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A huge Congratuations to Mrs. Teresa Vigueras and her choirs. They performed at the WTVMEA Concert Festival and received all Superior Ratings for the Concert, Men's, and Women's Choirs. So proud of all the hard work and all the wonderful things happening in the choir program at Bolton!!! Come join us on April 13 at 7pm at East Hill Baptist Church for our next concert. 

Congratulations to three of our IB artists: Brittany Fryman, Linette Batgas, and Tara Wang. Their artwork was selected among hundreds of entries to be displayed in the Memphis International Airport. Their artwork can be seen starting in May 2015 and to May 2016.

Bolton HOSA had an outstanding performance at HOSA Lower West TN. The students competed in 12 events and ribboned in 10!!!! We took one 4th place, four 3rd place, and five 2nd places ribbons! The students also successfully placed to attend TN State Leadership Conference over Spring Break

Congratulations to Rachel Harbin who has accepted a soccer scholarship with East Tennessee State University and Rebecca Starnes whi has acceoted a soccer scholarship with University of Tennessee at Martin

The following students have qualified for the TSSAA State Wrestling Tournament: Brandon Patterson, 10th grade; Jonathan Abel, 10th grade; Dave Fairley , 11th grade; Kristopher Bledsoe, 11th grade; Dalton Ridling, 11th grade; Nicholas Wilson, 12th grade
17 of our Bolton Orchestra students recently participated in the West TN Band and Orchestra Association's Solo and Ensemble Festival. Each student performed a solo and in a small group for a judge. All of our students earned either superior or excellent. They came away with 13 superior and 7 excellent medals. Congratulations to them and their teacher Mr. Richard Neal!

We are especially proud of our Bolton athletes for being nominated as an A.F. Bridges Finalist. This award is for sportsmanship throughout the entire school year for all athletic teams. In order to be a finalist, our school had no player or coach ejections. This is the second year we have accomplished this outstanding goal. One Bolton athlete will receive a $1000 scholarship. Congrats to all our coaches and athletes for showing exemplary sportsmanship.
As a recipient of this award, a senior athlete at our school will be awarded a $1000 scholarship.

The following Bolton art students recently won awards at the Regional Scholastic Arts awards: Alexandria McGruder- Silver Key
Christian Campbell- Silver Key
Marquel Knowley-Silver Key
Sara Abdelfattah- Gold Key, $ 250 fashion award. Congratualtions to these students and their teachers, Ms. McClanahan, Ms. Sherry-Masterson, and Mr. Byard.

Bolton had a very high number of students qualify for the All-West TN Instrumental ensembles this year. Twenty-five students will represent our school at the February Band and Orchestra clinic at the Cannon Center, with 11 alternates. Elevan students will go on to the All-State level in April (the highest number in our program's history). Bolton ranks in the top 7 each year of 125 participating schools. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Bolton students recently named Commercial Appeal Academic All Stars-Romulo Sosa, Social Science and History and Olivia Halvorson, General Scholarship

Jasmine Robertson and Hunter Beckham were chosen to perform solo pieces in front of the 1,000 student delegation at the TN State a Thespian Conference this weekend. Jasmine won the $1,000 state acting scholarship! Alexia Buckner not only was elected to the state executive board, she was voted PRESIDENT!

Thirteen outstanding Bolton students were featured in the January edition of the local "Southern Soul" magazine.

Congratulations to the following cross country runners for being named Best of the Preps: Halley Brown, Caroline Daniels and Chance Rone

Taylor Adams Represents Tennessee at the Science and Tech Institute

Jarl Carnahan is Honored for Exceptional Service

Bolton students SAIL Through Academics – Congrats to Mrs. McCall and her SAILS math students!

Congratulations to the following members of the Bolton Orchestra who earned positions in the All-West TN Honors Orchestra in auditions on Saturday the 15th: Joshua Bagoyado - 1st Violin, 4th chair; Jennifer Lock - 1st Violin, 5th chair; Mykaela Taylor - Viola, 1st alternate; Christian Hearn - Cello, 12th chair
Joshua and Jennifer were also selected for the All-State Orchestra!!

Congratulations to the Lady Wildcat cross country team for winning the first place in Region 7AAA four years running. Senior Halley Brown set a new school record.

The Boys' Cross Country team finished 3rd in the Regionals and will compete at the state tournament in Nashville.

Congratulations to Senior Christopher Do who was recognized by the Commercial Appeal as an Academic All-Star in the area of General Scholarship.

The new Miss Wildcat Queen for 2014-2015 is Olivia Halvorson. First runner-up is Jasmine Robertson, and Second runner-up is Adia Pore,.

The IB students want to thank every person who participated in the Walk for Water to raise awareness about the lack of clean water for children in developing countries. This event was led by IB Juniors and raised money to build catchment tanks and wells at a primary school in Uganda. Because of your support and participation we raised over $2500 toward the project. That total was helped by a very generous donation from the National Honor Society students and sponsor, Mrs. Martin.

Bolton and the National Honor Society (NHS) have just granted their 23rd wish for Make-A-Wish resulting in a total of $115,000 donated over the past 13 years.

Bolton and the NHS supported Habitat for Humanity Youth United this spring for the 8th year resulting in a total of $40,000 given to this cause.

Jim Jaggers with Channel 3 rode his bike to Bolton to pick up a check for $2,214 that the students had raised to donate to LeBonheur Childrens' Hospital. Great job Wildcats!

Brent Russell and
Brynna Williams have been identified as National Merit Semi-Finalists for Bolton High School.
Also Tori Gilooly and Jari Carnahan were named National Merit Commended Scholars.
Congratulations to these outstanding scholars!























National Honor Society Induction

1pm on Thursday, April 2 in the Stagelight Theatre. Parents are invited. Reception to follow in the cafeteria.

Are you interested in becoming Bolton's Adopt-A-School Partner?

Being a partner provides an opportunity to give back to your community and to contribute to improving our student achievement.
Please contact our PLC Coach & Title I Facilitator, Mrs. Brooke Lubin if interested at lubinbb@scsk12.org

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Prom 2015 - 1001 Arabian Nights
Saturday, May 2nd
8 PM until Midnight
Woodland Hills

Regular Tickets – April 20th-22nd, $45
Regular Tickets – April 23rd-24th, $50
Last Minute Tickets – April 27th-30th, $60
Tickets are ONLY sold at lunches. NO tickets will be sold the Friday before prom. No exceptions.
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Graduation 2015

Baccalaureate Service (optional)
Bellevue Baptist, Saturday,, May 9th at 2:30PM

Graduation - Saturday, May 16th at 7PM Bellevue Baptist
Ticket required for admission
Doors open 1 hour prior to the ceremony.
The program will be streamed live via link posted on Shelby County Schools website.


"Present and On Time Every Day"

Regular attendance and promptness are essential to a sound education.
It is the student's responsibility to maintain regular, quality attendance habits.
Students are to arrive before 7:15 AM each morning.

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Bolton High School enjoys a rich and unique history in Shelby County, Tennessee. The current campus exists on the former Hoboken Plantation that was owned by Wade H. Bolton. Upon his death in 1869, the prominent land owner set aside 1,200 acres for the founding of an agricultural college. Bolton operated as an agricultural college and teachers' preparatory school from 1887 to 1911, whereupon it became part of the Shelby County School system. By 1925, Bolton had been designated as a secondary school and has remained a part of Shelby County Schools ever since.

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Mission Statement:

The guiding principle of Bolton High School is the development of the individual youth for a purposeful life. Our mission is to help students achieve their potentials and acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become productive citizens.


1. Fostering a secure environment where instruction and learning are the primary focuses.

2. Developing students with vital skills in math, reading, research, technology, communication, and critical thinking necessary to become productive citizens.

3. Helping students form positive attitudes, positive characteristics, and mutual respect.

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Last Updated On: Friday, March 27, 2015



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