Bates students were excited to receive a shout-out by author and artist Dallas Clayton. After studying several artists including Dallas Clayton , an American author and illustrator best known for his children’s works in the Awesome Book series, Jessica Millwood's students at Bates Middle School created work in the artist's style on the sidewalks of Bates. Pictures were placed on social media via the student ran Bantam Buzzfeed along with hashtags. Much to the surprise of the students Dallas Clayton himself gave the Bates students a "shout out" on his Instagram page.
8th grade will be exploring the guiding question: "Can Separate be Equal?" This question deals with the Civil Rights movements [...]
7th grade will be exploring the guiding question: "How can we be prepared for the unexpected? “ This question deals with the [...]
6th grade will be exploring the guiding question: "Are animals placed in captivity at an advantage or disadvantage than those[...]
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.
Dr. Frank Baker, Superintendent, participates with BMS students in the Human Knot Experience as part of the Building [...]
On Friday, Feb.3rd, BMS held a basketball tournament to raise funds for Relay for Life. 6th, 7th, and 8th grade teams competed [...]
BMS students are engaged in bimonthly Club Days. Clubs include the Drone Pilots, Double Dutch, Chess Masters, GoogleCS First [...]
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Building Bridges is a social vehicle that offers younger and older generations the opportunity to interact and become engaged in [...]
Lady Bantam volleyball and basketball take a road trip to visit the Lady Gamecocks at USC on December 18th.
The BMS student body is proud to have provided continued support to the S.P.C.A. by donating 365 empty medicine bottles[...]
BMS Student Government Association has collected 800 can goods and non-perishable items for the Emanuel Soup kitchen [...]
Bates Middle School Band Directors Sean Hackett and Alex Beaton will represent Sumter School District and the state of [...]
TransformSC has accepted Bates Middle School to its statewide network of innovative schools [...]
Duke Energy visited Bates Middle School on October 14th to give a live, in-school performance to enrich Bates' STEAM [...]
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating [...]
Balloon Rocket Races become an engaging STEAM lesson on Forces and Motion in Mrs. Angel Daniels' Science classes [...]
The Gene Machine Mobile Science Laboratory visited Bates Middle School on September 21st [...]
Parents and students participated in Open House on the evening of September 20th [...]
Bates Men of Purpose participated in the 2016 Fatherhood & Male Achievement Conference on Sept. 10, 2016. [...]
6th grade Science classes experimented with Gummy bears, finding out how the bears reacted to exposure to different solutions [...]
Mrs. Woodward’s students explored creating a rainbow as they mixed an assortment of colored solutions in different ratios [...]
Mrs. Green’s class was tasked to solve the problem of elevating a soda can with only plastic straws and tape.[...]
Dr. Jill Madsen and Jermaine White attended the VEX Robotics Professional Development workshop at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College.
BMS teachers participate in professional development of STEAM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) and Project Based Learning
MUSC traveled to BMS and provided students with the opportunity to conduct heart ultrasound imaging .
Meets monthly to bring together students and community members of different generations to share their knowledge.
Students had an up close look at Modern-Day sites of WW II; Middle Ages and Renaissance Architecture; or an Ocean Safari.
The mural was created by students in Ms. Jessica Millwood's classes and made possible by a grant from Donor's Choose.
Story Corps recorded an interview between Mr. Booker and Jenna Power to be aired on National Public Radio.
Based on the artwork of Keith Haring, students created stencils with social awareness sayings to paint on t-shirts.