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SUMMER LEARNING CAMP 2021:
Register online HERE

Dear Parents,

The Tennessee General Assembly passed legislation to address learning loss due to  
the COVID pandemic. As a part of this legislation, our school district has received funds  
to run a four-week Summer Learning Camp for students who are currently in grades  
Kindergarten through 8th grade. This means students who are in grades Kindergarten  
through 7th grade for the 2020-2021 school year can apply for camp.

The camp will run from June 1st-June 25th. Camp will begin at 8:00 and end at

3:00. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided at no cost to families. Students will

be engaged in reading, math, physical education, as well as other activities, each

day. Additionally, transportation will be provided at all normal bus stops.

Since the intention of the camp is to help students recover from any learning loss that  
had occurred during the COVID pandemic, student attendance will be critical. If your  
student is accepted into camp, he/she will be expected to attend each day, unless there  
is an extenuating circumstance. Attendance incentives will be awarded to students who  
exhibit strong attendance during camp.

In order for the district to prepare for camp, we need to have an indication of the number  
of students who will be attending. If you want your child to attend, please go to this link and fill out the form:

 

https://forms.gle/c2P3Jxinm77H6Rnc9

Please register no later than Friday, April 16th.   

For questions, please contact Brenda Hill at the Board of Education by email-
brendahill@bledsoecountvschools.org or call your child's school.

Sincerely,

James Ellis, Director of Schools



Google Classroom/Zoom Sign In

Students are virtually following their normal class schedule this week.
1. Sign in to your Google Classroom.
2. Click on the class you are going to, at the time you would normally being going there when at school. 
3. Click on the classwork tab.  
4. Find and click the ZOOM link in the Virtual Class topic.


Families can email for tech assistance at:
BCStechassistance@bledsoecountyschools.org
or call 423-463-8664

Need a little help using Google Suites? Here's a Google Jr. Training Playlist that will show you everything from signing in to your gmail to Google Docs to Google Classroom and much more





2020-2021 BCMS HANDBOOK
Click here to view.



All students will now need a book bag to bring their materials daily.
Students will not be assigned a locker or be allowed to share supplies this year
due to Covid 19 precautions. 




Anyone needing to enroll or withdraw a student from Bledsoe County
Middle school please contact the following people for assistance.


Kristie Merriman: merrimank@bledsoecountyschools.org

Brian Turner: brianturner@bledsoecountyschools.org

Becky Nale
pesnale@bledsoecountyschools.org

You can also call the school between the hours of 8:00am and 3:00pm each day for assistance with the process.  Phone (423) 447-3212



 

BCMS names Matt Ridley P.E. Teacher and Head Boys Basketball Coach


Matt Ridley has been selected as the Physical Education Teacher and Head Boys Basketball Coach at Bledsoe County Middle School. Matt brings with him 7 years of teaching experience and 4 years of coaching experience within the Knox and Cumberland County School Systems. He has also been a TSSAA Basketball and Volleyball Official for 3 seasons. 


Ridley graduated from Bledsoe County High School in 2009 where he played point guard and wide-receiver for the Warriors. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education from East Tennessee State University in 2013 and was awarded Student Teacher of the Year. Ridley went on to earn a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Carson-Newman University in 2017. 


Ridley stated, “I grew up on a basketball court and am proud to be given the opportunity to become a third generation coach and teacher in the Bledsoe County School District. I am also thankful for all the educators and coaches that encouraged and inspired me to enter the field of education. My roots run deep in Bledsoe County; I am excited to give back to the community that I call home.”  Matt is highly recommended by his fellow educators and willing to volunteer his time to make BCMS a premier school. If you have any questions about Boys Basketball or Boys/Girls Cross Country for the 2020-2021 school year, please send an email to Mr. Ridley at amattridley@bledsoecountyschools.org 

 Matt is married to Kalynn Ridley, who is a Physical Therapist at Omni Rehab, in Pikeville, TN.


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BCMS Welcomes New Math Teacher Amy Owens


Amy Owens recently graduated from Tennessee Technological University.She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Middle School Math and is looking forward to working with all the students at Bledsoe County Middle School this year. Bledsoe County is her hometown and she wanted to return to the school system that allowed her to thrive and grow.


Mrs. Owens is excited about building relationships with her students and working with them as they progress in their education. She decided to become a teacher because she wanted to make a difference in the lives of young adults, like her teachers did for her.  Bledsoe County schools have helped her reach her goals and now she wants to help others in reaching theirs.  She loves  math because it is used throughout every aspect of life and she can’t want to show this to her students.  Amy is here to serve her both her students and community and comes highly recommended by her mentoring teachers.  If you are interested in participating in an honors math class please contact Mrs. Owens at amyowens@bledsoecountyschools.org