The Bobcat Weekly

January 23, 2022 Issue 19

The Week Ahead...

Hello Students and Families!

With only 3 weeks left of the fourth grading perod, I have prepared this nineteenth edition of the Bobcat Weekly. To help you navigate the week ahead, I have compiled the following key information:

  1. Welcome New Theatre Teacher: Mr. Pressley
  2. Human Trafficking Education Information and Parental Consent Form
  3. Cheer Try-Outs
  4. Late Busses
  5. 6th Grade Whiz Quiz Dominates
  6. Cap and Gown Orders
  7. Semester One Attendance Recovery
  8. Yearbook
  9. Seniors: FASFA - Completion Required
  10. T3 Pledge for Juniors and Seniors
  11. Some Fine, Fine Art Notables

I hope you find this helpful!

Richard Penland, Principal

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Introducing Mr. Pressley, Our New High School Theatre Teacher

As a FWISD alum he is excited to return and help the new generation of students develop their passion of Theatre. After high school he graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Musical Theatre Performance and moved to New York City to pursue his acting career. He travelled the world as a cruise ship singer and performed all over the country in regional musical theatre productions. He married his high school best friend in 2021 and currently enjoys playing monopoly with his wife and two children, watching Netflix and working out.
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Human Trafficking Education

Your child is being invited to participate in PROTECT, a human trafficking prevention education program, which is being provided through Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Education Demonstration Program through the Office on Trafficking in Persons. This prevention program was designed to empower students to know the signs of potential danger and trust their gut to report it to an adult. Follow the link below to learn more and accept or decline this opportunity. This can easily be done on a smartphone and takes no more than a minute or two. All you will need is your child's student id number.

Cheer Try-Outs

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Late Busses

It has become an issue that occasionally a morning bus may be running unusually late. To help families know when this is happening, once I get the notification, I will then send out an email the same way I send this newsletter out. The notification will detail the bus number that is running late. Please make sure you know your child's morning and afternoon bus numbers. Additionally, I will also begin sending messages when there is an issue with an afternoon bus route. If a better system can be designed or there is a change in this system, I will provide that update in the weekly newsletter.
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6th Grade Whiz Quiz Wins Big

The sixth grade whiz quiz team had an outstanding night this past Thursday. The team won all three matches, defeating Applied Learning Academy, McLean Sixth, and Wedgwood Sixth. In all, the team scored 820 points for the evening, 200 points more than the next closest school. This week’s team captain was Campbell Parker and the team included Brady Ball, Hana Brown, Parish Morton, Lilly Rogers, and Aiden Yun. The coach is Ryan Peterson. Their next match is Thursday, February 3.
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Seniors need to order their cap and gowns as soon as possible. You have two ways to do this:

1. You can go to Texas Graduation Supplies/Herff Jones at:

9719 Santa Paula Drive, Suite 209

Fort Worth, TX 76116

2. You can call them at:


3. You can visit them online at:

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Attendance Recovery for Semester 1

Below is an attachment that details when attendance recovery is being offered. All students that require this have been informed and letters to their homes have been sent with this information. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Michelle Schwalls at 817-815-7100 or you can email her at
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It is time to order this year's book. It is simple to order by following the link below. There you will have the options to personalize your book. Senior families can also purchase and design a special announcement for their graduate. For questions about this year's book, please contact Mr. Robbie Roberts at


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Senior Families: FAFSA/TASFA

Senior Parents: The FAFSA/TASFA forms for the 2022-2023 school year are open! These forms are extremely important as they qualify your student for financial aid, and it is now a graduation requirement from the state. The priority deadline to complete the application is January 15th, so it is important that you and your student work on this ASAP!

For information about the FAFSA application, you can follow this link:

For information about the TASFA application, you can follow this link:

You can contact the BMHS GO Center at (682) 719-5947 with any questions you have.

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T3 Pledge for Juniors and Seniors

157 juniors and seniors still need to complete their T3 Pledge. Please use the link provided to complete this. For questions, visit the GoCenter.

Some Fine, Fine Art Notables:

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High School All Region Qualifiers: (r to L) Joy Kim, Paul Estes, Sam Nors, Cesar Delgado, Alfredo Ayerdis, and Joseph Wilkinson

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Middle School All Region Qualifiers: (L to R) Blake Weeg, Abby Patterson, Andrea Castellano, Cheyenne Anderson, and Lexie Klement

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Sovina Tran is making her mark!

Benbrook MS Theatre Student, Sovina Tran was a Finalist (Honorable Mention) in the Neighborhood Play Contest held by Stage West Theatre here in Fort Worth.

Her play, "The Universe", was one of only 38 selected out of 576 entrants!!!

Way to go Sovina!!!