Parent & Student Informational Tools

Whether you have been part of our family or are new to BMS, below are lists of resources for both students and parents to utilize. If you cannot find what you need, use the Search box at the bottom of any page or in our school website menu at the top, or contact us for assistance.

Registration Information

8th Grade Registration Information for 2020 – 2021

7th Grade Registration Information for 2020 – 2021

6th Grade Registration Information for 2020 – 2021

Parent Resources

  • Gifted Education: Brentwood Middle School offers gifted education services to our intellectually gifted students. This service enables these students to meet their fullest potential. Our gifted consultant works with the general education teachers by helping to create more challenging lessons for the intellectually gifted students in their classes. The gifted consultant also provides other activities for students who are intellectually gifted.
  • Speech and Language Therapy: When needed, Brentwood Middle provides speech and language pathologists for students who demonstrate difficulties with speech and language.  The range of services varies according to the students needs.
  • Occupational and Physical Therapy: Occupational and physical therapists are also available when needed at Brentwood Middle School. This service aids students who demonstrate difficulties assessing or participating in learning opportunities within the educational environment.
  • English as a Second Language: The mission for the English As a Second Language Program at Brentwood Middle is to bridge the educational gap from the student’s first language to English language proficiency. In addition to teaching, we strive to teach our American culture without ignoring or being disrespectful to the student’s own culture.
  • Clinic: Brentwood Middle has a clinic that is staffed full time with a nurse. The clinic is available to distribute medicine, attend to medical emergencies, or students sickness.  For more information about the clinic, contact Kristin Whittemore.
  • Star:  This is a universal screen test that is given to students in the areas of math and reading. The purpose of universal screening is to provide a data snapshot of a student’s current performance at three points during the school year and, in some cases, progress throughout the school year, in a variety of academic areas.  Parents can request the information from this test as needed.  Results are not used for grades.
  • Kuder:  Kuder is a career assessment that is given to students to assess their interests, skills and values.
  • Benchmark:  These formative assessments are used throughout the year to measure each student’s progress towards mastery of curricular goals. Benchmark data can be used to plan any needed instructional adjustments prior to end-of-year summative assessments. Benchmark results are not typically distributed outside the school due to their formative nature, but parents can request the information from the school as needed. The use of scores for grades is a building-level decision.
  • TNReady:  TNReady is the state assessment in the areas of English/Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies.
In order for WCS to maintain a safe learning environment that minimizes distractions, the minimum standards for acceptable clothing during the school day are as follows:

  1. Tops of shoulders must have a minimum of a1-inch strap unless otherwise covered by an opaque top garment;
  2. Skin and undergarments must be covered with opaque clothing from the underarm to mid-thigh. Mid-thigh is defined as the mid-point between the waist and mid-knee;
  3. All pants, trousers, shorts and skirts must be held at the waist;
  4. Leggings and other compression-style garments may be worn so long as an opaque top garment covers the private body parts;
  5. Hats may be worn in buildings with the permission of building administration;
  6. Appropriate shoes are required;
  7. Any type of clothing, apparel or accessory, including that which denotes such students’ membership in or affiliation with any gang associated with criminal activities is not permitted (TCA 49-6-4215).
  • Any apparel or dress that advertises or promotes products or activity prohibited by law or by the Board of Education is prohibited (e.g., profanity, illustrations, or suggestive language, etc).
  • Student uniforms related to student extra-curricular activities (band, cheerleading, dance, sports team, etc.) must be in compliance with this policy during the academic day.
  • Any apparel or dress that is potentially disruptive to the learning environment or educational process is not permitted. Any apparel or dress that is dangerous to the health or safety of students or the lawful, peaceful operation of the school is not permitted.
  • Administrators and teachers shall enforce the dress code policy. The principal or his/her designee shall be the final judge as to compliance with the dress code.

Dress code will be checked daily. Teachers will refer students who are in question of violating the dress code to the main office and administrators or designee will enforce the dress code policy. Students that are deemed to wear inappropriate clothing will be given a demerit and asked to call home for a change of clothes to be brought to school. If a change of clothes cannot be brought to school, the student will be provided clothes to wear that are within dress code.

We will honor student birthdays without the focus on food. Teachers should request that only non-food items be permitted to be brought in for any child’s birthday celebration or celebrate in other ways to promote a healthy lifestyle and maximize learning, such as:

  • Send in a non-edible treat for everyone in the classroom such as pencils, bookmarks, etc.
  • Donate a book in your child’s name to our school library.
  • Donate an educational game or book to your child’s classroom teacher in their honor.
  • Have a family member come and read to the class.

All foods brought to school for scheduled school-wide celebrations must be pre-packaged with product ingredients listed. Food made at home may not be distributed during the school day or brought into the classroom.

Parents/guardians will not be allowed to bring outside restaurant food into the school cafeteria. Where space is available, schools may designate an area outside the cafeteria for parents/guardians to bring lunch for their student.

Support Brentwood Middle School by visiting our online school management system to make an investment. Simply complete the donation form for your school and leave a description for your choice of investment to Brentwood Middle such as Academics, Arts, Athletics, Technology, or General. Your investment is a tax deductible, charitable gift. Thank you for supporting BMS!

THRIVE is a 40 minute class period designed to empower students to take ownership of their learning.  Each week academic teams review student performance data to create THRIVE sessions to support students at all levels.  THRIVE sessions are designed to:

  • Provide enrichment and extension activities
  • Target homework help and extra practice
  • Reteach important concepts/essential learning
  • Provide quiz and test preparation
  • Other sessions include Chromebook labs, missing work sessions, silent work sessions, and silent reading sessions