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Baldwyn Middle School

2020-21 BMS Academic Awards
2020-21 BMS Academic Awards


5th Grade

Leighanna Allen, Carter Craven, Gavin Gamble, Ridge Mask, A’nadiya Merrit, Olivia Page, Emma Tucker, Rush Watkins, Jaidyn Wilson, Amar’e Agnew, Kaziya Barnett, Chloe Barron, Ashlynn Benton, Bryson Credille, Mia Dufford, Briley Glover, Laura Grissom, EJ Hester, Drew Hughes, Addyson Hutcheson, Connor Keith, Alaysia May, Hayden McCarley, Cali McCarver, Addyson Pippin, June Taylor, Bradley Wicks, Ariya Wren

5th Grade Highest Average Awards

ELA - Ridge Mask & Addyson Pippin; Math - Ridge Mask; Science - Olivia Page; Social Studies - Ridge Mask; Best of Me Award - A’nadiya Merritt; Highest Overall Average - Ridge Mask

6th Grade

Colton Hayes, Dallas Hurst, Kmauryen Johnson, Eliza McCarley, Alyson McCarthy, Riley McLeland, Maddie Moss, Edy-Reece Newby, A’Keileonna Nichols, Kaylee Roberts, Marleigh Babbitt, Ava Bishop, Keniah Burt, Jade Crump, Jaylan Ewing, Jamie Horton, Elisabet Ibarra, Bralee Leach, Regan McLeland, Kaylee Owens, Summer Patterson, Cadence Price, Tyson Pugh, Cayden Roberts, Jamarion Robinson, Kilik Sampson, Tristen Taylor, Caleb Tyes, Addison Wilson

6th Grade Highest Average Awards

Social Studies, Math, Science & TAG Awards - Maddie Moss; ELA - Riley McLeland; Highest Overall Average - Maddie Moss; Best of Me Award - Dallas Hurst

7th Grade

Isaac Allen, Shaylee Applegate, Jana-Claire Collins, Gabee Kate Lee, Gella Raines, Natalie Stanphill, Essence Warren, Aubrei Weaver, Shazmin Corrigan, Trey Craven, Hunter Dobbs, Karmen Gaston, Ava Harvell

7th Grade Highest Average Awards

Math, Social Studies, Science, ELA, Cyber Foundations, Overall Highest Average, and Best of Me Award - Aubrei Weaver; Cyber Foundations: Gella Raines and Jana Claire Collins; Safety Education - Hunter Dobbs and Jana Claire Collins; Health - Jana Claire Collins

8th Grade

Tahj Bell, Karlyn Courtney, Gauge DeVaughn, Anden Earnest, Macy Murphy, Amealia Beene, Johanna Beene, Malia Bolton, Haydon Crowe, Marquez Davenport, Shamiya Enlow, Tristan Jackson, Dy’lan Johnson, Aubrey Kimbel, Hagan McCarley, Shanell Robinson, Caysen Rowan, Dreson Stewart, Luke Towery, Braxton Voyles, Madison Wallis

8th Grade Highest Average Awards

ELA, Science, MS Studies, World Geography, and Highest Overall Average Award - Karlyn Courtney; Math - Macy Murphy; Best of Me Award - Tahj Bell; Art 1 - Anden Earnest and Karlyn Courtney; ICT 2 - Macy Murphy; Typing Award - Anden Earnest; Health - Tahj Bell; Safety Education - Gauge DeVaughn.

2021-22 BHS Volleyball Try outs
BHS Girls Volleyball tryouts will take place May 4-6 @ elementary gym. 2:30-4:00 pm each day.
Try outs open to current grades 6-11th. Must have an active physical in order to participate. Sign up forms will be located in Coach Childs’ and Coach Grammer’s classroom at BMS.
2021-22 BMS Cheer Try Outs
BMS Parent Reminder:
There will be a parent meeting for those parents of 6-7th students wanting to tryout for Baldwyn Middle School cheer Monday, April 12 in the auditorium at 5:30 pm. Cheer tryouts will be Friday, May 14. This will be the 2021-22 7-8th grade cheer squad.
2020-21 BHS Archery Tryouts
Archery tryouts this year will be December 7th-11th at the Baldwyn Elementary School gym after school (2:30 p.m.) for grades 7-12th.
Please complete the following form to express your interest in tryouts for this upcoming archery season.
**NOTE: Archery equipment needed for participation is provided. You are not required to purchase bows or arrows unless you want your own personal equipment. (Please speak with Coach Moore or Coach Wilson before purchasing.)
Canvas Reference Sheet
Canvas Reference Sheet
I hope that each of you are remaining safe and healthy!! I have had a few weeks to get to know my students to determine how WE can best serve them. I am working hard to learn their names and to build productive relationships but I NEED YOUE HELP!!! You know your student better than me and it is Critical for you to be involved in their education for them to be successful.
Here are some tips:
  • Set reminders to check whether your students are logging into Canvas and completing assignments daily.
  • Check Active Parent to see your student’s grades. If there are Zeros or no grades, go to Canvas and find those assignments and have your student complete them for a grade.
  • Message teachers for clarity on what your student needs to get on track.
  • Set up teacher-parent conferences.
  • Consistently encourage your student to always do their best and encourage them to dream and make plans for their future.
  • Lastly, our teachers are available daily from 2:00-3:00 pm to assist with any questions or concerns. See the BMS Canvas Reference Sheet at the link below to help guide you for frequently asked questions.
Thank you for your time!!!
Odessa Ingram, Principal

Click the link below to view the Canvas Reference Sheet. 


2020-21 1st 9 Weeks Academic Awards

Baldwyn Schools 1st 9 Weeks Academic Awards 2020-21

Principal’s List

5th Grade

Amar’e Agnew, Leighanna Allen, Aiden Banks, Chloe Barron, Carter Craven, Bryson Credile, Mia Dufford, Gavin Gamble, Briley Glover, Jalyn Green, Laura Grissom, EJ Hester, Drew Hughes, Addyson Hutcheson, Connor Keith, Ridge Mask, Alaysia May, Hayden McCarley, Cali McCarver, Shawnzell McGee, A’nadiya Merritt, Olivia Page, Addyson Pippin, Eli Roper, Emma Tucker, Rush Watkins, Jaidyn Wilson


6th Grade

Marleigh Babbit, Akazia Barnett, Kailon Been, Ava Bishop, Keniah Burt, Macy Buse, Jade Crump, Jaylan Ewing, Jaidyn Garner, Ashton Grice, Colton Hayes, Michael Horton, Roger Hurst, Kmauyren Johnson, Eliza McCarley, Alyson McCarthy, Regan McLeland, Riley McLeland, Madelyn Moss, Edy-Reece Newby, Kaylee Owens, Cadence Price, Cayden Roberts, Kaylee Roberts, Jamarion Robinson, Kilik Sampson, Tristen Taylor, Caleb Tyes, Addison Wilson


7th Grade 

Shaylee Applegate, Jana Claire Collins, Shazmine Corrigan, Hunter Dobbs, Ava Harvell, Gabee Lee, Gabriel Massengill, Addison Miller, Gella Raines, Addison Scales, Essence Warren, Aubrei Weaver


8th Grade

Johanna Beene, Tahj Bell, Karlyn Courtney, Gauge DeVaughn, Anden Earnest, Shamiya Enlow, Taylor Gunnells, Macy Murphy, Shanell Robinson, Braleigh Tyes, Madison Wallis

Honor Roll

5th Grade

Ashlynn Benton, Michael Bumphis, Jamion Campbell, Taelin Crump, Braylon Gradner, Thomas Henry, Brogan Hutcheson, Julieanna McGaughn, Miyana Nabors, Jason Pharr, Maggie Reese, Christopher Roberts, Paris Robinson, Kamri Scott, Meaghann Sheffield, Macaiah Smith, Jakylah Starks, Za’Corean Whitfield, Bradley Wicks, Brailey Wicks, Emma Wilmoth, Ariya Wren, Da’riyah Young, Jadelynn Young, Zykeria Young 


6th Grade

Curran Beene, Hayleigh Hastings, Caleb Hayes, Brandon Johnson, Layla Kelly, Bralee Leach, Kyasia McGee, Kameron Miller, Tyson Pugh, Jasiah Reed, Carson Roberts, Kaylon Sampson, Chloe Shinault, Braxton Stewart, Raiden White


7th Grade 

Allayah Agnew, Isaac Allen, Ethan Applegate, Macie Arnold, Trey Craven, Jourdan Crump, Gray Earnest, Steven Erickson, Karmen Gaston, Wesley McCarley, Emma Mitchell, Kylee Wildmon


8th Grade

Amealia Beene, Trinity Billips, Malia Bolton, Haydon Crowe, Marquez Davenport, Olivia Gates, Cameron Hill, Elizabeth Hughes, Ames Hughes, Tristan Jackson, Dy’Lan Johnson, Aubrey Kimbel, Hagan McCarley, Akeyo McGaha, Maniyah McGee, Saniya Patterson, Terell Robinson, Caysen Rowan, Dreson Stewart, Jerry Towery, Bobby Underwood, Anthony Voyles


2020 Red Ribbon Week
2020 Red Ribbon Week

BES and BMS will participate in 2020 Red Ribbon Week. Students will hear information and presentations about being drug free daily, participate in a poster contest, earn prizes, and wear planned attire each day. 

Thursday, October 29 is Wear Class Colors Day

Kindergarten: Red
Frist Grade: Yellow
Second Grade: Purple
Third Grade: Blue
Fourth Grade: Green
Fifth Grade: Orange
Sixth Grade: Red
Seventh Grade: Blue
Eighth Grade: Green
Mrs. Spearman's Math Class Outside
Mrs. Spearman's Math Class Outside

While studying a geometry unit, Mrs. Brenda Spearman’s BMS math classes collaborate with BCAC teachers to create right angles using sticks and string outside.

BMS XC Team participates at State Competition
BMS XC Team participates at State Competition

Bearcat Cross Country Team participated in the Middle School Classic Championship in Jackson on October 13, 2020. Three Middle-School All State runners included Macie Arnold finished 6th, Ava Harvell finished 9th, and Kylee Wildmon finished 14th. The team placed 4th with these three runners along with Gella Brooke Raines, Anden Earnest, and Kaitlyn Williams.

BMS & BHS present 2020 Black History Program
BMS & BHS present 2020 Black History Program

BHS celebrates Black History Program 2020 Vision

For the month of February, Baldwyn High School will be celebrating their 2020 Vision for Black History Month. Last week, students led a Black History Career Expo Program with community career tables, student art work, student interpretive dance and song, student writings and personal visions along with guest speaker Keron Williams, former NFL player.

The program began with students in grades fifth through twelfth sharing their 2020 personal goals, visions, and achievements. 

“I want to grow closer to God and find His purpose for my life,” Karlyn Courtney said.

“I want to be a better version of myself and find out who I am,” Sania Liner said. 

“I want to be able to trust myself and know that every decision I make will benefit me in the future,” sophomore Saniyah Richardson said. 

The BHS Choir and others portrayed inspirational music and dance through song. A variety of career tables from within the community were represented for students to visit tables and learn more about career opportunities. 

Williams engaged the student body and staff into recalling their past and embracing their future. Williams gave a personal testimony of growing up with obstacles and hardships in his way; however, he motivated students to continue to preserve and find their purpose for the future. 

“Don’t give up. Don’t let your situation define you. Define your situation as to who you want to be,” Williams noted. 

Also throughout the month, students and staff have decorated their hallways and classroom doors in recognition of Black History Month celebrating the last 20 years of success and growth. Grades 9-12 and grades 5-8 competed in hallway decoration contests as an incentive to illustrate their best thoughts. 

“Our goal from the program was to make sure students: Envision your future. Don’t ever lose your vision despite circumstances or situations that may arise,” Assistant BHS Principal Odessa Ingram noted. 


BMS 2019 Regional Science Fair Winners
BMS 2019 Regional Science Fair Winners

Congratulations to the 2019 Science Fair Winners who competed at NEMCC for the Regional Fair.

8th Grade:

Nathan George- 1st place in Biochemistry
7th Grade:
Nathan Shaw- 1st place in Earth and Environmental Science
Ryder Oswalt- 3rd place in Inorganic Chemistry
Lily Flyod- 3rd place in Medicine and Health
Bryston Howell and Grady Allen: 1st place in Microbiology
Mia Card- 3rd place in Engineering
Bellamy Houge and Hayley Moss: 3rd place in Botany
Baldwyn Middle School - 1st place School Award 
BHS 5-12th Grade Arts & Assessment Parent Night
BHS 5-12th Grade Arts & Assessment Parent Night

Baldwyn High School annual Arts and Assessment Parent Night was held Monday, November 4 with 5th through 12th grade students sharing their student work and art work. Faculty and staff also provided information to parents about testing, career coaching, therapist on site, ACT, attendance, counselors, mentors, and more. Students from English I & II, art, 5-8th ELA, FCCLA, and choir shared student performances and work presentations. A video about the importance of school attendance was also presented and is available at this link: https://youtu.be/9bIV2285nko.

BMS Students Remember Beloved Classmate
BMS Students Remember Beloved Classmate

Baldwyn Schools holds ceremony in memory of beloved student and bus driver


As the weather and seasons change, so does the mind set of Baldwyn Schools and the community. On October 31, 2018, a tragedy struck our town. Baldwyn Elementary School fourth grader Dalen Thomas was struck on Highway 370 East by a traveling vehicle while boarding Bus 22 driven by Art Prentice of Baldwyn School District. Less than two months later, Prentice passed away of a heart attack.

Last week and this week, Baldwyn School District students and staff remembered the one year anniversary of the loss of their beloved classmate, student and beloved bus driver.

On Thursday, October 31, the entire student body dressed as superheroes for Halloween, for Red Ribbon Spirit Day, and for the memory of Dalen. Dalen loved superheroes and has been dubbed a superhero to his classmates and teachers.

The fifth grade class of 2027, while dressed as superheroes, held a balloon release with Dalen’s family last week on Halloween.

“I’m blessed to see Dalen’s classmates, teachers, and many others help celebrate his life and memory with a purpose,” Thomas’ mother Miranda stated.

Yesterday, district bus drivers and the family of the late Art Prentice gathered in his memory for a bench ceremony presentation.

"The bench is perfect. He would have loved it. We appreciate everything the school has done for our family," Ellen Prentice, wife of the late Art Prentice said. 

Today there are two blue metal benches on each side the Baldwyn Elementary School entrance. The bench to the left is in memory of Dalen Thomas with a superhero logo on it. The bench to the right is in memory of Art Prentice with a bus cut-out illustration on it.

“Both of these individuals will always hold a special place in the hearts and minds of Baldwyn School District and the Baldwyn community. These ceremonies are our way of showing our love, appreciation, and respect to our lost loved ones and their families and friends,” Superintendent Jason McKay said.

2020 BMS Science Fair Winners
2020 BMS Science Fair Winners
Congratulations to the following BMS 2020 Science Fair Winners:
Fifth and Sixth Grade
Behavioral and Social Science
1st Place – Ava Harvell and Shaylee Applegate
2nd Place – Addison Wilson
1st Place – Braylee Leach
Animal Science
1st Place – Trey Craven and Mason Grissett
2nd Place – Chloe Shinault
Physics and Astronomy
1st Place – Jay Gill and Allayah Agnew
2nd Place – Isaac Allen
3rd Place – Carmen Mettler
Seventh and Eighth Grade
Behavioral and Social Science
1st Place – Ryder Oswalt
1st Place – Hayden Powell and Caysen Rowan
2nd Place – Olivia Gates and T’Kiyah Selmon
Inorganic Chemistry
1st Place – Hayley Moss
2nd Place – Johanna Beene and Brylee Farrar
3rd Place – Dylan Johnson
Animal Science
1st Place – Ames Hughes
Health and Medicine
1st Place – Nathan Shaw
2nd Place – Lilly Floyd
Physics and Astronomy
1st Place – Gentry Griffin and Grady Allen
2nd Place – Bellamy Hogue
3rd Place – Hannah Acquire and Alexis Dykes
Plant Science
1st Place – Tristan Jackson and Bryston Howell
2nd Place – Maddee Dugger
These students will advance to Mississippi Regional Science Fair competition. 
2020 K-8 Counselor Needs Assessment Survey
Attention K-8th Grade Parents/Guardians:
Each year, Mrs. Miranda Garner, Baldwyn Elementary and Middle School counselor, conducts a Needs Assessment to help her understand what your students need. Please take a moment to fill out this Google Form and click submit. This will help Mrs. Garner to know what topics would be beneficial to provide lessons on in a group, individual, and/or classroom setting. If you received a Needs Assessment with your child's packet this week, there is no need to fill this Google Form out. You may send the Needs Assessment back with your child's packet. See link below to complete assessment. Thank you in advance for your support!
Baldwyn students claim state science fair titles
Baldwyn students claim state science fair titles
Baldwyn students claim state science fair titles
Baldwyn’s junior high students excelled in this year’s 2018 science fair competitions. 
Twenty-three total students participated in the Regional Science Fair at Northeast Mississippi Community College last month. Five of those students advanced to the state science fair level on April 5. 
Rodney Shelley placed first at state competition in Robotics and Engineering; Jackson Allen placed third at state competition in Computer Science and Math; Carla Underwood competed at state competition in Behavior and Social Science; and Jamaury Marshall and Braylon Pippin placed first at regionals and were unable to attend the state competition. 
Baldwyn’s seventh and eighth science teacher Reneetra Pippin led students through their research and studies for the local, regional, and state levels. 
“Rodney did really well in physical science, especially when we had our unit on electrical energy.  He loves anything dealing with motors and that’s what led him in that area. His dad has a car shop, and he helps him and does a lot of hands-on work.  He was very detailed in his project and understood it and answered any questions the judges had,” Pippin said. 
“Jackson Allen is brilliant in all categories.  I don’t know how long he worked on his project, but it was something he was interested in. He presented his project well before his peers and the judges.  He is passionate about his work.  His project was probably on a high school level, and he knew exactly what he was talking about. I’m sure the judges felt same way I did when he presented it,” Pippin added. 
“Carla Underwood chose her project because she was interested in that area. She chose that project because She felt she was able to relate to some of her reasearch. Her project being presented on a personal level helped her do well at regionals and advance to state,” Pippin noted. 
“Braylon Pippin and Jamaury Marshall worked as a team. They made a homemade fire extinguisher.  They were curious to know if it would put out a fire.  Their curiosity won them first place at the regional fair. They chose this project out of curiosity, and they did a great job explaining it. They advanced to the science fair at Jackson State but was unable to attend,” Pippin added.
Students who participated in the Regional Science Fair include Carla Underwood, Madee Murphy, Sadie Morris, Tess Parker, Amelia Nelson, Alex Wilson, Kyndal Jacobs, Braxton Tigner, Braylon Pippin, January Marshall, Seth Bratton, Nathan George, Jenna Klaire Duvall, Wade Barron, Aydan Farrar, Xzayvian Williams, Meg Gamble, Jada Shinault, Sommer Tyes, Jackson Allen, and Rodney Shelley.
“I tell my students ‘You get out what you put in.’ These students work ethic, determination, and passion about their projects guided them to their success. I’m very proud I get a chance everyday to be a part of their learning.” 


Baldwyn Schools celebrate No One Eats Alone
Baldwyn Schools celebrate No One Eats Alone

Baldwyn students celebrate “No One Eats Alone”

Demi Roberts

Staff Writer


Baldwyn Schools’ students in grades fifth through eighth celebrated a positive prevention initiative designed to promote inclusion of all students on the middle school levels across the nation last week. 

Magnolia Health hosted an assembly in honor of National No One Eats Alone Day, created by the non-profit Beyond Differences. Throughout the week, students learned about social isolation and the negative impact it can have on a student’s health and academic performance. Baldwyn’s Jan Bryan was the acting representative of Magnolia Heath to lead the campaign.

“I feel this program was a positive experience for everyone involved. Throughout this week already we have found that being kind and showing empathy can create a warm welcoming place for everyone. A simple, random act of kindness, like making sure no one sits along in the cafeteria, can change a person’s entire day. That is a very powerful idea. I hope everyone walked away with a better perception of how kindness can literally change a person’s life,” BMS School Counselor Miranda Garner said. 

Social isolation is a preventable public-health crisis affecting millions of students and has been identified as a precursor to bullying, self harm and community violence. Students have shown that given the tools, they will stand up for others as empathetic and caring activists, and not be passive by-standers.

Students completed several different activities throughout the week that dealt with being kind and recognizing the positive effects of showing empathy towards others. 

“This program was beneficial by aiming at reducing bullying and helping with suicide prevention. We want to make sure all students have a fair opportunity during their daily education,” BHS Principal Jeff Palmer noted. 

The final day, students were met with a decorated cafeteria, door prizes, and a week’s worth of reflection on what kind of atmosphere can be fostered at Baldwyn Schools when kindness rises above all else.

“We are thankful that Magnolia Health selected our school to promote this campaign for our students to learn and better their lives for a successful future,” Superintendent Jason McKay said. 



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