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    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.

       

     

    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.

     

     

    March 15-19 (Monday-Friday)
    Spring Break

      

     

    Pictures
    • 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!

    Never been to BMS Lip Sync?  No problem!  Look for a fun informational video coming soon!  

     

    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!

     

    Students performing at Lip Sync: Get your groups together!  Grab some friends, choose a theme, pick your songs and put it all together!  Start planning your costumes, sets and props!  Edit your music!  Practice your choreography!  Appoint a lead group parent. Performances should be approximately 3 minutes long. Is there a limit on the number of friends that can be in one group?  No, but please be aware that the BMS stage can only hold so many people at one time (25-ish people comfortably, fewer with large sets)!  If you have a large group, please be aware that your choreography will need to be planned so that group members move on and off stage during the performance. Crowding the stage or wings can result in negative scoring so plan accordingly! 

     

    Lip Sync Signup Information Sheets: Signup sheets are available in the Student Office on 2/17, 2/18, 2/19, and also at sign-ups.  *Groups - please go get these sheets ahead of time, complete all information on the sheets and bring with you to sign ups.*  Each group only needs one (1) of each of the sheets. 

     

    2021 Lip Sync Sign Ups: Sign-ups will be held during lunch at the concession stand in the commons on Monday 2/22, Tuesday 2/23 and Wednesday 2/24. These signups are for Lip Sync Groups, Tech Team and Emcees. 

    Information needed for sign-ups includes: Student names, Parent emails, Parent Phone numbers, Group name, Music Time, Lead Group Parent name & email & phone number, All songs with artists. Group parents - please start gathering this information NOW and transfer it onto the signup sheet that your Group picks up from rhe Student Office.  

    We will be available to answer any questions students have about Lip Sync during the sign-up times.  

    Tryouts: Tryouts will be the week of March 1st.  At Tryouts, Groups should have all members present, music should be completed, and Groups will perform at least 1 minute of their routines.  Masks are required; however, it is recommended that clear masks or similar type mask be worn for Tryouts.  An email will be sent to parents with tryout information and appointment days/times after sign ups end.  

     

    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:
     
    https://prezi.com/v/dx5dcyx4ehdo/ 
     
    Fulcom at Fulton:
     
    L&N:
     
    West:

    https://www.loom.com/share/46d568ed4ee944fc9e034673f144d23d

     

     

    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.

      

    From BMS PTA..... PTA ENRICHMENT FUND UPDATE

    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!

    https://smile.amazon.com/

     

     

    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.