Bartlett Ninth Grade Academy


College Day

Freshman Football....

                                                BHS Freshman Volleyball

Academy Ninth Grade Band - 2017

Academy Health Sciences 2017

BHS 2016 Girls Cross Country

Friday Academy Time

Hola y Buenos Dias! From the Academy Spanish Club!

Boys Cross Country - All-Metro Honors

SuperHeroes B Lunch

Academy Choirs 2018

Freshman Football 2017

BHS Boys and Girls Bowling - Regional Champs

BHS 2016 Girls Cross Country

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


Bartlett Academy Choirs 2016

BHS Softball 2018

Academy Winterfest Court 2018

BHS 2016 Girls Soccer

Homecoming PepRally 2016 at BHS

BHS Basketball 2017-2018

Service Wall #1 - GoJimGo & LeBonheur Childrens Hospital


BHS Girls Lacrosse 2018

2016-2017 Honors Academy

SuperHeros C Lunch

BHS Wrestling 2016-2017

Freshman Cheerleaders...

017 Academy Awards

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

Freshman Girls Basketball 2016-2017

Ribbon Week 2016-2017

BHS 2016 Color Guard

Panther Spirit Day with the Breakfast Club

BHS 2016 Boys Cross Country

Academy POM

BHS Combined Orchestra

Academy Choirs 2018

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

Homecoming PepRally at BHS 2016

SuperHeroes A Lunch

BHS 2016 Varsity Girls Soccer

Friday Academy Time 

First look at 2020...

BHS 2016 JV Volleyball

Tacky Tourist Day...with a lot of Spirit

BHS 2016 Trap Team

BHS Cheer 2016

Class of 2020

Bartlett Freshmen defeat Germantown 50-48 

BHS Theatre 2018 - Tarzan

Academy Ambassadors 2018

Welcome to Bartlett Ninth Grade Academy!           Final Report cards for 2017-2018 will be mailed home the first week of June.      Exams will be held Tuesday, May 22nd (3rd and 6th periods); Wednesday, May 23rd (2nd and 5th periods); and Thursday, May 24th (1st and 4th periods). Thursday, May 24th, will be a half-day, and students will be dismissed at 10:30am.  Exemptions will not be determined before Friday, May 18th. Some students will need to be present on Monday, May 21st, in order to maintain their exemption status.        Students will not be in school on Friday, May 25th.     .  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

Annual Laptop/Charger Check....May 1st and 2nd during 1st period

May 1st is the date for the laptop/charger check.  This will be completed by your first period teacher.  To replace a lost charger is $50, to replace a brick with visible wires or not working is $50, to replace a lost extender is $20.  Report cards will be held if damages/lost fees are not paid.
May 1st- Students will complete an online form during first period.Students will open the form and answer all of the questions.   No funny answers!!
They will not submit until the teacher has checked their laptop and charger. All chargers will be inspected for exposed wires and checked to see if it charges the laptop. Absent students can do the check upon returning.
Students will be given a letter to take home letting parents know they owe money or a missing charger.
Remember- Cash only starting on May 7th.   Payments should be made to the office.

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.

Second Semester Exam Exemption Policy for Freshmen

Second Semester Exam Exemption Policy: Freshman may be exempt from 2nd semester exams if they meet all three of the following requirements:
- Students must have a 87 semester average for each class in which
they want to be exempt;
- Students must have three or fewer absences for the semester for
each class in which they want to be exempt;
- and all absences must be excused absences.
Exam exemption is determined on a class by class basis, and check-ins and check-outs can affect some classes with out affecting others.
There are No Exceptions to this policy.

Building Access Screening

Parents, if you have visited the Academy recently, you may have noticed more questions when you ring the doorbell to come in, even if we know you well and see you all the time. Please know that these questions are designed to provide greater security for access to our building. We are not trying to be less friendly, but we want visitors to know that we take the safety of our students, teachers, and staff members very seriously. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

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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

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

Report Cards Go Home with All Students
Date: 3/27/2018
Q4 Begins/Wellness Switch
Date: 3/19/2018
Spring Break - Students Are Out of School
Date: 3/16/2018
Spring Break - Students Are Out of School
Date: 3/15/2018
Spring Break - Students Are Out of School
Date: 3/14/2018
Spring Break - Students Are Out of School
Date: 3/13/2018
Spring Break - Students Are Out of School
Date: 3/12/2018
Family Life Curriculum Presented in Science Classes
Date: 3/9/2018
Last Day of Q3
Date: 3/9/2018
Family Life Curriculum Presented in Science Classes
Date: 3/8/2018


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.

Academy Choirs Earn Honors at Competition

Last Friday, the choirs traveled to Colonial Middle School to compete at choral festival. The General Choir received an Excellent rating in Performance and a superior rating in Sight-Reading. The Female Honors Choir received a Superior rating in both Performance and Sight-Reading, and the Honors Mixed Choir also received a Superior rating in both Performance and Sight-Reading.

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