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575 S Bellevue Blvd

Memphis, TN 38104

Voice (901) 416-4488

Fax    (901) 416-4490

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Frederick White

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Why Bellevue?

Please review the short video and see why Bellevue is THE middle school in Shelby County!  No other school in Tennesee offers the electives & activities that BMS offers!





Bellevue Middle School is now accepting optional applications for the 2016-17 school year.  We NOW have ONLY 4 slots remaining in 6th grade for the 2016-17 school year.




Bellevue Middle School

 “Moving to Middle School”

July 11th through July 13th

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


It’s all so new……

The transition from elementary to middle school can be an overwhelming, yet exciting, event for students and parents.  Bellevue wants to support you and your student with this new transition. The “Moving to Middle School” program is designed to ensure a positive transition experience by providing strategies for student success in middle school.


“Moving to Middle School”



Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about middle school culture and expectations
  • Meet many BMS staff members
  • Make new friends and form bonds
  • Learn organizational tips and how to use a daily agenda book
  • Learn the layout of the building and how to get around
  • Find out about athletics, activities, and clubs at BMS
  • Practice using combination lockers
  • Learn how to make appropriate decisions in your academic and personal life
  • Learn test-taking tips
  • Ask questions about things they want to know about middle school




Incoming 6th and 7th grade students as well as all new students to BMS.


Monday, July 11th through Wednesday, July 13th

9am – 1pm


Bellevue Middle School

575 S. Bellevue Blvd

Memphis, TN 38104

(901) 416-4488 office

(901) 416-4490 fax

Contact Person:

Bonnie Killebrew, “Moving to Middle School” Coordinator

(901) 416-1461



“Moving to Middle School”

Summer Transition Program

Bellevue Middle School


The Middle School Bridge program will provide students and parents the opportunity to become familiar with expectations, routines, curricula, classmates, and buildings before the new school year begins.

Program Dates:

 July 11th  –  July 13th


Program Time: 

9 a.m. -  1 p.m.

Student Name:


Current School:

Student’s Address:


Student’s Zip Code

Parent/Guardian Name:


Home Phone:

Email address:


Cell Phone:

Student Signature:


Parent Signature:

Please return this form to Bellevue Middle or fax it to 416-4490. We look forward to seeing you this summer!!!!!





Thanks to the more than 250 runners, volunteers and participants that were a part of the

9th Annual Margie Dowell 5K Race for Unity in Our Community!  The Race and day was overwhelming success!

 Margie Dowell 5K


The annual 5K Walk/Run funds a scholarship which honors a student who demonstrates outstanding leadership and community involvement through participation in nonprofit organizations.

The Margie Dowell Service and Leadership Award was created in honor of Mrs. Margie Dowell, a former Bellevue teacher, who passed away December 23, 2007. Mrs. Dowell was the essence of a community service activist because of her unmatched generosity and never-ending compassion. She was Bellevue’s school trip coordinator, Kids Kan organizer, coronation coordinator, Student Council sponsor, after-school enrichment tutor, community service leader, and the list goes on.

Proceeds will provie college scholarships for students who demonstrate outstanding leadership and community involvement through participation in nonprofit organizations within the community. All current or former Bellevue students can qualify for this college scholarship award.



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Bellevue Middle School

2015-2016 Dress Code


IZOD® Piqué Polo - Boys 8-20 and Husky


  • Shirts and blouses must be white with sleeves and collars and must completely cover the abdomen, back, and shoulders.
  • Uniform white shirts may have logos of 2 inches or less.
  • Only the orange and blue polo shirts purchased from Bellevue will be acceptable alternatives to the white uniform shirts/blouses.
  • All undershirts/camisoles must be solid white with no writing, pictures, or symbols.
  • Tops must cover the waistband of pants, shorts, skirts with no midriff visible.  Low-cut blouses or tops or extremely tight tops or any top that exposes cleavage are prohibited.

Prohibited Items

Body-hugging outer material such as spandex

Denim or denim-like material

Tank tops, tube tops, or any tops without sleeves and collars

Sleepwear, pajamas and/or blankets, loungewear, sweats

Any item that suggests identification with drugs or gangs

Sheer or see-through tops


Arizona Flat-Front Chino Pants - Boys 8-20, Slim and Husky


Pants/ Skirts/ Shorts

  • Bottoms must be tan/khaki, navy, or black.
  • They must be made of cotton, cotton blend, polyester, or twill.
  • Belts must be worn with pants or shorts that have belt loops.
  • Pants/shorts must be worn at the waist, be appropriately sized, and of a safe length.
  • Bottoms must come to or below the knees.
  • Leggings cannot be worn as pants, and if worn, must be worn under appropriate length skirts or pants.

Prohibited Items

Body-hugging outer material such as spandex

Sheer, see-through skirts

Any torn, holey, shredded materials

Denim or denim-like material

Leggings, jeggings, sweatpants, velvet/velour pants, exercise pants, pajamas, sleepwear, or blankets

Any item that suggests identification with drugs or gangs

Dining / Hospitality / Retail > Security Notice > Sign

Head Gear

  • Barrettes, headbands, and small hair accessories are permitted.

Prohibited Items

Hats, bandannas, scarves, sweatbands, visors, large hair bows, and sunglasses

Jackets/ Sweaters

  • Light jackets or sweaters must be white, navy, tan/khaki, or black.
  • The light jackets or sweaters must be solid color and have snaps, buttons, or zippers that open completely.

Prohibited Items

Hoodies, pullovers, coats

 Jackets or sweaters of more than one color


  • All shoes must have heel straps.

Prohibited Items

 No flip-flops or slide-in shoes allowed.

          No high heels (2 inches or higher) allowed.




Bellevue Middle School

Summer Reading List

Rising 6th Graders


Greetings Parents of Rising 6th Graders,


We are so excited about your 6th Grader entering the world of Middle School and making the choice to attend Bellevue Middle School.  As you prepare your child for the world of middle school, please do not allow those growing minds to become idle over the summer. 


Reading a variety of genres enhances:


Mastery of language - Reading for children has been linked to a better grasp of the fundamentals of language.

More logical thinking skills.- Another illustration of the importance of reading is their ability to grasp abstract concepts, apply logic in various scenarios, recognize cause and effect, and utilize good judgment. As students begin to relate the scenarios in books to what’s happening in his own world, he’ll become more excited about the stories read.

Acclamation to new experiences  - As your child approaches a major developmental milestone or a potentially stressful experience, sharing a relevant story is a great way to help ease the transition. For instance, if your child is nervous about starting middle school, reading a story dealing with this topic shows her that her anxiety is normal.

Enhanced concentration and discipline - Along with reading comprehension comes a stronger self-discipline, longer attention span, and better memory retention, all of which will serve your child well in school.

The knowledge that reading is fun! - Early reading for children helps them view books as an indulgence, not a chore. Kids who are exposed to reading are much more likely to choose books over video games, television, and other forms of entertainment as they grow older.


STEVE JOBS: THINKING DIFFERENTLY-- Lakin, Patricia (Biography)

Everyone knows that Steve Jobs was an entrepreneur and a visionary. This book discusses Jobs’ triumphs, but it also lets us see his human side. Readers are reminded that people who dare to dream can change the world.


The Wish Giver --- Bill Brittain (Fiction)

When a strange little man comes to the Coven Tree Church Social promising he can give people exactly what they ask for, three young believers-in-magic each make a wish that comes true in the most unexpected way.

Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry --- Mildred Taylor  (Fiction)

Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year—the year of the night riders and the burnings, the year a white girl humiliates Cassie in public simply because she is black—to show Cassie that having a place of their own is the Logan family's lifeblood. It is the land that gives the Logans their courage and pride, for no matter how others may degrade them, the Logans possess something no one can take away.

My Life with Chimpanzees --- Jane Goodall  (Biography) life in the jungles of Tanzania that her odyssey appears to have just begun. . . . Stories of the chimps dominate the book they threaten to steal the show in many instances; readers will love meeting these personable animals.


Happy Reading! Happy Summer!




If your child is a CLUE student, your child will also need to read the following books this summer:

ENTERING 6th—The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor
ENTERING 7th—The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Curtis
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Unabridged) by Mark Twain
ENTERING 8th—Gifted Hands by Ben Carson
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes






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Common Mission:

This mission of Bellevue MIddle School is to provide students with rigorous academic instruction that will facilitate acquisition of the knowledge and skills necessary to master or become proficient in grade level curriculum and state-mandated standards to prepare all students for secondary and post secondary education so they are career ready and motivated.

Shared Vision:

Our vision is for Bellevue Middle School to continue to operate as a high-performing educational institution that consistently meets the academic needs of all students so they are ultimately able to think critically, read proficiently, write competently, reason clearly, communicate effectively and behave appropriately in a global community.







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