Happy Thanksgiving from the Benton Area School District! Don't forget there's no school from the 22nd to the 27th. We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable break and we'll see you on Tuesday the 28th!
Every year during the holiday season our school is approached by local Churches and other Christmas friends who want to help families in need. If you need assistance this Christmas or would like to help those in need, please go to the Benton Area School District website and fill out the Christmas friends form. https://forms.gle/oXMNWM7FNHGsWCVA6
If you still have not received a refund for pictures that were paid for online or have not received the pictures that you ordered, you can reach the Lifetouch Call Center at 1-800-736-4753. They asked to have individuals call their customer support rather than the school relay your information to them. They feel this will allow them to speed up the processing of your refunds and photo delivery.
To purchase tickets for the 1st Round PIAA State Playoff game between Benton VS. Moravian Academy on 11/7/2023 at 7:00pm at the Balls Mills Soccer Complex in Williamsport, you can purchase tickets here: https://www.piaa.org/sports/tickets.aspx
Congratulations to the Benton Boys Soccer Team! They are the District 4 Class A Champions! Come out and congratulate them as they come into town around 9:00!
Join the Benton School District as we get into the spirit of Halloween with a parade, starting at the elementary school at 2:00pm on Friday. Elementary students will be in costumes and will be led by the MS/HS marching band. The Parade will start at the elementary school and go to the MS/HS and turn back around. Parents/Guardians are welcome to stand on the sidewalk opposite of the school buildings to view the parade.
The Benton Area School District will have their annual Veteran’s Day celebration on November 8th at 9:00am. All veterans are invited to attend with one guest. You and your guest are invited to arrive at 8:20 am for light refreshments in the elementary school cafeteria. If coming for refreshments, please contact the elementary school at 570-925-6651x2000. All guests can enter through the front entrance of the elementary school.
There will be a financial aid information session for parents of juniors and seniors on October 26, 2023 at 6:00 in the Benton Middle/High School Library.
Congratulations to the Benton Scholastic Scrimmage Team on their win over Danville today! Good luck in round two on Tuesday!
The homecoming parade will take place on Friday evening on Park Street. The parade will begin at 5:30 at the Benton Dam and move towards the Elementary School. The Middle School dance will still place at the Elementary School at 6:30. There will not be breakfast on Saturday morning at the athletics fields, but the concession stand will be open during all the games. Please come out to support the students of Benton High School!
Lifetouch has sent a new Benton Middle/Senior High School pricelist. You may print this out to send in with your children for picture day tomorrow or just adjust the prices on the current sheet. Refunds will be given to anyone who has purchased picture packages online.
The pricing for picture packages for Middle/High School was incorrect on the order forms that were sent home. Prices should be the same as what was sent home with Elementary students. Lifetouch is going to try to get us order forms with the correct pricing to be sent home tomorrow. If that does not happen, we will be emailing parents and students a price sheet with the correct prices. If you already purchased pictures online, we were told you would be refunded the difference. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
The Benton Area School District is running an evacuation drill. Do not be alarmed if you see students and staff walking through town. This is only a drill.
Staff and students are invited to wear blue and teal and bring in donations to raise money for the family of Joslyn Flickinger of Mifflinburg. The 4th grade student tragically passed away this past week while playing in her yard. All money raised will go directly to the Flickinger family.
Please read to the entire message as there is a lot of important information that needs to be relayed to families. - Breakfasts and lunches will be free for all students this year. Students will only need money if they wish to purchase a-la-cart food items. - Back to School Night will be Wednesday, August 23, 2023 from 4:30-6:30pm. Please stop in and meet your child’s teacher and pick up required paperwork. - The first day of school will be Tuesday, August 29, 2023. Bus information was mailed out, but if you did not receive bus information and your child plans on riding the bus, please call the school. - We are using a new student information system called Synergy. Students can login to the new system by going to www.bentonsd.org and clicking the link for Synergy under the banner image. You will then use the Login with Google button. This will give you access to your schedules and other information. Parents will be receiving an email with information about creating an account in the new system. Please call if you have any questions. - Students are reminded to bring their laptop cases or bags they were supposed to hang on to over the summer. - Schedule changes for Middle and High School students will be from Tuesday, August 29 to Friday, August 1. There will be a signup sheet in the Guidance Office. After that window closes, there will be no further changes to schedules. - Just a reminder to all students and parents that cell phones, smart watches, and other electronic devices will not be permitted this year. A letter was previously sent home explaining this. - If you plan to enter the school buildings once school has started, you will need to bring a government issued identification to enter. You can use either a drivers license or a state issued identification card.
Yearbooks are here! We have a few copies left to sell. If you would like a copy of the 2022-2023 yearbook, the cost is $45. Students can get their books starting at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 31 in the high school office.
Join us Thursday night at 6:30 for the annual Pops Concert in the Park. Bring a lawn chair and an appetite for all you can eat ice cream sundaes. Enjoy music from the mixed ensemble and the jazz band. Admission is $7.00 Elementary age students are $5.00.
Athletics physicals for students in grades 6-11 will be held on Thursday and Friday from 12-2. All paperwork must be filled out online. If you have any questions, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Students will be turning in their chromebooks and chargers on Wednesday. We are asking all students to have their chromebooks charged when they turn them in. Students should keep their laptop bags over the summer to use again next year. If students have any damaged chromebooks, there is a $50 fee for replacement screens and $25 fee for any missing or damaged chargers. Other damage to chromebooks is based on what part is damaged.