District News

D.E.I.C. Meeting

Benavides ISD will be conducting a District Education Improvement Committee Meeting on October 22, 2018 at Benavides Elementary Workroom at  4:00 P.M.


     I.        Welcome 

   II.        Finalize Texas Equity Plan

  1. Adjournment
Red Ribbon Week

Red ribbon

Dress Code For Cold Weather

The weather forecast is predicting cold temperatures for the week. Therefore students may come to school dressed in warmups.  As per the dress code, wind pants/warmups of any solid color will be allowed to be worn. If you have any questions, please call our Elementary office at 361-256-3030 or our Secondary School at 361-256-3040. Thank you!

D.E.I.C. Meeting

Benavides ISD will be conducting a District Education Improvement Committee Meeting on October 15, 2018 at Benavides Elementary Workroom at  4:00 P.M.


     I.        Welcome 

   II.        Texas Equity Plan

a.   Overview

b.   Effective Teacher Definition

c.   Root Cause Analysis

d.   Strategies/Activities

  1. Adjournment
Blood Drive


Athletic Fundraiser -Homecoming Ad


Benavides Elementary Homecoming Week


Attention Parents - Weather Update

Attention Benavides ISD Parents:

After closely monitoring and based on the latest weather updates, Benavides ISD will hold classes as regularly scheduled Friday, September 14, 2018. We will continue to monitor the weather as the day continues. Please use caution and drive safely, as the safety of our students faculty and staff is a top priority.


Attention Parents:

The safety of our students, faculty and staff is a top priority for Benavides ISD. And we will keep this in mind while making decisions. We are continuing to monitor the inclement weather in the forecast throughout the evening and into the early morning. District Officials will be making a final announcement for class schedules tomorrow (September 14th) at 6:00 AM. The district will communicate with local news media to assist with updates, as well as, on our district webpage and district Facebook page.



Benavides ISD and Benavides Elementary will hold a public meeting to:

·  Review the campus performance rating and

· Solicit input on the development of the Targeted    Improvement Plan

Benavides Elementary
PLACE: Benavides Elementary Cafeteria
DATE:  Wednesday, September 12, 2018
TIME:  5:00 P.M.

Benavides Secondary
PLACE: Benavides Secondary Cafeteria
DATE:  Wednesday, September 12, 2018

TIME:   5:30 P.M. 

Public Meeting Title I


Annual Meeting
To Notify Parents of the District’s
Participation in the Title I Program

 mandated by the Texas Education Agency and
Every Student Succed Act (ESSA)
P.L. 107-110, Sections 1119 (b)(1)(A)


Wednesday, September 12, 2018
BES @ 5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
BSS @ 5:30 P.M. – 7:00 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.

Pink Shirts

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Shirts will be sold at the Benavides Secondary
Cafeteria during lunch on September 6, 18   $10.00

First Day of School


Coastal Bend graduations will be streamed live.

Coastal Bend graduations will be streamed live today at 10am www.coastalbend.edu/live


2018 Book Fair


Open House Postponed

open house

Attention Parents: Teens, Sex, and Choices (Grades 6-12)


Parents, campuses will be sending a form if you do not want your child to participate.

D.E.I.C Meeting

Benavides ISD will be conducting a District Education Improvement Committee (DEIC) Meeting on Monday, February 19, 2018 in the Benavides Elementary Workroom at 4:00 P.M.


1.    Welcome 

2.    2018-2019 Academic Calendar

3.    Adjournment

100th Day of School

100th day

Benavides Elementary Dance

HEALTH ADVISORY: High Influenza Activity


As you are aware, there is high influenza activity in Texas. Benavides ISD is taking every precaution to help prevent the spread of the flu within our schools. BISD is working with our custodial staff and Aramark to keep our students healthy and safe. Currently, the custodial staff is providing a special cleanser to fight infections to be utilized, daily, on the surfaces and door knobs of the building. Last Monday, the classrooms were thoroughly cleaned with these solutions after all students had been dismissed. The custodial staff are working diligently every evening to ensure the classrooms are cleaned for our students every morning. 

Attached is a letter from the HEALTH Department with ways you as a parent can help prevent the flu.

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

Benavides ISD will be dismissing earlier today due to the weather changes. School will be dismissed at 11:30 A.M. There will be no school Wednesday, January 17, 2018. However, we will have MANDATORY school on Friday, January 19th for ALL students. Friday will no longer be a Tutorial/Attendance day; it will be a REGULAR school day. 


Martin Luther King Jr. Day


UIL District Meet


HS Semester Exams
Benavides Elementary Winterfest Contribution List
Important Message
Due to the inclement weather, Benavides ISD will delay school until 9:30 A.M. for students. Staff will report to school at 8:45 A.M. Buses will start their route at 8:45 A.M.
Dress warmly and drive safe!

Benavides ISD is always concerned with the safety and well being of students and staff. The district is going to be watching the weather closely into the early morning hours.  Should we decide to delay the school start time or cancel classes, we will notify you via our school website, Facebook, and channels 3, 6 and 10. 


Be careful while driving and stay warm!

Tutorial Day


Popcorn Is Here!!!


Deanan Gourmet Popcorn orders have arrived. Popcorn will be delivered to students on Wednesday, November 8th. Parents may also come by the office and pickup their orders on this day. 

We would like to thank everyone who participated in this fundraiser. All monies from this fundraiser will be used towards student incentives such as field trips, celebrations and prizes.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at 256-3030. As always, we thank you for your continued support!

S.H.A.C. Meeting Letter of Invitation Date: November 03, 2017

The SHAC Meeting will be conducted on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. in the Benavides Elementary Library.  Everyone is welcome to attend.


Letter of Invitation

D.E.I.C. Meeting

Benavides ISD will be conducting a District Education Improvement Committee (DEIC) Meeting on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 in the Benavides Elementary Workroom at 2:45 P.M.


  1. Welcome 
  2. Texas Equity Plan
    1. Overview
    2. Definition of Effective Teacher
    3. Root Cause Analysis
    4. Strategies & Plan
  3. Adjournment
Benavides Elementary Pre-Registration

Pre-Registration for All Students for the 2018 - 2019 School Year.
Begins Tuesday May  2, 2018- Wednesday May 9, 2018

The class with the most completed registrations will win a pizza party.


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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 
2018 School Board Appreciation


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.



Open House/Title I Parent Meeting

Benavides Eagle Families are invited to Open House/Title I Parent Meetings on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018. Elementary Open House will be from 5:00 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.  and the Secondary Open House will be from 5:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

STAAR Parent Meeting


Parent Meeting

Parents of students in 3rd - 6th grade are invited to attend an informational meeting about the STAAR (State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness) test at the Benavides Elementary at 5:30 pm on Monday, October, 30th. 

STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) is our state assessment for students in grades 3-8. These tests are focused on increasing postsecondary readiness of graduating high school students

Parents are highly encouraged to attend. 
We will be discussing:
·        testing requirements
·        curriculum (TEKS)
·        rigor in the classrooms
·        ways to become involved in your student’s learning

Thank YOU!


eWe Love Our Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, Benavides Elementary is inviting all Benavides Veterans to an assembly at 1:45 P.M. in the Benavides Elementary Cafetorium on Friday, November 10, 2017.

Gift Donations


Request for Bid Proposals


Class of 2018




Interested in becoming a Substitute Teacher for Benavides ISD?


We will be accepting applications for substitutes. There will be a mandatory substitute training on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. You must attend this one-time training in order to be considered for the 2018-2019 school year.  For more information, contact Emma Lou Salinas at 361-256-3003.


Benavides ISD will be conducting a District Education Improvement Committee (DEIC) Meeting on September 17, 2018 at Benavides Elementary Workroom at 4:00 P.M.


     I.        Welcome & Introduction

    II.        Purpose of DEIC 
               a.   Roles/Responsibilities

  1. Special Programs Update
  2. District Improvement Plan Annual Review  
  3. ESL Waiver                                 
  4. Targeted Improvement Plan
  5. Adjournment
Important Dates for Seniors

TSI testing for TRIO students on Tuesday, October 16, 2018

There will be an Apply Texas Night on Tuesday, october 16, 2018, from
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM in Room 205.  Seniors are encouraged to attend and
complete their college applications.

Student Council Fundraiser

Sale Ends 11.3.17

Turkey Plate Tickets

Turkey Plate with Trimmings

November 15, 2017

$7.00 per Ticket



Plates must be eaten in the cafeteria or on campus!

Tickets can be purchased at the cafeteria until 11/13/2017


Benavides Christmas Winterfest

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Benavides Elementary Invites the community to our 1st Annual Christmas Winterfest on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 . We will celebrate with our PK-6th Grade Christmas Program at Benavides Secondary Gym starting at 5:30 p.m. Please come and join us and celebrate with some AWESOME talent, entertainment, music,and food.

Student Council Fundraiser

Benavides Student Council will be selling Fan Cloth as a fundraiser. Orders are due by March 19th.  All students council members need to sell 10 items.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at 256-3040. Thank you in advance for your support!

Summer Food Program

Summer Food Program

Benavides Secondary Fall Picture Day


It's PICTURE day!!! Strawbridge Studios will be here on Monday September 17, 2018 at the Secondary campus. A proof or portrait package will be sent home from the school with information on how to order. Allow 3-4 weeks after picture date to receive order forms.

No school uniform is required but students must dress within dresscode

Financial Aid Night

Financial Aid Night!
Monday, October 29th, 2018
from 6:00-8:00 pm

CBC will be here to assist parents and students with the application
process for financial aid (this application is also needed for
most scholarships).

Please bring your parents 2017 income
tax returns and w2 form.

Benavides Elementary Fall Picture Day


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It's PICTURE day!!! Strawbridge Studios will be here on Tuesday September 18, 2018 at the Elementary campus. A proof or portrait package will be sent home from the school with information on how to order. Allow 3-4 weeks after picture date to receive order forms.

We are asking all students to dress in school uniform for pictures.

Halloween 2017 @ B.E.S.

Parent Engagement conference


Make-Up Day for Loss of Instruction Time

Attention Parents and Students:

House Bill (HB) 2610, passed by the 84th Texas Legislature, amends Texas Education Code (TEC), §25.081, by striking language requiring 180 days of instruction and replacing this language with language requiring districts and charter schools to provide at least 75,600 minutes of instruction, including intermissions and recess. The bill also allows school districts and charter schools to add minutes as necessary to compensate for minutes of instruction lost due to school closures caused by disaster, flood, extreme weather conditions, fuel curtailment, or another calamity.

In reviewing our records for the required 75,600 minutes for school, we find we are short 470 minutes to meet that requirement. May 18th, 2018 is a scheduled Tutorial/Attendance day. We will be using this day as our make-up day for the loss of the 470 minutes of instruction.

Friday, May18th will be a regular school day for all students.

2017-2018 Kindergarten Class--When I Grow Up



Dyslexia Awareness Month


2018 Public School Week


Third Grade Published Book for 2018


San Antonio Zoo Field Trip

2017-2018 Kindergarten--Through the Year


Attention all Jrs. and/or Srs. who are interested in taking Welding, Law Enforcement or Nursing classes for the 2018-2019 school year. To be eligible to attend, you must have passed all sections of STAAR EOC. Classes will be developed ONLY if all required graduation courses are met first. Contact Ms. Cervantes at 256-3040 for more information. Deadline to register is August 10th. 

School Supply Donation


Homecoming Letter 2018


Gifted and Talented Program

       The Benavides Secondary is accepting nominations for students
      in Grades 7-12 for the Gifted and Talented Program until the first 
      Friday of November.  Any parent, teacher, or faculty member
      who wishes to nominate a student for the Benavides Secondary 
      Gifted and Talented Program is encouraged to do so.  Please
      contact the student's school counselor for nomination forms and


Early voting for March primaries: 

February 20, 2018 and ends on March 2nd, 2018


Voting Day - March 6th, 2018 


Congratulations Class of 2018


Volleyball equipment will be issued out on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 3;30 P.M. by Coach Cueva/Coach Canales. If you have any outstanding equipment, bring it that day because you will not be issued out any new equipment until it is turned in. Practice will begin promptly at 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. 

Make sure to bring your physical forms if you are an incoming 9th grader, 11th grader or had an injury last year.

Let's make it a great season! 


Benavides ISD has received notification from T.E.A. that Benavides Elementary and Benavides Secondary will be designated as "Met Standard". In addition, Benavides ISD was also designated as "Met Standard".

T.E.A. has also released A-F grades for Texas school districts. Benavides ISD received a D.

This measurement is not indicative of the amount of hard work that our teachers and students put in all year long. It is not indicative of the talent and potential that is possessed in our district by our students, teachers, and community. Benavides ISD will continue to implement and work on initiatives and strategies that leads towards building and fostering our academic growth.

For explanation of how T.E.A. arrived at the calculations go to TXschools.org

If you have any questions over the ratings you may also contact the Superintendent of Schools @ 361-256-3003 or the campus Principals.


Veterans Day Assembly


BISD Registration

BISD will be conducting registration at Benavides Elementary and
Secondary starting Monday, August 6, 2018 from 8:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

  • We encourage early registration to avoid the lines the first week of school.
  • At the Secondary only students that registered will receive their schedules.
Popcorn Fundraiser

                                              See the source image

Deanan Gourmet Popcorn

Benavides Elementary will be selling Deanan Gourmet Popcorn as a fundraiser beginning on October 8th - October 18th. The bags of popcorn wil be sold for $2.00. An order form will be provided to all students. Orders are due by Thursday October 18th.

Monies from this fundraiser will be used towards student incentives such as field trips, celebrations, and prizes.

All students selling 20 bags of popcorn or more will be eligible to attend a dance celebration in the cafeteria with snacks and drinks.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at 256-3030. Thank you in advance for your support!


Congratulations Mr. Noe Guzman


Mr. Noe Guzman has dedicated 29 years of service to the students, staff, and community of Benavides ISD.  Mr. Guzman retired from the school board on May 15, 2018. The School Board of Trustees, staff, and community would like to thank him for all his dedication and hard work for students.

Announcement for Free Meals

Announcement for Free Meals

Benavides ISD Welcomes New Board Member, Erasmo Carvajal, Jr.


Benavides ISD would like to welcome our newest boardmember, Erasmo Carvajal,Jr.  Mr. Carvajal was sworn in at the Benavides ISD school board meeting on May 15, 2018. 

Athletic Schedules


STAAR/EOC April/May Testing Dates


Homecoming Week Dress-Up Days


Benavides Varsity Baseball Game Changer

                                                        See the source image                                 

Homecoming 2018
Band Concert 12-11-17 Videos
Benavides ISD School Supply Lists

Benavides Elementary School

pencilPre-Kindergarten thru 6th Grade

pencilSPED Class Supply List

Benavides Secondary School

pencilGrades 7th - 12th

2018-2019 Back to School Information

HS Registration packets are available at the HS Office between 8-4:30.
Forms will soon be available online to download and print. 

Benavides Dress Code clarification-Jackets with a hood will be allowed provided they have a zipper in front.
Student driving permits are available; must bring Drivers License and proof of insurance.

Benavides ISD Awarded Welding Grant


Video Review 2017-2018
Benavides Discrimination Policy

Non Discrimination Notice

Title IX:
No administrative officer or employee of the Benavides Independent School district, acting in his/her official capacity, may discriminate on the basis of a person’s sex, race, religion, color, age, language, or national origin regarding personnel practices, including assigning, hiring, promoting, compensating, and discharging employees; use of facilities; awarding contracts; or participation in programs. No student shall, on the basis of sex, race, religion, language or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity sponsored by the school district except as specifically provided in the Title IX implementing regulations. Inquiries regarding any of these statements should be directed to: Adell L. Cueva, Superintendent, 106 W. School St., Benavides, TX, 78341 at 361-256-3003.

Public Notification of Nondiscrimination in Career and Technology Education Program

Benavides ISD career and technical education programs in numerous areas. Admisssion to these programs is based on interests and aptitude, age approriateness, and class space availabilty.

It is the policy of Benavides ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular school activities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district's Title IX officer and/or Section 504/ADA coordinator, Adell L. Cueva, Superintendent, 106 W. School St., Benavides, TX, 78341 at 361-256-3003.


Texas Assessment Management System

Starting June 13th, when STAAR performance information becomes available, parents can immediately access their child’s results and a suite of other resources to support summer learning at home by visiting TexasAssessment.com.


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

Fax: 361.256.3002