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Congratulations to Bearden Middle and West High for receiving the status of "Candidate School" for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP)! For more information about this school-wide initiative please visit the academics tab of this website or call the school.
Learn Today,  Lead Tomorrow
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.
 Digital Promise - Accelerating Innovation in Education
 Bearden Middle School is now in partnership with Verizon Innovative Learning Schools directed by Digital Promise.  For more information, please visit the academics tab of this website.
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BMS is proud and honored to be recognized as an AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction for the 2015–2016 school year!
An AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction represents the highest level of AVID implementation fidelity demonstrating excellence in instructional practice and the promotion of college readiness schoolwide. 

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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: utility bill, lease agreement or mortgage statement (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                                           
    Summer Office Hours
    Wednesdays only
    (closed Wednesday, July 6)
     8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
     Fax: 865-539-7851
    Main office: 865-539-7839 
    You may complete the following enrollment forms before you arrive to enroll your student:
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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.
    Registration:  Please contact the main school office 865-594-7839 for registration, scheduling, and/or withdrawal information.  
    Transportation:  Please contact (Operations Principall) or (Dean of Students) 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.  
    Study Island:  Study Island is a paid subscription for students to practice skills that are aligned to the TN DOE standards. We encourage students to practice, practice, AND practice.
    School Tours: Weekly tours of Bearden Middle School will be provided most Wednesdays at 9:00 AM. Please check the school calendar for Wednesdays when tours are available.  You do not need to notify us ahead of know if you will be joining us - just meet in the front office.
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