Lost and Found Items

    Students should check Lost and Found if they have lost an item. Lost and Found items are located outside the Student Office, and they will be removed from the school on Monday, April 19th.


    Lip Sync... Information from PTA

    Tickets: Lip Sync tickets will be sold Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (April 13, 14, 15) during lunch!  $10 each. There is only one show @ 8:00 so don’t miss out!  

    General Information:

    BMS Lip Sync 2021 is Friday April 16th!  This year's event will be held outside on the soccer field and shown on a giant inflatable screen provided by FunFlicks. Lip Sync on the lawn is happening!  Come enjoy the show under the stars and see which group will win this year!  
    Food Trucks will be there to curb your hunger starting at 6:00 - End Zone BBQ, Oishii Knox Healthy Japanese, Sizzle and Sweet burgers fries and sweets, LB&S sno-balls and cajun food, and Knox Dough edible cookie dough!  
    Gates open about 7:00pm.  You must present a pre-purchased ticket for entry.  Please bring your own blankets and lawn chairs for seating!  Remember to spread out and social distance.  There is plenty of room!  
    The show will begin after dark about 8:25pm.  

    Questions?: Contact Mandy Brabham or Lori Gray, Lip Sync 2021 Chairs, bmslipsync@gmail.com.


    State Testing 

    Please click here for a printer friendly version of the State Testing Schedule for Bearden Middle School, Spring 2021 


    Bearden Middle School Testing Schedule Spring 2021


    Wednesday, April 21

    Tuesday, April 27

    Wednesday, April 28

    Thursday, April 29

    Tuesday, May 4

    Wednesday, May 5









    ELA Pt 1

    ELA Pt 2 & Part 3

    ELA Pt 4 & Math Pt 1

    Math Pt 2 & Pt 3

    SS Pt 1 & Pt 2



    ELA Pt 1

    ELA Pt 2 & Math Pt 1

    Math Pt 2 & Pt 3

    ELA Pt 3 & ELA Pt 4

    SS Pt 1 & Pt 2



    ELA Pt 1

    ELA Pt 2 & Part 3

    SS Pt 1 & Pt 2

    ELA Pt 4 & Math Pt 1

    Math Pt 2 & Pt 3


    Virtual Families: Please have your student to the school between 8:00 and 8:25am each testing morning.
    Virtual students will be available for pick up on the Middlebrook side of the building beginning at 10:30 on April 21 and May 5.

    All other days, virtual students will be available for pick up at 11:00am on the Middlebrook side of the building.

    *All students and staff will continue safety measures that are in place at this time.
    1. All temperatures are checked upon entering the building.
    2. All students must wear masks (due to the size of our student population, social distancing is not possible and mask wearing is the best thing we can do to mitigate the spread of COVID 19).
    3. Classrooms are regularly sanitized.
    4. Students are encouraged to use hand sanitizer as the enter and exit classrooms.

    *We will have greeters for our virtual students who have never been in the building that will escort students to their first period teacher. Most virtual students will report to their 1st period virtual teacher for testing. Exceptions to this will include but are not limited to:

    1. 1st period asynchronous classes or Related Arts.
    2. 1st period classes that are too large to be accommodated in their teacher’s classroom.

    *Students who will test in a different location will be notified by their first period teacher or counselor.

    AFTER Students are done testing each day: Virtual students dismissed and are to follow the schedule below once they are home. In-person students will follow the schedule immediately after testing is complete. (More detailed info with times to come)

    April 21 Blue: Students will stay in/report to 1st period followed by 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th throughout the rest of the day.

    April 27 Red: Students will report to 3rd period followed by 4th, 1st, and 2nd...

    April 28 Blue: Students will report to 3rd period followed by 4th, 5th, and 6th...

    April 29 Red: Students will report to 3rd period followed by 4th, 1st, and 2nd...

    May 4 Blue: Students will report to 3rd period followed by 4th, 5th, and 6th...

    May 5 Red: Students will report to 5th period followed by 3rd, 4th, 1st, and 2nd...



    The 2021-22 Academic Release Form and Information can be found on our School Counseling webpage. 




    Dogwood Art's Chalk

    Bearden Middle School will be participating in Dogwood Art’s Chalk Walk again this year. Due to the pandemic, it will be very different. It is all virtual, and BMS will be able to submit one piece representing our school. To be considered for this, email Mr. Weininger mike.weininger@knoxschools.org or Ms. Bishop kimberly.bishop@knoxschools.org pictures of your final chalk artwork as well as multiple ones documenting the process. You can send the pictures anytime from now until April 9th. If we choose your piece, your team will receive a free box of pastels and if your piece places in the event, your team will receive all prizes directly. For more information about the chalk walk, ideas, or resources, please go to the following website: https://www.dogwoodarts.com/chalkyourwalk 


    7th Grade Math presents a Scale Model Show!

    Starting April 2nd at noon through the end of April.

    View the informational flyer for location and more details.

    Email Ms. Kenny, at sarah.kenny@knoxschools.org, with questions.


    Cheerleading Tryouts

    April 26th and 27th from 4:00pm-6:00pm. April 28th from 4:00pm-7:00Ppm.

    Click here for important information.


    Dance Team

    Interested in trying out for the BMS Dance Team? Tryouts are in early May. Get your KCS physical forms taken care of. Click the Dance Team webpage for details and to complete the interest form.

    Questions? Contact, Jennifer Baker Pace at jennifer.pace@knoxschools.org or Jackie Denneny at jackie.denneny@knoxschools.org


    Tech Team Genius Hour Project Night!

    Parents of Tech Team students:
    The first annual Tech Team Genius Hour Project Night will be Thursday, April 29 from 5-6:30 in the BMS Library.  Tech Team students will be showing off their Genius Hour Projects in a Round Table setting.  They will have a product to share and a tri-fold board with information to display.  Guests will be able to mingle through the tables and speak with individual students about their yearlong projects.  Light refreshments will be served.  Masks must be worn when entering the building and social distance when possible. Contact Ms. Pace with questions at jennifer.pace@knoxschools.org



    Volleyball Tryouts

    May 5th and 6th

    BMS Gym from 4:00-6:00

    Tryout paperwork is available in the Main Office or from Coach Lambing.

    Clinic for rising 6th graders will be on May 4th, 4:00-6:00, BMS gym, for a cost of $5.00.

    Questions?: Please email Coach Lambing at mary.lambing@knoxschools.org with questions.



    The Bearden Middle School Foundation presents Family Movie Night!

    Friday, May 7th at 7:30pm Bearden Middle School (parking lot off Middlebrook Pike)

    Click here for informational flyer.

    Email Ms. Kenny, at sarah.kenny@knoxschools.org, with questions.



    Bruinaroo is the last Friday of School, May 21, 2021!

    Student Requirements in order to participate: No zeros in any classes from the week of April 12th until the day of Bruinaroo. No discipline resulting in OSS or more than 1 assignment to the Restorative Learning Center. More information to come.


    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.


    Chromebook Chargers may be purchased online through School Cash Online here for $16.50 plus a $0.50 online fee. You may purchase the charger online and pick it up in the Main Office. You may also purchase a charger in the Main Office for $16.50.    


    No 8th Grade Dance: As you may know, there will be no 8th Grade Dance this year. This decision was made with the District and the Knox County Association of Middle School Administrators. The letter from the Association can be found here 8th dance letter (1).pdf. We are working on different ways of celebrating our students with the PTA including Socially Distanced: Bruinaroo, Awards Day, the Foundation’s Drive-In Movie Night and LipSync.


    School Tours

    Click here for information.


    Yearbook Information  

    Yearbook Sales: The pre-order deadline to order yearbooks was 3/5/21. If extra books are available for purchase then an announcement will be made at distribution time, and they will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.



    Current 8th Graders.... Information for Rising High School Students

    Magnet Overview:
    Austin-East Magnet High School: 
    Career Magnet Academy:
    Fulcom at Fulton:




    Informational Flyer



    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



    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.



    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!




    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 for 2021-2022


    General Information for 2020-2021

    School Supply Lists for 2020-2021
    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.