Bearden Middle School is upgrading technology devices! By the month of February 2020, BMS will receive and begin implementing Chromebooks into the classrooms. Teachers will receive the first 95 and begin training within the next 2 weeks. The transition from iPads to Chromebooks will be by grade level, beginning with 8th grade. Older iPads (gifted to BMS by the Verizon grant) will be sold back to help pay for Chromebooks while the newer iPads, (purchased by BMS) will continue to be used in multiple ways for staff and students.
The decision to switch to Chromebooks was multifaceted: less expensive and more affordable to repair, more viable, compatible for district/statewide testing, and they are currently being used at West High School. The cost of new Chromebooks for one grade level is approximately $100,000, with a need to raise $85,000 this year.
The Bearden Middle School Foundation is helping to make all of this possible! Providing and maintaining 1:1 technology for all of our students has been at the forefront of the Foundation’s fundraising efforts.
Please consider supporting the BMS Foundation.
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Checks payable to the Bearden Middle School Foundation may be mailed to:
Bearden Middle School Foundation
P.O. Box 51373
Knoxville, TN 37950
BMSF is exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501 (c) (3). Donors can deduct contributions they make to the Foundation under IRC Section 170. The Foundation is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106, or 2522.