The towns of Benton, Towanda, Greenwich, Township Village in El Dorado, Bel Aire and northeastern Wichita make up the Circle District’s "communities." The district’s patrons have a vital interest in the educational program. The district is governed by a seven-member Board of Education.
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The school district
community is unique since it combines the beauty of a
rural setting with well planned residential areas. Modern
industry provides a strong tax base for excellent schools and
community services. Churches of many denominations are located
in the communities. Civic organizations, lodges and clubs work
together for continual community improvement. Rental property
and manufactured housing are also available in the district.
Circle District Schools
All of Circle’s Elementary Schools — Benton, Greenwich, Oil Hill and Towanda serve students in grades kindergarten through sixth and offers comprehensive basics in reading, writing, math, science and social studies along with full programs in music and physical education. Each school offers All Day Kindergarten and is served by a full time librarian and full time counselor. The district also has a full time and part time school nurse.
Seventh and eighth graders attend Circle Middle School in Benton and participate as T-Bolts in the Pioneer League. The middle school offers full programs in music and physical education, computer literacy and health programs. The middle school also offers art, foreign language and technology exploration classes for all students. The schedule is divided into two academic teams of teachers offering a flexible block schedule to address classes in reading, writing, mathematics, science and social studies.
Circle High School is located near the center of the district in Towanda. In 2002, a new fine arts wing was constructed including music and drama classrooms and an 800 seat auditorium. This construction also provided a new business department including a new multimedia lab. A 2013 bond resolution will create all new academic learning classrooms as well as a new competition gym. The school is also completely networked with technology access to all classrooms.
Circle High students select from over 100 courses including college preparatory classes, applied vocational, fine arts and physical education courses. Career pathways have been defined in communications, business, industrial technologies, humanities, health and human services. Circle High began implementing an 8-block schedule in 1998-99 with all students taking four classes each day.
Circle High School belongs to the Ark Valley/Chisholm Trail League. CHS offers a full athletic program including football, volleyball, cross-country, soccer, basketball, tennis, wrestling, baseball, softball, golf, bowling and track. Artificial turf was installed in the fall of 2007 and in 2009 a baseball/softball complex was completed. Other extracurricular activities are cheerleading, scholars’ bowl, forensics, drama, journalism, vocal and instrumental music and B.E.S.T. (Boosting Engineering Science and Technology).
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