Presented to the Benton School Board-May 14, 2018
Recognition Program Funds
Schools receiving recognition funds must establish a committee to determine the best use of the funds. The committee includes the principal, a teacher, and a parent representative selected by the local Parent Teacher Association or another parental involvement group. Schools must use the funds for faculty and staff bonuses, educational equipment and materials, or personnel to assist with improving or maintaining student performance.
The Benton School district had three schools that were awarded funds. Benton High School was awarded $53,194.68. Benton Middle School was awarded $39,357.36. Howard Perrin was awarded $31,600.80. We appreciate our teachers and students for their hard work. Our teachers devotion to teaching and learning ensures a strong workforce and well educated leadership for Arkansas. Congratulations and thank you to these three schools who are leading the way for our students.
Preschool Round Up
The Benton School District held Preschool registration on April 24 and 25, 2018 at Ringgold Elementary. We currently have five classrooms that serve 100 students with one teacher and one paraprofessional in each classroom.
Professional Learning Communities at Work Project
The Arkansas Department of Education, in partnership with Solution Tree, announced the schools to receive support for the Professional Learning Community project. Howard Perrin elementary was selected as a school that will be matched with a certified PLC at Work associate from Solution Tree and receive intensive job-embedded training, observation and coaching that focuses on increased student achievement through aligned curriculum, formative assessments and proven instructional strategies.
K Round Up
Kindergarten registration was held in the Benton School District on April 24 and 25. We registered over 400 new students for Kindergarten. We are so excited to welcome our Future Panthers on August 15, 2018.