Student Announcements

Submit Your Work to Yawp Literary Magazine!

Yawp Literary Magazine is a new creative arts journal at BWHS. At the end of each school year, our staff will publish and sell a new volume of the magazine featuring West students’ writing and art. We believe that each of you has something valuable and unique to express - a yawp* - and we hear you. So, let us share your yawp with the school and community through our magazine.

Submit your writing (poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction), art (2D or 3D), photography, screenplays, and original scores and get the chance to become a published author or artist in Volume I of the magazine. Please turn in submissions by March 1st, 2019 to any of the following locations:

1. Email or share submissions electronically with Ms. Hill:

2. Submit hard copies of your work in the Lit Mag Submissions box in the library or in room 2255.

3. On our website:

*From “Song of Myself” by Walt Whitman: “I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.”

Seniors: Order Your Caps and Gowns Today

All Seniors are required to have a cap and gown to attend graduation. To avoid late fees, you need to order by December 14. You do not need to be measured. Provide your height and weight on the order form for sizing. If you are only ordering a cap and gown, you can turn in the form to Ms. Hawkinson and pay for it later. Any form submitted before the deadline will not have late fees. Orders made online require payment at the time of order.

You can order online at Jostens website:

Or... You can pick up an order form in the Student Life Center or room 2205 and return it to Ms. Hawkinson in room 2205.

Track and Field Tryouts

We are having another round of tryouts.  If you are interested in running, jumping, throwing, or pole vault for West Track and Field, don't miss tryouts.

When: Wednesday Dec. 12th & Thursday Dec. 13th(You must attend at least one day)

For more information, see: Coach Boddie 2560 or Coach LaBass 2463

** Must have a current physical on file to participate!

Click here to find out more information on tryouts and West Track and Field.

DECA 2nd Annual Lip Sync Battle

Prepare to battle your peers on stage for DECA's 2nd annual Lip Sync Battle! Performers sign up in room 2468 - only 12 spots available! Battle will be December 13th during both Flex periods. Sign up now to attend! Tickets can be bought from any DECA member or in room 2468 for $1 or $2 at the door. A portion of the proceeds will benefit AR Children's Hospital, MDA, & Make A Wish.

Gardening Club/School Garden

Next school year, we would like to start a school garden.  This garden would be maintained by a gardening club. We are looking for people interested in gardening.  No previous experience is required to join. This club will be founded next year, therefore students not planning on attending Bentonville West next year shouldn’t fill out the form.  If you are interested in learning more please fill out the google form below.

Best Buddies Meeting!

If you are currently a member of Best Buddies please sign up for both halves of flex on December 11th. Also be sure to check google classroom at least once a week for announcements and suggested afterschool activities. The remind sign up will also be available in google classroom. If you have any questions see or email Mrs. Michaud or any of the Best Buddies officers. 

BWHS Wolverine Chess Club

Anyone interested in participating in a new Chess Club next spring?? If so, please sign up for a Flex session on December 18 called "Wolverine Chess Club" or email Mr. Marston or Mr. Walker.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Winter Formal 2019!!!

The "West Winter Wonderland" formal dance will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 7:00-10:00 pm in the Downstairs Commons.  Tickets will be sold during all three lunches starting January 8-11th and will be $15.00. ***NOTE: The ticket price will increase to $20.00 at the door!!! School dress code will be enforced.

IMPORTANT - Bus Transportation During Semester Testing

Bus transportation will run their regular routes and times December 19, December 20, and the morning of December 21.  

If you need bus transportation back home on Friday December 21st, you MUST sign up in the front office by Friday, December 14th.  Busses departing BWHS on the 21st will leave at approximately 11:00 a.m.


Allow the SPED Dept to do all your wrapping on Dec 15th while you go enjoy Grinch Juice, take a selfie, or enjoy a craft. You can even bring your pet for pictures!! Our prices are reasonable and if you want to stay and have some Santa fun or meet our Celebrity can stay while your gifts are being wrapped.  All proceeds go to BWHS Special Education classes for Field Trips, Specialty Graduation and Teacher needs.

PS. If you can't bring all your gifts on Dec 15th, we will also be wrapping the week of the 17th-21st, same prices. Come by office 1301; Sherrin Tucker/Krista Dooley

Christmas Sale at the Hub

Come get 20% off one item when you shop at the Hub before Christmas break!  We have plenty of items perfect for Christmas gifts!

Updated: Cap and Gown Order Information

The deadline to order a cap/gown/tassel unit, to avoid the late fee, is December 14, 2018.  The cost for a cap/gown/tassel unit will be $50.00 plus sales tax on orders received AFTER December 14, 2018.

Students can place an order online:, call 1-800-567-8367 to order by phone with a debit/credit card, or they can mail their order form and payment to: Jostens Service Center, P.O. Box 512, Owatonna, MN 55060.

If you want to know if you have placed an order, to check the status of an order, or if they are needing account balance information, please have them call us at 1-800-567-8367.

Orders submitted to Ms. Hawkinson were mailed out on December 5. 

Advisory - Schedule Change Information for NTI/IGNITE Students

Students who have Mrs. Rieff, Mrs. White or Mrs. Hood as your advisory teacher, please stop by the Student Life Center starting Friday, December 7th. Mrs. Hood will have your 2nd Semester schedule for you to review. You have from Friday, December 7 - Friday, December 14 to turn in a BLUE Schedule Change Request Form. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Hood.

Lunch Time

Please remember that you MUST have your Student ID with you when you go through the lunch line.  It slows the process down when you do not have it.  

Friday Holiday Spirit Attire

On Friday we will have "tacky" Christmas attire day.  School district code will be enforced.  We will take a picture at the Monumental Staircase at 8:45.