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Vote May 17th
Posted on 05/15/2016
It is important our community has a say in this decision and we ask that our families please take a moment to vote so your voices are heard.  Read more about Vote May 17th
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Violation of BUSD Policy
Posted on 03/09/2016
I am writing to share information about an unfortunate situation that occurred last week.  Read more about Violation of BUSD Policy
Linda Lou Lamb
BHS teacher Linda Lou Lamb to be honored at Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Posted on 01/26/2016
Lamb has been named “Educator of the Year” by the event organizers and will be receiving her award on Feb. 7 at the Gathering during a presentation at the Buena Performing Arts Center.  Read more about BHS teacher Linda Lou Lamb to be honored at Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Brenda Kurtz
Brenda Kurtz, Benson High School Math Teacher, named a top 9 finalist for the UofA/Circle K Outstanding Teacher of Year
Posted on 01/06/2016
She says she loves the huge support system at the school and makes sure to bring that into her classroom.  Read more about Brenda Kurtz, Benson High School Math Teacher, named a top 9 finalist for the UofA/Circle K Outstanding Teacher of Year
Kelley O'Hara
Benson Primary School students hailed as 'Learning Heroes'
Posted on 01/05/2016
U.S. Olympic and 2015 World Cup team member Kelley O’Hara visits Benson Primary School  Read more about Benson Primary School students hailed as 'Learning Heroes'
Mr. James Driggers
ALL IN THE NAME: ‘James Driggers Gymnasium’ dedicated
Posted on 12/15/2015
James Driggers thanked all during the dedication ceremony for the Benson High School gymnasium which now bears his name.  Read more about ALL IN THE NAME: ‘James Driggers Gymnasium’ dedicated
2015 CAC Champs
76-0 for BMS softballers since 2010
Posted on 12/15/2015
Benson Middle School softball Ladycats win their sixth-straight CAC Championship  Read more about 76-0 for BMS softballers since 2010
ADE
AzMERIT Comparison Chart
Posted on 12/10/2015
AzMERIT - Benson Schools have outscored the county and state once again...  Read more about AzMERIT Comparison Chart
All together
Benson Hosts Division V Playoffs R2
Posted on 11/13/2015
Come join us on our home field Saturday night as we cheer on our Bobcats in the quarterfinals of the state football playoffs!  Read more about Benson Hosts Division V Playoffs R2
Playoffs
Football Playoffs Are Finally Here
Posted on 11/01/2015
The Benson Bobcats happy to host the first round of the Division V football playoffs as the number 1 overall seed!  Read more about Football Playoffs Are Finally Here
AZ G&T Coop
Two Teams Keep a Tradition Alive During National Co-op Month
Posted on 10/03/2015
Bobcats keep the Seney-Lohman Trophy a fourth straight year, remaining undefeated, 6-0.  Read more about Two Teams Keep a Tradition Alive During National Co-op Month
Superintendent
I am writing to share information on recent developments involving a former staff member
Posted on 09/29/2015
Throughout this incident, the district’s primary concern has been and will continue to be the safety and well-being of our students.   Read more about I am writing to share information on recent developments involving a former staff member
Golf Tourney
Benson Bobcat Booster Club Golf Tournament, October 24, 2015
Posted on 09/28/2015
Excelling at BUSD
Benson students heading back to school
Posted on 07/30/2015
BENSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Summer vacation is over, as more than 1,300 students in Benson are waking up early and heading back to school.   Read more about Benson students heading back to school
Arizona's G&T Cooperatives
Connects to the future
Posted on 05/29/2015
As the 100th graduating class from Benson High School prepares for the future, they also contribute to a time capsule set to be open in 20 years.  Read more about Connects to the future
AEF
Benson Primary School receives an A+
Posted on 05/15/2015
The Arizona Educational Foundation awarded Benson Primary School in Benson, Arizona, an A+.  Read more about Benson Primary School receives an A+
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BHS Academic Decathlon Team No. 1 in Arizona — again
Posted on 03/16/2015
“I am very proud of the team for winning first place in the 2A state competition for the second year in a row,” first year academic decathlon coach Gabrielle Giltner  Read more about BHS Academic Decathlon Team No. 1 in Arizona — again
Great Seal of the State of Arizona
AIMS High School Graduation Requirement Repealed; No Testing Required February 23-25
Posted on 02/20/2015
Today Senate Bill 1191 was signed into law, immediately ending the AIMS high school graduation requirement. This action means that any students scheduled to take one or more sections of the AIMS test next week will no longer be required to do so.  Read more about AIMS High School Graduation Requirement Repealed; No Testing Required February 23-25
KVOA
Benson HS football team guns for 7-2 start
Posted on 10/22/2014
Benson Bobcat Football showcased on KVOA NEWS 4 TUCSON  Read more about Benson HS football team guns for 7-2 start
Ernie Bernal, left, and Frank ‘Chic’ Maldonado perform Friday night with fellow Community Alumni Band members during the Benson School Centennial celebration which was tied into this week’s homecoming game.
100th-year anniversary bash a success
Posted on 10/21/2014
The energy was electric Friday evening as the Benson Bobcats put on an impressive show during the 2014 Homecoming Game, part of the Benson Bobcat 100 Year Anniversary All Year Reunion.   Read more about 100th-year anniversary bash a success
Garielle Giltner
Smooth sailing as Benson Schools start 2014-15 school year
Posted on 07/29/2014
Stepping into his first day of school as Benson Unified School District’s new superintendent, Micah Mortensen is all smiles Thursday.  Read more about Smooth sailing as Benson Schools start 2014-15 school year
James Driggers
James Driggers calls it a career after 42-year tenure
Posted on 06/10/2014
After a 42-year career with the Benson Unified School District, James Driggers has announced his retirement.  Read more about James Driggers calls it a career after 42-year tenure
Manny Ellsworth
High school softball small schools coach of the year: Manny Ellsworth
Posted on 06/07/2014
The American Family Insurance Arizona high school softball small schools coach of the year, as selected by azcentral sports.  Read more about High school softball small schools coach of the year: Manny Ellsworth
Arizona Educational Foundation
A+ School of Excellence™ Program...Winners Announced
Posted on 04/28/2014
Benson High School, an A+ School of Excellence!  Read more about A+ School of Excellence™ Program...Winners Announced
End of eight year tenure
Superintendent says decision not an easy one; Eight-year tenure comes to an end June 30
Posted on 04/22/2014
When Benson Unified School District Superintendent David Woodall told a small group of staff he would be leaving the district, many wept.  Read more about Superintendent says decision not an easy one; Eight-year tenure comes to an end June 30
2014 FBLA SLC
2014 FBLA SLC...the results are in...
Posted on 04/16/2014
"I am very proud of our chapter as they have once again shown themselves as young professionals and proved to be among the best in the state," - Katie Barrera, BUSD CTE Coordinator   Read more about 2014 FBLA SLC...the results are in...
Dr. David Woodall, BUSD Superintendent
4 Arizona school superintendents to take on Boston Marathon
Posted on 04/15/2014
VAIL - Four Arizona school superintendents who enjoy distance running, will be going the distance in this year's 118th running of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 21.  Read more about 4 Arizona school superintendents to take on Boston Marathon
BUSD School Board
BUSD Governing Board Honored at the ASBA Annual Conference
Posted on 01/15/2014
ASBA's highest honor, this award is presented to a governing board demonstrating the most outstanding education leadership for the year. Benson School District was a co-recipient of this year's award.  Read more about BUSD Governing Board Honored at the ASBA Annual Conference
Richard Connet - Reason to Smile
Benson's SPVHS state's top alternate school
Posted on 08/20/2013
Richard Connet, an administrator with the state’s top performing school district, has experienced tremendous academic successes with struggling students through an alternative school setting.  Read more about Benson's SPVHS state's top alternate school
Pround Administration
NO. 1 IN ARIZONA Benson schools outscore all others
Posted on 08/06/2013
Recognized as the state’s top academically performing district, Benson Unified School District dominated the spotlight Thursday morning during a press conference in Phoenix, when the state’s school achievement labels were announced by Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal.  Read more about NO. 1 IN ARIZONA Benson schools outscore all others
Partnership in Education
Let's hear it for Benson Unified School District
Posted on 08/06/2013
Benson School District and the community continue to be giddy with excitement nearly one week to the day after the Arizona Department of Education proclaimed our local school as the best in the state. Not the county, in itself a grand accomplishment, but in the state — all of Arizona.  Read more about Let's hear it for Benson Unified School District
Benson Schools Ranked #1
A-rated schools on the rise
Posted on 08/02/2013
The top performing school district in the state got there by borrowing liberally from the ideas and concepts of its neighbor.  Read more about A-rated schools on the rise
Benson Unified School District Superintendent, Dr. David Woodall
Benson schools earn state's top grade
Posted on 08/01/2013
Students, teachers, staff and administrators are celebrating in Benson, where the school district is being recognized as Arizona's top public school district for 2013.  Read more about Benson schools earn state's top grade
School Board
Benson Governing Board Welcomes New Members
Posted on 01/10/2013
Brett Barney and Anita Choate elected to office  Read more about Benson Governing Board Welcomes New Members
Bob Bernal, BUSD Governing Board
Mr. Robert Bernal Receives the All-Arizona School Board Award
Posted on 12/13/2012
The All-Arizona School Board Award, is ASBA's highest individual board member honor, bestowed on five school board members who exemplify best-practices in boardsmanship.  Read more about Mr. Robert Bernal Receives the All-Arizona School Board Award
Budget Override
Benson School Override Passes
Posted on 11/21/2012
It was close, but after all the provisional and early ballots were counted, Benson Unified School District’s budget override passed.  Read more about Benson School Override Passes
STEM Fair 2012
STEM Fair at Benson Middle School exposes students to science, math
Posted on 10/24/2012
Budget Override 2012
Continuance of school budget override up to voters
Posted on 10/24/2012
"We [BUSD] are not asking for more money, just a continuance of what we already have..."  Read more about Continuance of school budget override up to voters
What Would Our Society Look Like Without Fair & Impartial Courts?
Posted on 05/01/2012
Benson students share their thoughts...Cochise County 2012 Law Day Essay & Art Contest Winners  Read more about What Would Our Society Look Like Without Fair & Impartial Courts?
Benson Boasts County Teacher of the Year
Posted on 04/25/2012
Benson Unified School District officials are extremely pleased that a primary school teacher has been selected as Cochise County Teacher of the Year.  Read more about Benson Boasts County Teacher of the Year
AZsba
Arizona School Board Association recognizes the service of school board members
Posted on 03/26/2012
Meet Chic Maldonado, Retired Chief Master Sergeant & BUSD School Board Member   Read more about Arizona School Board Association recognizes the service of school board members