Bartlett Ninth Grade Academy

BHS Girls Soccer 2019

BHS 2016 JV Volleyball

Academy Choirs 2018

BHS Basketball 2017-2018

Honors Academy 2018-2019

Homecoming PepRally at BHS 2016

BHS 2016 Varsity Girls Soccer

BHS Wrestling 2016-2017

First look at 2020...

Another Banner goes up!

SuperHeros C Lunch

Homecoming PepRally 2016 at BHS

                                                BHS Freshman Volleyball

Academy Ambassadors


BHS Softball 2018

BHS Marching Band Goodwill Performance - Academy 10/26/18

BHS Girls Lacrosse 2018

BHS Theatre 2018 - Tarzan

Academy Winterfest Court 2018

College Day

Academy POM

BHS JV Soccer 2019

BHS Boys and Girls Bowling - Regional Champs

Freshman Cheerleaders...

Academy Ninth Grade Band - 2017

Freshman Artists Recognized by the BCS Board for Scholastic Art & Writing Awards 
Hola y Buenos Dias! From the Academy Spanish Club!

Freshman Football 2018

SuperHeroes A Lunch

Class of 2020

Academy Ambassadors 2018

Friday Academy Time 

BHS 2016 Girls Cross Country

017 Academy Awards

BHS 2016 Color Guard

BHS Combined Orchestra

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

Freshman Football 2017

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

Bartlett Wrestling

Panther Spirit Day with the Breakfast Club

Academy Choir Carols at St. Francis

Freshman Football 2018

Freshman Football....

Bartlett Academy Choirs 2016


BHS 2016 Boys Cross Country

Open House/Club&Activity Fair 2018

BHS Varsity Soccer 2019

Bartlett Freshmen defeat Germantown 50-48 

BHS 2016 Girls Soccer

BHS 2016 Trap Team

SuperHeroes B Lunch

Freshman Football 2018

2016-2017 Honors Academy

BHS Wrestling Captures 1st Place at Predator & Prey Dual Tournament

BHS 2016 Girls Cross Country

Ribbon Week 2016-2017

Academy Choirs 2018

Good Morning, BHS Class of 2022!

Tacky Tourist Day...with a lot of Spirit

BHS Cheer 2016

Service Wall #1 - GoJimGo & LeBonheur Childrens Hospital


Freshman Girls Basketball 2016-2017

Boys Cross Country - All-Metro Honors

Friday Academy Time

Academy Health Sciences 2017

Welcome to Bartlett Ninth Grade Academy!         Open House is Tuesday, September 10th, from 5-7pm.    Interim Grade Reports for Q1 will go home with all students on Thursday, September 12th.   Parent-Teacher Conferences are Thursday, September 12th, from 2-5pm, by appointment only. Please contact the teacher if you would like to set up an appointment for a conference.   The first Wellness switch is Thursday, September 12th. Boys will report to the classroom for the remainder of Q1, and girls will report to the gym.   The first grading period will end on Friday, October 11.  Report cards will go home with all students on October 25th.  Fall break is October 14th through the 18th.  Q2 starts on October 21st.     Parents, please check us out on Facebook at for information and announcements.                                  

News & Announcements

We were privileged to have a visit from Bob Trainor this morning.

We were privileged to have a visit from Bob Trainor this morning. He led a Prayer Walk at the Academy on September the 8th, and brought by a couple of display boards with pictures and well-wishes. It was a privilege to shake his hand and thank him for his commitment to schools, students, and the Bartlett community.

Bartlett High School and Bartlett Ninth Grade Academy Recognized by the State of Tennessee as a Reward School for the Second Year in a Row

Tim Jones and I want to recognize the hard work and accomplishments of our teachers and students this past year. For the second year in a row, Bartlett High School and Bartlett Ninth Grade Academy have been recognized by the State of Tennessee as a Reward School. This is the highest honor a school can receive for its performance on state mandated tests.

Below, Academy English and Math teachers celebrate this accomplishment. Thanks go out to all teachers and staff, parents and students at to our respective schools for what they do each day to make the learning environment a productive one.

Now, to start working for a third banner for the coming year...

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.

Laptop Insurance 2019

Don't forget to go online and pay for laptop insurance. All laptops must be insured by the end of the month to ensure uninterrupted access.

4th Annual Panther Pride 5K Run September 28th, 2019 at 9:00AM at Freeman Park

Teachers, Coaches, and Club Sponsors:
Please come out and support the athletic programs by participating in the 4th Annual Panther Pride 5K Run September 28th, 2019 at 9:00AM at Freeman Park. This is great opportunity for our high school teachers, clubs, and sports programs to show support for our athletes. I have attached the flyer to this email and will be placing a flyer in your boxes to post in your classrooms. Please help us out, by announcing the event to your classes and encouraging kids to sign up early to receive the lowest cost to participate in this event. Also, if you are able and willing to offer any type of incentive for participating in this event, please do so as well. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Below is the link to sign up. Thank you for your support!

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Principal's Message

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
As I sit here in my office on a quiet day in late May, another year has gone by. I recently had the privilege of watching the Class of 2019 walk across the stage at graduation. They were my second class to pass through the Academy, six hundred and fifty-two of Bartlett’s best and brightest. They had taken the freshman baton from the Class of 2018 and they ran with it. They were the first freshman class to take the Spirit Stick at Homecoming in 2015, and they were definitely spirited in all the best ways. I was always proud of them, but perhaps never more than seeing them graduate a couple of weeks ago. 

As I drove home that evening, it occurred to me that I was about to say goodbye to another freshman class, the Class of 2022. And it occurred to me that three years from now, they may be the last class of freshmen that I have the privilege of seeing graduate. They have been a wonderful class this year, maybe the best freshman class I have had to this point. That’s saying something, because every class I have had come through the Academy has been wonderful. I have been blessed. 

As I look back on forty years in education, I am grateful beyond words for the privilege and honor of knowing so many wonderful students, parents, teachers, and administrators. I hope they have learned half as much from me as I have learned from them. As I look forward to the next three years, I hope to savor those memories while I look to make a few more before I hang ‘em up. Thanks to all for the gift of having known you and for the privilege of having shared these hallways with you.  Classes of 2023, 2024, and 2025, I look forward to meeting you soon.
John McDonald, Principal
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Upcoming Events

Last Day of Q1
Date: 10/11/2019
Spring Break
Date: 10/14/2019
Spring Break
Date: 10/15/2019
Spring Break
Date: 10/16/2019
Spring Break
Date: 10/17/2019
Spring Break
Date: 10/18/2019
Q1 Report Cards Go Home with All Students
Date: 10/25/2019
Veterans Day - No School
Date: 11/11/2019
Q2 Interim Grade Reports Go Home with All Students
Date: 11/15/2019
Teacher Professional Development - No School for Students
Date: 11/25/2019


Class of 2020 Seniors Giving Back and Paying It Forward

We were grateful to have six of our Class of 2020 students, current seniors, come back to the Academy on Tuesday and talk with current freshmen about the important things that they need to be thinking about now in preparation for graduation. River Allbritton, Anna Bailey, McKenna Fleshman, Anna Tilley, Patel Qaladize, and Mason Davenport each spoke with English classes all day about preparing for success. This was a senior project put together and implemented by these six Honors Academy members. This was such a great experience, we are asking for them to come back in May to talk about transitioning to BHS next fall. We are also hopeful that this will become a tradition each year - current seniors coming to speak to current freshman. Thanks to our six seniors for paying it back and paying it forward at the same time. And thanks to Honors Academy sponsor, Mrs. Tara Smith, for coordinating.

Track and Field Results

Coach Nebo would like to congratulate Sophie Burke for breaking the school record in 2000 M steeplechase & Distance Medley Relay, Sydney Swift for breaking the school record in Shuttle Hurdle Relay, and Maggie Roy breaking the school record in the indoor 1 mile, Distance Medley Relay, and being in the top 3 in 800 m run and top 4 in 1600 M in the our section. Theses ladies also with the help of Carrie Chalmers will compete for an opportunity to run at State next Saturday May 11 at Arlington at 12 noon.Also want to congratulate Tmirah Albea, Austin Baggett , and Evan Gaines for being a part of the 2019 Unified Sectional champions. These outstanding athletes will now compete at Middle TN State University on May 23rd at Blue Cross Blue Shield State Track Meet. Austin and Evan also won first place at Bellevue Baptist Unified Basketball Championship.

BHS Band Concert, May 2nd, 2019

I had the privilege of attending the BHS Band Concert here at the Academy last night. The music was incredible, starting with the Freshman Band, continuing with the Junior Varsity Band, and concluding with the Varsity Band. Well done, Mr. Dodd, Ms. Birmingham, and students.

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