Today, 4/24/2014
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Tomorrow, 4/25/2014
High: 83 Low: 59
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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


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.

Safety Drills
Safety Drills 2013.docx

2013-2014 School Supply List
Supply List 13-14.doc
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

Mon, Apr 21 - Fri, Apr 25
Spring Break
Saturday, April 26
Solo Ensemble Festival
Monday, May 5
Interims Issued
Tuesday, May 13
Uprising 9th Grade Pictures
Monday, May 26
Memorial Day Holiday
Tue, May 27 - Fri, May 30
Diabetes Awareness Week
Friday, May 30
Diabetes Awareness Fair


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