The Bobcat Weekly

August 29, 2021 Issue 5

As We Move into Week #3

Hello Students and Families!

With the first two weeks of school behind us, here is the fifth edition of the Bobcat Weekly. In this issue, you will find the following key information that will help you navigate the week ahead:

  1. Community: Benbrook Trash Bash
  2. Attendance Recovery
  3. Senior Pictures
  4. New Facebook Athletic Booster Pages
  5. COVID Vaccination Clinic
  6. Spirit Wear Sales
  7. Checking Grades
  8. School Pictures
  9. Labor Day

I hope you find this helpful as we enter the week ahead.

We will see you soon!

Richard Penland, Principal

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29th Annual Benbrook Trash Bash

Join us for Benbrook Trash Bash! The 29th Annual clean-up event will be held on September 18th in Dutch Branch Park.

Here is a fantastic way to show your Benbrook pride! There will be give-away items and prizes and YOU provide cheerful assistance in helping us tidy up Dutch Branch Park!

Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., cleanup begins at 9. Open to all ages, and groups are welcomed. Dutch Branch Park is located behind the Benbrook Community YMCA, 1899 Winscott Road. We will gather at the pavilion located behind the concession stand, in the rear parking lot.

Volunteers will be assigned to pick up litter and debris—gloves and trashbags will be provided. We’ll conclude the event around 11:30 a.m. by serving a free hotdog lunch to our volunteers.

Advance registration is requested. To register, please call Jared DeVries, 817-249-6008. We all want to keep Benbrook looking beautiful, and every “litter bit” helps!

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Attendance Recovery

On Tuesday, 8/24/21, students needing to complete afterschool or Saturday seat time to make up for absences during the spring semester last year were given details about what they need. This information was also mailed to the students' homes.

All attendance recovery time will take place in the high school cafeteria. Students can come any day to complete their required hours. Days and times are Monday through Thursday 3:45 - 6:45 pm each week through this first grading period. We will also offer seat time on Saturdays from 9 am to 3 pm. On Saturdays, the only entrance/exit that can be used is the high school auditorium entrance. Students spending the day with us on Saturdays will need to bring a lunch. If students leave for any reason, the seat time accumulation with stop. The last date to make up attendance for last semester will be Saturday, September 25th.

If you believe that the absences were unavoidable due to extenuating circumstances, you can complete an attendance petition for the attendance committee to consider waiving the absences and granting credit. This form will be included in the letter, but if you need another one, you can contact anyone in the school office and they will email a copy to you.

If you have any questions about this, you can contact your child's assistant principal:

8th/9th Grade: Mr. Adams at

10th/11th Grade: Mrs. Schwalls at

12th: Mrs. Mason at

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Senior Pictures

Senior pictures are this Wednesday, Sept 1 and Thursday, Sept 2, through Social Studies classes. Girls will need to wear a spaghetti strapped tank top and boys will need a solid white t-shirt.

All seniors with a 'late arrival' are encouraged to come during period 1 on Sept. 1 or period 5 on Sept.2 - this will allow them to have their picture taken first thing in the morning.

You will receive an emailed proof from Prestige. From that you will chose one picture for the yearbook . You will also be able to order others if you wish.

If you have questions, please contact Shelly Gonzalez at 817-815-7100

New Facebook Athletic Booster Page

From our athletic Booster President, Lori Harper:

Our new Facebook page is up and running (since Sunday 8/1). We can be found on Facebook at BMHS Bobcat Nation.

We are inviting everyone to stay connected with Bobcat sports, booster news, the latest in merchandise, and events. Find and like their page at BMHS Bobcat Nation - Go Bobcats!

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COVID Vaccination Clinic

We will be hosting a COVID vaccination clinic in the small high school gym on Tuesday, August 31st. Below is the link to book your appointment. The second dose will be scheduled for Tuesday, September 21st.

If you have questions about the clinic, you can contact our school nurse, Ms. Masoud, at 817-815-7100 or email her at

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Spirit Wear Sales

PTA Spirit Wear is now available ONLINE. If you didn’t get your size at Meet the Teacher- now is your chance!

Youth and Adult sizes available!

Please follow the link to order. Orders end Monday, August 30 and will be available for pickup mid September.


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Checking Grades and Attendance

One good way to stay on top of where your student is at with their grades and attendance is through FOCUS. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to download the FWISD app and click on the Parent Portal tile. The other way is to simply have your own children log into their FOCUS account. All the information for grades and attendance are there.

Now that we are entering the 3rd week, it is suggested that you take a moment to review your child's information by the end of this week so that any needed attention to classes and coursework can be taken care of in a timely manner.

If you need assistance with logging into FOCUS, please contact Sophia Carter at: 817-815-7102 or email her at

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Coming Soon: School Pictures

LIfeTouch Presents:

Benbrook Middle-High School

Picture Day Dates:
Wednesday, September 15 - Thursday, September 16

You can make your purchase at:

Picture Day ID: EVTB99R4F

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Put This on the Calendar

In recognition of Labor Day, there will be no school, Monday, September 6th.