The girls’ basketball team kicks off their season tonight against Mt. Vernon in the Benton around Robin Tournament. Their game starts at approximately 7:00 PM. The tournament schedule is attached. Good luck this season!
about 2 hours ago, Doug Jones
5-8 Announcements for 10-25-21:
about 3 hours ago, Doug Jones
Congratulations to Wynter Eubanks, Kyler Followell, Waylon Williams, and Wyatt Williams for completing the summer reading program sponsored by State Representative Dave Severin.
3 days ago, Doug Jones
summer reading
summer reading
Three Benton Rangers were recently selected to play in the SIBCA Class L all-star game. Hunter Irvin, Clay Gage, and Nolan Schafer contributed to a 14-6 win for their team. Congratulations!
4 days ago, Doug Jones
5-8 Announcements for 10/21/21:
4 days ago, Doug Jones
This week, BGS 5-8 students attended an assembly performance by the Wonder Wheel BMX Stunt Team. In addition to watching the BMX team perform thrilling stunts, students also received an inspirational message about hard work, dedication, setting goals, and being a positive influence within their community and school.
5 days ago, Doug Jones
stunt 1
stunt 4
stunt 3
stunt 2
The Cheerleading clinic will be held in the 5-8 gym this evening from 5:30 - 7:30 PM for those 6th - 8th grade students interested in trying out for the team.
5 days ago, Doug Jones
5-8 Announcements for 10/20/21:
5 days ago, Doug Jones
5-8 Announcements for 10-19-21:
6 days ago, Doug Jones
Reminder: Parent/Teacher Conferences will be taking places on Tuesday (10/19) and Thursday (10/21) evenings this week over the phone. If you need to schedule a conference for your 5-8 student, please call the office (438-4011).
7 days ago, Doug Jones
The boys and girls basketball schedules for the 2021-2022 season are attached. At this time, there is not a restriction on spectator capacity, but everyone will be required to wear a mask while in the building. We're looking forward to great seasons for both teams!
7 days ago, Doug Jones
Congratulations to our state medalist cross country runners Seager Sanchez (25th), Jaycee Webb (20th), and Kinley Glover (23rd). Way to represent your team, school, and community!
7 days ago, Doug Jones
Athletic Schedule for 10/18/21 - 10/23/21 attached:
8 days ago, Doug Jones
Information for the state cross country meet is attached. A couple of reminders for spectators include admission prices ($5 adults - $2 for 8th grade and below). Also, pets will NOT be allowed at the meet. The girls race begins at 10:00 AM followed by the boys at 10:30. More information can be found at . Good luck to both teams!
11 days ago, Doug Jones
Reminder: BGS is not in session next week for fall break. Students will return to school on Monday, October 18th. We hope everyone has a relaxing and enjoyable week off!
17 days ago, Doug Jones
Please see the attached letter from Dr. Smith with information about 2:00 PM dismissals each Wednesday, starting on October 20th.
18 days ago, Doug Jones
2 PM Dismissal
5-8 Announcements for 10-7-21
18 days ago, Doug Jones
Yesterday was a great day for the Running Rangers as they defended their home course and captured Regional titles in the girls and boys races. The teams will now compete at the state meet in Du Quoin on Saturday, October 16th. The state meet kicks off with the girls’ race at 10:00 AM. More details will be posted soon. Congratulations!!!
18 days ago, Doug Jones
Future Ranger sign-ups are happening now until October 17th. Please go to and click on the "Registration" link at the top of the page to register. NO LATE SIGN-UPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. If you have any questions, please email
19 days ago, Doug Jones
Benton hosts the SIJHSAA Region 3 cross country meet this afternoon in the park. The girls are scheduled to race at 4:00 PM, followed by the boys. The top 4 (out of 8) teams and the next 10 individuals will qualify for the state meet in Du Quoin on Saturday, October 16th.
19 days ago, Doug Jones