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Principal's Message July 2022

Dear Parents and Students,

I would like to welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year. My hope is that these past two months have been relaxing and productive for you. It is my sincere wish that you have a successful and pleasant year. Classes will begin on Wednesday, July 20, at 7:55 a.m. with all students reporting to 1st hour class to receive important opening school day information. Please come prepared to begin school work!

Each school year, all students have a clean slate and it is up to them how they choose to progress throughout the year. It is important that you take a few moments and discuss the goals for this year with your child. Each year as I talk to students, it is surprising to me how many do not have goals they want to achieve either in the short or long term. It is difficult to achieve, when you are not working towards a goal. Take some time and establish realistic goals for your child. Write them down and post them where they can be seen daily. This strategy has worked for many successful people for many years.

It is the desire of the high school administrative team, counselors, faculty, and staff, that this year be an excellent one for you. If you need to meet with a guidance counselor or assistant principal please do not hesitate to contact us. We suggest that parents call the school first to schedule appointments before coming in so that you will not experience delays.

We are proud to offer an academically comprehensive high school with many opportunities that support a personalized, student-centered approach to learning. It is wonderful being part of a community that value and supports the educational initiatives that enhance our students’ achievements. As we enter this new school year, I want to let you know that our staff will be engaging in conversations around having a growth mindset, both for themselves and all students. We believe that every person in this building should always be growing and learning. Despite obstacles that may arise, we must always believe in our ability to rise above challenges and come out stronger on the other end.

I want to personally invite you to attend our open house Back-to-School Night on Tuesday, July 19th from 5:30 – 7:00 PM. This will be a great time to see our BHS community, meet teachers, other families, and learn about the upcoming school year. We’ll begin the evening with a short school-wide meeting in the auditorium, and from there you’ll have the opportunity to visit with teachers at each grade-level. Our school goal is to see 80% of our families at this event. I hope to see each of you Tuesday, July 19!  

Important Dates to Remember:

July 11 – Senior schedule pick up 8:30-11:30 am and 1:00-3:30 pm

July 12 – Junior schedule pick up 8:30-11:30 am and 1:00-3:30 pm 

July 13 – Sophomore schedule pick up 8:30-11:30 am and 1:00-3:30 pm

July 14 – Freshman orientation and schedule pick up in the gym 8:30-10:30 am 
                Freshman Parent Meeting in the Auditorium beginning at 6:00 pm 

July 15 – Schedule pick up day for any student 8:30-11:30 am and 1:00-3:30 pm

July 20 – All students report to school (school begins at 7:55 am)

August 2 – Student and Staff Picture Day!

I’m looking forward to another great year. Together we can make a difference for kids! See you on the first day of school if not sooner.


Go Bobcats!

Jeff Thompson


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Benson High School


BENSON, AZ 85602

(520) 720-6710
Benson Unified School District does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its educational programs or activities on the basis of race, color, age, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or genetic information. The District also provides equal access to its facilities to the Boys Scouts and other designated youth groups, as required by the Boys Scouts of America Equal Access Act. Inquiries or complaints concerning Title VI, VII, IX, Section 504, and Americans with Disabilities Act may be referred to the BUSD Title IX and Section 504 Compliance Officer: Rusty Taylor, 360 S. Patagonia St., Benson, AZ 85602;; (520) 720-6733.
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