The Bear Necessities

Updated May 17, 2022

Upcoming Dates

BCMS Volleyball Tryouts (Rising 7th and 8th graders)

May 16th and May 17th

8th Grade Uniform Buy Back

May 18th, May 20th, May 23rd-May 25th

WBHS Cross County Interest Meeting

May 19th at 6:00PM

WBHS Cafeteria

7th and 8th Grade Field Day

May 19th (See below)

6th Grade Field Day

May 20th (See below)

8th Grade Dance

May 20th (See below)

PBIS Rewards Day Celebration

May 24th

6th and 7th Grade Honors Day

May 24th (Invitations will be sent out)

8th Grade Honors Day and Commitment Ceremony

May 25th (Invitations will be sent out)

8th Grade Picnic

May 25th (Immediately following 8th Grade Honors and Commitment Ceremony)

Last Day of School / Early Release

May 25th


Volleyball Tryouts

Please contact Mrs. Kendrick at OR Mrs. Harris at with questions or concerns!

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8th Grade Uniform Buy Back

8th Grade students may dress down for the day if they bring in a set (a top and bottom) of uniforms to trade in. The gently used donations will be cleaned and stored in our clothes closet for future students who have financial burdens that prevent them from purchasing uniforms or if a student needs to change clothes while at school! It's a win-win for everyone!

May 18th

May 20th

May 23rd

May 24th

May 25th

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WBHS Cross Country Interest Meeting

Coach Power is looking forward to meeting rising 9th graders interested in running for cross country next year at WBHS! If you are interested, please make plans to attend the Interest Meeting on May 19th at 6:00PM at the WBHS Cafeteria! Questions? Please email Steve Power at!

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Field Day 2022

We are so excited to host Field Day for our students! There will be inflatable water slides, water kickball, water balloons, muddy tug-of-war, volleyball, and more! We even have a dunk tank for some very special teachers! Concessions will be sold so be sure to bring a few extra dollars!

It is very important for students to bring a towel, some sunscreen, and a complete change of clothes. They will be returning to class after Field Day, and they will need to be dry to do so. Additionally, bus riders will not be allowed on the bus if they are wearing anything wet! If a student does not bring a change of clothes, they will not be permitted to participate in any water activities.

Please be sure your student wears a dark colored shirt for Field Day. There is a chance students will get wet, and we will need to maintain our dress code guidelines! If a student does not have a dark-colored shirt, they may not be permitted to participate in any water activities.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns!

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8th Grade End of Year Dance

The 8th graders are in for a sweet treat with their Wonka's Wonderland 8th Grade Dance! Students are welcome to dress up or down for this event, and we hope they are as excited as we are! Permission slips have been sent home, and they must be signed and returned to your student's teacher in order for students to attend.

If you are willing to help, we would love to have you! As always, we cannot do the things we do without our Grizzly Parents! Please see the sign up link below to see how you can help!


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Please contact Coach Troy Moon at with questions or concerns!

Middle School Girls Basketball Training

Please contact Coach Kimberly Garren at with questions or concerns!

Please click HERE to sign up!

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Student Calendars

Barrow County School System has released the student calendars for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 school year! Check them out HERE.

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How We Communicate

It is very important to us that we are able to communicate with our Grizzly family. Please take a few moments to see how you can stay up to date on news and announcements, updates, important dates and events, and more.

Visit the Family Update website, and make sure your contact information (phone numbers and email) is up to date!

The Parent Portal is an invaluable resource to check your students' schedules, assignments, grades, attendance, etc. Watch our how-to video for Parent Portal access instructions!

Download the Remind app for email/text notifications!

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

Join the Bear Creek PTO!

Welcome to our new PTO Board! We are so excited they are here, and we cannot wait to see what they have in store for our faculty and staff, our students, and our community! Please consider joining the PTO as a member!

Student Water Bottles

It is very important that students are bringing a clear water bottle to school with them daily. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide these water bottles to students, and while the water fountains are turned off, it is very important that students have the ability to use our water bottle filling stations.

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Ice Cream Sales

Ice Cream sales are in full swing!

All items sold are $1; students will need to bring exact change. Orders will be submitted upon arrival before students get to homebase.

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Morning / Afternoon Drop Off / Pick Up

Similar to last year, busses will pick up / drop off at the front the school building. Car riders will pick up / drop off on the cafeteria / gym side of the building. Students are not to be dropped off until 8AM, when the first bell rings. Dismissal begins at 3:10PM. If a student is late, they must be accompanied inside to be checked in by a parent / guardian.

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School Nutrition

Per the recent announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, all Barrow County students will receive FREE breakfast and lunch for the 2021-2022 school year. Free/Reduced Lunch forms do NOT need to be filled out this year.

General Information

Bear Creek Middle School hours are 8:00AM - 3:10PM.

Instructional time begins at 8:30AM.

All students must be checked in and/or out by a parent in the front lobby.

Students cannot be checked out after 2:45pm.

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Happy Birthday to our students, staff, friends and family who have May birthdays!

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Contact Us

Dr. Lauren Carter, Principal

Dr. Shane Lancaster, Assistant Principal

Office Hours: 8:00AM-4:00PM