• Bearden cross country laps Leisure Island

    Bearden’s cross country runners traveled to Leisure Island – Forks of the River for their 5th and final regular season race on 9/24 evening.  The course, the longest of the season, required a lap around the island followed by a shorter lap around a pond to the finish.  Bearden’s runners were not out for a leisurely stroll – they blitzed the course with more than 75% of the team setting personal records or season’s bests.

    Emory T. and Olivia G. led the way for the girls finishing 8th and 10th respectively.  Lindsey W., Maggie D., and Audrey Z. claimed ribbons at 18th, 24th, and 33rd out of 279 runners.  Mazie M. and Olivia Katherine K. closed out the top 7, followed in by a Bearden pack consisting of Anna Corinne W., Huitzy S., Jadyn N., Marguerite M., Millie L., Isabel H., Riley H., Hattie G., and Lisa F.  The girls finished a convincing 2nd out of 21 full teams.

    The boys were so pumped to race they almost false-started.  Cade C. cruised to victory with the only real question being whether he could catch the “man-on-the-bike”.  Nicholas B. and Jackson L. earned ribbons at 15th and 39th out of 341 runners. Sabry H., Charlie G., Cade A., and Isaac H. accounted for the rest of the top 7.  Zipping around the pond behind them were Carter Z., Oliver S., Ned S., Will H., Ren F., Nyle F., and Edwin F.  Multiple PRs carried the boys to their best placing of the year, 4th out of 26 full teams.

    Excellent outing for our runners!  Next up is the Regional Championship meet on Saturday October 5that Victor Ashe Park.  


    Bearden runners battle beast at Melton Hill

    The cross country course at Melton Hill Park is known for having a beast of a hill and may be the most challenging course we run all season.  Bearden runners battled the Beast on Tuesday ((9/17) evening and very nearly had the top finisher in both the boys’ and girls’ races.

    Kate R. was near the front from start to finish and missed 1st place by just two tenths of a second.  Olivia G. kicked into the top 10, Maggie D. and Lindsey W. were in the ribbons, and Audrey Z., Marguerite M., and Mazie M. rounded out Bearden’s top seven.  Marguerite moved up big time from last race.  Racing in behind her to chants of “Not today!” were Lisa F., Hattie G., Riley H., Olivia Katherine K., Millie L., Jadyn N., Huitzy S., and Anna Corinne W.  The girls’ team finished 3rd out of 22 full teams, four points out of 2nd.

    Because this was a tough course, the coaches did not expect to see many personal bests, but four of the top five Bearden boys and seven overall had their best races.  It’s rare that you see a top runner drop more than a couple of seconds per mile, but Cade C. went more than 10 seconds per mile faster on this course and out-dueled his nemesis to claim victory.  Nicholas B. dashed to 13th place with Sabry H., Jackson L., Charlie G., Isaac H., and Oliver S. on his heels.  Putting in some gritty performances behind them were  Mahdi A., Henry C., Edwin F., Nyle F., Ren F., Will H., Ned S., and Carter Z.  As a team the boys moved up to 5th out of 25 full teams.

    Great job team!  Keep up the good work!


    Bearden Girls Handle Heat Delay Handily

    It was hot at the Sevierville Baptist cross country course on Tuesday (9/10/19) night.  So hot that the girls’ race was delayed 30 minutes in hopes that it would cool off a bit.  When the race finally took off, the Bearden girls turned the heat up on the competition.

    Kate R. powered through the second half of the course and was a close second to the race winner.  Emory T., Maggie D., and Lindsey W. also finished in the ribbons with Audrey Z., Mazie M., and Olivia Katherine K. wrapping up the team scoring.  Anna Corinne W., Huitzy S., Jadyn N., Marguerite M., Isabel H., Riley H., Hattie G., and Lisa F. cruised in behind them.  The girls collectively set 10 season’s or personal bests and were 3rd out of 20 complete teams.

    The Bearden boys were primed for an outstanding race, but thunder and lightning moved in, causing the boys’ race to be cancelled. The boys' and girls’ teams will both be back in action at Melton Hill Park next Tuesday.


    Bearden Cross Country Races ‘round the Lake

    The Bearden cross country team ran their second meet of the season at Cove Lake State Park on Thursday (9/5/19) evening.  It was a beautiful evening for a run on a nice course along the lake with a tunnel, and our runners looked good out there.

    The girls, in spite of missing two of their top runners, showed once again that they will be a top team this season.  Fourteen of 16 girls were in the top half of the race, and five were “in the ribbons”.  Kate R. led the team, finishing 4th out of 268 runners.  Maggie D. and Millie C. were top 20, Lindsey W. 25th, and Mazie M. 33rd.  Audrey Z. and Olivia Katherine K. rounded out the top seven with Lisa F., Hattie G., Riley H., Ella H., Isabel H., Millie L., Marguerite M., Jadyn N., and Anna Corinne W. following them to the line.  The girls were 3rd out of 21 complete teams.

    Overall the boys ran well but collected fewer ribbons than the girls.  Cade C. was in a battle at the front and finished 2nd out of 336 runners.  Nicholas B. erased last week’s finish with a strong 15th place showing.  Topping off the front seven were Sabry H., Carter Z., Cade A. Charlie G., and Isaac H.  Not far behind them were Mahdi A., Henry C., Edwin F., Nyle F., Ren F., Will H., Ned S., and Oliver S.  The boys held onto 7th as a team out of 25 full teams.

    Congratulate our runners for a job well done! Next meet is Tuesday September 10th at First Baptist Church in Sevierville.


    It is CROSS COUNTRY time in Tennessee!

    Based on Saturday’s (8-31-19) results at Neyland Stadium, it may not be football time in Tennessee yet.  But based on Saturday’s (8-31-19) results at the Victor Ashe Park Fall Classic cross country meet, it sure is cross country time!  Our Bearden runners got their first taste of competition against nearly 600 runners from other teams, and they rose to the occasion.

    The Bearden girls performed about as expected.  That is to say – they were good!!  Kate R. ran a terrific race, near the front all the way and racing down the homestretch to capture a trophy at 2nd place overall.  Olivia G. and Emory T. claimed two more trophies at 9th and 10th.  Maggie D., Millie C., Lindsey W., and Audrey Z. topped off the top seven for the team.  Following close behind were Riley H., Marguerite M., Lisa F., Olivia Katherine K., Anna Corinne W., Isabel H., Hattie G., Millie L., Jadyn N., and Ella H.  The girls were strong enough to finish 2nd out of 20 full teams.

    Cade C. led the boys, and not just the Bearden boys.  Cade led the entire field and won the race outright with the fastest ever time for a Bearden boy on the Victor Ashe course, 11:53 for 2.1 miles.  Do the math – that is fast!  Nicholas B., Jackson L., Sabry H., Charlie G., Carter Z., and Henry C. completed the team scoring for Bearden with Cade A. Nyle F., Ren F., Oliver S., Edwin F., and Will H. chasing them in.  The boys placed 7thout of 24 full teams.  

    Congratulations to our runners for a great effort!

    Full results can be found at:


    Congratulations to the following BMS artists for having their art accepted to the Tennessee Valley Fair Student Art Exhibition on September 6-15, 2019!
    Jaida P, Abbigail R, Emily F, Whitney B (1st place winner for 8th grade), Lulu S (1st place winner for 6th grade) and Sydney L (3rd place winner for 6th grade).
    There will be an awards reception at 6 p.m. and presentation 6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 9th.
    Please contact Mr. Weininger with questions at mike.weininger@knoxschools.org
    KCS Art Calendar Features BMS Student's Art Work!
    Congratulations to Ariyana B., 8th Grade, for having two pieces of her art featured in the KCS Art Calendar! Click here for more information. 
    TSA Group at Nationals 2018-2019
    Congratulations to TSA for their wonderful perfmance at the National TSA Conference, Summer 2019!  We are extremely proud of all of our members!
    The chapter members earned two national trophies during the awards ceremony!
    The top results for our chapter are:  
    • Huitzy, Abigail, and Kai earned 1st place in Leadership Stratagies.  
    • Ayaz, Alden, Duncan, Drew, Jackson, and Sam earned 3rd place in Chapter Team.
    • Huitzy earned 4th place in Prepared Speech.  
    • Drew and Jackson N. earned 4th place in Problem Solving.
    • Ayaz and Alden earned 6th place in Challenging Technology Issues.
    • Reece and Cooper advanced to the semifinals of Structural Engineering.
    • Logan and Abigail advanced to the semifinals of Video Game Design.
    Congratulations Science Olympiad During 2018-2019 School Year!
    S.O. crushed it at their Regional Championships taking both 1st and 2nd place along with 15 gold and 13 silver medals.

    Bearden Runners Earn All-State Honors During 2018-2019 School Year!

    It has been a remarkable season for the Bearden cross country team, and our runners put the icing on the cake at the final meet, the State Championship meet held on Saturday at Victor Ashe Park.  The soggy slippery wet course was not suitable for PR’s, but Cade C., Will H., and Will U. all PR’d anyway.
    Since at least 2008 Bearden has only had one boy finish in the top 20 at the State meet and thus earn All-state honors.  In the boys’ varsity race on Saturday two Bearden runners managed top 20.  And not just top 20.  Zac I. was in the lead pack the whole race and took 4th while Cade C. raced to 7th overall.  Two in the top 10!  Amazing!  The boys claimed 12th out of 30 full teams in the varsity competition with solid efforts by Hayden C., Tate C., Oliver H., Duncan A., and Sean K.
    Kate R., Maggie D., and Lindsey W. all ran close to their best times of the season in the girls’ varsity race, gaining valuable experience for next year when the Bearden girls will be a real force.
    In the junior varsity race Bearden’s boys finished 11th behind nice runs from Jack B., Jackson L., Isaac H., Will U., and Will H.
    Congratulations to our two All-state runners and the rest of the team for a great season!