The Bobcat Weekly

September 5, 2021 Issue 6

As We Move into Week #4

Hello Students and Families!


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


  1. High School Go-Center
  2. Community: Benbrook Trash Bash
  3. Attendance Recovery
  4. Progress Reports
  5. School Pictures
  6. 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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Go Center is for YOU!

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year, BMHS Family! We are your student’s three new GO Center Advisers, here to help with all things college, trade school, military, and workforce. Our office is located in room 113 of the high school, and we would love to set up an appointment with you to discuss your student’s plans for after graduation. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have. Coming up soon is our FASFA support and information night for seniors and their families. More information coming soon. Family all in!


Ms. Hailey Hesseltine

Sophomores (All) & Seniors (A-Go)

Google Voice # - (682) 719-5947


Ms. Triniti Jessie

Juniors (A-M) & Seniors (Gr-O)

Google Voice #: (295) 285-2678


Mr. Trevino

Juniors (N-Z) & Seniors (P-Z)

Google Voice #: (682) 235-7641

GO Center Office #: (817) 815-7100

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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 phillip.adams@fwisd.org

10th/11th Grade: Mrs. Schwalls at michelle.schwalls@fwisd.org

12th: Mrs. Mason at glorianne.mason@fwisd.org

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Progress Report Time

Now that we are entering our fourth week of the first grading period, it is time for progress reports. These reports are available digitally through the parent portal in FOCUS. If you haven't had an opportunity yet to download the FWISD app - do that now. Once you have downloaded the app, 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.

I don't want anyone getting behind, so 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.


Remember, if you child is absent for any reason, including quarantining, they have the same number of days they were out to submit any missing work for full credit.


If you need assistance with logging into FOCUS, please contact Sophia Carter at: 817-815-7102 or email her at sophia.carter@fwisd.org

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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: https://lifetouch.com/

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.