Gordon A. Bailey Middle School

4020 Lost Oasis Hollow

Austin, TX 78739

512 414-4990

Bailey Brags

We are so proud of our Robotics Team, their parents and coaches for hosting our 2nd Robotics Tournament at Bailey!  A lot of hard work and hours put in by adults and kids! 

Congratulations are in order for the Bailey Robotics Team! All competing teams did an amazing job by showing dedication and “Bear Spirit”! Some teams have successfully earned awards qualifying them for the State Championship! 

Fuzzy Logic - Tournament Champions
Straight off the Couch / MARG - Tournament Finalist
Straight off the Couch - Design Award/Skills Challenge 

Robotics Tournament at Bailey 2019

Final tweaks before competition.    Bailey Robotics Nov. 2019


Bailey Beginning Orchestra Students participate in the Austin ISD Fall String Festival.  Way to go Bears!!!

Austin ISD String Festival 


Congratulations to our band students who competed in Region auditions last Saturday. Twenty-one students made Region Band! Special congratulations goes to percussionist Marley Hall who was ranked FIRST out of 70 students who auditioned. We are so proud of everyone's hard work over the last ten weeks! 

Congratulations Marley and all our Bears in Region Band! 


Bailey Choir students went to see Verdi's "Rigoletto" at the Long Center and had fabulous time! We are so proud of how well they represented Bailey. The show was fabulous. It had all the elements you could ever want in a performance: humor, love, scandal, murder... DRAMA! The voices, costumes, set.... everything is fantastic!  It was sung in Italian with an English translation shown on a screen above the show.

Bailey Choir students attend Rigoletto at the Long Center 


 We appreciate everyone who attended, volunteered, donated and helped make a really fun night for our kids! So many parents, teachers, coaches, custodians, and administrators, along with Manchaca Fire & Rescue and our supportive surrounding community put in some long hours before, during and after.  Thank you! 

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 It's Homecoming time!  Bailey students work on door decorations to get in the spirit!

Bailey students work on door decorations for Homecoming! 


 Proud of our Bailey Star Strutters!  Great work at the Bowie FB game!  

 Star Strutters at the Bowie Football Game.

 A fun night for our band students, learning from the Bowie Band! 

 


Thank you, Bailey Cheer, for coming out and supporting our football and volleyball teams!

 Love having our cheerleaders support our Bears!


 

Congrats to the JV Orchestra who attended the Bluebonnet Classic in Seguin.  They earned two trophies for a Superior and Outstanding performance!  Way to go Bears!

 


 

The Bailey PALS went to the Central Texas Food Bank on Friday, May 10th and worked a 3 hour shift in the warehouse. They processed 5760 pounds of vegetables which will provide 4800 meals for families in Central Texas. 

 


 

 

The Bailey Star Strutter Officers attended Texas State Dance Team Day on Friday, April 5th.  We are proud to have these ladies represent Bailey! 
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Congratulations to both Symphony Band and Wind Symphony!! Both bands received the highest rating of straight ones! Also called Sweepstakes! We are so proud of all the hard work that went into the amazing performances!!

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Bailey Band 3/12/19

 


 

Congratulations to Mr. Thompson and the entire Bailey Robotics Team for receiving the Judges Award at the Southwest Texas VEX State Tournament. The Judges Award is presented to a team that the Judges determine is deserving of special recognition. Judges consider a number of criteria for this award, such as team displays of special attributes, exemplary effort and perseverance at the event, or team accomplishments or endeavors throughout the season. The Judges presented this award to the WHOLE BAILEY ROBOTICS TEAM! Thank you to Mr. Thompson for his commitment and efforts for making this program successful! 

Robotics Team Judges Award

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We are so proud of the students, teachers and parents involved with the Musical Theatre's production of  "Singin' in the Rain"!  Great job by everyone!

 

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Bailey's 10th Annual MS Charity Teacher vs Student volleyball game was a huge success! Teachers claimed 2 out of 3 matches, but the students had a great last match!! Money raised was donated to Multiple Sclerosis.  Thank you for your support!   

 

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February 18, 2019
Bailey Robotics Team Fuzzy Logic had an awesome experience at the Signature Turning Point Tournament at the Google Headquarters in California this past weekend. Fuzzy Logic placed 3rd in the Qualifications and made it to the quarterfinals in Alliance out of 77 teams!!!  We are very proud of our Robotics Team at Bailey!  Thank you to Mr. Thompson for taking the Robotics program to such a high level!  Go Bears!

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February 13, 2019

Former UT basketball player (2002-2006), Brad Buckman, came to speak to our 8th grade boys basketball team today. He had some great words of wisdom for them as they are coming to the end of their 8th grade season and moving forward to high school in August. 

8th Grade Boys BasketballBrad Buckman

 


 

 

A big shout out to our Girls Soccer Team (and their coaches, parents, and the refs) for playing in 33 degree weather, on cold, muddy fields.  Thank you for representing the best of the Bears! 

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Congratulations to Culinary Arts teacher, Ms. Halle Whittington, on being named Bailey’s Teacher of the Year! Ms. Whittington received her Bachelor of Science degree in Family & Consumer Sciences from Texas State University in 2015. Over the past twenty years, prior to becoming a teacher at Bailey, her work experience included corporate sales and training, as well as retail and food service management, providing relevant, real world experience in the areas she teaches. Ms. Whittington is passionate about the practical and applicable training and skills CTE courses provide. She loves getting to know her students, discovering their uniqueness both inside and outside of the classroom. Other nominees this year include Science Teacher & Coach Lara Brown, and Choir Teacher Brooke Beasley. Congratulations to all for being recognized by their fellow teachers as outstanding educators at Bailey!

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Congratulations to Theater teacher, Ms. Ursula Walker, on being named Bailey’s Teacher of Promise. Teacher of Promise is given to first year teachers who demonstrate an overall understanding of the components of good teaching and reveal outstanding potential as an educator. Ms. Walker has been an excellent addition to our campus and we are so glad she is part of our Bear family!

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Bailey teachers enjoy a special holiday luncheon compliments of the band!  
Band Students entertain teachers at a special holiday luncheon put on by the band!Bailey Teachers enjoy lunch compliments of Band Boosters.Delicious desserts at the luncheon put on by band.

 


 

Another fun Bear Day!

 


 

The first choir concert of the year was a fantastic!  We are proud of all our choir students and Ms. Besley for their hard work!  

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Congratulations to ALL students who participated in the TMEA Region 18 Orchestra Division Orchestra Auditions!! The following students scored the highest and won seats in this amazing orchestra!

Symphony Orchestra:

String Bass chair 3 - Samuel Hoke

String Bass chair 5 - Alex Grooms

 

String Orchestra: 

String Bass chair 1 - Iris Carpenter

1st Violin chair 5 - Hannah Caceres

1st Violin chair 7 - Sarah Hoke

2nd Violin  chair 11 - Sara Caballero

Cello chair 3 - Xavier Constancio

Cello chair 4 - Noah Fisher

Cello chair 5 - Alyna Sharkozy

 

Their clinic will be held on Thursday and Friday, November 15 & 16 and the concert will be at the AISD Performing Arts Center on Saturday, November 17th at 4:00 pm.  All are invited to attend free of charge. 

 
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Thank you, Star Strutters, for coming out and cheering on the Bears at the Homecoming Football Game!  
It was so fun having you in the stands!
Bailey Star Strutters at the Homecoming Football Game!
 
 

 
It's Homecoming Week!  Advisory classes decorated their doors! So much creativity and spirit!   Congrats to the following advisory classes: Ms. Pitts for 3rd place, Ms. Nix for 2nd place, and Ms. Alvardo for 1st place!  Go Bears!
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Thank you, Sylvia Acevedo, for visiting our campus, sharing your journey, and inspiring our students!  
Author Sylvia Acevedo visits Bailey
 
 

 
Bailey's Finest
Original Bailey Teachers
As we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the opening of Bailey Middle School, we are excited to honor three current staff members who have been at Bailey since it's opening.  Spanish teacher, Sally Venegas (left), Counselor, Lori Frels (middle) and Math Specialist, Lynn Owen (right) were here the day the doors first opened in the fall of 1993. They have influenced thousands of lives who have since passed through those doors.  We are grateful for your service to our students, to our Bailey community, and to the education profession in general.  You are Bailey's finest.   
 

Way to go 7th & 8th Grade Volleyball girls!  Both teams won their tournaments this weekend!  Bailey Proud!
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Bailey Pride is Alive!  Lots of Bailey spirit at Burger Stadium for our first Football game of the season!  Go Bears!
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Congratulations to Bailey’s Benjamin Merriman.  At the District Meet on April 24th,  Ben broke AISD 7th grade Boys Track and Field Record for the 1600 Meter Run with a time of 4:57.21. This record was set in 1984. Ben is only the second Bailey student to have a current AISD Track and Field record.
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Welcome new members to Bailey's National Junior Honor Society. 
We are proud of all our NJHS Students, both new and current members!
 
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Thank you to Ms. Whittington and our Culinary Arts II students for making beautiful fruit cups and delicious pesto and pasta at our recent health and fitness event! We love your tasty creations!
 
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UIL results are in! Congratulations to Ms. Beasley and the Chamber Choir for  receiving Excellent ratings at UIL this week. Ms. Beasley commented, "Such beautiful voices and hearts!" We are all proud of these girls and their hard work! 
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