Gordon A. Bailey Middle School

Bailey Bear Happenings - December 10th Edition



December 10th Edition

End of Season Girls' Basketball Tournament

Bailey Girls' 7th and 8th Grade Basketball Teams will play in the first game of the tournament at Bailey Middle School on Monday, December 13th beginning at 6:00 pm.  For more information visit the Bailey Athletic Website!

Boys' Basketball Tryout Information

Tryouts are next week, Monday, 12/13, Tuesday, 12/14 and Wednesday, 12/15.  Be sure to wear a light gray or white shirt, black shorts, and proper tennis shoes.  PE uniform is best.  Boys need to be in the large gym immediately after school and pick up is at 5:15 by the tennis courts.  No driving to the back of the school.  Cuts will be made throughout tryouts - we have around 60 boys trying out. Remember the UIL rule - No PASS, No PLAY.  A current physical should have been given to either Coach Frels or Coach Parker.

Good luck.

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Akins and Bowie High School information for 8th graders

Please read the following.  Akins and Bowie will be seeing our Bailey students next week.  See what is in store for the Bailey 8th graders.

Bowie DAWG SHOW - Bowie High School's students and staff will welcome the Bowie-zoned 8th graders for a campus visit on Monday, December 13. Buses will depart the middle school shortly after 9:00 AM for the Bowie campus where 8th graders will participate in campus tours, hear from a student panel about high school life, be led by Bowie student leaders in team-building activities, and experience a mini pep-rally! The 8th graders will return to their home campuses around noon. 


Parents/guardians are invited to watch the "You Belong at Bowie!" video and explore the "Incoming 9th Graders - Class of 2026" page on the JBHS.org website to learn more about Bulldog Nation. Bowie counselors will be coming to our campus in late January to talk to students about their high school courses, and parents/guardians and students will have the opportunity to learn more about courses and programs during the Incoming 9th Grade Showcase Night scheduled for 5-7:30 PM on Monday, January 24 at Bowie High School. Save the date! 



Akins Presentation – Akins High School staff will be going to Bailey to visit with Akins-zomed 8th graders on Monday, December 13.  8th graders will get a presentation from Akins counselors, Akins academy directors, Akins coaches, and Akins students.


Parents/guardians and students, please see the attached flyer with information about the Academies at Akins.  Akins academy coordinators will be going to Bailey again mid January to answer any studnets questions.  There will also be an Academy Fair on January 19th at Akins for both students and parents to attend.  Save the date.



Check out the Akins website for more details.  Go Eagles.

Soccer Tryouts

Girls' Soccer Tryouts will be held Monday - Wednesday, December 13 - 15th from 4:00 to 5:30 pm.  

Book Fair Update
Dear Bailey Family,
Thank you for your generosity during our Book Fair!  Our Book Fair was a huge success, and we could not have done it without you!  We reached our goal and look forward to adding more books to the Bailey Library!
With sincere gratitude,
Mrs. Ripstra
Campus Health and Safety

Click HERE to learn more about our Health and Safety Protocols. It includes information about:

  • Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
  • Face Coverings
  • Health Screenings
  • Visitors on Campus
  • Outdoor Learning Environments
  • Protocols for Cleaning and Disinfecting
  • Physical Environment and Safety Protocols
  • Transitions
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Upcoming Events


  • 13 - "B" Day - *Boys' Basketball Tryouts - *Girls Soccer Tryouts - *Girls' Basketball End of Season Tournament
  • 14 - "A" Day - *Boys' Basketball Tryouts - *Girls' Soccer Tryouts  - CAC - Winter Choir Social
  • 15 - "B" Day -*Boys' Basketball Tryouts - *Girls' Soccer Tryouts
  • 16 - "A" Day - Cheer pictures
  • 17 - "B" Day - Winter Break Begins - See you on January 5th!

 * Check Bailey Athletic Site for time and site for games at http://baileyathletics.wixsite.com/bears

Helpful Links

2021-2022 AISD School Calendar
Staff Directory
Bailey Counseling Website
School Lunch Menus/Cafe Info
Bailey Athletics Website
AISD Athletics Info (Physical Forms)
Bailey PTA Facebook Page
Bailey PTA Website
School Bus Route Information
Bailey Athletic Booster Club Facebook Page
Bailey Athletic Booster Club Store
Bailey Middle School Yearbook

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