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  • IB MYP
    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.
    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. 


  • New Student Registration

    The following items are needed to register your student:
    • Copy of Birth Certificate
    • Copy of Social Security Card (optional)
    • Copy of 1 Proof 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 Custody/Guardianship Papers (if applicable)
    • Copy of IEP (if applicable)
    • Copy of Valid Drivers License                                           
    Office Hours
     Monday - Friday 7:45am-4:00pm
     Fax: 865-539-7851
    Main Office: 865-539-7839 
    Greetings Parents and Families of Bearden Middle School:

    My name is Michael Toth and I’m honored to join the staff of BMS as the new Principal. I look forward to partnering with you to provide our students with a rigorous, engaging, and high-quality middle school experience. I believe the success of a child in school relies on a partnership between the school, family and student. I know that by working together, we can make sure your child’s social, emotional, and academic needs are met.

    Before joining BMS, I began my education career in 2003 as a teacher at Green Magnet Math and Science Academy where I served for 7 years before accepting a position as assistant principal at Karns High School in 2010. I have served as an assistant principal of Halls High School and administrator for the North Knox Career and Technical Education Center for the last 4 years. My academic background includes an Educational Specialist Degree from Lincoln Memorial University in Educational Administration and Supervision, a Master of Science in Education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Michigan State University.

    I believe that a great school is the result of great teachers, so one of my objectives is to ensure that every student receives high-quality instruction from every teacher at BMS. We will reach out to you for support with academic and behavioral concerns to ensure our students are prepared for high school, college and 21st century careers.

    I will work closely with our Assistant Principals, Mr. Bailey, Mrs. Woodby and Mrs. McDonald to guarantee that all of our students are intellectually challenged and have access to the social and emotional support critical to students during the middle school years. I encourage you to get involved with the Parent Teacher Association to ensure that your voices are heard, and to be actively engaged with any club or activity in which your child is involved. You can email me directly at michael.toth@knoxschools.org.

    I look forward to partnering with you in your child's education. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share. 



    Michael Toth, Principal 


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