• Congratulations to the Bearden Middle boys golf team for playing in the TMSGA jamboree, to kick off the 2018 season, at Three Ridges golf course on February 19th!
    Individual honors went to:
    Carson K. with a score of 77 for 3rd place  and Jaden M. with a score of 71 for 1st place!


    Congratulations to the following students  who participated in the Knox County Honor Band! E. CoensE. Stambaugh, I. Yalcin, O. Upton, S. Lucal, K. Ko,  A. Fox, O. Bonovich, E. Atkin


    Congratulations to Maddie, Sophie and Mr. Calfee for representing Bearden Middle TSA at the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers banquet! During the banquet, the girls were able to hear a presentation by Patrick Waddick (President of Innovation & Operations at Cirrus Aircraft). The application that Mr. Calfee submitted in December was awarded a $1,000.00 GEARS Grant! The grant will help offset the cost of attending the National TSA Conference in Atlanta. BMS TSA was one of 8 youth groups receiving a grant during the evening of the banquet.

    Congratulations to the Science Olympiad team which took another First Place in their Division at the tournament at Chattanooga State. We are proud of all the time and effort put into this by the students, teachers and parents! On to the State Championships in April!
    Congratulations to 6th graders J. Shankar, our Spelling Bee Winner, and the runner up, J Mann! We are proud of you both!
    Congratulations TSA and Mr. Calfee!
    The BMS TSA chapter received a TSPE GEARS Grant for $1,000.00.  TSPE stands for Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers.
    The grant is to assist future engineers offset various expenses for materials, educational supplies, and travel. The key words of this are ‘future engineers!’
    Mr.Calfee will attend a banquet on February 15 with two of our members to be recognized and receive the grant.
    BMS TSA also received a $250.00 grant from TVA for our VEX IQ robotics teams to purchase additional supplies.
    Congratulations 2017-2018 BMS Teachers of the Year!
    (In no particular order.)
    Ms. Schenk
    Mr. Meade
    Ms. Fillers
    Congratulations to Science Olympiad for taking 1st Place at the Friendship Christian School Invitational Tournament!
    Congratulations to BMS Teacher, Mrs. Canario, for receiving the pretigious 2017 Verizon Innovative Learning Award!
    The WNBA Inspiring Women Luncheon presented by ESPN, was held Tuesday, September 19 in New York City. The event recognizes individuals who have blazed new paths on the court, in the boardroom and in the community.
    The Verizon Innovative Learning Award is presented to an educator who brings technology and hands-on learning opportunities to kids in underserved schools and communities. Verizon Innovative Learning Award winners inspire tomorrow's creators to use technology to build brighter futures for themselves, their families and the world. This year's honoree is Kayla Canario, an Instructional Coach at Bearden Middle School in Knoxville, Tenn. Since 2012, Canario has played a vital role in cultivating a dynamic learning environment at Bearden. In 2015, Canario accepted the role of Instructional Coach and led 90 teachers in the transformation of their classrooms into innovative digital learning spaces. In addition to helping teachers, Canario was instrumental in constructing and managing a student tech team to support Bearden's 1300 Verizon Innovative Learning iPads. Kayla is now leading the creation of a Verizon Innovative Learning Lab in her school and guiding teachers on how to incorporate technolgy into classroom instruction.
    Congratulations to the BMS National History Day winners!
    Research Paper
    1. Bradyn B
    2. Kenny K 
    Alternate: Simon L 
    Individual Exhibit

    1. Eva C

    2. Paul S


    1. Callie C

    2. Ian S

    Group Exhibit

    1. Anna C and Mikhayla D

    2. Grace T, Sophie B, Sara B


    1. Abby G and Gillian M

    2. Sophia M, Georgie C, Olivia W

    Max H
    Andrew K
    Ashton P
    Click here to view a wonderful video about one of our wonderful students!
    Congratulations BMS TSA on your wonderful June 2017 participation at the national TSA conference!
    here      here      here      here      here
    BMS TSA Official Results:

    Chapter Team Presentation1st Place - Riley, Natalie, Elise, Maddie, Sophie, and Led (alternate Jenna); Chapter Team Written6th Place - Riley; Dragster8th Place - Led; Dragster10th Place - Jack; Mass Production2nd Place - Avah, Chelsea, and Sara; Prepared SpeechSemifinalist - Chelsea; Problem Solving1st Place - Led and Elise; Structural Engineering1st Place - Cayley and Avah; Tech Bowl Oral - 4th Place - Max, Led, and Elise; Tech Bowl Written7th Place - Max.         Click here for Shopper News article!

    Congratulations to all three BMS Volleyball teams (Two JV, red & blue, and One Varsity) for making the playoffs!
    Cross Country!
    Bruins impress at State cross country championships!
    Tennessee State middle school cross country championships were held at Victor Ashe Park on Saturday.  Our Bearden runners competed against the best from west to east Tennessee, and as they have all season, they treated their fans to some exciting races. 
    The fun got started with the junior varsity race where the boys and girls raced together but were scored separately.  Abby R. ran a season’s best striving for a top 20 trophy but fell just short at 23rd.  Jack B., Paul S., Jackson L., Sean K., Hayden Corbitt, Huitzy S., Izzy R., and Sara B. ran nice personal bests while Brooklynn H., Hattie G., Erin R., Emelia W., Charlotte G., Eva C., Gavin M., Ryan S., Ian G., Jack S., Emerson H., Charlie G., Henry F-T, Lane L., Ethan H., Tyson T., Max G., and Dylan N. ran hard to the end.
    Bearden’s varsity girls were 12th last year, and Marley T., Lauren G., Emory T., Emma D., Maggie D., Mazie M., and Desiree S. were looking to improve substantially.  They did.  Marley T. earned All-State honors, clocking an excellent 12:51 and finishing 6th overall.  Lauren G. made a strong bid for All-State, running a PR to cross in 25th place. Maggie D. and Mazie M. notched huge PRs, leading to the girls placing 7th out of 28 teams, just 11 points out of 5th.

    Bearden’s boys’ previous best team placing at State was 9th, achieved just last year.  Carson K., Eli V., Hunter W., Zac I., Zach V., Hayden Connell, and Tate C. knocked that out of the water.  Carson K. was in the running for All-State throughout the race, but his impressive 26th place was 6 seconds short.  Hunter W.’s big personal best (sub-6 per mile) and Eli V.’s and Hayden Connell’s PRs for the course helped carry Bearden to 5th place in the team standings out of 33 full teams, our best ever, and an effort that adds a nice plaque to the trophy case.

    Fantastic running by our Bruins!  Congratulations to all for wrapping up the season on a high note.

    Full results are available at: http://knoxvilleyouthathletics.org/component/content/article/44-results/477-2017-tennessee-state-esms-cross-country-championships

    Wednesday Bearden handed out end of season awards.  Huitzy S. and Paul S. were lauded as Most-improved Runners on the year.  Emory T. and Eli V. were recognized as Top Young Talent, newcomers who promise to be a force in years to come.  It was no surprise to anyone to see Marley T. and Carson K. named Top Runners for the 2017 season.

    Bearden cross country qualifies for State Championships!
    Tuesday evening at Victor Ashe Park Bearden’s boys and girls punched their tickets to the Tennessee State Middle School Cross Country Championships.  To qualify, they needed to place 5th or better at the Regional Championships.  They left little room for doubt with both teams placing 3rd.

    While qualifying for State was a team goal for the season, bringing home some hardware was an individual goal.  The girls got things started, garnering four trophies with Marley T. placing 3rd overall, Lauren G. 12th, Emma D. 13th, and Emory T. 18th.  Rounding out the team scoring were Maggie D., Mazie M., and Abby R.  Not far behind were Erin R., Hattie G., Brooklynn H., Izzy R., Emelia W., Alex S., Huitzy S., Sara B., and Charlotte G.

    The boys came through with another strong effort, earning 5 trophies.  Carson K. and Zac V. ran the two fastest times ever by Bearden runners on the Victor Ashe Park course.  Carson took 6th overall with Zac in 11th, Hunter W. in 21st, Eli V. in 26th, and Zach V. in 35th.  Completing the top 7 were Tate C. and Paul S with Hayden Connell, Jackson L., Jack B., Ryan S., Jack S., Ian G., Sean K., Henry F-T, Emerson H., Hayden Corbitt, Duncan A., Tyson T., Ethan H., Charlie G., Nyle F., and Dylan N. trailing them in. Congratulations to our Bearden runners on their big accomplishment.  They now get to keep training to run even better at the State meet on October 21stFull results are available at: http://knoxvilleyouthathletics.org/component/content/article/44-results/473-2017-es-ms-xc-program-area-championships

    Bruins at top of leader board at Leisure Island cross country race! The final regular season cross country race was held Tuesday at Leisure Island in east Knoxville.  This was no leisurely stroll for Bearden’s runners as they took top individual honors in both the boys’ and girls’ races, #1 team on the girls’ side, and #2 team on the boys’ side.

    Bearden’s top girl Marley T. was top girl overall.  Lauren G. and Emma D. joined her in the top 10 at 6th and 7th.  Maggie D., Mazie M., Hattie G., and Brooklynn H. rounded out the top seven on what turned out to be the top team on the day out of 20 complete teams.  Battling in behind them were Sara B., Eva C., Charlotte G., Erin R., and Alex S.

    In the boys’ race Carson K. wondered what it might feel like to be the race leader.  He put the pedal to the metal the last 3Ž4 of a mile and stopped wondering with a 1Ž4 mile to go: he was in front and nobody was going to catch him. Bearden placed six in the top 22 and seven in the top 40.  Outstanding!  The top seven were Carson K. (1st), Zac I. (5th), Hunter W. (10th), Eli V. (11th), Zach V. (21st), Hayden Connell (22nd) and Tate C. (35th).  Racing in behind them was a huge pack of bruins including Duncan A., Jack B., Hayden Corbitt, Henry F-T., Nyle F., Max G., Ian G., Charlie G., Ethan H., Emerson H., Sean K., Jackson L., Lane L., Gavin M., Dylan N., Paul S., Ryan S., Jack S., and Tyson T.  The boys were 2nd out of 23 complete teams.

    Super job by our Bearden runners!  Congratulate them and wish them well for the next meet, the Regional Championships, on Tuesday Full results are available at:http://knoxvilleyouthathletics.org/component/content/article/44-results/472-2017-es-ms-xc-program

    Bearden cross country storms to strong showing! Thunder and lightning threatened to cancel Tuesday’s middle school cross country meet at Victor Ashe Park, but instead the storm electrified Bearden’s runners. Bearden’s girls had to wait out a lightning delay, but they stepped up when it was time to run, putting five runners in the ribbons and three in the top 10.  Marley T. (3rd), Emma D. (8th), Lauren G. (10th), Emory T. (20th), and Maggie D. (37th) earned ribbons with Mazie M. and Desiree S. rounding out the scoring.  They were followed to the line by Brooklynn H., Abby R., Emelia W., Hattie G., Erin R., Izzy R., Huitzy S., Charlotte G., and Sara B.  Marley’s time was the 3rd best by a Bearden girl on the Victor Ashe course since 2010.  The girls placed 2nd out of 22 teams, just three points out of first! There was still electricity in the air when the boys dashed away from the starting line, and Bearden fans were treated to an exciting race.  Bearden’s lead seven all placed in the top 40.  Carson K. led the way in 5th, matching Marley in putting up the 3rd best time by a Bearden boy since 2010.  Zac I. was 8th, Hunter W. 12th, Eli V. 14th, Zach V. 23rd, Hayden Connell 32nd, and Tate C. 37th.  The pack right behind them included Gavin M., Jack B., Paul S., Jackson L., Ryan S., Ian G., Jack S., Hayden Corbitt, Duncan A., Henry F-T., Tyson T., Nyle F., and Dylan N.  Thanks to Tate C. outkicking Karns’ 5th runner, Bearden and Karns ended up with identical scores of 59.  In cross country, you break a tie by looking at the 6th place runner on each team.  Bearden’s 6th, Hayden C., was well ahead of Karns’ 6th, giving the Bearden boys 1st place out of 28 teams. Wow!  Great runs and great placing!  Congratulations to our Bearden runners. Next up is the final regular season meet on Tuesday September 26th at Leisure Pools, Forks of the River. Full results of the latest meet are available at: http://knoxvilleyouthathletics.org/component/content/article/44-results/472-2017-es-ms-xc-program
    Bearden runners fly on fast course! Bearden’s cross country team ran in it’s second meet of the season on Tuesday at Walters State Community College.  A little leftover wind from Hurricane Irma was no match for Bearden’s runners as nearly everyone on the team ran personal or season’s bests.

    The girls set the stage, placing four runners in the top 25 enroute to a 3rd place team finish out of 25 teams.  Marley T. ran a strong race, averaging better than 6 minutes per mile and taking 2nd place overall.  Lauren G. (10th), Emma D. (13th), and Emory T. (22nd) joined her in the ribbons with Maggie D., Mazie M., and Abby R. wrapping up the first seven.  Striding in behind them were Emelia W., Huitzy S., Alex S., Erin R., Brooklynn H., Hattie G., Charlotte G., Eva C., and Sara B.

    Having seen the girls’ impressive performance, the boys toed the line and raced off at the gun.  Not to be outdone by the girls, the boys placed six in the top 35.  Carson K. led the way for the boys, going under 12 minutes for the 2.1 mile course and placing 6th overall.  The rest of the top 7 were Zac I., just seconds behind Carson in 7th, Eli V. 15th, Hunter W. 22nd, Zach V. 30th, Hayden Connell 34th, and Tate C.  Packing in after them were Tyson T., Jack S., Paul S., Dylan N., Gavin M., Lane L., Jackson L., Sean K., Emerson H., Ethan H., Charlie G., Ian G., Max G., Nyle F., Henry F-T, Hayden Corbitt, and Duncan A.  The boys’ strong effort led to placing 3rdout of 29 teams.

    Two 3rd places and lots of PRs.  Great job Bruins! Full results are posted at http://knoxvilleyouthathletics.org/component/content/article/44-results/472-2017-es-ms-xc-program  Next meet is Tuesday September 19th at Victor Ashe Park.

    Bearden Cross Country battles boggy conditions in first race! Take some rain and mud and 600 plus runners, and you’ve got the first middle school cross country meet of the year that was held on Saturday at Victor Ashe Park.  The backside hill was a slip and slide, dog park hill was a genuine slog, and anyone squeamish about getting dirty was at a distinct disadvantage.  Bearden’s boys and girls laughed at the mud and squished their way to good team performances.
    Trophies went to only the top 15 out of 285 runners in the girls’ race, but Bearden’s girls managed to claim three of them.  Marley T. was the top finisher in 3rd place with Lauren G. and Emory T. getting 8th and 14th to join her in collecting hardware.  Emma D. at 18th gave Bearden four runners in the top 20.  Desiree S., Maggie D., and Mazie M. wrapped up the top seven with Eva C., Charlotte G., Hattie G., Bella H., Brooklynn H., Abby R., Izzy R., Erin R., Huitzy S., and Emelia W. chasing them in.  The girls finished 3rd as a team. 
    The girls ran first and left the course even soggier for the boys.  In spite of the conditions, Zac I. ran one of the top 5 times ever by a Bearden boy on the Victor Ashe course, earning a 7th place trophy.  Carson K., Zach V., Hayden C., Tate C., Jack B., and Ryan S. rounded out the top seven.  Duncan A., Henry F-T, Max G., Ian G., Emerson H., Gavin M., Dylan N., Paul S., Jack S., and Tyson T. raced in behind them.  The boys’ efforts were good enough for 4th as a team.
    Congratulate our Bearden runners and wish them top speed and endurance.  The boys took 9th at State last year, and the girls were 12th.  Both teams have the potential to be even better this season. Next meet is Tuesday September 12th at Walters State Community College in Sevierville. [Full results are available at http://knoxvilleyouthathletics.org/component/content/article/44-results/471-2017-victor-ashe-park-fall-classic]
    Girls Soccer!
    Bearden Blue was was down 4-0 to Grace Christian Academy on 10/17 and fought their way back to make the final score 4-3.  Abby G scored 2 goals, Virginia D scored 1 and Alana J and Victricia B each had an assist.  Congratulations to the Blue team for a great game!  With a brand new goal keeper filling in, Bearden Red  took on Smokies FC in Pigeon Forge Caroline S had 10 saves and  Arianna B scored twice.  
    10/16/17 Bearden White beat West Valley A 3-1!  Goals were scored by Chloe C and Hunter J. Chelsea R had 4 saves in goal.  Bearden Red won against Holston Middle B!  Goals were scored by Arriana Barfield and Jocelin Hunter.   Bridget Massey had 4 saves in goal.  
    10-2 night saw only 2 of the BMS Girls Soccer teams in action.  The White team took on Karns A in a sometimes heated, very physical game.  The Bruins defeated Karns 8-1.  Goals were scored by Hunter J, Chloe C, Abby H, Sara Katherine B (2 goals), and Alayna C with a hat trick!  Goals were assisted by Anna H, Katherine W, and Phoebe S.  Bruins goalkeeper Chelsea R had 4 saves.  Goalkeeper Bridget M recorded 5 saves for the Red team including one penalty kick.  Audrey M and Calie S were chosen as players of the game for the Red team.  
    All three BMS Girls soccer teams played 9/28/17!  Bearden White faced off against Holston in a physical battle, winning 5-0.  Goals were scored by Sydney H, Abby H,  Alayna C, and Sara Katherine B. Goals were assisted by Hunter J and Katherine W.  Chelsea R recorded another shut out.  Bearden Blue played an away game against Midway.  Erin K and Deanna I were selected as players of the match. Virginia D had 5 saves.  Bearden Red went up against Rockwood. In goal, Bridget M had 6 saves.  Audrey M and Calie S were selected as players of the match.  
    All three of Bearden's Girls Soccer Teams saw tough, competitive games on 9/25 night.  Bearden White won against Farragut A with Phoebe S scoring.  Bearden Blue played Concord Christian School and Rachel D scored for the Blue team.  Arianna B scored twice against Norris Middle with an assist by Kate R.  Bridget M recorded 7 saves. Next games are Thursday!  See a soccer player for times and locations.  Go Bruins!
    All three Bearden Girls soccer teams played tough matches against local teams.  Bearden White fell to the top team in their division, West Valley A.  Cheslea R and the defense led by Anna H, Lilly D, Alayna C, and Alison S were able to keep West Valley to 3 goals. Bearden Blue lost to South Doyle B in a last minute free kick. Rachel D put one on the board for Bearden. Mollie H and Virginia D helped keep the score 2-1. Bearden Red came up big against Karns C and won 6-4!  Arianna B led the scoring attack with 4 goals along with goals scored by Jocelin H, and Kate R. Assists were made by Ava C, Jocelin H, and Yian T. Goalkeeper Bridget M recorded 7 saves for the night.  Great job, Bruins!  See a soccer player for details on times and locations for future games!
    The Bearden White soccer team played a tough Sacred Heart team. Goalkeeper Chelsea R recorded 6 saves. The defense led by Alayna C, Alison S, and Lilly D also contributed to the 0-0 tie.  The Bearden Red soccer team defeated Farragut C by a score of 4-1. Arianna B scored a hat trick, assisted by Sydney M and Jocelin H. Sydney M added in the 4th goal with an assist by Ava C.  The defense was led by Caroline S and Bridget M had 8 saves. Great job, players.  Go Bruins!
    Girls soccer Bearden Red tied Halls B, 2-2.  Both goals were scored by Arianna B with an assist by Jocelin H. Goalkeeper Bridget M recorded 8 saves. Bearden White won their game against Karns A, 4-0.  Goals were scored by Abby H, Emory T, and Sydney H with assists by Hunter J, Emory T, and Sarah Katherine B.  Chelsea R kept a clean sheet for the match and recorded 4 saves. Good job, Bruins! 
    BMS Girls Soccer opened their season with the White Team beating cross town rival, Farragut, by a score of 2-1. Goals were scored by Sydney H, assisted by Hunter J and Sara B, and Olivia G assisted by Abby H. Defensive players Lilly D, Alyana C, Katherine W, and Anna H were able to keep Farragut from taking many shots on Goalkeeper Chelsea R who recorded 3 saves.
    Tennis started the season with a win today against the Webb Spartans. Sophie B and Andrew K both played great singles matches earning a total of 9 points. Doubles team: Callie C and Paige N added 7 more points, and doubles team: Beanie M and Joseph M added 8 points, bringing the team total to 24 for a win over Webb 24-19! Way to go Bruin tennis team! 
    Congratulations to BMS students who participated in the 2016-2017 school year Middle School Math Competition at Pellissippi State! 
    We had 6 students place in the top 20.
    6th Grade
    Annie H
    Duncan A
    Emily A
    Harry C
    Hayden B
    Jack B 13th 
    Josiah Y
    Lilly D
    Oliver H 15th 
    Peach T 14th 
    7th Grade
    Abby G
    Abigail R
    Carson P
    Colette I
    Henry D 16th 
    Hunter W
    Ian S
    Josh W
    Max H 3rd 
    Oliver B
    8th Grade
    Baker D
    Drew S
    Eisha S
    Evan K
    Isabella J 13th 
    Reese G
    Sarah Y
    Sydney Z
    William W
    Wyatt Y
    Congratulations to BMS student Matthew R! He was awarded the 2016-2017 school year State Award of Excellence for the PTA Reflections contest in Nashville. The next stop for Matt will be Nationals in Las Vegas, Nevada! 
    Congratulations to the BMS Science Olympiad Team; the 2016-2017 school year Tennessee State Champions!
    This title marks the 25th year BMS Science Olympiad has won the state title and is the only team in the nation to hold this record. The team will represent Tennessee at the National Tournament!
    2016-2017 school year SSEP (Students Spaceflight Experiments Program) at BMS!
    Click here for Shopper News article on SSEP!
    Click here for Knox News Sentinel article on SSEP! 
    Click here for WBIR segment on SSEP!
    Congratulations to the following students who have been recognized for their entries in the 2016-2017 school year PTA Reflections Program!
    Rebecca C
    Mekiah G
    Alexis G
    Mary Kate H 
    Congratulations to our 2016-2017 school  year Geography Bee participants!
    Winner, Sydney Z.
    Runner-up, Will W.
    Alternate, Ella K.
    Click here for the Shopper News article (12/14/16, page A-11) on Coding at Bearden Middle!