• Newsletter Announcements and Events

  • Stay up to date with the amazing activities of our BMS students and get the latest events and news about Brentwood Middle. If you would like to receive the complete newsletter through email, please contact Jacque Layfield

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  • Parent University

    We look forward to launching our first, Parent University Nights. We will have one night, Monday, September 25th, dedicated to 7th and 8th grade families and one night, Wednesday, September 27, for 6th grade families. Both nights will begin at 6:00 PM in the cafeteria. This event has grown out of a dialogue from our PTO to inform and equip our BMS parents on a couple of big topics.

    First, we will be sharing information on our education technology tools, such as Schoology, the new math textbook, ALEKS, and Skyward. The goal will be to help you learn what these resources are and how your students use them. Many parents expressed how they would like to learn more about these resources so that they can better support their children with their homework or are studying for tests. The second topic will include a session led by school counselors about Building a Culture of Safety and Support at BMS. In this session, we will discuss "Connections;" Move2Stand, a new anti-bullying program; Thrive; and specific support for students that our school counselors provide in their programming.

    We look forward to having you join us on these nights!

  • Video Production Students Work with Brentwood High Channel 9

    On Thursday, September 14th, students from the eighth grade Advanced Video class filmed the BMS/Page football game for broadcast.  This production is available for purchase in SchoolCashOnline.

  • BMS Yearbook Information

    How to Purchase a Yearbook

    We are excited to share information with you about how to purchase a yearbook.. To buy your student a book, go to this site (school code is 442 if needed). Prices are at the lowest cost right now and will be going up at the end of this month!

    How to Purchase Ad Space for 8th Grade

    For parents of 8th graders, ad space in the 2024 yearbook is available now. Last year, 32% of our 8th graders had an ad purchased for them in the yearbook. Time is limited to guarantee a space to recognize your child with a personalized message. Every year we have parents that wait too late and are unable to secure ad space. The best ad pricing of the year is available now on a first come, first served basis. Be sure to celebrate your student(s) and their hard work by purchasing an advertisement using this site.

    How to Upload Your Pictures

    For all parents and guardians - If you have pictures of your students from team sports or other school activities, please upload them here as soon as you can. The code is bmsvikings. When uploading photos, please list the names of students in the photo if possible.

    For questions, please contact Ms. Ryan or Ms. Jeris.

    Let us Know Preferred Names

    If your student goes by a name other than what is listed on Skyward and you would like their preferred name to appear in the yearbook this year, please complete this form BEFORE DECEMBER 1. Please double check all spelling prior to submitting the form. Any requests after the December 1 deadline will not be accepted. For questions, please contact Ms. Ryan or Ms. Jeris.  

  • Student Breakfast and Lunch Accounts

    Please note that students can only charge up to two lunches if they have run out of money in their account. That is the equivalent of $10.

    If your child needs funds in their account, parents can go to MySchoolBucks  to create an account and/or to securely add money to the child’s account. Parents can follow the instructions and pick what they want to do:

    • Add money.
    • Add notes to accounts.
    • Set up automatic deposits.
    • Low balance alerts
    • See what is being purchased.
    • Apply for free/reduced meals.

    If you have any questions or concerns about the lunch accounts, you can contact our cafeteria manager Penny Buttrey. 

  • $100 School Fee for All Grade Levels

    We have made buying school supplies easy! Go to School Cash Online and pay today. Your $100 school fee will be used to purchase a vast majority of your student’s school classroom supplies. Items covered by the School Fee include: student agenda, language arts novels, academic workbooks, binders, notebooks, composition notebooks, folders, rulers, pencil pouches, color pencils, highlighters, erasers, index cards, tab dividers, science consumables, and additional classroom supplies per teacher request.


    Start this school year off by signing up to volunteer at BMS. Please visit BMS PTO and learn about all the ways parents can get involved! No time to volunteer? Sign up to the BMS PTO and connect with other BMS Parents to car pool, go to games together and connect students.

    • Always FREE to join!
    • Need to update yearly for every student!
  • WCS No Outside Food or Drink Policy

    Taking into consideration that many of our students have severe allergies, we would like to remind all parents that WCS does not allow outside food or drink to be brought in for lunch or birthday celebrations. Our goal is for all students to be in an environment with no surprise food allergens.

  • Brentwood Middle Communication Plan

    • The BMS Newsletter will be emailed every week and contains everything you need to know to stay connected and help your child get involved at BMS.
    • If you do not receive the newsletter, please check your Spam Folder and follow the whitelisted instructions on the document at the end of this newsletter.
    • If you are not receiving the weekly newsletter, please contact Kathy Anderson or Jacque Layfield at 615-472-4250.
    • Stay tuned for teacher emails each week that will share what is happening in your student’s classes.
    • Dr. Harlin sends callouts each month to announce important events.
    • Sign up for WCS InFocus and the WCS APP to stay up to date on all the news, activities, and events from around the district. 
    • Follow us on Twitter 

    BMS Principal, Dr. Harlin Twitter Account: @wcsBMSbh

    BMS Twitter Account: @wcsBMS

    BMS Theater Twitter Account: @wcsBMStheater

2021-2022 Reward School Recognition for Outstanding Student Success in Achievement & Growth TN Department of Education.

Building Updates

  • Rendering of new BMS

    Are you curious about what BMS will look like in the future?  Updates on the construction at Brentwood Middle can be seen on the district site.  

Featured in InFocus

  • What's Happening at BMS 

    • Monday, September 25 - 7th and 8th Grade Parents University at 6:00 PM
    • Wednesday, September 27 - 6th Grade Parent University at 6:00 PM
    • Friday, October 6 - 1 Qtr. PBIS Reward Party
    • Monday, October 9 to Friday, October 13 - Fall Break/No School
    • Tuesday, October 17 - 8th Grade PSAT Testing Day
    • Wednesday, October 18 - BMS BASH
  • Focusing on a Culture of Kindness

    • We continue to focus on the BE NICE state of mind and encourage people to treat others as they would want to be treated.
    • For the benefit of your child, please continue to develop close relationships with teachers and school staff. We know it takes a village and we are better together!
    • Feedback is important and helps us grow—be sure to share any thoughts with those who work in your schools.
  • Visitors are Welcome!

    • We protect instructional time during the school day and want to ensure teaching occurs without distraction.
    • If you have a specific need on campus, please be sure to schedule time with building personnel ahead of time rather than pop in visits.
    • Volunteer in all the ways possible—we love you on our campuses! Communication will consistently come from the school level regarding opportunities!
  • Parent Communication Is Integral To Student Success

    • Follow the communication chain of command. If a parent or family member has questions regarding their child, the first point of contact is the child's teacher. They know their students best and may be able to offer guidance. However, if a parent needs information the teacher cannot provide, reaching out to the school's principal or assistant principal is the next step. The executive director of middle schools is the next level of contact, followed by the appropriate assistant superintendent and then the WCS superintendent. The final point of contact is the family’s School Board representative.
    • In order to be consistent with our communication across all buildings, school-based personnel are expected to return parent/guardian communication in all forms within 48 hours during the school week when school is in session.
    • Remember to communicate important details with your child’s teacher that may impact them on a day-to-day basis in the classroom. This will allow the teacher to be best prepared to support your child daily. When your child had a sleepless night, received bad news, or something that is causing them stress or concern, sharing this with your child’s teacher allows them to provide supports to help them through the school day. This two-way communication is so important for your child’s success.