Today, 7/29/2014
High: 88 Low: 65
Mostly sunny
6% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 7/30/2014
High: 88 Low: 67
Partly sunny
10% chance of precipitation.

Dear Parents:
We would like to welcome you to our Bantam Family! It is our primary goal at Bates Middle School to offer our students an education in a positive and safe environment that meets both their academic and social needs. We want to provide our students with an education that will enable them to be productive, competent and life-long learners who will be able to compete in a global society.  One of the best ways to foster a relationship with your child’s teacher is to schedule a conference via phone call or in person.  In an effort to improve home and school communication, we are also available through email.  Collaboratively, we can help your child have a successful middle school experience. 

Dr. Ayesha Hunter, Principal, Bates Middle School


Parents Please Read: Community Eligibility Program
Notice to Households Approval.pdf
State/Federal Parental Notification Requirements

State Fed Guidelines.pdf
BMS Football Tryouts 2014-15
Friday, August 1, 2014
BMS Football Practice 2014-2015.jpg
2014-2015 School Supply List
Supply List 14-15.docx
Orientation for Students
Date- August 15, 2014

6th Grade- 8:00am-10:00am
7th Grade- 10:00am-11:00am
8th Grade- 11:00am-12:00pm

First Day of School

August 18, 2014- Full day of School

Are You Ready for 7th Grade?

All students entering, advancing or transferring into 7th grade need proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster immunization (called "Tdap"). 

Pertussis is a very contagious respiratory disease that can be severe and last for months.  The immunity received from either early childhood immunizationn or pertussis disease wears off over time, leaving older students and adults susceptible again to pertussis.  Immunization with Tdap can protect students, schools and communities against pertussis. 

For More Information You Can Visit  or contact your school nurse at 775-0711.

New State Law- Concussion Fact Sheet
NCAA Concussion Fact Sheet (1).pdf

New State Law- Concussion Management Plan

Parents and student/athletes must sign before the student can try out or participate in any school sports in South Carolina.  Forms can be downloaded from this website or picked up in the main office of the school.
Acknowledgement Concussion.doc



Bates Middle School
An International IB World School

Book Policy
Books will not be issued to students who currently owe for lost or damaged books, or any other fee that has been recorded on their Fee Assessment Record. All debt must be cleared prior to issuing books for the school year.

Upcoming Events

Friday, August 1
Football Practice Begins- 8:00am-12:00pm
Thursday, August 7
New Teacher Orientation
Monday, August 11
Inservice (School)
Wednesday, August 13
Ministerial Luncheon- 11:00am-1:00pm
Civic Center
Thursday, August 14
In-service (District)
Friday, August 15
District Back to School Rally for Staff- 1:00pm
Civic Center
Orientation for Students
6th grade-8:00-10:00
7th Grade- 10:00-11:00
8th Grade- 11:00-12:00

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