The Bobcat Weekly

November 7, 2021 Issue 14

The Week Ahead...

Hello Students and Families!

As we enter the 2nd week of the third grading period of the first semester, I have prepared this fourteenth edition of the Bobcat Weekly. In this issue, you will find the following key information that will help you navigate the week ahead:

  1. Benchmark Testing This Week
  2. Set Your Clocks
  3. 9th Grade Family Night
  4. Cookies and Spirit Wear
  5. State Cross Country Qualifier
  6. Teacher Wins Award
  7. Golden Knights Parachute Team Visits BMHS

I hope you find this helpful!

Richard Penland, Principal

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Benchmark Tests This Week

We will be taking the STAAR Benchmarks Nov.9th — 12th.

Tues, Nov 9th: 6-8th Math and Algebra 1
Weds, Nov 10th: 6-8th Reading
Thurs, Nov 11th: 8th Social Studies & US History
Fri, Nov 12th: 8th Science & Biology

Benchmarks will be taken online. Students need to bring their charged Chromebook and charger. If your child is having technology issues, please contact Monica Davis. If you have testing questions or concerns, please contact Amy Jo Wagner at

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Move Clocks Back

If you haven't already done so, it is time to set the microwave and coffee maker clocks back an hour in observance of daylight savings time.
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Calling All 9th Grade Families!

We are serving dinner to all 9th graders and their families on November 10 from 6 pm to 7:30. Families will visit with teachers and see what is happening with our newest high school students. This is a casual meet-n-greet with celebrations and goals for our freshman shared with everyone. We have also mailed out flyers to all freshman families with more details.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Jamie Krempa at

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Cookies and Spirit Wear!

Cookie Fridays are back! PTA will be selling fresh baked cookies after school each Friday in both buildings. $1

PTA Spirit Shop is open every Thursday from 8-8:30a.m. in high school.

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BMHS Student Competes at the State Level!

Senior, Eric Reyes, who previously qualified to compete at the state level in cross country, went to the state meet Round Rock, Texas this past Saturday. He placed 35th in the state out of 150 runners. We are so proud of his accomplishment! Eric's coach is Coach Syna Donart.
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Teacher Wins Award

This past Thursday, our very own Dr. Emily Saenz was awarded one of the 16 Academic Chairs for Teaching Excellence. Specifically, Dr. Saenz, our lead Choir and Drama teacher, won the

Bayard H. Friedman Chair for Teaching Excellence in Performing Arts.

Dr. Saenz was recognized in a surprise ceremony last week when she was presented with this coveted award by district leadership, campus administration, her students, and her husband.

Decorations were courtesy of our PTA and Student Council.

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The Golden Knights to Land at BMHS!

Benbrook High School students will get the chance to witness the aerial feats of the esteemed Golden Knights! The Golden Knights are a parachute team that originated in 1959 and adopted the 'Golden Knight' title in 1962 to honor the two gold medals the team had won up to that point. Since then, the parachute team has performed all over the world, and on November 9th, they will be landing at Benbrook Middle-High!

Please follow the link below for more information on this world celebrated group.