Bartlett Ninth Grade Academy

BHS 2016 Girls Soccer

Panther Spirit Day with the Breakfast Club

BHS Boys and Girls Bowling - Regional Champs

Service Wall #1 - GoJimGo & LeBonheur Childrens Hospital


Academy POM

BHS 2016 Varsity Girls Soccer

Academy Ninth Grade Band - 2017

2016-2017 Honors Academy

BHS 2016 Girls Cross Country

Bartlett Freshmen defeat Germantown 50-48 

SuperHeroes A Lunch

BHS 2016 Boys Cross Country

Sixties Day

Friday Academy Time

BHS 2016 JV Volleyball

College Day

Freshman Cheerleaders...

BHS Cheer 2016

017 Academy Awards

Friday Academy Time 

Homecoming PepRally at BHS 2016

Tacky Tourist Day...with a lot of Spirit

Bartlett Academy Choirs 2016

First look at 2020...

BHS 2016 Girls Cross Country


Freshman Girls Basketball 2016-2017

BHS Combined Orchestra

BHS Wrestling 2016-2017

Ribbon Week 2016-2017

2017-2018 BHS Cheerleaders

$15 at the Academy - Available at Freshman Panther Camp (July 29th) and on B Ready Day (Aug. 2nd).

Class of 2020

Boys Cross Country - All-Metro Honors

SuperHeros C Lunch

                                                BHS Freshman Volleyball

BHS 2016 Trap Team

SuperHeroes B Lunch

Freshman Football....

Homecoming PepRally 2016 at BHS

BHS 2016 Color Guard

2016-2017 Student Advisory Council

Welcome to Bartlett Ninth Grade Academy!           Panther Camp for incoming Freshmen is Friday, July 28, from 8am to 1pm. It is free, and we will provide lunch. See announcements below for more details and online registration.             B Ready Day is Tuesday, August 1st, from 8am to 3:30pm - come meet teachers, tour the building, pickup and walk your schedule, get bus information, and check out our new spirit wear for the Class of 2021.     First day of school is Monday, August 7th. Students need only bring peril/pen, paper, money for lunch, and a lock for their locker.  They will get supply lists from their teachers the first couple of days.         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

Academy Students will have an opportunity to see the Eclipse on August 21st

On Monday, August 21, 2017, the moon will pass between the earth and the sun for the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since 1918. Millions of Americans in 12 states will be able to watch this solar spectacle that will turn day into night for a couple of minutes. Tennessee is among the 12 states that have been declared to be a best place to experience this rare phenomenon.

Bartlett City Schools is planning for its students to participate in this event. BCS has purchased and will supply solar eclipse viewing glasses for students. Permission slips will be coming home next week. Parents of students in grades K-8 must sign and return all forms no later than Thursday, August 17, 2017. If your student is in grades 9-12 you will only need to send a form back if you DO NOT want your child to participate.

The letter will be sent home with your student next week and you can also locate this information on your school’s website as well as the district website.

Preparing for Laptop Distribution

Academy Parents,

We are preparing for laptop distribution at the Academy. There are two or three things we must complete before a laptop can be issued to your son or daughter.

First, review the information at the following web address.

Second, if you have not already done so, please complete your laptop insurance payment - $50 per student. This can be done at the school in cash or by check.The insurance fees are the same as last year, but there is a multi-student discount if you use the Bartlett City Schools online payment option. This online service is now live. You may access the portal at:
Families with one student device pay $50, two student devices (from the same family) will pay $75, and a family with three or more student devices will pay $100. In the online portal, you will select the appropriate option and then fill in the name and school of each child. Once payment has been made, print the receipt.

One additional step for any student new to Bartlett City Schools: All new student parents to the program must participate in a parent night first before their child can receive his or her laptop. However, the fee can be paid online at any time.

Finally, complete and return the attached form. You may leave the Laptop Serial Number blank at the top of the page, as this will be filled in at distribution.

Students picking up their device will need to bring the insurance payment receipt and the signed parent permission & acknowledgement form (attached) if they have participated in the 1:1 program in the past.

Thank you for your assistance. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the school.

Summer Reading for Rising Sophomores/Tenth Graders - Honors and Regular

Summer Reading lists for rising 10th graders.. Please note that there are two different forms dependent upon the type of English classes students will be taking next year. Examine each list carefully before making purchases or going to the local library to obtain summer reading selections.

The Academy Library is working with Book Stop Plus in Bartlett to provide students with the lowest priced books in the area. This is not a fundraiser for the school. It is a service to our school family. Students may preorder books through the library until April 28. Books will be delivered to the student before final exam week.

The local library and Barnes and Noble have been notified of books for summer reading and will have stock on hand to meet demand. Online vendors such as Amazon are also acceptable for summer reading. The lists will provide guidance about reading selections if preorder purchase is not desirable.


SyncYa starts later this month.
Sync Ya starts at the end of this month. What is SyncYA? It is 2 FREE audio book downloads every week through August. SyncYA pairs a classic book with a new book to expose students to literature. Titles are varied enough to appeal to all listeners at least once during the season. Register and receive text reminders about downloads all summer long. BEST of all it is FREE.

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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

Labor Day - No School
Date: 9/4/2017
Interim Grade Reports for Q1
Date: 9/5/2017
Fall Pictures for the BHS Yearbook
Date: 9/7/2017, 9 AM 10 AM
Location: Bartlett Academy
Open House/Club Fair
Date: 9/7/2017, 5 PM 7 PM
Location: Bartlett Academy
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Date: 9/14/2017, 3 PM 6 PM
Location: Bartlett Academy
No School for Students - Teacher Professional Development
Date: 9/15/2017
Make-up Pictures
Date: 9/29/2017
Location: Bartlett Academy


The Tennessee Art Education Association (TAEA) has recognized Amanda Tutor as a TAEA Award Winner

The Tennessee Art Education Association (TAEA) has recognized Amanda Tutor as a TAEA Award winner for her creativity and passion for bringing innovative instruction and unique learning opportunities to her students. She has taught art for many years and at many levels. She's also deeply committed to sharing with her colleagues, having led several professional development sessions during district learning days, and she presented at the National Art Education Association conference in New York in March. Please join me in sharing your congratulations to this outstanding professional art educator!

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