The Bobcat Weekly

October 17, 2021 Issue 12

The Week Ahead...

Hello Students and Families!

With only two weeks left to the second grading period, here is the twelfth edition of the Bobcat Weekly. In this issue, you will find the following key information that will help you navigate the week ahead:

  1. Brightbyte Parent Survey
  2. Pictures and Picture Retakes
  3. Yearbook
  4. Off Campus Lunch
  5. English I and II Benchmark
  6. Attendance Recovery
  7. High School Girls Basketball Tryouts
  8. Marching Band Takes Top Prize
  9. District Champions
  10. Homecoming Week
  11. Pictures from this Week at School

I hope you find this helpful!

Richard Penland, Principal


BMHS Families - Please take a moment to complete the brief BrightBytes survey to help us assess our campus needs! Use this link to access the survey for FWISD families

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Pictures and Picture Retakes

Pictures will be sent home on Monday, Oct. 18th. Picture retakes - including senior pictures - will be Oct. 28th. This will only be for students who weren't here or did not like their pictures from the original picture day. Please send your students pictures back to school with them.

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2020-2021 Yearbook Update

We know those of you that purchased a yearbook for last year are curious as to when that yearbook is going to be delivered. I am being told that the books will be delivered before the Thanksgiving break.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Bryant at

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Off Campus Lunch

Students are generally handling the off campus lunch privilege well. However, tardies from lunch for the last period of the day are increasing at a noticeable level. Next week, we will be reminding our students every day about the importance of being back on campus on time for their last period. If the problem still exists after that, we will close off campus lunch for a minimum of one week. This is not a move we want to make, so please - if you are enjoying off campus lunch, make sure you are back and in class on time.

Additionally, ALL lunch deliveries must be brought to the middle or high school office. Thank you for your understanding.

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English I and English II Benchmarks

Benchmark tests for English I and II will be this Tuesday, October 19th. This test will be used to determine instructional priorities for the remainder of the year. It is important that all students in these classes be at school and ready to do their very best so that we can make the very best instructional plans for them. Anyone not in these classes will have classes as they normally would on any other 'B' day.
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Attendance Recovery

Attendance Recovery has been extended. Opportunities for attendance recovery hours are as:

Saturday, October 16 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Monday, October 18 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Tuesday, October 19 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Wednesday, October 20 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Thursday, October 21 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Saturday, October 23 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Monday, October 25 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Tuesday, October 26 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Wednesday, October 27 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Thursday, October 28 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Saturday, October 30 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Attendance Petitions can also be submitted no later than October 21. The last day possible is October 30.

If you have any questions about attendance recovery, please contact any assistant principal.

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High School Girls Basketball Tryouts

The Girls Basketball Team will be holding Tryouts on October 20th and 21st after school in the gym. Please attend if you are interested in helping us reach our goal in winning a state championship.
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Our Bobcat Marching Band Earned Top Ranking!

You’re Benbrook High School Band received a “1” at UIL marching contest this past week!

More to celebrate! Benbrook HS Band also advanced to AREA Marching Contest on October 30 in Pflugerville, TX! Wow!!!! Another reason to be proud of our Bobcats!

District Champions!!

Your Benbrook Bobcats and Lady Bobcats Cross Country Teams are District Champions in ALL 4 divisions (Varsity Boys, Varsity Girls, JV Boys and JV Girls)!!! Please congratulate each and every runner for this accomplishment!! They have been working very hard to deserve this. Below are pictures of all of the teams upon completion of their races. Both Varsity Teams will advance to the Region I Regional meet in Lubbock on Oct. 25th. Thank you for your continued support and special thanks to the coaches who helped at the meet today and to Coach Simon and Coach Kinder for what they do every day!!
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Next week is Homecoming, Bobcats!

We have a week of fun festivities for students starting with our dress up themes!

Monday is Disney Pixar Day- Come in your best character outfit from either Disney or Pixar.

Tuesday is Twin Day- Find someone to be your twin and come dressed alike!

Wednesday is Jersey Day- Come rocking your favorite Jersey or Team Shirt

Thursday is Green Out Day- Let’s make Diamond Hill see Green, dress in all the Green Gear you can find!

Friday is Out of this World Day- To fit with our homecoming theme, wear your best NASA/ Space gear.

The Homecoming Parade will be on October 21st at 10am! If you would like to join us for the fun, please see the attached map to find out where the best places to park are. You will not be able to park at the school. Immediately after the parade, we will move to our Homecoming Pep Rally on the field behind the High School.

If you are planning on having your student wear a Mum they may do so on Thursday ONLY. If the mum becomes a distraction or a hazard we will ask the student to remove it until after school hours. Please be mindful of this as you are making these mums.

Last but not least, the Homecoming dance is Saturday, October 23rd from 7-9pm. Tickets have been on sale and will continue to be on sale before school and during B/C Lunch. Tickets are $15. The last day to get them at this price will be Friday during C Lunch. They will become $25 at the door the day of the dance if your student has not already purchased a ticket.

If you have any questions please reach out to Miss DeVaul at

This Week in Pictures....