Principal's Corner

Welcome to the Bulldog Principal's Corner!

TEA releases STAAR reading, math, writing, science, social studies results for 2018!

Bonham earned 5 Distinctions for the 2017-18 School Year

Mathematics; Science ; Social Studies; Comparative Academic Growth; Postsecondary Readiness


To review STAAR state-level reports, visit the Texas Education Agency website at

***Directions for "How To Access the Parent Portal" are attached.

Parents are encouraged to visit and “Log In, Learn More” to see specific information regarding their student. With a student access code (provided by your local school district), parents can view a variety of resources and assessment components, including each STAAR question and answer—along with their student’s answers. The website also provides resources designed to help parents prepare their son or daughter as they progress from grade level to grade level. Resources include tools to support a student’s ability to read and write, as well as tips and questions to help prepare for parent-teacher conferences in the new school year.


State school report cards have been released and can be accessed electronically in the district information page. We also have the report card and definitions available to any parent who requests a copy.


Attached is a zip file with all campus reports and the definitions in English and Spanish.


For the student report card:

English: “2017-2018 School Report Cards provide information about student performance, as well as information on enrollment, class sizes and financial expenditures. The School Report Cards can be found online at A more complete report, the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) can be accessed online at ”


Spanish: “Calificaciones Escolares 2017-2018 ofrecen información concerniente al progreso académico de los estudiantes y también otra información sobre su escuela como el número de estudiantes, tamaño promedio del salón escolar, y gastos.  También puede encontrar estas calificaciones (school report card) en la internet bajo Usted puede obtener un reporte más completo del Reporte del Desempeño Académico de Texas (TAPR), en el internet bajo”


Welcome to the 2018-19 school year  
We will continue our high expectations for all of our students as we continue to make them aware of community service opportunities and keep them engaged and learning in every classroom. This is one way in which we grow our students so that they may reach their highest potential.  
Please continue to make time each day and encourage your child/ren to read 20 minutes each night. Having a family member or friend ask probing questions about the daily reading will help students improve their ability to focus, and comprehend their newly acquired knowledge.
Take time to look at the fun activities going on here at Bonham MS on our website and FB page!  Don't forget to check our calendar on the BMS website for scheduled events!

Continue to use Family Access to regularly view your child/ren's grades.

The Federal School Report Card for previous years results is available at the following link. It provides important information concerning STAAR performance, enrollment, class size, and finances.  Go to for more information. 

Make it a goal with your child/ren for the 2018-19 school year, to be at school on time and ready to learn. Remember that doors open at 7:25 a.m. and the first bell rings at 7:45am. We serve breakfast every day before the school day begins. 

Middle School Students

7:45 am - 3:45 pm

Middle School Staff / Office Hours

7:25 am - 3:55 pm

Campus Doors Open

7:25 am

Our students have earned the 'Secondary Students Highest Attendance' award each 6 weeks for the last 2 years and for the 1st semester this year! Let's keep this up!
***Don't forget to order your Bulldog T-Shirt - Order form attached
 2019 Upcoming Events/Reminders:
*Jan 28-Feb 1 – Spring Book Fair
*Feb 18- Holiday
Feb 19 – Spring Photos
Feb 21 – Pre UIL MS Orchestra
Feb 25 – Student Holiday
*March 1 – TISD Battle of the Books
March 2 – Coding/Programing Camp @ BMS
March 4-8 – Cheer Tryouts
March 7 – UIL MS Orchestra Concert
March 11-15 – Spring Break
March 21 – Technology Night @ 5:30pm
*April 9-10 – STAAR Testing
April 15 – Student Holiday
April 19 – Holiday
April 27 – TISD MS Orchestra Solo & Ensemble @ BMS
*May 8 – Alg 1 STAAR Test
May 10 – TISD Orchestra Spring Concert
May 13-17 – STAAR Testing/Re-Testing
May 21 – TISD Orchestra Concert
May 22 – BMS Field Day
May 23 – 8th Grade GEAR UP Day
May 27 – Holiday
May 30- Last Day of School 
Attached are some files that you may find helpful:
  • Parent Compact Poster
  • How to access STAAR results
  • Welcome Parent Letter
  • Bulldog Camp Flyer
  • 2018-19 Calendar
  • Car Rider Instructions
  • 2018-19 Important Dates 
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Please let me know if you have any questions.
Sandra Atmar, Principal
Bonham Middle School