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Benavides Elementary Field Day

Benavides Elementary schedule for hosting Field Day:

Tuesday, May 30th - PK-2nd

Wednesday, May 31st - 3rd - 6th

All activities will be conducted at the E.C. Lerma Stadium.


Benavides Elementary schedule for their Awards Assembly:

8:30 A.M. - PK - 2nd Grade

1:30 P.M. - 3rd 7 4th Grade

2:30 P.M. - 5th & 6th Grade

Summer Food Program

Summer Food Program


Benavides ISD will not be having school for students on Friday, May 12, 2017. Teachers will be conducting Staff Development.

Pre-Registration for the 2017-2018 Scool Year

Pre-Registration for All Students for the 2017-2018 School Year

May 15, 2017 - May 31, 2017

8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.


Registration Packets are being sent home with students currently enrolled in Benavides ISD. Anyone wanting to register for PK must come by the office. Students registering for Pre-K must bring the following:

  • Child's Social Security Card
  • Child's Birth Certificate
  • Child's Immunization Record
  • Proof of Income
  • Driver's License 
DEIC Meeting

Benavides ISD will be conducting a District Education Improvement Committee (DEIC) Meeting on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 in the Benavides Elementary Workroom at 4:00 P.M.


  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. 2017-2018 Academic Calendar
  3. Adjournment

After months of anticipation and excitement, Benavides ISD is starting the construction projects at the Secondary and Elementary campuses. On Thursday April 27th, HUB Glass from Alice began the repairs on the elementary library and front office windows. Construction on the roofs and air conditioning units at both the Elementary and Secondary will begin after May 15th. The anticipated date of completion for the construction projects will be the first weeks in August. We will keep you updated.


Benavides ISD will be conducting a District Education Improvement Committee (DEIC) Meeting on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 in the Benavides Elementary Workroom at 4:00 P.M.


  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. 2017-2018 Academic Calendar
  3. Adjournment
2017 Area Track Meet Results


Congratulations to the Eagle Track Team for competing at the Area track meet. 
Advancing to regionals:  4x100 M Relay:  Mariscela Escontrias, Savanna Sanchez, Evelyn Guerra, Melody Guzman and Nora Perez -placed 3rd
4 x 200 M Relay:  Mariscela Escontrias, Savanna Sanchez, Evelyn Guerra, Melody Guzman and Nora Perez -placed 3rd
200 M Run: Savanna Sanchez placed 3rd
4x400 M Relay: Kenny Guerra, Santiago Vela, Clayton Garza, Jeremy Garcia and Noah Farias – Placed 2nd
400 M Run: Kenny Guerra –Placed 2nd
800 M Run: Santiago Vela – Placed 3rd
800 M Run -Erestina Vela placed 6
th Regional Alt.

Budget Hearing and Special Board Meeting

The Benavides ISD Board of Trustees is hosting a budget workshop and special board meeting on May 1, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. at the Benavides Elementary, 106 W. School St. in the Teachers Workroom.



Benavides High School Graduation

June 2, 2017

Benavides Secondary Gym

7:00 P.M.

Board Approves District of Innovation Plan


At the April 18th Benavides ISD School Board Meeting, the board unanimously boted to approve the proposed District of Innovation Plan. This innovation plan provides the school district with more local control in order to better serve the needs of all student. The 84th Texas Legislature createe the District of Innovation local control option with the approval of House Bill 1842 in June 2015. Please click here to view the final approved District of InnovationPlan for Benavides Independent School District.


2017 District Track Meet Results

Track & Field

Our District track meet was held on Monday, April 10th.  We are proud to report that our high school team performed extremely well and several athletes will be advancing to Area. 
-Coaches M. Alaniz, B. Alaniz, E. Ibanez, T. Ramon
The following events will be advancing to Area.
Girls Sprint Relay
Nora Perez, Savanna Sanchez, Marisela Escontrias and Evelyn Guerra – 4th Place Overall
800 M. Run -Erestina Vela – 3rd Place Overall, Santiago Vela – 2nd Overall Place
400 M Dash -Kenny Guerra – 2nd Place Overall, Melody Guzman – 4th Place Overall
200 M Dash -Savanna Sanchez – 4th Place Overall
Boys 1600 M Relay -Kenny Guerra, Santiago Vela, Jeremy Garcia, Clayton Garza 2nd Place and Alternate Noah Farias
Congratulations to all of the track athletes who will be advancing to Area.

School Nurse Notes


Benavides ISD has a confirmed case of Hand-Foot-Mouth disease (HFMD).  HFMD is caused by a virus that is easily speard through coughing and sneezing. Symptons of HFMD is your child may feel tired, have a sore throat, and a fever over 101° F. In 2-3 days your child will develop a rash and blisters on their hand, mouth and feet. If your child has a fever, do not send your child to school.
For more information about symptoms and treatment for Hand Foot Mouth Disease, click here.

Epi Pen Recall

For more information, click here for a list of Pens that were recalled.

2017 UIL Academic Results

Result at the District UIL Academic Meet @ Three Riverrs on 03/25/17
Regional Qualifiers
News Writing - Breeana Jackson
Persuasive Speaking - Joshua Perez
Ready Writing - Erestina Vela
Science - Ashley Garcia

Arnold Pena Wins Silver at the Powerlifting State Championship



Congratulations to Arnold Pena! He brings home the SILVER from the State Powerlifting Championship Meet! Would also like to congratulate the Powerlifting Coaches, Salvador Ramon and Davida Arevalo, for the successful season the Mighty Eagles had!

We want to wish Arnold Pena Good Luck at the State Championship Powerlifting! Arnold Pena placed 3rd and Brandon Canales placed 5th  at the Regional Championship in Bishop on March 10-11, 2017.  Arnold Pena advanced to the state competition and will compete on March 24-25 in Abilene, TX.  He is ranked 6th in state! Go Eagles!

District of Innovation Committee Meeting

Benavides ISD will be hosting a District of Innovation Committee Meeting. The meeting will be held on March 9, 2017 at 4:00 P.M. in th BES Workroom.

District of Innovation Committee Agenda
Thursday, March 9, 2017
4:00 P.M.


  1. Welcome
  2. Presentation of Innovation Final Plan
    1. Questions
    2. Revisions
  3. Closing Comments     


School Breakfast Week Menu

School Breakfast Week

School Breakfast Week

School Breakfast Week Letter

Student Council FANCLOTH Fundraiser
District of Innovation Meeting

Benavides ISD is excited to announce its plans on becoming a District of Innovation for the shool year 2017-2018. The Board of Trustees passed a resolution for BISD to pursue the process.  As a part of the process, BISD will be hosting a District of Innovation Meeting on February 28, 2017 at 4 P.M. at the Benavides Elementary Workroom. The discussion will explain exactly what District of Innovation means, the process, and establishing subcomittees to review areas of innovation beneficial for Benavides ISD.

Committee meetings will be open to the public and we invite all members of our community to be a part of this process.

District of Innovation

Benavides ISD is excited to present our District of Innovation Plan for the 2017-2022 school year. To view our plan, click on the link below:



For more information and any questions about Benavides ISD being a District of Innovation click here:


Bi-District Playoff Basketball Game

Come support our MIGHTY EAGLES!

The Eagle Varsity Boys Basketaball Playoff Game against the Santa Maria Cougars will be on February 21, 2017 at the Falfurrias JH Gym at 7:30 P.M. Tickets are $5.00 for Adults and $2.00 for students. 



Board Meeting Change

The School Board of Trustees Regular Meeting for Tuesday, February 21, 2017 has been moved to a Special Meeting On Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 6:00 P.M.


BookFair                                     Parents and students are welcome to visit the Benavides Elementary Book Fair on Friday, February 17th from 8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.   All funds will be uitilized to purchase additional books and materials for our Library. Thank you for supporting our Benavides Elementary Book Fair!



Benavides ISD will be hosting a public hearing on February 21, 2017, at 5:30 P.M. in the Elementary Workroom at Benavides Elementary to collect public comments related to Benavides ISD becoming a District of Innovation. This concept, created during the 84th Legislative Session, allows local school districts to exempt out of certain requirements in the Texas Education Code in order to establish more local control. On February 13, 2017, the Board of Trustees approved a resolution to initiate an investigation into the possibility of Benavides ISD becoming a District of Innovation. 

The Board encourages employees, parents, students, and community members to attend the public hearing and to share their thoughts on the proposed exemptions as well as other exemptions they may want to have considered.

For a list of the  propsed innovations click here.

Celebrate Texas Public Schools


Help Benavides ISD Celebrate Texas Public School Week March 6-10, 2017. It's a week dedicated to supporting our schools and showcasing the many achievements of Texas public school students, teachers and staff members.

Benavides Elementry will host an Open Houe on March 8, 2017 from 5:30 P.M.-7:00 P.M.

Benavides Secondary will host an Open Houe on March 8, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

 S.H.A.C. Meeting Letter of Invitation




January is School Board Recognition Month. Benavides ISD School Board members are committed to public education and the continuing success of our students and schools. Take time in January to thank your board of trustees for caring about our students.

THANK YOU!       



Benavides ISD will hold a public hearing for discussion of the District’s annual report which will include the 2015-2016 Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR). Other areas required in the annual report include: PEIMS Financial Standard Reports, district accreditation status, campus performance objectives, a report of violent or criminal incidents, and information received from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) for the high school campus. The hearing will be held during the Regular School Board Meeting on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at 6:00 P.M. in the Staff workroom of the Benavides Elementary, 106 W. School Street, Benavides, Texas. For further information, call 361-256-3003. - See more at: http://www.benavidesisd.net/2/News/10155#sthash.oMuRssNt.dpuf



Public Discussion of the
Texas Academic Performance Report


Staff Workroom (Elem. Bldg.)
106 W. School Street
Benavides, Texas


Benavides ISD's Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) will be held as part of the 6 P.M. school board meeting on:

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

6:00 P.M.


Once an EAGLE Always and EAGLE!



Have a safe and Happy Holidays!

have a safe and happly holidays!

Early Dismissal on December 8th

Benavides ISD will be having an early dismissal on Thursday, December 8th, 2016.  Elementary students will be dismissed at 12:00 Noon and secondary students will be dismissed at 12:45 P.M. due to our U.I.L. District Meet. Please make arrangements to pick up your child at these times.

If you have any questions, please contact your child's school.  Thank you!


Benavides ISD students and staff will be released early on Friday, December 16th, 2016 at 12:30 P.M.

Benavides students will be out of school Monday, December 19th, 2016 through January 2, 2017.

Regular class schedules will resume for students on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Thanksgiving Lunch

Benavides Elementary Veterans Day Program

Benavides Elementary will be hosting a Veterans Day Program to honor all military veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces. We cordially invite all VETERANS to attend our ceremony on November 10th at 2:00 P.M. in the Elementary Cafeteria.

The Elememtary will be displaying a Wall of Heros. Anyone that would like to send a copy of thier famiy member in the military, send the picture to the front office at the Elementary.

Most Creative Pumpkin Contest Creative content contest
College Awareness

Benavides Senior GearUp students attended College Awareness at the American Bank Center on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. 


Benavides ISD will be conducting a District Education Improvement Committee (DEIC) Meeting on Thursday, October 13, 2016 in the Benavides Elementary Workroom at 4:00 P.M.


  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. Purpose of DEIC
    1. Roles/Responsibilities
  3. District Improvement Plan
  4. Adjournment

Benavides ISD is now accepting referrals for students who may need Gifted/Talented Services for the school year.  This program is designed for students who exhibit intellectual and creative thinking abilities at an extraordinary level not normally served in the regular classroom.  Services are provided only upon identification of education needs of the student.  Parents, teachers, or other members of the community may nominate students for this program.  Anyone wishing to refer a student attending Benavides ISD in kindergarten through 12th grade this school year is asked to go by the student’s campus office and request a copy of the referral form.  Those unable to go by the school should call their child’s campus counselor.  This form is available in both English and Spanish.  It must be returned to the school counselor by November 4, 2016.



October 2016 is National Principals Month. National Principals Month recognizes the essential role that Principals play in making a school great. Principals set the academic tone for their school, and it is their vision, dedication, and determination that provide the moblizing force for achieving student success. National Principals Month is your opportunity to say "thank you" to our principals and to share with the community all the great things that principals do.

Congratulations and thank you to Mrs. Sandra Perez and Mr. Marco Ramirez, our Benavides ISD Principals, for the work being accomplished in our schools.

Texas Governor’s “Principal Month” Proclamation is linked here.



Due to Homecoming Festivities, Benavides ISD will be exchanging Tutorial/Attendance day scheduled on November 4th to November 11th.  The 2016-2017 school calendar indicates that students not needing tutorials or attendance will be off from school on November 4th. Instead, BISD will have classes and will be having the Tutorial/Attendace classes on November 11th.


Junior High Football Schedule
09-29-16          Benavides Jr. High @ Riviera at 5:00 P.M.
10-06-16          Benavides Jr. High @ Riviera at 5:00 P.M
10-13-16          Benavides Jr. High @ Aqua Dulce at 5:00 P.M
10-20-16          Benavides Jr. High @ Woodsboro at 5:00 P.M
11-03-16          Benavides Jr. High @ Bruni at 5:00 P.M

Varsity Football Schedule
09-30-16          Benavides vs. La Villa @ Falfurrias at 7:30 P.M.
10-07-16          Benavides vs. Riviera @ Riviera at 7:30 P.M.
10-14-16          Benavides vs. Aqua Dulce Pending site at 7:30 P.M.
10-21-16          Benavides vs. Woodsboro @ Woodsboro at 7:30 P.M.
11-04-16          Benavides Homecoming vs. Bruni @ Benavides at 7:30 P.M.                

All games are subject to change.

Elementary Playground

Benavides Elementary students are enjoying the new updates to the elementary playground!

New Gym Bleachers

The much anticipated gym bleachers are up and ready to be used at todays JH Volleyball Game. Hope to see you at the game!

Benavides ISD Schools Receive State Distinction Designations

Four distinction designations were earned by Benavides ISD schools during the 2015-2016 school year.

Distinction designations are awarded to campuses based on achievement on performance indicators compared to a group of 40 campuses of similar type, size and student demographics. The four performance indicators are Student Achievement (Index 1), Student Progress (Index 2), Closing Performance Gaps (Index 3) and Postsecondary Readiness (Index 4).

Under the state accountability system, data shows that Benavides Secondary received one distinction for Postsecondary Readiness.

Under the state accountability system, data shows that Benavides Elementary received three distinctions: Academic Achievement in ELA/Reading distinction for scores in the ELA, Top 25 Percent Student Progress distinction, and Top 25 Percent Closing Performance Gaps.

Thank you to all our students, teachers and administrators for receiving the four distinction designations because it represents their hard work with academics this past school year. 

Grandparent Luncheon

To honor Grandparent Day which is celebrated on September 11, 2016, Benavides Elementary will be hosting a Grandparent Luncheon on September 15th for PK-2nd students. Any grandparent of a PK-2nd grade student wishing to have lunch with their grandchild will need to purchase a ticket from the cafeteria by September 12th. Tickets can be purchased for $4.00 between 8:00 A.M.-2:30 P.M. 

Lunch Schedule for PK-2nd
PK - 10:40 A.M.
Kinder - 10:50 A.M.
1st - 11:00 A.M.
2nd - 11:15 A.M.

Open House/Title I Parent Meeting

Benavides Eagle Families are invited to Open House/Title I Parent Meetings on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016. Elementary Open House will be from 5:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.  and the Secondary Open House will be from 6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.


We had a smooth opening to the 2016-17 school year.

Great things continue to happen in Benavides ISD. Here are some examples from the past 12 months.

  • Benavides ISD met academic standards in all 4 Indexes for the 2015-2016 school year
  • New coaching staff that has resulted in more students interested in Athletics
  • All teachers, paraprofessionals and staff  received a raise
  • Cafeteria Director was awarded 8 new grants for improvements in the cafeteria serving areas.
  • Needed structural work at E.C. Lerma Stadium
  • New bleachers purchased for the softball/baseball fields
  • New bleachers installed in the secondary gym
  • Renovated playground at the elementary
  • Superior rating for Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) issued by Texas Education Agency
  • 4th Year of U.I.L. Sweepstakes for U.I.L. competition at the elementary

It is great to be an EAGLE….

Adell L. Cueva



There will be a change for Friday, September 2, 2016  HOME football game. It has been moved to Falfurrias football stadium on September 1, 2016 at 7:30 P.M. We will be rescheduling Parent Night at a later date. 

National School Lunch and Breakfast Program

Friday Night Lights Speaker Nathaniel Hearn
Benavides ISD 2016 Accountability Status

2016 Accountability Status
Beanvides District - Met Standard
Benavides Secondary Campus - Met Standard
Benavides Elementary Campus - Met Standard

Welcome Back to School for the 2016-2017 School Year!

The Benavides ISD faculty and staff are excited about the new school year.  We have been preparing for the first day of school on Monday, August 22, 2016. Wishing you an amazing 2016-2017 school year!


HB5 Community Student Engagement Ratings

The 83rd Texas Legislature added to House Bill 5 the
requirement that all districts evaluate the district's
performance and the performance of each campus in community
and student engagement.

District Performance Rating - posted August 1, 2016
Secondary Campus Performance Rating - posted August 1, 2016
Elementary Campus Performance Rating - posted August 1, 2016

Playground Construction

Benavides ISD is excited to announce the renovation of our elementary playground!

PTI Sports & Recreation Construction is currently working on the Benavides Elementary playground. The company will be adressing a drainage issue and adding padding for the students. The projection should be completed by August 15, 2016. Just in time for school to start.

BISD Registration

           BISD will be conducting registration at Benavides Elementary and Secondary starting Wednesday, August 3, 2016 from 8:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Request for Proposal

Benavides Independent School District is accepting Qualifications Statements on the following: 


Pupil Transportation Service as specified in the Request for Proposal, specifically including the Agreement for furnishing Pupil Transportation Services.

2016-2017 Benavides Elementary School Supply Lists


Click on the following links for school supply lists:


2016-2017 Benavides Elementary Dress Code

According to Board Policy (FNCA Local): "The district's dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, instill discipline, prevent disruption, avoid safety hazards, and teach respect for authority. Students shall be dressed and groomed in a manner that is clean and neat and that will not be a health or safety hazard to themselves or others. The District prohibits any disruption of or interference with normal school operations."


  • Students must wear a red polo style shirt with a collar (no logos or emblems except a school logo) or a Benavides Eagles Spirit shirt during the week.


  • Students must wear Khaki pants only. No jeans will be allowed except on days designated by the principal. (Ex. College day-jeans with a college t-shirt)


  • Walking shorts must be khaki and of knee length or below.
  • Khaki skorts, skirts, jumpers must be of knee length or below.
Class of 2016



Annual Parent Meeting


Annual Meeting

To Notify Parents of the District’s

Participation in the Title I Program

mandated by the Texas Education Agency and

No Child Left Behind

P.L. 107-110, Sections 1119 (b)(1)(A)


Wednesday, June 22, 2015

11:30 A.M. & 5:00 P.M.


Parents will be given an overview of the Title I Program requirements and the right of parents to be involved in the evaluation and planning for Title I services.

Important News Regarding 5th & 8th Grade STAAR Exams

Parents, attached is a letter based upon the Texas Education Agency's recent decision to cancel the June STAAR exam for fifth and eighth grade students.

The Texas Commissioner of Education recently announced the cancellation of the June STAAR Student Success Initiative (SSI) test administration for grades 5 and 8 due to ongoing reporting issues with the state's testing vendor.

STAAR SSI rules, including the retention of students who have not passed the STAAR test, have been suspended for 2015-2016 school year.

If your child is attending summer school as a result of 1) not passing academic courses on his/her report card, 2) attendance issues, or 3) participation in Extended School Year, and End of Course (High School), please note that summer school is still required.

For additional information call (361) 256-3003 or your child’s summer school principal.


Adell L. Cueva, Superintendent

Benavides ISD Summer Hours

Benavides ISD Administration Office:

Summer Hours will be from June 6th - July 29th

Monday‐ Thursday from 7:00 A.M. ‐ 5:30 P.M.

District will be Closed each Friday.


Shirt Orders

Representative will be at the Elementary campus to take orders for the Red Polo shirts until 1:30 today Thursday, June 9, 2016.

Dri-Fit  with Logo       $15

50/50 with Logo          $10

Add Name             Add $4

Summer Food Program

Summer School Hours

Summer School Hours for BES

Breakfast: 7:45 A.M. - 8:00 A.M.

Instructional Day: 8:00 A.M. -11:30 A.M.

Lunch :11:30 A.M. -12:00 P.M.

Summer School Hours for BSS

Breakfast: 8:00 A.M. - 8:30 A.M.

Instructional Day: 8:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

       Credit Recovery: 8:30 A.M. - 11:30
       Attendance: 12:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
       8th Reading: 9:30 A.M - 11:30 A.M.
       8th Math: 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Benavides ISD Press Statement

The safety and welfare of our students is the first and foremost concern for the Trustees and administration of Benavides Independent School District. Because of privacy and FERPA laws we cannot discuss the specifics of the situation pertaining to a former substitute employee. Please know that the District has complied with District policy and state law by reporting our concerns to the appropriate law enforcement officials. We will continue to fully cooperate with these Government agencies in their investigation. The district will continue to hold our employees responsible and to take appropriate employment action to ensure the safety of our students.

Elementary School
106 W School St
Benavides, TX 78341
Phone: 361.256.3030

Fax: 361.256.3032