Today, 3/31/2015
High: 74 Low: 52
Mostly sunny
6% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/1/2015
High: 74 Low: 52
Mostly sunny
11% 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


Bates Middle School recently held a Popcorn fundraiser.  The following students were the top sellers and the winners of prizes listed.
1st Place- Tony Wilson ($100.00 gift card)
2nd Place- Sarah Coker ($50.00 gift card)
3rd Place- Kamiya McFadden ($25.00 gift card)
4th Place- Jaida Washington ($10.00 gift card)

Thanks to all that participated and to those that placed orders.

Course Catalog for High School

Parents of Current 8th Grade Students

You are invited to attend an informational meeting on the various programs and courses available at Sumter High School on Tuesday, February 24th at 6:00 PM in the Sumter High School Auditorium.

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


Come out and support our students!

14-15 Basketball Schedule.xlsx

Register for Parent Portal

Bates Middle School invites parents or a legal guardian to utilize PowerSchool Parent Portal to access grade and attendance information of their children through this secure Internet connection.



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.

BMS School Day: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
(Tardy Bell Rings at 8:00a.m.)

Elementary - 7:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Middle - 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
High  -  8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Bus Routes

Bus Route 2014-2015.docx

Teacher of the Year

Keasha Grant

K Grant TOY.docx

Concussion Facts

NCAA Concussion Fact Sheet (1).pdf

Concussion Management Plan

A new law for South Carolina requires parents and student athletes to sign before the student can try out or participate in any school sports in our state. Forms may be downloaded from this website or picked up from the school's main office. 

Concussion Form.doc

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

School Supply List 2014-15
Supply List 14-15.docx

Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 25
Solo and Ensemble Festival
Location- Florence
Thursday, May 7
Operation Get Smart Program
Thursday, May 21
Band Concert and Awards Ceremony- 6:00pm
Friday, May 22
Carowinds Band Festival

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