• Sunday August 20:

    Hello BMHS Families!

    The time has arrived! Our 17-18 school will begin tomorrow. Our doors will open at 8:10 a.m.

    All students eating breakfast will need to go to the cafeteria in Building A. Once the doors open, any students not eating breakfast are to make their way to their first period class. This procedure will remain the same for the remainder of the year.

    Because it is the first week of school and our enrollment has increased by over 300 from last year, if your child is not riding a bus, expect longer drop off and pick up lines. Make sure you have a pick up plan. Remember you can drop off anywhere except on the road between our two buildings - that is for bus use only.

    For lunches, 6th grade and 9th grade will eat lunch in building B (at separate times). Other grades will eat in the cafeteria of building A. With over 1600 students, lunch can be a little chaotic in the first week. If you are trying to decide whether or not to pack a lunch - go ahead and pack one for the first couple days as the cafeteria staff work out the logistics of running two lunchrooms.

    There will be a solar eclipse on our first day back. For our students' safety, we will not be observing this event.

    We are looking forward to a great year! As always feel free to call the school with any questions.
    Our middle school office number is:
    817-815-7172
    Our high school office is:
    817-815-7100

    Have a great evening!

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    Monday May 22:

    Good Evening BMHS Families!

    Here is some reminders as we approach the end of our year:

    1). No School on Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.

    2) June 2nd, our last day of this school year, will be a half day for our high school students and a full day for our middle school students.

    3) We will be having awards ceremonies on June 2nd. Families are invited to attend. The schedule is:

    9th grade is at 10:25
    10th and 11th grades are at 11:25
    6th grade is at 12:25
    8th grade is at 1:30 followed by a reception hosted by our PTA
    7th grade is at 2:40

    That's all for this week. Have a great evening.
    R. Penland

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    Monday May 8:

    Hello BMHS Families,

    Here is your weekly update:

    1)Attention 8th Grade Families - The Main Event field trip is next Monday May 15th. Permission Slips are available in the main office of each building and MUST be turned in by THIS Thursday, May 11. Cost is $25, students will leave school at 1 pm and return between 5:30 and 6 pm. If you have any questions please email bmhspta@gmail.com.

    2) 6th grade parents: make sure your 6th grader has all their needed shots for 7th grade. Remember, any seventh grader that does not have their needed shots will not be permitted to attend classes until that has been taken care of.

    3). With warmer weather comes a need to remind everyone about dress code. Things we are seeing that we shouldn't include: cut offs, slides, athletic wear and ball caps. Thank you for your attention to this.

    4) and finally, we still have testing going on this week. Please be aware that we will not have open campus on Thursday, May 11th. For any other questions, please contact Mrs. Grubbs at the office.

    That's all for now, have a great week!

    R. Penland

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    Monday May 1:

    Hello BMHS Families,
    With 5 weeks left to the school year, here is your weekly Update:

    1). 8th Grade Parents: Please fill out and return your child’s permission slip for the Middle School College and Career Expo that will be taking place at TCC-South on Thursday, May 18th. Your child will not be able to go if they haven’t turned in their permission slip. If you have any questions please call the 8th grade counselor, Ms. Stevenson.

    2). 6th grade parents: please ensure that you have your required immunizations prior to the next school year. If you have any questions, please contact Nurse Sharon at: Sharon.masoud@fwisd or call 817-815-7100

    3). We have some high school testing going on this week and next. Next week, middle school STAAR testing will be in full swing. Please keep in mind that during these two weeks we are asking that there are no lunch deliveries for students or any early dismissals. Additionally, due to some afternoon testing, we will not have open campus for our juniors on May 2nd, 3rd or 11th. If you have any questions, your lease contact our office at 817-815-7100.

    4) Laptop pick up for high school students will take place on May 18th and 19th. Make sure to bring the laptop ($616.75), charger ($44.99) and carrying case ($15.00) or the listed fee for any missing part. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Levine at Bobbi.levine@fwisd.org

    That's all for this edition, have a great week!
    Richard Penland

     

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    Monday April 24: 

    Hello BMHS Families!

    There may only be 30 days left of school but there is a lot going on. Here are a couple highlights to plan for:

    1. Join us this Thursday at 6 pm in the auditorium for our first College Expo. Texas Tech, Tarleton, UNT, A&M and UTA will be on campus to answer questions and tell you more about their campuses. All grades are welcome, it's never too early to start exploring options for college. We will begin in the auditorium for a brief PTA meeting and some quick college tips and then adjourn to the cafeteria where you can explore colleges at your leisure.

    2. Laptop collection is May 18th and 19th. Make sure to turn in laptop ($616.75), case ($15.00), charger ($44.99). If you have any questions please contact Bobbi Levine at Bobbi.levine@fwisd.org

    3. EOC, STAAR and AP testing is upon us. We will have testing of some sort happening on our campus from May 1st through May 12th. For a complete list of which tests are being given on which days, please visit our website. Due to the schedules being adjusted for this time frame, it is very important to not come by for visits, lunch drop offs or early dismissal or late arrivals during this time. We greatly appreciate your help with this.

    4. 6th graders that have not had their shots for 7th grade next year need to have this done ASAP. 7th grade students without these shots will not be given a schedule until that is completed.

    As always, if you have any questions - please contact us.

    Have a great evening!
    Richard Penland

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    Monday April 10:

    Hello BMHS Families,

    Here are a few items you may find helpful to know:

    Before I begin, I need to tell you about a three incidents from last week:

    1) First, we had a chemistry class conduct an experiment that caused more smoke than expected. This set off our fire alarm. There was no danger, however all protocols were followed. The staff and students responded admirably while we waited for the Benbrook Fire Department to clear the building.
    2) Next a high school student decided to leave campus without being cleared through the office. The student was located and safe and was returned to their family.
    3) finally, last week we took up a toy gun. Even though it was a toy, this was a serious infraction that we have addressed with the student and their family. If you had a child that was impacted by any of these instances - please let us know so that we can provide counseling for them.

    ***Please know that in the event of a real threat to our campus - we will send out immediate information via this call out system***

    For next week,

    This Thursday is the last day of the fifth grading period. Please take a moment to review your child's grades with them. There are just a couple days to get things corrected or turned in.

    Finally, please know that there is no school this Friday.

    As always, please let us know if you have any questions.

    Have a great evening!
    R. Penland

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    Monday April 3

    Hello BMHS Families!

    I hope all is well with everyone! Here is your weekly update:

    1) 8th grade t-shirts are for sale! Forms are available online at www.bmhspta.org or in the office at both bldgs. Money is due by Friday April 7th, you can return payment and form to the office at either building.

    2) Go ahead and scrap those dinner plans tonight or at least plan to head out for desert! Tonight is a Spirit Night at Dairy Queen! Proceeds from tonight will benefit the BMHS track teams.

    3) For our middle school families: you can now dial direct to the middle school building at 817-815-7172

    4) and finally - as you all plan for summer fun, keep in mind that our last day of school is Friday, June 2nd. This will be a 1/2 day for high school students. Please know that finals will be administered that last week of school including June 2nd.

    As always, if you have any questions, please call us: high school - 817-815-7100 and middle school 817-815-7172.

    Have a great night!

    R. Penland

     

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    Monday March 20

    Hello BMHS Families,
    I hoped Spring Break was great for all of you! Now that we are back, here is your weekly update!

    1) We have an event taking place this Friday evening at the Benbrook Stables. The Rusty Bucket Stomp will start at 6 and go to 9 pm. Tickets for adults are $4 and students are $3. C'mon out for a fun family night!

    2) Next week is a big round of state testing. Please help us to be prepared by making sure your child(ren) have a protein packed breakfast and 9 - 10 hours of sleep each night.

    3) There is still time this week to sign up to take the qualifying test for dual credit classes next year. Students must sign up this week. If you have any questions, please contact Therese Harkowa in our main office.

    That's all for this week, have a great evening!

    R. Penland

     

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    Monday March 6

    Hello BMHS Families,

    Here is your weekly update:

    1) Picture day is Monday, March 6th. Any student that did not have their picture taken in the fall must have their photo taken. Additionally, anyone buying pictures may also have their photo taken as well.

    2) Monday, March 6th is also a great day not to cook dinner! Chipotle is hosting a spirit night from 6 to 10 pm. Just mention BMHS when you are ordering.

    Now for a couple house keeping items:

    1). Our juniors that go off campus to lunch must finish their food and drink prior to going to 6th period. I appreciate everyone's help with this.

    2) This reminder is for everyone. There has been a spike in skipping classes. Students that are caught skipping will be sent to in school suspension. Repeated skipping will result in stronger discipline measures. Parents, one way we can use your help is when a student skips, they are marked absent and you get a phone call that afternoon/evening. If you get one of those calls and it doesn't make sense, please call us. This will help ensure your children are getting to each class. Additionally, by skipping class they run the risk of losing credit for that class.

    I appreciate all your help!

    Have a great evening!

    R. Penland

     

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    Monday Feb. 27

    Hello BMHS Families,

    Here is your weekly update:

    1). Wednesday, March 1st, all juniors will be taking the SAT test. If you have any questions please contact Therese Harkowa.

    2) Spring Pictures are Monday,March 6h. This is for anyone that would like to have their picture taken and for anyone that was not here for fall pictures. Details are on our website. You can order pictures at mylifetouch.com. Picture day ID is: DO686139Q0

    3) Dual credit is coming to BMHS for the 17-18 school year. To qualify for dual credit passing the TSI test is required. Students will need to sign up with Therese Harkowa ASAP.

    That is all for this week. Have a great week!

    R. Penland

     

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    Monday Feb. 20

    Hello BMHS Families,

    Here is your weekly update -

    1). The end of the fourth grading period is this Friday. Please remind your student to turn in all assignments and any needed grade corrections. If you have questions please contact your child's teacher.

    2). March 1st all our juniors will be taking the SAT test. If you have any questions about this, please contact Therese Harkowa.

    3). Picture Day is here! On March 6th, we will offer pictures to be taken of anyone wanting to purchase pictures and anyone else who did not have their picture taken during the fall. Details are posted on our website. To purchase pictures online at : mylifetouch.com Our picture day ID is: DO686139Q0
    For those of you that prefer to send your order in to the school, order forms will be sent home this week. Additional forms will be available in the main office.

    4) And finally, it has been reported that not all drivers on the driveway that runs from Overcrest, along the football field and onto FM 2871 are observing the one way, and some are driving at an unsafe speed. Help me ensure the safety of our campus and drive slow there and do not enter from FM 2871.

    Have a great week!!

    R. Penland

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    Monday Feb. 13

    Hello BMHS Families!
    Here is your weekly update!

    1) This Wednesday, February 15th is our Middle School Expo. It begins at 6 p.m. in the main building auditorium for a brief welcome and some key information. This is your chance to come see the school, chat with teachers, learn about extracurricular activities and make appointments for parent-teacher conferences at a later date if you wish. The expo will end at 7:30 pm.

    2) Valentines Day is Tuesday. Please know that we strongly discourage deliveries to your student valentine. If deliveries are made we will alert your kiddo of the delivery and they can pick it up after school.

    3) March 1st all our juniors will be taking the SAT test. If you have any questions, please contact Therese Harkowa at the school.

    4) if you are a parent or guardian of a sixth grade student, please know that there are two immunizations that are required PRIOR to entering 7th grade. Students without these required shots will not get a schedule for their 7th grade year until proof of the shots are on file with our nurse. More information is available on our website or you can call the school and talk with our nurse.

     

     

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    Monday Feb. 7:

    Hello BMHS Families,

    Here is your weekly update:

    We are moved in! We have moved most all of our middle school classes to building b. Additionally, the office in building b is staffed to receive parents and students for regular school business. If parents want to get their child early from school, you can pick them up directly from this location. This should make things easier for our middle school students ta and parents.

    If you haven't had a chance to purchase a yearbook, there is still time. The cost is $45.00 and this can be paid in our main office or at jostensyearbooks.com

    8th graders will be taking the NAEP test this Thursday. If you have any questions about this test, please contact Amy Wagner at 817-815-7100.

    Now about dress code:

    This has become a bit of an issue, so please help us by removing ding your BMHS child of these rules:

    All students must have their school ID on at all time at school. If they have lost it, they can come by the main office to purchase a new one for $3.00.

    Middle school students must be in the standard school uniform.

    Athletic wear (including slides) are not allowed for middle or high school students.

    Ripped jeans are not allowed. I have overlooked this only when students are wear another layer underneath the ripped portion.

    That is all I have for this week. Have a good evening.

    R. Penland

     

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    Monday Jan. 30

    Hello BMHS Families,

    Here are a couple announcements to keep you tuned into what is happing on campus:

    1) Our middle high school dance is this Saturday from 7 - 9 pm. Formal attire is not required. Tickets will be available at the door.

    2). We will be having a middle school expo on February 15th from 6 to 7:30. More details to follow.

    3). Due to teacher training, there will be no school this Friday.

    4) Seventh grade parents, please make sure we have permission forms turned into the office for their field trip to Lockheed Martin on March 3rd.

    5). Wednesday, March 1st all juniors will be taking the SAT. Study session information will be provided the beginning of next week. Please contact Therese Harkowa with any questions.

    6). Finally, if you have not already done so, you still have time to purchase a year book for $45.00. This can be purchased from the office or from jostensyearbooks.com

    Thank you and have a good evening!
    R. Penland

     

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    Monday Jan. 9:

    Hello BMHS Families!

    And welcome to the start of semester 2!
    Classes will resume Tuesday, January 10th at regular time.

    Good news for my middle school students: the entrance that has been closed all year is finally open which will keep students from having to walk around building B to get in and keeping kids from being late. Additionally, in a couple weeks I will be moving a majority of the middle school classes that are currently housed in building A (main building) to building B. When that happens, we will print new schedules with the new room numbers.

    High School Families: Credit Recovery starts Tuesday after school at 3:45- if your child is in high school and you are unsure about their attendance or the need for attendance recovery, please contact the stay in school coordinator (Ms. Hodges) or your child's counselor

    Attention Parents! It’s your LAST CHANCE to order the 2017 Benbrook Middle High School Yearbook for $40. You must order your copy by Friday, January 27th to receive a copy when they arrive in May. You can order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com or click on the following link: http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A07631547

    That's all for this week!
    R. Penland

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    Monday Dec. 19:

    Hello BMHS Families,

    As we come to the end of 2016 and our first semester, here are a few items to be aware of:

    1). This Thursday is our last day of school before break. It is a full day for middle school students and a half day for high school students. Thursday afternoon is also our holiday movie and annual Reindeer bowl. 7th - 11th graders can choose either event to go to. All sixth will go to the movie, Elf. The cost is $3.00. Student that would rather not participate, will attend study hall for the afternoon. Students can pay during lunch time this week. All early dismissals need to be done prior to 1:30. Early dismissals after this time will become problematic due to the afternoon activities.

    2) Finals will continue this week through Thursday morning.

    3) Juniors that have ordered class rings will get their order Tuesday of this week.

    4) in light of the recent tragedy that has impacted our community, we want to be able to provide as much support as possible to everyone. So tomorrow night (Tuesday) from 5 to 6, our counselors are hosting an opportunity for our parents and families to learn about managing holiday stress. Please stop our library if you are interested in this.

    Please take time to enjoy our break! And we will see everyone when school opens again on Tuesday, January 10th.

    Richard Penland

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    Sunday Oct. 30:

    Hello BMHS Families and Staff,

    Hope everyone has enjoyed a great weekend and is ready for Halloween tomorrow!

    Here are your items to know:

    1) There will be a presentation for juniors on Nov. 3rd to learn about class rings. Students will come home with a packet that will need to be returned Nov. 10th

    2) our 2nd grading period is ending this Friday, Nov. 4th. Please take a moment to review your child's grades and take care of any issues before this Friday.

    3) Make plans now to attend the annual Bobcat Bolt on Dec. 10th. All students that register will get 3 out of dress code days plus opportunities to win prizes in upcoming drawings. Information is available on the PTA website as will also be sent home with student this Monday.

    4) our drama department is putting the show High School Musical this Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Tickets are $10. Come on out and enjoy the show!

    Have a great evening!


    Richard Penland

     

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    Sunday Oct.. 23:

    Hello BMHS Families

    Here is your weekly update:

    All juniors will be getting a presentation on their class rings from the vendor on November 3rd. These students will be given a packet with order information. Orders for the rings will be due on November 10th.

    As a reminder: no students are allowed to wear athletic wear to school. Please help us in monitoring this. Also, please know that the school does not allow pizza or other food delivery services for the students. All such deliveries will be sent back with the delivery drivers. Parents are still welcome to bring food for their child only.

    School pictures have been sent home. If you want retakes or your child still needs to have a picture taken - this will happen Wednesday, October 26th. You may pay for pictures online at mylifetouch.com (picture day id is: DO686033Q1)

    Finally, we are really excited to welcome, country artist and current contestant on The Voice, Austin Allsup, to our campus for a mini concert for our students this Friday. We will be making announcements throughout the week to prep our students for this exciting event - that may be televised on a future episode of the show.

    Have a great evening!