There's a new kid in town who we can't wait for you to meet! Vaughn Elementary is officially open for business! Vaughn will welcome kindergarten through fourth graders this fall and its name is a proud one! The school sits in the sweet community of Vaughn, a once thriving apple orchard, with its own school district. As Bentonville grew, Vaughn was absorbed into its bigger neighbor, but its people, church and small businesses are still proud of their namesake. We're thrilled to be a small part of Vaughn's rich history! #whereexcellencelives
Have you added money to your child's school meal account? The federal government has withdrawn blanket free lunch options so, on the first day of school, students will be charged for each food they buy in our cafeterias. Breakfast will cost $2.05 each day, and lunch will cost $2.85 (K-6) or $3.05 (7-12) each day. Visit bentonville.familyportal.cloud to add money to your child's account or click on the "Guest" button to find out if your family is eligible for free and reduced price meals. Don't wait! This is the perfect time to start preparing for the new year! #whereexcellencelives
If this world needs anything, it's more love! Choose Love with Bentonville Schools all year with a Choose Love t-shirt on sale TODAY! Go to mypaymentsplus.com, select your color and size and Choose Love in all you do. Shirts will be available for pick-up or delivery early September. There's also an opportunity to make a donation to help a student in need receive a shirt. Then mark your calendar for our annual Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement Celebration on the Downtown Bentonville Square on November 9! This free event is for all of Bentonville. More details to come! #whereexcellencelives
We don't mean to brag but have you seen us lately? Check out our new website! bentonvillek12.org got a summer makeover. Download our new app for the latest updates from Bentonville Schools while you're on the go! #whereexcellencelives
Vote for Grayson! Today at noon, you can vote for Arkansas' Google for Doodle winner! Grayson Early, a student at Ardis Ann Middle School, is reppin' our entire state and needs your vote! Public voting for the contest will start at NOON today and ends on July 12th. Grayson is 1 of 54 contestants nationwide with the winner set to receive a $30k scholarship and the winning school getting $50k. VOTE AT https://doodles.google.com/d4g/ Let's share this far and wide and vote today! #whereexcellencelives
Laurie Harrison is a theater and forensics teacher at Fulbright Jr. High. She's also our June Extra Mile Award recipient. Laurie was nominated by a Fulbright mom who says Laurie created a safe place for her sons who are on the autism spectrum. In her classroom, these two young men thrived, so much so, one intends to continue theater in high school. Laurie is committed to finding students who aren't quite sure where they fit in at jr high and helping them to see their worth. Thank you, Laurie, for making this #whereexcellencelives If you'd like to nominate a Bentonville Schools employee for going the Extra Mile, do so at bentonvillek12.org under About Us.
We feel this deep in our soul. #whereexcellencelives
These two live and breath Bentonville Athletics...doesn't matter if it's soccer, softball or squash. (Maybe not that last one. Yet.) Athletic Director Scott Passmore and Bentonville High Athletic Director Chris Hutchens were recently honored by the Arkansas High School Athletic Administrators Association for their on and off the field commitments to Bentonville student-athletes. Chris received the Newcomer of the Year award while Scott was recognized with the Bruce D. Whitehead Distinguished Service Award. Congratulations, gentlemen! #whereexcellencelives