Middle School

Theme Verse for 2018-2019

But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.  1 Peter 3:15 ESV

News & Announcements

List of 5 news stories.

  • Wizard of Oz Cast Announced

    Wizard of Oz Cast Announced

    We were thrilled to see so many talented and excited auditionees for Wizard of Oz. It is imperative that you are present for every rehearsal and performance (unless otherwise conflicted on your audition sheet). We have such a short rehearsal period. Every moment together will be important. See you all at the first Read Through (3:30 PM) / Parent Meeting (6:00 – 6:30) on Monday, February 25th. We are so excited to bring Wizard of Oz to life at Briarcrest!

  • Eighth Grade Student Olivia Reynolds Wins Local DAR Essay Competition

    Each year, the Watauga Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution accepts entries from middle school students around the area for the American History Essay contest.  The essays are scored by three judges on organization, historical accuracy, grammar and punctuation, and creativity.  This year, 8th grader Olivia Reynolds won the essay competition with her work, “The Women’s Suffrage Campaign.”  Her division-winning essay will now go on to be judged at the State level!
  • Congratulations to the Middle School Cheerleaders on all of their hard work this season. The girls finished 6th in the Game Day Competition and 8th in the Small Junior High Division.

    MS Cheer Excels at Nationals Competition

    Congratulations to the Middle School Cheerleaders on all of their hard work this season. The girls finished 6th in the Game Day Competition and 8th in the Small Junior High Division.
  • MS Student Wins Local Spelling Bee

    Congratulations to 6th grader, Ryan Jurbergs, who finished 12th in the Shelby County Spelling Bee at the University of Memphis out of 50 spellers. We are so proud of the representative he is for our school and Christ!
  • Fifty-three BCS Eighth Grade Students Inducted Into The National Junior Honor Society

    The 2019 National Junior Honor Society Induction at Briarcrest Christian Middle School was held this morning. Fifty-three eighth grade students met or exceeded the grade point qualifications as well as the character and citizenship qualifications. We are extremely proud of each student.

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  • Looking Ahead

    February 19-22                        Teacher Appreciation Week
    February 21-23                        HS Musical – Hunchback of Notre Dame
    February 23                             Ship 901
    February 26                             ACSI Spelling Bee
    February 28-March 2              HS Musical – Hunchback of Notre Dame
    March 1                                   PTF Meeting 8:15 am
    March 5                                   All Choir Concert 6:30
    March 6                                   GWOTH Awards
    March 8                                   End of Quarter 3
    March 11-15                            Spring Break
    March 20                                 Cheer Clinic 3:30-5:30
    March 21                                 Cheer Clinic 3:30-5:30
    March 21                                 8th Grade Parent Meeting in HS 6:00
    March 22                                 Cheer Tryouts 3:30-7:00
  • 2018-2019 Uniform Information

  • Briarcrest Cares

    Briarcrest Cares is a ministry at BCS whose purpose is to lend a helping hand to those families at our school who are facing difficult times and to share the love of Christ with them.  Briarcrest Cares will pray, send cards, or provide meals in cases of illness, hospitalization, death, accidents, births, or other events.  If you have any questions, know a family in need, or desire to volunteer for this worthwhile ministry, please send an e-mail to Shannon Haines at   
  • No Greater Joy Campaign Giving

    Click here to donate to the No Greater Joy campaign.  Thanks for helping make this year's giving brighter than ever.

Stuck in the Middle

Important Phone Numbers

Middle School Office: (901) 765-4628
ESS Office: (901) 765-4608
Academic & Student Services: (901) 765-4626
Middle School Athletics: (901) 765-4625
Attendance Office: (901) 765-4628
Office Fax Number: (901) 765-4674

School Hours

Mon - Fri:   8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. M-F

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Frequently Asked Questions

List of 10 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: What are the Bell Schedules for the Middle School?

    Tues/Thurs/Fri ScheduleMon/Wed Schedule
    8:00 - 8:481st Period8:00 - 8:45
    8:52 - 9:372nd Period8:49 - 9:34
    9:41 - 10:08HR/Activity Period9:38 - 10:21 (HR/Chapel)
    10:13 - 10:583rd Period10:25 - 11:10
    11:02 - 11:504th Period11:14 - 11:59
    11:54 - 1:165th Period/Lunch12:03 - 1:22
    11:54 - 12:24
    12:46 - 1:16
    1st Lunch
    2nd Lunch
    12:03 - 12:33
    12:52 - 1:22
    1:20 - 2:086th Period1:26 - 2:11
    2:12 - 3:007th Period
    2:15 - 3:00
  • Q: What do I do if my child is sick and will not be at school?

    Just give us a call in the Middle School Office (765-4628). No e-mails or faxes, please.
  • Q: How do I get missed assignments if my child misses school?

    All assignments are listed on teacher webpages. If additional information or explanation is needed, please e-mail individual teachers. Assignments are NOT gathered in the Middle School Office unless students have missed 3 consecutive days.
  • Q: What is the correct procedure for checking my child out of school?

    Please report to the Middle School Office (765-4628) to let us know of your request.  As you sign your child out, we will call for him/her to report to the office.  No prior notice is necessary.
  • Q: How do I arrange a pre-approved absence for a family vacation or similar activity?

    Written notification from the parent should be received in the Middle School Office one week prior to the requested absence. Upon approval by the Middle School Principal, proper paperwork will follow. Please read the details of pre-approved absences in the Parent/Student Handbook as specific make-up work procedures are required.
  • Q: How do I get a message to my child during the school day?

    While we understand that emergencies will occur, we simply must limit classroom disruptions to a minumum. Therefore, unless an emergency, all messages will only be delivered during activity period and/or lunch. Parents should not enter the middle school hallways during school hours. Report all necessary communications to the Middlel School Office.
  • Q: How do I add money to my child's Sodexo Account?

    All monies (labeled with student name and grade) should be turned in to the Middle School Office before school each morning.  Monies delivered after the onset of the school day will not be recored until the following business day.  Online serves are available as well.  Go to, then Parents > Welcome and you will find Sodexo link.   
  • Q: What do I do if my child loses his/her ID/Debit Card?

    The replacement fee is $5. The old number is cancelled and a new Briarcrest Card is issued.
  • Q: What if my student has no cash or ID Card?

    Students will never have to do without lunch. The student will sign a food charge ticket that indicates that Sodexo is charging the meal with a $5 Administrative Fee. Students will have three (3) days to clear the charge on the account with the MIddle School Office.

    Note:  When the balance on the Briarcrest Debit Card get to $25, the student will be given a reminder to add money to the account.  The computer will allow the debit card to have a negative balance up to minus $25.  You will be charged a $5 Administrative Fee for each meal that causes your balance to fall below zero.
  • Q: How does the school communicate weather-related changes to parent?

    E-mail blasts have proven the quickest and most reliable method to communicate such changes. Please make certain to keep your e-mail addresses current.