton Panthers will be back in the classroom for the 2021-2022 school year. The School Board approved on Monday August 9th to purchase air purifiers for all classrooms in the district. With this purchase, students and staff will begin the year under the same guidelines as we ended the 2020-2021 school year. Masks will be optional for staff and students. We will continue to follow guidelines from the Arkansas Department of Health and Arkansas Department of Education.
THE BENTON SCHOOL DISTRICT IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT BREAKFAST & LUNCH WILL BE SERVED TO ALL STUDENTS AT NO CHARGE DURING THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR. It is not necessary to complete a meal application for free or reduced priced meals as the USDA has extended free meal benefits to all students at this time. For households who wish to complete a meal application, the link is here: ezmealapp.com.
To all parents/Guardians: Please remember all normal childhood immunizations are due; especially for those entering Kindergarten, Seventh grade and all students who are eleven and sixteen. A new exemption letter is required each year per state law for non-immunized students.
Device Returns for Elementary Students is May 17/18. Please make sure your student returns their device, charger, and case to school.
Congratulations to our Staff of the Week!! We are so proud of you!! Thank you for serving our students and families so well! This is the last month to nominate! Final nominations will be accepted through May 14 so get yours in TODAY!!! Click the link below to submit one from you OR your student! https://forms.gle/2a6kEEPSFAJQ2BCf7
Benton School District March 30, 2021 The Benton School District is committed to health and safety and has taken extensive steps to keep our staff and students healthy over the past year. Tuesday afternoon, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced he is lifting the statewide mask mandate. At this time, district leadership will take guidance from the AR Department of Education as this applies to schools. A more formal announcement regarding the position of the Benton School District will be coming soon.
**BENTON PANTHER WINDOW STICKERS** While they last! Come to the Benton Central Office for a window/car sticker to show your Panther Pride. 2 Options: 1. Sticks on outside of window 2. Sticks on inside (similar to oil change sticker)
The Benton Ringgold ABC Pre-K program is accepting applications for the 2021-22 school year. Children must be 4 by August 1, 2021. All applications must be completed online at this link: https://forms.gle/gqLySVERvMy3KRe99 Please call the Dawson Education Cooperative at 870-246-1450 if you have any questions.
Thursday 2/18 and Friday 2/19 will be Virtual Days for all students. Campus will be closed. Please check Google Classroom for assignments. Padres de familia, el jueves 18 de febrero y el viernes 19 de febrero son días virtuales. Se les pide hagan que sus estudiantes entren a Google Classroom y completar asignaturas.
Tuesday February 16th will be a Virtual Day for all students. Please make sure to check Google Classroom for assignments.
REMINDER: Monday, February 15th is a Virtual Day for all students. Campus will be closed. Have your student check their google classroom for assignments.
Benton Panthers LOVE to READ! Register for Benton School District’s book giveaway! Complete the registration form to enter. Drawing will be held February 16, 2021 There will be a winner in each of the following grade categories: A winner per grade level K-12 Winners will be notified at school and will receive their books at school. Entry form: https://forms.gle/AWqsZK5XnDVkkMjn9
**7th Annual Chili Cook-Off Silent Auction** We need your help! Due to COVID-19, the Benton School District’s Counseling Departments are holding a Silent Auction instead of the Chili Cook-Off. All proceeds are donated to Angie Grant, Caldwell, Howard Perrin, Ringgold, BMS, BJH, and BHS Counseling Departments for student services programs. https://bit.ly/39zXbQ6
Gifted and Talented Parent Referral Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdlwSIJHLt7uIwxn7wBWSCF6lJ7L7OiF8dQp1k_3b8rqiPlUQ/viewform
The Gifted and Talented Program is now taking referrals for testing this spring. Please see the link below for more information. https://forms.gle/i3kcsPKRydyjoQRE6
Parents/Guardians: Home Access Center (HAC) will be down from Dec. 20th -Dec. 28th for an upgrade.
Benton/Bryant Saline County Shootout tonight at Benton Arena. Girls 6:00 Boys 7:30 Only selling 150 Benton tickets at the door due to Covid Capacity Guidelines.
Parents: All students in onsite attendance today will receive a breakfast and lunch for tomorrow. If they attend onsite tomorrow, they will still have the option to receive a tray for lunch.
Benton Public Schools: Parents/Guardians, Benton Public Schools will be having Virtual Fridays beginning on October 16th. Please select the link below to learn more and provide us with information by Friday, October 9th. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VirtualFriday
Click here if you need help accessing your child's Home Access Center (HAC)! Thank you, Mrs. Tanner! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uffDETLzlQY
Thanks to a USDA waiver, Benton Schools is proud to announce FREE meals for all students. Starting Tuesday, September 7, all Benton students can receive a breakfast and a lunch every day, at no cost. Virtual students may also receive this same benefit by signing up for meal pick up. This waiver is effective thru December 31, 2020. It is still very important to complete a free/reduced application. LINK TO SIGN UP FOR MEALS FOR VIRTUAL STUDENTS: https://bit.ly/32ThDYQ LINK TO APPLY FOR FREE/REDUCED LUNCH: https://bit.ly/351Tthw
**HOT SPOT APPLICATIONS OPEN** See link below----> Parents, If you do not have reliable internet for your child to do their schoolwork, you can apply for an internet device through the application below. Please note that devices are extremely limited. Because of this, we cannot guarantee that everyone who applies will receive a device. Per the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, priority is given to: • Students learning virtually due to a COVID-19 related health situation • Students who are economically disadvantaged (Free or Reduced School Lunches) • Students who are experiencing homelessness Padres de Familia Si no tiene Internet confiable para que su hijo haga sus tareas escolares, puede solicitar un modem de Internet a través de la aplicación a continuación. Tenga en cuenta que los modems de Internet son extremadamente limitados. Debido a esto, no podemos garantizar que todos los que soliciten recibirán un dispositivo. Según el Departamento de Educación Primaria y Secundaria, se da prioridad a: · Estudiantes que aprenden virtualmente debido a una situación de salud relacionada con COVID-19 · Estudiantes que se encuentran en desventaja económica (almuerzos escolares gratuitos o reducidos) · Estudiantes que se encuentran sin hogar Student Internet Application https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BPSStudentInternet2020
Hot Spot access points have been distributed to local churches and Big Red Stores. Students that need internet access can go to these locations with their school issued device, and automatically be connected to the hot spot. 620 Military Rd, 820 Edison Ave., 2908 Congo Rd., 1219 W. South St., 109 East Woodson Lateral Rd. (Hensley), 4720 US-67. First Baptist Church Benton, First Church of the Nazarene, Ten Mile Missionary Baptist Church, Holland Chapel, First Presbyterian, Trinity Baptist Church, Salem Methodist, Elect Temple, Gateway, Highland Heights.
What a great start to the year! We are SO happy to have students back with us! Tomorrow is a virtual learning day for ALL students. There will be NO STUDENTS ON-SITE. We will be deep cleaning our building. Please have your student(s) check Google Classroom. Parent assignment: make sure you have signed up for Class Dojo and joined your child's class. Can't wait to see you back on campus on Thursday (last names A-M) or Friday (N-Z)!
MEAL PICKUP LINK: Don't forget - meal pick up Tuesday Night- order deadline is today (Monday August 24th) at 6pm. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfoX7KsjCOERwdnXA3iItlzxx6lexVUiRUIBpjuJMNNkND66Q/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0
Welcome back, Caldwell! We are so excited to be here! Don't forget to send a water bottle and a mask (or 2). Also, send an extra set of clothes for the younger students just in case. We are excited to see students with last names beginning with A-M Monday morning starting at 7:20. Kiss your babies in the car before sending them in. There will be no parents or visitors allowed inside. We promise to take good care of them! We will begin dismissal at 2:50. See you soon!
**DRIVE-THRU MEAL INFORMATION FOR VIRTUAL STUDENTS** Benton School District Virtual Learners school meal order form. Please fill out the following form at the link below—-> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfoX7KsjCOERwdnXA3iItlzxx6lexVUiRUIBpjuJMNNkND66Q/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0
We are so excited for your kiddos to be here soon!! 🤗 This is an updated CAR RIDER map. Please note: K and 1st grade car riders will be picked up DOWNSTAIRS. Older siblings will join them there so there is only one pickup spot for those families. There will not be any parent walk ups this year. MORNING DROPOFF: K-1 students may still be dropped off upstairs beginning at 7:20.
Click here for more information about our Open House events! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vQ614S4DZ6svx3_JZ96l14C9dWvWuDvEg-rA3l86UAvaOn1tRzwIc1iuTJovLc8TWrAEza1clDaXrw3/pub?start=true&loop=true&delayms=5000
First Grade Families: Here is the link to order program DVDs if you would like to. https://www.gscottmedia.com/caldwell.htm
Don’t forget to get your child registered for Kindergarten! Use the link below. Registration for other grades coming soon! https://registration.powerschool.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=23423&culture=en
STUDENTS: Want to work on coding? Click here : https://sites.google.com/bentonschools.org/bentoncoding/home
Please click the link below to access a digital copy of AMI work for April 20-May 8. Notice there is a quick journal assignment and a math and literacy lesson. Everything else is OPTIONAL! 😬 These short lessons should be fun times to spend together in addition to learning. Soak up every moment with your babies for us! We miss them SO much!! 💔🥰 If you have questions, please contact your child’s teacher. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1C6-ffYq0iSLBaJ-xpxNVQYdmr_9Pdcux8whsNALk4eY/edit?usp=sharing
Updated link for online AMI Packet access: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13vs7tzQKtrJ6rv5fWc0O45e5g9-WC8mXcRBJWsZdtwA/edit Sorry for the confusion!
Remember today is AMI Packet Pick-up day for KINDERGARTEN AND 1ST GRADES! Everyone else will be tomorrow. If you need the online link, please find that here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VQ28EZ8EdQH1dlw6JLHsT9sgw6Lt8fD5VKHv4Pz0RuY/edit?usp=sharing
REMINDER: The Athletic Complex is CLOSED while the schools remain closed. That includes the track, please DO NOT jump the fence to access any part of the facility.
Stay Healthy Panthers, take care of yourselves!
BENTON SCHOOL DISTRICT: REMINDER-GRAB-&-GO Breakfast served from 8-10a at Angie Grant and Ringgold Elementary Schools for all students in BPS thanks to sponsors in the Benton community.
ICYMI: Benton Elementary P.E. coach gets emotional as her kids prepare for marathon Benton Elementary P.E. coach gets emotional as her kids prepare for marathon A group of 40 Caldwell Elementary students have trained for hours to have their moment at the Little Rockers marathon Saturday morning. https://www.thv11.com/mobile/article/news/education/benton-elementary-pe-coach-gets-emotional-as-her-kids-prepare-for-marathon/91-af496a4c-e92a-4a5b-8fd0-7565f6d9f511
Check out this week's Caldwell Connection for news, menu, and a few funnies! https://youtu.be/f9jkUDDvnHQ
We are SO excited to announce that we have been selected as a Capturing Kids' Hearts National Showcase School nominee for the SECOND year in a row! Thank you to our students, parents, staff, district, community, and the Flippen Group for all your love and support in this process.