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.
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
**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
2 days to Graduation Class of 2020! For those that cannot attend, here is the YouTube link to view from home. It is not LIVE now, the stream will begin 9am Saturday. https://youtu.be/BUXqDJlALkM
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
ABC Preschool Registration is OPEN! Click here! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fDY_MhzjsjLpSYO4FhE9KKTivra7-RiHlQoHLwYkjCQ/edit?usp=sharing
STUDENTS: Want to work on coding? Click here : https://sites.google.com/bentonschools.org/bentoncoding/home
ICYMI: The video that has gone viral on Facebook from Benton Middle School seen more than 20K views! Thank you THV11 and Michael Aaron for showcasing our #BPSPantherPride https://bit.ly/2K33vDh
ICYMI: Coronavirus cuts senior year short for Arkansas students; Governor Asa Hutchinson announced students would not return to the classroom this school year due to the coronavirus pandemic. https://bit.ly/2JSt89R
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!
IMPORTANT INFO REGARDING ACT TESTING April 2020 National Exam COVID-19---> The safety of students & test center staff is ACT’s top priority. ACT has rescheduled its 4/4/20 national test date to 6/13/20. For more info click here: http://www.act.org/content/act/en/covid-19.html
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
For the second year, the Arkansas School Boards Association held a personal essay/speaking contest where 11th and 12th grade students have an opportunity to present before an audience of more than 600 school board members and administrators during the ASBA Annual Conference. For the second year, a Benton High School Student has been awarded this opportunity. This year Benton High School Senior Ryan Taneja placed 3rd in the statewide competition. Not only did Ryan participate and speak in front of the conference attendees, he was also awarded a monetary award of $500.
Congratulations to the BHS Football team! The 2019 BHS Football team won the 6A West conference championship and the 6A State Runner-up. With a 0-3 record coming out of the nonconference schedule, this team rallied to finish undefeated in the 6A West conference before advancing to the 6A State Championship game. The BHS Football program is a great source of pride for our community.
Students taking AP Classes in Fall 2020 should look into this camp to prepare for the demands of the college classes. All questions can go to Kristi Chumley at email@example.com
ICYMI: THV11- Benton school nurse uses glow kit to show students how quickly germs spread. https://www.thv11.com/mobile/article/news/health/benton-school-nurse-uses-glow-kit-to-show-students-how-quickly-germs-spread/91-d0066cc0-0153-4f7f-8494-a8bb489e37d6
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