The Bobcat Weekly

August 22, 2021 Issue 4

As We Move into Week #2

Hello Students and Families!

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

  1. Howdy Week
  2. Drop-off Traffic/Suggestions
  3. Attendance Recovery
  4. Senior Pictures
  5. New Facebook Athletic Booster Pages
  6. COVID Vaccination Clinic
  7. Spirit Wear Sales
  8. Chromebook Distribution
  9. School Pictures
  10. Labor Day

I hope you find this helpful as you navigate the week ahead.

We will see you soon!

Richard Penland, Principal

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Howdy Week

Howdy week is August 23-27! Get ready to get creative!


Monday- 6th-11th grades Fairy Tales! Wear your best fairy tale attire (NO TOY/PROP WEAPONS OR STAFFS). SENIORS dress as ROYALTY, as the Royals of this school dress in your best regal attire!

Tuesday- Tacky Tourists, dress up in your best tourist attire

Wednesday- Wild West Wednesday, dress in your best Wild West attire (NO TOY/PROP WEAPONS)!

Thursday- 6th-11th grade Tie Dye, wear your best TIE DYE Attire. SENIORS dress as Senior Citizens, this means dress as what you would look like at 70 years and older (SCHOOL APPROPRIATE)!

Friday- Hawaiian/ Beach theme, Dress up in your best beach gear for the high school only PEP RALLY!!! (even though this pep rally is for high school students, middle school students will also have pep rally's this year - look for those announcements)

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Morning Traffic

The drop off traffic can be a little congested. Here are a couple hints to make this a little easier:

1. Try dropping off high school students at the bottom level of the school (along the football field)

2. You can drop off earlier. The buildings open at 8:00 am

3. Identify a school side sidewalk drop off

4. Carpool

These are just a few ideas to help lessen your drop-off time.

Attendance Recovery

On Tuesday, 8/25/21, students needing to complete afterschool or Saturday seat time to make up for absences during the spring semester last year. They will be given information on when, where and how much time they need to be present for to regain credit for classes they lost credit in last semester due to missing more than 10%. This information is also being mailed to the homes of these students as well.

All attendance recovery time will take place in the high school cafeteria. Students can come any day to complete their required hours. On Saturdays, the only entrance/exit that can be used is the high school auditorium entrance. 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 Sept 1 and 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.

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.

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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Chromebook Distribution

At this point, we have issued Chromebook to all students that did not have a device and shows no record of one being currently checked out. This week we will focus on resolving issues where students that need a device, but show as having previously checked out a device and it has not been returned. We will also be taking care of returned and broken devices.

If you have any questions about this, please contact Phillip Adams at or call at 817-815-7273.

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Coming Soon: School Pictures

LIfeTouch Presents:

Benbrook Middle-High School

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

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.