Student Announcements



Volleyfest

The Lady Wolverine Volleyball Team is hosting their 4th annual Volleyfest tournament. The tournament will be held each night after school starting Monday March 16th and will last until Friday, March 20th. Each team will need to be co-ed; you may have up to 2 Lady Wolverine Volleyball players on your team. If you are interested, find a Volleyball player to join her team or come see Coach Venable in room 2555. Just don't wait too long because the team entry deadline is Friday, March 6th! It is 12 dollars to join a team, and this price includes the cost of your t-shirt. 


New York Times Summer Academy

Students in grades 10-12 can study two weeks  in DC with the New Your Times experts.   Deadline - Feb. 10. https://nytedu.com/pre-college/summer-academy/


ACT Prep Class February 1

Need help preparing for the February 8 ACT? Sign up for the February 1 ACT Prep Class. The cost is $30 and you can sign up here. For questions, see Mrs. Camarigg in 1414.  


Course Fees

Some high school courses, all online high school courses, and all NWACC courses have course fees.  

Course fees for second semester will be charged to your My Payments Plus (MPP) account around January 27.  

CLICK HERE to see course fees listed in the 2019-2020 Course Catalog.


Interested in being in the FBI in your future?

See the attached for instructions and an application to attend the Future Agents in Training (FAIT) course held in Fort Smith this spring!  The course is held on 3 Saturdays in April.  Applications are due by February 6!

FAIT application

FAIT information


Are you interested in a JROTC class?

BHS expects to have an NJROTC/NNDCC class next year.  Students with or without plans to join the military can enroll in this class for a PE credit, a health credit, or a CTE credit.  The class will include physical activity, leadership training, citizenship training, first aid, diet, geography, orienteering, survival activities, and more.  Enrollment and course completion can give you access to scholarships and military academy appointments or a higher pay grade if you join the military.  Students enrolled may join the competitive extracurricular teams for color guard, orienteering, obstacle course, 5K, marksmanship, etc.  Students from BWHS or other area districts can enroll.  Students from other districts should see their counselor for information.  Students who will be in grades 9 - 12 next year are eligible.  

CLICK HERE to put your name on the interest list.

CLICK HERE to see the ad for students from other area districts.  


Flex sessions for Colors Day!

Be on the lookout for flex sessions hosted by Mrs. Stone to help prepare for Colors Day! We will need help with poster making, crafts, balloon prep, etc. All are welcome if you sign up :) Sessions are either 4.4 on Jan. 30th or 4.4 on Feb. 6th.


AP Seminar

AP Seminar is designed for students who are college-bound, teaching necessary, applicable skills in order to succeed at the highest levels.  If you are intellectually curious, love a challenge, and want to maximize your opportunities to learn here at West, AP Seminar might be the course for you! If you're an independent, driven student who is hoping to attend a competitive college, AP Seminar might be a great course for you.

AP Seminar


Colors Day Winter Formal Dance Ticket Sale!

Tickets for the Colors Day Winter Formal Dance will go on sale Tuesday, January 21st through MyPaymentsPlus and will be available to purchase until Friday, February 7th at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $15 each and will increase to $20 each at the door. Fees will still have to be paid if purchased at the door.

Dance: Saturday, February 8th 

Time: 7:00-10:00 pm

Location: BWHS Commons

*School dress code applies


Colors Day Spirit Week Feb 3-7th!!!

Monday - Frat/Sorority Day

Tuesday - Twin Day

Wednesday - Space Day

Thursday - Camo day

Friday - White Out

#GlowWest


Yearbook sales deadline: Jan. 31

The yearbook staff must report the final yearbook sales count to Balfour on Jan. 31. Purchase your yearbook right away. We're working hard to make this the best book ever! Go to www.balfour.com, select Shop My School and search for Bentonville West, then enter your name and your grade. Next you'll see the items available to purchase. The cost is $60. We will order some extras but not many, and that price will be higher, so please order now. See Coach Rowan in 1563 if you have questions.


Ignite Culinary Brightwater Tour

If you are interested in the Ignite Culinary program, the FACS teachers are hosting a field trip to tour Brightwater, the NWACC Culinary school in Bentonville on Tuesday, January 28th during 4.1 & 4.2 Flex.  Brightwater is where the Ignite Culinary classes are held and you will also be meeting the instructor.  Please see one of the FACS teachers for a permission slip.  Mrs. Sturgis, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Reid, Coach Reagan, and Mrs. Myers.


EARN A SKILLED TRADE IN HIGH SCHOOL!

Northwest Technical Institute applications are now available in the SLC.  If you are a sophomore or junior, you may apply IF you are on track to graduate and can provide your own transportation.  You will take classes there and earn both high school and technical education credits as well as certifications to prepare you for work right out of high school.

The following programs are offered:  Welding, HVAC, Auto Technology, Diesel Technology, CNA/PCA, Dental Assisting, Criminal Justice, and Pharmacy Tech.  Applications are due by February 25. 

See the 2020/21 course guide (page 75) posted on the BWHS website for more information.


Valentines Day is right around the corner!!

Don't be the one person who "forgot" to get some chocolate or a card this year! BWHS Cheer will be selling a Valentines Day gift just for you! It will include a red rose, chocolate, and a personal note from you! 

You can purchase these items during all three lunches, but only while supplies last! Cost is only $6! 

Items will be delivered on Valentines Day!


Sign up for JROTC next year.

JROTC will be offered for anyone in grades 9-12 next year.  

If you will be at either high school next year you can sign up.

CLICK HERE for the informational slides.

CLICK HERE to add your name to the list for this class in August 2020.


Glow Party

The Special Services Dept is hosting a Glow Party on Jan. 30 in the Lecture Hall during both Flex Periods.  You can sign up to attend on Enriching Students.  We will have music, games, snacks, and lots of fun activities!  Sign up today!


SENIORS make sure you have ordered your CAP and GOWN

Senior students still needing to place an order can 

*Order online: www.jostens.com

 *Place a phone order by calling:  1-800-567-8367


HERLead - Leadership Program for HS Girls

CLICK HERE for details.  Apply by 2/5.


Robotics Club is selling license plates

Plates

The robotics club is selling West license plates for 10$ each.

If you are interested email Mr. Holderby or drop by room 1351.

Cholderby@bentonvillek12.org


Guest Forms for Colors Day Winter Formal Dance

If you are planning to bring a guest to the Winter Formal on Feb. 8th that is not a BWHS student a guest form must be submitted for that guest.  Guest forms are available in the SLC today and must be returned to the SLC by JANUARY 31ST! 


Northwest Arkansas Regional Student Career & Technical Leadership Award 2019-2020

Are you a graduating senior who is a member of a Career/ Technical Student Organization with a minimum 3.5 GPA in your CTE classes? You may be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship from NWACC. Please see Naviance for details or visit https://www.nwacc.edu/_documents/scholarships/nwaregionalcareerandtechnicalscholarship.pdf

Application is due by January 31.


Computer Science Weight Courses 2020-2021

Starting 2020-2021 the following course will be on a 5.0 scale

Advanced Programming and Game Design

Cyber Patriot Games

If you have any questions feel free to contact Mr. Vogel in Room 2469 or email at nvogel@bentonvillek12.org


Interested in online classes?

If you're considering online classes next year, but need more information, join Mrs. Bowers for a flex session to answer your questions. There are three options: 4.1 on 2/4, 4.3 on 2/6 or 4.4 on 2/6. Look for the session labeled "2253-Online Class Info Session" in Enriching Students. We'll discuss High School Online classes, NWACC Online classes, and 100% Online options. If you can't make it, email Mrs. Bowers at tbowers@bentonvillek12.org.


Online Classes - Fall 2020

Students and Families,

As you begin to plan for the 2020-2021 school year, please consider Virtual School offerings to meet your needs.

100% Online - This program gives students in grades 5-12 who need an online environment to help them be successful.  Courses within the program are taught by Bentonville Schools teachers.  Students take all of their classes online, with the exception of AAA-sanctioned activities.  Click here to visit our website for more information to complete an intent to enroll for Fall 2020.

High School Online - These courses have assigned periods during the day and requirements for in-person attendance during the first two weeks of the school year, for certain activities, and for module tests.  Students will have some flexibility and ability to travel off campus provided they stay caught up with class, but the teacher is always available for help in-person during the class period.  High School Online courses can be mixed with other traditional courses on student schedules.  For more information about these courses, visit our website by clicking here.  High School Online course offerings are also found in our course catalog by clicking here.

NWACC Online - These college courses for college credit are taught by NWACC professors, but students must be on campus each day for their assigned course period.  These courses are proctored by a staff member on campus.  They require students to meet prerequisites, which include certain scores on the ACT or ACT Aspire.  Additional information about these college courses can be found by clicking here.  

Please reach out if you have questions or would like additional information.

Josh Vest  jvest@bentonvillek12.org  479.254.5111

Nathan Little  nlittle@bentonvillek12.org  479.254.5201