Barton Middle School

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Daily Announcements

  • Canceled for 2020 - Barton Bobcat Scramble Golf Tournament

    Barton Middle School invites you to participate in the Barton Bobcat Scramble Golf Tournament. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards funding school and student activities, projects and events. We strive to make each student at Barton Middle School feel a sense of belonging and achievement at Barton Middle School.

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  • Online Student Registration Now Open!

    Student Registration 2020-2021: Online registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now open for all new and returning students. Click headline for more information.

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  • Mr. Loyd Selected as Principal for BMS

    Loyd Named Barton Middle School Principal - Hays Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent, Dr. Eric Wright, is pleased to announce the selection of Aaron Loyd as the new principal of Barton Middle School, beginning with the 2020-2021 school year.

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  • Keep Reading, Bobcats! - use Overdrive

    Remember that we have a ton of ebooks and audio books available for all Hays CISD students and staff at Overdrive. Instructions are included in the article. Exercise your brain!

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  • Students of the Month - February

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  • It's Time to Order Yearbooks

    Students can order yearbooks online, or in person using a check or cash. Students need to provide checks in an envelope with their Full Name & Advisory Teacher. This is how they will be distributed. Yearbooks are $30 until February 21. The price will then go up to $35. The first 50 purchases will be invited to a signing party when the books arrive, where we will have refreshments, sharpies, photos, stickers, games, etc.

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  • Statement Regarding Hays HS Rebel Mascot

    Hays CISD and Hays High School have made great strides by banning the confederate flag and eliminating Dixie as the fight song at Hays High School, but we also know the conversation continues regarding the rebel mascot. We are listening. The district and campus have both received inquiries regarding the mascot in recent weeks. Additionally, there is a tremendous amount of dialog on social media and a student-led petition is underway to request a mascot change. Because of the high interest in this topic, including from students, and to ensure that all Hays High School students have a chance to participate in the conversation, the district will conduct a survey of Hays High School students to gauge their sentiment.

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  • Ginn Named New Dahlstrom MS Principal

    Hays Consolidated Independent School District (Hays CISD) Superintendent Dr. Eric Wright announced Monday that Dedrah Ginn, current Dahlstrom Middle School assistant principal, will serve as the new principal for the campus beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. The announcement followed approval by the Board of Trustees at its June business meeting. Ginn brings with her more than a decade’s worth of experience in teaching and campus leadership.

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  • Morales to Lead Lehman Mariachi Program

    Hays Consolidated Independent School District (Hays CISD) Superintendent Dr. Eric Wright is pleased to announce the selection of Alondra Morales as the director of the award-winning Lehman High School mariachi band program, which includes the ensembles Mariachi Los Lobos, Mariachi Azul y Plata, Mariachi Luz de Luna, and Mariachi Primaria. She brings with her a combination of teaching and professional performance experience.

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  • A Message from Superintendent Dr. Eric Wright: We Are Stronger Together

    Nine days ago, nearly nine heartbreaking minutes were captured on video. In those minutes, George Floyd was murdered. Today, all four of those responsible were finally criminally charged. Mr. Floyd’s murder has opened, yet again, a suffering in America that continues to wound our collective soul. Following the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his close confidant and Civil Rights Movement icon in his own right, former Atlanta Mayor and UN Ambassador Andrew Young, has said, “We were never concerned with who killed Martin Luther King, but what killed Martin Luther King" – an observation that still haunts us more than 50 years later. It is my hope and commitment that, this time, we can all do our part to unite in the cause of love and healing. Silence on the matter is no longer acceptable, because it is tantamount to complicity.

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  • Dr. Watson Tapped to Lead Simon MS as Principal

    Hays CISD Superintendent Dr. Eric Wright announced Friday that Dr. Michael Watson, current Dahlstrom Middle School principal, will serve as the new principal for Simon Middle School beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. Dr. Watson joined the Hays CISD team in 2014, as the principal of Live Oak Academy and led that campus to stellar success, doubling the number of graduates at the campus in prior years to nearly 200. In 2017, Dr. Watson became principal of Dahlstrom Middle School and helped that campus move from a “B” grade to an “A,” with distinctions.

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Important Links and Handouts

  • Summer Reading Info

    *Summer Reading Assignment is Recommended but Optional

    *When purchasing a book from the reading list, please make sure to check the ISBN number to verify that it is the same as the one on the list.


    HS Summer School 

    *Get Ahead Opportunities for Rising 8th and 9th graders
    *Register Online May 12 - 29