• Join BMS PTA WELCOME to the 2017-2018 school year at Bearden Middle School! The PTA at Bearden Middle does a lot over the course of the year and we have lots of opportunities and ideas to help you get involved during your kids’ middle school years. Please contact our President, Jonathan Wimmer, with any ideas, thoughts, suggestions for making our PTA even more supportive of our school, students and staff. Are you receiving our weekly PTA e-newsletter? If not, please email Cathy McCaughan and ask to be added to the distribution list.
  • Why Become a Member of PTA or suppport The Enrichment Fund? $6 of your $10 membership, as well as any additional funds you might contribute (over the $10), go to our Enrichment Fund, which helps plug the many little funding gaps (technology/devices, books, etc.) that the school's budget can't cover. Joining the PTA does not obligate you to volunteer or attend meetings—although we hope you will! 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. Thank you for supporting the BMS PTA and our Enrichment Fund!

PTA News and Announcements

  • Bearden Middle School PTA is on Facebook with additional news, information, and our weekly newsletter. Follow @BeardenMiddle for Twitter updates from school administration.

    PTA members and students will be in the parking lot to help sign up folks who have not yet had a chance to join PTA.  Look for them...they’ll have aprons, clipboards and smiles and they’ll take cash, check (payable to “BMS PTA”) or credit cards.  It’s $10 to join the PTA.  $6 of that stays right here at BMS for school support, while the rest goes to local, state and national PTA support.  Anything you decide to contribute over $10, goes to our Enrichment Fund and stays right here at BMS! 
    Who: Bearden Middle School PTA
    What: PTA Membership sign up
    Where: BMS back (Middlebrook) parking lot
    Why: To support the staff and students at BMS
    When: Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 3:00-3:45 p.m.
    Additionally, Jonathan Wimmer will be selling tickets to the Belk Charity Sale for $5.  All ticket proceeds go directly to Bearden Middle School.
    PTA Bylaws and Standing Rules 

Important Dates 2017–18

  • September 13 (Wednesday) PTA Meeting #1

    September 29 (Friday) Bruinaroo (fall fundraiser)

    October 6 (Friday) End first 9-weeks grading period

    October 9-13 (Monday-Friday) Fall Break

    November 7 (Tuesday)  In-service Day

    November 8 (Wednesday) PTA Meeting #2

    November 22-24 (Wednesday-Friday). Thanksgiving Holidays

    December 20 (Wednesday) End Second 9-weeks grading period

    December 21-January 5 (12 days) WINTER HOLIDAYS

    January 8 (Monday) In-service Day

    January 9 (Tuesday) First Day back for students after Winter Holidays

    January 15 (Monday) Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday

    January 25 (Thursday) PTA Meeting #3 (originally scheduled for January 17)

    February 19 (Monday) In-service Day 

    March 2 (Friday) Lip Sync

    March 9 (Friday) End First 9-weeks grading period

    March 12-16 (Monday-Friday) SPRING BREAK

    March 21 (Wednesday) PTA Meeting #4

    March 30 (Friday) Holiday

    April 2 (Monday) In-service Day

    May 9 (Wednesday) PTA Meeting #5

    May 24 (Thursday) Last Day for Students


  • Bruinaroo Bruinaroo, our annual fall fundraising festival, is a blast for the students and celebrates our amazing middle school community. Bruinaroo 2017 will take place on Friday, September 29th and we’re hoping for a huge success. For that to happen, we need lots of volunteers and we are looking for individual, family and corporate sponsors to step up to make it a great day. If you are interested in volunteering for or sponsoring Bruinaroo, please reach out to our Bruinaroo Chair, Rebecca Ridner, at rebeccaridner@gmail.com. Thank you!

PTA Committees 2017–18

Grade Representatives


  • Please consider an enrichment member...when you do, 100% of your gift stays at BMS! To give, please contact Mary Martin today.
    Friend Level Enrichment Member
    $1–$99 gift
    Red Level Enrichment Member
    $100–$179 gift
    White Level Enrichment Member
    $180–$364 gift
    Blue Level Enrichment Member
    $365–$499 gift
    Bruin Level Enrichment Member
    $500–$999 gift
    Corporate Level Enrichment Member
    $1,000 + gift
    For a complete listing of giving level incentives, click here.