• General Reminders

    • Students may be dropped off as early as 7:30am. 
    • Students reporting to school at or after 8:30am must be signed in by an adult in the Main Office.
    • No check-outs after 3:10pm.
    • Student cell phones are to be off and put away from 8:00am - 3:30pm. This greatly reduces distractions for them throughout the day and we appreciate your support in this. If a student is found with their cell phone out/on during these times, then the phone will be kept in a safe in the office until a parent can come pick up the phone.
    • New student enrollment until 2:00pm each day BMS is open.


    November 24-26 (Wednesday-Friday)
    Thanksgiving Holidays


    Free Tutoring through November

    Does your child need help getting caught up? Could your child benefit from individual support? If you are interested in free tutoring then you can email your interest to joe.morelock@knoxschools.org.
    11/8 - 11/12 
    • Monday morning 11/8 - STEM Lab - 7:30 am - 8:15 am

    • Tuesday afternoon 11/9 - Library - 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

    • Thursday morning 11/11 - STEM Lab - 7:30 am - 8:15 am

     11/15 - 11/19 

    • Monday morning 11/15 - STEM Lab - 7:30 am - 8:15 am

    • Tuesday afternoon 11/16 - Library - 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

    • Thursday morning 11/18 - STEM Lab - 7:30 am - 8:15 am

    11/29 - 11/30

    • Monday morning 11/29 - STEM Lab - 7:30 am - 8:15 am

    • Tuesday afternoon 11/30 - Library - 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm


    BMS Auditions
    Auditions for this year's musical will be held after school on November 30th and December 1st. Please see Ms. Little or Ms. Montross for audition packets and to sign-up.



    2021 Spirit Week

    November 29 - December 3

    Monday, School Spirit Day, Sink the Admirals (@ Farragut), Wear your BMS gear

    Tuesday, Tacky Twins, Find someone to twin with; share your tacky favorites

    Wednesday, Western Day, Think cowboy/flannel

    Thursday, Camouflage Day, Hunting the Wolves (@ home), Military or Hunting Camouflage

    Friday, College Day, Wear a college t-shirt, sweatshirt, or jersey



    The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the Bearden Middle School library December 3 -10. Students will visit the fair with their ELA classes. Please join us on Tuesday, December 7, when the Book Fair is open until 6:30 PM. Visit https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=beardenmiddleschool1 for more information.


    Basketball Information
    General Information
    • 2021-2022 Basketball Schedule  
    • All visitors must wear a face mask while inside the school building.
    • All visitors need to park in the Middlebrook Pike parking lot.
    Tickets for Regular Season Home Games
    West Valley Game Ticket Information:
    *Tickets for December 2nd basketball game vs West Valley are for sale online from November 27th-December 1st.  Tickets are $5.00 online for students and adults.  Tickets are for sale at the gate $3.00 for students and $5.00 for adults, cash only.
    General Ticket Information:
    • Tickets are $5.00 online for students and adults at Schoolcashonline.
      Tickets are for sale at the gate for $3.00 for students and $5.00 for adults, cash only.
    Concessions for Regular Season Home Games
    • Concessions will be available for purchase.
    • Food and drink are not allowed in the gym.


    Students Staying for Regular Season Home Games
    • Wait in their classroom until 3:45 and then go to the Commons. 
    • Must be picked up by 7:00pm 


    School Tour Dates

    Click School Tours for more information.

    (A reminder that visitors must wear a face mask when inside the school building.)


    Yearbooks are on sale now at https://www.balfour.com/tennessee/knoxville/bearden-middle-school Pre-order sales end March 25, 2022. 8th grade ads can also be purchased at balfour.com. The deadline to purchase an ad is March 2nd, 2022. Contact Ms. Salmons at christen.salmons@knoxschools.org with questions.


    8th Graders: West High School is hosting several IB information nights

    • West will host IB informational sessions on the following dates so that families can learn more about MYP, CP, and DP at West. 
    • We will meet in the mini auditorium from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm on the following dates. 
      • Tues. Sept. 14
      • Tues. Oct. 26
      • Tues. Nov. 16
      • Tues. Dec. 7
      • Tues. Jan. 18
    • Informational flyer       
    High School Information for Current 8th Graders
    Parent/Guardians/Students should check their high school's website on a regular bases for information. Information will be added here as we receive it from the high schools.
    • Career Magnet Academy
      • Open House
        • November 18th 5pm-7pm
        • Learn more about what CMA can do for your student.
        • Here about benefitting from an early college experience.
        • Tours, Food, Prizes, Presentations
    • L&N STEM Academy
      • Tours: 
        • November 16 2:00 pm
        • November 17 10:00 am
        • December 7 2:00 pm
        • December 8 10:00 am
        • Contact us if you have questions: lnstemtransfers@knoxschools.org
        • If you take your student to one of these tours, just write a parent note and their morning or afternoon tardy will be excused.  We cannot excuse the entire day.
    Car Rider Info
    • All car riders are picked up and dropped off on the Middlebrook side of the building unless other arrangements have been made with a student’s case manager.
    • We cannot direct traffic on Middlebrook Pike. Parents dropping off students are encouraged to enter the Middlebrook lot by using the Westbound Lanes of Middlebrook Pike and turning right at the electronic Bearden Middle Marquis. Turning left from Middlebrook can be very difficult and traffic often backs up to the light at Francis Rd.
    • Click here for a map of the TRAFFIC Pattern 
    • You can park in the lot to pick up your child.
    • Please do not have your child meet you in the driveway from Middlebrook PIke as that causes a danger for them and drivers around you. All students must be picked up in the parking lot at a parked vehicle or alongside the building.
    • There can only be one lane of traffic entering the parking lot. Once you reach the point where the parking lot is on your left, you can form two lanes. The left lane will take you to the awning at the school entrance, the right lane will take you around the North side of the building where you can exit onto Francis Rd. You can pick up your child from either of these lanes once you reach the school building.
    • Do Not have your child meet you in the surrounding neighborhoods, businesses or apartment complexes. They often notify the school and you can be ticketed/towed.


    Bus Rider Info

    • Busses drop off and pick up at the Francis Rd Entrance of the building. Click here for bus stop locator information. Make sure your child knows their bus number.
    • Students must ride their assigned bus. They cannot ride home on another bus with a friend.


    Walker Info

    • Walkers are released with bus riders. Our Security officer will cross students at Middlebrook Pike. We work with those students on specific times to cross. If our Security Officer is not present, we instruct students who cross Middlebrook, to exit the front of the building and cross at the light at Middlebrook Pike.


    KCS General Transportation Information can be found here.

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