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
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.
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.
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.
ICYMI: Students are urged to bring a clean mask every day to ensure there are enough emergency supplied school masks. Watch here: https://www.thv11.com/mobile/article/news/health/coronavirus/arkansas-schools-run-low-masks-kids-forget/91-5c3ca4fd-ee6f-425c-9934-6099371e698b
Friday, October 30 will be a Virtual Friday for ALL students. The campus will be closed for cleaning.
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
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
We are so excited to finally see the students this week! Here are a few REMINDERS: no drop-offs prior to 7:20 due to no supervision provided before that time; no cell phone use while driving through the carline; students must wear a mask when they enter the building; the BPS provided mask and the lanyard donated by Everett will be given out the first day; parents are not allowed to walk with students into the building; no walkups are permitted in the afternoons; students are either car riders in the carline, bus riders, or daycare van riders; the Chromebook Home Use Agreement must be signed before students can take the device off campus; and the video shown at Open House is online via FaceBook or the HP website at bentonschools.org/o/hpes. 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
Class lists are posted on the front doors for 1st - 4th grade!
Is your child going to be a traditional HP student OR a virtual HP student? Complete the survey to let us know. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BPSTouchlessStudents2020
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
AMI Packets will be available for pickup Thursday (April 2nd). Second - 4th grade will be available 7:30am - 11:00am. Kindergarten - 1st grade will be available 1:00pm - 3:30pm. Please drive through like morning drop off, and we will bring the packets to you.
Chromebook pickup will be Thursday (April 2nd) 7:30am - 11:00am. Chromebooks are available to 2nd - 4th grade only at this time.
Parents, please be sure you are connected to your child's teacher through Remind. If you need assistance in signing up, please email your homeroom teacher. The 3rd grade Remind info is as follows: send a text to 81010......text the message @c93bk9
HP Students and Families.....WE MISS YOU! Please stay safe, stay home, stay healthy!
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.
You will find the AMI materials under Parent Links on the HP website.
Variety Show - Tuesday evening at 6:30 at Butler Auditorium.
Variety Show needs more acts! Play an instrument....sing....dance....tumble....read a poem....show off Taekwondo moves. Stop by the office for a Variety Show form next week!
No Shadow Lane dismissal this afternoon due to heavy rain and flooding.