Barren County Middle School News


The Ralphe Bunch Soup kitchen in Glasgow, will be serving a free Thanksgiving meal to more than two thousand people. The community meal will be served from 11a.m. to 4p.m. Thanksgiving day. For more information on meal times or pick up, call the soup kitchen at (270)834-8537.  

Click on this story to see how Barren County Schools helped with this community Thanksgiving meal.

Nominations for Hall of Honor

Barren County Alumni Association is looking for names of Alumnus who would meet the criteria to be a part of our Hall of Honor.   We would like to compile a list of names that we could pull from each year.  If you know of someone who meets the criteria, and would like to nominate that person, please click here.

The Barren County Alumni Association has established the Hall of Distinguished Alumni to confer on its alumni the highest recognition. This award is to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of alumni who have made a significant contribution to their field of endeavor. Please click the heading to read more about the definitions of Alumnus.

Internet Outage

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Children's Day Celebration

Please join us for our Children's Day Celebration at the beautiful Plaza Theatre here in Glasgow this Friday evening, November 20th from 6-8 pm. Children from Barren County Schools, Glasgow Schools, and Caverna Elementary School will be providing a musical program for everyone's enjoyment. Hope you can join us to see our precious children share their talents!

Basketball Season Tickets

Basketball season tickets will go on sale starting Monday November 16. From 8 until 12 each day Monday through Friday.
Season Tickets are $45 each - Student Tickets are $20 each

Grandparents will again get into the games free, if grandparents want a chair back reserved ticket, they will be half price.
Tickets will be on sale in Room 53 in the gym. Come to the front office to sign in before going to Room 53
Schedules will be available at this time.

Schools Closed Monday & Tuesday

There will be NO SCHOOL for students on Monday and Tuesday.   We will see you back on Wednesday Morning!

Parent Involvement Survey

As part of a research project we are asking parents to take a survey about their experiences regarding parental involvement at BCMS. This survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes. No personal information will be collected. By taking this survey, you will be assisting in developing strategies to decrease barriers to parent volunteering at BCMS.  Please click here to take the survey! Thank you so much for participating! 

Barren County Marching Band Invitational

You are invited to come watch some of the top bands in the state compete at the Barren Band Invitational this Saturday, October 17.  
Opening Ceremonies start at 10:45 am, Admission is $10

Come be a part of the pageantry, the music and the performances that make this a family fun event!


Student Vision Survey
Fall Break

Kentucky Safe Schools Week


October 18th- 24th



2015 BC Schools Golf Tournament

Click the image to sign up!

Barren County Schools Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for All Barren County Schools
July 9th from 12:00 - 6:00 pm. 

All Barren County School Locations

Barren Schools Website Gets New Look!

The week of July 1, Barren Schools will launch a new website design.  There may be times during the change over that the site will be unavailable as all links and pages are checked.  We recommend that you make a shortcut to your webmail and IC if needed during this week.

2015 Football Information

BCMS is excited to start the 2015 middle school football season. Mr. Nick Compton has been named the head football coach for both the 7th and 8th grade football teams.  There will be a parent meeting on June 29that 5:30 in the BCMS Media Center.  All participants must have a current sports physical in order to play.  We look forward to a great season full of pride, teamwork and tradition.


The Barren County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council has named Mr. Brad Johnson as their new principal.  Johnson succeeds Steve Riley who will be retiring June 30th, 2015.

Summer Sports Physicals
BC Cross Country Ribbon Cutting and Dedication

Please join Barren County Board of Educatioin
and Barren County High School for a
Ribbon Cutting and Dedication of the new Cross Country Course
Sunday, June 7, 2015 *  2-4 pm
Barren County High School

BCHS Track & Field

Congratulations to the BCHS  students Nick Mabe, Hunter Hohmann & Summer Coots who will be competing in the KHSAA State Track & Field Championships this Saturday at Lexington, KY.  Watch Live via webcast or live updates..

Teachers Recognized for Outstanding Service

Barren County Board of Education recognized the following teachers at the May Board Meeting.
Elementary Teacher of the Year - Debbie Dickerson

Middle School Teacher of the Year - Olivia Dooley
High School Teacher of the Year - Karen Maxwell

Techie Teacher of the Year - Chasity Shipley
Techie Classified Person of the Year - Rhonda Costlow

Cross County Ribbon Cutting and Dedication - Postponed

The Ribbon Cutting & Dedication has been postponed and we will announce the new date at a later time.

School Lunch Hero Day

  Help celebrate National School Lunch Hero Day on May 1, 2015 as a way to honor the Nutrition Services Staff across the nation and at Barren County Schools.  The professionals in the Nutrition Services departments of Barren County Schools work diligently each day to provide nutritious, appealing meals for all students in addition to providing food for students in the summer.  Whether it's putting their heart into making food or showing care and concern for students, the Nutrition Services staff help create a memorable culture in a school.  So, please take time to thank your cafeteria staff on Friday!

To learn more about School Lunch Hero day, click the link below:


Barren Schools Compete at State STLP Championships

This year approximately 110 students from across various Barren County Schools qualified to compete in the STLP State Championships, which were held on Thursday, March 19, 2015 in Lexington, KY. The State Championship allows students from across the state to come together and demonstrate for other students, school and community persons what they know and can do with technology.   Click Read More for full story!

BC Community Fashion Show

Join us today at 12 for a day of fashion, fun, prizes, and shopping! Hosted by BC business and marketing students and 21st Century Community Learning. 

Barren County Holds Active Shooter Drill for Staff

(Glasgow, KY 3-13-15).  Barren County Schools, in collaboration with The Barren County Sheriff's Department, will participate in an active shooter training exercise on Monday, March 16th.  The day of scheduled drills will involve staff only, and no students will be present.  This simulation demonstrates the school district's commitment to being proactive and responsive in the event of a real emergency.   

Annual Wellness and Nutrition Report Card Forum

March 12, 2015

Barren County Middle School - 4:30 PM

8th grade Parent Night

Barren County High School will be hosting a parent night for all current 8th grade parents on Thursday, March 12th at 5:30pm.   The meeting will be held at the high school auditorium.   Mrs. Jones, the 9th grade counselor, will highlight important scheduling and registration information for students to select classes for the 9th grade year.  We encourage all 8th grade parents to attend to hear about the many opportunities for your child at Barren County High School. 

Regional Basketball

Presale tickets will still be sold at BCHS office on Monday. 

Monday semis: Barren County vs Bowling Green @ 6:00 pm

Tuesday Finals 6:00 pm


Time Changes Sunday March 8th

National School Breakfast Week

Barren County Nutrition Services will be serving "Brunch for Lunch" on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in celebration of National School Breakfast Week in connection with Read Across America Week.

The "Brunch for Lunch" theme centers around "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Suess.  The items for lunch are as follows: Hot Ham and Cheese and "Green Eggs" served with herb-roasted potato bites, freshly sliced tomatoes, and juicy fresh oranges.

Eat breakfast with your school cafeteria this week, and you might be a lucky winner of prizes donated by local businesses.  

Soccer Parent/Player Meeting

Parents and players are encouraged to attend an informational soccer meeting on Monday, March 9 at 5pm in the BCMS cafeteria.

Barren Adds Curriculum Resource Teachers

Barren County Schools are pleased to announce the addition of two support personnel in the role of District Curriculum Resource Teachers. 

Barren County Schools will be in Session January 8, 2015

Barren County Schools will be in session tomorrow.   We are not anticipating any weather related delays, but wanted to send a friendly reminder to please take precautions and bundle up in extra layers of clothes.

Barren County Board Members Take Oath of Office

Two Barren County Board of Education Board Members took their oaths of office Monday, January 5, 2015.  Charlotte Beals, current Vice-chair for the Barren County Board of Education was sworn in as board member for her fourth term and Amanda Wright, newly elected board member was sworn in to begin her first term. 

Retirement Reception for Board of Education Chairman Robbie Toms

Please join us in celebration of

27 years of service

A dessert reception will be held on

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

at the

Barren County Board of Education

Central Office

Barren Co. Students Showcase Tech Skills at Regional STLP

Good luck as students from each school in Barren County showcase their technology projects on Dec 8th.  The regional STLP showcase is held at Diddle Arena on the campus of WKU.  Check back soon for results from the day...

FCS Day: Barren County Celebrates!

Barren County Family and Consumer Science and the Kentucky Department of Education celebrated the first ever FCS Day on December 3, 2014.  Now they need your help to keep the celebration going.  Please "Dine In" with your family or friend and then take "Healthy Selfies" to post to social media to help educate and inform the public about the benefits of healthy eating and FCS education programs using the hashtags, #FCSday and #BCHealthySelfie. 

Middle School Baseball Tryouts

Tryouts for the middle school baseball team will be Saturday, February 28 from 8:00-9:45am at the JROTC building.  Bring tennis shoes and baseball gear.

KMEA's Solo and Ensemble festival

On Saturday March 14th, the Barren County orchestra program was very well represented at KMEA's Solo and Ensemble festival. The festival was held at Moss Middle School in Bowling Green, KY. These students worked hard after school hours to prepare solo literature and small ensembles to perform for a judge and receive a rating of novice, apprentice, proficient, or distinguished. The judge was very complimentary of the kids' efforts and gave very specific and conducive feedback to each student as they performed. Overall, the middle school and high school combined received 3 distinguished plus ratings which are only rewarded for stellar performances. 19 distinguished ratings, 1 proficient plus, and 5 proficient ratings were received at this event. The participants are listed by rating and their grade level is in parenthesis.

BCHS Principal Selection Survey

The Barren County High School SBDM members request your input as part of the principal selection process by participating in a survey. This survey can be completed on-line at by clicking here. A hard copy version will also be available in the front office at Barren County High School. If you prefer to use the online version, but do not have internet access, computers will be available in the school media center from 7:30-3:30 daily during the survey window. The window for the completion of this survey will begin on Thursday, April 23rd, and end on Thursday, April 30th, at midnight. The survey will include criteria for principal selection to be ranked in order of importance. A comment box will also be included. The council hopes the participation in this survey of students, parents, staff, and community members will provide valuable insight in the selection of our next Barren County High School principal. 

Grandparent Day Celebration and Book Fair


BCMS will be celebrating Grandparent's Day from 1:45-3:00 on Thursday, October 29th for 7th grade and Friday, October 30th for 8th grade.

Refreshments will be served.

Everyone is also encourage to visit our fall Book Fair.

Have you been reading? #BCReads

Don't forget to log your books on the 
?#‎BCReads? webpage for your chance to win! Click the link above to see the latest winners!

Softball Tryouts

Our 2015 softball team members are:


BCHS Cheerleaders Host Cheer Clinic

BCHS Cheerleaders will host a cheer clinic on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the Barren County High School gym.  The clinic will run from 9:00 - 12:00 and the cost is $25 per child and will include a t-shirt, and snacks.  Click here for more information & registration form.  

Barren Schools 2016-2017 Proposed Calendar Survey

With the end of 2015 quickly approaching, we all start thinking about the new year.  It is also time to think about a new school year.  We value your input and would like to have you share your thoughts on the proposed 2016-2017 school calendar.

BCMS Trojan Report

Leader of the Future Applications

The 2015-16 Glasgow Barren County Chamber of Commerce Leaders of the Future applications are available to any interested 7th and 8th grader.  The deadline for the applications is Friday, May 8, 2015.

Kentucky Derby Festival Regional Spelling Bee Held

The 2015 Kentucky Derby Festival Regional Spelling Bee was held at the Barren County Extension Office on Thursday, Feb. 12th.  Fifteen students who had won their local school level spelling bee competed for the regional title.  After 9 rounds of competition, Ashley Wright, an eighth grade student from Barren County Middle School was determined to be the winner.  This is not the first time Ashley has won this title.  She was also the regional champion last year and competed in the state level competition.  Angelia Pulliam, a sixth grade student from Temple Hill was declared as the 1st Runner Up for the event.  The winning word which Ashley spelled correctly was bureaucracy.  

College & Career Development Coordinator Announced for Barren County Schools

The Barren County Schools are pleased to announce Amy Irwin as the new College & Career Development Coordinator for the district.  

Weather Related Information IMPORTANT!

1. BCHS  Boys will be playing in the district championship Friday night @ 7pm at Monroe Co.  **(New)   Howdy 103.7 will carry all broadcasts of the 15th District & 4th Region Tournament games. To see the last second Buzzer Beating Shot CLICK HERE

2. - Breakfast & Lunch Menus for Feb.16th-18th will be repeated. Please see your Nutrislice App or poster menu to view the items for those days. Because of delivery issues some items may be subject to change.   We will have piping hot biscuits & gravy waiting for you at school in the morning so join us for breakfast.

3. Jr. Beta State Competition has been RESCHEDULED for March 24 & 25.

Barren County District Science Fair & Art Showcase Results

Barren County Schools hosted the annual District Science Fair for grades 5-7 on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.    The District conducted an Art Showcase that allowed each school to showcase the artistic talents of many students.  Read more about the event with the attached press release.

KCTCS Career Craze

Students who will be 7th, 8th, or 9th graders are invited to attend SKYCTC for a week exploring a variety of healthcare careers in Nursing, Respiratory, and Radiography.

June 2-4, 2015
8:00 am - 2:00 pm each day
SKYCTC Glasgow Health Campus
7th, 8th, and 9th Graders Only

Call: (270) 901-1235


Barren Receives Grant Funds for Three Projects

The Barren County School District has been awarded a $5,500 grant from the WHAS Crusade for Children grant. Grant funds will be used to provide a desktop embosser and a Mountbatten Writer and Learning System to better serve visually impaired students.

Barren County Schools also received a $5,000.00 Farm to School grant. Funds will be used to place tower gardens in each of the district elementary schools and to support gardening and agriculture education at Barren County Middle School with the purchase of materials to support the school’s greenhouse program.   

The Barren County School District also received a Fresh Fruit and Vegetable grant from the KY Department of Education.  These grant funds will be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables for use in the cafeteria at Park City Elementary.

BCHS & BCMS Student Art Show


Come join us to view outstanding Barren County High School and Middle School art pieces. May 5-6, 2015, 4:00 - 6:00 pm daily, in the BCHS Auditorium.

Every Kid Healthy Day

Barren County Schools Celebrates Every Kid Healthy™ Day with Fruit Tastings and 95210 Events

Local Community Joins School Staff to Create a Healthier School Environment for Students


BCHS Announces New Football Coach

Jeff Griffith, a 1995 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a B.A in Exceptional Child Education/English, a Rank II in Education in 2005, and a four year letterman as an outside linebacker at WKU will assume the head football coaching duties at Barren County High School.  Griffith comes to Barren County with an impressive coaching history.  

Parent Survey for 21st Century Summer Camps

In a few short months, summer will be here!  Do you want your student to have fun this summer?  Do you want your student to avoid the summer learning slide?  Did they attend summer camp last year?  Do you want to attend camp this summer?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, please complete the survey below...

Click below to take the quick survey regarding 21st Century Summer Camps:

Every Kid Healthy Week (April 19-25)

In celebration of Every Kid Healthy™ Week (April 19-25), all Barren County Schools will host fruit tasting events during lunch with teachers, staff, students and volunteers to promote the district wellness policy called 95210 and celebrate the schools’ wellness achievements.


Last school year, over 13 million stop arm violations occurred in the United States.  Read more.........


Thank you for your service to our school district.  If you completed an ACA electronic time sheet on the district website this past year, you are no longer required to do so.  You will be completing a paper and pencil timesheet at the locations you serve each month.  Your supervisors will be signing them and they will either forward them to payroll for processing or on to Lisa for ACA tracking purposes.  Para-professional coaches will be turning their forms into the Athletic Department.  If you have any questions, please shoot Lisa an email  at or give us a call at 651-3787.  Have a great school year!

College & Career Spirit Day Sept. 8

Nutrition Services - Contest Winner

Pictured left to right: CheyAnne Fant (Director of Nutrition Services)  Tara Miller (T.H. E. 5th grader) and Jon Hall (Principal of Temple Hill Elementary School)

On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 Tara Miller was eating lunch at school just like any other day, but that lunch became a time to remember.    Miller took time to rate the food items at Temple Hill Elementary School, and her rating was drawn as the winner, one of over 2000 iPad Mini contest entries collected by Barren County Nutrition Services.   During the prize delivery, CheyAnne Fant, Director of Nutrition Services and 21st Century Programs, announced that the overall food ratings averaged 4 out of 5 stars.  “This is just a great example of how our meals are both appealing and nutritious,” Fant said, “We are so proud of the Nutrition Services staff members who care about how they provide meal services to our student, and these ratings show just that.”  The iPad Mini was donated to the Nutrition Services Department through a rebate program with a General Mills.  


School Lunch: There's an APP for that!

Deadline to win a free iPad Mini has been extended to Friday, Feb. 13 at 8:00 am. 

Looking for the lunch menu?  There are several new ways to see it!

1.  A full-color, poster menu will be sent home with students on Monday, Jan 12.  This menu will be used for the entire semester, so please keep this menu until the end of the school year. 

2. Visit the "Lunch Menu" link to be directed to the website.

3. Download the app for your mobile device.  Click here for directions.  

We are also having a contest to win a free iPad Mini...To enter, you must rate our food items using the Nutrislice website or app and leave your email and name.


Beta Recognized at Fiscal Court Meeting

Judge-Executive Hale invited BCMS beta students to attend the fiscal court meeting for recognition of the Jr. Beta club.  Easton Frazier, Cole Wilson, Harrison Davis, Chasey Jessie, Maggie Hutton, Annabelle Botts and Jenna Brooks were selected to represent the club.  We congratulate the BCMS Jr. Beta Club for all of their accomplishments!

Dr. Gary A Ransdell visits BCHS

WKU President Dr. Gary Ransdell spoke to the Barren County High School senior class about higher education opportunities at Western Kentucky University.
BCHS is blessed to have a strong partnership with WKU which includes many dual credit courses for Barren County students.  Dr. Ransdell discussed offerings at WKU, the importance of pursuing higher education and getting involved in campus life.  Thank you to Dr. Ransdell for this opportunity for our students.

Click for more pictures

Burgundy & Gold Spirit Day Friday

No Charge Meals at BC Elementary Schools & CSC

Nutrition Services: Summer Information

Student account balances can be paid at the Board of Education during regular business hours. For graduates who have a positive balance, refunds can be made at the same location.

Free Summer Feeding Sites for all children under the age of 18 are available NJE throughout summer months for breakfast and lunch.  Check out the summer feeding mobile stops for more locations.

2015 Barren County Alumni Hall of Distinguished Honorees


Front Row: Kenneth Nuckols, Ella White Morgan
Back Row: Todd Matthews accepting for Tommy Matthews, Larry Glass, Keith Rigdon, and James Bailey

Students Receive State Recognition for Duke TIP

The 7th grade Duke TIP (Talent Identification Program) recognized several BCMS students for demonstrating advanced aptitudes.  Duke TIP works with students to identify, recognize, challenge, engage, and help students reach their highest potential.  These students scored in the 95th percentile on grade-level assessments and took the ACT test which provided means to further define their potential for a higher level of learning. 


Madison High, Nathan Hood, Meghan Pierce and Madeline Williams qualified for state recognition.  They earned this award by scoring at or above the national average of recent high school graduates on the ACT.  These students will be honored in a special recognition ceremony at Western Kentucky University on May 22nd


Spirit Day February 10th

BC Employee Wellness & Weight Loss Challenge

Click on the link below to register. This will help us get more information about the upcoming challenge to you:

Join The FUN This Summer! #BCREADS

Click image for full details!

Barren County Approved For Non-Traditional Instruction Days

"iLearning @ Home" Days being planned to reduce impact of missed days due to weather or other events.  Read more about it the state approved waiver here.

Spirit Day January 20th

Spirit Day March 4th

Barren County HS Youth Sports Summer Clinic Information

For more information about BCHS summer sports camps please visit the Barren County High School website.  Camps offered include baseball, basketball,  and football.  Updated as camps are made available. 

Summer Camps Sign-ups

If you are interested in attending one or all of the summer camps being offered, please return your application/s to BCMS, Attn:Gary Gardner.  Registration forms are available in the front office or online.


Leadership Camps - June 15-18 and July 14-17
Water Wonders Camp - June 8-12
Explorers Camp - June 22-26
Hot Shots Camp - July 7-10
Practical Living Camps- June 8-12, June 22-26 or July 7-10

Jr. Beta Excels at State Convention

Outstanding showing by Barren County Junior Betas at State Convention

District Science Fair Winners

Congratulations to our district science fair winners.

7th Grade Individual Project winners were:

1st place- Grace Lowe

2nd place-Madison High

3rd place-Anthony Kingrey    


8th Grade Group Project winners were:

1st place-Carli Clifford and Olivia Crowe

2nd place-Madaline Williams, Ashley Wright, and Kayleigh Byrd

3rd place-Meghan Pierce and Kaity Martin

Spirit Day April 3rd

21st Century Summer Camps for Preschool to High School

Elementary Summer Camp starts Monday, June 1 at 8 am...

Haven't registered? It's not too late! Arrive at North Jackson Elementary at 7:45 to complete registration forms.  Transportation available at some schools, so please call the site coordinator for more details. For additional questions, call NJE at 270-629-2300.

For more information, click below to get registered and learn more.


Please read through the following list of frequently asked questions before calling with any problems you may be having with the timesheet.  

Spirit Day Jan16

District Improvement Plan Drafted

The Barren County Schools Comprehensive District Improvement Plan is available for review and input.  The draft plan can be located using the links to access the Executive Summary, Needs Assessment and Goals/Activities.

Spirit Day March 30th

BCMS Student Places in State Academic Team Championship

Congratulations to Meghan Pierce.  She placed 5th in the 2015 Governor's Cup State Finals for Middle Grades in the Arts and Humanities Competition!

Spirit Day May 11th


The recent release of ACT scores for Kentucky High School Juniors indicate that Barren County students continued the trend of increasing performance on this measure of college readiness.    Click here to read the recent press release.

Region 2 STLP Showcase

Over 150 Barren County students grades 1-12 traveled to WKU on December 9th to compete in the Region 2 Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) conference.  Students showcase projects that impact their schools and communities or provide technical or instructional projects in hopes of qualifying for the STLP State Conference held in March of 2015.  Along with showcase competitions the region showcase also offers Engineer interviews and Digital and Social Media events.  STLP will also include winter project competitions which are live judging events for art, music & video. The winter events are submitted online from December to early January.

Spirit Day February 16th

Monday is the next College and Career dress day as well as President's day. So dress for success by wearing a college shirt, a career related outfit, or a bowtie like many of our presidents. Just last week, our Senators created a resolution for Bow Tie Day stating the "hope that every man and woman across this Commonwealth can experience the aesthetic pleasure of wearing a well-crafted and fashionable bow tie." BC is college and career ready!
Malik Faulkner is named 2015 Youth of the Year

Congratulations to 8th grader Malik Faulkner.  He was recently named as the 2015 Youth of the Year.  Youth of the Year is the Boys & Girls Club of America’s premier youth recognition program for club members.

Spirit Day May 1st

Spirit Day April 23rd