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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!

The following BHS Orchestra students have been selected to perform in the Austin Peay State University Honors Orchestra Festival being held Sep. 18 - 20. Joshua Bagoyado,Morgan Smith,
Anaiyah Solomon, Mykaela Taylor.

Congratulations to the Trap Team, number TWO in the nation and their Coach Leonard Rovery!
They won FOUR first place awards in National Competition in Sparta, Illinois against 1900 other competitors.























Order Your Yearbook Online!

The yearbook is now available for purchase online! Go to, enter Bolton High School, click location Arlington, TN, and then click on Yearbook. Debit and Credit Cards accepted. The price is $75 per book and an additional $5 for name imprinted on cover. Price increases to $80 after Jan. 25. Remember Yearbooks make great Christmas gifts! Certificates for stockings are available. Just email the yearbook staff at

TN Promise Mandatory Meetings

Tues., Jan. 13th 5:30PM
Mon., Mar. 30th 5:30PM

All students must attend and it is recommended that one parent attend.
Parents may NOT attend in place of the student.
Students may not use work as an excused absence.
See for program details.

"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.

Click to view Rules pertaining to late Check-In and Attendance.
Click to view Board Policy pertaining to Attendance.

Transcript Information

Click to See Information About Ordering a Transcript

Ashley Scott 5K

Congratulations to Coach Josh Manthe and Megan Nichols for being the overall winners of the Ashley Scott 5K.
See other winners by clicking HERE.

Thanksgiving Food Drive





We are getting ready for a great outreach into the community for Thanksgiving. We will be preparing food distribution for over 400 families. Marti Martin and the NHS are heading this up with assistance from IB and other groups. Can you help us in the following ways:
First, as you shop for groceries, if you use paper bags, please save them and bring them to the guidance office.Second, please consider donating or asking your students to bring in paper products such as paper towels, toilet tissue, napkins, kleenex, etc.
Third, if you have any sturdy boxes such as the ones that the reams of paper come in, please send them to Guidance. We are in great need of boxes.
Thank you for your participation. This is truly a school wide event and will affect the lives of many children.

Bolton Spirit Wear for Sale in the Bookstore

Click HERE for styles and prices.

Important Yearbook Deadline

Senior Ad Picture and Message Deadline - December 12
Yearbook Cost NOW until January 25 - $75 ($5 for Name on the Cover), $80 after January 25

School Hours 7:15 AM - 2:15
See the Instructional Calendar for Important Calendar Dates

Bolton High School is an Optional School in 2014-15

Our Optional Programs are IB, Automotive Service Technology, & Information Technology..
View our Optional School flyer for information.


The TI Technology Rewards program offers educators the opportunity to collect points from calculator purchases. Please help us! Save your points from the package after you purchase a Texas Instruments Calculator. Turn it in to our school and we can redeem the points for a wide variety of free TI products and services including: TI-Nspire technology, TI graphing calculators,TI-Navigator system, Presentation tools and software, Professional development
You may send your TI Rewards Points to Marti Martin in room N123.
Thank you for your help and support!



NOTICE: When paying school fees with cash, please bring correct change. The school can no longer give change.
We do accept checks with address and phone number.


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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: Monday, December 8, 2014



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