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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

BMS Spelling Bee Winner

16 days 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

Guidance Counseling "Citizen of the Month" Program

about 1 month 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)

Byhalia Gifted Student’s Artwork chosen in MPB Holiday Card Contest

2 months ago

 Estefany Lopez has been selected as winner for the artwork she entered in Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s (MPB) 2015 holiday card art contest. She was honored in Jackson Saturday, November 12th at the MPB studio.  

     Estefany, 12, received second place in the state.  She was awarded a $100 prize package and her art work in a shadow box frame.  She is the daughter of Salvador and Norma Lopez.

     Children ages 4-12 statewide submitted original artwork throughout September and October for a chance to have their piece displayed on the official holiday greeting card for MPB this holiday season.  All entries will be featured in a photo gallery on www.mpbonline.org later in December.

BMS Leadership Team

6 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

Congratulations Ms. Lonsdale!

29 days ago

Congratulations to Ms. Lonsdale for being recognized as our Teacher of the Term for the 2nd Nine Weeks!   She was selected by her peers for this prestigious award.  She will go into a run off in January with our 1st Nine Weeks Teacher of the Term, Ms. Humble for BMS Teacher of the Year.

         

Employment Opportunities

5 months ago





Job Openings:

Bus Drivers

Contact Information: 662-838-2591




BETA Club Induction Ceremony

3 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"

7 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


15 Great Study Tips for Students..Watch the video!

8 months ago


It's almost time to head back to school. 

Check out this video full of great study tips for students.


Congratulations Ms. Kimmons -National Board Certified Counselor!

about 1 month 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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  • BETA Club Induction

Bluejays Junior Garden Club

4 months ago

Members of The Bluejays Junior Garden Club participated in an anti-litter poster campaign for Byhalia Elementary and Byhalia Middle Schools in September.  Students were asked to draw posters to encourage fellow classmates not to litter and to keep their school and grounds clean.  Members of The Byhalia Garden Club judged the posters.  Winners were as follows:  First Place – Zacaria Smith;  Second Place – Kaliyah Johnson; Third Place – Catherine Cordle; and Honorable Mention – Alexus Pound.  Congratulations to these winners and to all the students who participated!


BMS students visit Humming Bird Festival

5 months ago

The Byhalia Garden Club sponsored the Bluejays Jr. Gardeners to attend the Hummingbird Festival On September 11th.  This event was held at Strawberry Plains in Holly Springs, MS.  The students enjoyed a fun-filled day learning about Hummingbirds, Chimney Swifts, Bats, and animals of the wild.  An educational wagon ride introduced them to different wildflowers and how Strawberry Plains evolved from a cotton plantation to a wildlife reserve and refuge.  All students attend Byhalia Elementary & Middle School.  The school co-sponsor is Mrs. Sharon Cordle.  The Garden Club co-sponsor is Mrs. Jan Sisk.  There are 20 members in the Jr. Gardeners group.  Pictured:  Mrs. Sharon Cordle, Catherine Cordle, Amber Espino, Kaliyah Johnson, Scarlett Newman, Jermesha Mathis, Raven Tunstall, Michelle Trejo, Jennifer Osores, Carolyn Landry, Zacaria Smith, Benjamin Thompson, Laquisha Alexander, Zoey Matthews, Madison Kimbrough, Alexus Pound, Estefany Lopez, Francisco Sanchez, Adalyn Wallis, Zariyah Jeffery.  Not pictured is Anthony Taylor.


Teacher of the Year

8 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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