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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
BMS Honor Roll List

Employment Opportunities

about 1 month ago





Job Openings:

English Teacher 

Bus Drivers

Contact Information: 662-838-2591




  • Homecoming 2015!
  • Homecoming 2015
  • Homecoming 2015!
  • Homecoming 2015
  • Homecoming 2015
  • Fall Festival 2015
  • Fall Festival 2015
  • Walk for the Cure 2015
  • Think Pink!
  • Red Ribbon Week 2015
  • Theatre Club's Halloween Party!
  • Theatre Club's Halloween Party
  • Red Ribbon Week 2015
  • Red Ribbon Week 2015
  • Red Ribbon Week 2015
  • Red Ribbon Week 2015
  • Red Ribbon Week 2015
  • Red Ribbon Week 2015
  • Red Ribbon Week 2015
  • BETA Club Induction

BMS Leadership Team

9 months ago


Hello! My name is Landon Pollard and I am honored to be serving in my 6th 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.  
   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.
    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 1st 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 


   Hi! My name is Milony Jenkins, and I'm very excited to be serving in my third year as Instructional Facilitator at Byhalia Middle. Before joining the BMS Team, I taught at Byhalia High School for 11 years as an English and Theatre Arts Teacher. 

    I received my BA Degree in English Education from Rust College, a MaEd. Degree from Union University and currently I’m seeking a Specialist in Educational Leadership from the University of Mississippi. 

    I currently reside in Memphis, TN with my husband and two dogs. I look forward to another great year of endless possibilities and successes involving our students, parents, teachers and the Byhalia community!

Milony Jenkins
Instructional Facilitator 

   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 Teacher Receives National Recognition

13 days 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 Beta Club Travels to Biloxi

about 1 month ago



Byhalia Middle School's Beta Club traveled to Biloxi, MS to attend The Beta Club Mississippi State Convention. The club competed in the following academic categories: Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Math, Spelling, Speech, and Quiz Bowl.  Additionally, they participated in Group Songfest, Arts and Crafts, and Group Talent.  The Beta Club is sponsored by Ms. Kimberly Jackson.

Pictured from left to right: Ms. Kimberly Jackson, Beta Club members, and Mrs. Bobbie Nunnally

Congratulations Ms. McCaleb!

about 1 month ago

Congratulations to Ms. McCaleb for being recognized as our Teacher of the Term for the 3rd Nine Weeks!   She was selected by her peers for this prestigious award.  

    
BMS Student Takes 2nd Place in Poetry Slam
Congratulations to 6th grader Hannah Burks for winning 2nd place in the Marshall County Poetry Slam competition on March 23rd at H.W. Byers School!

BMS Competes in Math Tournament

2 months ago


BMS sent two seventh graders and two eighth graders to Northwest Community College on February 29, 2016 to compete in the MCTM Junior High Mathematics Tournament.  BMS was represented by  Josè Aguirre (8th), Santayzia Anthony (8th), Nairombi Marshall (7th), and Shuntrell Jones (7th). 


BMS Celebrates Kindness/No Name Calling Week

2 months ago

.Photo 1:  Pictured are Landon Pollard (Principal), Megan Cabelus (NED Show Rep), William Tadlock (6th grade student).


In an effort to eliminate bullying in school, Byhalia Middle School celebrated Kindness/ No Name-Calling Week with a visit from The NED Show.  The character education program helps promote positive behavior and academic achievement.  Ms.Tina Kimmons (coordinator/school counselor) said, "The  presentation was great!  The speaker was energetic and passionate about her program and she held the students attention for the entire hour and that was a plus."  

BMS Spelling Bee Winner

3 months ago

Congratulations to 7th grader Jordan Dew for winning the BMS schoolwide Spelling Bee!  Jordan will go on to compete in the statewide bee and will receive a $50 Starbucks gift certificate as her prize!   


Congratulations to all of our classwide winners who competed in the schoolwide Spelling Bee on January 26th.  Pictured are the following contestants:

      America Ruiz,  Shatavia Davis, Alexis Sugg, Allison Hollan, Alexis Manriquez, Alyssa Tunstall, Javarious Anthony, Jackie Vences,  Kyle Edwards, Avery Jones, Makenzie McClellon, Griffin Briley, Makayla Parker, Andrea Nunez, Natyia Pounders, Jordan Dew, Emily Cruz, Jemarco Hubbard,  Jasmine Malone

PARCC Score Reports

Guidance Counseling "Citizen of the Month" Program

4 months ago




Pictured above are students that have been chosen by teachers and staff members as "Citizen of the Month" for the 1st semester.  These students were chosen because they exhibited behavior in the classroom ranging from positive attitude in carrying out his/her student responsibilities to demonstrating knowledge of an understanding of the importance of being a good citizen at school.  Ms. Kimmons (school counselor) presented nominated students with a certificate and gift basket. Pictured:  (Front row): Estefan Lopez, Zipporah Jeffery, Jeffrey Foster; (Back row): Ms. Tina Kimmons (Counselor), Dilara Mian, Izaiah Mathis, Olivia Farmer, Kyle Edwards (Not shown)

BETA Club Induction Ceremony

6 months ago

Byhalia Middle School held its National Junior Beta Club Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 5:00pm. Nineteen Seventh and Eighth Graders were inducted in the ceremony. Beta Club is a student centered organization, whose mission includes continual development and nurturing of individuals by providing opportunities and experiences that enable them to demonstrate the ideals of character, achievement, service, and leadership in a global community.

Students pledged to be honest and truthful at all times, maintain a creditable scholastic record, be a service to their teachers and fellow man, and conduct themselves in a moral and ethical manner. It is an honor to announce that the following students were inducted to the National Junior Beta Club at Byhalia Middle School: 

Drake Berry, Jessica Brown, Joshua Carter, LaKendra Duncan, Kyle Edwards, Kyla Elliott, Nytavia Gary, Braxton Grisham, Araiyen Hodges, Martavious Hullett, Balies Jones, Jacob Malone, Nairombi Marshall, Jesus Pina, Jamal Pye, America Ruiz, Deshawn Sharp, Jaylnn Stewart, Shalyn Walker, Kimberly Jackson, Beta Sponsor.





BMS Awarded "High Progress Reward School"

9 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.  


      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


Congratulations Ms. Kimmons -National Board Certified Counselor!

4 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. 

Teacher of the Year

10 months ago

Ms. Kimberly Jackson

Ms. Kimberly Jackson was voted as the 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year by her peers. Ms. Jackson serves as our 7th grade Science teacher, Grade Level Chair, Beta Club Sponsor, Cheerleading and Pom Pon Sponsor, and Tier III Interventionist. Congratulations to Ms. Jackson for all her hard work!

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