• Community activity information (not BMS sponsored) is listed at the bottom of the page.
     
      
    JaJuan Latham Memorial Scholarship Fund 3v3 Basketball Tournament 
    Saturday, February 24, 2018, 9am-1pm. 

    Registration forms are available in the Main Office and the registration deadline has been extended to February 21st!
    Students, get your teams together and get the registration sheets (per player) turned in by Wednesday, February 21st! You can turn in your sheets to the office. Each parent has to sign the registration sheet and the fee is $15 per team. Contact Matthew Sterchi by phone or text at 865-604-1084 with questions.

    The Hospitality team will be providing baked goods for the JaJuan Latham Memorial 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament's bake sale. Items should be packaged by twos and delivered to the BMS main office on Friday, February 23rd. Last year's biggest sellers were cookies and muffins, but brownies and rice krispy treats also sold well. Thanks, as always, to those who contribute. Generous volunteers make our school community special!

    Day of Event Activities:
    Ticket sales start at 8:30am
    Admission-  $5.00 per person.  
    • GREEN TICKET
    • May come and go with ticket.  
    • Ticket does not include Raffle or $1 Shots.
    • All proceeds go directly to the JLMS for a current BMS student(s).
    • Must have ticket to re-enter gym.

    Raffle- $3.00 per entry.

    • BLUE TICKETS--one per entry..
    • Must fill out the back of each BLUE TICKET.
    • Must be present to win.
    • Drop TOP of BLUE TICKET into Raffle Drop jar.
    • KEEP BOTTOM of BLUE TICKET to match with winning number during Raffle.  
    • All proceeds go directly to the JLMS for a current BMS student(s).

    $1 Shots- $1.00 per attempt.

    • ORANGE WRIST BANDS--ONLY ONE PER PERSON.
    • Write 2018 on ORANGE WRIST BAND.
    • Write number of attempts purchased on ORANGE WRIST BAND.
      • Example---  2018 (3)
    • All proceeds go directly to the JLMS for a current BMS student(s).

    On behalf of the Porter and Latham family and the JLMSF Board of Directors, thank you for your help as we remember JaJuan, and raise money for the memorial scholarship named in his honor.  Stacey Rivers, Ticket Coordinator

     
     
    Click here for High School Information for Current (2017-2018) 8th Graders.
    (8th Grade Students and Parents/Guardians of 8th Graders should check this information frequently.)
     
     
     
     
    LIPSYNC
    (See below for Program Ad Information, General Information, List of Participants)
     
    Lip Sync Tickets
    Lip Sync Tickets will be sold in the commons at lunch Monday, February 26th- Friday, March 2nd.
    Tickets are $7 until Friday, they then go to $8.
     
     
    Message from BMS PTA President
    LipSync Program Ad Commitments Needed by 2/23
    Hello BMS families,
     
    I am reaching out to ALL of you as I try to fill the program for this year’s LipSync with ads.  The program was overhauled last year and really came out beautifully.  It will be great again this year.  It celebrates the hard work of the kids involved and much more.  Perhaps most importantly the ad revenue generated is the PTA’s final opportunity to bring in funding this year to help out the school.  I am looking for BMS families and businesses to step up, be generous and buy ads to help us help our school.  If you, your family business or a local business (that you know of or have a connection to) is interested, please call me at (865) 548-7498 or email me at jwwtn@icloud.com.  Thank you for all that all of you do.
     
    We have a number of different levels of ads available to fit most budgets.  Call me for pricing:
    Elite (front cover) (1)

    Full page (unlimited)

    Premier A  (3)

    Premier B  (2)

    Select  (8)

    Regular Sponsor (unlimited)

    Regular Sponsor w/Logo (unlimited)

     
    I must have commitments by next Friday, February 23rd!
     
    Sincerely,
    Jonathan Wimmer
    President, BMS PTA
     
     
     
    LipSync is March 2 

    Two Evening Performances. Ticket information will be announced soon. 

    Click here for informational flyer regarding, tryouts, mandatory parent meeting, and contact information. (information updated Feb. 8th.)
     
     
     
    LipSync Groups Performing and Message from PTA!
    A Huge Thank you to all for coming out to Lip Sync auditions!
    We witnessed great talent and while we wish all groups could make the list, there is just not enough time for all of them to perform. Please make sure if you are not on the list this year that you do come back to tryouts next year!

    I would like to welcome to the following groups Lip Sync:

    Party Like It's 1999

    Light It Up

    The Socs

    Annoymous

    The Monsters

    Now Showing

    Sarenity's Faith

    The Marines

    Pixel Party

    Here Come the Rappers

    City Slickers


    Our 2018 Lip Sync Emcees are:

    H Johnston, J Wimmer, M Bolling, N Peters, M Townsend, C Young, E DeWalt, and G Green
     
      
     
     
    Jason Jablonski Project Heart Cart Peanut Butter Challenge 2018!
    Until March 1st
    Students may bring jars of peanut butter to school to support this wonderful cause! Students should place the peanut butter in the barrells located throughout the school.
     
     
     
    Student Council Williamsburg Trip Mandatory Parent Meeting
    March 5th
    5:30pm
    Room 206
     
     
     
    BMS Yearbooks!
    Click here for information about ordering a Yearbook. 
    March 9 is the final day for online yearbook sales. After March 9, you will not be able to reserve a yearbook. Remaining yearbooks, if any, will be sold ($55 cash only) after the books are delivered to the school in May.
     
     
      
    CELEBRATE KNOXVILLE WITH OUR FIRST POET LAUREATE!
    The center of Knoxville is at latitude 35, thus the name of this location poetry project. All Knox County Schools students are invited to participate.  Some students will be able to share their poetry at an event at the Emporium, and submissions are going to be organized into a collection to share.  This is an entirely optional opportunity.
      
    R.B. Morris is Knoxville's first Poet Laureate. During his tenure, he is launching a project with Knox County Schools to celebrate the city of Knoxville through poetry. Join us in creating an original collection of poetry about our hometown.
     
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
    Rationale: Coming together as a community, citizens and students of Knox County can share the rich history of our hometown.

    Task: Submit an original poem or lyrical prose about your hometown and its impact on your life. Do you have a favorite place to visit? Is your church your second home? What places have left their mark on you? Are you new to Knoxville? Consider writing a two-voice poem comparing your former city to your new home. The format is open to all kinds of poetry, and the focus should be on your impressions of Knoxville in whatever way makes sense to you.

    Submission: Send a clearly printed hard copy of your submissions to Shannon Jackson by the end of business on Friday, March 9, 2017. Use the form attached to this link as a cover sheet for submissions.

    Address for Submissions:

    912 S Gay Street

    Suite 1421a

    Knoxville, TN 37902

    RESOURCES AND SUBMISSION PORTAL
    Students submitting their poems online will use the Canvas Course, Latitude 35.

    Additionally, this course contains resources for students and teachers to use as they explore students as poets.

    Click here for informational flyer. 
     
     
     
    BMS PTA Spirit Night - March 28th!
    WHO:     BMS family, friends and anyone hungry for dinner
     
    WHAT:   BMS PTA Spirit Night
     
    WHEN:   Wednesday, March 28
     
    WHERE: Mamamia Cuisine, 9115 Executive Park Drive
                   (in the Cedar Bluff Shopping Center)

    TIME:     4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
     
    WHY:     20% of proceeds goes to BMS PTA
     
     
     
    BMS PTA Spirit Night - April 3rd!
    WHO:     BMS family, friends and anyone hungry for dinner

    WHAT:   BMS PTA Spirit Night

    WHEN:   Tuesday, April 3

    WHERE: Jason’s Deli, 133 North Peters Road

    TIME:     5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    WHY:     20% of proceeds goes to BMS PTA

     
     
    BMS PTA Spirit Night - April 17th!

    WHO:     BMS family, friends and anyone who wants PIE

    WHAT:   BMS PTA Spirit Night

    WHEN:   Tuesday, April 17

    WHERE: Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop, 5400 Kingston Pike

    TIME:     400 pm - 700 pm

    WHY:     30% of proceeds goes to BMS PTA

     
     
     
    Orientation for Rising 6th Grade Parents!
    Tuesday, April 10th
    6:00 PM
     
     
      
    KCS Strategic Plan Community Meetings! Strategic plan community meetings are taking place for the Knox County Schools. KCS is beginning the process to create a new three-year plan, and they want your input. Please consider participating and your student(s) is welcome to attend as well. Click here for meeting dates and more information.
     
     
    Click here for school tour information.
     
     
    Click here to pay your student fees.
     
     
    Please join the PTA!
    Many have already joined the PTA, and we appreciate your support!  
    Only $10 fee per family.
    Additional membership packets are available in the front office, or you may send in a check to your child’s homeroom teacher with the following information:  Student name, parent name, grade, homeroom teacher, email and phone number.  Additional PTA enrichment gifts above the $10 are also appreciated!
    Questions?  Email Minette Townsend at boandminette@icloud.com. 
     
     
    Looking for additional information about what is happening at BMS?
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    Community Activities Available for BMS Students!
    (The following activities are community sponsored, not school sponsored.)
     
     
    Bearden Boys Soccer
    (This activitiy is community sponsored, not school sponsored.)
    The first day of soccer tryouts will be Thursday, February 1st right after school. Report to the track/baseball area ready to run!
    Robert Schoenfeld manages the boys soccer program at Bearden Middle. We are starting our Practices / Tryouts on Thursday, February 1st from 4:00 until 5:30. We will have practice and or games every Monday and Thursday until the end of season tournament which is the weekend of May 5th and 6th. We will be practicing at Bearden Middle in the area between the baseball fields. Please call the voicemail for all updates and or weather related cancellations. The voicemail number is 865-332-4333. I will have paperwork for the boys at the practices.
     
    Bearden Middle Varsity Baseball Tryouts
    (This activitiy is community sponsored, not school sponsored.)
    Tryouts will be held on Sunday October 1st at West High School baseball stadium from 4:00-6:00.  Please wear baseball attire and bring glove and bat.  If you have any questions please call Jason Shymlock at 865-719-4513. 
     
     
    BMS Golf Team Interest Meeting
    (This activitiy is community sponsored, not school sponsored.)
    BMS Golf team Interest Meeting will be held Wednesday, September 27 at 5:30 pm in the commons area outside the gym at BMS. We will have a brief meeting to explain the format of the golf teams and sign up for tryouts. This is for both the Boys' and Girls' BMS golf teams. Please feel free to email me if you have and questions at kkammann20@hotmail.com.
     
     
     
    Young Entrepreneurs Academy
    (This activitiy is community sponsored, not school sponsored.)
    YEA! applications close on September 15th.
     
     
     
    Bearden Middle Club Swim Team
    (This activitiy is community sponsored, not school sponsored.)
    Sign up today for the 2017-2018 BMS Club Swim Team! Practices will be held at UT's Student Aquatic Center (SAC). The team will practice on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30 pm beginning Monday, October 2nd. If you are interested in participating or have questions, please email Clayton Bollig at claytonbollig@gmail.com.
     
    Meet Schedule:
    October 29 at Allan Jones 5-9 pm BMS vs. Farragut
    November 19 at SAC 5-9 pm BMS and West High vs. Berean Christian Schools
    January 7 at SAC 5-9 pm BMS and West High vs. CAK
    January 21 at Allan Jones City Championship
     
     
     
     
    Congratulations to these young men for making the Bearden Middle 6th Grade Baseball Team!
    (This activity is community sponsored, not school sponsored.)
    1. Christian R
    2. Shepard S
    3. Konnor G
    4. Joseph M
    5. Connor C
    6. Emerson H
    7. Andrew L
    8. Aydin B
    9. Jackson K
    10. Fletcher M
     
    I also want to thank all the other fine young men who came out to the tryout Saturday. Good luck to you all, keep working hard and we hope to see you again at next year's tryouts!
     
    Irving Rosa
    Head Coach
    Bearden Middle 6th Grade Baseball
     
     
    Tennis
    Community activity available for BMS students!
    (This activity is community sponsored, not school sponsored.)
    The deadline to register is August 15th.
    Email Minette Townsend at boandminette@icloud.com or 865-963-8572 with questions.