Student Announcements



Prom Dress Code

Prom will be held April 27th, 2019 at Crystal Bridges from 8-11pm.  Our theme is "Starry, Starry, Night". 

Girls:? Dresses must be formal, short (no shorter than fingertip length) or long, appropriately fitting and modest.? Hemlines or slits for dresses must be no shorter than fingertip length.? No extreme low backs, low necklines, visible midriffs more than 2 inches, straps or cutouts below the traditional bra line.? Strapless dresses and spaghetti straps are allowed provided they follow the previous rules.? Dress shoes only (no tennis shoes or slippers).

Boys? Tuxedos or suits or sport coats, long sleeved button down shirts with dress pants.? No blue jeans.? No open-toed shoes.? No hats, unless they are formal hats.? Dress shoes only (no tennis shoes or slippers)


Guitar and Piano Players!

Do you play the guitar or the piano?  The Bentonville West Band program is looking for students who can read music on these instruments to play in either the Jazz Band or the BWHS Marching Band (piano only).  If interested, please email Mr. Spaeth at espaeth@bentonvillek12.org


Internet Safety Parent Night

Monday, April 29th 6:00-7:30 pm at Bentonville High School North Lecture Hall the Morgan Nick Foundation will be hosting an Internet Safety Session.   This event is designed specifically for parents, guardians, and other adults involved in the lives of children and teens. 

Some material may be inappropriate for young children.


Attention Seniors:

Seniors, do you want to be recognized for your community service hours at the Senior Awards ceremony? Please make sure to turn in your community service logs to Mrs. Hood in the SLC by Friday, April 26th. You will either qualify for a Navy award or Gold award based on number of community service hours. This is a cumulative number based on all 4 years of high school. See Mrs. Hood for any questions. 


TENNIS TRYOUTS

Interested in joining West Tennis next year?? Tryouts are May 7th & 8th for guys and May 14th & 15th for ladies.  You must have a current (2019) physical to participate.  Talk to Coach Alexander in Room 2420 or sign up at tinyurl.com/bwhstryout

For more info and updates - Follow West Tennis on Instagram & Twitter:  @BWHS_Tennis  #gamesetWest


Youth Police Academy

The Bentonville Police Department is hosting their 4th Annual Youth Police Academy. Dates are June 10-14.  In this program you will learn about various aspects of law enforcement including DWI detection, Crime Scene Investigation, Bomb Squad, SWAT Team, Patrol Procedures, Bike Patrol and K-9 work.  You will also tour the Benton County Jail.  Students will be selected based on your application, grade point, attendance record and teacher recommendations. 

Please pick up an application in the S.L.C.  Deadline is May 20th.


National Anthem at Arvest Ballpark - May 4 - 6:45pm

Join us at the NWA Naturals Star Wars Night!

May 4th @ 6:45pm. Arvest Ballpark, Springdale, AR

BWHS A Cappella Choir will start the night out by singing "The Star-Spangled Banner", and then there's a full night of America's favorite past-time!  There will be music, themed videoboard graphics, team jerseys, and characters on the concourse!

Plus they will be having postgame fireworks!

To get a ticket ($9), talk to a member of A Cappella Choir, or talk to Hill in 1656 or bhill@bentonvillek12.org.

May the fourth be with you! ...at 6:45pm :)


Seniors: Graduation Dress Code

Several have asked about dress code for graduation. Graduates MUST be wearing appropriate attire to participate in the graduation ceremony.

Girls: Dark dresses or dress slacks (Jeans and shorts are UNACCEPTABLE)Dark dress shoes (sandals are fine; tennis shoes and flip flops are NOT)

Boys: Dark slacks (Jeans and shorts are UNACCEPTABLE)Dress shirt with tie Dark dress shoes (dress boots are acceptable; tennis shoes, flip flops, sandals are NOT)

Remember that adding decorations/writing on caps or gowns is UNACCEPTABLE.

If you have any questions regarding the dress code policy, please contact Ms. Hawkinson: phawkinson@bentonvillek12.org


SENIOR SURVEY

Seniors, please complete the senior survey available now in Naviance. We will use this information for the Senior Decision Day event on April 30. Please complete before then to be included. 

Email Mrs. Camarigg (rcamarigg@bentonvillek12.org) for questions. 


Who wants to earn a technical college degree while you're in high school?

10th and 11th graders - Spots are filling up quickly, but if you are interested in earning a technical college degree for Welding or Auto Mechanic Technology, please see Mrs. White in the SLC as soon as possible to pick up an application!  Check out http://www.nwti.edu/high-school-programs.html for more information about these programs through Northwest Technical Institute (NWTI).  These classes will be held in Gravette, so you will attend BWHS for part of the day and travel to Gravette for the rest of the day.  You must be on track to graduate and have at least a 2.0 to be accepted into this program.  


Summer Driver's Education Classes

Are you interested in taking Driver's Education classes this summer? Four sessions with morning and afternoon sessions will be offered at BHS during June. The cost is $250 (financial aid is available). Students must be at least 14 and possess a license/permit before driving. For more information or to register, go to the link below.

 http://tiny.cc/driversed2019 


Prom Spirit Week 4/22-4/26

Our first ever Prom Spirit Week will be held 4/22-4/26! Join us in the festivities!!

Monday 4/22: College Merch Monday (Rock your favorite College Merch)

Tuesday 4/23: Twin Day (Am I seeing double?)

Wednesday 4/24: Character Day (Television, Movie, or Literature Characters, YOU CHOOSE)

Thursday 4/25: Space Day (Stars, Planets, and Astronauts, Oh My!)

Friday 4/26: Flashback Friday/Tacky Prom (Big hair, powder blue tuxes, the opportunities are endless!)


Seniors - Correspondence Course Credit Deadline is May 1

In order for a senior to be on the graduation list, grades for any correspondence course or online course must be received by May 1. Failure to meet this deadline may cause the senior to be omitted from graduation activities including being listed as a graduate on the program. Seniors should plan to complete and mail all correspondence lessons by April 1 in order to guarantee getting the test graded and the grade reported to Bentonville Schools by May 1. 


Senior Decision Day - April 30

Seniors, celebrate your post-secondary plans with us Tuesday, April 30 during flex. Complete the senior survey in Naviance to be included, and make sure to wear a shirt reflecting your post-secondary school, military, or professional plans. 


US Naval Academy Summer STEM Program

The USNA is accepting applications to their five-day, $550 programs for rising 9th, 10th, and 11th graders.   CLICK HERE for details.


UC Berkeley EMBARC Summer Design Academy

UC Berkeley is taking applications until May 1 for their four-week, $4300.00 program.  CLICK HERE for details.


National History Academy

NHA is accepting applications for a 5-week, $9995.00 summer study at historic sites.  CLICK HERE for details.


NWACC Offers Summer Spanish, Culinary, Coding, Construction and more for ages 9-16

Classes are $175 - $250 for four days during June.  CLICK HERE for details. 


The Youth Conservation Corps is hiring 15-18 year olds.

Apply by May 1.  Work in AR  June 10 - August 2.  CLICK HERE for details.  


Game Night

Gaming Club is hosting a Game Night TODAY from 4:00 - 7:00 in room 1205. There will be pizza, drinks, and of course games! Entry is $2 at the door. Hope to see you there!!


Political Awareness Platform Debate

Join Young Democrats and the Teenage Republicans Thursday, April 25 during flex for a "Middle Ground" style discussion. We will cover the death penalty, gun control, and border security during the first half of flex, and gender equality, war vs. peace, and racial profiling during the second half. Sign up for the session in Enriching Students, then come by our table at lunch to purchase tickets in advance for $1, or pay $2 at the door. One ticket gets you into one or both of the sessions. Expect a respectful, phone-free environment to discover the middle ground that exists in all controversial topics! Contact Ms. Phillips in 2305 if you have any questions!


Explore Skilled Trades Camp

This five-day camp, offered by Global Campus and its partners, gives young people ages 14 to 19 the opportunity to explore careers in skilled trades.

Participants will learn about careers in: computer technology, health care careers, auto and diesel repair, welding, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC). 

July 15 - 19, 20199:30 am - 1:30 pm, cost $149


Bentonville Youth Baseball League Needs Volunteers for Buddy Ball

Play ball with disabled children on Saturdays at 8:15 - 10.  Sign up for one Saturday or several.  CLICK HERE for the sign-up genius.


Spanish National Honor Society Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, April 30 during 2nd half for our farewell senior celebration. We will also prepare for our upcoming final fundraiser. If you are unable to attend, please see Mrs. Montelongo. 


ESL end-of Year PARTY at BHS! MAY 2nd. For you and your family!

ESL students: Please attend the FLEX session #2 on Thursday April 25th in the cafeteria for more details. 


American Heart Association Sweetheart Program

The AHA is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Sweetheart Program.  Qualifying applicants are girls who will be a sophomore in the fall of 2019.  The Sweetheart program is designed to educate and empower high school sophomore girls while engaging them in the American Heart Association's Mission.  Sweethearts develop team building skills, earn volunteer hours and gain valuable leadership skills.  Sweethearts are presented at the NWA Heart Ball Gala in February, volunteer at local AHA events, participate in a telethon, and are youth advocates for the American Heart Association in NWA. 

Any questions or to receive and application: email kaley.schwab@heart.org 


NTI and Ignite Students

NTI and Ignite Students: you may buy prom tickets during zero hour, before school, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or flex in room 2257.


Senior Chromebook Collection

Senior Chromebook Collection will start May 7th in the lecture hall zero hour.  I encourage every Senior that will not need their Chromebooks for Finals to turn them in on May 7th.  Less to worry about for you.  We will also be collecting Chromebooks May 20th and 21st.  

You will need to have ALL stickers, tape, and decorations OFF your Chromebook.  You will need to have your Chromebook AND Charger ready to turn in.  You will also need your badge to match your name to serial number on your Chromebook. 

If you have lost your charger and you HAVE paid for insurance, please come to the help Desk in 2561 to request another one.  If you do not have insurance OR you have already used both of your insurance coverage, you will need to pay the cost of the charger which is $20.