• BMS Enrichment Classes - Storytellers, Tech Team, and Yearbook now offering applications for the 2021-2022 school year.  

    Applications are due by Thursday, April 1st.

    Here is a Tech Team commercial for those interested in applying.  


    Covid-19 Information

    BMS COVID-19 Guidlines

    BMS COVID-19 FAQs (frequently asked questions)

    KCS FAQs (frequently asked questions)


    Parenting Virtual Learners

    Click here for information!


    Tech Help


    Please send an extra mask with your child on the day they have PE. They will be physically active!


    Chromebook Cases may be purchased (at cost) online through School Cash Online here.  A check or exact cash may also be sent to school with your child.

    Cash/Check Price - $19.10

    Online Price - $21 ($1.90 fee for online service)

    In-Person students will be given their cases through the tech office in the library.

    Virtual Families can pick up your cases in the office at your convenience.



    The following information is about the Bearden Middle School Foundation and its important mission to support educational initiatives and technology at BMS.

    In the next decade 77% of jobs will require technology skills.  The current focus of the BMS Foundation is to continue to provide support and tools for technology integration in our Bearden Middle School classrooms.

    The BMS Foundation Spring Fundraising Campaign has begun.  In order to celebrate a year that’s been the most technology dependent ever, the Foundation will host a Drive-in Movie Night to cap off the 20-21 school year.  We want to celebrate YOU, our Bearden Families.  You are all invited to become members of the Foundation and continue to make BMS the best middle school in Knox County!  Please visit the website BeardenMiddleSchoolFoundation.org, or the Bearden Middle News and Info Facebook page, to join and donate! More info to come on the Movie Night.



    2021-2022 Yearbook Staff Applications for Current 6th and 7th Graders 

    Click here for a Yearbook Staff Application for the 2021-2022 school year. The application must be returned to the Student Office by April 1st or email christen.marcus@knoxschools.org.



    Yearbook Information  

    Yearbook Sales: Time is quickly running out to order your Bearden Middle Yearbook! Few extra books are ordered by the school after the preorder deadline - Friday, 3/5/21. Any extras are sold on a first come, first serve basis during the spring – no guarantees that there will still be books available at distribution in May – please don’t rely on this as an option. Order now to ensure that your student has a yearbook this spring. There are two ways to order.  Order by phone - call the Balfour Call Center at 800-225-3687.  The easiest and quickest way to order is to go to the Balfour website - www.balfour.com.  Select our school and order your yearbook!  A confirmation receipt is sent directly to your email address.  Remember– there are NO guarantees that extra books will be available at distribution - so order NOW to avoid disappointment this spring. If you’ve already ordered your student’s 2021 yearbook, thank you for your support of the Bearden Middle yearbook department.

    8th Grade Yearbook Ads: Please go to Balfour.com to purchase an 8th grade ad by March 1st, 2021. There you can upload pictures and your own personal message. Please do not wait until the last minute to do this. You will receive an email with instructions on how to upload your ad to the website after you have purchased an ad.



    Current Sixth and Seventh Grade Students; Registration for 2021-2022

    March 1 through March 7, sixth and seventh-grade students will be required to choose elective classes for the next school year. Sixth grade students will make a choice for World Language and Fine Art. Seventh-grade students will make a choice for their Fine Art class.

    Students should log in to their Aspen page in order to do this. Directions for choosing electives are on the main Aspen page. Parents, please have a discussion with your child about their choices. Teachers will be working with students during this week and assisting students. 

    Click here for the instructions on Completing Student Course Requests.pdf 

    You can email David.bailey@knoxschools.org or Marianne.lesler@knoxschools.org with questions.



    March 15-19 (Monday-Friday)
    Spring Break



    • Spring Pictures will be taken on March 26th (Room 102 virtual and in person) from 8:30 - 10:30.
    • Please email Ms. Lesler with questions at marianne.lesler@knoxschools.org



    Lip Sync... Information from PTA

    Lip Sync 2021 is happening!  In accordance with KCS/KCHD guidelines, this year’s format will definitely be different, but better than ever!  

    We have partnered with FunFlicks to create a night like no other and bring you the ultimate lip sync experience on giant inflatable screens! Groups will perform live in the auditorium as usual. The audience will also attend the event live - but outside in the parking lot and soccer field!  Come enjoy the show safely from the comfort of your own vehicle with an optional parking pass, or join us on the grass in your lawn chair for a socially-distanced live-streamed viewing experience under the stars!  2 options and 2 screens for your viewing pleasure - 1 show only!  Hungry?  We’ve got you covered - look for food trucks providing snacks for purchase! More details to come!

    Date: Friday, April 16th (rain date April 23)

    Time: After sunset (approx. 8:00pm)
    Judging: Winners 1st, 2nd and 3rd place announced immediately after the performance!

    Lip Sync Participants: A Huge Thank you to all groups for coming out to Lip Sync auditions! We witnessed great talent the past few days! While we wish all groups could make the list, there is just not enough time for all of them to perform. Please make sure if you are not on the list this year that you do come back to tryouts next year!

    We would like to welcome to the following groups to Lip Sync:

    80's Babies


    Picture Perfect

    Schools Out

    New York State of Mind

    Pretty Princesses

    Emcees for the show will be announced next week!

    Parent Meeting: There will be a Parent Meeting after Tryouts via Zoom on Wednesday March 10 at 10am where parents will learn all about how Lip Sync will work this year, expectations, deadlines, responsibilities etc.

    Sponsorships and Volunteers:
    Sponsorships: available!  More info to come!
    Volunteers: SO MANY needed!  More info to come!

    Questions?: Contact Mandy Brabham or Lori Gray, Lip Sync 2021 Chairs, bmslipsync@gmail.com.



    Current 8th Graders.... Information for Rising High School Students

    Magnet Overview:
    Austin-East Magnet High School: 
    Career Magnet Academy:
    Fulcom at Fulton:




    Informational Flyer



    School Tours

    Click here for information.


    Traffic Pattern

    Please be reminded that there are no left turns onto Middlebrook Pike in the mornings and afternoons. When you try to turn left you back up traffic and hold up the dismissal process for everyone else. If you would like to turn left onto Middlebrook Pike, exit the parking lot to Francis Rd and go to the light. Knox County Schools Security does not have the authority to direct traffic on Middlebrook Pike which is why the officer only crosses students.



    Thank you for your continued support of our school by joining the PTA and contributing to our Enrichment Fund. With the uncertainty of fundraisers for the year, your contributions are especially appreciated. If you would like to make an online contribution please call or text Minette Townsend at 865-963-8572. Other easy ways to contribute - make sure your Kroger and Publix rewards cards are connected to BMS. Additionally, link your Amazon account to our school via Amazon Smile. Use the following link and select BMS as your charity school. Bookmark that link and use it for all of your Amazon orders. Thank you for all you do to make BMS an awesome school!




    Box Tops 

    It is now easier than ever to help the school library with Box Tops for Education! Download the Box Tops for Education app in the App store, create an account, and locate Bearden Middle School (zip 37909.) Then, every time you shop, scan your receipt and the school library will receive credit for every eligible item you have purchased. It's that easy!



    General Information

    School Tour Information (There are currently not any school tours being given.)
    Bus, Car Rider, Traffic Flow Map, and Parking Information
    Aspen Family Portal Help and InformationAspen Family Portal Log-In.
    KCS Free and Reduced Breakfast and Lunch Information (Scroll to bottom of page for FAQs.)
    K12PaymentCenter.com is a secure, easy and convenient way to apply funds directly to your student's account.