Bailey Brags

Our Bailey Bear shares the field with mascots from around the district.

Our Bailey Bear mascot recently participated in a photo shoot for Mascots for Masks, put on by Austin Public Health. Austin Public Health and Travis County called with an idea to partner with us for a PSA called "Mascots for Masks: 'DEFENSE' for our Community Against COVID-19", AND it so happened that our bear answered that call, even though it was an unknown number. Our Bailey Bear learned so much by watching more experienced mascots and really enjoyed this once in a lifetime event. We even caught him putting his horns up with "Hook'em", and he may have won the dance-off competition.
Way to go Bailey Bear!

Miss being a Bailey Bear? Our band kiddos have put together a little treat to remind you what Bear Spirit feels like! For sure it will make you smile, it might get stuck in your head, or you may shed a tear. Regardless, they are both worth checking out! Go Bears!

Mrs. Alvarado's band (Wind Symphony)

Mrs. McGarry's band (Wind Ensemble)

It's National School Librarian Day!
A big bear shout out of appreciation to our Bailey Librarian, Jennifer Ripstra, for always making herself available to Bailey students, parents, teachers and staff! In honor of Ms. Ripstra, Bailey staff shared photos of themselves with their favorite book(s).

Congratulations to 8th grade student, Miles Levesque, who won a silver medal in the NATIONAL Scholastic Art and Writing Competition!

Miles is the first Bailey student to win a national award! The only other award winners in the district were three Art students from McCallum Fine Arts High School. In total, there were only 3,000 national awards out of 320,000 artworks submitted. Way to go, Miles!!! 

The chickens have arrived! The newest eight Bears on campus have wings! They have already begun laying eggs! We're all so excited to welcome them to Bailey!

The last regular-season tournament went quite well for our Bailey Bears! Though it was very competitive with the high school teams, Bailey didn’t back down. Congrats to "Team Fuzzy Logic" for being “Tournament Finalist”. This team overcame many difficulties during the tournament but that didn’t break their determination. They scored all 50 points by themselves in the final match! "Teams Large Heads" and "Fried Circuits" finished in the quarterfinals in the Alliance Round! "Team Large Heads" also won the “Judge’s Award”! The Judge’s Award is determined by the judges and is based on interviews and criteria found in the judge guide.

Thank you to Bailey Librarian, Jennifer Ripstra, for coordinating the visit from Texas A&M Unversity's Chemistry Roadshow. There was fire! There was explosions! A great time had by all! 

TAMU Chemistry Roadshow entertained and educated Bailey Students!

 7th Grader, Madeleine Vollmer, shows off her watercolor titled "GranDan's Garden". The painting had been displayed in City Hall for the last few months. The piece was returned to her just in time for the holidays to give as a gift.

Madeleine with her artwork that was displayed in City Hall.

So proud of our kids who made Region Band!! They’ve had a blast learning from the best and are going to have an amazing concert! We are so proud of your accomplishments, thank you for representing Bailey so well!!!

2019 Bailey members of the Region Band!

 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! 

 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!

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!!

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

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!

 Singin in the Rain 1Singin in the Rain 2

Singin in the rainsingin in the rain 2

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!

 Teacher Volleyball GameTeacher Volleyball Game 2

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!

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! 


 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!

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. 


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!

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!

Bailey Pride is Alive! Lots of Bailey spirit at Burger Stadium for our first Football game of the season! Go Bears!

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.

Welcome new members to Bailey's National Junior Honor Society. 
We are proud of all our NJHS Students, both new and current members!

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!

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!