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
BMS Honor Roll
Important Announcements:
RETURNING STUDENTS:

The first day of school for students is Monday, August 7th, 2017. If you have not yet registered your student, please contact the school counselor. Proof of address is required for all returning students.

INCOMING 7th GRADERS:

All students entering 7th grade in August are required by law to have proof of a whooping cough booster (Tdap) shot in order to attend classes. Your child will be excluded from attendance if you do not meet this requirement.


Please schedule an appointment with your child's regular doctor immediately to receive the vaccine before registering for the 2017-2018 school year.

Remind101: Sign up to have text message alerts about important school news sent straight to your phone by texting @h36bf to 81010.

Thank you, St. Paul's!

1 day ago

We want to extend a big THANK YOU to the congregation of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church for their generous donation of school supplies to BMS teachers this year.  Thanks for all you do in supporting our students' education!

Receive Bus Announcements on your Phone

7 days ago

To receive announcements regarding your student's individual bus, sign up for their routes Remind101 account.   You will receive alerts whenever your child's bus is either early or late.


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Project Voice at BMS

3 months ago


Project Voice poets Franny Choi and Elizabeth Acevedo performed at Byhalia Middle School for the entire 6th grade on Thursday, March 9th, 2017.  Additionally, they conducted two poetry workshops with groups of 25 students in the afternoon.  Project Voice uses spoken wordy poetry to entertain, educate, and inspire, and is dedicated to promoting empowerment, improving literacy, and encouraging empathy and creative collaboration in classrooms and communities around the world.  Ms. Hayley Hill, 6th grade ELA teacher at BMS, was awarded a scholarship by Project Voice, which allowed Franny and Elizabeth to travel and perform at BMS at no cost to the school.

Students in a Classroom

BMS Leadership Team

3 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 PollardPrincipal
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
                                                                            
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
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
Tina Kimmons
Counselor

BMS Robotics Team Travels to Oxford

9 days ago

robotics team member

On January 28, the Byhalia Middle School robotics teams traveled to Oxford to compete in a tournament.

robotics team member working on a robot

The team was able to write their own code which they used to direct and propel their robot to complete a challenge.


Math Challenge of the Week
Each week, BMS offers its students a Math Challenge of the week. The problems are designed to bolster critical thinking and encourage exploration of mathematics. Check this page weekly for problems as well as the names of our challenge winners!

BMS Awarded "High Progress Reward School"

3 months 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.  


Staff holding an award

      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


Employment Opportunities

7 days ago





Job Openings for 2017-2018 School Year:
Updated June 16, 2017



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




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Ms. Lonsdale Named BMS and Marshall County Teacher of the Year 

3 months ago



Congratulations to Megan Lonsdale for being named as the Byhalia Middle School and Marshall County School District Teacher of the Year!  Ms. Lonsdale, an alumni of Teach for America, is currently in her 4th year at BMS where she teaches 7th grade Math.  In addition to her outstanding results with her 7th grade Math students, Ms. Lonsdale also sponsors the school's Robotics Club.

Megan Lonsdale
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