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    Our district parent/caregiver experience survey has been extended to December 20. Click below to help celebrate successes and identify areas for improvement.


    School Times

    Student supervision starts at 8:05.

    First bell rings at 8:35.

    Dismissal is at 3:20.

    Last check out is at 2:45.

    *Early release days will dismiss at 1:10.


    Brown-Barge Middle

    201 E. Hancock Lane

    Pensacola, FL 32503

    (850) 494-5640

    (850) 494-5699 (FAX)

    Health Info

    Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year

    Click this link to read a welcome letter from Mrs. Penrose that includes some new policies and information.

    Report cards

    Report cards for second quarter (Math and Encore) and mid-stream reports will go home with students Wednesday, January 11. Parents, look for two separate envelopes!

    Grades for Math and Encore are always accessible to students and families through Focus.

    Open Enrollment for 2023-24

    The enrollment application window for next year has closed. Prospective parents should receive an email January 20 if your student is deemed ineligible. The deadline to appeal ineligibility is January 30.

    Selection emails are expected to be sent February 17.

    For more information, see Enrollment Services.

    7th grade Civics

    Our Civics review program for 7th graders kicked off on Wednesday, November 30. 

    Each student has a Google Classroom with review materials and quizzes, due each Sunday. They have each also received a workbook to use for reviewing topics.

    If you have any questions about Civics, please use the Google Form linked below.

    Interested in the IB Program?

    View an informative slideshow here

    Contact Dr. Colleen Boyett, IB Coordinator, at 850-595-1500 ext. 303037 with any questions.

    Volleyball News

    Volleyball games start at 5:30. Tickets are available at GoFan, and middle school students must be accompanied by an adult.

    January 12 vs Ernest Ward

    January 19 vs Ransom

    January 26 at Bailey

    February 2 vs Workman

    February 9 at Warrington

    February 16 vs Beulah

    February 23 at Bellview

    March 2 at BAS 

    For more information contact Coach David Bryant at

    Swim & Dive Team News


    Swim practices are Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45-4:45 at the Washington High School pool. All meets are at Washington High School.

    Friday, January 20 - Swim - Short Pentathlon at 5:15

    Friday, January 27 - Dive - Long Pentathlon at 5:15

    Saturday, February 4 - Swim - Long Pentathlon at 8:30

    Friday, February 10 - Dive - Cross Divisional at 5:15

    Saturday, February 18 - Dive - Division Championships at 8:30

    Wednesday, February 22 - Dive - Dive Championship at 5:15

    Monday, February 27 - Dive - County Championship at 5:15

    Tuesday, February 28 - Swim - County Girls Championship at 5:15

    Wednesday, March 1 - Swim - County Boys Championship at 5:15

    For more information contact Mrs. McWhite at or Mr. Johnson at

    Early Release Days

    The next early release day is Wednesday, February 1.

    In order to provide our teachers and staff regular opportunities for professional development, Escambia County Public Schools scheduled three early-release days for students during the 2022-23 school year.

    There are also early-release dates immediately prior to Christmas Break and the last day of the 2022-23 School Year. All inclusive, those dates will be September 21, November 2, December 20, February 1, and May 23.

    On all early release days schools will serve lunch and regular transportation will be provided. For more information or questions about your school's specific release time, please contact the school.

    Congratulations to Mrs. Lauren Meiss our 2022-2023 Teacher of the YEar!

    Mrs. Meiss

    Athletics information

    Escambia County Public Schools has implemented a new procedure which goes into effect immediately regarding all athletic events.  Any middle school age child attending a high school or middle school athletic event MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Any middle school student who is NOT accompanied by an adult will NOT be allowed admission to an athletic event.

    We thank you in advance for your support and understanding.

    QR code link

    You can also click this link to go the GoFan website and purchase tickets.

    FAST (testing) Information

    School Lunch Information - Application Needed for Free/Reduced at BBMS

    Due to the expiration of the national waiver providing all students with free meals, applications are required for the upcoming school year for parents who believe their student(s) may be eligible for free or reduced priced meals. 

    Applications will be available online. To avoid processing delays, please submit an online application as soon as possible by clicking the link to myschoolapps

    Parents should plan on providing their child with money for their meals until eligibility is established to avoid creating a deficit in their account. Funds can be added to student accounts online at myschoolbucks

    For additional information about ECSD School Food Services, please visit their Facebook page.

    Yearbook INformation

    Transportation Information

    Request a bus accommodation by going to the transportation website.

    If you have questions about transportation, please reach out to the BBMS Route Manager, Mr. Kenny Pearson at or by calling 850-429-2949.

    Congratulations to our Odyssey of the Mind competition team!

    We had a great day at the Emerald Coast Regional Tournament, finishing second in our Problem/Division and qualifying for State!

    Congratulations to our teacher of the year, Mrs. Nass - Top Ten in the county! 

    Mrs. Nass

    Congratulations, Coach Cassidy--SHAPE Middle School PE Teacher of the Year!

    Coach Cassidy

    Take Stock in children

    Applications for eligible 6th and 7th grade students are available from Guidance. For more information and to see if your students qualifies, please visit their website here.

    Take Stock in Children is a scholarship and mentorship program operating under the Escambia County Public Schools Foundation.  Students selected to participate are matched with a mentor and agree to maintain satisfactory grades, attendance, citizenship, and remain drug/crime free.  At graduation, students receive a 4-year Florida college tuition scholarship.

    Students who completed an application in November do not need to apply again.

    athletics and Club paperwork

    All student athletes must have a current physical (within the last calendar year) on file in the front office.

    Athletic Physical

    All other forms are now completed online. Please see the directions and go to the Athletic Clearance website to complete your registration.

    Students involved in non-athletic clubs or activities will still use this website to complete the drug screening consent requirement.


    Video directions

    Athletic Clearance website

    After School care with the Y

    FOCUS parent portal info

    The ECSD Information Technology Department has created a series of instructional videos to assist parents in accessing and learning the new features and settings available in the Focus™ Parent Portal Account program. The videos offered at this link include:

    1.    FOCUS™ for Parents: Why You Need A Parent Account

    2.    FOCUS™ for Parents: How to Create A Parent Online Account

    3.    FOCUS™ for Parents - Version 10 Updates

    There are also written instructions available: Focus™ Parent Portal: Create a New Online Account.  Parents signing up for the first time will want to gather some necessary information (the list is also available on this page). 

    Parents will need to know:

    1.    A valid email address

    2.    Your child’s date of birth

    3.    Your child’s 6-digit ECSD student ID number

    4.    The last four digits of your child’s Social Security Number

    A Parent Portal Account will also allow parents of multiple school-aged children to navigate from one child’s information page to another, without having to log out in-between.

    ECSD Families App

    Once parents have established their Focus™ Parent Portal account and password, they can also access their child’s information by using a mobile device and downloading the ECSD Families App. This free app is available in the Apple App Store, or on the Google Play store for Android phones.  The icon graphic is an apple wearing a graduation cap.

    Can't find grades in FOCUS?

    For Math and Encore, please make sure you have selected the correct grading period (Quarter 3, for example). See picture below.

    Stream grades are not found in FOCUS. Please see your student's planner. They should be writing their grades down on the light beige evaluation cards as their work is returned to them.


    Mental health initiative

    School Security Notice

    Extracurricular Activities

    Below is the list of currently running extracurricular activities, their meeting times, and sponsors. Please contact the sponsors if you have any questions about the club.


    Meeting Days & Times


    BEST Robotics See Mr. Parr's page for news and updates. Mr. Parr
    Culinary Club

    Tuesday (7/8), 7:15-8:15

    Wednesday (6), 7:15-8:15

    Mr. Guy

    Ms. Crittenden

    Dungeons & Dragons Thursdays and Fridays, 3:30-4:30

    Mr. Bryant

    First Priority Thursdays, 8:00-8:30 or 3:30-4:00 Ms. Gilley
    Forensics (Speech/Debate) Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 Mrs. Reed
    History Fair  

    Mrs. Guy

    Mrs. Meiss

    Hope Squad  

    Ms. Reed

    Mrs. Lenhart


     Mrs. McWhite

    Japan Club Wednesday, 3:30-4:30 Mr. Bryant


    Mr. Mellor
     Newspaper   Mr. Perkinson
    Odyssey of the Mind See Ms. McGugin's page for news and updates. Ms. McGugin
    Running Club

    Thursdays, 7:30-8:30

    Mr. Brummet
    Science Fair   Mr. Hunter
    Spirit Team See the Google Classroom Ms. Reed
    Yearbook Fridays, 3:30-4:30

    Mrs. McWhite

    Mr. Johnson



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    Parents of students who were absent need to complete a Absence Verification Form and submit it to the Data Specialist. Download a copy of the form by clicking HERE.

    Student check out or visiting BBMS

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    Tree Ring Green School

    Brown-Barge Middle School is a TreeRing Green Yearbook School. This year we sold 273 yearbooks, so Trees for the Future will plant that many trees in BBMS's name!