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Principal's Message
Welcome to Byhalia Middle School's Website! At BMS, our motto is, "Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow." We work with each student to instill the knowledge and skills necessary for the student to be a productive citizen as he or she enters adulthood. We have a great community of caring parents, a supportive faculty, and determined students. We all work together to ensure that each child experiences success. We are proud to celebrate our school's success from last year, and we are confident that we will continue to improve this year too. I look forward to working together with all of our team in continuing to ensure Byhalia Middle School remains a wonderful school.

Sincerely,
Landon Pollard
Principal
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Employment Opportunities

2 months ago





Job Openings for 2016-2017 School Year:
Updated July 18, 2016

SPED Inclusion Teacher

Social Studies Teacher 

Bus Drivers

Custodian

Contact Information: 662-838-2591 or lpollard@mcschools.us




BMS wins grant to start Robotics Team

about 1 month ago

Byhalia Middle School received a grant from FIRST® Tech Challenge Team to start a Robotics Team for the 2016-2017 school year.  The team will be coached by our 7th grade math teacher, Ms. Lonsdale.  We are excited to be able to offer this opportunity to our students!

Math Challenge of the Week
Ms. Green has 3 sticks. One stick measures 6 mm. One stick measures 9 mm. One stick measure 11 mm. She needs to measure the length of a 4th stick so that it is exactly 14 mm. How can she arrange her existing sticks to measure exactly 14 mm?

Division I Football Players Visit BMS

4 months ago


                                                                                                                                      

Former Byhalia students,Cordareous Dean, Jamal Danley, Curtis Akins, and Chris Rayford visited BMS to talk to students about what it takes to become successful, college athletes.  Dean, who played for Arkansas State University, Danley, who plays for the University of Oklahoma, Akins, who plays for the University of Memphis, and Rayford, who plays for Mississippi State Univeristy, all highlighted the importance of focusing on academics, maintaining a positive attitude, and working hard.


 

BMS Leadership Team

2 months ago


Hello! My name is Landon Pollard and I am honored to be serving in my 7th year as principal of Byhalia Middle School.  I've worked in several districts across our state before coming to Marshall County, including Jackson Public Schools, Clinton, and Canton school districts.  
   I am a three time graduate of the University of Mississippi, earning my Bachelor's in English, Master's in Curriculum and Instruction, and Specialist's in Educational Leadership. Go Rebs!
   I currently live in Memphis with my wife, who is a fellow educator, and our young daughter.
    I'm extremely excited about the progress our school and students have made at BMS in the past several years, and I look forward to working with our new students, parents, and teachers to continue that growth.
    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about your child's education.




Landon Pollard
Principal 


Hello! My name is John Danley and I am honored to be serving in my 2nd year as assistant principal of Byhalia Middle School. I've worked in several districts across our state before coming to Marshall County, including Greenville Public Schools and Desoto County School districts.

I am a graduate of Prairie View A & M University, earning my Bachelor's Degree in Health & Human Performance and my Master's in Educational Leadership from Grand Canyon University.

I currently live in Olive Branch with my wife, three daughters and son who is currently studying at the University of Oklahoma. I look forward to working with our new students, parents, and teachers to make this a great year.
                                                                            
John Danley
                                                            
Assistant Principal 


Hello! My name is Elizabeth Towle, and I am excited to be serving in my first year as assistant principal of Byhalia Middle School.  Although it is my first year in administration, it is not my first year with BMS.  Previously, I taught 8th grade English for four years before serving as the school's instructional facilitator for a semester.

I attended college at Harvard University, receiving a B.A. from the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies.  Additionally, I earned a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction and a Specialist in Educational Leadership from the University of Mississippi.

I look forward to another great year at Byhalia Middle School.  I always enjoy working with our wonderful students, parents, and teachers. 


Elizabeth Towle
Assistant Principal 

   Greetings!  My name is Ms. Tina Kimmons.  I’ve been working as a Professional School Counselor for almost 10 years.  I’ve received my undergraduate degree in Social Work.  But, after working with children for 3 years as a Mental Health Therapist, I decided to pursue my Master’s in Counseling in Educational Setting.

    I love working with children and believe that every child can succeed regardless of  his/her background!

    I have a precious little son name Caiden Noel Kimmons.  He keeps me busy!

    I am here at BMS to serve the children, parents, and our wonderful staff.  Please feel free to contact me via telephone (662)838-2591 or email: tkimmons@mcschools.us should you need assistance.   Go Indians!

Tina Kimmons
Counselor

BMS Alumni Earn Prestigious Scholarships

5 months ago


Deldrick Adams and Gregory Thompson, two alumni of Byhalia Middle School, both earned prestigious scholarships to Tennessee colleges recently.  Both students will graduate this May from the Mississippi School of Math and Science.  Deldrick, the Senior Class president and recipient of the "Spirit of MSMS Award," is the recipient of the Provost Scholarship at the University of Memphis.  Gregory, a National Merit Finalist and inductee into the MSMS Hall of Fame, is the recipient of a full scholarship through QuestBridge to Vanderbilt University.  Both students are MSMS emissaries and have been invited back as guest speakers at Byhalia Middle School Awards Day in recent years.

BMS Teacher Receives National Recognition

5 months ago


 

Regina Humble, a local teacher from Byhalia Middle School, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of twenty-two NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops.  The National Endowment for the Humanities is a federal agency that each year supports summer study opportunities so that teachers can work with experts in humanities disciplines.

 

Ms. Humble will participate in a workshop entitled “From Immigrants to Citizens: Asian Pacific Americans in the Northwest.” The one-week program will be held twice this summer in Seattle at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience and will be taught by national and local faculty including Dorothy Fujita-Rony (University of California, Irvine), Madeline Hsu (University of Texas at Austin), Shirley Hune (University of Washington), Moon-Ho Jung (University of Washington), Erika Lee (University of Minnesota), Gary Y. Okihiro (Columbia University),and Gail M. Nomura (University of Washington). The seminar will offer lectures as well as field trips in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District,  and to other  regional sites of historic and cultural significance, such as Port Townsend, Eagledale Ferry Dock - Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, and the Khalsa Gurmat Center (Sikh education site) in Renton, WA.

 

The 72 teachers selected to participate in the program each receive a $1,200 stipend to help cover their travel, study, and living expenses. The approximately 1,584 teachers who participate in these programs will teach more than 198,000 American students the following year.

 

To learn about this and other NEH Landmarks Workshops being offered this summer, visit http://www.neh.gov/divisions/education/summer-programs.

BMS Awarded "High Progress Reward School"

about 1 year ago

"On March 25, 2015, Byhalia Middle School was recognized for two awards at the MS Department of Education's "Champions of Change" Conference.  First, we were recognized as one of 33 schools state wide to receive the status of "High Progress School."  This is awarded "to schools across the state for demonstrating the greatest gains in closing achievement gaps among students.  


      This award status goes to schools that represent the highest 10% of schools that have improved in overall performance over the past two years and all within the top quartiles of schools in performance gains of the lowest 25% subgroup.

     "Additionally, Byhalia Middle School was recognized as one of 20 schools state wide to receive the status of "Title I Distinguished School."  This is "awarded to the top 20 Title I schools who have effectively closed the achievement gap between the black and white student subgroups in Reading/Language Arts and Mathematics for two or more consecutive years "As an added surprise bonus, each of the Title I Distinguished Schools received a check for an additional $23,750.05 in Title I funds to be spent at our discretion.  Picture above is myself and Mr. Moore receiving the awards and check from State Superintendent Dr. Wright and Director of Federal Programs Marcus Cheeks.

    Needless to say, this is a HUGE accomplishment for everyone associated with BMS - the students, the teachers, the faculty and staff, and the parents.  THANK YOU to everyone who has dedicated countless hours and hard work to giving our students a fantastic education.I was and am extremely proud to say we have such a phenomenal team.L. Pollard, Principal"

Pictured above is Landon Pollard, Principal of BMS, Jerry Moore, Superintendent of Marshall County Schools and Carey M. Wright, Ed. D.,  State Superintendent of Education


Teacher of the Year

4 months ago

Ms. Regina Humble


Ms. Humble was voted the 2015-2016 BMS Teacher of the Year by her peers.  She serves as our 6th grade fiction teacher, grade level chair, and Tier III ELA interventionist.  Additionally, Ms. Humble is working to complete her National Board certification.  We thank her for her hard work and dedication.


Congratulations Ms. Kimmons -National Board Certified Counselor!

9 months ago

Tina Kimmons, NCC, NCSC

I’m a National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC)! I became certified in the 2014-2015 school year and it by far was one of the most rewarding accomplishments of my career. I am honored to share my experiences and hopefully help out those who are undergoing the NBCC process. 

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