Today, 9/19/2014
High: 82 Low: 64
Slight chance thunderstorms
39% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 9/20/2014
High: 81 Low: 64
Mostly cloudy
17% chance of precipitation.

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
BMS FOOTBALL
BATES 2014 Football Schedule(6).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

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
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! 

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

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Open House

Come visit our school to see what is going on! Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 6 to 8 pm.


PTSA Membership Dance

An in-school dance will be held on Friday, September 19th. Cost for the dance is a $5.50 (membership payment)at the door OR a current PTSA membership card.

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The PTSA Membership Dance will be held on Friday, September 19th. The cost is $5.50 at the door or a current PTSA membership card.  We will run a modified PM Assembly schedule.  The sixth grade will report to the gym at approx. 12:45 pm ( there will be an announcement).They will return to class at approx. 1:45.pm.  During this time, 7th and 8th grade students will have sixth period instructional time. At approx. 1:50 pm,  7th and 8th grade students will be called to the gym for the dance. It will end at approx. 2:50 pm, at which time they will return to their sixth period class for dismissal. During this time frame (1:50-2:50) , sixth grade students will receive their sixth period instructional time.

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.

How to register? Visit the BMS Guidance Department with valid picture ID from 7:30am to 3:30pm on school days and during Open House to obtain your child's access code.  Then go to the Parent Portal link under Parent Corner on the BMS home page to set up your account. 

Registered Last Year?  If you have a username and password from last year, you can still use that login. If you have trouble, please call 775-0711.  Ask for Beverly Sowell, Erica Lyles or Marcenia McDuffie for assistance.

Have more than one child in the district?  You can use a single login, but you will need a separate access code for each child.


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, September 19
PTSA IN-SCHOOL DANCE

Tuesday, September 23
Band Fundraiser Kick-off
Football
Mayewood vs BMS(Home)
Tuesday, September 30
Football
BMS vs Furman(Away) @ 5:00
Tuesday, October 7
Football
Chestnut Oaks vs BMS(Home) @ 5:00
Tuesday, October 14
Football
Ebenezer vs BMS(Home) @ 5:00
HOMECOMING
Tuesday, October 21
Football
BMS vs Alice Drive(Away) at 5:00

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