Baldwyn School District

BHS Cheerleader Fundraiser- Egg Your House
BHS Cheerleader Fundraiser- Egg Your House

BHS Cheerleader Fundraiser

LET US EGG YOUR HOUSE!!! We would like to do something “EGGS”tra special this year!! Let your child wake up Easter weekend to a yard full of candy filled eggs and a personalized note from the Easter Bunny himself!

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Yearbook Order Form
Yearbook Order Form

2017 Bearcat Yearbook


Deadline: March 31, 2017


Click here for the 2017 Bearcat Yearbook Order Form

BHS cheerleaders 2017














Mandatory meeting Monday March 27 at 1:30 pm

Varsity fitting on Wednesday, March 29 at 1:30 pm.

Bus parking to be relocated

Baldwyn Schools prepares for parking, bus relocations

Baldwyn Schools will begin some of the physical construction process of the new Vo-tech facility following spring break March 13-17.

Starting Monday, March 20 all faculty, students, and visitors will not be allowed to park in the auditorium parking lot (center parking lot near the cafeteria of the BMS and BHS campuses).

“We will be temporarily relocating our bus parking lot from the north end of the high school to the auditorium parking lot,” Superintended Jason McKay explained.

The buses will be stationed at the auditorium parking lot through the school day and evenings so that the former bus parking and fencing on the north end of BHS can be torn down and prepared for the new vo-tech facility construction site.

The buses will only be temporarily stationed at the auditorium parking lot until the elementary bus parking lot is upgraded to house the buses as their permanent station.

All bus schedules and pick up and drop off points will remain the same for morning and afternoon routes.

“We want to inform the community of our planning and steps throughout the construction process. Safety is our first priority in providing your child’s education,” Superintendent McKay added.

More information on the construction of the vo-tech facility will be announced at a later date. For details visit

BHS Spring Greenhouses Sale

BHS greenhouses offer spring plant sale


The Baldwyn High School science and agriculture classes will have their annual spring plants for sale.

The plants are a greenhouse project for students and all proceeds go towards the greenhouses and student academics of the science and agriculture classes.

BHS greenhouses are offering blooming baskets $12, ferns $10, flats $15 (tomatoes, peppers, cantaloupe, cucumber, eggplant, and squash), 3-packs $1.50, and large mix pots $22. Flowering plants include running Jew, Ipomoea, potato vine, geraniums, ferns, begonias, petunias, and lantana.

“The plants are just in time for spring decorations and planting. We can deliver them to your businesses in town or pick up is available each week day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at BHS beginning April 1 while supplies last,”science teacher Julie Waters said.

BHS greenhouses’teachers Andrew Hamilton and Waters have lead students in renovating the greenhouse over the last couple of years. Hamilton and Waters have been working with students in studying soil, seasons, plant life, farming, and more while utilizing the greenhouses on campus.

To order plants, please call 365-1025, 365-1020, or 414-1999 to reserve an order or visit the BHS office to purchase. Forms are also available at

BHS Bearcat Basketball State Playoff T-shirts on Sale TODAY
BHS Bearcat Basketball State Playoff T-shirts on Sale TODAY

BHS Bearcat Basketball state playoff t-shirts are on sale Monday, Feb. 27 and Tues., Feb. 28. Orders forms and money are due at 9 a.m. on Tues., Feb. 28 to the BHS office. Shirts are expected to be completed and delivered in order for fans to wear them on Thursday, Mar. 2 at the Baldwyn vs. Madison St. Joe state playoff game at 9 a.m. at JSU.

FBLA advances to state competition
FBLA advances to state competition

Congratulations to the following Future Business Leaders of America members who participated at the District competition at NEMCC today: Shailon Roberson, 1st place, Introduction to Business Procedures; Shelby Mayner and Ashton Martin, 2nd place, Entrepreneurship; Page Stacy, 4th place, Job Interview; Matthew Laws, 4th place, Economics; and Chris Hill, 6th place, Journalism. Also pictured are Sarah Wilson, MacKenzie Hughes, and Cayliana Newman. Those who placed will advance to the state level FBLA competition. The FBLA members are led by BHS teacher Susan Winstead and Kelvin Hill.

Baldwyn Schools named District of Innovation

Baldwyn Schools named District of Innovation

Baldwyn School District has been named a District of Innovation by the Mississippi Department of Education. This elite status was awarded to the district after forming a partnership with Booneville School District for the “Building Bridges” program.

The “Building Bridges” program will enable students to access specialized courses in both districts. Baldwyn School District will provide students the opportunity to take career and technical courses and earn industry certification in industrial maintenance and/or furniture manufacturing. The classes will be located on the Baldwyn High School campus and taught by certified Baldwyn High School staff in the new vocational educational facility in which the construction process is underway.

Booneville School District will offer students the opportunity to take online Advanced Placement courses taught by Booneville High School teachers who have AP certifications.

“Working with Booneville allows our district to be creative and broaden educational opportunities for students,” Baldwyn Superintendent Jason McKay said.

“This partnership helps us work together to give our students the best chance to succeed.”

Booneville Superintendent Todd English added, “Our collaboration helps our schools use our strengths to benefit the students.”

District of Innovation statuses are awarded through an application process. During 2016 Corinth, Gulfport, and Vicksburg-Warren schools earned the status. During the February MDE board meeting, Grenada, Baldwyn, and Booneville schools were awarded the status. For more information, visit

BHS Vo-tech building progress continues

BHS vo-tech construction process begins

Baldwyn Schools has begun advertising for bids for the upcoming vocational education building construction.

In January a bond issued passed at over 85 percent approval for the funding of constructing a vo-tech building on the Baldwyn High School campus. The facility and vo-tech education will entail three different costs including personnel, equipment and supplies, and building construction. The personnel salaries will be funded through the Mississippi Department of Education; most of the equipment and supplies have been donated by area industries, and grants will be sought for remaining equipment and supplies; and the building construction will be funded through the bond issue.

Bids for construction will be opened on March 23 by Baldwyn Schools’ board members and administration. A bid will then be accepted, and the board and administration will move forward with a work session on March 24. With this anticipated schedule, construction is expected to begin by April. The construction company will be under a 180-day contract. The construction is expected to be completed during the fall of the 2017-18 school year.

The vo-tech facility will be 11,900 square feet including four classrooms, two large workshops, one conference room, four offices, two bathrooms, a lobby, expandable entrances, and a dock lift outside the workshops.

Currently Baldwyn Schools offers Teacher Academy, Business classes, STEM, Agri-Science, Career Pathways Exploration, and Family and Consumer Science vocational classes. With the addition of the vo-tech building, BHS will also be able to offer Furniture Manufacturing and Manufacturing Technician classes. The Teacher Academy and Business classes will be relocated to the new facility also.

“We are excited to begin this stage of construction and want to make sure we take every step in preparing our students with the tools and skills they need for their future education, career, and opportunities to be successful,” Superintendent Jason McKay said.

BHS Choir rated superior, advances to state competition
BHS Choir rated superior, advances to state competition

Congratulations to the BHS Choir for making superior in performance and in sight singing at the District Festival! The choir will now advance to the state level competition!

BHS FFA welding team places 3rd at district competition
BHS FFA welding team places 3rd at district competition

Congratulations to the BHS FFA students Matthew Laws, Alex Curnutt, and Logan Hutcheson for placing 3rd place of 9 teams at the Northeast Federation Welding competition at NEMCC.

BHS DECA advances to international competition
BHS DECA advances to international competition

Congratulations to Westin Phillips and Ingrid Osmundson who are advancing to DECA Internationals in Anaheim, California as a Financial Services Team after placing 2nd at the DECA State Conference.

Baldwyn Schools named Lighthouse School Leader


January 18, 2017 (BALDWYN, MS) Baldwyn School District has been selected to receive the prestigious MSBA Lighthouse School Leader Lantern Award.

The award is sponsored by the Mississippi School Boards Association and is based on the criterion of having a district letter grade of a “B” and no school rated below a “C.” The Lighthouse School Leader Awards Program applauds outstanding student performance on required testing under the state's accountability system.  The 2015-16 school rating for Baldwyn Schools is a “B” district level, “A” for Baldwyn Elementary, “C” for Baldwyn Middle School, and “C” for Baldwyn High School.

Baldwyn Schools is one of 27 schools in Mississippi receiving the award based on 2015-16 school sessions. A formal awards ceremony will be held in Jackson February 22 for school board members and superintendents to attend.

“This award is a reflection of the hard work that our district’s faculty and students continue to put forth daily. We are honored to be receiving this award and proud to be recognized for the progress we continue to make,” Superintendent Jason McKay said.

“We will continue to work daily to provide the best opportunities for success that we can for our students and the future of our community.”

BMS/BHS Library to host open house
BMS/BHS Library to host open house

Baldwyn Schools Library Open House event to feature grant awards


Baldwyn High and Middle School Library will host an open house event on Monday, February 6 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. The parents and students along with the community are invited to attend.

The event will feature BMS students’ poetry café readings, BHS students’ research project presentations, Accelerated Reader and Baldwyn Schools’ website information, BMS and BHS student art work, grant purchases, refreshments, and more.

The grant purchases stem from a $3000 Dollar General Literacy Grant awarded last semester to the BHS/BMS library. Purchases that have been made with grant funds include nine Chromebooks at $1500 value and 62 E-books and printed books at $1500 value. District funds were also used to purchase three additional Chromebooks and a charging cart. This totals to 12 Chromebooks for student and faculty use for BMS and BHS.

“The Dollar General grant has helped us make a big step in upgrading and advancing our library for our students and the community,” librarian Connie Gardner said.

“The E-books are also not just limited to our students and staff, anyone in the public can access these E-books on the school website.”

Access to the E-books via Baldwyn Schools’ website is

For more information about the event or E-books, contact Gardner at 662-365-1022.

BHS DECA revels in a blue blaze
BHS DECA revels in a blue blaze

Baldwyn High School DECA students have made Bearcat history by all members receiving first place titles in their respective district competition divisions.

Eleven BHS DECA students traveled to the 2017 DECA District Conference in Tupelo last week on Wednesday. Each of the members had completed an online test for their competition division prior to attending the conference. At the conference, each member participated in his/her role playing competition event.

The following DECA members placed first place in each of their competition divisions: Ryder Osmundson and Zach Roberts – Business Law and Ethics Team Management Team Decision Making; Ingrid Osmundson and Westin Phillips – Financial Analysis Management Team Decision Making Event; Ashton Martin – Human Resources Management Series; Hannah Anglin and Ethan Carmichael – Marketing Management Team Decision Making; Shelby Maynor and Micah McKinney – Sports & Entertainment Marketing Management Team Decision Making; and Lexie Cooper and Noah Hancock – Travel & Tourism Marketing Management Team Decision Making.

“We are extremely proud of our DECA team members. This type of achievement by all members placing first shows what type of commitment and hard work our students really demonstrate and are capable of,” BHS DECA sponsor Joe Blassingame said.

All eleven of the DECA members will advance to that state level competition at the 2017 DECA State Conference in Jackson February 16-17.

BHS Arts & Assessment Parent Night
BHS Arts & Assessment Parent Night

Baldwyn High School hosted its Arts and Assessment Parent Night on November 7. Faculty and students showcased their artwork, classroom experiences, gifts through song, and more. Classroom presentations include the BHS choir singing, BHS art classes art work displays, Teacher Academy testimonials, and Business Fundamentals economics activity. Teachers also informed parents of assessment information such as state tests English II, Algebra I, Biology I, and US History; ACT; Work Keys; and more. Tips and strategies were also shared. A counselor's table was set up for students and parents to receive information about health and life choices. BHS faculty and staff extends its appreciation to parents and students who continue to make our school a success and improve daily. More photos of the event are available in the BHS photo gallery.

BHS juniors excel in Work Keys assessment

BHS students excel in new career testing

Baldwyn High School juniors recently completed the district’s first WorkKeys testing session. WorkKeys is a division of ACT and is a testing program that the workforce uses to improve workforce quality.

According to research individuals are entering the workforce without the skills employers need. WorkKeys is a first step toward closing skills gaps and improving workforce quality.

“We want our students to graduate with the best opportunity to compete for jobs in the workforce. Whether students choose the college route or career route, our teachers will continue to teach academic and life skills to give each student the chance to reach his or her potential to succeed in life,” Superintendent Jason McKay said.

WorkKeys assessments are based on situations in the everyday working world. The assessments measure “hard” and “soft” skills, helping the following:

*Individuals—from career seekers to longtime employees—measure their skills and advance their career goals

*Educators from high school through college ensure their students are ready for career success

*Employers find, hire, and develop quality talent

*Workforce and economic developers prepare their workforce to attract and maintain business and industry

*Industry associations and advocacy organizations develop valuable skills credentialing systems for a more productive, reliable and profitable workforce

Successful completion of three WorkKeys assessments—Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information—can help an individual earn the National Career Readiness Certificate™ (NCRC®), a portable credential that documents essential work skills.

BHS students have been preparing for the WorkKeys assessment during life skills and ACT preparatory classes. All juniors participated in the recent testing session. Students received immediate feedback of their score reports. Students can achieve platinum (7), gold (6), silver (5), bronze (3), or non-certification (0-2)

BHS junior scores included 2 percent Platinum, 16 percent Gold, 38 percent Silver, 28 percent Bronze, and 16 percent non-certification.

The total number of students tested were 61 with 51 students receiving certificates.

“We are very proud of our students for being dedicated to doing their best and wanting to succeed in life. With this testing completion, there will many more job opportunities for our students awaiting upon the completion of high school and college,” Superintendent McKay added.

BES 1st 9 Weeks Awards
BES 1st 9 Weeks Awards

BES 1st 9 weeks Awards had much to celebrate during the 1st 9 Weeks Awards Program!!!!
K-4th grade perfect attendance, honor roll, principal's list, Bearcat table, and Citizenship Awards;
Senator Chad McMahan and Representative Jerry Turner presented awards to the 2015-16 3rd graders (now 4th graders), teachers, and administration for being the highest rated MS school district on the 2015-16 Gateway Reading test;
Principal Rick Weaver announced today that Baldwyn Elementary School is now an "A" Rated School based on the recent score reports of the 2015-16 school year.

2016 Red Ribbon Week
2016 Red Ribbon Week

Baldwyn Schools promotes being drug free

Baldwyn Schools educated its students on a drug-free lifestyle last week during National Red Ribbon Week.

Each day of the week students and teachers were encouraged to dress in theme attire including “Team Up Against Drugs” – wear jersey Monday, “Fight Against Drugs” – wear camo Tuesday, “You Are Too Fabulous for Drugs” – dress up Wednesday, “Be a Hero Against Drugs” – wear hero costume Thursday, and “Love Conquers All” – wear red/pink Friday.

Each school participated in a drug-free poster contest competition. A first, second, and third place winner at each school was named. Winners at BES were 1st place Jeremiah Gill, 2nd place Jana-Claire Collins, and third place Beth Hughes and Ethan King. Winners at BMS were first place Alex Wilson, second place Emily Floyd, and third place Kyndal Jacobs and Bryston Howell. Winners at BHS were first place Alex Wilson, 2nd place Emily Floyd, and third place Kyndal Jacobs and Bryston Howell.

BMS and BHS students had a special guest speaker Adrian Branch, former NBA player. Branch currently works with World Sports to share drug-free lifestyle and Christian influences with students. He also works as a college sports analysis with ESPN. He is a former basketball player with the University of Maryland and won a NBA Championship with the L.A. Lakers.

BHS students held a red balloon release in honor and memory of drug abuse victims and those who have lost their lives to drug abuse.

Teachers at each school also took time to educate students about the effects of drugs and their future career options.

“Red Ribbon Week is just one way we can encourage and lead our students to having a successful career and life,” Superintendent Jason McKay said.

*More photos can be viewed in the BHS Photo Gallery.

BHS Life Skills class learns about car maintenance
BHS Life Skills class learns about car maintenance

Life skills . . . objectives that many parents and school supporters have been pushing to put back into the classroom since annual assessments first began. Last week on Friday Baldwyn High School students learned about vehicle maintenance during their Friday’s Life Skills class. Stephen Pounds with Stephen’s Car Care of Baldwyn and his co-worker taught students about basic vehicle maintenance including oil changing, water gauges, washer fluid, tire tread, and more. BHS students also had the opportunity to practice on a vehicle provided by Stephen’s Car Care on site at BHS. “We want to make sure that our students leave Baldwyn High School with not just an academic readiness for college and/or career but also life skills that will help them save money and be a well-rounded good citizen,” BHS Principal Jeff Palmer said. BHS students in grades ninth through twelfth attend their assigned Life Skills class on Fridays. On Monday through Thursday students attend an assigned ACT preparatory class. Both classes are required for all students for approximately 25-30 minutes per school day. “We want to give all our students a fair chance at attending college by preparing for the ACT in hopes of scholarships and academic success. We hope that ACT prep and Life Skills will be beneficial for all students and their families,” Principal Palmer added. Other Life Skills classes and lessons that students have taken part in this year have included learning how to tie a tie, showing respect for the American flag, and more. Other Life Skills classes with community volunteers and business owners are scheduled throughout the school year.

Bearcat Pride bracelets for sale by BMS
Bearcat Pride bracelets for sale by BMS

Baldwyn Middle School is selling Bearcat Pride bracelets for $2 each as a fundraiser for the school. Bracelets can be purchased at the BMS office or by sending money with a BMS student. For more information call 365-1015.

BHS greenhouses' fall mums for sale

BHS greenhouses offer fall mums for sale


The Baldwyn High School science and agriculture classes are offering fall mums for sale.

The mums are a greenhouse project for students and all proceeds go towards the greenhouses and student academics of the science and agriculture classes.

BHS greenhouses are offering and 8 inch pot for $9, 10 inch pot for $16, and 12 inch pot for $25.

“The mums are just in time for fall decorations. We can deliver them to your businesses in town or pick up is available each week day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at BHS until September 30 or while supplies last,”science teacher Julie Waters said.

BHS greenhouses’teachers Andrew Hamilton and Waters have lead students in renovating the greenhouse over the last couple of years. Hamilton and Waters have been working with students in studying soil, seasons, plant life, farming, and more while utilizing the greenhouses on campus.

To order mums, please call 365-1025, 365-1020, or 414-1999 to reserve an order or visit the BHS office to purchase.

MS Lt. Gov. Reeves reads to BES 4th graders
MS Lt. Gov. Reeves reads to BES 4th graders


August 19, 2016 (BALDWYN, MS) - Baldwyn Schools’ staff and students had a special visit from a few elected state officials on Friday, August 19.

After a breakfast meeting with local business leaders of the Baldwyn community at Agnews’ Restaurant and a tour of the HM Richards facility, Lt. Governor Tate Reeves, Senator Chad McMahan, and Representative Jerry Turner visited the Baldwyn Schools’ campuses to discuss the success and future growth plans of Baldwyn Schools with Superintendent Jason McKay and other administration.

The officials also made time to visit with Baldwyn Elementary fourth grade students. Lt. Gov. Reeves read a children’s book entitled The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton to the fourth grade students in the BES library. The students were commended for their 2015-16 top state 3rd Grade Gateway Reading assessment scores. Lt. Gov. Reeves also shared inspirational advice about the importance of reading throughout life.

“I congratulate you on your success as third graders last year on the state reading assessment. Reading is the most important part of you being successful in life,” Lt. Gov. Reeves said.

Lt. Gov. Reeves also expressed gratitude to the BES teachers for their hard work and success in the classroom.

Senator Chad McMahan also spoke to BES fourth graders with words of encouragement about continuing to focus on their academic performance.

“You are all champions. You have already made an impact and are a special group of students. You can achieve anything you want to achieve. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t achieve something. You can achieve anything you set your mind to, no matter your age, race, or gender,” Senator McMahan said.

Senator McMahan serves District 6 including Itawamba and Lee Counties of Mississippi. Lt. Gov. Reeves presides over the Mississippi Senate. Representative Turner serves District 18 including Lee, Prentiss, and Itawamaba Counties of Mississippi.

Lunch Form Requests

ATTENTION: All parents please make sure you have a completed a lunch form for your child and turned it in to your child's school office. Whether you will be applying for free/reduced lunch or not, please put your child's name on the form and sign and return it ASAP to your child's school office. Our district receives credit for each lunch form returned. Please support our district and your child's education by completing and returning the lunch form. For more information, contact your child's school office at BES 365-1010, BMS 365-1015, or BHS 365-1020. You may contact Central Office by calling 365-1000.


2016 Meet the Bearcats
2016 Meet the Bearcats

2016 Meet the Bearcats will be held on Thursday, August 18 at 6:30 p.m. with food, music, games, and more at Main Street's Azalea Courtyard. Meet the 2016 BHS Bearcat football players, softball players, cheerleaders, and band members. Go Bearcats!

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Baldwyn Schools' Graduation Rates Show Much Improvement

Recently the Mississippi Department of Education released its 2015 four-year graduation rates reports. Baldwyn Schools has moved up in ranks and increased its graduation rate percentage in comparison to previous ratings and other schools across the state.


The 2015 four-year graduation rate percentage for Baldwyn Schools is 83.2 percent which is an increase of 24.1 percent from 2014. The state average graduation rate is 78.4 percent for 2015. “We have been working collectively as a staff at BHS and as a district to make sure that students have every opportunity to succeed and that they are encouraged and pushed along their high school career,” Baldwyn High School principal Jeff Palmer said.


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Baldwyn Students Ranked 1st in State MKAS 3rd Grade Test
Baldwyn Students Ranked 1st in State MKAS 3rd Grade Test

Last week BES third grade teachers and students were notified of being ranked first in the state for their 98.5 percent success passing rate of the reading assessment.


“We are so excited for our kids. We have had constant monitoring all year of all our BES students and their reading progress at home and at school,” BES Principal Rickey Weaver said. 


“Reading is the norm at our school. We have goals, high expectations, rewards, and more in place to help motivate our students to read and advance their reading skills,” Assistant Principal Tracie Weatherbee added.


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APMM-Toyota visits Baldwyn Schools
APMM-Toyota visits Baldwyn Schools

Baldwyn School District administration hosted a tour of the school campuses in appreciation for APMM-Toyota's support and contributions. Those in attendance include (l-r) front row - Assistant Superintendent Raymond Craven, General Manager Administration Tsuyoshi Sugiura, Corporate Advisor (Former APMM President) Masaaki Fujii, President Kimihiro Yonezawa, Assistant General Manager Administration Katsuaki Nasu, Assistant Manager Human Resouces Kebebe Wilson, BHS Principal Jeff Palmer, Superintendent Jason McKay, back row - Representative Jerry Turner, Senator J.P. Wilemon, Senator Chad McMahan, General Manager Manufacturing Kim Crumbie, BMS Principal Danny Ramsey, and Baldwyn Schools board member Brian Hogue.


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2016-2017 Parent Surveys
Baldwyn Public Schools Promote Child Find

Child Find is an ongoing statewide effort to identify, locate, and evaluate children up to the age of twenty-one who may have physical, mental, communicative and/or emotional disabilities. For more info click here.



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