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Congratulations to Bearden Middle and West High for receiving the status of "Candidate School" for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYP)! For more information about this school-wide initiative please visit the academics tab of this website or call the school.
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Bearden Middle School promotes and nurtures a supportive, dynamic learning environment, by challenging every child to meet high expectations and therefore succeed in a diverse society.
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Will resume in October. For information, contact the school at 539-7839.

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  • New Student Registration

    The following items are needed to register your student:
    • Copy of Birth certificate
    • Copy of Social Security Card
    • Copy of 2 proofs of residency: ie.: cable bill, utility bill, lease agreement (with name and address on it)
    • Updated shot record on the TN form (7th grade students must have Tdap and two doses of varicella prior to starting school)
    • Copy of Latest report card
    • State testing scores
    • Copy of Parenting Plan (if applicable)
    • Copy of IEP (if applicable)
    • Copy of valid Drivers License
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    Wednesdays Only from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
     Fax: 865-539-7851
    Main office: 865-539-7839 
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    Athletics:  BMS is proud to take part in both KCS sanctioned sports and community recreational sports. For information on school sanctioned sports, please contact  Information regarding community recreational sports, see the individual community sponsors.  
    Facility Use (after hours): Please complete the online facility request form on the Knox County Schools website.  Keep in mind that charges for the usage may apply or contact for more information.
     Scheduling:   Individual student scheduling and placement decisions are made jointly between teachers, parent, and school administration. For further information, see the grade level Administrator:  6th -, 7th -, 8th - and Related Arts -  Students will take the following courses for the 2015 school year: English, Mathematics, Science, Individuals & Societies (SS), Design (computer/tech. ed), French or Spanish, PE/Health, and a Fine Art (art, band, chorus or general music). * Students who are in need of academic support will also take intervention math and/or English.
    Transportation:  Please contact or for transportation communication or concerns.  
    Parent Portal:  Parents are encouraged to monitor parent portal weekly.  Parent portal will have the most up-to-date grades, attendance, tardy, and discipline records.  
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