It's time!! ⏰ Kindergarten Registration is THIS Thursday, April 11, and Friday, April 12 📓🖍✂️ If your child turns five on or before August 1, 2024, they are eligible for kindergarten at the Benton School District! You can start the process by registering online starting NOW! We encourage you to register soon to secure your child’s spot at their zoned school! To check their zone and for more information, visit our website. ⬇️ We are excited to welcome our newest Panthers to the Panther family!!🐾 Reminders‼️ If you are registering for school choice for your incoming kindergartner, registration instructions will be included in your acceptance letter, which will be mailed out after the May 1st deadline. Even after completing the online registration, we would still love to see you at our in-person registration on April 11th or 12th. Each elementary will have a representative to verify all paperwork has been completed. Bring your future kindergarteners because we have a fun activity planned for them! 🐾
7 days ago, Jennifer Bradley
Kindergarten Registration
Madeline Landecker, a fourth grader at Caldwell Elementary, stumbled upon an unusual discovery during a stroll to her family's barn—a rare pink grasshopper! Madeline took her rare find to school to show her classmates and teachers. She named her Millie. This story has been picked up by local news, national news, and the New York Post.
22 days ago, Jennifer Bradley
Pink Grasshopper
Tuesday after Spring Break! See you there!
about 1 month ago, Caldwell Elementary
One School One Book Family Night  Stop in for refreshments and fun!  Get your family book & reading schedule.  You don't want to miss the glow butterfly room!  Tuesday, March 26 5:00  - 7:00 pm
Be sure to stop by the cafeteria to see your student's art on display.
about 1 month ago, Caldwell Elementary
Caldwell Art Exhibit 2024  March 14th 3:30 - 7:00 pm in the cafeteria during Parent Teacher conferences
You can NEVER have too many books!
about 1 month ago, Caldwell Elementary
Book Fair Reminder  During PT Conferences Thursday 3:30 - 7:00 Caldwell Cafeteria  Credit cards and Apple Pay accepted
Benton Public Schools will be closed from Monday, March 18, to Friday, March 22. We look forward to seeing our Panthers on Monday, March 25, 2024. We hope our students and staff enjoy a well-deserved break!
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Bradley
Spring Break
💐 Don't forget to spring forward this weekend! Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 10th. Set your clocks ahead one hour before you head to bed on Saturday night. Let's get ready for the longer days ahead!
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Bradley
Spring forward
📚✏️ Dreaming of making a difference? 💭 We are looking for passionate individuals to join our team as substitute teachers! 🍎 Apply now to inspire and empower the next generation! Call 800-641-0140 or visit for more information.
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Bradley
ESS Substitute Teachers
If your family is experiencing food insecurity and your children attend Benton School District, please contact our Bright Futures Coordinator, Shameka Criston, at for assistance.
2 months ago, Jennifer Bradley
bright futures
The Benton School Board approved the 2024-2025 school calendar. The Benton School District will bank minutes in the upcoming school year. We have recently implemented an alternative calendar where we are currently banking minutes to make up for recent snow days. Although we have yet to determine the exact school start and end times, they will likely be similar to the current schedule. However, we will announce those times once we have them established
2 months ago, Jennifer Bradley
2024-2025 Calendar
Parents, The Benton School Board voted today to switch to an alternate calendar that allows us to utilize instructional minutes for the remainder of the school year to offset the inclement weather. We will attend school on February 19th-President's Day, March 29th-Good Friday, and Friday, May 24th. In addition, secondary campuses are adjusting their dismissal times which may result in bus routes being delayed by 10 minutes. Elementary dismissal times remain unchanged so all car riders will be dismissed at normal time. This change is effective immediately and will begin on Monday, February 5th.
2 months ago, Caldwell Elementary
If you are not receiving the district's text messages and would like to, text "START" to 98900. To receive messages, even after opting in, you must be a contact for your student in e-school. That means the back-to-school paperwork you filled out at the beginning of the year must have your number listed as a contact for the student. If you have opted out of receiving messages from a different district, chances are we use the same software, and you have also opted out of our communication.
3 months ago, Jennifer Bradley
Opt in
Benton Public Schools will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2023, in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 16, 2023.
3 months ago, Jennifer Bradley
NWEA testing at Caldwell begins this week. We want all of our Caldwell Champions to do their best!
3 months ago, Caldwell Elementary
Caldwell Mid-year NWEA Testing
Benton Public Schools will be closed from December 21st - to January 3rd for Christmas Break.
5 months ago, Jennifer Bradley
Christmas Break
Handy Dandy December Reference
5 months ago, Caldwell Elementary
All Things December
Due to the LEARNS Act, we can no longer count AMI (Alternative Methods of Instruction) days toward the state-required 178 student instruction days. Therefore, if school is canceled due to a weather event, the day(s) will be added to the end of the school year. Decisions regarding school closings will most likely be made the day of.
5 months ago, Jennifer Bradley
inclement weather
The Benton School District will be closed November 20-24 for Thanksgiving Break. We look forward to seeing our Panthers on Monday, November 27th.
5 months ago, Jennifer Bradley
Thanksgiving Break
On Sunday, November 5th, Daylight Savings Time ends. Don't forget to fall back and adjust your clocks before you go to bed on Saturday night so you can get that extra hour of sleep!
6 months ago, Jennifer Bradley
Daylight Savings Time
Make plans to join us for some Halloween fun with our baseball team! Monday, October 30th at 6:30 the Baseball Team will be hosting the 3rd Annual Trick or Treat on the Turf. No fee to attend, however we will be taking donations of granola bars, peanut butter crackers, and Vienna sausages for our food pantry with Bright Futures.
6 months ago, Jennifer Bradley
Trick or treat on the turf