Bartlett Ninth Grade Academy

BHS 2016 Boys Cross Country

BHS 2016 Color Guard

                                                BHS Freshman Volleyball

Homecoming PepRally 2016 at BHS

Friday Academy Time

BHS Combined Orchestra

Freshman Girls Basketball 2016-2017

BHS 2016 Girls Cross Country

BHS 2016 JV Volleyball

Academy Ninth Grade Band - 2017

Bartlett Academy Choirs 2016

BHS 2016 Girls Cross Country

SuperHeroes B Lunch

First look at 2020...

2016-2017 Honors Academy

SuperHeros C Lunch

College Day

Freshman Football 2017

Panther Spirit Day with the Breakfast Club

Academy Ambassadors


Bartlett Girls Bowlers are District Champions!! 4th year in a row!!

Freshman Cheerleaders...

BHS Wrestling 2016-2017

SuperHeroes A Lunch

BHS 2016 Varsity Girls Soccer

Service Wall #1 - GoJimGo & LeBonheur Childrens Hospital



Homecoming PepRally at BHS 2016

BHS 2016 Trap Team

017 Academy Awards

Friday Academy Time 

BHS Boys and Girls Bowling - Regional Champs

Tacky Tourist Day...with a lot of Spirit

Ribbon Week 2016-2017

Freshman Football....

Bartlett Freshmen defeat Germantown 50-48 

Boys Cross Country - All-Metro Honors

BHS 2016 Girls Soccer

Class of 2020

BHS Cheer 2016

Academy Health Sciences 2017

Academy POM

Welcome to Bartlett Ninth Grade Academy!           First Semester Exams will be given in all classes Monday through Wednesday, December 18-20. Make-ups for any missed exams will be Wednesday, January 3rd, from 8am to 3pm.           Exam grades are 20% of the first semester grade.              Wednesday, December 20th is a half-day for students - Dismissal at 10:30am.        Christmas Break is Thursday, December 21st, through Wednesday, January 3rd.    Q3 begins (and students return) on Thursday, January 4th, and Wellness - Boys in the gym; Girls are in the classroom.        Parents, please check us out on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @jmtheacademy for   information and announcements.  Students, please follow me on Twitter @jmtheacademy so you will know what your parents know about what is going on at school.                                

News & Announcements

Car Rider Drop-Off Suggestions to Avoid Tardies


There have been a number of concerns lately about the length of the Car Rider line. While I can’t tell people when to drop off students in the morning, I can tell you that students can get into the building at 6:05am. The Car Rider line tends to get backed up between 6:30am and 7am. If you want to drop off between 6:05am and 6:30am, you may find that the line is either non-existent or moves more quickly. Students should come directly to the cafeteria where they can work on homework or talk to friends. The breakfast line usually opens about 6:40am. Students are tardy if they arrive to 1st Period after 7am.

First Semester Exam Schedule 2017

All students will take an exam in each of their classes. Exam grades will count for 20% of their first semester grades. Exams will be Monday, December 18th, through Wednesday, December 20th. December 20th is a half day for students; they will dismiss at 10:30am. All make-up exams will be on Wednesday, January 3rd, at 8am, here at the Academy. Any exam not taken or made-up will receive the minimum grade.

Check PowerSchool Attendance Weekly

Parents, please remember to check your child’s attendance on PowerSchool weekly, or after you have sent in a note. We have a very small window of time for making corrections, and we want your child’s attendance record to be 100% accurate. Sometimes notes don’t make it to the Attendance Office for one reason or another.
Emails (to,, or are always a good way to send a note or follow-up on a written note. Weekly checks will hopefully prevent situations at the end of the grading period, the semester, or the year, where we have inaccurate information and lack the ability to make changes.
Students, you can also monitor your attendance on PowerSchool and let us know about errors. This is good practice for second semester when you want to remain eligible for exam exemptions at the end of the year.

Car Rider Drop-off and Pick-up Safety

Parents, during this Holiday Season, things can get pretty hectic at times. It is important to take time to slow down, especially in the traditional Holiday traffic. I always like to take this opportunity to remind people about Car Rider Safety, particularly during drop-off and pick-up. Our students’ safety (and yours) is our foremost concern every day. Lines can get longer and move slower than usual.

I remember when I used to drop off my child at middle school in the mornings, and we would be in line behind another car, slowly moving up to the drop-off point. There didn’t appear to be much conversation going on in the car in front of me…until we got to the drop-off point. Then there would be a conversation for a few minutes before the child got out of the car. I made it a point to use our time in the car rider line to talk about things that were important - lunch money, homework, after-school plans, etc. That way, when we got to the drop-off point, she was ready to go.

As frustrating as a slow line can be, it is important to remember basic safety rules. First, never pass another car (or cars) because they are too slow; you don’t know when a child may suddenly exit the car, not expecting anyone to be coming by. Second, always have students exit the car on the passenger side; chances of encountering traffic are far more likely on the driver side. Third, drop your child off at a designated spot; these spots are likely designated as drop-off spots because they are safe. Finally, alway encourage (and remind) your child to look for and be aware of other vehicles when they exit your car.

Pick-up time tends to be less hectic, but it can be frustrating at times. The same general rules apply. Never pass another car (or cars) because they are too slow; you don’t know when a child may suddenly run out to another car, not expecting anyone to be coming by. Always have students enter the car on the passenger side; chances of encountering traffic are far more likely on the driver side. Pick up your child at the designated spot; these spots are likely designated as pick-up spots because they are safe. Finally, alway encourage (and remind) your child to look for and be aware of other vehicles when they approach your car.

I hope everyone has a happy and safe Holiday Season. We care about you and your child, and want the best for you. Thank you for your attention to safety and for your patience. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 373-2654, or <>

Student Drop-off and Pick-up

Parents and students, all car riders must be picked up and dropped off in the back of the school. The south parking lot near the front of the school by the park is for teacher parking only, not for student drop off and pick-up.

Tutoring Schedule

Tutoring for the 2017-2018 school year is now available. Our outstanding teachers offer before and after school tutoring to assist students.

Academy Choir Concert to Be Rescheduled

Due to extenuating circumstances, the Academy Choir Concert scheduled for tonight, December 7th, at the BHS Auditorium, will be rescheduled for a later date. Thank you.

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Bulletin Board

Bell Schedule for 2017-2018
2017-2018 Mission and Vision Statement
Information About Influenza
New Spirit Wear for Class of 2021
School Calendar for 2017-2018
Grading for Growth...
Academy Links
StudentDress Code - Parent Letter
Suicide/Bullying/Abuse Warning Signs
Letter from Amy Weirich, District Attorney
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Principal's Message

Monday, July 31, 2017
I had the privilege of meeting about 400 of my new students this past Friday at our fourth annual Panther Camp. It was good to have students back in the building after a long quiet summer. A great time was had by all, and we are looking forward to a great year this year with the Class or 2021.
We hope to see all our Freshmen and their parents at the Academy this coming Tuesday for B Ready Day. We will open the doors at 8am and be available until 3:30pm. Come pick up a copy of your child’s schedule, tour the building and walk the schedule, meet teachers, and check out the new 2021 spirit wear.
We are excited to get started and look forward to working with this class to get a good start and and establish a solid foundation as they begin their high school experience. Thank you for sharing them with us. Let us know your concerns and feel free to ask us questions. You are our partners for the coming year. Together we can build for their success the next four years and beyond.
John McDonald, Principal
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Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Holiday
Date: 11/24/2017
Thanksgiving Holiday
Date: 11/23/2017
Thanksgiving Holiday
Date: 11/22/2017
Wellness Switch
Date: 11/15/2017
Location: Bartlett Academy
Interim Grade Reports go home with all students.
Date: 11/14/2017
Veteran's Day Recognition
Date: 11/10/2017
Report Cards
Date: 10/24/2017
Fall Break
Date: 10/13/2017
Fall Break
Date: 10/12/2017
Fall Break
Date: 10/11/2017


Congratulations LIYA!

Liya Tekle was in the top 5 in our region for Transcultural Healthcare, and will advance to the state HOSA competition! Congratulations LIYA!

Academy Teacher of the Year 2017-2018 - Tara Smith

Please join me in congratulating Mrs. Tara Smith, our Bartlett Academy Teacher of the Year for 2017-2018. As the Honors Academy Sponsor and the Honors World History teacher, she has impacted the lives of many of our community’s future leaders. Additionally, she is instrumental in the orientation of rising freshmen into high school by way of organizing and hosting our annual Panther Camp for incoming ninth graders. She has also been a vital member of the Academy’s Leadership Team for the past four years.

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