BMS celebrates Silver Anniversary
Mar 19, 2014 | 938 views | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
When Bagley Middle School opened its doors in the fall of 1989, founding principal Dr. Danny Harkleroad billed it as “A Special Place for Special People.” A quarter-of-a-century later, many think it still is. The current staff, administration, and student body will be celebrating that fact with a “Bagley Bash” on Sunday afternoon, March 23 from 2-5 p.m.

A short anniversary program is scheduled for 2:30 in the school courtyard. Participants are expected to include Dr. Harkleroad, administrators Spencer Gazaway and Daphne Winkler, and the Bagley Quartet. Following the ceremony the BMS faculty will be serving 25 cakes (one for each class year) and punch to all the past students, families, former staff, and friends who are expected to attend.

The Bash will also include a display of Bagley memorbelia in the library, a history power point, and a special sale of past yearbooks still available. Deceased staff members will also be remembered.

Bagley Middle was named in honor of Mr. Ray Bagley who served as teacher, principal, superintendent, and school board member in Murray County during a career than stretched from the 1930’s until his death in 1980. The School’s first home was on the original Murray High campus on Green Road where it housed students in grades six, seven, and eight. It is now located at 4600 Hwy 225 North and is a special place for about 600 students and staff members.

Planning the celebration are original staff members Rachel Adams and Tim Howard along with Robin Baggett, Toby Westmoreland, and former students who now work at Bagley Daphne Harrison Winkler, Holly Baggett Green, and Kara Winkler Leonard. For more information call the school at 706-695-1115.