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

Project Voice at BMS

8 days 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.

Announcement: Remind101
If you would like to receive text messages from BMS alerting you to important school news and information sign up for our BMS Remind101 account. We will send you messages whenever progress reports/report cards go home, Friday news comes out, or games, practices, or other school events take place. To sign up for the account, text @h36bf to 8101.

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

8 days 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.

BMS Leadership Team

about 1 month 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 Beta Club Visits Rust College

8 days ago


  The BMS Beta Club visited Rust College in February.  

Students were given a tour of the campus as well as the opportunity to explore some of the college's science labs.  

     

BMS Awarded "High Progress Reward School"

about 1 month 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


Employment Opportunities

4 days ago





Job Openings for 2017-2018 School Year:
Updated March 24, 2017

Science Teacher

SPED Teacher (Inclusion)

Teacher's Assistant

Bus Drivers



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




BMS Band and Choir Perform at Holiday Concert

8 days ago



On December 13, 2016, the BMS band and Choir performed in the annual holiday concert. Our sixth grade band began the performance . They were followed by the seventh and eighth grade ensemble band.  The choir finished out the show.  The band was directed by our principal, Landon Pollard.  The choir was directed by our choir teacher, Celestene Luckett. Congratulations to all of our students on an outstanding performance.  Thank you to all of the parents and family members who attended.

BMS Robotics Team Travels to Oxford

8 days ago

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

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: 3/27/17
    To twelve decimal places, pi is 3.141 592 653 589 793… What percent of the year has passed on 3/14 at 1:51:29 a.m.? Express your answer to the nearest tenth.
  • Math Challenge of the Week: 1/17/17
    Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. His birthday is celebrated each year as a national holiday on the third Monday of January. What is the earliest date in January the nation can celebrate Martin Luther King’s birthday? What is the latest date in January the nation can celebrate Martin Luther King’s birthday?

    Winner: Ambur Nichols
  • Math Challenge of the Week: 3/20/17
    The digits of a 3-digit integer are reversed to form a new integer of greater value. The product of this new integer and the original integer is 91,567. What is the new integer?

    Winner: Juslyn Chea
  • Math Challenge of the Week: 3/6/17
    Warren is throwing a pie party for his entire school to celebrate the occasion. He figures out that to feed all his guests and have a good variety of pie flavors, he should make 15 pies. The recipe he is using calls for 2¼ cups of flour per pie crust. He only has 1 cup of flour in his kitchen, so he will need to buy more. Flour is sold in 5 pound bags. To figure out how many bags of flour he needs to buy, he weighs the 1 cup of flour he has. The 1 cup weighs 4.8 ounces. To make all 15 pies, how many bags of flour does Warren need to buy?
  • Math Challenge of the Week: 2/27/17
    Valentine’s day was recently and in the U.S. over 110 million roses will be sold and delivered between February 13th and February 15th. Between those dates, the average cost of a dozen florist-arranged, long-stemmed roses is $73, according to the Society of American Florists, compared to $59 average for all other dates during the year. How much more money do florists make selling 110 million roses over these three days than selling the same amount other days of the year? Express your answer to the nearest dollar.
  • Math Challenge of the Week: 2/20/17
    February 2nd is Groundhog Day. Every year, on this day, Punxsutawney Phil comes out to predict either another 6 weeks of winter or an early spring. If he sees his shadow, that is a prediction of more winter. If he doesn’t see his shadow, that is a prediction of an early spring. This past Groundhog Day, Phil came out, he stood up straight and saw a shadow 3 feet 3 inches long. If his handler, who was standing right beside him, had a shadow of 9 feet and is 6 feet tall, how many inches tall is Phil?

    Winners: Carlos Elias and Gary Wilson
  • Math Challenge of the Week: 2/13/17
    There are 17 different species of penguins. The largest penguins belong to the Emperor Penguin species. A female Emperor Penguin, after laying an egg, leaves for two months to hunt. While the female is gone, the male stays behind to protect the egg and keep it warm. During this time, the male penguin eats NOTHING and loses an average of 26 pounds.
    If the average male Emperor Penguin will grow to weigh 88 pounds, what percent of its total body weight is lost over the 2-month period? Express your answer as a decimal to the nearest tenth.

    Winners: Dilara Mian, Caleb Lovett, and Juan Iniguez
  • Math Challenge of the Week: 2/6/17
    The sum of the digits of 2017 is 10. What is the next year in which this will occur?

    Winners :Lindsey Busby, Naisha Anthony, and Rebecca Kimbrough
  • Math Challenge of the Week: 1/30/17
    Jean made a New Year’s resolution to get in shape. She decides to run for 30 minutes on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. If Jean plans to run at an average speed of 6 mi/h, how many miles will she run during the month of February 2017

    Winner: Braden Burrage
  • Math Challenge of the Week: 1/23/17
    Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. His birthday is celebrated each year as a national holiday on the third Monday of January. What is the probability Martin Luther King’s actual birth date falls on the third Monday in January? Express your answer as a common fraction.
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