Today, 8/27/2014
High: 90 Low: 66
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/28/2014
High: 94 Low: 68
Mostly sunny
7% 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


2014 Football Schedule
BATES 2014 Football Schedule(6).docx

No student information has been updated by the district in eChalk yet. What you see in student accounts and schedules is from last year. If you wish to talk to me about eChalk, please feel free to call Ms. Vaughn at the school @775-0711. We are working to get our webpage functional just as soon as possible. You're going to like all the new options available to you, so just be patient with us and have a wonderful year!

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

State Fed Guidelines.pdf
Bates Middle School Teacher of the Year
K Grant TOY.docx
School Day: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

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

Bates Middle School Bus Routes
Bus Route 2014-2015.docx
Bates Middle School is a participant in Box Tops for Education.  We would like for everyone to participate this year.  Students should turn in the box tops to their homeroom teachers. Our school goal for this year is $1000

School Supply List 2014-15
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.
Concussion Form.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

Fri, Aug 22 - Fri, Aug 29
MAP Testing
Saturday, August 30
Scrimmage @ Hillcrest
Monday, September 1
Labor Day Holiday
No School
Wednesday, September 3
Middle School Conference Jamboree @ Hillcrest
Thursday, September 4
Instrument Rental Drop-In -3:00pm-6:00pm
Band Room
Tuesday, September 16
BMS vs. Hillcrest(Away) @ 5:00p.m.
Tuesday, September 23
Band Fundraiser Kick-off
Mayewood vs BMS(Home)

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