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Principal's Message April-May 2023

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The final days of the 2022 – 2023 school year are approaching very quickly, even as we pace ourselves for yet another fast finish. May is a time for reflection as we recognize the contributions of the graduating class of 2023.

The May newsletter usually signifies the school year is rapidly coming to an end. However, we must continually stress to students the importance of remaining focused on his/her schoolwork until the last day on May 18th for all underclassmen incentive. See memo next:

Parents and underclassmen,

BHS end of the school year exams are mandatory and scheduled for May 16th (7th period exam), May 17th (periods 1,3,and 5), and May 18th (periods 2,4, and 6).

As long as the student completes their required exams (turn in all books including library and pay all fees) on the dates mentioned above, as well as serving NO SUSPENSIONS, the student will be exempt from attending school on Friday, May 19th

This exciting incentive allows for our seniors and staff to plan accordingly for graduation night and rehearsal practice on Friday, May 19th.

Underclassmen only need to attend Friday, May 19th if a final exam was missed and or turn in all books including library, pay all fees and NO SUSPENSIONS. If a final exam needs to be made up, we ask students to report to the auditorium to take their missed exam at 7:55 am.

Underclassmen not required to take make up exams, DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL!

Any underclassmen who does not take a required semester exam will fail the course for the semester, regardless of the grades earned during the semester grading period.

We have a very busy and exciting month ahead of us. Our annual Academic Awards Recognition will be held April 19, in the gymnasium, beginning at 6:30 pm. This event will showcase the accomplishments of our students with various academic awards. The Academic Awards Recognition evening will be a great opportunity for our students, staff, parents, and community to recognize the achievements of our graduating students.

Important Dates:

4/22 – Prom (8-11:30 pm) in the Cafeteria   

4/26 – Sr. Meeting 6th Period (Auditorium)           

4/29 – FFA Banquet in Cafeteria at 6:00 pm

5/2 – Cochise County Law Day Ceremony here at BHS beginning 9:00 am in Auditorium

5/3 – Cap and Gown Parade 1:40 pm

5/8 – Scholarship Night in Cafeteria at 6:00 PM

5/10 – BHS Band Performance in Auditorium at 6:00 PM

5/12 – Senior Finals and Last Day for Seniors who earned Exempt Incentive

5/14 – Baccalaureate in Cafeteria at 7:00 PM

Underclassmen final exams will be held on May 16, May 17 and 18. The last day in session for students will be Thursday, May 18. Students will be dismissed at 11:55 am on Wednesday, May 17, and 11:55 am Thursday, May 18 (As long as the student completes their required exams turn in all books including library and pay all fees on the dates mentioned above, as well as serving NO SUSPENSIONS) underclassmen are not required to report on May 19.

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week is May 8-12. I want to thank our faculty for the exceptional work they do on a daily basis. Our teachers are the foundation of Benson success. They give our students the knowledge and skills to be successful academically, as well as in other areas of life. If you have the opportunity, please let our teachers know the difference they have made in the lives of your sons and daughters.

Senior graduation, which will take place on Friday, May 19, at 7:15 PM in BHS Football Stadium.

All seniors must attend the graduation practice on Friday, May 19, at 8:00 AM at the Football Stadium. Those seniors who have not met all academic/attendance requirements, or who have not paid their high school fees, will not participate in the graduation ceremony. We encourage each student to make sure every class is passed and all fees are paid.

Thank you to all who have made Benson High School a great place to aspire. Best wishes and congratulations to the class of 2023!

"Go Bobcats”

Jeff Thompson 

Be the Best – Where Effort is Required!

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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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