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Upcoming Events:10/10-14/22 - Fall Break - No School and No Sunday Communication from From Mr. Toth on 10/8.10/18: Parent Teacher Conferences 5pm - 7pm Gym and Commons10/20: Fall Orchestra Concert - 6pm Auditorium Narrated by Mr. Jones!10/28: Fall Picture Retake Day



VEX Robotics is full and not taking any more students, I encourage your child(ren) to get involved. Those interested in Science and Technology should check out our Science Olympiad. Information can be found here:

The Bearden Middle Co-Ed Swim Team has started practices but we are still accepting athletes!We practice weekly in the evenings at the UT Student Athletic Center on the UT campus and we have five regular season swim meets scheduled on Sunday afternoons October through January.  
The season culminates in the city wide championship meet January 27, 2023!    
Come be part of a fun team!  More information and registration available online at:  



Annual PTA Clothing Drive

Donate Gently Used and New Clothing

October 24 - 28

Students may bring bags of clothes into their Homeroom. Student Council Members will collect bags each morning. The Homeroom that donates the most bags wins a special treat. Clothing will be donated to the Knox County Schools PTA Clothing Center, which has been serving children for over 70 years!

Questions, contact PTA Reagan Womack at or PTA Karen Karnes at




These pictures will go in the Yearbook.

Fall Re-Takes: 10/28/22
Sports Pictures (basketball, cheer, dance, volleyball): after school 10/24/22
If you have any questions, please contact



Yearbooks are on sale now through Jostens. There is a QR code on the BMS homepage that will link you directly to the order form or you can visit  If you have any questions, please contact



Emergency Clothing Closet:Hello Parents and Guardians, My name is Brooke Donohoe and I serve as the Bearden Middle School Social Worker. The Student Support Team here at BMS - School Counselors, School Nurse, and Social Worker - are partnering with the PTA to help support a noticed need in our school. There is no pressure to participate, but any donations of any amount are much appreciated. Over the years, our Team has noticed that when a student has an unexpected accident or emergency situation, we are not prepared to meet the need of simple clothing items like underwear, socks, pants, etc. because these items are not typically on-hand. As we try to reach parents, students are left sitting and waiting until a loved one can come to school with the clothes or other items needed. As a result of this need, the PTA and our Student Support Team are creating an emergency clothing closet. By shopping on the Amazon Wish List link below, you can actively help our staff support student needs. By shopping this wish list, items are sent directly to the school for ease of collection. Please use the school address: Bearden Middle School Attn: School Support Team 1000 Francis Road Knoxville, TN 37909 This closet will not necessarily be used for deliberate dress code issues or for clothes for daily use; we have other resources within the community that can be used to meet these needs. The closet will contain items such as leggings, sweats, socks, undergarments, feminine hygiene items, etc. Having these items on hand can help us shorten the amount of times students are out of class. Hopefully, by working together, we can help lessen the embarrassment, hardship, and stress that comes with having accidents at school. Thank you for your time and help to support this need at BMS. For questions, please contact PTA Parent Representative Reagan Womack or Amazon Wish list link: Thank you for your support, Brooke Donohoe, MSW School Social Worker



The Bearden High School Baseball program is pleased to announce a camp opportunity this fall for 4th-8th graders.

Camp Flyer



Morning Drop-Off: Busses and car riders will drop-off at the Middlebrook Pike entrance. Special Education Busses and Special Education Shuttles will continue to drop-off on the Francis Rd. side of the building and enter with staff through locked entrances. If you choose to drop your child off from a parking space at the Middlebrook Pike parking lot instead of using the drop-off line, then please tell your child to use the cross walk when walking to the building.


Mornings at BMS: Students can enter the building beginning at 7:15am from the Middlebrook side. Please do not drop students off at the Francis Rd entrance. The doors will be locked.7:15-7:30am - Students sit in the cafeteria7:30-8:25am - Cafeteria open for breakfast - Students wanting breakfast must get it as soon as they enter the building.7:30-8:00am - 6th Grade Reports to the Auditorium                       7th and 8th Grade Report to the Gym8:00am - Students dismissed to 1st period8:25am - Any student arriving after 8:25 must be accompanied by a parent into the main office (at the Francis Rd side of the building) to be signed in.


Afternoon Pick-Up: Remains the same as last school year. Busses will pick up on the Francis Rd. side of the building. Bus Riders and Walkers will be released at 3:25pm. Car Riders will be released at 3:30. Students can be picked up in the Middlebrook Parking Lot or alongside the building. I've attached a link to the traffic flow pattern here.*Please note: Turning left onto Middlebrook from the parking lot is not allowed. If you want to turn left onto Middlebrook, exit to Francis Rd and turn left at the Francis Rd, Middlebrook Pike intersection.


If you need assistance:8th Grade; Principal -, 8th Grade; Counselor - marianne.lesler@knoxschools.org7th Grade; Principal -,7th Grade; Counselor - ruth.neubertdyer@knoxschools.org6th Grade; Principal -,6th Grade; Counselor -


2022-2023 Frequently Used Links

(Enrollment paperwork must be received in-person. Parents/Legal Guardians must come to BMS if they are enrolling their child. Click the above 'Enrollment Information' link for additional important information.)