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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     




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!


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!



December 5th STAAR EOC English I  7 Writing, 8 Math
December 6th STAAR EOC Algebra I, 7 Math, 8 Reading
December 7th STAAR EOC Englsh II,  7 Reading, 8 Science
December 8th STAAR EOC Biology  & 8 Social Studies
December 9th STAAR EOC US History


Thanksgiving Lunch


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
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!



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. 

Friday Night Lights Speaker Nathaniel Hearn
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.

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

Softball Bi-District Playoff Game Schedule

The Softball Bi-District Playoff Game will be Lady Eagles against the Lady Cats of Refugio. It is a best of 3 series.  First game will be Thursday, April 28th in Benavides at 6:00 P.M. The second game will be Saturday, April 30th in Refugio at 5:00 P.M. If needed, 3rd game will be 30 minutes after the 2nd game.  GOOD LUCK LADY EAGLES!

District Educational Improvement Committee

Benavides ISD  will be conducting a DEIC Meeting on Monday, April 25, 2016 at Benavides Elementary Workroom at 4:00 P.M. In order to make a quorum, we need 8 members present at the meeting. 



  1. Welcome
  2. Professional Development Calendar for 2016-2017 School Year
  3. Closing and Adjournment
Schedule Change for Baseball

Baseball game scheduled for tonight at Benavides has been moved to Premont at 6:00 P.M. 


Eagle Baseball Bi-District Game

The Bi-District Baseball game for the Mighty Benavides Eagles will play Friday, May 6th, @ 7:00 P.M. in Mathis against the Kenedy Lions.  Come support our Eagles!  Go RED Go!

College Signing Day

Benavides ISD is exicited to announce a special event with Coastal Bend College. Coastal Bend College Representatives will be signing 12 of our seniors. These seniors will be attending CBC in the fall. The Signing Ceremony will be Monday, May 16th at 1:30 P.M. in the High School Gym.

 We would like to congratulate the following seniors:


Benavides Secondary is hosting a Sports Banquet on Tuesday, May 24th at 6 P.M. at the Civic Center.  Parents need to purchase their tickets from Jessica Garcia. Tickets are $8.00. Monday is the last day to purchase tickets.  For more information,contact Jessica Garcia at Benavides Secondary at 256-3064.


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.


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.


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.


                                                                          Benavides High School will be hosting a Financial Aid Night October 24th at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM in Room 210.  TRIO representatives will be present to help answer any questions.  Parents and students are encouraged to attend.  Parents are asked to go online now and apply for an FSA ID since the government needs to verify your date of birth and social security number before completing the FAFSA.  Please visit www.fsaid.ed.gov




Have a safe and Happy Holidays!

have a safe and happly holidays!

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.

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:


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.

National Library Week

National Library Week will be observed April 10-16, 2016 with the theme, "Libraries Transform."  First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.

National Library Week is a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.

Biggest way to celebrate National Library Week is to visit your library!

Awards Ceremony


Benavides Elementary Awards Ceremony will be on Friday May 27, 2016

PreK - 2nd           8:30 A.M.

3rd - 4th               1:30 P.M.

5th - 6th                2:30 P.M.



Nurses' Week

Ms. Ashley Alaniz, Thank You!!!!

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.

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.

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.



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.

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.

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. 



Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week – Everyday REAL Heroes

National Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-6, 2016 and Nation Teacher Day is Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016. This is a day for honoring teachers and recognizing the lasting contributions they make to our lives.  Teachers play a vital role in educating and shaping our children: the future leaders of our country. They are kind, patient, hard-working, dedicated and understanding professions that mold our children’s lives in a positive direction.

Teachers are real life superheroes. They educate, innovate, encourage and support. Every day they touch the lives of millions of children and their work and impact extends far beyond the boundaries of the classroom.

It is time to say “Thank You” to the special teachers "Heroes" that you know.



Accelerated Reader Cut Off Date

Accelerated Reader Cut Off for the year will be on Monday May 16, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.

Let's read and test A.R.!!!!

Benavides Elementary Field Day

Field Day will be on the following dates:

Tuesday May 31, 2016 for Pre-K thru 3rd Grade @ 9:00 A.M.-Lunch Time

4th- 6th Grade Dance  @ 1:30 P.M.

@ Elementary Cafeteria

Wednesday June 1, 2016 for 4th Grade thru 6th Grade (Baseball Tournament) @ 8:30 A.M.-Lunch Time

(1st Grade-3rd Grade will attend to cheer on the teams)

@ Secondary Field

Concession stand will be available.

PreK- 3rd Grade Dance (cafeteria)  @ 1:30 P.M.



2016 Graduation

High School graduation will be on Friday June 3, 2016 @ 7:00 P.M. at the Secondary gym.

Congratulations to BSS Graduating Class of 2016

BISD is changing the graduation ceremony to the gymnasium at BSS.
2016-2017 Benavides Elementary School Supply Lists


Click on the following links for school supply lists:


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. 

Most Creative Pumpkin Contest Creative content contest
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.



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.

School Breakfast Week

School Breakfast Week Letter

Pre-Kindergarten Registration

The following documents are REQUIRED:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Immunization Records
  • Proof of Income
  • Bill (water or electric)
Class of 2016



Benavides Secondary Dress Code 2016-2017

The district’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, prevent disruption, and minimize safety hazards.  Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following:

National School Lunch and Breakfast Program


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


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.


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!

School Breakfast Week Menu

School Breakfast Week

Fourth Grade Book Publishing


Congratulations to Mrs. Angie Alaniz and her 2015-2016 Fourth Grade Class for publishing their class family book. Students worked hard to complete this great accomplishment. If you would like to purchase this book, go to the following website:


Use PIN #3512095

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.

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.
College Awareness

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

Student Council FANCLOTH Fundraiser
2016 Junior/Senior Prom

Summer Food Program

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


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.

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


Benavides Elementary- Gonna Pass The STAAR

Benavides Elementary worked together to create a video for next weeks STAAR Test.

Click on the following link to view the video:

Benavides Elementary Gonna Pass The STAAR

Benavides ISD 2016 Accountability Status

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


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.


STAAR Testing Calendar
May 2- May 6 (Assessment Window) Algebra I, Biology, U.S. History
May 9, 2016 (Monday)

Grades 3-4 Mathematics

Grades 6-7 Mathematics

Grade 5 Mathematics (Retest)

Grade 8 Mathematics (Retest)

May 10, 2016 (Tuesday)

Grades 3-4 Reading

Grades 6-7 Reading

English III

Grade 5 Reading (Retest)

Grade 8 Reading (Retest)

May 11, 2016 (Wednesday)

Grade 5 Science

Grade 8 Science

Algebra II

May 12, 2016 (Thursday) Grade 8 Social Studies
May 13, 2016 (Friday) All Make-up Test from May 9-12

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.

Independent School District
106 W School St
Benavides, TX 78341
Phone: 361.256.3003

Fax: 361.256.3002