Bentonville students are making a difference literally across the globe. Maahi Sethi is a senior at Bentonville West High. She was recently recognized by the government of India for her work to get feminine hygiene products to some of the most impoverished women in Bombay. Maahi began her work as an outreach analyst for Project Eka. From Bentonville, she coordinated volunteers on the ground in Bombay to get this critical access to more than 200 families. Maahi, we love your compassion for others. #whereexcellencelives
11 months ago, Bentonville Schools
BWHS Maahi Sethi
BWHS Maahi Sethi
BWHS Maahi Sethi
BWHS Maahi Sethi
Old High Middle School's Leslie Lyons is the 2023 Arkansas State Middle-Level Principal of the Year! Today we celebrated with a completely surprised Leslie, her family, students, teachers and staff. Many thanks to the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators for recognizing Mrs. Lyons with this honor. #whereexcellencelives
11 months ago, Bentonville Schools
Leslie Lyons Named Principal of the Year
Leslie Lyons Named Principal of the Year
Leslie Lyons Named Principal of the Year
Our April Lunch & Learn has something for everyone. You'll hear from a local registered dietitian and fitness professional about how to nourish your child with balanced meals and snacks, as well as tips to help nurture a positive relationship with food and exercise in your child. Grab a lunch and join us April 25. #whereexcellencelives
11 months ago, Bentonville Schools
April 25th Lunch & Learn
Bentonville West High School students Nayana Swain and Sangamitra Reshmy are in Houston today reppin' us well! These two young ladies were named finalists in the Conrad Challenge. The international science competition, founded by the wife of the late NASA astronaut Pete Conrad, encourages students to take their STEM knowledge and solve real-world problems. More than 950 teams from across the globe competed for the chance to travel to the Space Center in Houston this week. Sangamitra is a freshman while Nayana is a junior at West. The two tackled the issues that plague astronauts' health while in space. Their work focused on a space station MRI machine called HUBRIS, the Halbach Universal Brain Resonance Imaging System. Through their research, they remodeled vital parts of the machine and its design to fit the space station’s new environment. This key innovation plays a significant role in space medicine and can completely change the future of space travel. Way to go, ladies! Now travel back to Arkansas safely! #whereexcellencelives
11 months ago, Bentonville Schools
Bentonville West High Students
Ride on, Bentonville! We're bringing back one of our most popular weeks! If you can safely ride your bike to school, do it! We'll be watching for you April 24-28!
11 months ago, Bentonville Schools
Bike to School April 24-28
What a perfect day for four phenomenal teachers in Bentonville! The Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Teacher of the Year luncheon today honoring the best of the best. We're proud of these individuals for their commitment to the students of Bentonville. Our teachers are why we can say with confidence this is #whereexcellencelives Pictured L to R: Michelle Cearley Martin from Fulbright Junior High, Garrett King from Creekside Middle, Krystal Farrar from Bentonville West High & Jenna Stacey from Evening Star Elementary
11 months ago, Bentonville Schools
Bentonville Schools' Teachers of the Year
Sometimes when we read the headlines, we can become disheartened. The reality though is people are quietly doing beautiful things every day. Not long ago, the Bright Field Middle School Student Council organized a food drive to benefit Second Street Pantry Missions, Inc. The student body at Bright Field collected more than 9,000 items. The food and toiletries they gathered will go to men, women and children who need a hand-up to get through a tough week, month or year. Thank you, Bright Field, for making this #whereexcellencelives
11 months ago, Bentonville Schools
Bright Field Middle School
Bright Field Middle School
Bright Field Middle School
Bright Field Middle School
Recently, five students representing Bentonville Schools auditioned with thousands of vocalists from across the nation for the opportunity to perform at the National Convention of the American Choral Directors Association in Cincinnati. After auditioning, our students were selected to perform in the association's honor choir. This is one of the highest recognitions a singer in jr high or high school can achieve, putting our students among the best singers in the U.S. Music to our ears! Pictured L to R: JT Loveless (BHS), Isaac Sides (BHS), Kadyn Claborn (BHS) & Grant Stimis (Fulbright Jr. High) Not Pictured: Lyndia Bingham (Washington Jr. High) #whereexcellencelives
11 months ago, Bentonville Schools
Choir Students Celebrated
Register today for Camp Explore! This is going to be big in Bentonville! https://www.bentonvillek12.org/page/camp-explore #whereexcellencelives
11 months ago, Bentonville Schools
2023 Camp Explore
We look forward to this post every year. Once again, Bentonville Schools can boast more National Merit Finalists than any district in Arkansas. These 20 students are the best of the best. Of the 1.5 million students who submitted a PSAT score, there are only 7,500 National Merit Scholarship winners. This means you have a 0.5% chance of becoming a National Merit Scholar. Congratulations to these phenomenal students, their parents and their teachers. Pictured Front Row, Left to Right: Akshaj Tadiparthi, Sindhuja Kudapa, Jack White, Kaitlin Deans, Lauren Jackson, Kate Pearce, Farah Khalil Ahamed, Brett Miller & Muskan Taori Back Row, Left to Right: Aniket Gupta, Dinesh Vasireddy, Aryan Mahajan, Wyatt Rice, Rohith Ratheesh, Alton Holscher, Douglas Bingham, Elisabeth Macy & Lola Sommer Not Pictured: Anish Leekkala & Morgan Schaefer #whereexcellencelives
11 months ago, Bentonville Schools
2023 National Merit Finalists
Every organization needs a Jeri Schulz. We find ourselves on the other side of her desk in the best and worst of times. Maybe one has just been hired or is getting married or caring for a sick child. Jeri is the go-to for everything pertaining to benefits in Bentonville Schools. She celebrates and laments with each employee, but, more than that, she is a fiercely loyal colleague. Jeri is known for her relentless pursuit to care for any Bentonville Schools employee. She was nominated for this award by a Ruth Barker Middle teacher who inadvertently made an error in some of her insurance benefits documents. Not only did Jeri catch the mistake, but she also called the insurance provider to advocate on behalf of the employee. She’s done the same for teammates injured while working. Actually, the list of people who have benefitted from Jeri taking up their cause is a lengthy one. She could hide out behind her desk amongst the intense load of paperwork, but she says it’s those human connections that keep her going. The stories about the first baby on the way, the need for braces for the oldest child or glasses for the colleague approaching 40. The reality is all of that paperwork is tied back to a human, a teammate in the district. We applaud Jeri for her commitment to the people who make up Bentonville Schools. #whereexcellencelives
11 months ago, Bentonville Schools
Extra Mile Award Winner Jeri Schulz
We started off this week with a few hundred friends in celebration of Superintendent Dr. Debbie Jones. She's the recipient of the 2023 Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce R.E. "Ed" Buck award. The recognition is shared with an individual who personifies servant-leadership. Dr. Jones was presented with the honor at today's State of the Chamber event. Congratulations, Dr. Jones! #whereexcellencelives
11 months ago, Bentonville Schools
Dr. Debbie Jones
Dr. Debbie Jones
Dr. Debbie Jones
Dr. Debbie Jones
Have you registered for Camp Explore? No better time than now! We're offering more than 80 fun and different camps for students K-6. Harry Potter, American Girl, fashion, business, space exploration..there's something for every child. Check it out today at https://www.bentonvillek12.org/page/camp-explore! #whereexcellencelives
12 months ago, Bentonville Schools
Camp Explore 2023
Paving a new path. Bentonville High School junior Mackenzie Graves is the first girl from Bentonville to win an Arkansas State Wrestling Championship. With older brothers in the house, wrestling was nothing new to Mackenzie, but she actually fell in love with the training. She told us she loves the self-discipline the sport requires. By the way, Mackenzie's younger brother, Xander, also won a state championship on the men's team. Well done, Graves Family! #whereexcellencelives
12 months ago, Bentonville Schools
Wrestling State Champion Mackenzie Graves
Make plans to attend our March Lunch & Learn called Mental Health Matters. You’ll hear from a local mental health professional about what your kids might be experiencing in today’s world and how to help them successfully navigate their emotions. We look forward to seeing you this Wednesday. #whereexcellencelives
12 months ago, Bentonville Schools
March Lunch & Learn Graphic
It's Bus Driver Appreciation Week in Bentonville! Make sure to reach out to your child's bus driver and share the love! #whereexcellencelives
12 months ago, Bentonville Schools
Bus Driver Appreciation Video
It's a clean sweep for the Bentonville High School ladies' and men's swim and dive teams. Both groups recently won the Arkansas 6A State Championship. By the way, this is the fifth consecutive championship for the ladies. Head Coach Liz Taylor leads both groups. #whereexcellencelives
12 months ago, Bentonville Schools
swim team in the pool celebrating state championship
Back to back to back. Bentonville High School Senior Connor Cowart is the top jazz pianist and French horn student in the state of Arkansas for three consecutive years. Connor recently cemented the three-peat with first-chair rankings for both instruments in the Arkansas All-State selection process. Congratulations, Connor. #whereexcellencelives
12 months ago, Bentonville Schools
Student standing beside piano
Opportunities like this don't come along often. What an honor to host Lieutenant General Steven Gilland today. Lt. Gen. Gilland is the superintendent at West Point Academy. He spoke with about 100 students at Bentonville West High on what it means to be a leader wherever you are in life. We'd be remiss if we didn't extend our gratitude to Congressman Steve Womack for arranging today's visit with Lt. Gen. Gilland. Go Army! #whereexcellencelives
12 months ago, Bentonville Schools
West Point Superintendent Visits BWHS
West Point Superintendent Visits BWHS
West Point Superintendent Visits BWHS
West Point Superintendent Visits BWHS
Have you checked out our new summer program called Camp Explore? Registration is now live! This summer camp was created to serve rising kindergarteners up to sixth grade. Check out the more than 80 unique camps at https://www.bentonvillek12.org/page/camp-explore #whereexcellencelives
12 months ago, Bentonville Schools
Camp Explore 2023