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Frenship spelling bee champ wins in 15 rounds(0)

February 14, 2014

Stridency. Bountiful. Presumptuous. Bloviate. Matriculation. Revanche. Isochronous. Arraignment. Freudian. Sotto voce. Antics. Secure. Intact. Sulking. Hammock. Those were the 15 words Ana Venasquez had to spell correctly to become Frenship Independent School District’s champion speller at the district spelling bee Friday, Feb. 7. Nine school champions from Frenship’s elementary and middle schools lined up at […]

Frenship spelling bee champ wins in 15 rounds

Bennett Elementary student takes first place at Lubbock Arts Festival

A kindergarten student at Bennett Elementary School won first place with his entry in the Lubbock Arts Festival in the kindergarten-through-second grade category. Steven Runyan, 7, won with a picture of a three-eyed monster. His mother, Kim Runyan, and teacher, Rebecca West, are not sure if he really understands what the blue ribbon he received […]

Bennett Elementary students learn about balloons

Bennett Elementary School students were first to witness balloons from the South Plains Balloon Roundup this year. The Raider Ryder and the Propane Exceptional Energy Balloon were inflated in the field beside Bennett Elementary School before third- and fourth-graders. While the Raider Ryder took off and flew away, the Propane balloon remained tethered while its […]

Bennett Elementary student tops district spelling bee

Six elementary students battled for top honors at the Frenship Independent School District Spelling Bee on Friday morning at Bennett Elementary School.

The bee went 23 rounds, with Bennett Elementary School speller Jane Whiting eventually outlasting North Ridge Elementary School’s Kenna Ruckey.

Elliott steps into principal position at Bennett

“It’s like coming home.” In her third stint at Bennett Elementary School, Michelle Elliott returned just four days before school started to take over the top job as principal. Elliott picked up a staff T-shirt the night before being introduced as the new principal to Bennett teachers. She said Superintendent David Vroonland made her wait […]

Frenship students jump, wiggle and shoot for hearts

Students throughout Frenship schools are jumping, wiggling and shooting hoops for hearts. At Bennett Elementary School, Rita Venable, a physical education teacher, is putting on a full month of activities for the Jump Rope for Heart, an event from the American Heart Association. But Venable said some of the school’s smallest students are not coordinated […]

Bennett Elementary PTA holds golf fundraiser for caring closet

Bennett PTA is organizing caring and sharing closet. Pictured left to right is Teri Richey, Raider Richey, Rhonda Dillard and Kendra Rejcek.

From the minds of Bennett Elementary PTA members comes the Caring and Sharing Closet.

Kendra Rejcek is president of the PTA and co-chair of the Caring and Sharing Close. She said Bennett has 48% Title One students, meaning they get a free breakfast and lunch because of their families’ income. That’s where the idea for the Caring and Sharing Closet came into play.

Bennett to celebrate character and drug free week Oct. 20-24

Students at Bennett Elementary School will celebrate National Drug-Free Week and Character Counts Week Oct. 20-24.


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