• Join BMS PTA WELCOME to the 2020-2021 school year at Bearden Middle School! The Bearden Middle PTA has lots of opportunities and ideas to help you get involved during your child's middle school years.
    Please contact our President, Shannon Thackston with questions, thoughts, suggestions for helping to make our PTA more supportive of our school, students, and staff.
    Are you receiving our weekly PTA e-newsletter? If not, please email Cris Barroso and ASK TO BE ADDED TO THE DISTRIBUTION LIST. ask to be added to the distribution list.
  • 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. Membership levels are as follows:  FRIEND LEVEL $1-$99, RED LEVEL $100-$179, WHITE LEVEL $180-$364, BLUE LEVEL $365-$499, BRUIN LEVEL $500-$999 and CORPORATE LEVEL $1000+.


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

PTA Officers

PTA News and Announcements

Important Dates 2019-2020

  • January 24, 2020 (Friday) Lip Sync Committee meeting

    January 27 (Monday) Lip Sync Sign Ups

    January 28 (Tuesday) Lip Sync Sign Ups

    January 29 (Wednesday) Lip Sync Sign Ups

    January 30 (Thursday) Lip Sync Sign Ups

    February 3 (Monday) Lip Sync Tryouts

    February 4 (Tuesday) Lip Sync Tryouts

    February 5 (Wednesday) Lip Sync Tryouts

    February 7 (Friday) Lip Sync Parent meetings

    February 12 (Wednesday) PTA Meeting #3

    February 13 (Thursday) Teacher Valentine's/Supply List

    March 6 (Friday) Lip Sync (1st Show at 6pm)

    March 6 (Friday) Lip Sync (2nd Show at 8pm)

    March 13 (Friday) Teacher Olympics Fundraiser - NOT CONFIRMED

    April 8 (Wednesday) PTA Meeting #4

    May 7 (Thursday) Teacher Luncheon Catered by El Charro - NOT CONFIRMED

    May 8 (Friday) Menchie's Party

    May 15 (Friday) Food Truck Day

    May 18 (Monday) 8th Awards Ceremony

    May 18 (Monday) 8th Student Incentive Field Day - NOT CONFIRMED

    May 18 (Monday) 8th Dance

    May 19 (Tuesday) 7th Awards 

    May 19 (Tuesday) 7th Student Incentive Field Day - NOT CONFIRMED

    May 20 (Wednesday) 6th Awards 

    May 20 (Wednesday) 6th Student Incentive Field Day - NOT CONFIRMED

    May 21 (Thursday) Talent Show


    August 13, 2019 (Tuesday) 6th Open House

    August 15, 2019 (Thursday) 7th/8th Open House

    September 11, 2019 (Wednesday) PTA Meeting #1

    September 20, 2019 (Friday) Bruinaroo (fall fundraiser)

    October 17, 2019 (Thursday) Report Card Night

    November 13, 2019 (Wednesday) PTA Meeting #2

    November 14, 2019 (Thursday) Teacher Luncheon

    December 5, 2019 (Thursday) Sweet Treats for Staff

    December 17, 2019 (Tuesday) Teacher Luncheon



  • Bruinaroo Bruinaroo, our annual fall fundraiser, is a blast for the students and celebrates our amazing middle school community. Bruinaroo 2019 will take place Friday, September 20th 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 Co-Chairs, Mandy Brabham or Laura Pitman. Thank you!

PTA Committees 2019-2020

  • The BMS PTA is very active in the life of the school. We are always in need of volunteers, so if any committee below is of interest to you, please contact one of the listed chairs. We hope you will!

    6th Grade Reps  Angela Acker | Ashley Rodriquez | Kathryn Vinson

    7th Grade Reps  Mandy Brabham | Jen Beilharz | Ashley Harkrider | Gina Burch | Nancy Tisue

    8th Grade Reps  Lesli Fox | JoAnn Scott | Rosemary Mary | Anne Stair | Amy Kirby

    8th Grade Party  Abigail Jumper | Amber Davis

    Auditor  Hedy Collins | Jeff Novinger 

    Bruinaroo  Mandy Brabham | Laura Pitman 

    Bruinaroo Assistants  Katy Bibee | Katie Neely 

    Bruin Award  Holly Eddins | Ashley Harkrider

    Clinic  Suzanne McAllister 

    Clothing Drive  Karen Dupree   

    Enrichment  Mary Martin

    Facebook  Kathryn Clark

    Hospitality  Julie Bankston | Amy Shuler 

    House & Grounds  Kurt Kamman | Kendra Howard 

    Lip Sync  Lori Gray 

    Mini Grants  Nikki Freeman    

    Newsletter  Cris Barroso   

    Reflections  Julie Sterchi   

    Signs  Emilee Stanley   

    Special Needs Liaison  Hedy Collins   

    Spirit Wear  Jennifer Phillips   

    Volunteer Sign Up  Mark Webb

    Welcome Breakfast Paige Hudson

Past Newsletters

  • Please click on the dates below for past issues of the school newsletter.

Grade Representatives

  • If you have any concerns about a particular grade or any questions as you go through your child’s school year, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of your PTA grade representatives. 

    6th Grade Reps

      Angela Acker

      Ashley Rodriquez

      Kathryn Vinson

    7th Grade Reps

      Mandy Brabham

      Jen Beilharz

      Ashley Harkrider

      Gina Burch

      Nancy Tisue

    8th Grade Reps

      Lesli Fox

      JoAnn Scott

    Rosemary Mary

    Anne Stair

    Amy Kirby


  • 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 Donor
    $1–$99 gift
    RED Level Enrichment Donor
    $100–$179 gift
    WHITE Level Enrichment Donor
    $180–$364 gift
    BLUE Level Enrichment Donor
    $365–$499 gift
    BRUIN Level Enrichment Donor
    $500–$999 gift
    CORPORATE Level Enrichment Donor
    $1,000 + gift
    For a complete listing of giving level incentives, click here.