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A Message From The Principal

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.   Read more...

Guidance Corner

Course Catalog for High School

Register for Parent Portal
Parents or a legal guardian are invited to use our PowerSchool Parent Portal to access grade and attendance information of their children.


Community Eligibility Program

Notice to Households Approval.pdf
Access eChalk classes on the go with your iPhone, Android, and/or iPad devices! To find out how you can download the mobile application, just click right here!

Parental Notification Requirements (State & Federal)

State Fed Guidelines.pdf

Bantam News

Orientation 2015-2016
Orientation 15-16.docx
Supply List 2015-2016
Supply List 15-16.docx

Vaccination Information

South Carolina law requires that all students entering seventh grade receive one (1) dose of Tdap vaccine. The Tdap vaccine protects children from three serious diseases:  tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (often called whooping cough). 


Football Practice & Tryouts
Football practice and tryouts will begin Friday, July 31st through Friday, August 7th (8:00am-10:00am daily).

Bi-Lo Card
You can help support BMS, simply by using your BI-LO card when you shop.  Follow the link below to register your card. On the right side of the screen you will see the option to sign up now.  The code for Bates Middle school is 54735. 
Bi-Lo Rewards

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.

Bus Routes

Bus Route 2014-2015.docx
Box Tops
Save your Box Tops for Education. Students should turn in box tops to their homeroom teachers. Our school goal for this year is $1000.

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Calendar of Events for Bantams

In the Spotlight

Teacher of the Year

Keasha Grant

K Grant TOY.docx


Today, 7/5/2015
High: 92 Low: 71
Thunderstorms likely
62% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 7/6/2015
High: 89 Low: 71
Chance thunderstorms
54% chance of precipitation.

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