Bartlett Ninth Grade Academy

First look at 2020...

BHS Cheer 2016

Academy Ambassadors


BHS Boys and Girls Bowling - Regional Champs


SuperHeroes A Lunch

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

Academy Art Students Visit Brooks Art Museum, See Academy Student Work on Display

Academy Choirs 2018

Freshman Artists Recognized by the BCS Board for Scholastic Art & Writing Awards 

BHS 2016 JV Volleyball

BHS Wrestling 2016-2017

BHS Girls Lacrosse 2018

Academy Ninth Grade Band - 2017

Academy Health Sciences 2017

Freshman Cheerleaders...

Friday Academy Time 

BHS 2016 Girls Soccer

017 Academy Awards

BHS 2016 Girls Cross Country

College Day

Boys Cross Country - All-Metro Honors

Class of 2020

SuperHeroes B Lunch

BHS 2016 Varsity Girls Soccer

Academy Choirs 2018

Tacky Tourist Day...with a lot of Spirit

SuperHeros C Lunch

Homecoming PepRally at BHS 2016

Ribbon Week 2016-2017

Bartlett Academy Choirs 2016

2016-2017 Honors Academy

Freshman Football 2017

Homecoming PepRally 2016 at BHS

Academy Ambassadors 2018

BHS 2016 Trap Team

BHS Theatre 2018 - Tarzan

BHS 2016 Girls Cross Country

                                                BHS Freshman Volleyball

Service Wall #1 - GoJimGo & LeBonheur Childrens Hospital


Good Morning, BHS Class of 2022!

Academy POM

Bartlett Freshmen defeat Germantown 50-48 

BHS Basketball 2017-2018

Freshman Girls Basketball 2016-2017

Freshman Football....

BHS Combined Orchestra

BHS Softball 2018

BHS 2016 Boys Cross Country

Panther Spirit Day with the Breakfast Club

Hola y Buenos Dias! From the Academy Spanish Club!

Friday Academy Time

Academy Winterfest Court 2018

BHS 2016 Color Guard

Welcome to Bartlett Ninth Grade Academy!           Final Report cards for 2017-2018 will be mailed home the first week of June.      There will be Freshman Orientation sessions (for incoming freshmen) at the Academy on Tuesday, August 7th beginning at 8am and repeated all day until 2:30pm.  Tuesday, August 7th is B Ready Day, and there Freshman Orientation sessions for both parents and students.  Students will also be able to pick up their schedules and bus information.      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

Newly Revised Dress Code for 2018-2019

As you are shopping for clothes for this next school year, here is the newly revised Dress Code for Bartlett City Schools. This is a NEW Dress Code, so we are urging parents and students to become familiar with it before school starts on August 13th.

Top Ten Differences Between Middle School and High School

Parents, in an effort to prepare students for the challenges of high school, we have developed a list of the ten major differences between middle school and high school. We will post one each day, and then repeat the rotation throughout the school year. Please do not hesitate to ask questions if you have them. Thank you.

Car Rider Drop-off and Pick-up Safety

Parents, things can get pretty hectic at times. It is important to take time to slow down, especially in the first few days of school. 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.

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 safe and stress-free start to the new school year. 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 <>

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Bulletin Board

BHS 2018 Softball Schedule
BHS Girls Lacrosse 2018 Schedule
Revised 2nd Semester Tutoring Schedule
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
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Principal's Message

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
I had the privilege of watching my first Academy Class, the Class of 2018, walk across the stage at their graduation this past May.  It brought back so many pleasant memories from about four years ago.  That first year, we learned a lot, and we came together from four different feeder schools to become the Freshman Class.  Since then, three more freshman classes have come through the Academy, and I have loved every one of them.  The time we get to spend together is brief for me; it goes by much too fast.  But I enjoy getting to know them, and I look forward to watching each one of them cross the stage at graduation.
We are looking forward to about 750 new freshman coming through our doors this year - students who have just finished eighth grade at Appling, Bon Lin, and Elmore Park middle schools. The transition to high school can be challenging for most freshmen, but we have learned a lot over the past four years. We have tweaked the Academy every year based on the experiences we have had the previous years.  The result is that each and every year, we have gotten better at what we do. This is an incredible faculty, and we are committed to making the freshman year a positive experience for students.
Over the past four years we have discovered several areas where the adjustment from middle school to high school can be difficult.  We have created a Top Ten Differences Between Middle School and High School.  We will be sharing those differences with you in the coming days, weeks, and months.  It is our hope that you will be able to use our experiences to make your freshman year even better.
We are excited to get started, and we look forward to working with this class.  We want to do everything we can to help these freshmen 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


Academy Choirs Bring Home Hardware

Members of the Honor Choirs traveled to Sandusky Ohio this past weekend to compete in Music in The Parks. Honors Chorale Mixed Choir and Bella Voci Women’s Choir both received Excellent ratings and placed first in their divisions! The girls also received the Overall Award for Junior High Choirs. Please congratulate these students on a job well done!

Academy Artists Place at Bartlett Education Foundation Art Show...

On Saturday, the community gathered for the 7th annual Bartlett Student Art show at Singleton. Art teachers can only submit 10 images per course, so being selected to participate is a HUGE honor. The following Academy students received awards for their artwork.
Out of all the Art I classes at BHS and the Academy, the following students won: 1st place - Gabby Toombs, 2nd place  -Addison Sigler, 4th place  -Addison Sigler, Honorable Mention - Kera Din.
Out of all the Art 2 classes at BHS and the Academy, the following students won: 2nd place -Katie Dowell, 3rd place -Olivia Williams, Honorable Mention- Maria Gonzales, Honorable Mention-  Claire LaPorte
Out of all the Photography in the entire district, the following students won:1st place -Michael Sandefer, 2nd place -Hannah Gilmer, 4th place -Madison Abernathy, Honorable Mention- Madison Abernathy.
Out of all the 3d in the entire district, the following student won: Honorable Mention - Olivia Williams.

Bartlett Academy Spanish Students Performed Muy Bueno on National Spanish Exam

Every year over 155,000 students across the nation participate in the National Spanish Exam. Bartlett Academy’s students worked diligently and excelled this year! Please congratulate the following National Spanish Exam medalists!
Level 1:Gold – Tailyn Tipler - top 1%
Bronze-  top 25%  - Colin Davis, Hannah Ringold, Arely Torres
Level 2: Gold -   top 5% - Alexander Fiodorov – Miller (top 1%), Kevin
Flanary, Vraj Patel, Karston Salsbury
Silver – top 15% - Avery Beard, Kristen Davis, Thien Khau, Maddie
Lietzau, Allison Throm, Isabella Walker, Jany Esquival
Bronze – top 25% - Charity Hawthorne, Alexander Mims, Caelin
Sigman, Heather Simpson, Natalie Spiva
Honorable Mention: Nick Betts, Matthew Brooks, Chris Brown, Meghan
Carpenter, Tyler Cook, Aaliyah Dexter, Katie Dowell, Tia Dubose,
Alexus Headley, Landon Johnson, Leo Osborne, Maddie
Parkinson, Mitch Tilmon, Lauren Williams-Riddle, Kennedy
We also had students that ranked in the Tennessee state competition for the NSE.
Level 1 – Classroom experience  - Tailyn Tipler 4th
Bilingual – Arely Torres 7th
Level 2 - Classroom experience – Alexander Fiodorov-Miller  7th,
Kevin Flanary  18th
Outside experience - Isabella Walker   7th
Bilingual - Jany Esquivel 4th

Academy Teachers are Recognized as Teachers of the Year for 2017-2018

Congratulations to Tara Smith and Linda Crossett. Tara Smith was recognized as the Academy's Teacher of the Year for 2017-2018. Linda Crossett was recognized as a Technology Teacher of the Year for 2017-2018. Thanks to BCS and the Department of Teaching and Learning for organizing the banquet. It was wonderful, as usual.

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