Hurricane Harvey Relief

The Bantam Community Service Club teamed up with members of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association [...]

Shout-out By Dallas Clayton

Bates students were excited to receive a shout-out by author and artist Dallas Clayton. After studying several artists [...]

8th grade PBL Kickoff Spring 2017

8th grade will be exploring the guiding question: "Can Separate be Equal?" This question deals with the Civil Rights movements [...]

7th Grade PBL Kickoff Spring 2017

7th grade will be exploring the guiding question: "How can we be prepared for the unexpected? “ This question deals with the [...]

BMS Science Olympiads Compete

The Bates Middle School Science Olympians Club traveled to Newberry College on Saturday, February 18th in order to compete in the South Carolina Science Olympiad. [...]


6th grader , Jordyn Mihlbauer , won 1st Place in the Middle School Painting Catergory of the SCPTA District 13 Reflections Program. Jordan’s painting has been sent for State competition.

Human Knot Experiment

Dr. Frank Baker, Superintendent, participates with BMS students in the Human Knot Experience as part of the Building [...]

BMS Club Days

BMS students are engaged in bimonthly Club Days. Clubs include the Drone Pilots, Double Dutch, Chess Masters, GoogleCS First [...]

Bantam Buzzfeed

Want to know what we are up to? The Bantam Buzzfeed Club promotes BMS on social media. Check us out here [....]

S.P.C.A. Donation

The BMS student body is proud to have provided continued support to the S.P.C.A. by donating 365 empty medicine bottles[...]

Can Food Drive

BMS Student Government Association has collected 800 can goods and non-perishable items for the Emanuel Soup kitchen [...]

Bates Band Directors Perform

Bates Middle School Band Directors Sean Hackett and Alex Beaton will represent Sumter School District and the state of [...]

Duke Energy : Energy Agents

Duke Energy visited Bates Middle School on October 14th to give a live, in-school performance to enrich Bates' STEAM [...]

BMS Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating [...]

STEAM Balloon Rocket Races

Balloon Rocket Races become an engaging STEAM lesson on Forces and Motion in Mrs. Angel Daniels' Science classes [...]

BMS Open House

Parents and students participated in Open House on the evening of September 20th [...]

VEX Robotics Workshop

Dr. Jill Madsen and Jermaine White attended the VEX Robotics Professional Development workshop at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College.

STEAM/PBL Professional Development

BMS teachers participate in professional development of STEAM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) and Project Based Learning