Principal's Message

Nurture, Encourage, Challenge

The vision of BMS staff is to provide an educational environment where all staff nurture, encourage, and challenge our students to fulfill their potential academically, socially, and physically.  Our motto is "PRIDE," which encompasses the core values we wish to instill in our students-- Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence.  

We are a 6-8 middle school serving over 550 students.  Our population reflects the diversity of Merced County.  BMS offers a broad course of study for our students.  All of our courses are aligned to Common Core Standards and ELD standards.  Science classes are aligned to the NGSS standards. We have new textbook adoptions for English, Math and Social Studies and plan to adopt for Science in the Spring of 2019.  BMS offers many elective courses for students, including art, music, agriculture, nutrition, AVID and introductory business courses.  BMS also offers an intensive reading intervention program that utilizes READ 180 curriculum.  BMS is currently in its third year of PBIS implementation, which has helped the site to reduce suspension rates.  We offer an after school program, as well as many different extra-curricular activities such as athletics and clubs.  
 
Although Bryant Middle School is an older facility, the campus is in good condition. There are enough classrooms to accommodate all of our students, as well as our after school program. The campus is clean and safe. Any hazards are attended to immediately by custodial and maintenance staff. Over the summer of 2014, many of the roofs were repaired and recovered. New lighting fixtures have been installed in the library, computer lab and gymnasium.  The gym floor was renovated in 2018 to an all-wood floor.  Over the summer of 2018, most of the blacktop was resurfaced.  
 
Parents are encouraged to visit the school and classrooms through opportunities such as Back to School Night, Open House, School Site Meetings, ELAC Meetings, extra-curricular events and volunteer opportunities. Parents have access to student grades and progress through our ABI Parent Portal. Parents can also communicate with teachers through email and by phone. We have an easily accessible and readily updated website with links to parent resources and the Parent Portal. We also use Facebook to communicate with Parents.

We encourage all parents to become involved with our school and ask that anyone who might be interested in volunteering to please contact us. We fully understand that the best program for our students will be a result of collaboration between staff and parents. Parents are encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas with staff so we can better serve the students of this school.  

Laura Andrews
Principal
Bryant Middle School
"Nurture, Encourage, Challenge"
16695 N. Bryant Rd
Dos Palos, CA 93620
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