August 1, 2019
Dear Friend of Bearden Middle,
Welcome back to school! Whether new or returning, I’m sure by now you’ve learned how special Bearden Middle is. We have an engaged, passionate staff and numerous, distinctive educational opportunities that help our young men and women excel.
● We are the only middle school in Knox County that is an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (“IB MYP”) World School. This year the Bearden Middle School Foundation is contributing $25,000 for IB staff development to strengthen/maintain our IB program.
● We have a Science Olympiad team that dominates on a local, state and national level, a VEX Robotics Club, as well as strong sciences in general. The Foundation just gave $5,000 to repair/replace microscopes for the Science Department.
● Every student at BMS is given an iPad. They were originally donated to the school five years ago, but the program responsible for them is gone. So the Foundation gave $15,000 this summer to replace iPads that needed to be replaced.
As you can see, The Bearden Middle School Foundation’s mission is to raise funds to support, benefit, promote, encourage and enhance the educational programs and facilities of BMS.
To continue fulfilling our mission, we need you to attend our third annual fundraiser on March of 2020 (exact date to be announced). We’d love for your family, your business or any business you have ties with to sponsor the event. In addition, we accept donations anytime at https://beardenmiddleschoolfoundation.org/donate/. Finally, we’d love to have you join our board if you’re interested in helping us achieve our 2019-20 goal of raising $75,000 to support academic excellence at BMS!
Jonathan Wimmer, President
Bearden Middle School Foundation