Join BMS PTA
    WELCOME to the 2022 - 2023 school year at Bearden Middle School! The Bearden Middle PTA has MANY opportunities FOR you TO get involved during your child's middle school years.

    Please contact our President, KATHRYN VINSON with questions, thoughts, suggestions about helping to make our PTA more supportive of our school, students, and staff.

    Are you getting or would like to receive PTA emails? Send a request to beardenmiddleschoolpta@gmail.com and be sure to check your spam folder and add us to your contacts! 

    PTA MEETING DATES (8:30 am - Tentatively, in room 110)
    • Tuesday, September 6
    • Tuesday, November 2
    • Tuesday, January 10, 2023
    • Tuesday, March 7 (Annual Meeting)
    • Tuesday, May 2

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Newsworthy News!

    BMS: Week of 2/21-24/2023
    Good Afternoon Bruins,

    I hope you've had a great weekend with your family! This message contains important information about academic recommendations for next year.

    Shrek Jr. The Musical is coming! The staff and students are working incredibly hard. The shows will go up on 3/3 and 3/4 at 7:00pm in the auditorium and 3/5 at 3:00pm. There will also be school performances for each grade level. Students must exhibit appropriate behavior and grades to attend the in-school performances, 3/1 for 6th and 8th Grade, 3/2 for 7th Grade. More info to come.

    Night of the Arts! the evening of Tuesday 3/7/22. More info to come.

    Due to Monday's in-service day, tutoring will be Tuesday and Wednesday this week from 3:35 - 4:45.  Please pick up your child no later than 4:45 on the Middlebrook side of the building.  If you have any questions, please reach out to joe.morelock@knoxschools.org 

    Yearbooks are on sale through Jostens!
    There is a limited quantity of yearbooks available. Yearbooks are sold First Come, First Served. The last day to order a Yearbook is this Friday 2/24. Go to jostensyearbooks.com.
    Questions? Contact hayley.young@knoxschools.org

    ACADEMIC Recommendations for next Year:
    Teachers have completed academic recommendations for our current 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. The district has published new guidelines for honors recommendations which include students performing at "Met" or "Exceeds Expectations" on the previous year's State Tests as well as an 80% or higher in the class.

    8th grade students, if you disagree with a teacher's recommendation, parents will need to complete an academic release for your student's zoned high school.  More information will come this week for their academic releases as high schools are visiting BMS to start the 9th grade registration process.
    Current 6th and 7th grade students, if you disagree with the academic teacher's recommendation, please complete the BMS academic release by clicking here.  The Academic Release must be completed online for administration to consider your request.  Please remember that a completed academic release does not guarantee your student will be placed in a different academic level.  If you have any questions, please email your grade level counselor.  
    Also - 
    February 21st - Bearden High School will be visiting BMS to start the registration process for students zoned for BHS. Information will be coming home for parents.
    February 24th - Fulton High School, Karns High School, and West High School will be visiting BMS to start the registration process for students zoned for their respective high schools.
    Please know that even if you have put in for a transfer, students must register for classes at their zoned high schools.  Approved transfers will not be known until after Spring Break.  If you have any questions, please email Ms. Lesler at marianne.lesler@knoxschools.org

    I look forward to seeing everybody tomorrow! Have a great evening,

    Michael Toth, Principal



    Why Become a Member of PTA? $6 of your $10 membership helps fund items the school's budget doesn't cover. Joining the PTA does not obligate you to volunteer or attend meetings, although we hope you will join us as your schedule allows! Simply include your membership dues of $10 with the PTA Membership form (download below, or get a copy in the Main Office). $6 of that stays here at BMS to help support our many activities and initiatives; the remaining $4 goes to local, state, and national dues to support child-advocacy initiatives. 

    Why suppport the Enrichment Fund? Any additional funds over $10 go to our Enrichment Fund, which supports funding gaps for technology, devices, books, programs, etc. Please consider an enrichment member...when you do, 100% of your gift stays at BMS! To give, please contact Tracey Linardo today.

    Membership levels are as follows: 

    • RED ENRICHMENT LEVEL $100-$179


    Thank you for supporting the BMS PTA and our Enrichment Fund!